Tamarack Cabin Rental Photos and Description
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
It's hard to imagine, but unpopulated places like this DO still exist in the Sierras - where you can go for days without seeing or hearing anyone, your kids can play outside and just be kids, and your dog can romp off leash. If that sounds appealing, then Tyler's Cabin is for you.
SETTING: Tyler’s Cabin is a remote and secluded 2-story modified A-frame situated on 5 acres of pristine mountain wilderness, at the end of a private road. Your own little private piece of paradise - just you and the great outdoors.
The cabin is surrounded by pine trees and a wildflower-filled meadow. Two sides of the forested property back up to U.S.F.S. land, so the cabin's location places you smack in the middle of your own personal sanctuary. The cabin is perfect for a peaceful romantic getaway, a family vacation, a writer and artist's retreat, or just a place to go to get away from it all and enjoy unspoiled nature.
INSIDE: The cabin sleeps 6 people comfortably. Upstairs you’ll find 2 semi-private sleeping areas divided by a staircase (each side has a Sealy Posturepedic queen-sized bed), a ½ bath (toilet, sink and vanity).
Downstairs you’ll find one queen sized sofa bed romantically placed in the living room (across from the woodstove). There is also one queen sized sofa bed in the private back bedroom which was recently upgraded to a bedroom/entertainment room (complete with flat screen T.V. and extensive video library.) Finally, there is a full bath (toilet/commode/shower) downstairs right off the private bedroom. This is a perfect location for the kids, with the parents upstairs in their own private retreat.
The open floor plan downstairs allows for comfort and togetherness. Overstuffed chairs flank the updated wood-burning stove, and are a perfect spot to curl up with a good book, while someone cooks the evening meal nearby.
The cabin is fully stocked with everything from linens to spices. The kitchen comes complete with condiments, herbs, baking supplies, pots, pans, utensils, and all modern appliances – even a rice cooker and waffle maker! All of our supplies and toiletries are offered to our guests as a way to help them feel that this is their home away from home.
The cabin is wired throughout for high speed internet access, so using your laptop or IPad anywhere in the cabin is a breeze. Additionally, there is an “office” area upstairs, which includes guest access to a computer, fax/copy/scanner, and a cordless phone/answer machine. For entertainment you'll find a 40' flat screen TV and DVD player downstairs, as well as an wireless iPod amplifier in the living room to enjoy your favorite music.
OUTSIDE: The front and back decks and the lounge chairs provide privacy, serenity, bird watching, reading, barbecuing, sunbathing or doing absolutely nothing. There’s even a rock fire pit off the back deck for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs under a star-filled summer sky. The meadow areas surrounding the cabin are perfect for throwing a ball for your furry friend.
LOCATION: The cabin is ideally situated 4 hours east of the Bay Area (just off Hwy 4) in one of the last remaining unspoiled wilderness areas of the high Sierras. It is also just 45 miles east of Murphys, 22 miles east of Arnold, 1.5 miles from the town of Bear Valley, and 3.5 miles from Lake Alpine. Even though the cabin is less than a mile off Hwy 4, you feel like you’re hundreds of miles away from civilization.
ACTIVITIES: In Bear Valley your kids can attend Bear Valley summer camp (http://www.bearvalley.com). The whole family can dine seasonally at several different eateries ranging from gourmet to pizza. You can sip a drink at the Grizzly Cafe and Creekside Restaurant located in the historic Bear Valley Lodge, stock up on supplies at the General Store (circa 1850), rent kayaks and mountain bikes, attend the Bear Valley Music Festival (http://www.bearvalleymusicfestival.org) work up a good sweat at the annual “Death Ride” over Ebbett’s Pass, rock climb, hike hundreds of miles of trails (portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Emigrant Trail, and the breathtaking Carson/Iceberg Wilderness), go geocaching, climb to the top of one of the numerous peaks and take in the awe-inspiring views of the Dardanelles, Ebbett’s Pass, Inspiration Point, and even Yosemite's Half Dome (on a clear day.)
Just 3.5 miles from the cabin sits granite-surrounded Lake Alpine where Canadian geese roost, and ospreys, golden and bald eagles have been spotted. The lake has a strict 10 mph speed limit for all boats – so it’s quiet and perfect for bird watching, sun bathing, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. There are even some sandy beaches for little swimmers. Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, and the lake gets stocked with full-sized fish on a regular basis throughout the summer and fall months. We’ll share our favorite fishing spots with you, and what the fish are gobbling up. You can rent paddle boats, canoes, and small aluminum motor boats. At the end of your day you can enjoy a meal or drink at the Lake Alpine Lodge Restaurant and Bar. To help with your outdoor summer fun, we provide fishing poles, fishing tackle, a (blow up) kayak, Grumman canoe (w/life jackets), fanny packs, back packs, and ice chests.
Venturing out, you'll find historic Murphys, Angels Camp, and Columbia. There's a little something for everyone in each of those towns: antiquing, exploring caves, zip-lining across a canyon, wine tasting at numerous wineries, enjoying an outdoor concert at Ironstone Vineyards (http://www.ironstonevineyards.com), horseback riding, or visiting a historic gold mining town where cars are not allowed (only covered wagons).
Tyler's cabin is the perfect blend: You can be away from it all, or be right in the middle of high mountain action-packed fun. The only thing missing from Tyler's cabin is YOU.
- pets considered
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- wheelchair inaccessible
Our family loves the mountains, lakes, streams, Tamaracks, wildlife, and the people in this best kept secret of the High Sierras. Here we are smiling, not knowing there was a huge thunderstorm rolling in behind us.
Laura purchased this cabin in 2007
Why Laura chose Tamarack
Seasonal activities amidst breath-taking, unspoiled wilderness.
What makes this cabin unique
Peace, quiet, and solitude. Oh...and a place for your pup to run around off-leash.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a very good time. We spent a couple of days going to Lake Alpine (we had our own inflatable boat we used, so didn't make use of yours, but it was nice that you have those available for use), the lake is beautiful and surprisingly warm. The fact that it has the low speed limit really helps to make it a family friendly lake and the kids enjoyed splashing around. We also drove up Ebbetts Pass and enjoyed the scenery. The kids went to a couple of the Junior Ranger activities that they had going on, and we went down to Big Trees Park, ending up at the Snowshoe brewery for a good meal in Arnold before heading back up the hill. Overall it was a very pleasant and relaxing time.
The cabin was what we were looking for a camping type experience but with modern creature comforts. It has the right balance of rustic style with modern amenities. We loved the fact it has an outside fire pit, this was something we were looking for so we could have that camping experience and smores with the kids. We also like the property and the privacy it has, and it is not too far down the dirt road to be annoying to drive.