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Cozy Cabin, Winter Ski/Summer Fun-Beautiful Bear Valley, ~CA~

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Bear Valley is a family-oriented Sierra mountain resort in Alpine County, located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, only 3.5 hours from the San Francisco Bay area. Bear Valley is located off of Highway 4, a less traveled and highly maintained road that almost never closes in winter. In the Winter, Bear Valley cabins are closed to cars, (pedestrian and snowmobile access only) adding to its beauty and peacefulness. After you park once in the central parking lot, this cabin is only a 10 minute walk from the Bear Valley Lodge and Restaurants. FREE shuttle buses take you right to the ski lodge every hour and back home on the half hour, or you can ski down the Home Run at the end of the day, right to the cabin door!

This updated and cozy cabin features four bedrooms and a loft, two full baths, large living room with gas stove, and updated kitchen. There are three bedrooms upstairs: Room #1 has a full-size bed and connects to a bathroom; Room #2 has a queen-size bed; and Room #3 has two twins beds. The downstairs bedroom #4 has a queen-size bed.

Bear Valley offers a great variety of activities from skiing in winter to hiking, biking, and other summer activities including classical and popular music festivals. If you are looking for a less crowded alternative to other busy mountain resorts like Lake Tahoe, Bear Valley is the place for you.

We provide plastic sleds for you to carry in your belongings; snowmobile transportation service can be arranged from the Bear Valley Transportation Center if required for an extra fee.

Keywords: Bear Valley, Ski Cabin, house, Bear Valley skiing

More Details

Sue Watkins
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found your cabin to be quite comfortable and convenient. We would definitely recommend it to our friends who ski or just want to have fun in the snow.


Dec 2003
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Arnold Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Tenants must request, review and acknowledge all terms and responsibilities of the homeowner's rental agreement, in order to be approved.
  • Tenants must submit a rental request no later than 2 weeks before arrival date, requests received within that window will not be accepted.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs, connect through bedroom 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One bedroom downstairs with 1 Queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs bedroom with 1 full, connects to upstairs bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom with 2 twins
    Loft - floor space at top of stairs for play area or sleeping bag
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Hide a bed in living room sofa, sleeps one
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Rental fee includes cleaning of cabin at the end of your stay; renters need to haul out garbage at end of their stay and drop off in town dumpsters (as you are leaving village parking area, make a left at the BV library and follow road to dumpsters)


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Cozy Cabin, Winter Ski/Summer Fun-Beautiful Bear Valley, ~CA~
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
San Jose CA

Perfect little cabin in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Well, I hate to leave a rave review about this place as I would like it to be a best kept secret, but that's impossible, this place was too fantastic! We really enjoyed our stay here. Nicely decorated and clean. The kids couldn't have been happier with all the snow around the cabin. The fact that you have to hike in (really, it's just a short 10min walk) to the cabin, made it that much more unique and exciting. We really loved it. Every local I met was as happy and as friendly as you could imagine. We will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you, Sue.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A warm and lovely stay extremely convenient to services and cross-country at Bear Valley.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cozy cabin with two girlfriends for two nights to catch what turned out to be the first ski-able days at Bear Valley. We absolutely loved the cabin which was very nicely decorated with a super efficient propane heater which looked like an antique woodstove in the center of the comfy living room. Views of snow bedecked pines all around and amazingly clear stars in the middle of the night. Kitchen was well outfitted with appliances and all needed to cook up a storm. Bedrooms were simple and each had their own oil heater so we could achieve our perfect temps. An entrance with bench and room to store boots made coming and going in snow very easy. It appeared new very attractive cabinets, countertops and lighting updated the family cabin decor. Sue was a great communicator and very helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderfully restorative trip. The house had everything we needed. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear Valley Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We love staying In the Watkin's Cabin! We stay here as often as possible in the Summer! Looking to get back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin close to town! 2nd stay for our group. I'm sure we'll be back. We all loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This mountain cabin is very tastefully decorated and has everything you need. The house was literally buried under the snow. The snow shovels and sleds in the entry way came in handy. Kitchen and living are nicely sized and very attractive. A great rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabins in Bear Valley village are closed to cars during winter, pedestrian and snowmobile access only


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A refundable security deposit of $250.00 is required with final payment

50% deposit due upfront to secure reservation dates; balance due 2 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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