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Patti's Cozy Condo at the Beautiful Bear Valley Ski Resort

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + convertible bed, 2 Baths: (Sleeps 8 -10)

** All-new carpet added throughout the condo in Spring 2015 !!! **


Our condo is located in Bear Valley Village away from the main cluster of buildings. The roads are always plowed and accessible. Our building has its own private parking lot.

The condo is a tri-level.

The master loft has a king-size bed, big closets, and excellent windows looking over a forested hill to the east. Great for sunrises and star-gazing.

The main floor with the front entrance has a living / dining area with kitchen and a full bathroom. There is a brick insert wood fireplace, a big TV with stereo-surround, DishNetwork, DVD, CD, private balcony, and all appliances including Mr. Coffee, microwave, toaster, pots and pans etc. There is also a gas BBQ on the balcony.

The ground level beneath the main floor has a large room with four single beds and a second TV with DVD as well as a private bedroom with another king-size bed. A second full bathroom is on this floor.

On the main floor, the couch is also a queen-size hide-a-bed. There are also foam pads for another 2 or 3 people if you like.

The condo sleeps 8 easily and 10 comfortably (two king + four singles + hide-a-bed).

There is a ski locker for your gear.

Everything except food & firewood is supplied including clean bedsheets, pillow cases, towels, soap, t.p., silverware, plates, etc. There is a washer and dryer.

The ski resort is two miles up the highway. Nobody is closer. There are no condos or cabins at the resort itself.

If you don't want to drive, a free bus leaves from the Bear Valley Lodge, which is a short walk in ski boots around the corner from our condo. This bus leaves every morning on the hour. On weekends, there are also 8:30am and 9:30am buses. The buses return from the resort on the half hour until 4:30pm, or, if you know what you're doing, you can get an end-of-day bonus by skiing Home Run back to the condo. (Please don't attempt this unless you're familiar with the area. People do get lost.)

Dozens of miles of cross-country skiing can be accessed directly from our condo.

There is fantastic sledding and hiking on The Rocks straight across from our front door.

**** This decision may not be very 21st Century, but we actually prefer some human contact. Please call if you're interested or email Jeff directly at jeff at jverse dot com. Even if we're booked, we can put you on a cancellation list. Once in a while someone will back out of Christmas or President's Day. If you're at the top of the wait list, it's yours; but if you don't contact us, we'll never know you wanted it!

We're happy to answer any questions. We've been skiing and playing at Bear Valley for three generations and have pretty much done it all.


Our place offers superb hiking in all directions.

Great boating and fishing at Lake Alpine, Spicer Reservoir and Stanislaus River plus swimming at Bear Lake.

There are mountain bike trails for many, many miles.

The week-long Music Festival is not to be missed!


This beautifully furnished luxury condo features sunny, southern exposure into the master loft. This is a magical place to begin your day gazing at the magnificent pines or to enjoy the star-studded nights.

A quick walk brings you to shops, restaurants, and the free shuttle to the ski resort. Right outside our front door are marvelous trees ascending gentle granite hills. The Rocks provide fantastic areas in which to play, sled, and walk up to finish your day with a bottle of wine and gorgeous views of the sunset.

Bear Valley is a jewel on the western slopes of Alpine county. It's located off of Highway 4, a less-traveled and highly maintained road that never closes in winter, unlike the pass into Tahoe. Highway 4 doesn't experience the Tahoe traffic jams, either!!!!!!

Spring, summer and fall offer hiking, biking, swimming and fishing with fewer crowds and more spectacular scenery than in most places in California. It's a 15 minute stroll from our condo to the beach at Bear Lake or a short drive to five other lakes or the Hell's Kitchen area on the Stanislaus River. Thousands of acres of forest surround the Village.

Keywords: Condominium rental, ski condo, Bear Valley Mountain Resort, skiing, snow skiing, inexpensive, nice, best, Sierra skiing

More Details

Patti Kelly
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018

About Patti Kelly

Hi, I'm Patti Kelly. Believe it or not, I'm seventy years old with four grandkids -- and I still like to rip up the powder!

Remember: 'Gravity is your friend.'

Please join us here in Bear Valley for good fun, fast runs, and making great memories for your family!!!

Patti Kelly purchased this condo in 1993

Why Patti Kelly chose Bear Valley

I love spending time with my family, skiing, sledding, and enjoying the beautiful Sierras.


Bear Valley Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Ski-In
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Single Beds (4), Hide-A-Bed Couch (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
*** NO SMOKING / NO PETS *** Cancellation policy: We do require notice 30 days ahead of your reservation to guarantee a full refund because in the meantime we've been turning other people away. Given less time, we still try to fill your spot -- and if we do, great. Often it's not a problem because demand is high.


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Patti's Cozy Condo at the Beautiful Bear Valley Ski Resort
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Patti has a great cleaning service. I was delighted to find the condo spotlessly clean. Because this is a weird weather year (climate change?) and there was virtually no snow, the cross country area was not just closed but mostly bare. All of my group decided to stay home and enjoy the summer like weather in the Santa Cruz area. I enjoyed my "personal retreat" in Bear Valley and did a little hiking each day.

The condo is well described as cozy. It might have felt a bit crowded if all 5 of us had been staying there and trying to cook together. A terrific choice for a family vacation or two couples.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for such a nice report. Indeed, this is the strangest year ever with the weather. It will probably begin snowing in March and go thru May. I am so glad you chose not to stay home. I can't imagine that one could not find something to do at Bear Valley, especially hiking if there is no snow. Over the years I have certainly had a dozen people there at a time, two and even three families. The downstairs certainly always worked as a place for the kids to hang out. I do hope that you choose to come again.
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Salinas, Ca

I loved it. My daughter-in-law thought it a little outdated. am I.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfy. Not fancy but we don’t need that.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Bear Valley. This has been a tough year with the level of snow. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and spacious space to add to our guests experience. Our family certainly does love our times at the condo. pleas come again.
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Good for groups, great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend with 3 couples in this condo. It was warm, well supplied, and the location was totally ideal as it was only a 3min walk to the shuttle up the mountain. Coordinating with the owners was easy. The only reason I wouldn't give 5 stars is because it wasn't totally clear that there's only one real bedroom in the space -- the other spaces with beds are a loft and an open living room area downstairs. For 3 couples in our mid-30s, it would have been helpful to understand explicitly up-front that there's not real privacy.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburg, California

great location

  • 4 of 5

older property

good equipped kitchen

enough sleeping space

good price

could use some updates, new tv etc

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simple accommodations at the core of the village. Good responsive management. Great Experience.

  • 3 of 5

The place was a bit dated but was as pictured and met our simple and basic needs. Management was very responsive throughout the entire rental process. There was a mishap with the cleaning crew schedule and we arrive to an unprepared place. We got through it and had a new friend to celebrate New Years with while our place was getting cleaned! Get comfortable with limited cell and internet service and limited grocery options if you go. For us, it was our first time staying in Bear Valley and this all added to the small "village" charm where every one of the few locals knows each other and there are not many distractions. A solid 4 star if it was not for the dirty place when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice clean and cozy place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Clean and cozy. Great location. Owner/manager is very friendly and responds in minutes. We were allowed to check in earlier for no extra charge which was very nice. Looking forward to come back soon

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Creekside Condominiums
Nearest Point of Interest
The Rocks
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Alpine
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Lake




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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