|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
UPDATE 3/20/17 - WE ARE SNOWED IN AND CANNOT SAFELY ACCESS THE CABIN. PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US IN MAY.
If you love to cross country ski or snowshoe through freshly fallen snow, follow a GPS to find a cabin tucked back in the woods where all you hear is the wind, curl up with a good book by the fire while it snows outside, then Tyler’s Cabin is for you. (Warning: This cabin is a serious trek on foot for nearly a mile in snow, and not for the feint-hearted. You cannot drive into the cabin.)
Tyler’s Cabin is a remote and secluded 2-story cabin situated on 8 acres of untouched mountain wilderness, less than a mile off Hwy 4. The road into the cabin is not plowed in the winter, nor is it well-marked, so this is not your typical or easily-accessed winter cabin. That’s what makes it so unique and challenging.
Picture this: You park at the road head (at Hwy 4), load up your gear on a toboggan and in backpacks, slap on your skis or snowshoes, and trek into the cabin in 1-2 foot fresh powder. It's not easy, with some smalls hills and gullies to keep things interesting. Nearing the 1 mile post, and you'll know you're almost there when the trees open up to the snowy little piece of Heaven seen in the pictures.
INSIDE: The cabin sleeps 6 people comfortably. Upstairs you’ll find 2 semi-private sleeping areas divided by a staircase and removable curtain (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 futon in the private back bedroom which doubles as a bedroom/entertainment room (complete with flat screen T.V. and current video library.) There is a full bath (toilet/commode/shower) downstairs right off the private bedroom. This is a perfect set up 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 the evening meal is cooked nearby.
The cabin is fully stocked, and comes complete with toiletries, condiments, baking supplies, pots, pans, utensils, and all modern appliances – even a rice cooker and waffle maker! So all you’ll need to bring is your food.
The cabin has wireless high speed internet access, so using your laptop or IPad anywhere in the cabin is a breeze. For entertainment you'll find a 40” flat screen TV and DVD player downstairs, games, puzzles and a book exchange.
For our furry guests we provide doggy beds, water and food dishes, toys and treats.
LOCATION: The cabin is 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 45 miles east of Murphy's, 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'll feel like you’re hundreds of miles away from civilization.
ACTIVITIES IN BEAR VALLEY: In Bear Valley you will find incomparable cross country skiing on over 500 acres at the Bear Valley X-Country Ski Resort. Or you can downhill ski at the Bear Valley Ski Resort where there are typically no lines, no crowds and inexpensive lift tickets. You can snowshoe, x-country ski or ride snowmobiles on Hwy 4 past Lake Alpine (which is plowed during the winter), or trek down to Spicer Reservoir (also plowed during the winter.) You can rent snowmobiles in Bear Valley, or bring your own and ride all the way up to Highland Lakes.
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, 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!
NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SECURE A RESERVATION FOR THIS CABIN, OR GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR STAY, PLEASE EMAIL OWNER DIRECTLY. OWNER DOES NOT BOOK OR RECEIVE PAYMENTS THROUGH VRBO OR HOME AWAY (THEY CHARGE GUESTS A SERVICE CHARGE.)
Our family loves the mountains, lakes, streams, Tamaracks, wildlife, and the people in this best kept secret of the High Sierras.
Laura & John purchased this cabin in 2007
Seasonal activities amidst breath-taking, unspoiled wilderness.
A peaceful quiet sanctuary - way off the beaten path. Oh...and a place for your pup to run around off-leash and where your kids can just be kids.
We had a terrific time at your cabin. We loved the remoteness and privacy. Beautiful wilderness location. Cabin layout, functions and comforts are top notch. The DVD collection is awesome - we've not seen anything comparable in our 20 or so previous vacation rentals. You are very attentive compared to the average vrbo host.
First time here, it was fantastic! Very tranquil and relaxing. Cabin was clean and well stocked, and ready for us to just relax and enjoy. Owners were a pleasure to deal with, easy to get ahold of, and followed through on everything. Definitely plan on returning!
We have returned now 3 years in a row to this magical spot. It is perfect for a quiet hideaway. The owners have thought of everything to make their guest's stay absolutely perfect in every way. Their home is comfortable & has every modern appliance. They have thought of everything to make the guest feel like they have just entered their own homes. Each year there are more thoughtful additions. Come, relax, enjoy & use it as a base for the area's fabulous activities! We come for a women's retreat, take hikes, cook great meals & relax.
We were totally surprised at how quiet and secluded Tyler's Cabin was - it is just far enough off Hwy 4 and from other cabins to make you feel like you are in the middle of the wilderness and completely alone, but yet only 5 min from Bear Valley and all of the activities that make this location so wonderful. We were also shocked at how well stocked and full of amenities the cabin is - WIFI in the wilderness?!?! The cabin has a cozy and rustic feel, and the owners make you feel like you are part of the family. They provided us with a thorough list of what the cabin has/doesn't have prior to our arrival, which was very helpful since the store in Bear Valley has next to nothing available for purchase. The upstairs has 2 queen beds separated by a curtain, which was a perfect setup for us (parents on one side and our child on the other), but it could be awkward for 2 couples. The downstairs TV room has a sofa bed, but is rather small, this could be a good sleeping arrangement for a child/teenager. We used the brand new washer/dryer, enjoyed the grill every night, and relaxed on the deck as much as possible. We spent a week here and I could have easily stayed 2! I cant wait to return.
Great place to take your pets and launch day trips from. The dogs and I went to Utica Reservoir, Highland Lake, and Wheeler Ridge. (Make sure you have good suspension for the first two. The roads are rough.) We also drove over to Markleeville one day and down to Murphys another to give our feet a rest. The cabin was comfortable and clean and far away from everyone. The short hike to the meadow nearby was a highlight with bunches of wildflowers and a bit of water in the creek for the dogs to play in. We've been home for two days and the dogs are still sulking.
Stayed here for 4 nights, and it was great. So quiet and peaceful. Hard to find something this secluded in CA these days. Comfortable, well stocked and plenty of room. Lots to do in the area. Visit Alpine Lake - beautiful; Had a wonderful time with my grandson! A perfect getaway and the owners are so accommodating.
My husband and I were looking for a secluded cabin in the woods to get away from it all. Tyler's Cabin did not disappoint! The area that surrounds the small but comfortable cabin is absolutely gorgeous. The cabin had all of the amenities that we wanted, including a full kitchen where we could cook our meals. The location is ideal for couples and our dog loved running around out front of the cabin, in the surrounding woods, and in the meadow nearby. The cabin is very close to the Bear Valley Resort, and there are many lakes nearby. We will definitely be coming back next year!
Hiking the nearby Pacific Crest Trail, Emigrant Trail, Carson Iceberg Wilderness; wine tasting (www.calavaraswines.org), cave exploring (Moaning and Mercer Caverns), zip-lining, music concerts at Ironstone Vineyards, and art galleries in historic Murphy's; Calaveras Big Trees State Park (magnificent giant redwoods); Gold Country explorations in nearby Sonora, Angels Camp, and Jamestown; Bear Valley activities: Monday night soccer; Frisbee 'golf', Bear Valley Music Festival (summer), extreme sports competition, rock climbing (and premier rock climbing school, mountain biking, off road explorations; day trips to Yosemite or into So. Lake Tahoe via Ebbetts Pass.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Departure cleaning fee||$100|
|Pet cleaning fee (p/pet)||$25|
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