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Charming Retreat in High Sierra. Fantastic Views!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Studio with three double beds in alcoves, 1.25 Baths

Our retreat has the atmosphere of a high elevation “refuge” in the Alps, with modern amenities and an original design, located right in the Kirkwood valley. Three alcove beds with beautiful views, a comfortable couch, a kitchenette, and a barbecue on the deck, all make for an easy transition into vacation mode. Previous visitors have loved the space and found sleeping in the cedar alcoves incredibly restful. Solar PV panels and tankless water heater lower the environmental cost of maintaining a cabin at 7800 ft.

The retreat is child safe and family friendly. It comes with a collection of children’s books, puzzles, board games and movies. While it can sleep six people in the three double beds, size wise it is ideal for families or groups of three or four people. During ski season, you can cross-country ski and snow shoe right off the deck or have the shuttle take you to downhill ski lifts a few minutes away. In the summer, simply hike out to the adjacent national forest or any of the surrounding lakes. It is a beautiful place to stay in a beautiful valley.

Keywords: Kirkwood, Charm, View, Refuge

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

Why The Owner chose Kirkwood

Nature in the High Sierra is magnificent. Snow and ski terrains in Kirkwood are outstanding.

What makes this cabin unique

We call spending a weekend there, the Kirkwood fix. We always leave relaxed and replenished.

Amenities

West Meadows Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Three double (full size) beds. Alcove beds have a window each and a curtain to close from the living area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Toilet is in a separate room with its own lavatory. Bathroom has a tub/shower and double vanity sink.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Charming Retreat in High Sierra. Fantastic Views!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
4

Great!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean, cozy and a delightful place to stay for a family ski weekend! The owners were on site and very friendly and happy to help us with anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute place

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet place at Kirkwood for a weekend getaway and this "cottage", a studio apartment within a bigger house fit the bill nicely. It interior appears to be recently done, cute with some European touches.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing studio and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend stay in the studio. The studio is in the perfect location and is extremely well planned and maintained. We cooked all of our meals with ease in the kitchenette and bbq on the deck. The owners were extremely helpful and suggested several great hiking trails. We are looking forward to our next stay very much!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great studio cabin in Kirkwood Resort

  • 5 of 5

Bertrand offers a great apartment on the lower floor of a lovely cabin. It's quiet and nestled right in the mountains of Kirkwood Resort. There is a place to park a few hundred yards from the cabin. You can also walk about a mile to the ski area, which I did a few times.

There are 3 adjacent (not stacked) bunk-style beds that have privacy curtains and offer window views. They're comfortable and have a little light, power outlet, and shelving for phone, iPad and such. The sofa can be used for an additional sleeping space.

The place is kept clean and organized. I didn't spend much time in the cabin the weekend that I was there, but there is a TV, an assortment of DVDs, and books to relax and enjoy some downtime. Wi-fi works great.

The bathroom with two sinks and a shower is spacious, allowing two people to be in there at the same time if needed. There is a separate toilet closet. There is one set of towels available for each guest.

I did not use the kitchenette, so I can't speak to it. There is a small dining table in the main room.

Bertrand is very responsive and communicative throughout the rental process and your stay. You can't go wrong if you're looking for a studio space at Kirkwood. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfort in an efficient studio

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our summer vacation at TyNej. The studio is well-designed to maximize space and offer views from every angle. There are comfortable beds, wifi, internet tv, and the kitchen has a European efficient 2-burner stove, small fridge, and toaster oven. Bertrand, the host, gave us a lot of information about nearby hikes, and the best part was that you can leave the studio on foot and be on a trail in minutes.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ingenious use of space in a cozy high-end studio, great location for a classic ski experience

  • 5 of 5

I just came back from a 3 night stay with my two little girls age 4 and 6. The "Studio" has been made into a three bedroom of sorts with really cool built in storage and 3 separate berths for sleeping that can be almost blackout dark with the curtains. While you can hear each other like in any shared space, I was able to work for hours with the lights on while my kids slept in their own beds in the same main room.

We loved waking up and watching the snow fall out the windows while sitting in bed (see the photos). A really special experience for my kids and me. Bonus is you can see a bit of the main road to check driving conditions.

It is almost within walking distance of the ski school beginner slopes-though the walk is along a road so probably not super safe but good to have the option when 2 feet of snow fell one day and I wasn't sure if the car would make it home. We drove because of my little ones and ski equipment. There is also a shuttle you can call.

There is a toilet in a separate room from the shower/bath which is very helpful and around the corner from the beds.

The cooking area is hotel style with a smallish dorm fridge and various efficient cooking equipment as described in other reviews. It was more than adequate for our needs (cereal, coffee and snacks). We ate at the area restaurants and on slopes. There is an easy to use fireplace and DVD player with nicely placed screen. We especially loved all the books including children's books!

The owner was inexhaustibly responsive to my myriad questions about payments and the snow conditions and directions. It could be a hard place to find at night. I have a minivan and ultimately brought and used chains [which I'd recommend to anyone coming up to Kirkwood 4 wheel drive or not-just in case]. He took the time to greet us when we arrived and when the roads closed the day we checked out, he even offered to let us visit until the roads cleared.

This is probably not the best pick for anyone with toddlers, babies or infirm grandparents: because you need to climb up into bed from a stool and because you need to walk down a bit of a small hill to get to the door and because you need to park the car at the top of a driveway to make space for snow removal. No problems for my 4 year old though who was in awe of the winter wonderland when we walked to our car. My older daughter actually cried a bit when we left saying she was sad to leave the cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
HWY 88
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Kirkwood Inn
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Timber Creek

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Rates & Availability

West Meadows Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Ski Week
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$255
From
$295
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season II
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$255
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring ski
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer I
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th - Death Ride
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer II
Jul 17 2017 - Oct 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 13 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,090
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$180
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Booking fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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