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Charming Retreat in High Sierra. Fantastic Views!

12 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

West Meadows Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Attached Unit, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5)

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.

We also offer the option of an additional bedroom with independent entry and its own full bathroom. The bedroom is furnished with a queen bed and its own television. Check our own website for photo and additional details (click on active hyperlink below the Rates section on this page or google 'Tynej').

The retreat is child safe and family friendly. It comes with a collection of children’s books, puzzles, board games and movies. It is ideal for families or groups of three or four friends. 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

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.

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Charming Retreat in High Sierra. Fantastic Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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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Nice stay at Tynej

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at Tynej that we rented for 4 nights this past mid-February. The cabin was very clean, the amenities appropriate for a short stay and most of all the owner, very responsive to our questions!

We loved the sectional sofa to hangout as a family after a long day of ski and the nice bathroom with separate toilets.

We were able to easily walk from/to the ski school or called for the shuttle if we were not up for it.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$390
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski season I
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$855
Flat fee
 
 
Ski Week
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season II
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring ski
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th - Death Ride
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 10.0%

3% Paypal fees will be subtracted from deposit refund when there is such Paypal transaction fees (depending of the type of transfer selected by the renter) and it was not added to the rental payment.
Two payments, one for the deposit and one for the rental total cost (including taxes and cleaning fee) is preferred.

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Amenities

West Meadows Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
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 -
  • Optional bedroom has its own bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Double beds (3). Alcove beds have a window each and a curtain to close from the living area. Extra queen size bed (1) in optional independent bedroom.
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
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. There is the option of an additional bedroom with an independent entry and its own full bathroom. Contact us for more details.

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