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Katia M. Hinrichsen

Member since: 2011
Speaks: portuguese


11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Gold Country / High Sierra Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms/ 3 Full Baths (Sleeps 9-12)

Our Cabin is located in the heart of Bear Valley at Quaking Aspen Road, walking distance to Bear Valley Village restaurants, shops and to the Ski Shuttle Bus. We are 3 miles from Bear Valley Ski Resort and in walking distance to Bear Valley Cross Country Ski.

This private owned, well-maintained, child friendly cabin, has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and is approximately 1400 sqft. It is a two-story cabin and it sleeps 9 people, but it can accommodate comfortably up to 12 people (Additional cost of $10.00 per person may apply).

The sleeping accommodations are as follows: Bedroom #1: has a bunk Bed (Twin over Full Size Beds) and a full mattress under bunk-bed ; Bedroom #2: has a queen bed and bunk beds (Twin over Twin) ; Bedroom #3 (Master Bedroom): has a queen bed. In addition, there is a fold out full size futon bed downstairs that is great for kids and one single fold out bed in the family room upstairs.

In the Summertime, our Cabin features a beautiful seasonal creek running in the back and a private rock fire-pit in front, perfect for roasting marshmallows. You can relax in our hammock and use our tandem kayak at Bear Lake included with your stay. There is plenty off street parking at the cabin. The cabin is located within less than one mile to the private Bear Lake and 4 miles to Alpine Lake.

In the Wintertime, access to the Cabin is by foot, ski, or snowmobile through groomed public roads. The cabin is one of the closest to the community parking area Lot 'C', which provides with an easy access in the winter. The groomed roads, allow for the adventurous skiers, to ski down from Bear Valley Ski Resort all the way to the Cabin's front door. Bear Valley Ski Resort is just 3 miles up the road and during ski season, there is a free shuttle from town to the ski lifts. Snowmobiles may be rented from Bear Valley Snowmobile shop and they also offer snowmobile taxi services, if needed.

Guests comments:

'The cabin was in great shape, obviously cared well for by your family, and we tried to leave it that way. We had a fun time! The kids especially enjoyed the toys and the movies. We did make a nice sledding run in the back yard woods, which we hope can be enjoyed by others, as well.' B & E from Oakland, CA.

'We had a wonderful time thank you - skiing was great, 2 days of sunshine with fresh snow in the middle day so great...I hadn't appreciated how open plan the lay out was from the photos.

That said, we loved the cabin and the location so hopefully there will be another chance for us to come back. ' M, from Palo Alto, CA.

Keywords: Comfortable well-maintained kids friendly family cabin with Free WIFI

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katia M. Hinrichsen (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: portuguese

About Katia M. Hinrichsen

We are a young family of four with two little girls.We love skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, cross country skiing, hiking, fishing, kayaking and all that Bear Valley offers! :)

Katia M. Hinrichsen purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Katia M. Hinrichsen chose Gold Country / High Sierra

Bear Valley is the only residential snowmobile community in California. We love our cabin for its close proximity to down town as we didn't want to have to depend on snowmobiles as primary transportation. However, we love our snowmobiles for recreational use. Summer time, we fell in love with the seasonal creek that runs behind our cabin. Bear Valley is truly a beautiful place. Great to be able to ski from the Mountain straight to your front door. In the summertime we enjoy our outside hammock, our rock fire pit and listen to the creek.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is one of the closest to the village, providing easy winter access in the wintertime. We made this cabin kids friendly as we have two small kids. (We have xbox 360, several PG DVDs, toys, games, kids little table, portable highchair & crib). We make sure that the cabin is always well maintained, well furnished and fully stocked with all amenities of your own home. We also provide a tandem kayak for your leisure in the summertime. We want to make sure our cabin is as comfortable as your own home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"[Our stay] was fantastic! The kayak was a big HIT ...with the kids. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!! We are so happy to come back for Christmas!!!....and again our trip was WONDERFUL!"
Aug 2012
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based on 11 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Wonderful Summer Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at the cabin this past week! We comfortably slept 9 (6 adults and 3 kids), the cabin was very clean and well supplied, and I can't say enough about how great the owner was in communicating with us and making sure our trip would be a great one. Days spent on the lake, out on the kayak, and climbing rocks were followed by wonderful evenings around the campfire. Nice quiet and private cabin. Great location. Couldn't have asked for more! Also perfect for families with little kids! Katia had everything we needed to make sure our little ones had a blast.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen, thank you for the nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the kind comments.
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San Jose, California

Perfect cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a New Year's snow trip to Bear Valley. We couldn't have been happier. Great location close to the lodge and shuttle to bear. It was perfectly appointed, clean and well stocked with everything you need- even sleds! I found the owner to be very responsive and helpful. I was a little worried about the roads being closed to cars in bear village but really it was no big deal- you can see the house from the parking lot unloading zone so walking there was no problem. Also there is a snowmobile place right there which was fun for an outing but not needed to get to the house. Our kids had a blast with the Xbox inside and the snow fort outside. Comfy beds with super soft sheets and toasty heating was nice after a day in the snow. We will definitely come back- I miss it already!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Welcoming, cosy, nicely appointed

  • 5 of 5

The owner gave a detailed, very helpful set of instructions, which made arrival easy and comfortable. The property was accurately described and depicted in the photos and we were not disappointed: located very conveniently in a spot that was a peaceful but fun snowy setting, clean, well-kept, and had everything we needed for a great weekend for kids and grown-ups. The kids loved stepping right outside and playing in the snow, we walked 5 minutes to sledding, and were a 10min drive to the Bear Valley ski resort, which everyone really enjoyed. We had our cars, but once at the property, one could get around to skiing, sledding, walking trails, convenience store without one. The area is beautiful, even the drive up Highway 4 -- rolling hills, farm land. Thanks so much for making our weekend a memorable, comfortable and enjoyable one!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your review.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week for a X-mas 2012. It was great ! Very convenient location. Teens, if bored could go to Lodge. Shuttle to the BV downhill and having X-country just across the road are the best ! Also having SCHLAGE Keypad and don't worry of caring key and passing around 10 people.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Olga. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Pacific Grove, CA

bear valley winter wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Katia Hinrichsen's cabin at Bear Valley Jan 24 - 27. We had 6 adults and 2 kids and were very comfortable. The cabin is private but still within walking distance of the village, which made it very convenient with kids. If you rent higher up the mountain you will likely have to rent a snowmobile to get anywhere. Her cabin was clean, comfortable and well stocked. She also provided sleds and 2 pairs of snowshoes. Katia is very pleasant as easy to work with. We look forward to coming back again next year. Thank you Katia for sharing your cabin and making our mountain trip a memorable one!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Phil. Hope you will come visit us again.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place! It looks and feel just like the pictures--clean, neat, welcoming, and comfortable. The area is amazing with a wide variety of activities. We will make this a "must do frequently" rating in our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Bear Valley Mountain

Walking distance to the free shuttle to Bear Valley Ski Resort, volleyball, freesbie golf course, and tandem kayak at Bear Lake included with your stay during the Summer


Rates & Availability

Tamarack Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 1 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter/Ski Season Rates
Nov 28 2016 - Apr 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linens/Towels $155
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holiday Rates: please add 15% fee to our standard rates
10% off for week long rentals (7+ nights)
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Upon booking, 50% of total daily rate is needed with signed rental agreement. The other 50% is due two weeks prior to arrival day together with cleaning fee and refundable deposit.
Holiday rates: add 10% to our standard rates

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Gold Country / High Sierra Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full baths and 2 bathtubs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 Queen size Bed in master suite, sleeps (2); bunk bed - Twin over full in bedroom #1, sleeps (3); 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed in bedroom#2, sleep (4); and in addition there is a Love-seat with a single pull-out mattress; a full size fold out futon and a full size mattress under master queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
rock fire pit, hammock and a seasonal creek running in the summer time

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