Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mountain House W/Private Outdoor Hot Tub & Dry Sauna
About Kevin Bierly
Originally from the east, I purchased this home in 2010 after spending just 20 days in the area on 2 separate visits to see a longtime family friend who lived a few miles from the house. Never having lived in the west, there was something about the natural beauty and tranquility of the area that instantly spoke to me. As a kid, I had always dreamed of owning a home in the mountains with the anticipation and excitement of big winter storms. This dream coupled with my love for skiing, I was fortunate to purchase the home several years ago with the expectation of maintaining a second residence given my travel and flexibility I have for work. After a couple years commuting back and forth from the east for work nearly 3 weekends a month, the tolls of so much travel were having an effect on me. I came to the sad realization that it was no longer possible to spend as much time here as I had originally hoped. I considered selling the property but there was just something about the area and the peacefulness of the home that told me I had to keep it. As a business professional and rental property owner all of my adult life, I decided I could still enjoy the best of both worlds by offering my home to guests while I wasn't able to enjoy it myself while helping offset the cost of ownership. And nearly 5 years later, I couldn't be happier. Not only have I been able to continue to enjoy the home on a slightly less frequent basis, I've also been able to share my home and many of the same great experiences with other guests. I've been very blessed and fortunate in finding guests who not only appreciate and enjoy the home and the great location as much as I do, but I have found that they have taken great care in treating my home as their own. The overall quality and cleanliness of the home has not suffered whatsoever. So with only myself, a cleaning lady, and a maintenance guy, I'm able to offer my home to you in hopes that you too will experience the same joys during your stay.
Kevin Bierly purchased this House in 2010
Why Kevin Bierly chose Galena Forest Estates
For those unfamiliar with the Reno - Tahoe area, the home is centrally located equi-distant between downtown Reno and North Lake Tahoe in one of Reno's most beautiful and sought-after neighborhoods. Sitting high above Reno at approximately 5.500ft elevation within the majestic treeline of Mt. Rose, the home is nestled alongside a beautiful national forest that offers beauty, tranquility, privacy, and accessibility to some of the areas best outdoor attractions such as hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. In addition to world-famous Lake Tahoe and renown ski resorts, two professional golf courses are also within minutes from the home. The home's prime location allows visitors to enjoy the best of both Reno and Lake Tahoe from one convenient and central location. Attend events like Hot August Nights, Reno Championship Air Races, or simply enjoy a nice dinner and stroll along the downtown Riverwalk District or try to win big at one of the many casinos in the Biggest Little City in the World. Or, head the other way just a few miles south winding through the mountains as high as nearly 9,000ft in elevation along the breathtaking Mt. Rose Scenic Corridor (Mt. Rose Hwy, Route 431) to North Lake Tahoe to capture one of the world's most beautiful and pristine natural treasurers. Spend the afternoon on a sandy beach or on the lake with a 360 degree panorama of majestic mountains, dine at any number of quaint, lake-front restaurants, or submerse yourself in a nature-lover's paradise with miles upon miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, national parks and campgrounds, and other outdoor activities. One visit to the area coupled with a stay at my home, and I'm certain you'll be hooked. I take great pride in my property and creating a memorable experience for all of my guests. I guarantee that you and your guests will absolutely love the location, quality and comfort of the home. Thank you for taking the time to consider my property, and I look forward to hearing from you.
What makes this House unique
Enjoy the entire home without the worry of a homeowner living onsite during your stay watching your every move. This home sits in a very private setting bordering a beautiful national forest on the back high within the beautiful majestic treeline of Mt. Rose. Located centrally between downtown Reno and North Lake Tahoe, guests can enjoy the convenience of both as well as quick and easy access to Carson City via US 395. Pets are strictly prohibited for the comfort of all guests. A well-appointed kitchen will bring your group together at mealtimes to enjoy each other's company in a quiet and comfortable setting. The outdoor hot tub and sauna are perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail. Quality bedding and linens are provided for every room in an exceptionally clean home. Just read the over 60 5-star reviews from prior guests to capture a glimpse of the high level of service and quality you can expect during your stay. As the homeowner and manager of the property, I am accessible via phone, text, or email anything during your stay, and I take great pride in my home and absolutely guarantee that every guest will enjoy their stay at my vacation mountain home each and every time. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need any additional information as you choose the perfect home and location for your trip. Thank you for considering a stay with me, and I look forward to your next visit.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Contact owner for details.
Smoking permitted in outdoor areas only.
Pets of any kind are strictly prohibited onsite.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location Awesome Home
We stayed in this home with our children and grandchildren. It had everything we needed and comfortable for all. The hot tub was an awesome bonus. The location is great because one can enjoy the wonderful mountain setting and mountain air, yet is conveniently only a short drive to Reno and grocery stores or for anything needed. I hope to stay in this home for our next family visit to the area.
Excellent 4-bedroom property!
We live in Michigan and rented this property for several days to attend our son's wedding in June. 10 family members convened at the house for the wedding and we had a fantastic time using this home as our base for the wedding and touring the area. We spread out in the 4 bedrooms and spent a lot of time hanging out on the deck and using the hot tub. The kitchen/dining area is equipped for serving large groups and we enjoyed several meals cooked at the house. The linens, bedding, mattresses, towels, etc. were in good shape and plentiful. As the organizer of this group that included my two sisters, I could not have been happier with this rental! It was exactly what we needed right where we needed it to be located and the owner is very responsive. This is a great place to stay while visiting the Reno/Taho area anytime of year. We'll be back!
This location worked great for our stay.
Beautiful house, great location. Everything worked great. Great communication with Kevin.I would recommend this to anyone.
Mike and Cindi Malvey.
Wonderful home and location
My daughters were graduating from UNR and we were looking for a place we could all stay at. I was a little worried that the location was too far from the University, but it was an easy 20 minute drive. We couldn’t believe you could leave Reno and 20 minutes later be in a majestic location. The house is very nice and has a great layout. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck and using the hot tub and sauna. Kevin was an amazing host and very accommodating. Nobody wanted to leave. We will definitely be back!!!!!!
Great house in a perfect location
The owner, Kevin, is an incredibly nice guy who clearly loves his home (read his bio, below) and goes the extra mile to be a gracious host. For starters, while we were en route and about an hour from the home, I received a text message from Kevin informing us that he had raised the thermostat -- from his phone! -- so that the house would be comfortable when we arrived. And that was just the beginning. We arrived just after a big snowstorm. The driveway and path to the door were newly plowed and shoveled, so we had no problem gaining access to the house. There was a bottle of wine on the kitchen counter with a thank-you note from Kevin. The house is spotless and Kevin had just installed brand new carpeting in the bedrooms and den. The kitchen is updated with granite counter tops, and there are plenty of dishes, nice pots and pans etc. There are even hotel-like amenities in the bathrooms. Best of all, Kevin is available by text, with a quick response, in case you need to find something. It is so quiet and peaceful there that you'd never know the house is close to the highway for easy access. Five minutes to the grocery store, 10 minutes to the Mt. Rose ski area, 15 minutes to central Reno. You will love this place!
Me encanto el precio es rasonable. Mucha privacidad el pasaje es hermoso y muchos lugares para visitar cerca. A mis niños les encanta. Ellos ya están listos para regresar
See my YouTube video for a complete overview of the property: http://youtu.be/MkLcGmEWQA4
Common Area Attractions:
- Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, NV (1 Mile)
- Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Reno, NV (7 Miles)
- Summit of Mt. Rose, Washoe, NV (10 Miles)
- Tahoe Rim Trail, Reno, NV (12 Miles)
- Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV (16 Miles)
- Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV (16 Miles)
- North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, NV (19 Miles)
- Downtown Reno, NV (19 Miles)
- Virginia City, NV (20 Miles)
- Kings Beach - Lake Tahoe North Shore, Kings Beach, CA (22 Miles)
- Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee, CA (29 Miles)
- Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA (38 Miles)
- Heavenly Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA (45 Miles)
- Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Norden, CA (46 Miles)
- Pyramid Lake, Washoe, NV (53 Miles)
- Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood, CA (77 Miles)
- Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, CA (147 Miles)
- Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA (168 Miles)
- Napa Valley, Napa, CA (Sonoma, CA) (220 Miles)
- San Francisco, CA (237 Miles)