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Aloha Bear! Perfect Ez Access. Ski Lifts-1 Min, Cedar Breaks-5, quality lodging

Brian Head, UT, USA
  • Condo1168 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-5)

Aloha Bear is a beautifully made condo in a very exclusive property with many upgrades, only 2 minutes from the lifts. You enter the main floor of the condo from your private 2 car garage on the same level as the main floor. No hauling ski equipment, luggage or groceries up & down common stairs or in the snow. Downstairs is a second bedroom and bath, great for the kids or another couple.

We went out of way to make our little retreat comfortable. It is called Aloha Bear for Hawaiian hospitality and bears which personify strength and go with the flow of the seasons. We have a full kitchen with many amenities including an espresso maker & Hawaiian coffee. Aloha Bear also has a rice cooker & chop sticks for our fellow rice eaters.

The extras: The bedrooms have great beds and linens to make your sleeping a pleasure. The living room has 3 recliners, a gas fire place and a 50 inch LCD HD TV and cool unique handmade furniture so you can relax after a fun day on the slopes in the winter or day trips to the monuments & festivals in the summer. The master bedroom has a beautiful Southwest king size bedroom set with a CD IPod docking station and a jetted tub in the bathroom. The downstairs bedroom has a full and twin bunk bed with a 32 inch LCD HD TV and its own full bathroom. Full sized front loading washer and dryer add to your convenience.

Lots of plates, glasses, wine glasses, & cooking utensils including a good selection of pots and pans, baking pans for muffins, cakes etc. A nice, fairly quiet dishwasher. Water and ice through the door.

Skiing & sight seeing: Coming from Hawaii, we love being tourists on the mainland. We like the Southwest history, native people culture and fabulous geology. Though we have enjoyed skiing many places, we fell for Brian Head because the snow was great whenever we went there (including the marginal times), skiing was great for families; lots of choices for those who don’t ski all that often as well some challenging stuff for those adventurous types, a mellow vibe, friendly people, the boarders respectful, the lift tickets are affordable and to top it off it is in Utah's 'color country' and only 3 hours from Las Vegas.

What we didn't realize was how great it was in the summer. Cedar Breaks Monument is only about 5 minutes away by car in summer. It is a spectacular photographers dream with ranger lead snow shoe walks along the rim in June (snow dependent). Other monuments within day trip range are Zion, Kolab Canyons, & Parowan Gap. The Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City is a real treat in an intimate outdoor theater.

Summer sports: Cedar City is becoming known for its cultural appreciation of the performing arts in theater and music with lots of fun festivals. On the Solstice, the Parowan Gap, only a half hour away, celebrates one of the only known natural solstice and celestial landmarks, long recognized by native peoples traveling though this area who left hundreds of fantastic petroglyphs. Brian Head becomes a mountain bike, hike, & ATV destination in the summer with really nice lakes for fishing close by.

A stay at Aloha Bear, is a bit of an upgrade from the usual ski condos. You will feel pampered and relaxed. The kids can have their own space downstairs or you can enjoy quality family time all together in the comfy living room. In the winter, it is so easy to get from the living room to the lifts and back again. In the summer, it is such a cool comfortable retreat from sight seeing in the desert or surrounding mountains. We have cable and private WiFi, no phone though. Note: This is not a condo to cram a bunch of people into.

Property Manager

Suzanne Kobayashi

Member Since 1999
Response rate:
80%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018
About Suzanne Kobayashi

We live on Kauai in paradise so we have to have something special to go to, hence Aloha Bear. I rent our family's properties as vacation rentals in Hanalei. We enjoy the city Vegas rush for a night or so after flying from rural Kauai, then enough of that and back to nature in the mountains.

Suzanne Kobayashi purchased this Condo in 2012

Why Suzanne Kobayashi chose Brian Head

We have skied all over the place. We really like the laid back vibe at Brian Head. The property was new, cool looking & in a great location close to both lifts, not far off the main road so good for driving out in the snow but not on the main road so nice and quiet. WE LOVE the private two car garage on the same level as the main floor.

What makes this Condo unique

The private two car garage on the same level as the main floor is very unique compared to any other ski condos in Brian Head. No schlepping equipment! Hawaiian coffee in the freezer :o)

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 twin/ single
      • Soft embracing high thread count sheets. Beautiful bedroom set in master with a very nice tree view. Double bed on bottom and twin on top with great linens in a very private 2nd bedroom with its own bath & flat screen. Great for another couple or children. Door to the outside can be locked so small children cannot exit without parental permission.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain
            From the balcony & both bedroom windows you have a great view of the aspens & pines. A peak of the main ski mountain from the balcony.
          • Mountain View
            Views of trees in the near distance from the bedrooms and living room.
          • Resort

            Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                        Wonderful high thread count bedding and bath towels provided for your comfort.
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                        Glass front gas fire place to take the chill off and gladden the vibes.
                      • Garage
                        2 car garage with remote and key pad entry. Inside door leads into main floor of your condo.
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Gas Heating
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Private wireless wifi or you can plug in. If you are plugging in you need to bring a cord.
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Living Area
                      • Living Room
                        Nice comfy mountain upholstered couch with 2 recliners built-in and a separate reclining chair. Pretty view & nice light from balcony.
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        Two car private garage on same level as main floor and master bedroom.
                      • Safe
                      • Shampoo
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler

                        Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                            Lots of counter space, all major appliances and most small ones including coffee maker, rice cooker, and espresso machine.
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Espresso maker too!
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Pretty close to all the cooking utensils you could want. Go gourmet or casual. Either way, you will be pleased.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Most everything you could want or need
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            Ice maker, Hawaiian coffee inside.
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Big enough for big turkey dinner!
                          • Pantry Items
                            Usually spices, oil, vinegar, some condiments, etc.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Side by side refrigerator with water and ice through the door.
                          • Stove
                            Four ring gas.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            toaster oven

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                Nice dining area with mirror reflecting the snow or sun out on the balcony.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                    Books on the Southwest, a full Louis L'amour collection.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable TV. Flat screens in living and downstairs bedroom.
                                  • Stereo
                                    ipad doc in master bed room. Speakers in living room to run off a computer or other device from headphone jack.
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screens, one in the living room and one in the downstairs bedroom.
                                  • Video Library
                                    There are some CDs

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                        Small but nice view.
                                      • Small Cooler

                                        Suitability

                                          • alternative lifestyle

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage

                                                    Attractions

                                                      • autumn foliage
                                                      • forests
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • playground
                                                      • pond
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • waterfalls

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • sledding
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • massage therapist

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • ski lift privileges
                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • snowboarding
                                                                  • snowmobiling

                                                                    Notes

                                                                      • Espresso maker and Hawaiian coffee & a very complete kitchen & kitchen ware. Living room has 3 recliners, on both ends of the couch and a separate recliner, gas fire place, french doors to small balcony, and a desk for writing or computer area with a recharging station. Gas fire place in living room. Also gas fire places in the club house downstairs where there are two exercise machines, a sauna and a large spa with jets, and upstairs where there is a lounge area, pool table, full kitchen and dining area. The main floor is easy access from the car straight in from the garage so it should be easy for older folks.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        11 Reviews

                                                                        Exceptional5/5

                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Perfect fit for our family of four!

                                                                        Bethany Slack

                                                                        This condo was a perfect fit for myself, my husband and our two young children. We have stayed in the White Bear condos before, but I have to say having the garage attached directly to the condo is priceless, especially with young kids. It wasn't even very cold outside yet so I can see how this would be a HUGE benefit in the winter for unloading and loading. Having both the upstairs and downstairs space was great and the kids really enjoyed having their own area to play and sleep. We had everything we needed in the well-stocked kitchen to cook meals and the Hawaiian coffee was a very nice touch! While we were there we enjoyed day trips to Parowan Gap to see the dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs and also to Cedar Breaks which was breathtaking. In the condo we played some of the games they had available and the kids enjoyed some new cartoons in the morning on cable. One evening we also enjoyed a great dinner at the Grand Lodge. It was a very fun weekend and we will definitely be back! Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful condo!

                                                                        Great July 4th Destination

                                                                        Laura S.

                                                                        Our family stayed at Aloha Bear over the July 4th weekend. The condo was located within walking distance of the town fair, Giant Steps Lift, and General Store. The 2 car garage was very convenient - we took our Polaris RZR with us and parked it in the garage at night. There was plenty of parking out front for our trailer and truck. Beds were very comfy, linens were fresh, & kitchen had all of the pots and pans we needed to cook. We will be back again!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        We are so glad you enjoyed our home away from home. We love it all year round. Having a private garage on the same level as the rest of the house is something we love. We love the convenient location to the lifts too. No place else we stayed had a garage feature like this. We love to cook at home so we are pleased that you enjoyed the well stocked kitchen appliances. Aloha from the Kobayashis

                                                                        ski weekend

                                                                        stacy p.

                                                                        We come to Brian Head A lot and usually stay in Giant steps, but we found this condo and it was a really great place to stay easy to get to slopes. It is a newer condo so looks great and the amenities are all up dated. Ver cozy and in a great area to take walks and the views are wonderful. Highly recommend it.

                                                                        Outstanding vacation spot

                                                                        craig m.corona del mar, CA

                                                                        Even better than described! Immaculate condo, very tastefully furnished, extremely comfortable, super clean with a beautiful view. We spent 7 days here, and did not want to leave. We used the kitchen every day and it had everything we needed to do all our cooking. Wonderful pots and pans, mixing bowls, etc, etc. Great bedrooms with large walk-in closets for all our stuff. Beautiful granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. AWESOME to have a garage without stairs to get to the main living areas, as we adjusted to the altitude. There was tons of snow, which we loved, but really appreciated the garage so we didn't have to shovel the car out each day. The owner/manager was always available for any questions. Can't wait to go back.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Yay! This is what we like to hear, happy guests enjoying our ski condo as much as we do. Mahalo for taking the time to write in. ;o)

                                                                        Comfy and Cozy

                                                                        Mary M.

                                                                        Our family enjoyed our stay at Aloha Bear. The unit was just as presented. The downstairs was perfect for our daughters with their own bathroom. The master bedroom was very comfortable. The living room was nicely appointed and the kitchen was perfectly equipped for whipping up breakfast and dinners. This was our first visit to Brianhead. BE advised to drink plenty of water for the altitude and Go snowmobiling if you get a chance! So much fun

                                                                        Aloha bear

                                                                        WoodyLas Vegas, nv

                                                                        Excellent condo completely and fully stocked kitchen and modern comfort and convenience.

                                                                        Location

                                                                        Brian Head, UT, USA

                                                                        We are about .1 mile from both the ski lodges (Giant Steps and Navajo) and the main lifts for both mountains. We are within .5 miles of all the restaurants in Brian Head. We are very close to the main road, on the right hand side of Ridgeview Street immediately after Pine Tree Way in the new White Bear Condominiums. Cedar Breaks Monument is about 5 minutes away. Zion and Kolob Canyons are about 1 hour away. Bryce is about 1.25 hours. The Parowan Petroglyphs are about 20 minutes away. Live theater and awesome Shakespearian Theater and Festival in Cedar are a half hours away. Other Activities: Skiing, Monuments, Trout Fiching, hiking, mountain biking, ATV rentals & trails, snowmobiling and Utah's Color Country

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        $80
                                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                                        $15
                                                                        Damage Deposit
                                                                        $500
                                                                        Tax Rate
                                                                        15.02%

                                                                        Extra guests beyond 4 are $15/night plus tax

                                                                        $108avg/night
                                                                        11 Reviews
                                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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