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Elegant Architectural Cabin & Guest Cabin Pool 12 mi from Giant Sequoia Groves

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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**SPECIAL** Free pool heating (if needed) Oct, March 17 (weather permitting)- May with a 3 night or longer stay

There are 2 cabins on this property. The main cabin sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and 2 on a sleeper sofa in living room and has 2 full bathrooms. A guest cabin, which sits on the opposite side of the pool, sleeps up to 4 on a King and 2 twins and has 1 full bathroom.

A long time spring along the old Jordan Trail, Bear Spring is now the source of water for this beautiful and unique vacation cabin, guest cabin and swimming pool. For peace and quiet this rural property (not in a resort development) cannot be beat.

Hike from your back door! Adjacent to Giant Sequoia National Monument, there are literally miles of hiking without having to drive anywhere.

Newly remodeled, this 1800 sq. foot solar-powered hilltop cabin and 500 sq. foot guest cabin sit on a very private, gated 2 acre estate bordering Giant Sequoia National Monument in the Southern Sierra, just 12 miles from the Giant Sequoia groves at Balch Park and 8 miles from Springville.

At 2500 ft elevation, the treed park-like grounds have 360 degree views looking out to Mt. Dennison, Blue Ridge and the valley below. The home has two queen bedrooms, living room with sleeper sofa, love seat and sofa, two bathrooms, full kitchen with bar and breakfast area, formal dining area and game room.

Outdoor areas include a wrap around deck, covered back porch with seating, deck with seating by pool and seating pool-side.

The pool is fed by spring water and pool chemistry is kept strictly balanced for hygiene.

Pool heating is available for an extra fee October, November, April and May. Heating is not necessary June-mid October.

Guest cabin is open plan with high ceilings, lots of windows and large skylight. It features a King and two twins, kitchenette, wood stove and bathroom.

A comprehensive hiking and recreation binder is provided at the house with maps and descriptions of local hikes, Big Trees, swimming and fishing holes, waterfalls, and scenic drives and horseback rides to help you plan your time.

Dog owners can take their dogs on the leash onto the Giant Sequoia National Monument trails in this area as opposed to the National Park where dogs are not allowed on trails.

This upscale vacation home boasts everything that you are looking for to provide a fun, peaceful and relaxing time for your family or small group of friends. An open plan with high, exposed beam ceilings and plenty of comfortable seating create a pleasant social atmosphere. Clerestory windows and French doors bring the outdoors in and provide plenty of light. The beautiful spring fed swimming pool will keep everyone cool and entertained in the summer, and the wood stove will warm winter evenings.

The Master Bath has been recently renovated with antique vanities, a claw foot bathtub and a travertine double shower with rain shower heads. Little luxuries like Wifi, DVD library, high thread count sheets, plush towels, down comforters make this luxury cabin extra special.

The game room, with classic billiard table and tournament quality Foosball table, and outdoor ping pong table hoop-shooting and tether ball provide fun without ever having to leave the property. When you do venture out, there are lakes, rivers, waterfalls, winter snow and big trees only a few miles away.

Avoid hectic tourist crowds and discover the quiet beauty of the Giant Sequoia forests, rivers, lakes and waterfalls in Balch Park and Mountain Home State Forest within Sequoia National Monument. Ride horses among the Giants, hike, fish, bike and cross country ski. This cabin is located near the quaint village of Springville with restaurants, shops, local entertainment, a new park and visitors center.

Come for the Springville Sierra Professional Rodeo and Jackass Mail Run Weekend in April, wildflower touring March through May, bull riding events in August and Apple Festival in October.

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More Details

Shelly McKnight
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Shelly McKnight

I, my husband Matt and son Sam live at Three Springs Ranch near Sequoia in the Sierra foothills. We have an ongoing experiment with sustainable farming and hike, camp and travel when we can get away. We live here with our goat herd, chicken flock, 2 dogs, large veggie garden and 2 orchards.

Shelly McKnight purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Shelly McKnight chose Gold Country / High Sierra

We loved this beautiful area of the Sequoia/ Sierra that is closest to the LA area but largely undiscovered by tourists. After we committed to the 'simple life' and moved from LA, we thought it would be great to use our skills from building sets in the film industry to recreate some neglected cabins that had great locations and lots of potential so that others might be able to enjoy this rich area comfortably.

The Bear Spring Cabins seemed like the ultimate set up for a fun vacation rental: new pool, private location with views adjacent to Giant Sequoia National Monument, architectural interior, and room for a game room. It needed a lot of upgrading and finishing but we had fun making the place into a mini family resort.

What makes this cabin unique

The siting of these cabins on top of a hill with views and millions of acres of public land next door make it an ideal retreat, but is a short drive to the Giant Sequoia groves and the charming town of Springville.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Springville in Tulare County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    En suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest cabin bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bath has claw foot tub and double travertine shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , accessed by spiral staircase
    Futon in great room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Ground floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , attached bath
    Guest cabin - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , with bath
  • King size beds (1) In Guest Cabin, Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen bedrooms in Main Cabin, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin daybed with twin trundle in Guest Cabin, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib 'Pack-n-Play' available , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon sofa, Queen size in Main Cabin living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Antique claw foot tub, Travertine shower for two with rain shower heads, Solar-powered, poker table, toy box, tether ball, hoop shooting game, hiking from property onto Sequoia National Monument


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average rating of 4.9074073 based on 54 reviews

Holton vacation

  • 5 of 5

Watching nature wake up in the morning is amazing. This cabin is a great place for the family to get away from the rush of the city and be together again. We really didn't want to leave the property too much but this area has a lot to offer the outdoors men. We hiked, fished and picked wild black berries up the road from the cabin. Sherry gave us some pointers on where to go make our vacation even better. I will be telling everyone I know to book a get away here. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visit the Sequoias Without the Traffic!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our four night stay at Bear Spring Cabin. My sister and I brought our families with kids ages 11-14 together from SF and LA to meet here in between the two cities. It was a wonderful getaway. So quiet and peaceful up there. The house and guest house are very spacious with up to date kitchen, excellent Weber grill and outdoor covered patio furniture on nice deck, great pool table and fusball table, tons of DVDs, COOL airconditioning and refreshing pool. It was HOT in late July, and we knew it would be, but the pool and airconditioning made it all so easy to relax.

I think the best part is that it is only a 40 minute drive up the road to Balch Park. This was a beautiful park and I wish we had had even more time to explore it. We had one day to hike and one day to go horseback riding at the Balch Park Pack Station. It is gorgeous up there - and at least 20 degrees cooler than in Springville. We were very thankful to be so near the big trees without the hassle of any traffic or crowds.

We also REALLY enjoyed our rafting trip down the Kaweah River with Good Times Adventures although the town of Three Rivers is at least 1 hour 15 minutes away, it was worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable cabins perfect for families in one of California's loveliest places.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband, son, father, stepmom, and their little dog. We all had a great time. When we weren't hiking and picnicking in the gorgeous forrests surrounding these cabins, we had a ton of fun playing pool and cooling off in the swimming pool. We cooked and grilled wonderful meals in the evenings. The kitchen is well appointed. We enjoyed the board games, movies and books here. Shelly is a generous host who responded to all my emails right away. I highly recommend these cabins.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The area was beautiful. The kitchen was very handy, with many extra pantry items and plenty of good quality dishes and cookware, also had a bunch of extra small appliances (we loved the coffee grinder and french press). We enjoyed playing in the game room. The decks were nice and clean. We cooked on the grill, ate breakfast outside, enjoyed the birds, and relaxed in the comfortable outdoor furniture in the evenings. The inside of the cabin was spacious, clean, well decorated and included plenty of towels. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and well furnished.

  • 4 of 5

The whole family loved it and the owners were responsive and great!

*Of note, there were some cobwebs and spiders, but that's what's goes on in the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ricardo. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Yes, The spiders tend to rebuild their webs on the porches at night, but as Charlotte taught us, without them there would be a heck of a lot more flies and mosquitoes. The wildlife tries to tolerate us and we try to tolerate them!
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Comfortable, spacious, well appointed, beautiful views. We loved our stay here.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Bear Spring Cabin. There is so much to do and see both on the property and in the nearby Sequoia groves and surrounding mountains. We wish we could have stayed longer. The house and grounds were spacious and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Bakersfield or Fresno
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Springville Inn
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
River Island Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 190
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Tule River
Car: necessary

Giant Sequoia groves, horseback riding, fishing 12 miles up the road. River fishing and swimming 12 miles down the road.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Springville, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/ New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.03
cleaning fee £76.01 + Tax
Pet Fee £45.61 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are for use of both cabins
10 Guests maximum (6 adults maximum + children), 2 pets maximum

Pool Heating (to 85 degrees) Oct & mid March-May $50 start up + $30 per day 2 day minimum
FREE with 3 night stay or longer Oct & mid March-May
Pool is not heated November - mid-March

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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