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Ski In / Ski Out at 7300 Feet!

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,660 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)











HOME RUN is a large, kid and pet-friendly ski chalet 99 steps from the final ' Home Run' back to the village; truly, a pristine ski-in and ski-out environment. It stays pristine because vehicles cannot reach the homes above the village as we are snowed in for most of the winter. (A SUNSET magazine article described Bear Valley as the holder of the one month US snowfall record-37 feet!)

Therefore, alternative transportation such as a snowmobile ( taxi and rentals @ Bear Valley Snowmobile 209-753-2323 ) can be provided. You can walk, snowshoe and ski everywhere-we're just a mile from the lodge. Don't worry, this only adds to the adventure and kids love it.

This newly updated home is perfect for two families. The upstairs bedroom has a new queen bed and the loft has a newish fold-out couch and futon. This floor is situated so that it enjoys spectacular morning color. The first floor bedroom has a new king bed and attached tile bath with radiant heat. There is a good queen fold out couch for groups. The dining table seats ten. There is no television service at HOME RUN, but there is a SLING BOX, a ROKU home theater with NETFLIX, et al , a piano, a fireplace, a nice view and more stars than you've ever seen. It is in one of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's Dark Spots (AUG '08).

Many of our guests prefer the warmer seasons-colorful SPRING wildflowers on our creek, the golden aspens of AUTUMN and the splendor of a perfect BV SUMMER during our annual Music Festival. We are just a 5 minute walk to the LAKE. After a full day of activities perhaps enjoy a local fine wine in the private all-season hot tub. It is on 1300 square feet of decking and provides the setting for a stunning alpenglow experience.

Those who love Bear Valley for its solitude also appreciate the ease of the journey. There are no mountain passes to traverse hence no avalanche closures. Just straight up uncrowded Hwy. 4 from Murphys through the foothill's wine country. Only 30 snow miles-4,000-8,000' to the summit near Ebbetts Pass. This wide US SCENIC BYWAY , HWY 4 is always open with two Cal- Trans stations in the half hour drive. This is the closest ski resort to the Bay Area and definitely the easiest to travel.

The summer presents an even more magnificent approach from the east, if you are so inclined. If you have never exited Yosemite or Tahoe and come to BV over Monitor and Ebbetts Passes...well, do it.

Feel free to stop at Val du Vino winery in Murphys and receive our discount.

*** Please open the attached US SCENIC BYWAY link if you have further interest in this extraordinary wilderness area @ www.scenic4.org ***

This is a tight, cozy ski chalet on a ridge above Bear Valley Village and as Lloyd Bridges once said in a TV piece..'Bear Valley is the hidden treasure of the Sierra.'

*** The mountain is open!***

Seasonal and week long discounts are available.

Even though there have been many upgrades, we have not raised prices in years, enjoy!

Keywords: Ski in-Ski out, cabin, chalet, retreat, fireplace, new hot tub, views, lake, decks, privacy, quiet, family, wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail

More Details

Member since: 2002
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2018

About Terry

Although we live in Monterey, Bear Valley is our much- beloved sanctuary.


Terry purchased this chalet in 1990

Why Terry chose Bear Valley

My brother and I were skiing the central Sierra in the late 80's and never left. The idea of being in a Wilderness area at this altitude in a town of 125 people but with full amenities was extremely compelling.

What makes this chalet unique







Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you terry! We had a wonderful time and hope we will have the opportunity to enjoy your wonderful house again in the near future.
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Bear Valley in Alpine County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Non smoking only
  • Please don' t mix colors if you do laundry. Please take your garbage to the collection site -bears. Please replace the planks on spa in the winter.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , heated floor, newly remodeled. Attached to the bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1.5+ sink, toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3). An eighth person would have to use the futon or a couch.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Besides being a complete ski area this is a High Sierra wilderness that offers hiking, fishing, camping, backpacking, wildlife, spelunking, climbing, canoeing, rafting etc. Alpine County is the least populated in CA-1212 people-2 per square mile- a wilderness county. No stoplights in the county, the largest town is 125 people. Peace and quiet, come up and get lost. Get snowed in.


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average rating of 4.4074073 based on 41 reviews

Cozy Chalet- A true Winter Wonderland - February 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great location and easily accessible via a provided snow mobile which just adds to the adventure. Very cozy with a nice fireplace and plenty of wood. We had 4 adults and 2 children and we were easily accommodated. We cooked our meals and had a great time just hanging out. The internet isn’t great, but that’s not why we went up to the cabin. We went to be in the snow and there was a lot of it and to spend time with our family. We would go back again. Terry is very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aspen, Colorado

While cabin was largely as advertised, some significant problems need mentioning...

  • 3 of 5

The best aspects of the cabin were the location, fireplace, and hot tub. Some not so great aspects include lack of internet service, mice droppings on the bed in master bedroom, and two exterior access doors that were broken and did not latch or lock. I hope these issues are addressed before other renters experience them.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Att has finally corrected the internet problem and Clark Pest Control found an outdoor breach and patched-sorry. And the locks have been changed.
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a couple of nights in the summer. This time of year it is very peaceful and quiet in this area. Not a lot of people around. There was a small lake just a few minutes walk from the house that we enjoyed swimming in! Also has a wonderful new hot tub (apparently the old one had been damaged from the crazy amount of snow they received last winter).

Terry was also very responsive and helpful. All of our questions were answered and we were kept up to date on the status of our ability to reach the property upon our arrival, as they were still cleaning up the main access highways just a couple weeks before our trip (again from the crazy amount of snow). Overall a wonderful experience. I would gladly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bear Valley Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful Bear Valley classic. It’s a totally redone A-frame with an awesome fireplace, lovely kitchen, hot tub and easy access to everything. You can Ski in and ski out and the snowmobiling is terrific. What a cool place.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy mountain escape

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property multiple times and love the cozy classic A-frame design. It is just the right size for our family of four. The owner - Terry - has always been very easy to work with on scheduling, directions, and any minor issues that have come up. The cabin has a great homey feel and includes all the basic necessities plus some nice extras.

BV is a wonderful mountain escape. It is fairly isolated (especially in the winter) but that is what makes it so great. Go outside at night - it is totally quiet and you can see maybe 3 other lights on - really gives you that true reprieve from daily life. Being remote everything moves a a different pace, just what we want and need - a chance to slow down and enjoy the beauty around us.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fremont Ca

Comfortable sociable cabin with reservations-see below

  • 2 of 5

Arrived at unlocked cabin at 4 pm. Good it was unlocked as we could not find key where described as hidden. Three messages via VRBO site and one voice mail that day went unanswered. Msgs left for owner also advised no Internet as ATT left new modem & we couldn't connect as we were missing owner account & pw info. Also no firewood was there although owner indicated a delivery was to be made. Also upstairs bed clearly had not been freshly made as top sheet scrunched way down to bottom of bed. Finally received 1 msg early Saturday that only asked if modem was there; clearly my earlier msgs not read? Made another call to owner phone and left another complete voice mail. Went for hike and had to leave cabin unlocked. Second msg received via vrbo mobile re: key with promise that someone would drop off key. That did not happen. Owner is clearly not available as emergency contact and if there is a local person, they are not either. Quick summary before I get pickier: no key, linen not clean on one bed, no Internet or firewood as promised and owner/local contact not available.

Pickier: owner advised a contractor would be working on deck. No children were with us but if there were, they would not have been allowed on deck as parts of railings are clearly unsafe. Written instructions from owner consist of 2 scribbled and torn pieces of paper with info lined out. Every other rental I have been in has taken a more thorough approach.Finally, this was the mountains - where were emergency candles and flashlights? One flashlight with no batteries and a couple mostly used tiny votive candles are insufficient if the power goes out.

I hate to be so negative as the cabin is actually nicely set-up but this wasn't a no cost arrangement. We paid an agreed upon fee on a cabin advertised as having Internet and firewood and one would assume a key, clean linen, and someone whom you could contact if there were problems. Frankly this was a first for me and I have used VRBO before as well as agencies.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
SAC (Reno in the summer)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Lake Tahoe/Reno
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Cal 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Mt Reba
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bear Lake
Car: necessary

Snowshoeing, Backpacking the nearby Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails, Local fine Wine tasting, Recognized Art Galleries. Also, nearby are Big Trees STATE PARK and further south, Yosemite NATIONAL PARK. Lake Tahoe is to the north with Grover Hot Springs STATE PARK on the way. Also, California's historic GOLD RUSH towns are nearby as are Carson City, Nevada and the majestic Eastern Sierra leading to Death Valley NATIONAL PARK.

All of this is accessible on one of the few US SCENIC BYWAYS in California.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Bear Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
President's Weekend
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Feb 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Apr 2018 - 29 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4th of July
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Music Fest
22 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
13 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £108.5 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £216.99
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please call for the Bear Valley Music Festival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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