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Bear Spring Cabin w/ Pool, Game Room 12 mi from Giant Sequoia groves

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Wildflowers!! March through April

**SPECIAL** Free pool heating Oct, March 17 - May with 3 night or longer stay

This cabin has 2 queen bedrooms, one with attached bath and a second large bathroom. A sleeper sofa is in the Great Room.

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

This 1800 sq. foot solar-powered hilltop cabin sits 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.

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, April and May and is free with a 3 night stay or longer. Heating is not necessary June- mid October.

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.

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.

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.

Keywords: Cabin, House

More Details

Owner
Shelly McKnight
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Ground floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , double shower, clawfoot tub, two vanities
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , attached bath
    Loft bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , accessed by spiral staircase
    Futon in great room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (2) new mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) portable crib (play yard) available on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) inner spring futon bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Solar-powered, double Travertine shower, Claw foot bathtub, poker table, toy box, tether ball, hoop shooting game, hiking from property onto Sequoia National Monument

Reviews

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Bear Spring Cabin w/ Pool, Game Room 12 mi from Giant Sequoia groves
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews
5

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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5

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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4

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot for a Family Get-Away

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent 3 nights, 4 days at the Springville cabin property and had a blast. The property itself is in great condition and provided a lot of fun activities for us both on-site and close nearby. The guest cabin is very private (separate unit) so perfect for a family who has small kids and would need some privacy. My only critique/criticism of the property is that there are house rules plastered all over the place which to us was a bit overkill. We get it.. you want to keep the house in good condition but also provide a fair warning to guests that additional fees could be imposed if anything is damaged during your stay, but it's a bit much. Literally every wall in the place had a sign posted.. some had 2 or 3 :) With that said, I would consider returning to the property another year. It was a very peaceful and quiet get-away for the extended family. Oh and Shelley is great to work with too! Very responsive and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth for your compliments and comments. Oh yes, we do have quite a few little signs. I tried putting instructions and notices in the guest information book, but guests seem to find the info more useful when it is at hand. :-) I do have a couple of signs about what not to do with the towels and cookware after having chronic problems with having to replace them because of misuse.
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Springville, CA
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
River Island Country Club
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Amtrak Hanford, CA
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
CA Hwy 190
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Springville
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ponderosa, CA
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Springville, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£769
for 3 nights
From
£235
£1,475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£641
for 3 nights
From
£192
£1,261
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£449
for 2 nights
From
£192
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.29
Additional Guest Fee £11.66 per person per night
Pet Fee £46.63
Damage Deposit £233.16

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

Couples special Sept-Oct $225/nt 2 guests, 3 nights +

We may waive cleaning fee for last minute bookings (within 5 days of arrival)

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.
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