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Cozy & Pet Friendly Year Round Fun!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,625 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Family and Fido friendly 3/2 cabin in a quiet forest setting!

The Three Bear's Lair is a wonderful year round adult getaway, outdoor lover's base camp or a family and pet friendly vacation spot. There are many lovely 'homes' to rent in Graeagle, but what our guests love most and what makes our property unique, is that it has such a cozy 'mountain cabin' feel to it. The log exterior and interior and cabin decor gives you the feeling that you've escaped to a true mountain retreat! It's set back off the street and backs up to a forested greenbelt for quiet privacy for your morning coffee or evening happy hour and dining on the back deck.

When you arrive you'll be welcomed by our waving bear and our covered front porch with a rocking bench and comfy Adirondack chairs to sit and watch the deer cruise by. You'll also find the horseshoe pits and the bench swing to enjoy in the front yard.

As you enter you'll love the open airy feel to the living space complete with a game room and unique vintage bumper pool table; the large dining table for family meals games and puzzles; the roomy fully appointed kitchen with lots of counter and pantry space; the island bar with additional seating for three; a cozy family room with 55' high definition satteliteTV with Blue Ray player, stereo/DVD/CD system, rock fireplace; big bear recliner chair for two; and large double windows looking out to the forested greenbelt behind the cabin.

Just outside the door from the family room is a large deck with more Adirondack chairs and a table that seats 6-8 for al fresco dining or smores and star gazing while gathered around the outdoor firepit on cool nights.

The master bedroom has a CA King bed, full private bath, clothes and suitcase rack, large dresser for storage and a view of the forest greenbelt out back.

The second bedroom has a full queen, walk in closet, dresser for storage, a second full bath in the hall, and views to the front yard.

The 'Bears Den' is a fun gathering spot for kids play, quiet time, a matinee, video or board games, and a wrap around couch/sleeper sofa with pull out that sleeps two.

The Lair is set back almost 50 feet from the main street which only sees a few cars a day, so it's very private when you are sitting on the front porch or on the back deck watching the birds, squirrels, deer, racoon or occasional fox or bobcat. And yes, we have seen a bear saunter through! In the front yard we have horseshoes and the greenbelt in the back is wide open for kids and dogs to roam, a game of frisbee golf or nice shortcut to the golf course through the neighborhood or towards town.

More Details

Michele Skupic
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Michele Skupic

We had always dreamed of having a cabin in the woods and we finally realized our dream when we found the perfect lot in November 2001 and finished construction of The Three Bears Lair in 2002. We named it the Three Bear's Lair after our family - Papa, Mama and Baby Bear. You can't miss the bear theme throughout the cabin and to date we've never had anyone give us an exact count of all the bears you'll find in the cabin! We absolutely love Graeagle and all the beauty that surrounds it. It is our happy place and we've decided to share it with others who, like us, will appreciate the incredible gift of Graeagle as your home away from home.

Michele Skupic purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Michele Skupic chose Graeagle

Our property is unique in that it has the feel of a cozy log cabin with all the modern amenities. It's deceiving from the front because it looks small, but it is 1625 sf! And we chose this floorplan so that regardless of whether you are in the kitchen, the game room or the family room you are never isolated from your family or friends. But with the den, the front and back deck you can still find a quiet spot to sneak away if you need some private time. Our neighborhood is very quiet and we are within walking distance to town or Graeagle Meadows for golf or Sunday brunch. And we are just 20 minutes from the most beautiful mountains and lakes in the Northern Sierra. Just head up Gold Lake Highway for four wheeling, dirt bike riding, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kyaking, canoeing or exploring in the summer and snowshoeing or sledding in the winter. The trails are endless and the beauty of the high mountain vistas, meadows, and lakes is breathtaking.

What makes this cabin unique

You'll make memories in Graeagle whenever you come up - but many families choose a special week and return that same week every year as their special family time. Having had the cabin for all our special holidays and family events has created treasured memories for our family. Our guest book reflects the special moments of family and friends as well. We look forward to hosting you at the Three Bears Lair so you can begin creating your own special memories!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved it so much we came back exactly one month later!! We love Graeagle & the 3 Bears Lair!!
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Graeagle in Plumas County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Towels, Hair Dryer and Body Soap provided
    Private Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Towels, Hair Dryer and Body Soap provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Full private bath/6 drawer dresser & clothes rack
    2nd Private Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Fun Cowboy & Indian theme, walk in closet, dresser
    Bears Den - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Family room style w/TV, DVD/VCR, library, video games
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There is something for EVERYONE in Graeagle!! Casual dining, fine dining, wine tasting, local brewery, great unique boutique shopping, and every outdoor activity you can imagine. If there is something you want that isn't listed - just ask - we can find it for you!


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Cozy & Pet Friendly Year Round Fun!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 45 reviews

Love at first sight!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Michele, for renting us your lovely cabin. Love the decor and the coziness. Love how we felt we were living in the forest and yet so close to the shops. Would love to see Graeagle in the summer time!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy! So happy to share the cabin we love so much with others who appreciate the beauty and charm of Graeagle. We would love to host you again in the summer - endless fun, beauty, events and adventure for all. Thanks again for taking such great care of our cabin during your stay. Happy New Year and come back soon!
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Very warm home. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The home is very well supplied with everything we needed for our vacation. Great location, good for getting to town or up to the many lakes in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A much needed getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family needed a weekend away and found this beautiful property. The property owners worked quickly with us on getting up here without much notice. A friendly property manager was nearby if needed. We enjoyed the local golf courses during our stay. This was also the perfect time to photograph the abundance of blooming wildflowers along the trails. Highly recommend Three Bears Lair!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark - so glad you were able to get away and we were delighted you chose our cabin for your Graeagle stay and play. You were wonderful guests, glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to host you again soon.
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Beary Kitschy

  • 5 of 5

We found a very clean and exceptionally well stocked kitchen. What would have been more useful though, would have been less gadgets and just a bit of provisions. When stopping at the grocery store for food, we didn't think to also have to buy cooking oil or pan spray, a spoonful of sugar, or perhaps one tea bag for that single soul that doesn't drink coffee.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Janice and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Very sorry I wasn't clear that we didn't have those basic sundries you mentioned available. We don't supply anything that could spoil or expire in between guests. I will be sure to alert future guests so they don't get caught without. Love the fact the Graeagle store is so close and well stocked if you do forget something! You were wonderful guests and we'd love to welcome you back on your next vacation in Graeagle!
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Sparks, NV

Spectacular! Cozy, story book cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Three cheers for three bears lair! An amazing cabin that was a perfect weekend getaway. The kid's loved all the bear decorations and made a game out of counting them all. Enjoyed the horse shoes and the swing out front. Kitchen was equipped with all we needed for a BBQ and dinner out on the deck. Beautiful cabin nestled among beautiful scenery. Michele was a pleasure to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Susan! We LOVE hearing that both kids and adults enjoyed their family time at The Three Bears Lair. You were wonderful to have as guests and we look forward to your return...most likely there will be more hidden bears for the kids to find! We are year round, so come back to play and make family memories any season!
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Our stay was amazing

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at this cabin was great. It was very comfortable and had great amenities. Our kids loved the pool table and dart board! The cabin is conveniently located near town. The cabin is also extremely pet friendly. Our family will definitely reach out to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jaime! So glad your family - and your pup - had such a wonderful time at our cabin. Thank you for taking such great care of our property and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Knotty Pine
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Graeagle Meadows
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Truckee or Reno
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Graeagle Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Graeagle is a beautiful quaint mountain town located in Plumas County. It is the high Sierra's 'best kept secret' nestled just an hour north of Truckee on Hwy 89 and one hour northwest of Reno via Hwy 395.

Graeagle is your 'basecamp' and gateway to the pristine Lakes Basin Recreation area with thousands of acres of wilderness and over 50 alpine lakes to explore. Nearby is the stunning Sierra Valley famous for migratory bird watching throughout the seasons. The Feather River flows through the area and is famous for its fly fishing, kayak and rafting opportunities. There are six top rated golf courses within a 5-30 minute drive.

The town of Graeagle is short walk or drive from our cabin. Step back in time with it's quaint 'little red buildings' which house many shops and galleries. No store is the same and each has it's own unique array of gifts and treasures. From antiques to boutiques there is something for everybody! The grocery store is unmatched for it's fine meats and vegetables and everything you need for cooking at home or packing a picnic. We now have both wine tasting and a brewery in the area and both have their own spin on their crafts with fantastic ambiance for tastings or settling in with a pint or a bottle and a picnic depending on your mood. Most of the summer each host music venues that make it even more fun as a late afternoon or evening destination.

There are plenty of activities during the season from summer to fall with the Great American Crafts Fair in July and August, the classic 4th of July festivities, the Jazz Festival and numerous fun local festivities in the surrounding area.

For the wrangler in you, pull on your boots and head to Graeagle Stables, Gold Lake Stables or Greenhorn Ranch (a very worthy short trip down Highway 70 towards Quincy) for the ride of your life!

Whether you hike, fish, boat, kayak, canoe, swim, jeep, mountain bike, horseback ride, gold pan, bird watch or just want to chill by a mountain river, stream or lake there is something for everyone in and around Graeagle.

If you love history -Plumas and Sierra Counties are FULL of amazing stories and tall tales from the early days of the Maidu and the Gold Miners. Plumas Eureka State Park has living history days and tours of the famous Eureka Peak Mine with all the buildings restored and open to the public. The Kentucky Mine in Sierra City also hosts historic tours and a summer music concert series that is an absolute blast! Stroll, hike or have brunch at Big Springs Gardens to discover 30 acres of unexcelled park like natural beauty near Sierra City.

And the restaurants!! Some of the most casual FINE dining you will ever experience. Just like the stores - each is unique with fresh and delicious menus and specials. We have information at the cabin on all and there isn't a single one that we wouldn't recommend!

Even after 40 years of exploring this area, we continue to discover new hidden jewels in the Sierra. We look forward to sharing them with you! The hardest part of being in Graeagle is knowing you have to leave! It's truly one of the best places to relax and breathe.

So come stay and play at the Three Bears Lair in Graeagle - the gift of a lifetime!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90.26
Pet Fee £72.21
Damage Deposit £180.52

Rates are subject to change until confirmed in writing
$50 of $100 Deposit/pet is refundable
Complimentary Alpine Concierge services included, and extra fee based services are available upon request
Winter visits to the cabin may require extra fees for snow removal and/or extra wood for the fireplace.
Please discuss any special needs, questions or requests with owner prior to your booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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