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Bear Valley family fun in the trees

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, two bath classic a-frame in Bear Valley, sleeps up to 14

Classic a-frame cabin in Bear Valley. Swim, fish and hike in the summer. Downhill and cross-country ski in the winter.

Three stories - upstairs loft has queen bed and two singles. One bedroom on main floor has a double bed. Other bedroom on main floor has four twins in two bunk beds. Downstairs studio has another double including small second kitchen and second bathroom. Main floor includes kitchen, bathroom, dining booth and living room with fireplace, large windows with view of trees and open floor plan - sliding glass doors open onto deck.

Come enjoy the tranquility of high Sierra mountain forest in the summer. Nearby lakes and rivers offer swimming, fishing and kayaking.

In the winter, you will find yourself in a true winter wonderland. The roads aren't plowed, access is by snowmobile. You will need to arrange your transport in and out with snowmobile either by renting your own or reserving a taxi ride with a local snowmobile company. There are limited hours for transportation (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) and these need to be reserved in advance. We pay for one ride in and all extra rides are $25. In good snow years, you can ski to the shuttle to Bear Valley ski resort and then ski back at the end of the day. Bear Valley village is just a 15 minute walk away (about six blocks). It is easy and beautiful to walk.

Come enjoy this comfortable cabin in a unique mountain setting.

More Details

Freya McCamant
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Freya McCamant

We purchased this home in spring of 2013, because we love skiing at Bear Valley. It reminds us of what Tahoe used to be with a relaxed family friendly atmosphere. Everyone we have met goes the extra mile. We love the adventure of skiing in and out. After spending time there during the summer of 2013, we have fallen in love with the summer season as well. There are camp opportunities for kids from soccer to archery. There are numerous hiking, mountain biking, swimming and fishing opportunities in the nearby lakes, rivers, National Forests and Wilderness areas. Some people enjoy Bear Valley in the summer more than the winter -- our family loves both seasons. We hope that whatever season you chose to go that you will find the Bear Valley area as inspiring as we have!

Freya McCamant purchased this cabin in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Bear Valley in Alpine County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is in downstairs unit, with it's own bathroom/kitchen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is bedroom on top story
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
In summer, guests can walk to Bear Lake (only 3 blocks) or to General Store/Pizza Restaurant (roughly 4 blocks). In winter, ski down to shuttle (takes you to Bear ski resort) and ski to cabin on Lunch Run or Home Run.


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Bear Valley family fun in the trees
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Great place to relax with friends in the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Rainbow Connection cabin. The quiet neighborhood (away from the roads) was beautiful and peaceful. It was a great area to walk/XC ski and sled right outside the door. We had a nice fire in the woodstove, it was an easy walk to the cabin from the road and parking, and there's quick access to all the good stuff at Bear Valley as well. We enjoyed getting out to ski and sled, but hanging out at the cabin around the fire and cooking meals to share at the big table were probably the best parts of our stay. The cabin had everything we needed and was comfy and cozy. The pictures and descriptions on the site were accurate. The decor is funky, but that was part of the charm. Thanks to Mark and Freya for being responsive and making sure we had what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, friendly, inviting, and a great vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the snow, kids loved the bunk beds, and the wood burning fireplace (thank you for the wood) was marvelous with the white (snow) background... Thank you! Will be here again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic high mountain A frame cabin, perfect for family getaway in Bear Valley

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay over the holidays. This spacious A frame cabin has the perfect location along Bear Valley Rd aka "lunch run" so we were able to ski home, as well as walk to Sky High Pizza in the village not far below. This cabin has much character and features a classic wood stove, distressed wood ceiling, fun diner style booth, and generous loft for the kids. Such a cool place to stay and highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romance with Bear Valley

  • 5 of 5

My romance with Bear Valley begins and ends with the snowmobile community that is tucked behind the BV lodge. Aside from the fantastic mountain, incredible surroundings and friendly locals our stay at the house/cabin located at 11 John Ebbetts was perfect for our large family and friends. A spacious, rustic cabin tucked close to amenities like Sky High Pizza yet, accessible from the backside mountain terrain from ski runs named Lunch Run and Home Run, the latter simply summing up our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious cabin with many amenities

  • 5 of 5

This 3 story cabin fit my family as well as two other families for our fun, affordable summer and winter vacations. In August, we enjoyed hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and swimming in the lake. After a fantastic day in the outdoors we had a barbecue and played a delightful game of horseshoes! When we finally went inside we had many games to chose from as well as a great selection of classic DVD movies to watch. When we returned for a winter vacation in December, we all split up to go skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snowshoeing. After playing in the snow each day we lit a fire, enjoyed a home cooked meal and each others company. The kids entertained themselves playing many different board games and Hide and Seek in this comfortable cabin. The thoughtful owners provide many fun toys for their guests to use including bikes, kayaks, sleds and snowshoes. The first time we visited we realized that we had forgotten to bring olive oil and saw that the owners had provided some for the guests. What a pleasure to be on a vacation with all of the amenities of home and more!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much nicer in pictures than in reality

  • 2 of 5

I am sad to leave this review but I feel that people should know what they're going to get for their hard earned money. My family was very excited to stay in Bear Valley at this cabin and enjoy a few days in the snow. What we arrived to was the following:

1. The heater can't be turned up past 55 degrees so someone had to build & keep a fire going the entire stay. Impossible to do when you go to bed...

2. Cobb webs everywhere from the livingroom ceilings to the bathroom ceilings.

3. Mold in the upstairs bathroom shower stall.

4. Outdated appliances from 1973 that don't all work very well (main kitchen oven & microwave).

5. No cable tv and WiFi poor probably due to old router.

This is just a friendly suggestion to the owner of the cabin but if you continue to rent it out you may want to invest in some repairs and upgrades.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were really sad when we saw this review. Mostly it was because the renters had not let us know any of this when they were in the cabin, thus we had no chance to correct them or respond to them. The cabin had just been cleaned, but if she had let us know, we could have had the cleaner come back to take care of the cobwebs and any issues in the bathroom shower. Similarly, if she had let us know she was having trouble with the fire and had asked to increase the heat, we would have been happy to accommodate. We provide tons of wood for the wood burning stove, space heaters in all bedrooms and a base level of central heat. We’ve found that lighting and maintaining the fire is part of the charm of the cabin. The appliances are old – original to the house from 1973. The avocado green is a classic retro look. We are planning on replacing the oven (the microwave has always worked fine for us) – we know we’ll be giving up that retro look but we have plans to replace it when the snow melts. There is no cable TV and we do not advertise that there is any. We find it nice to escape when we go to the mountains. WiFi is new and has always worked well for us. It’s a shame that it didn’t work out with this renter and only wish that she would have asked us when we could have changed her experience. That give and take with the renters is one of the things we enjoy most about renting through VRBO and sharing our cabin in Bear Valley.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Skyhigh Pizza
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
highway 4
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Bear Valley Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Bear Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer rates
29 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall rates
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and other holidays
22 Dec - 27 Dec
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.52
Damage Insurance £45.83
Damage Deposit £1,165.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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