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A stately furnished log cabin perfect for snow skiing!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom (2 bedrooms are master suites), 4 baths with sleeping loft

2nd story has two master suites with a 3rd bathroom and sleeping loft. Main floor has a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Main floor has a mudroom for skiers and snow shoe equipment. Living room has two French doors that open onto a deck. Kitchen is equipped with a Thermador gas cook top and stainless steel appliances. Kitchen is well stocked to cook a gourmet meal. Dining room can accommodate 12 guests.

Shari Allen
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2018

About Shari Allen

We enjoy snowmobiling during the winter on the various trails. Mountain biking during the summer is a favorite past time. There are quite a few lakes in the area that we were able to kayak 4 different lakes in one day. Our favorite meal all year round is something barbecued on our covered deck.

Shari Allen purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Shari Allen chose Arnold

Our log cabin is situated so guest can enjoy private time or relax in front of the fire reading a book.

Enjoy the view of Bloods Ridge off deck, in evening you can see lights of the Mountain's groomer. Very quiet street.

What makes this cabin unique

2 master suites allow for multiple families and children. Close walk to Bear Lake or Bear Valley Village. Easy access into the cabin in the snow.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Arnold in Alpine County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All have towels, wash cloths & hair dryers. There is 100 gallons of heated water servicing cabin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Loft/camp out haven for children - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , plus two single air beds
    Master Suite 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, shower/bath, coffee maker, hair dryer, linens
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King bed, close to bath & kitchen, on main floor
    Master Suite 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has shower/bath, coffee maker, hair dryer, towels. Upstairs
  • Down comforters with nice linens. Upstairs bedroom have added ceramic heaters, beds have heated mattress pads. Bedroom 3's left side of mattress pad does not work, cuddle time. Most times heat is not needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Bear Valley Lodge has dining at Creekside, Sky High Pizza, and Grizzly bar. Check for hours. The Village grocery store has limited supplies. They stock Orvis Grass Fed beef in there freezer. It is best to plan your food so trips to Arnold would not be necessary. The market in Arnold is supplied with great groceries. Snowmobile taxi is guest obligation. Snowmobile Rentals available with Bear Valley Snowmobile. www.bvsnowmobile.com Apartment below cabin may have an overnight occupant on occasion, usually not likely. Apartment is separate with it's own door entrance. Be aware of snow shedding from roof on sides of cabin.


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A stately furnished log cabin perfect for snow skiing!
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Lafayette, CA

Wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this comfortable and spacious cabin in Bear Valley village. House is much bigger than it looks on the pictures. We had 6 adults/ 4 kids and everyone had their own space. Layout is great, even the loft has its own full bath - no need to share. Great dining room, and the kitchen was exceptionally well stocked with everything we needed. This year there was no snow, it made access to the cabin easy. New Year fireworks in the village were fun.

Thank you for the great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great family cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures do not so it justice

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. Had over 10' of snow, and it is not normal - took 2 hrs to dig into front door - some power outages and lots of shedding, but it is a snowmobile community and it was just a great stay...make a big fire, easy mud room for snow clothes and pretty wood cabin - we will stay again. :)

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental house in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming, has everything you need for a Summer getaway in the Sierras, is close to the small neighborhood lake, and is easy to get to from the highway - a perfect choice for our family, including 2 young boys. Our older boy actually said that one of his favorite parts of the vacation was this house. I would recommend this property to others. And the owner was very gracious and responsive with advice.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend at the house. It was very comfortable for 2 families. Shari answered all of our questions and took good care of us. We had a very fun weekend downhill and crosscountry skiing, and the kids loved playing in the snow outside the house.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin! All the luxuries of home and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cabin was great. Very clean and had everything we needed for our stay including all kitchen accessories (i.e. crockpot, waffle maker, etc) . The wood burning stove was great to stay warm throughout the snowstorm and cold nights. Really enjoyed BBQ on the deck and the kids had a great time sleighing down the hill produced from all of the snow falling off the roof! If I had to make one suggestion it would be to notify people that not only is the house only accessible by snow mobile during the winter if snow is there (which we knew) but that the snow mobile taxi service closes at 4p.m. and if you arrive after that the only way there is by walking, which is a long walk in the middle of a storm or snow. Also some sort of map would be helpful if you do have to walk it after 4p.m. as I wasn't familiar with the area. Unless you're lucky enough to meet a local in the Bear Valley Lodge who has a snow mobile and is willing to give you a ride to the house along with your bags you are in for a long walk. Good thing the locals are real nice and were willing to do that for us. Other than that, everything was perfect. Always a pleasure when it's better than you expect!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Its a beautiful accommadating cabin. All cabins in the Bear Valley area during the winter are accessable by a snow mobile taxi. There are at least 2 services and one will go after 4:00 p.m. We do not recommend anyone walking there luggage to any of the cabins. For people with smaller groups and arriving late at night Bear Valley Lodge has condos that are a great fit for those small groups. We do discuss all arrangements prior to people booking so they are aware of transportation during the winter snow time. Bear Valley has a shuttle that will then take people up to the ski lift for those that ski. Thanks for taking great care of our cabin! Shari
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Grizzly Bar in Lodge, Sky High Pizza
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sequoia Woods, Arnold
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 4
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Creekside, Sky High Pizza, Grizzly Bar
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Mt. Reba

We enjoy snowmobiling, kayaking at the local lake, beautiful meadow to cross country ski and love Mt. Reba to snow ski. It is a nice ride to Spicer Lake when snow has melted. Along the way is Utica Lake & Union Lake. Less than 20 minutes from cabin. Great area to kayak or have a picnic & fish. Bear Lake, a 10 min. walk is fabulous to kayak.

There are numerous bike trails with a booklet at cabin for directions. We also enjoy sitting on the deck with a glass of wine.

During winter, have snow play in front of cabin, sides of cabin are subject to roof shedding snow chunks.

There is an apartment below cabin & on occasion may have someone in it. That would be owners or property manager's family. It is a separate entrance and would not hinder your enjoyment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.68
Damage Deposit £372.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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