Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Bear Cabin - Luxurious Private Snow Ski Next To Tahoe National Forest w/acreage!

Bedrooms 3
Space 241 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Absolutely Stunning Private Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

We hope we have the opportunity to host you at our awesome Tahoe Bear Cabin. It's located in a truly private spectacular setting with our backyard bordering The Tahoe National Forest. Our pictures of the cabin and surrounding property and forest acreage don't do it justice.

The 'Tahoe Bear Cabin' offers tumbled marble in the bathrooms, slab granite and maple cabinets throughout, state-of-the-art stainless appliances, three televisions, two of which are high definition (52-inch and 42-inch), satellite TV, home theater surround-sound, copper fireplace, gas fireplace in one bedroom, central heat, and hardwood floors. Several decks make for wonderful outside entertaining, as does the Jacuzzi hot tub, which offers total privacy. Bose speakers complement the Jacuzzi and decks.

Approximately 2600 square feet, this unique and elegant three-bedroom, three-bath, incredible Tri Level Cabin promises to make your stay in Tahoe unforgettable. Come for the Weekend and make memories that will last a Lifetime. Make no mistake, this cabin will truly bring the Lake Tahoe experience to life.

Surrounded by acres of conservancy land with The Tahoe National Forest and only two long blocks from the lake lies our Tahoe Bear Cabin, offering both privacy and convenience.

Located just minutes from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts, and only 10 minutes from the Coast Guard boat launch at Lake Forest Road, our Tahoe Bear Cabin will allow you to experience Tahoe to its fullest - access to the Tahoe Rim trail, snowmobiling, cross country skiing at Paige Meadow, sledding on our private road or at Granlibakken Resort, quad & atv, and hiking are conveniently located literally right out our back door.

Bedroom One: King size bed

Bedroom Two: King size bed

Bedroom Three: Queen size bed

More Details

Jason - Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

Why Jason - Manager chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We fell in love with the location. This cabin has watched my 3 children grow up and now it has become a favorite destination for my grand children. My late husband and I shared many weekends at the cabin, creating many wonderful memories. My hope is that others will walk away, after a stay at this cabin, with memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes this cabin unique

There is something about looking out a window and seeing a mother bear and her cubs, that makes your heart skip a beat with wonder and excitement. Sitting quietly in the hot tub, catching snowflakes on your tongue as the steam surrounds you. Hiking through the empty woods for hours and then relaxing in front of a warm fire with a good book. Walking or taking a snow mobile into town, just to reassure myself that I am not the only human being left on earth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to write to let you know how much we enjoyed staying at Tapawingo. It was beautiful and far exceed my expectations. We all appreciated the lovely appointments, refurbishments and delightful mountain lodge decor. It was perfect inside and out! We had a couple of good sunny days as well as a day or two of snow storms. We were able to enjoy the skiing at Alpine, Squaw and Northstar, a quiet cozy day in the cabin and some cross country skiing in the woods behind the house. My husband and I are definitely looking forward to renting the cabin out again, preferably on a non-holiday weekend & with only a couple friends so that we can get away from the crowds and relax! I've already recommended Tapawingo to a colleague of mine who is looking for a high end rental this spring.

We tried to keep the cabin clean and tidy during our stay. We did not have any mishaps so I assume that everything was in good shape when the caretaker arrived today. That said, please feel free to give me a call or email if you have any questions.


Jan 2009
  • 1 of 3


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Tahoe City, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) 1 - Upper Level Master Suite 1 - Lower Level Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) 1 - Main Level Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) This is a Trundle Bed with 2 Twins, located in the Upper Level Master Suite, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This Queen size sofa bed is located in the Loft, off the Upper Level Master Suite
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

92% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
Bear Cabin - Luxurious Private Snow Ski Next To Tahoe National Forest w/acreage!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful home! Amazing location! Had an incredible time and definitely plan to return. Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay at your cozy Tahoe cabin! We had an incredible time and can't wait for round two.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Walnut Creek, CA

Great Location, Great House, Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

This house has an easily accessible location in Tahoe City near Tahoe City and the surrounding area's necessities. You are never too far from anything one would desire.

The house too has all you need including a fire pit, hot tub, and all the fixings to stay at the house and cook and relax.

We would definitely recommend the Bear Cabin to anyone looking for a Tahoe getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 2
Oakland, CA

Great Tahoe Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the Bear Cabin! The place is very well appointed. Both spacious and cozy all at the same time. We hit the slopes and recovered in the hot tub afterwards. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Bear Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in tahoe. We loved the setup and would stay there again. Only downside was the absence of blinds on the windows. Made it difficult to sleep

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

At the last minute we had to cancel a trip to Canada because my husband could not fly due to eye surgery and I found The Bear Cottage Cabin by pure luck. The owner Cheryl was unbelievably accommodating - we were in contact with her one day and the next day we were on our way to the Cabin. The Cabin is beautifully decorated and from the first step inside you feel like you are at home. Beds are so comfortable, the surround sound system both inside and out was so soothing...but not as much as sitting on the huge deck or in the hot tub enjoying the smells of the forest and the privacy that the cabin offers. It was a wonderful experience and I can't say enough good things about the owner...we will definitely go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Francisco, California

Beautiful home and amazing getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group of friends for President's day weekend, and we couldn't have picked a better house. It's absolutely beautiful and close to everything we could possibly want. I love that while some of us could go snowboarding, other could just go into town and get Mani pedis, or just hang out in the cabin and stay warm, it really suited everyones needs. Also a house with 3 king beds was unbelievable! Everyone slept comfortably. The hottub is giant and very clean, it was a godsend after a day on the slopes. But the biggest draw for us was the living room!! All 9 of us were able to sit on a big beautiful comfortable leather couch to enjoy movies on the giant TV by the beautiful fire. No one had to sit on the floor, or pull in a chair from the other room. This house was meant for friends and family to be together and enjoy they're time there. the layout was so open, it was wonderful. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our big family meals, and you didn't feel left out of what was going on in the rest of the house because of the wonderful open floor plan. And to the one star comment about no internet, we had perfectly working Internet (some people had to do some work over the weekend on their computers) and the owner called us around the time we checked in to make sure everything was working ok and if we had any questions about the house or how things worked and was very gracious and helpful. I would absolutely stay here again. There's just something about this place that just makes you melt into a couch infront of the fire and chat the night away with a glass of wine. It was truly wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1/2 mile to Hwy 89, 14 miles to I-80
Nearest Ski
7.4 Miles
Alpine Meadows
Car: necessary

Everything you could ever want or need in one localized area. Summer offers the beauty of Lake Tahoe, while winter gives you the perfect snow. Of course, the excitement of the Casinos is available year round. Whether you are coming for the exciting nightlife, the snow sports, the water sports or just want to get away from it all, just come. It will be a vacation you will not soon forget.

Other Activities: river rafting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$511.24
Additional Guest Fee A$63.91 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$639.05

*Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation confirmation with a Rental Agreement.
For each rental, there is a one-time, non-refundable cleaning fee and a 10% occupancy tax. In addition, a $500 refundable security deposit is required. Holiday periods include but not limited to: December 15 – January 5, President’s Week, Easter Week, Independence day and Thanksgiving etc. At your request to move forward, a rental agreement will be prepared for you and will be sent via email.

Holiday rentals or special needs may increase this rate. Cleaning fee (non-refundable) ranges from $300-$400 based on number of guests. There is a 10% Occupancy Tax. A $500 Refundable Security Deposit is required. A signed rental agreement will be needed to secure rental along with payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

Other Holiday Properties