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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
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, four televisions, four of which are high definition (60-inch and 42-inch), satellite TV, home theater surround-sound, grand copper wood burning fireplace, beautiful gas fireplaces in upper and lower bedrooms, 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

Two queen sleeper sofas

Two twin trundles

More Details

Cheryl Green
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Why Cheryl Green chose Tahoe City

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum of one car per 2 adult guests (overnight and event)
  • The max # of overnight guests is limited to the # shown on the quote. The entire deposit is subject to forfeiture if occupants exceed # on quote
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


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Bear Cabin - Luxurious Private Snow Ski Next To Tahoe National Forest w/acreage!
average rating of 4.75 based on 19 reviews
San Francisco

Great place, but WiFi did not work.

  • 4 of 5

Location: Great location. Very close to Tahoe shops and restaurants, ski resorts and freeway.

Cabin: The cabin doesn’t disappoint in terms of decorations. There are more bears than you can count, antler decorations, Christmas lights and wonderful communal areas. The house is both for groups to come together and peel off to do their own thing, with many floors and sections. The hot tub is also wonderful, just steps from the cabin!

One warning: The Bed on the very bottom floor near to where you park your car is very hard. We only had four people in the house for several days but considered putting two people in one bedroom as a result, which was kind of silly because the house is so large. It feels as though the memory foam has gotten old or petrified.

A small nit: The stove was only half working, even when we tried to relight the burners. But we made out fine as there were five to work with.

Host Communication:Cheryl responded when we called her the first night but didn’t take action when we told her the internet wasn’t working. As this was over Christmas it might have been understandable but she actually knew it wasn’t working prior to us arriving, which was troubling because part of the reason we choose Bear cabin was for the hot tub and proximity to things, but the other reason was it’s advertised strong wifi.

Internet access was a key criteria in booking over the holidays. Had we known ahead of time that there would be no internet access (as well as practically no cell service), we would have wanted to discuss a plan of action or modification of the rental terms prior to leaving the Bay Area. Unfortunately, the lack of internet access meant that we have had to go home a day early to accommodate work needs, which we had planned to take care of in Tahoe.

  • Review Submitted: 18/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin feel with sophisticated and comfortable touches throughout. Great for 2-3 family's

  • 5 of 5

Thumbs up from our family. The fireplace in the main room was the highlight for me. Location was good. But not it's not walking distance to downtown Tahoe City. A short drive though. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Tahoe City with tons of character

  • 5 of 5

This is the cabin we were hoping to find near Tahoe City. The location is very private, backing up to a forest with no houses directly visible from the main viewing windows / rear deck, yet still located within easy walking distance to nearby attractions. Very cozy with lots of character; it's obvious that a lot of thought and pride went into making the house what it is today. The sort of place that you can relax on the couch and admire the surroundings/craftsmanship for hours.

The owner was very responsive and a pleasure to speak with over the phone. We did not have experience any issues during our stay, but I feel confident that she would have taken care of anything that came up. Looking forward to returning many more times in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 12/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 25/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 13/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Tahoe City, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$68 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$543.72
Security Deposit AU$679.65

*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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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