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Luxury Reno-Tahoe Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe *Hot Tub & Sauna

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,009 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mountain House W/Private Outdoor Hot Tub & Dry Sauna

Please Note: Demand is currently high. Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Unlike similar properties in the area, the homeowner does not reside onsite during your stay and no pets live on property nor are permitted for the safety and comfort of all guests. This policy helps ensure the privacy and comfort of guests without concern that someone may be actively monitoring your activity or continually "looking over your shoulder" during your stay. Enjoy time away with total peace of mind and complete privacy in a beautiful custom home ideally situated in a very private, comfortable, and breathtaking mountain setting. The location is breathtaking! Utilizing the additional 2 queen-size inflatable mattresses, this home can comfortably sleep up to 12 adults and children. Please browse the more than 65 "5-star" independent reviews from prior guests as a demonstration of the exceptional quality and high level of service you can expect during a stay at my home.


- Location: Perfectly located halfway between downtown Reno and North Lake Tahoe yet minutes to all modern conveniences

- Ambiance: A breathtaking peaceful and private tranquil mountain setting nestled within a beautiful national forest

- Quality: A bright and exceptionally clean modern home fully stocked and offering comfortable furnishings with luxury bedding and linens

- Amenities: Relax under the stars in the cozy hot tub or separate dry sauna, grill and eat outside on the Weber gas grill or take a hike in the forest steps off the back deck

- Service: A proven and highly professional homeowner with 65+ exceptional "5-star" reviews over 4 years from prior guests

- Commitment: A dedicated attitude and personal guarantee to ensure an exceptional experience for every guest

Location, location, location! 'Absolutely breathtaking' best describes what you and your guests will likely feel during the short drive to this beautiful mountain home only a short 20 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Located just 15 miles and halfway between downtown Reno and North Lake Tahoe at nearly 5,500 feet in elevation within the peaceful and secluded tree line of Mount Rose, the convenient location just off Mt. Rose Highway (Route 431) offers the absolute best in everything the area has to offer from one central and convenience location.

The home's half-acre plus private lot is situated high among a beautiful national forest within the desirable Galena Forest Estates neighborhood, directly next to two of southwest Reno's most sought after neighborhoods, St. James Village and Montreux. The back of the property offers a large private deck with a hot tub and freestanding dry sauna and directly borders the Toiyabe National Forest. The natural setting creates an extremely tranquil and peaceful mountain ambiance from deep within the Sierra Nevadas. The natural high-desert landscape features numerous large pines, blue spruces, and other native desert and mountain vegetation as well as a small man-made pond in the front yard among the lush green front lawn.

The ranch style home offers approximately 2,009 square feet of updated and modern indoor living space with 4 distinct bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a nicely laid out floor plan. The master bedroom is located at the back (right) corner of the house with direct access to the back deck through a large sliding glass door. A bedroom at the front (right) corner of the house includes its own private balcony with a comfortable queen bed. The interior (right) bedroom in the main hallway includes a set of twin beds and is perfect for children or single adults. The fourth bedroom is semi-private and includes another beautiful queen bed situated just off the den on the opposite back (left) corner of the home. This room has its own sliding glass doors as well offering direct and convenient access to the back deck. This bedroom as well as the den can offer privacy from the remainder of the house via a heavy sliding pocket door conveniently situated between the kitchen and the den making it perfect for a small family or couple wishing to share the home with others while still maintaining some level of privacy within the common space. The cozy, semi-private den is just in front of this bedroom on the left front of the house and includes a large sectional couch with a natural wood-burning pellet stove for use during the cooler months as you watch movies on the 50' flat panel television with cable and DVR service.

The fairly open concept main living area consists of the kitchen, dining area, and main living room and is perfectly situated directly in the center of the home with direct access to the back deck. Most of this area is open and features beautiful vaulted ceilings with plenty of natural sunlight entering from the many windows and skylights. A small bar with bar stool seating for three generally separates the kitchen from the dining area while still offering plenty of space and openness within the area. The well-appointed kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances perfect for the chef in the group. High-end stainless steel cookware by Wolfgang Puck include all of the pots and pans you could ever need to prepare any gourmet meal, even including a wok! Enjoy many of the other small kitchen appliances such as a toaster, coffee/tea maker, fondue set, blender, and hand mixer. Dinnerware and glassware is abundant as well so you can enjoy your glass of champagne from a champagne glass, red wine from a red wine glass, or your margarita from a margarita glass. During warmer months, enjoy dinner outside on the peaceful back deck during a relaxing summer evening barbeque using the high-end Weber gas grill.

The dining room has a large square table with seating up to 8, plus an additional 4 at the bar directly behind. Enjoy meals and conversations together as a family or large group, and play any number of games or enjoy a bottle of wine from this convenient setting.

Step down into the living room where a large 7-piece modular sofa can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people while watching the 50" high definition flat panel TV or DVD, or while the "kids" play games around the large 4'x4' marble coffee table.

Each bedroom includes clean and comfortable, brand-name luxury mattresses and include mattress protectors and mattress liners purchased from a high-end retailer. Bed linens are of very high quality, name brand and 100% cotton. Each bed has its own down (or down alternative) comforter, 100% cotton duvet, comfortable pillows (with pillow protectors), and an optional, extra bed blanket for every bed for the colder nights. A Pack-N-Play for infants is also available for use during your stay, if needed.

The linen closet contains an abundant set of high quality 100% cotton towels for guests to enjoy. Two portable, queen-size inflatable Aero mattresses (along with linens and pillows) are also provided for guest use.

Each full bathroom has its own toilet and shower/tub. The 'en suite' master bathroom boasts a double vanity with its own skylight and large soaker tub while the guest bathroom is conveniently situated between the master bedroom and front (right) bedroom near the interior (right) bedroom as well.

The modern home includes 3" canned recessed lighting throughout, a modern designer dining room light fixture, sleek modern ceiling fans in each of bedroom, high-quality interior doors with beautiful polished chrome hardware. Create any mood in the house using dimmable lighting control panels for all of the lighting throughout the home.

The home is heated with a high-efficiency furnace (propane) supplemented by the wood-burning pellet stove located in the den, as appropriate. An abundance of wood pellets are provided for guests to use anytime during their stay and are easily loaded into the stove to instantly create a natural fireplace setting. The automatic blower provides a comforting blanket of warmth and coziness on those cold nights in the mountains. (Please note that the gas fireplace in the main living room is inoperable and not accessible to guests.)

This home and the surrounding area is a truly unique paradise enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, adventurers, and families of all types. Year-round activities include world-famous snow skiing and snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and rafting and kayaking. The high desert region offers four distinct seasons. The summer season is best to enjoy the many breathtaking beaches around Lake Tahoe where temperatures typically reach high into the 80s with lows into the 50s with constant mountain breezes and no humidity (or bugs!). The winter season offers world-class skiing and snowboarding at more than a dozen resorts as well as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing just minutes from the home. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is the area's favorite locals ski resort and easily accessible via a quick 10-15 minute drive up Mt. Rose Highway.

After a long day, come home and relax with a cold beer or nice glass of wine while soaking in the outdoor hot tub or unwind in the dry sauna under a majestic sky filled with millions of bright stars. Even though the outside temperatures can reach well into the 80s during the summer afternoons, the hot tub and sauna can still be enjoyed year round when temperatures typically drop into the 50s at night due to the high mountain elevation. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful afternoon or evening on the private deck under the umbrella or napping in the sun on one of the lounge chairs while taking in the natural beauty of the mountain surroundings both memorable and extremely enjoyable.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my home for your upcoming holiday. I take great pride in my home and offering all of my guests the very best in quality, comfort, and convenience in a well-maintained and exceptionally clean and modern home. I look forward to your stay

More Details

Kevin Bierly
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Kevin Bierly

Originally from the east, I purchased this home in 2010 after spending just 20 days in the area on 2 separate visits to see a longtime family friend who lived a few miles from the house. Never having lived in the west, there was something about the natural beauty and tranquility of the area that instantly spoke to me. As a kid, I had always dreamed of owning a home in the mountains with the anticipation and excitement of big winter storms. This dream coupled with my love for skiing, I was fortunate to purchase the home several years ago with the expectation of maintaining a second residence given my travel and flexibility I have for work.

After a couple years commuting back and forth from the east for work nearly 3 weekends a month, the tolls of so much travel were having an effect on me. I came to the sad realization that it was no longer possible to spend as much time here as I had originally hoped. I considered selling the property but there was just something about the area and the peacefulness of the home that told me I had to keep it. As a business professional and rental property owner all of my adult life, I decided I could still enjoy the best of both worlds by offering my home to guests while I wasn't able to enjoy it myself while helping offset the cost of ownership.

And nearly 2 years later, I couldn't be happier. Not only have I been able to continue to enjoy the home on a slightly less frequent basis, I've also been able to share my home and many of the same great experiences with other guests. I've been very blessed and fortunate in finding guests who not only appreciate and enjoy the home and the great location as much as I do, but I have found that they have taken great care in treating my home as their own. The overall quality and cleanliness of the home has not suffered whatsoever.

So with only myself, a cleaning lady, and a maintenance guy, I'm able to offer my home to you in hopes that you too will experience the same joys during your stay.

Kevin Bierly purchased this house in 2010

Why Kevin Bierly chose Galena Forest Estates

For those unfamiliar with the Reno - Tahoe area, the home is centrally located equi-distant between downtown Reno and North Lake Tahoe in one of Reno's most beautiful and sought-after neighborhoods. Sitting high above Reno at approximately 4.000ft elevation within the majestic treeline of Mt. Rose, the home is nestled alongside a beautiful national forest that offers beauty, tranquility, privacy, and accessibility to some of the areas best outdoor attractions such as hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. In addition to world-famous Lake Tahoe and renown ski resorts, two professional golf courses are also within minutes from the home.

The home's prime location allows visitors to enjoy the best of both Reno and Lake Tahoe from one convenient and central location. Attend events like Hot August Nights, Reno Championship Air Races, or simply enjoy a nice dinner and stroll along the downtown Riverwalk District or try to win big at one of the many casinos in the Biggest Little City in the World. Or, head the other way just a few miles south winding through the mountains as high as nearly 9,000ft in elevation along the breathtaking Mt. Rose Scenic Corridor (Mt. Rose Hwy, Route 431) to North Lake Tahoe to capture one of the world's most beautiful and pristine natural treasurers. Spend the afternoon on a sandy beach or on the lake with a 360 degree panorama of majestic mountains, dine at any number of quaint, lake-front restaurants, or submerse yourself in a nature-lover's paradise with miles upon miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, national parks and campgrounds, and other outdoor activities.

One visit to the area coupled with a stay at my home, and I'm certain you'll be hooked. I take great pride in my property and creating a memorable experience for all of my guests. I guarantee that you and your guests will absolutely love the location, quality and comfort of the home. Thank you for taking the time to consider my property, and I look forward to hearing from you.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the entire home without the worry of a homeowner living onsite during your stay watching your every move. This home sits in a very private setting bordering a beautiful national forest on the back high within the beautiful majestic treeline of Mt. Rose. Located centrally between downtown Reno and North Lake Tahoe, guests can enjoy the convenience of both as well as quick and easy access to Carson City via US 395. Pets are strictly prohibited for the comfort of all guests. A well-appointed kitchen will bring your group together at mealtimes to enjoy each other's company in a quiet and comfortable setting. The outdoor hot tub and sauna are perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail. Quality bedding and linens are provided for every room in an exceptionally clean home.

Just read the over 40 5-star reviews from prior guests to capture a glimpse of the high level of service and quality you can expect during your stay. As the homeowner and manager of the property, I am accessible via phone, text, or email anything during your stay, and I take great pride in my home and absolutely guarantee that every guest will enjoy their stay at my vacation mountain home each and every time.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need any additional information as you choose the perfect home and location for your trip. Thank you for considering a stay with me, and I look forward to your next visit.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Galena Forest Estates, Nevada

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2009 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Double Vanity 'En Suite' to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Guest Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Direct access to the back deck via sliding glass doors.
    Bedroom 2 - Den Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Direct access to the back deck via sliding glass doors.
    Bedroom 3 - Front Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Direct access to a private deck via sliding glass doors.
    Bedroom 4 - Interior Bedroom - 2 single bed
  • Also Included: 2 Queen-sized Aero Inflatable Beds 1 Pack-N-Play Portable Crib 2 Large Sectional Sofas (Den & Living Room)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
As the homeowner and manager of my vacation rental, I absolutely strive to provide the highest level of customer service possible so that each and every guest truly enjoys their stay. Please read all of the recent reviews as a testament to the overall quality and comfort you can expect during a stay at my home. If you book with me, I guarantee you and your guests will not be disappointed.


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average rating of 4.9459457 based on 74 reviews

This location worked great for our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house, great location. Everything worked great. Great communication with Kevin.I would recommend this to anyone.


Mike and Cindi Malvey.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and location

  • 5 of 5

My daughters were graduating from UNR and we were looking for a place we could all stay at. I was a little worried that the location was too far from the University, but it was an easy 20 minute drive. We couldn’t believe you could leave Reno and 20 minutes later be in a majestic location. The house is very nice and has a great layout. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck and using the hot tub and sauna. Kevin was an amazing host and very accommodating. Nobody wanted to leave. We will definitely be back!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Kevin, is an incredibly nice guy who clearly loves his home (read his bio, below) and goes the extra mile to be a gracious host. For starters, while we were en route and about an hour from the home, I received a text message from Kevin informing us that he had raised the thermostat -- from his phone! -- so that the house would be comfortable when we arrived. And that was just the beginning. We arrived just after a big snowstorm. The driveway and path to the door were newly plowed and shoveled, so we had no problem gaining access to the house. There was a bottle of wine on the kitchen counter with a thank-you note from Kevin. The house is spotless and Kevin had just installed brand new carpeting in the bedrooms and den. The kitchen is updated with granite counter tops, and there are plenty of dishes, nice pots and pans etc. There are even hotel-like amenities in the bathrooms. Best of all, Kevin is available by text, with a quick response, in case you need to find something. It is so quiet and peaceful there that you'd never know the house is close to the highway for easy access. Five minutes to the grocery store, 10 minutes to the Mt. Rose ski area, 15 minutes to central Reno. You will love this place!

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it

  • 5 of 5

Me encanto el precio es rasonable. Mucha privacidad el pasaje es hermoso y muchos lugares para visitar cerca. A mis niños les encanta. Ellos ya están listos para regresar

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay. The house is uncluttered, comfortable and well stocked so we could feel like we wete in a home, not just a rental. Well done Kevin!

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended family vacation, it for all of us perfectly and was meticulously maintained and stocked. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
BJ's Restaurant, 18601 Wedge Pkwy
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Montreux Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 431, Mt. Rose Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
BJ's Restaurant, 18601 Wedge Pkwy
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
King's Beach, Lake Tahoe North Shore
Car: necessary

See my YouTube video for a complete overview of the property:

Common Area Attractions:

- Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, NV (1 Mile)

- Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Reno, NV (7 Miles)

- Summit of Mt. Rose, Washoe, NV (10 Miles)

- Tahoe Rim Trail, Reno, NV (12 Miles)

- Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV (16 Miles)

- Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV (16 Miles)

- North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, NV (19 Miles)

- Downtown Reno, NV (19 Miles)

- Virginia City, NV (20 Miles)

- Kings Beach - Lake Tahoe North Shore, Kings Beach, CA (22 Miles)

- Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee, CA (29 Miles)

- Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA (38 Miles)

- Heavenly Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA (45 Miles)

- Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Norden, CA (46 Miles)

- Pyramid Lake, Washoe, NV (53 Miles)

- Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood, CA (77 Miles)

- Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, CA (147 Miles)

- Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA (168 Miles)

- Napa Valley, Napa, CA (Sonoma, CA) (220 Miles)

- San Francisco, CA (237 Miles)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Galena Forest Estates, Nevada

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th Holiday '18
28 Jun 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday '18
19 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday '18
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
New Years Holiday '18
27 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$250.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$678.25

* Reservations during peak holiday periods require a 5-night minimum stay or longer. Peak holiday periods include the following timeframes: July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The peak holiday rental rate is $450.00 per night (based on an occupancy of 8 people plus $20.00 per extra person per night up to 12 people total) plus the standard $185.00 cleaning fee and 13% local taxes. Weekly rentals of 7 nights or more are eligible for a discounted weekly rental rate equivalent to one free night (i.e., stay 7 nights for the approximate price of a 6 night stay). Contact the homeowner with questions or to inquire about long-term pricing options.

Effective August 1, 2014, all individual homeowners in the cities of Reno and Sparks renting homes to transient guests on a short-term basis are required to collect a 13% transient lodging tax payable to the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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