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Bear Spring Cabin w/ Pool & Game Room

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 7, 2016

SPECIAL** FREE pool heating Oct, March 17 - May with 3 night stay or longer

This unique cabin sleeps up to 6 in 2 bedrooms and 2 on a futon in living room and has 2 full baths. The ground floor bedroom has a connected bath. The loft bedroom has a basin and is accessed by a spiral staircase. Another large bathroom is on the ground floor with clawfoot tub, two vanities and double shower.

Cabin has a wood burning stove, game room (with toy boxes), decks and pool

A long time spring along the old Jordan Trail, Bear Spring is now the source of water for this beautiful and unique vacation cabin and swimming pool. For peace and quiet this rural property (not in a resort development) cannot be beat.

This 1800 sq. foot solar-powered hilltop cabin sits on a very private, gated 2 acre estate bordering Giant Sequoia National Monument in the Southern Sierra, just 12 miles from the Giant Sequoia groves at Balch Park.

At 2500 ft elevation, the treed park-like grounds have 360 degree views looking out to Mt. Dennison, Blue Ridge and the valley below. The home has two queen bedrooms, living room with sleeper sofa, love seat and sofa, two bathrooms, full kitchen with bar and breakfast area, formal dining area and game room.

Outdoor areas include a wrap around deck, covered back porch with seating, deck with seating by pool and seating pool-side.

The pool is fed by spring water and pool chemistry is kept strictly balanced for hygiene.

Pool heating is available for an extra fee October, April and May. (FREE with 3 night stay in May & Oct, 4 night stay in April)

Heating is not necessary June- September.

This upscale vacation home boasts everything that you are looking for to provide a fun, peaceful and relaxing time for your family or small group of friends. An open plan with high, exposed beam ceilings and plenty of comfortable seating create a pleasant social atmosphere. Clerestory windows and French doors bring the outdoors in and provide plenty of light. The beautiful spring fed swimming pool will keep everyone cool and entertained in the summer, and the wood stove will warm winter evenings.

A comprehensive hiking and recreation binder is provided at the house with maps and descriptions of local hikes, Big Trees, swimming and fishing holes, waterfalls, and scenic drives and horseback rides to help you plan your time.

Dog owners can take their dogs on the leash onto the Giant Sequoia National Monument trails in this area as opposed to the National Park where dogs are not allowed on trails.

The large bathroom has been recently renovated with antique vanities, a claw foot bathtub and a travertine double shower with rain shower heads. Little luxuries like Wifi, DVD library, high thread count sheets, plush towels, down comforters make this luxury cabin extra special.

The game room, with classic billiard table and tournament quality Foosball table, and outdoor ping pong table hoop-shooting and tether ball provide fun without ever having to leave the property. When you do venture out, there are lakes, rivers, waterfalls, winter snow and big trees only a few miles away.

Avoid hectic tourist crowds and discover the quiet beauty of the Giant Sequoia forests, rivers, lakes and waterfalls in Balch Park and Mountain Home State Forest within Sequoia National Monument. Ride horses among the Giants, hike, fish, bike and cross country ski. This cabin is located near the quaint village of Springville with restaurants, shops, local entertainment, a new park and visitors center.

Come for the Springville Sierra Professional Rodeo and Jackass Mail Run Weekend in April, wildflower touring March through May, bull riding events in August and Apple Festival in October.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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48 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Great Vacation Spot for a Family Get-Away

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent 3 nights, 4 days at the Springville cabin property and had a blast. The property itself is in great condition and provided a lot of fun activities for us both on-site and close nearby. The guest cabin is very private (separate unit) so perfect for a family who has small kids and would need some privacy. My only critique/criticism of the property is that there are house rules plastered all over the place which to us was a bit overkill. We get it.. you want to keep the house in good condition but also provide a fair warning to guests that additional fees could be imposed if anything is damaged during your stay, but it's a bit much. Literally every wall in the place had a sign posted.. some had 2 or 3 :) With that said, I would consider returning to the property another year. It was a very peaceful and quiet get-away for the extended family. Oh and Shelley is great to work with too! Very responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth for your compliments and comments. Oh yes, we do have quite a few little signs. I tried putting instructions and notices in the guest information book, but most did not read them. :-) I reasoned that having information at hand was possibly less annoying than having to go to the information binder whenever you have a questions about an appliance. It is an unfamiliar house with unfamiliar systems, in a rural area with customs and protocol unfamiliar to most guests who live in the city. Our liability insurance requires that we post warnings and instructions about the pool and the wood stove. We also have little instructional signs (some guests have said they were helpful) about how to use the TV, dishwasher, wood stove, ceramic cooktop, and what not to put down the drain because of the septic system (this can ruin your vacation). And yes, I do have a couple of signs about what not to do with the towels and cookware after having chronic problems with having to replace them because of misuse. It is unfortunate, for our guests who are conscientious, to be burdened with those signs. Unfortunately, I never know who will benefit and who will be merely annoyed (because they get it already), and they are the only means of communication about certain issues that has been effective (no more ruined towels or teflon cookware, or large pots of spaghetti down the garbage disposal). So apologies in advance (to future guests) and after the fact to you. :-)
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5

An Unique Find!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from three nights spent at the Bear Spring Cabin. It was a unique property. The house itself was comfortable, well taken care of, and had many unique features. Having teenagers, we were happy that there was no connectivity. We actually spent time as a family without interruption. Our daughters LOVED the game room. They logged many hours of pool.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bear Spring Cabin. It was a great place to return to after a day of hiking (Balch Park, Mountain Home State Forest, and Sequoia National Forest all have some great trails) or even spend the entire day there enjoying the pool. The game room is a really nice feature as well and we put it to good use. Having spent many vacations in VRBO rentals, I would also like to mention that of all the places we have stayed, Shelly was a most responsive and accommodating host! Thank you for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous, gorgeous, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time. The home has everything you would need, quite, clean, and comfortable..

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic luxury house, great furnishings, well equipped and extremely spacious. Pool and games room were a bonus. Provision of pool towels was appreciated. Guest cabin was very generous size too.

We were visited by humming birds, quail, chipmunks and squirrels. Location was peaceful.

Springville had some lovely little thrift and craft shops.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best get away ever.

  • 5 of 5

The home, guest home, pool and landscaping were beautiful. Morning coffee on the deck was amazing with a view many people only dream of. The back porch was so nice in the evening with a glass of wine and completely silent with only the sounds of nature. We loved all the gathering places both inside and out! The drive up the mountain is absoulty breath taking. We highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a peaceful serene get away. WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE THERE !!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Fresno/ Bakersfield at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : El Tapatio at 9 Miles Nearest Golf : River Island Country Club at 13 Miles Nearest Train : Hanford at 50 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 190 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cowpunchers Cafe at 9 Miles Nearest Ski : Ponderosa at 35 Miles Nearest Beach : Morro Bay at 185 Miles Car: necessary

Click the link below for OUR WEBSITE with more photos and info on our cabins and the local area.

**SPECIAL** Free pool heating (if needed) Oct and May with 3 night or longer stay, April with a 4 night stay (Holidays excluded)

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
May 12 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$245
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Ground floor Bath - toilet, tub, shower, double shower, claw foot tub, two vantities
  • Master Bath - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, 1 baby crib
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen, Accessed by spiral staircase. Has basin and mirror.
  • Master bedroom has attached bath

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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