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Secluded + Peaceful Cozy Cabin

· Garden Valley, El Dorado, California
150 acres hosted by Jill D.
1 lodging site
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Peaceful and private Bear Creek Lodge is tucked up against the El Dorado National Forest, surrounded by majestic oaks, pines, and cedars, in charming Garden Valley, CA. The 3,000-square-foot lodge is located on 150 acres, secluded from noise and light pollution, making for spectacular night skies. The park-like setting makes Bear Creek Lodge the perfect haven in the woods, while the beautifully-appointed four-bedroom home makes it the ideal place for rest, relaxation, & rejuvenation! Bear Creek Lodge has been carefully designed and appointed to help you rest and relax on your getaway to the woods. While you will likely spend evenings listening to nature’s symphony, there are plenty of activities in the house to keep you entertained. Bear Creek Lodge is 100% off the grid and utilizes an industrial generator that powers this large property. We are pet friendly, but you must register your pet on the site and there is a fee if you decide to bring your pet. Please let us know in advance. Max. Occupancy: 4 bedrooms; There is a maximum occupancy limit of 14 guests between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. WiFi: Bear Creek Lodge includes high-speed Wifi thanks to fast satellite Internet. Quiet Hours: While in a remote and secluded area, we must still abide by the local regulations. Quiet Hours must be observed between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Wildlife: The peace and beauty of being tucked away into your own secluded retreat in the woods, comes with the additional steps of having to contend with wildlife and small critters. For your safety and enjoyment, it's important to be vigilant about keeping doors closed into the Lodge. It's also important to clean up ALL food debris at ALL times, both inside and outside the Lodge. Suggestion to Bring: Remember to bring all necessary medications, as the nearest pharmacy is 14-15 miles away in Cool, CA if needed. And we also recommend bringing flashlights for each guest for moving between the main, upper, and lower levels at night time. Always check the weather app ahead of your arrival for weather forecasts at Georgetown & Garden Valley CA. Here are only a few of the nearby adventures that Hipcampers can partake in: Skiing, snowboarding, white-water rafting, wine tasting, Apple Hill, Jeep Jamboree, Rubicon trail, El Dorado National Forest, Coloma gold discovery museum, Red Hawk Casino, antiquing, historic downtown Placerville, hidden local trails, hiking, fishing, water-sports and/or doing nothing but relaxing!Secluded and tucked up against the El Dorado National Forest on 150 private acres, Bear Creek Lodge is surrounded by nature, peace and quiet, and spectacular night skies. Stargazers, families, couples. and those looking for a special spot to WFH will absolutely love this retreat that is enveloped by oaks, pines, cedars, manzanita, and complete privacy. Bear Creek Lodge is the perfect spot for honeymooners, special events, and partaking in local fun events throughout the entire year, with all of the luxuries of a well-appointed lodge. Sleeps 14 guests and provides a gourmet kitchen for entertaining, screened-in outdoor living and dining rooms, a propane fire pit for sitting outside around the campfire, family board games, an incredible reading library, and a wide range of family DVD/BluRay movies to enjoy. Our goal is to meet and exceed your getaway expectations with the goal of being on your “adventure map” year after year! A few of the nearby adventures include: skiing, white-water rafting, wine tasting, Apple Hill, Jeep Jamboree, Rubicon trail, El Dorado National Forest, Coloma gold discovery museum, Red Hawk Casino, antiquing, historic downtown Placerville, hidden local trails, hiking, fishing, or doing nothing but relaxing!
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9 ratings · 7 reviews
Jennifer L.recommends
March 3, 2024
Secluded + Peaceful Cozy Cabin
A perfect weekend
The cabin was stunning and the area was so beautiful. The kitchen was fully stocked, which made cooking great meals a breeze. We had the best time!
Adam W.recommends
October 23, 2023
Secluded + Peaceful Cozy Cabin
10 out of 10!!!
My wife and I arrived a little late on Thursday evening due to my schedule but was able to coordinate with Jill easily to get a nice tour of the home. This place is amazing! The care and craftsmanship that has gone into making everything about this home is incredible. I would rate the entire experience a 10 out of 10! Thanks again to Jill and your incredible team for making this perfect getaway possible for my wife and I.
Sierra F.recommends
October 9, 2023
Secluded + Peaceful Cozy Cabin
This Cabin was beautiful and beyond my expectations. Only down side was the access between the 3 floors, but that was just due to the layout of the cabin. The amenities were great, sleeping arrangements were comfortable and will come back again.
Peter W.recommends
July 20, 2022
Secluded + Peaceful Cozy Cabin
Outstanding lux cabin in the forest
Jill's property is outstanding! Cannot recommend it more highly. Beautiful house amazingly appointed and so comfortable. There is not much internet or cell service up there, so it is a fantastic place to get away and unplug for awhile. And it is far away from any other cabins or homes, so very private. It was lovely for just the two of us, and we had a few friends stay for a day or two which was perfect. It could also be excellent for a larger gathering like a family reunion, with the top floor dormer, and downstairs great-room that has many beds.
Audrey D.recommends
April 13, 2021
Secluded + Peaceful Cozy Cabin
Bear Creek Lodge is above and beyond a “glamping” experience—more of what you would expect of an Airbnb or Vrbo. Jill’s place is a gem in the woods, perfect for a family gathering or quiet friend’s getaway weekend. We enjoyed grilling on the BBQ, star gazing and listening to nature sounds (so quiet!), ping pong in the basement and the indoor/outdoor feel of the space from the screened in deck. Jill was quick to respond and gave us a tour of the house at check in. Details: The last mile of the road and the driveway are gravel, but are well maintained and our low clearance sports car made it no problem! WiFi is spotty (but who needs WiFi when you’re in such a beautiful place!). The house has 3 levels, not connected (get upstairs by external staircase and downstairs by a path). The main level has a screened in deck, kitchen, living room and master with full bathroom. The lower level has 2 beds (not in individual rooms), ping pong, laundry, full bath, kitchenette and outdoor seating area. The upper level has 2 beds and two pull out couches, kitchenette and one “RV style” restroom. (Description as of April 2021)
Luis R.
February 22, 2021
Secluded + Peaceful Cozy Cabin
Unresponsable host
I have booked this place, host sends me a text an hour later that someone beat my reservation on 02/11/20. I was reserving the site for 13 to 15. Even after not getting the site the payment was submitted, money was deducted from my account and not returned until I did call Hipcamp, not even they were able to contact the host, money was returned to the account. until 02/21/20. The host needs to be more responsible.
Garden Valley, El Dorado, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and Nisenan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Jill D.

Joined in May 2019
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