Retreat near Kirkwood w Stunning Views, wineries

10 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths

Get away with sweeping views of pine and valley at Bear Family Ranch. Wineries and a vast array of outdoor experiences are at your doorstep. Go wine tasting in Sutter Creek, just 20 minutes away. Hike directly from the backyard, ask about our trail. Enjoy caves, mining relics, antique shopping, hiking, 4X4, cycling, climbing, or drive 30 min uphill to alpine lakes. It’s only a 2h drive from the Bay Area or 1h from Sacramento but feels a world away. And oh, the stars at night, you must see it to believe it!

NOTE: From JAN 18 - FEB 28th, the outdoor deck will be inaccessible because it is being modified. All other aspects of the house and property are unaffected. We've found that since it's winter, most guests are not using the outdoor deck, but enjoying the view from inside the house instead. Nonetheless, we wanted to make sure you are aware.


  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
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  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Self check-in
  • Keypad
  • Private entrance
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Patio or balcony
  • Garden or backyard
  • Luggage dropoff allowed

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House Rules

- No smoking please. No smoking inside the house or outside on the property anywhere. This is a strict rule because there is fire risk. And we are allergic to cigarette residue. Please respect this rule or lose the security deposit.
-No pets please, we stay here as well and are severely allergic to cats and dogs and rooms where they have stayed
- Rental age minimum of 21, Adults over 21 must be present at all times if minors are present
- No shoes inside the house
- Maximum 10 people, day or night, additional guests allowed only by written permission and incurs a charge of $50 per additional person per night
- Parties and Events larger than 10 people require written permission, please inquire
- If there is a rule violation, the hosts reserve the right to discontinue rental with no refund and to withhold security deposit
- Up to 3 vehicles only
- Firewood is available for purchase. If you choose to use the firewood, please pay according to the instructions posted next to the fireplace. Always be fire-safe. Please read the instructions on the fire extinguisher before using the fireplace. In case you need to use the fire extinguisher, please be sure to aim at the BOTTOM of the fire.
- Guests must clean up dishes after use. If guests choose not to wash dishes before leaving, a $50 additional cleaning charge will be applied to pay our cleaning staff.
- Guests must keep stove and oven in reasonable condition. If deep cleaning is required, an additional $50 will be applied to pay our cleaning staff.


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The space
With stunning views on every level, Bear Family Ranch can accommodate up to 10 comfortably. Enjoy luxurious comfort from 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The ranch has 3 levels so everyone can have their own quiet space. Take in the awesome view from the panoramic living room, or while cozied up on one of the three queen beds. Enjoy free high speed internet, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and a large wrap-around deck. For yogis, there is a yoga room with deck access that adjoins the master bedroom. For kids, there is a game room with a foosball table, and large 70" screen TV fitted with X-box, Chromecast and a movie collection.

We do get snow sometimes on the property as early as November. One year we had 1.5 feet accumulation, enough to go sledding in our backyard. Mostly when it snows it will stay on the ground for a day then melt away. So it looks very pretty but does not restrict access.

Strictly no smoking and no pets, no exceptions, as we are very allergic. Thank you for your consideration.
Guest access
The whole house and hiking trail on the property
Additional notes
Strictly no smoking. $500 fine or lose your security deposit for smoking anywhere on the property, even outside. This is because there is strong fire hazard in the area and smoking can burn the whole place down. We the owners are also allergic to cigarette residue and we love and use the ranch as well. Please respect this house rule. Thank you.
Guest interaction
Feel free to reach out via email, text or phone call during your stay if there is anything we can help you with.
Neighborhood overview
The ranch is located off the Hwy 88 corridor. In the winter, easily reach the ranch on a Friday night without having to drive through heavy snow. The next morning when the traffic subsides, roads clear, and the sun is shining, make the drive up to Kirkwood for awesome boarding and skiing. The non-boarders and non-skiers in your party can enjoy the sweeping views and all that Gold Country has to offer.

In the summer, live in the center of outdoor activity. Stay on the ranch for short hikes, lazing around and stargazing; or drive 30 min uphill to alpine lakes for fishing, boating, hiking and kayaking. Caving is only 10 minutes away, while within 30 minutes you can find whitewater rafting on the Mokulumne (self-guided), historical tours of gold country, wine tasting and shows at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
Getting around
Car is best.


Bear Family Ranch
Bear Family Ranch
Volcano, CA

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