Front view of papa Bear's LodgeDinning Area with large table made from the walnut flooring of a box car
Papa Bear's Lodge, grand log cabin!
14 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
2.5 baths
14 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
2.5 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
14 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This cozy lodge with great room, wood stove, central heat, big kitchen, wraparound porch, hot tub and additional sleeping loft is just the right place for your family vacation or reunion. Only 2.5 miles outside Nevada City. Add Mama Bear and Baby Bear cabins for that larger group.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed


Extra people $28 CAD / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee $254 CAD
Security Deposit $445 CAD
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Drue and René are wonderful hosts and Papa Bear Lodge is a great place to stay. So close to the river, private, spacious, and accommodating.

Ashley User Profile
July 2017
Highly recommend any of Drue and Rene's cabins for anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful stay. They have everything you could possibly need and more and the cabin is located perfectly between the river and Nevada City! This is our second summer staying with them and we're already looking forward to next summer!

Sam User Profile
July 2017
Just perfect!

Kathy User Profile
June 2017
A beautiful location with great hosts who obviously love their town and amenities .

Marty User Profile
February 2017
Papa Bear's Lodge is a great place for a large group. It is in a beautiful wooded location, yet just a few minutes from the town of Nevada City and all it offers. We loved the log building, cozy fireplace, large living room, and dining table where we could all sit together. The kitchen was totally stocked with attractive dishes and cooking tools. Drue is easy to work with. Thank you Drue
Drue And René User Profile
Response from Drue And René:
So glad to host your group, Marty. Thank you for booking with us. We hope to have you back.
February 2017

Colin User Profile
January 2017
Wonderful and unique little cabin in the woods. Less touristy than the main areas of Tahoe, which is nice. Very quiet and peaceful. There are 2 other units on the property but it doesn't feel too crowded. Went on a few nice runs around the area, good views and pretty empty roads.

Adrian User Profile
December 2016
Very similar to other reviewers, the amenities are complete for a large group and roomy. Pictures are underrated.

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Nevada City, California, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Drue And René User Profile

Rene and I have been hosting guests at our Mama, Baby, and Papa Bear Cabins for nearly a decade and have met some of the nicest folks along the way. We now rent out our upstairs studio apartment in town. We love this town and the surrounding, area and are happy to share information with our guests about the best live theater, musical events, great restaurants, and historical outings, as well as the awesome trails. We are both runners and happy to share information on where to go for a great run or hike. Rene is a potter and has some of her work displayed or for use in our rentals. You may catch us in a play from time to time. We love to dine out, and Nevada City has some great restaurants.

We live just a short distance from the cabins, and are accessable by phone most of the time, should you have any needs during your stay. You may not see us, unless you are staying with us in town, but rest assured we are thinking of you. Your privacy and comfort are important to us, and we look forward to the opportunity to host you!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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