Stone Bear Cabins

Surrounded by the Tahoe National forest, Stone Bear Cabins; this spectacular Sierra Nevada retreat offers an incomparable mountain experience.

Open all year, this intimate recreation retreat offers cozy cabins ready to serve as your comfortable back country base camp for you and your family or for affinity groups to gather around their shared interests.  

You are invited to relax and re-create with family and friends finding your own special place away from the crowds–venturing into the back country, onto Lake Tahoe ski slopes or simply snuggling in for a quiet weekend of rejuvenation.

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Latitude: 39.334698 Longitude: -120.587065 Elevation: 5323 ft
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Elizabeth Rogers

Lodging Style and Amenities

All cabins are 500 square feet and have the same floor plan.  Upon entry, you will find the kitchenette to your right and the main room directly ahead.  The kitchenette includes a shelf to store dry goods, coffee maker, tea maker, microwave and mini-fridge.  In the main room you will find a small seating area, Queen Bed and Cast-Iron Gas Fireplace.  Above the main room is the sleeping loft, accessible by a climbing ladder, which includes a Queen and a Twin Bed.  The bathroom is located to the left of the front entry and includes a jetted bath tub as well as an electric water heater to guarantee all guests hot water.  The main room looks out into the forest through glass paneled double doors that open onto a small deck.  Each cabin has a fire ring just beyond the deck. 

CABIN AMENITIES: Two Queen Size Beds, One Twin Bed, Sleeping Loft, Fresh Linen, Towels and Washcloths, Coffee Maker, Tea Maker, Microwave, Small Refrigerator with freezer (4.0 cu ft / 0.5 cu ft), a Shelf, Cast-Iron Gas Fireplace, Bathtub with Jets, Ceiling Fan, Deck or Balcony, Large Gas BBQ, Deck Furniture and / or Picnic Table, and a Fire Ring.

For cabin and event reservations, please call Michael Rogers at 530-426-2110.

For workshop bookings, please call me, Elizabeth Rogers, at 530-401-3573.

Seasons Open

All year

Recreational Opportunities

Poised beside a mile-long stretch of the South Yuba River where clear waterfalls cascade into deep granite pools, our paths wander through magnificent forests of cedar, oak, pine, tall ferns and wildflowers. Enjoy our proximity to the many fun activities this incomparable vacation area offers the visitor.  Many animal residents have been spotted on or around the property, including ring tail cats, black bears, coyotes, mountain lions, eagles, hawks, many butterflies and the Sierra tree frog.

Stone Bear provides base camp access to world renown trails, such as the Fordyce Creek Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. The cabins serve as convenient gateways for venturing into the back-country or serve as retreats for relaxation and rejuvenation. Additionally, Stone Bear offers access to waterfalls, deep granite pools, inspiring vistas and moderate to adventurous trails throughout the Tahoe National Forest, the Grouse Ridge Recreation Area, and the Pierce OHV/ATV Area. 

No matter what the season, there is a wealth of fun and exciting activites such as rafting, swimming, kayaking, fishing, rock-crawling, hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, star gazing or just napping. 

Rate Range

$129 - $229 depending on the season and day of the week

Driving Directions

Stone Bear is located in a rural area at the end of Eagle Lakes Road, Exit 164, off of I-80 on the western slope of Donner Summit halfway between Reno and Sacramento.  We are 2-1/2 hours East from the Oakland Bay Bridge and 1-1/2 hours East from Sacramento.  Upon exiting at Eagle Lakes Road take it North (left from the Bay and right from Reno) for 2 miles.  The pavement ends at the cabins and we are the only thing on the road except for the Indian Springs Forest Service campground. We are located at 11882 Eagle Lakes Road in Cisco Grove.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Stone Bear is open all year and is a perfect venue where affinity groups and families can come together in nature to strengthen their ties to each other and the environment through easily accessible wilderness adventures. Stone Bear offers a unique opportunity to create lasting family 
memories while revitalizing mind, body and spirit within a peaceful riverside setting along one mile stretch of the South Yuba River. 

Through engaging in these wonderful experiences, the hosts at Stone Bear hope to open your family to life-long learning and help them nurture an enduring relationship with the natural world, in community with fellow adventures. We are committed to living the ethos radical resource efficiency, resource conservation, waste and emissions reduction, local product and food sourcing and promote environmental education and stewardship.

Stone Bear is aligned with the stewardship organization of Sustainable Tahoe and is specifically focused on promoting and teaching the interconnectedness of ALL LIFE in right relationship to Our One Water. 

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

As your hosts, we are long-time Sierra locals, having grown up in the area since early childhood. We are committed to sharing the beauty of this special place and our regional knowledge with our guests. Knowing the pure joy of being a child in the High Sierra, we are happy to open the doors to wilderness for families to experience in a safe and comfortable way.

We call living at Stone Bear "Wilderness Therapy" and we have it in enough abundance to share. The natural ecosystem is teaching us in every moment; and it is up to us, as to how we receive the lessons, and then how well we spread the eduction, and most significantly, how we communicate the magic of this place to our younger generations.

Pet Friendly Notes

Your dog may love it more than you do. It is required to have a leash and recommended to bring a kennel. In the cabin area dogs must remain on leash. If left unattended in the cabin, dogs must be placed in a kennel.

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