A Bear Valley retreat formerly owned by swaggering television and film star Robert Conrad has been listed for sale at $1.75 million.
While Palm Springs has long attracted the eye of Hollywood elite, Bear Valley has earned a star following in its own right. Conrad’s retreat alone -- fittingly known as High Mountain Ranger, a nod to his late 1980s television show -- received numerous celebrities over the years, including
Set high in the Sierra on a little more than two-thirds of an acre, the scenic property includes a main house, a three-bedroom guesthouse, a patio with a fire pit, and a snowmobile garage. Inside, an updated floor plan of nearly 5,000 square feet frames views of the mountains and Bear Lake through rows of glass windows.
Among its features, the retreat counts knotty pine walls and onyx accents, a formal dining room and a game room with a bar and pool table. There are eight bedrooms and eight baths; the master suite occupies its own floor with a fireplace, a teak soaking tub and a steam room.
The guesthouse features private entries, a kitchenette and a shared dry sauna.
Conrad and his family decamped to the Bear Valley residence in the early 1980s. He used the area as the backdrop for his short-lived CBS action series “High Mountain Rangers.” In addition to Conrad starring as Jesse Hawks, the show featured his sons Christian and Shane as co-stars and his daughter Joan as producer. Conrad moved away from the area in 2006.
Conrad, 79, cut his teeth opposite Anthony Eisley and Connie Stevens on “Hawaiian Eye” (1959-1963) before landing the role of James T. West on “The Wild, Wild West” (1965-1969). Later in his career, he served as host of the History Channel show “Weapons At War.”
Scott Ostrode of Keller Williams El Dorado Hills is the listing agent.