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Know before you Go
A groundskeeper lives in the back cabin. He is an older gentleman who does not drive, so you may park anywhere along the driveway. He likes to walk around town, so you may see him walk by. He won't bother you and you won't bother him. We are lucky to have him to watch over our place when we're not there.
There is NO air conditioning at the cabin. In the summer, it sometimes gets hot, even at the elevation of 6000ft. There are fans to keep you cool.
By law, you are required to carry chains in the winter months. Plan on putting on chains if there is any kind of snow.
Dog Friendly Well Stocked Kitchen Wood Burning Fireplace Bath Products & Hair Dryer Wireless Internet & Cable TV Books, Games & Movies for All Ages All linens & Sheets are Provided Long Driveway for Boat Parking Large Backyard w/Gas BBQ Outdoor Chairs & Tables Extra Pillows & Blankets Full size Oven & Fridge Spices & Condiments Dishwasher
Why Stay with Us?
We stay at our cabin often, so it's a second home to us. We enjoy all the comforts of our own home, so the kitchen is well stocked - plenty of dishes, pots, pans and essential spices and condiments. We like games, puzzles, books, TV & movies, so you'll find lots of those here too.
Our goal is for our cabin to be your home away from home.
We are constantly improving while maintaining a rustic 'cabin' feel. Last year, the cabin saw new carpet and new windows installed. This year, the bathroom and fireplace will get a makeover and the electrical panel will be upgraded. A new bathroom off the main bedroom is a project slated for next year.
What are the check-in / check-out times?
Normal check-in is 2pm and check-out is 12 noon. If I don't have guests before or after you, I am flexible. For instance, if you arrive late on your day of check-in, you may check out late. We try to give our guests as close to a 24 hour day rental - i.e. check-in 5pm you may check out check-out 5pm. However, when we have guests staying back-to-back, we need to keep to the normal check-in / check-out times to allow our cleaners enough time to ready the cabin for the next guests.
Do you have a minimum night stay?
Yes. On weekends, there is a 2 night minimum. On holiday weekends and during winter break the minimum is 3 nights.
What are your prices?
Anywhere from $150-$350/night depending on the day of the week and the time of year. Peak season is winter break and summer.
What pets are allowed?
We only allow dogs. We find that when cats stay on the cabin, dogs that stay after that tend to mark on the furniture and the carpet.
Why is the cleaning fee $65?
It takes anywhere from 2-4 hours to clean the cabin thoroughly depending on the number of people cleaning. There are usually about 2 people cleaning for about 2 hours. That is about $16/hour.
Why is tax being charged?
The City of Big Bear Lake requires all lodging establishments, such as hotels and vacation rentals, to pay a transient occupancy tax (TOT). Currently the rate is 11%.
Who is the person who lives behind the cabin?
Ralph is the groundskeeper who watches over our cabin when we're not there and helps out by keeping the grounds spotless. You won't bother him when you are there and may not even see him. He keeps to himself mostly.
How much parking is there?
You may park up to 2 cars per the City of Big Bear Lake. The driveway is very long, so if you have a boat, there's no problem with parking it there.
Aren't vacation rentals displacing residents?
Our cabin was always a second home and then a vacation rental. There are a lot of second homes in Big Bear. While we could provide out cabin on a month to month basis, we don't because we want to enjoy all the San Bernardino Mountains has to offer.
Why can I only have 4 guests maximum?
The City of Big Bear Lake requires that there be 200sf for each person staying on the cabin.
What happens if there is a fire or too much snow and all the roads to Big Bear are closed?
We understand there are situations that are out of everyone's control. In the case of road closures, you will maintain a credit with us for a future stay.
What happens if I have to cancel at the last minute?
All situations are treated on a case-by-case basis. We will do our best to accommodate you.
We're coming for the holidays. Will there be a pan big enough for our turkey?
Yes, the kitchen is fully stocked. There is a turkey roaster, baster and gravy boat. In addition, there is a griddle, fondue pot, crockpot, blender/food processor, coffee grinder, waffle maker, water kettle, salad spinner, and plenty of pots and pans to cook just about any meal. There's also spices, condiments and cooking ingredients. We've tried to think of everything.
What can we do if we're stuck in the cabin and can't go outside because of too much snow or rain.
You don't have to leave the cabin to have fun. We provide movies, games, books and puzzles for all ages. In addition, there is a Wii console with loads of games and controllers.