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The Most Reasonable Three-Bedroom, Two-Bath Cabin in Whispering Forest

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Last updated: 08/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Whispering Forest cabin description

You won't find another a cabin of this size, perfect location and amazing view at such a reasonable rate in all of Big Bear! This summer, budget-minded families are able to enjoy this perfect mountain home for just $145 a night. In addition to the 8% county lodging tax, the only additional charge is the very low $50 cleaning fee. If we have caught your attention, call the owner toll-free at 888-424-5211, or respond to this description by contacting the owner through this site.

This very reasonable price is pretty awesome for a spacious three-bedroom, two-bath lodge-like mountain home that can sleep eight comfortably in beds. As you drive your vehicle up the gentle curves of Eagle Mountain Road, a 45-degree turn takes you to Green Mountain Road. Near the end of this pristine section of Big Bear you will find the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway.

The trails of the National Forest are within walking distance of the cabin, but since you won’t find mention of them in any guide book, you can spend a full day discovering the area without running into another human being. Yet if you wanted to walk the cobblestoned streets of Big Bear Village filled with dozens of eateries and quaint shops, it’s only a 10-minute drive away.

After all that exercise or a day on the lake, and the setting sun bring chilly temperatures to the mountain, it’s great to pull off those heavy boots and warm your stocking feet in front of the natural stone fireplace. The gas-starter removes that long process of trying to get a blaze going so you can relax with a glass of your favorite wine or beverage.

We don’t ask for a ridiculously-high security deposit either, only a flat $100 that is totally refundable following your departure. The only thing high about the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway is its location. Big Bear may 7,000 ft. above sea level, but in the Whispering Forest, the hideaway is another 1,500 ft. closer to the clouds!

But we mortals still have to eat and sleep, and here is the perfect cabin where you can do both in style. Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway provides the rustic atmosphere guests seek in a mountain home, but also offers the conveniences one expects while on vacation. The kitchen contains a large refrigerator with ice maker, a microwave oven and a dish washer; tucked behind shuttered doors in the hallway closet is a stackable washer and dryer. The thermostatically-controlled central heating system keeps the cabin toasty warm, no matter how chilly the evenings become. If you have to stay connected with the outside world, there is wireless Internet available throughout the cabin.

In addition to its custom stone fireplace, the great room contains a large-screen television and a massive varnished log slab breakfast bar that lets the chief enjoy the inspiring view while preparing a meal. That jaw-dropping 180-degree view of both the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit peaks can be seen from the great room and master bedroom. The entire south wall of the main floor is composed of sliding glass doors, which lead you to the back deck that runs the full length of the cabin -- the perfect spot to watch birds soar through the trees, and squirrels perch on the deck railing, hoping for a peanut or other morsel of food.

Adjacent to the great room is the vaulted master suite containing a queen oak sleigh bed; a large, mirrored walk-in cedar closet; a flat-screen television with built in DVD player and sliding glass doors to the back deck and that view. There's a master bath, of course.

Downstairs are the other two bedrooms, separated by the second bath. One bedroom contains a queen iron bed and the other a set of full bunk beds that can hold two adult couples or four giggling youngsters.

There’s a fenced back yard if you want your pups to get some outdoor exercise, and a charcoal barbecue on the back deck. Because the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway is tucked away on a dead-end road, it's rare that you will even hear the sound of a passing car. More frequent will be the sound of squirrels scampering above the vaulted ceilings as they collect acorns or pine nuts! We know you’ll enjoy the warmth and calm serenity of the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway. What a place to escape, leave your worldly cares behind and unwind. Now, that's what we call ... 'heavenly!'



Keywords: Bargain rates, 5-star cabin, near National Forest

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                While young children are certainly welcome, care should be taken placing young toddlers in the top bunk bed. It's better to have an older brother or sister in the top bunk, and place younger children in the lower bed. Also, the owner has a folding gate to close off the staircase from youngsters just learning to walk on their own....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                If your pets are like our fur-covered youngsters, they are members of the family, so don't leave home without them. There alsso is a fenced back yard if Fido needs some fresh air and a place to romp free....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Alternative Lifestyle

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • Queen size Beds (1) The queen bed in the master suite is a rustic oak sleigh bed, while the queen bed in a downstairs bedroom is a rustic, wrought iron country bed., Bunk Beds (1) Not your typical bunk bed, this one contains two full-size beds that can sleep a total of four individuals....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                The vaulted kitchen is part of the great room, allowing the chef to take part in family activities while preparing meals. There is a new, large-capacity refrigerator with an ice-maker, a dishwasher, and a built-in microwave above the gas stove. A new coffee-maker, 4-slice toaster and blender are also provided....moreless

              • Microwave:

                This is another new addition to the kitchen to make it easier to prepare meals or warm up quick snacks....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                There all are eight place settings of plates, cups, glasses, bowls, wine glasses, etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                The large-capacity Kenmore refrigerator is brand new, and contains an ice-maker....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Dishwasher
              • Catering Available
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace:

                This custom-designed stone fireplace has a gas starter to quickly start a crackling wood-burning fire....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Professionally cleaned between all bookings, additional bath and kitchen supplies are also provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                The new stackable washer and dryer is located in the hallway closet behind shuttered doors....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Vaulted T&G wood ceilings supported by massive support beams in the great room and master bedroom; real wood blinds and custom drapes; most kitchen appliances, as well as the washer/dryer, are brand new; oil paintings, prints and historial photographs of early Big Bear add to the ambiance of all rooms; rustic light fixtures and many antique wood furnishings make this an unmistakeable mountain retreat....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    The music collection is also extensive, and includes many standards from the Great American Songbook by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    There are dozens of DVDs available from the owner's massive collection -- many of them first run and classic films....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) There are two televisions, a large-screen in the great room, and a TV in the master bedroom....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Guests are able to make unlimited phone calls to family and friends from coast-to-coast free of charge....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    The deck extends across the entire back of the cabin. There is a total of five wooden Adirondack chairs, plus a wrought iron table set for outdoor gatherings....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View:

                    There's a peek-a-boo lake view from the west end of the master bedroom and back deck showing that it's just a five-minute drive to the north shore boat launch. ...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    This mountain view is BIG, some 180-degrees of pine-covered hills that also include the area's two ski resorts....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Sailing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Zoo
                  • Churches
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 23 - Sep 6, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $145
                  Fall
                  Sep 7 - Dec 4, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $135
                  Winter
                  Dec 6 - Mar 20, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $165

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Please contact the owner through this site, or call our toll-free 888-424-5211 number to obtain our holiday rates, seasonal rates, or any discounts available.

                  Major credit cards accepted. The low $100 reservation/security deposit is best handled through the safe PayPal online system, which guarentees the speedy return of your security deposit following your departure, even the PayPal 3% convenience fee. A personal check is acceptable for the rent/cleaning and tax, but must be received one week prior to arrival.


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                  Last updated: 08/31/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  The cabin is located about a two-minute walk from the end of the road, which culminates in the San Bernardino National Forest. A sign coming up Eagle Mountain Drive to the cabin states 'No through access,' so those in search of scenic views of the lake or hiking trails turn around and never reach our cabin. As a result, this is one of the most quiet, peaceful sections of Big Bear's Whispering Forest that lives up to its name. You will be rewarded with plenty of lake AND mountain views after another three-minute walk into the forest. It's a slow, easy incline to higher elevations that makes an easy hike for beginners. The more adventurous and experienced hikers can continue to find large boulder outcroppings that are perfect for gazing at the endless view. Since you won't find mention of this section of the forest in any of the guide books, it is extremely doubtful that you will encounter any other human being during your experience with nature.

                   

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                  • One picture can't show the 180-degree view of the Big Bear Mountain Range.

                    One picture can't show the 180-degree view of the Big Bear Mountain Range.

                  • The great room also features giant beams and rustic but refined mountain decor.

                    The great room also features giant beams and rustic but refined mountain decor.

                  • The dining table holds 6, while 3 more can eat on stools at the log plank bar.

                    The dining table holds 6, while 3 more can eat on stools at the log plank bar.

                  • The master suite contains vaulted ceilings and access to that amazing view.

                    The master suite contains vaulted ceilings and access to that amazing view.

                  • The 3rd bedroom has 2 full bunk beds, large enough to hold 2 couples or 4 kids.

                    The 3rd bedroom has 2 full bunk beds, large enough to hold 2 couples or 4 kids.

                  • We even clear your vehicle if you wake up to see it covered in snow!

                    We even clear your vehicle if you wake up to see it covered in snow!

                  • A front door sign asks young bear cubs to wipe their paws before entering.

                    A front door sign asks young bear cubs to wipe their paws before entering.

                  • The spacious view deck extends across the entire south side of the cabin.

                    The spacious view deck extends across the entire south side of the cabin.

                  • The second bathroom downstairs is equally as charming.

                    The second bathroom downstairs is equally as charming.

                  • The west end of the rear deck offers this view of Big Bear Lake.

                    The west end of the rear deck offers this view of Big Bear Lake.

                  • The great room has vaulted ceilings, a flat screen TV & custom stone fireplace.

                    The great room has vaulted ceilings, a flat screen TV & custom stone fireplace.

                  • Family members can chat with the chef from a custom wood plank bar.

                    Family members can chat with the chef from a custom wood plank bar.

                  • The great room's south wall provides sit-down views of the cabin's top amenity.

                    The great room's south wall provides sit-down views of the cabin's top amenity.

                  • The 3rd bedroom contains a queen iron bed and antique mirrored dresser.

                    The 3rd bedroom contains a queen iron bed and antique mirrored dresser.

                  • Surrounded by cedar & pine, the  hideaway is an escape from big city stress.

                    Surrounded by cedar & pine, the hideaway is an escape from big city stress.

                  • A dozen steps take guests down the gentle slope to the cabin's front door.

                    A dozen steps take guests down the gentle slope to the cabin's front door.

                  • The front door of the cabin is composed of artfully designed lead stained glass.

                    The front door of the cabin is composed of artfully designed lead stained glass.

                  • The southern view takes in both the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski slopes.

                    The southern view takes in both the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski slopes.

                  • A bath has a log cabin night light, lodge pole towel racks and rustic hardware.

                    A bath has a log cabin night light, lodge pole towel racks and rustic hardware.

                  • Large boulders surrounding the cabin add to the natural beauty of the setting.

                    Large boulders surrounding the cabin add to the natural beauty of the setting.

                  VRBO #201981

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                  $135 - $165 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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