The Most Reasonably-Priced 3/2 View Cabin in Whispering Forest
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- 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 fall, budget-minded families can enjoy this amazing mountain home for the discounted rate of just $120 a night. In addition to the 8% county lodging tax, the only additional charge is the very low $50 cleaning fee.
That's 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 Drive. Near the end of the road 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 a cup of hot chocolate.
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 1,000 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. 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. If someone prefers drifting off to sleep on the great room sofa watching the flickering flames of the fireplace, the sleeping capacity of the cabin would be a total of nine!
There’s a fenced back yard if you want your pups to get some outdoor exercise, and a 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 for the coming winter! 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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
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
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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
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- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- 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
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- CD Player
- DVD Player
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- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Lake View:
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Hunting Small Game
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- 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. ...moreless
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Relaxing Get Away...
Relaxing Get Away...
We had a great time getting away for a week to the cabin in Whispering Forest. Incredible views. Very well maintained, and David is the perfect host. He met us and gave us all the inside details. The cabin has a great DVD collection, fireplace and accommodations. Tastefully decorated and a fully fenced yard so that our cocker spaniel enjoyed his stay too! We love hiking the many varied trails.
- Guest Helen S.
- Date of stay 11/11/13
- Review Submitted 12/01/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, sightseeing.
View Value Vacation!
View Value Vacation!
The value of this cabin is Outstanding! The million dollar view from the giant porch is truly incredible and as the credit card commercials say, priceless. The main room of the cabin is open, making it airy, yet cozy and the wall of glass doors bring the view inside. While there are funky elements, such as collegiate kitchen utentsils and '80's carpet, the cabin is a fantastic place to rest, hike, relax. The mattress of the master bedroom is a tad firm, so bring an egg-squishy if you like it soft. Bring your own firewood for the gas fireplace and there is a gas grill outside, for bbq enthusiasts. Board games are in the upstairs bedroom closet. Dead-end street with hiking right outside is awesome. We can't wait to return and rest!
- Guest T.L. (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 11/16/13
- Review Submitted 11/27/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Everything was exactly as described and even pleasantly surprised how nice the place was. The owner was easy to work with and provides all you amenities. There is a great trail at the end of the road to go exploring on. The fenced back yard was perfect for our golden. View was amazing. Thank you for a great weekend. Definitely would come back to this property!
- Guest Laura K.
- Date of stay 11/08/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Relaxing and fun girls weekend!
Relaxing and fun girls weekend!
My friends and I visited this beautiful cabin the last weekend of October. What a lovely time of year with the crisp fall weather and colorful leaves changing. The location is perfect - close enough to stores, restaurants, trails, etc., but secluded enought to be incredibly peaceful. Really enjoyed the amazing views from the deck - so enjoyable to relax out there with a cup of coffee in the morning, and a cold beer in the afternoon :) The blue jays are a delight! The cabin has lots of room, but is still cozy and very comfortable. It is nicely appointed with many thoughtful amenities. Dave is an incredibly helpful host - hope to visit this cabin again soon!
- Guest Carla S.
- Date of stay 10/25/13
- Review Submitted 11/06/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
This is our 2nd time getting this cabin in Whispering Forest. We love the area since it is close to town and the ski slopes. We have a beautiful view of both Bear Mountain and Summit from the back deck. It is beautiful with snow and without snow. The cabin has an open feel with the kitchen being open to the dining and living area so the whole family can visit no matter if your cooking, eating, watching tv or even hanging out on the deck. The master is upstairs and the 2 bedrooms w/bath for the kids are downsatirs We have a little dog and she loves going to BB. You can even head acoss the street and take a hike up the mountain and get a great view of Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City. We will be back!
- Guest Happy Girl (Orange, California)
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/16/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
liked it very much
liked it very much
It is a spacious cabin with great views. we enjoyed our stay there and had no problem for anything we needed. David came over for just a minute to explain what to do before leaving and was very helpful all time. Best of all we could bring our puppy in.
- Guest nahid (irvine)
- Date of stay 08/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
The house is clean, comfortable and well appointed. Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days. Great views, and only stones throw to National Forest. Would easily return for another visit.
- Guest Todd (Sydney Australia)
- Date of stay 07/29/13
- Review Submitted 08/21/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Beautiful cabin with an amazing view
Beautiful cabin with an amazing view
My group and I completely enjoyed our stay at this cabin. The cabin was beautiful and the scenery was beautiful as well. David was extremely helpful and made our stay great. Would definitely recommend it.
- Guest Mario (El Centro, California)
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Susan and Michael
Susan and Michael
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Almost Heaven Hidaway at Big Bear Lake. The listing and pictures give an accurate description of the location. The weather was superb during our visit and it was a wonderful escape from the 110 degree temps of Arizona. David was very cordial and helpful with our questions and concerns. The cabin was fully equipped and niceley furnished with wonderful views. The quiet surroundings made our visit extraordinary and relaxing during our stay. We look forward to returning in the future.
- Guest Susan (Chandler, Arizona)
- Date of stay 09/19/12
- Review Submitted 11/03/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Views to die for
Views to die for
Wonderful location! Beautiful, clean, well-stocked with everything you need. We had a very nice stay at the cabin. Cabin looked exactly like the pictures if not better. We would definitely return and would recommend this property to everyone! The views were awesome! Loved the deck!
- Guest Kim & Don (Henderson, Nevada)
- Date of stay 08/12/12
- Review Submitted 10/01/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
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The county charges an 8% transient occupancy tax (TOT) on all rentals of less than 30 days.
The only additional cost is a $50 fee for cabin cleaning, including the removal of ashes from the fireplace and barbeque -- dirty jobs to say the least!
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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 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 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!
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 second bathroom downstairs is equally as charming.
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.
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 3rd bedroom contains a queen iron bed and antique mirrored dresser.
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.
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.
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.
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