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Breathtaking 55 Acre Solar-Powered Luxury Retreat

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Spacious livingroom, kitchen and dining area - seating for 10 at the table.

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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Big Bear City cabin description

From the sensual experience of the softly warmed floor heating to the spruce covered cathedral ceiling, the new masterfully designed cabin will give you a feeling of never wanting to leave. Whether walking across the 'old world' style paved patio or kicking back in the relaxing sitting area on the front covered porch, you are going to love this place.

Watch the glowing sunset filter through the gigantic pine trees, take a hike through the juniper forest surrounding the new cabin, all of you are going to enjoy every moment of your visit. Soak up the sun on the south facing patio and check out the huge granite boulders while you barbeque steaks on the gas grill. Share a glass of wine with your best friends while enjoying unheard of peace, quiet and relaxation, right here close to Big Bear Lake in Southern California.


We know it is hard to believe this kind of magic still exists here near Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Listen and all you can hear is the wind moving through those incredible smelling pine trees. Sled down the hills in the winter. Do like many of our guests... hike down the pine needle covered trails with your lover in the summer, take romantic moonlit snowshoe walks with them in the winter, and as time passes share those same trails with your kids in this beautiful cabin, everything is right about this little piece of heaven we have to offer you.

Open the eight foot tall arched front door and take in the breathtaking downstairs great room with high vaulted ceilings and huge picture windows framing in an incredible view. Snuggle up in the luxurious down filled leather sectional while watching the flames dance in the soft warmth of the soapstone stove.

The gourmet kitchen has a huge granite island with built in cook top and second sink that will delight even the most discriminating chef. A large side-by-side refrigerator, built in oven, microwave, and dishwasher rounded out by the granite counter tops and oak cabinets making this kitchen beautiful and very functional for cooking for a large group.

There are two bedrooms downstairs - one with four poster canopy king bed, the other with a four poster queen. An incredible bathroom awaits your delight with a huge elegant travertine shower & frameless glass surround. Double shower heads and double sinks make for the best bath.

Upstairs you will enjoy a private master suite with king bed, two opening skylights and an antique claw foot tub. The master bath has the same incredible design as the downstairs bath. An open loft area has accommodations for four more guests. Every bedroom has a flat screen TV with DVD player. In addition, a huge flat screen TV/DVD player is located in the living room area.

Close enough to Big Bear Lake to enjoy restaurants and activities - yet far enough away to feel like you are in a whole different world - away from the hustle and bustle of life! Don't miss the virtual tour at the youtube link below!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years of age to rent this property....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Both bathrooms have beautiful travertine double-headed showers with frameless glass shower doors. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The game room, with pool table, will provide hours of entertainment for your group. This home offers a wonderful retreat for just a couple, or your family and friends gathered to celebrate a holiday or special event! Completely solar powered....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating...moreless

  • Hydronic Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of room for several cars/boat trailer....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$550
4th of July
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
2 night min stay
$650
Labor Day
Aug 28 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$550
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$650
Christmas
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2015
4 night min stay
$750
New Years
Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$850
Winter
Jan 4 - Jan 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$650
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$650
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$550
$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pet charge is $10 per night per pet. Two-night minimum stay required weekends. No arrivals or departures on December 25, 2015 or January 1, 2016. Weekly rate not valid during holiday time periods.

Pets are welcome downstairs in this home. Hike leash free! Cleaning fee $125 one time charge.


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Last updated: 03/25/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Big Bear CIty
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bear Mountain
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
38
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit

This cabin is located on 2.5 acres of its own land on our private 55 acre Cienaga Creek Ranch - no other buildings within sight! It is in a very private and secluded setting, with extraordinarily beautiful views of the woods.

Spring and Verizon offer excellent cell coverage.

During the winter months, snowshoe, snow play and sledding right from your door.

Golf: Bear Mountain Golf Course - 15 miles away

Ski: Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Ski Resorts are just 15 miles from Cienaga Creek Ranch.

During the winter months you must carry chains for your vehicle (including 4WD). We clear our roads, however, you must be prepared to chain up your vehicle to reach the home if you do not have 4WD.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1991

About: We both grew up in Orange County, Southern California, and moved to San Bernardino in 1981. Desiring our sons to grow up with some space around them, we purchased the ranch near Big Bear Lake in 1991 when our boys were 6, 4, 2 and 2 months old. We lived in the 500 sf cottage that is now called Ironwood Lodge - the only building on the ranch. The six of us lived in the cottage (yes, we were a bit crazy!!) while we built what is now the main house - called Granite Vista. It took us 3 years before it was completed enough for us to move in. We did the majority of building ourselves, with help from family and friends. After moving in to the 'big' house, Ironwood sat empty for a few years. With the encouragement of some friends who owned a lodge in town, we remodeled it and began renting it out. Our guests liked it so much that we built three more - Mountain Sunset, Hunter's Lodge and Wild Rose - ready for New Year's 2000. A few years later we acquired the Kopitch Cottage (built by the Kopitch family) that sat on 10 acres bordering our original 40 acres…. then a few years later we built Juniper Ridge - 2000 sf, 3 bedroom 2 bath family cabin. We recently remodeled our home to have available for large groups. Now that the boys are grown, we love to travel and spend several months every year exploring other countries on our motorcycle - BMW 1200 GS. We recently spent 5 months in Central America and 2 months in Thailand. Though we love traveling, there is no place like home!

Why Big Bear City:
Our ranch is only 2 hours from Los Angeles, but in an area where there are no utilities. This fact allowed us to purchase acreage at a reasonable cost. With advances in technology, solar power has become more affordable. Every cottage and home on our ranch is run on solar power! Far from utility lines, yet only 15 minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, skiing and the lake, we feel like our ranch is in an ideal location.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Our ranch is forested with tall pines, huge junipers, fir and lodge pole pines. To hike through the forest on the trails on and around our ranch is one of our favorite past times. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses our ranch. At an elevation of 8200, the sky is blue and the stars are amazing. The peace and quiet is so restful.


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Photos

  • Spacious livingroom, kitchen and dining area - seating for 10 at the table.

    Spacious livingroom, kitchen and dining area - seating for 10 at the table.

  • Looking down into the living room from the upstairs loft.

    Looking down into the living room from the upstairs loft.

  • Downstairs king pillow top canopy bed.

    Downstairs king pillow top canopy bed.

  • Upstairs, master bath with double headed travertine shower

    Upstairs, master bath with double headed travertine shower

  • Downstairs bath with double travertine shower and vanity

    Downstairs bath with double travertine shower and vanity

  • downstairs second bedroom - queen bed with flat screen tv/dvd

    downstairs second bedroom - queen bed with flat screen tv/dvd

  • DIning room table seats 10, bar seats 3 - room for everyone!

    DIning room table seats 10, bar seats 3 - room for everyone!

  • The fully equipped kitchen is ready to cook for a large group.

    The fully equipped kitchen is ready to cook for a large group.

  • Faith, Family and Friends!  The perfect place!

    Faith, Family and Friends! The perfect place!

  • Game room with pool table and board games. Pool tournament, anyone?!

    Game room with pool table and board games. Pool tournament, anyone?!

  • Amazing panoramic views - not another building in sight!

    Amazing panoramic views - not another building in sight!

  • Your own private wilderness retreat - completely solar powered - enjoy solitude!

    Your own private wilderness retreat - completely solar powered - enjoy solitude!

  • Living room area with wood stove, flat screen tv w/dvd and amazing views.

    Living room area with wood stove, flat screen tv w/dvd and amazing views.

  • The great room offers space for everyone!

    The great room offers space for everyone!

  • Upstairs master bedroom with antique claw foot tub and private bath.

    Upstairs master bedroom with antique claw foot tub and private bath.

  • Antique clan foot tub with a view.

    Antique clan foot tub with a view.

  • open loft with 2 twin beds/2 trundles - move together for 1 king

    open loft with 2 twin beds/2 trundles - move together for 1 king

  • Open loft for the kids, overlooking the livingroom area

    Open loft for the kids, overlooking the livingroom area

  • Spacious, fully equipped kitchen - everything you need for meals!

    Spacious, fully equipped kitchen - everything you need for meals!

  • Downstairs bath with large double headed travertine shower

    Downstairs bath with large double headed travertine shower

  • Downstairs double-headed shower - shampoo, conditioner and body soap dispensers

    Downstairs double-headed shower - shampoo, conditioner and body soap dispensers

  • Exterior of Juniper Ridge

    Exterior of Juniper Ridge

  • Enjoy the endless view from the porch - amazing sunsets in the evening

    Enjoy the endless view from the porch - amazing sunsets in the evening

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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