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Rustic/Pet Friendly Sleeps 10; Only 3 Blocks to Town and Hiking from Front Door!

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

We’re excited to have you visit the Lodge on Helen. We take a lot of pride in the Lodge and are honored to have had the lodge in the annual Holiday Home Tour. We ask that if you are looking for a quiet, clean and lovely respite, keep reading. If, however, you are in any way disrespectful, please do not consider us.
The Lodge is only a three block walk to the center of town and only a couple of blocks from some wonderful hiking.
This two level property is completely fenced in to keep your well trained and loved traveling companions safe (kids or dogs) safe. Amenities: I am putting a lot of effort into purchasing USA built furniture for the whole cabin. At this point I'm at about 90%! We have a fully stocked kitchen. The living room has two seating areas: a Basset leather sofa and chair as well as two vintage North Carolina built sofas with lodge style upholstery. There is also a faux fireplace (Canada)and a flat screen tv (no cable or satellite) with DVD player. The master bedroom has a beautiful log king sized bed (Big Bear) set as well as a Pack & Play in the closet. There’s a full bath off the master bedroom. There is another full newly remodeled bathroom between the secondary bedroom (queen bed) and living room. The huge downstairs room has a queen (Vintage USA) and three log twin bed (two hand built from Edilwild one from Big Bear), and a full sized futon sofa. Get some fresh air on the front porch while relaxing on the rocking chairs or Wrightwood made log furniture. The property is surrounded by a chain link fence with plenty of room for the kids and dogs to run and tables and chairs for outdoor dining as well as charcoal barbeques. The back yard has a new deck with a custom built ski fence (I was the brains, my husband was the brawn!).

This time of year the hiking is amazing; just walk up Walnut, turn right on Linnet and just keep walking. Or, when you get to the Methodist Camp, walk through the camp, hugging the mountain, until you get to the levee and then follow the sounds of the stream of melted snow. You'll find a variety of beautiful pine cones and collect some rare actinolite, a mineral only found in a few places on earth! You might see a deer on your hike. Let the dogs run loose and enjoy their freedom on the levee. I have a great friend up the street who will be happy to lead you on a hike and tell you all about what you are seeing.

Play board games, read (I have dozens of books at the lodge. If you start one, take it home with you!) or bird watch. On Memorial Day weekend walk around town to the over 100 yard sales! The third weekend of August is the popular antique auto show. You'll also get your fill of lemonade and cookie stands that abound in the summer!
We just added a super sized charcoal barbeque. Bring your coals, meat or tofu burgers and grill up a storm! There is also the amazing log furniture outside on which you can enjoy your outdoor meals.

Walk to town (a 3 block 7 minute walk) and do a little shopping. You'll find restaurants, gift shops, antique stores, market, bakeries, and ski shops.
Sign up for Big Pines Zipline tour! It's an amazing four hour canopy tour adventure through the treetops just two miles away from the cabin (check their website and book ahead). It is one of the most exhilarating activities I have ever done! It is a three mile drive to Mountain High Ski Resort. A few more miles and you'll be at Grassy Hollow visitor center. The Pacific Crest Trail will host thousands of hikers walking from Mexico all the way to Canada!
Mountain High is a quick drive up the highway for skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the winter. Mountain biking (my husband loves the challenging trails) and hiking in that area is a real treat in the Spring and Summer. Motorcyclists love Hwy 2. My husband swears it's some of the premier riding in the nation. Wrightwood really is an amazing, relaxing vacation spot!

The kitchen is fully stocked and is ready for some of your fabulous cooking! There is a market in town, Jensons (it’s pricey, but well stocked) where you are able to purchase any food you might need. However, if you want a break from cooking there are some wonderful restaurants in town. Many of them are dog friendly (DF). Start your day at Cinnamons Bakery and Sandwich shop...cannot be beat! The Blue Ridge Inn is the nicest if you are looking for prime rib or fresh seafood. Most of their entrees are around $25 with salad and fresh bread (if you go there, please tell them Arlene sent you; I used to waitress there!). Their pumpkin bread is amazing! There is also a Mexican Restaurant, Mexico Lindo (prices around $7-12 each) that has excellent food. For breakfast, the Evergreen cafe has fabulous pancakes and the Village Grind (DF) has delicious breakfasts as well (they also have 24/7 WIFI service) and often has live music going. The Grizzly Cafe, on Hwy 2, has the best sweet potato fries around and very good sandwiches. You will love the lodge motif! Mile High Pizza (DF) has a great variety of pizzas and other Italian dishes (and they deliver!). Ask them about their $3.00 off a large counter coupon. The Yodeler is a bar/restaurant that is also DF, dog friendly. I guarantee you, you will not starve in Wrightwood!
I will be happy to provide any additional information you might need. Please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or email. corte.arlene@gmail.com or 760.792.8267

Keywords: Large cabin, two-level, hiking , large patio, fenced in yard, level parking, pet friendly, Holiday Home Tour, non-smoking

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    The property is completely fenced in...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED. $100 will be deducted from the security deposit if evidence of smoking is found. If you smoke outdoors, PLEASE dispose of your butts!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well trained and well behaved dogs are welcome. If your pup is a chewer of furniture or a piddler, please leave him/her home. There is an extra $25 cleaning fee for each pup...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We just had a ramp built from the parking area to the front deck so it is wheel chair accessible. The doors are all standard, so a slim fit wheelchair will fit through them....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    I supply Pack and Play, high chair and Bumbo...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Spacious room with master bathroom...moreless

  • 1 king in master, Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom on main floor. Downstairs dormer has 1 Queen Bed & 3 log twin beds plus a full sized futon sofa . Additionally there are two fold out single mattresses that can be layed on the floor. (1) Pack 'n Play set can be moved anywhere (kept in master closet)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Both newly remodeled bathrooms have full sized tubs/showers.

Other Amenities

  • Just a short three block walk to town or the same distance to beautiful hiking trails!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Dozens of books. If you start reading one and can't put it down, take it home!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have a closet full of board games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, chess/checkers, Trivial Pursuit...)...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flatscreen/DVD player in livingrm. Dozens of family movies and DVD's. No cable service. Time to disconnect and reconnect with family and friends!...moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of children's toys are provided including duplo blocks and Lincoln logs...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    You are surrounded by pines in this little mountain community....moreless

  • Resort:

    Mt. High Ski Resort is a short four miles from the cabin...moreless

  • Village:

    The cabin is three blocks away from the village center. Farmers' Market is in the village every Friday evening....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large table and six chairs, easily seats eight....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating and faux fireplace...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets are provided and beds will be made. Please bring your own towels (bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths). Please strip the used beds or at least turn down the covers so we know they've been used....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large great room with ample seating area and adjacent dining area. TV with DVD player, but no cable or satellite. I have dozens of DVDs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for three cars out front...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is parking for three to four cars in front of the cabin...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of dishes and glasses as well as silverware supplied...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A half sized dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large refrigerator/freezer, microwave, oven, stovetop....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) One microwave in the kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    baking pans supplied...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas stove with pots and pans supplied...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster and toaster oven kept in cabinet next to refrigerator...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The front deck has an awning when the sun is too bright and patio tables and chairs. Newly built back patio surrounded by custom built ski fence....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large charcoal grill in the front yard...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We are just a few miles away from Mt. High...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$125 $250
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Friday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Winter Break
Dec 18 - Jan 10, 2016
1 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 2016
Jan 11 - Mar 13, 2016
1 night min stay
$125 $275
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$95 $175
Fri, Sat
$1,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $150 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Christmas break is $350 per night

All prices are based on parties of six. Additional persons will be $20 extra each per night. So, a party of 10 will be an additional $80 per night.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ontario Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Ridge Inn
32 Miles
Nearest Train
San Bernardino
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 2
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mile High Pizza
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. High

Car: Not Necessary

You are only a three block walk to town (Farmers' Market every Friday evening) and four mile drive to Mountain High. Big Pines Ziplining has also opened up with their office in the village and is an amazing experience!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We purchased the lodge with the intent to live in it. Until we can do that we would like to open it up for others to enjoy! My goal is to have you feel like it's your cabin away from home. I will try to accommodate you to the best of my ability; I take a lot of pride in great customer service.

Why the Owner Chose Wrightwood:
We raised our girls (who grew up to be an FBI Special Agent and a Registered nurse) in Wrightwood and I taught at the local elementary school for years. Wrightwood has a very special place in our hearts. I love the location as it's just a short walk to town and fabulous hiking trails as well as on a quiet street.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We love the lodge for many reasons. I really like that the main floor has everything on it (easy on the knees!). The dormer room is downstairs and is a perfect place for the kids or a second family to stay. A new deck and amazing ski fence is just outside the dormer. Both bathrooms are newly remodeled and fantastic! A local craftsman built all the beautiful outdoor log furniture. Most of the furniture is made in the USA and I take a lot of pride in that. The lodge is right across the street from another cabin I manage (393373) so when large groups come up for weddings they can rent both cabins for convenience. All in all, this is an amazing lodge.


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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish

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  • If you are looking for the mountain lodge experience, I think you found it!

    If you are looking for the mountain lodge experience, I think you found it!

  • Plenty of seating, swinging and rocking  in the front yard.

    Plenty of seating, swinging and rocking in the front yard.

  • The coffee table is our 'guest book.' Add your name or message to the others!

    The coffee table is our 'guest book.' Add your name or message to the others!

  • Another seating area in the living room. Rustic sofas built in Vermont.

    Another seating area in the living room. Rustic sofas built in Vermont.

  • Log king bed in spacious lake motif master bedroom with attached master bathroom

    Log king bed in spacious lake motif master bedroom with attached master bathroom

  • 2nd bedrm on main level has queen sleigh bed w/ full bathrm right next to it

    2nd bedrm on main level has queen sleigh bed w/ full bathrm right next to it

  • Americana dormer downstairs; 3 twins, 1 queen &  full futon. Door to back deck

    Americana dormer downstairs; 3 twins, 1 queen & full futon. Door to back deck

  • Proud to be one of five homes in WW to be chosen and featured in Home Tour

    Proud to be one of five homes in WW to be chosen and featured in Home Tour

  • Here's the cabin we have across the street (393373). For large groups, rent both

    Here's the cabin we have across the street (393373). For large groups, rent both

  • One of the many antique/gift shops in town. Just four blocks away!

    One of the many antique/gift shops in town. Just four blocks away!

  • Walking trail lined w/benches parallels HWY 2 and goes all the way to town.

    Walking trail lined w/benches parallels HWY 2 and goes all the way to town.

  • Lovely hiking with ponds, streams and waterfalls just a 15 min. hike from cabin

    Lovely hiking with ponds, streams and waterfalls just a 15 min. hike from cabin

  • Original chair lift from Holiday Hill turned into a swing this weekend!

    Original chair lift from Holiday Hill turned into a swing this weekend!

  • Living rm with lots of seating. 39' TV with DVD player (no cable or satellite)

    Living rm with lots of seating. 39' TV with DVD player (no cable or satellite)

  • Large living room with two different seating areas

    Large living room with two different seating areas

  • Fully stocked kitchen w/ full sized appliances (1/2 sized dishwasher)

    Fully stocked kitchen w/ full sized appliances (1/2 sized dishwasher)

  • Newly remodeled master bathroom with full bathtub/shower.

    Newly remodeled master bathroom with full bathtub/shower.

  • My husband & I just remodeled the hall bath all by ourselves...it's fantastic!

    My husband & I just remodeled the hall bath all by ourselves...it's fantastic!

  • Built ski fence in backyard from donated skis. Bring your oldies & we'll add 'em

    Built ski fence in backyard from donated skis. Bring your oldies & we'll add 'em

  • Nestled in the pines with ample parking up front and fenced in yard for Fido

    Nestled in the pines with ample parking up front and fenced in yard for Fido

  • It's a dog friendly town. Mountain Hardware always has a treat for your pup!

    It's a dog friendly town. Mountain Hardware always has a treat for your pup!

  • The Chamber of Commerce building is next to The Grizzly Café, 4 blocks away

    The Chamber of Commerce building is next to The Grizzly Café, 4 blocks away

  • Children's park is a 4 block walk from cabin and is next to new skate park

    Children's park is a 4 block walk from cabin and is next to new skate park

  • Winter is the time to ski and sled and have snowball fights!

    Winter is the time to ski and sled and have snowball fights!

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