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Circa 1920's cabin with all the modern conveniences. Only 90 minutes from L.A. with NO windy roads! We take a lot of pride in the Cabin on Helen and ask that if you are looking for a quiet, clean and lovely respite, keep reading. If, however, you are disrespectful, please don't consider us. In the Spring there is a riot of color with lilacs blooming all around the cabin! This time of year the hiking is amazing. Walk just 30 minutes from the cabin and you'll come to a gentle stream and ponds. 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 or bear on your hike. Let the dogs run loose and enjoy their freedom on the levee. Relax by a huge rock fireplace after a day of playing in the snow or hiking. We provide one bundle of wood per night. Play board games, read or watch a movie. In April, bask in the scent of the lilac bushes surrounding the property and town. On Memorial Day weekend walk around town to the over 100 yard sales! You'll also get your fill of lemonade and cookie stands that abound! Walk to town and do a little shopping. You'll find restaurants, gift shops, antique stores, market, bakeries, and ski shops. Every Friday evening there is a Farmers' Market in town, too! Walk to town and 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's one of the most exhilarating activities I've ever done! Be sure you make reservations ahead of time. It's 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 every season of the year! 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, Jenson's,where you're able to purchase any food you might need. However, if you want a break from cooking there are some wonderful restaurants in town. Cinnamon's Bakery is a perfect way to start the day with something sweet or savory. The Blue Ridge Inn is great if you're 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's 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 has delicious breakfasts as well (they also have 24/7 WIFI service) and often has live music going. The lodge decorated Grizzly Cafe, on Hwy 2, has the best sweet potato fries around and very good sandwiches. Mile High Pizza has a great variety of pizzas and other Italian dishes (and they deliver!). The Yodeler has outdoor seating and great food/bar as well. I guarantee you, you won't starve in Wrightwood!
There are some wonderful hiking trails that are just a walk away from the cabin. In the notebook of information I have on the kitchen counter you'll find a map that will show you how to get there. The cabin is on Helen Street. To get there you'll want to get to the 15 North. You'll take it until you reach the 138 (well before Victorville). DON'T miss this exit or you'll have to go many, many miles before there's another exit! The 138 takes you towards Palmdale/Wrightwood heading west (if you go east you'll go to Silverwood Lake). You'll be on the 138 for about eight miles (unless you decide to take Lone Pine Canyon Road...my choice...very few cars and beautiful scenery!) at which point you'll get to the only stop light and that's at Hwy 2. Head west on Hwy 2 and in five miles you'll be in Wrightwood. When you see homes you're very close! Turn left on Walnut and then left on Helen. I will be happy to provide any additional information you might need. Please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or email (I tend to respond quicker to email during the week, and phone on the weekends).
760 792 8267
Keywords: cabin, mountain home, fenced yard, privacy, decks, playhouse, romantic, rustic, European, pet friendly, play house, hiking, zipline, Holiday Home Tour
Adults must be at least 25 years old. A photo copy of your drivers license is required to show proof of age....moreless
The yard is completely fenced in and there is a most amazing playhouse in the backyard. The playhouse even has a sleeping loft! Our kids spent many a night sleeping in the playhouse during the summer....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Any evidence of smoking, residual smell, butts in the yard...will incure a $100 fee off the security deposit....moreless
We're animal lovers and love well-behaved dogs. If your dog is a digger or piddler, please leave him/her at home. But if he/she is a great dog who loves to go for hikes in the woods and chase squirrels, by all means, bring him/her! There will be an addition cleaning fee of $25 and extra $200 security deposit. I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I've never
had a dog run out on his or her bill. Yes, indeed,
your dog is welcome at our cabin. And, if your
dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bedroom 1: 1 double
This Swedish themed bedroom has a window to the back & a tv...moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
Cute mountain themed upstairs bedroom. No door...moreless
Loft: 1 double, 1 child bed
If you are taller than 5'1' you'll have to bend over to walk...moreless
Double Beds (1) The master bedroom has a full bed. The upstairs loft bedroom has another full bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) The other upstairs loft bedroom has a twin bed. There is also a twin futon chair/bed in this room, Child Beds (1) I have a pack 'n play available. There is also a crib mattress under the full bed upstairs., Baby Cribs (1) I have a pack 'n play available and a crib mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Single futon chair that converts into a single bed in loft bedroom. When not needed for sleeping, use it as a chair to read in. to watch a movie! Single futon chair also in the living room....moreless
1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
7 minute showers or you'll run out of hot water!...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet
This bathrm is upstairs between the 2 bedrooms ...moreless
Where to begin? The cabin's fenced in yard is perfect for Bowser or your children to run and play. The custom built playhouse
is fully stocked with arts and crafts and has a loft bed to sleep in! The cabin is a short walk to town or to amazing hiking trails. It is all in all, an amazing cabin to stay in!...moreless
I'm a teacher so I have lots of children's books...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
Ski season weekends are all two night minimum stays and are all $225 per night
Spring break mid-week is $150 per night
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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A three block walk takes you into our quaint little 'downtown.' A half mile walk through the neighborhood will take you to some wonderful hiking. Here you'll find some premier hiking trails, a small creek and quaint waterfalls. Head up the hill a few blocks and you'll hike through the levee and follow a stream as far as you can go. You'll find beautiful samples of actinilite (a rock unique to Wrightwood), quartz and grey and green schist. Sit on a fallen tree or boulder and enjoy your picnic lunch. There is a new zip-line canopy tour just two miles from the cabin (Big Pines). Meet up in town and catch the Big Pines truck up to the tour.
Year Purchased: 1973
About the owner: Owner operated: My family has owned a cabin in Wrightwood for almost 40 years and it will always be where we consider 'home.' We raised our girls here (they grew up to be an FBI Special Agent and a Registered Nurse), I taught at the local elementary school and was very active in the community. I resigned from my teaching job in Wrightwood when my husband's job took us to the San Diego area, but we are still regular visitors and absolutely love our time in Wrightwood!
Why the Owner Chose Wrightwood: My dad purchased the cabin over 40 years ago. It's where most of my friends first saw snow!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: The fresh crisp pine air, the thousands of stars, the quiet neighborhood, the roaring fire, and listening to the birds, walking the dog through the neighborhood, hiking in the forest, packing a picnic and eating in the woods, feeding the squirrels, the 'down home' feeling...need I say more? Well, I will! Late Fall and Winter are beautiful, crisp and a perfect time for hiking. My husband loves to take his sportbike out on Highway 2, one of Southern California's premier road rides. My husband and I are avid skiers and love Mountain High East. Our neighbors on Helen are wonderful and it is a quiet street with only a couple of neighbors. It is just a three block or seven minute walk to town.