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Birch Bear Lodge - Best Views, Cozy with Color Spa, Game Room

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Get cosy and light the fire - plenty of room for family and friends

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Last updated: 09/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Moonridge lodge description

Birch Bear Lodge is ready for you! With incredible 180 views of both ski resorts, the Lake and the golf course, you will have a fantastic time at Birch Bear. Two large private decks on both sides of the Lodge: one with a Jacuzzi with color changing lights is nestled in the pines, and a second one with unobstructed 180 views, for eating, relaxing, having drinks and watching the incredible sunsets (seasonal gas grill provided). Birch Bear is a perfect base for both the year round activity athletes, and for those who want spacious relaxation quarters to 'stay inside', read, gaze out at the mountain views or write your first novel! For romantics or those on 'working vacations', Birch Bear is your private treetop hideaway.

The Lodge is a 2280 sq. ft. home, with wireless Wi-Fi, 3 bath, 2 full baths, and a Studio/Game room (also a Queen sleeper with bath). With a huge rock fireplace for a cozy wood burning fire, new luxury furnishings, cozy bedding, granite kitchen, flat screen TV and TVs in all bedrooms (limited cable channels), DVD players, Birch Bear is a luxury mountain home for you and your guests. Gather round the large wooden dining table - there's room for our permanent guests - mascots 'Birch' & 'Bear', giant furry stuffed bears. The Game Room (studio attached to the jacuzzi deck), has a Pool table and Ping Pong, as well as puzzles and games. Plenty of space with room to play or just escape in luxury.

Two car garage plus parking area & 'mud room' for equipment.
Birch Bear is close to Bear Mountain slopes (5 min.), Snow Summit (10 min), snowplay, hiking and biking trails, the Lake (7 min), restaurants, grocery (Von, Stater Bros), and pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS). The Village, with movies and restaurants is 10 min. away.

EARLY CHECK-IN AND LATE CHECK-OUT: We know that you're anxious to get here, and may want to ski/hike on the day you need to check out! Please contact us early with your request and we will try our best to accommodate you. We want to ensure that the Lodge, spa and Game Room are spotless and ready for you, and there is time to do the same for the next guests. There is no extra cost to you - we'll do our best.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2280 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Sorry, but required by insurance carrier...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, but required by insurance carrier...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Min age of 25 please...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

          • The 'Hideaway': 1 king

            Master, upstairs,TV,desk,9' window with incredible views...moreless

          • 'Caribou Cave' : 1 queen

            Ground floor bedroom, 2 lrg. windows, bathroom...moreless

          • 'Leopard's Lair': 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            Upstairs huge room, TV & DVD, pvt. balcony, Bear Mtn. views...moreless

          • Adjoining Studio/Game Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Game Room with Ping Pong, Pool Table, games, sofa, bathroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: shower

            ...moreless

          • Two full baths in Lodge, both with extra wide soaking tubs, two sinks each, new granite tops, natural stone tiling, and antler lighting. Studio has 1/2 bath with new stone shower surrounds. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            New dark wood dining table, room opens out to patio with windows to stunning views. Watch skiiers while you dine!...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Granite top counters in fully stocked kitchen with stunning views of the mountains. See Description for details....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full utensils, pots & pans, baking trays, Slo Cooker, place settings for 8 plus...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Cuisinart Coffee maker, Cordless tea kettle...moreless

          • Stove:

            New 4 burner gas stove with oven & broiler...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, basics. Welcome Basket included!...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New fridge/freezer with ice maker...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Stainless steel Micro (new)...moreless

          • Toaster:

            4 slice (new)...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Living room with flat screen TV, 2 story rock fireplace, one wall of windows out to stunning views, and patio doors out to deck...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and windows everywhere for the breeze. No central HVAC - we have mountain air instead! ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Two cars in garage and one off street spot outside garage...moreless

          • Heating:

            Central heating, very efficient and cozy...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood burning fireplace in living room...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Duvets, flannel sheets, furry throws...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New Large Capacity Washer...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New Large Capacity dryer...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            Small CD radio player in living room, accepts IPhone and ITouch connections, Ipad and Iphone charger (up to Ipad 2 and Iphone 4). Boom box in Game Room...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            2 DVD players - Living room and Leopard's Lair - some DVDs there but bring your favorites!...moreless

          • Pool Table:

            Fantastic table with carved wood legs and yellow leather cups....moreless

          • Television:

            Living room, 'Hideaway' and 'Leopard's Lair'...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable with expanded channel package...moreless

          • Game Room:

            Pool table and Ping Pong table...moreless

          Communications

          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Seats 6, 39 jets, color changing lights and small waterfall...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                2 huge decks - one with jacuzzi, one with 180 views for relaxing, grilling and eating outdoors. New dining set and gravity chairs...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Beautiful landscaping with pine, spruce, aspen and birch trees. New outdoor dining set and 2nd outdoor table - enough for 9...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                5 min. to Bear Mtn. and 10 min. to Snow Summit from the Lodge...moreless

              • Balcony:

                Private balcony in Leopard's Lair bedroom...moreless

              • Golf:

                Golf course is 2 minutes down the street...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                New BarBque -Seasonal (April - October)...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Watch skiers on Bear Mountain & see the night lights on Snow Summit Slope. 180 unobstructed views of both slopes!...moreless

              • Lake View:

                See morning mist and sunset views of the Lake...moreless

              • Golf Course View:

                The Lodge is right above the golf course...moreless

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snowboarding
              • Skiing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountaineering
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Marina
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Recreation Center
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Bird Watching
              • Water Skiing
               

              Reviews

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              Winter 11/15-3/15/14 Non-holiday  W/night (Sun-Th)    W/end   
              Spring 3/16-5/31     Non-holiday  W/nt.               W/end  
              Summer 6/1-9/14      Non-holiday  W/nt.               W/end  
              Fall   9/15-11/21    Non-holiday  W/nt.               385    W/end 425+
              Holidays:  Thanksgiving,Xmas - email owner
                  MLK and Ski Week rates - email owner 
              2 nite min. (holidays 3 nite) Rates for 1/6/14 on are coming. Add'l City tax (8%) 
              and cleaning ($125). Sec.Dep: $400 Free Wi-Fi Wkly & monthly rates available
              

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              Last updated: 09/06/2014
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              Location

              3 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Big Bear Airport
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Hwy 18
              1 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Bear Mountain
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Big Bear Lake

              Car: Necessary

              Big Bear Lake is a year round sport, relaxation and recreation spot. Snow sports in winter, fantastic hiking and mountain biking in spring and summer, walking, Octoberfest and lots of area activities in Fall. Great for friends and family reunions, or quietly recharging your batteries. Don't miss the Zipline!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: In early 2012, we stood on the deck of what would become Birch Bear and looked at the 180 degree unobstructed view of the slopes, the Lake, golf course and the whole valley in front of us. It was breathtaking and the most magnificent view in Big Bear. The extensive renovation took 6 months and we look forward to welcoming you to Birch Bear!

              Why the Owner Chose Moonridge:
              Each year we came to Big Bear to enjoy the mountain air, hike the trails, and enjoy the environment. We found a home that needed a lot of TLC, but the view was worth saving. A lot of hard work followed, a lot of fun and a lot of pride in this fantastic Lodge. Some say Birch Bear has the 'best view in Big Bear' for its 180 degree views of the ski resorts, golf course and the Lake.....from top to bottom, including the new Spa with color changing LED lights and waterfall,its ready for visitors!

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              View, view, privacy and views! From pre-dawn sunrise of pink sky, mist covering the Lake like a cotton blanket, clearing to sunny blues skies over glistening snow on Bear Mountain. Slopes with skiers so close you feel you can count them, to the soft white lights winding down the night ski slopes on Snow Summit, to the quiet pines... There is no place like Birch Bear.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • Get cosy and light the fire - plenty of room for family and friends

                Get cosy and light the fire - plenty of room for family and friends

              • Large dining area with mascot 'Bear', the Lodge has mountaintop forever views!

                Large dining area with mascot 'Bear', the Lodge has mountaintop forever views!

              • Watch skiiers come down Bear Mtn. just 3 minutes away - glistening snow & sun!

                Watch skiiers come down Bear Mtn. just 3 minutes away - glistening snow & sun!

              • The separate Studio Game room with pool and ping pong with spa outside the door!

                The separate Studio Game room with pool and ping pong with spa outside the door!

              • Flat screen Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player, all comforts of home

                Flat screen Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player, all comforts of home

              • 'The Hideaway' with a 9' picture window

                'The Hideaway' with a 9' picture window

              • Leopard's Lair is the huge bedroom above

                Leopard's Lair is the huge bedroom above

              • New bath with wide soaking tub, 2 sinks  and golden fixtures

                New bath with wide soaking tub, 2 sinks and golden fixtures

              • New bath with wide soaking tub and 2 sinks

                New bath with wide soaking tub and 2 sinks

              • Icicles outside the Hideaway windows on New Year's Day

                Icicles outside the Hideaway windows on New Year's Day

              • The Spa changes colors - red, blue, pink, green, orange, even strobe lights!

                The Spa changes colors - red, blue, pink, green, orange, even strobe lights!

              • The Torch Parade down Snow Summit on New Year's Eve!

                The Torch Parade down Snow Summit on New Year's Eve!

              • New granite kitchen - fully stocked and ready

                New granite kitchen - fully stocked and ready

              • Spacious ceilings, luxury retreat among the pines - sun and snow!

                Spacious ceilings, luxury retreat among the pines - sun and snow!

              • Light the barbque & pour your drink - your private retreat just for your friends

                Light the barbque & pour your drink - your private retreat just for your friends

              • The Lake at Sunset - serene views from the Lodge patio - each night is different

                The Lake at Sunset - serene views from the Lodge patio - each night is different

              • 'The Hideaway' King bedroom with private TV

                'The Hideaway' King bedroom with private TV

              • 'Caribou Cave', ground floor Queen with bathroom is cosy & roomy

                'Caribou Cave', ground floor Queen with bathroom is cosy & roomy

              • The Lair has a private balcony and views out to the Bear Mtn. slopes

                The Lair has a private balcony and views out to the Bear Mtn. slopes

              • From the Lair's loft looking down to Craftsman glass art-work door

                From the Lair's loft looking down to Craftsman glass art-work door

              • Snowy scenes with blue skies

                Snowy scenes with blue skies

              • New SPA with 42 Jets, each seat has a different set of jets - you choose!

                New SPA with 42 Jets, each seat has a different set of jets - you choose!

              • Bring your bikes, or enjoy the hiking trails minutes away from the Lodge -

                Bring your bikes, or enjoy the hiking trails minutes away from the Lodge -

              • Contact Big Bear Parasail Co. for an adventure over the Lake~

                Contact Big Bear Parasail Co. for an adventure over the Lake~

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              Date last modified - Thursday, September 04, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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