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Ponderosa Log Cabin Sleeps Six Max.

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1200 sf, designed and built by the owners with cedar milled from their land.

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Restful. Relaxing. Romantic.

Dreaming of slipping away to an enchanting log cabin in the middle of a beautiful forest? The owners designed and built the cabin from cedar logs milled on the property. It could be a movie set! Have you ever watched Bonanza? It was filmed on the Ponderosa in Northern California. This is Palomar Mountain's 'Ponderosa' where Little Joe, and all the rest would feel right at home putting their feet up at this charming log cabin.

Extremely private, you access the property through a locked gate and travel a paved road a mile and a half to the cabin. If you are looking for privacy, you have found it!

Step into the old west! The great room is open to the kitchen with a welcoming wood stove that you really appreciate when the snow is falling. There is a big dining table to gather 'round for meals or for old-fashioned fun when you get those games out. The younger set might enjoy sitting at the counter that is a slab of cedar from the property.

The kitchen is fully stocked for you with everything you should need for cooking and serving your meals. Stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, beautiful new set of cookware, all you need to cook and serve your meals. Step out on the patio and a new propane barbecue is waiting.

The walk-in level has the large master bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed also a full bath with a tub and shower. Upstairs is a game and sleeping room with another queen bed, two twins, and a sofa. A 42 inch TV DVD player, high speed internet and a telephone. Since this is such a remote location most cell phones don't work so you're all set just in case you need to dial out or check your messages.

Lots of room to roam in the wide open spaces. Look out to the next ridge and you can see the world famous observatory, and High Point Fire Lookout. Originally built in the 1930's it was recently restored and now back in operation.

A wonderfully inviting tree swing is waiting for kids of all ages, and a very creative picnic table also made with cedar from the land. Horse shoes are fun to be played by all.

It is a star-gazers dream with our dark sky making the stars seem so much closer here on the mountain top.

The Ponderosa is a nature-lovers paradise with deer, wild turkeys and lots of wildlife and wide variety of birds that also call this twenty acres 'home'. Are you a photographer? You will love it here.

We have several field trips to local farms to see horses, sheep, goats, chickens, spinning and weaving, coffee roasting and carving and much more! The owners/story tellers make it a delightful 'step back in time'.

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Our first guests over Thanksgiving left notes before we opened this website:

“Thank you so much for opening your wonderful cabin for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here in the cozy cabin on your beautiful property. You really created something amazing, and we marvel at the craftsmanship that went into this cabin! Just a gorgeous, peaceful place! We hope to be back some day! All the best to you, Birte and Jim and Kids”

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We had such a great time in the Mountains. Thank you for taking the time and sharing all the information. We visited Cecelia's farm. Such nice people and great experience. Kids had so much fun there. Getting warm, fresh eggs right from the chicken's nest was the best experience for Adam. Thank you, Katerina, Robert, Adam and Lucas

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We're looking forward to doing our very best to make your time at the Ponderosa a wonderful holiday as a treasured memory forever!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old minimum...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Create happy memories with your children at the cabin. Collect acorns, watch for deer, wild turkeys, and oh, so much wildlife. Some children's books, games, DVD's, and horse shoes, too (instructions in our Welcome Book). ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Occasionally we have had dogs visit. We ask that you bring their bed and/or blankets if they get on furniture, and carefully clean up after them. There is a $75.00 charge for up to two dogs. The neighbors ask that you keep them on a leash when you are out walking on the road. We do have active mountain lions so it is important to be with your dogs at all times....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom Loft: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs loft w/queen bed, 2 twins, & 42' TV for DVD's....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Comfortable Queen bed in large room. Willow reading chairs....moreless

  • The large master bedroom is on the walk-in level. A comfortable queen bed with lovely linens is waiting for you. Some vintage furnishings and rustic willow chairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom has good storage, a bathtub and shower.

Other Amenities

  • Would you like to go to a local farm and buy fresh eggs or organic coffee? See chickens, sheep, goats & a loom room for spinning. Cecilia sells fresh eggs, yarn from her sheep and be sure to ask about her goat cheese and milk. Glenn is our Palomar Roaster. He roasts coffee, carves cedar, and has farm animals who love to have their pictures taken. Have fun! Like a massage at the cabin? How about a guided nature walk? A visit to the Observatory and see the interesting museum? 20 miles of hiking trails are waiting for you in the State Park. Fish at Doane Pond or take a boat out on Lake Henshaw. The view from Boucher Lookout is absolutely spectacular to the islands and beyond. Mother's Kitchen is waiting to serve you, and you will enjoy browsing our General Store. Sleds are waiting for you when we are a Winter Wonderland. Just ask and I'll forward lots info with links for interesting area attractions, places to eat & more!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Vintage hard-back books you might have read when you were growing up. Books to inspire, learn about nature, and take you and your family back to simpler times. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Pick a movie from our basket or bring your favorites....moreless

  • Games
  • Television:

    42 inch SmartTV for all the options that provided, plus a DVD player. Roku TV and a basket of family and teenage movies, some westerns. Access your Netflix account or bring some favorite....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Dining

  • Dining:

    The wooden table was hand crafted too and has chairs for six. There are also two stools at the counter....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating:

    Wood stove warms the cabin and an extra electric heater in the downstairs bedroom can be used if needed ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes! Great, high-speed internet. Plus the 'Smart TV' gives you options to listen to Pandora, watch Netflix on your own account, check Facebook, your email or many other options. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Paved road right to the cabin. Outside parking. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phones are very limited on Palomar but ATT cell phones do work at the top of the driveway. Check your messages with the phone provided or use 'just in case'....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Supply of firewood keeps the cabin very toasty. The owner made a great little toddler fence. Stored out behind the cabin. Three sided and slips right on for safety of your little ones....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee Maker brews 10 cups. Bring your own coffee and filters ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    You should have everything you need to cook and serve up a hardy breakfast, lunch and dinner 'round the table in front of the wood stove or out at the picnic table made from logs from the property....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The cabin does not have a dishwasher. Very sorry! You might bring a good supply of paper plates or use the dishes provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need to clean and serve your cabin meals. Nice cookware, utensils, pans, cookie sheets (of course!), coffee maker, toaster, 4 quart crock pot & a nice propane barbecue on the patio....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basics - salt and pepper, seasoned salt...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Has a 2 slice toaster ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Just up from the patio you will see the stakes for a fun game of horseshoes. Instructions in the Welcome Book. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The BBQ is plumbed directly into the propane line. Enjoy your dinner and please remember to turn off the propane tank. Thank you! ...moreless

 

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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
$200
Independence Day
Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$200
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
Columbus Day
Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$200
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
2015 Christmas and New Years
Dec 14 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$225
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Monday - Thurs $175.00 per night w/2 night min. Friday & Saturday $200.00 per night. 8% tax, $75.00 for cleaning, and a $250.00 refundable damage deposit. Holiday Rates apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks with 3 night minimum at $225.00 per night. $75.00 per/pet fee for up to two dogs & you bring their blankets, beds, protect the furniture, and clean up after them.


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


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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

Please ask for a link for 'Fun things to do from the Cabin' info to all that Palomar and the local area have to offer. (It will be posted here real soon!)

Step-back-in-time, old fashioned, family fun. A chance to listen to the quiet enjoying the beauty of our well-kept secret on Palomar Mountain.

You'll love it here. That's a promise!

 

Manager info

About: The owners visited Palomar Mountain on one of their first dates. They fell in love with the mountain, and each other, and discovered the land shortly before they had their two children. Designing and building the lodge was their first project. Looking out the living room off the deck, they have seen on some occasions the Palomar Observatory opening it's window to the stars.

Why Palomar Mountain:
The Ponderosa with the Lodge and now two cabins, is such a wonderful way to share family time with their now-grown children and grand kids. The have many happy memories sharing the forest, it's animals and the beauty of the Four Seasons with family and friends. They cherish the many weekends away from the hectic life of the city work, telephone and television.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Right now only the log cabin is available. Soon the owners will have the Ponderosa 'School House' Cabin ready for guests too. Please stay tuned. Thank you for your interest in the peaceful, privacy of the Ponderosa!


Contact us

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  • 1200 sf, designed and built by the owners with cedar milled from their land.

    1200 sf, designed and built by the owners with cedar milled from their land.

  • Unwind in front of the  woodstove -with a toddler guard available for safety.

    Unwind in front of the woodstove -with a toddler guard available for safety.

  • Total privacy from every window.

    Total privacy from every window.

  • Step out to the patio with a  barbecue and beautiful views over the 20 acres.

    Step out to the patio with a barbecue and beautiful views over the 20 acres.

  • Stove, oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, cookie sheets (of course!)... and empty pantry shelves make it easy for you to move in and enjoy your escape on the  Mountain!

    Stove, oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, cookie sheets (of course!)... and empty pantry shelves make it easy for you to move in and enjoy your escape on the Mountain!

  • Comfortable, California Cowboy and Southwest décor.

    Comfortable, California Cowboy and Southwest décor.

  • Nice towels in roomy bathroom with a tub to soak your cares away.

    Nice towels in roomy bathroom with a tub to soak your cares away.

  • The Smart TV and ROKU provide so many options with high speed internet!

    The Smart TV and ROKU provide so many options with high speed internet!

  • There is a 'Kid's Corner' waiting for your little ones.

    There is a 'Kid's Corner' waiting for your little ones.

  • Lots of wildlife call the Ponderosa Log Cabin 'home', too.

    Lots of wildlife call the Ponderosa Log Cabin 'home', too.

  • It is hard to pick a 'favorite tree' on 20 forested acres...

    It is hard to pick a 'favorite tree' on 20 forested acres...

  • Such a beautiful setting for all seasons...

    Such a beautiful setting for all seasons...

  • You've arrived!  Welcome to the Ponderosa.  So much privacy to enjoy!

    You've arrived! Welcome to the Ponderosa. So much privacy to enjoy!

  • Depending on your timing, you may be greeted with daffodils and wildflowers.

    Depending on your timing, you may be greeted with daffodils and wildflowers.

  • The cabin, kitchen counter &  coffee table was made from cedar from the land.

    The cabin, kitchen counter & coffee table was made from cedar from the land.

  • Tin punched cabinets made by the owners too & everything you need for your stay.

    Tin punched cabinets made by the owners too & everything you need for your stay.

  • Serve your appetizers on the beautiful cedar slab - a gift from the forest!

    Serve your appetizers on the beautiful cedar slab - a gift from the forest!

  • Read a book or write one...

    Read a book or write one...

  • Large loft that has beds for four and very relaxing to settle in with a favorite DVD on the 42 inch screen.

    Large loft that has beds for four and very relaxing to settle in with a favorite DVD on the 42 inch screen.

  • These two twins are also tucked away under the eves in the loft.

    These two twins are also tucked away under the eves in the loft.

  • See two of the World Famous Observatories, and High Point Fire Lookout.

    See two of the World Famous Observatories, and High Point Fire Lookout.

  • Wide, open, spaces with beautiful views everywhere you look.

    Wide, open, spaces with beautiful views everywhere you look.

  • Twenty acres waiting for you to explore.

    Twenty acres waiting for you to explore.

  • Lots of character with huge boulders. Click 'Book it' and it's yours!

    Lots of character with huge boulders. Click 'Book it' and it's yours!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, dutch
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