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Enjoy an easy inexpensive weekend getaway in this rustic mountain cabin just an hour and a half from LA, halfway between the I-5 at the Grapevine and Santa Maria on the coast. Located on a cul-de-sac in Pine Mountain Club, a private community in the Los Padres National Forest. 35 minutes from Pyramid Lake and 45 minutes from Magic Mountain.
Available for rent any time. $135/night, 2 night minimum, 3 night minimum on holiday weekends. 3rd night free with rentals Monday through Thursday, except during holiday weeks. Prices may be slightly higher over the holidays.
My cabin is located on two lots, total 2/3 acre, so there's lots of open space outside. All knotty pine interior with lodge-like furnishings. Two large bedrooms (one with queen bed, one with full bed and a twin bed); 2 extra twin mattresses in walk-in closet for kids; portable crib and high chair; one bathroom with combination tub/shower; big stone fireplace; large deck overlooking wooded area with small creek. Large well-equipped kitchen. Beautiful stained glass window in living room with scene of local hills. Three TVs; DVD, VCR and laser disc players with over 200 movies, plus books, board games and puzzles. Dual-pane windows for comfort summer and winter. High speed wifi internet connection.
Rental includes access to beautiful mountain golf course; swimming pool in summer months; stable with trail rides; catch-and-release fishing in Fern Lake a 15 minute walk away; tennis courts; clubhouse with video game room, restaurant, free wifi and lounge with live music on weekends. Village business area has restaurants, market, hardware store, gift shops, internet cafe plus seasonal festivals and fairs. Hiking, sledding and cross country skiing on Mount Pinos (8800') 25 minutes away. And just across the street from the cabin is a lovely wooded area with pathways leading to the village and rustic tables under the trees - an easy woodsy walk without getting in the car, especially nice for little kids.
In the winter I provide sleds, and you are welcome to use the extra boots and gloves for adults and kids that I keep at the cabin.
This is a HOUSEKEEPING CABIN - the rates are low because guests must provide their own sheets, towels and firewood and must clean the cabin in readiness for the next guests before leaving. Cleaning supplies are provided; cleaning service and/or linens can be provided at an additional cost. There is no smoking in the cabin. Refundable $200 cleaning/security deposit required to hold reservation; deposit will be returned in full once the cabin has been checked and found clean and undamaged. Payment can be made via cashier's check, personal check (if in time to clear before rental date) or Paypal. If paying by Paypal (using your credit card or bank link) add 3% to cover Paypal fee.
Roads are very well maintained by Pine Mountain Club but weather can change quickly in the mountains so be prepared with 4-wheel drive or chains in winter. There is now Verizon cell phone service in PMC. The cabin phone is blocked for outgoing long distance, so I provide a phone card to make long distance calls if you need it (best to bring your own card, too, just in case).
Please look under 'Owner Info' to see additional reviews that I've copied from guests' emails and guest book entries, and contact me with any questions about my cabin or Pine Mountain Club.
Kids' movies in video library. Toys, games and puzzles. The cabin is at the end of a cul-de-sac so it's very safe for kids to play outside. There is a very nice kiddie playground , outdoor basketball court and baseball diamond n the village area. Pine Mountain Club clubhouse has a game room with video games....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Pine Mountain Club is in a national forest area with high fire danger. Smoking is not allowed in the cabin; if you smoke outdoors please dispose of your smokes safely....moreless
Your pets are welcome as long as you let me know in advance. I just ask that you not let your pets up on the beds or furniture in consideration of future guests who may have allergy issues. Dogs must be on leash in Pine Mountain club....moreless
Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in front bedroom. New mattress 10/2010, Double Beds (1) Double bed and twin bed in back bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) Double bed and twin bed in back bedroom. Twin bed has an extra mattress that can be used as another bed., Child Beds (1) There are two twin foam mattresses in the large walk-in closet in the front bedroom. They can be used here or moved around if additional guests are OKed by owner., Baby Cribs (1) There is a portable crib with mattress in the front bedroom closet. Bumper is in a drawer in the closet. Please bring your own sheets for all beds....moreless
Bathroom has combination tub/shower, and built-in hair drier.
3 televisions with cable. Laser Disc, VCR and dvd player. Over 200 movies on laser disc, dvd or video tape. Books, videos, dvds, cds, games.
Telescope for viewing the clear night sky away from city lights. Cable internet in the cabin and free wifi and game room available at the Pine Mountain Club clubhouse for members and guests. Lovely wooded paths lead from across the street from the cabin to the village center. Continue across the street to the clubhouse, golf course, tennis courts and Fern Lake. Trail Rides Offered from Pine Mountain Club!
The PMC Equestrian Center has trail rides available for riders ages 8 & up Wednesdays through Mondays.
The fee is $35 for members and $45 for guests. Reservations are Required! Call the PMC Business Office to make a reservation! 661-242-3788....moreless
A good selection of books upstairs and down....moreless
The cabin has a large back deck facing a wooded area with a small creek which ran year round before the drought!.Bird feeder on the deck, with bird seed provided. There is also a side deck and a small front deck facing the cul-de-sac....moreless
Beautiful mountain golf course available to cabin guests with guest cards provided....moreless
Propane grill on back deck. Charcoal grill on front deck....moreless
Ski & Snowboard:
Mt. Pinos, 25 minutes away, has x-country skiing and snowboarding and sledding. I provide several sleds as well as an assortment of extra gloves and boots for your use. ...moreless
Private PMC tennis courts available to cabin guests with guest cards provided....moreless
Pool / Spa
The Pine Mountain Club pool is available to guests at my cabin during the summer months and often stays open through September. Bring a guest card which you'll find next to the phone....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Rates may be slightly higher during winter holidays. 3-night minimum during holiday weekends.
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Birdwatching - bird feeder with supplies - birds put on quite a show on the deck. Boating on Pyramid Lake 35 minutes away. Telescope for viewing the clear night sky away from city lights.
Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: I retired from Walt Disney Studios in 2007. Now I work part-time as a paralegal and I love to travel; I do home exchanges all over the world so I know what makes a home comfortable for a guest. I grew up in upstate NY, went to school in Ohio and lived for a time in Chicago, so I'm used to snowy winters. I love coming to the mountains for the change of seasons, hiking and x-country skiing.
Why the Owner Chose Pine Mountain Club: My ex-husband and I bought this cabin in 1985. We wanted a retreat where he could golf and I could x-country ski and we could enjoy nature with our family. We had thought of looking in Big Bear, east of LA, but a friend told us about Pine Mountain Club which is so much closer and quieter. It's never crowded, even on holidays, and has a real small town feel, plus it's only 90 minutes from my home in Pasadena.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: When I'm in my cabin I feel like I'm in another world. It's absolutely quiet on the cul-de-sac. You can't see other cabins from the back deck which looks out onto green space with birds, squirrels and the occasional deer. The interior is all knotty pine, even the ceilings, and there's a big stone fireplace. Starting right across from the cabin a neighbor has built a series of rock-lined paths through the woods, with little tables and seats made from tree stumps; it's just a 10 minute walk to the village through the 'enchanted forest.' I love to hike and x-country ski on Mt. Pinos, and enjoy the live music, free wifi, swimming and tennis at the clubhouse. For home entertainment, I have accumulated a library of over 200 movies on dvd, laser disc and tape. I enjoy sharing my cabin with guests and I use it myself as often as I can; a weekend at the cabin feels like a real vacation.