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Bear Creek Cottage on Bear Creek in the Secluded Village of Mt. Baldy

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms with mountain views

Enchanting 100 year old rock cottage on Bear Creek. The sweet sound of water fills the home with peace and tranquility but that is just the beginning. This home has been lovingly remodeled inside and out. Large stone gas fireplace for cozy evenings of relaxation and fun. New hardwood floors cover the entire downstairs. The downstairs queen bed acts as the 3rd bedroom with views of the fireplace and pond next to bathroom Luxuriously decorated upstairs bedrooms offer heavenly down bedding and Tempur-Pedic beds. Skylights for star gazing complete the sumptuous experience. Two full antique bathrooms delight in many ways. Soak everything away in an oversized tub with background water sounds. The copper kitchen will transport to a more simple quite time. New appliances including gas stove and refrigerator. Kitchen well supplied with everything you need to enjoy great food and beverages. As wonderful as the interior is the outside may be the best part. Entry gate will delight you as you enter the garden. Wisteria, honey suckle and Cecil Bruener roses climb the the entire fenced yard. Throughout the garden camillas, roses, peones,

hydragaes and ferns bloom in many colors each season. All will enjoy the comfy garden seating in the front and dining table w/unbrella in the rear. Gas grill for those who enjoy cooking outside. For quite alone moments sit peacefully on the upstairs deck with views of the mountains, streams and pond. This home is an experience that will sooth your soul, delight your senses and bring joy to all.

More Details

Debra Stites
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Debra Stites

We are the third owner of Bear Creek Cottage. It was built in 1920's by the Chapman family and remodeled by their son Bob Chapman in 1970's. The home is very special to us and historic to the Mt Baldy Village. We moved to Breckenridge, CO in 1989. I am a CA and CO real estate broker for 30+ years. A large tree fell and smashed the roof in 2016. The roof was replaced and the interior remodeled. We love spending time there as a family and know you will also. It holds a very special place in our hearts.

Debra Stites purchased this cottage in 1978

What makes this cottage unique

The detail and art of the thoughtfully placed stones is not to be missed. Every rock is local and placed meticulously by master masons 100 years ago. This home went through the flood of the the 1930's with very little or no damage. All the wood is from the area and meant to last many lifetimes. We worked hard to keep it as original as possible and hope you appreciate its uniqueness as we do. It is an antique and needs to be treated as gently as possible.


Mount Baldy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand-hewn wood and original tiles fill this antique bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique toilet, sink and extra large soaking tub on creek.
  • These antique bathrooms will delight in many ways. Please be gentle with thought for their age. Downstairs leaded glass windows create lovely light in the mornings. Upstairs bath is filled with the sound of the creek below for the most relaxing peaceful bath imaginable.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom w/Tempur-pedic mattress and down bedding.
    Princess Room - 1 queen , Referred to by guests as the" Princess Room" next to stream.
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom is open to living room downstairs. Temperpedic bed
  • Each bedroom is special, unique and luxurious. Upstairs bedrooms have skylights above beds for stargazing. Downstairs is a favorite with it's own bath and views.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
The area is famous for the many year round activities including mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and cycling. More information is available upon arrival. The flood of the 1930's washed away 2/3 of the village. What is left is surrounded by National Forest and described by many as a warp in time back to a simpler quiet era. Just minutes from downtown LA makes it the perfect escape to recharge and simply relax.


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Bear Creek Cottage on Bear Creek in the Secluded Village of Mt. Baldy
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful, cozy mountain home in lovely wooded setting.

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed with fresh flowers, snacks and chocolate into this quiet retreat about 20 minutes from Claremont up the Mt. Baldy Rd. The home is in a heavily wooded setting with a creek nearby and lots of birdlife. It is very clean and well taken care of, and nicely furnished. The beds are comfortable (memory foam with pillow tops). Huge stone (gas) fireplace is very pleasant to sit around in leather chairs and couch with comfy blankets as well. Beautiful wood floors, shutters, beams and walls, with stonework and stained glass too. Really a gorgeous home and setting.

Weather was cool and wet for us in mid May, about 10 degrees cooler than Claremont, so we used the heat and fireplace and blankets. There are two bedrooms upstairs and a bed off the living room downstairs that is basically part of the living room.

The kitchen is well provisioned and the appliances may be brand new.

The owner is very flexible and responsive and delightful to work with. We would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
ONT Ontario CA
Nearest Barpub
Mt. Baldy Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mt. Baldy Lodge
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mt Baldy Ski Area
Nearest Beach
57 Miles
Car: necessary

This cottage is located in the Mt. Baldy Village (4000 feet above sea level). The nearest towns for groceries, gas and shopping are Claremont and Upland (15 minutes down the hill). The Mt Baldy Lodge is a great fun place to go for food and entertainment (just a couple of blocks up the road). All other restaurants will be located in Claremont and Upland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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