About the property
- Farmhouse600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 4 nights
There are 2 bedrooms + a sofa that sleep 6, and 2 baths, 1 on each floor.
You can find hundreds of typical cabins in Big Bear, but there is only one farmhouse. Located a short 10-minute drive from Big Bear's ski slopes and 3 minutes to Snow Play for tubing has made the Bear Country Farmhouse extremely popular. Imagine, just $110 a night during the spring season. It also helps to have a five-star rating based on reviews submitted by very impressed former guests.
Have you ever wished you could step back in time to a world without the hectic distractions we live with today? The two-bedroom, two-bath Bear Country Farmhouse is the perfect place to do just that. Pets are welcome as well.
Our Big Bear one-of-a-kind vacation rental is designed to look like a 1900’s rustic farmhouse where city-slickers can just drop their bags and settle in. Introduce your children to the simple joys of gathering together with family and friends to rekindle memories of times gone by, long before cell phones, texting and the Internet (though WiFi is available for those who must be connected to the outside world). Here's the perfect location to relive those memories of your childhood.
Smack dab in the middle of Big Bear is this charming farmhouse, complete with its own windmill and backyard barn. Experience a simpler period in America in the charming “moo-cow” farmhouse, and at such a bargain.
The barn-red and cottage-white farmhouse looks much as it would in the early 1900s. All floors are wide-plank pine, and the T&G ceilings are supported by massive wood beams. Care has been taken to keep today’s modern gadgets – the TVs, DVD players and appliances -- behind closed doors to maintain the look of an early American farmhouse.
In the large, eat-in kitchen, the cottage-white, bead-board wainscoting and barn-red walls surround a room filled with country charm. Farm antiques, such as early American utensils, add to the kitchen’s country look. There’s even a deep, double farmhouse sink! You also have the convenience of a washer/dryer in the kitchen, but since it isn't the ringer-type model your grandmother used, you’ll find it hidden behind the barn doors of the laundry closet.
As soon as the sun dips below the west end of the lake, falling temperatures quickly follow on the mountain. That’s when you will want to gather ‘round the fireplace in the living room that keeps the entire farmhouse toasty warm on chilly nights. There are additional wall heaters in the bedrooms as well. The linen closet is also filled with numerous blankets and quilts.
When it's time to tuck in the young ones, climb the pine staircase to the second floor where the two bedrooms are separated by a full bath. The master bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and wood cabinet that holds the second TV and DVD player. There’s also a spacious, mirrored closet. The second bedroom (fondly known as the Blue Bear Room) has a bead-board trundle bed with two twin mattresses. This bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to an observation deck with views that are particularly beautiful as the sun begins its western descent. You can keep an eye on the youngsters and your pups playing in the fenced backyard below.
Back downstairs, two more individuals can drift off to sleep watching the flickering flames of the fireplace from the queen sofa bed in the living room. There is a convenient bath just down the hall. That brings the total sleeping capacity to six. Well, it can be seven if one of them is an infant. We have a baby crib for the little one.
For the night owls who don’t want the day to end, there’s a large screen television and DVD player with access to hundreds of movie and sports channels in the living room china cabinet.
Seize this opportunity to experience Big Bear like you have never done before. Just send a reservation request through VRBO, or call David -- the owner; that's me -- at 888-424-5211. We''ll make your getaway a time you will long remember.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About David Gurzenski
I once worked full-time in Orange County as an instructor at a private school where I helped students through courses such as property management and real estate, which prepared them for the California Real Estate License Exam. One student, very grateful after passing the exam, invited me to Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains. I fell in love with the quiet peacefulness of the community, and vowed to move there following retirement. But once here, my background in real estate made me forget retiring, but instead invest in vacation rental cabins, renovating them to appeal to visitors from throughout Southern California.
David Gurzenski purchased this Farmhouse in 2005
Why David Gurzenski chose Big Bear
Oh, this property required work to transform it to the charming farmhouse it is today. But I could see its potential as a vacation rental. Once rented full-time by a group of young men, they fell behind on their rent and refused to leave. The former owner said she would lower the asking price if I took the responsibility of getting them out. Because of my background in property management, I presented them with a three-day pay or quit notice. I also let them know I was friends of the local judge, who would send over city police to physically remove the fellows from the property. They were gone the next day. The property was renovated from top to bottom from a new roof to gleaming wide-plank wood floors inside. A third bedroom was eliminated to create a very spacious country kitchen, and a half-bath on the main floor was expanded to become a three-quarter-bath with a new shower featuring gleaming white subway tiles. A back deck was added to expand the outdoor living space that overlooks the fenced backyard. Then began the process of converting all rooms to resemble an old-time farmhouse that delights guests the minute they walk through the front door.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Why stay in a farmhouse? Because it is a one-of-a-kind property that takes guests back to a time of their childhood when they may have visited their grandparent’s home in the Midwest. You can’t miss the farmhouse when you first arrive in the neighborhood. It’s the only property that resembles a large barn with a windmill out front. Many of the unique benefits of this marvelous structure are mentioned above. Yet also impressive are the countless touches of country charm. Everything found in each room was selected to enhance the farmhouse motif. One room that always impresses guests is the spacious country kitchen that offers all one would need to prepare small meals or large dinners. More than one guest has exclaimed, “I wish we had a kitchen like this back home!” That’s why many guests prefer to eat here rather than expensive restaurants in town.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We have a good time , thanks
Very nice house and quiet area , close to everything 👌👌👌👌
The property is nice, traditional 2 story farmhouse with wood floors and lots of personal touches. It's about a 10 min drive from the lake/village area, but within a couple of blocks of a snow-tubing area. What really stood out for our family was David's hospitality and follow-up. He was attentive, responsive and kind. I would go back to Big Bear and stay in one of his properties any day.
Everything described was as is and great place to stay in Big Bear - close to everything. David was really helpful throughout the process as well.
Love the feeling of being at home. And all the amenities it had.
Will definitely be come back with the family
A nice farmhouse, with a quaint feeling to it.
Everything went smoothly with David as a host. The house stayed plenty warm with the gas fireplace heater and our two little girls loved the double pull out bed. I would recommend that they get a drying rack for the kitchen to help with the drying of dishes after meals. Thanks again for a great stay up in big bear.
Clean and comfortable
Great experience. Grilled out on the first night. Very clean and feels like home. Very welcoming to our family and dog. Would definitely stay again.
Centrally located in Big Bear, the farmhouse is only a 10-minute drive from all major attractions, including the ski slopes, the Village, and the Performing Arts Center. You can walk to the east end of the lake, as well as a small community store, the best pizza place in all of Big Bear, and the weekly farmer's market at the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd. on Tuesdays from 8 to 1. You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy this popular local event that offers the freshest fruits and vegetables at the lowest prices in town, but you will feel like one during your time in the farmhouse! Go along with the fantasy and pretend you picked those fruits and vegetables from behind the farmhouse! ;-)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact the owner through this site, or call our toll-free 888-424-5211 number to obtain our holiday rates or any discounts available. In addition to the two bedroom upstairs separated by a full bath, there is a bath on the main floor with a pull-out sofa in the living room. Fresh bed linens and towels will be waiting for all guests along with all bathroom and basic kitchen supplies.