It's harvest time in the Bear Country Farmhouse the Bear Country Farmhouse. You can enjoy the lowest rates of the year before the skiers come up the mountain to enjoy fresh powder on the slopes. Our fall nightly rate is $115, and we only require a two-night minimum. Wow! Now, that's a real bargain.
If you browse through more than 90 reviews submitted by former guests, they have earned the Bear County Farmhouse a five-star rating. The owner is ranked as a premier VRBO partner, meaning he is quick to respond the your every need while you are our guest. We are full-time Big Bear residents, who know the best this mountain community offers.
You can find hundreds of typical cabins in Big Bear, but there is only one farmhouse. That's just one reason why the Bear Country Farmhouse has become one of the most popular vacation rental properties in Big Bear.
Because the farmhouse has been renovated to look just like a building built at the turn of the century, it will remind you of visits to you grandmother's house when you were much younger than today.
The cleaning fee for your stay is only $50. VRBO charges a reasonable processing fee. There's a 7% county tax on the rent that cannot be avoided, and a low $100 damage deposit will come back to you following your departure. What about your pups? Let’s not forget about them. We are pet friendly, with a specious fenced back yard where they can romp to their hearts content. No additional pet deposit is required.
In the large kitchen, 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 already mentioned, this rustic one-of-a-kind vacation rental is designed to look like a 1900’s farmhouse where city-slickers can just drop their bags and settle in.
The barn-red and cottage-white farmhouse -- complete with its windmill next to the front porch and a storage barn in the backyard -- 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.
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 enclosed chest 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.
The farmhouse is central to all the attractions in town, including Big Bear Lake, which is about a 10-minute drive from your front door. Another five minutes will take you to the Big Bear Village filled with dozens of restaurants and mom-and-pop shops.
If there are no guests leaving the farmhouse on your day of arrival, or arriving on your day of departure, our check in time is as soon as you reach Big Bear and check-out on can be as late as 2 pm. We hope to see you soon.