About the property
- Cabin500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 4 nights
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Can you imagine this beautiful vacation can be rented for only $145 a night? You won't find another three-bedroom, two-bath cabin in a perfect location with an amazing view at such a low rate in all Big Bear! This spacious lodge-type property can sleep 10 individuals comfortably. In addition to the three bedrooms, there is a queen sleeper-sofa in the great room, where a couple can drift off to sleep watching the dying embers in the fireplace. Scan more than 90 reviews of the cabin and read how impressed our previous guests have been with their accommodations.
Though located in a pristine section of Big Bear known as the Whispering Forest, far from bustling crowds, it is within a short drive to this mountain community's main attractions. This ideal Big Bear mountain retreat has been discovered by countless Southern California travelers as well as others from Arizona and Nevada.
As you drive your vehicle up the gentle curves of Eagle Mountain Road, a turn to the left near the top of the mountain takes you to Green Mountain Drive. The view from this ridge road has been described as jaw-dropping by many guests. Near the end of the road you will find the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway. The trails of the National Forest are within walking distance. But since you won’t find mention of this in any guide book, you can spend a full day discovering the area without ever running into another human being. Yet if you want to walk the quaint streets of Big Bear Village filled with dozens of eateries and charming shops, it’s only a 15-minute drive away.
As mentioned, the spring nightly rate for this amazing cabin is only $145. We don’t ask for a ridiculously-high damage deposit either -- only $100. It is totally refundable following your departure. The only thing high about the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway is its location. Big Bear may be 7,000 feet above sea level, but in the Whispering Forest, the hideaway is another 1,000 feet closer to heaven -- hence its name.
But we mortals still must eat and sleep; here is the perfect cabin where you can do both in style. Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway provides the rustic atmosphere guests seek in a mountain home, but also offers the conveniences one expects while on vacation. The kitchen contains a large refrigerator with ice maker, a microwave, a dish washer and a many appliances you don't usually find in rental cabins. If you can't locate something you're looking for, just call us and we'll bring it over. We live 10 minutes from the cabin and seem to have two of everything.
Tucked behind shuttered doors in the hallway closet is a washer and dryer. The thermostatically-controlled central heating system keeps the cabin toasty warm, no matter how chilly the evenings become. It adds more heat to a roaring fire in the wood-burning, natural-rock fireplace in the great room. If you must stay connected with the outside world, wi-fi is included, of course.
In addition to its custom stone fireplace, the great room contains a large-screen television, a DVD player and a massive varnished log slab breakfast bar that lets the chef enjoy the inspiring view while preparing a meal. That spectacular 180-degree view of both the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit peaks can be seen from the great room and master bedroom, while the two bedrooms on the lower level offer forest views. The entire south wall of the main floor is composed of sliding glass doors, which lead to the back deck that runs the full length of the cabin -- the perfect spot to watch birds soar through the trees during the day and the stars glitter at night.
Adjacent to the great room is the vaulted master suite containing a queen oak sleigh bed; a large, mirrored walk-in cedar closet; and a second flat-screen television and DVD player. Downstairs the other two bedrooms are separated by the second bath. One bedroom contains a queen iron bed and the other holds a set of full bunk beds that can accommodate two adult couples or four giggling youngsters.
There’s a fenced back yard if you want your pups to get some outdoor exercise, and a barbecue on the back deck. There is no additional pet deposit. Because the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway is tucked away on a dead-end road, it's extremely rare that you will ever hear a passing car.
We know you’ll enjoy the warmth and calm serenity of the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway. You can request a reservation today through VRBO. Or call us at 888-424-5211 to lock in your dates on the calendar. What a place to escape, leave your worldly cares behind and unwind. Now, that's what we call "heavenly!"
Keywords: Bargain rates, 5-star cabin, near National Forest
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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, helping them prepare for the California Real Estate License Exam. One student, very grateful after passing the state test, invited me to the town of 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; instead I began to invest in vacation rental cabins, renovating them to appeal to visitors from throughout Southern California.
David Gurzenski purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why David Gurzenski chose Big Bear
We call our cabin the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway. Guests understand when they drive up a gently winding road to the structure's location high above the town of Big Bear. Even though I saw the property required renovations, the view took my breath away as soon as we were inside. The cabin is also located in a wonderful section of Big Bear known as Whispering Forest. It sits on the edge of the National Forest, where guests can take hikes in summer and sled in the winter. While away from the bustle of Big Bear, it is just a 10-to-15-minute drive to all of Big Bear’s main attractions. My two grandsons (pictured here) are drawn from the east coast to Big Bear with my daughter, where they can ski and snowboard in winter, or enjoy beautiful Big Bear Lake in summer.
What makes this Cabin unique
Many of the unique benefits of this marvelous cabin are mentioned above. Yet also impressive is the large great room, composed of the living area, kitchen and dining room table. The outstanding view can also be enjoyed from the all these sections of the great room, as well as the master suite on the main level of the cabin. On the lower level, there are two nice-sized rooms, as well as a full bath that separate them. The cabin has been enjoyed by large families and groups as evidenced by the numerous glowing reviews that make the property a five-star favorite for many returning guests. The back deck, which extends across the entire width of the cabin, is an ideal location for BBQs, tranquility, enjoying the beauty of the forest and breath-taking views of the southern mountain range containing Big Bear’s two ski resorts.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing and beautiful view
Roomy and perfect for our pup with fenced large yard!
Peaceful great location
Our stay was fantastic. The house was clean and had everything we needed. We brought our dogs and it was perfect for them. There was a great enclosed yard and we were literally 100 yards from a hiking trail so it was easy to walk them. We would definitely stay again!! The view was fabulous too!
Lovely cabin. BEST VIEWS. Friendly, flexible and accommodating owner!
Thank you David, for an awesome memory. God bless you!
Nice and Beautiful Cabin
Amazing Big Bear Cabin Feeling!
If you're looking for the classic Big Bear cabin stay then this is it! The cabin is modern enough where there's WiFi and satellite TV but will take you back in time when life was more simple and loving. We were looking for the Big Bear nostalgic feel and we definitely got it at David's home.
David's communication is very detailed and solid. He contacted us first to make sure everything was okay on the day of arrival.
Thanks for everything David!
Loved it. Looks way better in person than the pictures.
Loved the cabin. It was very spacious and clean. We will definitely be returning.
The cabin is located about a two-minute walk from the end of the road, which culminates in the San Bernardino National Forest. A sign coming up Eagle Mountain Drive to the cabin states 'No through access,' so those in search of scenic views of the lake or hiking trails turn around and never reach our cabin. As a result, this is one of the most quiet, peaceful sections of Big Bear's Whispering Forest that lives up to its name. You will be rewarded with plenty of lake AND mountain views after another three-minute walk into the forest. It's a slow, easy incline to higher elevations that makes an easy hike for beginners. The more adventurous and experienced hikers can continue to find large boulder outcroppings that are perfect for gazing at the endless view. Since you won't find mention of this section of the forest in any of the guide books, it is extremely doubtful that you will encounter any other human being during your experience with nature.
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, seasonal rates, or any discounts available.