Just $145 a Night for a 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath View Cabin(67 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
As you drive your vehicle up the gentle curves of Eagle Mountain Road, a 45-degree turn takes you to Green Mountain Drive. The view from this ridge road has been described as amazing by more then one guest. 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 them in any guide book, you can spend a full day discovering the area without 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.
We don’t ask for a ridiculously-high security deposit either. Can you believe $100? The $100 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 have to 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 oven and a dish washer. 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. If you have to stay connected with the outside world, WiFi is included, of course.
In addition to its custom stone fireplace, the great room contains a large-screen television and a massive varnished log slab breakfast bar that lets the chef enjoy the inspiring view while preparing a meal. That jaw-dropping 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 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; a flat-screen television with built in DVD player, and sliding glass doors to the back deck and that spectacular view. Downstairs are the other two bedrooms with forest views, 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 rare that you will even hear the sound of a passing car. More frequent will be the sound of squirrels scampering above the vaulted ceilings collecting acorns. We know you’ll enjoy the warmth and calm serenity of the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway. So request a reservation today through VRBO. Or call us at 888-424-5211. 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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Member since: 2007
- Max. occupancy 9
While young children are certainly welcome, care should be taken placing young toddlers in the top bunk bed. It's better to have an older brother or sister in the top bunk, and place younger children in the lower bed. Also, the owner has a folding gate to close off the staircase from youngsters just learning to walk on their own....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Vaulted T&G wood ceilings supported by massive support beams in the great room and master bedroom; real wood blinds and custom drapes; most kitchen appliances, as well as the washer/dryer, are brand new; oil paintings, prints and historial photographs of early Big Bear add to the ambiance of all rooms; rustic light fixtures and many antique wood furnishings make this an unmistakeable mountain retreat....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine:
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
The vaulted kitchen is part of the great room, allowing the chef to take part in family activities while preparing meals. There is a new, large-capacity refrigerator with an ice-maker, a dishwasher, and a built-in microwave above the gas stove. A new coffee-maker, 4-slice toaster and blender are also provided....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 10 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
May 25 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4th Weekend
Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 4 - Nov 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Cleaning $50
- Tax Rate 8%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: 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 appraisal, as well as prepare for the California Real Estate License Exam. One student, very grateful after passing the state exam, 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.
Why the Owner Chose Whispering Forest, Big Bear, CA, USA:
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 renovation, 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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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One picture can't show the 180-degree view of the Big Bear Mountain Range.
The great room also features giant beams and rustic but refined mountain decor.
The dining table holds 6, while 3 more can eat on stools at the log plank bar.
The master suite contains vaulted ceilings and access to that amazing view.
The 3rd bedroom has 2 full bunk beds, large enough to hold 2 couples or 4 kids.
We even clear your vehicle if you wake up to see it covered in snow!
A front door sign asks young bear cubs to wipe their paws before entering.
The spacious view deck extends across the entire south side of the cabin.
The second bathroom downstairs is equally as charming.
The west end of the rear deck offers this view of Big Bear Lake.
The great room has vaulted ceilings, a flat screen TV & custom stone fireplace.
Family members can chat with the chef from a custom wood plank bar.
The great room's south wall provides sit-down views of the cabin's top amenity.
The 3rd bedroom contains a queen iron bed and antique mirrored dresser.
Surrounded by cedar & pine, the hideaway is an escape from big city stress.
A dozen steps take guests down the gentle slope to the cabin's front door.
The front door of the cabin is composed of artfully designed lead stained glass.
The southern view takes in both the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski slopes.
A bath has a log cabin night light, lodge pole towel racks and rustic hardware.
Large boulders surrounding the cabin add to the natural beauty of the setting.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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