Year Round Fun - Skiing/snowboarding or Fishing/boating/biking or hiking!
- english, spanish
About Chris Molinari
While we live in Los Angeles with our two kids, we are both East Coasters who grew up with four seasons. Even though the weather in LA leaves so little to complain about, we regretted that our children had never enjoyed a single snow day. So we started looking for a cabin in the mountains several years ago! We were looking for an escape from the city where our family could experience nature and all its seasons. We finally found everything we wanted, and more, at Pine Cone Alley! We hope you will enjoy your stay at our cabin. It is our home-away-from-home, and has become our refuge from our hectic Los Angeles life. We're confident it will do the same for you! - The Molinari Family
Why Chris Molinari chose Fox Farm
We looked for a mountain cabin for years. (As a residential real estate broker, looking at properties comes natural for us.) Ultimately, we realized that Big Bear has so much more to offer than anywhere else.. as It truely is a year round community, with friendly people. I drove up to see Pine Cone Alley the day it came on the market and the moment I walked through the front door I knew we had finally found the place for us. We were in escrow by mid-week. I was a bit nervous, as my wife hadn't seen the place yet... but when she finally walked through the door into the great room, her face lit up, and I breathed a huge sigh of relief! We recently added the 3/4 bathroom and the laundry room off the loft above. It was a great addition, as it enhances the functionality of the cabin but without sacrificing any of the original charm... or that fantastic loft for the kids! We work with Dean and Stacy at Farrar Vacation Rentals because they have been full time residents in Big Bear for over 15 years... they love it up here. Besides running the vacation rental management business with Stacy, Dean also has a successful contractor business in Big Bear. In fact, we hired him to add the bathroom and laundry rooms upstairs, and he did such a great job for us on that, we didn't hesitate when it came time to choose a management company. We're happy they are there for us, with 'boots on the ground' , they are right up the street shoauld any of our guests need anything at all.
What makes this Cabin unique
Wonderful curb appeal with original Big Bear cabin charm. Fantastic location, with a woodsy, private lot, yet walking distance to shops and restaurants. Cozy mountain comfort, a fabulous detached recreation room, and all the modern necessities... including newly added central AC that cranks in the summer and forced air heat to keep you toastie in the winter!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We just came back from a three day stay and we loved it. The property is nice and clean. We have three pre-teens and they loved the game room specially because it was separate from the house. It was a private place for them.
Wonderful home for families
Great location close to all amenities, AC was a necessity. Fun with all the games.
Escape from the Desert Heat.
My husband of and I along with our Daughter and Granddaughter Stayed here for two weeks. our Son also joined us for a few days. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable and the air conditioning was great for those warm days. The kitchen was well equipped and met our needs. Our Granddaughter especially enjoyed the swing in the back yard. The game room was great with many evenings of enjoyment playing shuffle board, foos ball and the video game machine. Great location as it was close to grocery, zoo and the village. All in all a great two weeks.
Perfect mountain retreat for our family
We had such an amazing stay, me, my husband, our three sons, mother in law, and three dogs (two labs and a golden retriever). This was our first trip to Big Bear. The house was absolutely perfect and having a separate game room was a logistical gem with our kids. We enjoyed some epic foos ball tournaments during our stay. The house location was perfect and really central to everything, including walks with the dogs and time on the lake. Lots of great restaurants and a quick drive to the Village. Great communication with host and quick response.
Great Vacation Home! Highly recommend!
If you like the online descriptions of the house, you won't be disappointed!
Our family recently stayed at this wonderful vacation home for four nights. The house appears to be professionally decorated, and the kitchen, living room, game room, loft bathroom, laundry room are very new and updated! Love the house decor and furnitures, the open kitchen and living room, the well-stocked kitchen - we cooked most of our meals, the outdoor barbeque, the state of the art game room - lots of family fun time!
Chris is SUPER responsive, caring and fair. For instance, when we told him that we felt rather cold at night and early morning, he quickly found a way to auto-adjust the room temperature so that we'll be warm at night and cool during the day time!
I hardly ever write reviews, but feel compelled to do so this time because we really enjoyed the experience and hope this review will be helpful to those who are deciding which vacation home to rent in the big bear lake area.
Thanks for your excellent review! We were able to download some software for the "smart" thermostat, and now our guests have full control of both heat and AC at the same time! (Turns out you need that, when it's in the 50's at night and the 80's in the daytime!) We look forward to seeing you next time!
My family of four loved staying at this cabin. It’s very well maintained and the owner was very accommodating and so easy to communicate with. My kids loved the game room and the loft. This was a beautiful place to stay and we are looking forward to the next time!
Thanks Davette... we look forward to seeing you again! Have a great summer!
Central Location, close to everything!