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Spacious Lodge, WIFI/TV, sleeps up to 10, walk to town and hiking from lodge

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type lodge


About the property

3 Bedrms (1 king, 2 queens, 3 twins), 2 Full Baths, Remodeled Kitchen

We’re excited to have you visit the Lodge on Helen. We take a lot of pride in the Lodge and are honored to have had the lodge in Wrightwood's annual Holiday Home Tour. We ask that if you are looking for a quiet, clean, non-smoking and lovely respite, keep reading. If, however, you are in any way disrespectful, please do not consider us (really, I'm serious...I respect our home and neighbors). One night minimum midweek, but two night (Friday/Saturday or Sat/Sun) minimum for weekends. We are pet friendly ($25 per dog). Price is based on groups of six. Each additional guest above the 6th would be $25 per night.

The Lodge is only a three block walk to the center of town and only a couple of blocks from some wonderful hiking. It is on a very quiet block with no neighbors.

This two level property is completely fenced in to keep your well trained and loved traveling companions (kids or dogs) safe. Amenities: I am putting a lot of effort into purchasing USA built furniture for the whole cabin. At this point I'm at about 90%! We have a fully stocked kitchen. The living room has two seating areas. There is also a faux fireplace and a flat screen tv (no cable or satellite) with DVD player. There is also a "kid space" with Lincoln Logs, Thomas the Train, and other toys. The master bedroom has a beautiful log king sized bed set as well as a Pack & Play in the closet. There’s a full bath off the master bedroom. There is another full newly remodeled bathroom between the secondary bedroom (queen bed) and living room. The huge downstairs room has a queen (Aspen Lodgepole) and three log twin beds (two hand built from Edilwild one from Big Bear), and a full lodgepole sofa and lodgepole bar stools and table. Get some fresh air on the front porch while relaxing on the rocking chairs or Wrightwood made log furniture. Relax on the ski chair swing in the front yard. The property is surrounded by a chain link fence with plenty of room for the kids and dogs to run and tables and chairs for outdoor dining as well as charcoal barbeques. The back yard has a shaded deck with a custom built ski fence (I was the brains, my husband was the brawn!).

This time of year the hiking is amazing; just walk up Walnut, turn right on Linnet and just keep walking. Or, when you get to the Methodist Camp, walk through the camp, hugging the mountain, until you get to the levee and then follow the quiet of the frozen stream. You'll find a variety of beautiful pine cones and collect some rare actinolite, a mineral only found in a few places on earth! You might see a deer on your hike. Let the dogs run loose and enjoy their freedom on the levee. I have a great friend up the street who will be happy to lead you on a hike or snowshoeing and tell you all about what you are seeing.

Play board games, read (I have dozens of books at the lodge. If you start one, take it home with you!) or bird watch. On Memorial Day weekend walk around town to the over 100 yard sales! The third weekend of August is the popular antique auto show. You'll also get your fill of lemonade and cookie stands that abound in the summer!

We have a Weber charcoal barbeque for you to use. Bring your coals, meat or tofu burgers and grill up a storm! There is also the amazing Wrightwood built log furniture outside on which you can enjoy your outdoor meals.

Walk to town (a 3 block 7 minute walk) and do a little shopping. You'll find restaurants, gift shops, antique stores, market, bakeries, and ski shops.

It is a three mile drive to Mountain High Ski Resort. A few more miles and you'll be at Grassy Hollow visitor center. The Pacific Crest Trail will host thousands of hikers walking from Mexico all the way to Canada!

Mountain High is a quick drive up the highway for skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the winter. Mountain biking (my husband loves the challenging trails) and hiking in that area is a real treat in the Spring and Summer. Motorcyclists love Hwy 2. My husband swears it's some of the premier riding in the nation. Wrightwood really is an amazing, relaxing vacation spot!

The kitchen is fully stocked and is ready for some of your fabulous cooking! There is a market in town, Jensons (it’s pricey, but well stocked) where you are able to purchase any food you might need. However, if you want a break from cooking there are some wonderful restaurants in town. Many of them are dog friendly (DF). Start your day at Cinnamon's Bakery and Sandwich shop...cannot be beat! The Blue Ridge Inn is the nicest if you are looking for prime rib or fresh seafood. Most of their entrees are around $25 with salad and fresh bread (if you go there, please tell them Arlene sent you; I used to waitress there!). Their pumpkin bread is amazing! There is also a Mexican Restaurant, Mexico Lindo (prices around $7-12 each) that has excellent food. For breakfast, the Evergreen cafe has fabulous pancakes and the Village Grind (DF) has delicious breakfasts as well (they also have 24/7 WIFI service) and often has live music going. The Grizzly Cafe, on Hwy 2, has the best sweet potato fries around and very good sandwiches. You will love the lodge motif! Mile High Pizza (DF) has a great variety of pizzas and other Italian dishes (and they deliver!). Ask them about their $3.00 off a large counter coupon. The Yodeler is a bar/restaurant that is also DF, dog friendly. I guarantee you, you will not starve in Wrightwood!

I will be happy to provide any additional information you might need. Please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone 760.792.8267

Keywords: Large cabin, two-level, hiking , large patio, fenced in yard, level parking, pet friendly, Holiday Home Tour, non-smoking

More Details

Arlene Corte
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Arlene Corte

We purchased the lodge with the intent to live in it. Until we can do that we would like to open it up for others to enjoy! My goal is to have you feel like it's your cabin away from home. I will try to accommodate you to the best of my ability; I take a lot of pride in great customer service.

Arlene Corte purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Arlene Corte chose Wrightwood

We raised our girls (who grew up to be an FBI Special Agent and a Registered nurse) in Wrightwood and I taught at the local elementary school for years. Wrightwood has a very special place in our hearts. I love the location as it's just a short walk to town and fabulous hiking trails as well as on a quiet street.

What makes this lodge unique

We love the lodge for many reasons. I really like that the main floor has everything on it (easy on the knees!). The dormer room is downstairs (we have a baby gate at the top of the stairs) and is a perfect place for the kids or a second family to stay. A deck and amazing ski fence is just outside the dormer. Both bathrooms are remodeled and fantastic! A local craftsman built all the beautiful outdoor log furniture. Most of the furniture is made in the USA and I take a lot of pride in that. The lodge is right across the street from another two cabins I manage (The Nordic #393373 and the Rustic Retreat) so when large groups come up for weddings they can rent all three cabins for convenience. All in all, this is an amazing lodge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks again. It is so great to find an owner who is pet friendly and

has a quiet place in the mountains. Ann and Nora also loved the

location of the cabin and the quiet atmosphere. We sat out on the

porch and just rocked and listened to the trees talking...
Jul 2013
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Wrightwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO SMOKING: $200 will be deducted from sec. dep. if any butts or oil are found on property or any other smell of smoke (tobacco or pot) are detected
  • SUPERVISE CHILDREN: We have printing tools to stamp your name/msg on coffee table. Please put out of reach of unsupervised kids.
  • RESPECT THE LODGE & NEIGHBORS: This is not a "party" cabin. Our neighbors are not on vacation. We welcome respectful families and groups
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both newly remodeled bathrooms have full sized tubs/showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , I supply Pack and Play, high chair and Bumbo
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious room with master bathroom
  • 1 king in master, Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom on main floor. Downstairs dormer has 1 Queen Bed & 3 log twin beds plus a full sized futon sofa . Additionally there are two fold out single mattresses that can be layed on the floor. (1) Pack 'n Play set can be moved anywhere (kept in master closet)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Just a short three block walk to town or the same distance to beautiful hiking trails!


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Spacious Lodge, WIFI/TV, sleeps up to 10, walk to town and hiking from lodge
average rating of 4.9 based on 118 reviews

This cabin was beyond perfection

  • 5 of 5

It was so hard to leave this amazing place. 4 girlfriends and I went to Wrightwood for a “bachelorette” getaway and stayed here. Not only was the cabin more than enough room for the 5 of us and 2 furkids, Arlene and Heather got a couple of us in early. We probably hit every restaurant and bar while there and everyone was equally as wonderful when we were out and about. We went to be outside and hike and even hit some sort of nearby hot springs. I have to say the beds and hot tub were heaven after all day outside. I’m already looking at my calendar to see when I can come back! Thanks again ladies, you made our weekend so smooth and worry free and are so sweet to leave cookies and doggo cookies too! We will be in touch to come visit again soon! Jenn, Nori, Rosemarie, Shawnna, Kelly, Espen, and Gia all send our love and much thanks for everything! Especially the dog bed...😘

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw, shucks, you made our day! We love knowing we can turn a get-away into a memorable experience that you want to repeat. We love our repeat guests like you and look forward to hosting you, your friends, and doggos again, and again!
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The lodge exceeded our expectations! It was cute, clean and spacious. Loved the mountain decor!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for our little getaway. The kids absolutely loved playing with all the toys provided and running around the enclosed yard. It was peaceful and inviting and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you and all the adorable children! I'm so glad that the Mountain Pines Lodge met your family's needs. I have had a lot of fun finding just the right décor and toys for the lodge and am glad they were used and appreciated. We welcome your very respectful family back any time!
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Fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely pleased

with our stay. This is a lovely, clean vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you; we take a lot of pride in providing clean and welcoming cabins and lodges to our guests! I'm so glad your family had a wonderful time at the Mountain Pines Lodge.
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Great place; great host!

  • 5 of 5

plenty of room; perfect location; great games; Arlene was extremely helpful

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you were able to celebrate your daughter's birthday at the lodge. I'm only sorry that the snow that was forecast didn't materialize! We hope you will all consider visiting us again soon.
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cabin, beautifully decorated, kitchen fully stocked, we loved our stay had the most amazing time! Cannot wait to go back, Arlene was fantastic, let us check in early, when we arrived we had cookies and hot cocoa waiting for us, truly a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You brought a big smile to my face...thank you! We love to accommodate guests whenever possible; if a cabin is ready early, we like to let you know and get you in as early as possible. We hope you enjoyed the Girl Scout cookies as well! We normally have fresh baked cookies, but since I am a Girl Scout leader and this is cookie time, I like treating my guests to some Thin Mints! We welcome you all back!
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Love the lodge

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in the lodge it's so nice and cozy. We had a really good time even though there was no snow the kids had fun talking walks and playing with all the game that the lodge have. We definitely will stay again in this lodge.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. You just missed the snowstorm that came a couple of days after you checked out! We are so fortunate that even if there isn't any snow, there is beautiful hiking, zip-lining and the wonderful little village just a few blocks away. We hope you will visit us during other seasons as well as they are all wonderful!
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Ontario Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Ridge Inn
Nearest Train
32 Miles
San Bernardino
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mile High Pizza
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mt. High
Car: not necessary

You are only a three block walk to town (Farmers' Market every Friday evening) and four mile drive to Mountain High. Big Pines Ziplining has also opened up with their office in the village and is an amazing experience!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $400

Well behaved dogs are welcome, but we ask that they are kept off the furniture. I know we liked our dog to sit next to us on the sofa, but we always lay her blanket down first. Please bring your own dog blanket along. There is a $25 per dog charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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