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Wheelchair accessible ramp down to the lodge

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.
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: a Basset leather sofa and chair as well as two vintage North Carolina built sofas with lodge style upholstery. There is also a faux fireplace (Canada)and a flat screen tv (no cable or satellite) with DVD player. The master bedroom has a beautiful log king sized bed (Big Bear) 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.
Sign up for Big Pines Zipline tour! It's an amazing four hour canopy tour adventure through the treetops just two miles away from the cabin (check their website and book ahead). It is one of the most exhilarating activities I have ever done! 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

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    The property is completely fenced in...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED. $100 will be deducted from the security deposit if evidence of smoking is found. If you smoke outdoors, PLEASE dispose of your butts!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well trained and well behaved dogs are welcome. If your pup is a chewer of furniture or a piddler, please leave him/her home. There is an extra $25 cleaning fee for each pup...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We just had a ramp built from the parking area to the front deck so it is wheel chair accessible. The doors are all standard, so a slim fit wheelchair will fit through them....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    I supply Pack and Play, high chair and Bumbo...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Spacious room with master bathroom...moreless

  • 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)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Both newly remodeled bathrooms have full sized tubs/showers.

Other Amenities

  • Just a short three block walk to town or the same distance to beautiful hiking trails!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Dozens of books. If you start reading one and can't put it down, take it home!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have a closet full of board games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Battleship, chess/checkers, Trivial Pursuit...)...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flatscreen/DVD player in livingrm. Dozens of family movies and DVD's. No cable service. Time to disconnect and reconnect with family and friends!...moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of children's toys are provided including duplo blocks and Lincoln logs...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    You are surrounded by pines in this little mountain community....moreless

  • Resort:

    Mt. High Ski Resort is a short four miles from the cabin...moreless

  • Village:

    The cabin is three blocks away from the village center. Farmers' Market is in the village every Friday evening....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large table and six chairs, easily seats eight....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating and faux fireplace...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets are provided and beds will be made. Please bring your own towels (bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths). Please strip the used beds or at least turn down the covers so we know they've been used....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large great room with ample seating area and adjacent dining area. TV with DVD player, but no cable or satellite. I have dozens of DVDs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for three cars out front...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is parking for three to four cars in front of the cabin...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of dishes and glasses as well as silverware supplied...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    A half sized dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large refrigerator/freezer, microwave, oven, stovetop....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) One microwave in the kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    baking pans supplied...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas stove with pots and pans supplied...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster and toaster oven kept in cabinet next to refrigerator...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The front deck has an awning when the sun is too bright and patio tables and chairs. Newly built back patio surrounded by custom built ski fence....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large charcoal grill in the front yard...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We are just a few miles away from Mt. High...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2016
1 night min stay
$295

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

2016 Christmas Break
Dec 16 - Jan 7, 2017
1 night min stay
$425

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$125 $295
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Christmas break is $350 per night

All prices are based on parties of six. Additional persons will be $20 extra each per night. So, a party of 10 will be an additional $80 per night.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ontario Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Ridge Inn
32 Miles
Nearest Train
San Bernardino
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 2
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mile High Pizza
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Wrightwood, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
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 and is a perfect place for the kids or a second family to stay. A new deck and amazing ski fence is just outside the dormer. Both bathrooms are newly 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 cabin I manage (393373) so when large groups come up for weddings they can rent both cabins for convenience. All in all, this is an amazing lodge.


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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish

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Photos

  • Wheelchair accessible ramp down to the lodge

    Wheelchair accessible ramp down to the lodge

  • Swing on the ski lift & breath in the fresh mountain air or star gaze at night

    Swing on the ski lift & breath in the fresh mountain air or star gaze at night

  • The "Kids Nook"  in the LR is stocked w/ Lincoln Logs, blocks & rocking horse

    The "Kids Nook" in the LR is stocked w/ Lincoln Logs, blocks & rocking horse

  • Master bdrm has king bed & attached master bathrm. Plenty of room for Pack &Play

    Master bdrm has king bed & attached master bathrm. Plenty of room for Pack &Play

  • Guest bedrm next to master has queen bed and full closet

    Guest bedrm next to master has queen bed and full closet

  • Hallway going downstairs to the dormer room.

    Hallway going downstairs to the dormer room.

  • This old mechanic's table was turned into a game table

    This old mechanic's table was turned into a game table

  • Snow White's cottage is right around the corner...find it on the scavenger hunt!

    Snow White's cottage is right around the corner...find it on the scavenger hunt!

  • The lodge is tucked in across the street from our other cabin (393373)

    The lodge is tucked in across the street from our other cabin (393373)

  • Winter 2015...El Nino was more of a "No Nino!," but at least we got some snow!

    Winter 2015...El Nino was more of a "No Nino!," but at least we got some snow!

  • Premier hiking abounds in Wrightwood

    Premier hiking abounds in Wrightwood

  • Lilacs are blooming around the lodge and Wrightwood in April and May

    Lilacs are blooming around the lodge and Wrightwood in April and May

  • This spacious livingrm has a flat screen tv (no satellite) with DVD player

    This spacious livingrm has a flat screen tv (no satellite) with DVD player

  • Spacious farm table and chairs in dining area

    Spacious farm table and chairs in dining area

  • Master bathroom continues with bear and lodge theme

    Master bathroom continues with bear and lodge theme

  • My husband and I did this remodel ourselves and love it! This bathrm is in hall

    My husband and I did this remodel ourselves and love it! This bathrm is in hall

  • The dormer room downstairs is filled with lodgepole furn. Queen and 3 twins

    The dormer room downstairs is filled with lodgepole furn. Queen and 3 twins

  • The kitchen has everything you need to cook and eat with...except the food!

    The kitchen has everything you need to cook and eat with...except the food!

  • My husband & I built this unique ski fence in the back yard from donated skis!

    My husband & I built this unique ski fence in the back yard from donated skis!

  • The Lodge was chosen for the Holiday Home Tour in 2014 along w/ our cabin 393373

    The Lodge was chosen for the Holiday Home Tour in 2014 along w/ our cabin 393373

  • The hardware store and others welcome your fur-pal to visit!

    The hardware store and others welcome your fur-pal to visit!

  • This beautiful walking path goes al the way from one side of town to the other

    This beautiful walking path goes al the way from one side of town to the other

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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