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95 Midwk Special, Pet Friendly, Sleeps up to 6. Custom Playhouse, Walk to Town

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Spring has sprung! The lilacs are filling out and should be in full bloom soon!

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Last updated: 07/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Circa 1920's cabin with all the modern conveniences. This is a small, adorable cabin that can sleep up to six guests, but I would not recommend it for six adults. Four adults and two kids would work, but remember it is 90 years old and rooms were small back in the day! We are pet friendly (additional $25 cleaning fee).
One night minimum midweek, but two night (Friday/Saturday) minimum for weekends.
The "master" bedroom has a full sized bed on the main floor.You can stand up in one of the loft bedrooms if you are less than 6' tall, but the other upstairs bedroom you will have to bend over to get to the bed if you are taller than 5'1" tall.
Only 90 minutes from L.A. with NO windy roads! We take a lot of pride in the Cabin on Helen and ask that if you are looking for a quiet, clean, quaint and lovely respite, keep reading. If, however, you are in any way disrespectful, please don't consider us.
El Nino was more of a "No Nino" this winter, so Mt. High is already closed. We are hoping for a better snow season next winter!
This time of year the hiking and is amazing. Walk just 15 minutes from the cabin and you'll be in the national forest. 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 or bear on your hike. Let the dogs run loose and enjoy their freedom on the levee.
Relax by a rock fireplace after a day of playing in the snow or hiking. We provide one bundle of wood per night. Play board games, read or watch a movie. In April, bask in the scent of the lilac bushes surrounding the property and town. On Memorial Day weekend walk around town to the over 100 yard sales! You'll also get your fill of lemonade and cookie stands that abound!
Walk to town and do a little shopping. You'll find restaurants, gift shops, antique stores, market, bakeries, and ski shops. Every Friday evening there is a Farmers' Market in town, too!
Walk to town and 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's one of the most exhilarating activities I've ever done! Be sure you make reservations ahead of time. It's less than a four 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 every season of the year!
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, Jenson's,where you're able to purchase any food you might need. However, if you want a break from cooking there are some wonderful restaurants in town. Cinnamon's Bakery is a perfect way to start the day with something sweet or savory. The Blue Ridge Inn is great if you're 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's 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 has delicious breakfasts as well (they also have 24/7 WIFI service) and often has live music going. The lodge decorated Grizzly Cafe, on Hwy 2, has the best sweet potato fries around and very good sandwiches. Mile High Pizza has a great variety of pizzas and other Italian dishes (and they deliver!). The Yodeler has outdoor seating and great food/bar as well. I guarantee you, you won't starve in Wrightwood!

There are some wonderful hiking trails that are just a walk away from the cabin. In the notebook of information I have on the kitchen counter you'll find a map that will show you how to get there.
The cabin is on Helen Street. To get there you'll want to get to the 15 North. You'll take it until you reach the 138 (well before Victorville). DON'T miss this exit or you'll have to go many, many miles before there's another exit! The 138 takes you towards Palmdale/Wrightwood heading west (if you go east you'll go to Silverwood Lake). You'll be on the 138 for about eight miles (unless you decide to take Lone Pine Canyon Road...my choice...very few cars and beautiful scenery!) at which point you'll get to the only stop light and that's at Hwy 2. Head west on Hwy 2 and in five miles you'll be in Wrightwood. When you see homes you're very close! T
I will be happy to provide any additional information you might need. Please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or email (I tend to respond quicker to email during the week, and phone on the weekends).

:) Arlene

760 792 8267



Keywords: cabin, mountain home, fenced yard, privacy, decks, playhouse, romantic, rustic, European, pet friendly, play house, hiking, zipline, Holiday Home Tour

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults must be at least 25 years old. A photo copy of your drivers license is required to show proof of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The yard is completely fenced in and there is a most amazing playhouse in the backyard. The playhouse even has a sleeping loft! Our kids spent many a night sleeping in the playhouse during the summer....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Any evidence of smoking, residual smell, butts in the yard...will incure a $100 fee off the security deposit....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We're animal lovers and love well-behaved dogs. If your dog is a digger or piddler, please leave him/her at home. But if he/she is a great dog who loves to go for hikes in the woods and chase squirrels, by all means, bring him/her! There will be an addition cleaning fee of $25 and extra $200 security deposit. I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I've never had a dog run out on his or her bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at our cabin. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    This Swedish themed bedroom has a window to the back & a tv...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Cute mountain themed upstairs bedroom. No door...moreless

  • Loft: 1 double, 1 child bed

    If you are taller than 5'1' you'll have to bend over to walk...moreless

  • Double Beds (1) The master bedroom has a full bed. The upstairs loft bedroom has another full bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) The other upstairs loft bedroom has a twin bed. There is also a twin futon chair/bed in this room, Child Beds (1) I have a pack 'n play available. There is also a crib mattress under the full bed upstairs., Baby Cribs (1) I have a pack 'n play available and a crib mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Single futon chair that converts into a single bed in loft bedroom. When not needed for sleeping, use it as a chair to read in. to watch a movie! Single futon chair also in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    7 minute showers or you'll run out of hot water!...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    This bathrm is upstairs between the 2 bedrooms ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Where to begin? The cabin's fenced in yard is perfect for Bowser or your children to run and play. The custom built playhouse is fully stocked with arts and crafts and has a loft bed to sleep in! The cabin is a short walk to town or to amazing hiking trails. It is all in all, an amazing cabin to stay in!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    I'm a teacher so I have lots of children's books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of old vintage board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic satellite TV w/ Dish service. Flat screen TV with dvd player in living room. Wallmount 19 in. flatscreen in downstairs bedroom. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Thomas the Train set, Mr. Potato Head, Lincoln Logs, blocks.......moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have dozens of DVDs available...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    From the front porch there is a wonderful view of the trees and mountains...moreless

  • Resort:

    Mt. High ski area is just three miles from the cabin!...moreless

  • Village:

    A short three block walk will take you right into the quaint village with shops and restaurants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding

Dining

  • Dining:

    I love this room with a piano and view of the back yard. Light the candleabra for a romantic dinner! The cabinet is stocked with vintage games!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Covered Parking:

    Carport under front patio...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas floor heater will heat the cabin in minutes...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets and pillows are provided. Please bring your own towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cozy little living room with a large screen tv and a beautiful rock fire...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample fenced in parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is off street parking for one car, but there is a fenced in driveway with parking for three cars....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Bring some paper wrapped logs to have a toasty fire in the living room. We also supply firewood to supplement your fire. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, baking sheets, Kitchenaide mixer. It's all there as well as an antique gas stove/oven...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of everything. I bake when I'm up there so I have all the supplies. Let me know if there is something in particular that you need....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full sized refrigerator, stove and oven...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    We bought an antique gas stove/oven. You can heat plates or rise dough on the always warm oven!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of spices, microwave popcorn and hot chocolate mix is supplied....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Old antique gas stove. You might have to light a pilot if it blows out....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Beautiful large front balcony with a view!...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    I have a beach cruiser you are welcome to use! Just let me know ahead of time so we will have it ready for you....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a front and back patio...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a Weber charcoal barbeque on the front deck....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mountain High is just up the road a few miles....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Ski Season 2016
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2016
1 night min stay
$250
Peak Holiday Season 2016/17
Dec 16 - Jan 8, 2017
1 night min stay
$295
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$95 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$800 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

Ski season weekends are all two night minimum stays and are all $225 per night

Spring break mid-week is $150 per night


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Grizzly Cafe

    "I love this place. They have indoor and outdoor seating and the best ever sweet potato fries..."

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  • Cinnamons Bakery and Sandwich Shoppe

  • Mountain High Resort

    "This is where I learned to ski back when it was Holiday Hill. It's only three miles from the..."

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  • Navitat Canopy Adventures

    "This is one of the most amazing zip lines ever. Granted, it's the only one I've ever been on..."

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  • Wrightwood Park

    "This is just a little park right next door to the school I used to teach at. My husband help..."

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  • Applewood Court

    "This is a great place to go have an ice cream or piece of fudge; my grandkids love it! I wor..."

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  • Wrightwood

    "Wrightwood is a great and easy to get to town. The tall pines, the friendly folk, the cute s..."

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  • Pacific Crest Trail

    "What a fantastic hiking experience. Even if you only walk a mile of the trail, imagine all t..."

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  • Mexico Lindo

    "I love their chili rellenos and fried tilapia. The service is friendly and their prices are ..."

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200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 2
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Mile High Pizza
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. High

A three block walk takes you into our quaint little 'downtown.' A half mile walk through the neighborhood will take you to some wonderful hiking. Here you'll find some premier hiking trails, a small creek and quaint waterfalls. Head up the hill a few blocks and you'll hike through the levee and follow a stream as far as you can go. You'll find beautiful samples of actinilite (a rock unique to Wrightwood), quartz and grey and green schist. Sit on a fallen tree or boulder and enjoy your picnic lunch. There is a new zip-line canopy tour just two miles from the cabin (Big Pines). Meet up in town and catch the Big Pines truck up to the tour.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1973

About the owner: Owner operated: My family has owned a cabin in Wrightwood for almost 40 years and it will always be where we consider 'home.' We raised our girls here (they grew up to be an FBI Special Agent and a Registered Nurse), I taught at the local elementary school and was very active in the community. I resigned from my teaching job in Wrightwood when my husband's job took us to the San Diego area, but we are still regular visitors and absolutely love our time in Wrightwood!

Why the Owner Chose Wrightwood, CA, USA:
My dad purchased the cabin over 40 years ago. It's where most of my friends first saw snow! My late dad built the amazing play house out back for his grandkids and now his greatgrandkids get to make memories in it!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The fresh crisp pine air, the thousands of stars, the quiet neighborhood, the roaring fire, and listening to the birds, walking the dog through the neighborhood, hiking in the forest, packing a picnic and eating in the woods, feeding the squirrels, the 'down home' feeling...need I say more? Well, I will! Late Fall and Winter are beautiful, crisp and a perfect time for hiking. My husband loves to take his sportbike out on Highway 2, one of Southern California's premier road rides. My husband and I are avid skiers and love Mountain High East. Our neighbors on Helen are wonderful and it is a quiet street with only a couple of neighbors. It is just a three block or seven minute walk to town.


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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Spring has sprung! The lilacs are filling out and should be in full bloom soon!

    Spring has sprung! The lilacs are filling out and should be in full bloom soon!

  • Sit and relax on the chair lift swing that backs up to the ski fence we built!

    Sit and relax on the chair lift swing that backs up to the ski fence we built!

  • Dining room with a piano and lots of board games looks out to the back yard

    Dining room with a piano and lots of board games looks out to the back yard

  • Kitchen leads to bedrm w/full bed & 3/4 bathroom w/shower on main level

    Kitchen leads to bedrm w/full bed & 3/4 bathroom w/shower on main level

  • Downstrs bathrm with shower. Limit showers to 7 min or you'll run out of hot H2O

    Downstrs bathrm with shower. Limit showers to 7 min or you'll run out of hot H2O

  • Vintage 1/2 bath between two attic bedrooms upstairs

    Vintage 1/2 bath between two attic bedrooms upstairs

  • Thomas the Train set & Lincoln Logs for the young ones up in the loft bedroom.

    Thomas the Train set & Lincoln Logs for the young ones up in the loft bedroom.

  • Large fenced in yard w/ no neighbors behind or on one side. Kids & dog paradise!

    Large fenced in yard w/ no neighbors behind or on one side. Kids & dog paradise!

  • Welcome to Wrightwood! A wonderful path on the right runs parallel to HWY 2

    Welcome to Wrightwood! A wonderful path on the right runs parallel to HWY 2

  • If your dog can vouch for you, you may accompany him/her to the cabin!

    If your dog can vouch for you, you may accompany him/her to the cabin!

  • Walk down the street to this trail that runs alongside Hwy 2. Take trail to town

    Walk down the street to this trail that runs alongside Hwy 2. Take trail to town

  • We will hope for a white Christmas in 2017!

    We will hope for a white Christmas in 2017!

  • Play darts or swing on the chair lift swing we just built...enjoy the quiet!

    Play darts or swing on the chair lift swing we just built...enjoy the quiet!

  • Relax by the fire and read a book or watch a movie or Direct TV in the living rm

    Relax by the fire and read a book or watch a movie or Direct TV in the living rm

  • Kitchen with full appliances including this antique stove..a blast from the past

    Kitchen with full appliances including this antique stove..a blast from the past

  • Main floor bedroom with full bed & flatscreenTV;   decorated with a Swedish flar

    Main floor bedroom with full bed & flatscreenTV; decorated with a Swedish flar

  • Loft bdrm w/ twin bed & twin futon. Cozy cabin decor. 1/2 bath between two bedrm

    Loft bdrm w/ twin bed & twin futon. Cozy cabin decor. 1/2 bath between two bedrm

  • Full bed in attic bedrm. If you are taller than 5'1' you will have to bend over!

    Full bed in attic bedrm. If you are taller than 5'1' you will have to bend over!

  • Large front deck w/ plenty of space to lounge around. BBQ included, dog is not

    Large front deck w/ plenty of space to lounge around. BBQ included, dog is not

  • My dad custom built this playhouse for the kids, it even has a loft for sleeping

    My dad custom built this playhouse for the kids, it even has a loft for sleeping

  • Cozy family cabin surrounded by lilacs and trees. Completely fenced in for kids!

    Cozy family cabin surrounded by lilacs and trees. Completely fenced in for kids!

  • 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!

  • Don't blink or you will pass our quaint little "downtown." 3 blocks from cabin

    Don't blink or you will pass our quaint little "downtown." 3 blocks from cabin

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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