3rd Night Free, Pet Friendly, Sleeps up to 5. Playhouse, Walk to Town & Hiking(89 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms , 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5), Featured in WW's Home Show!
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 per dog cleaning fee). 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 and planning on being disruptive to our quiet neighborhood please don't consider us.
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.
This time of year the hiking and is amazing. Walk just 10 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!) and the most wonderful anti-pasta salad (we get it with their homemade bleu cheese dressing). 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). You may find my contact information on the listing.
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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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 6
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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:
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
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- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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
- 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
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- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
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- Seating for 6 people
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Tax Rate 7%
There will be an additional $25 per pet cleaning fee if you bring your fur-pal. 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. Payment may be made via PayPal (preferred method), HomeAway or Check. Two night minimum for weekends.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1973
About the owner: Owner operated: My family has owned a cabin in Wrightwood for almost half a century 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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Our cabin has been in the family for over 45 years & we love to share w/ guests
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
Love my stove! You might have to light the burner with a match like the old days
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
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
After a day of chasing squirrels, your fur pal will likely take a good nap, too!
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!
Don't blink or you'll pass our quaint little "downtown" three blocks from cabin
Play darts or swing on the chair lift swing we just built...enjoy the quiet!
The living room is a great place to warm your toes by the fire
Kitchen with full appliances including this antique stove..a blast from the past
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
Vintage 1/2 bath between two attic bedrooms upstairs
Thomas the Train set & Lincoln Logs for the young ones up in the loft bedroom.
Back porch is enveloped in Lilac bushes which bloom in April/May
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
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!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017
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