Stay in a rural farm house 20 minutes away from Big Bear ski resorts. Located on a real farm, you can feed animals, milk the goat and enjoy the quiet solitude of the countryside. A safe place for your kids to run around and be kids!
Check in: 4pm, Check out: 11am.
Farmstays offer a peek into a rural lifestyle that disappeared for many when the family farm was sold, often generations ago. There is a pace to life on the farm that starts with the early morning wake-up call by the rooster and the sound of the farm equipment and that ends with quiet and the total darkness at night, except for a fantastic view of the stars.
Depending on the season, the Flip Flop Ranch farmstay has anywhere from 20 to 40 sheep, a handful of pigs, some cows, a hundred chickens, bunches of barn cats (with plenty of kittens), geese, ducks, turkeys, goats, horses and more.
Host a family get together, a business retreat or a hangout with friends!
“Just being on a farm is good for the soul."–Scottie Jones farmstay US
Your visit starts off with a tour through the farm to learn where things are and to gain some basic knowledge about what we do and the types of livestock we raise. You are welcome to join us for feeding and milking in the morning and afternoon!
Main home Beds are as follows: 2 full beds in room 1 downstairs, 2 queen beds and one twin in room 2 downstairs, 1 queens in bedroom upstairs, 1 king in bedroom upstairs, 1 full in bedroom upstairs. 1 bathroom with bathtub/shower on both floors.
All beds will be freshly made with clean linens.
There is no smoking permitted inside the home and unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any pets. Guests found with pets at the property will result in an immediate forfeiture of the remaining reservation days and loss of $500 security deposit.
Basic rates (Including 8% Trans Occ Tax), depending on season are: $300/night mid week (Sunday-Thursday). Weekend rates (Friday-Sat)are $400/nt and Holiday rates are $450/nt with 3 night minimum. Specials or last minute discounts may be available within 10 days of a reservation booking. For actual rates on your trip date please refer to the calendar. Signing of a Guest Occupancy Agreement and copy of drivers license will be required upon confirmation of reservation and may be sent via e-mail, text or US mail.
***We try our best to keep the calendar updated but in the event of a conflict we will notify you within 24 hours of booking.
The entire farm house is yours to use, including the kitchen with full amenities. Feel free to wonder the farm and go into the petting zoo pen whenever you like to hug the fluffy sheep.
Interaction with Guests
All guests get a free tour of the farm and can join the farmers for feeding and milking in the morning and when possible. This depends on our schedule and whether or not you are around when we feed. Feel free to ask us about feeding times as it changes. Milking may not happen in the winter as sometimes the goats dry up.
Guest may be greeted by the farmer but if we are out running errands a combo lock box is on-site for 24 hour key access upon arrival. We also reserve the right to access the house if necessary for emergencies and such. For example if there is a broken pipe in the house, we can come in during your stay and make sure that gets fixed.￼ Excessive cleaning is charged at a rate of $25/hr. Every hour stayed over the checkout time (without asking for permission first) is a rate of $100/hr.
Other Things to Note
The home is located on a working farm surrounded by miles of beautiful desert with hardly any neighbors. Plenty of space to go hiking. Located five miles down the mountain from Big Bear and the ski areas. We're also only 22 miles (about a half hour) from Means Lake in Johnson Valley where King of the Hammers takes place. Johnson Valley also offers fantastic off highway vehicle areas for dirt biking or rock crawling all year long.
Rules and laws
All guests are required to follow state and federal rules as well as ranch rules even if not specifically listed here. Many rules will be communicated orally when you arrive at the ranch. Failure to follow any rules or laws may result in immediate eviction from property without refund and loss of security deposit.