Welcome to Rocky Top Lodge ~ a unique Bed & byo Breakfast cabin in the pines year round vacation rental just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles (off Interstate 5) nestled in the heart of the Los Padres National Forest yet close to village amenities in the private resort community of Pine Mountain Club.
This one-of-a-kind cabin in the pines is perfectly located for stressed out city dwellers - couples and families alike - to enjoy a weekend getaway or a week long vacation. Peace~Tranquility~Nature~Escape
********************* RENT A WHOLE HOUSE FOR THE PRICE OF A ROOM *********************
*** Sleeps up to 6 guests plus 2 children under 12 ~ Maximum 8 ~~ (Under 24 months not counted)***
There is a 3-night minimum for holiday reservations
When BOOKING please provide the full name you wish to appear on the RENTAL AGREEMENT
QUESTIONS BEFORE BOOKING? Click on the "Ask Owner a Question" to the right to ask us for more info. We want your stay to be as memorable as possible. We look forward to answering any questions that you may have about our cabin and the activities on the mountain
EARLY CHECK-IN and LATE CHECK-OUT for your arrival or departure days. Just ask us. We are usually able to accommodate
DOGS: Well-behaved dogs are welcome for an additional charge. Maximum 2. Sorry no cats. Guests are fully responsible for any pet damages. A large kennel and a dog run are provided for your convenience and the safety of your pet. Dogs are never to be left unattended on the property
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: You only need to pack your toothbrush, clothes and the food you plan to cook in our fully equipped kitchen (unless, of course, you plan to eat out at any of our great restaurants). We supply all towels, linens, paper goods/trash bags/dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, spa soaps, cooking equipment, coffee/tea, spices and more
CLEANING: To make sure your stay is relaxing and stress free the cabin is clean and ready before your visit and we do the cleaning after your stay.
We only ask that you run the dishwasher & bag and drop off your trash at the nearby Transfer Site (behind the Clubhouse) upon your departure. Trash bags provided
AMENITIES that will make you feel welcome and at home the moment you arrive
~ a Fireside Snack Basket (popcorn, hot cocoa, the makings for S'mores)
~Two large bedrooms (King bed; Queen bed & futon sofa)
~Den with Full/twin bunk bed and Twin daybed
~PackNPlay Yard/Crib and High Chair
~Plush bath towels, bed linens, extra blankets & pillows for 8
~Kohler soaking tub for 2
~Basic Earth Botanicals soaps and conditioning shampoo
~Paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, tissue, trash bags
~Fully equipped kitchen including coffee/tea, spices, condiments
~Make ice cream in our Cuisinart ice cream maker (you only need milk/cream from our Village market - we supply the rest)
~Books, cards, poker chips, board games and puzzles
~Bird ID book/seed for the many bird feeders
~Woodburning fireplace -1 nite's firewood provided
~Dish satellite TVs / 250+ DVD/VHS library
~Free local & domestic long distance telephone
~WiFi to check emails and browse the web
~Large deck with gas BBQ, and hammock
~Guest cards (4) for use of community facilities
~Our own local dining and activity guide book.
~And much, much more. Everything needed to make your stay enjoyable!
CABIN: The 1800 sq ft 2-story Craftsman lodge-like home located at 5500' is beautifully furnished in Northwood's lodge style. Wildlife themed decor fills every room. Creative use of wood throughout the open floor plan contributes to it's warm ambience. Stained glass windows hang above a unique curving stairway leading downstairs to 'the Attic'. Dual-paned windows provide comfort in all seasons. At night with all the lights aglow Rocky Top positively radiates warmth and beauty.
DECK: 500 sq ft 2nd story main deck with gas BBQ and hammock offers lovely views of San Emigdio mountain to the north and grand sunsets over Apache Saddle. With a lockable gate and wire screen overlay the deck is KID FRIENDLY. At ground level below the deck is a 6'x30' wire-enclosed dog run.
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with gas range/oven/cast iron griddle, dishwasher, microwave, pantry, new Cuisinart Pro stainless steel pots/pans, utensils galore, bakeware, coffee maker and grinder, waffle iron, blender, popcorn popper, electric ice cream maker, juicer, toaster, electric griddle, food processor and glassware for every occasion (Irish coffee, sundaes, wine, champagne and more). Realtree camo dishes and deer antler flatware make every meal a special event
YOU'LL FEEL PAMPERED in the spacious BATHROOM. A Kohler soaking tub (with shower), a wall of mirrors above the two basins, large dressing table, a welcome bear, chocolate and green plush cotton towels, Basic Earth Botanicals soaps and shampoo give the room a spa-like feel
MALLARD'S RETREAT BEDROOM - has a Cal King bed, glider/rocker with ottoman, two spectacular stained glass windows above the bed (Mallard's of course!), ceiling fan, electric wall heater and ducks, ducks everywhere. Sliding glass doors open to a faux wood concrete patio with a table and two comfortable wicker rockers to sit under the pines, sip a glass of wine and watch the comings and goings at the bird feeder
ANGLER'S REST BEDROOM - A plush Queen bed and a twin futon sofa for child; two rocking chairs with footstools and reading lamps; a 19'' LED flat screen satellite TV with HDMI, USB; DVD/VHS player; an electric wall heater keeps the room comfortable when temperatures drop. A portable crib and high chair are in the closet
"BEAR'S ATTIC' downstairs is a 600 sq ft combination DEN/GUEST ROOM with bears in abundance. (It probably should have been called a family room, but with all those bears we had no choice but to call it a DEN!!!) It has a slate top pool table; comfortable sofa and recliner; 40'' Dish satellite TV; DVD/VHS player; a drop-lid writing desk; a LAUNDRY ROOM with washer/dryer. Cozy up with a good book from our library in the reading corner tucked beneath the stairway..and..be sure to visit our WILDLIFE RESCUE CORNER with cuddly critters for the younger guests to befriend.
It also doubles as a 3RD BEDROOM with a Full/Twin bunk bed and a beautiful Aspen log twin daybed. It is easily closed off from the den for privacy via floor-to-ceiling draperies. A charming HALF BATH is close by with a separate SHOWER ROOM. A Thelin Parlour pellet stove keeps the room comfortable in winter. A separate entrance suits big kids and adults alike
STUFF: We keep an 'odds and ends' assortment of sporting equipment for your use at Club facilities: fishing poles/net/bait, golf bag with mismatched golf clubs; croquet set; tennis racquets. Sorry, no bowling ball!!
In the winter we provide a snow disk for sledding and you are welcome to use the extra jackets, boots and gloves for adults/kids we keep at the lodge
NO SMOKING, open fires or charcoal allowed on the property. We are in a national forest with the ever-present danger of fire
RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES abound. Rocky Top Lodge PMC offers delightful and fun-filled, relaxing days and nights. At different seasons you can hike, bike, play in the snow, swim, play tennis, golf on our PGA 9-hole course, catch-and-release fish at beautiful Fern's Lake, or shoot a few hoops on the court. Lampkin Park offers a lovely playground for family enjoyment. Visit the clubhouse with a golf Pro Shop, community swimming pool, tennis courts; recreation room with video games, etc., free Wi Fi, Condor Lounge providing live entertainment on weekends, outdoor concerts during the summer and an upscale restaurant. GUEST CARDS ARE REQUIRED for use of facilities (4 provided with rental).
VILLAGE CENTER with a market, retail stores, restaurants, a pub, fitness center, hair salon, US Post Office, and more offers convenience in an Alpine setting. Eateries include Italian, American, Mexican, and Filipino restaurants, cafes, a bakery, pizzeria and an ice cream parlour. If going out for a drink is your thing, choose from the local pub or the club lounge with live entertainment on Saturday nights.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Come on up to Pine Mountain Club for one of the many activities that take place throughout the year.
~Enjoy our Lilac Festival - May
~Concert on the Greens - 6 Saturday night dates throughout the summer months
~Wine in the Pines - June
~Run to the Pines Car Show - August
~Blues Brews and BBQ Mountain Festival - Labor Day Weekend
~Mountain Craft Show - Weekend after Thanksgiving
~Festival of Lights - December
~Live Music in the Condor Lounge - 7-11pm every Saturday night
~Mountain Shakespeare Festival ...and more ...
ROADS: Well paved roads make it an easy drive from the I-5 to Pine Mountain. The roads in this private community are well maintained by the Club. However, at a mile high altitude, weather can change quickly in the mountains so CHAINS and/or a 4WD would be necessary in winter.
NEARBY: Within a short drive you will find museums (Ridge Route, Fort Tejon), antiquing, off-road recreation (McGill Trail, Hungry Valley SVRA), Lake Pyramid for boating/waterskiing, shopping (Outlets at Tejon just a skip and and hop down I-5)
Surprisingly there is always the right amount of things to do (or not do) for any stay! Sip your morning coffee on the deck or drink your evening wine while gazing up into the star-filled night sky. Your Rocky Top mountain cabin and miles of national forest to discover is waiting. Come find out why Pine Mtn Club are called one of Southern California's "best kept secrets".
As Soon As You Arrive You Will Feel the Peace Settle Over You Like a Comfortable Blanket