About the property
- Cabin1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights
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 blue "Send Email" 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; Full/Twin bunk & futon sofa)
~Den with Twin daybed and Twin trundle
~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 nites 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, firepit 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, gas firepit 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 - 3 beds - a Full/twin bunk* and a twin futon sofa* (Sleeps 2-4) (*upper twin and futon for children under 12); two rocking chairs with footstools and reading lamps; a 19'' LED flatscreen 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 recliners; 40'' Dish satellite TV; DVD/VHS player; a drop-lid writing desk; two flip-up table tops on the wall beneath the window ledge convenient for writing, puzzles or sewing; 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 beautiful Aspen log twin daybed with trundle (sleeps 2) which 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 20-21, 2017
~Concert on the Greens - 6 Saturday night dates throughout the summer months
~Wine in the Pines - June 10, 2017
~Run to the Pines Car Show - August 2017
~Blues Brews and BBQ Mountain Festival - Labor Day Weekend 2017
~Mountain Craft Show - Weekend after Thanksgiving
~Festival of Lights - December 2017
~Live Music in the Condor Lounge - 7-11pm every Saturday night
~Mountain Shakespeare Festival 2017...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
Richard and Linda
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About Richard and Linda
RICHARD (a 'can-do' kind of guy) and LINDA (a creative perfectionist) - owners. We designed and constructed this unique 2-level Craftsman lodge-like home ourselves. Every rock, board and shingle was chosen and placed with our own hands. The rocks and boulders had to be dug out for the foundation. We even had to blast a 'ledge' (translation: rock as big as the mountain!) to pour the lower floor concrete. You can see why we christened it 'Rocky Top'. We had planned to make this our home, but family obligations delayed our plans. After years of being leased-out (even sold once and then reclaimed!) we have renovated, decorated and restored this gem to share with you. Like many people Linda, an avid interior decorator, dreamed of owning a B&B. This is probably as close as she will get. Our family and friends traveled up from the Los Angeles area a few days every week for a year to work on this restoration. Richard, now a retired general contractor, turned the business over to our son who did the heavy lifting and electrical. Our neighbor, a retired plumber, graciously gave many hours to the project. Linda had great fun pulling the parts and pieces together. The talents of family members are showcased in the many custom artworks and stained glass windows throughout the lodge.
Richard and Linda purchased this Cabin in 1978
Why Richard and Linda chose Pine Mountain Club
Few people knew about Pine Mountain Club in 1972. We saw a television ad. Tennaco was developing the land. Mil Potrero was as yet unpaved. No signs, no guardrails, no nothing! We were young, still newlyweds after only four years and dreaming of getting away from city life. We fell in love with the area and purchased a lot across the sreet. LInda's parents helped us build. We worked for three years constructing layer upon layer. It was our dream home. We planned to all retire there together. But then tragedy struck. Linda's dad had a stroke and our beautiful structure was NOT handicap accessible. So.....we sold our dear creation, purchased another lot (Rocky Top) and started again. It's not visible from the towering front, but the back bedroom starts at ground level. Everyone got to enjoy the beautiful mountains for a few years before the mile-high altitude proved too much for an elderly heart. Rocky Top was then leased out. We missed it terribly and no one cared for it as lovingly as we had. Then a terrible storm blew through in March 2011. We came up the mountain for the first time in many years, saw our beloved Rocky Top and decided then and there to reclaim it. We've had a grand time!!! And now we're ready to share our joy with you. So, why do we call it a LODGE? 'Cabin' just didn't fit it's character. By definition a 'Lodge' is a country house 'occupied in season for sports' - hunting, fishing, skiing, swimming, tennis, golf, birdwatching, star gazing, reading, relaxing, deep breathing!!! (all sanctioned sports at Pine Mountain Club!!!)...we just had to call it a LODGE!!!
What makes this Cabin unique
ROCKY TOP feels like a world away tucked into the middle of the forest. All told we've probably spent the best years of our lives constructing, furnishing and landscaping this dream property...while having the times of our lives!!! We invite you to come enjoy the clear blue skies, clean fresh air and the thrill of sighting the occasional Condor soaring high overhead. In spring stroll down our wooded path and smell the fragrant lilacs. Sit in the log swing and listen to the wind whisper in the pines. A few days on the mountain is more restful for us than a two-week vacation. We're sure it will be the same for you. Come on up to ROCKY TOP - we'd love to share our dream-come-true with you!!!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
our last minute 4 night get away
such a cute rustic cabin. we decided late on Wednesday night that we needed a quick qetaway from Thursday through Monday. the owners accommodated us immediately & we were booked & confirmed before midnight. we were greeted Thursday afternoon with all the instructions we could have possibly needed & we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights. even had snow (just barely) 2 of the days! thank you so much!!! the kitchen was very well equipped which always makes me happy :) i can't think of one thing that was missing.
Very cute, comfy, and lovingly decorated, with everything we needed for 3 day stay.
Great time with the family
Home provided everything we needed and more. Thanks!
Second time visit, we really enjoyed our stay at the Rocky Top Lodge.
This was our Second stay at the Rocky Top Lodge, enjoyed every minute. Highly recommend this cabin to anyone, well worth the money. Everything you need is there. Breath taking, Relaxing and warm.
Cozy and comfortable
This was our second time staying at Rocky Top and it was just perfect. It has every amenity you could think of. We were lucky enough to catch the Christmas parade and festival in town during our stay - everything worked out perfectly. Hoping to make it a family tradition!
Another Great Weekend at Rocky Top
We hd a great experience two years ago staying at Rocky Top Lodge so we decided to return this year. We weren't disappointed. Comfy, clean and a great locatIon. The owners are easy going and communicative and the welcome basket with hot coco and supplies for S'Mores is an appreciated (and tasty) touch.
We were 6 adults and two boys (9 and 11) and we all had plenty of space. Had a blast playing pool and board games and enjoying the views from the deck Our dog loved the deck too.
If you're coming up to Pine Mountain with friends to family, we'd definitely recommend staying at Rocky Top.
Pine Mountain Club situated below the peak of Mount Pinos is a resort community offering golf, tennis, swimming, horseback riding, clubhouse with a great 19th hole, cafe and recreation room for kids/teens. The club has a full calender of activities including yoga, aerobics, music and toddler/kid events. The area has incredible hiking, cross country skiing, sledding, horseback rides and dirt bike riding. Only 25 minutes from the Hungry Valley Off-Road Recreation area, 35 minutes from Pyramid Lake and 55 minutes from Six Flags Magic Mountain. The Ridge Route Museum in Frazier Park is just minutes away. Mount Pinos at 8800' only 20 minutes away offers x-country skiing; fabulous mountain biking; and is a mecca for amateur astronomers. Fort Tejon State Historical Park, just 25 minutes away near the town of Lebec, is open daily and on the 1st Sunday of the month offers Living History Civil War Reenactments.
Additional information about rental rates
~3 night minimum stay holiday weeks and special event weekends. ~Charge of $25/person/night (children 12 and under ONLY) for guests in excess of 6. Maximum occupancy 8. ~Well-behaved pets (dogs) $50 non-refundable fee each pet (Maximum 2). Signed Pet Addendum required. ~WEATHER WARNING - Rain and Snow are possible at the cabin. Due to the unpredictable nature of weather we cannot offer refunds due to weather or road closures. We will however offer credit for another stay ~Due to the rural mountain location of the cabin there is only limited internet access available to check emails and browse the web. That means NO movie or game downloads.