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Rocky Top Lodge ~ a One-of-a-Kind Cabin in the Pines ~ Pet Friendly

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The GREAT ROOM at Rocky Top Lodge with stone wall fireplace. Chess anyone?


Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Children's Accommodations, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

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
~Telescope, binoculars
~Bird ID book/seed for the many bird feeders
~Pool Table
~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 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
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Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Under age 25 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is NOT a party home. Security patrols our streets 24/7. Contact us for additional details. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of things for kids to do...great location for families with kids...the lake, the village and the playground nearby. Wonderful hiking trails. We have lots of kid-friendly VHS and DVDs, board games, puzzles, etc. Rocky Top's 'Wildlife Rescue Corner' has a large collection of stuffed animals. Sporting equipment available for use with adult supervision. USE OF POOL TABLE FOR ADULTS ONLY!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking is allowed. Due to extreme fire danger, we ask that you do not smoke on the property or in the surrounding forest....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We will consider up to 2 pets for a $50 non-refundable Pet Fee (per pet). Please disclose your interest in bringing your dog(s) when inquiring. Guests are fully responsible for any damages or additional cleaning time caused by any pets. Please do not allow pets on beds or furniture in consideration of future guests. There is an enclosed dog run beneath the front deck.We request that pets not to be left unattended at the lodge unless they are safely confined in the provided kennel. You may encounter wildlife on or near our property. If you bring your dog(s), you must keep him / her on a leash and within eyesight at all times. Do not let your dog (s)roam. Please pick-up after your pet! Do not leave food in your car or leave it UN-locked, and DO NOT, under any circumstance, leave trash outside of the cabin. This is bear, coyote and mountain lion area and they are drawn to trash! Sorry, due to allergies, no cats please....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Mallard's Retreat - Sleeps 2: 1 king


  • Den/Family Room - Sleeps 2: 2 twin/ single

    Twin Log bed with Twin Trundle in 'Bear's Attic' downstairs...moreless

  • Angler's Rest - Sleeps 2-4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full/Twin Bunk Bed (120 lb limit top bunk)...moreless

  • Children's Accommodations: 1 baby crib

    a Pack N Play crib/playard and Eddie Bauer High Chair...moreless

  • MALLARD'S RETREAT...CAL King new mattress, camo-themed linens, blankets, quilts, comforter and pillows provided. ANGLER'S REST.....Full Size/Twin Bunk Bed (Sleeps 2 or 3) new mattresses, sofa futon, fishing themed linens, blankets, quilts, comforters and pillows provided. 'BEAR'S ATTIC'' Downstairs.....Twin Daybed with Twin Trundle (can be placed together) new mattresses, bear-themed linens, blankets, quilts, comforter and pillows provided. Sleeping area can be closed off from den via floor-to-ceiling draperies. CHILDREN'S ACCOMMODATIONS...(1) Portable Pack N Play playard / crib (30lb/35'' max) with bassinet (15lb max) with (1) organic interlock cotton sheet provided; you will need to supply any additional linens. Eddie Bauer high chair. NOTE: Our rate is for 6 guests sleeping in beds. We can accommodate 2 additional guests (children under 12 only) on top bunk & futon. Add $25/night/child. Children under 24 months not counted...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Full: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Kohler soaking tub, 2 basins, dressing table...moreless

  • Shower Room - Separate

    Downstairs in 'Bear's Attic'...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - Half

    Toilet and Sink - Downstairs in 'Bear's Attic'...moreless

  • We supply Basic Earth Botanticals soaps and conditioning shampoo with Eucalyptus and Lemon Myrtle; plush cotton towels and hair dryers ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • SPECIAL CELEBRATION PACKAGE ADD-ON: Celebrating a special occasion - birthday, anniversary, romantic getaway, promotion, etc? We offer special packages that include wine and cheese; champagne, chocolates and a keepsake silk rose; beers and munchies; cakes, pies, ice cream and of course candles. We can also provide the makings for a great breakfast - eggs, bacon, juice, toast/pancake or waffle mix, etc. Just let us know the occasion and we can customize a package and give you a quote. Oh, did we mention the wind in the pines? It's such a wondrous, soothing sound. Included free of charge!!!...moreless


  • Books:

    Books and magazines for Guest of all ages...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles for Guests of all ages. Chess set, cards/chips and a 36'x72' green roll-out poker table top cover....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Crosley record-cd-tape player in Great Room. Large selection of CDs available. Also bring your favorities....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    7' one-piece slate-top pool table with ball return located downstairs in the 'Bear's Attic'...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish network...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Crosley record/cd/tape player...moreless

  • Television:

    40'' LED flatscreen TV in den/guest room with VHS/DVD players for viewing selections from our 250+ video library. 19'' LED HDMI/USB flatscreen with DVD/VCR player in Angler's Rest bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    Wildlife Rescue Corner with over 30 cuddly inhabitants...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    PMC Clubhouse Recreation Room: has a large game room featuring foosball, Ping-Pong, 2 pool tables, arcade and video games, with lots of games and toys. Four (4) guest-pass cards to use for entry during your stay. Check for hours of operation....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 250+ videotapes/DVD's...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Watch clouds dance in blue skies above San Emigdio Mountain to the north. See sunsets through the pines over Apache Saddle. Lay in the hammock on deck and 'connect the dots' in the star-studded night sky. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table seats 6 - 8 comfortably. Kitchen counter (3 bar stools)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No A/C. WHOLE HOUSE FAN: in main hallway brings in cool night air from the open windows/doors CEILING FANS: in Great Room and Mallard's Retreat bedroom. Den/guest room downstairs stays comfortably cool....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Available to check emails or browse the Web. NO movie or game download due to narrow band width....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness classes and gym in town center and Clubhouse...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric wall heaters in bedrooms. Space heaters in baths and Living Room. Pellet stove downstairs in 'Attic'...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide linens and all is washed and cleaned after every use. Blankets, comforters, pillows provided as well as all paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, facial tissue). ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great Room opens to kitchen and dining. Fireplace. Two patio doors open to large deck....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    ONLY VERIZON CELL SERVICE AVAILABLE in PMC All others usually get reception at the 'Y' intersection of Cuddy Valley Rd and Mil Potrero Hwy approx. 6 miles from the Clubhouse.Satellite phones work...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street only. Accommodates 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Accommodates 3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    With answering machine. Unlimited local and long distance (US only)....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are in each bathroom. Upon leaving we ask guests to leave used towels in hamper Do not remove from premises....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Accessible throughout our home/property to check emails. NO movie or game download due to narrow bandwidth. Password upon check-in. We also supply an Ethernet cord, if needed. Bring your laptop....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE in Great Room. Firewood provided for one fire during your stay. Additional wood available for a small fee or purchase at Village Market. NO PRESSED LOGS PLEASE...moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Catering Available:

    Some village merchants offer this service. Check the Lodge Welcome Book....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee 12 cup and coffee grinder. Filters and complimentary coffee in cabinet...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the tools you'll need to prepare a gourmet mountain meal....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lodge themed dinnerware and flatware, glassware for every occasion (Irish coffee mugs, ice cream sundae glasses, champagne flutes, wine and beer glasses, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    We supply dishwashing detergent and dish soap...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with all you need for preparing, cooking and cleaning. Please let us know if any supplies are getting low....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Propane (even during a power outage, you will be able to cook)....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Flour and sugar (kept in freezer), coffee, teas and spices, oils, vinegars, seasonings...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Propane (even during a power outage, you will be able to cook)....moreless

  • Toaster:

    plus waffle maker, electric griddle, blender,food processor, crock pot, Kitchen Aid mixer ,citrus juicer, Jack LaLanne juicer, popcorn popper, Cuisinart 1.5 qt ice cream maker(no ice or salt required)...moreless


  • Balcony:

    A great spot to keep an eye on the bird feeders around the property. Just keep them filled with seed (provided for you) and the parade of winged wildlife proceeds from morning til night. Oh, the chipmunks get into the act too!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Over 500 square feet of great 2nd story balcony/deck with locking gate, hammock, lots of comfortable seating, BBQ, firepit and a corner 'crow's nest' with seating ledge conveniently located off of the great room and kitchen. There is also a faux-wood concrete deck at ground level in the rear of the lodge. There are rustic picnic tables, benches and log seats in the side and back yards under the pines ....moreless

  • Golf:

    9 holes for $15, 18 holes for $25. Classes, gear, golf cart rental available at the pro shop at club house. Putting green is free and range costs $4/bucket of balls. Verify prices as they may change. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Log swing and two picnic tables under the pines in landscaped yard w/ flowering purple Russian sage, lilac bushes, butterfly bushes, a Rugosa rose and cherry trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ grill on main deck. Propane provided by us. Please turn the propane tank off and clean grill after use. No charcoal grills, fire pits or other open fire allowed ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross country skiing at Mt. Pinos (14 miles drive from PMC)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 courts in front of club house. Free. Some rackets and balls in the house for your use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    At Clubhouse - Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day. (4) Provided guest passes required. No lifeguard. Children must be accompanied by an adult...moreless



from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

July 4th 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Autumn 2017
Oct 1 - Nov 20, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

fall 2017
Nov 30 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/NewYears 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2018
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $85 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


~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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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93 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
PMC Condor Lounge, Madd Bailey's Pub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pine Mountain Club Golf Course
61 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Bakersfield
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 5
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pine Mtn. Village- Pizza, Mexican, Italian, Bistro
16 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Pinos Cross Country

Car: Necessary

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Pine Mountain Club, CA, USA:
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!!!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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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  • The GREAT ROOM at Rocky Top Lodge with stone wall fireplace. Chess anyone?

    The GREAT ROOM at Rocky Top Lodge with stone wall fireplace. Chess anyone?

  • ROCKY TOP - You Can't Miss It!!

    ROCKY TOP - You Can't Miss It!!

  • The DINING ROOM seats 6-8 comfortably

    The DINING ROOM seats 6-8 comfortably

  • Enjoy the Fireside Snack Basket with Hot Cocoa, Popcorn & S'Mores

    Enjoy the Fireside Snack Basket with Hot Cocoa, Popcorn & S'Mores

  • Main HALLWAY

    Main HALLWAY

  • MALLARD'S RETREAT - Duck-themed -King bed and stained glass windows - Sleeps 2

    MALLARD'S RETREAT - Duck-themed -King bed and stained glass windows - Sleeps 2

  • Angler's Rest - Sleeps 2-4
Full/Twin Bunk and Futon

    Angler's Rest - Sleeps 2-4 Full/Twin Bunk and Futon

  • 'BEAR'S ATTIC' Den/ Bedroom: pool table, TV , pellet stove, bathroom/shower room

    'BEAR'S ATTIC' Den/ Bedroom: pool table, TV , pellet stove, bathroom/shower room

  • "BEAR'S ATTIC" Downstairs - Twin Log Bed w/Trundle and Convenient Half Bath

    "BEAR'S ATTIC" Downstairs - Twin Log Bed w/Trundle and Convenient Half Bath

  • The "READING CORNER" - cozy up with a good book

    The "READING CORNER" - cozy up with a good book

 down in the "ATTIC"


  • Catch-and-Release that famous 30lb catfish at beautiful FERN'S LAKE

    Catch-and-Release that famous 30lb catfish at beautiful FERN'S LAKE

  • Rocky Top aglow in the moonlight

    Rocky Top aglow in the moonlight

Northwoods lodge-style

    The GREAT ROOM Northwoods lodge-style

  • Open Kitchen/Breakfast Bar

    Open Kitchen/Breakfast Bar

  • Northwoods Decor and Custom Woodwork

    Northwoods Decor and Custom Woodwork

  • BATH with Kohler soaking tub and two vanities

    BATH with Kohler soaking tub and two vanities



  • Angler's Rest 
Lazy Bear Napping  on Twin Futon

    Angler's Rest Lazy Bear Napping on Twin Futon

  • Comfortable seating by the pellet stove for watching 40" flatscreen

    Comfortable seating by the pellet stove for watching 40" flatscreen

  • Another view of 'BEAR'S ATTIC' Guest Quarters

    Another view of 'BEAR'S ATTIC' Guest Quarters

  • The SHOWER ROOM in "Bear's Attic" downstairs

    The SHOWER ROOM in "Bear's Attic" downstairs

  • Entrance to ROCKY TOP garden - cherry trees, fragrant lilacs, whispering pine

    Entrance to ROCKY TOP garden - cherry trees, fragrant lilacs, whispering pine

  • ROCKY TOP LODGE nestled under a blanket of snow

    ROCKY TOP LODGE nestled under a blanket of snow

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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