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

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Last updated: 10/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Have you ever been to a B&B Inn and wished you could spend a night in every room? Well, here's your chance! Just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles (off Interstate 5) located in Pine Mountain Club, a private resort community in the Los Padres National Forest, is ROCKY TOP LODGE - a unique 'BED and b.y.o. BREAKFAST' * weekend/weekly vacation rental lodge-like cabin in the pines.

FOR THE PRICE OF A ROOM!!! ~Sleeps up to 6 adults & 2 children~

Enjoy a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation in this one-of-a-kind Craftsman lodge home anytime of the year. Peace, tranquility, nature, escape! Nestled amid the Pinon pines Rocky Top is the perfect getaway for stressed out city dwellers - couples and families alike! You only need to pack your clothes and food as we supply all towels, linens, cooking supplies and more. Come discover the perfect mountain retreat!
Our special amenities will make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you arrive - a basket full of treats - popcorn, hot cocoa, the makings for S'mores - plush bath towels, extra blankets and pillows, spa soaps, plenty of paper goods, and our local dining and activity guide book. Everything needed to make your stay enjoyable!

The 1800 sq ft 2-story Craftsman lodge-like home located at 5500' is beautifully furnished in Northwoods lodge style. Wildlife themed decor fills every room. Creative use of wood throughout the open floor plan contributes to it's warm ambience. Dual-paned windows provide comfort in all seasons. At night with all the lights aglow Rocky Top positively radiates warmth and beauty.

The 500 sq ft 2nd story main DECK with corner crow's nest benches, 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.

Beneath the knotty pine cathedral ceiling in the GREAT ROOM is a wall of glass offering beautiful pine and mountain views. The DINING ROOM with a large window looking through the pines to Apache Saddle seats 6-8 comfortably. An inviting stonewall corner fireplace climbs to the ceiling. Bear and deer stained glass windows hang above a unique curving stairway leading downstairs to 'the Attic'. Wildlife scroll saw artwork, handmade wall quilts, deer antler lamps, a faux bearskin, snowshoes, ski poles and two deer mounts complete the Northwoods theme.

A FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with a 3-seat bar awaits your pleasure. 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 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 - has two beds - a full and a twin - stacked like a bunk. (Sleeps 2-3); two rocking chairs with footstools and reading lamps; a 19'' LED flatscreen satellite TV with HDMI, USB; and a wall-mounted flip-up desk/worktable with oar legs suitable for writing or sewing. An electric wall heater keeps the room comfortable when temperatures drop. A portable crib and high chair are in the closet.

Downstairs the 600 sq ft 'BEAR'S ATTIC' is a 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!!!) In the den is a slate top pool table with convertible ping pong table top; comfortable sofa and recliners; 40'' LED flatscreen with satellite TV; DVD and VHS players; a rustic drop-lid writing desk; two flip-up table tops on the wall beneath the window ledge convenient for writing, puzzles or sewing; an easily accessible SHOWER ROOM with tiled seats; and 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 over 30 inhabitants.

A beautiful Aspen log daybed with trundle (sleeps 2) in the GUESTROOM is easily closed off from the den for privacy via floor-to-ceiling draperies. A charming HALF BATH is close by. A Thelin Parlour pellet stove keeps the 'Bear's Attic' comfortable in winter.

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.

We are in a national forest with the ever-present danger of fire.There is NO smoking allowed on the property. Well-behaved pets are welcome for an additional charge. Guest are fully responsible for any damages. A large kennel and a dog run are provided for your convenience and the safety of your pet.

With Northwoods Lodge furnishings; two large bedrooms (one with a King bed, one with a full bed/twin bed bunk); den with twin daybed and trundle (can be used as a King); 2 extra twin air mattresses; portable crib and high chair; large luxury bathroom; one half-bath with separate tiled shower room; large rock fireplace; pellet stove; large deck with BBQ, firepit, hammock. Rustic outdoor seating. Large well-equipped kitchen. Stunning stained glass windows. A full-size slate top pool table, satellite TV, 40'' and 19'' LED flatscreen TVs for viewing selections from the 250+ video library, CD library, DVD, VCR and CD players, wifi internet connection for viewing emails (ethernet cord also provided), books, board games, puzzles, cards and poker chips, telescope, binoculars and bird ID book, seed for the many bird feeders.

Rocky Top Lodge PMC offers delightful and fun-filled, relaxing days and nights. Recreation opportunities abound. 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).

A Village Center with a market, retail stores, great restaurants, a pub, fitness center, hair salon, US Post Office, and more offers convenience in an Alpine setting.

Special events such as the Lilac Festival, Mountain Shakespeare Festival, Run to the Pines Car Show, Wine Festivals and fairs take place at various times during the year.

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.

Endless trails, abundant wildlife and clear skies make Pine Mountain Club a little slice of paradise. Sip your morning coffee on the deck or drink your evening wine while gazing up into the star-filled night sky. Enjoy a stay at Pine Mountain Club. Rest, renew and be rejuvenated in our one-of-a-kind ROCKY TOP mountain retreat in the pines!!!


* BED and bring your own BREAKFAST - A phrase that popped into our heads early one morning driving up the mountain. Indeed! Why rent a single room when you can bring your own breakfast (or better yet try those fabulous waffles at Basecamp Cafe) and enjoy the whole house!!!

Keywords: Lodge, mountain cabin, mountain house, weekend getaway, weekend home, honeymoon cabin, in the pines, vacation rental, romantic getaway, retreat, holiday rental, quiet mountain retreat, Pine Mountain vacation, Pine Mountain rentals, Los Angeles area vacation rental, Pine Mt Club, Pine Mountain Club, bed and b.y.o. breakfast, cabin getaways, vacation rental by owner, game room, winter sports, golf, tennis, country club, hiking trails, mountain biking, mountain view, 2 bedrooms + den, 1.75 baths, kitchen, fireplace, pool table, pet friendly.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Mallard's Retreat - Sleeps 2: 1 king


  • Angler's Rest - Sleeps 2-3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Full/Twin Bunk Bed...moreless

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

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

  • Children's Accommodations: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    2 Twin raised air mattresses; a Pack N Play crib/playard...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, 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. (2) Twin raised air mattresses (for children under 12 only) NOTE: Our rate is for 6 guests sleeping in beds. We can accommodate (2) additional guests on air mattresses (children only). 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

  • Soaps and shampoo and hair dryers provided

Other Amenities

  • 1800 sq ft home, 2 stories, large deck, fantastic views, lovely landscaping, upstairs large luxury bath with Kohler soaking tub, downstairs 1/2 bath with separate shower room. Decorated with Northwoods lodge decor, fabulous mountain-themed stained glass windows, wood art and quilts all fashioned by incredibly talented professional artists (family members, of course!!!). A disk sled, some extra jackets, boots, gloves for adults/kids are available for your use in the winter. Equipment for your sporting enjoyment: full-sized pool table; telescope; binoculars; 2 fishing polls/net/bait for catch-and-release fishing on Fern's Lake; set of mismatched golfs clubs; croquet set; numerous movies, books, board games and puzzles; two old tennis racquets /some balls; and a roll-out green 36''x72''poker table top cover /cards/ chips. 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


  • 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, wine and beer glasses...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    We supply dishwashing detergent and dish soap...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stocked with all you need for preparing, cooking and cleaning....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...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...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



Write a review 4.9
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Nov 21, 2016
2 night min stay

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

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2016
4 night min stay

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

Nov 30 - Dec 20, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$195 $195
Fri, Sat

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

Winter (with Fuel Surcharge)
Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$195 $195
Fri, Sat

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


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning $85 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


3 night minimum stay holiday weeks and special event weekends.

Raised air mattresses to accommodate two additional guests* (children 12 and under only).

*Charge of $25/person/night (children ONLY) for guests in excess of 6. Maximum occupancy 8.

Well-behaved pets (dogs) $50 non-refundable fee (Maximum 2)

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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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Rocky Top aglow in the moonlight

    Rocky Top aglow in the moonlight

Northwoods lodge-style

    The GREAT ROOM Northwoods lodge-style

  • The DINING ROOM seats 6-8 comfortably

    The DINING ROOM seats 6-8 comfortably

  • Open KITCHEN with 3-seat breakfast bar as seen from Dining Room

    Open KITCHEN with 3-seat breakfast bar as seen from Dining Room

  • Main HALLWAY

    Main HALLWAY

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

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

  • ANGLER'S REST - Fishing Themed Bedroom
Full/Twin Bunkbed

    ANGLER'S REST - Fishing Themed Bedroom Full/Twin Bunkbed

  • '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 - You Can't Miss It!!

    ROCKY TOP - You Can't Miss It!!

  • 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?

  • Northwoods decor and custom woodwork

    Northwoods decor and custom woodwork

  • Fully stocked KITCHEN

    Fully stocked KITCHEN

  • BATH with Kohler soaking tub and two vanities

    BATH with Kohler soaking tub and two vanities



  • Dad and Mom's rockers re-purposed and custom oar desk

    Dad and Mom's rockers re-purposed and custom oar desk

  • 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 - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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

Pine Mountain Club, CA, USA #430128

3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

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