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3 Acre Country Barn Estate and Crafters Retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 546 nights


About the property

Large Country Estate with 3 Homes and Barn

Imagine going back in time. This is the original Fox Farm 3 acre Estate, with 3 Houses and original Barn. The Estate has been recently remodeled keeping its charm intact. Sleeps 20 with lots of parking.


Enjoy 10,000 square feet of a grass covered yards with top of the line outdoor furniture, including a children’s play area with swing set and teeter totter, and its own sled hill. There is a ski storage room and snow removal is included in the winter.

Sleeping arrangements:

House 1

There are 3 bedrooms with 3 1/2 bathrooms:

• The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and a private bathroom.

• One upstairs Guest bedroom has 1 Queen bed and 1 double bed

• The upstairs 'Bunk Room' is complete with 4 twin beds plus TV, DVD, VCR.

House 2

There are 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms

. The master has a king bed

. The second bedroom has a king bed

. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed.

House 3

, Is over the garage. It is an enormous Loft with a King bed, a trundle, and a Queen pull out couch.

Enjoy movies by the wood burning fireplace in the Living Room, which has a large flat screen TV/DVD. The large Farm House kitchen with dishwasher has a convenient half bath plus a spacious Sun Room to enjoy your morning coffee while overlooking the grounds.

Kids and adults will enjoy the downstairs Game Room / Play Room, complete with pool table, flat screen TV/DVD and foosball table; plus a Washer and Dryer and a second full size Refrigerator for extra food and drink storage. Internet Access and free WIFI is included.

Guests are provided soap, towels, shampoo and bedding. Guests required to put all dirty linens by the washer machine when they leave and all dishes in the dishwasher running. It is understood that the premises will be left in a neat and orderly condition, free of debris.

Convenient access to outdoor activities such as mountain biking, zip lining hiking, golf, horseback riding fishing, sailing or wakeboarding. The Estate is off Fox farm and is 2 minutes from the market and 3 minutes from both ski hills and 4 minutes from the village where there are boutique shops restaurants, theatres and a bowling alley. Lot next door leads to great hiking. This convenient location is only a couple minutes to the slopes at Bear Mountain and a few minutes to the village, skiing or restaurants.

Year round recreation area located at 7,000 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. There is a taxi in town. A rental car is needed if coming into the area by plane.

The Caretaker lives two houses away and is on call if help is needed. There is no smoking allowed inside and no pets allowed.

WEDDINGS - Although Country Barn Estate is not licensed for events, we ARE licensed for weddings and events for up to 100 guests one mile down the road at Apples Bed & Breakfast Inn, a property we also own. Apples B&B is a uniquely charming, two-story Victorian with craftsman style that provides a romantic garden setting surrounded by tall pines and wedding Gazebo, the perfect destination venue for weddings. Apples Inn offers a Wedding Suite, in-room massage and delicious home cooking! If you get married in the Big Bear area, please consider my estate for your lodging and Apples Bed & Breakfast as your venue.

If this property is booked, I also own the nearby Whispering Pines Estate, please see VRBO #336695.

More Details

Erin Blair
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Erin Blair

My name is Laurie Kagan. My husband Spencer and I live in Big Bear, own two rental estates. ( Please visit Whispering Pines VRBO #336695).

In April 2016, we purchased nearby Apples Bed & Breakfast Inn!

We are licensed to hold weddings and events in the beautiful gardens of Apples B&B for up to 100 guests. Please inquire within if you would like more details. Please note, we are NOT licensed for events at Country Barn.

Spencer and I are also the owners and founders of Kagan Publishing and Professional Development in San Clemente, California. In addition to writing books and conducting workshops, our Trainers provides professional development workshops for teachers internationally. In 2015, we founded the Kagan Charitable Foundation, a public non-profit 501c3 in order to further support education.

Erin Blair purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Erin Blair chose Fox Farm

This historical property is ideal for families with children who can take advantage of the play areas and game rooms. Also ideal for groups of skiiers who want to relax and enjoy the BBQ and Spa after a day on the slopes.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Crafters retreat!!!! 20 stations set up with 2 four foot tables and lamps in the Barn!!!!!

We ARE licensed for weddings in the gardens for up to 100 guests at Apples Bed & Breakfast Inn in Big Bear, one mile away. We are NOT licensed for weddings at this rental property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

There is no other word I can think of to describe this location other than simply stunning! The venue is perfect for weddings! My husband and I were married June 29th at the elegant Whispering Pines Estate and had our reception at The Barn. It was perfect! Why would you consider hosting your wedding here?

1) Laurie & Spencer are the very helpful & accommodating owners of Whispering Pines & The Barn. They genuinely care about your wedding & provide you with helpful advice, definitely not overbearing. Had it not been for Laurie's attention to detail, my guests would have sat in the dark during dinner (there weren't lights in the front of the house). They are two people you can count on to go the extra mile to make your day special.

2) You get to stay at the wedding venue & set-up as soon as you check in. I don't know how difficult it would have been to have only a few hours to set-up and take-down

3) The Barn & Whispering Pines are next door to each other. My bridal party and I stayed at The Barn & my parents stayed at Whispering Pines. It's great to have everyone at the same location, especially when getting ready so you don't have to worry about tracking anyone down 4) Marcos- he is the property caretaker and SO helpful! He saved the day many times, setting up lights, bringing out the chairs, identifying outlets.

5) The chairs and tables are already there! No hassle with renting out the heavy equipment

6) It is gorgeous! :)
Jun 2013
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Fox Farm Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5 Full stocked with plenty of towels, soap and shampoo
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 18 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9787235 based on 49 reviews

Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying here at the Country Barn Estate. The place was spotless clean when we arrived, everything worked just fine. We had plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably and even with their own bathrooms.

My kids had a blast outside on the playground and playing basketball on the court they have.

Our stay was so comfortable and we enjoyed ourselves very much.

It is super close to the village which was nice and super close to the market.

The only thing I would have a ( I wouldn't even call it a complaint ) I guess something I would like them to have, is a small toaster and if they would allow more people to stay instead of 16. We would have loved to have more of our family experience this wonderful trip we had with us.

Other than that we were already talking about renting it out next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! The Country Barn Estate can accommodate up to 20 overnight guests, per the County of San Bernardino (not 16). Thank you!
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A True Paradise

  • 5 of 5

There are not a lot of words to explain this wonderful place. It was more than we could have asked for. 3 very unique, separate retreats for multiple families. This place is a true treasure. A great place for family retreats for sure. We were totally blessed by coming here. Completely exceeded our expectations. Great yard for kids to play, game room, and plenty of room for everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for a family getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time while staying at this property. The kids loved the swing set and the concrete driveway for them to ride scooters! The owners were very nice as well!! We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing as usual!

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing, we've stayed a few times now and we love it. So peaceful, beautiful and relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seal Beach, CA

Beautiful property. Especially fun for a family.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property consisting of more than just a rental house. The grounds are safe for children to play- there even is a play structure for little ones. In the winter, there also is a sledding hill, which is also fun for children. Both houses on the property are well appointed with all the kitchen and bath necessities. The check in and check procedures are made to be most convenient, and there is always someone to call if there is a problem of any kind. We have stayed at this property three times now and have never encountered a problem. We hope to return again to this wonderful place for a family get away.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chino Hills

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to this home and can guarantee we'll be back for a 4th!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bear Mountain, Snow Summit
Car: necessary

Large lawns, rustic wagons, milk cans with wild flowers.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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