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3 Acre Country Barn Estate and Guest House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Large Country Home, Barn and Guest House

Imagine going back in time. This is the original Fox Farm 3 acre Estate, with original Barn and Guest House. The Estate has been recently remodeled keeping its charm intact. Sleeps 16 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:

There are 4 bedrooms with 4 1/2 bathrooms:

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

• One upstairs Guest bedroom has a Queen bed

• The upstairs 'Bunk Room' is complete with a bunk bed, a trundle bed set and a double sofa bed, plus TV, DVD, VCR.

• In a separate building, over the garage, 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.

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.

As of September 2016, the Country Barn Estate is undergoing construction that will expand its occupancy to 26 guests in early 2017. Stay tuned for more details as they become available!

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

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Erin Blair
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

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 Big Bear Lake

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

Please note, construction at the very back of the property is currently ongoing at the Country Barn Estate. In 2017, the property will expand to a total occupancy of 26.

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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3 Acre Country Barn Estate and Guest House
average rating of 4.97561 based on 43 reviews

Great house to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house, we love this place!

The small kids have a lot of fun for just playing the sleds in the big front yard.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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san jose, ca

Wonderful setting & lovely trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful weekend in a beautiful setting

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic, just like last time!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time here at this property, and it was amazing once again! The property is absolutely fantastic and Laurie and Erin are also very sweet and accommodating. Thanks agin for a wonderful retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The only thing that could have made this place better would have been more snow! The property is so perfect for a winter getaway. You can even sled on the large property, but unfortunately for us, most the snow was gone. I would also recommend bringing extra towels for the hot tub outside. This house was well stocked with anything you could need and had lots of great thought and detail put into the amenities (like shampoo, etc available in case you forgot, detailed instructions for spa, grill was clean). If we have a large group again, we would definitely stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reseda, CA

Birthday in Big Bear

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the farmhouse estate, the first back in 2014 around the same time. With snow on the ground this year, the stay was better than ever! We had a total of 12 adults (4 couples) and one 7 month old child and everyone has plenty of room to bunk down for the two nights we were there. The kitchen in the main house is open and spacious as is the living room, making both ideal places to hang out or plan adventures. The yard has a small sledding hill which we used and we all felt like 10 year old a again. The loft over the garage is also a great open space where the late night owls can play games while the early birds get their sleep in the main house. Lastly, the jacuzzi is great - located right next to the main house, and there is ample parking, (we had 4 SUVs comfortably parked in the main drive). However, there are a few potential cons for travelers:

1. The master bed is quite soft and slightly misshapen. If you like a soft bed, this may not be an issue.

2. The heat that comes through the house can feel like the fires of hell at times! So either watch the thermostat or open some windows.

3. The game room in the basement is serviceable, but needs updating.

4. The stairway from the ground to second level in the main house is quite steep, narrow, and carpeted. So watch your steps!

Outside of those little nits, the house is a steal at the rental price for large groups. It's centrally located close to grogercies and attractions. We've stayed twice and will likely stay again - Laurie is easy to communicate with and prompt with responses. Couldn't ask for a better spot in Big Bear!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Chino Hills, CA

Great Family Home

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and perfectly maintained. Bring your whole family! Plenty of space for everyone. The yard is incredible! You don't have to go anywhere! There is a hill in your own back yard that is perfect for sledding. Kids of all ages will love it. I couldn't ask for anything more. This was our second visit to this home and we'll be back for a third!!! Thank you to Laurie and her dedicated team.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bear Mountain, Snow Summit
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Fox Farm Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fox Farm Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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