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Birch Bear! Incredible Views, Ski Close Lodge, Color Spa, Pool Table, Privacy

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Get cosy and light the fire - plenty of room for family and friends

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Last updated: 06/27/2016

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Birch Bear Lodge is ready for you! With incredible 180 views of both ski resorts, the Lake and the golf course, you will have a fantastic time at Birch Bear. Two large private decks on both sides of the Lodge: one with a Jacuzzi with color changing lights is nestled in the pines, and a second one with unobstructed 180 views, for eating, relaxing, having drinks and watching the incredible sunsets (seasonal gas grill provided). Birch Bear is a perfect base for both the year round activity athletes, and for those who want spacious relaxation quarters to 'stay inside', read, gaze out at the mountain views or write your first novel! For romantics or those on 'working vacations', Birch Bear is your private treetop hideaway. Something for everyone - separate Studio with carpeted game room - ping pong, pool table, cosy luxurious lodge with fireplace, huge dining table for friends surrounded by picture windows looking out to watch Bear Mtn. skiers coming down, and the snowy valley. A modern granite kitchen, fully stocked, new bathrooms and mountain decor. Five minutes to ski/board at Bear Mtn. (and the small zoo), and 10 minutes to Snow Summit. The Lodge itself is nestled in privacy, surrounded by trees and stars.

The Lodge is a 2280 sq. ft. home, with free Wifi, 3 big bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a Studio/Game room (also a Queen sleeper with bath). With a huge rock fireplace for a cozy wood burning fire, new luxury furnishings, cozy bedding, granite kitchen, flat screen TV and TVs in most bedrooms (expanded cable channels for football!), DVD players, Birch Bear is a luxury mountain home for you and your guests. Gather round the large wooden dining table - there's room for our permanent guests - mascots 'Birch' & 'Bear', giant furry stuffed bears. The Game Room (studio attached to the jacuzzi deck), has a Pool table and Ping Pong, as well as puzzles and games. Plenty of space with room to play or just escape in luxury.

"Caribou Cave" - Queen bed plus bath and wide tub, granite counters
"Leopard's Lair" - Queen bed plus 2 twins, private balcony, TV, double closets, overlooks the living room below.
"The Hideaway" - Master suite, King bed, TV, 9 foot picture window. Second bath in natural stone and granite, wide tub.

Separate dining area with huge table opens into the kitchen area. Fully stocked new remodeled granite kitchen with ice maker, micro, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, slowcooker, nice glassware, cooking utensils and dinnerware.

Two car garage plus parking area & 'mud room' for equipment.
Birch Bear is close to Bear Mountain slopes (5 min.), Snow Summit (10 min), snowplay, hiking and biking trails, the Lake (7 min), restaurants, grocery (Von, Stater Bros), and pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS). The Village, with movies and restaurants is 10 min. away.

EARLY CHECK-IN AND LATE CHECK-OUT: We know that you're anxious to get here, and may want to ski/hike on the day you need to check out! Please contact us early with your request and we will try our best to accommodate you. We can usually let you check in by 11:00 am and have a late check out around 3 pm. The Spa and the Lodge are professionally cleaned before EVERY guest. You are honored guests and we try to have everything ready for you!

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2280 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Min age of 25 please...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry, but required by insurance carrier...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, but required by insurance carrier...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • The 'Hideaway': 1 king

    Master, upstairs,TV,desk,9' window with incredible views...moreless

  • 'Caribou Cave' : 1 queen

    Ground floor bedroom, 2 lrg. windows, bathroom...moreless

  • 'Leopard's Lair': 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs huge room, TV & DVD, pvt. balcony, Bear Mtn. views...moreless

  • Adjoining Studio/Game Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Game Room with Ping Pong, Pool Table, games, sofa, bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: shower

    ...moreless

  • Two full baths in Lodge, both with extra wide soaking tubs, two sinks each, new granite tops, natural stone tiling, and antler lighting. Studio has 1/2 bath with new stone shower surrounds. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A few books available...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    2 DVD players - Living room and Leopard's Lair - some DVDs there but bring your favorites!...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Pool table and Ping Pong table...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games there...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    Fantastic table with carved wood legs and yellow leather cups....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable with expanded channel package...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small CD radio player in living room, accepts IPhone and ITouch connections, Ipad and Iphone charger (up to Ipad 2 and Iphone 4). Boom box in Game Room...moreless

  • Television:

    Living room, 'Hideaway' and 'Leopard's Lair'...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    The Lodge is right above the golf course...moreless

  • Lake View:

    See morning mist and sunset views of the Lake...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Watch skiers on Bear Mountain & see the night lights on Snow Summit Slope. 180 unobstructed views of both slopes!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    New dark wood dining table, room opens out to patio with windows to stunning views. Watch skiiers while you dine!...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and windows everywhere for the breeze. No central HVAC - we have mountain air instead! ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Large Capacity dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating, very efficient and cozy...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Duvets, flannel sheets, furry throws...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room with flat screen TV, 2 story rock fireplace, one wall of windows out to stunning views, and patio doors out to deck...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two cars in garage and one off street spot outside garage...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    More than enough.......moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Large Capacity Washer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Coffee maker, Cordless tea kettle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full utensils, pots & pans, baking trays, Slo Cooker, place settings for 8 plus...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite top counters in fully stocked kitchen with stunning views of the mountains. See Description for details....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel Micro (new)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, basics. Welcome Basket included!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New fridge/freezer with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    New 4 burner gas stove with oven & broiler...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice (new)...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private balcony in Leopard's Lair bedroom...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals at the Lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 huge decks - one with jacuzzi, one with 180 views for relaxing, grilling and eating outdoors. New dining set and gravity chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course is 2 minutes down the street...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available at the Lake...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful landscaping with pine, spruce, aspen and birch trees. New outdoor dining set and 2nd outdoor table - enough for 9...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New BarBque -Seasonal (April - October)...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    5 min. to Bear Mtn. and 10 min. to Snow Summit from the Lodge...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Seats 6, 39 jets, color changing lights and small waterfall, serviced weekly ...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
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Winter 11/15-3/15/14 Non-holiday  W/night (Sun-Th)    W/end   
Spring 3/16-5/31     Non-holiday  W/nt.               W/end  
Summer 6/1-9/14      Non-holiday  W/nt.               W/end  
Fall   9/15-11/21    Non-holiday  W/nt.               385    W/end 425+
Holidays:  Thanksgiving,Xmas - email owner
    MLK and Ski Week rates - email owner 
2 nite min. (holidays 3 nite) Rates for 1/6/14 on are coming. Add'l City tax (8%) 
and cleaning ($125). Sec.Dep: $400 Free Wi-Fi Wkly & monthly rates available

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Big Bear Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Bear Lake
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 18
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Mountain

Car: Necessary

Big Bear Lake is a year round sport, relaxation and recreation spot. Snow sports in winter, fantastic hiking and mountain biking in spring and summer, walking, Octoberfest and lots of area activities in Fall. Great for friends and family reunions, or quietly recharging your batteries. Don't miss the Zipline!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: In early 2012, we stood on the deck of what would become Birch Bear and looked at the 180 degree unobstructed view of the slopes, the Lake, golf course and the whole valley in front of us. It was breathtaking and the most magnificent view in Big Bear. The extensive renovation took 6 months and we look forward to welcoming you to Birch Bear!

Why the Owner Chose Upper Moonridge, Moonridge, Big Bear Lake, CA, USA:
Each year we came to Big Bear to enjoy the mountain air, hike the trails, and enjoy the environment. We found a home that needed a lot of TLC, but the view was worth saving. A lot of hard work followed, a lot of fun and a lot of pride in this fantastic Lodge. Some say Birch Bear has the 'best view in Big Bear' for its 180 degree views of the ski resorts, golf course and the Lake.....from top to bottom, including the new Spa with color changing LED lights and waterfall,its ready for visitors!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
View, view, privacy and views! From pre-dawn sunrise of pink sky, mist covering the Lake like a cotton blanket, clearing to sunny blues skies over glistening snow on Bear Mountain. Slopes with skiers so close you feel you can count them, to the soft white lights winding down the night ski slopes on Snow Summit, to the quiet pines... There is no place like Birch Bear.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Get cosy and light the fire - plenty of room for family and friends

    Get cosy and light the fire - plenty of room for family and friends

  • Large dining area with mascot 'Bear', the Lodge has mountaintop forever views!

    Large dining area with mascot 'Bear', the Lodge has mountaintop forever views!

  • Watch skiers come down Bear Mtn. just 3 minutes away - glistening snow & sun!

    Watch skiers come down Bear Mtn. just 3 minutes away - glistening snow & sun!

  • Watch the skiers go down Bear Mtn. from the deck

    Watch the skiers go down Bear Mtn. from the deck

  • Pool and Ping Pong in the Game Room

    Pool and Ping Pong in the Game Room

  • 'The Hideaway' King bedroom with private TV

    'The Hideaway' King bedroom with private TV

  • 'Caribou Cave', ground floor Queen with bathroom is cosy & roomy

    'Caribou Cave', ground floor Queen with bathroom is cosy & roomy

  • The Lair has a private balcony and views out to the Bear Mtn. slopes

    The Lair has a private balcony and views out to the Bear Mtn. slopes

  • From the Lair's loft looking down to Craftsman glass art-work door

    From the Lair's loft looking down to Craftsman glass art-work door

  • Icicles outside the Hideaway windows on New Year's Day

    Icicles outside the Hideaway windows on New Year's Day

  • The Spa changes colors - red, blue, pink, green, orange, even strobe lights!

    The Spa changes colors - red, blue, pink, green, orange, even strobe lights!

  • The Torch Parade down Snow Summit on New Year's Eve!

    The Torch Parade down Snow Summit on New Year's Eve!

  • New granite kitchen - fully stocked and ready

    New granite kitchen - fully stocked and ready

  • Spacious ceilings, luxury retreat among the pines - sun and snow!

    Spacious ceilings, luxury retreat among the pines - sun and snow!

  • Sunset from the Deck.October 2014

    Sunset from the Deck.October 2014

  • Light the barbque & pour your drink - your private retreat just for your friends

    Light the barbque & pour your drink - your private retreat just for your friends

  • The separate Studio Game room with pool and ping pong with spa outside the door!

    The separate Studio Game room with pool and ping pong with spa outside the door!

  • 'The Hideaway' with a 9' picture window

    'The Hideaway' with a 9' picture window

  • Leopard's Lair is the huge bedroom above

    Leopard's Lair is the huge bedroom above

  • New bath with wide soaking tub, 2 sinks  and golden fixtures

    New bath with wide soaking tub, 2 sinks and golden fixtures

  • New bath with wide soaking tub and 2 sinks

    New bath with wide soaking tub and 2 sinks

  • New Color Changing LED light SPA with 42 Jets,  privacy in the pines

    New Color Changing LED light SPA with 42 Jets, privacy in the pines

  • Bring your bikes, or enjoy the hiking trails minutes away from the Lodge -

    Bring your bikes, or enjoy the hiking trails minutes away from the Lodge -

  • Contact Big Bear Parasail Co. for an adventure over the Lake~

    Contact Big Bear Parasail Co. for an adventure over the Lake~

VRBO #450488

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 21, 2016

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  • Calendar last updated 06/27/2016
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