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McAlister Cabin - A Peaceful Retreat In The Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

McAlister Cabin is situated in the lovely Fox Farm/lower Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake. This 2-story cabin, with 3 bedrooms and a loft, is a great place for one or two families.

The cabin is equipped with 4 flat screen HDTV's (w/ HD cable boxes for each TV), 4 Blu-Ray DVD players, Nintendo Wii, WIFI, and 6-person spa on the back deck.

Relax on the front or back deck surrounded by tall pine trees and sounds of nature or enjoy the wood-burning fireplace in the bright and open living room area.

You will find all the amenities at McAlister Cabin for a comfortable stay, including a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and new stainless steel appliances, supple leather seating with plush pillows in the living room and loft, luxurious king log beds in the master and downstairs bedrooms, kids room with bunk beds for up to 5 kids, and a laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer.

There is plenty of parking space for cars, a boat, or an RV on the driveway. A large front and rear yard allow kids plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors and for snowplay! McAlister Cabin is less than 2 miles to the lake, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Ski Resorts, Bear Mountain Golf Course, and local grocery stores/restaurants. Just over 3 miles away is Big Bear Village where you can find plenty of shops and restaurants. And across the street from the Kagan's Country Barn and Whispering Pines Estates.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

McAlister Cabin - A Peaceful Retreat In The Mountains
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Los Angeles

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was spacious with great common spaces in front of a fireplace so we could all spend time together. The jacuzzi on the deck was especially relaxing! Great cabin for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The McAlister Cabin was everything and more. My family loved all the amenities that this beautiful cabin provided for us. Very close to Bear Mountain, Snow Summit and The Village. We had some serious Wii competition going on between the girls vs guys in our family. The hot tub was a nice touch after a long day of snowboarding & skiing. We look forward to visiting the McAlister cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you back the next time your travels take you to Big Bear. Thanks much.
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Sitting by the window sipping hot chocolate, I watched the snow perform its swirling dance around the majestic evergreens that dotted the property. Many of the large, lacy flakes floated to the ground, while others were caught by the outstretched limbs of the mighty trees, adding to the soft, white fluffy quilts that were beginning to cover the thorny needles. The muffled sound of my grandchildren laughing and playing in the loft above brought a smile. It doesn’t get better than this, I thought, and then someone stoked the fire and the sound of crackling wood reached my ears. Pure bliss.

The snow had picked up. The ground was now covered. Had I had come all the way from New England just to see more snow? Yes, I thought, as my California-bred grandchildren pulled on their snow suits, anxious to play outside. I watched as they trudged to the top of the small hill where they each waited to sled down the track my son had prepared for them. The joy on their faces as they rode down their miniature mountain was all I needed.

I fell in love with Big Bear at this house. It was my first trip to the San Bernardino Mountains and after leaving Connecticut at 7:00 am on my flight to San Diego with my 90 year old mom, and a three and a half hour drive that culminated in a long, curvy trek up the mountainside in the dark, I thought I was ready for sleep. Instead, I became invigorated as soon as I entered the house. One of the reviewers of the property had mentioned the pictures didn’t do the place justice. They were right.

The house was perfect for our group of eight. Plenty of space for the kids and with two full baths, there was never a line. The loft allowed the children to have a space of their own, while letting the adults hear what was going on at all times. The décor was modern rustic, perfectly fitting the mood of the area, while providing all the amenities one would want including Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi, and two large-screen televisions. (Several college football games were watched during this vacation to the dismay of some and the delight of others.) The house was clean and inviting, and at times, we could imagine we were nestled in the woods miles from civilization, though shopping, restaurants, and skiing were only minutes away.

My mother told me, as we were getting ready to leave on the last day, that she would come back to Big Bear, but only if we stayed at the same house. Martha Stewart herself couldn’t have provided better testimony. Trust me.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our cabin and look forward to having you back. Thanks!
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The property was great in every aspect.

  • 5 of 5

We loved every part of our vacation. The home was in great condition and very beautiful. My family was very happy and didn't want to leave. We look forward to returning to the home in the near future. Thank you for a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was amazing. It was all redone and very clean. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. It was very spacious as well. We enjoyed the sunny front deck as well as the Jacuzzi in the back. It was close to everything too.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip, and we look forward to having you back the next time you head up to Big Bear.
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Lake forest, Ca

Everything we expected!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything we were hoping for. It's perfect for groups of 6-10 folks. The living room downstairs and the loft upstairs provides plenty of space to make it a comfortable stay. The kitchen was big enough to hold 2-3 of us cooking at the same time. We cooked 3 meals a day during our stay. Right across the street there was a huge open area that was perfect for sledding with the kids so there is no need to go anywhere unless you are going skiing/snowboarding. I highly recommend this place to anybody looking for a nice getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bear Mountain
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Fox Farm Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ski Season
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Fox Farm Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1820 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Kids Room with twin-over-double and twin-over-twin
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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