Ponderosa Log Cabin Sleeps Six Max.(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
A True Log Cabin Nestled In The Forest
Dreaming of slipping away to an enchanting log cabin in the middle of a beautiful forest? The owners designed and built the cabin from cedar logs milled on the property. It could be a movie set! Have you ever watched Bonanza? It was filmed on the Ponderosa in Northern California. This is Palomar Mountain's 'Ponderosa' where Little Joe, and all the rest would feel right at home putting their feet up at this charming log cabin.
Extremely private, you access the property through a locked gate and travel a paved road a mile and a half to the cabin. If you are looking for privacy, you have found it!
Step into the old west! The great room is open to the kitchen with a welcoming wood stove that you really appreciate when the snow is falling. There is a big dining table to gather 'round for meals or for old-fashioned fun when you get those games out. The younger set might enjoy sitting at the counter that is a slab of cedar from the property.
The kitchen is fully stocked for you with everything you should need for cooking and serving your meals. Stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, beautiful new set of cookware, all you need to cook and serve your meals. Step out on the patio and a new propane barbecue is waiting.
The walk-in level has the large master bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed also a full bath with a tub and shower. Upstairs is a game and sleeping room with another queen bed, two twins, and a sofa. A 42 inch TV DVD player, high speed internet and a telephone. Since this is such a remote location most cell phones don't work so you're all set just in case you need to dial out or check your messages.
Lots of room to roam in the wide open spaces. Look out to the next ridge and you can see the world famous observatory, and High Point Fire Lookout. Originally built in the 1930's it was recently restored and now back in operation.
A wonderfully inviting tree swing is waiting for kids of all ages, and a very creative picnic table also made with cedar from the land. Horse shoes are fun to be played by all.
It is a star-gazers dream with our dark sky making the stars seem so much closer here on the mountain top.
The Ponderosa is a nature-lovers paradise with deer, wild turkeys and lots of wildlife and wide variety of birds that also call this twenty acres 'home'. Are you a photographer? You will love it here.
We have several field trips to local farms to see horses, sheep, goats, chickens, spinning and weaving, coffee roasting and carving and much more! The owners/story tellers make it a delightful 'step back in time'.
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Our first guests over Thanksgiving left notes before we opened this website:
“Thank you so much for opening your wonderful cabin for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here in the cozy cabin on your beautiful property. You really created something amazing, and we marvel at the craftsmanship that went into this cabin! Just a gorgeous, peaceful place! We hope to be back some day! All the best to you, Birte and Jim and Kids”
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We had such a great time in the Mountains. Thank you for taking the time and sharing all the information. We visited Cecelia's farm. Such nice people and great experience. Kids had so much fun there. Getting warm, fresh eggs right from the chicken's nest was the best experience for Adam. Thank you, Katerina, Robert, Adam and Lucas
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We're looking forward to doing our very best to make your time at the Ponderosa a wonderful holiday as a treasured memory forever!
Member since: 2013
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Create happy memories with your children at the cabin. Collect acorns, watch for deer, wild turkeys, and oh, so much wildlife. Some children's books, games, DVD's, and horse shoes, too (instructions in our Welcome Book). ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Occasionally we have had dogs visit. We ask that you bring their bed and/or blankets if they get on furniture, and carefully clean up after them. There is a $75.00 charge for up to two dogs. The neighbors ask that you keep them on a leash when you are out walking on the road. We do have active mountain lions so it is important to be with your dogs at all times....moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom has good storage, a bathtub and shower.
- Would you like to go to a local farm and buy fresh eggs or organic coffee? See chickens, sheep, goats & a loom room for spinning. Cecilia sells fresh eggs, yarn from her sheep and be sure to ask about her goat cheese and milk. Glenn is our Palomar Roaster. He roasts coffee, carves cedar, and has farm animals who love to have their pictures taken. Have fun! Like a massage at the cabin? How about a guided nature walk? A visit to the Observatory and see the interesting museum? 20 miles of hiking trails are waiting for you in the State Park. Fish at Doane Pond or take a boat out on Lake Henshaw. The view from Boucher Lookout is absolutely spectacular to the islands and beyond. Mother's Kitchen is waiting to serve you, and you will enjoy browsing our General Store. Sleds are waiting for you when we are a Winter Wonderland. Just ask and I'll forward lots info with links for interesting area attractions, places to eat & more!...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Towels Provided
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
You should have everything you need to cook and serve up a hardy breakfast, lunch and dinner 'round the table in front of the wood stove or out at the picnic table made from logs from the property....moreless
Everything you need to clean and serve your cabin meals. Nice cookware, utensils, pans, cookie sheets (of course!), coffee maker, toaster, 4 quart crock pot & a nice propane barbecue on the patio....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning $75
- Tax Rate 8%
Monday - Thurs $175.00 per night w/2 night min. Friday & Saturday $200.00 per night. 8% tax, $75.00 for cleaning, and a $250.00 refundable damage deposit. Holiday Rates apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks with 3 night minimum at $225.00 per night. $75.00 per/pet fee for up to two dogs & you bring their blankets, beds, protect the furniture, and clean up after them.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Please ask for a link for 'Fun things to do from the Cabin' info to all that Palomar and the local area have to offer. (It will be posted here real soon!)
Step-back-in-time, old fashioned, family fun. A chance to listen to the quiet enjoying the beauty of our well-kept secret on Palomar Mountain.
You'll love it here. That's a promise!
About: The owners visited Palomar Mountain on one of their first dates. They fell in love with the mountain, and each other, and discovered the land shortly before they had their two children. Designing and building the lodge was their first project. Looking out the living room off the deck, they have seen on some occasions the Palomar Observatory opening it's window to the stars.
Why Palomar Mountain, CA, USA:
The Ponderosa with the Lodge and now two cabins, is such a wonderful way to share family time with their now-grown children and grand kids. The have many happy memories sharing the forest, it's animals and the beauty of the Four Seasons with family and friends. They cherish the many weekends away from the hectic life of the city work, telephone and television.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Right now only the log cabin is available. Soon the owners will have the Ponderosa 'School House' Cabin ready for guests too. Please stay tuned. Thank you for your interest in the peaceful, privacy of the Ponderosa!
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1200 sf, designed and built by the owners with cedar milled from their land.
Unwind in front of the woodstove -with a toddler guard available for safety.
Total privacy from every window.
Step out to the patio with a barbecue and beautiful views over the 20 acres.
Stove, oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, cookie sheets (of course!)... and empty pantry shelves make it easy for you to move in and enjoy your escape on the Mountain!
Comfortable, California Cowboy and Southwest décor.
Nice towels in roomy bathroom with a tub to soak your cares away.
The Smart TV and ROKU provide so many options with high speed internet!
There is a 'Kid's Corner' waiting for your little ones.
Lots of wildlife call the Ponderosa Log Cabin 'home', too.
It is hard to pick a 'favorite tree' on 20 forested acres...
Such a beautiful setting for all seasons...
You've arrived! Welcome to the Ponderosa. So much privacy to enjoy!
Depending on your timing, you may be greeted with daffodils and wildflowers.
The cabin, kitchen counter & coffee table was made from cedar from the land.
Tin punched cabinets made by the owners too & everything you need for your stay.
Serve your appetizers on the beautiful cedar slab - a gift from the forest!
Read a book or write one...
Large loft that has beds for four and very relaxing to settle in with a favorite DVD on the 42 inch screen.
These two twins are also tucked away under the eves in the loft.
See two of the World Famous Observatories, and High Point Fire Lookout.
Wide, open, spaces with beautiful views everywhere you look.
Twenty acres waiting for you to explore.
Lots of character with huge boulders. Click 'Book it' and it's yours!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016
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