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Modern Luxury Ski Chateau With Views of BOTH Snow Summit & Bear Mountain

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,417 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Chateau- NEW FRESH INTERIOR PAINT!

This beautiful Chateau in Big Bear Lake is situated on an elevated lot with amazing views of the mountains and views of both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. It is in the highly desirable area of Moonridge and is close to Bear Mountain, the Moonridge/Bear Mt Golf Course and the zoo.

There are two large, private decks on the 1st and 2nd floor.

The 3 Story Chateau has been recently renovated and boasts 2417 sq ft and offers all the creature comforts. It is very well appointed!

There are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and a spacious game room.

The Front Entry to the home is on the 2nd Floor.

Upon Entry the home, is a Dining Area with a Table that seats 8. Beautiful Antler Chandelier above the table.

Also, upon Entry is the fully stocked kitchen.

Beyond the Kitchen is a laundry room with full size washer and dryer.

Enjoy the beautiful Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings, log accents and recliner. Also, a flat screen TV w/ DVD Player. The Living Room Sofa has a pull-out couch that will sleep 2.

Just off of the Living Room is a spacious Deck with seating and a new Spa Jacuzzi installed in 2014.

The chateau has free wi-fi and national calling.

Also on the 2nd floor is one of the guest rooms with a Queen Size Bed and a 3/4 bathroom with 2 sinks and a new Full Size Bath Tub with Pull out Handle.

On the 1st Floor of the chateau, is The spacious Master Bedroom that features a log California King Bed, breakfast nook, rocking chair and fireplace with Private Entrance to the deck from the Master.

Also on the 1st floor is another guest bedroom with Queen Size Bed and a Bunk Room with a Twin Over Full Log Bunk Bed.

There is a 3/4 bath with 2 sinks and a shower that are shared by the Master, Guest Rm and Bunk Room.

Each Bedroom has a Flat Screen TV with DVD Player.

The Game Room is on the 3rd Story, it has a twin size pull out sofa, private full bath with tub and shower, a log pool table, dart board, full size Golf Arcade Game, and a New Shuffle Bowl Table.

Interior was freshly painted August 2015!

The Chateau is Located in the middle of both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain and they are each approx. 1.5 miles from each mountain.

More Details

Property Manager
Valorie Farber
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2017

About Valorie Farber

We are a family with young children.

We enjoy the peaceful setting the local San Bernardino Mountains have to offer.

We enjoy special family time together at our cabin in Big Bear Lake and hope you will enjoy it also.

Valorie Farber purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Valorie Farber chose Big Bear Lake

We purchased this fabulous Big Bear Lake, Moonridge property in 2013. The location is ideal for all seasons and is convenient to all major attractions in Big Bear.

What makes this chalet unique

This beautiful chateau makes for a luxurious and comfortable mountain vacation getaway!

New Paint inside and out. Most all of the furniture is newer. Newer bathroom vanities in several of the bathrooms.

Awesome views from 2 large decks.

Chateau Alta Vista is a great Big Bear Lake getaway!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Stayed at Chateau Alta Vista. Gorgeous house, ample parking, fun game loft, great hot tub, and views! Easy check in and check out instructions. Had a minor issue with the jet bathtub. Called and they sent Donnie right out. What a great guy and great customer service! Super friendly and super helpful. Got us fixed right up and even let my 3 year old "help him." They're lucky to have a guy like Donnie working for them and keeping customers happy. We'll definitely be back!!
Dec 2015
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Moonridge Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2417 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , jetted tub
    3rd Story Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Game Room Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
    Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
***Please bring chains for your vehicle. The road this property is located at, is elevated and can be icy!


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Modern Luxury Ski Chateau With Views of BOTH Snow Summit & Bear Mountain
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place for a small group of people. Everything was wonderfully clean and spacious. We stayed in the master bedroom and slept in the only bed I have ever liked as much as my own! We had 3 other couples with us and there was plenty of space for us all.

Will definitely go there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill~ Thank you so very much for your kind feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back to Chateau Alta Vista again for your next Big Bear Vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

WOW! Super place to have plenty of space for everyone to have fun! Close to the slopes and the zoo and has a terrific game room with arcade and pool table , too.. Decorator Log furniture, formal diningroom and fireplaces + deck are a huge bonus for good memories.. Great for the GREAT Big Bear vacation that you want and we'll remember to reserve it ahead of time! :-) Judy S

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed Chateau Alta Vista & hope you will visit many more times ;-)
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San Diego, CA

Loved, Loved, Loved this Place!

  • 5 of 5

We were excited about our Big Bear trip but the place we stayed at really made it for us. The home was beautiful inside and out. It was as if they had renovated it right before we got there. Everything was new and clean. We have three kids and they were in heaven with the game room...pool table, shuffleboard, and an arcade game, with TV to go with it all. The house is large and it gave us lots of space to really spread out! The kids were in heaven with the entire place. The owners spared no expense as there were large tv's, nice furniture, linens, etc. It was so clean and well kept. We felt like we were at home. The owner's really put love and attention into this home, it made for a great Big Bear experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review- we look forward to your visiting Chateau Alta Vista again ;-)
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San Diego, CA, USA

Awesome Big Bear Chateau!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at Chateau Alta Vista for our Winter Ski Vacation.

The Chateau is beautiful with new furnishings and has all the creature comforts we hoped for.

It must have been renovated recently as much of the home seemed to be brand new.

The kids loved the HUGE game room on the third story, complete with a log-style pool table, shuffle board, darts and a real Arcade Game!

We look forward to returning to this Chateau for our next Big Bear Vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We hope that you will choose Chateau Alta Vista for your next Big Bear Lake Getaway.
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Was not as expected!

  • 2 of 5

The house said it had three bathrooms one with a spa, the last didn't have a shower, and if you filled the bathtub, the whole house would run out of hot water, that meant you had to wait 30minutes for the hot water to return. It advertises a house for 14 but it is not really prepared for all those people. The kitchen appliances were really old, dull knives and no floor mats when coming in from the snow, we couldn't mop or clean because there was only a vacuum cleaner. The wood window blinds fell as soon as you opened or try to close them. The bathroom towels were really small and old. I think it was too expensive for what they offered in exchange.

You had to drive many blocks to throw garbage away and you had to leave nothing in the house before you left, even though they did charge for a housecleaning. If you want to avoid all this hassle, consider another property.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anonymous~ We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with the property. We have always received great reviews for Chateau Alta Vista and were very surprised to receive such a horrible review from you. I apologize if you misunderstood the bathroom features, the bathrooms are/were described in the listing. No one was being intentionally misleading. We will take a look at the hot water heater if you experienced running out of hot water. While it does have a max capacity of 14, it is a single family home, and like most single family homes in the 2400 sq ft range, no, you cannot expect to run all of the bathtubs and showers without running out of hot water at some point. The kitchen appliances are all newer. Everything was replaced in 2013. We will however look at replacing the knives. They are less than a year old, so this was surprising to hear. And, there are supposed to be mats in the entry. I called my house keepers and they confirmed they are and were there and emailed me photos. You were staying during New Year's... that is high season in Big Bear Lake. I am sorry you did not feel you received fair value. I feel you might have felt differently if you stayed during a non-holiday time and I don't feel you are taking into consideration that you chose the most popular holiday time, which, does come with a high rate. Again though, I am sorry to hear you did not feel you received the value you expected. As for the trash, this is a standard policy in Big Bear- to drop trash off at the local dump as trash pick up is very limited in Big Bear. Again, thank you for your review- while there are some things mentioned I don't agree with, the other reasonable things you mention, we will be sure to take a look at.
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Big Bear City Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Black Diamond Tavern
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Captains Anchorage
Nearest Ski
1.6 Miles
Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Light House Trailer Resort & Marina
Car: necessary

The property is right in the middle of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. It is only about a mile and a half to each of the Ski Resorts!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Rental Agency Contract F $25
Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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