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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING OR PETS, ADULTS ONLY - (My wife is extremely allergic to pet dander).

Designed “Just for Two”, the Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage is the most picturesque, immaculate, luxurious, spacious and secluded 1 bedroom cabin in Lake Arrowhead. It is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, anniversary, honeymoon, special occasion or just a weekend of relaxation. Established in 1922, it is nestled on a half acre lot on the lush side of Lake Arrowhead among the dogwoods, cedars, maples and pines at an elevation of 5,500 feet. Parking is easy and level - the cottage is reached by crossing a small seasonal stream on our own beautiful footbridge. It is conveniently located 3/4 of a mile south of Lake Arrowhead Village. If this cottage is booked, try our “Historic Hershey Cabin”, by typing 514845 in the VRBO/Homeaway search box.


During our recent major renovation, we installed porcelain tile floors, granite counter-tops, all new stainless appliances and a hi-tech central forced air heating system to keep you cozy. The cottage has been decorated by my wife, who is experienced in incorporating comfort and elegance in home decor. It is furnished with both modern furnishings and antiques, providing the creature comforts of modern day while maintaining the old fashioned warmth of a traditional Lake Arrowhead cottage.

The focal point of the cottage is the exquisite fireplace, faced with hand-hewn, split granite boulders. It is accented by a rustic knotty pine log mantel and artisan hand-hammered, bronze fireplace doors. The beautiful gas log fireplace ignites with the push of a button. To the side of the fireplace is a 42 inch, high definition, smart flat screen TV. (We have high speed internet/WiFi and Netflix, but do not have regular cable TV or a DVD player). What a perfect place to snuggle up by a glowing fire and watch a movie!

The "Hobbit" bathroom, downstairs, has a beautiful back splash, custom lighting and a unique sink that has been carved out of a large granite rock,. The kitchen is fully equipped with all of the amenities of home, and then some. A new washing machine and dryer are in the hallway upstairs.

The beautifully decorated bedroom suite has peaceful views of the canyon out the windows and cozy, upscale bedding on a new (2017) top rated - medium firmness - Queen Memory Foam mattress. This elegant room has a vaulted ceiling, separate sitting area and full size closet. Relax after a day of exploring by taking a shower under the rain shower head in the newly remodeled master bathroom. The bedroom also has access to an outside deck which overlooks the canyon. The cottage has a charming front porch and a large side patio where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner while enjoying the scenery and the sounds of birds in the beautiful canyon. On a warm evening, relax in the chase lounges, sipping hot cocoa and marveling at the stars!

The cottage is situated on a very quiet road and is easy to find. It is surrounded by majestic old growth cedars (over 100 feet tall), dogwoods (that have beautiful flowers in the spring, and turn bright orange and red in the fall), pines, spruce, maples and rhododendrons. Step back in time by crossing the bridge, and notice the custom milled knotty pine siding, heavy timber moldings and beautifully crafted, massive front door. You will have arrived at one of the most picturesque cottages, in one of the quietest canyons, in Lake Arrowhead. This is exactly why the original owners built here almost a century ago!!

Lake Arrowhead is a private lake. Unlike many cabins, WE PROVIDE A PASS so you have access to hike the trails around the lake, use the two beach clubs (Memorial Day through Labor Day), and fish from the shore or use the Arrowhead Lake Association fishing dock.


The Lake Arrowhead area is a little hidden gem, with a quaint village, dinner theater (Tudor House), movie theater, wonderful local restaurants and various shopping opportunities. If you are looking for a romantic get-away, or just a place to relax and have fun, this is just the place. Lake Arrowhead celebrates all four seasons - warm summer days, fall colors, snow in the winter, and a beautiful spring.

Licensed: Permit 372-CA20150036-SUP/R 4/2019.

Our security system will be turned off prior to your arrival.

My wife and I look forward to having you as guests at the Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage!

More Details

Paul and Janice
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Paul and Janice

My wife and I were married in 1975. We love going on vacations, especially to the mountains - both of our grandparents owned cabins in either Big Bear or Crestline. We both recently retired. My wife's fields of expertise are education/teaching and interior design. I was a security consultant and I do property management on the side. We love the outdoors - hiking, kayaking, biking etc.

Paul and Janice purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Paul and Janice chose Lake Arrowhead

(We have another Lake Arrowhead cabin - at the bottom of this page click on the "click here to see all my listing" line to see the Historic Hershey Cabin).

A year ago we purchased, and still own, use and manage, the historic “Hershey Cabin” which you will also find on VRBO/HomeAway under #514845. We liked Lake Arrowhead so much that we decided to buy and fix up another cabin up here. We looked at almost every cabin that came on the market in our price range for over 9 months, until we found the Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage. It is in a fabulous location – in Burnt Mill Canyon, Lake Arrowhead. The canyon is filled with old growth cedars and pines, in addition to the gorgeous dogwood trees with their flowers and autumn colors. When it rains or snows, it creates a seasonal creek that goes underneath our 35 ft. foot bridge. The cottage itself is like a postcard picture – just what you think a cottage should look like. The road outside the cottage is lightly traveled.

What makes this cottage unique

At way less than the price of a 400 square foot room with a parking lot view at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, you get your own, gorgeous, immaculate, quiet, private 1200 square foot cottage in one of the prettiest parts of Lake Arrowhead. The kitchen is equipped with all new stainless steel appliances, new dishes, glasses, pots, pans etc.

Lake Arrowhead is a private lake, and to use the lake, the beach clubs, and the lake trail, you must have a "Beach Club Membership" pass. We have the pass for your use. In addition, we have an "Adventure Pass" which allows you to park your car while you go hiking in the San Bernardino Forest. For those of you who like to hike, we have 2 books on hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains, as well as maps and other information.

Upon arrival, you will find a welcome basket including chocolates, coffee, tea etc. We have a great house keeper who keeps the cottage immaculate, and we also have a wonderful neighbor who watches out for the cottage and can help you in an emergency. Compare the Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage to any Lake Arrowhead hotels and you will see that we beat them across the board in price, privacy, size, quality and features.


Lake Arrowhead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Custom sink hand hewn out of a granite rock
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , High end large tile shower with frameless glass enclosure
  • 'Hobbit' bathroom with hand hewn sink formed out of a granite rock, custom light fixture, granite counter top, toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master suite is about 400 sq feet with attached bathroom
  • The 400 sq. foot bedroom suite is upstairs, and has a beautiful vaulted ceiling and a separate sitting area. The beautifully decorated bedroom suite has peaceful views out the windows and cozy, upscale bedding on a new (5/2017) Novaform Queen Memory Foam mattress. The mattress is one of the top rated mattress by Consumer Reports, and is given a firmness rating of medium. There is a full mirrored closet, tiled floor with a couple of wool rugs and a gorgeous chandelier.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage is a great place for an anniversary, honeymoon or just as a first class get-away!!! CHECK IN TIME is 5:00, CHECK OUT IS 12:00. We have a book that we created that shows both the history of both Lake Arrowhead and the Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage.


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average rating of 4.994083 based on 169 reviews

Stop searching - this is the Arrowhead cabin you'll want.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a gorgeous extra long summer weekend and loved it. Have rented places that looked nice in photographs before, only to be disappointed with the quality. This cabin is obviously an owners' retreat that is shared with a select few between their visits. You can feel the quality - from the granite to the gorgeous tile floors to the custom stone work. Even a sink hand carved from a boulder onsite. Gorgeous - fully stocked kitchen, comfy furniture, secluded but very convenient location with a 3/4 mile walk to the village... we pulled in at night and the parking area lit up, then the lights on the walking bridge popped on to welcome us. The owners even thought to label the cabinets and light switches so we could find things - and put them away at the proper space - rent a lot of houses and you'll know why this is important. Stone fireplace, comfy bed, very nice shower, steam washer/dryer... Chipmunks and birds playing on the porch. SmartTV with Netflix and good wifi (Can I live here please?) But I think the interior decorating was the most memorable... Janice - you have the eye. Beautiful colors, antiques, pictures, hard and soft accents that I would have never thought to match together but they worked perfectly.

Not one negative to report. The only concern I had when booking was a lack of A/C, but I noticed finding that in Arrowhead was a rarity. I can see why... We were there in a VERY hot week during an August heatwave - the cabin (tucked in a wooded hideaway under tall cedars) never got hot and the evenings were extremely pleasant - almost chilly.

Make sure you page through the owners' picture book - a full pictorial history of the cabin throughout its lifetime along with some great history of the Lake. It was my girlfriend's first visit to California (she's from England) - my only concern is how to top it. Thank you Paul and Janice! Cheers.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks Larry so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful review of your time at our Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage. We are so delighted at the many aspects of your stay that you enjoyed. We would love to have the two of you come again and again! Paul & Janice
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Perfect Arrowhead getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was immaculate and the amenities were perfect! Great location, too. Exceeded expectations! Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Attention to detail...

  • 5 of 5

I've rented cabins a number of times in Big Bear and Arrowhead, and this one is one of the best you'll stay in. From spotless counters to perfectly folded napkins, the details will jump out at you....and yet, for all that it is cozy and inviting - not pretentious.

The setting is peaceful and I only wished I had brought along a little bird seed to coat the hand-made - from twigs - bird house that perfectly sits before the widow near the fireplace. I did observe some - what I believe were - Sparrows in the early morning right on the ledge. This canyon that the Burnt Mill Cottage sits in is just as sylvan as the pictures suggest.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris - I liked your comments that you used to describe the location of our cottage, "The setting is peaceful" and your use of the word "sylvan" (meaning wooded, pleasantly rural). One of the main reasons that we purchased this property was because of its location - it is in the most lush and beautiful canyon in Lake Arrowhead. Chris, we hope the two of you can come again! Paul & Janice
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy, comfy, and clean. Couldn’t have been any more perfect for us. Snow fell the night prior to our arrival, it looked so beautiful at night with the icicle lights lit. The walkway had been cleared of snow, very considerate. It was easy to get in, no keys needed, just your code. Some lights were on, so no surprises as far as locating light switches. The interior was spotless. We don’t have pets or kids, and also don’t use shoes indoors, so that was nothing new for us. Do bring slippers or thick socks to wear. We didn’t use the kitchen, but everything is there in case it’s needed. Very close proximity to a grocery store, should you wish to cook. Decor is lovely, with nice, useful touches. Such as a magnifying glass, coasters exactly where needed, dining table candles, etc. Book some nights for yourself, you’ll see.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having Carmen and her guest visit our Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage. So pleased that she loved her stay and found the cottage so enjoyable. Carmen, we hope you can come again!!
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Dream Cabin Stay in Lake Arrowhead

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for that special cabin for a ‘ Birthday Surprise ‘ for my wife and selected this one after researching all the reviews online. Let me say this cabin was everything and much more as described online. The owners attention to detail is unmatched with the cabin having everything needed to make your stay effortless and enjoyable. On the way to the cabin we received a call from Paul , thoughtful owner , to alert us to the weather report of a pending snow storm so that we could purchase chains before we headed up the mountain . We woke up the next morning to a beautiful snow fall that was viewed from every window in the house...simply magical and to top it off they dispatched a crew immediately after the storm to shovel the driveway and walks in case we need to leave. That’s how concerned they are to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We will be booking our next stay here very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, thanks for choosing our Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage to come to for your wife's birthday! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage so much, and that you got to experience the "magical" snow fall!! We look forward to having you and your wife stay at the cottage age
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Beautiful cabin, wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We love this home! It’s so cozy and has everything you could possibly need. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay, we look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahealani, We are delighted that you found our "Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage" so beautiful and cozy. We also look forward to having you stay at the cottage in the future! Paul & Janice
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 18

We are part of the Burnt Mill Canyon Association which is a group of about 100 home owners. The land that our homes are on was originally owned by the Forest Service and was leased to the owners. In about 1975 the land was sold to those owners who had leases, and green belts were created in between the cabins, providing for a very low density area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $89
Damage Deposit $395

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.