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Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 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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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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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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  • 5 of 5

Husband: The Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage was the perfect place to spend a weekend in the Mountains. It is well decorated, comfortable, clean and felt like we were at home. The owners did a great job rebuilding this cabin and provide great detail in directions, their home and the surrounding area. My wife and I were extremely impressed and look forward to staying here again!!

Wife: This cozy cabin is absolute perfection. It is what all VRBO's should strive to be! It was immaculate, comfortable, gorgeous decor and furniture. I loved all the kitchen essentials they provide, and the labels on everything were extremely helpful! Another really cool feature is the speaker system which goes to the bedroom! It was so nice to listen to country christmas on Pandora throughout the cabin. Being here for a weekend truly brought more Christmas spirit to this season! We won't need to waste time searching for another cabin in Lake Arrowhead in the future-this is simply the best spot!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We liked the way both Nathan and his wife expressed their experience at our Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage! "the perfect place to spend a weekend" and "absolute perfection" are a couple of the phrases we loved. Nathan, thanks so much for booking the cottage - we hope you can come again next year.
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A Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is beautiful cottage for two! Picturesque. The location is great too. We enjoyed access to Lake Arrowhead trails with the owner's pass. We would recommend this home for a couples getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Naomi, it was a pleasure having the two of you visit the Burt Mil Canyon Cottage. We are so glad that you had a wonderful weekend getaway and that you enjoyed using our lake pass to access the beautiful trail around Lake Arrowhead. Paul & Janice
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Cute and cozy hideout

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the cottage for our quick weekend getaway. We just love the location. The place is tucked away along the quiet canyon road and yet only a short drive to the village where everything is. The home is very well kept and lovely decorated. There’s added bonus in December with all the Christmas lights and decor. It was a perfect romantic weekend the way we had wanted. Highly recommend and will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jan, we are very pleased that you and your husband had "a perfect romantic weekend" at our Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage! We also love the location (deep in a beautiful, quiet, forested canyon). We would love to have the two of you come again next year. Paul & Janice
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Beautiful, Cozy, and Perfect Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is an absolute gem. It is a perfect couples getaway. We loved how clean and organized it was. Paul and Janice thought of everything. It is fully stocked with whatever supplies you need, is quiet, yet close enough to walk to Lake Arrowhead Village. The decor is very tasteful and welcoming. They created a really interesting photo book on the history of the cabin and the remodels it has undergone. They even had a welcome note for us with snacks, hot cocoa packets, chocolates, tea, and coffee waiting for us! Such a special touch. There are well-written instructions on how to operate the TV and security system, as well as, a checklist for checkout. There was no guess work with anything. Thank you for opening up your beautiful home for us to enjoy. We will definitely be back. Mark and Suzette

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark and Suzette, We are very happy that you had such an enjoyable stay at the Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage. It was a pleasure having you stay at the cottage - thanks so much for calling the cottage an "absolute gem". We would, of course, love to have the two of you stay at the cottage again! 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.