|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
You have probably been searching for the lowest rate available here in Big Bear to enjoy winter on the mountain. You just found it. Can you imagine a low $125 per night rate for a cabin that sleeps six? That's lower than our local Motel 6, and get so much more, such as a full two-bedroom, two-bath central property with an amazing large country kitchen. You will be astounded by what your money will get you.
Winter is the must popular season on the mountain. Many come up to Big Bear to enjoy the slopes and snow-play facilities. In fact, Southern California's longest tubing run is within walking distance of the farmhouse. There are other advantages of the farmhouse when the snow drifts mount. Parking is located right next to the front porch, and there isn't a long flight of stairs to reach the front door.
The Bear Country Farmhouse is far from your typical vacation rental cabin. Here you can step back in time to a simpler period in America when a weekend getaway didn't cost as much as a down payment on the family car! This delightful farmhouse might remind you of your grandparent's home, or the farmhouse that landed on the wicked witch in 'The Wizard of Oz.' The Bear Country Farmhouse shows its patriotic colors throughout every room, and Old Glory is always flying above the front porch. The barn-red and cottage-white farmhouse, complete with its own windmill and backyard barn, is a one-of-a-kind vacation experience your family will always remember. The farmhouse looks much as would in the early 1800s. All floors are wide-plank pine, and the T&G ceilings are supported by massive wood beams. Care has been taken to keep today’s modern gadgets – the TVs, DVD players and appliances -- behind closed doors to maintain the look of an early American farmhouse.
In the large, eat-in kitchen, the cottage-white bead-board wainscoting and barn-red walls surround a room filled with country charm. Farm antiques, such as an old milk storage container and early American utensils, add to the kitchen’s country look. There’s even a deep, double farmhouse sink, of course! You also have the convenience of a washer/dryer in the kitchen, but since it isn't the ringer-type model your grandmother used, you’ll find them hidden behind the barn doors of the laundry closet.
When it's time to tuck the young ones in, climb the pine staircase to the second floor where the two bedrooms are separated by a full bath. The master bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and armoire, complete with a TV and DVD unit. There’s also a spacious, mirrored closet. The second bedroom (fondly known as the Blue Room) has a bead-board trundle bed that can accommodate two individuals, and also offers a walk-in closet. Back downstairs, two more individuals can bunk down on the queen sofa bed in the living room, with a convenient bath just down the hall.
Temperatures quickly tumble when nightfall arrives. That’s when you will want to gather ‘round the gas fireplace in the living room that keeps the farmhouse toasty warm on chilly nights. There are additional heaters in both baths, as well as room heaters in the bedrooms if you wish to close the doors at night. The linen closet is also filled with numerous blankets and quilts.
For the night owls who don’t want the day to end, there’s a large screen television and DVD player with access to hundreds of movie and sports channels in the living room china cabinet. Wi-fi is a must, of course, to tell distant friends and family of the perfect place you have discovered for future vacations in Big Bear!
If you were fortunate enough to grow up in a rural farmhouse, wouldn’t it be great to rekindle those memories when you were a kid without a care in the world? Perhaps you would like to create similar memories of family farmhouse vacations for your children? This will be a vacation they will never forget.
Even through we have only been married a few years, we have started some "traditions" of our own. One of them is welcoming every New Year in a special location that reminds us of times past and provides a place where we can plan for the year ahead. Your farmhouse in Big Bear was just perfect! We found a number of old standards to play on the DVD, opened up a bottle of champagne, and toasted the final minutes of 2006 in front of the fire. It really was magic. Thank you for helping a young couple build some wonderful memories together. (Reprinted from the farmhouse guestbook with the permission of Mark Montgomery.)
Centrally located in Big Bear, the farmhouse is only a 10-minute drive from all major attractions, including the ski slopes, the Village, and the Performing Arts Center. You can walk to the east end of the lake, as well as a small community store, the best pizza place in all of Big Bear, and the weekly farmer's market at the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd. on Tuesdays from 8 to 1. You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy this popular local event that offers the freshest fruits and vegetables at the lowest prices in town, but you will feel like one during your time in the farmhouse! Go along with the fantasy and pretend you picked those fruits and vegetables from behind the farmhouse! ;-)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 6 2014 - Mar 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
In addition to the two bedroom upstairs separated by a full bath, there is a bath on the main floor with a pull-out sofa in the living room. Fresh bed linens and towels will be waiting for all guests along with all bathroom and basic kitchen supplies.
We request a $100 reservation/security deposit due at the time of booking. It is fully refundable the week following your departure and there haven't been any damages. The deposit is due the day after the invoice is sent. It best can be handled through PayPal. The rent, tax and cleaning fee are billed in a separate invoice. Payment is required one week prior to arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.