Big Bear City Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
You have probably been searching for the lowest rate available here in Big Bear to enjoy fall on the mountain. You just found it. Can you imagine a low $75 per night rate? 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.
A sense of quiet calm has returned to Big Bear, as the local folks have settled into what many here consider the most beautiful season on the mountain -- fall. The trees are now a bright gold, yellow and dark red. The leaves are dancing around the front porch, signaling that autumn is here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The smell of cinnamon, cider and nutmeg will fill the large country kitchen of the farmhouse as guests gather around the table for supper and give thanks for their blessings.
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! In fact, fall is the time when rates are at the lowest of the year. 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. That brings the total sleeping accommodations at the farmhouse to six.
With every passing day, the sun seems to dip below the west end of the lake just a bit sooner; falling temperatures quickly follow on the mountain. 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. You can also make free, long distance coast-to-coast calls from the 1900’s-style telephone. You will want to tell distant friends and family of the perfect place you have discovered for future vacations in Big Bear!
Close to the ski slopes as well as the lake, the Bear Country Farmhouse provides the ideal mountain getaway no matter the season. 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 is your opportunity to do so while the owners keep rates low during these difficult economic times. They want your children to have a vacation they will never forget.
- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.)