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If you dream of getting away to the mountains, you have already envisioned our beautiful peaceful and quiet cabin. Skyforest, the Bel Air of Lake Arrowhead, is heavily forested with charming homes on large lots hidden among the hundred-year-old pines and Dogwood trees. There are nearby trails to enjoy the natural beauty and abundant wildlife in one of the most breathtaking locations in the San Bernardino mountains -- and a favorite place for people who prefer to be more secluded.
This spacious 1400 square foot home is loaded with charm --every room has it own view out to the forest with hardly another residence in sight. The living room walls are solid wood panels, and lodge-style vaulted ceilings with timber cross support beams create a rustic feel. A TV with DVD/VCR player provide entertainment. If you prefer music, you can play the old fashioned AM/FM radio. The cabin is stocked with books and magazines for a lazy afternoon as well as games and puzzles for family bonding or an evening in for two. The charming kitchen has wood countertops and glass cabinet doors and is well stocked with all the utensils and cookware you need to feel right at home. You can pick up your groceries at a nearby market or bring them with you.
There is a large outdoor deck with beautiful views of the trees. Furnished with a picnic table and chairs, you can relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or sip a glass of wine at sunset and enjoy the tranquil, natural surroundings while you watch the squirrels scurry from tree to tree. An occasional coyote, bobcat, or bear may wander by so keep your camera ready! A large BBQ gas grill on the deck provides for great cook out opportunities.
The master bedroom suite located on the second floor, looks down over the living room through French doors and a balcony railing. The master bedroom has a queen bed which sleeps two people comfortably. The master bath includes a jetted tub, natural travertine stone and granite countertops.
The second bedroom, which sleeps two in the queen size bed, has a small deck right outside its door with a charming view of a forested country road.
The third bedroom/den and cozy 'writers' retreat' has a twin bed and trundle, desk and inspiring views from a large corner window that looks out on the forest and several hundred year old trees. Two twin size blow up air mattresses with bedding are stored in the closet.
The ground level bath and shower has been remodeled with natural travertine stone. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer available for your use.
From our guestbook: "It was a pleasure of the highest degree staying in your personal slice of heaven. What a lovely home in a lovely area. It was a birthday weekend I will never forget. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
Absolutely lovely cabin and the owners are very lucky to have such a unique and beautiful place to decompress. We were up in the area looking at cabins to buy and this cabin made the experience that much more enjoyable.
The cabin was well stocked and very clean. It was also nice that we could bring our very well behaved labs who were so excited to be there. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cabin and I would recommend it to others and definitely will stay there again.
Troy and Steve Blain
My family just returned home from a 3 day stay at Carol & Tim's beautiful Skyforest Cabin. We had the most amazing trip with our 2 kids (ages 4 & 7). First of all the home is VERY clean which we really appreciated. 9 times out of 10 we spend an hour or 2 cleaning any place we stay whether it is a hotel room, vacation rental, etc... We like to disinfect door handles, toilets, bathtubs, sinks, etc... That was NOT necessary here, as the place was already spotless. The cleaning fee is money very well spent. The owners are an absolute pleasure to deal with. We were emailed very detailed instructions on how to get to the cabin, and a short list of things to do while at the cabin. All of the amenities you desire are most likely included in this rental, and the decorations are so appropriate. Everything was much better than we expected and it made our trip feel more like a great experience. I really have nothing to complain about, but if I was asked to come up with a list of cons there would only be a couple minor things I would suggest.....but by no means are any of these things critical to your enjoyment of this cabin. Since we have 2 young children we brought their new Nintendo WiiU game system which uses an HDMI cable to hook-up to the TV. We thought it would be good to have for them at night while we relax with some wine. Since the TV was an older model there was no HDMI input to connect the system. Also, there is no cable service so you literally have 2 channels on the TV (ABC & some Spanish station). We did not go to the cabin to watch TV, but it's nice to have at night when you want to wind down and keep up with the news. The most basic cable service (which has plenty of channels) is roughly $30-$40 per month. We think it would be well worth the investment for a newer TV and basic cable service. Please don't think we are complaining about this....we are just trying to provide a comprehensive review of this beautiful cozy mountain retreat we wished we owned :) Lastly, we wanted snow, and we had plenty of it. The whole mountain side was covered in white, and it made our kids 1st trip to the snow very memorable. Thank you again Carol & Tim!!! We will be back!
~The Earll Family~
This cabin was perfect for a quiet weekend retreat! We had an easy drive from Orange County and arrived in the middle of the afternoon to a sun-drenched deck, bright and airy cabin and peaceful surroundings. The cabin was perfect for us and the other couple that joined us.
The owners made sure we knew everything we needed to have an enjoyable experience including where their best hiking spots were, where to boat, where to fish and a few of their favorite restaurants.
My husband and I have spent 2 anniversaries at this charming cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet in this warmly decorated home. The cabin has a cozy fireplace and is equipped with everything to make your stay extremely comfortable and hassle-free. The large deck is one of the best features of this place...plan to spend an afternoon there with a good book or if you care to venture out, there are plenty of local hiking trails nearby. The cottage is also located close to Rocky's, a must-try sandwich joint! I highly recommend the Ruben-DELICIOUS!!! We definitely plan to visit again next year!
I did an enormous amount of research for our family vacation, including several advance trips to view rental locations throughout Lake Arrowhead. What we truly enjoyed here, I don't think you will find anywhere else.
First, I think Skyforest may be the most enchanting area on the mountain. Gorgeous pines everywhere, and homes with plenty of breathing room between them. The roads are newly paved which makes for easy and safe driving. You will take lots of long, peaceful walks.
This incredible cabin is tucked away just far enough to provide privacy (seriously, you barely see any houses around you) and yet a few minutes from Kuffel Canyon Road (the most scenic road into the Lake) and an incredible deli that I think may have some of the best food on the mountain.
The house itself is exactly what you dream of when you think of the ideal cabin in the mountains, including exceptionally clean. Beautiful wood floors, beamed ceilings, french doors and casement windows that allow the perfect amount of breeze and forest sounds. Several cars can park easily on the driveway - rare for rentals. Furnishings are tasteful & comfortable! August can be warm at the Lake, but the house stayed cool the entire visit. I 'll be back in winter to enjoy the woodburning fireplace and some snow!
Two comfortable bedrooms downstairs with a large bathroom / laundry room. A private suite upstairs with a balcony overlooking the living room. Quiet with plenty of space, including closets and dressers if you need them.
The kitchen is great - - the owners have stocked it with dishes, glasses and utensils that I would love to have in my own home. We cooked many meals there and took advantage of the gas barbeque and HUGE deck. I have to stress that you have the feeling of complete privacy even when outdoors.
Since we were all pretty much new to the area, we took our time exploring things to do. The kids really enjoyed Lake Gregory that offers boat and kayak rentals, as well as a pretty great water slide. This lake is about 15 minutes from Skyforest with easy parking and nominal entrance fee. We also took advantage of fishing in the lake on two afternoons.
The photos provided are accurate, if not understated. The rental fees are quite reasonable considering the quality of lodging and amenities. The owners were great to work with before and after our trip. It was always easy to reach them by phone or email. Very nice, special people.
Thank you Carol and Tim!
"We loved our visit to this Skyforest cabin. The cabin is wonderful, well decorated and clean, clean, clean. The decor is warm, inviting and very conducive to keeping the cabin clean (clean is big with us and our usual complaint about mountain getaways). The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was wonderful and everything we could want was available to us. The quiet location in the woods seemed remote and very rustic, however we were only minutes from everywhere we could possibly want to go.
The owners were a pleasure to deal with and the process was straight forward and hassle free.
We defintely plan on returning and everyone who has seen the photos has remarked then want to visit their next trip.
Take a short five minute drive to Lake Arrowhead Village where you can enjoy restaurants, shopping, summertime concerts, and the beautiful Lake Arrowhead with a boat tour. The town of Blue Jay is also about a five minute drive where you will find many amenities - groceries, movie theater, restaurants, and shopping. In the winter months, you can sled and play in the snow in the immediate area. Skiing/snowboarding is a short 20 minutes
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
There is a refundable security deposit of $350.
Holiday rates $225 - $250 per night
Pets are an additional $50 charge if approved.
There is a 3% charge for credit cards.
There is a refundable security deposit of $350.
Cleaning charge $80 - $100
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.