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RUSTIC/PET FRIENDLY SLEEPS 10; Only 3 blocks to town and hiking from front door!

Arlene Corte

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge

Arlene Corte

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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RUSTIC/PET FRIENDLY SLEEPS 10; Only 3 blocks to town and hiking from front door!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge

Overview

Wrightwood Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 10: 3 Bedrooms (king, queen, full, 3 twins, full futon), 2 Baths

We’re excited to have you visit the Lodge on Helen. We take a lot of pride in the Lodge and are honored to have had the lodge in the annual Holiday Home Tour. We ask that if you are looking for a quiet, clean and lovely respite, keep reading. If, however, you are in any way disrespectful, please do not consider us. In April and May the lilacs all through town are blooming and the fragrance surrounds you! The Lodge is only a three block walk to the center of town.

This two level property is completely fenced in to keep your well trained and loved traveling companions safe (kids or dogs) safe. Amenities: I am putting a lot of effort into purchasing USA built furniture for the whole cabin. At this point I'm at about 90%! We have a fully stocked kitchen. The living room has two seating areas: a Basset leather sofa and chair as well as two vintage North Carolina built sofas with lodge style upholstery. There is also a faux fireplace (Canada)and a flat screen tv (no cable or satellite) with DVD player. The master bedroom has a beautiful log king sized bed (Big Bear) set as well as a Pack & Play in the closet. There’s a full bath off the master bedroom. There is another full newly remodeled bathroom between the secondary bedroom (queen bed) and living room. The huge downstairs room has a double (Vintage USA) and three log twin bed (two hand built from Edilwild one from Big Bear), a full sized futon sofa and lots of room for sleeping bags. Get some fresh air on the front porch while relaxing on the rocking chairs or Wrightwood made log furniture. The property is surrounded by a chain link fence with plenty of room for the kids and dogs to run and tables and chairs for outdoor dining as well as charcoal barbeques. The back yard has a new deck with a custom built ski fence (I was the brains, my husband was the brawn!).

This time of year the hiking is amazing; just walk up Walnut, turn right on Linnet and just keep walking. Or, when you get to the Methodist Camp, walk through the camp, hugging the mountain, until you get to the levee and then follow the sounds of the stream of melted snow. You'll find a variety of beautiful pine cones and collect some rare actinolite, a mineral only found in a few places on earth! You might see a deer on your hike. Let the dogs run loose and enjoy their freedom on the levee. I have a great friend up the street who will be happy to lead you on a hike and tell you all about what you are seeing.

Play board games, read (I have dozens of books at the lodge. If you start one, take it home with you!) or bird watch. On Memorial Day weekend walk around town to the over 100 yard sales! The third weekend of August is the popular antique auto show. You'll also get your fill of lemonade and cookie stands that abound in the summer!

We just added a super sized charcoal barbeque. Bring your coals, meat or tofu burgers and grill up a storm! There is also the amazing log furniture outside on which you can enjoy your outdoor meals.

Walk to town (a 3 block 7 minute walk) and do a little shopping. You'll find restaurants, gift shops, antique stores, market, bakeries, and ski shops.

Sign up for Big Pines Zipline tour! It's an amazing four hour canopy tour adventure through the treetops just two miles away from the cabin (check their website and book ahead). It is one of the most exhilarating activities I have ever done! It is a three mile drive to Mountain High Ski Resort. A few more miles and you'll be at Grassy Hollow visitor center. The Pacific Crest Trail will host thousands of hikers walking from Mexico all the way to Canada!

Mountain High is a quick drive up the highway for skiing, snowboarding and tubing in the winter. Mountain biking (my husband loves the challenging trails) and hiking in that area is a real treat in the Spring and Summer. Motorcyclists love Hwy 2. My husband swears it's some of the premier riding in the nation. Wrightwood really is an amazing, relaxing vacation spot!

The kitchen is fully stocked and is ready for some of your fabulous cooking! There is a market in town, Jensons (it’s pricey, but well stocked) where you are able to purchase any food you might need. However, if you want a break from cooking there are some wonderful restaurants in town. Many of them are dog friendly (DF). Start your day at Cinnamons Bakery...cannot be beat! The Blue Ridge Inn is the nicest if you are looking for prime rib or fresh seafood. Most of their entrees are around $25 with salad and fresh bread (if you go there, please tell them Arlene sent you; I used to waitress there!). Their pumpkin bread is amazing! There is also a Mexican Restaurant, Mexico Lindo (prices around $7-12 each) that has excellent food. For breakfast, the Evergreen cafe has fabulous pancakes and the Village Grind (DF) has delicious breakfasts as well (they also have 24/7 WIFI service) and often has live music going. The Grizzly Cafe, on Hwy 2, has the best sweet potato fries around and very good sandwiches. You will love the lodge motif! Mile High Pizza (DF) has a great variety of pizzas and other Italian dishes (and they deliver!). Ask them about their $3.00 off a large counter coupon. The Yodeler is a bar/restaurant that is also DF, dog friendly. I guarantee you, you will not starve in Wrightwood!

I will be happy to provide any additional information you might need. Please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or email. corte.arlene@gmail.com or 760.792.8267

Keywords: Large cabin, two-level, hiking , large patio, fenced in yard, level parking, pet friendly, Holiday Home Tour, non-smoking

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Arlene Corte (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Arlene Corte

We purchased the lodge with the intent to live in it. Until we can do that we would like to open it up for others to enjoy! My goal is to have you feel like it's your cabin away from home. I will try to accommodate you to the best of my ability; I take a lot of pride in great customer service.

Arlene Corte purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Arlene Corte chose Wrightwood

We raised our girls (who grew up to be an FBI Special Agent and a Registered nurse) in Wrightwood and I taught at the local elementary school for years. Wrightwood has a very special place in our hearts. I love the location as it's just a short walk to town and fabulous hiking trails as well as on a quiet street.

What makes this lodge unique

We love the lodge for many reasons. I really like that the main floor has everything on it (easy on the knees!). The dormer room is downstairs and is a perfect place for the kids or a second family to stay. A new deck and amazing ski fence is just outside the dormer. Both bathrooms are newly remodeled and fantastic! A local craftsman built all the beautiful outdoor log furniture. Most of the furniture is made in the USA and I take a lot of pride in that. The lodge is right across the street from another cabin I manage (393373) so when large groups come up for weddings they can rent both cabins for convenience. All in all, this is an amazing lodge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks again. It is so great to find an owner who is pet friendly and



has a quiet place in the mountains. Ann and Nora also loved the



location of the cabin and the quiet atmosphere. We sat out on the



porch and just rocked and listened to the trees talking...
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 58 traveler reviews

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RUSTIC/PET FRIENDLY SLEEPS 10; Only 3 blocks to town and hiking from front door!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 66 reviews
5

Excellent getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Once again Arlene delivers with a wonderful renovation of the Lodge. Suitable for families and groups of all sizes! Our family of six with children aged 12 to 3 had a last minute trip over Easter. The Lodge is truly a wonderful retreat and Arlene's attention to detail, including a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny, made our trip one to remember. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your mini-vacation at the Lodge; I'm glad you could relax a little this trip. As far as the Easter Bunny goes, I may have seen him hopping down the street as he stopped by our cabin as well! We look forward to your next visit.
Sierra Madre
5

lara

  • 5 of 5

We have rented from Arlene before and that is why we rented from her again. This time we stayed at the lodge on Helen and we were pleased again. It truly felt like home away from home. My nephews and my children loved all the toys and the dorm style bedroom. It felt like camp for them. I will definitely rent from her again. She is such a genuinely nice person.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw shucks, you make me blush! I'm so glad you all had a nice time at the Lodge. Hopefully it gave you the relaxation you needed before heading back into the classroom! The lodge is a great place to hang your hat during the summer, too. I offer awesome teacher discounts midweek and for my preferred guests, like you, even better deals.
Moorpark, CA
5

One day is not long enough

  • 5 of 5

We only had one night to spend in Wrightwood, but Arlene was so accomodating to work out how we could arrive early and enjoy the Lodge, the neighborhood and the town for a few more hours. What a special place she has created here in the mountains. So wonderfully decorated and welcoming and and comfortable and everything everyone else has written. I'm sure some people are turned off by the lack Wifi and TV broadcast channals, but I think that's one of the reasons for getting away from it all. Our teenage children "had" to play games with us instead of burying themselves on social media. And given the amount of laughter around the table, I think they had a pretty good time too. The only recommended improvement I can think of is to swap out the HDDVD player for a $50 Blu ray player. That will make the TV more useful for modern movie releases that people might bring with them. (I know, we're getting away from it all. But sometimes you want to do nothing while getting away.)

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It puts a smile on my face to read a review like yours. To me, reconnecting with family is huge and when you can do it up in the pines, it's all the better! Thank you for the suggestion about the Blu-Ray. I am so technologically challenged, that I don't even know what the difference is. But, I take all recommendations seriously and am headed to Costco to pick one up today. Excuse me now while I eject the Video from my VCR! We sure hope you will have an opportunity to visit us again for a longer stay.
5

Roomy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved, loved, loved staying at the cabin! Arlene was very accommodating in taking my family in on such extremely short notice. We have stayed in Arlene's properties multiple times, and will continue to do so. She always goes out of her way, and we greatly appreciate her hospitality! Wonderful, trustworthy owner; beautifully maintained, welcoming properties. We highly recommend her (and the properties that she manages!)

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are too kind! I appreciate you and your family being regulars and love having you. Please tell Samantha I hung the picture she drew me on my refrigerator!
5

Beautiful lodge for Families

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful, and beautiful. Felt like we were at home. It was nice that the owner was super awesome as well. It helped make our stay comfortable. The cabin was very clean, and well kept. It's decorated very nice. We love the table to sign, and the Ski fence. We made tons of memories with our 3 sons on our stay, and hope to be back soon. Thank you again Arlene

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope I will be able to find where you and your family "signed" the coffee table with the old printing tools and hammer! I always enjoy looking for the latest "signatures." I'm glad to hear that you and your family had a good time at the lodge; it's our pride and joy! I will be adding you to the "preferred guest" list and you will be receiving great offers in the near future. Thanks again for your visit.
Van Nuys CA
4

Wonderful property and great owner

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed one night at Arlene's house and had a great time. Clean, roomy, well stocked and updated house in great location with real charm. We will definitely rent from her again! thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad the lodge worked well for you both. I'm sorry Mother Nature wasn't a little more generous in the snow department...thank goodness for snow making equipment at Mountain High!

Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Ontario Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Ridge Inn
Nearest Train
32 Miles
San Bernardino
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mile High Pizza
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mt. High
Car: not necessary

You are only a three block walk to town (Farmers' Market every Friday evening) and four mile drive to Mountain High. Big Pines Ziplining has also opened up with their office in the village and is an amazing experience!

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Wrightwood Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2015
Jun 5 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Christmas break is $325 per night
All prices are based on parties of six. Additional persons will be $20 extra each per night. So, a party of 10 will be an additional $100 per night.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Wrightwood Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both newly remodeled bathrooms have full sized tubs/showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 king in master, Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom on main floor. Downstairs dormer has 1 Double Bed & 3 log twin beds plus a full sized futon sofa . Additionally there are two fold out single mattresses that can be layed on the floor. (1) Pack 'n Play set can be moved anywhere (kept in master closet)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
Just a short three block walk to town or the same distance to beautiful hiking trails!

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