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RUSTIC/PET FRIENDLY SLEEPS 10. FEATURED IN WRIGHTWOOD HOLIDAY HOME TOUR!

Arlene Corte

Advertiser since: 2011
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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RUSTIC/PET FRIENDLY SLEEPS 10. FEATURED IN WRIGHTWOOD HOLIDAY HOME TOUR!

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. I am honored to have the lodge in the annual Holiday Home Tour. It is decorated for the holidays and is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! It's 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). 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 'n 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'm the brains, my husband is 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 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's one of the most exhilarating activities I've ever done! It's 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, Jenson's (it’s pricey, but well stocked) where you're 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). The Blue Ridge Inn is the nicest if you're 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's 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 won't 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Arlene Corte (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: spanish, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

About Arlene Corte

We purchased the lodge with the intention 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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RUSTIC/PET FRIENDLY SLEEPS 10. Featured in Wrightwood Holiday Home Tour!
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RUSTIC/PET FRIENDLY SLEEPS 10. Featured in Wrightwood Holiday Home Tour!
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
Orange County, California
5

Mini Get Away

  • 5 of 5
My family came here for a one night stay, 4 adults and 1 dog. The cabin had more than enough space for us, in fact we only went downstairs to see what the dormer looked like and didn't use that space at all. It was a 5-10 minute drive to Mountain High West with no traffic and about a 15 minute walk to downtown. We didn't have enough time to go hiking because we liked the cabin so much and wanted to stay in it as long as possible.

Arlene was very pleasant to work with. After I emailed her, she responded within an hour, then we were on the phone for about 10 minutes and my whole trip was planned and paid for. She is also very hospitable and states you can use or eat anything that is found in the cabin. My deposit refund was also returned in 48 hours like stated in the contract.

When we got there we all agreed we had the prettiest cabin on the block. The decorations were plentiful and inviting. Created a cozy feel. When we arrived the indoor mini christmas trees were already lit, and the fake fireplace was on. There is also a closet with cards, movies, and board games.

We spent a lot of time in the dining room as it was comfortable and spacious. There were plenty of plates, cups, and silverware, probably more than enough for a group of 10.

Bedrooms very cozy, and baby items are also available: crib, bumbo, and so many extra blankets. We didn't need to use any of it because the way the beds were themselves are enough for us. Note: in the description it states king and queen beds, but I think it is a queen and a full but we only had two couples so it didn't bother us one bit.

Both bathrooms were clean and also decorated very nicely.

The cabin may seem dim at first but you can increase the light intensity or dim to your liking.

There are directions for everything (how to use the light switches, places to go to in town, hiking tour guide, even babysitters)! Will stay again!!!
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your review brought a big smile to my face! We take such pride in the lodge and making it warm and inviting for our guests. As far as the beds go, in the master bedroom it is definitely a California king, and the adjacent guest room has a queen. The beds downstairs are fulls and twins.
I hope you will all be able to visit us again when you have some more time. Every season in Wrightwood is wonderful!
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RUSTIC/PET FRIENDLY SLEEPS 10. Featured in Wrightwood Holiday Home Tour!
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
los angeles, CA
5

perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5
the lodge at helen is the perfect mountain retreat!
we traveled with our 11 month old infant and two dogs. the owner is very accommodating to our needs, she had a pack and play for our little one!
we were lucky enough to be up in wrightwood during their annual quilt festival, where many beautiful quilts were displayed at different cabins in wrightwood. the lodge at helen was bestowed the honor of displayingsome of the amazing quilts.
we highly recommend coming to this gorgeous mountain retreat for the fresh air, friendly locals and great food!
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
Los Angeles
4

A Great Weekend Away

  • 4 of 5
We were looking for an easy getaway weekend for my husband, two young kids and in-laws and this was it. A very easy, scenic drive up and enough room for all of us, plus dogs. Great location, very easy walk to the Village, even with a 3 year old.The leaves were just beginning to change. We took a drive down to Jackson Lake which is more like Jackson puddle right now, but very pretty. Arlene was a great resource, especially with hooking us up with her friend Heather, who took us on a fantastic hike. It was one of the highlights of the weekend. We wouldn't have been able to navigate that without her and she was a great sport and so positive, even with our very diverse group of adults, kids and dogs. We brought up food to cook Saturday night, but Sunday we ordered pizza from the local joint and it was quite good and arrived hot. The grocery store is incredibly well stocked and the folks there are very friendly. The antique store was a lot of fun to poke around in, very blast-from-the-past. The house has a master with en suite bathroom and there is a second bedroom and bath across the hall, which worked well for the two couples. The downstairs is one big room with LOTS of single/twin beds and one full (?), maybe queen. The stairs are carpeted and were easy to navigate even for our almost 3 year old. There isn't a bathroom downstairs, which wasn't an issue for our boys. There are lots of toys and VHS movies to help keep the kids busy. There isn't cable or satellite, but except for BIL missing the football game, it wasn't missed. Looking forward to another visit, maybe in the snow.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you got in a hike with Heather...she is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to our mountain, its foliage and fauna. She took me for a hike up to the snow on November 2nd and I learned so much more that I didn't already know. I'm glad, too, that your ordered dinner from Mile High Pizza. We finally tried their Chicken Alfredo Pizza last week and it was fantastic!
I hope you will be able to visit us again as every season is beautiful in Wrightwood.
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4

Very Comfortable

  • 4 of 5
We just needed to get away for a few days, and we found that the Lodge on Helen was available for the time we needed. Being pet friendly was a must for us and this property was perfect with a fully fenced in yard. There is plenty of room and it was very well kept up, with detailed instructions on how to operate/find everything. Close enough to the Village to easily walk. Arlene was great to work with, providing us with lots of information about Wrightwood walking paths, hiking trails, restaurants and stores - even directions on getting there from wherever you are. I will recommend this or other properties of Arlene's in the future as it was an enjoyable process and provided us with everything we needed.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you, your husband and pup had a nice time in Wrightwood. I always appreciate when guests give me honest feedback as that's about the only way I can remedy issues; thank you for your email. I went back to my VRBO site and was sure to make it very clear that there is no cable/satellite; I saw that it was not as clear as it should have been. Also, because of the problems you had with the TV and DVD player I am purchasing new ones to take up. It bothers me to think that it may have been a problem for several guests and nobody told me before you; again, I rely on the feedback! I hope that you will consider us again. Remember, the red cabin across the street does have satellite and a fenced-in yard and may work even better for you.
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
La Habra, Ca. USA
5

Husband's Birthday Celebration

Husband's Birthday Celebration
  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful experience in Wrightwood. The cabin looks decievingly small from the outside, but it is so spacious. The front yard is so cozy and just a wonderful place to BBQ with family and friends. Oh and I can't forget have your hot cocoa at night and a hot coffee in the morning on the front porch. The weather we had was fantastic. This cabin will be great to rent year round since there is so much to do there. The sky at night is amazing, so many stars. Though, it is dark when you arrive in the evening, the porch lights do help, but I would recommend flashlights just in case you want to walk around the property. The backyard is cute, but we did not use it.
The cabin is equipped with everything you need. Plenty of kitchen appliances, as if you lived there. The TV was a little confusing at first to use but then I think i was tired when I arrived. The cabin is supplied with extra pillows and blankets in case you or guests get cold. There are 2 bathrooms which is a plus if you have 10 people staying or a party. There are books, movies, and toys for the young ones. The kids had fun utilizing the "fun closet". There are 2 extra mattresses for toddlers, which we used since we had 2 toddlers with us, therefore adults can get the bed and no sharing is necessary.
As far as parking, in front of cabin, I would say 4 cars fit tightly but three for sure. The trash containers up front , well I would have liked 1 more trash and recycle container, since we had to take trash home with us after the party. No big deal but it would be preferable.
Overall, clean, fully stocked home. Well maintained. We had to bring our own towels which i m ok with because sanitation for me is important. I did bring my own pillows because i just feel better that way, but you do not have to, they are comfortable according to my guests. The bedroom on the basement area does get chilly at night, so i recommend using the heater when the days get cooler or more blankets if you tend to run cold.
There is a washer and dryer which is great if we stayed there longer we probably would have utilized it, not sure if there was detergent. Thank you, and we look forward to staying here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review...you brought up lots of good points. I forget about the stars, but because there are no street lights, the stars are like confetti at a parade! I'm glad you loved the patio; all the log furniture is handcrafted by a local artisan. I love it too! Sorry about the trash cans; I should have planned ahead for that. I do have extra cans across the street, but I forgot to tell you. There is ample parking for three cars, and then there is on-street parking as well. Because you had a such a large group show up for your barbeque, it must have been a little crowded! You mentioned the washer and dryer, however, that cabinet should have been locked. I'm sorry, but I don't offer that service. Dealing with septic tanks is tricky enough, but when people are unfamiliar with them and using washing facilities that are unique, it's like asking for trouble.
I hope you will consider coming again. We hope that Mother Nature decides to take a trip out this way as she has worn out her welcome in other parts of the county. Let's hope for lots of snow this winter!
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
5

You can't go wrong renting from Arlene!

You can't go wrong renting from Arlene!
  • 5 of 5
This, along with her other cabins, is well kept and homey. Plenty of room to spread out in this one. The basement room is perfect for romping and a slumber party. There's a closet over-flowing with games and toys (for all ages) and the coffee table has a unique interactive feature you won't find anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: You were the first guests to use the new coffee table. When I found the old printing punches and the old table, I thought it would be a fun idea for guests to use. It will be fun to read the messages and names in the table!

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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas Break 2014/15
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 11 2015
1 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Jan 12 2015 - Mar 26 2015
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
Jun 5 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$200
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$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.

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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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