|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
Circa 1920's cabin with all the modern conveniences. Only 90 minutes from L.A. with NO windy roads! We take a lot of pride in the Cabin on Helen and ask that if you are looking for a quiet, clean and lovely respite, keep reading. If, however, you are disrespectful, please don't consider us.
In the Spring there is a riot of color with lilacs blooming all around the cabin!
This time of year the hiking is amazing. Walk just 30 minutes from the cabin and you'll come to a gentle stream and ponds. 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 or bear on your hike. Let the dogs run loose and enjoy their freedom on the levee.
Relax by a huge rock fireplace after a day of playing in the snow or hiking. We provide one bundle of wood per night. Play board games, read or watch a movie. In April, bask in the scent of the lilac bushes surrounding the property and town. On Memorial Day weekend walk around town to the over 100 yard sales! You'll also get your fill of lemonade and cookie stands that abound!
Walk to town and do a little shopping. You'll find restaurants, gift shops, antique stores, market, bakeries, and ski shops. Every Friday evening there is a Farmers' Market in town, too!
Walk to town and 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! Be sure you make reservations ahead of time. 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 every season of the year!
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,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. Cinnamon's Bakery is a perfect way to start the day with something sweet or savory. The Blue Ridge Inn is great 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 has delicious breakfasts as well (they also have 24/7 WIFI service) and often has live music going. The lodge decorated Grizzly Cafe, on Hwy 2, has the best sweet potato fries around and very good sandwiches. Mile High Pizza has a great variety of pizzas and other Italian dishes (and they deliver!). The Yodeler has outdoor seating and great food/bar as well. I guarantee you, you won't starve in Wrightwood!
There are some wonderful hiking trails that are just a walk away from the cabin. In the notebook of information I have on the kitchen counter you'll find a map that will show you how to get there.
The cabin is on Helen Street. To get there you'll want to get to the 15 North. You'll take it until you reach the 138 (well before Victorville). DON'T miss this exit or you'll have to go many, many miles before there's another exit! The 138 takes you towards Palmdale/Wrightwood heading west (if you go east you'll go to Silverwood Lake). You'll be on the 138 for about eight miles (unless you decide to take Lone Pine Canyon Road...my choice...very few cars and beautiful scenery!) at which point you'll get to the only stop light and that's at Hwy 2. Head west on Hwy 2 and in five miles you'll be in Wrightwood. When you see homes you're very close! Turn left on Walnut and then left on Helen.
I will be happy to provide any additional information you might need. Please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or email (I tend to respond quicker to email during the week, and phone on the weekends).
760 792 8267
Keywords: cabin, mountain home, fenced yard, privacy, decks, playhouse, romantic, rustic, European, pet friendly, play house, hiking, zipline, Holiday Home Tour
Owner operated: My family has owned a cabin in Wrightwood for almost 40 years and it will always be where we consider 'home.' We raised our girls here (they grew up to be an FBI Special Agent and a Registered Nurse), I taught at the local elementary school and was very active in the community. I resigned from my teaching job in Wrightwood when my husband's job took us to the San Diego area, but we are still regular visitors and absolutely love our time in Wrightwood!
Arlene Corte purchased this cabin in 1973
My dad purchased the cabin over 40 years ago. It's where most of my friends first saw snow!
The fresh crisp pine air, the thousands of stars, the quiet neighborhood, the roaring fire, and listening to the birds, walking the dog through the neighborhood, hiking in the forest, packing a picnic and eating in the woods, feeding the squirrels, the 'down home' feeling...need I say more? Well, I will! Late Fall and Winter are beautiful, crisp and a perfect time for hiking. My husband loves to take his sportbike out on Highway 2, one of Southern California's premier road rides. My husband and I are avid skiers and love Mountain High East. Our neighbors on Helen are wonderful and it is a quiet street with only a couple of neighbors. It is just a three block or seven minute walk to town.
Sorry it took a while, but want you know we had both a fun and relaxing time in your cozy cabin!! The moment you open the door it says “family” and you can almost feel the memories made there. The painted wood floors, comfy furniture, and wonderful collection of decor items only added to the ambiance. As I thought, Jessica spent a lot of time with “Thomas Train” but the little white piano got quite a workout too as she entertained us with several melodies! We enjoyed just sitting in the yard as the weather was beautiful and the sun warm.. Jessica loves being outside and made herself comfortable on the little chaise lounge, or walked around collecting leaves and pine needles. Since my two sons had ridden their motorcycles up there, they went for another ride out past Jackson Lake and had the road to all to themselves. For dinner, Janet made her delicious chicken enchilada’s and later that evening we sat in front of the fire and ate yummy cinnamon buns!! After a quiet nights sleep, we walked to the Evergreen Café for breakfast. All too soon it was time to go, but agreed we would be back again before too long.
Thank you Arlene…. for sharing such a special place with us!
My review of this cabin is geared toward families with younger children (such as ours), however this cabin really fits well with many of the categories listed. First and foremost, Arlene is a wonderful woman to work with. She answered my calls, took time to address any questions I had, and was very friendly. She is also extremely flexible. It was a pleasure to rent this property from her; she made things easy. Secondly, the cabin has everything you could possibly need, or even think of. I seriously cannot come up with any suggestion to offer as to what this cabin could need. This cabin is laid out practically, and it's a "no-brainer" to find things in this cabin--bowls, silverware, hot pads...they were all right where I would have put them. There was even an area above the heater to dry our wet items, which came in extremely handy! My daughter discovered a book on Arlene's shelf that my son was currently reading (Diary of a Wimpy Kid-we hadn't brought it), and that minor detail was a huge hit for my children, too. We helped ourselves to reading the children another of her books as their bedtime story; that one was a Berenstain Bears book. And, of course, there was the train table, and the playhouse outside, which were two of the primary reasons we had chosen her cabin in the first place. The train table kept both children (one girl and one boy) entertained for a good part of the trip, as did the Mr. Potato Heads that they found in a basket underneath the train table. And, when the children were allowed outside, there was a plethora of toys for them to play with. First there was a pedal car that my son had his eyes on since we had pulled in the driveway. Then there were the bucket/cup shoes with strings, art supplies in the playhouse, rackets and birdies, a dump truck--and those were just the toys that my children chose to play with. My kids were thrilled! The kids slept in the full size bed (futon?) in the attic, and it was comfortable and not very far off the carpeted ground at all (so if you have little ones, even if they fell off the bed it wouldn't be that far of a fall, and the landing would be soft.) As a parent, I seriously cannot rave enough about this cabin. We loved it so much that we are planning to go back again in the very near future!
Arlene was extremely helpful with our last-minute booking. The cabin is easy to find, well-equipped, and has easy parking (no steep sloped driveway.) The attic bedroom is a great little hide-away for kids (may be a bit claustrophobic for adults.) It is great for those with young children (we had 2 adults and 2 kids). It might be tight with 6 adults. The toys, games, and playhouse were an additional treat that added to the fun of our quick get-away. The fenced-in yard was perfect for our little dog, and the chairs and patio furniture were nice for sitting outside under the large pine trees. There was no snow at the cabin when we were there, but we found enough snow up the highway to sled. We will definitely return when we can play in the snow from the backyard! We would definitely recommend this cabin.
I was very nervous about renting a place because it was my first time doing so. I actually don't even know anyone who has rented a cabin/home before. Everyone I know just goes to hotels. I had a very good experience and will definitely do this again. I would also pick this spot specifically for my family but looking forward to bringing more family next time and gettign a bigger cabin.
The cabing was nice an cozy and the heater was my favorite because it worked so well. I must admit the floors were a little too squeky but it also seemed to be part of the cabin feel. Beds were comfy, my girls slept very well and enjoyed playing with the trains.
Arlene was great! Very responsive and provided soo much great information about the location and things to do in the town. I would absolutely recommend cabin and town.
My family & I stayed at your cabin for a night. From the minute we pulled up, we fell in love with the charm and warmth of the cabin. My boys loved the inside, but especially enjoyed playing in the snow in their own backyard. We spent most of our time during the day either in the front or backyard. They didn't even want to drive out to go sledding. After our evening walk, we enjoyed some good takeout from around the town and snuggled in our own rooms. Arlene was so wonderful & understanding about our last-minute booking. We definitely plan to return for another getaway from city life.
This cabin is absolutely stunning in the winter with the snow all around. It was picture perfect. Arlene was so kind and helpful. Everything was exactly as it should be and I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone.
We wanted a family vacation during winter break and decided to stay in a cabin. My wife loved staying in a cabin more than a hotel. This cabin was perfect for my family of five. The kids loved playing in the snow and in the cabin which has an outside play house, inside toys, cool fireplace and a TV/DVD with movies. The owner was very helpful as this was the first time I rented a cabin. The owner provided a welcome package to the cabin and the local area. We might go back during the summer for some warm outdoor adventures!
A three block walk takes you into our quaint little 'downtown.' A half mile walk through the neighborhood will take you to some wonderful hiking. Here you'll find some premier hiking trails, a small creek and quaint waterfalls. Head up the hill a few blocks and you'll hike through the levee and follow a stream as far as you can go. You'll find beautiful samples of actinilite (a rock unique to Wrightwood), quartz and grey and green schist. Sit on a fallen tree or boulder and enjoy your picnic lunch. There is a new zip-line canopy tour just two miles from the cabin (Big Pines). Meet up in town and catch the Big Pines truck up to the tour.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 5 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Ski season weekends are all two night minimum stays and are all $225 per night
Spring break mid-week is $150 per night
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.