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Arlene Corte

Speaks swedish, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Wrightwood Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Circa 1920's cabin with all the modern conveniences. Only 90 minutes from L.A. with NO windy roads! A riot of color with lilacs blooming in the spring.

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. Play board games, read or watch a movie. In May, 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 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,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. The Blue Ridge Inn is the nicest if you're looking for prime rib or fresh seafood.Most of their entrees are around $20 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 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!). 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 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).

:) Arlene

760 792 8267

Keywords: cabin, mountain home, fenced yard, privacy, decks, playhouse, romantic, rustic, European, pet friendly, play house, hiking,

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Arlene Corte (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Arlene Corte

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

Why Arlene Corte chose Wrightwood

My dad purchased the cabin over 40 years ago. It's where most of my friends first saw snow!

What makes this cabin unique

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! Right now, the last two weeks of April and beginning of May, there is a riot of lilacs at our cabin and throughout town. It's the BEST time of year (unless you have allergies)!!!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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bill and I want to "thank you" for the use of your cabin and for giving us an extra complimentary day (Thursday) and also offering us another day or so --- We so appreciated your thoughtfulness. We had a wonderful time!! Wrightwood is our most favorite place to visit.

Loved your charming little (not so little) cabin. We are looking forward to another visit again in the future.

Thank you again and for helping Dede with the reservations. I expect Dede told you already that this was our Christmas present from our kids and grandkids. We "Love" our kids and grandkids!!
May 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Family/Pet Friendly: Summer Rates $175 /$95/.Military/teacher discounts
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews
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Family/Pet Friendly: Summer Rates $175 /$95/.Military/teacher discounts
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
5

Perfect Cabin, Our 5 and 7 year old absolutely LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I think I will be smiling all day after this review! Teacher to teacher, you can probably tell what I liked my own kids and grandkids to play with. I love the classic toys and games and the playhouse for the kids. I personally am very sad when I see kids with ipads and stuck in front of a TV when there is so very much more for them to experience. You MUST visit us in the summer. My kids used to sleep out in the playhouse. Being that the yard is fenced in and that you can open the bedroom window and see right out to the playhouse, I always felt very secure with them out there. And the Wrightwood Country Club right up the street, with a lake and amazing amenities, would be a huge hit with you and your family. Wrightwood really is a fantastic place to be. I think I took for granted everything we had when we lived there and raised our kids in that cabin. I taught at the elementary school right down the street and would walk or bike to school every day. One day, one of my students saw me drive to school (when I had lots of boxes to transport) and remarked, "Mrs. Corte, you can drive?!" Yeah, it's that kind of small town! Thanks again for your very generous review. You warmed my heart and reminded me why I love doing this so much!
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
5

Great Cabin in relaxing Wrightwood.

  • 5 of 5
We picked this cabin because it was dog friendly and had an enclosed back yard. Everything was fantastic. Our dog was in hog heaven in the huge enclosed yard. We also enjoyed sitting in the back yard, relaxing to the wonderful smells and sounds of nature. The cabin has everything you would need and then some. We even played Monopoly by candle light on the beautiful front porch. There is no need to get in your car while staying at this cozy cabin. The town is a short walk as well as several great hikes. We felt like we were staying at a family member's cabin rather than a strangers. All the touches felt like home sweet home. The best part about Wrightwood is it's only a short drive from LA, very easy to escape the city for a relaxing weekend without being on the road for hours and hours. Although we were just two adults and our dog, this cabin seems like it would be perfect for families with kids. You won't be disappointed with this cabin.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that Tucker and his folks had a great time at the cabin. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures...he looked pretty chill in the back yard! You are right, it is such an easy drive from the LA/Orange County/San Diego areas. Wrightwood is the most accessible Southern California mountain resort. I hope you will come and visit again!
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
Pace, FL
5

Wonderful, peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5
Having lived in the Antelope Valley for 10 years and moving to Florida last year, my daughters and I were looking for a place for some down time on our recent trip back home to California. My daughters (14 & 15) and I stayed at the cabin for 3 nights and completely enjoyed it! From the time we arrived the girls were enthralled with the "quaintness" of the interior of the cabin. But, the piano was the main attraction during our stay!! That piano was in use unless we were out or sleeping! I spent many tranquil moments sitting in the armchair by the window, enjoying the breeze and the impromptu concerts:) Mornings and evenings were spent on the front porch: breakfast, dinner, games, etc. We walked from the cabin to town - a fair jaunt, especially at 6000 ft! There was absolutely nothing negative about this visit! We had a wonderful, refreshing time of relaxation and renewal! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I love that you loved the cabin. It really does warm my heart to know that others can enjoy this tranquil little cabin and make memories that will hopefully last a very long time! I hope that next time you are out this way we will be able to accommodate you again. It was a pleasure working with you.
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
5

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin is such a treat! It provides all of the comforts of home in a great setting. There were so many places to sit outside and enjoy different scenery and sounds. We loved having morning coffee, meals and a glass of wine relaxing among the trees.

The cabin also has MANY windows so you can never have a bad view. Because they all open, a nice cross breeze is easy to achieve and take in that mountain fresh air.

The description was right on - no surprises there. The kitchen had many amenities and the Kitchen Aid mixer was great to use for the birthday cake we needed to make! So many pots and pans and utensils to choose from.

Arlene was FANTASTIC to work with from beginning to end. So easy to communicate with and prompt in delivering necessary and helpful information.

We would definitely return for another visit to Wrightwood. As a business owner the opportunities to get away and truly relax are few and far between - and this cabin provided the R & R we needed! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
Northridge, Ca
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay! This place is decorated very cute. We stayed in June. Upstairs was definately warm when we arrived, but was quite comfortable by the night time. Arlene was a pleasure to work with. I would definately recommend this place to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that the cabin and the lodge across the street worked out well for your wedding party. When it gets hot in Wrightwood (not too often), the upstairs of the cabin does also get hot. I always recommend opening the windows in the evening and putting one of the fans in the window to circulate the air. I also recommend closing all the windows late morning, when it starts to warm up. There are very few cabins in Wrightwood with air conditioning as it is rarely needed. I hope we will be able to host you again!
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Wrightwood Inland Empire California
Apple Valley, Ca
5

More than we expected!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I love this place! I walked in and thought I was in another world. We wanted a romantic get away with some adventure. We got both. If you have kids don't worry. There is plenty of fun for them. They have a real playhouse cabin in the backyard. My husband and I played in it for fun....lol. We followed Arlene's guide book. Yes, there is a binder she prepared with maps, places to eat (menus included), fun things to do, a calendar of events. Cooking on the stove was fun. There is a family recipe collection she has provided. Yummy coffee cake in the morning. Everything you need to cook is in the cabinets. You can sit on the front porch and watch as neighbors walk their dogs and say "Hello" to one another. Yes, it is a front porch type of community and super friendly to non locals. The main Town is right down the road. You can walk or bike ride. It is very close to this home. The pizza is amazing too. They make it from scratch. We walked throughout this quaint town. We shopped at the local market. We were lured in by the smell of smoked barbeque. If you want to hike. Then you found the place. It is safe and beautiful. The pictures Arlene posted of the cabin do not show the feel. We came in and smelt the breeze. We walked around barefoot in the home. The floors are soft and smooth. The antique radio in the kitchen plays music! It is a modern one that looks antique. It plays cd's too. They have a ton of game boards, etc. This is a family friendly place. The best part was zip lining as Arlene suggested. Kids can do it too! The view was amazing.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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
Owner's Response: What a generous review; thank you! You and your husband took advantage of everything Wrightwood had to offer and I'm thrilled. I sometimes wonder if guests ever read through the information I leave out; I see now that some do and I'm so pleased! I love that you read through my family cookbook and even created some of the recipes. That means a lot to me. And you really found the essence of Wrightwood, the friendly people and neighbors. You are both going to fit right in when you move up here. We look forward to having a couple more American heroes up in Wrightwood. Thank you both for your service and sacrifice for our country.
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"I love their chili rellenos and fried tilapia. The service is friendly and their prices are ..."
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Hwy 2
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mt. High
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mile High Pizza

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 (Navitat). Meet up in town and catch the Navitat truck up to the tour.

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Availability & Rates

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Wrightwood Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ski Season 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,150
$4,680
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 11 2015
1 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$800
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Holiday weekends are all two to three night minimum stays and are all $250 per night
Easter week is $150 per night
Payment can be made in two checks, one for the refundable security deposit for $400, and one for the rent/cleaning. I hold the $400 security check and do not cash it unless there is damage or breaking of the contract. I then refund the balance. I do not deposit the rent/cleaning check until a few weeks before your visit. You may also pay via PayPal; a 3% fee will be applied.
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Amenities

Amenities

Wrightwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 7 minute showers or you'll run out of hot water!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , This bathrm is upstairs between the 2 bedrooms
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This Swedish themed bedroom has a window to the back & a tv
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cute mountain themed upstairs bedroom. No door
    Loft - 1 double , 1 child bed , If you are taller than 5'1' you'll have to bend over to walk
  • Double Beds (1) The master bedroom has a full bed. The upstairs loft bedroom has another full bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) The other upstairs loft bedroom has a twin bed. There is also a twin futon chair/bed in this room, Child Beds (1) I have a pack 'n play available. There is also a crib mattress under the full bed upstairs., Baby Cribs (1) I have a pack 'n play available and a crib mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Single futon chair that converts into a single bed in loft bedroom. When not needed for sleeping, use it as a chair to read in. to watch a movie! Single futon chair also in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Toys ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
Notes:
Where to begin? The cabin's fenced in yard is perfect for Bowser or your children to run and play. The custom built playhouse is fully stocked with arts and crafts and has a loft bed to sleep in! The cabin is a short walk to town or to amazing hiking trails. It is all in all, an amazing cabin to stay in!
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