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MID-WEEK WINTER SPECIAL...$125 PER NIGHT! SMALL FAMILY (MAX 6) AND DOG FRIENDLY

Arlene Corte

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Arlene Corte

Advertiser since: 2011
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Calendar last updated:
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MID-WEEK WINTER SPECIAL...$125 PER NIGHT! SMALL FAMILY (MAX 6) AND DOG FRIENDLY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Wrightwood Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6), Featured in WW's Home Show!

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.

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. 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).

:) Arlene

760 792 8267

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Arlene Corte (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015

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! 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Nov 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 54 traveler reviews

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Mid-week winter special...$125 per night! Small family (max 6) and dog friendly
average rating of 4.962963 based on 82 reviews
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Mid-week winter special...$125 per night! Small family (max 6) and dog friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393373vb
-760.792.8267
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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Mid-week winter special...$125 per night! Small family (max 6) and dog friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393373vb
-760.792.8267
Wrightwood Inland Empire California
Valencia, California
5

Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad we were able to set you up at the cabin. I am so happy we could give your husband a reprieve from his law enforcement duties and give him a well deserved break. The mountains are a great place to unwind and it sounds like the boys did a lot of that! We have lots of wonderful eateries in town and my favorite take-out is from Mile High Pizza...we are regulars there. I look forward to your family considering our cabin as your cabin away from home.
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Mid-week winter special...$125 per night! Small family (max 6) and dog friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393373vb
-760.792.8267
Wrightwood Inland Empire California
San Diego
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: With the drought we have been having the last couple of years it is wonderful to actually have snow around the cabin. You lucked out; Mother Nature has been generous thus far this year! If you come in April you will see all those bare bushes all the way around the cabin in full bloom with lilacs and a beautiful light green foliage. Every season in Wrightwood has its own wonderful flavor~
business
Mid-week winter special...$125 per night! Small family (max 6) and dog friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393373vb
-760.792.8267
Wrightwood Inland Empire California
Palmdale, CA
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: You were in Wrightwood at the perfect time...fresh snow on the ground for the kids! My grandkids love the playhouse and Thomas the Train set; I'm glad your kids did, too. Every season has its own wonders in Wrightwood. I'm confident that you would love it during the summer--it's nice and cool and the hiking is amazing. We will look forward to you returning!
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Mid-week winter special...$125 per night! Small family (max 6) and dog friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393373vb
-760.792.8267
Wrightwood Inland Empire California
Gilbert, AZ
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5
The cabin is comfortable, charming and perfect for a family adventure. My 7 year old grandson absolutely loved his upstairs bedroom with lots of toys to play with, but the fenced in yard and playhouse captured his imagination. He spent hours playing outside and imagining himself in all sorts of situations. The lovely front porch was the perfect spot for our breakfast and the kitchen had everything that we needed. When we drove up to the cabin it was evening and, to our delight, Christmas lights and decorations were shining to welcome us. We loved eating our dinners in the dining room and playing Christmas carols on the piano with our hot chocolate. Arlene is the perfect hostess and is available to answer questions and assist in any way that she can. Many times vacations are stress-filled times of running around finding things to do, but this cabin called us to relax and spend time together. My family and I plan to make this lovely cabin our home away from home for many trips to come.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for the generous review; it makes me so happy to see that others can create lifelong memories at our cabin. The yard is a kid's paradise, isn't it? And I love the front deck, too! You will have to come out in the summer; trust me, the break from the Arizona heat would be a welcome one. Thank you again for your visit; we hope we will have you up in Wrightwood again.
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Mid-week winter special...$125 per night! Small family (max 6) and dog friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393373vb
-760.792.8267
Wrightwood Inland Empire California

Home Away From Home

  • of 5
Arlene was such a pleasure to deal with, and was able to answer all our questions within minutes! The house is very comfortable and Maddie, our lab mix, loved the large fenced-in yard. So many places to explore and smell, she was in dog heaven! The front porch above the street is a great place to sit and enjoy reading while Maddie would watch for squirrels and local cats. We loved walking around the neighborhood and checking out all the different houses/cabins in the area. Arlene’s place has real rustic charm with many wonderful touches, all sorts of wall hangings and wonderful hooks which come in handy for jackets, sweaters, dog leash, etc. We’d definitely stay again!
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great time! Josie, our husky, was thrilled to smell another dog's presence and presents in "her" yard. It is such a wonderful yard for dogs, isn't it? I will welcome you back anytime as you are now on our "preferred guest" list. Your refunded security deposit is in the mail on its way back home to you. Happy holidays!

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Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mile High Pizza
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mt. High

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Wrightwood Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Ski 2015
Jan 12 2015 - Mar 29 2015
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 5 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$95
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$800
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Ski season weekends are all two night minimum stays and are all $225 per night
Spring break mid-week is $150 per night

Amenities

Wrightwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
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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