(2014 Highest Rating and Best Value for a Quality 6-7 Bedroom Home in Big Bear!)
A River Paradise - Right on the pristine Santa Ana River headwaters. Five acres with a beautiful year-round river. A relaxing private mountain sanctuary intended for guests that are looking for a unique retreat in the San Bernardino Mountains (rural Seven Oaks). A place for rest, rejuvenation and discovery. About 2 hours from Orange County or Los Angeles, yet worlds away. Though your surroundings are authentically rustic, there's no need to rough it: you'll find everything you need in the main house. A wonderful combination of furnishings, location, views and amenities.
Perched on a sunny mountainside, a pristine sanctuary to renew the spirit and refresh the senses. Wander and explore the lovely orchard and you’ll feel the splendor of simpler times. Meditate in the fresh mountain air and the beautiful ambiance of the river landscape. Relax in a comfortable handcrafted log home in the woods. You’ll find a wide selection of music, dozens of inviting books and a cozy, peaceful place just for you.
Handcrafted in 2007 this custom log home is comfortably appointed with antiques and modern amenities. The cabin is kept very clean. Upon entering the cabin, before you is the great room, which is surrounded by windows and decks that brighten the entire area and offer spectacular views. The dining area seats ten with additional seating at the breakfast bar for two. There is also a large picnic table on the deck for 10+. The kitchen island is centrally located in the house with vaulted ceilings and lots of handcrafted character. A great place to enjoy cooking in an open floor plan to the living room and loft. The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and adjacent bathroom, the second bedroom has a full bed and 1/2 bath. The loft has a Queen bed. (Only the two upstairs bedrooms and loft are part of the log area.) Three downstairs bedrooms have 1 King, 1 CA King, and 1 Full bed - great for the extra guests. One additional large bathroom downstairs. (New: Optional 7th bedroom for larger groups. 2 queen beds plus extra bathroom, 800 sq ft. add $100 per night.)
There are over 800 sq. ft. of deck wrapped with inspiring mountain views. There is a tree house, slide rock, and 25 foot tree swing for the kids. Bob crane and Hootie the owl fly by often.
Best Location on this River!
The Santa Ana River upper headwaters of the river in the San Bernardino Mountains still retain a free flowing character and outstanding natural values. The upper headwaters, including its sparkling waters, scenic verdant meadows, rich riparian habitat, and thick forests of pine, fir, and oak offer an outdoor recreation mecca for hikers, bicyclists and fishermen. There are several popular trail heads into the adjacent wilderness for hiking. Perfect place to reconnect with family and friends in a green and pristine mountain wilderness. Come and surround yourself with the natural beauty and privacy of a wooded landscape.
Give yourself time for writing and hiking, painting and reading and stargazing in this peaceful sanctuary. Sit back and take delight in the breath-taking view from the deck as the sun sets and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Walk down the trail and enjoy the tranquil rippling water as a trout swims by to see who is visiting. Birdwatchers often spot owls, herons, ducks, woodpeckers, hawks and quail.
This is a quality rental for families, perfect for family reunions and retreats.
RESTRICTIONS: We only rent to responsible people. It’s NOT a party house. No smoking, no fires, no firearms, no pets, no boomboxes. Please respect our neighbors, NO music or noise outdoors after 9 pm.
Winter - please carry chains. We are located at 4,600' elevation. (No high altitude headaches here).