You'll never find such an amazing Big Bear cabin with this jaw-dropping view. It sleeps up to 10 guests for only $130 a night. That's 13 bucks per person!
This ideal Big Bear mountain retreat has been discovered by countless Southern California travelers as well as others from Arizona and Nevada. Get your full family together or a bunch of your best friends to enjoy that beautiful view of the southern mountain range when eating or relaxing on the large deck. Below you are miles of pine trees without another structure in sight. No wonder you know you are in the middle of the forest -- Whispering Forest to be exact, the appropriate name for this very private section of Big Bear.
Scan the more-than 100 reviews of the cabin and read how impressed our previous guests have been with their accommodations. The owner is also ranked a Vrbo premier partner because of his quick response to any request you may have while you are his guests. He lives only 10 minutes from the cabin, so if you can't figure out how to operate the television or DVR controls, or can't find a utensil you need, he'll be over in the flash. His home seems to have at least two of everything.
Though located in a pristine section of Big Bear, far from bustling crowds, it is within a short drive to our main attractions. The National Forest is about 500 feet from the front door. But because it isn't shown on any local map, you can hike up to see inspiring views of the lake and never another living soul, only rabbits and squirrels that will scamper away as soon as they hear your approaching footsteps.
Though located at the top of a ridge road, you a 10-minute drive to the to the center of Big Bear Village with its many mom and pop shops and dozens of restaurants. But most guests prefer to eat in the cabin, where a fully-stocked kitchen has everything you will need -- even a full range of many spices and an array of pots, pans and appliances not found in other rental cabins. And appliances? There's a microwave, a blender, even a slow cooker that will fill the dining area and great room with the smell of a simmering stew.
As you drive your vehicle up the gentle curves of Eagle Mountain Road, a turn to the left near the top of the mountain takes you to Green Mountain Drive. The view from this ridge road has been described as breath-taking by guests as soon as they open the front door.
Near the end of the road you will find the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway. You will never hear the sound of a passing car, only the sounds of squirrels scampering above the faulted ceilings, or a gentle breeze whistling through the surrounding pine trees.
The lake may be 7,000 feet above sea level, but here in the Whispering Forest, the hideaway is another 1,000 feet closer to heaven -- hence its name. Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway provides the rustic atmosphere guests seek in a mountain home, but also offers the conveniences one expects while on vacation.
Tucked behind shuttered doors in the hallway closet is a washer and dryer. In addition to its custom stone fireplace, the great room contains a large-screen television, a DVD player and a massive varnished log slab breakfast bar that lets the chef enjoy the inspiring view while preparing a meal. That spectacular 180-degree view of both the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit peaks can be seen from the great room and master bedroom, while the two bedrooms on the lower level offer forest views. The entire south wall of the main floor is composed of sliding glass doors, filling the cabin with light.
Adjacent to the great room is the vaulted master suite containing a queen oak sleigh bed; a large, mirrored walk-in cedar closet; plus a second flat-screen television and DVD player. Downstairs the other two bedrooms are separated by the second bath. One bedroom contains a queen iron bed and the other holds a set of full bunk beds that can accommodate two adult couples or four giggling youngsters.
There’s a fenced back yard if you want your pups to get some outdoor exercise, and there is no additional pet deposit.
It's time for you to leave that hum-drum life you lead at the bottom of the mountain and come up to the clean air you will find 8,000 feet above sea level. You'll be glad you did. Hope to see you soon.