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'Love Shack' Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Green Valley Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The peaceful mountaintop community of Green Valley Lake was developed in the 1930s as a mountain retreat and recreational area. The small village features two restaurants covering breakfast lunch and dinner, a small grocery for the essentials, a small hardware store, and post office (as well as the requisite real estate offices). A three-minute walk takes you to the lake itself with its swimming beach and access to the boat dock where canoes, kayaks, row boats, and paddle boat may be rented (no power boats are permitted). The stocked lake is very popular for fishing either from boats or from the shore. The Green Valley Lake roads are slightly hilly making for leisurely neighborhood walks and enjoying the wide variety of mountain architecture. Well marked trails into the San Bernadino National Forrest are available for the more adventuresome.

The all-cedar cabin was built by noted area designer/builder, Virgl Wilde, with his trademark window framing, functional styling and heavy planked bar in the kitchen. The large deck across the back of the cabin, surrounded by majestic pine trees, provides a combination of sun and shade throughout most of the day for sunbathing, bird watching, or just enjoying the view and refreshing mountain air.

The cozy interior features comfortable seating in the cedar-gabled living room for reading, games, and just relaxing. The amenities include a stereo receiver with CD changer, cable TV with DVD and VCR, and a high speed internet connection. A high bar with stools separates the kitchen from the living room permitting easy chatting during meal preparation in the fully equipped modern kitchen with adjoining dining area for four. Central heating will remove winter's chill within minutes after arrival. The final touch of charm comes from the wood-burning, cast iron Franklin Fireplace.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About The Owner

Steve and Gordon use this highly functional, nicely appointed cabin as a peaceful retreat from the desert heat. We are hoping that you will enjoy this wonderful spot as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1991

Why The Owner chose Inland Empire

The area is very much unspoiled and unchanged since I first saw it in my youth.

What makes this cabin unique

Relaxing on the deck or lakeside. Fishing in the well stocked lake, and the seasonal art exhibits. Watching the seasons change.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

'Love Shack' Getaway
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great place close to the "action".

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, well decorated cabin near the main strip of GVL. Comfortable bed, nicely appointed kitchen (warning- knives are SHARP!) and back deck made for a great Labor Day weekend stay. Everything in the cabin worked great. The main strip is a five minute walk, and has a cool tavern along with a restaurant and grocery store. Every local we met was very friendly.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Glad you had fun! I do like to cook, and the knives are generally sharp. I'll take that as a compliment. We look forward to your next visit.
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Great cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was super clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay very much. Steven was great to work with. Would stay again and have recommended to friends!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the vote of confidence!
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A hidden treasure on Big Bear Mountain

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our son and grandson, spent 4 wonderful nights at this charming cabin. It is well appointed, conveniently located and so clean and neat we felt more like we were spending our vacation as a guest of friends rather than renting an impersonal rental cabin. Our second son and his family were staying at the campground and they came up for dinner 2 evenings. The cabin and spacious deck accommodated us without crowding. A five minute walk takes you to the village and the lake. Wifi and TV, books and games in the bookcase kept us relaxed and entertained. The perfect getaway! We hope to stay here whenever we visit Green Valley Lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review . I'm happy that you were able to enjoy family time at the "Love Shack". We look forward to your return!
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The "Love Shack" at Green Valley Lake, CA.

  • 5 of 5

We only used the facility for sleeping a couple of nights, but overall it was a delightful place to stay. Steve Caldwell (owner) was very accommodating about providing instructions. Since the owner uses it personally, it was set up and as a home away from home... not for commercial purposes. Therefore, it felt like home. While very small, the "Love Shack" is complete and well laid out, especially for two people. It is obviously being well-maintained. Moreover, if you're a fisherman, it is only a 10 minute walk to Green Valley Lake.

Except for the market in the village, none of the restaurants were open, so we drove to Arrowbear and Running Springs for our meals. The food at "Blondies Grill & Bar" was excellent. All things considered, we would have no problem renting the "Love Shack" again........


Bill and Mary Hansen

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased that the "Love Shack" met all of your needs. Dining options are limited in such a small community, especially during mid-week. We look forward to hearing from you again.
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Excellent get away

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time we stayed at the Love Shack

We had a great time The cabin was perfect The long driveway made it easy to park the truck and jeep trailer We will definitely be back Thank You

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased that you and your family have chosen the "Love Shack" to celebrate three father's day weekends in a row. You leave the property in such great shape, you are always welcome. Unless you really need it, leaving your phone in the bottom of the pool is not a bad idea!?.
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well kept cabin, even the bed sheets smelled like they were just washed the same day. The kitchen had what we needed for cooking. This place is close to town so it's an easy walk.

Excellent place to stay, highly recommended.

Thanks Steve!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Green Valley Lake Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

Weekends rate $250.00 - Friday, Saturday. Check in at 4:00pm and check out is at11:00am. The holiday premium is 20%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Green Valley Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

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