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Luxury Hilltop Log Cabin On 4.5 Acres with Great Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,420 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Luxury log cabin hilltop retreat on 4.5 acres well appointed with breathtaking views


Located in Pine Cove, just 3 miles north of Idyllwild’s town center, this 4 bedroom 2 bathroom luxurious 2400 square foot log cabin is a great place to getaway and relax. This beautifully refurnished cabin boasts a 6 car covered carport, an outdoor playhouse and playground for the kids and sits on 4.5 acres of beautiful land with spectacular views. There is a private little hiking trail on the property, which also serves as on-site sledding in the winter months. There is also a wrap around deck to enjoy the views as well as an outdoor fire pit. We offer free wireless internet access, as well as free access to a huge digital library of movies and NetFlix. The property has easy access in snowy conditions and is just a 5 minute drive to many fine restaurants, shopping, and activities in downtown Idyllwild.


2 CAL King bedrooms and all bedrooms feature brand new furniture, carpet, linens, and new memory foam mattresses. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers. There is also a full sized washer and dryer located in the downstairs hallway near the bedrooms. For your convenience laundry detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets are provided.


A very spacious bedroom that features a large comfortable CAL KING sized bed (with memory foam mattress), French doors that open onto a wisteria-covered veranda, an attached full bath, gas potbelly stove for warmth, and a large walk-in closet. There is a wall mounted HD-TV with digital library access to a large library of movies and also Netflix.


Tastefully decorated with another spacious CAL KING bed (with memory foam mattress), dresser and night stand. This is a hard to find second King bedroom also with a King mattress for the comfort of 2 families.


A fun kids bunk room with 2 sets of TWIN OVER FULL bunk beds with an additional TWIN trundle under each bunk (all with memory foam mattresses). This room also has a bookshelf full of kid’s books, a cozy rug, and a bean bag to read stories on at bedtime.


This room is the only upstairs bedroom. It serves as the kids’ playroom and has a day bed with a trundle, both with memory foam mattress. There is a wall-mounted HD-TV with digital library access to a large library of kid’s movies and TV shows along with Netflix. This room is right off of the main kitchen and living area so the kids can play in easy view of the adults.


This property comes outfitted with all the comforts of home including a full modern kitchen with granite slab counters, full sized refrigerator, full sized stove and double-oven, dishwasher, blender, food processor, toaster, coffee maker, popcorn machine, ice cream maker, and full place settings for 12. You will have everything you need to prepare amazing gourmet meals if you decide to dine in. There is a propane BBQ grill available during the non-winter months.

The living room has brand new carpet and furniture, and sits right off of the kitchen. There is a 60-inch wall mounted HD-TV with access to a large library of digital library movies, a DVD player, and Netflix. The river rock fireplace is run on gas, which is safer for kids running around inside. But the outdoor fire pit offers the opportunity to light some real firewood and roast marshmallows. There is a large comfortable sectional sofa as well as a chaise lounge and large bean bag for plenty of seating. There is also a game table in the back of the living area with puzzle, games and coloring materials to keep both kids and adults busy.


This spacious bathroom sits on the main living level and features a tub/shower with an oversize shower head.


This spacious bathroom sits on the lower level with all of the bedrooms. The main bathroom area is attached to the MASTER bedroom and features a stand-in shower with two shower heads and a sink vanity area. A door separates the toilet area, which has its own sink and opens to the hallway.


Our cabin is short 5 minute drive to downtown Idyllwild, with access to many restaurants and shops, as well as a brand new amazing playground structure at the town’s community center. It is an even shorter drive to the Idyllwild Nature Center, which offers an indoor interactive area for kids, many great hikes and picnic areas in the summer and great sledding in the winter. Humber Park is also nearby, which has hiking in the summer and great sledding in the winter (it tends to be about 15 degrees colder here so always bring some warm clothing!). The Idyllwild community is known for the arts. There is the annual Jazz in the Pines Festival the last weekend in August, as well as many other art and nature oriented events throughout the year.

Idyllwild is about an hour away from Palm Springs and Palm Desert, 1 hour from the Lake Perris State Recreation Area (swimming, boating, hunting, rock climbing, etc.), and 15 minutes to Lake Hemet.

More Details

Mark Tettenburn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Mark Tettenburn

We are a family of four from San Diego who have always wanted a cabin in the mountains to call our own. We have two little girls who love to run and play outside and whom we look forward to raising to love the outdoors as we do. We enjoy the small town feel of Idyllwild and love to hike and play in the snow. We look forward to sharing our vacation home and this great 'on the hill' experience with others!

Mark Tettenburn purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Mark Tettenburn chose Pine Cove

This log cabin was previously owned by a family who raised their children for over 20 years in Idyllwild. It was their home and very cherished and well cared for. We were honored to buy it from them and have a place for our little girls to enjoy and grow up going to as well. It is a spacious log home with a huge property to run, play, and hike on. There are breathtaking western views and it is in close proximity to town with a far-away feel.

What makes this cabin unique

We provide many ammenities, including a huge digital video library. We also offer two KING bedrooms, which is a rare find on the hill.


Pine Cove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2420 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory foam King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Memory foam King
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with pull out trundle both memory foam.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 4 twin/ single , Kids Bunkroom all memory foam.
  • Bunk Bed (2) : 2 Twin over full bunk beds with pull out trundle in the kids room, all memory foam mattresses. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers Daybed with trundle : Both are twin mattresses with memory foam. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers King (2) : 2 bedrooms with California king memory foam mattress beds. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
Linens Provided : All bedrooms feature brand new linens, and new memory foam mattresses. Linens provided are all 100% cotton with allergy friendly down-alternative bedding, and all pillows feature allergy protective covers. TV : We have HDTV's in the Living Room, master bedroom, and kids play room. All TV's have access to our media library and Netflix subscription. Each TV has Apple TV connected which is what is used for streaming our digital library and Netflix. If you have an Apple account you can use it to pay for and watch movies On-Demand. Children Welcome : Very kid friendly cabin. We have 2 little girls of our own so we keep movies to entertain them and have fun toys for the playroom and their safety is always a consideration. Pets Not Allowed : Sorry no pets, our little girl has severe allergies. Minimum Age Limit For Renters : Must have adults at least 21 years of age. Deck/Patio: Large wrap around deck with outdoor seating and dining furniture.Mountain and valley views.


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Luxury Hilltop Log Cabin On 4.5 Acres with Great Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Perfect Mountain Cabin for families!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Idyllwild for the weekend and had a marvelous time! We have a family of five and went with a another family as well. The house was set up perfectly for families. The views were absolutely stunning, there was so much natural light all throughout the home.

The older kids enjoyed exploring the property, climbing on boulders, playing tetherball and playing on the tire swing. The younger kids played on the playground and used the bikes on the large paved area. The adults were able to relax from the large deck and enjoy the views of the mountains and the valley below while monitoring the children. We enjoyed roasting s'mores over the outdoor fire pit one night and went into town for a lovely dinner in downtown Idyllwild another night. We visited the nature center and went hiking. When the kids tired of playing outside or it got dark they could come in and play video games in the 'kids room' or play board games in the main living room. The kids loved the huge bunk room where all 5 kids slept. We would definitely come back and would recommend this to anyone. One of the best home rentals we have ever done.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5th time staying in cabin and LOOOOOVVEEEEE ITTT

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely beautiful, we have been staying at same cabin for past couple years every year family, kids, grandparents look forward to stay in such a beautiful cabin. The owner Mark is so outgoing and easy to get in touch with, I have referred friends and family to him and will continue to do so. Thanks Mark for the awesome memories you have created for the Diaz family!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and kid friendly.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and would definitely rent this cabin again. We have rented a few cabins in Idyllwild and my family liked this one the best!! Mark is easy to work with and we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, nice amenities and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing and the owners are great! My group and I are definitely going to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllwild vacation

  • 5 of 5

The place is so nice with the most wonderful view. The cabin is spotless. I loved the sunset from the deck enjoying my glass of wine. My children also enjoyed their vacation exploring new places. We will definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We took a few trees down to get the view just right but Hemet never looked so good from 6200 feet, thanks!
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Mountain View : Amazing west facing view of mountains and valley. Surrounded by large pine trees.

Other Activities:

- Wildlife Viewing






Recreation Center




Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing for Credit $50
Cleaning Fee $145
Property Damage Protection $59


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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