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Historic 1928 Cabin, Easy Access in Snow, Private Sledding Hill, Wifi, Sleeps 8

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, Wifi, with excellent forest access

Built in 1928. The home was one of the first homes on the street when it was originally built. The cabin has been restored with that rustic feel. Open floor plan in the downstairs living and dining areas making it feel very roomy and cozy. The downstairs has oak flooring and tile throughout. All the upstairs is carpeted in the bedrooms. Both bathrooms are tiled and you have an option of taking a bath in restored old fashioned claw foot tub or a shower in the upstairs bathroom. The house is located in a prime location 1 block off the main road making it very accessible in the winter snow and to all the various activities in the local community. Very large backyard with swing set/playground, the back of house is against approx. 50 acres of virgin forest that can be enjoyed from the brand new wrap-around deck. Excellent hill in back yard for sledding in the winter snow. Views from the back patio area makes it feel very secluded and private.

Memory foam mattresses on the Queen and Twin Beds.

For your entertainment: The cabin has a 42 in. flat screen TV in the living room and 32 in. in upstairs master bedroom. Amazon Prime TV and wireless internet service. With the rental of our cozy cabin it includes rights to enjoy all the various Private Lake Arrowhead Beach Clubs (Summer Months).

Fireplace(1 - operational), Woodstove (1 non-operational), Cable TV (2), DVD (1), BBQ (1), Dishwasher (1), Microwave (1), Washer and Dryer (1), Refrigerator (1), View (tree and forest views), Parking (6), Bed Sizes (1 Queen (Memory Foam), 3 Twins (Memory Foam), 2 sofa beds, 1 toddler bed), Dishes and all kitchen ware.

More Details

Property Manager
Kris Norlander
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Kris Norlander

Our Cabin was built in 1928. This is my wife and my first home that we bought in 2000. The two of us got married in 2002 and started major renovations to the Cabin, including all new wood flooring, tile, insulation, electrical wiring and drywall. The Cabin was completely gutted and everything was replaced with new material. This was all done while we lived in it spending every weekend making repairs for 8 years. I would never recommend anyone to live in a home while doing the type of repairs we did. In 2006 we had our first set of twins (Boy and Girl) and two years later we were blessed with our second set of twins making the Cabin that we love feel very small. In 2010, we moved out of our Cabin to a larger home and rented out our Cabin full time for one year. In 2012, our little Cabin was converted into a Vacation Rental and everything has been restored again to a new condition once again.

Kris Norlander purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Kris Norlander chose California

My wife and I have lived in this area all of our life and would not live anywhere else in Southern California. It is a wonderful cozy little cabin that you will feel so comfortable in with all the amenities you would need to make it a perfect vacation location. We love our little Cabin and have taken so much pride in making it a home for us and have now invested time and efforts to make it a wonderful experience for you and your family. We hope that you enjoy your stay here and hope that everything is to your expectations.

What makes this cabin unique

People all across Southern California have driven up to our mountains every winter and summer to enjoy the snow, sledding, hiking and biking. Our cabin has some of the best sledding right in the backyard, plus the unoccupied 50 acres of forest right up against the cabin makes it a perfect place for the kids to get out and use all the built in energy. There is a local hiking trail directly in the backyard that is easily accessible.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a fabulous week in the cabin. We were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh mountain air. The kids loved the swing and slides out the back and we have enjoyed eating outside as this is something that we haven't had the pleasure of doing in Phoenix, AZ. as of yet. We explored lake arrowhead village, burnt mill beach, big bear lake and we even made a day trip to Disneyland, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The cabin was wonderful and we will bring very happy memories back to Ireland when we return later this year.
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Rimforest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • All beds in bedrooms are memory foam.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Historic 1928 Cabin, Easy Access in Snow, Private Sledding Hill, Wifi, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.690909 based on 59 reviews
5

Clean, homey, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

There were nine of us girls who stayed here for a night! It was fun, cozy, and a good amount of space for all of us. The beds upstairs were extremely comfortable and there was enough room for us all with the pull out couches downstairs. We had a great time. Some trouble in the beginning with the access code, but they gave us extra time to check out the next day which was really sweet.

We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying. Glad you 9 girls had a great time!! Hope you come back to enjoy in the summer.. Kris Owner
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5

Amazing !!! Perfect cozy cabin:) we can't wait to come again ! Beds were beyond comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Warm fireplace and heaters! Adorable kitchen with all the necessities. Perfect back yard for sledding! Didn't even have to leave. Food and gas across the street. Very quiet neighbors. Kids beds for my daughter! Overall 5 stars. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice cabin nestled in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was cute and comfortable. We loved having the playset available and especially the woods right next to the house, perfect for family hikes with little ones. Owner was very friendly and helpful, answered all of our questions.

Second bedroom has no door so after the first night we rearranged things and put our kids in the master bedroom which has a door. Otherwise we'd have to be pretty quiet once they went to bed and I was too afraid to pop in a movie or make popcorn etc until we switched them to the room with a door. Also, the amenities still lists a microwave but we were disappointed to find that was gone once we arrived. You can obviously make it work though and reheat everything on the stove and oven, just no quick reheats so you've got to plan a little for that. My only suggestion would be to get another microwave or at least a tea kettle for easy hot water (cocoa and tea are a must in chilly weather 😉򒐩. Thanks for a great stay. Our kids loved playing in the snow nearby the cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristin for your review. The microwave was removed the day before your stay, but now have a replacement in place. Sorry, I guess we should have communicated this to you. Hope to have you back in the future.. Kris Owner
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4

Great cabin!

  • 4 of 5

Close to nature, large backyard, and very secluded

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The cabin is cozy and the place here is beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here in the cabin, the kids enjoyed the snow. Kris responds immediately with any questions. This is our second time here, we will come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Good stay!

  • 4 of 5

Me and my family enjoyed our short stay there :) thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Ontario International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 18
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Antler's Inn
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Snow Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: necessary

Nestled in the magnificent San Bernardino National Forest, surrounded by pine, cedar, oak, and dogwood trees, at an altitude of 5600', an area described as the 'Alps of Southern California', and known as 'the best kept secret on the West Coast, is a stunningly beautiful, cozy and quaint mountain resort paradise. Lake Arrowhead Village is approx. a four minute drive to local shopping, dining, fishing, ski school, and other activities that the whole family will enjoy. Our community features countless outdoor recreational activities such as shopping, hiking, backpacking, camping, bicycling, lake tours, water and snow skiing, ice skating, fishing, horseback riding, and much more. With the stunning scenery and wildlife, comes a natural peacefulness that has lured people to these mountains for centuries.

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Rates & Availability

Rimforest Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$750
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 8.25%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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