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Historic 1928 Cabin, Easy Access in Snow, Private Sledding Hill, Wifi, Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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), 1 sofa sleeper/bed, 1 toddler bed), Dishes and all kitchen ware.

More Details

Property Manager
Kris Norlander
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

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 Rimforest

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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Rimforest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All beds in bedrooms are memory foam.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • 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
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Historic 1928 Cabin, Easy Access in Snow, Private Sledding Hill, Wifi, Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 72 reviews

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: January 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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cozy and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is awesome. Lots of space, felt at home right away!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Beach, California

Home feeling

  • 5 of 5

Super cozy and a welcoming cabin. Everything was perfect and as described. The location is great. Owners were super attentive to my stay there. Definitely would book again :)

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anaheim, CA USA

Not Professional, Wouldn’t Recommend

  • 1 of 5

We had several issues during our stay. The owner was non-responsive on our issues. He tried to make it right only after we posted a negative review. He offered us a return visit to show us he will make the necessary improvements to his cabin. I’ve reached out to the owner several times to book our return stay, but now after several attempts, he is no longer responding. Very unprofessional, I will never return or recommend his cabin solely based on his poor service and not honoring his offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we could not accommodate the dates you requested.. Hope you were able to find someone that could provide the dates you need for your stay.. Thanks for your past stay and providing the feedback to make things better for future guests.. Kris Owner
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Granada Hills ca

Home vibe cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Amazing backyard ( aka the woods ) great for adventure . Very quiet . Amazing views . Home owner quick to respond and aid for our comfort . Would highly recommend for friends to use this cabin . Free shows and movies . Awsome tub and shower . Home owners are great at responding and great recommendations for areas near by to visit ! Very satisfied with our stay . They also had lots of things to cook with we felt like we over packed at once point . We had 5 people with us and we slept very comfortable. They had sighns to help us with quick questions around the house like ( WiFi and cleaning instructions ) . We Will come back again ! Thank you !

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Hollywood

Nice and cozy great for families

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time very nice cozy home. Had a bit of trouble with the heat but got it going. Cabin was as described. Very close to shopping and eateries. Would stsy here again!! Owners very responsive to questions. Thanks for your hospitality

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $30
Property Damage Insurance $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.