This very private cottage is located on Cienaga Creek Ranch - our 55 acre ranch high in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest. Off-grid - this cottage runs completely on solar power. Enjoy beautiful mountain views from every window. The separate bedroom has a queen canopy bed under a skylight, large oversized jacuzzi tub for two (also under a skylight!) and a large double-headed shower. The kitchen is fully equipped for light cooking with stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, coffee beans, grinder, filters. A gas barbecue is located just outside your door. The living room area has wood burning fireplace, a flat screen tv with dvd player - and a complimentary movie library. The queen futon accommodates 2 additional guests. The cottage has a covered porch with porch swing and sitting area. A double-person hammock is provided for you to hang up under the trees. Hike, mountain bike, snow shoe or snow play right from your door. Don't miss the virtual tour at the youtube link below!
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 4 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Luxury Cottage - Sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 15, 2018
About Vickie Wilson
We both grew up in Orange County, Southern California, and moved to San Bernardino in 1981. Desiring our sons to grow up with some space around them, we purchased the ranch near Big Bear Lake in 1991 when our boys were 6, 4, 2 and 2 months old. We lived in the 500 sf cottage that is now called Ironwood Lodge - the only building on the ranch. The six of us lived in the cottage (yes, we were a bit crazy!!) while we built what is now the main house - called Granite Vista. It took us 3 years before it was completed enough for us to move in. We did the majority of building ourselves, with help from family and friends. After moving in to the 'big' house, Ironwood sat empty for a few years. With the encouragement of some friends who owned a lodge in town, we remodeled it and began renting it out. Our guests liked it so much that we built three more - Mountain Sunset, Hunter's Lodge and Wild Rose - ready for New Year's 2000. A few years later we acquired the Kopitch Cottage (built by the Kopitch family) that sat on 10 acres bordering our original 40 acres…. then a few years later we built Juniper Ridge - 2000 sf, 3 bedroom 2 bath family cabin. We recently remodeled our home to have available for large groups. Now that the boys are grown, we love to travel and spend several months every year exploring other countries on our motorcycle - BMW 1200 GS. We recently spent 5 months in Central America and 2 months in Thailand. Though we love traveling, there is no place like home!
Vickie Wilson purchased this Cottage in 1991
Why Vickie Wilson chose Angelus Oaks
Our ranch is only 2 hours from Los Angeles, but in an area where there are no utilities. This fact allowed us to purchase acreage at a reasonable cost. With advances in technology, solar power has become more affordable. Every cottage and home on our ranch is run on solar power! Far from utility lines, yet only 15 minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, skiing and the lake, we feel like our ranch is in an ideal location.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our ranch is forested with tall pines, huge junipers, fir and lodge pole pines. To hike through the forest on the trails on and around our ranch is one of our favorite past times. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses our ranch. At an elevation of 8200, the sky is blue and the stars are amazing. The peace and quiet is so restful.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Not our first VRBO experience so Ibelieve I speak from some experience. This was more than what is described and the Host Vicki is something special. We came up to escape the AZ heat and a break from every day life to find a quiet, serene and comfortable place to spend a long weekend and to walk into this quaint cabin and see all the special little touches that Vickie had done, from a hand written card, to special treats for our Baby (Achilles an Australian Shephard), home made incredible cinnamon rolls. The cabin was clean, well decorated, soft music playing and everything we needed. The second night we got a basket with some homemade muffins that again were devine. It was so nice to walk off the porch with our dog and hike up the mountains, chill in the hammock with my honey and what an incredible nights sleep in a quiet & cool place. Drinking the fresh ground coffee beans that were there and swinging on the porch swing were an experience along with everything else that will not be forgotten. We will definitely return and will likely do a larger cabin so we can bring the rest of the family up, probably for the holidays!
Thank you for your kind words! We truly enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your next visit -
Scott and Vickie
There is a vibe in this cabin of love, warmth and happiness
Loved our stay. The cabin was just as described and the surroundings breath taking. There is a vibe in this cabin of love, warmth and happiness - such a great place.
Perfect Retreat, Great Hiking, Close to Big Bear, easy drive from OC/LA.
Just the peaceful getaway we needed
Charming little place with a giant tub surrounded by trees and birds. Our dogs had a blast and so did we. We hiked nearby trails (Onyx Peak and Sugarloaf) and relaxed at night to the sound of--nothing. Perfect. Our hosts were very thoughtful, too, leaving little treats on the patio while we were out. Thanks:)
Delightful place for two and our dog. Had everything we wanted and more. Clean and comfortable with all the amenities. The sky lights made it nice and bright and the double shower was great. The breakfast treats were a nice touch. We enjoyed the quiet and the ability to walk the dog off leash on several trails. Very peaceful.
We had a wonderful stay here. It was perfect for me, my husband and our dog. We loved being able to take our Aussie for hikes (OFF LEASH!) right from our front door. The only hard part is taking him back to our fenced yard. The cabin was everything it promises. Very clean, charming and warm even during a pretty good storm. We'll definitely be back.
Perfect couple's cabin
I spent some time looking for a "secluded cabin" in Big Bear and was sadly about to give up when I came across this Cabin. It looked like exactly what I was looking for: quiet, off the grid, and cozy. All that remained was to see if it was as great in reality as it appeared online - it was better. You'll feel like you're in a dream land, it's spectacular. Highly recommend this cabin for any couple.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No arrivals or departures on December 25, 2014 and January 1, 2015. Weekly rate not valid during holiday time period. Pet fee is $10 per night per pet.