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Cozy Chalet Near Bear Mt.and Snow Summit!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Our cabin is within walking distance of the shuttle for Bear Mt.Ski Resort and the Moonridge Zoo and Golf Course! We have a view of Snow Summit resort from deck.

Interlacken Shopping Center is nearby for groceries and a Starbucks too, and other

great places to eat like the old time 'Captain's Anchorage' Steak House, which was owned by Andy

Devine,is just down the street from us.

The Big Bear Village is just a mile and a half down Big Bear Blvd. with great shopping,

lots of good restaurants and two movie theaters too!

We are a 'Pet Friendly' cabin, only 'good dogs' please, oh, and kid friendly too.

They even write us notes telling us how much they like it!

The big bedroom upstairs is a favorite place!

Also the large deck out the back is fun full of snow in winter and in Summer, has a fabulous view

area to relax and BBQ a great meal!


Keywords: 2 story cabin with deck, fenced yard and easy parking and Mt.views.

More Details

Donna DaFoe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Donna DaFoe

Our son Rob was competing in all the snowboarding competitions,'back in the day',as

he would say now! He found this chalet to buy and we all have owned it since then.

We come up as often as we can as we just love the mountains and ambiance of Big Bear!

We live in Summerland, Ca. and have a fabulous ocean view, so we have the best of

both locations!

Donna DaFoe purchased this chalet in 1996

Why Donna DaFoe chose Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is such a fabulous area for sports and relaxation both in the Summer and

Winter! Not to far from LA and the rest of Southern Cal.

What makes this chalet unique

Our cabin is close to ski areas and shopping and the nearby lake for boating and fishing too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your place in Big Bear! A wonderful family reunion

was so much fun at your cozy chalet!! We all had such fun

on the slopes and came in from the cold to a blazing fireplace and hot

chocolates all around!
Feb 2015
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Moonridge Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed upstairs and downstairs. Also, queen air mattress in upstairs bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
We have the sports channels on both TVs!


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Cozy Chalet Near Bear Mt.and Snow Summit!
average rating of 4.83871 based on 36 reviews

Roomy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Cougar Cabin is a nice getaway!

We had everything we needed fr a family of 4 including a nice enclosed deck area off the back perfect for snow play. Although we did not go to the ski resorts, it is very close to the overflow parking lot for Big Bear Mountain that runs a shuttle service right from the lot.

For families with small children, please know that Cougar is a rather busy street (maybe not busy in the urban sense, but there is regular traffic and the cars are moving fast) The cabin is situated fairly close to the road and we had to keep a close eye on our kids when we were in the front driveway trying to keep them from running out in the street. That's the only thing I would say you can't glean from photos or map view. It was still a quiet area, you will not hear cars through the night but not a great street to go for a walk on with small kids.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cabin made of bliss

  • 4 of 5

My husband, two daughters, and I stayed here Jan 14-16 to celebrate my birthday. We could not have planned a more perfect weekend! Snow fell in Big Bear leading up to our stay which provided plenty of entertainment for our girls.

The cabin was a delightful refuge - warm and comfortable. The girls enjoyed the vastness of the upstairs bedroom which provided them with their own exciting oasis to dream and play. Overall, it was a lovely time.

These are a few issues we had with the cabin based on our experience:

1) The kitchen is a bit small - if you are like me and like family-cooked meals, this may be an issue for you.

2) There is a room that is locked off. While we did not expect more than 2 bedrooms, it felt a bit strange to know there was an entire room that was not accessible. This was a bit unsettling and had we known in advance, would not have stayed most likely. We're funny that way.

3) The directions on the fridge for the trash were outdated - we had to drive to 2 different places on the way out.

4) The carbon dioxide/fire alarm in the downstairs bedroom was chirping which took us a while to figure out. We ended up unplugging it during our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time for your good review! Sorry, we will check out the directions to the Big Bear Disposal site but it's the same spot as always! Also, no mystery about the locked door upstairs, it just has our winter stuff in for when we go up to cabin. It did have a glass door but when that was broken, we decided to have a wood door to replace it as it is safer! No mystery! Thanks again and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in Big Bear!
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Cozy, fun little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. It was myself, my husband our 1 year old and our dog :) Donna was very kind and accommodating. It is a great location close to many things. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Glad you all had a good time at Cougar Cabin! Donna
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Nice and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

John and Donna are very nice people. They even called to see how my stay is going. The place overlooks Bear Mountain parking lot and shuttle service. It's also close to tubing off Division, if that's your thing. Bring plenty of DVD's, if you want to watch movies.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great response to staying at our Cougar Cabin in Big Bear! Glad you had a super visit and will stay with us again!
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Super clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Our family of (4) had a wonderful stay. This cute cabin was equipped in everything as promised on VRBO. Beds were super comfortable. The place stayed nice and warm. The use of fireplace made it even cozier. Donna, the owner, was very responsive and accommodating. We definitely would like to return there. Thank you Donna.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and hope you will stay at Cougar Cabin in the near future!
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We had a delightful stay at Cougar Cabin. We woke up to a very white Christmas Day.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is nicely decorated, kitchen well-equipped, and beds comfortable. The cabin is close to good restaurants, ski slopes, and other activities. The cabin was perfect for our family and for making memories. The owners were more than helpful with our questions. Cougar Cabin is a jewel.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and we hope you will stay at Cougar Cabin again soon!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
next to Bear Mt.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Captains Anchorage steak house
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Chalet is just down the road from Bear Mt. resort and

a few blocks from Snow Summit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

There is a 75. cleaning fee
Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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