Romantic cottage shaded by mature pine trees.
Alan - Owner
About Alan - Owner
Pine Cone Cottage is a joint effort of two gentlemen. Both of us moved to California from different parts of the United States, but found our way to Big Bear. Each of us fell in love with the mountain lifestyle and with the community of Big Bear. One of us was a real estate instructor, and one was a top producing sales manager for a leading company of home products. Each of us loves this community and it is our sincere desire that you be able to experience the same joy while in Big Bear. Each of us is a "people person" and will do what we are able to ensure that. Pictured here is the owner, Alan, and his lovable pup Peggy Sue. You may just meet them at the front door of the cottage when you arrive. He enjoys giving guest a short orientation, providing suggestions of where to dine and what to see while you are here. David, not pictured , acts as property manager, and will be the individual who helps you set up your reservation and will be your contact person if you have any questions about the cottage.
Alan - Owner purchased this Cottage in 1991
Why Alan - Owner chose Sugarloaf
Even though this property was purchased some 27 years ago, this vacation rental did not even exist. First a carport and then a storage shed, it grew to be a guesthouse for family and friends. Now it is a four-room cottage with all the amenities you should need to be comfortable. The cottage is now filled with a fine collection of treasures gathered from trips throughout Europe, or discovered in corners of quaint local antique shops. The final result has impressed everyone who stayed in the cottage. Many of them have been so moved by the experience that they have added their glowing comments on the review page of this listing, making it a five-star rated VRBO property.
What makes this Cottage unique
California is a unique state. Where else can you experience the ocean, the desert and the mountains all in one day. When you wish to choose the mountains to decompress from your fast paced life in Southern California, we want to be your choice for lodging. Pinecone Cottage is designed to be relaxing and even romantic (if need be). Don't hesitate to ask for any special requests or needs. If you want the cabin decorated for a special event, no problem. We have even put flowers and champagne ahead of arrivals, hung birthday banners and created cards for those celebrating their special day. It has been a retreat for couples celebrating anniversaries. There's even been a wedding or two in the large, private backyard. It is our desire that you be so happy with your stay with us that you will join the many others who have become returning guests.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Fenced yard is shared with 2nd cabin on property.
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cozy and quiet!
The cottage was the perfect opportunity for me to enjoy everything big bear has to offer!
Cute place to stay
I printed the address and contact phone numbers for check in, but lost the page with instructions on how to obtain the key. They were very easy to contact once I arrived and didn't have to spend anytime stuck outside. Directions to get to the cottage were very easy to follow. Close enough to Big Bear to enjoy all the touristy things and far enough away to enjoy a quiet evening.
Stayed for a weekend at this adorable cottage with my boyfriend. Cottage was equipped with everything we needed. Very cozy! Owner was so pleasant and accommodating! Thank you!
Wonderful, cute and cozy
Alan was so accomodating and we were so grateful to him for all his help! The cabin is very cute and comfortable. We try to get to Sugarloaf at least once a year and have been having difficulty finding a cabin within our budget and location but the Bears Bungalow was perfect both in location and price!! We especially loved the wood burning stove, to me it's not a cabin without a fire! The kitchen was awesome, lots of cookware and there's even a crockpot!! We usually cook in and it was very nice to have everything you need handy! The bed was very comfortable and the bed linens and towels smelled fresh and clean! There were quite a few extra towels in the cabinet in the bathroom as well which is always helpful. Overall I have to give it two thumbs up. We will definitely be back!! Thanks Alan for all your help!
Very fineaccommodations, all that I had expected.
Thank you very much!
Perfect weekend getaway
It was the perfect cottage for me, my husband and our 2 year old. It had everything that we needed. It was close to grocery stores and a short drive to the village. We enjoyed spending time together that we wanted to stay another night! The owner and manager were pleasant to talk to. Thank you for making our stay so memorable.
The Pine Cone Cottage is located within walking distance to the Sugarloaf park. Basketball courts, tennis courts, skateboard ramps, and a softball diamond are among the many sporting activities available. You really get a feel for what living in Big Bear is like from the small bedroom community of Sugarloaf. Surrounding properties are a rich collection of second homes, full-time residences and other vacation rentals. Yet it is only a 7-to-12-minute drive to all of Big Bear's main attractions.