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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Kayak & Private 1/2Acre ~2800SF Dragon Cabin~1mi to Village/private beach passes

38 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Lake Arrowhead Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 4FirePlaces, 2800 sf nested in the forest & private!

Use of beach club passes and adventure passes--kayak included!

IN A NUTSHELL...

(see below regarding the Dragon Cabin history)

--FLAT & FUN PLAYFUL LOT IN A PRIVATE LAKE ARROWHEAD VINTAGE ESTATE VIEWING THE TREES AND A DISTANT MT BALDY RIDGE LINE...2 PICNIC BENCHES, 6 OTHER SEATING AREAS, 2 HAMMOCKS, HORSESHOES--AND A SWING!

--PARKING FOR UP TO 5 CARS, HOWEVER OUR MAXIMUM # OF GUESTS IS 10

--USE OF A 2 SEATED SEA EAGLE INFLATABLE KAYAK , USE OF A BEACH CLUB PASS (NEEDED TO HIKE AND ENTEiR BEACH CLUBS) AND ADVENTURE PASS (NEEDED TO PARK AT HIKING TRAIL ENTRY AREAS)--GET READY FOR SOME FUN AT THE LAKE!!

--LARGE & OPEN DINING ROOM/KITCHEN/CUSTOM BBQ AREA WITH SEATING UP TO 10--FLAT SCREEN & BLU RAY IN THE DINING AREA WITH TWO RECLINERS--GREAT FOR FAMILY GATHERING!

--INDOOR FIREPLACE WITH CUSTOM BBQ INSERT IN DINING ROOM - SO UNIQUE AND MAKES WONDERFUL GRILLED MEALS!!

--LARGE KNOTTY PINE LIVING ROOM VIEWING ONLY LARGE PINE TREES & WILD LIFE AS IF YOU WERE SITTING IN A NEST!

--MEDIA ROOM/GAME ROOM PROVIDES VAST ENTERTAINMENT--OVER 200 DVD'S, BLU RAY PLAYER, FLAT SCREEN, FOOSBALL, CARD TABLE, BUMPER POOL & BOARD GAMES! LETS HAVE A PARTY!

--REMODELED BATHROOMS ..ONE BATH IS SPA LIKE VIEWING MT BALDY FROM THE CLAW TUB! INCLUDE HANDMADE SOAPS FOR OUR GUESTS!

--AN EXTREMELY CLEAN CABIN, FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN, LUXURY LINENS/TOWELS - DUVETS CHANGED EACH STAY!

--BRING YOUR IPOD OR PHONE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC AS WE HAVE 3 SYSTEMS IN THE CABIN. HOOK-UP AND RELAX!

--DOGGIE FRIENDLY TOO -- RUFf RUFF

--3 WOOD BURING FIREPLACES - WE INCLUDE THE UNLIMITED FIREWOOD SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAUL IT UP! (WE DO ALL THE WORK AND LEAVE YOU WITH THE FUN AND ROMANCE !)

--EARLY CHECK-IN AND LATE CHECK OUT WHEN AVAILABLE.

NOW THE LONG VERSION:

2400SF Lake Arrowhead Cabin, 3 BR, 2 Bath

Includes beach pass to Burnt Mill & Tavern Bay and use of a Kayak!!!

The Dragon Cabin, once owned by Oscar/Emmy winning rich and famous is located in Lake Arrowhead which is a private lake in the stunning San Bernardino National Forest and is called the “Alps of Southern California” and is known as the best secret in Southern California!

OK, so you are wondering, why the Dragon Cabin—right? Firstly built in 1960 by the famous Italian operatic soprano singer Amelita Galli-Curci, and soon after purchased by Oscar and Emmy-winning Carmen Dragon, conductor, composer, arranger and father of Daryl Dragon the Captain of “The Captain and Tennille”. The “Dragon Cabin” stayed in the Dragon family for thirty plus years!

So welcome to the Dragon Cabin where you will be surrounded by the beauty of the natural forest full of pines, cedar, dogwood and abundant wildlife. The two-story cabin is in a park like setting with 2 picnic tables, wrap around decking along with 5 seating areas (weather permitting) viewing the forest and in the distance Mt. Baldy. Wow, the sunsets over Mt. Baldy are beautiful! Who knows you may even feel compelled to write a song or two during your stay while swinging in the hammock!

When you are not relaxing at the cabin during your vacation in the mountains, the lake is just a few minutes drive down the hill, or you can hike down the hill for the more adventurous. Weather permitting, you can walk around the lake at the Villlage and enjoy the views. Did I mention you have use to our 2 seated kayaks during your stay with our private beach pass!

Family or friends that are not into the many wonderful year round outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, water sports, horseback riding, and skiing (did you know Snow Valley Ski resort is only 13 miles from the Dragon Cabin) may just want to relax in the peacefulness of the Dragon Cabin and not leave our private community unless you like shopping! Yes, there is great shopping in Lake Arrowhead Village just a mile away!

Lake Arrowhead Village is just a few minutes away from our home offering great shopping (even factory outlet shopping), dining, 40 summer concerts, a yearly Oktoberfest, and a year round paddle sightseeing boat ride around the lake. All four seasons offer activities for all ages at the Lake Arrowhead Village.

Description of the Dragon Cabin:

Do you like fireplaces? If so, you will be pleased as we have 4 fireplaces, one being an indoor BBQ! We will provide instructions on each fireplace along with supplying firewood to keep you warm and cozy on those chilly nights.

The enormous dining room with forest views has the original knotty pine cathedral ceiling and oaks floors with seating up to 9 and has a fireplace that works as an indoor BBQ (no firewood). Why BBQ in the cold when you can be cozy in doors in the cooler months? Just bring your charcoal to cook your meals on the indoor grill. Great memories can be made in this room next to the galley kitchen set up for making snacks to gourmet meals. We also have a 32 inch flat screen and blue ray player in the dining room for your enjoyment.

The 100% knotty pine living room with 17 foot cathedral ceiling with wrap around windows viewing the forest sunsets with a fireplaces that roars. The living room is set for reading and small chat and of course enjoying the crackling of the fire and viewing nothing but trees!

The family/media room has a large stone fireplace designed by Carmen Dragon and where he played and wrote his music (don’t be surprised if lyrics just start flowing from within). This room is set up for fun, noise, music, 46'' flat screen, blue ray DVD, poker, bumper pool, foos ball, poker table, dancing, etc!

Your big decision for the day will be what room should I have my roaring fire in! Although if you are too tired after a long day of activity to make that big decision then the decision is made for you—there is a fireplace in the master suite with a comfy queen bed as well on the lower level!

There are two more bedrooms on the main floor, one with a queen rustic pine headboard, the other bedroom with a four-poster full trundle with a pull out twin if needed.

Both bathrooms have been remodeled for a clean and comfortable experience. The main floor bath has a new vanity and the floors are back to the original pine with the original walk-in shower. The lower level bath is fully remodeled and has a 4 bear claw tub with view of Mt. Baldy and a walk-in shower with two shower heads and 2 vanities.

Wireless WiFi, Dish for TV, and Verizon phone service is provided free of charge for local and long distance within the US.

Please bring your own music device, iphone, ipod etc for your music enjoyment as we do have 2 hook ups for devices. We do not have a CD player.

Check-Out time is at 11am and Check-In time is at 4pm (early check-in/late check-out may be available if we don't have back to back guests).

Welcome to Lake Arrowhead, the Alps and Jewel of Southern California!!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We love to travel and have stayed at many wonderful VRBO homes and almost never stay at hotels. We are offering the Dragon Cabin as a vacation rental for your enjoyment!!!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2012

Why The Owner chose Lake Arrowhead

We love the mountains, being near water and close to the ski resort for year round fun. Our property is very private, nested in the forest with enormous pines yet close to Lake Arrowhead Village and 13 miles to the ski resort. The best of both worlds!!!

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy, on a 1/2 acre of land, abundant wildlife viewing, with a vintage mountain cabin feel, and updated bathrooms providing our guests with comfort & cleanliness. Exclusive beach pass to Burnt Mill and Tavern Bay beaches--Lake Arrowhead is a private lake!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had great laughs and a truly priceless family vacation at the Dragon Cabin. All was as described and better. Clean & comfy cabin in a most beautiful and private setting. We made all our favorite comfort foods, watched movies and played games while snuggled by a cozy fire. I discoverd while staying here one of my favorite sounds is the wind traveling through the beautiful pine trees. A truly blessed and magical time and place to be.
Sep 2015
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Kayak & Private 1/2Acre ~2800SF Dragon Cabin~1mi to Village/private beach passes
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Dragon Cabin. Debra, the owner, has VERY thoughtfully appointed the place: backpacks for hiking, flashlights, dog bowls, hand made soap, bubble bath, plenty of towels...the list goes on and on. The house has THE BEST dvd collection I have ever seen in my life! On that note, the game room was fantastic for young and old. There are many board games to choose from, a new foosball table and a bumper pool table which we found surprisingly entertaining for hours and hours. Be sure to take a minute to read the "previous owners" wall in the game room. It explains the cabin's name and it's previous celebrity owners. This place is great for families, large or small groups. Oh - there is a private yard to play and relax in.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at The Dragon Cabin exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our recent stay at The Dragon Cabin was more than perfect. The cabin is filled with charm our Thanksgiving week was as good as it gets. Debra was always in contact with us during our stay, just to make sure what ever we needed was taken care of and just in case we did need something she took care of it immediately. The home was the best of the best. If you are looking for a special place to stay in Lake Arrowhead and you appreciate a cabin with the charm of the past this may be a great choice for you, it was for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay at the Dragon Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

It is everything they say it is, and more. A beautiful, secluded location in the trees, yet close to town for convenience. All you will hear is the wind, whispering through the pines.

The dining room is large, with a big beautiful table; you’ll enjoy long, leisurely meals with family and/or friends. The indoor BBQ is interesting. We cooked a mess of rib-eye steaks one evening.

The living room makes you feel like you are sitting in the woods. The large windows seem to bring the outdoors, in. The fireplace is cozy, great place for conversation, or just enjoying the views.

The media and game room is large and comfortable. We played Werewolf at the game table and watched football on the large, flat screen television on Sunday. And, another fireplace kept us warm.

The master bedroom downstairs has a big, comfortable bed, with amazing bedding and comforter. (In fact, all of our party reported comfortable beds and bedding.) It has another fireplace and was a nice retreat when my husband and I wanted some alone time. The master bathroom is palatial, with a huge shower for two, and a nice deep bathtub.

Three fireplaces and unlimited wood? How can you go wrong! Each of the fireplaces is equipped with gas, but we only used it long enough to get the wood burning, and then turned it off. The wood is split, dry, and lights easily.

The owners are dog-friendly; in fact, when they knew we were bringing our dog, they left a small bag of dog biscuits for him.

We have decided to make a family holiday trip to Lake Arrowhead an annual occurrence, and we will be staying at Dragon Cabin again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Days on the Lake, Great Nights in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

We booked 3 nights at Dragon Cabin and wished we had 3 weeks. The setting is wonderful - the cabin is surrounded by trees on all sides which provides a beautiful forest view and the feeling of utmost privacy; the outside decks and hammocks are the perfect place to relax after a day spent kayaking on the lake. The owner is extremely responsive, helpful and generous. The cabin itself is exceptionally clean and well-stocked; we particularly loved the game room which also boasts an enormous library of videos. It made our evenings cozy and fun. We loved our stay and hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 adults looking for a fun few days away from the city. This exceptional place captures the feel of a warm, comfortable rustic getaway, while still offering all the modern conveniences you could possibly want. Plenty of room, all the amenities, but most importantly, although I never met the owners,the furnishings, decor, and grounds were obviously designed by someone with excellent taste and who cares about the quality of what they bring into their home. We will all be back and I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to the owners for letting us use their wonderful property over Memorial Day weekend. This was our first time using VRBO and we had an outstanding experience. The owner was so nice and extremely helpful. She provided us with tons of information about the cabin, its amenities and ideas for where to go and what to do in Lake Atrowhead. When we arrived at the cabin we were amazed by how beautiful and peaceful the property is. The house is very private and nestled in a beautiful forest - the pictures online don't even do it justice! We were equally impressed with the cabin itself. It was very charming and exactly what we were looking for. Also, the owner pays great attention to detail - the property was very clean, the linens were nice and there were plenty of towels and everything else we needed for our stay. The owner even left out ingredients for smores which the kids loved! I would definitely come back and stay here again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Bin 189
Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille
The Grill At Antler's Inn
Belgian Waffle Works
Snow Summit
El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Lollipop Park
Woody's Boathouse Restaurants
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Ontario
Nearest Barpub
0.09 Miles
Woody's on the Lake
Nearest Ferry
0.09 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Queen Tour Boat Open Year Round!!!
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 173 and Hwy 18
Nearest Restaurant
0.09 Miles
Saddleback Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Snow Valley Ski Resort, 13 miles from the Cabin
Nearest Beach
0.09 Miles
Burnt Mill Beach for use of exclusive beach pass
Car: recommended

We are off of Hwy 173 about half way down before you arrive at the Lake Arrowhead Village. The location is great as you are close ( one mile ) to all lake activities, (skiing 13 miles), restaurants, and shopping (one mile to Lake Arrowhead Village). We have a wonderful 2 seated Kayak available for guests weather permitting. The Arrowhead Queen paddle boat is open year round in the Village for tours of the beautiful Lake Arrowhead.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Arrowhead Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High
Jul 8 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Midweek rate
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Winter Holiday Rate 2016/17
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
MLK
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Presidents' Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$270
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Holiday rates $350 to 375 per night
Holidays have a 3 to 5 night minimum stay
Memorial Day - 3 night minimum
July 4th - 4 night minimum
Labor Day - 3 night minimum
Thanksgiving and Christmas - 4 night minimum
Non Holiday: $249 Nightly for October and April months
Price adjustments may change as needed.

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Amenities

Lake Arrowhead Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Deluxe (2 bathrooms) - toilet , tub , shower , Beautifully appointed, tumbled marble shower, claw tub
    Bathroom main floor (two bathrooms) - toilet , shower , On the main floor - jack and jill, new vanity & toilet.
  • The home has 2 bathrooms , one bath with walk-in shower is on the main floor and full bath with claw tub and walk-in shower is downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On the main floor no stairs to the bedroom or bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master with a gas starter fireplace and the wood is on us!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed with a roll out twin.
    Other (See Description) - We have 2 REI comfy cots--please bring sleeping bags
  • TWO queen beds, One Double Bed, One twin bed, We also have 2 REI comfy cots.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
1 Kayak available for guests weather permitting upon request with an exclusive Lake Arrowhead beach pass! Horse shoes during summer months. Snow play on our flat lot--lots of room to play. Only 9 stairs to our home-many homes in Arrowhead have so many stairs. 2 REI cots for extra guests. Speciality cakes made to order and delivered by Sweets and Stuff. Speciality gift baskets made to order and delivered by The Basket Lady.

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