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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1000 Sq Foot, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Gambrel With Great Views And Plenty Of Room!

Cozy Cabin Retreat is a large, open Gambrel style cabin that is cozy yet spacious, the perfect place to create long lasting memories with all of your family and friends! With 2 large upstairs bedrooms, you will be able to comfortably sleep your whole family/group.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, large closet space, dresser, TV, and personal room heater built in to the wall. The second bedroom features 2 sets of twin over full bunk beds, able to sleep 6, dresser, large closet space and plenty of floorspace for whatever you need. Also included is a full size blow up air mattress and pump, in case some extra sleeping room is needed.

The living room has a beautiful stone fireplace to warm the room as you enjoy family time with all of your loved ones. The large couch doubles as a pull-out bed, large enough for another 2 adults to sleep! The large wall heater will warm the entire cabin for a comfortable stay all year round! You can enjoy catching up on today's news, entertainment, and movies with the 42' high definition TV, along with a DVD player, free high speed internet and wi-fi. If you need to make some calls, feel free to use the included house phone to save minutes on your cell phone to make any local and long distance calls!

The bathroom is fully stocked, and we provide towels, hand soap, and toilet paper for all of your needs. The shower and bathtub features a handheld shower head to ensure ease of use no matter what! A brand new wall heater will make sure you are warm and comfy, even when stepping out of the shower when it's snowing outside! Updated with the perfect cabin decor, you will still feel that you're in the woods, even with all of the bathroom amenities!

The large kitchen and dining area is a perfect space for making delicious home cooked meals, and it's open concept flow from the living room into the kitchen is perfect to keep everyone together. The table seats 6, with plenty of space for all members of the family. A full size oven can bake up the best holiday treats for everyone to enjoy. Included is a toaster, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, and blender. The full size refrigerator and freezer will keep all of your food and drinks cold. Cabinets are stocked with all of the utensils, dishes, pots and pans you will need. Spices, coffee and condiments are also included in your stay.

A good sized gated backyard allows plenty of room for kids to play and enjoy the snow.

The driveway can fit 2-3 cars, or boat or RV parking if needed. The road is plowed allowing easy access to and from the cabin, all year long!

More Details

Ken Shute and Samantha Grace
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Ken Shute and Samantha Grace

Samantha and I met about 6 years ago while working at a hospital together and developed a great friendship that developed into a relationship. We now live together with with our three dogs about 2 1/2 hours North-West of Big Bear. We enjoy getting together with family and friends and making new memories. We love traveling to new destinations and meeting new people along the way. We are adventurous and love to try anything outdoors, which led us to snowboarding here in Big Bear where we knew we wanted to have a permanent place to come back to, with all of our family and friends!

Ken Shute and Samantha Grace purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Ken Shute and Samantha Grace chose Big Bear

We were inspired to look for a property in Big Bear after renting a cabin there a couple of years ago. We had such a great experience and loved having a cabin to come back to after a day of snow boarding. We both have busy schedules and need a time out every now and then. We wanted to find a cabin that would not only be a nice getaway for us, but for others to enjoy as well.

What makes this cabin unique

We chose this particular cabin because it is close to everything we could ever want to do, but located in a quiet neighborhood that still makes us feel like we are in a small mountain town. The cabin itself is large enough to have all of our friends and family over to just hang out and enjoy each others company. the Gambrel style is our favorite style of cabin, as it embraces the typical cabin style living. Inside, we especially loved the worm and natural wood walls, large wood beams on the ceiling, and beautiful stone fireplace. All of these things made us fall in love with our Cozy Cabin Retreat and we hope you will too!


Big Bear Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Both bunks are twin over full
  • TV's provided in both bedrooms, large closets in both bedrooms. A pull out couch can sleep an additional 2 people and there is a blow up air mattress available for extra sleeping space.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.71875 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time during our stay at the cabin. The cabin was cleaned, well organized and all kitchen essential were provided. There was a basket with all kinds of board games which we enjoyed playing. Prior to my arrival to the cabin, Sam and Ken sent me an email with detailed instructions of the Dos and Don’ts at their cabin and recommended me a couple of nice places to hang out with the family. Sam and Ken, thank you so much for letting us stay at your cabin. It was awesome!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was more then what we expected. We did have a problem with the shower but I called the owner n they were able to fix the problem. The rooms are cozy and spacious.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at big bear and the cabin was wonderful nice and clean and close to the village

Would definitely stay there again Ken the owner was very professional

Thank You Ken

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this cabin for the weekend! Its about a five minute drive from Big Bear Mtn./Summit and close to Vons (this was in snowy conditions with chains on). The cabin comfortably fit our group of friends and could probably fit 20 its so spacious. The hot tub was broken the weekend of our stay, but the owner let us know ahead of time and refunded a fair portion of the cost. The owners were very helpful and gave us clear information to let us enjoy our stay worry free. Would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone looking to have fun in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poor communication and customer service

  • 1 of 5

The spa was half filled and dirty. When I contacted the owner about it, the response was that the pipes broke a few weeks ago and a repair man would be out to fix it. We were not notified of this prior to our arrival. Or during the booking process. This was the last reponse we got from the owners. Day 2: Spa looks exsactly the same. The owners did not respond to any of my texts regarding follow up to the spa.

We booked this cabin for the spa. To have a soak after a day on the slopes. The spa was dirty and non-operational. On top of that we still got charged the FULL amount. Horrible customer service.

Also the water heater ran out of hot water after washing minimal dishes. My child had to take a sponge bath using boiled water from the stove. I don't know why it was doing that... but again... did NOT get any response at all when I asked about it.

Funny how people don't want to bother with you when you're having a problem with their product.... but boy are they quick to take your money!!!!

We didn't even want to use the fireplace because if the house smells like smoke you could lose your deposit.

Overall this experience sucked. It started off well with high hopes, but as we kept asking questions and not getting answers I felt sick. We travelled thousands of miles to see big bear. And to deal with this was terrible and embarrassing. I really feel like these owners would just leave you high and dry and take your money. If you like working amenities and costumer service consider someplace more commercialized. The cost would be about the same.

On the plus side: the cabin was cozy. Heater worked (thank god). One bed was comfortable and the couch was comfy for watching basic cable.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, I'm sorry that you felt communication between us was unacceptable. We strive to make sure all of our guests have the best time possible. Unfortunately, a pipe had burst in the spa and we were attempting to fix it ASAP. The issue has since been taken care of. I understand that it can be very frustrating to not be able to use amenities that were offered. The last message I had received was from the day of check in, and I was unaware that the stay was below your expectations. Thank you for the feedback and we will continue to improve for any future stays.
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Love everything about the cabin! It's perfect accommodate for a group getaway. It has everything. The owner is super nice and easy to communicate with. Definitely would like to book here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Big Bear Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter 2015
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter Weekend
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 20 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 22 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oktoberfest weekend 1
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oktoberfest weekend 2
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oktoberfest weekend 3
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oktoberfest weekend 4
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oktoberfest weekend 5
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 2 2017 - Mar 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks of your departure date.

Owner'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.
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Snow Summit
Big Bear Snow Play
Bear Mountain
"Big Bear Mountain is THE place to go for So Cal's best snowboarding!"
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Footbridge for Fishing
Bear Mountain
"Big Bear Mountain is THE place to go for So Cal's best snowboarding!"
Snow Summit Mountain Resort
Bear Mountain
"Big Bear Mountain is THE place to go for So Cal's best snowboarding!"
Oktoberfest Big Bear Lake
Teddy Bear Restaurant
B's Backyard BBQ -- CLOSED
Grizzly Manor Cafe
The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar
Hacienda Grill Mexican & Sports Bar
Nearest Airport
1.7 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.8 Miles
Red baron's
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Gold Mine Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Thelma's Family Restaurant
Nearest Ski
6.3 Miles
Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3.8 Miles
Bear Lake
Car: recommended

Close to anything and everything you could want in a mountain town, Cozy Cabin Retreat is the best place to be whether you want to go Skiing, Snowboarding, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, or just want to snuggle up by the fireplace with great snowy views all around you.

Bear mountain is the #1 ski resort in Southern California and best place to spend a snowy day hitting the slopes!

If you have younger children, Snow Play is the place for you! A family friendly tubing park that is great for the kids and whole family!

With a large wooded area just around the corner from Cozy Cabin Retreat, you can walk there right from the cabin and have the true snowy woods experience! Great for playing in the snow, building snow families, and just enjoying the views! Plus, you can be back home in the cabin sitting in front of the fire drinking hot coco in no time at all!

Whether summer, winter, spring or fall, wonderful hiking experiences are all around you. And with the Adventure Pass included in your stay, you wont have to worry about paying any additional fees to enjoy the great hiking adventures that await!

During the summer, the best place to practice your downhill mountain biking is Ski Summit, with lift operations that will keep you fresh for the exciting downhill ride!

Big Bear Lake is the place to be for all you fishermen and fisherwomen out there! With a long pedestrian walking bridge that doubles as an awesome fishing spot, you can be ON the lake, enjoying the views, and catching tonight's very best fresh dinner!

After your day's adventure, you can rest easy knowing you will be coming back to the Cozy Cabin Retreat, a first class Gambrel style cabin with everything you need! Cuddle up next to the gas/wood burning fireplace that really brings everyone together, or just relax on the couch and unwind watching the 42' high definition TV. Making meals is easy and fun with the full size kitchen and dining area at Cozy Cabin Retreat, with all of the utensils, dishes, and cookware you will need!


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