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Mountain Cottage Surrounded by Forests ~ The Beverly Hills of the Mountains!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Studio, Cal King PillowTop Bed, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 2 Large Outdoor Living

The Beverly Hills of the Mountains!

*** Surrounded by old forests & under the alpines ***

Affordable Romance and Natural Beauty with…a perfect blend of hotel convenience and vacation rental privacy under heavily wooded forest of serenity.

1/4 Mile off Hwy 18 in Secluded Alpines and starry nights.

For those who are interested in outside activities the area offers a variety of hiking, biking, star gazing, and fishing as found in the Lake Arrowhead Communities.

This warm ONE BEDROOM and private Mountain Cottage on a large lot sitting in and under the tall wooded forests, offers large private patio with forest views and visiting dear, quail, chipmunks, and squirrels oh my!

Walking distance to 3 of the best little restaurants on the mountain and short drive from Lake Arrowhead Village.

You will enjoy the birds singing, the quiet and no street lamps - so peaceful, you won’t want leave.

Perfect for gateways and romantic nights.

Yes - high speed internet Wi-fi, cable - on demand TV, Propane Bar-b-Q on the deck, kitchen utensils/dishes, and bed linens are included!

Yes - we are dog friendly! > Extra fee $40 (for weekend stay) for pets and we ask that you bring doggy crates, in case you leave your dog alone in the Mountain Cottage. :)

Relax and enjoy reading a book on the deck in the summer while taking in the nature that surrounds the Mountain Cottage. The living area is the perfect place to snuggle up and watch movies On Demand.

For those who love to be on the go, take a nature walk through the deeper forested areas and the nearby arboretum.

You will get an incredible night's sleep on the super comfortable pillow-top Cal King bed and return home refreshed after your stay at your Mountain Cottage.

For those who want to be in touch we do have wifi.

The Mountain Cottage’s location is key, just 1/4 mile off Hwy 18 into the woods with ease. You are just 2 miles to Arrowhead Village where there is shopping and many restaurants to choose from.

With easy proximity to the main highway you can get up and down the hill quickly or head on up to Snow Valley for a day of skiing and snowboarding.

The Mountain Cottage is a gem, treat yourself and come for a stay. 'The newer, luxury, details make it the perfect place for couples, honeymoons, baby moons, mom and daughter, sister, best friends, bird watchers, artist and writers escapes.

We hope you will come back and stay in our cabin again and again, as many others have.

Lake Arrowhead Village starts having free music concerts on the weekends in June to September.

* 2 miles to Lake Arrowhead Village - 7 minute drive

* 15 minutes to Skiing!

* Sits on large heavily wooded property, under the trees - Perfect for a Mountain Retreat - with all the modern and crisp clean living areas.

* Large outside deck in the shade of the trees.

* Hiking and mountain biking.

* 12 minutes to Lake Gregory for swimming and fishing - boat rentals.

* 20 minutes to Snow Valley

* 35 minutes to the Big Bear Lake area.

If your idea of getting away is in a heavily forested mountain-top setting, you have already visualized our quiet and tree engulfed Mountain Cottage in Skyforest, CA. We provide a Continental Breakfast, generally consisting of oatmeal, fruit, muffins, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate - all in your Mountain Cottage upon arrival to help yourself.

Be sure to see the short video at You Tube - search for Mountain Cottage Winter & Summer.

Skyforest is the Beverly Hills of the San Bernardino Mountains in So. California, and is heavily forested with Sugar Pines, Cedar Incense, Firs, Ponderosa and much more - with charming homes on large lots hidden among the hundred-year-old pines and Dogwood trees.

The amazing natural beauty and rich wildlife makes this one of the most awesome locations in the San Bernardino Mountains -- and a favorite place for people who prefer the outdoors with a little more seclusion, comfort, and all the modern conveniences, plus the thick inspirational forests and stars galore.

There is a beautifully landscaped and nature surrounded, private, stone patio area nestled among the many trees …with outdoor furniture. Relax outdoors with a cup of coffee in the morning, read a book as you enjoy the tranquil, natural surroundings. A propane Bar-B-Q on the patio provides for great cook out opportunities.

A 36 inch TV (with 5 different Premium Movie, local, and music channels) and DVD player provide entertainment. Wireless Internet service is available as well. There is a selection of books and DVD’s for a lazy afternoon.

You will be sleeping in a Cal King pillow-top bed and fresh linen. The Cottage has a full bath (shower/tub) and fresh towels. In the living room area a full-sized sofa, next to that is the kitchen area which has a dining room table and counter tops with double kitchen sink and disposal… and is stocked with utensils, dishes, cups (no pots and pans),… with a refrigerator, a large microwave, toaster, coffee maker (no stove), Propane Bar-B-Q (for outside cooking).

Several quaint restaurants and charming shops are within walking distance.

* Take a short 2 mile drive to Lake Arrowhead Village where you can enjoy many more restaurants, shopping, summertime concerts, and the beautiful Lake Arrowhead with a fabulous boat tour.

* The town of Blue Jay is also about a 3 mile drive where you will find many amenities - groceries, movie theater, restaurants, and unique shops and theaters.

* Lake Gregory for fishing, swimming, beaches, and water slides is only about 12 minutes away.

Forest service dirt roads throughout the area great are for hiking and mountain biking. In the winter months, you can sled and play in the snow in the immediate area.

Skiing/snowboarding is a short 20 minute drive away at nearby Snow Valley in Running Springs.

Nestled in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest, Lake Arrowhead and Skyforest, CA, also known as 'The Alps of Southern California,' is a cozy mountain Lake Arrowhead resort paradise featuring numerous outdoor recreational activities, stunning year round scenery and wildlife, and a natural peacefulness that has lured people to these mountains for centuries for relaxation and a romantic get away from Los Angeles and others parts of the world.

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Lake Arrowhead Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One Full Bathroom - bathtub and closet
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One bedroom studio Pillow top California King
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
No Smoking Facility Plush CA King PillowTop Bed Linens are provided including sheets, towels and plenty of pillows and blankets 36 inch TV (with 5 different Premium Movie and music channels) and DVD player provide entertainment. WI-FI - Wireless Internet service is available as well - Free Kitchen is stocked with utensils, dishes, cups,…with a refrigerator, a large microwave, toaster, coffee maker (no stove), Bar-B-Q (for outside cooking). BBQ Grill with picnic table and outdoor furniture weather permitting 1 twin size rollaway beds with bedding. Full size bath tub and shower in the one Full Bath area. Parking on quiet street in front of gate area. Road to house is ploughed in winter.


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Mountain Cottage Surrounded by Forests ~ The Beverly Hills of the Mountains!
average rating of 4.912 based on 150 reviews

Cute and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect! So homey and cute. It’s in a perfect location and close to lake arrowhead village. Really recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved this rental. It was cozy, quiet, and perfect for a weekend getaway. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great area, great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was adorable, easy to find, and a good location for both Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. The owners keep the place very cozy and even left us a few treats for our stay! We hope to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Very comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely wonderful for the short getaway for me and my wife. They were very accommodating and helpful when we needed to know where things were or had any questions. We brought our dog up to the cottage as well and he loved being in the woods and getting out of the city. 11/10 would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great getaway for a few days!!

  • 5 of 5

Donna and Ken were very welcoming and we had a great stay!! Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Donna and Ken Ward
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Donna and Ken Ward

- Please contact us if you cannot figure out the pet rate or have questions, before you book.

Your Romantic Mountain Cottage is literally under the tall alpine woods in the forest, just 1/4 mile off of Hwy 18 - Quiet, serene,. bird watching, and nature at it's best.

Why Donna and Ken Ward chose Lake Arrowhead

If you want to get away from the daily grind, but are tired of long road trips, it’s the perfect place for Southern Californians to escape the heat as well as the hustle and bustle of the valleys below.

When temperatures soar and smog is at its peak, it may be difficult to focus on work instead of daydreaming about vacation. But why wait until your “official holiday” for respite? Just a short drive from downtown Los Angeles, congested Orange County, and blazing hot desert communities, Lake Arrowhead is the jewel of the San Bernardino Mountains. So you can head up even if you have just a day or two to make the most of everything the area has to offer:

Hiking Trails. If you love the great outdoors, don’t miss the opportunity to witness nature’s bounty up close and personal.

- Whether your goal is fitness or fun, the trails in San Bernardino County National Forest are sure to please

- Or just a hike among the trees in the woods right outside your Mountain Cottage Door.

What makes this studio unique

>> SkyPark at Santa's Village

SkyPark at Santa's Village is a North Pole themed outdoor adventure park where Santa lives year round. Experience the wonder of nature as you enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, archery, ziplining and climbing in the Northwoods.

>> Free Summer Concerts are offered every weekend from May until Labor Day, and showcase virtually every conceivable genre. So check out this summer’s offerings and schedule a trip around your favorite group’s event. Then, plan to arrive early to stake your claim on the grassy knoll hours in advance, or pay to reserve a table to guarantee your spot.Kiteboarding. Kitesurf freestyle.

>> Deep Creek Hot Springs Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Arrowhead, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

>> Water sports at McKenzie Water Ski School. Although Lake Arrowhead is private, you can be enjoying the sand and scenery. One way to enjoy the Lake is to book a lesson or tour through the local water ski school. Located in Lake Arrowhead Village, adjacent to the Village docks, this family-owned shop offers much more than lessons.

>> Lake Arrowhead-Tour-Boat Tours on the Arrowhead Queen depart hourly, on the hour, year round and offer vacationers a fabulous time aboard their majestic vessel. Your tour is navigated and narrated by a live captain, who shares area history including celebrity sightings and local lore.

>> Our Blue Jay movie theater has the newest movies for after a day in the sun, to relax with a tub of popcorn and an ice cold beverage at Blue Jay Cinema. Although it wouldn’t qualify as a multiplex, the theater features six screens which show the latest attractions.screenwriter and cinema background

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying in your perfect cabin was the perfect getaway!

You have a great place up here.

we will definitely be coming back soon! Thank you@@
Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Ontario Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 18
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hortencios, Bear Deli, Skyforest Pizza
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Snow Valley
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Dining on the Lake.

* Arrowhead Queen.

* Snow Valley - skiing.

* Water Skiing.

* Cross Country Skiing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Children's Forest/SBNFA.

* Hiking.

* Biking.

* Fishing.

* Swimming.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Lake Gregory - San Bernardino County Parks.

* Mountain Skies Astronomical Society/Astronomy Village.

* Wildhaven Ranch - wildlife sanctuary.

* Nature Walks.

* Play in the snow.

Lake Arrowhead Village - 50 shops – including Outlet Stores, restaurants, free summer concerts every Friday and Saturday evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Fabulous - Annual Home Tour in September - ask the Chamber of Commerce for calendar of events.

Arrowhead Queen Tour Boat - in Lake Arrowhead Village

Lake Arrowhead Village Fun Park - Carousel, Playground, Go Carts, grassy area with benches to enjoy the views and a picnic.

McKenzie Water Ski School - Lake Arrowhead Village

World Famous Woody’s Boathouse right on the Lake along with other great places to eat and unique shops on the Lake.

Lake Gregory Regional Park (seasonal) - in Crestline - swimming, fishing, aqua cycles, pedal boats, rowboats, water slide - check out their local events.

Snow Valley Ski Resort (seasonal) - in Running Springs

Rim Nordic Cross Country Skiing (seasonal) - in Running Springs

Wildhaven-Wildlife Rehabilitation Center & Sanctuary - in Cedar Glen

Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout - on Lookout Rd off Bear Springs Rd in Twin Peaks

Local Hiking Trails - for maps and info contact Ranger Station

Mountain Biking - permitted on all OHV & hiking trails except the Pacific Crest Trails

Star Watching at the Mountain Skies Astronomical Society

Antiquing in Cedar Glen, Blue Jay, Crestline and Running Springs

Movie Theaters‎ - in Blue Jay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $67
Pet Fee $40

Includes linen and towels included. Dishes and silverware included.
Nightly rate:
Sun - Thurs $97/Night
Fri - Sat $97/Night
Holidays $130 Please call - We look forward to you enjoying a serene, forested stay.
$67 cleaning fee per stay less than one week long, $97 cleaning fee for 5 days.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.