|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
2016 Highest Rating Plus Best Value for a Quality 7 Bedroom Home near Big Bear! Not crowded like Big Bear, even on holidays. Owner operated - we offer 100% REFUND on your cleaning fee*.
A River Paradise - 300' of private property on the pristine Santa Ana River headwaters. Five acres with a beautiful year-round river. A relaxing private mountain sanctuary intended for guests that are looking for a unique retreat in the San Bernardino Mountains (rural Seven Oaks). A place for rest, rejuvenation and discovery. About 2 hours from Orange County or Los Angeles, yet worlds away. Though your surroundings are authentically rustic, there's no need to rough it: you'll find everything you need in the main house. A wonderful combination of furnishings, location, views and amenities.
Perched on a sunny mountainside, a pristine sanctuary to renew the spirit and refresh the senses. Wander and explore the lovely orchard and you’ll feel the splendor of simpler times. Meditate in the fresh mountain air and the beautiful ambiance of the river landscape. Relax in a comfortable handcrafted log home in the woods. You’ll find a wide selection of music, dozens of inviting books and a cozy, peaceful place just for you.
Handcrafted in 2007 this custom log home is comfortably appointed with antiques and modern amenities. The cabin is kept very clean. Upon entering the cabin, before you is the great room, which is surrounded by windows and decks that brighten the entire area and offer spectacular views. The dining area seats ten with additional seating at the breakfast bar for two. There is also a large picnic table on the deck for 10+. The kitchen island is centrally located in the house with vaulted ceilings and lots of handcrafted character. A great place to enjoy cooking in an open floor plan to the living room and loft.
The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and adjacent bathroom, the second bedroom has a full bed and 1/2 bath. The loft has a Queen bed, it is open to living room below. (Only the two upstairs bedrooms and loft are part of the log area.) Four downstairs bedrooms have 1 King, 1 CA King, and 1 Full bed-this room has no private access. One additional large bathroom downstairs. 7th bedroom 2 queen beds plus extra bathroom, 800 sq ft.
There are over 800 sq. ft. of deck wrapped with inspiring mountain views. There is a 25 foot tree swing for the kids. Bob crane and Hootie the owl fly by often.
Best Location on this River!
The Santa Ana River upper headwaters of the river in the San Bernardino Mountains still retain a free flowing character and outstanding natural values. The upper headwaters, including its sparkling waters, scenic verdant meadows, rich riparian habitat, and thick forests of pine, fir, and oak offer an outdoor recreation mecca for hikers, bicyclists and fishermen. Perfect place to reconnect with family and friends in a green and pristine mountain wilderness. Come and surround yourself with the natural beauty and privacy of a wooded landscape.
Give yourself time for writing and hiking, painting and reading and stargazing in this peaceful sanctuary. Sit back and take delight in the breath-taking view from the deck as the sun sets and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Birdwatchers often spot owls, herons, ducks, woodpeckers, hawks and quail.
This is a quality rental for families, perfect for family reunions and quiet retreats.
RESTRICTIONS: We only rent to responsible people. No activities that would prevent our neighbors’ ability to enjoy their residences peacefully - sorry, no weddings or large events. It’s NOT a party house. No smoking, no fires, no firearms, no pets, no boomboxes. No music or loud noise outdoors.
River access is limited to 300' of river on our property only. Please do not trespass on the neighbors property. You may access the river by walking up the road. This goes along public forest land and is a lovely longer hike.
Winter - please carry chains. We are located at 4,600' elevation. (No high altitude headaches here).
Originally from the lake country of northern Minnesota. Robert hand-scribed this fabulous home and all the amazing details. Robert likes to tinker and invent. Anna enjoys landscaping this five acre canvas. Their hospitality experience included owning a bed and breakfast in New Zealand. The log house shares this five acre property with the owner’s cabin - 300' away from the house. We respect your privacy, but if you need anything we can assist immediately. We are very interested in making sure your stay is comfortable.
R.J. Hendrickson purchased this house in 1997
We handcrafted this unique log home ourselves, with much attention to detail. Located in a beautiful green wilderness, the Santa Ana River is unique for So. California - green and pristine. Love the apple blossoms and yucca in the Spring. Bird watching includes herons, owls, quail and hawks. Stars are a lot brighter out here. We encourage our guests to learn about our region's rich history, encouraging stewardship of this rich and unique riparian environment.
Private gate, 1/2 mile to the cabin. Only ten neighbors, all homes are on 5 acres surrounded by 30+ miles of beautiful national forest. Private gate, cabin is 1/4 mile away from the paved road on a private road. Fabulous views. This is not crowded like Big Bear, even on holidays.
RJ…just want to add my 2 cents worth.
We really enjoyed the 2 night stay at your Log cabin. What an accomplishment. My daughter and her husband flew out from Dallas just for my Mom’s 90th birthday celebration, so you know this was a big deal for me and Tammy to have our mom honored like this. Your place was perfect. And added to that was the warm feeling you gave us to be around you. We have been emailing each other back and forth saying how we hope we can all get together again and do a repeat.
We had a rough start due to the rain & not being able to get through the road, so we missed out on a day. Anna/RJ were great about giving us a refund to cover the 1 day. When we finally were able to go check in, it was quite a task having to carry everything from the vehicles, up the road to the cabin (Anna/RJ were very helpful with this task). Once we were all settled in, it was quite a beautiful cabin and it was great to see all the work they had done building this place. We even came across a book w/pictures showing the build of this cabin which was great to see. This place was exactly as it looks in the pictures i saw online. It was very clean & well maintained. Beautiful sight standing outside on the deck, and just enjoying the peacefulness of it all. There were 14 of us, and we all fit comfortably. If you're looking for a place to just get away & enjoy some quite time, this is definitely a place to stay at. Beautiful cabin and great people.
Four families, one fantastic time!! RJ & Anna really know how to do it up right. Their log home was perfect for our party of 14! No one had to fight or complain about where they were going to sleep or shower; there was plenty of room for all. They had no problem letting the kids explore their 5 acre property. The only regret I have is"We should have stayed longer!". We all plan to come again next year. I can't wait!
If you are looking for a truly amazing stay in a beautiful cabin where you and your family can spend quality time together then look no more. This cabin is beyond amazing. Anna and R.J. were so welcoming. Their cabin is the most impressive we've ever been to. Our family will talk about the fun time we had here for years to come. The children loved picking apples and fishing by the river. I don't think I can recall a single time seeing them glued to their phones. We definitely plan on reserving again.
We loved the cabin. So much pride that went into building it.
I had no idea how awesome a log cabin could be. R.J. And Anna built this place themselves and all the hard work, care and attention to detail really shows. We shared the cabin with 2 other families. There was plenty of space and tons for the kids to do: playing in the creek, picking apples, swinging on the giant swing, and more. Anna was an excellent host as well and we hope to be back very soon.
We really enjoyed our stay!
6 families could stay 3 nights very comfortably and had a lot of fun inside and outside with kids from 1 year old to 6 years old.
Kids loved the swing on the big tree and apple on the tree. We picked the apple and ate beside the creek. Kids love that! Babies hanged out at the yard in front of the lodge to enjoy the breeze. My daughter had her first encounter to the little baby frog. It was so cute. Star-filled night sky was unforgettable! I saw see the Milky Way first time in my life. We still cannot believe it's 2 hour away from Los Angeles.
The lodge is very organized and most of the kitchen staff we needed was there. Beds were nice and comfortably organized and 12 adults and 7 kids had really good sleep.
Ana, the owner is very nice lady. We love everything about this property and people!! Defiantly we will revisit for sure!
Thank you so much.
25 Miles to Big Bear & Redlands. Hwy 38 turn on Glass Rd.
|Additional guests||$20 + Tax|
|REFUNDABLE cleaning fee*||$400|
Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day: ($550) 3 night minimum.
Summer: May 31 - Sep 8 ($550) 3 night minimum for up to 17 guests, children included.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Holidays: 4 Holiday nights @ $750 night +tax+refundable* cleaning deposit.
Deposit holds dates and is non-refundable or transferable. Trip insurance is recommended.
Owner operated, so we offer guests a 100% cleaning fee refund option to clean before they leave.
(Short list is provided and needs to be completed to get the refund - read pdf.)