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Lake Arrowhead - Romantic Mountain Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Located at 5200 feet above sea level, this charming 1950's cottage is locally known as Hobbit Hollow. All seasons are wonderful... Summer months are mild with temperatures averaging in the mid 70's fahrenheit providing the perfect climate for boating, sailing or an outdoor barbecue. Fall is beautiful with autumn color and weather cool enough to enjoy a fire in the fireplace. Local skiing at Snow Summit; snow from as early as November until as late is April... February/March is when we typically get the most snow of the year. Spring is late in the mountains; May/June is when the daffodils, tulips, iris bulbs, dogwood trees and rhododendron bushes are in full bloom.


We have owned 'Hobbit Hollow' for over 12 years now. We've enjoyed wonderful vacations with friends and family and are happy to share this special hideaway with others now.

Cedar, pine and dogwood trees tower over the large stone patio and provide a shade canopy on sunny summer days. At the side stone patio is an outdoor fireplace, adjacent is a built-in barbecue with rotisserie to grill a special meal. A quick nap in the hammock breathing the fresh Alpine air at this altitude will alter your attitude.. help you forget your worries and cares!

Wood walls and beamed ceilings are lacquer finished redwood, floors are white oak. Bedrooms have plush wool carpet. With wood beam ceilings, the living room has a massive stone fireplace. The living room also has a large window with lake, forest, patio and garden views. Two master suites; one is referred to as 'The Red Room' and the other 'The Blue Room'... each has a queen size bed. 'The Blue Room' has a large built-in bed that could easily accommodate two adults in addition to the queen size bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with butcher block counters, a farm sink and a classic 1950's O'Keefe & Merritt stove/oven.

The drive to Lake Arrowhead from Los Angeles is only 1 1/2 hours - traffic permitting... and from the coast of Orange County it takes about 1 1/4 hours. San Diego is about an hour drive as well... Within an hours drive you can enjoy a complete change of season, climate and scenery... Hobbit Hollow offers a great escape weekend respite. Enjoy cherished quality time with friends and family. Take off for fun-filled holiday or a romantic getaway with someone special... just a little more than an hour drive from most of greater Los Angeles cities.

Lake Arrowhead Village is a 5 minute drive or 20 min. walk. The Village is known for its seasonal free concerts and family entertainment. There are also outlet/discount shopping opportunities, restaurants, a candy store... The Lake Arrowhead Resort Hotel is a 5 star facility with a full gym and spa - available to the public for a small fee. Summer months at the lake offer kayak or paddle board. Several times a day you can ride the Arrowhead Queen around the lake and hear stories of early Hollywood Royalty that made Lake Arrowhead their vacation home away from the city. A year round vacation retreat!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

Why Mark chose Inland Empire

Large stone patio with views of the lake and privacy

What makes this cottage unique

Charming romantic retreat. Quality furnishings

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for opening your mountain house to us. It was just what the doctor ordered. Peace, tranquility, beauty and fresh air. We had so much fun together this weekend. It was the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!
Feb 2012
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Lake Arrowhead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 is the public bathroom and also the 'Red Room' bathroom. Built-in drawers and hooks for robes. The countertops are butcher block with a 1950's turquoise sink. The toilet and tub are also turquoise. There is a glass etched scene of deer in the forest on the glass doors to the bath tub / shower. Bathroom 2 is the private bathroom for the 'Blue Room'.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Red Room: with queen size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Blue Room: Queen bed: Sleeps 2. Built-in bed sleeps 2
  • 'Red Room' offer a queen size bed, windows on all sides and plush rust wool carpeting. There is also a dutch door entry to this room. Views from the room are to the stone front patio and out the front of the room are peek views to the lake. 'Blue Room' bedroom offers a queen size bed, windows to the side stone patio and a private bathroom with shower. In addition to the queen size bed is a built in bed that can easily sleep two (2) adults. The floors are wood with a blue wool rug and blue velvet drapes.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
There are stairs to the patio in front of the home so anyone that has difficulty with stairs, this will be the only challenge. Other than these stairs, the home is single level. Children are welcome but the home is NOT child protected or child safe. No pets, no exceptions. No smoking, no exception.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Lake Arrowhead - Romantic Mountain Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Pacific Palisades, CA

Magical Memories in Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful stay at Hobbit Hollow, in Lake Arrowhead, CA. We've rented other homes in the area before during the Christmas holidays, but this one was by far our favorite. Everything was better than the photographs could convey. The kitchen was well stocked and equipped (including a Nespresso machine!), the entire cabin was beautifully and comfortable furnished, the bathrooms were clean, and the household systems (the fireplace, the showers & bathrooms, the washing machine & dryer, the dishwasher, the heater, the TV and digital systems) worked spectacularly well. We didn't get snow during our stay, but the cabin is peaceful and beautiful no matter the weather. The owner, Mark, could not have been more helpful or hospitable. We hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Chris. We hope you do come back soon... No guarantee of snow for Christmas but the cold weather guarantees you will have a cozy warm stay with a log in the fireplace. The benefit of no snow but cold weather is that the roads are clear of snow and ice and the snow making machines at the local ski resorts are in full operation with the low temperatures. Just 20 min. away and you are skiing and snow boarding! Cheers!
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The Shire

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay, very well kept. The design of the house really makes you feel like you're in the mountains. We'll definitely be coming back for snowboard season.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brendan, Appreciate your kind comments. Your group is always welcome as you treated our home with great respect. Thank you! Mark
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Beautiful, peaceful, tasteful--HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the photos of the cabin, but were even more surprised that it was even better than we had hoped! The house and property are so well cared for and expertly decorated. It was like we had the most gracious hosts without them even being there. Rooms were clean and lovely. No traffic outside. There was a hammock, espresso machine, board games and DVDs. Mark laid out a welcome basket for us when we arrived... The perfect getaway. House was not air conditioned, but the windows kept it nice and cool. If you need a respite, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, thank you for the kind comments. Hope you are able to come back for the winter and enjoy the snow and ice skating nearby. Warmly, Mark
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Perfectly Appointed w/Absolutely Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5

We have had the pleasure of several vacations in this home and every time we walk through the beautiful Dutch doors I get a sense of "awe and ahhhh." Not only is this house absolutely charming it is also incredibly elegant. It features a gourmet kitchen fit for a chef, huge wood burning fireplace in the incredibly comfortable and open living room, and phenomenal wood paneling throughout the home which gives the lovely feeling of living on a ship. This vacation home could easily grace the cover of any decorator magazine. Now, that's just the indoors. Step outside onto the magnificent patio with a table that seats at least six, for a special outdoor dinner under the stars and an additional side patio that features a top-of-the-line outdoor grill and another large sitting area. And, don't forget to lay on the hammock hanging amongst the trees. I really cannot say enough good about this Very Special home and I promise that you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Krista, Really appreciate your comments. So happy you appreciate the details and have enjoyed your stays at Hobbit Hollow. We would love to have you come back soon. You've never been up during the winter months so there is a whole season you can still experience that is beautiful in our local mountains. Kind regards, Mark
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"When can we go back?"

  • 5 of 5

Ever since we left Hobbit Hollow, our three kids have been clamoring to go back. We had a magical stay at this perfect little mountain getaway. It is decorated perfectly for just what it is, with fine furnishings and an exquisitely outfitted kitchen. The yard and surrounding grounds offer abundant space for kids to explore or for adults to hang out. The beds were amazingly comfortable, in fact, the entire home was cozy and warm. We were there during the summer, so we didn't have a fire, but it just begs for a crackling log in the fireplace with a good book to snuggle up with. We highly recommend a stay here and can testify that the owner, Mark, is available to ensure your stay is pleasant and memorable.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave for the kind words. Would love to have you up for the fall or winter - All seasons are wonderful!! Kind regards, Mark
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Perfect Cabin Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay Hobbit Hollow was an absolute perfect cabin weekend getaway!

We live in Newport Beach and with my family in town from Connecticut, we desired a relaxing weekend where we could get out of town for a few days and experience nature. Upon arrival, the gorgeous stacked stone landscaping and rustic exterior instantly transferred us to another time! The delightful two bedroom cottage was well appointed with charming furnishings and amenities that made our stay cozy and effortless. While the location was less than 10 minutes drive to the Village, we felt so comfortable that we hardly left all weekend. The patio and BBQ area was huge and allowed us to spend much of our time outdoors enjoying the gorgeous scenery. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the tools needed to create virtually any kind of dish and there were stacks of DVDs and games to keep you entertained. My only critiques would be that the process to work the DVD player be simplified and there be a list of where things are and how they work (i.e. extension cords for the outdoor table lights, emergency phone numbers, instructions for the TV & DVD, etc.). Other than that, I would certainly recommend Hobbit Hollow and look forward to another stay!

Sandra Vila

Newport Beach, California

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sandra, So happy you enjoyed your stay. We make every effort to give our guests the feeling that this is their own home and that they are so welcome and comfortable that they will not want to leave. We are available to take your phone calls morning, noon or night and were happy to take your call to answer your questions about the DVD player and also help you locate the items you needed. Our guest book has emergency phone numbers for police, fire, hospital... and also phone numbers for all local services in the village including shops, restaurants, markets, boat ferry rides and even a calendar of events in the village... there is also a listing of the local hiking trails with maps and phone numbers to the ranger stations. Ice Castle International training center is also just around the corner and is open to the public (hours noted in our guest book). There is an interesting "History of lake Arrowhead" also included in our guest book. We are always open to improving the comfort of your stay and appreciate your suggestions. Kind regards, Mark
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Bernardino International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Arrowhead Village
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lake Arrowhead / Village
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Country Club 250 Golf Course Rd
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Amtrak-Riv, 4066 Vine St, Riverside, CA 92507
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 173
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Arrowhead Village / several
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: necessary

Walk: less than a mile to Lake Arrowhead Village with Bank ATM, dining, outlet shopping, seasonal free live entertainment, boating, hiking around the lake, markets… hiking nearby


Rates & Availability

Lake Arrowhead Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 7.5%

$250 night Monday-Wednesday $350 night Thursday-Sunday. $2150/week.
$375 night for a 2 night minimum stay - all day of the week
$375 night for all nights if booked within 7 days of holiday
$307.14 night for 7 nights or longer

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