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Property Details

Updated: Apr 30, 2015
3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)

From the sensual experience of the softly warmed floor heating to the spruce covered cathedral ceiling, the new masterfully designed cabin will give you a feeling of never wanting to leave. Whether walking across the 'old world' style paved patio or kicking back in the relaxing sitting area on the front covered porch, you are going to love this place.

Watch the glowing sunset filter through the gigantic pine trees, take a hike through the juniper forest surrounding the new cabin, all of you are going to enjoy every moment of your visit. Soak up the sun on the south facing patio and check out the huge granite boulders while you barbeque steaks on the gas grill. Share a glass of wine with your best friends while enjoying unheard of peace, quiet and relaxation, right here close to Big Bear Lake in Southern California.

We know it is hard to believe this kind of magic still exists here near Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Listen and all you can hear is the wind moving through those incredible smelling pine trees. Sled down the hills in the winter. Do like many of our guests... hike down the pine needle covered trails with your lover in the summer, take romantic moonlit snowshoe walks with them in the winter, and as time passes share those same trails with your kids in this beautiful cabin, everything is right about this little piece of heaven we have to offer you.

Open the eight foot tall arched front door and take in the breathtaking downstairs great room with high vaulted ceilings and huge picture windows framing in an incredible view. Snuggle up in the luxurious down filled leather sectional while watching the flames dance in the soft warmth of the soapstone stove.

The gourmet kitchen has a huge granite island with built in cook top and second sink that will delight even the most discriminating chef. A large side-by-side refrigerator, built in oven, microwave, and dishwasher rounded out by the granite counter tops and oak cabinets making this kitchen beautiful and very functional for cooking for a large group.

There are two bedrooms downstairs - one with four poster canopy king bed, the other with a four poster queen. An incredible bathroom awaits your delight with a huge elegant travertine shower & frameless glass surround. Double shower heads and double sinks make for the best bath.

Upstairs you will enjoy a private master suite with king bed, two opening skylights and an antique claw foot tub. The master bath has the same incredible design as the downstairs bath. An open loft area has accommodations for four more guests. Every bedroom has a flat screen TV with DVD player. In addition, a huge flat screen TV/DVD player is located in the living room area.

Close enough to Big Bear Lake to enjoy restaurants and activities - yet far enough away to feel like you are in a whole different world - away from the hustle and bustle of life! Don't miss the virtual tour at the youtube link below!

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We both grew up in Orange County, Southern California, and moved to San Bernardino in 1981. Desiring our sons to grow up with some space around them, we purchased the ranch near Big Bear Lake in 1991 when our boys were 6, 4, 2 and 2 months old. We lived in the 500 sf cottage that is now called Ironwood Lodge - the only building on the ranch. The six of us lived in the cottage (yes, we were a bit crazy!!) while we built what is now the main house - called Granite Vista. It took us 3 years before it was completed enough for us to move in. We did the majority of building ourselves, with help from family and friends. After moving in to the 'big' house, Ironwood sat empty for a few years. With the encouragement of some friends who owned a lodge in town, we remodeled it and began renting it out. Our guests liked it so much that we built three more - Mountain Sunset, Hunter's Lodge and Wild Rose - ready for New Year's 2000. A few years later we acquired the Kopitch Cottage (built by the Kopitch family) that sat on 10 acres bordering our original 40 acres…. then a few years later we built Juniper Ridge - 2000 sf, 3 bedroom 2 bath family cabin. We recently remodeled our home to have available for large groups. Now that the boys are grown, we love to travel and spend several months every year exploring other countries on our motorcycle - BMW 1200 GS. We recently spent 5 months in Central America and 2 months in Thailand. Though we love traveling, there is no place like home!

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We enjoyed our own private, secluded retreat! Beautiful inside and out! Our dogs loved it too - unleashed!
Aug 2011
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5 Reviews

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Breathtaking 55 acre Solar-Powered Luxury Retreat
Big Bear City Big Bear
Truckee, CA

Back to the Future!!

  • 5 of 5
Everything said in these reviews is absolutely correct, Juniper Ridge is a piece of heaven, but it’s difficult to accurately put into words the magic of the place. To be staying “off the grid” in such luxurious surroundings is a very unique opportunity and should not be missed. I am a hospitality manager from the Tahoe area and we had to go back (we used to live in Big Bear) for a ski race for my son (14yrs old). We found it more difficult to leave every day, and honestly I don’t think they make vacations long enough to satisfy our joy with the place… we’ll just have to keep going back...I want to experience every season. Special kudos to Scott and Vickie for their thoughtful approach to hospitality, appreciation for the past and the great things it had to offer (quiet and stars to name a few), view toward the future and sustainable living, decorating abilities and those incredible beds (I can’t remember the last time I slept so well!).
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Breathtaking 55 acre Solar-Powered Luxury Retreat
Big Bear City Big Bear
lakewood ca,

Winter stay at the incredible 55 acre solar powered ranch house!

  • 4 of 5
Thanks Aimee, me and my friends had a blast the 2 night we rented. The staying was very relaxing,cozy and entertaining. We all enjoyed every moment and love the great housitality with the welcome card and home bake goods. We all had such a great time we're looking forward to the next trip back in the winter. Thanks aimee for the memory we all enjoyed and wont forget :)
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Breathtaking 55 acre Solar-Powered Luxury Retreat
Big Bear City Big Bear
San Diego

Modern convenience and luxury meets simpler times!

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful secluded cabin in the woods, luxurious without being overstated, warm and generous hosts -- a perfect opportunity to get away from it all. We spent a winter weekend here and EVERYONE was happy. The twelve and fourteeners spent hours building a fast moving sledding run complete with jumps. Ziplining too!!!! Grandpa loved the hiking, exploring, early morning bird watching, board games and shooting pool with the grandkids. The kitchen was open and airy, everyone wanted to cook!
And our German Shephard has never been happier. Free to roam and welcomed with dog biscuits as we humans were treated to freshly baked cinnamon rolls upon arrival. No TV, no Internet, no cell service, and NOT A SINGLE COMPLAINT from anyone. Plenty to do, looking forward to returning soon. Back home tonight in San Diego and the kids asking "What happened to all of the stars?";)
A beautiful setting to reconnect in. Looking forward to a return trip!
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay - we look forward to you visiting us again!
Breathtaking 55 acre Solar-Powered Luxury Retreat
Big Bear City Big Bear

Best Mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved this property and home. It was much nicer then we expected. The kitchen we well stocked with all the items we needed to cook with. This home even has a BBQ, perfect to grill hamburgers, steaks, etc. The decor was very nice and cozy. There is a large patio on the side of the home with a beautiful view of the snowy mountains. It was so nice to sit in the sun (with jackets) and enjoy the mountain air. Another fun treat was the pool table and couches in the garage. We liked being able to go in and enjoy a few games of pool while the kids enjoyed a movie in the living room. The large showers are a very nice touch as well. They have shampoo, conditioner and soap right in the shower for you and plenty of towels. The last things I want to mention is the heated floors, the wood burning fireplace and plenty of wood to keep us warm. Can't wait to return. Thanks Scott and Vickie
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cris! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
Breathtaking 55 acre Solar-Powered Luxury Retreat
Big Bear City Big Bear
redondo beach

  • 5 of 5
This place is magical We celebrated my 40th birthday up at Juniper Ridge.It was so peaceful even during the day. It was a great retreat away from it all.Our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. My wife didn’t want to leave. Everyone loved the location and the house, 5 out of 5 stars.They all agreed that they would rent this place again.Scott and Vickie are very friendly and are excellent hosts. If you need to be in touch bring a cell phone with Sprint service.Bring a few good DVD’s too if you need to watch TV.Book it, you won’t want to leave too! John Paul Clancy
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

Our ranch is only 2 hours from Los Angeles, but in an area where there are no utilities. This fact allowed us to purchase acreage at a reasonable cost. With advances in technology, solar power has become more affordable. Every cottage and home on our ranch is run on solar power! Far from utility lines, yet only 15 minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, skiing and the lake, we feel like our ranch is in an ideal location.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Big Bear CIty at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : Bear Mountain at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : 38 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Bear Mountain and Snow Summit at 15 Miles

This cabin is located on 2.5 acres of its own land on our private 55 acre Cienaga Creek Ranch - no other buildings within sight! It is in a very private and secluded setting, with extraordinarily beautiful views of the woods.

Spring and Verizon offer excellent cell coverage.

During the winter months, snowshoe, snow play and sledding right from your door.

Golf: Bear Mountain Golf Course - 15 miles away

Ski: Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Ski Resorts are just 15 miles from Cienaga Creek Ranch.

During the winter months you must carry chains for your vehicle (including 4WD). We clear our roads, however, you must be prepared to chain up your vehicle to reach the home if you do not have 4WD.


From $550 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 28 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2016 - Jan 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 15 2016 - Jan 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $125.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pet charge is $10 per night per pet. Two-night minimum stay required weekends. No arrivals or departures on December 25, 2015 or January 1, 2016. Weekly rate not valid during holiday time periods.
Pets are welcome downstairs in this home. Hike leash free! Cleaning fee $125 one time charge.

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From the Owner

Our ranch is forested with tall pines, huge junipers, fir and lodge pole pines. To hike through the forest on the trails on and around our ranch is one of our favorite past times. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses our ranch. At an elevation of 8200, the sky is blue and the stars are amazing. The peace and quiet is so restful.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Both bathrooms have beautiful travertine double-headed showers with frameless glass shower doors.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms have high quality, comfortable mattresses with luxury linens.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • The game room, with pool table, will provide hours of entertainment for your group. This home offers a wonderful retreat for just a couple, or your family and friends gathered to celebrate a holiday or special event! Completely solar powered.

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