Recently remodeled!!! Immaculate 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, new deck.
Scott & Miranda
About Scott & Miranda
My wife and I were married in 1975. We love going on vacations, especially to the mountains - both of our grandparents owned cabins in either Big Bear or Crestline. We both recently retired! My wife's fields of expertise are education/teaching and interior design. I was a security consultant and do property management on the side. We love the outdoors - hiking, kayaking, biking etc.
Scott & Miranda purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Scott & Miranda chose Arrowhead Villas
We were visiting Lake Arrowhead Village getting an ice tea at MacDonald when our son, Scott spotted an ad for a one bedroom cabin at a local realtor's office. We weren't actually looking for a cabin but this one quickly peaked our interest. After checking out over 50 cabins... we chose this one because we liked the old cabin feel, the quiet location, and the lush trees on the property. The property, which was originally owned by members of the Hershey (chocolate) Family as a simple hunting cabin, was in major need of repair. My wife and I spent the summer and fall remodeling and renovating the cabin from the ground up. We saved the redwood and knotty pine interiors which give it the classic feel. We also own and rent out the gorgeous BURNT MILL CANYON COTTAGE in Lake Arrowhead. You can find the cottage by searching VRBO or HomeAway for property #634044.
What makes this Cabin unique
At about 1/2 the price of a room at Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa you get your own, gorgeous, immaculate, quiet, private one bedroom cabin. The kitchen is completely equipped with new dishes, glasses, pots, pans etc. The appliances are all new, including the dishwasher and washer and dryer. For those of you who are skiers, we have a ski rack in the back yard. If you just want to sit back and read, we have all sorts of magazines for your reading pleasure. Lake Arrowhead is a private lake, and to use the lake, the beach clubs, and the lake trail, you must have a "Beach Club Membership" pass. We have the pass for your use. In addition, we have an "Adventure Pass" which allows you to park your car while you go hiking in the San Bernardino Forest. For those of you who like to hike, we have 3 books on hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains, as well as maps and other information. Upon arrival, you will find a welcome basket including Hershey's chocolates, coffee, tea etc. We have a great house cleaner who keeps the cabin immaculate. Compare our features to the following Lake Arrowhead hotels and cabins and you will see that we beat them across the board in price, privacy, size, quality, features and amenities: Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Lake Arrowhead Saddleback Inn, Lake Arrowhead Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins, Twin Peaks Tree Top Inn, Lake Arrowhead Fleur De Lac European Inn, Lake Arrowhead Romantique Lake View Lodge, Lake Arrowhead Arrowhead Retreats Vacation Rentals Antlers Inn and Resort, Lake Arrowhead
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Hershey Cabin was everything as described! It was well equipped with everything you needed, like home away from home. Paul called to welcome us & to let us know that the cabin was ready. We had never been to Lake Arrowhead, so we did have a few questions & Paul was very responsive . My husband & I enjoy little getaways , and I have to say Hershey Cabin was the best so far. Thank you Paul & Janice for sharing your gem in the woods with us!
Mike & Espie
Thanks Mike & Espie, we are delighted that you had a wonderful time at our "gem in the woods"! The cabin does have just about everything you could need to make anyone's stay enjoyable. Come, experience the "Historic Hershey Cabin".
Paul & Janice
Hershey Cabin 8/17 - 8/23
When I tried to contact the owner prior to arriving, I did not get any responses. When the owner wanted something from me, I get lots of contact. Is this a VRBO problem or an owner problem?
We were very surprised, by this review, as we have had an “Exceptional Overall Rating” from VRBO, since opening 5 years ago. The Hershey Cabin has the most five-star ratings of any VRBO property in Lake Arrowhead.
In addition, Mike’s response is very confusing for the following reasons:
1. The only communication received from him was on our VRBO link when we emailed him detailed instructions on his upcoming visit. He simply responded, “Got it.”
2. Those instructions include 2 primary and 2 secondary phone numbers. The 2 primary numbers are accessible from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Unfortunately, we did not receive any texts, additional emails, or voicemails from him, before, during or after his stay.
3. We have tried twice to reach him by phone, and left messages. He has not responded.
We have a 100% rating on VRBO for answering all inquiries. We try to be very respectful of our clients and strive to maintain excellence by asking each visitor about their stay and if they had any suggestions for us. We can only surmise, that Mike seems to have found this upsetting. Our main intent, in asking for guest feedback, is to continue to provide wonderful stays for our clients.
In conclusion, we do understand that perhaps technology, being imperfect, may have somehow been at fault, in this instance. But we would always encourage a visitor to try to use one of the many avenues available to contact us, as we are very happy to converse with them and answer any questions to make their stay a memorable one.
We truly enjoyed this quaint and historic cabin for a quick getaway from LA. Hershey Cabin is clean, cozy, quiet. and the perfect distance from Lake Arrowhead Village. The wraparound deck was great for lounging and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals. The beach club pass was a great addition and allowed us to enjoy all the Lake has to offer. Owners provided clear instructions prior to check-in and left a great binder with recommendations for activities and restaurants in the cabin. We couldn't be more grateful for the experience!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad that the two of you enjoyed your stay at our Historic Hershey Cabin.
Paul & Janice
A Perfect Romantic Getaway.
We had a fabulous stay at the Hershey Cabin! It was by far the best rental experience we have ever enjoyed and we have been coming to Arrowhead Lake and the Big Bear areas for many years. We had to force ourselves to get out and about, as we did not want to leave this beautiful cabin. We loved the way it was decorated, from the arrowhead in the shower to the paddles in the bedroom, along with the wood treatments, paintings, antique pieces, and comfortable furniture. All the decorative touches had us going from room to room in appreciation. A full kitchen comes in very handy. The dinning table separating the kitchen and the main room was a nice touch. My wife loved the vanity, and I the comfortable bed and easy chair for reading. We especially appreciated how we were supplied with everything you could possibly need throughout the cabin.
The parking space, easy to use entrance stairs, and spacious deck just enhanced our stay. The deck and the windows provide a beautiful pine tree and mountain view. The simple to follow instructions are much appreciated. We were especially impressed that the cabin has been maintained in such an immaculate condition!
Be sure to read the provided book on the cabin history and see the accompanying photographs. After learning of all the owners went through to turn their cabin into the perfect mountain retreat, kudos on an amazing job of planning, decorative skill, and endurance! We can hardly wait for our next visit!
Carl & Judy Deeley
Wow!! What a super nice review Judith, don't think I can add much to what your wrote! Paul
I have stayed at their sister property and these owners are top notch operators. Super authentic, high quality property, ideal for a short getaway. Cannot go wrong here and HIGHLY recommend to anyone.
Thanks so much for your review David, It was great having you come up to one of our two cabins again! We own and manage both the "Historic Hershey Cabin" and the "Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage". We do, as David mentioned, keep both properties "high quality" and aim to make your stay special!
Paul & Janice
Home away from home!
The Hershey Cabin is the "Ritz Carlton" of VRBOs. It is comfortable, immaculate, and stocked with whatever cooking tool you need or desire. The cozy fireplace will lure you into staying up too late. The view from the treetop bedroom will tempt you to just be lazy and stay in the comfy bed all day. The backyard and porch are the perfect settings to sit and have wine and cheese and forget the stressful life you left down the mountain. Although you won't see your hosts Paul and Janice in person, you will feel as welcome in their home as if you were their old friends.
Thanks Jennifer!! We are so delighted that you had such a wonderful time at our Hershey Cabin. As you mentioned the gorgeous Fire Place and the Tree Top Bedroom are our favorites also!
Paul & Janice and co-hosts Scott & Miranda
CLUB ARROWHEAD (NOW THE TUDOR HOUSE)
Bootleggers, gamblers, gangsters, trap doors and secret tunnels. Such are the legends of what today is the Tudor House. It began as Club Arrowhead in the Pines, a project of the Atkins Realty Co., which developed Arrowhead Villas and promoted the area as a place to “get away from the cares and worries of city life". Construction began in 1926, with the clubhouse being dedicated on July 4, 1928.
A brochure for Club Arrowhead pictures the sumptuousness of the clubhouse and details the many activities available to members, such as swimming in the huge pool or horseback riding. An associate life membership in Club Arrowhead was offered at $250.
Then the Great Depression hit. During the Great Depression Club Arrowhead became an elegant speakeasy with a trap door built beneath the bar to dispose of the bottles in case it was necessary. In the late 30's and early 40's, the infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel took over Club Arrowhead and ran a very successful gambling casino in the basement. He is also reputed to have operated a bordello across the street in a cottage belonging to the club (now the Fern Manor).
The Tudor House is now a wonderful dinner theater/ supper club/ concert hall etc. The Tudor House is located at 800 Arrowhead Villa Road, about a half mile from our cabin.