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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 3, 2016
Studio, Cal King PillowTop Bed, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 2 Large Outdoor Living

*** Contact owner for booking direct or book through website.***

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, and bed linens are included!

Yes - we are pet friendly! > Extra fee for pets and we ask that you bring pet crates, in case you leave your pets 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 and new - outside deck in the shade of the trees.

* Hiking and bicycle trails in the woods - within a block.

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

* 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, juice, 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 Bar-B-Q grill on the patio provides for great cook out opportunities.

A 36 inch TV (with 5 different Premium Movie 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 15 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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

- Please contact us if you would like to book directly through the owner, using your credit card.

- Please be sure to contact us for Specials - and do leave your email and telephone number so that we may connect directly with you. Hoping to have you up to enjoy!

- 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.

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Speaks: english

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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67 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)


Great Cabin in Skyforest

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at this studio cabin in Skyforest. Great location in the trees and near to everything we wanted to do. Very well kept and nice and warm as we were there for a Thanksgiving weekend snow! The only thing we could have asked for was some mid sized bowls to prep food in the microwave. Looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thanks Donna for being such an amazing host! The cabin is very secluded, cozy and comfortable. It's only a few minutes away from restaurants and shops. We had a really good experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything is as described, perfect little cottage for that weekend getaway. Just bring your bath soap, toothbrush, and some clothes...and you're away in a peaceful quiet mountain setting within a few hours drive from any flatlanders home.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at this lovely cottage. Plenty of space and everything was very clean. The patio is nice and big and nested among the trees. We met Donna and she was very kind and helpful. We'd love to come back for a longer stay. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Great stay for our one night in Lake Arrowhead. A few things. If you want to go on a hike around the place get detailed info from Donna. One way we were chased by dogs, one way there were do not enter signs everywhere, one way was a dead end. Even after I got info from her the path on Fern still appeared to be a dead end. And although she assured me the dogs were nice my boyfriend didn't want to risk it. There was no body soap and/or shampoo. I'm a VRBO homeowner as well and understand it's not always provided, just wanted to let anyone know so they could bring their own as we did not. The snacks she left were very nice. There is no stove but the BBQ should take care of most of your needs. And I'd get water as ironically (being Arrowhead, ;) the tap water tasted horribly so I'd bring your own water too. I felt the price was a bit high but I agreed to it knowing what it was and it was exactly as advertised so I can't complain too much about that. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gina Thank you for your 5 star review. Just a reminder - The Fern Rd does continue into a great forested hike of 45 acres with the Lake view, as I explained how to approach the trail .When we visited I did have other hikes to share right out the door - these are also noted on the email sent out and the info in the Mountain Cottage. Smiles, Donna and Ken :)
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Clean, beautiful & foresty!

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could have stayed longer !

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ontario Airport at 70 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 18 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hortencios, Bear Deli, Skyforest Pizza at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Snow Valley at 9 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Arrowhead at 2 Miles

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


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Cleaning $67
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.
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From the Owner

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.Kite boarding. Kitesurf freestyle 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 ffter a day in the sun, to relax with a tub of popcorn and an iced 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

Property Type

  • studio


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • One Full Bathroom - bathtub and closet


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One bedroom studio Pillow top California King


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • 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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