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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Studio, Cal King PillowTop Bed, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 2, Large Outdoor Living

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 forests of serenity.

1/4 Mile off Hwy 18 in Secluded Alpines and starry nights.

♥ Welcome to “The Mountain Cottage,” a forested charmer. This pristine cabin includes long walks in older forests to lake views. You can also enjoy short beautiful walks to the local shops and some of the best places to eat on the Mountain. The location of the Mountain Cottage is perfect. 2 miles from Lake Arrowhead.

It sits on a beautiful, heavily forested lot so you are in the forest yet just minutes to all the amenities. At about 5900 feet the Mountain Cottage enjoys all four seasons. The climate is mild in summer, perfect in the fall, including fall colors, has blooming flowers in the spring, and enjoys snow in the winter for romantic getaways, skiing and snowboarding. Offering large private patio with forest views and visiting deer, quail, chipmunks, and squirrels oh my!

You will enjoy the birds singing, the quiet and no street lamps - so peaceful, you won’t want leave.

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.

Yes - high-speed internet wi-fi, cable - on-demand TV, (Wi-Fi works on 95% of devices, but once in a while a few devices will not work - it could be weather or the device itself)

There is a Propane Bar-B-Q on the deck, kitchen utensils/dishes, and bed linens are included!

Yes - we are dog-friendly! > Extra fee $40 (for a weekend stay) for pets and we ask that you bring doggy crates, in case you leave your dog 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.

♥ SkyPark at Santa's Village one mile away.

Lake Arrowhead Village starts having free music concerts on the weekends in June to September.

* Perfect for a Mountain Retreat - with all the modern and crisp clean living areas.

* Large outside deck in the shade of the trees.

* Hiking and mountain biking.

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

* 20 minutes to Snow Valley

* 45 minutes to the Big Bear Lake area.

The Mountain Cottage’s location is key, just 1/4 mile off Hwy 18 into the woods with ease.

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, 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.

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 oatmeal, fruit, muffins, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for your first morning.

Be sure to see the short video at YouTube - search for Mountain Cottage Winter & Summer.

The amazing natural beauty and rich wildlife make 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 old growth forests and stars galore.

There is a nature surrounded, private 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 propane Bar-B-Q on the patio provides for great cook out opportunities.

A 36 inch TV (with 5 different Premium Movie channels) and DVD player provide entertainment. There is a selection of books and DVD’s for a lazy afternoon.

Fresh linen is provided… and is stocked with utensils, dishes, cups (a couple of pans for Bar-B-Q),… with a refrigerator, a large microwave, toaster, coffee maker (no stove), Propane Bar-B-Q (for outside cooking).

More Details

Donna and Ken Ward
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Donna and Ken Ward

- 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.

Why Donna and Ken Ward chose Lake Arrowhead

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.

What makes this studio unique

>> SkyPark at Santa's Village

SkyPark at Santa's Village is a North Pole themed outdoor adventure park where Santa lives year round. Experience the wonder of nature as you enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, archery, ziplining and climbing in the Northwoods.

>> 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.Kiteboarding. Kitesurf freestyle.

>> Deep Creek Hot Springs Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Arrowhead, California that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

>> 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 after a day in the sun, to relax with a tub of popcorn and an ice 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

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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Lake Arrowhead Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One Full Bathroom - bathtub and closet Towels provided
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
  • One bedroom studio Pillow top California King Linen provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
No Smoking Facility Parking in driveway. Road to Mountain Cottage is ploughed during snow season. Do check road conditions during snow season. ♥ SkyPark at Santa's Village one mile away. Lake Arrowhead Village starts having free music concerts on the weekends in June to September. * Perfect for a Mountain Retreat - with all the modern and crisp clean living areas. * Large outside deck in the shade of the trees. * Hiking and mountain biking. * 15 minutes to Lake Gregory for swimming and fishing - boat rentals. * 20 minutes to Snow Valley * 45 minutes to the Big Bear Lake area.


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

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful quiet escape!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

The space is perfect for 2 people. We managed to squeeze a dog and, 11 month old baby in as well, but it was still good! Everything in the place is fairly new, and you feel like you are staying at a nice mountain resort. Donna had everything ready for us and took great care of us! Thanks for the stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect! So homey and cute. It’s in a perfect location and close to lake arrowhead village. Really recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved this rental. It was cozy, quiet, and perfect for a weekend getaway. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great area, great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was adorable, easy to find, and a good location for both Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. The owners keep the place very cozy and even left us a few treats for our stay! We hope to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Ontario Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 18
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hortencios, Bear Deli, Skyforest Pizza
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Snow Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Dining on the Lake.

* Arrowhead Queen.

* Snow Valley - skiing.

* Water Skiing.

* Cross Country Skiing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Children's Forest/SBNFA.

* Hiking.

* Biking.

* Fishing.

* Swimming.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Lake Gregory - San Bernardino County Parks.

* Mountain Skies Astronomical Society/Astronomy Village.

* Wildhaven Ranch - wildlife sanctuary.

* Nature Walks.

* Play in the snow.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $67
Pet Fee $40

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.