The Bavarian Zen Den has all the charm of a quaint Bavarian cottage with the all of the special features and modern amenities you would want for a tranquil escape to mountains.
UPPER LEVEL: Family room with soft white walls, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and knotty pine wood. The large wood burning fireplace has custom ledger stacked Sierra Blue stone with a mantle made of local timber. 50" flat screen TV above the fireplace with deluxe cable and BlueRay DVD player. Wireless internet provided. The open kitchen has hickory cabinets, custom concrete counter tops and pebble stone back splash with a large stainless steel basin. Kitchen (email hidden) with barstools. Dining area adjacent to kitchen and family room. Deck off the dining room with great views of the forest to relax and enjoy. The master bedroom retreat is a unique (email hidden)is special room has a custom built-in king size bed that is surrounded with knotty pine walls and ceiling with battery operated candles in built-in niches in the walls. There is a flat screen TV built into the bedroom retreat. There is a full bathroom on the upper level. There is a deck off the dining room area with a four burner propane BBQ and sitting area with view of the forest.
LOWER LEVEL: Bunk room with a full size bunk (sleeps 4) and twin size bunk (sleeps 2). Bathroom with a shower and large laundry room on the lower level.
ZEN DEN ESCAPE: Outside in the back yard is a special escape that can be enjoyed for various activities. The interior of this retreat is covered in knotty pine wood, has a large L-shaped custom built bench seat with large table and unique windows giving you a special view of the surrounding forest. Whether you want to host a special dinner, play a game of cards with family/friends or just chill by yourself to meditate, write, paint or have quiet work time, this room has endless possibilities to express yourself. The room also has a flat screen TV for those who want to catch a game while playing cards, or watch a movie with incredible views of the forest out the windows.
OUTSIDE: In addition to the Zen Den in the back yard there is bocce ball court that is great outdoor entertainment for both adults and children.
Grant was accessible within few minutes to 24 hours. He is very firm on check in and check out time. The place is decent and convenient. Not much yard for kids to play. It's way overpriced on the holidays. The kitchen is updated but the furniture is old.
Grant was very easy to communicate with and was extremely helpful by answering all of my group's questions. Would definitely stay at one of Grant's cabins again in the future. The stay and the overall experience was top-notch.
We had a great time, the cabin was as described and actually impressed more than the pictures. We look forward to another opportunity to stay there in the future.
Very nice cabin and great hospitality. We arrived later in the evening than planned and the house lights were on and the cabin was ready for us which was nice. There was firewood ready to go in the fireplace. The kitchen was very clean and nicely equipped. All in all, there is great pride in ownership with Fireside Lodge which I like to see with these cabin rentals.
Be careful with the driveway and parking. The driveway is very narrow; they advertise parking for 4 cars in the driveway but I don't see how you could do that and be able to get in and out of your car. Parking on the street did not seem like much of an option to me.
My boyfriend and I went up to Grants cabin a few weeks ago with 4 other couples. The cabin is coast and convenient located to local markets and cafés. We enjoyed their awesome game room and shared amazing meals in the dining room. Each room was spacious and was more than enough for 10 people. Each person/couple had their own bed. The linens and towels were clean as well as the bathrooms. Grant emailed me a couple times before my arrival to make sure I received the check in instructions. We had no problem checking in and out. This cabin is great for groups. We definitely created many memories here, thanks Grant for making it possible!!
Grant was reliable and very easy to get in touch with any questions regarding our stay. The sky view lodge was incredibly cozy. It has many beds for large parties and large bunks for couples. The kitchen was well equipped. We did run out of propane the 2nd night so if you are planning to grill keep that in mind. Overall our experience was great. Neighborhood trails were mapped out so we took advantage of that also. I would easily recommend this location!
Great location & great hospitality.. Grant was so responsive all the time.. Highly recommended!
A group of 10 of us stayed at Whispering Pines Cabin in late December and we had a great time. We wanted a quick weekend get away from LA in a scenic area to cook, play games, cards, hang out together after the holidays and maybe see some snow. The cabin was very well furnished and comfortable. Spacious kitchen and a nice outdoor eating area too with a large grill which we cooked steaks on one night. Having 1 bathroom amongst 10 guests became a little touch and go at times but we all survived. We also drove a few miles to Lake Gregory one evening and had a nice walk around the lake near sunset. It was peaceful and serene. Everyone enjoyed it.
My family and I had a wonderful time at Fireside. The lodge was spacious and having 3 full bathrooms worked out nicely for our larger group. Rooms were clean, linens fresh and we appreciated all the kitchen essentials available. Grant was very helpful with the questions we had and very accommodating to some last minute needs we had. We will definitely be coming back to Fireside Lodge when we visit Lake Arrowhead again!
I am a student at Pepperdine University and wanted to organize one last great skiing trip for my family before I graduated. Grant made this trip possible! He was extremely fast to respond and was incredibly helpful!
The place was lovely. It was cozy, warm, and charming. It is a beautiful kitchen with plenty of accommodations. Everything felt fresh and new! There was plenty of room for a family of four, and felt like a home away from home. There were plenty of dishes and silverware for breakfast/lunch/dinner. We enjoyed grilling on the balcony at nights with the provided gas grill, and we also loved making fires while enjoying movies at night. If you want an opportunity to get away from the busy city life and enjoy a quiet retreat where you can spend time with family or friends, then this is where you want to be!
The "Village Chalet" is literally right next to Lake Arrowhead Village which was perfect for walks in the morning to get coffee and a pastry at the local bakery! We also enjoyed shopping at the small outlets and shops they have set up in the Village. And don't worry all you city Starbucks addicts - Starbucks is only a short 5-minute drive away!!
Before you arrive, we received an email from Grant with very simple, clear instructions on how to get there, and how to get into the house. After walking in the door, there is a wonderful book of instructions and suggestions for what to do around the town. This was our first time to Lake Arrowhead, and we truly enjoyed spending time in the city, shopping, and walking around the small mountain-town!
We spent our time as a family skiing/Christmas vacation, and the house was located about 20 minutes from Snow Valley - also a great, affordable place to ski/snowboard! We had no problem getting to and from the mountain, though when we arrived at Lake Arrowhead, the snow on the roads looked like it had been cleared for about 2 days. I don't know how easy it will be to get to the mountain the day after a snowfall!
I only have great things to say about this place and Grant, because we only have great memories from our trip. Grant has really made this trip easier on us and we are looking forward to staying at one of Grant's properties in the future!
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