About this listing
The Bavarian Zen Den has all the charm of a Bavarian cottage with the all of the special features and modern amenities you would want for a tranquil escape to mountains. Built in 1965 this quaint cottage has 907 sq.ft.
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 has a breakfast bar 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.
This cabin has central heat, but does not have air conditioning.
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.
Other Things to Note
Pets allowed with a $75 pet fee.
The Bavarian Zen Den was a great place to stay for me and my friends. Check-in and check-out were simple and easy, and procedures and amenities were described in detail. The house is conveniently located near groceries and gas. I would love to return.
It was a lovely stay at the Zen Den. I came mainly to work on a writing deadline I have at the moment and was able to set up my recording rig in the private studio out back. It was an ideal setting with views all around of the trees, fresh air and the sound of chirping birds. Lake arrowhead is only a few miles away so access to groceries and firewood was super easy. Although the cabin is high up in the woods it's not overly secluded with neighbors in close proximity on all sides. We were super happy to have dogs along however the back and surrounding the property was not fenced in so we did not feel comfortable simply letting the dogs out. All was fine because there are some gorgeous hikes in close proximity and we were able to take them on hiking adventures. Overall a wonderful value with very innovative interiors and design that made the place cozy. Thanks grant for making the booking process super easy!
Wonderful! Cannot wait to get back.
The Bavarian Zen Den is a great place to stay. Cute, modern, up to date cabin, in a great area that is close to many things. The cabin has everything you need for your stay. Grant is very easy to communicate with and so helpful and accommodating. Would recommend this place to anyone coming to the area!
We enjoyed our stay so much it was very difficult to leave. The Zen Den is a perfectly charming little cabin nestled among the trees in a quiet mountain neighborhood. Listening to the early morning forest sounds while having a cup of coffee on the deck taking in the clean mountain air was a highlight . WiFi, Cable and TVs are all outstanding. The romantic master retreat alone is worth the price of the ticket. As always, Grant was a wonderful host and was immediately available to answer all questions. We will be staying at some his other properties in the area very soon. Thank you for the great time.
Grant as a host was really good and helpful. The Bavarian Zen Lodge was a nice cozy place and fits 7~8 people properly. All the minimum necessities required to stay were in place. Thank you for having us stay at this awesome place.
The Zen Den was great. Not only was it clean but the house was new and up to date. It was also in a good location since the local market wasn't too far away. I truly wished we could've stayed longer.
I recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a getaway mountain house.
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About the Host, Grant
I split my time living in Lake Arrowhead and Newport Beach. In addition to having vacation rental properties in Lake Arrowhead, my wife and I also have a retreat in Napa Valley at Silverado Resort that we love to visit and rent out as a vacation rental. We currently have over 40 great properties to choose from in Lake Arrowhead. We enjoy having guests experience a great time staying with us in either Lake Arrowhead or the wine country of Napa Valley. We hope you take the opportunity to book a vacation in any of our properties!