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Cabin - Entire home/apt · Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, United States
Your host, Suzan
43 Reviews
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The Space

Completely restored and beautifully decorated, furnished and maintained four-seasonal turn-key 1920's miner's cabin.

Featured in L.A. Times Home Section: March, 2009.

Mature pine trees. Lilacs. 1/4 mile from marina and Big Bear Lake. Two bedrooms, one bath. 1/2 mile from Big Bear Village. 5 minutes to Snow Summit. Close to the Village, plus a bakery and brewery.

New appliances, including dishwasher, coffee maker, refrigerator, garbage disposal, microwave, washer and dryer, and TV w/ VCR/DVD. Lots of movies in the coffee table blanket chest. Many vintage board games, with all "men" intact.

All new traditional stone fireplace with raised-hearth seating. Wood-burning, gas-ignited.

Vintage kitchen stove with four burners, pancake griddle, ample oven and occasionally temperamental pilot light. (She shows her age, but she works like a charm.) Kitchen dining and counter dining with original Yosemite Lodge bar stools. Custom artisan-made copper kitchen sink and hood. Granite counter tops. Stocked English hoosier with authentic, vintage kitchen ware, plates, glasses, silverware, napkins and cutlery.

Vintage claw-foot bathtub and vintage bathroom sink with new plumbing hardware.

Enclosed mud room with windows, back door, new washer and dryer, vintage mud sink, shelves and cabinets. Enclosed indoor water tank. Sensor outdoor lights.

Queen-sized bed, and antique French guest bed that pulls out to a full in the front, larger bedroom. Full-sized bed in the back bedroom. Both of the beds' mattresses are new.

This cabin is packed with lots of fine details, furnished and remodeled with passion for authenticity and style.

Roads are maintained by the city; the house is always accessible in snow season.

Big Bear is 100 miles from L.A. with skiing, swimming, kayaking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding, zip lining, ice skating, summer water slide, wildflower viewing, hiking, boating, water skiing and golfing--and there's a zoo!

Custom furnished and designed by Suzan Fellman, with vintage Beacon and Hudson Bay blankets, vintage curtains, vintage hardware, vintage chenille and American quilts, down comforters, European feather pillows with euro shams, linens, much decorative and collectible Americana, Big Bear memorabilia, books, work by local artists, cross-country skis, a fine collection of vintage paint by numbers.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had the best time at this cute cabin over Memorial Day weekend. The decor is super funky and the location is perfect (right next to a bakery and a small supermarket and close to town)! Very cozy with tons of DVDs and VHSs to borrow and plenty of plates/pans etc so cooking is easy. Plus there is a nice patio in the front that gets plenty of sun so we would eat breakfast out there every morning. Suzan was great and got back to us immediately whenever we had any questions (literally within seconds). I highly recommend staying here if you are headed to Big Bear!

    May 2014
  • This is such a cozy cabin and we got a kick out of the vintage vibe! Every detail evokes feelings of a classic woodsy cabin from a bygone era. It was our first time to Big Bear so we didn't mind being right off of the main road for walkability to a few restaurants, the cute bakery and the brewery. Also was just a few minutes drive to Bear Mountain to ski. But if you are looking for a cabin in a more woodsy or secluded area, this is not it. The cabin had everything we needed including very comfy beds, board games, and a wonderful fireplace to relax in front of. Suzan was nice enough to recommend some restaurants for us too.

    February 2014
  • We had a very nice stay here at this cabin. Great location! Half a mile from the lake and half a mile from the Main Street! Walking distance to a tubing area with man made snow (as there was no snow when we got there)! The cabin itself was very sufficient in size and fully equipped with everything needed. Very fun decor and very rustic and authentic style. I can definitely see myself going back again soon. Thank you again Suzan for opening your cabin to us!

    January 2014
  • Great place, good host.

    January 2014
  • The cabin was cozy and super cute, well stocked in terms of cooking supplies, plates, etc. Close to a market, snow activities and restaurants. I was a little nervous to use the stove (it's a classic), but other than that, felt right at home! Thank you, Suzan!

    December 2013
  • Too many house rules that inhibited our stay. Most of the rules were common sense and we understand that some people lack common sense and rules have to be posted, but it was still off-putting. Bulb wattage was so low it was hard to see at times when we were preparing meals. The fireplace flue did not operate correctly. The rules regarding the lights and internet usage were perplexing to me, if you can't afford to have people use the internet or have higher wattage light bulbs then don't have your cabin for rent, considering the rental price the internet could definitely be afforded. The ironic thing about the internet was my girlfriend had a hard time accessing the network and when she finally did the password didn't work. We will definitely not stay there again.

    November 2013
  • What a treat it is to stay at Suzan's lovely cabin. My boyfriend and I have been there twice now and we plan to go back every year. This cabin is perfectly cozy in any season (we've been in both sun and snow), kept very clean, beautifully decorated and located next door to one of the most delicious bakeries I've ever been to. I was even able to cook every meal we ate on this trip thanks to the big, fully equipped kitchen! Cabin aside, we love staying here because of the wonderful and accommodating host. Suzan is very sweet, easy to communicate with and always willing to help. I was struggling with lighting the pilot light in the oven and within seconds of messaging her she called me back and walked me through it. I can't say enough good things about this cabin and it's host. It's a dream come true!

    October 2013
  • Suzan was a great host! She was very nice and responded quickly to any questions I had while at the cabin. The cabin was cozy and the perfect size for 4 adults. We BBQ'd and walked to the brewery and antique shops near by. I definitely recommend!

    October 2013
  • Lovely cabin, very quaint, good location, well kept. Weather was warm so we didn't get a chance to experience the wonderful fireplace lit up but bet it would be ever so cosy!

    September 2013
  • Cute cabin in a convenient spot! We had a great time.

    September 2013
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LA based designer of interiors and products. I am from New England and now consider myself a native to California. Having a cabin in the mountains gives me my 4 season mentality. I am a huge fan of the slopes in the winter, and the lake in the summer. It is magical up there, and only 2 hours from the crazy city. It is definitely a bit of cozy paradise where some of my best pie baking has taken place. I am a proud owner of a cairn terrier and a stunning seductive feline, aka Burt Reynolds to his closest friends. Let my cabin and its treasures, inhabit your senses.
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