I am a crazy animal lover and bought the cabin 10 years ago so I could vacation with my pups. Now I want to share this great place with others.
The cabin was within walking distance to the slopes and situated just next to the National Forest where our kids and dogs enjoyed exploring freely. The huge backyard is fully fenced, the cabin has a doggy door, but we saw coyotes early in the morning so I wouldn't let the dogs go out on their own... We bought some bird feed from the local feed store and watched but hatches, chickadee, northern flicker and blue jays hang out on the porch. There were a tiny chipmunk and a giant raven who came by, too.
Kate graciously provided us with snack items, drinks and breakfast. We were able to reach Kate via texting/email when needed.
We had a great time staying. Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us!!
Kate's cabin was wonderful! The beds are extremely comfortable. Kate was easily accessible via text message. Great fireplace!
Great cabin. Perfect location and very kid and pet friendly. They even had a safety gate for the stairs and childproofed the upstairs railing. Very helpful when traveling with a one year old. And my do loved the outdoor area. Would love just a little more light inside cabin. We will be back!
What an awesome time our family had this past weekend in Big Bear at the Chasing Dreams cabin!!!! The first snow of the season blanketed the area on Friday and made the whole weekend even more enjoyable. It was our family's first trip to Big Bear and everyone enjoyed themselves to the max. The cabin was well furnished and the fully equipped kitchen was a pleasure. Our plan was to have our Thanksgiving family dinner on Saturday night and it was a great meal. My wife pre-cooked the Turkey at home but we prepared all the side dishes there. It was wonderful to sit at the dining room table and gaze out the window at snow covered trees while enjoying our Thanksgiving meal. We used the fireplace all Saturday afternoon and evening and it made the cabin all warm and toasty. Kate was extremely helpful, responsive, and informative prior to our arrival and during our stay with lots of useful information. The heater in the cabin worked great!! We went inner tubing down a hill where they supply you with an inner tube and charge you by the day. Everyone had fun doing that. On Sunday morning we went further up the mountain past the Bear Moutain resort to where the road deadends and took a family group picture. So many great memories were made this weekend.
i stayed here all of october. i needed a place to get away so that i could focus on a project, and this cabin was just that. quiet, spacious, fast internet, functional landline, washer-dryer, fully stocked kitchen, heating, and a wood-burning stove/fireplace with what looks like a fairly new and clean flue (i used it a lot, no issues). the kitchen's cookware is awesome. i actually preferred to stay in and cook, which i probably did more than 90% of the time. the water heater gets you hot water faster than any i've ever had, which is nice when the temperature drops below freezing in the fall/winter. when it snows, it is absolutely beautiful, and an extremely cozy experience from inside. the cabin is in a great location, close enough to, and at the same time removed enough from, any of the conveniences of modern day living. it's also located next to some great hiking, (i typically walked to the trailheads), and is a short drive from the lake, where i had a great time fishing. the deck is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee and a good book in the morning, or a nice outdoor meal with friends/family. i noticed that big bear's full of blue jays, and they frequently visit the deck and surrounding trees. kate herself was friendly, responsive, and helpful. i never had any trouble contacting her. if there was ever an issue with the house or an appliance, regardless of the severity, she had it promptly dealt with at my nearest convenience, taking care of most everything on the back end. by the end of my stay, it really started to feel like home. i actually had a pretty hard time leaving the place, and writing about it makes me want to be there now. the price is right, and everyone that visited me enjoyed their stay as much as i did. i hope to make it back someday if i'm ever in big bear, even just for nostalgia's sake. it's really a great place, so respect it while you're there. highly recommended.
Had a wonderful weekend at the cabin! So close to the forest road up to the mountains.
Having breakfast on the deck looking up at the pine trees and hearing nothing but the birds and the wind was such a nice change from city living.
Plenty of space and just about everything you could need. Highly recommended.
My husband and I and our 2 dogs had a great time at the cabin. It was much bigger than expected! It was really comfortable and felt like home. The dogs loved the dog door and all of the exploring that was possible in the back yard. We would love to come back and stay again sometime!
Response from Kate:
Thanks for the great review.
Another fabulous stay at Chasing Dreams cabin! Thanks so much. Highly recommended!
Kate's cabin should be considered a natural wonder how beautiful it is. A spacious home that's dog friendly was a dream come true for us. We are extremely grateful that there are people like her in this world. And a plus, our dogs loved the trip as well! Would come back here in a heart beat.
Kate's cabin is fantastic! Close to everything you could want to do in Big Bear, but with a quiet woodsy feel that makes being "home" so relaxing. The layout makes it perfect for up to two couples or a family with kids young enough to share the 2nd bedroom. The kitchen is stocked so you can make your own meals easily. The dogs loved running around the yard and were endlessly entertained chasing squirrels. We'll definitely be back! Thanks for such a great vacation!
The cabin was great, clean and very close to ski resorts. It was very comfortable, we loved it.
I have know Kate for over 10 years. She is a smart, caring, friendly and sweet person. She is the type that would show up to help in a moments notice. The devotion she has given to rescuing, fostering and training dogs is inspirational. Plus, Kate makes the most awesome homemade chicken feet treats for dogs.