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Tall Pines Chalet--Seclusion, Nature & Hot Tub

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Our Swiss-style Chalet was hand-crafted on 5 acres of old-growth pines. Just 2 hours from LA or OC.
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11 reviews
Our Swiss-style Chalet was hand-crafted on 5 acres of old-growth pines. Just 2 hours from LA or OC.
This hand-laid stone walk is typical of the care that went into the building of the Chalet.
A laughing Buddha overlooks the pond, which is filled by a natural mountain spring.
The home is full of custom woodwork, such as the old-fashioned front doors...
...and this hand-made oak bench in the entry foyer.
The living room adjoins a formal dining room and large deck.
Second sofa sits nestled in a bay window with views.
The living room sofa on the right folds out into a queen bed.
Redwood deck with built-in bench and BBQ runs the width of the home, with views of trees and pond.
Spacious kitchen features original oak cabinets, enhanced by new ceramic tile and appliances.
Soothing view of forest from the kitchen.  Few mountain homes still enjoy such a pristine setting.
Formal dining room with teak table seats eight to ten people.
Master bedroom features queen bed, sofa, attached bathroom, and views of towering pines and poplars.
Second bedroom features queen bed and hand-crafted woodwork.  Space also holds bunk beds and office.
Hundreds of square miles of National Forest begin at the back door of the second bedroom and office.
Master bath was recently remodeled, and features a tub as well as shower.
Second bathroom features two sinks, as well as another tub and shower.
Large hot tub sits at the edge of the National Forest, with a commanding view of the sky.
Kids enjoy our treehouse playset, and the sandbox in a boat!
Huge pine in our meadow shows a large Shoshone 'burnout.'  Behind that is our 1870 Gold Rush Cabin.
At the top of our land is the Star Deck, where you can enjoy total peace and quiet, day or night.
The trails begin immediately behind the Chalet, and stretch for many miles.  PCT is 2 miles away.
11,500-foot Mount San Gorgonio--Old Greyback--sits at the center of America's first wilderness area.
San Bernardino Mountains hold surprising natural wonders.  This alpine meadow sits at 8,500 feet.
The headwaters of the Santa Ana, famous for wild native trout, flow through the nearby valleys.
This panorama is from the ridge directly above the Chalet.
Night brings star-filled skies.  If you've forgotten the Milky Way, this is the place to be.
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Big Bear Region, California
Our Chalet was hand-crafted in classic Swiss style by a family of professional cabinetmakers. Special touches are visible everywhere, from the two-inch-thick solid oak floors, to the custom benches and cabinets, to the hand-painted artwork on beams and railings. Although the home is less than 50 years old, its craftsmanship derives from centuries of European tradition.

The Chalet is surrounded by huge old-growth pine trees, on a private five-acre parcel adjacent to the National Forest. It is one of very few properties in Big Bear that is truly secluded from neighboring homes. The only sounds you are likely to hear are from birds, who come to drink the natural spring water that fills our pond. If you're looking for a relaxing retreat in the woods, in a home overflowing with warmth and tradition, this is the place.

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Listing #FKN2534508
About the Owner
Mike C
Languages spoken:Japanese, English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Had a great time visiting at the Chalet this past weekend. Very family comfy. The basics are available in the kitchen in case you forgot something at home. The views were awesome! Tons of snow for the kids to play in. Will be looking forward...More

Thank Jason-Desiray S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

It was the most amazing cabin experience we've had! Mike and Kay were generous hosts. We were greeted by homemade muffins, fruit, juice, and cookies! My dogs absolutely loved it! It was so spacious, and there were hiking trails right behind the house. They even...More

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Management response:Responded 9 January 2017

Thank you so much for such a heartfelt review! We love sharing the Chalet with families, and yours will always be welcome.

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Redondo Beach, California
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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    2 Twins
    3 Queens
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
₹ 10,042
US$ 144
₹ 12,831
US$ 184
₹ 62,692
US$ 899
₹ 1,74,268
US$ 2,499
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Cleaning fee: ₹ 4,533 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 13,947 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Enjoy a true mountain experience, surrounded by National Forest and trails on the 5-Acre Sky Ranch. Our acreage is located near the eastern edge of Big Bear Valley, isolated from tourist traffic and close to nature. We have real horseshoes, an archery course, swings, a sandbox in a boat, and a nice telescope for stargazing. In the Summer, there is lots of hiking, boating and fishing in the lake, mountain and road biking, horseback riding, golf, tennis, ziplining, the zoo, and many other outdoor activities. In Winter, there's skiing/boarding, snowshoeing, sledding, and more.

Inside the Chalet, we offer board games, playing cards, materials for drawing, other arts & crafts -- even an electric organ!

Check-in time is 4 p.m., and check-out is 12 noon. If our calendar is open...
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Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Big Bear: 7.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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