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Snow Point Retreat
Snow Point Retreat
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Rustic and secluded, at the top of a box canyon we are adjacent to the National Forest, yet are a 5 minute walk to Big Bear Village shops and restaurants. Adventure awaits on nearby hiking and Mtn. biking trails, or kick back for a nap on the deck.

The space

This is our family "cabin in the woods" where adventure or vegging will vie for your attention. We are close to Big Bear Village, forest hiking or biking trails, Big Bear Lake, and Snow Summit/Bear Mtn ski areas.
As a photographer and artist we have furnished Snow Point with vintage sports related treasures and CCBender Photography's original black and white photographs as well as family heirlooms.
The inviting deck will seduce you into an afternoon nap, but the village and trails deserve exploration too.
The "bridge" and the hearth are the two features that captured our hearts the moment we set foot in this unconventional cabin. Hopefully they will for you as well.
Rumor has it that the house was owned in the 50's by a Hollywood producer who hosted many outrageous guests. You will notice some names and writing on the wood rafters. We have chosen to leave these but are NOT inviting any new additions...
All the bedrooms are upstairs and the bathroom is downstairs. The master has a CalKing bed, the green room has two twin beds, and the sky room has one twin and a twin trundle which should not be raised, just keep it low. The 6th bed is a queen pull-out couch in the great room.
There is a charcoal BBQ on the deck as well as patio furniture.
You will have phone service if you are a Verizon customer (they are the carrier with the most coverage in the Big Bear area), however, there is a landline in the cabin.

Guest access

The entire cabin is yours for the duration of your stay except for the storage beneath the stairs. Feel free to use the "snow trackers", snow boards, trekking poles, fishings poles, new snowshoes (not the vintage ones hanging on the wall), ALL AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! And know that if there is any damage, or theft, we expect you to be like a kindergartner and replace what you break or lose, or... These are our toys, we use them, we like to share, BE COOL!

Interaction with guests

We will be available by phone 24-7 and either we or friends in the area will respond to your needs should something arise.

Other things to note

Snow Point Retreat is in the canyon that was home to the very first ski area in Big Bear, Snow Forest. It is now a great place to sled in the winter since the old T-bars have been removed. The slopes provide easy access to trails where you instantly feel like you are in the back-country;or for more adventure, just wander the forest. It is pretty open and easy to navigate and you will find old ski area "roads" or what were catwalks.


Amenities
Family/Kid Friendly
Indoor Fireplace
Cable TV
Heating

Prices
Extra people £23 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee £98
Security Deposit £391
Weekend Price £176 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We hope your stay at Snow Point will be treasured and memory-making, it has been for us for 12 years. Please treat our home as you would if your parents were watching.

There is NO SMOKING allowed anywhere. You will be living at the edge of a drought-stricken forest, be fire aware!

The small glass photo collages on the wood tables are part of the host's artwork made from family photos and are coasters for you to use to protect the wood. Please, use them under your glasses.

Only domesticated, house-broken pets are OK with PRIOR approval. Pets that chew on furniture, bedding, clothes, things, or incontinence are unacceptable. You must clear with us before bringing a pet along on your visit.

Firewood: As you can tell by the steps we need to traverse, it is an arduous task bringing firewood up to the cabin. We want you to enjoy the ambiance of a burning hearth, but please be reasonable in your consumption of the firewood, or bring up your own and rock-out!

BEWARE of the Indoor STAIRS: They are steeper than you think, do not wear socks at night when walking down. Hold-on to the handrail!

Do Not lock the security doors from the inside, in the event of a fire it will be too difficult to escape.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Kim User Profile
July 2017
Great cabin! Carla has decorated this vert uniquely. Cozy & comfortable. We enjoyed our two night stay. Worked out great for our family. We would definitely stay again. Carla was an awesome host.

Ben User Profile
March 2017
This is a great secluded cabin for a short getaway for a couple of friends or a small family. The only downside is having to carry all your stuff up a long flight of stairs to get up to the cabin. Also do not make the same mistake we did by arriving late at night during the cold months with a front wheel drive car. The roads leading up to the cabin can be icy and hard to navigate due to the loss of traction. With that said, Carla was extremely understanding and responsive to our needs and questions and generally got a response within 5-10 minutes of contacting her. My favorite thing about the cabin was it's "lived in" feel and it felt like we were visiting our friends place rather than a cabin designated for rental.

Allyson User Profile
February 2017
Carla's cabin is really unique and comfortable. Her family is so open - allowing guests to use their extra snow gear including snowboards and snowshoes! The house was warm, clean, and comfortable. I loved the bridge and the huge fireplace! The stairs up to the place weren't too bad, but be careful in the snow. The hill near the cabin was the best sledding we've ever seen!

Jeff User Profile
February 2017
Awesome, unique cabin! Had a great time. Tough stair climb for unloading but worth it. Nice walk to the village for restaurants and shops.

Jennifer User Profile
January 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Carla's home. Her description and representation of the home was spot on. It was so much nicer than being crammed into a hotel room. The great room was a perfect spot to read, enjoy a fire in the beautiful fireplace and play games at the table. The kitchen was stocked with all the necessary appliances which was super convenient. The 3 bedrooms allowed everyone to have a comfortable night's sleep. The house heater works really well so we were never cold. The stairs up to the residence are steep and not shoveled which made every entry and exit slippery so bring boots and hold on tight to the handrail. The neighborhood is quiet and we walked into the Village on a beautiful afternoon. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks, Carla.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Ooo, sorry to hear that the steps did not get shoveled!! You definitely should have called us and we would have gotten that taken care of. I know the steps are a handful even without snow! Thanks for staying with us and Enjoy your new year!
January 2017

Sarah User Profile
December 2016
What a perfect cabin in the best location in big bear!! From the moment we pulled up, the cabin welcomed us with a cozy charm! My kids loved the bridge and the close walk to the village... not to mention the best sledding spot right out the front door at the trail head 5 cabins away!! The cabin was clean, cozy, artistic, relaxing and so very peaceful!! This is the best place to stay in all of big bear in my opinion!!
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Sarah, You are so kind! You are the guest we wish everyone was like. Thanks for being such an awesome guest! If anyone ever has a chance to host you, the should grab it!!! All the best for your New Year
December 2016

Laura User Profile
December 2016
Carla and Mark have a beautiful cabin. Was just as pictured, wonderful great room and fireplace, close to town, well equipped. We had a little snafu upon arrival trying to get in to the cabin, and Mark immediately made the drive up the mountain on a Sunday night to get us in. Much appreciated. He gave us a great tip that there's an old ski slope down the road from the cabin, and that was a great spot to sled, and hike around. Would love to come back in the summer, as it would be great to hang out on the deck and enjoy the view.
Carla User Profile
Response from Carla:
Laura, you and your family would be welcome back anytime! You guys are wonderful guests!!!
December 2016

Riverside, California, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Carla User Profile

I am a photographer/mixed media artist/outdoor enthusiast. I am married to my best friend, Marc. We have three adult children, three grandchildren and a cherished golden retriever, Zoe.
As a photojournalist, my passion has always been photography and I was fortunate enough to make my living doing what I love. Most of the photographs in the cabin are my black & white originals.
When not shooting, making lamps or jewelry, Marc and I can be found out trail running, or Mt. biking with Zoe, or spending time with the family.

Response rate: 57%
Response time: within a day

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