The Getaway Ski Lodge

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  • 4 bedroom
  • 2 bathroom
  • Sleeps 12
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The GETAWAY Accommodates up to 12 Guests including children - 10 adults total.

WINTER: Ski-out when it snows or walk a 100 yards to the slopes. It’s a Ski Lodge next to the slopes and sled runs! When it snows you can walk to all kinds of sled runs – from gentle runs in the back yard for the little ones to steep runs a few steps away. We provide an assortment of sleds (10) for your use. This upscale, Log-style cabin is located next to a major ski resort, on the edge of the National Forest, and is surrounded by trees to ensure privacy & tranquility.

 Located approx. 100 yards from the beginner run of Bear Mountain Ski Resort. No parking hassles, no cramming into the ski resort shuttle, no waiting for the "sleepy-head" and the kids can walk home for lunch. For being close to the ski resort the home is relatively sound-proof, so the snow guns won’t keep you awake.  If you bring grandma and grandpa they won’t feel left out because they can sit in the living room and watch the skiers and ski lift chairs going by through the trees. Level driveway for easy parking when its icy. Book early for the Ski Season as this home is very popular.

This beautiful cabin is nestled on a quarter of an acre in a spectacular forest setting with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and the National Forest beyond - the exterior of the property is a real highlight with its secluded location in one of the unspoiled areas of Big Bear Lake. Join that with the beautiful interior and this spacious cabin is a great option for those looking to get away from it all.



The Getaway is a log-style 5 Bedroom (one bedroom is small) Vacation Cabin with high-speed Internet, wireless Internet, outdoor Spa, located next to the Forest and minutes from the lake. You can just chill-out and relax on the upper deck with its spectacular views of the mountains or take a vigorous hike or relaxing stroll starting from your own back yard. The kids will love playing in the huge back yard - there is lots of room for your little ones to play and explore – if they want to play camping, there is a bright red tent provided that you can set up for them.

Enjoy a scenic walk with the family from your doorstep to the nearby Big Bear Alpine Zoo (home of the famous Grizzly Bears) or enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Big Bear Golf Course. Mountain Bike from the property into the forest.

The Getaway is a short 4 to 5-minute drive to the Lake, Restaurants, The Village shops,  and the East Boat Ramp, located on the north shore, just west of the Stanfield Cut-off (1/2 block east of Vons). The East Boat Ramp is a public launch ramp for boats, jet skis, kayaks etc., a great family picnic area and the Alpine Pedal Path (a must-see 3.5 mile easy walk that meanders along the lake, across green meadows and through the forest).  


OUTDOORS: From the upper deck you really feel like you are in the forest; the panoramic views of the mountains will invite you to relax and read a good book (we have books). Dine or sip a glass of wine while enjoying the view from the glass and metal Italian-style outdoor bar. There is also a glass dining table & gas BBQ so this is the perfect place for guests to BBQ, dine outside and make the most of the fresh, clean mountain weather. The lower deck verandah features a glass outdoor table, chairs, umbrella and aqua granite SPA to relax in after an active day outdoors.
INDOORS: An idyllic hideaway where every room opens up to views of the majestic Pine-tree clad Mountains -the home is light & airy with lots f glass doors & skylights.



•             The Great Room has a U-shaped sofa, a 42' HDTV, a stone fireplace, and the double French Doors open onto the deck giving the room an open feeling with great views of the Pine-trees, ski runs and mountains.

•             The Dining area has a log table, hickory chairs and slab benches. The bar counter in the adjacent kitchen also seats 4-6.

The Kitchen has a great view and is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, toaster oven, blender, Cappuccino machine and microwave. Lots of dishes and big pots and pans for cooking.

•             The Game Room has a Fooz-ball table, Bumper Pool table, Karaoke, TV and DVD, cozy wood Electric Fireplace. There is a mud room with a Washer & Dryer.

•             There are 5 bedrooms:  three downstairs & one and a half bedrooms upstairs. Log beds. The upstairs Bedroom has a King bed, a cozy Fireplace, and a HDTV; it has a small 5th bedroom off it with sturdy mission style bunk beds. The three downstairs bedrooms all have Queen-size log beds and one bedroom has its own stone Fireplace. The bedrooms all have 6X7 glass doors leading to the forest and hiking trails

Western/ log décor throughout.

Four TV’s, including 2 HDTV screens + 1 for the kids. 2 DVD’s & VCR.

Number of Guests: Sleeps up to 10 adults + 2 children = 12 people total, perfect for families or a romantic ‘Getaway’ for two.

This cabin is not in a tract-type neighborhood, it is in an area of unique homes in the kind of mountain setting you would want for your vacation getaway.

When you make a Booking two or more months in advance, we will charge 50% when the booking is made and the Balance 30 days before your check-in date.

On Holiday Weekend Bookings, the balance will be charged 60 days in advance.

On Xmas / New Year Holiday Bookings made in advance, the total amount will be charged 1-3 days after the booking is made.

On Bookings made 30 days or less in advance, the full amount will be charged at the time of booking.

The Security Deposit is charged 2-3 days before you check-in.

The home is Professionally cleaned and Inspected before your arrival.

Fresh, white Bed Linens are now included with the cleaning fee. Housekeepers will make up the beds ready for your arrival. Guests may bring their own Towels or pay for the Towel Service -$30 to $55 depending on how many. 12 Bath Towels, 12 Hand, 12 wash =$50.  On normal rate bookings for 4 or more nights the Towel Service is included. We always provide Pillows/ blankets / comforters, always included. Kitchen Towels / Facial Tissue / Bath Tissue / Paper Towels / Bath Soap/ Liquid Hand Soap/ Kitchen Soap /  Trash Bags also included.

The Towel Service can be arranged after your booking is made.

This home has a strict NO PARTY Policy - family get-togethers are okay.

5-night minimum Xmas -$650 per night. /New Year $699 per night.

3-night minimum on weekends during the Ski Season -$525 per night

REVIEW : Aug. 2014
The Getaway was spectacular! When we arrived Gary (the owner) met me to give us a tour of the property and explain all the amenities. First things first- Gary had made sure the hot-tub was serviced and in top shape the day we arrived. That means all the chemicals had been changed, the jets had been checked, and the heating elements were fully functional. I mention this first for two reasons: 1) I've been relayed multiple stories of friends renting cabins and being promised hot tubs, only to arrive to a non-functional spa; and 2) The hot tub was the hit of the party! It can accommodate 4 full-size adults at a time and is covered from direct sunlight and rain.

I bring up the rain because my group had the luck to arrive on a weekend of rain and thunderstorms (good thing we weren't deep in the National Forest!). However, the rain didn't spoil our trip in the slightest.

We were a group of 10 and we were never wanting for amenities during our trip. Because of the rain we decided to spend our nights inside, though we cooked each meal on the unit's propane grill.  The propane tank was filled and ready-to-go when we arrived, and the grill itself had enough space to cook for all ten people at once, plus room for extras.

The game room was also a big hit. There was a bumper pool table and most importantly: foosball. Now I've never been a huge foosball guy (it's an expensive game to play in bars, always trading in your dollars for quarters) but I immediately became a huge fan of the game after being able to play on our own table.

As per lodging, there were three really large, really well-decorated bedrooms on the bottom floor that I delegated to couples. Every couple was very happy with their sleeping arrangements.

On the top floor is a master bedroom with an adjacent 1/2 bedroom with bunk beds. I gave the top floor to the single gentlemen of the group and they were all very happy with their quarters and the proximity to the game room.

We spent our weekend hiking during the days, relaxing in the hot tub and game rooms in the afternoon, and grilling and playing cards in the evening. I would highly recommend a stay at the Getaway! Everyone in my group left feeling happy and fulfilled, and for the price it just can't be beat! The summer-time 3-night deal (we stayed three nights at the same cost or less than the cost of most cabins for two nights!) is out of this world.

Thanks again, Gary and Karen, for sharing your home!



Devin M.












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