Wake up with the sound of running water, nestled between beautiful old growth trees. This property is located at 6000ft in the San Bernardino National Forest. Freshwater creek right outside the cabin window and deck. Big Falls waterfall .4 mile hike, Vivian Creek Trailhead .5 mi. up the mountain and Momyer Creek Trail 1.5 mi. down the mountain. This 1939 vintage cabin is a cozy studio and sleeps up to 7. Cabin comes with its own deck, and use of hot tub. Indoor toilet and claw foot tub, no shower indoors. There is an outdoor shower under main cabin deck for your use. Towels and clean bed linens are provided. In town you will find Elkhorn General Store and El Mexicano Mexican Restaurant, both close early:). Also on property, (can be rented separately)is a 1973, 13ft. vintage Scotty Sportsman trailer: sleeps 2 adults and 2 kids (or 1 adult) comes with use of deck off of the garage, and outdoor shower under cabin deck. Hot tub usage can be arranged as well, subject to availability as it is on the cabin deck. ;Pets are permitted in the trailer but not inside the cabin at any time ;and on leash only on property, due to bears.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
The vibe at Creekside 1939 Vintage Cabin
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Given the initial description and pictures of the listing, we had very little expectations on our accommodations. However, the host was very very good in communicating with us and hyping us up on what we were to expect (when we were told there was a hot tub, our eyes lit up).
The listing is away from any large city and is actually in a quaint little neighborhood near the local waterfall trailhead. It was dark when we arrived, but we were pleasantly greeted by the Christmas lights that welcomed us to the front door. The running creek and a few crickets were the only sounds that we heard, making us feel right at home and away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. It was also a chilly night, but the cabin was nice and cozy. Making and sipping on our hot cocoa only made us wonder what it would be like when we were cozying up on the couch in the wintertime.
The place just emulates the picturesque winter cabins you see in the movies. There are candles everywhere to help you set the mood for a romantic evening, or just relax overall. There is a fridge and a stove for you to keep and cook your food. Everything you need is right there. The jacuzzi was a just the icing on the cake. You have to wait for it to warm up, but it is well worth it to get a nice soak after a long day (or strenuous hike).
Speaking of hike, the creek next to the house runs into the waterfall if you follow it up stream. If you are not looking to hike through the creek, feel free to drive upwards where you can hike about three quarters of a mile in and out.
Overall, the listing is in an amazing spot and is a warm and cozy place to spend some time with a few friends or family. The host made sure we were well taken care of and the cabin had everything we needed to take care of ourselves. We wished we had more time at this listing, but we hope to be back very soon!
I stayed in Jami’s beautiful little vintage trailer (which is adjacent to the cabin - not the same!). The trailer is parked in Jami’s front yard which is absolutely stunning and completely private, just a stones throw from a river where I could climb and hike with my three year old. The trailer was beautifully decorated and Jami was really helpful in giving us water and pots and pans. The trailer had a fridge, working microwave and gas stove, though I would recommend bringing your own primus or cooking on the little deck with a bbq as the trailer is so small cooking in it is tough. We were very cosy despite the cold temperatures at night - I imagine in the winter you’d probably need a heater or something but it was beautiful for fall. Jami was a lovely host and really helpful. She allowed us to use the hot tub and restroom as the main cabin wasn’t occupied. Forest falls was a lovely little town - make sure you bring food as it only has one tiny store and one restaurant, and Redlands is a good half hour drive away. We loved camping up here and appreciated not having to bring a tent and have a little break from our air mattress with a very comfy, Cody little bed in an awesome trailer. For hiking and fall leaves and wandering along river beds, this trailer can’t be beat!
What a fantastic experience. Jami really made sure our family was set up and comfortable, it was completely easy living for 3 days. I highly recommend this place to anybody who wants nature right in their backyard - creek, hike to waterfall, and mountains. The place itself is very comfortable and has everything you need to relax!