- 1 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the manager
This adorable 1920's cabin has roots in the history with the old days and ways of very early Big Bear. It was the First Aid cabin that all the fisherman, cabin renters and campers visited for their minor medical needs, as it was centrally located. We purchased it as an original, screaming for it's own medical (restoration) needs and rescue it we did! That sweet little cabin has been completely remodeled and upgraded with maximum considerations in the nicest vintage way for your personal enjoyment and comfort. Everything is visually beautiful and brand new. One bedroom (oh so comfortable! Full size bed) and one full private bathroom with a... tank less water heater (so you can take as long as a hot shower or bath as you want). Your entry and main bathroom rustic tile floors can be heated (for toasty feet when it's cold outside). Your open kitchen is ready for anything you may want to prepare. You have a brand new flat screen TV, DVD player, microwave, coffee maker, and blender. A lovely gas fireplace is awaiting your enjoyment creating beautiful ambiance during any activity. There is forced air heating in all rooms at your fingertips. The cabin includes the most unique (gas) barbecue on the open porch that also has an option of a great grill just in case you decide to cook eggs and crispy pancakes in the morning as you inhale our great pine air. You may also dine if you wish, on the outside bar. You will be very comfortable on your wonderful getaway days and the energy at your cabin here is so romantic and very relaxing. We are pet friendly with an adorable storybook style secure fenced yard. There are two apple trees that will make the best autumn pies if you want to. A washer and dryer are on the premises. There are many other thoughtful and unique things that you will truly enjoy as you settle into this lovely mountain retreat. It is a nice and easy walk to the Village shops. You will have a little lake view from the cabins window. The swim beach, fishing, boat rentals and other recreational activities are all within 1/2 mile of the cabin. You are just a mile or so from the slopes. It's close to everything! This very unique Ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin will be so comfortable and embracing that you will feel renewed and truly rested. You deserve a taste of the old historic days here in Big Bear Land. You've earned it! So what the heck are you waiting for? C'mon up!
Maximum occupancy 2. Parking for 1 vehicle. Pets are allowed at this property. No indoor smoking is permitted. Cabin located on the main boulevard.
"Ahhhdorable" Vintage Cabin comes with fresh towels, and bed is made up and ready for you with fresh linens and plenty of cozy blankets. Our dedicated cleaning crew has the home clean and ready for you before your visit and does the cleaning for you after your stay.
No indoor smoking is permitted.Guest Comments:
"We loved it, loved it! So darling!"
Additional amenities include: barbecue: gas, washer/dryer, laundry, single story, private fence, dogs permitted, fenced yard, double: 1, cleaning/towels/linens provided.Read more
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"Ahhhdorable" Vintage Cabin
Big Bear Lake, California
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Last updated on September 23, 2014
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- Ocean or water views
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
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41 guest reviews
85% of guests would stay again
This was our first trip to big bear so we weren't sure where to stay.
The house was cute and noisy, noisy, noisy. It's actually on a highly traveled highway. Also in the back of the cottage it's noisy too as it serves as a parking lot for some place for kids. The people in the parking lot just seem to want to yell a lot. This starts in the morning and goes on all day. Also the bed was horrible. Worst nights sleep ever. Hate to bash a place but we will never return to the "adorable cottage".
So, noisy and bad bed give this place the lowest rating possible. Especially since this was what I was after. We booked for two days. After the first night we checked out and found a quite little cottage on the north shore.
Hope this helps someone because most reviews I saw was from people who say they loved it but I'm not so sure what they loved about it.
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Rob and Bibi
The cabin was excellently located, and just perfect. The gate didn't latch properly which was one small complaint, and the bed was on the small side, but other than that it was very comfortable and cosy. Everything we needed was there, and we had a perfect couple of days.
I concur with ahhhdorable
The cabin is just that! Very quaint and cozy.Just around the corner from the village which was nice. Had all the needed items to make you feel right at home. We loved it! However my average rating on location is only due to I'd rather have had a cabin that was more secluded in the woods. But being able to walk to the village and having a few drinks and walking back made it nice.
Great Vacation and worth every plan and penny it took to get there. Would recommend to anyone and everyone that may need a cozy romantic getaway. This place was very homey and welcoming for us. Loved our "secret getaway." Already planning a summer visit (but for longer days!)
"We did it! We picked a bulls-eye winner!"
Awesomely ahhhdorable is what we would say!
Ok, I admit it...I don't like to waste money. I have to work long and hard for what I earn (12 hour days most often) and I want what I spend my money on to be worth every penny. We desired a little getaway for a few days and it had to be waaay worth the drive up from Ventura. Taking the time off and the all around expense it takes to create a small but quality vacation time even if it was going to be for only a minute was very important to me. We did good on this one. Turns out this place was the perfect fit for our needs, desires (clean), and in a very well cared-for and "easy to be in" environment. The minute we pulled in the driveway I knew we probably did good here. Very nice inside. Comfortable to be in. We walked to and strolled through the Village and it was enjoyable, loved all the stores and warming fire pits in the town. Go to the Grizzly Manor for breakfast (You have to drive there-plate sized pancakes and delicious!) and try the Peppercorn Restaurant for Dinner (in town, you could easily stroll there). We walked back to our cabin after dinner, it was awesome. Then we flipped on the Gas heater fireplace (very nice ambiance and warmth) and watched TV (great movies are there, also great oldies) and just lolly-gagged out. You could tell this place is nicely taken care of (very good sleeping) and the owners have provided many amenities for a guests comfort. (Music, Books, Cd's, Dvd's too). We felt like we were gone longer than we were which was very nice. It's nice to be so happy that you did indeed pick a great cabin because that is 50% worth a good time or bad time. Location was perfect, it was set back in a long driveway so it took a minute to find. It was real easy to enjoy being there. Drove out of that driveway wishing we were driving in. No regrets on this place.
La Verne, CA
This was a nice getaway for me, my fiancée and our 90 LB 'puppy'. The location is amazing due to the cabin's proximity to the lake and village. The little side yard was very convenient for the dog. Unfortunately, the BBQ did not work very well and the fireplace was rather disappointing. Overall, this was a nice trip, but I do think the rates are a bit high for what you actually get.
Darlene and Dennis Geurin
San Diego California
My husband and I spent our Thanksgiving in the ahhhdorable cabin... Very cozy and comfortable . Very clean and it had everything we needed for our 3 day stay. The only drawback was the Cool Cabin Staff. They need serious training in customer service and in their communication skills.
We loved this cabin and will definitely be back!!! Cannot thank the owners enough for their meticulous attention to detail and for sharing this trul y adorable cabin with us.
Mark & Donna
We'll Be Back!!!
This is the 4th time my husband and I stayed at Ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin/Five Star Villa and can't imagine staying anywhere else. It's the perfect place for relaxation in the mountains. The location across from the Lake, a short walk to the Village is perfect. Always beautiful comfortable and pristine, with scented candles, apple trees and pine lacing the air . . . Vintage artwork and everything is new and shiny. Ceiling fan portable fans were provided; didn't even need 'em, the temperature was perfect. The kitchen is fully stocked: cutlery, pots, pans for baking, stewing, frying -- just perfect. Gourmet teas, coffees, spices, candies to snack on, too The bed was so comfortable, we woke up refreshed and ready to take on the day. We enjoyed our breakfast at the open yard with fresh pine air, and yes, there was even a barbecue with a griddle on it for pancakes! Plus, the yard is adorned with three apple trees, for the picking. Enjoyed naps in the cozy recliner and snuggling on the couch while watching TV. And what's more, the owners provided board games, Dvds, books and Cd's for entertainment. The shower/bath provides lots of hot water and every creature comfort was thought of. Truly a five star cabin on Big Bear Lake, A vacation we will long remember. We'll be back!!!
Cute and cozy cabin close to everything in town.
Got into town early, so we had to wait a few hours to check in. No problem, we took a nice drive around the lake. Check in was a breeze and since the cabin was right around the corner we were unpacking in no time. This place has everything. Kitchen, bbq, washer/dryer. Short walks to the Village, dining, fishing etc. We could have easily stayed a week, but it was just a quick get away for us. Oh yeah, our puppy loved his own front yard.
This stay was really a disappointment. Upon our arrival, there was garbage on the front lawn and dog waste! We had requested an early check-in and got there and the cabin was not ready. The website did not indicate that the cabin was directly off the main road, it was very noisy! The BBQ grill was ancient and dirty. There was no outside seating whatsoever, oh, yeah, I forgot, an old, dirty, smelly lazy boy lounger was in the front yard. I'm sure! The handle to the shower broke off on our first night, and the handle to the oven broke off the second night! The couch was dirty and out-dated and really hard to get out of. There were no cutting knives, (We had to go out and buy one) The trash can in the kitchen was tiny, appropriate for a bathroom. Shall I go on? I think not,,, not worth the money I paid to just get away from it all. I will never stay there again, nor will I rent with this company again! The office staff had a burned-out attitude when I arrived and one the phone. Boo! Read more
Response from Big Bear Cool Cabins - 09/09/2013
We at Cool Cabins are very proud to represent the Ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin. This is a very special cottage that shows customer appreciated, pride of ownership. This pristine storybook cabin is set way back from the main road and is perfectly close to our wonderful village. The Bar-B-Que works deliciously. There are comfortable tall seats waiting inside the home and are specifically there for the popular eating bar outside. The shower handle had no signs of being broken and the oven has the “pull off” kind of knobs that can’t be damaged. The couch shows no obvious signs of wear and there are plenty of cutting knives, easy to find, in the utensil drawer on the right side of the kitchen sink. The 7 1/2 gallon trash can size has never received any past complaints. The owners have also just provided two new outside sitting chairs for guests enjoyment, as requested by a previous reviewer. We are sorry that you were not able to have “early check in” (Yes, the cleaning crew was still there cleaning for you when you arrived early at the cabin ) and from our notes of your frustration about this, we think it might be the true base of starting your cabin rental off on the wrong foot. We apologize for that inconvenience to you. May we suggest for the future (as we did to you through e-mail) that you call ahead the day before your check-in instead of the week before so we can stay on top of the cleaning crew to get you into your cabin earlier. It will be an honor to accommodate this service to you next time. Thank you for being a most appreciated Cool Cabins Customer!
What a cute little place with attention to every detail and just immaculate. We were so glad our little dogs were invited to join us for our 30th anniversary celebration and they loved the little fenced yard - what a treat for apartment dogs. It is right on the busy road, but that didn't bother us - plus it's right next to the village so we walked to shopping and restaurants. We had read that it could get warm in the summer so we brought our two box fans from home. It was warm at about 6pm - so we'd open windows and run the fans for a bit and it cooled right off. The owners might consider changing out the spots in the recessed lighting for energy efficient bulbs - they would generate less heat and save electricity. Then perhaps add a box fan or two to the collection. A great stay!
Orange County Ca
The Best Little Cabin
The cabin was awesome! The fenced yard came in so handy. The yard is very secure too. Walking distance to the village. Very comfy cabin.
Alan and Barb hitchman
Ideal for couples with small dogs
My husband and I loved every minute of our four day stay we would have stayed longer but it had been booked already..It is a very neat and clean little place with all the things you need for comfort.It's close to the village, lake and mariner, you don't need your car if you forget something at the shops they are just around the corner...We found the only thing missing was a couple of comfy garden chairs..
Thank you once again
Barb and al Hitchman
George and Charlotte Bell
We loved our ahhhdorable getaway visit.
The owners' personal artistic attention to detail was so delightful. The well thought out amenities left nothing to want. The location was walking distance to the fun and exciting Village. We have two pugs Molly and Beau and they especially enjoyed the well manicured completely fenced yard. The service we experienced from the Big Bear Cool Cabins Staff was fabulous.
Thank you all for a wonderful experience.
South El Monte
A Nice Quiet Place for a Romantic Visit
Our stay didn't start off on a good note. We arrived the day after a big storm. When we arrived to the cabin the driveway was covered in 2 feet of snow. We called the Management Company and they called the Owners of the cabin. At first the owners refused to have the driveway plowed. They expected us to shovel the snow ourselves. After a discussion they agreed to have the driveway plowed that night. The Management Company asked that we call them back if the driveway was not plowed within an hour, all of this happened at 5:00 pm. We called again that night only to find out that the Cabin Owner's were not able to get a hold of the snow plow company and we were just going to have to park across the street at a hotel. I thought it was rude that they didn't call and notify us of this issue. They have the cabin's phone number! I was 4 months pregnant at the time. This was unacceptable. They finally had the driveway plowed after waiting more than 24 hours. We had to park across the street and run. But after the driveway was plowed we were more comfortable and able to enjoy our vacation. This is a small cute cabin perfect for 2 people. Location is perfect for finding food and fun. We went to local shops, museums, and we had a wonderful time. We couldn't figure out how to use the fireplace. But the heater work perfect. A nice honeymoon vacation. Read more
Response from Big Bear Cool Cabins - 03/20/2013
We certainly did have a surprising amount of snow come down on our beautiful mountain upon your arrival! We at Cool Cabins contacted the owners right away after your phone call and they were right on top of trying to get the driveway plowed for you. They are always prompt in responding but phone calls by the owners for immediate attention to having plowing done after a big snow storm, well, all plowing companies were already out and overwhelmed with calls. The owners put in the request for plowing and were put in line. The owner of your cabin assured us that they had been trying to reach you through calling the cabin (to reassure you of their intent to get the driveway plowed) but you never picked up the ringing phone! The owners would never expect their guests to shovel snow themselves and it would be unreasonable to ask or assume that endeavor. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time in spite of Our Winter Snowstorm and know that the rest of your vacation was cozy and romantic at the Ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin as that special cabin is a perfect welcoming environment. Close to everything yet comfortably private.
The Big Bear Cool Cabins Team
El Cajon, CA
Outstanding first time, definitely not the last time!
My wife and I rented this cabin for a weekend just after New Years. The weather was beautiful and sunny and since it wasn't snowing the day we arrived it was relatively easy to drive there. The cabin has a great location as it is in walking distance to a few different restaurants and the "down town" area. The cabin itself is in great condition. It looks as though it has recently been remodeled, either that or it is taken very good care of. I don't really have anything bad to say about it. One thing I was very impressed with is that they updated the water heater to a modern on-demand unit. When we arrived the cabin was a little cool at first but once we turned up the thermostat it took no time at all to warm the cabin, plus it stayed nice and warm. And even in 14 degree weather the gas grill outside works like a charm. After a day full is skiing, snow boarding and other winter activities this cabin is a great place to retreat to. We will definitely be planning another trip.
St Bernard family
huntington beach ca
Picture don't do it justice
First of all, this is my first review of a business ever! I just felt that the owners of this Cabin should get the same "over and beyond" expectations as we got for our "best Christmas ever" as a family!
Talk about going the extra mile to ensure our stay be extra special? Beautiful Holiday dishes and accessories, fully stocked and organized far more than the norm, the best location yet still hidden from the traffic area, even all the items necessary for a snowman to be built in the yard!
Can't thank you enough for your hospitality. We hope to make this an annual trip.
Donna & Mark
Alpine Elegance Revisited
We absolutely loved our stay at this comfortable, cozy, and well-maintained Ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin, which has been remodeled beautifully, complete with modern fixtures, including a well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a flat screen TV, and a wonderful recliner. This is our third stay at ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin and we can't imagine staying anywhere else in Big Bear. We love being able to walk to the Village restaurants and shops, and to the lakeside park across the street where we enjoy the company of friendly ducks. We've hiked many of the well-marked mountain trails in the National Forest and the long pedestrian path on the North Shore and love coming back to the creature comforts of the cabin to relax. And relax we did, with the fireplace taking the chill out of the cool mountain nights, and the ceiling fans keeping us cool in the day. We slept like babies in the comfortable bed, and awoke refreshed. There are two apple trees in the front yard that produce delicious fruit. The owners have thought of everything. We look forward to returning!
Dave and Teri
Wonderful and relaxing!!
My husband and I had a great time! We went when the car show was going on. We were able to leave our car parked and walk to where we needed to go. Very convenient!! The cabin was fully stocked and I mean fully stocked with the exception of food. The cabin had a lot of charm! If I needed to find fault with anything, it would have to be the bedroom. There is a fan in the bedroom, and the fan is really nice to use when it is warm, and it was extremely warm this particular weekend. The fan is hooked up to the same switch that the ceiling lights are hooked up to, so it was impossible to use the fan. There was also another light switch that had a dimmer on it, but it didn't control anything in the bedroom. Other than this minor inconvenience, everything was great. Would highly recommend this cabin!!
Did not want to leave ;; E-Z to be at ahhhdorable Vintage in Bi
Arrived early to check in and was told it was OK to go on over and "move in" for our 2 night stay. Loved that Cool Cabins, as we were so excited! Now to find the place...drove right past it, but saw it (cute place over there!) then realized that we passed the address and lo and behold turned around and...That was the place! Yes! It was set back, quaint, so well kept and very close to the Village as we had come up on the Village before we could turn around. Drove in the driveway and when we got in (loved the cottage round door) it was sooo nice and clean and just perfect. We both looked all around and you could sense the attention to detail there and it was Clean. Loaded in our stuff and settled in real comfy-like, it was easy to bond with the environment and feel right at home. Everything was just so well thought out and we stayed and played and rested and walked to the Village and rested and truly devoted ourselves to just being together. A third night stay would have been the best because when it was time to go we didn't want to but left yearning to come back and that's always good. We were very comfortable, the chair did seem to be broken because of apparent abuse and we were told upon check-out that it will be replaced any time: that the owners had already been informed. So we enjoyed every lovin' minute of being in Big Bear and this cabin was a good call for us. Comfort and location were spot on!
Pretty, but pretty is as pretty does.
The little cottage is lovely to look at, but lacks some basic thought re amenities.
We arrived late on a Saturday night, as planned. We had to check in at an all night alarm company. We expected to be given a key and directions. Well, there was no key. Just a lockbox. The directions were wrong, as they were written as directions from an office in another part of town that closed down at 4PM. Once we figured that out and finally found it, tucked away from the street in the dark, it was about 45 minutes later. We walked up the path (thank goodness I had a flashlight app on my phone) there was no lockbox on the door. We found one on the side of the house, but that wasn't it either. After several calls and another 40 minutes we were told to look on the picket fence about 180 degrees from the front door. No picket fence, but a redwood wall of fence. Found it. Got inside and it was 82 degrees in there. No aC. No way to cool it down, unless you slept with all the windows and back door open. There was a ceiling fan in the bedroom, but in order to turn it on you also had bright flood lights shining in your eyes. Also, we expected a queen size bed, but there was just a smallish double. Bad planning. The broken recliner in the living room looks like it should be left on the street - ripped and broken. This is probably a great place in the winter. In the summer heat there should be some sort of ventilation or stand fans.
Good location. Don't go in the summer. Read more
Response from Big Bear Cool Cabins - 08/15/2012
We at Big Bear Cool Cabins are pleased to inform you that owners have replaced the recliner and added two nice breezy fans for the future comfort of Ahhhdorable Vintage' guests. The adjustment for the fan and light separation was available to you by the control switch right on the wall as you entered the bedroom; as the fan is high on the ceiling. The double bed is a full sized comfort bed as advertised. Ahhhdorable Vintage is also the ideal cabin thisclose to ALL amenities at the lake and in the village.
The Big Bear Cool Cabins
I thought this place was really nice it had everything we needed, except a/C during the heat wave made sleeping at night a bit warm. Plus the overhead fan would only work with the lights on, so we had no fan either. Other than that it was great and I would imagine they don't need a/C at any other time but the week we were there. It was a clean cabin and in a really good location, walking distance to food and bars. Read more
Response from Big Bear Cool Cabins - 08/10/2012
Thank you for the great review of Big Bear Cool Cabins and Ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin. We wanted to take the time to let you know that the owners of the home are aware of the issue with the ceiling fan and are in the process of repairing this issue. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
The Big Bear Cool Cabins Team
Great location, cozy cabin!
I have rented many times from many places in Big Bear and this was the cleanest most comfortable rental we have found. Location was absolutely perfect as we were able to walk to both marinas and the village. It was a little warm being July, but with the windows and doors open we kept comfortable. Only thing I would have liked is if the bedroom ceiling fan could stay on without the light staying on, we would have been a little more comfortable at night, but overall, I have absolutely no complaints. My little dogs loved the yard as it was fenced all the way around. I would recommend this cabin for your stay!
Las Vegas, nv
Home away from home
My husband and I stayed here with our 7 month old daughter & our dog. The cabin is set in between two other buildings making finding it & parking difficult. After we found some landmarks to keep a look out for it was easier to park. This cabin is fully stocked with pretty much everything you would need. Didn't see any bugs inside & the upgrades made it feel like home. The front yard is fenced & a great place to relax, and the cabin is close to the lake and walking distance to the village shops. We would recommend this cabin!
Big Bear Lover
We enjoyed our stay in the cabin. The amenities were great. We were pleased with the location as it is within walking distance of the Village and lake. Although it's located on a very busy street, it wasn't as much of an inconvenience as I thought it would be.
Our only issue was with the check out time (11:00) which we found to be a bit too early especially when you compare it to the check-in time. We also had a problem with the gas fireplace working on our second night although we were able to use it fine the first night. I would also like to suggest that the bed comforter be washed on a regular basis. It appeared as if it had not been washed in quite some time.
Other than these issues, I recommend staying as the small touches throughout the cabin were appreciated. Read more
Response from Big Bear Cool Cabins - 06/07/2012
The winter seasonal comforter has just been changed by the owners to a very nice vintage style patchwork quilt bedspread. It is very well made and the perfect weight for resting or sleeping under and if you saw it now, we are sure that you would be very pleased! We look forward to you spending time with us up in Big Bear again soon!
The Big Bear Cool Cabins Team
San Diego, CA
Comfortable home in a great location
This cabin was nicely done with modern upgrades. The fenced-in front yard was great and our dog and toddler loved playing in it. Everything was immaculate and the owners left lots of thoughtful touches--extra spices for cooking, toiletries, sewing kit, Dvds, books, and crayons. We had to call the rental agency twice for maintenance questions (nothing the fault of the homeowner, just general snow/ice related issues), and both times received excellent service. When I read that the place had "cable TV," I thought it meant basic cable channels (Espn, MTV, nick, etc), but the place only has basic *network* channels (NBC, fox, PBS, etc.)
When I was doing my research, I noticed some conflicting reviews about whether this home was on a busy street or not--my answer is yes, it is on an extremely busy street, especially on a holiday weekend after a 7-inch snowfall. There was a lot of traffic in the morning going to the ski resort and in the evening coming back, and because it is kind of a narrow driveway right after a bend in the road, it can be very difficult to back out of. Also, we had hoped that with the snow fall, the driveway at least would have been shoveled, but it was not at all, and that only added to our difficulties. But other than driving in and out, the traffic was not an issue--it was very quiet inside the cabin and the fence around the front is secure so there were no safety concerns for our dog or toddler.
But, on the good side, the location of this home is so good, you probably won't be needing your car much. The lake is across the street. The village is a safe and easy 2.5 block walk. There is even a park with a playground and ducks about 2 blocks away.
We would definitely recommend this cabin.
Ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin was "Impulsively Perfect" for US!
Beverly Hills Adjacent
Sometimes spontaneous is spectacular!
Impulsively we chose to drive up to Big Bear because I had never seen snow. We arrived and ate at the Teddy Bear Restaurant in town (old place, decent food, funky but adorable) and walked the cool Village Stores. My boyfriend threw snowballs at me and it was so much fun to spend the day up there and we did not want too or feel like, driving home. We are both nurses and had off the next day so decided to impulsively stay over and was given this ahhhdorable Vintage Cabin by the cabin rental place (and we loved it) to stay in for the night. It was really close to the town, set back real nice and easy to get in and out of which was good because it was cold and icy there in the evening! The cabin got warm really fast (great heater!) and we were in a whole new world for being so spontaneous in going to big bear. We had a wonderful time at the cabin and the ambiance of the home/cabin was perfect. We walked to Village Pizza for dinner (great pizza!) and just loved every minute of being there. I had such a good time, we had such a good time and the comfort of the evenings stay was worth every penny. Inside and out this cabin was really wonderful and ahhhdorable! *P.S. Plus the people are so nice up there, the air was so crisp and fresh it burnt your nose to breathe it, the sky was spectacular with all the stars and the bed was so comfy and toasty that it was real hard to get up the next morning! Weee Loved Loved Loved being in Big Bear!!!
Mark & Donna from Burbank
Everything about our stay was wonderful. The new mattress is so comfortable -- we slept like babies. The fireplace provided a perfect ambiance for this beautiful cabin. The location was perfect -- across the road from the lake and a lovely park and walking distance to Big Bear Village restaurants & shops. We look forward to our next visit. We loved it!!!
Ibolya + Johnny + doggies
Los Angeles, CA.
Happy with everything
Our family + dogs are very happy with everything.
I have one week left prior to my one-year deployment to afghanistan, decided to stay there for 2 nights and we all loved it
Will absolutely be back there again after my deployment in 2012. Highly recommended.
Location is not what it is made to seem. The cabin is on main hwy and stuck between 2 buildings. Only 2 towels/washclothes. No hand towels. No towel in 2nd bathroom.
Stan & Denise Frederick
Apple Valley, CA
Cute cabin, fun, we had to clean it, close to town.
We enjoyed the cabin and it was very cute. A lot of work
went into the restoration. We told Cool Cabins that the
cleaning crew wasn't doing its job. We have a cleaning
business and know what clean is! We couldn't get the
cooling to come on and it was hot at night. We would
love to come back again some time.
Out of All Choices, We came back to this cabin.
Perfect For Our Needs.
This visit was a multiple time to this cabin and we enjoy it very much. The familiar feeling of re-connecting by coming here again was perfect because we settled in right away to enjoy our 3-night vacation stay in Big Bear. We have a little dog and appreciated the very creative fence (no worries about him getting out) and eating our food outside on the bar was fun. We had the time to talk and talk and talk and before you knew it, it was two hours later. It rained a little bit and the pine smell wafting in after the rain was so fragrant that we stood outside taking deep nose inhalations of the mountain air perfume. It was heaven. We walked in to town (we loved the proximity of that option) and enjoyed the environment of this lovely little place, so very very much. Just what we needed. Just what we got. The comfort of the re-visit was great. We highly recommend for anyone/everyone. Five Stars all the way.
las vegas, nv
This was our first time at big bear our friend had told us about renting cabins but she didnt have much good to say about renting cabins, which she has done alot of, We where very suprised about this one it is great!!! Bed is squicky and the bbq didnt work, but plenty of places to eat! I recomend coming and staying in this cute cabin... Read more
Response from Big Bear Cool Cabins - 07/30/2011
Thank you for taking the time to share information regarding your stay. We are happy to hear that you had a great time at Ahhhdorable Vintage! The issues you noted have been passed on to the homeowners for further evaluation due to the fact that the mattress was just recently replaced. We are also looking into the issue with the BBQ. Once again thank you for taking the time to share the details of your stay. We look forward to doing business with you in the future!
The Big Bear Cool Cabins Team
Certainly Fits its Name... Second Stay and loved it even more!
Second Time Stay, loved it the First time!
Couldn't wait to come back this summer because of our wonderful time here last autumn! We are in our 60's and this cabin just brings out the "young love" we have in us so much. It was a joy to be there and it had the same wonderful energy as before, and the cottage was very well maintained. We cooked- in mostly and ate at the bar they have outside there for every meal. Wonderful, and food does taste better up in the mountains! Why is that? We walked through town holding hands enjoying our time together very much! All windows opened easily, and the curtains danced like ballerinas in the easy mountain breeze. It was glorious to stay there in every single way. And the new mattress set (we noticed the difference from last year) was indeed "heavenly." Firm, supportive yet soft and embracing. Very very Nice. We fixed incomers will certainly be back to adorable Vintage again! Thank you too, Cool Cabins for your excellent service!
Good & Bad
The good: BB Cool Cabins was very helpful from the start, gave good recommendations on specific cabin for my needs and also easy check in/check out and dog friendly. The Cabin itself was pretty cute, with a cute kitchen & outdoor/yard. It was also centrally located so that we could walk to everything (lake & town.
The bad: The house was less than clean, (dirty stove top), cobwebs in windows. The bed was small and very uncomfortable and house was stiffling hot, the weather of course couldn't be helped due to a heat wave while we visited. However we were disappointed that not all windows would open, some were missing the handles to open them so it was challenging to get any air flow inside the house.
Cute, but Small
Great location, fenced yard for pets. But bed was uncomfortable and there were ants all over the kitchen and in utensil drawers. A little disturbing!
eddy liked it!
Romantic, Wonderful Location.
This is a cabin worth it's location. We were dinner guests of a renter friend of a friend and sat outside at the bar there and had delicious mountain air bar-b-que. Across the street was the lake and later on we walked to Chad's Bar and played a little pool had a few beers, listened to great music... We did not spend the night but had a long evening at that cabin. I was looking to rent it myself (upcoming girlfriends b-day) and came across a wonkie review so it was easy to write this one too. I don't know about the check in or service as I have never done business with the cabin rental people. I will though because I want to bring my girlfriend so we can have this place to ourselves. I truly liked the vibe there and really enjoyed my evening with meeting and making new acquaintances/friends. I had a great time at this cabin. It was clean, cozy and fun to be there.
granada hills ca.
First time up to the mountain, first time trying out a cabin. A+ on both decisions, The lil' cabin was so warming , with a feel like i'm home energy.The only thing a little disappointing was the vintage looking gas fireplace did not work. The cabin did have central air though , nice . We will definitely return to Big Bear and look into the "Ahhhdorable" vintage cabin again...
Response from Big Bear Cool Cabins - 04/27/2011
It is a wonderful day for Big Bear Cool Cabins when we know that our guests enjoyed their stay with us! We want you to know that we are actively looking into the issue with the fireplace and are doing our best to try and get that resolved in a timely manner. We look forward to doing business with you in the future. If there is anything we can be of assistance with please feel free to give us a call or email us anytime.
The Big Bear Cool Cabins Team
Nice place, but not worth the money
The cabin was nicely renovated and was quite quaint. It's set back from a very busy road, but had a fenced in yard which was nice. Now the dissapointments: the fireplace wasn't working properly and the bed's cross boards were broken which made for a very uncomfortable stay. We emailed the property management company, our second day, and never got a response. So we just continued our anniversary Celebration and tried to make the most of it.
If the owner's were to replace the bed and fix the fireplace they would have an 8/10 rating.
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Response from Big Bear Cool Cabins - 06/17/2011
Thank you for taking the time to share information regarding your stay. Your feedback allows us to remedy issues and improve customer satisfaction. All of the issues you noted have been identified and are being repaired. As of today the bed is fixed, and the fireplace is scheduled to be repaired. We do apologize for the lack of communication from one of our representatives; as soon as your issues were received by the appropriate personell, management did contact you and tried to live up to our goal of having satisfied customers. We did comp a late check out, as well as your ski tickets, and we also extended you a future special. I hope that these issues have been remedied in a way, where you can use our company in the future. We look forward to extending our hospitality to you in the future. Thank you, The Big Bear Cool Cabins Team
6/17/11 We are happy to inform you that the property owners of "Ahhhdorable Vintage," have remedied the fireplace issue and the sleeping issue. The fireplace situation has been completely addressed (pilot light would blow out with wind gusts from the roof piping. A permanent protective shield has been installed now) and a brand new heavenly mattress with a stronger base will now offer wonderful rest to our visitors at "Ahhhdorable Vintage.”
The Big Bear Cool Cabins Team
San Fernando Valley
Good place to get away from the city.
Liked the location where it was at. Close to the village. at first was hard to find but a nice and comfy house. my dog loved running around in the front yard. Bed was a little uncomfortable but everything else was great.
"Ahhhdorable" is the word!!!
It was adorable! The cutest little cabin and the yard was great for our granddaughter to play in the snow. Would stay there again but for a few problems: #1 hard to get in and out of parking area because so close to a bend in the road and people driving way too fast (especially in snow). #2 need a list at the cabin of who to call to pay to come dig you out of snow when completely buried. #3 basic cable only (need more channels as nothing to do at night).