HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar


141 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Arrowhead Villas - HISTORIC HERSHEY CABIN

Just remodeled!!! Immaculate 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, new deck.


The quaint “Hershey Cabin”, originally owned as a hunting cabin by members of the Hershey (chocolate) family, is nestled on the lush side of the Lake Arrowhead, in historic Arrowhead Villas. It is situated about 1 mile south of Lake Arrowhead Village at an elevation of 5,500 feet. This is not just another rental house, but rather a very quiet, inviting, immaculate and comfortable mountain cabin. If the Hershey Cabin is booked, try our exquisite cottage - the five star rated Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage, by typing 634044 in the search box (above, under the VRBO logo), and click "search".


The Hershey Cabin is the perfect place for a romantic weekend get-away or for an extended vacation. Totally renovated a couple of years ago, it has been tastefully decorated to make it the perfect retreat for a private getaway. Every piece of furniture and art has been hand selected by the owners who have a passion for incorporating comfort and elegance in home decor. It is furnished with both antiques and modern furnishings, blended together, to provide the creature comforts of modern day while maintaining the old fashioned warmth of a vintage Lake Arrowhead cabin.

During the renovation we basically went down to the studs and rebuilt much of the cabin from the ground up – yet we saved the original footprint and the rustic knotty pine and redwood inside, so that the cabin still has that old fashioned charm. The cabin has a beautifully hand crafted rock fireplace, massive pine mantel, porcelain/slate tile floors with traditional wool rugs, central forced air heating, dual pane windows and fully insulated walls and ceilings. Above the fireplace is a 40 inch high definition, smart flat screen TV (we have Charter Wi-Fi and Netflix and a DVD player), but no cable TV. The living room is a perfect place to snuggle up by the fire and read or watch a movie.

The bathroom is brand new - with lots of tile, granite and a frameless glass shower. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with gorgeous granite counter tops, new cupboards and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped with all of the amenities of home. Throughout the cabin, we completely replaced all wiring, light fixtures, pipes, drains and even the water heater.

The bedroom has knotty pine walls and ceiling, and the view out the windows makes you feel as if you are nestled in a tree house. The bed has a new memory foam mattress along with beautiful cozy bedding. Outside the bedroom is a brand new wrap-around deck, with bistro tables and chairs where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a meal!

In front of the cabin we built a retaining wall to allow easy parking along with concrete steps and a wrought iron banister up to the front door. The cabin is situated on a very quiet road and is easy to find at night, as it has a lighted address. It is surrounded by beautiful firs, pines, maples and cedar trees, along with a nicely landscaped yard. The siding of the cabin is classic craftsman style shake.

Lake Arrowhead is a private lake. Unlike many cabins, WE PROVIDE A LAKE PASS so you have access to hike the trails around the lake, use the two beach clubs, and fish from the shore or use the Arrowhead Lake Association fishing dock.

The Lake Arrowhead area is a little hidden gem, with a quaint village, dinner theater (Tudor House), movie theater, wonderful local restaurants and various shopping opportunities. If you are looking for a romantic get-away, or just a place to relax and have fun, this is just the place. Lake Arrowhead celebrates all four seasons - warm summer days, fall colors, snow in the winter, and a beautiful spring.


Licensed by San Bernardino County, short term rental permit #372-CA20140298-SUP-R 10/2016. Video by Pasadena Jones Productions.

My wife and I look forward to having you as our guests at the Hershey Cabin!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Paul and Janice
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
Call Owner

About Paul and Janice

My wife and I were married in 1975. We love going on vacations, especially to the mountains - both of our grandparents owned cabins in either Big Bear or Crestline. We both recently retired! My wife's fields of expertise are education/teaching and interior design. I was a security consultant and do property management on the side. We love the outdoors - hiking, kayaking, biking etc.

Paul and Janice purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Paul and Janice chose Lake Arrowhead

We were visiting Lake Arrowhead Village getting an ice tea at MacDonald when our son spotted an ad for a one bedroom cabin at a local realtor's office. We weren't actually looking for a cabin but this one quickly peaked our interest. After checking out over 50 cabins... we chose this one because we liked the old cabin feel, the quiet location, and the lush trees on the property.

The property, which was originally owned by members of the Hershey (chocolate) Family as a simple hunting cabin, was in major need of repair. My wife and I spent the summer and fall remodeling and renovating the cabin from the ground up. We saved the redwood and knotty pine interiors which give it the classic feel.

We also own and rent out the gorgeous BURNT MILL CANYON COTTAGE in Lake Arrowhead. You can find the cottage by searching VRBO or HomeAway for property #634044.

What makes this cabin unique

At about 1/2 the price of a room at Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa you get your own, gorgeous, immaculate, quiet, private one bedroom cabin. The kitchen is completely equipped with new dishes, glasses, pots, pans etc. The appliances are all new, including the dishwasher and washer and dryer. For those of you who are skiers, we have a ski rack in the back yard. If you just want to sit back and read, we have all sorts of magazines for your reading pleasure.

Lake Arrowhead is a private lake, and to use the lake, the beach clubs, and the lake trail, you must have a "Beach Club Membership" pass. We have the pass for your use. In addition, we have an "Adventure Pass" which allows you to park your car while you go hiking in the San Bernardino Forest. For those of you who like to hike, we have 3 books on hiking in the San Bernardino Mountains, as well as maps and other information.

Upon arrival, you will find a welcome basket including Hershey's chocolates, coffee, tea etc. We have a great house keeper who keeps the cabin immaculate, and we also have a wonderful neighbor who checks out the cabin and makes sure it is ready for you when you come up.

Compare our features to the following Lake Arrowhead hotels and cabins and you will see that we beat them across the board in price, privacy, size, quality, features and amenities:

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Lake Arrowhead

Saddleback Inn, Lake Arrowhead

Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins, Twin Peaks

Tree Top Inn, Lake Arrowhead

Fleur De Lac European Inn, Lake Arrowhead

Romantique Lake View Lodge, Lake Arrowhead

Arrowhead Retreats Vacation Rentals

Antlers Inn and Resort, Lake Arrowhead


based on 141 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.964539 based on 141 reviews
Orange County, Ca

Perfect Cabin for Two

  • 5 of 5

The Hershey Cabin is a perfect retreat for two. As many others have said, “It is a gem”. From the moment we stepped through the front door we felt we were “home” and didn’t want to leave. The owners thought of every detail and their sweet cabin was truly immaculate. Waking up to a beautiful sunrise through the pines was a treat. The entire experience was beyond 5 star, including our communications with the owners. We look forward to returning in the near future. Thank you for sharing this special place with us:)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Serenity at our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed some quiet time in the mountains. We found the cabin in immaculate condition with amenities better than any hotel. We really enjoyed waking up surrounded by trees, eating and playing

cards on the deck, having a cool breeze that brought peaceful naps, and spending time together in this cozy nest for two. We highly recommend the Historic Hershey Cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, We are delighted that you found the Hershey Cabin a "Cozy nest for two" and that you found the cabin a great place to relax. Thanks for booking with us and hope you can return soon! Paul & Janice
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Long Beach, ca

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Hershey cabin welcomed our need to retreat with a sweetness that exceeded our expectations. It was inviting, cozy, secure, peaceful, and comfortable. Time passed so quickly, and we didn't want to leave. Paul and Janice have truly created a welcoming environment for anyone.

Steve and Carol

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also love staying at the Hershey Cabin and we feel the same way you due when you said "Time passed to quickly, and we didn't want to leave". It was a pleasure having the two of you and we hope you can come back soon! Paul & Janice
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Los Angeles, CA

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, small cabin packed with amenities. Clean, comfortable, lovely decor. Take time to go through the owners album showing the renovation of this historic cabin. I don't know what they were thinking..but they did a great job! great parking spot, easy to access and locate.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, Janice and I are so glad that the two of you found the Hershey Cabin "wonderful"! We are delighted that you enjoyed the book that we put together showing the rehabilitation of the cabin - you do ask a good question "I don't know what they were thinking!" It was a much bigger project than we originally started out to do, but we love the way it turned out!! Thanks so much for staying at the "Historic Hershey Cabin"! Paul
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Los Angeles

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Hershey Cabin. Very relaxing and cozy. Paul and Janice did a fantastic job renovating this cabin. We were there in August so sleeping with the windows open in the "Treehouse" bedroom was just awesome. The check-in process was effortless and interaction with Paul was easy and pleasant.

Lake Arrowhead is such a beautiful place, and this cabin is the perfect place to base your exploring out of. We took some of the hike suggestions in the welcome book and had a great time, especially the Deep Creek hike. Bring your trunks and a junky pair of sneakers so you can get wet!!

Dinner at Stone Creek Bistro was fantastic!

Thanks so much for sharing your special spot with us!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Henry, Janice and I are delighted that the two of you found the Hershey Cabin "very relaxing and cozy", and that you found the "tree house bedroom" "just awsom"! As you mentioned, guest will find several books detailing hiking trails in the nearby area, as well as we have an entire large binder at the cabin with menues, maps etc. Come again! Paul & Janice
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
San Marino

Gorgeous, high end cabin, impeccably maintained!

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Organized. BEAUTIFUL views. Quaint but with modern comforts and amenities. High end kitchen so incredibly equipped. They really put the time and effort to not only update and preserve this historical cabin, it is conducive to relaxation, romance, fun, comfort, and coziness. Secluded, but so conveniently located to points of interest (Arrowhead Village, the Lake, Twin Peaks). My girl asked, "What is your favorite thing about this cabin"? Easy: That fireplace and that balcony. We had four meals on that balcony. Pin-drop quiet. Breathtaking views surrounded by trees. MORE than fully equipped. (Even had makeup remover for her!...Olive Oil in the kitchen) dishes, pots/pans, utensils, linens, soaps, Netflix, DVD, great comforts and luxuries. Super comfy bed. Easy parking. Waking up to great views. Nice breeze throughout. My girl even accidentally left a necklace and bracelet there and the SAME DAY, the owner called and mentioned the cleaning lady found it and he is mailing it to me. You ain't getting that at a hotel. I NEVER write reviews. We'll be back. We were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justin, That was a really nicely written, comprehensive overview of your stay at the Hershey Cabin! We are so glad you and your girlfriend were able to come to Lake Arrowhead, and also so glad that you chose our cabin to stay at! Please do come again! Paul & Janice
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 18
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Village or Sky Forest
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Snow Valley in Running Springs
Car: necessary


Bootleggers, gamblers, gangsters, trap doors and secret tunnels. Such are the legends of what today is the Tudor House. It began as Club Arrowhead in the Pines, a project of the Atkins Realty Co., which developed Arrowhead Villas and promoted the area as a place to “get away from the cares and worries of city life". Construction began in 1926, with the clubhouse being dedicated on July 4, 1928.

A brochure for Club Arrowhead pictures the sumptuousness of the clubhouse and details the many activities available to members, such as swimming in the huge pool or horseback riding. An associate life membership in Club Arrowhead was offered at $250.

Then the Great Depression hit. During the Great Depression Club Arrowhead became an elegant speakeasy with a trap door built beneath the bar to dispose of the bottles in case it was necessary. In the late 30's and early 40's, the infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel took over Club Arrowhead and ran a very successful gambling casino in the basement. He is also reputed to have operated a bordello across the street in a cottage belonging to the club (now the Fern Manor).

The Tudor House is now a wonderful dinner theater/ supper club/ concert hall etc. The Tudor House is located at 800 Arrowhead Villa Road, about a half mile from our cabin.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Arrowhead Villas, Inland Empire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct-Nov 15th
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nov 1-Dec 15
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Dec
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/NY Season
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Martin Luther
13 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Valentine's day
12 Feb 2017 - 14 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Day
17 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57
Refundable Damage Deposit £324
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellations more than 30 days (45 days for holiday periods) prior to arrival will be refunded, less $50. Cancellations less than 30 days (45 days for holidays)prior to arrival will be forfeited unless we are able to rent the cabin to someone else for the same time period, the $50.00 cancellation fee would still apply. Holiday weekends, depending on the weekend, require stays of from 3 to 7 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Arrowhead Villas in Inland Empire

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , High end, brand new bathroom with granite/tile/glass
  • Brand new porcelain tile shower with a frameless clear glass enclosure. Lots of granite shelves built into the walls, and a granite counter around the sink. Electric heater and fan in the ceiling, plus forced air heating in the floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New memory foam mattress
  • The bedroom is knotty pine with a porcelain tile floor. From the bed, it feels like you are in a tree-house. The bedroom has two large windows which give you a great forest view, and even a little peak of Lake Arrowhead. The bedroom has a fully lighted vanity and two large armoires for your suit cases and clothes.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Hershey Cabin is a great place for an anniversary, honeymoon or just as a get-away!!! CHECK IN TIME is 5:00, CHECK OUT IS 12:00. We have a book that we created that shows both the history of both Lake Arrowhead and the Hershey Cabin. Licensed by San Berdardino County, permit #372-CA20140298-SUP-R

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot