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CHICKADEE eclectic 1BR Cabin, BBQ, Sauna, Discount Ski, WIFI, Big Yard, Pets OK

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Wrightwood - Chickadee

Whimsical quaint and cozy 1-Bedroom plus loft, large woodsy yard, great location

CHICKADEE is one of 5 properties in Wrightwood that we personally own and rent out. You may also be interested in Owls Nook, Reindeer Cottage, The Hideaway, and Little Pines Cabin.

Chickadee is a tiny home that's big on charm. With one bedroom, a bathroom with a custom sauna built in, and a living area with a sleeping loft, fireplace, flat screen, satellite tv, WIFI, full kitchenette, and laundry, there's a lot here packed into a little space. Despite the house's small size, it has tall ceilings in every room, big windows, and a giant yard. Close to Mountain High and Wrightwood Guest Ranch, hiking trails, walk to the quaint village shops and restaurants. Combine with Owls Nook on the same property for larger groups.


Queen bed, vaulted ceiling with big wood beams and pine-covered walls, ceiling fan, A/C, gas heater, windows look out to woodsy backyard and front with peekaboo mountain views all around. Bedroom has its own exterior door.


Large bathroom with vaulted ceiling, shower stall, pine walls, towels and toiletries provided, built-in 1-person steam/dry sauna.


Very cool sleeping loft with queen mattress and good views. Sofa and chairs, small table that can extend if needed, compact washer and dryer, microwave, oversized toaster convection oven can cook a pizza or lasagna, coffee maker, sink, small fridge, pots/pans/dishes. Flat screen TV with Dish satellite and DVD player. Wifi. Woods and mountain views. Woodstove fireplace. A few games and movies.

YARD: giant fenced backyard great for kids and pets, woodsy front yard looking out to empty lot that has access to hiking trail and a little sledding area.

SHARED PROPERTY: Chickadee can be booked with Owls Nook, the house on the same property, next to each other. Each has its own driveway and fenced backyard but they are only steps away from each other for groups traveling together (together can sleep up to 11; 4 in Chickadee and 7 in Owls Nook).


Mountain High 8-hr ski lift passes for $39 but blackout dates apply so inquire for details. Other discounts for motorcycle tours, golf, etc.

MAX OCCUPANCY: 4 adults, or up to 5 guests if it includes small kids. Strictly enforced - max occupancy is day or night.

PETS: allowed with pet fee and following pet guidelines. Contact owner.

LOCATION: Less than 1 mile to village shops and restaurants, 3 miles to Mountain High. Wrightwood is 90 miles from L.A.

MEMBERS of Wrightwood Lodging Association, Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce, San Bernardino County licensed/registered vacation rental.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2016
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About Barbara

We now own 5 vacation rentals in Wrightwood: Little Pines, Hideaway, Chickadee, Reindeer Cottage, and Owls Nook. We love remodeling and renovating properties! We were even featured on HGTV for the remodel of a previous home. We are also avid travelers, authors of Living Abroad in China, and enjoy giving our guests memorable travel experiences in Wrightwood. When not running our hobby business in the mountains, we are both university professors.

Barbara purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Barbara chose Inland Empire

Chickadee was such a fun challenge for our creativity! When we bought the property, the bedroom and bathroom were already done, minus the door to the living area and the sauna (which was once a quirky bathroom closet and will soon be a cute 1-person sauna). The current living area was a dirty one-car garage; we removed the overhead door, finished the walls in pine, built the sleeping loft, installed the kitchenette, and installed the entry door and four windows, including the giant round window. Installed a woodstove for having wood-burning fires.

What makes this cabin unique

Chickadee has some fun quirks, including the sleeping loft with great views of sunrises over the mountains, the tall round window that makes you look up to the top of the towering pine trees outside, the sauna, the cozy pine walls and giant beams in the vaulted ceilings in each room. And so close to mountain hikes! Yet less than a mile walk to the village shops and restaurants. Plus a big fenced backyard and woodsy lot. Tons to love here!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the beautiful weekend getaway! We loved Chickadee. It was the perfect size for the two of us and our two small dogs. We hope to come back this winter to enjoy the snow and some snowboarding.
Sep 2015
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CHICKADEE eclectic 1BR Cabin, BBQ, Sauna, Discount Ski, WIFI, Big Yard, Pets OK
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 36 reviews
Los Angeles

Super cozy & serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

Went to see our friends from NY who were staying at cabin creek on a Backroads tour. We ended up having them over to the chickadee for some post dinner and wine by the cozy fire place. - time just seemed to expand instead of fly by for once and we look fwd to going back w more pals to share this great find ;) Barbara and Stu were super friendly and helpful - even got a souvenir chickadee coffee mug - 👍🏻

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Wrightwood for the first time ever and Barbara's cabin was perfect for the 3 of us. Our son loved sleeping in the upstairs loft and the backyard was huge for our yellow lab, who joined us. The cabin has everything you would need for a visit--cute toaster oven, coffee maker, toiletries in the bathroom medicine cabinet, etc. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place was great! Way more space than I though. Had everything I needed. The loft was cool also. Very close to restaurant and mt high

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation here at Chickadee. Our children enjoyed hanging out up in the "loft" area and playing outside in the large fenced backyard. This is a cute cozy cabin for a couple of adults or a small family. The owners responded quickly to any questions we had.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy rustic cabin next to the ski resort...it was perfect!

  • 4 of 5

We wanted to have a white Christmas, and we did! We had 4 stay there(myself, my husband, 6 yr old son & mother in law). There was a fold out futon, a bed in the loft and a bedroom. We texted the owners when we had a question and they replied right away. We suggested having an instruction booklet for all of our questions, such as, how to turn on DVD, satellite TV, how to use washer & dryer, how to use sauna...We brought our dog as well, there was a huge fenced in yard. Next time we come back to Wrightwood we would love to rent from Barbara again! Thank you, Disraeli Family

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My 21 year old son and three of his friends stayed here. We stayed in a cabin down the road. The cabin was perfect for them. They all want to come back and stay here

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Whimsical is a great way to describe Chickadee. This "tiny home" packs a lot in a little space. Looking forward to having your son and friends back again!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Racoon Saloon, Yodeler, Wrightwood Inn, ...
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Ridge, Evergreen, Mile High, Grizzly, ...
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Mountain High

Big Pines zip lines and canopy tour, world class disc golf ranked 3rd in nation for its view, Admo motorcycle tours, and more!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Wrightwood, Inland Empire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Break 1
11 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holiday weeks
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
XMas (3-night minimum)
23 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3-7
3 Jan 2017 - 7 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Presidents Day Weekend
16 Feb 2017 - 21 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Linens Fee £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Pet Fee £25
Tax Rate 7.0%

1) PAYMENT INSTALLMENTS may be available upon request. If you are making an advance booking, we would be happy to set up payments rather than require all of it at booking.
3) CANCELLATIONS must be done 30 days in advance to qualify for a refund, minus $25 processing fee. CHANGES to reservation dates also incur a $25 processing fee unless adding nights. If you think there is a possibility you may have to cancel less than 30 days before arrival, we strongly recommend you pay for the HomeAway vacation cancellation insurance. Details will be given to you by HomeAway when you book.
4) BOOKINGS NOT PAID 2wks before arrival cancelled without refund.
5) DEPOSIT refunds are processed within a week of checkout.
6) PET FEE is $30 for weekend stays. If staying more than a few days, a higher fee will be assessed. Additionally, if any pet mess is left in the yard, a cleaning fee will be assessed.
7) CLEANING & LINENS FEE: if you're looking to save money, it is possible to avoid this fee by not having it cleaned before you arrive and by bringing your own sheets, towels, TP, paper towels, and dish towels. Inquire for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Wrightwood in California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Custom built-in sauna
  • Bathroom is off bedroom. Large bathroom, shower stall, toilet, nice vanity and bronze fixtures, toiletries, TP, sheepskin rug, and a little built-in 1-person dry/steam sauna.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen bed, exterior door, A/C unit, gas heater on thermostat, ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling with beams, pine walls, views to front and back yards (woodsy, with peekaboo mountain views). Linens provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
Admo motorcycle tours, world-class disc golf (rather #3 in the nation for best view), arts & craft classes at Cedar Street Antiques on some Saturdays, festivals & events, hike the Pacific Crest Trail nearby (and then watch the movie Wild with Reese Witherspoon!). Even more to do within 10-20 minute drive; see our website or inquire for more ideas.

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