COUGAR'S TREE HOUSE

Big Bear Lake, California

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John & Anita, Augie & Sam, Los Angeles, CA - "Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful cabin. We enjoyed every minute during our stay here in Big Bear. We found the cabin to be perfect place for our spring vacation! Much Mahalo."

Steve and Renee, El Cajon, CA - "Next time we will stay longer it's beautiful up here in the snow. Food, fun & drink, what more could you want!"

The Shenas, Jamul, CA - "This is the best cabin we have ever stayed in. It's so warm and cozy. We all slept well at night and enjoyed the homey kitchen. My family has five people me, my dad, mom, brother and my sister. Me and brother, sister loved the backyard and that it was a 2 stories. I hope that we come back soon! Thank you for your hospitality. Love, The Shenas"

Hamelink Family, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - “We spend 2 weeks in December with our children in your cabin, had a great time and appreciate being allowed to stay here. The cabin was located near the 2 ski resorts and on a reasonable distance to restaurants, the Vons supermarket and The Village. We visit the Peppercorn Grille restaurant, you recommended, 3 times! Make a reservation in advance or be prepared to wait an hour (but it's really worthwhile). The cabin has a kitchen that is well stocked with all you need for cooking and eating. It has 2 cozy, comfortable bedrooms with very good beds and clean linens. There is Wi-Fi, Satellite TV (even in the bedrooms!), Music, DVD's, VHS and a lot of games. And than there is that fireplace! After skiing we spent every night at the fire, telling stories, playing games, reading, listening to music or just sitting and staring at the flames. We saw 2 raccoons visiting the terrace, 3 coyotes, rabbits, squirrels and beautiful birds. We were lucky that it was sunny, it has snowed a lot and the slopes were in great condition. The panorama was amazing and must also be fantastic during the summer. We will certainly recommend this place to our friends or family when visiting the area, because such a well equipped cabin and such amazing surroundings is something you will never see in Europe!”

Todd Schireson, Santa Monica, CA- "Thanks again for your cabin, we had a great time and loved your place.  It is nice to stay in a place where everything works and the hot water doesn't turn off after 5 minutes.  We made sure everything was perfect when we left." 

Erica & Steve, Los Angeles, CA - "We had a lovely time here. It's a wonderful homey cabin in the mountains"

Jose Barrera, Los Angeles, CA - "I would like to thank you guys for the amazing time that I had in your great house, great location and beautiful view."

Ted & CJ, Santa Monica, CA - " The kitchen was packed with everything we needed (even spices) and the living room with fireplace was the coziest spot. The old-fashioned tub in the ground-floor bathroom was a nice surprise. We feel lucky to have found this place; everything was clean, comfy and professionally handled (including a prompt refund of our deposit). "Renting" a dog for the weekend would have made it complete. Sincerely "city slickers"

The Wodkowskis - " Thanks for a wonderful, memorable, healthy, stay. Lovely home!"

Jess Craven, Los Angeles, CA - jessicacraven@earthlink.net "Thank you so much for allowing us the pleasure of staying at the lovely Cougar's Tree House. We went for a weekend retreat and were so gratified and delighted with everything about our stay. The house was easy to find, beautiful inside and out, appointed with everything necessary to make our stay comfortable and relaxing, quiet, and conveniently located. I loved the claw foot tub and the extremely tasteful woodsy decor; my husband the big fireplace in the living room and the fact that we could bring our dog. Who, incidentally, loved your house more than anyone! Especially her own private back yard! We will definitely come again. Thank you so much."

Mike, San Diego, CA - "We had a great time at your place this weekend and appreciate being allowed to stay there. To start, the driving directions and other information on the "welcome" message was very useful and accurate. The location is ideal for anyone wishing to be located near the ski resorts. We weren't there during the ski season, but did take a drive to each of the resorts and found that Cougar's Tree House is about equidistant between the two resorts and a very reasonable distance to restaurants, gas, grocery or The Village. We weren't sure exactly what to bring for cooking so we took a few extra items, crock pot for example, but were pleasantly surprised to find that the kitchen is well stocked with all you need for cooking and eating. For example, coffee grinder, crock pot, turkey platter and so many pots, pans, bowls and plates that the hardest part is trying to decide which plate or bowl to use. Along those same lines, the house is well stocked with linens and bedding material as well. I think there is even an extra pull-out bed in one of the closets and there should be no trouble sleeping 6. The linens were also clean and in good order, soaps were provided and there were several spices/condiments for our use in the kitchen. As advertised, the Wi-Fi and Satellite TV were available and easy to connect to. DVD's and VHS were provided for those cold weather days when you can't get outside, or just prefer to kick back and relax indoors. There were also several games and books available. The fireplace was a nice amenity and really came in handy, although the price of firewood around there is rather pricey. We paid over $7 for a small bundle (6-7 split logs) of wood at the nearby K-Mart store. It was worth the price though, but you may want to pick some up beforehand. We also made good use of the gas grill on the front porch the first night for dinner. If you have pets, the fenced front porch and back yard are an added benefit, but please don't forget to pick up after Fido for the comfort of other guests and their pets. The upstairs bedrooms and beds were comfortable and the downstairs living area was open to the dining and kitchen areas and made for a great arrangement for socializing. Overall, the house was cozy yet roomy and met or exceeded our expectations and we would certainly recommend this place to our friends or family when visiting the area. We enjoyed the worry-free, no hassle accommodations and the cleanliness of the place when we arrived, and hope all that stay in the future the same pleasure we enjoyed during our visit. The only thing that would have been nice to have that isn't offered is a hot-tub, but you can't always have it all and we left happy."

Matthew Hoffman, Culver City, CA - "Thank you very much for letting us enjoy your Big Bear home. We had an excellent time. We were real home bodies there to get away and relax, and your setup was just what the doctor ordered. My girlfriend is a chef and was happily impressed with the fully stocked kitchen provided. We're both movie buffs and enjoyed the multiple DVD players. Our mini-poodle probably enjoyed the house and scenery the most as she had the time of her life running about. We're thinking of a return trip sometime with another couple to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Thanks again.
Most thankfully yours, Matthew H." 

Vivian Felan & Russ Winer, Culver City, CA - "I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for letting us stay at your cabin. It was such a delight. Beautiful view and perfect central location. We really had an amazing time. I look forward to renting from you again in the future."

Darcy Hayhurst, Ramona, CA - "We had a wonderful wknd. We felt that your house was very charming/rustic. It's perfect decor for Big Bear. You also are centrally located to everything. My favorite was the Moonridge zoo. I love the grizzly who always stretches his leg. This was my first trip to Big Bear and it's for sure I'll be back. I told my husband I'd like to come back for each season. Thanks for your part in making our trip a success. You'll hear from me again."

George Rizkallah, Sherman Oaks, CA - "The stay was an absolute delight. The cabin was clean and organized and we enjoyed it very much. The kitchen is fully stocked with all you need to cook for your family and the beds and linens were comfortable and clean. I don't know who had more fun, me or the dog! The only complaint is that I had to leave so soon! Thank you for a very relaxing weekend." Lisa Gibson, Irvine, CA - "I am writing this note just to say how much both my family and myself enjoyed staying in your adorable 2 bedroom 2 bath cabin at "Cougars Tree House" It was absolutely beautiful! Literally from the moment we walked in the cabin my three boys did not want to leave, it felt so welcoming and inviting unlike most hotels or other cabins. I have told many people about our lovely experience in Big Bear and we will most definitely be back! Thanks again for a memorable family experience that we will treasure for a lifetime. The Gibson's"

Russ Stiverson and Liz Woods, Los Angeles, CA - rstiverson@1800dentist.com - "My fiancé, two friends and I spent five great days at Cougar's Tree House. The house was easy to find and offered great views from the front porch. It was the perfect size for our party, and we so appreciated being able to bring our dog along on the trip. We were very comfortable throughout the stay and enjoyed the convenience of cable TV, wireless internet, and an ample supply of board games. The cabin was well-appointed, and we highly valued being able to contact the owner at any time with questions. We hope to return to Big Bear again soon, and will gladly stay at Cougar's Tree House again. We loved the cabin - thanks for all your help."

Nadine Spertus, San Diego, CA - "We had a great time, wish we could have stayed longer. Very cozy and close to everything. Nadine."

Steve Reid, Carlsbad, CA - "Really enjoyed our stay. You seemed to think of just about everything and we have confidence that anyone staying there would feel the same."

Rosa Martinez, Trabuco Canyon, CA - rosam777@yahoo.com - "Cougar's Tree House has a very welcoming, cozy and homey feel to it. It had all the necessary household items, and even more. Since it is high up, the view was perfect for hanging outside the porch late afternoon while having a drink or two and barbecuing. We were there in August and the weather was perfect. We do plan to return and would love to see the view during the winter. Overall I would rate the cabin 4 1/2 out of 5 stars."

Debbie Ramirez, Mission Viejo, CA - quenya1@hotmail.com - "I would have to say this is the best find in Big Bear. It's a reasonable price, a beautiful, cozy cabin, and it has way more amenities than you would expect. Really pretty landscaping, beautiful hardwoods, great stone fireplace, luxurious and comfortable furniture to sink into... But the most important thing to me was that it was VERY clean! You can tell this place is very well taken care of. Our dogs loved sleeping on their bed in front of the fireplace, and we loved spending time out on the porch BBQing. Great views of the ski slopes across the way and very romantic on a moonlit night--keep the blinds and curtains open when the moon's out! It's in a great little neighborhood just off the main drag, close to everything, and nice and quiet. You'll also have fun with the family-friendly video and book collection, and the great board games hidden away in the coffee table. A beautiful and affordable place to spend a vacation--what a great find! Thanks again for the beautiful stay! We hope we can visit your cabin again soon. :) Debbie Ramirez."

Shawn Janelle, Murrieta, CA - "I will recommend "Cougar's Tree House" to all my friends and family! Our family really enjoyed our stay. I was very happy when I opened the front door and found a very clean, beautiful cabin. All the extra details added an extra comfort to our stay. Thank you and we will be back soon! Best ~ Shawn Janelle"

Eric Craig, Los Angeles, CA - "Had a great time. The cabin was super homey and comfy. We will stay again for sure."

The Ciccarelli's, Valley Village, CA - chickc@gmail.com - "Being our first time at Big Bear, we had no idea what to expect, especially in accommodations. What we found in Cougar's Tree House was far more than we could have hoped for. This cabin is off the beaten path of the lake area but a short drive to the main street, Big Bear Blvd. The name "tree-house" is very fitting considering the cabin's 3 story structure amongst surrounding pine trees, which gives you a very beautiful view of the mountain from the front porch (which became my favorite spot). Inside is warm (great fireplace) and inviting (spacious). The rustic decorations alone could keep your fascination busy for your entire stay. Not knowing what to expect, we brought many items we didn't need. Cougar's Tree House already had everything. Its really more like staying in a fully supplied hotel than a cabin. We were especially pleased with the fenced yard (that we used for our dog when we didn't feel like taking him for a walk). We saw a ton of wildlife from the back window (coyote, rabbits, grey squirrels and an array of really unusual birds). I could go on and on about this place, but I will sum it all up by saying that if you are looking for peace and quiet (and peace of mind) in a mountain setting, this is the place to be."

Joyce Westergaard, Los Angeles, CA - "The Cougar's Tree House was a quaint and lovely cabin that captured the essence of life in Big Bear. My friends and I didn't want to leave the picturesque pine tree view, the charming bedrooms or the cozy fireplace. The cabin had all the amenities needed for a relaxing heartwarming stay. The only thing we wished we saw was a real cougar in a tree house!"

Natalie Cordebard, Tujunga, CA - "What a wonderful cabin! We spent a marvelous week, the 5 of us and our 2 dogs... dogs were very happy too, with the deck and their own backyard. I would recommend any mountain lover to rent this tree house where you can find the love of its owner in every little detail... and Big Bear is great at that time of the year too!!! Thanks we'll come back..."

B. Lynn, Los Angeles, CA - "We LOVED your cabin! It was very homey and comfortable in every way. The neighborhood was nice too, very quiet and secluded. We can't wait to go up there again soon. It was absolutely lovely!"

Tracy Isaacs, Sherman Oaks, CA - "Overall very pleased with furnishings and decorations. It's everything advertised and more."

Agnes Desrosiers, Chula Vista, CA - "We loved the stay and it was a great cabin with a great location, lots of room, very nice bedrooms, nice deck with a view."

Catalina Sandoval, Orange, CA - "We loved the crisp clean linens and towels. The little extras in each bedrooms, flashlight at the front door, cups in the bathrooms."

G. Hernandez, Las Vegas, NV - " What an great cabin. The views of the ski slopes were very pretty and were very happy that your cabin was so close to Snow Summit. Thanks we cant wait until the next time!"

Mayra Meraz, San Marcos,CA - "This cabin is really cool. It feels kind of like home, I would really like to come back. I would recommend this cabin to other people."

Kris Pearson, Mission Viejo, CA - "We had a great stay, thank you for making everything so easy. Checking in, checking out and everything in between."

Cindy Fitzpatrick, San Diego, CA - "Thank you for the beautiful and clean home away from home. Love the kitchen and the cookbooks. All the best!"

Terri Thompson, El Cajon, CA - "We loved this place. we will be back soon."

Christine and Joe McCabe Fullerton, CA - "We enjoyed your cabin very much. We were glad that the yard was actually fenced for the dogs. Very cozy and clean. We would love to return."


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