Welcome to Rocky Top Lodge ~ a Pet Friendly unique Bed & bring your own Breakfast cabin in the pines year round vacation rental just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles (off Interstate 5) nestled in the heart of the Los Padres National Forest yet close to village amenities in the private resort community of Pine Mountain Club.
RENT A WHOLE HOUSE FOR THE PRICE OF A ROOM
Sleeps up to 6 guests plus 2 children under 12 years of age ~ Maximum 8 ~
***(under 24 months not counted)***
This one-of-a-kind cabin in the pines is perfectly located for stressed out city dwellers - couples and families alike - to enjoy a weekend getaway or a week long vacation. Peace~Tranquility~Nature~Escape!
There is a 3-night minimum for holiday reservations
When BOOKING please provide the full name you wish to appear on the RENTAL AGREEMENT
QUESTIONS BEFORE BOOKING? Click on the "Contact Host" above to ask us for more info. We want your stay to be as memorable as possible. We look forward to answering any questions that you may have about our cabin and the activities on the mountain
EARLY CHECK-IN and LATE CHECK-OUT for your arrival or departure days. Just ask us. We are usually able to accommodate
DOGS: Well-behaved dogs are welcome for an additional charge. Please let us know in your inquiry that you wish to bring along your pet(s) so that we may adjust your quote accordingly. Maximum 2. Sorry no cats. Guests are fully responsible for any pet damages. A large kennel and a dog run are provided for your convenience and the safety of your pet. Dogs are never to be left unattended on the property
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING: You only need to pack your toothbrush, clothes and the food you plan to cook in our fully equipped kitchen (unless, of course, you plan to eat out at any of our great restaurants). We supply all towels, linens, paper goods/trash bags/dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, spa soaps, cooking equipment, coffee/tea, spices and more
CLEANING: To make sure your stay is relaxing and stress free the cabin is clean and ready before your visit and we do the cleaning after your stay.
We only ask that you run the dishwasher and bag and drop off your trash at the nearby Transfer Site (behind the Clubhouse) upon your departure. Trash bags provided
AMENITIES that will make you feel welcome and at home the moment you arrive
~ a Fireside Snack Basket (popcorn, hot cocoa, the makings for S'mores)
~Two large bedrooms (King bed; Full/Twin bunk and futon sofa)
~Den with Twin daybed and Twin trundle
~PackNPlay Yard/Crib and High Chair
~Plush bath towels, bed linens, extra blankets and pillows for 8
~Kohler soaking tub for 2
~Basic Earth Botanicals soaps and conditioning shampoo
~Paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, tissue, trash bags
~Fully equipped kitchen including coffee/tea, spices, condiments
~Make ice cream in our Cuisinart ice cream maker (you only need milk/cream from our Village market - we supply the rest)
~Books, cards, poker chips, board games and puzzles
~Bird ID book with seed for the many bird feeders
~Wood burning fireplace with one nights firewood provided
~Dish satellite TVs / 250+ DVD/VHS library
~Free local and domestic long distance telephone
~WiFi to check emails and browse the web
~Large deck with gas BBQ, firepit and hammock
~Guest cards (4) for use of community facilities
~Our own local dining and activity guide book.
~And much, much more. Everything needed to make your stay enjoyable!
CABIN: The 1800 sq ft 2-story Craftsman lodge-like home located at 5500' is beautifully furnished in Northwood's lodge style. Wildlife themed decor fills every room. Creative use of wood throughout the open floor plan contributes to it's warm ambience. Stained glass windows hang above a unique curving stairway leading downstairs to 'the Attic'. Dual-paned windows provide comfort in all seasons. At night with all the lights aglow Rocky Top positively radiates warmth and beauty.
DECK: 500 sq ft 2nd story main deck with gas BBQ, gas firepit and hammock offers lovely views of San Emigdio mountain to the north and grand sunsets over Apache Saddle. With a lockable gate and wire screen overlay the deck is KID FRIENDLY. At ground level below the deck is a 6'x30' wire-enclosed dog run.
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with gas range/oven/cast iron griddle, dishwasher, microwave, pantry, new Cuisinart Pro stainless steel pots/pans, utensils galore, bakeware, coffee maker and grinder, waffle iron, blender, popcorn popper, electric ice cream maker, juicer, toaster, electric griddle, food processor, crock pot, Kitchen Aid mixer and glassware for every occasion (Irish coffee, sundaes, wine, champagne, beer and more). Realtree camo dishes and deer antler flatware make every meal a special event
YOU'LL FEEL PAMPERED in the spacious BATHROOM. A Kohler soaking tub (with shower), a wall of mirrors above the two basins, large dressing table, a welcome bear, chocolate and green plush cotton towels, Basic Earth Botanicals soaps and shampoo give the room a spa-like feel
MALLARD'S RETREAT BEDROOM - has a Cal King bed, glider/rocker with ottoman, two spectacular stained glass windows above the bed (Mallard's of course!), ceiling fan, electric wall heater and ducks, ducks everywhere. Sliding glass doors open to a faux wood concrete patio with a table and two comfortable wicker rockers to sit under the pines, sip a glass of wine and watch the comings and goings at the bird feeder
ANGLER'S REST BEDROOM - 3 beds - a Full/twin bunk* and a twin futon sofa* (Sleeps 2-4) (*upper twin and futon for children under 12); two rocking chairs with footstools and reading lamps; a 19'' LED flatscreen satellite TV with HDMI, USB; DVD/VHS player; an electric wall heater keeps the room comfortable when temperatures drop. A portable crib and high chair are in the closet
"BEAR'S ATTIC' downstairs is a 600 sq ft combination DEN/GUEST ROOM with bears in abundance. (It probably should have been called a family room, but with all those bears we had no choice but to call it a DEN!!!) It has a slate top pool table; comfortable sofa and recliners; 40'' Dish satellite TV; DVD/VHS player; a drop-lid writing desk; two flip-up table tops on the wall beneath the window ledge convenient for writing, puzzles or sewing; a LAUNDRY ROOM with washer/dryer. Cozy up with a good book from our library in the reading corner tucked beneath the (URL HIDDEN) sure to visit our WILDLIFE RESCUE CORNER with cuddly critters for the younger guests to befriend.
It also doubles as a 3RD BEDROOM with a beautiful Aspen log twin daybed with trundle (sleeps 2) which is easily closed off from the den for privacy via floor-to-ceiling draperies. A charming HALF BATH is close by with a separate SHOWER ROOM. A Thelin Parlour pellet stove keeps the room comfortable in winter. A separate entrance suits big kids and adults alike
STUFF: We keep an 'odds and ends' assortment of sporting equipment for your use at Club facilities: fishing poles/net/bait, golf bag with mismatched golf clubs; croquet set; tennis racquets. Sorry, no bowling ball!!
In the winter we provide a snow disk for sledding and you are welcome to use the extra jackets, boots and gloves for adults/kids we keep at the lodge
NO SMOKING, open fires or charcoal allowed on the property. We are in a national forest with the ever-present danger of fire
SPECIAL EVENTS: Come on up to Pine Mountain Club for one of the many activities that take place throughout the year.
~Enjoy our Lilac Festival - May 20-21, 2017
~Concert on the Greens - 6 Saturday night dates throughout the summer months
~Wine in the Pines - June 10, 2017
~Run to the Pines Car Show - August 2017
~Blues Brews and BBQ Mountain Festival - Labor Day Weekend 2017
~Mountain Craft Show - Weekend after Thanksgiving
~Festival of Lights - December 2017
~Live Music in the Condor Lounge - 7-11pm every Saturday night
~Mountain Shakespeare Festival 2017...and more ...
ROADS: Well paved roads make it an easy drive from the I-5 to Pine Mountain. The roads in this private community are well maintained by the Club. However, at a mile high altitude, weather can change quickly in the mountains so CHAINS and/or a 4WD would be necessary in winter.
CELL SERVICE is now available on the mountain for Verizon customers only.
NEARBY: Within a short drive you will find museums (Ridge Route, Fort Tejon), antiquing, off-road recreation (McGill Trail, Hungry Valley SVRA), Lake Pyramid for boating/waterskiing, shopping (Outlets at Tejon just a skip and and hop down I-5)
Surprisingly there is always the right amount of things to do (or not do) for any stay! Sip your morning coffee on the deck or drink your evening wine while gazing up into the star-filled night sky. Your Rocky Top mountain cabin and miles of national forest to discover is waiting. Come find out why Pine Mtn Club are called one of Southern California's "best kept secrets".
As Soon As You Arrive You Will Feel the Peace Settle Over You Like a Comfortable Blanket
Please treat our home as you would your own. You will have access to the entire cabin. There are a few locked storage areas for our stuff. Otherwise the place is yours.
We ask that as a courtesy to our neighbors you, your family and your pets do not wander onto surrounding properties.
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We want your stay to be as memorable as possible. We look forward to talking with you and answering any questions that you may have about our cabin and the activities on the mountain.
We will greet you upon your arrival to give you the keys, a quick tour of the property and answer any questions you may have.
We will be available 24/7 should you have questions or need assistance.
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SPECIAL CELEBRATION PACKAGE Add-On:
Celebrating a special occasion - birthday, anniversary, romantic getaway, promotion, etc? We offer special packages that include wine and cheese; champagne, chocolates and a keepsake silk rose; beers and munchies; cakes, pies, ice cream and of course candles. We can also provide the makings for a great breakfast - eggs, sausage, juice, toast/pancake or waffle mix, etc. Just let us know the occasion and we can customize a package and give you a quote.
* 2 night minimum, 3 nights on holidays and special event weekends.
*SIGNED RENTAL AGREEMENT ( + Pet Addendum if applicable) with copy of photo ID (Driver's License, etc.) required before entry info (key) is granted.
Base seasonal rates of $195, $205 or $215 are for 6 people - add $30/night/person (children only) if over 6. Maximum 8 guests with 2 of 8 under 12 years. (Under 24 months not counted)
$95 Non-refundable cleaning/laundry fee - $75 Non-refundable pet fee ( max 2 dogs).
6% Kern County Bed Tax included in Rates.
$500 Security Deposit required - Refundable if no damage or missing items.
*NO SMOKING or CANDLES on property. Guest(s) violating this rule forfeit full security deposit.
*PARKING OFF STREET: Accommodates 3 cars maximum
*LINENS: All sheets, pillows, blankets and towels are provided as well as paper goods including toilet paper, paper towels and napkins.
*NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE: Daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. Guests are required to wash their own dishes and keep kitchen in order.
*FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: with propane gas stove/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, all pots and pans, lodge themed dinnerware, glassware, wine glasses, utensils, blender, citrus juicer, coffee maker, coffee grinder, food processor, Kitchen Aid mixer, crockpot, popcorn popper, toaster, waffle maker. We supply salt/pepper, seasonings and some flour/sugar (in freezer). All the tools you'll need to prepare a gourmet mountain meal! Also provided handsoap and dishwasher detergent.
WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE: We provide a supply of firewood sufficient for one lovely fire during your stay. Additional wood is available for a small fee or for purchase at the Village Market. PELLET STOVE: For winter use pellets are provided.
BEDS: In addition to the King, Double and 3 Twins are two twin air mattresses and a portable Pack N Play playard/crib and high chair.
TELEPHONE: Free unlimited local and domestic long distance.
Verizon CELL RECEPTION AVAILABLE in Pine Mountain ~others not guaranteed.
PETS CONSIDERED: Well-behaved pets welcome. (Additional fee and signed Pet Addendum required). Pets must be leashed at all times when outside. Pets are NOT allowed on furniture at any time. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. Guests are fully responsible for any damages or additional cleaning time caused by any pets.
BROADBAND ACCESS: Bring your laptop. Secured Wireless Internet is available free throughout the home, porch and deck TO CHECK EMAILS ONLY!!!!. NO MOVIE OR GAME DOWNLOADS due to narrow bandwidth. Ethernet cable provided.
POOL TABLE: For use of adults only.
MINIMUM AGE LIMIT FOR RENTERS: Contact owner for details.
We designed and constructed this unique 2-level Craftsman lodge-like home ourselves in 1978. Every rock, board and shingle was chosen and placed with our own hands. The rocks and boulders had to be dug out for the foundation. We even had to blast a 'ledge' (translation: a rock as big as the mountain!) to pour the lower floor concrete. You can see why we christened it 'Rocky Top'. We had planned to make this our home, but family obligations delayed our plans. After years of being leased-out (even sold and then reclaimed) we have renovated, decorated and restored this gem to share with you. Like many people Linda, an avid interior decorator, dreamed of owning a B&B. This is probably as close as she will get. Our family and friends traveled up from the Los Angeles area a few days every week for a year to work on this restoration. Richard, now a retired general contractor, turned the business over to our son who did the heavy lifting and electrical. Our neighbor, a retired plumber, graciously gave many hours to the project. Linda had great fun pulling the parts and pieces together. The talents of family members are showcased in the many custom artworks and stained glass windows throughout the lodge.
ROCKY TOP feels like a world away tucked into the middle of the forest. All told we've probably spent the best years of our lives constructing, furnishing and landscaping this dream property...while having the times of our lives!!! We invite you to come enjoy the clear blue skies, clean fresh air and the thrill of sighting the occasional Condor soaring high overhead. In spring stroll down our wooded path and smell the fragrant lilacs. Sit in the log swing and listen to the wind whisper in the pines. A few days on the mountain is more restful for us than a two-week vacation. We're sure it will be the same for you. Come on up to ROCKY TOP - we'd love to share our dream-come-true with you!!!