Step back in time and enjoy when life was simple at a rustic mountain cabin. This cabin is nestled on a scenic slope in the quaint lake village of Green Valley Lake. Affectionately referred to as “Dusty Boots”, the cabin has been rustically restored and furnished by local artist, The Rustic Craftsman. Featured, is a 150 square foot second story sun deck with nature views of Holcomb creek to the North and unique rock formations to the South. Also included is a 300 square foot semi-finished daylight basement with separate entrance.
No firearms, fireworks, or illegal drugs allowed on premise.
You must be 25 years or older to Book. We value transparency and trust, so please be honest.
This is not a party cabin, please keep noise to a respectable level.
No smoking inside the cabin. Smoking outside is permitted, please use ashtrays.
Breeds of pets must be approved by host.
Upon arrival, guest will be required to sign a liability waiver.
Children must be supervised by an adult on premise at all times, especially when ascending and descending ladders.
Host is flexible, and with prior approval may be flexible with these guidelines.
Premise is best suited for 1 medium size dog (>25lbs) or 2 small dogs (combine weight >35lbs).
We request at least a 5 day notice from the time you make your "book it" request to the time you are planning your stay.
The cabin is best suited for families with children over 4 years of age, and can accommodate 8 persons with 4 real beds and 1 sofa bed: 1 queen on the main floor, 1 full and 2 twins in the loft up stair accessible by a ladder, and 1 full size fold out couch in the separate semi finished day light basement. Please be honest about your parties size when booking.
Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 12pm (noon). The host may be flexible with these times depending on availability and cleaning between guest(s). Please ask host ahead of time if you need to change your arrival or departure times.
This premise is not recommended for your stay if any of your party/family members are severely allergic to pets, or have limited mobility.
We like to get to know our guests in order to make sure that our Cabin will meet their vacation needs. Please provide the following information in your “Book It” or “Contact Me” message along with any questions you may have about the Rustic Cabin:
How many guest are adults (over 25), young adults (under 25), children (under 12), or toddlers / infants (under 4)?
Will you be traveling with pets? If so, what are their breed and size?
What is the general plan for your vacation stay?
Flipkey is our booking agent. They handle all the financials. Flipkey monitors communication between the guest and host via the message center and will not allow websites, e-mails, or phone numbers to be viewed until a booking has been accepted. This prevents the host and guest from circumventing their system. We do our best to make our base price as competitive as possible. Flipkey charges a variable service fee to the guests. The host has no control over the Flipkeys service fee. When you book or inquire with dates and number of guests, FLipkey calculates the cleaning fee and the extra persons fee (if applicable) into the daily cost. If you need clarification about, or assistance with booking please contact Flipkey's customer service.
We look forward to your stay. Should you find that after reading the information under the “house rules” tab, that the Rustic Cabin will not work for you and your group/family, please contact the host to see if any accommodations can be made. If not, the host may be able to recommend another vacation rental in the area that may be more suitable for you and your guest(s).
PLEASE NOTE: Our off-season rate starts at $90 for 2 people per night, and our winter rate starts at $140 for 2 people. Winter rates reflects the additional costs of utilities. Guests are responsible for snow removal and fire wood.
The Green Valley Lake Community where our home is located is known as The “Hidden Gem” of the San Bernardino Mountains. Green Valley Lake is, at 7000´, a higher resort community than either Lake Arrowhead or Big Bear. This “best kept secret on the mountain” is secluded, and surrounded by National Forest. For all these reasons it has remained small, picturesque, and uncrowded. For such a small town, Green Valley Lake has something going on all the time and local events can be found on the official website. The Green Valley Lake Village, walking distance from our mountain home, has a General Store, Post Office, Malt Shop, and Lake Inn along with a few other shops and businesses. Our town boasts of a pretty little lake that is stocked often with plentiful fish, a small beach for swimming, and other activities including boating, kayaking, hiking, and nature watching. Green valley Lake is also ideal for off-road enthusiasts, and located a short 6 miles from Snow Valley Mountain Resort, 15 miles from Lake Arrowhead, and 20 miles from Big Bear.
It's best to plan your trip ahead of time. The directions on mapping sites like map quest and yahoo maps are fairly accurate. Please be aware, that due to the remote location of the cabin, some GPS devices are not accurate. Check your GPS device ahead of time for accuracy. Should you need directions, contact the host.
Snow conditions may affect driving and parking. Please be sure to check weather and driving conditions ahead of time and plan appropriately. Due to the unpredictability of the weather and road conditions, CHP requires chains to be carried in the winter. Guest are responsible for snow removal if they want it. For more information on snow removal businesses go to the Green Valley Lake Website: (website: hidden) Additional parking is available in town across the street from the General Store should guests not want to have to remove the snow in close proximity to the cabin. The cabin is equip. with 2 snow shovels, should guest want to remove the snow themselves.
This is a private family cabin, and we ask that you treat the premise with respect. For more information on the Green Valley Lake Mountain Community check out the website: (website: hidden)
For fire hazard and health safety; firearms, fireworks, or illegal drugs are not allowed on premise. We value and respect our community and want to maintain a good relationship with them. Therefore, we ask that you please be respectful and keep noise to a reasonable level. Please do not smoke inside the cabin. Smoking outside is permitted. Please use ashtrays provided to prevent any fire hazards. You must be 25 years or older to book a reservation. We request at least a 5 day notice from the time you make your "book it" request to the time you are planning your stay. The host is flexible, and may be able to accept a booking request with less than 5 days notice, but it is up to the discretion of the host. Our neighbors have a copy of these rental rules and have been instructed to notify host should they notice any blatant violations.
8 Person max. sleeping occupancy strictly enforced. The premise offers 4 real beds and 1 sofa bed; one queen located on the main floor, one full / two singles located in the sleeping loft accessible by a ladder, and 1 full size fold out couch in the separate semi finished daylight basement. The cabin has been rustically furnished by local artist the Rustic Craftsman. If you want more information about the Rustic Craftsman check out the website: (website: hidden)
We are pet lovers, and have a pet friendly policy. For the safety of the community children, all pets and dog breeds must be approved by the host. The cabin does not have a fully fenced yard. The premise is best suited for 1 medium >25lbs, or 2 small dogs (combined weight of no greater than 35lbs). However, the host is flexible, and dogs not meeting these guideline may be approved by host depending on breed. If your dog is known to bark while you are away, we ask that you take your dog with you anytime you leave the premise. We prefer that your pets sleep on the floor, however, we understand that some pets are socialized to sleep on the couch or beds. If this is the case with your pet, please be diligent and put down a sheet or light blanket over the furniture in which your pet has taken a preference to. If any of your party members are allergic to pets, this premise may not be suitable for your party.
Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 12pm (noon). The host may be flexible with these times depending on availability and cleaning between guests. Please contact the host ahead of time if you have any changes to your arrival or departure times. The host will make every effort to meet the booking guest at the premise when they arrive. Upon arrival, booking guest will be required to sign a liability release waiver. In the case the host is unable to meet the booking guest, arrangements will be made to get the booking guest keys, and have them sign the liability waiver.
SELF CHECK OUT
Upon Departure, please pile all dirty linens and towels next to the washing machine in the daylight basement, take out the trash and recyclables to the outside cans, close all the windows, turn off lights, heater, fan, and appliances, lock all the exterior doors, and host will notify you as to where to leave the keys.
The premise is a family cabin, but by no means is it infant, toddler, or child proof. For children's safety, children need to be supervised by an adult at all times while on premise. This family cabin is more appropriate for children 4 years and older. There are no installed safety equipment for infants or toddlers like outlet covers, furniture pads, safety gates, cupboard locks or bed railings.
There is no dishwasher. Amenities include: 1 CD/Radio/Tape player combination unit. 2 old school TV's (No HDMI inputs, and no cable or local channels). 2 VCR's & 1 DVD player with a large collection of movies. Microwave, coffee maker & grinder, and other small kitchen appliances. If you have a need for a particular kitchen ware, please ask the host if one is available.
Drive way parking is available, and up to 3 cars will fit. Should you need more parking spaces, additional parking is available across the street or in town across the street from the General Store. Use extreme caution when exiting the drive way due to the semi-blind curve.
Snow conditions in the winter time may affect driving and parking. Due to the unpredictability of the winter weather and road conditions, CHP requires chains to be carried. Please check the weather conditions ahead of time in order to prepare for the road conditions. Guest are responsible for snow removal if they want it. For more information on snow removal businesses go to the Green Valley Lake Website: (website: hidden) Additional parking is available in town across the street from the General Store should guests not want to have to remove the snow in close proximity to the cabin. To prevent the pipes from freezing in the winter, upon departure, instead of turning off the heater, please turn the heater thermostat down to 45 degrees, and press the "hold" button.
Please take out your trash and recyclables daily and dispose of it in the cans next to the rustic craftsman's workshop. The blue trash can is for recyclables. Please recycle. Please be sure to secure lids on the cans to deter wildlife.
In order to keep the cleaning fee low, we ask that you please maintain tidiness within the cabin. The cleaning fee covers basic cleaning services and laundry services. Should the premise need additional deep cleaning, guests may be held responsible for the additional cost.
Visiting wildlife include Steller's jays, gray squirrels, chipmunks, mountain doves, and chickadees. We encourage our guests to bring up wild bird seed, or unsalted peanuts to feed the outside wildlife. Sometimes small rodents and insects make their way into the cabin for the natural environment outside. We do our best to deter the wildlife from entering the cabin. In order to help us, please don't leave uncovered food out over night. Take out the trash and recyclables to the outside cans daily, and make sure to secure the lids on the cans. If you have a sever phobia to insects or small rodents our cabin in nature may not be suitable for your stay.
Host understand that accidents do happen. Please report any property damage to the host. Guests may be held responsible for any damage caused by blatant abuse of property or any damage caused by pets. The property will be inspected within 48 hours after the departure of the guests.
The premise is equipped with 1 carbon detector and 1 smoke detector mounted in the loft entry, 1 smoked detector in the daylight basement, and one fire extinguisher located in the kitchen. In the case of an emergency please contact emergency services by calling 911, and also contact the host. Should you notice any plumbing leaks please use the local shut valve located in close proximity to the leak either a sink or a toilet. Should the leak be sever please shut off the water main located in the basement utility room. Next to the water heater is a pole, ½ turn to the right will shut off the main water. Any water leaks please notify host, so that maintenance can be notified to fix the leak. The stove, water heater, dryer, and forced air heater are fueled by gas. Should you suspect a gas leak please contact the host. If the gas leak is sever, please shut off the gas using the gas meter located on the exterior East side of the cabin. If you encounter any electrical problems with the property, please contact the host for instructions to remedy the problem. The electrical box is located in the pantry area exterior to the ½ bathroom. BBQ safety – Due to fire hazards, extreme safety is required when using the BBQ. A water hose with a on and off valve located on the hose itself is available in case of an exterior fire. Please wet down the area adjacent to the BBQ before turning on the BBQ and never leave the BBQ on while unattended. Fire Place Safety - Please use care when using the fireplace. Presto logs work well. If you don't want to haul wood, the Green Valley Lake General Store sells wood. We have an awesome Forced Air Heating System, therefore a fireplace fire is just for ambiance and we do not provide wood. For your safety do not leave the trap door open, and supervise children while they are ascending or descending ladders. In the event of a power outage, oil lamps are located on the fireplace mantle, and flash lights are in the blue cabinet drawer.
For any instructions on how to use the, TV / DVD / VCR, stove, washer & dryer, BBQ, Forced Air Heater, etc..... Please contact the host. There is no dishwasher on the premise. Should guest(s) want to use the fireplace, they are responsible for providing their own wood. Feel free to use any food, cooking ingredients, spices, and condiments available on the premise (check expiration dates). No Need to bring up bottled water, the water out of the tap comes from natural wells, and tastes delicious!
There is a land line located on the premise, and outgoing calls within the US are permitted; however, incoming calls may not be available if the host transfers incoming calls to his cell phone. If you would like to receive incoming calls, please let the host know. International calls are not permitted. The only cell service that works at the cabin is Verizon.
The home is equip. with high speed cable WiFi internet. The WiFi unit is a Linksys WRT54G. New hand held devices like the iphone may have compatibility issues with the wifi unit. Please contact your server to make sure your internet device or iphone is compatible. Due to maintenance, weather, and our remote location you may experience a power outage. In the case of a power outage, the wifi unit may need to be manually reset. Unplug the modem (white plug) from the outlet, wait one minute, then plug it back in. Wait till all the lights come on to the modem, then unplug the router (black plug) from the outlet, wait 1 minute, then plug it back in.
This cabin is old and quirky, and not without it's flaws. Due to heat and cold expansion, sometimes the bathroom sink faucets will drip. Do your best to tighten the valves best you can. A light drip is OK. Porch light switch is located behind the pillow on the window seat. The master switch for the main living area light and fan is located next to the porch light switch. The 1938 Frigidaire refrigerator is original, and can be temperamental. The washing machine will only work on the cold/warm setting. You may need to use a little elbow grease to turn the industrial shower valves. On rare occasion the pilot light for the water heater or gas stove may go out. Please contact the host if you are not able to get hot water, or the burners to the stove will not come on. When it is cold, the knobs on the stove may be stiff. You may have to use a little elbow grease to turn them. Please be sure to keep the plug in the drain of the Cowboy bathtub when not in use to keep debris from going down the drain.