Forest Shack

Details about this home:

  • Bedroom 1 has a queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 has a queen bed
  • 1 full bathrooms
  • Sleeps a total of 4
  • Parking for 2 cars

Nestled deep within the Los Padres National Forest is The Forest Shack!  If you seek peace, beauty & privacy, this is the place for you.  Located at the base of Sawmill mountain, it is the perfect escape for a romantic escape, a three-day hiking weekend with friends, a vacation with family, or even the chance to take your remote job to a space where your coworkers are woodpeckers and chipmunks.

Enjoy the open floor family room, the spacious kitchen with lots of windows immersing you in the the natural light of the forest.   Whether you are cooking or socializing, the open floor plan makes it easy.  There is a beautiful vintage wood burning stove, perfect for cold nights.  Just off the kitchen is access to the back patio, a private deck backing up to just the forest.  If stargazing is on your list, there are two patios open to the heavens, so get ready for a treat.

The bedrooms and bathroom are located down stairs.  Plan to open the windows and wake up to the sound of birds and to the green, lush mountain views.

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Forest Shack
Forest Shack
On the side of Sawmill Mountain
Forest Shack
Front Door
Entrance - bedrooms are down stairs
Bedroom 2
Internet TV in both bedrooms
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Entering the top level
Fully outfitted kitchen
Kitchen Window
Family room and access to back patio
Back Patio
Back Patio
Wood Burning Stove
Enjoy some music...
Electronic Dart Board
Access to private front patio
Private Front Patio
Private Front Patio
Spend time with cook...
Aerial Shot to right is front of Forest Shack
Forest behind home
Pine Mountain Club looking North
Pine Mountain Club towards 5 Freeway
8 hole golf course
Fern Lake looking towards Cerro Noroeste Mountain
Pine Mountain Club looking towards Mount Pinos
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Important Terms of Use:

  1. Only number of people in home listed in Vacation Rental Agreement.
  2. Guests haul away all trash to the Transfer Site (Dump)
  3. Tenants must provide their own Firewood
  4. All Cabins are Non-Smoking Cabins inside and out (we live in the Los Padres National Forest.

Please leave cabin ready for the next guest to check in.

Please be courteous of your neighbors!

Noise Ordinance in Effect from 10pm to 9am

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23 Replies to “Forest Shack”

  1. The place was exactly as it appears in the photos and description. Quiet and at the end of a road. Great stargazing at night. Having the two decks was really wonderful with plenty of sun or shade to choose from. Lots of places inside and outside to sit, lounge, or read. Lots of hiking in the area, or a walk into the “town center”. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you might need to cook, prepare, or serve food. So many other places have the “throw-away” utensils, pots, pans etc but not this place. Everything in the cabin is in pristine condition and clean. Communication beforehand was great. We loved our long weekend here and couldn’t have asked for anything else. We highly recommend The Forest Shack, although of course we also want to keep it a secret!

  2. We had such a relaxing stay at the Forest Shack! The cabin was clean, complete with kitchen & bathroom supplies, and was close to amenities and trailheads in town. The cabin comes with a “welcome booklet” that includes check-in/out instructions, forest safety, hike recommendations, and more. Carolyn was also super helpful and responsive during our entire stay. I highly recommend staying here! ☺️

  3. Our stay at the forest shack was awesome! Quiet, clean and beautiful! Great location for some great hikes and just a two hour drive through the mountains to Ojai! The views were stunning! Great communication and guides. We would love to come back!

  4. We highly recommend the Forest Shack! What a cozy place. It’s located near the end of the road in a pretty quiet neighborhood. The interior is very nicely decorated – lots of nice touches throughout. The cabin was super clean and smelled like a fresh scented candle when we arrived. Plenty of amenities too…We found everything we needed for a comfy stay. Check out some nearby hikes to enjoy the mountain getaway. We liked the San Emigdio peak hike (up a closed and gated fire road) and the San Emigdio Canyon hike on our second day. Both were less than 5 minutes from the front door. Everything was convenient to the cabin’s location. Would definitely stay here again. !!

  5. Perfect distance from L.A. for a weekend trip. Amazing stargazing, quiet and peaceful. The place was just as pictured with lots of stairs leading up to the house, cute decor, and perfect amount of space for our family of 3. No central heat and it was very cold when we arrived. Took about 90 min to heat up but once we got the fireplace going we stayed warm. Carolyn and Elizabeth were very responsive, welcoming, and helpful; even came to our rescue with some fire starter wood the first night. We slept well in the comfy beds. Hope to return again soon!

  6. Such a beautiful peaceful cabin ! I didn’t want to leave I just wanted to live there 😂 Everyone out there is so nice to 🙏🏻

  7. Carolyn was a wonderful host and the cabin was beautiful. Easy check in and everything was as described. Will definitely go back.

  8. I have stayed in innumerable air bnb’s and Carolyn is hands down the BEST host ever! We had a weather event that neither of us could control or predict and Carolyn was so unbelievably generous and gracious about it all. To add to it, we immediately drove our car into snow (LOL) and could not move it. Carolyn came over to the rental (on New Years Eve no less) to save the day. It was amazing! The cabin itself is beautiful – so many lovely accents and touches and all of the amenities were a joy. Thank you, Carolyn for a great stay! We hope to be back!

  9. This was a great place to stay! Lots of places near by to hike. If you are staying during the winter months make sure to have chains or snow tires.

  10. Super cute and cozy cabin. It’s clean, private and in a great location. Perfect for a small family or two couples. We had a wonderful time!

  11. We really enjoyed our stay at Carolyn’s cabin. It’s a very peaceful and cozy place with everything you need. She even left us a card since we were visiting over Thanksgiving. Would definitely go back!

  12. Wonderful mountain retreat in the trees! We did not lack for anything. Decks on both sides of the house…plenty.of space for everyone. Kitchen is well stocked, so in case you forget something. Very comfortable beds, really cozy & charming place. Carolyn & Elizabeth were very accomadating & followed through the few times we needed something. Recommend highly.!

  13. Wow! We loved this place — the house was just great, with all that we needed in the kitchen, a beautiful deck and a patio for outdoor dining, with clean and modern amenities inside. Carolyn was incredibly responsive and helpful, and did everything she could to make this work just perfectly. This was our first visit to the Pine Mountain Club area, and we will definitely return. I highly recommend the area and this house in particular.

  14. quiet neighborhood with great mountain breeze. calm interior design that makes you want to stay cuddled up all afternoon

  15. We loved our stay! The place is beautifully decorated, very clean, and is fully stocked with anything you might need.

  16. Our family had a wonderful 9-day telework / vacation combo at the Forest Shack, a wonderfully renovated and well equipped cabin perched high on a hillside in Pine Mountain Club. The weather was perfect (we just managed to duck a heatwave so the nights were nice and chilly), and the location and the community lovely. Carolyn is a true superhost who responded to all inquiries and requests promptly and made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for everything!

  17. Our stay was really enjoyable in the cabin. The rooms were great and really well presented with really soft towels and products. The lounge and decks were spacious and the kitchen had everything we needed. We had a bit of an issue with the fridge and freezer but Carolyn was on hand to answer our questions. The weather during our stay was really hot (it was during the heatwave) and there wasn’t air conditioning – my pregnant friend did find it hot but there were fans provided which helped. Thanks for letting us stay Carolyn!”

  18. Beautiful remodeled interior with modern design touches. Peaceful and quiet. No fan or AC, so be prepared for that if you are staying during hot days.

  19. This place is super cool. Would be perfect for a small family or 2 couples…but my girlfriend and I really enjoyed our weekend here. Super clean and such a NICE community of people. I love my annual Frazier park/PMC trip and this is a great location if you’re looking for peace and quiet. Make sure to do the woodland hike!!

  20. I had such a relaxing weekend here. The cabin has everything you need for a nice getaway. My absolute favorite part was the back patio. You could hear birds chirping, so relaxing

  21. We had an amazing stay! The location is at the top of a hill so you’re overlooking the neighborhood. The home itself is beautifully decorated, impeccably clean and fitted with all the basic needs. The kitchen even comes with olive oil and seasonings, and there are games provided in the living room. The two outdoor decks are great and offer different views. Carolyn was an exceptional host. She was communicative and responsive throughout our stay and helped when we forgot an item after we left. Would definitely stay here again in the future

  22. We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Forest Shack! We loved the decor, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen and two terraces to choose from. Every applience in the cabin worked impeccably! As for expectations, get ready for 30 steps climb to the front door! You will get rewarded with a nice view from the top floor though.”

  23. This cabin was the perfect retreat! Very easy to find yet secluded far enough from the main roads to be quiet and relaxing the entire stay! It is very clean and has all you need to be comfortable. Once the sun comes over the mountain in the AM, sitting on the back deck enjoying a cup of Joe is just amazing! Carolyn is a wonderful host and has a wonderful property to enjoy!

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