The Wildflower cabin was built in the 1920s and originally used as housing for forest service employees. Now some 80 years later, it has been lovingly renovated as the perfect couple’s getaway. It’s situated inside the San Bernardino National Forest—dubbed the Alps of Southern California—on the gorgeous Lake Arrowhead. Hiking and beach clubs are a short stroll away (and in the winter, so is excellent skiing), but we won’t judge if you spend the weekend hunkered down reading in the numerous nooks, cooking in the fully-equipped kitchen, or relaxing by the fireplace.
The cabin’s exterior is clad in sage green siding and cedar shakes of varying sizes and hues. Cedar is also used to trim the windows and doors, as well as frame the front porch.
Inside, the homeowners stayed true to the Wildflower’s 1920s heritage and kept the space feeling like a classic cabin. The walls are covered in knotty pine boards, the wood ceilings have been painted a creamy white, and the exposed rafters are made out of logs. We love the plush ottoman, the bird-printed throw pillows, and the light fixture made of antlers.
This fireplace is original from the 1920s.
This is one of the nicest cabin kitchens we’ve ever seen! Although it’s compact, it squeezes in a full-sized stainless steel fridge, a farmhouse style sink, and a beautiful vintage Wedgwood stove. There’s storage space in the upper cabinets, bottom drawers, and the cute spice racks above the stove.
The dining area can seat four comfortably or two for a feast. Once again, the antler light fixture is a cool rustic touch.
Here’s the cabin’s only bedroom, which has plenty of character from the distressed wooden side tables to the intricate bed frame. Evidently, the homeowners do not skimp out on pillows either.
The loft has been transformed into this adorable little nook, complete with a day bed (once again, covered in pillows) and an oversized armchair. An antler light fixture also makes an appearance.
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