A Sweet Treasure in Big Bear, California
Located in a quaint and adorable town by the name of Sugarloaf, Isosceles House makes for the perfect getaway spot for a quiet retreat. Whether you choose to come alone to self reflect and immerse yourself in your self love activities, or you choose to come for a romantic getaway with your beloved this cozy space will not disappoint. It's a 1963 one bedroom 573 square foot ski-chalet A-frame cabin with easy accessibility to the slopes of Big Bear and only about 10 minutes away from the main town. Nestled just on the edge of the San Bernardino National Forest, there are many aspects of the house the bring great joy and peace of mind. You’ll be far enough away from the city to enjoy to quiet stillness of the forest, but only a short 10-15 minute drive from all of the action on the slopes.
This space is small yet mighty, there were so many adorable spots to enjoy. I rented this cabin while on a work trip where I was photographing a styled wedding at a local resort only 7 minutes away. I was drawn to the mystical magic of the cabin, it's quaint and beautiful nature, the A-frame architecture and the boho decor. There were a lot of simple yet intentional touches which signify the decorator's cohesive style.
It was a blissful dream come true to live in this warm cabin for two days. I was given a sneak preview into what life would be like if I lived in Sugarloaf and it was definitely inspiring me to want to get my own tiny cabin in the woods. The city life can be a bit draining and distracting at times, and to have a place like this in a smaller town would be a mental relief and alleviate a lot of the anxiety and pressures of urban living.
Everything in the house was staged perfectly. It was a small space, yet I was very impressed with how functional and practical it was; I never felt confined or crowded. There was a small cozy, brown, leather sofa that pulls out into a bed should you need extra sleeping arrangements. A small wooden end table with a single pine cone to bring in more of the nature into the house. Across from that couch was another smaller black, leather loveseat which was decorated with beautiful furs and bohemian pillows, a perfect setting for my shamanic drum that I was gifted for my birthday.
The spiral staircase was amazing to look at and easy to walk up and down. I even used it on occasion as an end table to hold my iPhone and iPad while I was sitting on the couch.
I think my favorite thing about the house, (aside from the peaceful energy) was the fact that there were so many interesting and unique perspectives to shoot through. The amount of eye capturing opportunities were endless! If I had more time in there I could have come up with so many more unique perspectives to shoot through.
The bathroom was tiny yet incredibly well stocked and functional. The hanging mirror on the wall expanded the space even further and was a thoughtful design touch. It was stocked well with amenities that I didn't need to use but I was grateful and appreciative that they were available should I have needed. The shower heated up immediately and was warm and relaxing to the touch.
Overhead view from the loft at the top of the spiral staircase.
We went into the town and bought some local wood and lit a fire in the fireplace. It really tested our fire making abilities! It was fun to discover how to keep the fire well lit and moving the logs around to keep it going.
There was an ample amount of seating on the balcony near the sliding glass door and an additional fireplace for more outdoor wood burning.
And finally, the view of the A-frame while lying in bed. Exquisite.
If you're interested in checking out Isosceles House for your own private getaway, you can view the listing here. Stevie is a fabulous and attentive host, always readily available to accommodate your needs. You can also view more images of Isosceles House on Instagram @isosceleshouse