We recently got to do our first Beijos Getaway trip during the winter! Leah and I visited Big Bear, CA and stayed at the most amazing Air BNB – Bear Bitch Manor. This gem is owned by our talented and beautiful friend Rachael Lunghi, you may know her from Siren Floral Co. Rachael bought this home with her mom a few years ago as an investment to rent out and to visit. They did some magical renovations to make it the charming and cozy space it is today. We loved staying here, it’s the coolest cabin I’ve ever stayed at! With tons of vintage details and the raddest kitchen you’ve ever seen, you won’t want to miss it!! Plus, stay tuned for a really amazing giveaway tomorrow, you may be able to stay at this spot yourself!!!
In the meantime, scroll through the beautiful photos Alison Bernier captured and read all about how Rachael found this cabin and made it her own with a little interview…
Tell us about why you and your mama decided to buy a place in Big Bear….
We went up there to celebrate the holidays the first holiday season after losing my grandpa. We had so many traditions all together and decided we should try to make some new ones. We found a cabin that we loved that was available for rent over Christmas and absolutely fell in love with this new tradition we started so we decided to look for a cabin of our own!
What kind of renovations did you do to it?
THE KITCHEN-oof that was the biggest project and the bathroom. The kitchen was an addition to the original structure (from the 90s) and it looked like a 90s track home ;/ So we basically gutted that whole area and the original kitchen area to get what we have now. The bathroom was also pretty old and needed to be opened up. We had to re-route some plumbing and put in new tub/fixtures, etc. All of this could not have been done without our girl Betsy Ginn from Smidthat. She is our interior design guru and Alec Petros Studio (my guy,) helped with some structural elements and came up with ideas on how we could open up certain spaces. He’s an architect!Talk to us about the cozy design and all the details that make it so incredible…
I know it sounds wild, but I knew it was the one we wanted the second we walked in. Good bones and all that original wood paneling! Where are some of your favorite places to visit in Big Bear when you go to the cabin?
Stay tuned for your chance to win a stay at the BBM tomorrow!!