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Bear Valley Lodge

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3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA 95223
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My Husband and I were driving from Yosemite to South Lake Tahoe and drove through Bear Valley. There was quite a hard snow fall and the road was closed so we ended up staying there the night. We arrived late and no one was about but the staff in the bar next door were really helpful in calling the Manager... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have visited each of the last two summers for a sports camp. It was built in the mid 1960's and was all the rage then. A cosmetic update last year has helped a lot, but it is still a ski chalet circa 1969. If you are expecting Hyatt or Four Seasons, you will be sorely disappointed. If you just... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Wow. I hadn't been in the Lodge since last year and they have done a complete remodel of the lobby, lounge, bar and restaurant areas. And they got a new chef who is French but not stuffy. Prices are reasonable, you always meet someone interesting and they actually like talking with you. Last time I was in the bar, the... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We decided to go skiing in Bear Valley. We looked at lodges in Arnild but decided that the location to the ski hill was so good with the Bear Valley lodge we picked that. We checked in not expecting a J.W. Marriott but just a comfortable lodge. When we walked I'm we saw a cheap vending machine. Then the front... More 

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Kristy M, Manager at Bear Valley Lodge, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your unpleasant stay back in 2013. Though the property retains it's intended rustic charm, we do hope you'll come back and see many of the marvelous improvements and upgrades since your stay a year and a half ago as we are under NEW management since December of 2014.The Creekside Restaurant is creating a name for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is an old hotel in a remote area. The rooms are reasonably priced. Yes, the place could use some new carpets etc, but the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The lobby area is classic and beautiful and the pool is great. They send their bed sheets out to be cleaned and even so we found a... More 

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East Palo Alto, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed at the Bear Valley Lodge in the wintertime and enjoyed skiing at Bear Valley. I was a little taken back by the cost for the room but it's a resort area what you expect. The rooms are very dated but cozy. The staff at the Lodge were very friendly and very helpful throughout my stay. I would recommend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed at the Lodge one night with wife and kids (ages 5 & 2) for kids' first snow trip. I read the reviews beforehand so knew what to expect. Good news: Great location. Bad news: lodge is old. When we got into our room, my wife (who weighs 120lbs) sat on the bed and it collapsed. Maintenance was skeptical it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Took my family up for the evening to go sking the next day. The place is pretty old and looks like it hasn't been updated in a while. That being said, the rooms were OK and the location can't be beaten if you are going skiing. Also, the service from the front desk crew was outstanding. They really go out... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Came in late, called and it worked out, but no staff anywhere. This isn't a B&B, needs someone here at all times, especially during major storms. No food, no phone service and broken pay phone, no food, and so on. Walls beyond thin, shower handle broke off. Shampoo is dispensed from wall. Since we have arrived we haven't been able... More 

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Kristy M, Manager at Bear Valley Lodge, responded to this review

How very unfortunate that you had such a bad experience with the former managers of the lodge. We hope you will come back and visit so that you can see first-hand what a difference new management makes.We have renovated everywhere and you'll always find breakfast, lunch or dinner seven days a week and friendly knowledgeable staff members everywhere. Our Chef,... More 

Angels Camp, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

What a pleasure it was to work with the Staff at Bear Valley Lodge. With 28 people to please, Bear Valley was very attentive to our every need. They made my event planning a positive and delightful experience. All attendees had positive feedback about the Lodge, the staff and the surrounding. Thank you Bear Valley!

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