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Hillcrest Lodge

40241 Big Bear Boulevard, PO Box 1872, CA 92315
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ken and Val are simply the most kind and considerate lodging hosts my wife and I have ever encountered. They REALLY care about their guests and will do ANYTHING to make sure you are 100% satisfied. Extra blankets, service needs, utensils, directions, friendship, etc. To give you an idea on how great this place is, I never write reviews because... More

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from our first stay in Big Bear. Location was central to everything, staff was extremely friendly and helpful rooms have the Big Bear feeling that we were looking for….everything was perfect. Thank you Ken and Val. We will be back!

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My hubby and I loved our all-too-brief stay at Hillcrest Lodge this past weekend. The room was quiet and very comfy. The decor was perfect and not overdone. I needed a recliner due to health reasons and I was so happy to find the lodge had a recliner loveseat right across from the wood burning fireplace! Also wanted to mention... More

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Val B, Owner at Hillcrest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Lauri for such a kind review. Guest feedback is very much appreciated! So glad you had such a great time here at the Lodge. Thank you for staying with us & we hope to see you all again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed this past weekend. It was cozy comfortable and ideally located in big bear lake. Our cabin was clean and had everything except food in the fridge. Ken and Val were warm and welcoming. Looking forward to our next visit in April.

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Val B, Owner at Hillcrest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Julie! We enjoyed meeting you guys & the pups too. Glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Love to stay at the Hillcrest Lodge. The location is fantastic, close to the Village and hiking/biking trails. Each cabin has it own special charm. The sheets are luxurious, the bed very comfortable. The attention to details is special. The owners make you feel right at home, as if you were visiting friends. I will and have stayed here again... More

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Val B, Owner at Hillcrest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Lori, It was so great to meet you & Ray! We enjoyed you both being here and liked hearing about your adventures on the trails. Thank you for all your insight on the jeep trails and Pioneertown. We will be exploring those as soon as we can. Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to seeing... More

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

From the moment you arrive and are greeted by the owners(and the puppies) you immediately feel like you are visiting friends. Hillcrest Lodge is the perfect combination of big chain quality service without the cookie cutter appearance. each room and cabin has it's own special quality. It is also within walking distance of all the food and shops located in... More

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Val B, Owner at Hillcrest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Yasheed, Thank you so much for the kind review. The puppy greeters really liked you. We were happy to hear you and your friends had comfortable, fun stay while at the Hillcrest Lodge. Us and the puppies hope to see you again soon. More

Camarillo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Clean spacious newly redone rooms. Staff was very nice and friendly. Great location, close to the village and the mountain. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend staying here. I will definitely come back. ~Kyle

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Val B, Owner at Hillcrest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kyle, Thank you for the review we really appreciate you taking the time to write this. Glad you and the guys had good time riding the bike park at Summit, you'll have to come back this winter and ride the board park at Bear Mountain. Thanks again Kyle and we hope to see you again soon. More

Placentia, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We found Hillcrest Lodge last year. It was dog friendly. Decided to stay again with the dog, and it was great. The current owners were friendly and attentive. They had done so much to spruce the place up since our last visit.

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Val B, Owner at Hillcrest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for your return visit to Hillcrest Lodge. We enjoyed meeting you guys. Thank you also for taking the time to write this kind review, it means a lot to us. We have continued with all the sprucing up of the lodge, and, we also have a brand new web site. We look forward to seeing you... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I stayed here for two nights at the end of a two week trip around California. It is an absolutely beautiful lodge & the owners are lovely. Unfortunately, I left my laptop 4 hours away. So I didn't spend much time in Big Bear on the main day I was there as I had to drive back - 9 hour... More

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Val B, Owner at Hillcrest Lodge, responded to this review

We were so happy to help out. We just felt awful that you had to spend your one full day here in Big Bear driving back to retrieve your laptop. You had such a great attitude though and accepted it for what it was. You are such a great person & a true delight to have stay here. Please call... More

Simi Valley, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I can't say enough as to how wonderful it was to stay here. The owners, Val and Ken, are so nice and friendly and know how to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. We stayed in their cottage suite and it is just beautiful. So quaint and cozy. Everything is available to accommodate your needs. I can't wait to to... More

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Val B, Owner at Hillcrest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Sandi!! You are such a wonderful person & we enjoyed having you all here!! Your kind & warm remarks in the office to us were so much appreciated! So glad you loved our place & we will see you again soon! Thank you for your review!! You will always be treated like family! We love what we do,... More

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Address: 40241 Big Bear Boulevard, PO Box 1872, CA 92315
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Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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