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30 Big Bear Resort Rd., Benton, KY 42025
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Big Bear Resort
Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Benton
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Homer Glen, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the previous reviewer is definitely not referring to the same resort. My family and I have been coming to Big Bear Resort for about 20 years now. We have always had a great time and never have had a problem. The owners & staff have been superb and very friendly. We have stayed in everything from the... More

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caldemeyer, Owner at Big Bear Resort, responded to this review

So many times we forget to say the nice things and dwell on the negative. We so appreciate your comments refuting the previous posting. We work very hard, and have for over 40 years, to make your stay enjoyable. In addition, many people come year after year to our property and that speaks volumes! When we visit other businesses, we... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed in this resort from the start. After paying for the cottage the resort attempted to take this out of our account twice. Once we arrived was told over the phone our room was ready, when we got there it hadn't been cleaned. The lady at the front desk was very rude and never apologized once just blamed it... More

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caldemeyer, Owner at Big Bear Resort, responded to this review

Your reservation was for one night only and could not have been cancelled by you as we only had the one night available. In addition, maintenance went into the unit after you left and the temperature in the unit was 68 degrees. Our resort is kept in impeccable shape and your statement does not reflect our property. Your credit card... More

Owensboro, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of the town houses at Big Bear Resort. Overall, the townhouse was clean, the kitchen had all major appliances, and the deck was great! All of the staff that we interacted with were friendly and helpful. We will return!

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caldemeyer, Owner at Big Bear Resort, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had a great time!!!! Our staff is trained to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Repeat customers are the basis of this 66 year old business so we please to add you to our list of repeats. More

Paducah, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Big Bear Resort was such a wonderful laid-back place to stay. It was the perfect down-home family getaway for my husband and I to do some boating and fishing and just relaxing. I saw a couple of earlier reviews that mentioned the condition of the dock. It was great when we were there. No problems whatsoever and everyone couldn't have... More

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Jessica P, Public Relations Manager at Big Bear Resort, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your stay! More

15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed here for a reunion this summer. fishing was great! Boat docks were in desperate need of repair and dangerous for the kids. No food on site and golf carts are expensive for what shape they are in. needed some items from store and they were closed three days during the week. Staff was really nice but this place needs... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Had a big extended family gathering. Stayed in the condos. Good for all of us to gather outside together and close to docks. Wish there were not golf carts, nicer docks, and a but more modernization in condos, but overall had a good time.

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Tampa, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

this place was great. stayed in a 3 br/2 ba condo. it was stocked with everything you needed except for the food you had to go to the store to get. otherwise this place was perfect. perfect sunrises in the am. beach was small but adequate since it wasnt very crowded when we went. we rented a pontoon at the... More

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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed here in a 3 bedroom chalet overlooking Lake Kentucky. We arrived to find a spotless Chalet stocked with all the things needed for a week stay. Towels, Coffee Pot, utensils, cookware...ect. Nice deck w grill and outside table and chairs too. Main Bedroom had a King bed and multiple beds in the two extra bedrooms upstairs 2 bathrooms. New... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

We have been going to Big Bear for about 15-16 years. We love it there!!! We have brought other families there as well, and they love it. Fishing there, has always been good to us. No worries about leaving your stuff out all night either. We got an awesome deal last year when they had all the rain. So worth... More

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caldemeyer, Owner at Big Bear Resort, responded to this review

What a great review! I hope we always live up to your expectations. In this day and time, when so many forget the basic please and thank yous, it is so refreshing to hear unsolicited kudos. We continue to strive to interact with our guests and listen to their ideas. This will be our 64th year as a resort on... More

Paris, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I have talked several times with Big Bear this year already. I get the rates for several people in our party. At first I called to get good rates for 3 cottages and boat slips for a week. Then I called and got good rates for a Marina Townhouse, boat slip, and a Pontoon boat for a week. I was... More

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Address: 30 Big Bear Resort Rd., Benton, KY 42025
Location: United States > Kentucky > Benton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Big Bear Hotel Benton

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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