We stayed at the bungalow from February 28 to March 2, 2014. We got lucky because on that weekend of our stay, Big Bear received several inches of snow. That provided the fun in the snow we were hoping to have. This bungalow have a private front and back yard where the kids had a lot of fun playing in the snow. Also at the back, there is a large playground area where you can do sledding and just have fun with the snow. There is an actual playground and I believe the new owners will soon replace them with even better equipments. There is also a place where you can pet the llamas. Our kids really had a blast!
The house itself was well maintained. Everything was upkeep and clean. Our stay was very cozy and relaxing. There is a fireplace that kept the majority of the house warm. The one bedroom had a heater which was also nice. There is a balcony in front of the house where you can sit and watch your kids playing in the front yard. The kitchen was well equipped. My wife did a lot of cooking and baking during our stay. They have a stove, microwave, fridge, utensils, and everything else you need.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They will answer all of your questions and they're always available if you need them during your stay.
There is a private parking available. The ranch is walking distance to the village where you can do some shopping, eat out, or even watch a movie.
I really don't have any negative comments to say, except maybe I wish they would replace their electrical outlets. The plugs you insert into them always come loose, so make sure if you're charging your cellphones overnight, that they are inserted properly. But it's a fairly old house so that's not a big deal for me.
Overall, this is a very family-friendly place. I would recommend it to everyone. In fact, we're already scheduled our next visit at this ranch in April during the spring time. I believe we're staying at the Cedar Creek this time. We're looking forward to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 8 cabins on two peaceful acres. Walk to the Village and lake. All cabins have in-room whirlpool tub, fireplace, kitchenette or kitchen, and porch. Free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly. Visit our bunnies and take the llamas for a walk. Sledding when snow permits. Most cabins for 2 or 4, one for up to 6. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pine Knot Guest Ranch Hotel Big Bear Lake
- Pine Knot Hotel
- Hotel Pine Knot
- Pine Knot Guest Ranch Big Bear Region, CA - Big Bear Lake