This is a lovely old lodge (built several decades ago) that has not been updated except for the addition of free wireless (which is very helpful).
The rooms do not have any type of temperature control. The heat is central and always on full tilt. They tell you at the front desk that if it is too hot you have to regulate the temperature by opening and closing the window. It is not easy to achieve a comfortable temperature that way (we got the full range from 65 to 85 degrees!). If you know that up-front, it's not that huge a deal, but can be annoying. Tip: turn on the ceiling fan to help circulate the cold air from the window.
Otherwise, the location is fantastic and the in-house bar and restaurant are really great. The main reason for the less-than-stellar review is the need for renovation of the rooms - at least the environmental controls. Otherwise, it is decent and fun for kids, with reasonable pricing for what you get.
- Also Known As:
- Bear Valley Hotel Bear Valley