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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

They really shouldn't charge so much even on a weekend due to how outdated the lodge and rooms are. It was clean, definitely no amenities, for the price and restaurant wasn't open either, no coffee, no blow dryer, tv remote control worn out, shower door needs work, carpets are really worn, dirty looking. Only 1 Old elevator is creepy. I... More 

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

In the summer when the snow is gone there's Lake Alpine just up the road about 5 miles. Formally known as Mt. Reba ski park this is and awesome area to ski in the snow gets around 4 to 5 feet deep and always has fresh powder. It has a nice lodge with a warm fire and hot coco for... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Just come back from a great few days in Bear Valley. No traffic, great conditions, no lines, everything cheaper than most Tahoe resorts ... Stayed at the Lodge and it's certainly rustic and quaint... don't expect modern and fancy and you'll be pleasantly surprised by having everything you need all at hand. I must also say that the staff there... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My brother and I (and sometimes another brother) have been coming here for around 19 years or longer now. Yes, there are many things that people used to going to Tahoe or Aspen are not going to like, but it is what it is. A place to sleep and a great place to meet all the locals who keep the... More 

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Corte Madera, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Bear Vally Lodge is approaching being open for 50 years, I was first there as a kid shortly after it had opened. The Lodge hasn't had any major renovations since it was built and it is tired. There are plans on display for a remodel, but I was told that the plans had been hanging on the wall for... More 

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Arnold, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed at the Lodge for several days last week while we were under mandatory evacuation from our home in the Sierra Foothills due to a large forest fire. The hotel is an old structure which is showing its age and is in need of renovation. That said, the rooms are fairly large and are clean. The hotel has many... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Old, smelly, dirty and not inexpensive. This place was built in 1967 and is very dated. The entire place has a bit of a musty odor. There was mildew and what could have been mold in the ceiling of the shower, the drywall tape was literally coming down, the shower floor was so dirty that my gal insisted on wearing... More 

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Cameron Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stayed at Bear Valley Lodge last night as part of a package deal that included tickets to the Bear Valley Music Fest. Fourth floor corner room was quiet, clean, and bed was comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. This facility is nearly 50 years old and there are parts of facility that show their age (like pretty funky elevator... More 

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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Close and convenient. Park once and you're here. Located just 2.5 miles from the mountain, hop aboard the Bear Valley shuttle to the slopes. Return to dine, shop or enjoy a libation with never a need to venture outside. Affordable, fun and convenient, let the rustic charm of the Bear Valley Lodge turn your winter play day into a fun and memorable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bear Valley Lodge

Address: 3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA 95223-9997
Location: United States > California > Bear Valley
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
Bear Valley Hotel Bear Valley
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