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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The friendly, gracious, proprietors welcome me, & my dog & grandma too. They give me the key to my room & I'm home! A warm environment with the coziest feeling I've had in a long time. Quilted Queen beds w/ themed rooms, fireplaces, ceiling fans, with a rustic mountain experience to enjoy. You can tell loving care went into the... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I absolutely LOVED staying here in late March of 2016. We stayed in cabin 4 for 2 nights and it was a wonderful experience. The room was recently remodeled and beautiful. We arrived a few hours before check-in and it was no problem (which we appreciated after a long drive)! We had mentioned on the phone when... More 

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Lancaster, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed one night with our two dogs, a Pit bull and a Chihuahua. Great owners, very, very nice and friendly and full of great advice on local hikes and trails for us. We stayed in cabin #6 which was decorated in a very sweet horse theme. The cabin had everything we needed and the bed was... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your review. It was truly a pleasure having you here. We hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We planned our trip four months ahead to escape the summer heat of the California desert. Val, one of the owners, suggested a larger cabin that would be comfortable for our two-week stay with our dog. The cabin had a separate kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, TV/living room area, separate bedroom with queen sized bed and a separate, beautiful bathroom.... More 

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

Wow! Thank you so much! We truly enjoyed having you both here, as well as Mr. Weezer. Thank you for always making me laugh...you are so funny. It was such a wonderful experience to meet you both. Looking forward to seeing you all again. More 

Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Had a blast up in big bear, Hillcrest is by far the best place to stay in the mountains. Val and Ken are amazing hosts and we stay here every time we come and we are never disappointed. They hooked us up with the best deal in the area and it was worth every penny. I advise a stay at... More 

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

We always love seeing you both! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope to see you back soon. More 

Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

First time staying here and we will definitely be back! Well maintained, clean, and the owners, Ken and Val, are great. Very helpful all around and informative about the area. We stayed in room #8 with our 3 teen/preteen kids. All the kids were able to have their own beds and we shared the double. #8 worked great for us,... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and for your very kind review. We are glad you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My husband and I were joined by my teenage son and his two best friends. We stayed in the cottage. It was great. Beautiful cabin. We arrived and the fans that were suppose to be in the cabin had been "borrowed" by the previous guest. Val immediately went to the store and bought two replacement fans. We slept with the... More 

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

It was such a pleasure to see you and your family again! Thanks for spending your Anniversary here at the Lodge. We will certainly look forward to seeing you all again! Thank you for such a kind review as well. More 

Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Our family had another great weekend at Hillcrest Lodge. This was our first trip to Big Bear in the Summer. Everything was beautiful and the location is perfect. Go in the summer and enjoy the lake and the ideal location of Hillcrest Lodge. Thank you Ken & Val for making us all feel at home. See ya again soon!

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

Thank you so much for such a kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here and felt at home. We will look forward to seeing you all again! More 

Lake Havasu,Az, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A very nicely maintained property with extremely nice and attentive owner/ manager couple... Very clean and comfortable room, considering it's size.... Room was not over 150sq#, lacked a/c and anyplace to set our stuff down. Owner tried to help log-in to the wifi, but it was simply impossible to get internet in our room. We ended up having to just... More 

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anaheim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

we stayed in cabin six. a horse themed cabin. very nice and very clean. had a large bathroom. it has a very nice kitchen with full size refrigerator. microwave, stove, coffee pot and all your kitchen equipment you should need. bed is pretty new. a little soft for us but great for those who like soft beds. they have a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are always pleased to hear our guests were comfortable & enjoyed their time in Big Bear. We appreciate you staying with us & look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fresh paint, new wallpaper, hardwood flooring, flat-screen TVs, new linens and so much more has transformed Hillcrest Lodge into a charming and cozy get-a-way. Hillcrest is within a block of the Alpine Slide & snow play area and only a half mile from The Village and Big Bear Marina. There are restaurants, bakery and a Brewery half a block away. And the new tent venue for weddings and small concerts is just across the street. We know you'll want to stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hillcrest Lodge

Address: 40241 Big Bear Boulevard, PO Box 1872, CA 92315
Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Price Range: $89 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hillcrest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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