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Big Bend Lodge

63250 Big Bend Lodge Road, P.O. Box 111, Leggett, CA 95585 (Formerly River's Run Lodge)
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BBL is an amazing spot. The river alone makes it incredible, but WAIT...there's more! It's situated right on a bend of the Eel River that's one of the best places to swim EVER! It's like a natural Olympic size swimming pool surrounded by cliffs, with beautiful trees on one side, and a beach and valley on the other. Breathtaking. There... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband's family has gone to Big Bend for over 30 years, and myself with them for more than 15 years. It pains me to say the management's treatment of us last summer was unacceptable and they have no business being in the hospitality industry. We arrived 30 minutes early for our check in time after a 3 hour drive... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I've been to BBL a couple of times, but this last trip was so great I wanted to write a review. I went with a 7 other families. Between us we had kids ranging from 9 months to 8 years old. It is a perfect place to go with young kids. The beach has a perfect shallow area for all... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I spent two nights last August with my friends' wedding party (about 18 of us in all, I believe) at Big Bend Lodge. I can't imagine a more enjoyable way to celebrate my friends' marriage and relax after the ceremony. First off, the drive to Big Bend was gorgeous: we passed through vineyards and redwoods on the way to the... More 

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5 Thank Alana M
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My family and I have been going to BBL for 3 years now and it's magic only gets better every year. It's charming and simple on an absolutely gorgeous part of the Eel river. After a day of unwinding, swinging in the hammock, swimming in the river, and resting by the campfire at night, I have completely surrendered to the... More 

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4 Thank Kelli Y
Eugene, Oregon
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was my first visit to Big Bend Lodge. Three friends and I, with our lab, shared cabin 9, which is one of the two that allows dogs. The property is being updated with simple, stylish charm. The place is something special to the new owners, so they are intent on bringing back the original charm to this magical site.... More 

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Cordova, Alaska, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here in the middle of January for two nights while on a family road trip. The grounds were nice, the care taker was friendly and helpful but there were a few issues. We knew that it was rural, that there was no television or internet, our cell phones probably wouldn't work and the closest store was an hour... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for visiting the Big Bend Lodge, your feedback is truly valued. We are so glad that you enjoyed the remote and beautiful surroundings, it is a very special spot. We apologize for the lack of fire wood. The January time frame that you stayed was the coldest of the season, and we usually do not have issues with... More 

Forestville, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a basic motel/camp with a great spot, good fun and easy going pace. Don't expect to be a modern traveler here. No TV and no cell phone, those are features. Stayed two nights on a cold weekend in mid-January. What a great place. It is basic but very clean. They have fireplaces in the cabins, plus heat and... More 

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3 Thank durski
Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I say "camping" because you feel like you are camping, but it is SOOO much better. The cabins make the experience perfect! The grounds are great, surrounding nature is amazing, floating all day on the river....need I say more. Highly recommended. I am already planning for the next trip.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were looking for a staycation and this was it. The rooms are very intersting nothing fancy no TV or phone or any service. This is a great place to get away from it all. They have really charming kitchens and include BBQ's. We swam all day, BBQed at night and watched a movie on our DVD player. It was... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Summer like it used to be. Big Bend Lodge is a small 1940’s resort that sits on an idyl­lic and com­pletely pri­vate sec­tion of the South Fork of the Eel River in Northern Men­do­cino County. We have nine rustic cabins with full kitchens that can accommodate 4 to 5 people each and some of our cabins are dog friendly. A well-kept secret amongst California families and groups who've been coming to the lodge for decades, Big Bend Lodge strives to maintain the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of days gone by when the perfect vacation was floating on a river all day and then telling stories around a campfire at night. A wonderful place for children, Big Bend Lodge is also a perfect place for a group of adults to book for a completely private and relaxed get-away.*Under new ownership by six families who have been coming to the lodge for years.* ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Bend Lodge

Address: 63250 Big Bend Lodge Road, P.O. Box 111, Leggett, CA 95585 (Formerly River's Run Lodge)
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Leggett
Price Range: $128 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Big Bend Hotel Leggett
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