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Big Bear Resort

30 Big Bear Resort Rd, Benton, KY 42025-5814
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Have a BIG time at Big Bear Resort on beautiful Kentucky Lake! Welcome to historic Big Bear Resort in wonderful western Kentucky. Join fishermen and families from the past 65 years that have found their way to one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world. We'll put you in the middle of all the wonderful ways you can make your vacation, fishing trip, or family reunion a memory you'll look back on for a lifetime. Many have discovered the wonder of Big Bear Resort on Kentucky Lake since 1948 when Big Bear became one of the first resorts on this majestic man-made lake. Rick Meier and Janet Caldemeyer, the third generation of gracious hosts at Big Bear, carry on the family tradition of welcoming friends and fishermen to this very special spot for fun and relaxation. We're glad you're here! We hope you stay awhile!
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Brenda C wrote a review Jun 2020
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We rented a townhouse for 3 days. When we arrived, there were spiderwebs over the doorways. The inside was dirty and it smelled so bad that we had to buy air fresheners to be able to stay in the townhouse. The mattresses were so uncomfortable we could hardly sleep. The towels were shredded and extremely small. The refrigerator was dirty and the freezer rack was rusted. It was terrible! There were items missing that you would normally be provided (i.e. soap, etc.) The chairs on the patio had mold and dirt on them. For the price we paid for this townhouse, the accommodations were highly overpriced. We will not return to this resort.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from m caldemeyer, Owner at Big Bear Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are sorry that your trip was less than perfect. However, you not once commented on any of this. We will start at the beginning... The spiders weave webs every day. It is virtually impossible to keep them out of nature. Everyone has a different mattress preference. We are sorry our commercial mattresses did not meet your standards. It seems, with Covid, that our guests are using Clorox on our refrigerators which is causing them to rust. We provide bath soap and kitchen soap along with dishwasher soap in every unit. The chairs are PVC. They are not moldy but do stain with exposure to the weather. And, finally, the smell. As we have posted, we are using Ozone machines in every unit after guest departures in an effort to control Covid. It does indeed leave a smell but it is Ozone. Not everyone likes it but they do appreciate us going the extra step.
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Heather carpenter wrote a review Dec 2019
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LISTEN, Do not book this place. They are so hungry for money they don’t care if your happy. They don’t care if customers return and they will find a way to charge you some kind of fee. Oh and the beach isn’t a beach at all. Look at the place before u book and read the reviews. Don’t make the same mistake I made. GO ELSEWHERE!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
JulieH9389 wrote a review Jul 2019
Mount Sterling, Illinois1 contribution1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our time boating on Kentucky Lake and riding at Turkey Bay, but we will be looking for other lodging if we return to the area. Have emailed all the issues experienced in hopes that they can be resolved for future guests.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Baprap wrote a review Jun 2019
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Resort is the same as it was 15 years ago. Not apparent updates in the units. Nothing for kids under 6-7 years old to do. The “beach” is not maintained. If you are just looking for a place to dock your boat and sleep at night this could be the place for you. If you need other amenities or activities for kids then look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Cowboygeorge wrote a review Jun 2019
144 contributions33 helpful votes
One great vacation resort that is for the whole family who loves to fish. Great fishing and family get togethers with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.. Awesome!! You have everything you need for cooking your meals here so you don't have to leave the resort. Just bring your food and family and have a great family vacation!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bear Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Big Bear Resort?
Nearby attractions include Forgotten Past (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Big Bear Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Big Bear Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Bear Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fast Eddie's, Ralph's Harborview Bar & Grill, and Bee Spring Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Big Bear Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Big Bear Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Big Bear Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Big Bear Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.