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Pine Knot Guest Ranch
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Big Bear Lake
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El Segundo
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Tranquil getaway”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

We had a great time in this facility for a quick getaway. The room was clean and stocked at check in. We stayed in Cabin 15, where there is a charcoal grill outside (tip bring your own charcoal), and a small kitchenette to prepare quick meals. The location is excellent as it walking distance to the Village Shopping Area, and the "Town Trail" for hiking. There are llamas and bunnies in the property, and they are just an added bonus. I wish we had more time to enjoy the tranquility, but we didn't. That's just another reason to come back.

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La Mesa
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

My husband and I just stayed at Pine Knot Ranch, cabin #16 the room was spotless, and full of amenities, sparkling cider, bath salts, candles , wood for the fireplace, bathroom and kitchen stocked . The kitchen has a small fridge and microwave, and there is a barbecue outside for cooking , you are close to town and lots of restaurants. TV reception is great and wireless is offered so computers will work. There are Llamas and bunnies to visit and feed if you like and a playground for children, we would definetly go back anytime!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

I searched for a place to stay in Big Bear for two weeks and finally decided on Pine Knot Guest Ranch because of its location and price (after the $50.00 off discount they offered online.) I had my Daughter and 3 yr. old Granddaughter with me on this trip and the Baby absolutely Loved the Llamas and Bunnies. Our cabin was clean, the beds were comfortable and it was within walking distance to the shops and restaurants. We had a large jacuzzi tub in our cabin and since the lake was too cold for swimming while we were there, we filled the tub, put the baby in her swimsuit and she got to swim after all! Also, this place is pet friendly. My two large dogs were able to run and enjoy being outdoors. I have nothing bad to say. Great staff. Free movies. Everything you need for a weekend getaway. I highly recommend this place. We will definately be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in cabin 17. It was an end cabin which I liked since I had dogs with me. They could go fro...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2012

I brought my children here for a short getaway. They fell in love with the llamas and bunnies and loved taking the llamas for a walk. They also loved watching movies in the huge hot tub at night. There were complimentary homey extras in our cabin such as fire wood, chocolates, bath salts, and Trader Joe's tea and lotion. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The office provides free WI-fi and movie rentals. The property is a short walk to the main shops and restaurants. The only complaints I have were that the mattress on the big bed was old and worn out, and there was a skylight directly overhead that forced me to wake with the sun at 6AM and subsequently go to the other bed to get a little more sleep. Overall the ranch was delightful and we had a very nice time.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank marierm
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San Diego
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2012

Thank you Pine Knot for accommodating my family and two dogs. The cabin we stayed in was larger than we needed but had great amenities...jacuzzi on balcony, pool table, karaoke machine. Cabin was clean as a whistle. The dogs had a great little dog run to do their business. Gloria and Lisa were very helpful. The kids enjoyed the bunnies and llamas in the barn on the property. Ranch is perfectly located. Close to the village and slopes and lake. We will stay here again with other families to take advantage of all the room the Grandview has! Great, comfortable cabin!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Fallbrook, CA
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80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2012

The surrounding neighborhood was quiet and very clean, the beds were comfortable and the hot tub was great. The only downside was the bathroom was located through the downstairs bedroom which was fine unless people have privacy issues. It got a little on the smokey side in the cabin when we had a fire but it kept things warm. The limited parking was of for us but make sure you don't drive any extra cars..there won't be room and illegal parking is not tolerated here. This cabin was within a short walk to downtown and the eateries, the end of some of the dirt trails (for mountain bikers). The best part was being able to bring my dog!

Room Tip: Through the Big Bear Lake website you can get some great discounts, i also saw the regular Pine Knot...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Onecrazykitty
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Lucky0ne, Owner at Pine Knot Guest Ranch, responded to this review, April 6, 2012
Thanks so much for the review! It sounds like this stay was in our Little Bear vacation home. We currently manage 7 homes which al all different, and are separate from the Pine Knot Guest Ranch jacuzzi resort cabins.
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Ladera Ranch, California
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

If you are looking to impress your significant other with a romantic cabin to rest and relax in after a long day on the slopes, then Pine Knot Guest Ranch is the place for you. Cabin #14 was amazing. We had a jacuzzi with bath salts and candles as well as sparkling cider and chocolate left for us. A nice touch. Make sure and get some extra wood from the front office because the fire place is a nice addition on a cold weekend. With a small kitchen, a nice sized bathroom, these cabins are designed like home away from home. The management were top notch and you are also walking distance from the main st. where there are great restaurants like the Peppercorn Grille. A must stop for skiers and boarders alike.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pine Knot Guest Ranch
Address: 908 Pine Knot Avenue, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region > Big Bear Lake
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Big Bear Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 8 cabins on two peaceful acres just a 5 minute walk to the Village and we manage 8 Vacation Homes that sleep from 2 - 12 Guests. We have Lakeview Homes. NO HIDDEN FEES. All walking distance to the Village and lake. All Resort Cabins have in-room whirlpool tub, fireplace, kitchenette or kitchen, and porch. Free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly. Visit our bunnies and take the llamas for a walk. Sledding when snow permits. Most cabins for 2 or 4, one for up to 6. ... more   less 
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