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Cathy's Country Cottages
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Big Bear City
Temecula, California, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

I took my boyfiend here for our one year / his birthday in October and was totally shocked. I picked Cathy's Cottages because it had a fireplace and jacuzzi for an exceptional price. But this place blew me away. The room was amazing. It was so cute and cozy and had just about anything that you could hope for in it. I recommend Cathys Cottages to everyone that tells me that they are going, or are wanting to go, to Big Bear. Because I know that they definitely wont be disappointed. I was very impressed with the room and also with the amazing customer service. Cant wait to go back. I am planning trip to Big Bear in February as we speak. And will be staying at Cathys Cottages :]

Room Tip: We stayed in 222 (#2) which is one of the jacuzzi rooms. Would definitely recommend. There are a few...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

For the same price we would have spent for the one star chain motel room down the street we got Cottage #7. The website photos represent the actual room perfectly.
First you go through a little sitting area (great for leaving snowy shoes and bags), then into a nice bedroom with a gas fireplace at the bottom of the bed, a TV w/DVD, microwave, and mini fridge. Next is a little "kitchen" area with counter top and sink. Then a little bathroom with a nice tile shower. Though I should mention that the tile can get very cold in the winter so make sure you leave the bathroom door open at night or you will freeze! The room when entered was cold and I was concerned since one of the windows (behind TV) would not shut all the way and I'm a cold wussy but if with the heater turned up and fire place on it quickly heated up.
The location is a little out of town and the room is right on the corner of a street so you can hear traffic and people a bit but really you can expect that from most places and for how nice the cottage was for the price we got, I cannot complain one bit!
Also, the managers (owners?) were great and even gave a 24hr number you could call if any problems arose (which they didn't).
Great place for an amazing price. I would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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sleepyforestcottages, Manager at Cathy's Country Cottages, responded to this review, February 1, 2012
Thanks for this review! Your description of #7 at Cathy's Cottages is very accurate :) It is one of the only 2 more motel style rooms at Cathy's Cottages. The rest are all jacuzzi honeymoon suites. We are always concerned about this room as it is closest to the highway and circle K across the street. We have recently checked the windows and walls to better the escape from the outside noise. We will also be double checking this window that is not staying shut! Thanks again, we hope to see you again and that maybe you can try a jacuzzi cottage next time! To all guests, please remember we really want to know how you are enjoying your stay while you are here, and want to know about and address any issue immediately! Thanks, Josh, Manager.
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Glendora
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

These cottages are wonderful! Cozy, jacuzzi for two in front of fireplace, love seat in front of fireplace, well maintained (very minor cosmetic flaws here and there). The price / value is excellent, the staff is great. It is not centrally located to anything but just about everything in Big Bear is just a few minutes drive. Definitely would stay again! Quiet neighborhood that is good for walks.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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sleepyforestcottages, Manager at Cathy's Country Cottages, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Cathy's Cottages is about 3 miles from the main Big Bear Area where the lake, village and ski resorts are located. Although the jacuzzi cottages at Cathy's are some of the most romantic the rates run lower than Sleepy forest Cottages' due to the location. If you do find even minor blemishes or flaws please let us know right away. We like to update or repair any needs ASAP and keep the cottages in their best conditions. We love to know how you like your room while you are here and/or what we can do to make your stay most enjoyable, so let us know! Thanks. Josh Pool, Manager.
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

#8 has a attic room above it, I could hardly sleep, any walking and there is lots or water running sounds like its going to come thru the roof inside the room, the owners do not tell you that the attic room is overhead and will interrupt your sleep, other than that the room is very clean and comfortable, also having #7 joined to # 8 led to lots of noise from doors slamming as well. Maybe we just got unlucky and had neighbors who didn't care about anyone but themselves.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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sleepyforestcottages, Manager at Cathy's Country Cottages, responded to this review, August 2, 2011
Thanks for the review. We are very sorry that you could not sleep and dealt with noise above and around you. That is the opposite of the experience we wanted you to have. 228 (#8 at Cathy's Cottages) is one of our few (3) "motel style" deluxe fireplace rooms at Cathy's Cottages. It is connected to 227 and below 221 (Grandma's Attic - our smallest cutest room). It sounds like it was a busy weekend or holiday and the guests surrounding you were noisy. We apologize for that - and want to say that this is the reason we URGE every guest to contact us right away with any questions, concerns or issues. We are on call 24/7, and also ask guests to let us know what they think of the room if the feel up to it right after checking in. We will upgrade you for FREE to any available room if you are not happy - and in this situation we really wish we knew right away and could have asked the other guests to be quieter. 228, along with our othe "motel style" rooms are our cheapest rooms, and the price goes down even more due to the proximity to each other and to the highway. Please stay with us and ask for an upgrade at check in. You will either get an amazing discounted upgrade deal, or free depending on our availability and circumstances to the upgrade. Thanks, Josh Pool, Manager
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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for one night in June and we really liked it. I was worried it would be a cheesy place because the rate was so good, but it wasn't. We stayed in Cabin 6 (226 on the website) and couldn't have been happier. The room was clean, came equipeed with an awesome jacuzzi tub, double-headed shower for two, ceiling fan, gas fireplace, small fridge, microwave, plates, cups and silverware, you name it. There was an table, chairs, and ashtray right outside the door for those who smoke. To the left of our room was a tented bbq area, which was nice.

As far as location, you won't see gorgeous mountain views here, as it's right on Big Bear Blvd. The upside is there's a CircleK across the street. We didn't plan on leaving the room, so we didn't care about any view. We'll definitely come back to Cathy's Cottages.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sunny SoCal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2010

My husband and I decided to stay here for two nights for a much needed weekend getaway. The cottage was clean, comfortable and very romantic. Great hot tub, fireplace, and the location was perfect for us as we wanted something away from the busy village area. However, the Village is just a short drive away. Our only complaint is the bed. The linens are great, but the mattress really needs to be replaced -- lumpy. However, all of the other amenities and the charm of the cottage will definately have us coming back.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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sleepyforestcottages, Manager at Cathy's Country Cottages, responded to this review, February 17, 2011
Thank You for this review. We are always replacing and updating our beds, sofas, etc. Our most important concern is that you contact us while you are here, and let us know exactly how you feel about your room and stay. We will upgrade anyone to any available room at anytime if you do not love your cottage/cabin/room! And we are on call 24/7 to deal with any sudden issues. Thanks! Josh Pool, Management.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2010

We took a weekend trip last November and were quite happy with the choice. Adorable little rooms and the brisk, cold nights made the gas fireplace that much better. I only gave it a 4 because I just wish it was a bit closer to the Big Bear Village, but it really wasn't that far.
The staff was very friendly and was genuinely concerned with our opinion of the room.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cathy's Country Cottages
Address: 600 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314-8921
Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region > Big Bear City
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Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Big Bear City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just over half a mile from Big Bear Lake, Sleepy Forest Resorts' cozy Cathy's Cottages has been providing romantic getaways, honeymoons, and affordable overnight stays to the Big Bear area for over 20 years. Perfect for being walking distance from Big Bear Airport with Big Bear's only "Aviator Room", sleeping 4 and adorned with memorabilia from the owners' WWll flying-ace Uncles. Check in at Sleepy Forest Cottages 3 miles down the road and enjoy Free Wi-Fi and Free Parking, along with Sleepy Forest Resorts' historic wedding chapel honeymoon cottages, including a river-rock fireplace and jetted-tub, king beds, and double-headed showers. CHECK IN FIRST AT: Sleepy Forest Cottages, 400 S eureka Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. ... more   less 
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