We booked the Inn Der Bach from MyQuickDeals for $115 for two nights. There is an extra $65 per room tax for two nights as well but it was still a bargain. The cabins were spotlessly clean, nice towels, comfortable beds, cute little kitchen with nice dishes, cookware, glasses and coffee maker. The property sits on a large acreage so you can sit outside at night and enjoy the stars and beautiful weather and it is very quiet because it is just far enough from town you don’t hear traffic. The Manager Timothy is friendly and helpful; when we arrived he was working hard on the place. The grounds are beautiful with the grass, pine trees, koi garden with little waterfall and a gazebo are all in great shape!
As for the downside … The regular prices for the rooms we had were $150 and $175 per night. I would not pay that kind of money for the In Der Bach but the special made it worthwhile. The kids described it as a “funky place” and the adults saw it as a “work in progress”. Keep in mind that you are reserving a cabin and not a resort! The owners really need to consider getting some professional contracting help … the property is beautiful and has so much potential and Timothy & his son work exceptionally hard but it’s far more than they can handle. The buildings need painting, the doors & windows don’t close right, many of the furnishings need to be replaced and half of the rooms are missing screens.
If you see special pricing and are taking a family where you have the ability to do some cooking in a rustic cabin and want space for the kids to play outside and have a mountain experience, it’s a great place! If you are looking for a beautiful 4-5 star place for a romantic get-away, Inn Der Bach cabins are probably not where you would want to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inn Der Bach offers a variety of inviting alpine chalets for your accommodations. We are located on the historic Shay Ranch.Our purpose is to provide clean and comfortable accommodations on our well groomed, park-like grounds. As our guest, we want you to be relaxed, rested, and restored each time you stay with us. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn Der Bach Hotel Big Bear City
- Inn Der Bach Resort Big Bear Region, CA