I stayed in the Aspen Pines A for the weekend. It was a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom cabin. The fireplace was absolutely beautiful. But, that was all. Everything else was average at best. It felt more like you were staying over a friends house. It was clean but not like a vacation resort. It did not thrill me at all. My two sons were not able to watch television in their bedroom because there was no remote. When we called the front desk to inquire they told us that they knew the remote was missing but the DVD would work without a remote - WOW! Since there were no televisions in any of the other bedrooms we were all forced to watch television together in the living room and you know how that goes for a family of five - can you ever agree?
They claimed to have wireless internet which is one of the things I researched prior to booking this cabin because I knew that I had work to do on Monday morning. Needless to say, I was not able to connect. We called the front desk to inquire and they told us that it was only the cabins in the front of the resort. We asked if we could come to the lobby to work and we were told that the internet did not work in the lobby (go figure). I had to go to Starbucks and purchase a hot spot card and work there while my family continued their vacation without me. It was extremely inconvenient to say the least.
There was no iron/ironing board to iron our clothers. The towels that they left out for us were raggedy and torn (but clean). We only had one roll of toilet tissue which ran out quickly for five people (which we reserved for). The hot water ran out after I took my bath and never came back that morning, My husband and children had to take cold showers. The hot water was back that night, but again only for one bath.
However, the cabin was absolutely beautiful after it became covered in snow. But, I feel we paid entirely too much for these type of accomodations from The Grey Squirrel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grey Squirrel offers cabins on a 3 acre park-like setting, for individuals, families and groups. There is a seasonal heated pool and indoor jacuzzi (adults), volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, croquet, basketball,and even a chipping area. The Grey Squirrel also has Vacation Homes all within a 2 block radius of the resort, providing larger accommodations with various amenities like private jacuzzi's and Pool Tables. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grey Squirrel Hotel Big Bear Lake