We stayed here on a weekend in cabin #8 and loved it. The cabin was a one bedroom, and very clean. All of the fixtures and carpeting looked like it had been recently updated. Plush, emerald green carpeting throughout. The bathroom looked freshly painted and the toilet was modern. The doors and windows were secure (the door had 2 deadbolts). The kitchen had a stainless steel sink and two stove burners with microwave, dishes, cutlery, toaster, coffee maker and mini fridge. We parked right in front of our cabin which was very convenient for carrying our stuff in. I instantly felt comfortable and cozy when we walked in, which is always a huge relief when you book a cabin somewhere for the first time.
The complex is located in a good spot, right on hwy 18 entering BB Village, across from the steak restaurant and within walking distance of the village and marina, but far enough away to be private and non-busy. We parked at the cabins and walked everywhere.
Our cabin was quiet, we weren't sure it would be since it was not far from the road but it was. We did not hear very much outside noise when we shut the door, only the occasional whoosh of a car once in awhile at night. The bed was comfortable and there was a tv in our bedroom so we enjoyed watching movies at night. Our cabin had a porch with two chairs and a mini table outside so we took our books and sat outside to read for the afternoon.
We cooked our dinner at the BBQs they have near the playground. We did not cook on the grills themselves, however. We brought a disposable mini grill and placed it on TOP of the grills, to keep things sanitary. I highly recommend this for anyone wanting to BBQ there. You can buy one for $4 at the supermarket.
The only thing we didn't like was that even though the cabins themselves are non smoking, they allow people to smoke on their porches. That means that if you are a non-smoker, and you sit outside with your door open to let the breeze in, someone in the cabin next to you could be smoking on their porch and the smell will waft into your cabin. This happened to us on Sunday morning and instead of having the door open, we were forced to close the door so smoke wouldn't seep in.
I'm not really sure what the management can do about that, since I know many guests in Big Bear like to smoke...but personally I think if the cabin is non smoking then the porch should be, too, and perhaps there could be a smoking "area" reserved a little ways away from where other people are staying...or, non porch smoking cabins vs...smoking porch cabins? Just a thought.
The woman at the front desk was very nice and helpful. The towels and housekeeping were excellent. We paid $99/night to stay here and were very happy overall, we look forward to staying here again and I highly recommend it for couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled under the majestic pine trees located in scenic Big Bear Lake, California, we offer warm, cozy Big Bear Cabins. We are centrally located in Big Bear Lake just around the corner from the Village, and just down the hill from Alpine Water Slide. We are walking distance to the lake, Big Bear Village and just a few minutes from the ski resorts and many hiking/biking trails. Come stay in one of our Rustic Cabins and enjoy the wonders of Big Bear Valley, an all season resort. Whether you want to hike, bike, fish, boat, ski, snowboard, or just relax... let us help you plan your mountain getaway. Winter at Big Bear Lake is Here. Come enjoy one of our rustic Big Bear Cabins from studios to family cabins. ... more less
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