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“Back Again for the 2nd Time and Even Better Than the First”

Black Bear Cottages
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Black Bear Cottages
Reviewed May 24, 2006

My wife and I are snowbirds who live in Seattle during the summer and Palm Springs in the winter. We love to ski, so we looked for a place to stay in Big Bear back in February and found Black Bear Cottages. They are very convenient to both ski resorts and in fact they are just down the road from one of the shuttle parking lots so we didn't even need to use our car to go skiing which is great considering the resort parking lots get so full that it takes forever to leave if you wait until about 4 when everyone else is leaving.

We really liked the owner who took time to talk to us and find out about us. He recommended several restaurants and we liked all of them. If you go to Big Bear make sure to have dinner at the Peppercorn Grill! Anyhow we really liked the owner and he made us feel right at home. Most places just have hired employees to greet you and it's just not the same.

The cabin was really deluxe on the inside. All of the furniture was new and so was the bed. My nosy wife even lifted the sheets to see what brand the mattress was! And speaking of sheets they were the high thread count type with the stripes in them like in a nice hotel and the towels were much thicker than you would expect in a mountain cabin. There was no extra charge for anything. We even were given a list of DVD's that we could borrow for free. The spa tub was new and the owner told us that he installed one of those tankless hot water heaters so there would be an endless supply of hot water if we wanted it. Those extra touches really mean a lot.

Anyhow, we enjoyed the stay so much that we decided to go back in May before we left for Seattle for the summer and when we returned the cabins had been totally repainted and they look very nice. The new colors just really pop out and they look as nice on the outside as they already did on the inside. Also, there was now a jar full of chocolates on the coffee table too which we emptied twice! Everything is first class here and I would definitely recommend this place and the best news of all is that returning guests get a standing discount! We'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Ventura, CA
Reviewed March 25, 2006

We found the place on the internet. It said they had all new furniture and beds which sounded nice so we booked for a weekend. When we checked in, we were given a list of DVDs that were FREE to borrow! We've never had free videos anywhere else in Big Bear before. We also were told that there were free presto logs in the cabin for us, too. The owner is real friendly and told us he just recently bought the property. He said he was painting the exteriors real soon and even showed us different paint samples and asked our opinions. It's a good thing, too, because the exterior paint looks worn but once they are repainted, they will be real cute little country cottages. On the inside, they were just great. Our cabin had a huge king sized bed and a leather sofa and chair and a nice jacuzzi tub. Like I said, they gave us free presto logs so we just stayed in all night in the tub watching videos with a fire in the fireplace. The bed was nicer than the one we have at home and the towels were real thick - it was a perfect getaway!

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Additional Information about Black Bear Cottages

Address: 42440 Moonridge Road, CA 92315
Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region
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Ranked #22 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Big Bear Region
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Black Bear Cottages Hotel Big Bear Lake

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