This was my first visit to Big Bend Lodge. Three friends and I, with our lab, shared cabin 9, which is one of the two that allows dogs. The property is being updated with simple, stylish charm. The place is something special to the new owners, so they are intent on bringing back the original charm to this magical site. Kitchens are fully stocked with cooking gadgets, and the bathrooms have natural soaps and good hot showers, nice clean towels. Beds are comfortable, with plenty of blankets. Each cabin has it's own character, yet practical and clean. We barbequed and sat around the fire pit nightly. The river in our back yard was so much fun. A few inner tubes are provided for use, but bringing your favorite floatie is a plus. This is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Somewhat remote, yet there's a good little store about 4 miles away for forgotten necessities. No TVs, limited cell phone coverage, depending on your carrier(Verizon worked here, while T-Mobile didn't). If you want a luxury resort, this is not your place. It's peaceful, a bit rustic, and fun. Kid friendly, yet also good for adults, groups, reunions, etc. Loved it. Will definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Summer like it used to be. Big Bend Lodge is a small 1940’s resort that sits on an idyllic and completely private section of the South Fork of the Eel River in Northern Mendocino County. We have nine rustic cabins with full kitchens that can accommodate 4 to 5 people each and some of our cabins are dog friendly. A well-kept secret amongst California families and groups who've been coming to the lodge for decades, Big Bend Lodge strives to maintain the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of days gone by when the perfect vacation was floating on a river all day and then telling stories around a campfire at night. A wonderful place for children, Big Bend Lodge is also a perfect place for a group of adults to book for a completely private and relaxed get-away.*Under new ownership by six families who have been coming to the lodge for years.* ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Bend Hotel Leggett