I stayed at Big bear in early Oct in 2008 and 2009. I rented their bass fishing boat in 2008, which was in ill repair when it left the dock and proceeded to strand us out on the lake by 1PM, but they still wanted the full days rental fee for it. Although the rooms we stayed in were clean and modern, they were so understaffed that our request of moving to a smaller, lower price room which was vacant later in the week last year was denied because "they had no cleaning staff to get it ready for new clients"- we left. Maybe in season they are better staffed and their boats are better cared for, but BEWARE a late-year visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Have a BIG time at Big Bear Resort on beautiful Kentucky Lake! Welcome to historic Big Bear Resort in wonderful western Kentucky. Join fishermen and families from the past 65 years that have found their way to one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world. We'll put you in the middle of all the wonderful ways you can make your vacation, fishing trip, or family reunion a memory you'll look back on for a lifetime. Many have discovered the wonder of Big Bear Resort on Kentucky Lake since 1948 when Big Bear became one of the first resorts on this majestic man-made lake. Rick Meier and Janet Caldemeyer, the third generation of gracious hosts at Big Bear, carry on the family tradition of welcoming friends and fishermen to this very special spot for fun and relaxation. We're glad you're here! We hope you stay awhile! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Bear Hotel Benton