This was our first experience at Pine Knot Guest Ranch and it was a last minute getaway. Overall, the value was good for the cabin as it had kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom and was quite spacious and cozy. Larry greeted us and was very friendly. Out of all the cabins affiliated with Pine Knot Ranch this cabin faced the street and was right off the street so with windows open you got the noise from the street. Next door is a cabin/home being built and directly behind us is the huge home and yard of the owner? The cabin itself was clean and furnished but we were disappointed that this cabin just had a regular tub not the jacuzzi tubs in the other cabins. Most of the furniture Is dated but perhaps that is to attempt to provide a rustic feel. Within walking distance to the village and lake. The only real complaints we had were with the power outlets, the bed, and '
"Visitors". The majority of outlets wouldnt fit our power cords securely and they would fall out and not charge our electronics. Our second night we heard people walking around the cabin and talking which creeped us out a bit when we were in the dark trying to sleep. The biggest issue was the bed. The queen size bed in the bedroom needs to be replaced. Visually it looks fine, but when my husband layed down ( he is maybe 5ft 10, 180#), the bed bowed in the middle. The first night we got minimal sleep. Second night even less ... we tried to sleep on the futons but they were not very comfortable either, so we were anxious to leave and get back home. This was an escape for us to help cope with a death in the family and I think had we stayed in one of the numbered cabins further back on the property, perhaps we would have been more satisfied. The property itself is cute/quaint, very pet and family friendly and in all likelihood we will try Pine Knot Ranch again, but not the Bungalow ...a different cabin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 8 cabins on two peaceful acres just a 5 minute walk to the Village and we manage 8 Vacation Homes that sleep from 2 - 12 Guests. We have Lakeview Homes. NO HIDDEN FEES. All walking distance to the Village and lake. All Resort Cabins have in-room whirlpool tub, fireplace, kitchenette or kitchen, and porch. Free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly. Visit our bunnies and take the llamas for a walk. Sledding when snow permits. Most cabins for 2 or 4, one for up to 6. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pine Knot Guest Ranch Hotel Big Bear Lake
- Pine Knot Hotel
- Hotel Pine Knot