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“Enjoyed Our Return Stay Second Year In A Row!”
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Snow Lake Lodge
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Big Bear Region
United States
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“Enjoyed Our Return Stay Second Year In A Row!”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

We have made the annual pilgrimage the last 4 years to Big Bear for "Oktoberfest". We discovered this place last year as we had a large party and we actually stayed here since the other location was too small. Glad we found it!!

Agree with the other reviews here.....

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Staff: VERY friendly. Upon checkin greeted with a warm smile and "small town" charm. In fact the friendliest check in I have ever experienced.....

Common areas: They have a pool/spa but have not seen this. They have a common area where you check in, where they serve the daily continental breakfast. Also located here is the TV and guest computer, along with lounge area to sit and talk with family/friends. Outside the common area is several picnic tables and 2 BBQ grills which you could use in nice weather.

Room: All rooms are large and come with a bedroom separated by doors to a living room and fully stocked kitchen. Bedroom and living room have a large shower/bath attached. Kitchen comes with a refrigerator, microwave/stove/ dishwasher and all cooking utensils. Living room has 2 TV's along with a pullout sleeper couch. Room can fit up to a family or group of 4 comfortably using both the bedroom and sleeper. Rooms were clean and bed was comfortable along with living room. 2 fireplaces: one in bedroom and living room. Bathrooms were large/clean and great water pressure with plenty of hot water. Also there was a TV in the bedroom.

Pets: not pet friendly, in fact they make you sign an agreement about this.

Location: On Hwy 18 close to Denny's going through town. Not to far of a walk from the Village.

Wifi: don't know if they offer this.

Parking: plenty of parking, not an issue.

Cost: paid 260.00 per night: again large space so felt it was good value. Likely more money in peak ski season.

Would have given 5- Excellent review but as mentioned in other reviews, roomss need an update. All rooms and bathroom are carpeted and carpet has that "funk" appeal but again this was clean.....

So again, friendly staff, large rooms that are great for families/large groups and reunions. Would definitely stay again.

Tips on Big Bear: Eat at Alpine County Coffee Shop, much better than Grizzly Manor, in our opinion.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

While a little outdated, this was a quiet little place with very nice amenities. The staff was top notch! Everyone was beyond nice! I liked having fireplaces in the bedroom and the living area. I could have wished for curtains to block out the morning light, but we had everything else we needed and were even able to rent movies free of charge.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

This was the second time that we have stayed here...and we will be back! Great service and value! Great location also!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Stayed for 1 week. Were given 3rd floor end unit on the back end of the property. Had privacy and no loud noises except every morning at 9 am a garbage truck would pickup the trash out in the back. They were doing some construction on the driveway on the property that week, which was a bit of a nuisance. The parking spots filled up very quickly in the early evening. It is located about a 3 minute drive to the village and marina. Also, go to Vons or Stater Bros. market for some food, which is a short drive. The room was ok. Nothing fancy just basic needs. could use some updating. Spoke to another couple and said their room looked like it had been recently remodeled. Pool is a bit small and the jacuzzi is in a separate area. Overall, very good lodge which could use some updating.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 2 January 2011

We visited with family, including young children over thanksgiving. The resort is located close to the downtown area near restaurants & entertainment. We originally checked into a room through our timeshare. We had to change it because it was on 3rd floor & w our kids it would be difficult to go up/down. Just glancing the room, we noticed it was a bit outdated (furniture & amenities). We requested another room lower level. They only had second floor #205. This room looked more updated in furniture & appliances. Full kitchen & separate bedroom from living area where pull out couch is located. I wonder if it is haunted because in the middle of the night I woke up to find a strange red light coming from the master bathroom. I got up and closed the bathroom door only to wake up again to find the door opened...strange since im light sleeper & didn't hear my spouse get up. Also, in the middle of the night, I thought my 4 yr old was crawling into bed bed w me because I felt someone sit on the bed near my feet. Well, my 4 yr old was sound asleep in the other room. I was also really cold in the room despite the heater being tuned on to 84degrees! The most bizarre thing is that my mom who also stayed w us, said she saw a "man" walk into the room at one point during our stay and didn't think anything of it thinking it was my father, but he had left to play out in the snow w my 4 yr old and wasn't even in the room. We were supposed to stay one more night but decided to head home early. I did not want to spend another night there!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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orange county, ca
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Reviewed 7 September 2010

I don't know where to start.....this lodge was AWESOME!! I walked in and it was like an apartment. We received a room that has been remodled and everything was perfect. The bed was comfortable, the restrooms were clean, the living room and kitchen were clean and spacious. The whole thing was GREAT!! We took the girls swimming in the pool and they enjoyed it and we enjoyed the spa (spa is little but very quiet and refreshing). The staff was VERY, VERY nice, kind and helpful. We will DEFINTELY come again and I will let my family know how wonderful this lodge was. Thank You for a relaxing and restful weekend!!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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London, UK
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

We visited this place as a single night stop and to be honest it's not what this is designed for. The suites are huge and there's loads of activities for families, obviously not really appropriate for us as a couple, but you could live here in snow season with the kids and have an awesome time. Decor was a little folksy but the rooms were clean and tidy. Good value too.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Snow Lake Lodge
Address: 41579 Big Bear Boulevard, CA 92315
Region: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Big Bear Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Snow Lake Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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