After some tough weeks, work-wise and while building a small home as well, it was suggested by a friend of mine to "escape" for a little weekend getaway and what better way to enjoy such a mini vacation, then to plan it on Mother's Day weekend... the crowds of ski season were gone and there were a few weeks to escape the Memorial Day Holiday traffic too. So, Mother's Day weekend it was!
The Grey Squirrel resort is close to all... the Lake itself, the Village, shopping, all ski resorts and local Big Bear attractions. It offers motel style living, as well as cabins, of all different sizes. Although not by any means a 5-star resort, The Grey Squirrel's staff provides 5-star service and all with a smile attached to it. The grounds are clean, with a small pool, a nice size jacuzzi, volleyball and each facility is very well maintained.
Our particular cabin, named the Mole, was a one bedroom, one bathroom (shower) unit with a cute, small living room and nice little kitchen and closet. Although small, it is a lovely cabin and is decorated in a European fashion, with "cozy" furniture and amenities. All in all, it was a great place to spend the weekend and we were especially grateful to find out how quiet the surroundings were. The biggest "perk" also, and the reason I was drawn to this resort, was
that many of their units are "dog friendly." Being the proud owner of two well-trained German Shepherds, I was able to bring them with us and know they would enjoy their stay as well.
All in all, our Mother's Day weekend stay was wonderful. Comfortable living at an affordable
price, the Grey Squirrel Resort is definitely a place I will return to again. I highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grey Squirrel offers cabins on a 3 acre park-like setting, for individuals, families and groups. There is a seasonal heated pool and indoor jacuzzi (adults), volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, croquet, basketball,and even a chipping area. The Grey Squirrel also has Vacation Homes all within a 2 block radius of the resort, providing larger accommodations with various amenities like private jacuzzi's and Pool Tables. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grey Squirrel Hotel Big Bear Lake