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Sleepy Forest Cottages
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Arlington, Virginia
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50 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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“cute cabins w/ thoughtful touches in peaceful, romantic setting”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

we stayed in a small queen studio cottage for two nights. our cottage was clean, cozy, and very cute, decorated with an apple motif. i was worried that it would be too small, but the size was fine for us. the cottage is nestled in the woods and a short walk to the lake. it is in a great location convenient to a bike rental shop, restaurants. it was a perfect spot for a short getaway and we had a wonderful time. the staff was helpful with restaurant recommendations, maps and guides.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We and another couple rented cottages to check out Big Bear. What a pleasant experience. The cottages were very clean, located in a nice area, and well attended by the owners. We highly recommend Sleepy Forest and will return. I highly recommend that you select Sleepy Forest for a wonderful experience.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laguna Hills, California
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We booked the Honeymoon suite for a couple of nights and it was absolutely amazing! It's very cozy and the wood burning fireplace sets the mood. Outside there is a large grassy area that's pretty much your own and it comes with a charcoal barbecue. 7-11 and MacDonald's are a quick 2minute walk away. The staff here are extremely helpful and the lobby has a coffee and tea bar you can stop at anytime of the day and get free refills on beverage of choice.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Sweet little cottage decorated farm style. We had a wonderful day skiing at Snow summit just minutes from the cottage. Everything was perfect and I would love to go back one day. The best thing was to open log fire which made it really cozy. And a spa bath after skiing was very welcome to ease tired muscles.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

First of all I was extremely concerned when we arrived at our cabin mainly because I've seen the pictures on the website and read the reviews but when something seems too good to be true it probably is. In this case it was true!
We arrived late on 1/22...Martin Luther King day. We were driving down from Vegas but didn't anticipate the hoards of people driving back to California with us so ultimately ended up arriving to check in after 7pm but was relieved that they waited around for us to arrive otherwise it may have been a cold night in the car. When we got to the cabin (Villa de Lucia #198) we immediately took our tour to see if it was as advertised and we were pleasantly surprised! We're pretty picky when it comes to cleanliness so you can imagine we went over the whole place pretty well and was extremely pleased to find it was well maintained and very clean overall.
I could go on and on about the great customer service and the great value of this rental but just read all the other reviews, check out the pictures and trust me that everything is as advertised here...not all things are too good to be true. We'll be back next season!

Room Tip: I can't speak of any other rentals but Villa de Lucia, cabin 198 was excellent!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fontana, California
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We stayed at Cathy's Cottages as a weekend getaway from my wife's grad school, and we really had the perfect weekend. Our cottage was homely, spacious, and had full amenities. It really felt more like a second home than any hotel, and the owner's friendliness was more like a host than just a hotel staffer. Even outside of the main village downtown (just past Stanfield Cutoff), this location actually put us close to the hiking trails on the north side of the lake, and was still only a short drive to the restaurants in town. I think the best part of the weekend was the peace of just staying in the cottage, leisurely enjoying the jacuzzi tub, and actually letting the stress melt away. I don't know if I've ever stayed anywhere else when the room was more of an attraction than the destination, but we're definitely going to stay here again when we need some time off.

Room Tip: Kathy's Cottages are a bit outside of town, but a great starting point for the outdoor adventure...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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sleepyforestcottages, Manager at Sleepy Forest Cottages, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Hello, thanks so much for this nice review. We are very pleased to be referred to as a second home by any of our guests. It is our goal to have that kind of atmosphere and experience for everyone. We hope to see you again soon! Take Care. Josh P., Manager.
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Big Bear Lake
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Clean, cute and quick service checking in. The room was just what we needed and we enjoyed the fireplace. If I could change anything it would be to have a softer bed as the bed was a bit hard for my arthritic body. The other was the light from the porch and parking lot lights that would be best blocked from filtering into room at night. Also enjoyed the leather glider chair in the room. Thanks.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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sleepyforestcottages, Manager at Sleepy Forest Cottages, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hello and thanks for the nice review! We are sorry to hear that the bed was not comfortable for you. We are always replacing, changing and updating beds for this reason. They are often too soft or too hard for different guests. We hope you can come stay again and try a different cottage and bed, give us a call!
Thanks, SFR Josh P. Manager.
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Property: Sleepy Forest Cottages
Address: 400 S Eureka, CA 92315
Region: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Big Bear Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sleepy Forest Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrating over 30 years in Big Bear, since 1/22/80. Our family pioneered the popular Jacuzzi Bath in front of the Fireplace in 1985, asking, "Romance, when was the last time?" The Pool Family invites you to stay in the nicest family lodges around. Sleepy Forest Cottages - the original Studios, Suites, Jacuzzi Rooms and Family Cabins, Cathy's Cottages - Our most romantic Jacuzzi Bath-Tub Honeymoon Suites, or our New Vacation Home Rentals - Walking distance from the ski slopes, on the lake, or backed-up to the woods, featuring Full-Size Spa's, pool tables, foosball tables, and more! ... more   less 
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