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Timberline Lodge
Reviewed 7 September 2009

The owner is very friendly and helpful. The place is neat, clean, and comfy. Especially, if you bring kids, because it has a payground where the kids can play. Also, you can BBQ and picnic. Price is very reasonable. Location is so strategic and convienience.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2009

What a pleasant surprise! The Timberline Lodge is sprinkled with cabins. The cabin we stayed in was meant for no more than 3 people and located upstairs. We walked in and it was wonderful! There was a wood-burning fireplace, wood paneling, a full kitchen, bedroom and bath. The "wallpaper" in the bath and bedroom was hand painted! We locked our bikes up on the bike rike provided, barbequed our meals using the community BBQs and even spent some time on the swings :) The lodge manager is polite and respectful. The cabin was clean and maid service was provided each day on request. This was our first visit to Big Bear. Without a doubt, we will return and without a doubt, stay at the Timerline Lodge.

Ammeneties: free wi-fi; telephone; BBQ areas; children's play area; 50% coupons for bike rentals; daily maid service, swimming pool; pet friendly

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Reviewed 17 August 2009

I booked this online where there was a buy 2 nights get 1 night free offer, so 3 nights for just over $200 including taxes and fees. They have videos, books, free granola bars and tampons for the ladies when you register. We had a 2 bedroom cabin with 2 queen beds in each bedroom and it has a full kitchen and a picnic table and bbq outside and even a bench and ashtray on the porch for smokers. Kids had a blast with the basketball, tetherball and horseshoes. This is a rustic, older property, so if you are looking for the Four Seasons, don't come here, but if you want to relax, it is only a few blocks from the oh so fun Alpine Slide and for an added charge you can even bring your dog.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

We found the Timberline by accident online and booked cabin 10 at once. Upon arrival, the service was excellent and the cabin was comfortable. The owner and his wife are nothing short of great people pampering us and assisting with information to make our stay even more enjoyable. Without a doubt, we will definitely return to the Timberline Lodge again with the assurance our needs and comfort is in the best hands. I recommend staying here at least once for everyone.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

My husband and I just had our 2nd wedding anniversary, and spent a couple of nights at the Timberline Lodge. We had a studio cabin, with a King Bed. We walked in and were very excited at how cute it was. Exactly what we were hoping for. Cute old wood cabin that was well kept and clean. Management were very helpful and friendly. Great location, near a village and a pub that brew their own beer! We slept well here. The heating was fantastic. Lots of channels on cable tv, and even could grab movies (video). A great relaxing stay, at a good price.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2009

The best thing I can say about timberline is their user friendly website and their free VCR tapes. The cabin (14) was not as nice as we had hoped. The price was cheap and we knew why the moment we opened the front door. It wasn't terrible, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I think the main problem was that the mgmt./owner did not make any effort to plow/shovel/scrape the driveway. It was very icy and difficult to walk, even to and from the car. I actually slipped and fell two times and had I injured myself more significantly, would have considered litigation. My wife was not impressed with the lack of a hairdryer in the room and the absence of any coffee filters. If you can't find any other accommodations, Timberline will suffice. I'd recommend you look elsewhere first, however.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2008

Initially the staff was pleasant, and the atmosphere was nice. The lodge sits up from the highway and had a lovely lake view. We stayed in unit #4, which had ample space for our three children. The rooms are spacious, and bbq's are provided. However there is no A/C and the room was a bit stuffy for August.

I was pleased that the unit had a microwave and refrigerator as our kids had tired of restaurants and fast food from the week's travels. Upon check-in, I was a little unhappy to find the room looking a little run-down. The room had been hastily cleaned and much had been missed. The floor did not look to have been vacuumed and our kids quickly found a few water bottles, a lighter and some change under the bed from the last visitors.

A check in the bathroom revealed clean towels but as time went on we noticed several things that didn't please us. A towel rack was hanging off on one side, the shower's sliding door track was broken and (gross) there was a smear of what looked like dried blood under the light switch in the bathroom AFTER our kids had been in and out of the bathroom several times.

When we used the microwave which was sitting atop a small refrigerator, it quickly overheated and shut off. We we were left without means of heating the food we had purchased, and with the microwave sitting on top of the fridge, the fridge was now not cooling. Anything we had that was frozen defrosted. We had to go out and get fast food at almost 8 at night with tired cranky kids.

The pool was nice, although "heated" means different things to different people I guess. ;) The playground is a nice touch, but most parents would consider 90% of what's provided a hazard. There's no sand or cushion under the swings. The bikes and ride ons have duct tape covering holes and everything permanent (stone seats, climbing apparatus) needs a serious spackling and painting. There is chipped paint and broken toys everywhere.

On the last night, our children discovered that the lamp nearest the door had spliced wiring next to the wooden nightstand that was exposed. Thank goodness nobody touched it, 220volts and we had a two year old with us!

When we tried to find a staff member at several different occasions regarding these matters, they were unavailable. Nobody answered the door or the phone during the business hours listed on the flier in our room. We were highly displeased. The attendant we spoke to drove a vehicle advertising castle wood cottages, so we can only assume he was at a different location when we tried to contact him.


We would not stay here again, and we could not recommend this business to someone else without attention to the serious hazards both inside and out .

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Timberline Lodge

Address: 39921 Big Bear Blvd, PO Box 1955, CA 92315
Region: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Big Bear Region
Price Range: £73 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Timberline Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family cabins from 1-2 people to 8 person private cabins, heated swimming pool, new playground area and full size volleyball court surrounded by tall pines of Timberline, CA. Located close to Big Bear Village with lake and marina close by. Cabins are fully equipped. ... more   less 
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