Just got back from Big Bear. We stayed in Townhouse #2, it cost us around $800 for a 3 night stay. For that kind of money I would have liked wi-fi, more than one 27" tube television, a master suite without holes in the wall, a master bathroom with a clean floor, a sofa comfortable enough to nap on (or just sit comfortably on), a skillet with a handle, a clean grill (or at least a wire brush that we could do the job ourselves). Honestly it was not what we were hoping for. Not charming, not comfortable, not much of a view, and not especially tidy. There were spider webs, and wasp nests over the front door. Yikes.
The air worked well and my bed was comfortable, so I did get the bare minimum.
Our extended family stayed in the 2 chalets, they were nice for entertaining, but had all the charm of a dentists office. Their kitchens also lacked adequate pots, pans, and utensils, and had no wi-fi. They did each get a second TV, but neither could get it to work.
Poor marks for value to be sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Have a BIG time at Big Bear Resort on beautiful Kentucky Lake! Welcome to historic Big Bear Resort in wonderful western Kentucky. Join fishermen and families from the past 65 years that have found their way to one of the biggest man-made lakes in the world. We'll put you in the middle of all the wonderful ways you can make your vacation, fishing trip, or family reunion a memory you'll look back on for a lifetime. Many have discovered the wonder of Big Bear Resort on Kentucky Lake since 1948 when Big Bear became one of the first resorts on this majestic man-made lake. Rick Meier and Janet Caldemeyer, the third generation of gracious hosts at Big Bear, carry on the family tradition of welcoming friends and fishermen to this very special spot for fun and relaxation. We're glad you're here! We hope you stay awhile! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Bear Hotel Benton