Big Bear Hideaway is so extraordinary that I'm writing this while still enjoying the Polar Bear Palace! This amazing lodging is a true (wood) work of art. Everywhere you turn is something magnificent in wood, a whimsical face peeking out of a tree branch, a carved black bear shooting a layup...it is really quite impossible to describe this incredible experience...you'll just have to see and enjoy it for yourself. Polar Bear Palace is spacious, super comfortable, hospitable and immaculate. The grounds are just delightful; we love sitting in the rockers on our porch and enjoy the smell of the pines. We are delighted that our dog was welcome, too. We will be back, again and again!