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This Lakeview Lodge unit 983 C will sleep 4 people and is within walking distance to the Village shopping and dining. Beautiful sweeping lake views from the property and includes a common BBQ patio area. Nicely decorated and furnished plus has a jetted indoor spa tub. This unit is a 2 bedroom with 1 bath and kitchenette (no living room). One bedroom has a... queen, flat screen TV (no DVD player) and the 2nd bedroom has a queen with a jetted spa tub, fireplace and a flat screen TV/DVD. There is a basic kitchenette, with toaster oven, (no stove) refrigerator and a microwave. Good pets are welcome, snow grating is used to access this unit-small dogs will need to be carried to common areas. The units are heated with electric baseboard heaters in each bedroom and a also a portable space heater in the unit.Shared Charcoal BBQs are located in the common area. No smoking allowed inside and good pets are welcome.Chains may be required (regardless of highway conditions) to pull the steep grade driveway in the winter.
Additional amenities include: groupon fall, skiing, views.Read more
Left on 08/08/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Sad state
Stayed there for 2 nights with a Living Social Deal.
First ants invaded the place, had to throw out food, cabin dirty, fridge was leaking, TV not working in second bathroom, mattress the worst I ever slept on. Shades are dusty, broken and just disgusting. I did complain and a nice young lady said she would report it. Nothing was done :( The people in the checkin and checkout office were very nice and the office looks beautiful, so was very dissapointed to see the unit. Way overpriced for what it is. Would not recommend this place to anyone. Will never stay again. Read more
We apologize for the inconvenience you had while staying with us. We make every attempt to have our homes clean for your arrival. However, we do have in-house housekeeping and maintenance staff to rectify any issues that may arise during your stay. Unfortunately it isn’t unheard of for visitor’s in the National Forest to encounter issues with ants during this time of the year, especially if food is left out to attract them. We greatly appreciate the time you’ve taken to leave us a review so we can address these issues to the best of our abilities.
dirty and needs meet heat
Left on 01/07/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Bobski
We where told there was a wood burning fire place, but were not told there's no gas... should've told us to bring fire logs. All the extra pillows and blankets were full of hair!!! Needs more seating the list goes on and on. Bottom line don't waste your time. Oh yeah have fun sleeping on springs!!! The mattress where three worst!!! Woke up with major back pain... Read more
We apologize for the inconvenience you had during your stay. We strive to have our homes at clean state for your arrival. We do have in-house housekeeping staff to rectify any issues that may arise during your stay. The information each of our guests offer us after a stay is very important as it helps us evaluate each review and do out best to use the feedback that our guests give us to improve each guest’s personal experience. We look forward to helping you in the future.
Overall, a decent stay.
Left on 01/05/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | WinterTraveler
Overall, I would rate our stay as average. The rooms were clean for the most part and we had plenty of room to unload our gear and hang out to warm up a bit. The fridge had large pans of food left in it when we arrived, which led me to believe that the unit had not been cleaned as thoroughly as we might have liked. The driveway to the complex was very icy and we had trouble getting up the slope of it (even with chains on) and ended up having to park off to the side of the main driveway. When we came out the next morning we saw that several other vehicles had had the same problem and the cars were just scattered around in places where they could find a place to pull to the side. Finally, I would have appreciated the address of the unit being listed when booking the unit. When booking the unit we were led to believe that the off-site check-in location was where the unit was located. Read more
Thank you for your constructive criticism. We evaluate each review and do out best to use the information that our guests give us to improve each guest’s personal experience. We look forward to helping you in the future. Your review is greatly appreciated and we hope to have the chance to serve you again.
Left on 02/03/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | raimana
spa did not work,maintenance guys did not know how to use it,hot water is nice for shower but not enough for the jaccuzi,kitchen and bathroom are really old with old devices,not shown on the pictures of course... Read more
I apologize that the cabin was not up to your standards. It is not typical that our maintenance staff cannot promptly and effectively resolve any problem that may occur in the cabin. They are also very familiar with our properties as well as the devices inside them. Lakeview lodge is a rustic, cozy and economical cabin. I am sorry if you feel it was not well represented on our website. On your next stay, please feel free to call the office here and we will answer any questions you may have.
Have a great day!
Zaira Bowman Customer
Relations Assistant Manager
Could use some TLC
Left on 11/06/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | LK
On the plus side, the cabin location was conveniently close to the village and did have a partial view of the lake. Despite its closeness to the village it was very quiet. The big jet tub in the master bedroom is awesome and there was plenty of hot water to fill it. On the down side, the bedding was not clean (duvets and quilts), there were numerous cigarette holes throughout as if someone had partied hearty here, and a simple and inexpensive improvement such as replacing the tablecloth which was full of holes, would make the cabin homier. Also, the heating, supplied by floor units and portable heaters, was tricky to adjust. No heat in bathroom! Read more
Thank you for your response to our survey. all these usit have space heaters to move around as necessary. These units do not have central heating. The are priced very low by Big Bear standards.. We hope you will visit us again and this was not something that will hold you back.
Very dirty and ugly
Left on 10/07/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Karin
The condition was very dirty and in need of repairs. The stairs outside are not pet friendly. Read more
Sorry you've had a bad experience at our Lakeview Lodge. This is really a great place and fabulous location. The steps are aluminum grating to ensure proper grip while in times of snowfall for your safety.
great place to stay
Left on 08/06/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | rhino90745
This was a great place to stay, plenty of room, comfortable beds, large jacuzzi tub, fireplace in both bedrooms, located very close to the village and the lake, i would most certainly rent this cabin again.
12 ft. drop!
Left on 03/07/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | hp12one
Had a great time, set up a 12 ft drop in the 2nd parking lot - great photos, great time!
Left on 03/04/2009 for a stay in June 2008 | Cathy
Very nice quiet. Really liked that I was able to bring my pet, without some huge deposit to lay down. Would definitly like to visit again.
Did not like the metal stairs.
Left on 03/01/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | hp12one
Had a great time, conveniently close to the village but the kitchen is not a full kitchen - there was no stove. Other than that, if your here for snowboarding then this place is all that you need.
Los Angeles, CA
Could have been better :-((
Left on 02/22/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | julia
The actual location is on the hill and is very serene and beautiful, and the veiw is very nice. But that's about all we really enjoyed.
The unit had no central heating, but two weak and cheap portable heaters and 2 fireplaces neither one of which worked properly. The first night was painful becuse the smoke from fireplaces stayed inside the room (as the part responsible for letting the smoke out was broken)but turning off the fireplace was not as option either as the space heaters were not strong enough to keep you warm thru the night. In the morning we complained, and the owner of the property agreed that the fireplace is not working right and gave us 2 strong heaters for the following night.
The overall condition of the unit itself was in our opinion way too warn out and could have used another coat of paint and a new bed and bedding.
The last issue was the parking situation....which was awful. We were never warned that the driveway is very steep and in the winter is unbearable. WE went in my husband's brand new Nissan Titan (with snow cables of course) and had a hell of a time getting up the driveway each time we tried.
We lost our cables (which went to shreds and we had to buy new ones) and damaged the area above one tire ripping out a huge chunk of a rain fender (i think that's what you call a piece of plastic above the tire..lol)
So, considering all said above i would not recommend this property, especially during the winter Read more
Big Bear is in the mountains where snow in the winter is abundant, Big Bear Vacations does its best to clear snow so guests can enjoy it. Informing Big Bear Vacations of issues as they are occuring is important so that Big Bear Vacations can respond and solve them immediately. Big Bear Vacations boasts a 24 hr maintenance staff for all problems that may occur.
Big Bear Cabin
Left on 01/12/2009 for a stay in January 2009 | golson
The cabin it's self was nice but I do have 2 issues with the property. One, The parking was terrible. There were only two spots and there was five cars that were fighting for position. We came out one morning and we were blocked in by another car. The car wasn't moved until about 11:00 that morning. That isn't what I expected. That wasn't good. The 2nd issue is that no one mentioned that we would have to walk up several flights of stairs to get to the cabin. I understand now why they make you haul away your own trash. No one wants to make that walk. Normally this would be an issue but with the ice and snow and having to park so far away and my wife falling twice - it was an issue. The cabin has a very nice jacuzzi tub and fireplace. The beds are not comfortable and the heater kept shutting off after about 5 minutes so you better take plenty of firewood that you will be packing up an icy driveway and several flights of stairs. We have stayed at several different places in Big Bear over the years and we would not stay here again in the winter but it would be a nice place to stay in the Spring or Summer. Great view of the lake! Read more
Thank you for your response to our survey on Unit 983 "C". We have thoroughly cleaned the snow and ice out of the common parking lot and made entrance to each unit. The sun has melted practically everything on the property.
The only thing you need to do when leaving is do the dishes and take your trash to one of the "Clean Bear Trash Sites" Both of these requests are to get rid of any food/trash that attracts ants, mice, birds and coyotes. We are sorry this was not to your expectations.
Los Angeles, CA
Great place to stay
Left on 11/26/2008 for a stay in November 2008 | Jon
A great deal for 4 people who want to visit
Big Bear Lake. The spa worked perfectly and
was incredibly relaxing.
Long Beach, CA
Great for the price
Left on 11/24/2008 for a stay in November 2008 | dachsie84
The room was great for the price. Very cozy and cute. The fireplace was nice and the jet tub was great.
My only complaint was the mattress was kind of hard and I had an allergic reaction (rash) to the sheets (maybe it was the detergent or bleach used). I've never had this problem before. My husband did not have the same problem
Overall, we had a great time, and we recommend it!
Nice place for weekend getaway
Left on 11/19/2008 for a stay in October 2008 | John
This particular property gives you nice basic amenities plus hot tub, fireplace, and 2 bedrooms for a very reasonable price. Be aware that the kitchen is very limited and doesn't include stove or range. Your ability to cook is limited, but you're on vacation so going out to eat is likely part of your plan anyway, right?
San Diego California
Left on 10/20/2008 for a stay in October 2008 | mike
My New wife and I had a great time there, we walked around saw the sites and loved the lodge. we are looking forward to returning as soon as we can
La Verne, CA
Very Nice Cabin and Experience
Left on 09/23/2008 for a stay in September 2008 | Kaleli
This was a very nice little cabin within easy walking distance of the Big Bear Village shops and dining areas.
Easily accessible, but definitely not wheelchair friendly due to significant steps and snow grating (though this was not an issue with our visit, this is just an observation).
The cabin easily lodges 4 people with 2 small beds in one room and one larger bed for a couple in another.
The kitchen area was small, but manageable, though I don't think one would want to stay too long in the kitchen as it is pretty cramped. However, there is a shared outdoor area with the three other similar cabins that share the same courtyard/bbq area.
This cabin would be ideal to be rented in tandem with the other three cabins for larger parties as they share this mutual area.
The spa-tub is located within the "master" bedroom. That room was carpeted and there could be issues with getting out of the tub and dripping water across the carpeted floor.
My one "issue" was that the breaker switch for the spa-tub was flipped off upon our arrival and it took some time to figure out this issue (we thought the spa was just broken...which turned out to NOT be the case).
All in all, it was a very nice property, very well maintained and very close to the shopping and dining that is offered in Big Bear Village
Wonderful view of lake and fireworks on the 4th
Left on 07/22/2008 for a stay in July 2008 | Tom
Has two bedrooms each with its own fireplace and the kitchen is between the two-good for privacy. There is no couch or sitting area except for at the kitchen table and outside. Nice deck and patio and a great view of the 4th of July firework show. There are ALOT of steps to climb to get in and out of this cabin. The steps are iron grate type and were hard for our dog to walk on. Read more
Thank you for your review of Lakeview Lodge. We will review the descriptions of the the 7 cabins in this complex and state the units do not have a living room. The owner has put in the iron grate for easy waking during snow and ice conditions. We are sorry your dog had a problem with the grating. Hopeully, you will come and stay with us again. There is one unit in this same complex that has no grating and it own living room.If this location is to your liking come stay with us in unit Lakevie Lodge G unit 980.
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