Big Bear Vacations has rated this property ”Big Bear Cozy”Grande Lodge is a spacious and sprawling property located in Fawnskin, and has incredible panoramic views of the lake and mountains. This lovely home has three stories with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths plus outdoor spa.. Perfect for your family retreat or group reunions. Entering in on the lower level of the home is a living room with new TV, wireless internet, wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating including a futon bed. There is a full kitchen with microwave and a dining table with access out the french doors to the deck with wonderful lake views. The first bedroom has a queen... size bed and the 2nd bedroom has a full size bed with access out to the shared deck. There is an inner stairway which leads to the 2nd floor with full kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and dining table with seating for 8 with access to the deck with charcoal BBQ and those lake views. The living room on this level has a 2nd dining table, comfy furnishing, wood burning fireplace and new TV/DVD plus deck access. The bedrooms on this level each have queen size beds with a shared full bath in the hallway. Venturing up to the top level is a great room with wood burning fireplace, new TV,wet bar, kitchenette with microwave, 1/2 bath, game table and fantastic views of the lake and mountains. The 5th bedroom is the master bedroom with a king bed and its own 3/4 bath plus new TV and deck access. This home allows you access to the attached two car garage with laundry available for your use during your stay. You need to go outside to the expansive decking with awesome Big Bear Lake views, sweet mountain slope views and enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the Grande Lodge.Wireless InternetSQ FT Approx: 5000No pets allowedThe upper level can be rented separte for smaller groupsDriveway in snow and ice conditions may require chains or 4 wheel drive. Proper footwear will be required.
Left on 02/06/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Glo
1. Great space, enough room for everyone.
2. Spacious parking space, works great for folks who like to drive in separate cars.
3. Patio practically everywhere - with great views to top it off.
4. Two fully functional and well equipped kitchens. Plus a wet bar on the 3rd floor, with a wine cooler.
5. All showers and bathroom worked - 3 full baths and a half bath.
6. House is nicely insulated with working central air, so it's nice and toasty inside.
7. Nice spacious patio by the main dining room, overlooking the lake - perfect for BBQ
8. Loved the electronic check-in.
1. Neither Wifi nor any internet access was available. We called the office, was told someone was coming, but nobody showed up. Very difficult for those who need to be connected to work/business.
2. Some broken fixtures i.e. chair in the game room (as the previous reviewer has noted), broken wooden rocking chair with a sharp edge exposed (we hid this temporarily during the entire stay to protect the kids)
3. There are a total of 14 exits doors in this house, great for fire escapes but two of them do not lock. The check in counter provides guests with 1 key, and that key does not fit those 2 doors.
4. None of the phones were working, or connected (no dial tones on all of them)
5. It's a little bit dusty in the rooms; some of our family had allergy attacks from it.
6. Check out process could be improved. Electronic check out would be great (though one would need internet access for that) or perhaps a lockbox check out? This could save the guest the trip to big bear from fawnskin just to drop off keys.
Overall: Has a potential to be a great cabin, just need to correct the above concerns. Read more
We are so glad that you enjoyed the views and amenities. We agree that this house is nice, spacious and cozy. Our property managers inspect each property regularly, in every attempt to keep it in perfect working order. I will pass your greatly appreciated suggestions to them. We want to thank you for your input. It is through these reviews that we make strides in better serving you.
Have a great day!
Guest Relations Assistant Manager
Huntington Beach Ca
Left on 01/26/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Angel
The house was very spacious and had breath taking views of the mountains and the lake. There was a few cosmetic fixtures like the open wires in the walls on the third floor, the broken chairs around the poker table, kicked in bathroom door but nothing major to detour us from coming back. Also they advertised internet service which wasnt accesible. Overall it was an amazing trip and will definately recommend and consider staying here on our next visit to Big Bear! Read more
Thank you for responding to our survey. We will look at the chairs around the poker table and see if we can do something with them. We will also work on the door that has the kicked in mark on it. W hope you had a great time while in Big Bear. Please come again.
Good Cabin but Bad Service
Left on 01/01/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Jan Ou
The Price for this Cabin is fair but no internet while we were living in. We tried to call the office but their answer is like useless. They said password is usually on the booklet. However, we could not find password and was bored about 2 days. And first floor carpet is wet all the time because of rain. So don't go during raining day. Otherwise, the cabin is really good Read more
Thank you for responding to our survey. This house does have internet with a seperate wireless router. it is working. We are sorry no one could help you during your stay.
This Trip was Great
Left on 12/23/2010 for a stay in December 2010 | Brandee
I went with 14 people all around the age 21 to 26. we loved the house and had so much fun there. The only thing was that some of the doors had water coming in from the bottom, but it didnt even really matter we had a great time in the house.
Redondo Beach, CA
Amazing View! Perfect for a Large Group!
Left on 12/16/2010 for a stay in December 2010 | Love-To-Travel
This place exceeded our expectations!!! Check in was a breeze since we filled out our contract ahead of time (make sure you bring the person who reserved the house, the credit card used and id - the people next to us didn't and they couldn't check in until that person arrived). When we got to the house, a couple lights were out the maintenance crew came right away and took care of everything. Awesome! The view from the kitchen and 3rd level was out of this world. We were able to take such amazing group and couple photos from the 2nd floor deck. The three fireplaces were awesome; we brought the Duraflame logs and it made for an easy process. The 2nd level kitchen had everything we needed, and we grilled some yummy Korean BBQ on the 2nd floor deck. As you can tell...we loved the 2nd floor! :) This house had all the comforts of home and then some. An excellent location for a huge group with no kids. Our group will definitely rent this location again.
There was so much to enjoy, everyone wanted to stay longer!
San Diego, CA.
Fun at Big Bear
Left on 12/01/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | The Walters
The cabin is really run down, spider webs were everywhere, the blinds needed repair, the doors needed weather strips on the bottom, all the snow and the cold air was seeping through, the door knobs on all the doors need repair, it was very hard trying to open all the doors, the outlets were just dangling with all the wires hanging out of the walls in the computer area on the third level, the kitchen faucet on the second floor was leaking pretty bad. The toilet on the second floor needs repair as well. The carpet was dirty. We did have a lot of fun skiing with our extended family! Read more
Thank you for your reaponse to our survey. We will get the carpet cleaned within the next week. The drippy faucet has been repaired. We will check on the weatherstripping issue and place weather stripping as needed. All the toilets have been checked and repaired. Again, thank you for replying to our survey and we do hope you will visit Big Bear again.
Awesome spacious house
Left on 03/17/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | arielitasalsera
Everything was wonderful. This house has wonderful views and it's spacious for a big group. I would totally go back to this house. I would give it a 5 star...but we did have some issues with the dishwasher not working and the downstairs kitchen sink being clogged.
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