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Bedrooms 3 / Sleeps 12 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Sleeps: 12  Type: House
Elk Lodge
TripAdvisor property ID 2166501

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Big Bear Region today! A total of 12 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 25 reviews.

The manager responds to 20% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 20, 2017.

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Gold Rush Resort Rentals
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20 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Big-bear-reg Attractions




  • Fireplace

Phone / Internet

  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave


  • DVD player
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Grill


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (25)

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“Amazing time!”

Reviewed 20 Dec 2012

We had a group of 9 and this place could not be anymore perfect for large groups (sleeps up to 12). The kitchen was a good size and furnished well. Only thing we needed to purchase were some spices and cooking oil. Just about every other thing were provided. The knives were pretty blunt, but it's expected. A lot of dead animals on the wall and could be a little creepy if you're not used to that. Hot tub was great, fits about 6-7 people. Any more would be crammed. The best part was the Ms. Pac Man personal arcade game in the living room! 2 people can play and we had a blast. Also the retro sound echoing through the living room was the best! Would definitely stay here again. If you have never stayed here and looking for a place to accommodate a large group, I recommend this place.

Response from the manager We are always pleased to hear from our guests. Thank you for sharing your experience with your stay at the Elk Lodge cabin. The Ms. Pac man arcade game has been a favorite of guests since its been installed. We will share your review with the owners. We hope to see you again on a future visit. Sincerely, The Team at Gold Rush :)

“False advertising”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2012

I paid about $550 for 2 nights at the elk lodge. I thought it was a decent deal since in the description of the house described that I would be in walking distance of the lake. When I got there I could see the lake from the balcony which was a good thing. Since I thought it was in "walking distance". my friends and I started walking towards the lake, but to our surprise the only way to get to the lake is to trespass through other property. I asked the rental agents where the closest place I can go swimming and I was directed 6 miles away from the house. I wouldn't have chosen this lodge knowing that this would be the case. I also received the wrong keys from gold rush resort rental agency and wasn't compensated for the extra hour I had to wait to get the correct keys.

“Amazing cabin!”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2012

We have never stayed in Big Bear before so we weren't sure of the location of this cabin but it was amazing! The layout was perfect, all bedrooms downstairs and an awesome upstairs with a huge balcony. Very cabin-like! Would absolutely stay here again!!!

Response from the manager Elk Lodge is definitely a favorite of many return guests! We are always pleased as punch to tell the owner of the grand reviews! Thank you for taking the time to share so that potential guests can read unbiased reviews when considering to rent. We hope you will return soon. Spring is an awesome time to return. Give us a call and see what promotions we can offer you on a return visit. Warmest Regards, The Gold Rush Team

“Great Cabin, nice location, easy check-in, check-out”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2012

One thing - had problem with wi-fi. Hot tub - perfect, pool table-expected full size, roomy, comfy beds.

Response from the manager Thank you for submitting your review. Elk Lodge has been welcoming guests to its comforts for many years. We feel lucky we are able to have it within our inventory. We hope you will return soon. Look up our VIP discounts as well as our special promotions for some extra special savings on your next trip. Happy Travels, The Gold Rush Team

“Good Overall.”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2012

Good location, plenty of rooms and beds. Power went out in the kitchen for two nights.

Response from the manager Although we are happy to see a favorable review, we would have really appreciated hearing from you when you were at the property regarding the power. In the mountains it is very common to experience power outages, sometimes they can be only brief periods and other times they can be prolonged. In any case, if there was something that we could've done to help we would've done so. We have had no comments since and have found nothing to be a problem reported from our cleaning staff or quality control. Just to make sure we will check into this as we always strive to make sure we keep on top of any maintenance issue that has come to our attention. We thank you for your time reviewing and hope to see you in a future stay. Kindest Regards, The Gold Rush Team

“Big bear trip”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2011

nice place, cob webs, squeaky beds, loud floors, nice kitchen

Response from the manager Yes, we agree, Elk Lodge is a nice place! The newly remodeled kitchen makes it nice to prepare special meals and more. Being a two story floor plan, it is not unusual to hear those above you when walking around. Assuming this is what you are talking about with loud floors???? Don't know about the squeaky beds?? We have had guests comment about how comfortable they are. Even though you have expressed concerns we are also happy to have had the pleasure of hosting your Big Bear stay and am also happy to know you also enjoyed the home and your stay. We hope you return soon! Thank you for sharing your comments. Sincerely, Team Gold Rush

“fun getaway”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2011

it was very cozy and very much "cabin-like" expected and so much more. it was bigger than i thought it would be- the place is huge! definitely recommend this place.

Response from the manager We never tire of hearing happy reviews of the cabins in our inventory. Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your opinion on the Elks Lodge. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Happy Travels, The Gold Rush Team

“Great value for a great weekend”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2011

Everybody was very happy with home we rented. The first thing we noticed when we arrived was that there is plenty of room for 4 cars. Once inside, we found the place to be large enough to fit us all comfortably. The family room has an enormous couch which worked out very well. The hot tub was pretty heavily chlorinated, but nothing that a quick shower afterwards couldn't fix. We were very lucky to be at the home when it snowed. The backyard has a small slope to it which is where we first started sledding. Then we became more adventurous and started sledding down the hill across the street. For the price, the size of the home could not be beat. As I mentioned the family room was large and open. The balcony was also large enough to have many people outside. Some things to note: The pool table is a bit small and uneven. Also, the sticks were bent. Downstairs you can hear people walking upstairs. The TVs were pretty old and only had analog inputs (no Hdmi.) Note: After a heavy snow Saturday night, the rental company came by to clear the drive way for us on Sunday. This was very appreciated as we did not have to spend time shoveling the snow. Overall, we would definitely come back and stay at this home. If you are looking for a fancy place with the most modern electronics, this is not for you. However, if you are on a budget and want to rent a home that is large enough for 12 people, I would recommend considering this rental property as an option. It is not perfect, but for the price the value is fantastic.

Response from the manager Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and stay at the Elk Lodge cabin. Yes, the value this property is offered at is second to none. The owners recognize the recession we are involved in and have lowered their pricing drastically. With pricing this low you can enjoy another weekend in the same season.The pricing has literally been lowered to half the price it went for when there was no recession. It's like getting 2 weekends for the price of one. We hope you will choose to return soon and enjoy another great stay. The Gold Rush Team

“Spacious and comfortable”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lots of bedrooms for extended family The great room was a wonderful gathering place for us. The children made good us of the sled hill and we all enjoyed the jacuzzi. Walking distance to the lake was also a plus. The house does need a few minor repairs. The pool table legs would come off their supports, a concern with young children and we braced one of the back steps because it was splitting and sagging. However, if these problems are fixed, we will definately come back for another stay!

Response from the manager Thank you for reviewing your stay at Elks Lodge. Its always a pleasure to read from happy guests about their experience. Yes, the location of Elk has many advantages. Close to the lake,just a brief walk as well as only minutes from the village, shopping, ski resorts etc. We hope to welcome you on a return visit. Why not come in the Spring, the weather is delightful and the pricing is even lower!!! Thank you for making Gold Rush your choice for vacationing in Big Bear. Happy Travels, The Gold Rush Team

“Staying here was very comfortable and relaxing”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2011

Overall I think this lodge was very nice. It had many rooms and it was quite cozy. It came with all the amenities (soap, towels, sheets) which helped us greatly. The animal heads and skins on the wall gave us a bit of a scare when we walked in but we got used to it in a day or so. Everything went great for our trip.

Response from the manager Making our guests comfortable for their stay is our priority. As you know each home is owned by different owners which allows for a vast majority of decorating styles. Elk Lodge definately gives a hunting lodge, mountain ambience. The photographs we post on our website were chosen to show the taxidermy to help guests when making a choice to stay. That said, we have countless guests who have come to enjoy all the amenities and ambience this cabin offers, and I can see by your kind words that you are added to the list as well. Try a visit in the summer, the close location to Pleasure Point Marina makes for wonderful convenience when renting water craft or fishing gear. Warm Regards, The Gold Rush Team

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