We went to Big Bear over the New Years holiday, the area in general was so ridiculously busy and crowded you couldn't get into restaurants without a wait, you couldn't drive anywhere without traffic, the sledding and skiing areas were overcrowded, stores and restaurants were sold out of everything even Vons had bare shelves.
The resort, was clean and nice and in a good location, it felt safe we have 3 toddlers and our cabin (#27) was a decent size and there were areas to play in the snow. We paid 330/night which I think was WAY overpriced, but I am sure it is due to the time of year and the high demand for a room.
When we checked-in, the guy working at the front desk was AWFUL, he had a bad attitude, was ungracious, unhelpful, unfriendly wanted to spend time with his phone and acted like guest were a nuisance.
If you do go, make sure you bring your own hangers, paper towels, baggies, firewood, matches, and snacks.
I would return again at a different time of year if I could pay less money for the room and I could go at a time where there are less people.
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- Under new ownership as of August 2016! All cabins have been completely renovated and are like new. We are a pet-friendly facility. ... more less
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- Bear Creek Hotel Big Bear Lake