Big Bear The Timberline Lodge - Review

This warm, inviting lodge nestled between the ski slopes and the lake offers a crystal clear swimming pool (seasonal), sand volleyball court, basketball court, horseshoe pit, theme kiddy play yard and smores at the barbeque (weekends, weather permitting).

There are a variety of lodges available.  Some open to a cozy living area, with a wood burning firestove. Featuring a full size complete kitchen, Color cable TV with VCR, direct dial phone, petite Âbath, large deck overlooking the pool, and dining for up to 8 people.  

Timberline Lodge

Other rooms like their gorgeous Studio feature a complete kitchen and lead into the living area with a twin sofa sleeper and a beautiful rock fireplace. Features 3/4 bath with shower, Color cable TV with VCR and direct dial phone. Watch TV from your Queen size bed. Located next to the swimming pool with picnic facilities.

Located upstairs are two one bedrooms that open into cozy living rooms with brick fireplaces and twin sofa sleepers. The Knotty Pine decor provides a "real mountain feel". Features full kitchens with small refrigerators and a pass through counters & bar stools, Color cable TV with VCR, direct dial phone, 3/4 bath with shower, and a Queen bed in the bedroom. Shared picnic facilities in front.

The kitchen

If you like Knotty Pine this private cabin is for you! Located at the center of the Lodge property with a nice view of the lake and meadow. Features 2 love seat couches in a cozy living area with a brick fireplace, full kitchen, full bath located off the living room, 2 bedrooms each with 2 Queen beds, private picnic area, Color cable TV with VCR and direct dial phone.

A nice duplex cabin located at the rear of the Lodge property next to the kiddy play area. Pretty view of the lake and meadow. The HUGE living room has two Laura Ashley futons and a small wood burning fireplace. Features 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, full bath, full kitchen, 2 dining areas for up to 4 guests each, Color cable TV with VCR and direct dial phone. Can be joined with other cabins for large groups.

Timberline Lodge Front Office

There are also a petite duplex cabin located next to the sand volleyball court. It features a small living room with brick fireplace and love seat couch, small full kitchen, full bath, 2 bedrooms with Queen beds (one with TV), Color cable TV with VCR in the living room, direct dial phone, and shared picnic area. Best for a couple with small children.

Identical, private, romantic, studio cabins. Perfect for couples. The entry deck opens into a nice living area. Snuggle up on the King size bed next to the cozy rock fireplace. The armoire has a Color cable TV with VCR and a bar size refrigerator. Features a small table and chairs with a coffeemaker & microwave, and full bath with tub and shower.

Finally, a wonderful private setting across the street from the lake. This knotty pine, two bedroom, 2 bath, cabin has a full kitchen. The living room has a fireplace and 2 queen sofa sleepers. The master has a queen. The second bedroom has a full and a twin. Relax in the 7 person spa on the large backyard deck.

Play area

No matter which of the lodges that suits your needs, Timberline Lodge offers a wonderful family and couple oriented environment.  Check them out on line at

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