My family makes an annual winter visit to Big Bear Lake. We usually stay in a different place every year, however, after staying at the Royal Canadian Lodge with 3 other families over New Years, I'm not sure I want to stay anywhere else. It was absolutely beautiful, immaculately maintained and well-stocked. The managers were capable, friendly and helpful and I don't have a single complaint. And I usually can find something to complain about! While it is definitely pricey, it is absolutely worth every penny. I was initially concerned that is was northeast of the lake (we usually stay in moonridge near the slopes), but it proved to be convenient to everything (the town, the market, sledding spots, and Big Bear Mountain). We would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to large groups, very large families, and anyone else seeking luxury in Big Bear!