|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Pines and Needles #1454 is a newer single story home located in a nice quiet neighborhood, yet still centrally located to the grocery stores and ski resorts. There is a beautifully equipped full kitchen with a dishwasher, cookware and utensils, and island bar seating, plus a formal dining table with seating for 6 or more people. The warn and toasty living room has a cozy wood burning fireplace, comfortable couches and furnishings, and a flat screen TV/DVD player plus access to the lovely back deck which has a charcoal BBQ, outdoor patio furnishings, and a relaxing outdoor spa for your enjoyment. Off of the 2nd bedroom is the garage game room/laundry room, complete with more kick back furnishings, and a ping pong/pool table. This home has all of the comforts of home, with added fun and amenities, plus a fabulous location, making it the perfect cabin for your vacation!
Bedroom 1: Two Full Beds, TV, Sun Room/Deck Access, Private Bath
Bedroom 2: Full/Twin Bunk Bed Set, Garage Game Room Access
2 Vehicles (No Garage)
1454- Pines & Needles
We loved the location of this property. The space in each room was wonderful. Nice large sofa for each person to have a place to sit. Unfortunately, there were too many issues, starting with the ice packed driveway that had room for only one car! Slipping on the ice was a big problem. The property was not clear of ice all the way from the driveway, up the walkway, steps of the front porch and the porch itself. I slipped three times just walking into cabin for the first time. Thank heaven I arrived before my family, as there was a toddler and a newborn coming up. After calling maintenance at Big Bear Vacations for help, I started trying to clear the front porch. The ice was so thick I couldn't put a dent in it. (I am a 62 year old woman!) Maintenance man came and shoveled enough space that we could get our 2 cars in. The salt mixture he put on driveway didn't work, as it stayed frozen all 3 days we were there. He couldn't put salt on wood deck (understandable), but also didn't try to clear the porch either.
Heating the house took 3 hours. The bedrooms were boiling while the front room stayed comfortable.
As for the kitchen....we wanted a place that we could cook our meals in, so we would save money and didn't have to face the crowds in the restaurants, as it was a holiday weekend. Well, the cookware was disgusting. Teflon pots and pans were terribly scratched and unhealthy to use. The stainless steel pots and pans were filthy! There was no baking dishes, so no cornbread with our soup! Also, drinking out of plastic "glasses" was not great.
Couldn't use the game room, as it was freezing in there (converted garage) and small heater didn't put a dent in the cold air. So to say the least we will never be back. Sorry Pines and Needles.