|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Papa Bear #1493 is a 2 story home with large open floor to ceiling windows and a wood burning fireplace, plus comfortable living room furnishings including a flat screen TV/DVD, plus a well equipped kitchen with basic appliances, cookware, bar seating, and a dining room table. The lower level has a front patio that offers a propane BBQ and a nice back yard, while the upstairs loft has a private balcony with lake-views and small 3/4 bath. This home is in a fabulous location, within a mile walk to the downtown Village area for shopping, dining, and entertainment, and only a few minutes drive to the ski resorts and grocery stores.
Bedroom 1: King Bed, Deck Access- 1st Level
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed- 1st Level
Loft Bedroom: Queen Bed Plus Twin Bed, TV- 2nd Level
Our stay (4 of us) was perfect! Our cabin was able to accommodate us all with 2 downstairs bedrooms and 1 upstairs loft. Easily sleeps 7. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed, tv has Netflix for those late night movie binges, and both balconys provide beautiful views of the lake. Couldn't ask for a better deal on such a wonderful cabin. Would highly recommend to anyone!
My husband, dog, and I stayed for a couple of nights and it had everything we needed. Although the condition of the cabin is very dated it was a really quick walk to the Village where all the shops and restaurants are (about 5-8 mins) and a quick walk to the Big Bear Marina (about 5-8 mins) where we rented a pontoon. Therefore, you can't beat the location. The cabin has two standard bedrooms and an open loft which functioned as a bedroom as well. There is one full bathroom downstairs and a half bedroom upstairs in the loft. The kitchen seemed stocked with the usual things you would need (dishes, pots, utensils, microwave, coffee maker, etc.), however we did not cook in the kitchen. We brought our own plastic cups and didn't use any dishes. There are a couple of balconies that had lake views which was really nice. You wouldn't know it from the description, but the property does have a nice lake view -- especially from the upstairs balcony. A plus was the upgraded television equipped with HBO and Showtime along with other channels, a DVD player, and WiFi that had zero connectivity issues. The backyard is not fenced, therefore you would not be able to leave your dog unattended -- this didn't present an issue with us. In general, as stated before, expect a dated cabin. Old fixtures, carpet, furniture, curtains, kitchen, bathroom, shower, etc. Nothing fancy about this cabin at all. A lot of creaks in this place. But with clean towels, linens, and a few essentials provided (small bars of soap, small bottle of dish liquid, and toilet paper) it was a good stay. If you don't plan to spend all day and night in the cabin, but need a comfortable place to stay close to mostly everything then this is the place for you!
This cabin has beautiful views of Big Bear Lake and is within easy walking distance to Big Bear Village. The beds are comfortable and the newer gas grill is perfect. The cabin has lots of natural light, multiple balconies, central heating, and a large fireplace. It is clean, well maintained, and has TV and fast internet. We never turned on the TV and spent a lot of time enjoying the beauty, peace, and chirping birds from the many decks. Our 3 chihuahuas were easy to care for in the half-fenced back yard. We would rent Papa Bear #1493 cabin again.