ACCOMMODATIONS: This 3-story log home of 2,700+ sq. feet has a lakeview, 5 bedrooms and 3 baths and comfortably accommodates 10 persons for your family gatherings and retreats all year round. Enjoy the Game Room with its Warrior Foosball Table and 7 ft. Viper Arctic Ice Air Hockey Table and 55” HDTV and DVD player. Free Wi-Fi.
On the main second floor is the comfortable and “woodsy” living room with wood burning fireplace, entertainment center containing the flat screen cable HDTV, DVD player, CD player and stereo; dining room with adjacent sitting area; and fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher to handle the big meals.
The large circular walnut dining table seats 8-10 and has a fold-out card table top with poker chips great for “Texas Hold Em” and other entertaining card and board games. The second floor also contains a second full bath and the enclosed sunroom porch with lakeview, casual bar and electronic dart board. Relax on the expansive 400+ sq. ft. deck with its lakeview, propane BBQ and plenty of patio furniture for outdoor seating and dining during non-winter months
The top third floor has two large master bedrooms, each with a king size bed and one even has its own wood burning fireplace for quiet getaway time. There is a shared full bath on this level.
The first floor is nearly a “separate home” with the log-lined Game Room, three bedrooms (one with an extra cable TV), bath and laundry room with regular size washer and dryer. The three real-sized bedrooms sleep seven on 1 queen size bed and 5 single beds. This floor provides the kids with their separate space for entertainment, video and table games and even sleeping while the adults relax upstairs.
LINEN & CLEANING SERVICES: Full linen service and cleaning services are included. Bear Lodge has a long flat driveway for easy access and parking pad for vehicles.
SNOW DAYS: Bear Lodge is on the “sunny” North Shore of Big Bear Lake and has the advantage of facing south and west so the roads are quickly cleared of snowfall and have very few icy patches. The North Shore is also the “quiet side” of the lake and the bend-in-the-road town of Fawnskin and its small residential community is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. The ski resorts at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit (6 miles away) are a quick and dry 10 minute drive on the “Fawnskin Freeway”. It is easier and quicker to get to the ski resorts from Fawnskin rather than fighting the heavy traffic and sometimes icy and snow conditions through Big Bear Village. The key is whether the roads are dry and fast as opposed to wet and icy in the shade; and the advantage goes to the sunny North Shore.
CAPTAIN JOHN’S MARINA: Within a short walk of Bear Lodge is the public Dana Point Park and Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina with its complete supply of boating craft including entertaining pontoon boats, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and jet skis for the young at heart.
DISCOVERY CENTER & OBSERVATORY: Definitely visit the Big Bear Discovery Center one mile down the road for educational exhibits, talks and eagle tours in season. The “Adventure Pass” for the National Forest can be purchased here or at the nearby Ranger Station. The Cal Tech Solar Observatory is on this stretch of road and is open to visitors during the summer months.
HIKING & BIKING: The North Shore also offers a three mile level and paved "walking and biking trail" that takes visitors along the shoreline to Cypress Point and to the east end of the lake at Stanfield Cut-off. The U.S. Ranger Station provides hiking and trail maps including the route up to the Pacific Crest Trail which goes from Alaska to Baja California.
TOWN OF FAWNSKIN: The North Shore Café in Fawnskin provides guests and locals with excellent cuisine and hearty food at reasonable prices with friendly hometown service. Grab a cool beverage at the Moose Lodge if you are a member and explore a great shop The North Shore Trading Company for unique clothing, furnishings and gifts. The Fawnskin Market carries the basic necessities until you get to Von’s or Stater Bros. on the other side.
BIG ADVANTAGE: Local professional property manager for check-ins & outs, linen service, cleaning service and emergencies. You call and see someone local, not 50 miles away down the hill.
ENJOY BEAR LODGE ON THE BEST SIDE OF THE LAKE --- THE NORTH SHORE!!!