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*LINAKER LODGE - Luxury Mountain Retreat - Castle Glen Estates *Summer Discount*

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom w master suite 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Linaker Lodge is a luxurious mountain retreat nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the exclusive Castle Glen Estate region of Big Bear. The retreat emphasizes mountain living at its finest and is the perfect family / friends getaway throughout the year. The owners spared no expense in designing this impressive open style lodge encompassing over 3500 feet of living space. The lodge boasts a large center family great room complete with vaulted ceilings, relaxing sofas, a 60” smart TV and an oversized dining table easily accommodating 8 guest. There is a newly renovated oversized gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and modern stainless steel appliances catering to any kitchen enthusiast. An additional entertainment room with a log cabin style bar, regulation sized pool table and another 60” smart TV only adds to the functionality and space of Linaker Lodge. There are four bedrooms including a wonderful master suite with a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and large screen plasma TV. Two additional bedrooms with queen size beds as well as an fourth bedroom complete with two combination twin/full log cabin style bunk beds makes Linaker Lodge the ultimate escape for multiple families and friends to share.

Linaker Lodge is just minutes away from all activities including the ski slopes, Big Bear lake, hiking, fishing, golfing, the Big Bear zoo, and countless other activities making Linaker Lodge the perfect retreat for all 4 seasons. The Lodge is close to the nearby central shopping center including a Starbucks, Vons and a number of restaurants. The newly renovated Big Bear Village with movie theaters and gourmet restaurants is just minutes away.

Additional amenities include free Wifi, two Sony soundbar systems perfect for music or multimedia entertainment, and three fireplaces. A number of DVD’s, books and classic games offer something for everyone to enjoy.

There are three outdoor decks including a private deck off the master suite. A walk in pantry and washer/dryer are available for all guests. Fresh linens and towels will be waiting your arrival. Parking can easily accommodate 6 cars given the two car garage, large driveway and private cul-de-sac location.

The owners truly created Linaker Lodge with their own family and friends in mind. Please come and enjoy our mountain retreat!

More Details

Craig & Regina, Benjamin & Sharon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Craig & Regina, Benjamin & Sharon

Linaker Lodge was created so that we had a mountain retreat for our families to enjoy throughout the year

Craig & Regina, Benjamin & Sharon purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Craig & Regina, Benjamin & Sharon chose Big Bear Lake

Big Bear enamored us as we could escape to the mountains within two hours and have a place to relax and recover. Our hope is that other families can enjoy Linaker Lodge when we aren't able to be there

What makes this lodge unique

Linaker Lodge is located in the prestigious Castle Glen region of Big Bear Lake. In addition to being close to the ski slopes and the lake, our home is located on a cul-de-sac offering a private and secluded experience.


Castle Glen Estates Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • Bunk Beds are Twin / Full Combos and can easily accommodate 6 children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(47 traveler reviews)

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*LINAKER LODGE - Luxury Mountain Retreat - Castle Glen Estates *Summer Discount*
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Perfect vacation home for large multi-family group

  • 5 of 5

We get everyone together on my husband's side of the family every year for a week-long vacation. Linaker Lodge was the perfect headquarters to house 7 adults and 6 children (ages 1-7 yrs old). We all love to cook--the spacious gourmet kitchen allowed us to stretch our tap into our culinary repertoire and feed our army. Huge dining room table for the adults, and kitchen counter with stools for the kids during mealtimes. The adults and kids loved the billiards room/playroom in the back of the house. The house was thoughtfully stocked with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Grocery store, hiking, and fishing sites only minutes away. Craig was super nice and easy to deal with--even touched base with us on Day 1 to see if we had any problems checking in or needed anything. We came in the spring just after the snow was gone, but with the ski resorts nearby, we'll definitely plan a winter trip back to Linaker Lodge. Thank you Craig, Regina, Ben, and Sharon for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic get away!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay at Linaker Lodge. Craig was very nice and great to deal with. There was plenty of space for our large family, the kids enjoyed the game room for sure. It was an awesome place to stay. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin in order to have additional space for a large group. The rest of our group stayed across the street and we split the time between the two houses. Everything was clean and well-maintained and everyone loved this house. There is plenty of space to spread out, but also several areas large enough to accommodate a big crowd. Definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We all had the best time in this beautiful, spacious home. Room for everyone and everything. We had three generations, including four children age three and under. This home easily accommodated all ten of us. Loved the pool room for adults and play area for kids. Clean, uncluttered, warm and comfortable. Wonderful kitchen and large dining table for family meals. Craig was great to work with - thank you for sharing your home! Perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing adventure we had in Big Bear! The home is beautiful and spacious, located on a quiet cul-de-sac close to Von's shopping center. A total of 14 people in our group shared this house without difficulty (6 adults, 3 teenagers and 5 smaller ones.) The garage fit 2 of our cars (1 SUV and 1 crossover) with room for more in the driveway. Bedrooms were ideally located and mattresses very comfortable. Bathrooms, laundry room and closets had plenty of towels, extra sheets and blankets. The kitchen was fully stocked with accessories. We made several meals with ease using their beautiful newer appliances. Dining and living room were perfect for eating and playing board games. Fireplaces added a nice ambiance. The children enjoyed the bunk bed sleeping and could easily access the full service game room a few steps beyond. The layout of the house is optimal which placed the gameroom over the garage for better sound control. Shelves are stocked with games, toys and adult/children books.

The owners were extremely nice and accommodating. All email correspondence were quick and helpful. We would definitely consider staying at this location in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful cabin on a quiet cul-de-sac. Very spacious for 10 people. Close to ski resorts and stores. Host was very accommodating to our needs. If you are going to Big Bear then this is where you need to stay. The pictures do not do it justice. You need to see it first hand. Will be back here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Castle Glen Estates Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter Rates
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter Rates
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Presidents Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

An additional 3% will be assessed due to the so called Big Bear Lake Tourism Improvement District (BBLTBID), having gone into effect on April 1, 2016. The annual assessment rate for lodging businesses is 3% of gross short-term (stays less than 31 days) room rental revenue. Assessments will not be levied on stays of more than 30 consecutive days. The amount of assessment passed on to the guest must be separately stated from the amount of rent charged and any other applicable taxes. I am bringing to your attention that VRBO does not allow me to itemized this BBLTBID tax and that this 3% BBLTBID tax is in addition to the City of Big Bear Lake standard business tax rate of 8%. This will show up on your quote as a 11% tax rate. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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