Working for a school in there special needs program I needed a getaway to say my stress was at an all-time high would be an understatement, my Fiancè and I choose to rent out both bear nd mousse pad as the cabins are close to one another and had the room for us and our whole family of 13. Let me tell you it was peaceful. Very peaceful. The entire place was very clean. The amenities in the kitchen (coffee pot, dish washer, blender, garbage disposal) were unexpected and great ( also every kitchen utensil you could want was avalible) I loved the the Jacuzzi that was clean hot and soo relaxing. The decor was charming and bear pad was gorgeous (I loved the arched ceilings and the loft in moose pad. And the stone work in bear pad) the fireplaces were huge and made for warm and romantic evening's. What I really liked was with all of us staying up there no one felt crowded or uncomfortable. There were blankets pillows and beds galore. In short we loved Loved LOVED IT. There was even a seven eleven just down the street. It was even two blocks from the river and about 5 minutes from downtown. I left relaxed, refreshed, and ready to go back to work. I can't recommend these cabins enough. Peacful. Convenient. Room to spread out. With a definite cabin in the woods feel. And thoose fireplaces :-)
I stayed at the Moose Pad with my cousin in laws and our family. I enjoyed describing the distance of the Circle K as "crawling distance," it was literally a few feet away. If there was a basic item that you needed, you were a few steps away from the store. The actual cabin was very cozy and intimate. 2 bedrooms downstairs with one full bathroom, and a loft with a half bathroom. There were plenty of pull out beds and blow up beds in addition to the 4 beds and one pull out couch. The jacuzzi is placed just close enough to the door where you only needed about 2 steps before you hopped in. The kitchen had lots of plates, cups, forks, pots and pans. The owners were extremely helpful and always easily contactable. Tom even gave us a local's only type tip as to the best spot to go sledding(again, located very close by). I would definitely recommend renting this cabin for anyone who is planning a trip to Big Bear to get some snow action.