FAQs

PO Box 4075
40360 Lakeview Dr.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-8271
Fax: 909-878-3181

For group arrangements contact our sales department at 909 866 8271


A
t the Big Bear Lake Front Lodge the staff will do everything necessary to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

· Phone Hours: 8am-10pm daily
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Lobby: 8am - 8pm, Sun-Thurs
· Lobby: 8am - 10pm, Fri-Sat
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Check-in: 3 p.m.
· Check-Out: 11 am

Lodge Amenities:
· Boat Parking on Property
· Walk to "Village" Shops
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Walk to "Village" Restaurants
· 24 Guest Rooms/Cabins
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Full Service Housekeeping
· Pet Designated Rooms
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Pets under 25 lbs. only
· $30 charge per night for pets
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1 pet per room
· Private Boat & Jet Ski Dock
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Free Parking
· New Children's Play Area
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2 Story Cabin with private deck.
· Vending Machines
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Fax Service

Room Amenities:
· Kitchens & Kitchenettes
· Color Cable TV
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Spa Suites
· New Carpet & Drapes
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Dinette With 2 Chairs
· Patio/Balonies
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Microwave
· Mini Refrigerator
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Fireplaces
· VCR - Lakeview Rooms
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Vanity Wet Bar

Skiing & Snowboarding

Fantastic skiing and riding is the word at Big Bear Mountain Resorts. Click here to find out more.

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Below we have listed many of the questions our guests ask while staying at the Big Bear Lake Front Lodge. Scroll down the page to find your question. If you don't find it here, please call or email and our friendly and courteous staff will be happy to answer any question you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Boat Dock
We have recently finished a state of the art 3-slip boat dock with jet ski access. Bring your boat and jet skis or rent them here at Big Bear Lake. Either way, you will have access to them just steps from your room. (Be sure to visit the Front Desk to register your watercraft.)

Cable TV
All rooms have cable TV. Lakeview suites and cabin are equipped with VCR's.  A complimentary video rental is available for these rooms, upon request, at the front desk.

Check In and Check Out
Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m. If an early arrival or an extension of time is necessary, please contact the Front Desk as soon as possible. Early arrival and late departure is based on availability.

Children's Play Area
There is a play area conveniently located in the Garden Area.

Climate
The Big Bear Lake area has perfect weather for your year round activities.

Average Monthly Temperatures (F)
    Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
High
47.3
48.3
50.6
57.3
65.8
75.1
80.3
79.1
73.5
64.7
54.2
47.2
Low
20.0
21.8
23.8
27.9
34.1
40.4
46.8
46.5
40.2
32.0
25.0
20.1

Average Precipitation (inches)
  Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
 
4.35
4.21
3.45
1.35
0.53
0.15
0.76
1.00
0.57
0.69
2.17
2.96

Average Snowfall (inches)
  Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
 
14.4
14.7
14.4
3.4
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
6.2
9.5

Fax Service
Fax service is available at the Front Desk at a cost of $.50 per page. International faxes are $3.00 per page. Our fax number is (909) 878-3181.

Getting To Big Bear - View Map

From the Los Angeles area
Take Interstate 10 East to the 30 freeway and turn North. At Hwy. 330 turn North. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. This road will take you into Big Bear. Turn left on Lakeview Drive 2 blocks before "The Village".

From Orange County or the South Bay area
Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East) to the 215 North. Travel North to Interstate10 and turn East until you reach the 30 freeway North. At Hwy. 330 turn North. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. This road will take you into Big Bear. Turn left on Lakeview Drive 2 blocks before "The Village".

From the San Diego area
Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East. Travel North to Interstate10 and turn East until you reach the 30 freeway North. At Hwy. 330 turn North. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. This road will take you into Big Bear. Turn left on Lakeview Drive 2 blocks before "The Village".

From the San Fernando Valley area
Take the 101 East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East, to Interstate 10 East, to the 30 freeway North. At Hwy. 330 turn North. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. This road will take you into Big Bear. Turn left on Lakeview Drive 2 blocks before "The Village".

From the Las Vegas area
Take the Interstate 15 South, to Hwy. 247. This will take you to the town of Lucerne. Go past two stop signs and turn left onto Hwy. 18, which leads up the mountain to the Big Bear Valley. Follow Hwy. 18 approximately 6 miles to Stanfield Cutoff. Turn left, drive across the lake. Turn right at the stop sign, follow Big Bear Blvd. into Big Bear Lake. Turn right on Lakeview Drive after "The Village".

From the Palm Springs area
Take Interstate 10 West to Yucaipa. Take the County Line Road off ramp. Turn right. Follow County Line Road to Bryant St. Turn Left. Follow Bryant St. to Highway 38. Turn right onto Highway 38. Follow this road directly to Big Bear Lake. Turn right on Lakeview Drive after "The Village".

Housekeeping
Our housekeeping staff will gladly provide additional pillows, blankets and towels. Please inform the Front Desk of your needs.

Kitchen Amenities

Kitchen Suites & Cabin
Kitchens are equipped with a full size gas stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave and toaster. Standard amenities are as follows: pots & pans, silverware, kitchenware (big spoons, spatulas, can opener, mixing bowls, etc.), plates, bowls and cups, strainer, sponge and dish soap ( guests are encouraged to wash their own dishes), hand towels, pot holders, salt and pepper.

Lakeview & Garden Suites
These suites are equipped with a kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and coffee

Lobby Hours
The Front Desk and switchboard are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday - Thursday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday. For after hours emergencies visit the Manager's unit on the ground floor garden area, or dial 619-231-2727."

Newspaper
Complimentary local newspapers are available for your enjoyment at the Front Desk.

Pet Policy
We have pet designated rooms for your favorite pet. However, we can only accommodate one pet under 25 lbs. There is a $30 per night extra charge for each pet. There is an exception for guide dogs for the visually impaired. Please contact our reservation staff for any questions you may have.

Picnic Area BBQ
There is a picnic area for your enjoyment at the lake. Charcoal barbecues are available for guest use from 9:00 am to 10:00 p.m.

Restaurants
The Lodge is conveniently located within walking distance from many restaurants, including the Cowboy Express Steak House which is only 1/2 block from the lodge. Visit the Hotel Information page on this website for a list of local restaurants.

Shopping
The Lodge is located just 2 blocks from "The Village" (shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and night life). Visit the Hotel Information page on this website for a list of local shops.

Skiing
The Lodge is located just 5 minutes from Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.

Your Security
Your safety and security are our highest priorities. Please make sure your door is securely locked when you leave. Do not open your door to anyone unless you know who it is. No hotel room is completely burglar proof and we suggest that you do not leave any valuables such as jewelry, cash, traveler’s checks, securities, etc. in your room. We cannot assume responsibility for stolen articles. If you see any suspicious persons on the hotel property, please contact the Front Desk immediately. It is our policy not to give out the room numbers of our guests.

Vending Machines
Snack and soda vending machines are located by the front desk lobby.

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International Travelers

United States Climate
If you are traveling to other parts of the United States, keep in mind that it has one of the world's most diverse climates. Summers range from warm in the northern states to very hot in the southern states, with high humidity in the central states and on the east coast. Winters can be cold and snowy in the north and at the same time warm and pleasant in the south. Dress to match your destination's seasonal climate.

Credit Cards
Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the United States. Bank machines can be found everywhere and debit cards are also widely used. If you are using a foreign card at a bank machine, your money will be disbursed in U.S. funds.

Currency
Financial institutions will provide a credible rate of exchange when switching your currency for U.S. dollars.

Electrical Current
110 Volts, 60 Cycles AC (same as Canada and Mexico)

Health Insurance
The United States has a very high quality of medical care. However, it is a private system and, as such, is very expensive by any standard. You should consider the purchase of your own health insurance a necessity. Even if you are covered by your home country's national health insurance system, your country will probably not pay all costs associated with health care in the U.S., so additional coverage is necessary.

Visitors taking medicine prescribed by a doctor should bring a copy of the prescription in case it needs to be renewed by a doctor in the U.S.

Liquor Laws
In the United States, all states require that you be 21 years of age or older to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages.

Time Zones
California falls within the Pacific Time Zone. The continental United States has four time zones: Eastern, Central (1 hour behind Eastern), Mountain (2 hours behind Eastern), and Pacific (3 hours behind Eastern).

Tipping
Tips or service charges are not usually added to a bill in the U.S. The exception to this is when a large group of approximately eight or more are dining together in a restaurant, in which case the establishment may state in advance that a gratuity of 15% will automatically be added to the bill.

In general, a tip of 15% of the sub-total (before taxes) is given. This applies to waiters, waitresses, barbers and hairdressers, taxi drivers, etc. At hotels, airports and railway stations, bellhops, doormen, redcaps (porters), etc. are generally paid $1-2 per item of luggage.