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“full kitchen”(16 reviews)
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Free Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Pets Allowed
Accessible rooms
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

We spend the weekend in this hotel (family of 4). Ken and Val Bascom (owners) are very nice. They put a lot of passion in their hotel. You can notice that in every single detail. When we arrived at the hotel we saw our names...More

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Property's Favourite Review
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I made a last minute dash for Big Bear and needed a same-night reservation at a pet-friendly property. When I called Hillcrest, they only had one room available - The Cottage. I was hesitant to book it because it was much larger than I needed,...More

Thank Emily F
Response from Val B, Owner at Hillcrest LodgeResponded 16 September 2017

Wow! Thank you so very much. We are certainly pleased to know you were happy & enjoyed your stay. That is our goal & we work hard to achieve that. We appreciate your kind review and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Aside from being a very convenient place in the middle of one of the most peaceful beautiful places we’ve ever been, Ken and Val and of course 2 girls, let you feel like home, not being at a lodge. We appreciate your dream and your...More

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Response from Val B, Owner at Hillcrest LodgeResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much, It was such a pleasure getting to know you guys, thank you for all your encouraging words it means so much to us. We look forward to seeing you again. Blessings to you as well.

Reviewed 19 December 2017

We stayed at the Eagle Nest cabin and had a great time. The cabin had a wonderful view from the wrap around deck upstairs. It was cold, but the fireplace provided us with a cozy warm atmosphere inside. It was perfect. Thank you Val and...More

Thank Linda A
Response from Val B, Owner at Hillcrest LodgeResponded 1 January 2018

Hi Linda, Congratulations on your retirement and Happy Birthday. Thank you for your very kind words, it was a pleasure meeting your family. Enjoy your retirement and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 November 2017

My husband and I visited Hillcrest Lodge for our Anniversary we where scheduled for 6 days we had been here before about 8 years ago and we loved it. This time we found out that it had been sold we were fine with this. Boy...More

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Response from Val B, Owner at Hillcrest LodgeResponded 30 November 2017

We were so happy you spent your Anniversary here with us! We are thrilled you had such a wonderful time & felt so much at home...that is certainly our goal. Thank you so much for such a detailed & great review. It was such a...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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Refrigerator in room
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USD 91 - USD 241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
USD 91 - USD 241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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8 May 2017|
Response from Val B | Property representative |
Hello, We have additional parking for extra cars up by the front office, which is located right next to our home. Our property also has security cameras & we have never had any problems. Thank you for asking. Hope to see you... More
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"Rooms and cabins farther away from the street if your a light sleeper"
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"Contact the owners for additional information or assistance!"
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"The upstairs suite is nice!"
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"The suites/ cottages are further from the street, so they will be quieter. Closer to front, the rooms have..."
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