My family and I had a wonderful time at Lake View Retreat. The home had all the amenities needed by a large family. We had a group of ten (plus four others who came along for the day), including teenagers and a one and a half year old and the home was perfect. More importantly, we wanted a place that was close to everything in Big Bear and Lake View Retreat certain fit that requirement. It was so relaxing to wake up early in the morning, brew a cup of coffee and enjoy the lake views right from the cabin.
Lake View Retreat was close to everything we wanted to do in Big Bear. We had the opportunity to enjoy the tube sledding by just walking across the street. After a day of tube sledding, we had a nice BBQ at the cabin (Weber BBQ provided). It was such wonderful day that we decided to take the kids to the lake, again only a short walking distance away from the cabin. At night, while the kids enjoyed playing the numerous board games provided in the cabin, we (the adults) enjoyed cocktails and playing pool in the separate game room downstairs. The next day we took the kids to The Village, also a short walking distance away, had a nice early dinner and on the way back picked up all the supplies needed for the kids to enjoy making s´mores in the great fireplace. The home even has a great Jacuzzi. While it was bit cold for us the jump in the Jacuzzi, I can only imagine how great it will feel after a day in the slopes.
The experience was made even better by Doria, who was always available. Doria´s complementary gift basket was full of treats; the kids had a great time going through all the goodies in the basket. We (the adults) enjoyed the complementary bottle of wine. Overall, Lake View Retreat was great for our family and we all had a great time. As my four year old state as we were packing to leave, "Daddy, I love this home, do we have to leave?"