Dan and I visit Big Bear Lake frequently and we like to stay in different places each time. I need the blog material! When we went for the Jeep Jamboree Weekend, we had the pleasure of discovering the Sleepy Forest Cottages. We picked the cottages after reading many rave reviews and getting an amazing deal through Expedia.
Located on a quiet residential street right off of Big Bear Blvd, Sleepy Forest Cottages is a family owned and operated business. The cottages are all scattered in a pretty wooded area and each one is completely unique. Ideally located, Sleepy Forest Cottages provided a good mix of nature, yet, is just a short walk from the action in Big Bear Village. This means you can easily walk to the wine bar, which is high on the list of important qualities in a Big Bear accommodation.
When we arrived, we were welcomed by owner Bob Pool, who was extremely gregarious. He had a ton of recommendations for places to eat and things to do. He clearly loves to get visitors excited about his city.
In the reception area, there are all kinds of goodies, like snacks and flavored coffee creamer! There is also a DVD collection, which is available to check-out for free. Bob and his reception area definitely made us feel like valued guests in his cottages.
Bob put us in cottage sixteen. Here are a few things that surrounded our cottage. I love the cow sign!
Here's Dan in front of our cottage.
It was huge inside and loaded with amenities. In particular, we loved the jacuzzi tub and the fireplace. It was really convenient to have a fridge, sink and microwave. The cottage had cupboards stocked with dishes and utensils. We had such an early start with the Jeep event, that it was great to be able to have a quick breakfast in the room. If we had a more time, we could have grilled on the BBQ's that were just outside of our cottage. Bob had all of the BBQ equipment to borrow, so there was no need to bring anything.
The room couldn't have been more adorable or more comfortable. The only slightly bizarre things were the red light in the bathroom and the couch that was a little too close to the television. On one had, it was nice to have that couch as an extra sitting space, but it unnecessarily cramped the room. Those were minor complaints though, because on a whole this is a wonderful place to stay and a new favorite in Big Bear.