Our Cabin Rating System - Find the Perfect Big Bear Cabin!

Find the perfect Big Bear cabin for your perfect Big Bear vacation! No matter which Big Bear cabin you choose, all of our cabins come with our exceptional hospitality services. Our Prospectors are eager to please and welcome you with a smile at check-in, invite you to enjoy the comforts of our 24 carat gold cleaning standards within your cabin, wish you well at departure, and invite you back soon!

Below is a descriptive guideline meant to help you find the right cabin for your Big Bear vacation. Please keep in mind these ratings have been developed without bias in order to help our guests understand the level of expectation in cabin condition and amenities. Each cabin on our program will display a nugget rating according to these guidelines.

It is important to note that ALL Big Bear cabins come fully equipped with a kitchen, utensils, and a variety of pots/pans for allowing the convenience of cooking at home for cost conscious travelers.

1 Golden Nugget – Slim Pickens (Value Minded)

Emphasizing lower price for the budget minded. These units are priced for the vacation traveler looking to stretch their budget.  Limited amenities, older unit with dated décor yet clean and functional. May or may not offer TV or other entertainment amenities common in most Big Bear vacation rentals.  Please review the specific amenities listed on the Big Bear cabin rental you are considering. All units are perfectly suitable to vacation lodging.

2 Golden Nuggets – Miners Choice

Basic & Cozy, clean, standard units with basic amenities at economical pricing. Furnishings, decor, and electronics can be dated but not necessarily. Many units at this rating offer limited amenities such as only 1 TV, however, that can vary from cabin to cabin. May or may not offer DVD, VCR, and other amenities required of higher rating cabins. May or may not offer a BBQ. Some units may offer a hot tub. Please review the specific amenities listed on the Big Bear cabin rental you are considering.

3 Golden Nuggets – Golden Rule

Above basic, clean, comfortable, with more amenities. Overall nicer accommodation, pleasantly decorated with newer/updated furnishings & decor. Not necessarily with updated electronics. Does offer more than one TV(s), at least one VCR, one DVD, and BBQ. Usually includes one or more of these above standard amenities, extended cable channels, internet, hot tub, pool table, washer/dryer, or other extra amenities above “Miners Choice.” Please review the specific amenities listed on the Big Bear cabin rental you are considering.

4 Golden Nuggets – Lucky Strike

All the comforts of home, with more amenities included. Above average in décor. Well decorated with newer furnishings. Guests can expect multiple TV(s) (may include extended cable channels), one or more VCR(s) and/or DVD(s), BBQ (charcoal, gas, or propane), fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, washer & dryer, hot tub and/or pool table, may include some newer electronics options as in updated flat screen TV(s) with possible HD, internet, IPod docking stations, stereos, etc. Usually in more desirable locations, lakefronts, lake views, walk to the lake, walk to ski, ski-in/out, close to the village. Please review the specific amenities listed on the Big Bear cabin rental you are considering.

5 Golden Nuggets – The Mother Lode in Big Bear Mountain Luxury

This is the ultimate in luxury Big Bear accommodations. These luxury properties offer superior furnishings and top of the line electronics. Fully equipped kitchen including the latest in appliances and amenities. Most preferred locations, lake front, ski-in/out, etc. Usually offering landscaped and well designed exterior yards but landscaping is not mandatory for the rating.


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