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Martinez, California
Reviewed 4 September 2012

I say "camping" because you feel like you are camping, but it is SOOO much better. The cabins make the experience perfect! The grounds are great, surrounding nature is amazing, floating all day on the river....need I say more. Highly recommended. I am already planning for the next trip.

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3Thank Aimee F
Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We were looking for a staycation and this was it. The rooms are very intersting nothing fancy no TV or phone or any service. This is a great place to get away from it all. They have really charming kitchens and include BBQ's. We swam all day, BBQed at night and watched a movie on our DVD player. It was...

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2Thank HelenHaz
Nevada City, California
Reviewed 25 September 2011

Boy am I happy that Big Bend is BACK! My husband and I spent a night there recently and were thrilled to meet the new managers, John and Joy, and to hear all about the new owners and their plans. Take everything the last few reviewers have said and double it, and please, take my word for it, there is...

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Thank Gayle M
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 12 September 2011

The new owners have really made this place shine. The cabins are comfortable and have all you need. The kitchen is fully stocked, each cabin has it's own grill and the place overflows with charm. We traveled up with our extended family and our dogs and had a most wonderful time. The lodge offers inter-tubes to float on the river...

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Thank Julie C
Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 26 June 2011

My family and I go to Big Bend Lodge every year. It has such special memories for me. It has been sold several times and now it is owned by 6 families that have been spending their vacations at the lodge for many years. They are working very hard to bring Big Bend Lodge back to what was, a truly...

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3Thank LynneA123
EKA
Reviewed 24 June 2011

I've been coming to Big Bend Lodge for years, in fact, it has become a solid annual tradition in our family. My husband proposed to me on 'Fraidy Cat Beach and we even got married there (see picture)! The cabins are adorable and the proximity to the river can not be beat! It's the best place I've ever found to...

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2Thank StaceyEka
Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 24 June 2011

We were so sad to leave Big Bend Lodge today. From intertubing down the Eel River to roasting marshmellows and telling stories around the nightly campfire, this was the perfect escape for my family from our hectic urban life. The facilities were kept up well, clean cabins with pergo floors, small kitchens, and a bedroom off the living space. The...

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1Thank EliseStokes
Bay Area
Reviewed 23 June 2011

What a delight...! I am so thrilled we had the chance to spend 3 days at Big Bend Lodge and can't wait to return. The cabins are really comfortable and clean. My kids had a super time between the river, ping pong, basketball, and visiting with the chickens!!!

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1Thank LABBayArea
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 June 2011

The Big Bend Lodge is fantastic: mid-century modern vacation. New owners understand the appeal of simple, retro-vacation mindset, as well as mid-century design sensibilities. Kids had a great time, met other kids who had been coming for years, felt like old time summer. Watch this spot.

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1Thank margeigh
sacramento
Reviewed 29 August 2010

We didn't know what to expect after reading the horrible reviews on here, but as soon as we made it down the old dirt road (understandable why a one time 5.00 road fee per cabin is collected) and met Joan the current owner, all our concerns disappeared. She went out of her way to make our stay perfect. The cabin...

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BigBendLodge, Partner at Big Bend Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, We agree with you that River's Run Lodge was an amazing find and that Joan was often a gracious host. In fact, we fell in love with the place over long weekends for the last nine years or so and decided to buy River's Run and rename it back to the original: Big Bend Lodge. The new partnership consists...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Summer like it used to be. Big Bend Lodge is a small 1940’s resort that sits on an idyl­lic and com­pletely pri­vate sec­tion of the South Fork of the Eel River in Northern Men­do­cino County. We have nine rustic cabins with full kitchens that can accommodate 4 to 5 people each and some of our cabins are dog friendly. A well-kept secret amongst California families and groups who've been coming to the lodge for decades, Big Bend Lodge strives to maintain the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of days gone by when the perfect vacation was floating on a river all day and then telling stories around a campfire at night. A wonderful place for children, Big Bend Lodge is also a perfect place for a group of adults to book for a completely private and relaxed get-away.*Under new ownership by six families who have been coming to the lodge for years.* ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Bend Lodge

Address: 63250 Big Bend Lodge Road, P.O. Box 111, Leggett, CA 95585 (Formerly River's Run Lodge)
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Leggett
Price Range: RM572 - RM616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Big Bend Hotel Leggett
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“stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles LeeW312, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cabins 3,4,5, & 6 are the most charming of their 9 cabins, but all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles RobinB196, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dogs are only allowed in 2 of the cabins (9 and 10), so book early.”
 of 5 bubbles juliecB6044FY, 12 Sep 2011 | Read review
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