It's true that we were a bit surprised (not in the good way) when we made a turn into the neighborhood. Also true that although the exterior of the house looks lovely, the first look inside was full of clusters. However, as soon as we dragged our luggage upstairs and opened the bedroom door, we were so pleasantly surprised. Clean, spacious and very comfortable and many artifacts of interest. And the garden is also full of delights--flowers, berries and waterfalls which are truly amazing. If you are expecting something posh or hip, don't come here. in big bear, we really got to get a sense of the local dwelling as well as a bit of the local history, which the owner shared with us during breakfast the next morning. I learned about the stories about the bears, sourdough yeast and the hard working people as they are, and for that knowledge and experience, I am grateful.