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**LINAKER LODGE - Luxury Mountain Retreat - Castle Glen Estates**

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom w master suite 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Linaker Lodge is a luxurious mountain retreat nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the exclusive Castle Glen Estate region of Big Bear. The retreat emphasizes mountain living at its finest and is the perfect family / friends getaway throughout the year. The owners spared no expense in designing this impressive open style lodge encompassing over 3500 feet of living space. The lodge boasts a large center family great room complete with vaulted ceilings, relaxing sofas, a 60” smart TV and an oversized dining table easily accommodating 8 guest. There is a newly renovated oversized gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and modern stainless steel appliances catering to any kitchen enthusiast. An additional entertainment room with a log cabin style bar, regulation sized pool table and another 60” smart TV only adds to the functionality and space of Linaker Lodge. There are four bedrooms including a wonderful master suite with a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and large screen plasma TV. Two additional bedrooms with queen size beds as well as an fourth bedroom complete with two combination twin/full log cabin style bunk beds makes Linaker Lodge the ultimate escape for multiple families and friends to share.

Linaker Lodge is just minutes away from all activities including the ski slopes, Big Bear lake, hiking, fishing, golfing, the Big Bear zoo, and countless other activities making Linaker Lodge the perfect retreat for all 4 seasons. The Lodge is close to the nearby central shopping center including a Starbucks, Vons and a number of restaurants. The newly renovated Big Bear Village with movie theaters and gourmet restaurants is just minutes away.

Additional amenities include free Wifi, two Sony soundbar systems perfect for music or multimedia entertainment, and three fireplaces. A number of DVD’s, books and classic games offer something for everyone to enjoy.

There are three outdoor decks including a private deck off the master suite. A walk in pantry and washer/dryer are available for all guests. Fresh linens and towels will be waiting your arrival. Parking can easily accommodate 6 cars given the two car garage, large driveway and private cul-de-sac location.

The owners truly created Linaker Lodge with their own family and friends in mind. Please come and enjoy our mountain retreat!

More Details

Craig & Regina, Benjamin & Sharon
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Craig & Regina, Benjamin & Sharon

Linaker Lodge was created so that we had a mountain retreat for our families to enjoy throughout the year

Craig & Regina, Benjamin & Sharon purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Craig & Regina, Benjamin & Sharon chose Castle Glen Estates

Big Bear enamored us as we could escape to the mountains within two hours and have a place to relax and recover. Our hope is that other families can enjoy Linaker Lodge when we aren't able to be there

What makes this lodge unique

Linaker Lodge is located in the prestigious Castle Glen region of Big Bear Lake. In addition to being close to the ski slopes and the lake, our home is located on a cul-de-sac offering a private and secluded experience.


Castle Glen Estates Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • Bunk Beds are Twin / Full Combos and can easily accommodate 6 children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(62 traveler reviews)

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**LINAKER LODGE - Luxury Mountain Retreat - Castle Glen Estates**
average rating of 4.983871 based on 62 reviews

Very spacious and clean, luxurious cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the definition of luxury, yet it still held onto the woodsy cabin look and feel. The cabin was just down the street from Bear Mountain and convenience stores etc., but it was still tucked away up in the hills. Living room/kitchen were spacious for our large group of 12. Kitchen and cabinets were well stocked. We never felt like we were on top of each other or that we had to squeeze by each other. Everything felt very clean, which we appreciated. Although we did find a mysterious pair of boxers in one of the rooms...

Other than that, it was a perfect stay for a large group. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended - Beautiful Luxury Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this house! It was very spacious and comfortable for our weekend getaway. Highly recommended. Communication was amazing from beginning to end. When we arrived, the cleaners were still there and after e-mailing Craig, he called immediately to apologize and agreed to extended our check-out. The house was super clean, so it was worth it! Thank you and we hope to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is fabulous and exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 (ages 2-65) had such wonderful and memorable experience here! There was more than enough beautiful space to accommodate us all, be it in the rooms, living room, kitchen, dining area etc. Thank you! We’ll be baaack!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, house is very roomy. Kitchen opens up into the leaving room and dining area great place to have everyone hang out. Nice fire places in the living room, game room and master bedroom. Big screen tv's in living room, master bedroom and game room, game room also has a pool table. All around awesome place stay on your vacation, highly recommend it. Talked with Craig one of the owners about the property, he's a very cool guy and will take care of you.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best big bear trips we've taken. Everyone loved the home and we had so much fun playing pool, music, and board games which were all provided. I absolutely loved this vacation home. Craig was super nice and helpful. He made us feel right at home and made called to co firm we were settled in and didnt have any problems. I would definitely rent it out again. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was absolutely perfect! The layout is open and rooms are a good size. Location is great!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend linaker lodge! Craig was a great host and easy to communicate with. The lodge was clean and set up perfectly on our arrival. Everything worked well and it was stocked up nicely. The space is beautiful, spacious but so cozy. It’s also in a great area! Super close to grocery store and minutes away from the village. We had the absolute best time there!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

An additional 3% will be assessed due to the so called Big Bear Lake Tourism Improvement District (BBLTBID), having gone into effect on April 1, 2016. The annual assessment rate for lodging businesses is 3% of gross short-term (stays less than 31 days) room rental revenue. Assessments will not be levied on stays of more than 30 consecutive days. The amount of assessment passed on to the guest must be separately stated from the amount of rent charged and any other applicable taxes. I am bringing to your attention that VRBO does not allow me to itemized this BBLTBID tax and that this 3% BBLTBID tax is in addition to the City of Big Bear Lake standard business tax rate of 8%. This will show up on your quote as a 11% tax rate. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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