BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau

42200 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315-1814
Phone: 909/866-6666   |   Fax: 909/866-8988   |   80 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 4:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Discover this charming Big Bear Lake, California hotel-the closest full-service lodging to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau, the perfect hotel for avid outdoorsmen and avid ski lovers alike. Located in inland Southern California, this Big Bear Lake hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms complete with a fireplace, pillow top mattresses, cable satellite television with Showtime and high-speed Internet access. The hotel offers an array of amenities including a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, game room, fitness center, full business services and meeting/banquet facilities accommodating up to 140 people. The BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau also features the onsite Tiffany's cocktail lounge Serving a special food menu Friday and Saturday from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Guests staying at this California hotel will find themselves less than one mile from both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts. The hotel also offers convenient access to outdoor activities such as hiking, golf, horseback riding, snowmobiling, fishing, sailing and skiing on Big Bear Lake. Less than ten miles away guests can also visit the Moonridge Zoo, Meadow Park and the Big Bear Convention Center. The BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau is ideal lodging for groups such as church camps, wedding parties or reunions taking place at Big Bear Lake. The city also hosts a variety of events including the Bear Country Fair, the Ride the Mountain Event, the International Chili Society Cook Off and the Big Bear Cowboy Gathering.

The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Big Bear Lake, California. Make a reservation today and save!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee. Served from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. dine-in only.
  • Cocktail lounge, Tiffany's Lounge, elegant lounge and bar, open Thursday through Saturday
  • Outdoor pool, heated seasonal, May through October
  • Hot tub, Outdoor
  • Exercise facility, Open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge Front Desk Staff
  • Multilingual staff (English, Spanish)
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Baggage hold
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Game room Pool table, air hockey, ping pong, arcade games, board games etc
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Fax services, complimentary incoming fax, outgoing fax, nominal fee
  • Free photocopy services up to 5 pages, nominal fee for every page thereafter. Best Western Rewards members get 10 pages free.
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Courier
  • Shipping
  • Wedding services, call and ask for Wendy in Sales
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Ballroom
  • Physically challenged services - Public areas accessible by physically challenged
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays and special events
  • R.V./ Truck parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Exhibit services
  • High-speed Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Well-lit parking
  • Wedding / Meeting facilities
  • Outdoor wedding available, Wedding in the Pines Package
  • Rollaways not available in units with two double beds

BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau

Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western big bear chateau in Big Bear Lake.

BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau

Conveniently located, the best western big bear chateau in Big Bear Lake, California is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 34.24352  /  Latitude: -116.88107


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. Take Interstate 10 west from Palm Springs. Exit at Orange Avenue in Redlands. Go a couple of blocks to (Highway 38)/ Lugonia Avenue. Turn right and go 50 miles to Big Bear City. Stay on Big Bear Boulevard go six traffic lights to Moonridge Road. Turn left BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau is one block up on the left.

From: The east. Take Interstate 10 East from San Bernardino to Highway 30 North, to Highway 330. Highway 330 to Running Springs and Highway 18 to Big Bear Lake. Turn right at the Big Bear Dam go three miles. Look for the big sign "Welcome to the Village" (on your right is Chevron and Starbucks is on your left). Turn left go five traffic lights to Moonridge Road. Turn right and the BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau is one block up on the left.

BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Snow Summit Ski Area

The Snow Summit Ski Area is a wonderful family ski resort, located in Big Bear Lake. The resort is one of California's premier ski and snowboard destinations, located in the San Bernardino National Forest. The resort has 31 trails on 240 acres, with 14 ski lifts serving over 18,000 skiers per hour. With a vertical drop of 1,200 feet, there are a great variety of runs, from beginner to difficult, for the whole family.

The summer-time chair lift rides are a great way to see the area from the top of the mountain. Bring along your mountain bike to trek through the forest for a fun afternoon. Whether hitting the slopes in the Los Angeles area or heading to the beach, there are plenty of outdoor adventures waiting. Conveniently located Best Western hotels are ready to welcome you for an enjoyable night's rest.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.80 mile(s) from Snow Summit, ski resort
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Bear Mountain, ski resort
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Village, lots of great little boutique shops, restaurants, theatres, bowling alley
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Meadow Park, City Park
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Moonridge, zoo
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Big Bear Convention Center
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sightseeing tours, throughout the Big Bear Valley
  • 2.00 mile(s) from New Zealand Jet Boat Tours, high-speed jet boat rides on the lake
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Narrated Lake tours, 3 to choose from. Miss Liberty, Big Bear Queen and the Pirate ship
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Oktoberfest, late September thru October at the Convention Center
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Discovery Center, Visitor center with lots of trail maps, rangers that can answer your questions
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Snow Valley, ski resort
  • 35.00 mile(s) from San Manual Casino
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Village Shopping Center

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Big Bear Lake
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Victorville
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Redlands
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Bernardino
  • 45.00 mile(s) from River Side
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Palm Springs
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Orange County
  • 110 mile(s) from Los Angeles
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Bear Valley High School

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0.50 mile(s) from Hiking/walking trails
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Bear Mountain Gold Course, a 9 hole course located just up the street
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Fishing
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Ziplining, several year round zipling companies located in the Big Bear Valley to choose from
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sailing/boating
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Basketball court
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Cable Wake Park, located at Pleasure Point Marina
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Amusement park
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Horseback riding
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Off road adventures

Nearby Restaurants

  • Fine dining on premises. Closed at this time.
  • Le Bistro Restaurant, on premises, buffet, American, open for: breakfast, free hot breakfast served daily, included with guest stay. Served from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Tiffany's Lounge, on premises, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, opens Friday and Saturday Evenings at 5:00 p.m. Special bar appetizer menu is available from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Adjacent to La Montana, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, walking distance
  • Adjacent to The Captain's Anchorage, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, seafood and steaks. Great happy hour menu before 7:00 p.m. Walking distance.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Pong's, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, close enough to walk
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Sizzler, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, close enough to walk
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Cowboy Express, full service, steak house, open for: dinner, serving steaks and barbecue.

BEST WESTERN Big Bear Chateau

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Big Bear Lake. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

April 2015

April 11 & 12, 2015
2015 California Classic MX

Motorsports fans won't want to miss this two-day event showcasing the speed and skills of motorcross' very best riders. The event is scheduled for a 7 a.m. start time at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.

May 2015

May 21-23, 2015
2015 Red Bull Glen Helen National

Catch the top dogs of motocross as they compete for the ultimate prize during the three-day Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Glen National Raceway in San Bernardino. Event times vary by day.

May 30, 2015
2015 Toby Keith

Legendary country music star Toby Keith plays all the hits at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. The show starts at 7 p.m.

May 2015

May 29-31, 2015
2015 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival

This annual event – hosted at the Lake Skinner Recreation Area – sees three days of wine tasting, live entertainment, food, and several balloon launches. Event start times vary by date.

August 2015

August 29, 2015
2015 Kid Rock & Foreigner

Two iconic rock and roll acts take the stage at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. The show begins at 7 p.m.

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