StarLIght Festival Hotels
There are many accommodation options in the Big Bear area, from hotels & motels to cabins & houses. The StarLight Festival is working with several hotels in or near the village to provide attendees discounted rates for that weekend. Since the festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend, we recommend you secure your reservations early.
1. The Northwoods Resort: Since the StarLight Festival will be taking place at the Northwoods, this is the best choice if you want to be in the thick of things. To book at this location, you can go online at northwoodsresort.com and use the discount code GPSLF. Room rates are discounted to $129 for any dates between the 22nd & 26th of May. You can also call them direct at 800-866-3121.
2. RTMC: This is not a hotel, but if you don’t mind camping, it provides the least expensive accommodations on the mountain. The RTMC is running concurrently with the StarLight Festival, which means you could stay there and just drive into the village for participation in the event. Camp Oakes, which is where RTMC is held, is located about 11 miles or so from the festival location. For more information and to download a registration form, go to rtmcastronomyexpo.org.
3. Bear Creek Resort: Bear Creek Resort is located a few miles west of the Village at 40210 Big Bear Boulevard. These guys have motel-style rooms as well as cabins of all sizes. Bear Creek Resort is offering a 15% discount on any of their accommodations as long as you stay at least two nights. Use the discount code STARLIGHT and reserve by calling 909-878-0500 or 877-825-4388. To assure that you get the proper discounts, do not reserve online, but you can check them out at bearcreek-resort.com.
4. Wolf Creek Resort: Wolf Creek Resort is also located on Big Bear Boulevard, but this one is about a mile east of the Village. It is a cool property, with motel-style rooms as well as cabins. They also grow grapes on this property and press their own wine! You can get a glass at the on-site Wine Room, a comfy space where you can also get some appetizers during evening hours. Wolf Creek Resort is offering a 15% discount on any of their accommodations as long as you stay at least two nights. Use the discount code STARLIGHT and reserve by calling 909-878-0500 or 877-825-4388. To assure that you get the proper discounts, do not reserve online, but you can check them out at wolfcreek-resort.com.
5. Fireside Lodge: This motel-style property is located just outside the Village on Big Bear Blvd., across from one of my favorite restaurants, Sweet Basil. Some of the rooms have jacuzzis and fireplaces, and all of them are decorated in a rustic manner that suits Big Bear well. The Fireside is offering a 15% discount on any of their accommodations as long as you stay at least two nights. Use the discount code STARLIGHT and reserve by calling 909-878-0500 or 877-825-4388. To assure that you get the proper discounts, do not reserve online, but you can check them out at firesidelodge.net.
6. The Robinhood Resort: Offers guests a wide variety of upscale rooms. You can enjoy splendid lake views, cozy gas burning fireplaces, relaxing spas, and the utmost in comfortable furnishings. Just next door, it shares all the great amenities of the Robinhood, including its convenient location in the Village and across the street from the lake. Call 800 990-9956 or 909 866-4643 to make reservations. robinhoodresorts.com
7. Cabins and Houses: There are tons of cabins & houses available for rent for the weekend. Big Bear Vacations is offering a 10% discount on house rentals (minimum stay required) if you mention the StarLight Festival. I also know of a mansion-style house (16,000 sf) that is used often by sports celebrities and movie stars. If you know of someone who requires a high end property, this place is amazing. You can read more about this amazing rental by visiting edgewoodmansion.com.
8. Golden Bear Cottages: There are 28 cabins to choose from on a historic big five acre resort. The cabins are nestled among 200 year old big pines just a block from Big Bear Lake. Golden Bear Cottages is offering a 20% discount (or a third night free deal on the memorial day weekend) for the StarLight Festival guests. A cozy smaller studio or one bedroom cottage is perfect for couples, and our bigger 2,3,4,5 and 7 bedroom cabins are the better size for families or big groups. AAA clean historic mountain cabins and resort lodge where the service is friendly and your family pets are welcome. More information, please visit goldenbear.net.