We'd describe it as high end hostel in a convenient location. The evening fire & hot breakfast & dinner were nice options, The staff couldn't have been friendlier. A good value.
Don't expect luxury accommodations for such a low price & you won't be disappointed. We always spend our time outdoors & only require a comfortable bed & hot shower. The hot meals, big fireplace & congenial conversation were pluses to otherwise spartan rooms.
With a stay at ITH Big Bear Retreat Center and Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Big Bear Lake, within a 10-minute drive of Snow Summit and Big Bear Marina. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.