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Best Western Big Bear Chateau Hotel Review: An all-season resort community only an hour-and-a-half from Los Angeles, Big Bear is an easy destination for a mountain break. Its lake is open year-round for boating, fishing and even parasailing, and ski slopes remain open in the summer to downhill mountain bikers. The inn's 80 rooms and suites are decorated in a European country style with floral and gingham fabrics. They all have oversized bathrooms, antiques and fireplaces. Standard amenities like TVs and coffee makers are included, and many rooms also have Jacuzzi baths and balconies. Guests can stop for a drink and listen to live music at The Tiffany Lounge. Surrounded by pine trees, the heated pool is available during the summer months, and both the Jacuzzi and sauna are open all year.