Gold Mountain Manor Coupons and Deals
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Limit 2 per customer (options A and B) or 1 per customer (option C), additional as gifts; up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay • Only valid for stays October 4 - November 25, 2013; must book by November 4, 2013 • Reservations required and subject to availability • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations • Voucher includes freshly prepared daily breakfast for two, free parking, complimentary wine and appetizers on Saturday, concierge services, Wi-Fi, milk bath in rooms, and complimentary afternoon warm cookies and beverages • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay • Voucher valid for 2 guests; children are considered part of the 2 guests • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 14 days in advance of scheduled arrival; voucher subject to forfeiture. $50 penalty to rebook and must stay by November 25, 2013 • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included • Well-behaved children over the age of 8 are welcome at the property; babies, toddlers, and children under 8 are not allowed • Pets are not allowed • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
The Destination Not just a wintertime ski destination, Big Bear Lake offers a breath of mountain-fresh air throughout the year. Far from the concrete jungles of Southern California, yet less than 100 miles from all of Southern California, this rustic outpost in the San Bernardino Mountains is situated at 7,000 feet above sea level. Big Bear City affords easy access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails—not to mention the centerpiece of the region, the 6.5-square-mile Big Bear Lake. Here, locals and visitors alike enjoy communing with nature at a leisurely pace as the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp. The Digs Built in the 1920s as a 7,000-square-foot private log mansion for a wealthy film investor—and used by Clark Gable and Carol Lombard as a honeymoon retreat in the 1930s—Gold Mountain Manor combines romantic elegance with a rustic warmth. Each of the seven guest rooms boasts a wood-burning fireplace, a queen-size bed with a down comforter, and a private bath featuring soft robes, towel warmers, and homemade milk bath. Every guest is treated to a gourmet breakfast prepared from scratch, as well as warm cookies or baked treats every afternoon. Play a round of pool in the billiards room, or take a break in the guest kitchen with complimentary hot beverages, and popcorn. The Diversions • Hit the mountain bike park, golf courses, and hiking trails of Big Bear Mountain Resorts • Arrange a guided fishing trip on the lake with Fish Big Bear • Play a round or two at Bear Mountain Golf Course • Stroll the shops of Big Bear Lake Village • Visit Big Bear Lake's 43rd annual Oktoberfest
Top Reasons to Visit Gold Mountain Manor Located 1.5 miles north of Big Bear Lake, the historic log mansion was originally built as a celebrity retreat in 1928. The rooms and suites have an upscale mountain-lodge feel to them: the three-room Ted Ducey suite features a wood-burning fireplace in front of the two-person jacuzzi tub. Other guest rooms, such as the Clark Gable room, come with a bit of Hollywood lore—the legendary movie star honeymooned here in the 1930s. Each guest room comes with luxurious aromatherapy bath products, including a homemade milk bath, to enjoy in the rustic elegance. In the mornings, the innkeepers prepare fresh breakfasts with croissant french toast, chili cheese strata, and housemade chocolate-cappuccino muffins. You can enjoy fresh, hot cookies along with sweet tea and mint lemonade in the afternoons. On Saturday nights, there are free appetizers and wine. There are many places to kick back and unwind in the mansion: a billiards room, the wraparound veranda with rocking chairs, or in front of the fireplace, which is made of red quartz with flecks of gold. Cherry-blossom trees and lilacs line the carefully manicured lawn; it’s worth it to take a stroll here in springtime when they’re in bloom. You can also while the afternoon away on the outdoor hammock strung up between ponderosa pines. Located half-a-block from the San Bernadino National Forest; skiing is available at nearby Snow Summit Ski Resort and Bear Mountain Ski Resort; hiking is available on the nearby Pacific Crest Trail Big Bear Lake, California: Outdoorsy Resort Community in the San Bernadino Mountains The resort community of Big Bear Lake centers on the body of water it’s named after—an alpine lake situated nearly 7,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest and the snowy peaks of the San Bernardino Mountains. Los Angeles is less than 100 miles to the west, which is probably why Big Bear Valley has served as a backdrop for so many films and TV shows, including The Parent Trap, Doctor Dolittle, and Bonanza. The lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and swimming during the warm months. You’ll find miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails in the surrounding forest. The 2-mile Castle Rock Trail weaves through groves of pine and cedar trees and past a waterfall before rewarding trekkers with a summit view of the lake. But Big Bear isn’t entirely rustic—head to the village, located on the south shore, for restaurants, shopping, an arcade, a bowling alley, and a visitors' center. True to its name, the area once supported a thriving grizzly-bear population. Though that’s no longer the case, you still might see bald eagles, mule deer, coyotes, gray foxes, and even the occasional bobcat or black bear. For a guaranteed glimpse of wildlife, visit Big Bear Alpine Zoo, a rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned wild animals that counts mountain lions, grizzly bears, and wolves among its residents. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.