Stayed for only 1 night over Memorial Day weekend 2012 in Queen Suite w/Kitchenette. Room was plenty big enough for our family of 4 (2 boys: 7 & 4yrs old). Room had Dorm size fridge, no freezer with a microwave. Also has table with 4 chairs. Tons of storage space, shelves everywhere. Toilet and shower separted from sink area by doorway. Bathroom can be accessed from bedroom or from kitchenette. A great room. I'd be concerned with standard room, as reservations told me that roll away beds are not allowed in standard rooms due to fire code regulation, i.e the room is not big enough for rollaway beds, so I decided to upgrade to Suite after they offered me $45 in dining credits to upgrade.
My boys loved exploring the property. Outdoor heated pool is HUGE and anyone looking to exercise can definitely do laps. I don't think it was 25m, but had to be over 20m. Huge outdoor hot tub is just down the steps from the pool. Indoor pool was small, but fun enough for kids and to cool off. Small hot tub connected to indoor pool. There is another outdoor hot tub off the indoor pool, but it is tiny. Maybe 3-4 people tops. The hours of the pools were awesome, something like 7a-10p!! So, you early risers can get your morning laps in. Outdoor pool overlook the slopes & Lifts and must be awesome to sit in there in winter time.
Front desk had tons of boards games to borrow. Also had tennis rackets & Balls, basketball. We did not visit the spa. Easy to get lost in the beginning, as there are 2 Towers and lots of stairways/hallways. But we had fun exploring. Slopeside is NOT ski in/Ski out, it merely means you are on the side of the slopes.
Only downside I saw was that it was very expensive to eat, but this is probably typical of Resorts. If you get a room with fridge, might be well served stocking it with food, because eating at the lodge for all your meals will get expensive. We had breakfast at Trails End and it was awesome, just pricey. Also got takeout 1 night at The Grille, and it was $26 for a cheesburger and an artichoke dip. It was very good, again just pricey. I don't remember seeing many dining options near the resort either, so plan on driving if you want to eat off property. But this can also be good because of the seclusion of the resort.
Overall, we loved this place and we might even look at staying here again for our trip to Dorney Park, which I believe is about 15-20 minutes away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center is nestled on over 330 wooded acres in scenic Berks County, Pennsylvania. The resort offers skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing in the winter. During the spring, summer and fall the resort offers hiking, mountain biking, fishing, disc golf, boating, tennis and many other activities. Guests can plan an event in the spacious banquet and meeting facilities, dine at The Grille at Bear Creek or the Trail’s End Cafe, relax at The Spa or enjoy a dip in our indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bear Creek Mountain Hotel Macungie
- Hotel At Bear Creek