Serenity & Mountain Charm, in Style
Jim and Janelle Riley
About Jim and Janelle Riley
Transplants both - one from Anchorage and one from Upstate NY, we met on rollerblades in Venice Beach. We got married in Napa CA, and moved into our Venice Bungalow in 2002...not long after along came a couple of cool kids named Braeden and Emme. So we rebuilt the Bungalow and started our little family. We wanted to find a mountain home to allow our kids to enjoy and appreciate nature like we had the good fortune to do as kids. We found that place and so much more on Eagle Point in Big Bear. We've created many memories over the years with friends and family - from swimming, boating, fishing and hiking in summer to skiing, sledding and cuddling in front of a toasty fire with a classic movie in the winter - every season is special in Big Bear! We try to get up as much as possible, to reconnect with nature and with each other. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Jim and Janelle Riley purchased this Lodge in 2011
Why Jim and Janelle Riley chose Big Bear Lake
We bought our Lodge in 2011 from custom builders Bob & Gina Gilligan, who live next door and have become our good friends. They built the home as a Designer Showcase, and they spared no detail on the design or function. What they created is a mountain masterpiece and we feel blessed to own this unique Big Bear Lodge. This is the quintessential SoCal Mountain Lake House, with plenty of room for friends and family - featuring true Log Home beauty and unparalleled Lake and Sunset views. The location on Eagle Point is private and serene, but it's also close to great skiing, the Village shops and restaurants, and other area attractions. There is simply no better way to experience the beauty and splendor of Big Bear Lake and our magnificent San Bernardino Mountains! Live it, Up!
What makes this Lodge unique
When you stay at a resort Lodge like this, you expect the luxury of a 5 star hotel, but you also want the comforts of home. That's what we strive to provide to our guests. Just minutes from everything you want to do while visiting Big Bear, but secluded on Eagle Point so it's quiet and peaceful. It is a custom Log Lodge with cathedral ceilings and windows overlooking the Lake, but it's also warm and inviting, featuring a custom chef's kitchen and community dining for 12, with cozy furnishings and entertainment spaces on every floor. It was featured in the independent thriller 'Silent Retreat' which was filmed in the Spring of 2013. But we always say the best films are shot by friends and family, and our returning guests who sometimes share them with us. Days on the lake or in the mountains, preparing and sharing great meals and memorable special events, and relaxing with a glass of wine under a starry sky; those are the pictures we love to see and the moments we love to share! Just close your eyes and think about Mountain high, Lakefront serenity. You'll be here sooner than you think, and we hope you come back over and over again.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Our family had a great time at this beautifully located property! Plenty of rooms to accommodate us and had a very cozy feel. Jim and Janelle were great to work with and so helpful. We definetly would come back to this house so many wonderful memories made.
This was a perfect place to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday with family and friends. This location is ideal for water enthusiasts as it was so easy to launch our paddle boards, kayaks, and rent jet ski’s. The house is phenomenal and full of awesome details. The owners are incredible nice, helpful, and gave us good packing tips for our family with young children. Overall it was an experience we’ll nevef forget.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. The Lodge does have some great attributes, not the least of which is its location on the shores of Big Bear Lake - on pristine Eagle Point.
Please come back and visit again soon.
Gorgeous, spacious home with beautiful views!
Everything was wonderful during our 5 day stay! The house is amazing - this would be my dream vacation home - the decor is over the top! We had 9 adults in our party and there was plenty of room! My favorite spot was sitting on the comfy outdoor furniture, taking in the view.
Thank you for your review, Julie:)
What a great kickoff for the summer!
We love that your group could enjoy the lake and feel right at home. Please think of us the next time you want a quick getaway to experience every unique season in Big Bear!
Beautiful Spacious Home ON THE LAKE
We stayed in this wonderful lakefront cabin over Memorial Day weekend. 3 Small families shared the space with plenty of room to spare!
The cabin is excellently appointed with custom details that gain attention the more you pay attention.
The lake views are stunning and the dock is accessible with fish jumping and serves as an excellent launch pad for boating, fishing and swimming. Our 12 year old boys kayaked, swam and fished. Never mind the fact the water was cold!
The bathrooms are gorgeous and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The loft with bar, air hockey, pac man arcade and theatre seats were a big hit and kept the kids busy in the evening while the parents enjoyed the balcony, yard and kitchen.
The house is closely located near two grocery stores, sporting goods store and the marina where we rented our pontoon for the weekend.
Overall a great stay and a fantastic Memorial Day weekend in one of the nicest places on the lake. I highly recommend! We’ll be back!
Thank you, Rudy
So happy you guys enjoyed the Lodge and time together - and what a lovely weekend to take in the beauty of the Lake. Glad the boys were able to launch the kayaks and yes, the lake is still a bit brisk in May. The fish have been jumping early in the season - could be a record year!
Hope the Zabran family has a great summer - you are welcome to return to the tranquility of Eagle Point any time.
All the Best,
Carman New Year’s Family Getaway
It was perfect! The amount of space was more than adequate for our party of nine. Room to be together and plenty of room to be alone. The game and media room offered plenty of entertainment. The kitchen was very well equipped and stocked. The best I’ve experienced in 20 years of renting vacation homes. Moving outside the decks upper and lower provide great views of the lake and comfortable seating in which to enjoy it. It was a fantastic location to ring out 2017 and start 2018.
Thanks so much Angela!
So glad you all enjoyed the Lodge during the Holiday season. We hope you’ll come back during the summer too!
The Dock goes in April 1st, boat rentals available and the fishing is awesome on Eagle Point, sunsets included!
And naturally, all Returning guests receive special discounts.
Jim & Janelle
Excellent location, terrific summer set up for everyone
Great communication and responsiveness from the owners (Janelle). Beautiful house with plenty of space and entertainment for all ages. We will definitely be back for another visit.
So happy you enjoyed the Lodge Jon.
Summer is beautiful in Big Bear and with the drought over, the Lake is beautiful. Hope you guys come back soon (in any season!)
Bear Valley Community Hospital - 1.3 miles;
Vons & Stater Bros. Grocery - 2.1 miles;
Walgreens Drug Store - 1.6 miles;
Shell Gas - 0.8 miles;
K-Mart - 1.8 miles