Didn't even end up staying the night!
Where to begin? Ahh yes. The second I walked into the "hallway" I was overcome with a foul smell. Meandering further down the hallway past the bathroom led me to a sort of "break room" with a fridge and microwave, along with a host of "other stuff" laying around. The vibe was not good. I peeked into the bedroom before returning to try and discover the rank odor. Opening the fridge I discovered what appeared to be a thick plastic blue bag - the type you might see at a CSI crime scene. The smell was clearly emanating from the bag. I started to try and see what might be in it, but even I (a big grown man) decided against it. The Jeffrey Dahmer vibe was not cool, and the smell now grew in its stank. To boot, the bedroom doesnt have a lock. I envisioned drinking the "free" wine, only to have someone walk into the bedroom (no lock remember) and skull bash me, waking up in the bathtub on a bed of ice with an organ or two missing. Anyone see the movie "Hostel?" I texted the owner of my discovery, to which they asked me to basically take care of the smell by simply putting the bag outside. Trust me, no amount of febreeze was going to make this smell go away. I texted back and said no thanks, that I would rather drive home (3 hours mind you) than stay there (which I did). They didn't even bother to reply at that point, nor have they contacted me since. Overall, the vibe is weird, the place mediocre at best, and the owners apparently remiss in their duties. Maybe my experience is the outlier - I hope so, for the next tenants sake! Hard Pass on this one!!!
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA. HOME