Bear Creek Mountain Resort
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- Parking On Site
With a stay at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, you’ll be in the mountains and minutes from Bear Creek Mountain. This spa resort is within the vicinity of Macungie Memorial Park and Valley Preferred Cycling Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 116 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 spa tubs, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and ski storage.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Macungie? This resort has 26000 square feet (2340 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
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This is a nice relaxing resort. With your choice of 2
Restaurants, spa and pools with hot tubs. The staff were all courteous and helpful. The decor inside and outside was tastefully done. We’re not ski people for what this resort mostly for. But will go back to just chill.
Barb and I stopped by for two nights. WOW! Great front desk folks, Chef was amazing, all staff so eager to please. Room was actually a suite and multi-comfortable in every way. Shower Tub prefect, bed comfy and the way older bones like it. Was mightily impressed. As we dined there was live music that didn't stop us from being able to have a conversation. If the stars above were 6 or even 10 I'd go for the 10 too!
Everything was great. Friendly staff. Kids loved the pool, the kayaks and paddleboards. Room was very nice as well. Even though we are a bit far away, we'll be back! Very reasonable rates in the summertime.
We responded to a late summer 'deal' which included hotel room and breakfast. This resort is lovely BUT it was totally dead except for a few meetings and conferences going on, leaving us individual hotel guests without much to do. No real activities are planned so if you don't want to hang out in the outdoor pool or take out the few ancient paddle wheel boats, you don't know what to do. Nearby towns were tiny and tame as well.
That said, the staff was friendly, the place was spacious and clean. We just didn't want to spend our time in a cavernous fairly empty spot.
Booked this resort a couple weeks before we checked in. My husband and I stayed for the weekend. The only room available was a Deluxe King Suite. We received an email within hours of booking asking us for any preferences and inviting us to make a reservation at the restaurant or at the onsite Spa.
Overall impressions: nice resort with plenty to do for a summer weekend. Most staff were average, at best, with a few exceptions I’ve noted in my review. Food options are also average, nothing to write home about. Fairly remote location, 1/2 hour to Allentown.
Overall hotel: beautiful architecture. Very contemporary, yet warm and cozy without being too country/woodsy. Beautiful landscaping. Well laid out. Lots of nice seating areas indoors and out. Fairly strict policy regarding quiet hours from 11pm to 7am. We were granted a high floor per our request. Our room was available about a half hour before check-in time. We were given an extra hour for late check-out after some prodding.
Room: very spacious and well-appointed suite for 2. Kitchen area with Keurig, microwave and mini-fridge. Dining table with 4 chairs. Living area with comfortable pull out couch and two chairs. Fireplace. Floor to ceiling window. We were in room 630 which (even numbers) overlooked the outdoor pool and the mountain with ski trails. Separate bedroom area with king bed. Bed was comfortable but not high end. Jacuzzi tub and sink in separate area from toilet and shower. Tons and tons of storage. Plenty of towels. We did not notice much noise at all at night.
Food options: In the summer season, two dining options. Trails End Cafe which is mostly walk up to order quick service and food is brought out to you. Food can be delivered to your table poolside as the restaurant is right next to the pool. Some grab and go items (fruit cups, muffins, yogurt, drinks). Trails End had the nicest staff we encountered overall in the resort. The milkshakes are delicious! Pizza was good. Interesting menu - all hot sandwiches, some salads, pizza. Prices good.
The Grille - a sit down mostly dinner option. We had dinner there Friday night. Our server Corey did an excellent job making sure our meal was spaced out well. Food was average, nothing exceptional. Again, an interesting menu - seemed heavy on the seafood choices. Patrick, the bartender, has a great mustache and makes excellent drinks! Sunday breakfast buffet was all very basic and predictable. Our server, Joy, was, by far, the friendliest, happiest staff person we met the entire weekend. The music was blaring pop music, but when requested they changed the station.
Amenities: enough to do for a summer weekend. We were asked to sign a waiver for outdoor activities. There are no lifeguards at pools, no staff at Paddle boats and kayaks on a small pond - key at front desk to unlock. Indoor and outdoor pools, 2 hot tubs outside, 1 inside. (All were very clean and enjoyable!). Ping pong, and some related games, board games in the lobby. Disc golf, tennis, basketball, kids playground. Pretty extensive hiking trails around the area. We were in parts of Trails 1, 2 and 7. Trails are very well marked. Great views of the ski slopes and the resort from atop the mountain. If you’re considering hiking bring sturdy walking shoes! Also bug spray in the summer! The trails through the woods are well maintained but very rocky terrain in a lot of places.
Things to note: this is a ski resort. In the summer, when we visited, they seem to supplement their business with conferences and weddings. There were 3 weddings during our weekend stay. Parts of the hotel are blocked off to non-wedding guests and the reception areas are predictably loud. But, overall the wedding crowd did not interfere with much we wanted to do. In fact, we were the only ones in the pool at times and always had a hot tub to ourselves.
The Spa: The wedding crowd did interfere with our ability to utilize the spa. Because of the 3 wedding parties, we were unable to get massage appointments during the weekend as we had hoped.
Overall, a pleasant weekend stay. Would be interesting to see the resort at peak ski season.