RELAXED DINING AT A FAVORITE BIG BEAR LAKE RESTAURANT
Old-time favorite recipes have been combined with progressive California-style cuisine with an added Asian flair. Our Chef and his staff use only pure, natural ingredients combined with premium meats, selected seafood and poultry and specialty produce. The results ~ a menu of satisfying fare with extraordinary flavor!
A memorable dining experience is about more than the food. It’s when the warm host, witty bartender, and savvy waiter treat you like family. Stop by, relax and soak in the rustic mountain atmosphere while enjoying the inventive gourmet cuisine at Stillwell's Restaurant and savor a dip in our heated outdoor pool.
The poolside courtyard is just right for outdoor weddings, corporate BBQ’s or a relaxing poolside hospitality location. Stillwell’s Restaurant and Lounge offers intimate space inside, or outside on its spacious wooden deck. The Lodge at Big Bear Lake’s beautifully landscaped, open-air amphitheater with wrap-around pond offers a refreshing alternative for meetings and social events.
Stillwell’s Resort at Big Bear Lake was a popular place to stay in the 1920s. Ideally located on a point on the lake just northwest of Big Bear Village, Stillwell’s was the most expensive place to stay in the 1920’s and 1940’s. Stillwell’s main pavilion burned to the ground twice during its heyday. It has since been replaced by a popular restaurant. Here are some images of Stillwell's Resort in its heyday.
Description of images, provided courtesy of the Rick Keppler Collection:
(1) The popular Stillwell’s Resort at Big Bear Lake, circa 1920. (2) The rustic ballroom in Stillwell’s main pavilion at Big Bear Lake. Compare this to the ballroom that replaced it in the 1940′s, after it burned. (3) The “new” Stillwell’s Pavilion, built to replace the original pavilion which burned to the ground in 1928. (4) The impressive huge ballroom in the “new” Stillwell’s Pavilion at Big Bear Lake. (5) The Stillwell's spared no expense in providing Big Band entertainment at their resort. Here, Mamie Stillwell poses with band members outside the pavilion. (6) The next two photographs show both Stillwell’s Resorts on busy weekends in the 1920′s and the 1940′s. The original Stillwell’s resort at Big Bear Lake in the 1920′s, before it was destroyed by fire. Compare this to the photo below taken in the 1940′s, after it was rebuilt. (7) The Stillwell’s resort at Big Bear Lake in the 1940′s after it was rebuilt; (8) In 1948, the Stillwell’s main pavilion burned again. Stillwell’s Resort is long gone, but a popular Big Bear restaurant now sits on this location.