One of Big Bear’s newer and most popular developments, Castle Glen Estates is located on the south shore, overlooking the eastern end of Big Bear Lake and Baker Pond. The area was developed in the early 2000’s, and marketed exclusively by Tim Wood of Coldwell Banker for its initial offering.
Consisting of approximately 250 hillside parcels, homes in the uppermost areas of Castle Glen boast some of the most panoramic lake views in the valley, and a select few overlook the Moonridge valley with distant golf course and ski slope views. The area is also bordered by a designated nature preserve that will remain undeveloped.
The predominant home style in Castle Glen is “log-style” – either full-log or log-sided creations with an abundance of “mountain style” accents. Ranging in size from 1,800 to over 4,000 sq. ft., these homes represent some of the finest craftsmanship of local mountain builders. The interiors of these homes typically feature vaulted and open-beam ceilings, extensive wood trim treatments, and many offer the Great Room living design so popular in mountain homes. Scattered within the area are also “mountain contemporary” designs, Traditional style homes, as well as some with a nod to Craftsman or European styles.
Featuring wide, winding streets and underground utilities, the area is sprinkled with oaks and pines, and unique rock formations that many homeowners have incorporated into their landscape design. The feel in Castle Glen is “mountainy,” with natural vegetation and low-maintenance Xeriscape yards, and plenty of open space.
With a mix of full-time and vacation properties, the area is popular not only for its views but for its proximity to goods and services in Big Bear Lake, the lake itself, and both winter resorts. It is just minutes to the Big Bear City airport for easy commuting or weekend fly-in’s.
Whether you are seeking a permanent family home, weekend getaway, or upscale corporate retreat with real “mountain style,” Castle Glen may be for you. A select few undeveloped parcels remain for those who want to “build their mountain dream!”