8 Best Cabins For Rent In Big Bear Lake, California - Updated 2024

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If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway or an outdoor adventure, Big Bear Lake in California is the perfect year-round destination. Big Bear Lake is located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of the Homonym Lake and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Skiing and snowboarding are popular during the winter, while spring and summer are filled with plenty of water activities, zip-lining, helicopter rides, and off-road experiences. You may also love fishing, hiking, cycling or horseback riding. If you are wondering where to stay, Big Bear Lake offers plenty of accommodations ranging from long-term rentals to cozy cabins. We gathered beautiful cabins that guarantee a comfortable, yet stylish stay, all in a picture-perfect location, and crisp, clean air to fill your lungs with. Take your pick from our list of the best cabins for rent in Big Bear Lake, California, below!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Ravine Lodge

Escape to the serene charm of this cozy and centrally located cabin in picturesque Big Bear Lake. Nestled amidst nature, this retreat offers two bedrooms and one bathroom, providing a peaceful sanctuary. The cabin’s inviting interiors include a spacious dining room, a comforting fireplace, and an essential well-equipped kitchen, perfect for preparing delicious meals. Step onto the expansive patio and immerse yourself in tranquility, whether it’s unwinding with a good book or savoring a barbecue under the clear skies.

Explore the surrounding wonders as the cabin offers easy access to thrilling snow summits, scenic golf courses, vibrant shopping centers, and a variety of restaurants. With Bear Mountain, Meadow Park, and other attractions nearby, your stay at Ravine Lodge promises an unforgettable experience amidst the beauty of nature.

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Big Bear, California, United States
5.39 km (3.4 mi) from Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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2. Lucky 7's (from USD 314)

Embark on an extraordinary adventure at this splendidly crafted log cabin. With three bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests, this vacation home offers an unparalleled experience. Indulge in the luxury of a gourmet kitchen, unwind in the cozy living room adorned with a wood-burning fireplace, and soak in the natural light streaming through the sunroom’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

Enhancing the experience, the cabin features a gas barbecue and a captivating loft with a pool table, making it an ideal spot for outdoor gatherings and relaxation. Conveniently situated near Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts, this retreat ensures an unforgettable mountain vacation filled with cherished memories.

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Big Bear Lake, California, United States
1.44 km (0.9 mi) from Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
cabin 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

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3. Charming chalet with panoramic views (from USD 203)

This beautiful log cabin in Big Bear Lake is just right for two couples or a small family of four to five people. It’s tastefully decorated with inspiration from the host’s travelling adventures and offers stunning mountain views. Your furry friends can follow as well, with a small one-time fee per dog. The amenities include a large sleeper sofa and TV for movie nights, indoor fireplace for cosy moments, a fully stocked kitchen, and a variety of games, including a football table, and toys and books for kids. It’s a laptop-friendly accommodation with comfortable desk/table and chair for those who need to work, using the free WiFi in the property. Free parking, central heating, a bathtub, and safety features including a first-aid kit, are also available.

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Big Bear Lake, California, United States
5.47 km (3.4 mi) from Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
667 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire chalet 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cabin with a breathtaking view and a super cozy patio
beautiful views and comfy beds
amazing place fantastic views so cozy :)
our kids loved the tree swing and the foosball table
very cozy place really loved the view
the whole places was also spectacularly clean
the place was clean communication from our host was excellent from beginning to end
the treehaus was spotless and extremely inviting with a warm and cozy feel the moment we arrived
sara and eric are great hosts and their home is beautiful it’s clean cozy and in a great location
they are the perfect hosts
the hosts were great and efficient communicators
getting in touch with the host was very easy
sara response quickly and being very helpful highly recommended
the hosts are very nice helpful and quick to respond
the location is so beautiful
it was very peaceful location
as advertised great location and cabin near most of the attractions in the big bear lake area
this adorable cabin is in a fantastic location
beautiful cabin and great location we are looking forward to staying there every year
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4. Luxury cabin best for families (from USD 196)

Enjoy your getaway with this luxury cabin for rent in Big Bear Lake. If you’re into snow activities, then you’ll definitely appreciate that the house is just a few steps away from the ski slopes of Snow Summit, so no car needed! Ideal space for 12 persons, it has two bathrooms, and four bedrooms with six comfortable beds. Your inner child will enjoy the huge game room which consists of a large sofa, a big LCD TV, a professional slate pool table, an old-fashion arcade and an air-hockey table. This is a no cats (dogs are welcome) and no smoking cabin.

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Big Bear Lake, California, United States
2.73 km (1.7 mi) from Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
345 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the game room and roku were great amenities
the game room with pool table and air hockey was an added bonus
our group loved the bonus room with pool and air hockey
great balcony that we ate breakfast and dinner on every day
great communicators and kitchen had all the amenities one would ever need
clean fun indoor toys
clean bright and confortable house
very clean and well put together
clean and well maintained both inside and out
the space itself was extremely clean and well furnished
great response time from hosts
mario was always fast to respond and very helpful
mario and ivette are amazing hosts that respond quickly to any messages
mario was very responsive before during and after our trip
overall really enjoyed our stay there and mario and ivette are super responsive great hosts
the location was amazing and close to everything
the location is amazing
great location walking distance to snow summit
great location just a quick walk to the summit
location is excellent so close to shopping centers and snow summit perfect location for family time
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5. Charming cabin with hot tub and spa (from USD 120)

Located within walking distance from the lifts of Bear Mountain Ski Resort, this charming cheap cabin for rent in Big Bear Lake will perfectly accommodate up to four guests. It offers a kitchen with wooden cabinets and appliances (there is no washer), a bathtub, safety features, free parking, a hot tub, a cable TV, a fireplace, and all linens, towels, soap, shampoo and toilet paper.

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Big Bear Lake, California, United States
6.41 km (4.0 mi) from Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
561 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv with cable and good internet
we sledded in the backyard and enjoyed the lovely natural light coming through the living room
the blue couch also converts to a futon bed and is very comfortable
we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the space
the kitchen table was nice to have in the center of the ground floor
everything was clean and just as described
comfortable and clean
such a cozy clean and comfortable place
clean and has everything you need
great place to stay and clean
he was really friendly and everything went very smoothly
i contacted him a few times and he was very kind and helpful
awesome host and a cool place to stay
we enjoyed our stay :) thankyou for hosting us
great location and unique cabin
great location and cool house
super cute cabin and very close to skiing/snowboarding
great location very nice place
nice place in a great location
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6. Remodeled cabin with lake views (from USD 296)

Bathed in sunlight with a fresh look and stylish furniture, this house for rent in Big Bear Lake is perfect if you’re looking for a soulful experience. Whether it is a romantic vacation or a family holiday, the house has plenty of space for six of you. There are four TVs available as well as WiFi, an all-new and fully-equipped kitchen, one bathroom and a fireplace. Linens, towels, and soap are also provided. Smoking and pets are not allowed. It’s located near the village as well as the lake, the Snow Summit Ski Resort and some great restaurants. The sliding barn doors are a lovely, yet convenient touch.

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1.34 km (0.9 mi) from Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
37 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the kitchen was so fully stocked
There was plenty of room in the living area
Savoring a cup of coffee overlooking the view of the lake
The kitchen is stocked with all the cookware you'll need and has top of the line appliances
The hosts were wonderful to work with and provided most everything we could need (shampoo/conditioner/laundry detergent/sponge for washing dishes/towels/internet)
you can tell the owners take great pride in maintaining the property
the decor was lovely games to play and
The linens were clean soft and plentiful Holly
Comfortable and clean cabin close to everything in walking distance of resturaunts Directions for everything you need in the cabin
Holly is a well-deserved Super Host
the location the comfort and the hosts
Our hosts were great with communicating and ensuring everything was wonderful
Everything was so well thought out for our stay the welcome note and treats
Holly was great at getting back to us with any questions we had
Great little cottage convenient to many restaurants and shops
It is located within walking distance to the village
Lake views from the loft upstairs are a delightful surprise
The way this home is set up utilizes every bit the property into a cozy yet airy retreat
And Holly is easy to get a hold of if you need anything
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7. Pet-friendly cabin with private hot tub (from USD 131)

Gather family and friends and enjoy a truly rustic experience within the walls of this quaint cottage. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom, all ideal for a maximum of five adults, and children are welcome too. No pets and smoking are allowed though. Enjoy your evening in the pine-scented backyard with its private hot tub or wear your apron for some grilling. Big Bear Lake’s shores sit about 2.5 miles (4.02 km) from you, providing easy access to a variety of water sports. But if you’re there for the snow, then get excited as the ski slopes are even closer, with Snow Summit and Bear Mountain each about 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the house. Big Bear Alpine Zoo with its rescued animals, is also within walking distance.

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4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
36 reviews  
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is well appointed and adequate
Bunk beds are a little tight in one of the rooms but is fine for a couple nights sleep or for kids Only one bathroom and the toilet is right behind the door
The master bedroom fake fireplace heater is cool and really heats the room
we just watched in the living room
The cottage was just as advertised
clean fully loaded great TV
Very small but perfect for me and my husband Cabin was warm and hot tub heated when we arrived
Very close to Bear Mountain had everything we needed and we all enjoyed the hot tub that was already heated when we arrived
Easy check in and check out would reccomend
Shower was not working but we had a good time
Great deal in the summer
a bad placeWe will just look for something better and roomier
I loved the atmosphere from the house we rented to the peace I enjoyed while staying in this wonderful cabin <
The jacuzzi in the backyard is awesome Loved everything about this stay
The cabin was clean except for the kitchen trash was not taken out from previous renters Small backyard where I got to play in the snow and very close to Bear Moutain
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8. Family-friendly cabin with outdoor heated spa and hot tub

This cabin for rent is fully renovated and modern, yet rustic and woodsy enough for the traditional feeling of a “cabin in the woods.” It has three bedrooms with a total of five beds, two bathrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen, all in perfect tandem for up to 10 people. Enjoy the outdoor living with the hot tub for a totally relaxing experience and the surrounding view from the wooden swing while sipping hot coffee or a glass of wine. Smart lock features, free parking, WiFi, central heating, children’s books and toys, a game console, cooking basics, and a coffee machine are also available. Oh! And it’s only 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the renowned Snow Summit Ski Resort and 3 miles (4.8 km) from the Bear Mountain.

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Big Bear Lake, California, United States
4.26 km (2.7 mi) from Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
351 reviews  
Entire cabin 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cozy great back deck lovely hospitality
it is very well laid out and it was incredibly comfortable for our group of 8
the house was clean and very cozy
the cabin was beautiful clean and spacious
benjamin’s home is lovely clean and exactly what we were hoping for during our big bear stay
very cozy and clean cabin with a woodsy feel
it is a simple clean cabin tucked in the woods yet right next to all the major attractions
thank you again to the host
host is very responsive
host really helpful made us feel like family
the host was friendly and quick to respond
our host was great help with providing us with a shovel
the location was perfect close to everything
beautiful location close to everything
location is great it's near to everything
the cabin location is very beautiful
close with everything very cute and quiet
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Enjoy the view

Don’t think about it. Indulge in the serene beauty of a pine-scented environment, immerse yourself in the peaceful lake scenery, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains. Big Bear Lake in California is the ideal and year-round destination to unwind. Choose one of our suggested cabins for rent in the area, now!

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