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Best Secluded Cabins In Big Bear Lake, California - Updated 2020

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Ruth Rosalyn
Ruth Rosalyn
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As its name suggests, Big Bear Lake, California, is a city which sits on the banks of a large, freshwater lake. The city is known not just for its water-related activities such as fishing, swimming and wakeboarding, but also for its ski resort on Snow Summit Mountain and great trekking activities at the rugged San Bernardino National Forest. While in Big Bear Lake, California, travellers looking for an authentic camping experience in the forest might be on an online hunt for the best-secluded cabins around the area. Well, search no further than this article, because below are the most secluded cabins in Big Bear Lake, California, that you will want to check out.

1. Lakefront cabin with great views (from USD 150)

This beautiful lakefront cabin boasts amazing views of the iconic Big Bear Lake. It sits just a few feet away from the lake, where guests can swim, fish and rent a boat for the weekend. It is also located within two to three blocks to the centre of The Village, where guests can shop and dine to their heart’s content. In the winter, this cabin is a five-minute drive to the Snow Summit Ski Lifts. Guests can go skiing, snowboarding, sledding or tubing on top of the beautiful Snow Summit mountains.

Lakefront Paradise: Beautiful Views and Walk to the Village
104 reviews
cabin 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view from the kitchen/living room looking over the lake is calming and enjoyable
Although we did not need to use it during our stay
I guess it's personal preference as none of the twenty plus cabins we have rented over the years seem to have a very comfortable couch
The property is directly in front of the lake and is super spacious Will definitely come here again and will gladly recommend it to anyone
Not fancy but very cozy with cabin vibe
Cleanliness:
so don't expect granite countertops and high end bathrooms
Host:
Kari is a great host who communicated easily with us
Kari was a pleasure to speak with and made sure our first experience in her home left us wanting to return
The proximity of this cabin to Big Bear Marina and town made things very handy
The owner was helpful and easy to contact
and the view was amazing especially for July 4th
Location:
but that just comes along with being surrounded by nature
the upstairs loft did get warm
many restaurants stores and docks for boat rentals
Easy walking distance to the village Plenty of beds and beautiful view
It is very quiet in this area
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2. Dynamic cabin suitable for all seasons (from USD 466)

This homely two-bedroom cabin is located in central Big Bear Lake, giving guests a spectacular view of the lake and the mountain range beyond. In the summer, guests can engage in a wide range of water-related activities, including trekking or biking through the forest. In the winter, an incredible view awaits at the second floor hot tub. A highlight of this cabin is its kid-friendly features. Guests are provided with a crib, high chair and booster seat upon request, making this cabin perfect for families with young children.

Private & Spacious Getaway w/ Spectacular Views - Big Bear Lake a Hop-Skip Away!
97 reviews
cabin 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
I was told the mattress in the second bedroom with the twin bed
very comfortable bright cozy and quiet
We felt the place was overpriced and will not be returning
To be up amongst the trees breathing fresh air and listening to the quiet was exactly what we needed To be sitting in the jacuzzi looking at the lake
There is NO view of the lake while sitting or standing looking out
Cleanliness:
The plates and cookware and tableware were not entirely clean
Very clean and everything we needed Close to town
Beautiful views and clean cabin
The cabin was "perfect" for your Christmas stay Clean with really nice typical cabin decor
Host:
be careful and not to make a big fire
she sends thru email are not the same as she posts on the frig
Meg was quick to respond to any questions and provided clear information making the stay a breeze
She needs upgraded pots and pans Smelt like a dead animal in the cupboard where she kept them
We made the best of our trip and the point renting there was for us to hang out all night by a campfire and bbq while enjoying nature in big bear
Location:
Convenient location near the village was great
The lady supposedly does not live there
Just s short lovely hike into the quaint village Lots of lovely shops in town and great restaurants
Perfect get-away Close enough to walk to town quiet enough for a peaceful few days
Walking distance to the village and lake
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3. Cozy log house nestled in the forest (from USD 175)

This two-bedroom cabin is nestled in the heart of a forest, away from the hustle and bustle of Big Bear Lake’s city centre, giving guests a much-needed break amidst tranquil nature. At the same time, this cabin is within walking distance from the lake and a few shops, where guests can buy groceries, souvenirs or dine in. This cabin has a rustic decor, with gleaming hardwood floors, a rocky gas fireplace and a cathedral ceiling with wood panelling.

Best Location in Big Bear!! Walk to the Village and the Lake
76 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good outdoor space open living room
good wi-fi and cable tv Cons: place was worn marks on the walls
The living room couch was super comfortable and the board games in the living room were a great perk for our kids
The cabin looks just like its photos
I especially enjoyed the steam shower
Cleanliness:
you can't beat the location
It is clean inviting and comfortable
is full of fun amenities and clean
The owners keep a very clean very beautiful facility
The cabin was clean and well taken care of
Host:
the owner is a very nice person and the location is fabulous
Pros: close to the village nice hot tub
The owner was very accessible and friendly
We also bought extra wood there very convenient
Johns home is clean comfortable & convenient
Location:
close to everything Walk to village convenience store restaurants
the Grill and Chill Festival and shops
2mn walk to the village and just in front of the house
Our kids even walked to the local bowling alley and a quaint little theatre in the village
the beds are really comfortable and the whole place is just perfect for a getaway from the city
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4. Stay at a great location (from USD 288)

This turquoise green cabin is situated in the heart of Big Bear Lake, just four blocks away from the snow play area and steps away from the Lake itself. It is also well equipped with a wide variety of amenities to keep visitors comfortable and entertained, like a game room with a pool and foosball table, a wood burning fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a large hot tub. Do note, however, that this cabin is not air-conditioned.

MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS! Large Deck. Minutes to water. Blocks from Village.
90 reviews
cabin 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view from the living room is gorgeous and the amenities are great
Normally we like to play outside alot
The living room is spacious with high ceilings and a nice large deck
A room with bunk beds 1 king bed and 2 queens
The downstairs bedrooms could have heaters and the kitchen cabinets could be refinished but neither detracted from our family's fun weekend
Cleanliness:
Property was clean and pleasant very convenient to all activities we pursued
just bring your toiletries and clothes and your good to go
everything was clean and ready to use once we got there
Host:
The owner Suzannah was very nice and helpful and responded to all my questions promptly Thank you again for having us in your lovely home
We travel to Big Bear 2xs a year with another couple and their kids
We had 5 cars with us (but only 4 parking spaces)
There is a jacuzzi and pool table and a ton of space for guests to play eat and relax The property contacts quickly respond to any questions We will be returning to this home in the future
Property worked out great for our annual getaway with our two children and 3 grandchildren
Location:
The location was perfect - just a short drive to the Village
Good location - walk to marina and village
It was also very nice to be walking distance from town and from the snowplay area since traffic in downtown can get busy during peak season
My group of 11 found the house very comfortable
Kids loved the pool and fooze ball tables in the garage
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5. A modern wooden house (from USD 200)

This beautiful cabin boasts a rustic log cabin exterior, giving visitors the feeling of being immersed in a traditional American cabin getaway in the woods. At the same time, its interior is bolstered with a whole host of modern equipment and amenities, such as a pool table, PlayStation 4, cable TV and an outdoor Jacuzzi. On sunny days when guests wish to have a grill out back, a charcoal Weber barbecue is available for use.

Beautiful Modern Log Cabin- Walk To The Village, Lake And Magic Mountain!!!
56 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great size kitchen for cooking in
the beds the living spaces the bathrooms the kitchen and especially the pool table
the master bedroom was very warm
a hot tub and kitchen for me a nice living room for my husband and
The cabin was clean and modern with plenty of space for the 4 of us
Cleanliness:
Had everything we needed and very clean and spacious Perfect location
The house was very very clean
EVERYTHING WAS GREAT AND VERY CLEAN
Host:
Owner was super nice throughout the entire process as well
First of all I cannot say enough about the quality of communication with the owner and the cleanliness of the property
Not having been to Big Bear before I wasn't sure how close the cabin would actually be to Snow Summit and the village
Clean up to date and well maintained
the pool table was the added treat for everyone
Location:
Easy walk to the village
walk to the downtown restaurants and shops
And the location is amazing--
It's really conveniently located and so easy to get into town from there
Nice property near the Village Had a great time
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6. Luxury cabin with great lake views (from USD 275)

This two-bedroom cabin is located just steps away from the lake, giving guests an uninterrupted view of the lake and the rugged mountains beyond. The cabin comes with a fully furnished kitchen with granite countertops, a deep soaking hot tub and a custom-made recliner in the living room. Pets are welcome in this property.

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Luxury Retreat with Amazing Lake Views!
50 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed all the amenities; lacked nothing
It has a reasonable view of the lake and a nice fireplace that will keep the main room comfortable in cold weather
It was very relaxing and every need was anticipated by the owners
The cabin was exactly like the photos showed - absolutely beautiful and very comfortable
The accuracy of photos and reviews were helpful
Cleanliness:
This cabin was clean and well appointed in a nice location
Host:
Everything was awesome and definitely exceeded our expectations
Cabin was clean well stocked and cozy Dog friendly area in the back yard was perfect
My vacation was made extra special by this beautiful and cozy cabin
Had a wonderful time with my wife and dog
I loved how the owners went out of their way to make sure our pup was comfortable at home by providing bowls treats and even a toy
Location:
Location is great too less than a 2 minute drive to the Village
Perfect cabin in perfect location
The property is located in a perfect location close to everything Close to the lake close to The Village close to the Marinas close to many shops and restaurants
and I could ride safely to many trails
Home was walking distance to Village
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7. A wooden paradise in the village (from USD 425)

This two-bedroom cabin is located in the heart of Big Bear Lake’s city centre, close to many dining and shopping outlets, including the Grizzly Bear Cafe, Big Bear Lake Brewing Company and Knight Avenue Cafe. A fire pit is available outdoors for a grill with friends and family, or as a chance for the kids to roast marshmallows to complete their cabin living experience. This property can accommodate up to six people with ease. It also offers washing and drying facility for added comfort.

Woodland Paradise!! COME AND RELAX IN THE FRESH AIR OF BIG BEAR LAKE!!
20 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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)
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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8. Gorgeous lakeside hideout (from USD 154)

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is perfect for year round family vacations. It is just a two-minute walk to Swim Beach for some summer fun, but also a short drive to the ski resorts for a winter getaway. Each bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed, a walk-in shower, towels and linen. The living room has a cosy wood-burning stove and a sofa, which pulls out into a spacious bed that sleeps two. Children are welcome on this property and it offers a well-equipped kitchen to ensure a full tummy at all times.

Gorgeous Lakeside hideout with views of the lake and mountains
7 reviews
bungalow 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The weather is good and the place is cozy and nice view
They did an amazing job at giving the cabin that true cabin feel with modern decor
We had a small glitch with the heater and with one call it was fixed in under 2 minutes
Cleanliness:
It was beautiful clean and had everything we needed
Host:
The owner was great too
Great cabin close to everything
has a fenced backyard views of the lake and the owner was very responsive to any questions/concerns
We loved everything about our stay
The home is also centrally located to the Village and Snow Summit Would definitely recommend this home for your mountain vacation
Location:
Perfect location for the kiddos
The house was in a perfect location to get to the lifts with a minimum of traffic by taking the residential roads instead of going on to Big Bear Blvd
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9. Modern cabin in the heart of Big Bear Lake (from USD 204)

modern cabin in the heart of big bear lake
Source: HomeAway

This modern cabin is located just steps away from a wide range of shopping and dining options and is also a short walk away from the Big Bear Marina, where guests can rent out a boat to explore the lake for a day. Within the cabin, amenities include a hot tub, spacious patio, propane grill and flat-screen television. This stunning property is a perfect getaway if you seek the calm and peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Luxury in the HEART OF THE VILLAGE. Just steps to restaurants, shops, clubs, bowling, and the lake!
Big Bear Lake, CA, US
6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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10. Private cottage in the forest (from USD 156)

Guests looking for some extra privacy and tranquillity away from the bustling Big Bear Lake city centre will appreciate this cabin, which accommodates up to six people. It is located in a beautiful forest, with tall vaulted ceilings that give guests uninterrupted views of the snowy forest and tall woodland trees.

Sleep Inn - Ultra Clean, Ultra Modern Cabin
3 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the Jacuzzi was far and we couldn't use it because it was too cold to walk there with a towel
My kids enjoyed the loft and the TV which has Hulu and Netflix
Location:
The cabin is New and very nice Close to the village which was really great
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Many great cabins for solitude seekers

There are many amazing cabins to choose from in Big Bear Lake, California. Whether you are looking for a cosy cabin in the heart of the woods or a modern home in the heart of Big Bear Lake’s city centre, yet in seclusion, these are the best and the most recommended options available for you. Be sure to check out the secluded cabins in Big Bear Lake, California, before your next trip!

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Ruth Rosalyn Goh is a freelance writer and novelist who loves snuggling, skating, and all things matcha.

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