Big Bear is a small city located in San Bernardino County, California, and is probably the most known for Big Bear Lake. The lake, which is located east of Los Angeles, is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest and is known to be a major contributor to the city’s tourism. The city, that has a small population of approximately 5,019, reportedly welcomes over 100-thousand tourists every weekend, with most of them staying near the Big Bear Valley.
Being a popular year-round destination, you will always be spoilt for choice with the number of vacation rentals, holiday homes, and secluded cabins offered. Fret not, as always, we’re here to help! Let’s look at some of the top Airbnbs and hotels near Big Bear Lake.
Situated not far from Alpine Slide, this hotel features spacious rooms that are equipped with coffee makers to help you get started in the morning, satellite televisions for your entertainment before bedtime, and free toiletries in the private bathrooms. Guests who cannot skip a workout can use the fitness center on site to exercise. Then, relax in a steam room.
Holiday Inn Resort The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, an IHG Hotel
Address: 40650 Village Drive
Price: from 113 USD
WiFi Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Designated smoking area Fitness centre 24-hour front desk Meeting/banquet facilities Heating
Last but not least, check out this very pretty, 3-bedroom, ultimate family getaway! This cabin has only recently, in 2012, been remodelled. It is conveniently located within walking distance of village shops, restaurants, and Big Bear Lake. It is also just a 5-minute drive from Snow Summit and a 10-minute drive from Bear Mountain. Additionally, the hosts were named as Airbnb super hosts too! This Big Bear Lake cabin for rent comes with every possible amenity a family would need. With a foosball table, dart board, SMART TV, streaming Pandora, Netflix, a Nintendo Wii, Apple TV, Street Fighter 2 arcade game, and more, what more could you ask for?! For added entertainment, the bedroom on the third floor has a Samsung SMART TV, Netflix, Pandora, and a Blu-Ray Player. The room also consists of 5 beds and will only be available upon request.
The house is also very secure, with its front gate only accessible with a lockbox.
This is a nice vacation spot. My family and I enjoyed our stay. While some of us enjoyed the deck in the evening, others enjoyed the spa. All rooms provided an enjoyable sleeping experience. I found my bed (lower bunk of large room) to be very comfortable. Check in and checkout was easy painless. Close to town (about a 10-minute walk from shops). Dan
Walk to Village + Lake +2019 New SPABig Bear Lake, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthere were several games a foosball table and an old-fashioned video game machine that kept everyone entertainedthe couch is huge and the living room is a great hangout spacewe loved the spa comfy couch and fun bunk bed roomthe dining table was big enough for 7 of us to have dinner at comfortably tooa lot of activities in the cabin to keep us entertained and it was perfectly cozyjacuzzi was clean and hothouse is clean & cozysuper clean and jasmine is really nicethe place is very clean and welcomingclean great beds nicely decorated and lots of character
Host:she was extremely accommodating and a wonderful hostjasmine is a great hostjasmine was a great host very responsive and accommodatingshe was super helpful and very reachablejasmine was a great host and we'd stay here againRead more reviewsgreat location to the villagethis cabin is perfectly located within walking distance of big bear villagethe location was great and central to big bear's village and meadow parkgreat stay walking distance to big bear villagegreat location short walk or drive to everything you need
This amazing bungalow in Big Bear Lake has two bedrooms that can sleep up to four guests, making it a perfect choice for families or friends looking for a winter retreat. It features a full kitchen, a smart TV with Netflix, a gas barbecue grill, and a dining table on the front porch. From here, you can easily access Big Bear Lake, ski slopes, and the national park. This is a pet-free rental but exceptions can be made for valid reasons.
Moonlight Bungalow by the Village, Lake, MountainsBig Bear Lake, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthey have everything we needed to make breakfast in the mornings and enjoy our coffee from their patiogreat amenities hot shower and an overall great experiencevery comfortable bed and great natural lightwe loved your adorable cottage and really appreciate all the kitchen goodiesthe kids loved all their in-room faux fireplace/heaterwas very clean would recommendand comfortable clean beds to sleep inthe cabin was beautiful and cleaneverything was clean and we felt safe the entire timecabin was clean and we could enjoy our stay
Host:great hosts highly recommendphil and greer were excellent hosts with quick responses to any questions we hadloved the vibe there and hosts were quick at answering all questionshosts were awesome and very friendlythey are responsive hosts who provided specific directions and everything worked out wellRead more reviewsgreat location really close to the townvery cute cabin perfect locationcute comfy cabin close to the lakepretty close to the village and walking distance to some restaurantsgreat location and very cute and cozy
With an European-style décor, this Big Bear Lake vacation rental offers numerous on-site facilities such as the Tiffany’s cocktail lounge and a daily American breakfast buffet. If you are wish for alternative options, Big Bear Village is just 5 minutes’ drive away. The King Room offers more space than most at Big Bear Lake, letting you live in the lap of luxury, without the hassle of worrying about cleanliness and space for your luggage. If you are planning something special, Big Bear Chateau takes special requests, from catering to motorcycle clubs with special parking in front to outdoor wedding ceremonies. If you get bored of the games room, business centre, and fitness centre, there are numerous other activities available a short drive away. You can go skiing at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, just 1.6 km (1mile) away, Moonridge Animal Park is 5 minutes’ drive away, and you will be able to find a number of hiking trails within 6.4 km (4miles).
Really liked the hotel itself, each room had a fireplace and a balcony, it seemed, and it was as well kept as any hotel we have stayed at, and even better than previous hotels we have stayed at in Big Bear. We will be staying there again.
Best Western- Big Bear Chateau
Address: 42200 Moonridge Road
Price: from 125 USD
Hiking Daily housekeeping Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Canoeing Air conditioning Games room Bowling Free WiFi
Providing easy and quick access to Big Bear City Airport, this hotel guarantees a relaxing stay. Enjoy modernly designed rooms that feature a seating area, a private bathroom, and free wireless internet access. In the evening, you can take advantage of the barbecue facilities available to satisfy your appetite. You are also welcome to take a leisure walk around the garden at any time you want.
Wake up to the beauty of the mountains in this 1900s farmhouse located two minutes from Snow Play and nine minutes from Snow Summit Ski Resort. The cabin is thoughtfully adorned with old-school decors and furnished with modern amenities. It features a fully equipped kitchen with lovely butcher block countertops, an efficient heating system, a TV, and a touchpad access entry system. Do note that quiet time begins at 10pm.
Family and Pet Friendly 1900's Farmhouse EscapeBig Bear, California, United States
Top guest reviewseasy access to wifiloved the patio from the rooms the view of the stars looked amazing from up thereeverything we needed for our stay was available and the beds were comfortablebeds are comfortable and plenty of blanketsit was super clean and comfortableeverything was clean organized and easy to findthe shower was nice and the linens all smelled cleanit was spacious and very cleansparkling clean very personal touches loved the space will book again real soon we loved it
Host:the host is very thoughtfulpatrick was a wonderful hostpatrick is an outstanding host who is extremely prompt in his responsesvery thoughtful of the hostpatrick was very nice polite and attentiveRead more reviewsit was super cute and great location everything was close bysuper great location close to the village and other excursionsso close to all the best places in big bearwalking distance to the snowplay area 10 minute walk and 2 minute drive which was very nicenice place good central location to all of the summer or winter activities you expect in big bear
For big groups, consider this three-bedroom rustic mountain retreat! This apartment is conveniently located just 7 minutes away from Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Big Bear Lake Village, and more. It was also recently remodelled and features a beautiful architectural design. It comes with a Jacuzzi, a BBQ area, a spacious sunny deck, and a patio. The Jacuzzi and hot tub are maintained and cleaned regularly by trained and professional staff.
Also, if you’re driving yourself to the property, there is a garage that can hold 2 cars. The apartment has 3 bedrooms and 7 beds in total. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a queen-sized futon. The second bedroom has one king-sized bed, and the third bedroom has one twin bunk bed, one twin bed, and one twin trundle bed. Now, nobody is going to snatch anybody’s bed for sure! Even so, the owners will be happy to provide you with fold up beds if needed.
Also, in all 3 bathrooms there will be clean towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and a hair dryer. The very cosy living room consists of so many things that will offer multiple opportunities for family time. To name a few, there is a MultiArcade, two LED TVs, an Xbox One, and a pool table. The TV also comes with cable channels and Netflix.
That’s not all! There is a cotton candy maker in the already impressive fully-equipped kitchen, and a bar station as well. You really can have heaps of fun indoors!
My entire family stayed at this property for my mom’s birthday. Mia was very kind and allowed me to check into the property early. The property manager was very responsive and she was easy to communicate and coordinate with. We had 7 adults and 2 children and there were enough beds and space for everyone. The location was near grocery stores and the village. The pool table, arcade, and jacuzzi were definitely a bonus! We would highly recommend this place. Anjali
NEWLY REMODELED 3bds Rustic Mountain Retreat w SPA
Address: Big Bear Lake, CA, United States (see map)
Price: from 354 USD
Or, you can choose to stay at this very charming and traditional log cabin that is accompanied by modern facilities. This 2-storey cabin is not only visually appealing, but also has the perfect amenities for your stay. The cabin is located just minutes away from Snow Summit as well as dining and entertainment areas. The lake, located just 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) away, is accessible from a launch ramp! Complete with high ceilings, comfy furniture, beautiful interiors, and a fully equipped kitchen, this airbnb listing also comes with Wi-Fi, board games, toys, a PlayStation, and a pool table, just to name a few! You can sit back and relax in the beautiful living room with your loved ones and enjoy a game or two in front of the indoor fireplace.
The cabin comes with 3 bedrooms and easily accommodates up to 9 people. There are two bedrooms on the first floor and the master bedroom is located on the second floor. If needed, the loft can also be used as a sleeping area as it comes with a twin bed. In the master bedroom, you’ll enjoy a huge walk-in closet, a private bathroom, and cable TV, as well as breathtaking views from your bedroom window. The front deck of the cabin is spacious and comes with a BBQ area. Here, you can enjoy the views of the sunrise in the morning and have a BBQ with your loved ones in the evening. Also, the owner generously provides fresh towels, linen, dish soap, shampoo, laundry soap, and even firewood for you! Talk about hospitality!
We absolutely loved the cabin. It was a very last minute decision to spend the weekend in Big Bear and we booked late Friday afternoon with a Friday night arrival. Judilynn was awesome and very accommodating. When we drove up to the place it was even more beautiful than the pictures. Fully stocked and clean beyond belief. We are going to make this our home away from home. Absolute perfection!!! Eric
Big Bear Sinatra's Villa
Address: Big Bear Lake, CA, United States (see map)
Price: from 221 USD
Ski Bunny Lodge is a very cosy Big Bear Lake cabin rental that is surrounded by trees. Complete with a heater, fully-equipped kitchen, and Wi-Fi, this charming one-bedroom cabin is also pet friendly. No member of the family needs to miss out on the fun; your fur babies can come too! The cabin comes with an indoor fireplace. Sit back and relax in the very cosy furniture and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or two in front of a toasty roaring fire. There is a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom and a sleeper sofa provided in the living room, making the cabin easily accommodating for up to 4 guests. The cabin also has a deck that comes with a charcoal BBQ, perfect for group and family gatherings. From the deck, you can enjoy beautiful views of the lush greenery just outside of your cabin.
Welcome to this house where you’re sure to have a delightful stay. The house features two modern bathrooms and one full bathroom to easily accommodate a group of four guests. From the front deck, you can admire the spectacular mountain views while enjoying your morning coffee or indulging in a sunset barbecue. You can also gather around the fire pit at night and roast some marshmallows. End your day with a dip in the redwood hot tub before going to sleep.
Big Bear Favorite w Open Concept & Mountain ViewsBig Bear Lake, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe amenities the thoughtful touches kitchen with helpful toolscozy up to date cabin with nice amenities and featureswe loved the cozy decor and the views of snow covered mountainsit was warm during our visit and no ac in the cabin but we appreciated the fansthe kitchen amenities made it really easy to make breakfast and dinner therethe cabin was very clean and stylishexceptionally clean and very thoughtful touches everywhere you turnthe cabin was very clean and well taken care ofthis one was cleanhospitality cleanliness and communication was key to an overall great experience
Host:the hosts were very responsive to our questionsjack and adam were great hostsexcellent hosts and excellent stayjack and adam were amazing hosts very responsive with any questions we hadthe hosts were super kind and responsiveRead more reviewsamazing place and located within walking distance from the lakegreat location right in between everythingthe airbnb was walking distance to the lake and super close to the villagea great place to get away and relaxi would 100% recommend this location to a friend or for a return visit
Take a 20 minutes stroll down to the beach from this hotel. The Big Bear Marina and Lake are just 5 minutes walk away too. Visit the on-site tavern and pub for a variety of food and entertainment options if you choose to remain indoors for the day. Pick the room that suits you best, offering 2 large double beds, the Queen Room is perfect for a large party. With a seating area and a kitchenette, take a quiet break at the end of your day and enjoy the company. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, private bathroom, and hairdryer. Nottingham’s Tavern serves up California cuisine or pop on by and enjoy live entertainment, happy hour, and dancing at Friar Tuck’s Pub.
We stayed in a king suite with a spa bath. We loved the fire place and were walking distance from everything. Incredibly cozy atmosphere and friendly staff, will definitely be staying here again.
Address: 40797 Big Bear Boulevard
Price: from 98 USD
Internet services Access to health care professionals Delivered food is securely covered Skiing Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Fire extinguishers Ski pass vendor Facilities for disabled guests
Indulge in a pleasant stay at this elegant cabin that is surrounded by beautiful pine trees. Offering one bedroom and one bathroom, the cabin is ideal for solo travelers or couples. During the day, step into the inviting hot tub for a rejuvenating soak. Snuggle on the leather sofa and turn on the smart television to keep you entertained during rainy days. There is a small but fully equipped kitchen to satisfy your cooking needs.
The Wee Bear Cabin with Hot TubBig Bear Lake, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bed is huge and comfortable the heating worked well and the jacuzzi is amazingthe hot tub is an epic addition and the house is small but very comfortablecozy clean and comfortablethis place so so clean and stylish
Host:the owners have everything setup for a nice stay with suggestions clear instructions and yummy snacksRead more reviewsit’s a great location shops and food near by and just a few minutes walk from the lakethe cabin is so cute and cozy and so close to the lakewhat a cute and cool place it had everything we needed in a great locationabout a mile walking each way to the adorable village area with tons of restaurants to choose fromlovely spot in perfect location close to everything very nice restaurants 5 minutes away
Have an enjoyable stay with your loved ones at this charming condominium that is located on the south shore of Big Bear Lake. Equipped with a sofa bed and a double bed, the condo makes an excellent place to stay for four travelers. When you want to relax, you can simply jump into the indoor heated swimming pool. Or, you can get pampered in the spa that overlooks the lake. In the evening, cozy up by the fireplace. Finally, have a barbecue in one of the picnic areas.
1 Bedroom Condo-Sleeps 4-w/Kitchen, Fireplace LL1BBig Bear Lake, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe view was beautiful and the condo was comfortablecozy condo with a good view of the lakebeautiful place extra special if you manage to get a lake view room like i didthey have dvds you can rent in the front office but i wish the in-room tvs could streamawesome location great view huge 1bd room and cozyamazing stay and value but cleanliness left a sour staythe hotel is really well taken care of and clean
Host:spacious room friendly stafffriendly staff and clean placeRead more reviewscute rooms in a great locationgreat location it’s right on the watergreat location and very cozyvery nice location and stayi will definitely book this location again
This Airbnb vacation rental is a condo unit in a resort that features numerous amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, sports facilities, hot tub, and many more. As for your studio unit, it has rustic furnishing and modern appliances and pieces of furniture. It features one-bedroom that can accommodate two guests, and an open-plan concept, where you’ll find the kitchen, dining, and sitting area with an indoor fireplace. Additionally, you’ll also find here a balcony with barbecue facility and outdoor seating, where you can grill while having wine or a bottle of beer.
5★ Wyndham Condo NO CLEAN FEES Kitchen BBQ BalconyBig Bear Lake, California, United States
Top guest reviewsbest air bnb experience i’ve ever had place had everything we needed and more plus super cozy and clean insidethe appartment was perfectly clean with everything you needher place was extremely clean and modern - perfect for couples or a small group of friendsthe place was very clean & spacey definitely staying here again on my next trip to big bearher place was very clean modern and had all the amenitiesoutstanding place super clean quiet location excellent resort ammenities and services
Host:host was very helpful & quick to respondshe was always responsive and check-in was very simplefriendly staff an awesome hot tub and a great locationgreat place the host is great with communication and the place is gorgeousRead more reviewsbeautiful room and great locationthe location was perfect and the complex was very niceexcellent all the way around i highly recommend colby’s locationgreat place to get away nice and cozynothing comes close; one of the nicest places to stay in big bear
Set in a fenced yard, this authentic 1920s cabin exudes a romantic and vintage charm. The queen bed in its bedroom with a brand new cloud mattress is perfect for couples. The vintage cabin features a kitchen, a gas grill and griddle on the porch, a central heating system, a TV, and a DVD player. This rental is perfect for your Big Bear adventures as it is within walking distance from the lake and village. If you have pets, you’re in for a treat because this cabin is a hundred percent pet-friendly.
Ahhhdorable Vintage (Thomas Kinkade) Cottage CabinBig Bear Lake, California, United States
Top guest reviewsinside the cottage was inviting and cozythe kitchen is extremely well supplied- it’s a fully functional kitchen something that can be unusual for rentalsthe cottage was absolutely lovely and cozy so many personal touches and warmthcynthia has made the cottage cute and cozyas travelers who love to cook the fully stocked kitchen was greatit was sparkling clean and very cozythis cabin is very clean and welcomingbut other than that the place was very clean & neatinside is very clean and has a great cozy ambiancethe house was clean and warm which was nice since it was about 30 degrees outside
Host:cynthia was a great hostshe is a wonderful hostcynthia was a wonderful host and was able to answer any questions i hadcynthia is very responsive and a great hostcynthia is a great host she’s always there to answer any questionsRead more reviewssuper close to everythingthe location is greatthe location is greatlocation is great and close to everythinglocation is good right around the corner from the village (walking distance)
For families that are looking for a Big Bear Lake rental close to the various attractions, this one’s for you. This 2-storey cabin is located just steps away from the Snow Summit, within walking distance of the Village Entertainment Centre, and just one mile (1.6 kilometres) from the lake; convenience will definitely NOT be an issue with this accommodation. Also, it comes with Wi-Fi, a fully-equipped kitchen, and an indoor fireplace. Perfect for families, right? There are two bedrooms located on the second floor of the cabin, with a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom and twin and bunk beds in the other bedroom. The master bedroom is large enough to include a baby crib as well. There is also a pullout couch in the living room if any additional lodging space is needed. Both of the rooms on the second floor are separated by the cabin’s only bathroom. The reviews for this accommodation have been nothing but positive, with almost everyone talking about its cosiness and the great service from the owner. As a family, this is indeed an ideal accommodation for you as there are board games, a backyard, and a huge deck, offering many opportunities for family time. There is also a garage provided for car parking.
James was super professional in every way. Great communication prior, during and after our stay. The cabin was perfect, close to town and the lake, very roomy and charming. Would definitely return. He even went the extra mile for me by sending me the stereo I’d left behind, at no charge. That’s service. Thank you, James. Kacey
Center of Big Bear-Close to hiking and the lakeBig Bear Lake, California, United States
Top guest reviewssuper cozy furniture and bedroomeverything was clean and well maintainedit was amazingly cleanthe cabin was very very clean and roomyit is a great clean home to stay when at big bearnothing was missing place looked amazing and spotless clean communication was awesome always quick response
Host:host is really responsivethank you for being a great hosthost did an amazing job with the cabinjames is a thoughtful and accommodating hostthe host is very communicative helpful and niceRead more reviewslocation is goodexcellent location very close to snow summitgreat location walking distance to summitgreat location and awesome placethe location was fantastic and walking distance to the ski resort
Check into this rustic looking log cottage with modern amenities hidden inside for an enjoyable stay near Big Bear Lake. The Lodge is located just 2 km (1.2miles) away from the Big Bear Marina and the Big Bear Queen Lake Tours letting you enjoy the Big Bear Lake. With the Aspen Glen Picnic Area within walking distance, pack a simple lunch and enjoy the great outdoors. Warm yourselves at the fireplace and examine the mantle at the end of day as you take a break before heading out to explore Big Bear Lake once more. With a large seating area and dining table, this is perfect for gathering together and enjoy each other’s company on your holiday trip. Get a good night’s rest on the large double bed in this cozy bedroom after an exciting day. Facilities for this lodge include a children ’s playground, barbecue facilities, laundry services, a concierge service, and daily maid services. You will also be able to park your vehicle on the property without additional charge.
The cabin was perfect with all the amenities necessary for our visit. The proximity to Summit was great. The continental breakfast was amazing with the variety of breads, fruit, and coffee. The best was the sincere welcome of Karen.
Timber Haven Lodge
Address: 877 Tulip Lane
Price: from 88 USD
Regardless of which studio or cottage you choose to book here, you will be able to enjoy a fireplace and free Wi-Fi. Perfect for families, there’s a common area with a playground as well as a picnic area. If you wish to cook, there’s a common barbecue and some places offer kitchen facilities. The comfortable double bed decked out in earthly tones is accompanied with a private bathroom, refrigerator, and cable TV. The knotty Pine interiors exude a homely feel, with each cabins nestling under majestic pine trees. Centrally located, Big Bear Lake Village is just 5 minutes’ walk from the property and so is the Big Bear Lake itself. The Village hosts restaurants, cafes and bars providing all the services you need for a perfect holiday jaunt.
Beautiful quite little cottage. Clean, comfortable, spa, fireplace, and kitchenette. Beautiful grounds. Walking distance to the village and several other spots.
Cozy Hollow Lodge
Address: 40409 Big Bear Boulevard
Price: from 56 USD
Stay near Big Bear Lake, with great amenities
Big Bear Lake is accessible through four scenic highways, namely, Highway 330 from Highland, Highway 38 from Redlands, Highway 138 from Victorville, and Highway 18 from San Bernardino. At Big Bear Lake, you can enjoy several recreational activities, including shopping, massage and spa services, biking, cycling, hiking, and more! Don’t forget to check out our list of the best Airbnbs and hotels near Big Bear Lake before booking your stay anywhere.
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