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Top Airbnb Vacation Rentals Vs. Hotels Near Big Bear Lake, California

Top Airbnb Vacation Rentals Vs. Hotels Near Big Bear Lake, California
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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 accommodations offered. Fret not, as always, we’re here to help! Let’s look at some of the top Airbnbs Vacation Rentals and Hotels near Big Bear Lake:

1. Ski Bunny Lodge (from 125 USD)

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Ski Bunny Lodge is a very cosy cabin surrounded by trees and right near Big Bear Lake. 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!

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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.

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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.

Awesome, authentic little cabin in the woods! Perfect for a couple's getaway. Great, central location. Bedroom is a little tight but no problem. Alex

Ski Bunny Lodge

Address: Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

Price: from 125 USD

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2. Steps to Snow Summit Amazing 2-BR Cabin (from 149 USD)

For families that are looking for an accommodation close to the various attractions, this one’s for you.

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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?

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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.

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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

Steps to Snow Summit Amazing Cabin

Address: Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

Price: from 149 USD

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3. Big Bear Sinatra's Villa (from 221 USD)

Or, you can choose to stay at this very charming and traditional log cabin that is accompanied by modern facilities.

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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!

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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.

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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

Price: from 221 USD

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4. Newly Remodeled Rustic Mountain Retreat (from 354 USD)

For big groups, consider this three-​bedroom rustic mountain retreat!

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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. ​

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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.

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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

Price: from 354 USD

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5. Cabin with Spa (from 250 USD)

Last but not least, check out this very pretty, 3-bedroom, ultimate family getaway!

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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!

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This very spacious cabin 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?!

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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. SPA Sleeps 4+

Address: Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

Price: from 250 USD

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11. Timber Haven Lodge

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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.

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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.

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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. Pauline

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12. Cozy Hollow Lodge

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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.

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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.

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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. Laura

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13. Big Bear Chateau

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With an European-style décor, the Big Bear Chateau 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.

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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.

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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. Blane

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14. Robinhood Resort

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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.

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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.

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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. Carly

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Stay at the heart of 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!

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