A trip to California is incomplete without staying at Big Bear Lake. Located in the heart of Southern California and a mere two hours from Los Angeles, the lake is a prime destination for alpine recreation. Alpine sports fans flock to popular Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts during the winter to get their adrenaline pumping. Big Bear Lake is a gorgeous 7 miles (11 km) lake that is perfect for a host of summer activities such as fishing, kayaking or water-skiing.
Big Bear Lake is the perfect vacation destination for adrenaline-seekers or those just craving for some quality time surrounded by nature. Beautiful vacation rentals can be found peppered around the lake, which is fit for big families or groups of friends. Check out our selection of the best Vacasa vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake, California below!
Situated a mere few minutes from Big Bear Lake is Papa Bear, a dog-friendly cabin perfect for a weekend getaway with the family. Ideal for five, Papa Bear is a rustic yet modern cabin packed with all the necessities you need for your weekend festivities. A stay in this cabin entitles families and couples to the very much needed privacy they deserve and crave. Plus, renters are spoiled for choice once mealtimes come around since it is located near restaurants and convenience stores. If you don’t like to eat out, you can take advantage of the gas grill, and whip up some delicious steaks and vegetable kebabs under the stars. The cabin itself is a home away from home with free WiFi and Netflix — making it perfect for streaming movies. One can be sure to feel rejuvenated after a weekend stay here in Papa Bear.
Papa Bear - Big Bear Lake, CASee location on map
Moonridge Family Retreat is a charming cabin located 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Big Bear. This quaint, four-person cabin features a sprawling deck that promises beautiful sceneries at any given time of the year. Handsomely decorated with paintings and wooden furnishings throughout the cottage, your stay here would be nothing short of relaxing.
Moonridge Family Retreat - Big Bear Lake, CASee location on map
Splashes of green greet you as you enter Fox Crossing. This nicely decorated cabin with interiors that parallel the outdoors comfortably fits eight people. Fox Crossing is also 0.25 miles (402 meters) from Big Bear Boulevard. For Starbucks lovers, your next coffee run is a mere 10-minute walk from the cabin. On a beautiful summer day, be sure to hike Woodland, Castle Rock or Pine Knot trails to relish the beauty of Big Bear Lake and San Bernadino Mountain. If you’re looking a way to cool off, take advantage of the outdoor 122-jet hot tub!
Fox Crossing - Big Bear Lake, CASee location on map
Kapers is a beautiful cottage-style cabin that is less than a mile’s drive to Snow Summit ski slopes. Alpine sports enthusiasts will get their adrenaline pumping in no time during winter. Staying a stone’s throw away from the slopes also mean you can run back home for a quick hot lunch before hitting the slopes once more. Head over to Bighorn Smokehouse or Oakfire Grill after a day on the slopes. You won’t be disappointed! There is ample room to entertain both your family and friends in this five-bed cabin. There is also plenty of room to roam around. While the adults whip out the steaks on the charcoal grill outside, children can take advantage of the foosball table and the boardgames provided.
Kapers - Big Bear Lake, CASee location on map
Three miles (4.8 km) away from Big Bear and located at the foot of the Castle Rock hiking trail is a charming cabin, Talbot Treasure. This cosy, three-bedroom cabin houses eight and is suitable for small families and groups of friends. At present, the cabin also welcomes dogs for a small fee. Talbot Treasure opens up to the lush Big Bear forest which promises fresh air and the occasional squirrels visiting as you enjoy a warm cup of coffee on the deck. During your stay, you mustn’t miss out on bobsledding on Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain or kayaking at Boulder Bay Park. For a refreshing start to your visit, challenge yourself to complete the Castle Rock Trail 1W03! On chilly evenings, you’ll appreciate the warmth of the cottage’s trusty fireplace. Talbot Treasure is a property worth reserving for your next trip to Big Bear Lake.
Talbot Treasure - Big Bear Lake, CASee location on map
Twice As Nice is a one-bedroom Big Bear Lake cottage which can house six people. This accommodation is strategically located to major attractions such as Meadow Park and Pine Knot Marina. A day out on the water with fun-filled activities such as fishing and paddle boarding awaits at Pine Knot Marina. Just don’t forget the sunscreen! Those who fancy indulging in craft beers can head over to Big Bear Lake Brewing Company. Here, you can take a sip of the freshest brew on Big Bear. Back on the property, take a soak in the private hot tub under the stars. You surely won’t be disappointed during your stay at Twice As Nice.
Twice As Nice - Big Bear Lake, CASee location on map
Bear Creek Trail is a condo situated 0.25 miles (402 meters) from the Big Bear Mountain ski slopes, making it an excellent accommodation choice during the winter season. This cosy accommodation is also 0.25 miles (402 meters) from the Big Bear Alpine Zoo which makes for an exciting visit, especially if you have kids. This rehabilitation facility houses rescued Alpine animals and is located across the street from Bear Mountain Ski Resort. During your stay at Bear Creek Trail, be sure to give the beach cruiser bikes a spin at the nearby bike path. You can also make some homecooked meal in the kitchen while the kids keep themselves busy with plenty of board games at their disposal. Let the warmth from the wood-burning fireplace keep you cosy throughout the night. Bear Creek Trail is perfect for a family getaway, so be sure to book this accommodation right away!
Bear Creek Trail - Big Bear Lake, CA43093 Bear Creek Ct. , Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Lakeview Retreat is a spacious cabin providing unparalleled views of Big Bear Lake. Walking a little bit would lead you to the glorious Big Bear Lake, which is the best destination for water-based activities such as swimming, kayaking and fishing. Lakeview Retreat is also equipped with a private hot tub and gazebo, as well as a wide deck that is ideal for dining outdoors. If this is the type of vacation rental you’re looking for, reserve your stay at Lakeview Retreat today!
Lakeview Retreat - Big Bear Lake, CA40063 Lakeview Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
This modern family-sized cabin at Big Bear Lake looks different than the other mountain cabins out there. Fit for a party of eight, Bearpaw Cabin is equipped with a huge deck that promises panoramic views of the San Bernardino Mountain. If you’re a golf enthusiast, you’ll be happy to know that you can enjoy the view of the Bear Mountain Resort course from the comfort of the deck. A mere bus ride away, winter activities await at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit’s ski slopes. In the summertime, you can head over to Baldwin Lake Stables for some horseback riding around the beautiful lake. Visit Pine Knot Village for some shopping and stop by for some wicked coffee at Moonridge Coffee Shop. You won’t run out of activities to keep you occupied here at Bearpaw Cabin.
Bearpaw Cabin - Big Bear Lake, CA1027 Clubview Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Speephorn Splendor is a gorgeous three-storey cabin with unobstructed views of the mountains and ski slopes. This dog-friendly cabin looks and feels very cosy with wooden furnishings and a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace. It also sleeps eight and if you have children in tow, fret not. On the property itself, they can stay entertained by playing basketball and ping-pong. Located 4 miles (6.4 km) away from Big Bear Lake, patrons can easily rent a kayak or try their hands on stand-up paddleboarding at Pine Knot Marina. Whether you rent Sheephorn Splendor during the winter or summer, you can be assured of beautiful views from every corner of the cabin.
Sheephorn Splendor - Big Bear Lake, CA43418 Sheephorn Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Feel right at home at Big Bear Lake
There is plenty to do when you head up to Big Bear Lake either during the winter or summer. For a taste of home away from home, check out these 10 Vacasa vacation rental properties. Perfect for couples, big families or large group of friends, these cabins are sure to make the trip much sweeter and memorable!
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