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Big Bear Lake vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake

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Cabin in Big Bear Lake
Stargazing Getaway in the Mountains
Looking for a romantic getaway? This modern cabin for summer and winter vacations is for you! Perfect for a couple or small family and those who want the value of an Airbnb booking but prefer the privacy and convenience of peaceful vacation lodging and spa. On a clear night, you can see 2.5 million light-years away with just your eyes, so grab your partner, towels and head outside to enjoy the stars while soaking in the most recent line tub and making your nights of stargazing even more magical.
$124 per night
Cabin in Big Bear Lake
The Wee Bear Cabin (2 person) with Private Hot Tub
Experience the charm of The Wee Bear Cabin! Immerse yourself in this cozy 460 square-foot, Scottish-themed retreat, with a delightful 1bed/1bath layout. Relax and unwind in the privacy of your very own hot tub surrounded by ancient pine trees, allowing your cares to melt away. Indulge in the comfort of the king-sized bed and sink into the plush leather sofa while enjoying your favorite shows on the 55" TV. Just a 9-minute walk/2-minute drive to Big Bear Village and 2 min walk to the lake!
$141 per night
Cabin in Arrowbear Lake
A-Frame Apogee | Hot Tub · Epic Views · Swing Set
Couples, Families & Mountain Peace Seekers only, please. Perched on stilts and boasting unrivaled mountain and valley views, sits this incomparable A-Frame. Since 1964, this gorgeous example of Mid-Century A-Frame architecture has graced the Arrowbear Lake Valley. In 2023, it completed a full restoration and has since become the standard by which all other A-Frames are measured. Brilliantly designed by SoCalSTR® | IG: @socalstr "Top 1%" local market performer according to AirDNA
$190 per night

Stay near Big Bear Lake's top sights

Snow Summit906 locals recommend
Big Bear Alpine Zoo723 locals recommend
Boulder Bay Park237 locals recommend
Big Bear Snow Play489 locals recommend
Ski Beach Park85 locals recommend
The VILLAGE SHOPS AND COURTYARD166 locals recommend

Lake homes in Big Bear Lake

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Alpine Bay Chalet: Game Room! Hot Tub! Lake Views!
$161 per night
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4 Seasons Cabin: Hot Tub,Fenced Yard,Walk to Lake!
$132 per night
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Lake cabin great for Family Pets Fire-pit BBQ & EV
$138 per night
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The Village Retreat
$226 per night

Lake cabins in Big Bear Lake

Cabin in Big Bear Lake
Open Concept w Hot Tub, Kayaks, & Mountain View’s
$121 per night
Cabin in Big Bear
Camp Hope A-Frame Cabin: Views, Spa, Firepit, Deck
$194 per night
Cabin in Big Bear Lake
Moonridge Dream - Incredible views and spa
$212 per night
Cabin in Fawnskin
Cozy Lakeside Cabin with Hot Tub
$156 per night

Big Bear Lake homes

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Bear Mountain Hideaway, Cabin w Spa
$108 per night
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Sweetheart Suite
$70 per night
Home in Big Bear
Hygge House: AC + hot tub + pets
$121 per night
Home in Big Bear
The Studio in Big Bear Luxury Suite
$89 per night

Your guide to Big Bear Lake

All About Big Bear Lake

Though many imagine sun-drenched beaches and Hollywood celebrities when they think of Southern California, Big Bear Lake is that notable exception: a cozy mountain town tucked in the San Bernardino Mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of the sprawling megalopolis below. With exceptional fishing, hiking, and outdoor adventure opportunities in the summer, and amazing snowboarding, sledding, and skiing during the winter (yes, there is snow in SoCal), Big Bear Lake makes for a wonderful escape. The holiday season is an extra special time at Big Bear for those that prefer a traditional snowy Christmas, and the lengthy summers are overflowing with outdoor activity everywhere you roam. Warm, inviting, comfortable, and without the usual tourist trappings, Big Bear Lake is the ultimate mountain escape right in the heart of Southern California.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Big Bear Lake

A Big Bear cabin is one of the more popular options when staying in these mountains. When it comes to the best time of year to visit, there are no wrong answers. If you’re a fan of winter sports like skiing, sledding, and snowboarding, visit after the snow starts to fall during the fall and winter months. The spring is a truly special time at Big Bear Lake, with snow still on the ground and mountain wildflowers beginning to bloom. In summer, there’s no shortage of water sports, lakeside festivities, hiking, and your fill of freshwater fishing.

Top things to do in Big Bear Lake

Snow Summit Ski Resort

Established in 1952, Snow Summit has been one of the favorite Southern California ski and snowboarding destinations for decades. With a surprising variety of terrain and trails with varying difficulties, there’s a slope for every level of snowboarder or skier. And the staff runs an excellent rental shop with lessons that are well worth the money if you’re just learning.

Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is a must-do attraction that is packed with terrific freshwater fishing, boating, water sports, and ample opportunities for a simple dip in the cool, clear, clean lake water. The lake’s six marinas are open from spring to fall and can hook you up with everything from pontoon rentals to easy-to-navigate fishing skiffs.

Boulder Bay Park

Boulder Bay Park is a beautiful, untrammeled park right on the lake, where you can fish off the dock or launch a canoe or kayak for a waterborne adventure. Also, there are plenty of picnic tables and a bandstand where bands regularly perform during the summer.