13 Big Bear Mountain Retreats for Your Next Alpine Getaway

Known as a winter sports mecca, Big Bear is truly a year-round destination with a whole new world to explore after the snow melts. Nestled in the San Bernardino National Forest, this small Southern California mountain town offers a variety of outdoor activities, from hiking the surrounding mountains to tripping on Big Bear Lake. Downtown, The Village serves as a dining, shopping and entertainment district. Held at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, the community convention Oktoberfest the party lasts more than a month!

Whether you’re looking for a rustic cabin near ski resorts or a lodge near a fish-filled lake, we’ve found the best Big Bear vacation rentals on Vrbo to serve as your mountain retreat. Many have hot tubs, patios to soak up the alpine air, and a mountain motif – a few even have a game room! Here are the best places to stay next time you’re in Big Bear.

  1. Boulder Bay Lakeview House

  2. If you think this view is good, you should see the inside! Nestled in one of Big Bear’s most desirable locations, The Boulder Bay, this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath vacation home has a stunning interior. Enjoy the view of the lake, forest and Boulder Bay from the living room or the hot tub on the patio.

    Bedrooms: 4

    Bathrooms : 4

    Sleeping: ten

    Minimum night: 2

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  3. Boulder Bay Log Cabin

  4. Boulder Bay Log Cabin

    With three bedrooms and one and a half baths, up to six can sleep in tits rustic mountain chalet house. During the colder months, light a fire in the wood-burning fireplace. Boulder Bay, hiking trails and the lake are all steps away.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 1.5

    Sleeping: 6

    Minimum night: Varied

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  5. Big Bear Lake Lodge

  6. Big Bear Lake Lodge

    Going to Big Bear with a large group? This spacious 4,200 square foot chalet can accommodate 14 people in its six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Those who come during the colder months will appreciate its heated floors and four fireplaces. This dog-friendly lake lodge has driveway parking for five vehicles. Located on Gilner’s Point of Metcalf Bay, this lake lodge is a short drive to the ski slopes, village and hiking trails. Rent a pontoon or fishing boat from the Holloway Marina down the street.

    Bedrooms: 6

    Bathrooms : 4

    Sleeping: 14

    Minimum night: 2

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  7. Rustic Cabin Near the Lake

  8. Rustic Cabin Near the Lake

    Located in Gilner Point, Metcalf Bay, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home sleeps up to seven people. Perfect for a family retreat, the gated property has a games room with a ping pong table. Dine on the patio in the warmer months or cozy up by the fire pit in the cooler months. The lake and the village are ideally located nearby.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: 7

    Minimum night: 2

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  9. Downtown Cottage

  10. Downtown Cottage

    This spacious, two-storey, four-bedroom, three-bathroom chalet makes a wonderful mountain retreat for a group of up to 10 people. Toast your toes by the log fire and play pool, foosball and shuffleboard.

    Snow Summit Resort is within walking distance. Take a walk to Meadow Park to access the lake. The shops of the Village and the ski resorts are less than a few kilometers away.

    Bedrooms: 4

    Bathrooms : 3

    Sleeping: ten

    Minimum night: Varied

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  11. Pine Creek Cottage

  12. Pine Creek Cottage

    Located in the quiet neighborhood of Pinewood Estates, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation home sleeps eight people. This family cabin features a bunk room, toys, Pack ‘n Play and bed with sleeping bag for toddlers, plus shuffleboard and arcade games for kids of all ages. ages. When there’s snow, sled down the private hill off the side of the cabin, then warm up by the fire pit on the deck or a fire pit in the living room. The Village, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts, Big Bear Snow Play, hiking trails and Oktoberfest grounds are all a short drive away.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: 8

    Minimum night: 2

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  13. Upper Moonridge Cottage

  14. Upper Moonridge Cottage

    Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this cute little cabin in the woods is just a minute from Bear Mountain. When it’s cold, warm up by the wood-burning fireplace. When it’s warm, sit on the porch swing. A 4×4 vehicle is required to traverse the steep driveway to this hillside chalet.

    The Big Bear Convention Center, Big Bear Alpine Zoo, downtown and Meadow Park lake access are all within four miles.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 1

    Sleeping: 4

    Minimum night: Varied

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  15. Castle Glen Estate Log Home

  16. Castle Glen Estate Log Home

    Located in the Castle Glen Estates neighborhood, this spacious 3,500 square foot log cabin sleeps up to 16 people in its four bedrooms, including a bunk room. There’s also a games room, which includes a pool table, table football, and pinball machine. It also has plenty to offer when it comes to outdoor living, including a swing set, outdoor seating area and a seven-person hot tub. Off the galley, the upper deck has a grill and plenty of seating for al fresco dining.

    Bedrooms: 4

    Bathrooms : 3.5

    Sleeping: 16

    Minimum night: Varied

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  17. Winter Park House

  18. Winter Park House

    Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in the upscale family neighborhood of Winter Park, this beautiful mountain home sits in the heart of Big Bear Lake. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, it can accommodate up to 10 people. Features include vaulted wooden ceilings, cathedral windows and a beautiful wood-burning stone fireplace. Parking is provided in the driveway, but not in the garage as it is a game room, with a pool table, electronic basketball game, etc. The exterior is equally pleasant, with spacious terraces, a fire table and a hot tub.

    Great tobogganing areas are nearby. It’s an easy walk to the ski shuttle to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, both of which are within a few miles of this vacation rental, as is the lake and The Village.

    Bedrooms: 4

    Bathrooms : 3

    Sleeping: ten

    Minimum night: Varied

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  19. Summit Estates Log Cabin

  20. Summit Estates Log Cabin

    Located on a private cul-de-sac in Summit Estates, this comfortable three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin sleeps eight. Highlights include a wood-burning brick fireplace and a two-story games garage with ping-pong, darts, pool table, foosball and an entertainment area. The patio offers a gas grill, outdoor dining area, and a six-person hot tub. Note that this holiday home is not air-conditioned. Walk to Snow Summit and scenic hiking trails, or take a bike ride to Big Bear Lake.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: 8

    Minimum night: Varied

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  21. Moonridge Superior Cabin

  22. Moonridge Superior Cabin

    What this two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin lacks in interior design, it makes up for with stunning views from nearly every room. Enjoy breathtaking views of Bear Mountain Ski Resort from the living room, dining room, and kitchen, not to mention the deck. Enjoy the view from the hammock swings, sunbathe in the lounge chairs, or dine under the stars on this two-story deck.

    Bedrooms: 2

    Bathrooms : 1

    Sleeping: 6

    Minimum night: Varied

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  23. Moonridge Upper House

  24. Moonridge Upper House

    This three-bedroom, three-bath cabin is so close to the Bear Mountain ski slopes that you can walk (or ski) there! Located on a quiet culdesac, its high elevation offers beautiful valley, forest, and mountain views, as well as peekaboo views of Big Bear Lake in the distance. After a day on the slopes, play pool, air hockey and foosball, or warm up by the wood-burning fireplace. When the snow allows it, the backyard is ideal for sledding!

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 3

    Sleeping: 8

    Minimum night: 2

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  25. Moonridge Mountain House

  26. Moonridge Mountain House

    Just half a mile from Bear Mountain Resort, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin sleeps up to six people. Upstairs, the master bedroom has treetop views and access to the balcony. Downstairs, relax by the fireplace during the winter months or enjoy the fresh air on the porch. Grocery stores and restaurants are a short drive away.

    Bedrooms: 3

    Bathrooms : 2

    Sleeping: 6

    Minimum night: 2

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Related Reading:

  1. The Best Things to Do in Big Bear, California in Winter
  2. Big Bear Lake, California: Top Things to See and Do
  3. 6 Best Ski Resorts in Southern California

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