Just two hours due east of Los Angeles, Big Bear is nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains. Skiers and hikers flock to Big Bear Lake to enjoy all the options for outdoor recreation no matter the season.

Top vacation rentals in Big Bear

Main deck off the living room
4.9
Outstanding(288 Reviews)
House
 in Big Bear Lake
Stunning Lakefront Home, Game Room, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, 100 ft. Beach, Deep Water
15 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 baths
Garden · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Looking for a business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, or traveling to Big Bear, at $1,155 per night for your next great vacation.

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Enjoy free sledding at the Peach with this sledding area a few steps away.
4.8
Outstanding(328 Reviews)
Cabin
 in Big Bear Lake
Rustic Cabin/Free Snow Play/Quiet Area/Next to Forest/Hot Tub/Garage
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet / Wifi

Looking for the perfect place to call home during your trip to Big Bear? This Cabin offers a comfort and style with top-notch amenities, including Dishwasher, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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4.1
Excellent(844 Reviews)
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 in Big Bear Lake
4star
Best Western- Big Bear Chateau
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking for a Hotel in Big Bear, this Hotel for $259 per night for your business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, on your next trip.

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Beachfront
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4.3
Excellent(140 Reviews)
Hotel
 in Big Bear Lake
3star
Hotel Marina Riviera
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

This inviting Hotel in Big Bear can fit your needs for many types of vacations, at $245 per night.

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Vacation rentals with internet & wifi in Big Bear

Living area
5.0
Outstanding(236 Reviews)
Cabin
 in Big bear lake
Tree Top Cottage- Romantic HOT TUB WiFi Pets 125.00/165.00
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet / Wifi

Nestled in Big Bear, this Cabin is perfect for your next vacation. Enjoy Tree Top Cottage- Romantic HOT TUB WiFi Pets 125.00/165.00 's top-rated amenities, including Fireplace, Internet / Wifi and Pets allowed, and more.

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Perfect winter retreat…flat driveway with entrance door. No steep, icy stairs!!
5.0
Outstanding(195 Reviews)
Cabin
 in Big Bear Lake
ACROSS FROM LAKE! LOADED w/AMENITIES - JACUZZI, POOL TABLE, PAC MAN, PING PONG!
12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet / Wifi

Nestled in Big Bear, this Cabin is perfect for your next vacation. Enjoy ACROSS FROM LAKE! LOADED w/AMENITIES - JACUZZI, POOL TABLE, PAC MAN, PING PONG!'s top-rated amenities, including Dishwasher, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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3.4
Average(730 Reviews)
Hotel
 in Big Bear Lake
2star
Motel 6-Big Bear Lake, CA
Pets allowed · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Looking for a business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, or traveling to Big Bear, at $261 per night for your next great vacation.

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4.8
Outstanding(23 Reviews)
Hotel
 in Big Bear Lake
3star
Bluegreen Vacations Big Bear Village, Ascend Resort Collection
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Nestled in Big Bear, this Hotel is perfect for your next vacation. Enjoy Bluegreen Vacations Big Bear Village, Ascend Resort Collection's top-rated amenities, including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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Big Bear travel guide

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Frequently asked questions

What is the price range for rentals in Big Bear?

Vacation rentals in Big Bear have a price range between $54-$12,845. The average price for rentals in Big Bear is $275 per night.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Big Bear, CA?

Big Bear, CA is a popular shopping destination for tourists and locals alike. Here are some of the popular shopping destinations:

  • The Village at Big Bear Lake
  • Big Bear Lake Village Shopping Center
  • Big Bear City Market
  • Big Bear Lake Shopping Center

No matter what you're looking for, you can find it in Big Bear, CA!

Is Big Bear, CA safe to travel to?

Big Bear, CA is generally a safe place to travel to. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Carry a charged cell phone with you and store important numbers.
  • Be familiar with the area and plan your route ahead of time.

What is the culture like in Big Bear, CA?

Big Bear, CA is a lake-side mountain resort town located in the San Bernardino Mountains. It is known for its alpine beauty and recreational opportunities. The culture in Big Bear is characterized by a tranquil and rural atmosphere, with a strong focus on outdoor activities and small-town living. Here are five aspects of the culture in Big Bear:

  • Outdoor Activities: Big Bear’s location in the mountains gives it a unique advantage for outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and camping.
  • Small-Town Feel: Big Bear is a small community, with a population of just over 5,000 people. This gives it a quiet, rural atmosphere that many residents enjoy.
  • Local Culture: Big Bear prides itself on its local culture, which includes a variety of shops, restaurants, and events.
  • Family-Friendly Atmosphere: Big Bear is a popular destination for families, due to the abundance of outdoor activities and peaceful environment.
  • Nightlife: Despite its small size, Big Bear has a lively nightlife scene with a variety of bars, clubs, and live music venues.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Big Bear, CA?

Big Bear, CA is a popular destination for its quaint mountain getaways. For those looking for affordable accommodation in Big Bear, there are a few great options:

  • Big Bear Vacations: Offers cabin rentals and other accommodations at competitive rates.
  • Big Bear Lakefront Cabins: Provides budget-friendly cabins nestled along the Big Bear Lake.
  • Big Bear Hostel: A cozy hostel located in Big Bear Village, perfect for a weekend getaway.
  • Big Bear Village Lodge: An affordable hotel in the heart of Big Bear Village.

How can I get around in Big Bear, CA?

There are multiple ways to get around in Big Bear, CA:

  • Rent a car or bring your own
  • Take a taxi or rideshare service
  • Make use of the Big Bear Valley public bus

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Big Bear, CA?

Big Bear, CA is a popular tourist destination with plenty of attractions to explore. Here are some of the must-visit attractions in Big Bear:

  • Big Bear Lake
  • Snow Summit Ski Resort
  • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
  • Big Bear Solar Observatory

The area is also home to many outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping. Big Bear is the perfect destination for a fun and adventurous vacation.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Big Bear, CA?

The most popular vacation rental amenities in Big Bear, CA are:

  • Outdoor space with mountain views/decks/patios
  • Fireplace
  • Hot tub
  • Cosy furnishings
  • Modern kitchen appliances

Vacation rentals in Big Bear, CA provide an ideal setting for relaxing getaways with breathtaking mountain views, comfy furnishings and modern amenities. Many of these rentals include outdoor space, such as decks and patios, a fireplace, and a hot tub. Of course, no rental is complete without modern kitchen appliances where you can prepare delicious meals.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Big Bear, CA?

  • Big Bear Lake Village – Full of great restaurants, shops, and various entertainment options, Big Bear Lake Village is the heart of Big Bear and a great place to start your visit.
  • Moonridge – Located near the ski slopes, Moonridge is surrounded by beautiful views and offers plenty of lodging options and outdoor activities.
  • Sugarloaf – This area of Big Bear is known for its picturesque views and tranquility, making it perfect for those looking for a peaceful getaway in nature.

How tall is Bear Mountain?

You'll find breathtaking views from the top of the mountain, which is 8,200 feet high.

How big is Big Bear Lake?

Big Bear Lake has roughly 22 miles of shoreline, offering a wealth of swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities.

Where is Big Bear, CA?

Big Bear, CA is located in the San Bernardino Mountains, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. It is a popular destination for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, and camping. It is also home to Big Bear Lake, a popular recreational area for swimming, boating, and other watersports.

What are the top things to do in Big Bear, CA?

Big Bear, California is a great destination for outdoor activities and relaxation. Here are some of the top things to do in Big Bear:

  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Fishing and boating on Big Bear Lake
  • Snow sports in the winter
  • Golfing at the Bear Mountain Golf Course

Whether you're looking for a peaceful getaway or an adrenaline-filled adventure, Big Bear has something for everyone. From skiing and snowboarding to golf and fishing, you'll find plenty of activities to enjoy in this beautiful mountain town.

What do I need to know before visiting Big Bear, CA?

Before visiting Big Bear, CA, it is important to know a few things. It is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking. The area is also home to several restaurants, shops, and attractions.

  • The weather can be unpredictable, so it is important to check forecasts before visiting.
  • The area is known for its abundance of wildlife, so it is important to take precautions when outdoors.
  • Big Bear is a popular destination, so it is important to book accommodations in advance.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Big Bear?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • TV

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