Escape to a Big Bear cabin rental

Embrace all-season adventures and spectacular nature
View from Big Bear Lake.
The exterior of a large cabin rental in Big Bear, CA.

View of Big Bear Lake.

Cozy up in Big Bear for the perfect mountain retreat

Welcome to Southern California’s alpine playground, where rugged wilderness meets spectacular adventures all year round. Vacasa's selection of cabins, condos, and chalets offer the perfect getaway to unwind and explore the great outdoors.

Dog-friendly cabins in Big Bear

No one loves the mountains (and curling up next to the fireplace) more than your favorite furry friend. Treat your pup to an alpine adventure and book a stay in one of these dog-friendly cabins.

View of a cabin rental in Big Bear, CA.


Balboa at Big Bear

2 Bed + Loft | 2 Bath

A picturesque retreat in the woods, this luxury cabin comes packed with amenities including a gas fireplace, wraparound decks, a full chef’s kitchen, outdoor hot tub, and more.

Mountain-view cabins in Big Bear

From the snow-covered peaks of the San Bernardino Mountains to the sun glistening off of Big Bear Lake—these scenic views are yours to soak up in these vacation homes.

The game room at a vacation rental in Big Bear, CA.


Entertainment Cabin

3 Bed | 2 Bath

Fill your days with fun at this dog-friendly cabin, complete with a spacious game room, outdoor hot tub, deck, and firepit.

Find a Big Bear cabin for your group

Go on a romantic retreat. Get away with the family. Meet up with your favorite skiing buddies. Discover all the possibilities and find that perfect Big Bear cabin for your group.

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The exterior of a cabin rental in Big Bear, CA.


Branchwater Lodge

6 Bed | 4.5 Bath

Get the gang together for a high-altitude getaway, where you’ll barbecue out on the wraparound deck and soak up alpine vistas.

Cabin amenities for a winter vacation

Hot tub at a vacation rental.
Hot tub

It’s no wonder that hot tubs are the highlights of a mountain getaway. Unwind from a day of skiing or hiking with a soak under the stars at these Vacasa rentals.


Curl up and get cozy by the fireplace at these Big Bear cabins, whether on a chilly evening or after a day of hiking in the woods.

The hot tub area at a Big Bear Lake vacation rental.


Glass Peak

4 Bed | 4.5 Bath

A modern A-frame cabin experience, but bigger and better. This rental basks your stay with natural light, an outdoor hot tub, and a private sauna.

The living area of a Vacation rental in Big Bear lake.


Eagle Rock

4 Bed + Loft | 3 Bath

Escape to a scenic mountain retreat, complete with a towering stone fireplace and an outdoor hot tub with alpine views.

Cabin amenities for a summer vacation

Vacasa vacation rentals offer more than just memorable mountain getaways. Search for the homes that will take your alpine escape to new peaks.

Golf on-site
The exterior of a cabin in Black Bear Lake.


Cub Cabin

3 Bed | 3 Bath

This mountain retreat offers arcade games, toys, a reading nook, skee ball, an outdoor firepit, and more, making it easy to create cherished family memories.

Cabin rentals for a long-term stay

Whether you want to escape for a month or the entire snow season, explore the Big Bear homes where you can settle in for a longer stay.

Big Bear cabin vacation FAQ

Ultimately, the best month to go to Big Bear depends on you and the experience you’re looking for. Big Bear is known for being an all-season destination. Here are some tips to plan that perfect mountain vacation:

  • Fall (September-October): The tourist population begins to drop in October, making it less crowded. The weather is still warm enough for outdoor activities like hiking and fishing, while the autumn foliage provides beautiful scenery.
  • Winter (December-March): If you're interested in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, the best time to visit is from mid-December to mid-March. This is the peak ski season in Big Bear.
  • Spring (April-June): During spring, the weather is mild, with daytime temperatures averaging in the 60s and low 70s. This season offers fewer crowds and activities like hiking, biking, and boating without the summer heat.
  • Summer (July - August): Summer brings hotter temperatures and offers activities like paddleboarding and kayaking on Big Bear Lake, hiking, and mountain biking.

Family fun is big at Big Bear Lake. Here are some popular options for the kids, from toddlers to teenagers:

  1. Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain: This attraction features the Mineshaft Coaster, a mile-long bobsled-like experience, as well as miniature golf, go-karts, and a water slide in summer.
  2. Scenic Sky Chair Ride: Take a mile-long chairlift ride up to Snow Summit's mountaintop for panoramic views of the Big Bear Valley.
  3. Hiking: Big Bear Mountain Resort offers various hiking trails suitable for different skill levels, including the 2-mile Bobsled Trail with views of Mt. San Gorgonio.
  4. Water activities: Enjoy kayaking, swimming, or boat tours on Big Bear Lake during warmer months.
  5. Grizzly Ridge Tube Park: Experience summer tubing on synthetic lanes for a thrilling ride.
  6. Summit Mining Co.: Kids can sift through sand and rocks to find hidden gemstones and other treasures.
  7. Big Bear Alpine Zoo: Visit this wildlife rehabilitation facility to see various animals.
  8. Big Bear Lake Village: Explore shops, restaurants, and vendors in this charming area.
  9. Basecamp Activities: Try the climbing wall, Euro Bungee trampoline, and zip line at Snow Summit's base area.

Some popular day trips from Big Bear Lake include:

  1. Lake Arrowhead: Located about 30 miles west of Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead is a scenic destination known for its beautiful lake, hiking trails, and charming village. You can enjoy water activities, stroll around the lake, explore shops and restaurants, or take a boat tour on the Arrowhead Queen.
  2. Rim of the World Scenic Byway: This 110-mile scenic drive offers breathtaking views of the San Bernardino Mountains. You can start from Big Bear Lake and make stops at various viewpoints, including the Silverwood Lake Overlook].
  3. Crestline: A small mountain town located between Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. It's known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities.
  4. San Bernardino National Forest: Surrounding Big Bear Lake, this vast forest offers numerous hiking trails, scenic drives, and opportunities for wildlife viewing.
  5. Snow Summit: While technically part of Big Bear, it's worth mentioning as a separate destination for skiing in winter or mountain biking in summer.
  6. Boulder Bay Park: A scenic park on the west end of Big Bear Lake, offering picnic areas, fishing spots, and beautiful views.
  7. Big Bear Discovery Center: An excellent starting point for learning about the area's natural history and finding information on local trails and activities.

When planning these day trips, keep in mind that driving times can be significant due to winding mountain roads. It's best to start early and allow plenty of time for scenic stops and activities along the way.

Yes, Vacasa has many pet-friendly cabins in Big Bear. From lakefront homes to cabins in the forest, we make it easy for you to bring your dog to your mountain adventure. Discover our dog-friendly cabins in Big Bear here.

  • Stunning locations: Nestled in the heart of Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, our cabins provide easy access to breathtaking hiking trails, pristine ski slopes, and serene lake views.
  • Cozy comfort and style: Check into the ultimate rustic retreat. Many of our rentals offer a warm fireplace, a bubbling outdoor hot tub, and a cozy alpine ambiance.
  • Year-round activities: Whether it's winter skiing, summer boating, or autumn leaf-peeping, Big Bear has something for everyone.
  • Pet-friendly options: Bring your furry friends along for the adventure with our selection of pet-friendly cabins.

Yes, many Vacasa cabins have air conditioning. Find all our Big Bear cabins with A/C here.

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