USA California Southern California Big Bear Lake Listing #4324

Bear Mountain Escape - Big Bear Lake, CA

36 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Charming Condo with Private Hot Tub, Fireplace, Free WiFi, Gas Grill

From serene mountain views to home essentials like WiFi to luxuries like the private hot tub, there's no doubt this Big Bear Lake vacation rental will be the perfect spot for up to eight family members or friends to enjoy a thrilling ski or lake getaway.

With the ski lifts at Bear Mountain Resort a short walk away, winter sports are a must! And when you want to take a break from the slopes, or if you're here during the warm summer months, head across the street to the Alpine Zoo or walk to the Gold Mine Golf Course.

Cozy and comfortable, this lovely condo feels spacious with tall ceilings and warm, painted walls.

Bring along fresh ingredients to whip up home-cooked, budget-friendly meals in the full kitchen. The stainless steel oven and microwave are great for hot meals after a cold day perfecting your snowboard tricks. And along with a refrigerator, there's also a toaster oven, coffeemaker, and dishwasher. The dining table nearby seats eight and makes for a fantastic spot to beat your travel companions in a game of cards.

Flip on the flatscreen TV and flip on the gas fireplace in the living room before you settle into the leather sofa to relax. WiFi, cable, a Blu-ray DVD player, and Netflix streaming are all included for your convenience. Through the back door is a semi-private patio with built-in benches, a gas grill for a delicious steak dinner, a small picnic table, and a steaming hot tub just for you.

The master bedroom upstairs boasts a king-size bed, large windows above a bench seat (a perfect spot to read), a balcony with views of the ski lifts, and an en suite bathroom with a jetted tub and stand-alone shower. A second full bathroom sits on this upper floor, and a half bath is located downstairs, along with a washer and dryer so you can pack light!

Two other bedrooms also are on the upper level, one with a queen-size bed, and the other features two sets of twin bunk beds. With six beds, all eight guests will enjoy a place to sleep each night.

Although Bear Mountain is well-known for its epic ski and snowboarding runs to keep everyone happy during the winter, there's plenty to do here during other seasons as well! Summer brings fun on Big Bear Lake, just three miles away. Boating, fishing, jet skis, and even parasailing are available. The Village (three miles away) offers shops and eateries, and the Bowling Barn and an indoor arcade are close by as well. Magic Mountain houses an alpine slide, a snow tube run, a water slide, mini-golf, and go karts and offers wristbands for endless rides!

There's fun to be had by all when you book this Big Bear vacation rental.

City/town permit number: VRR-2021-0990

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining







Mountain view

Walk to lifts





DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Canoe available for guest use

Golf on-site

Downhill Skiing

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Tennis court : Shared


Gas grill : Private



36 reviews

Jennifer B. Jan 2022
My family enjoyed staying here.. great view and cozy home:) .. will most likely love to stay there again
Blair W. Dec 2021
I want to first say this condo could be absolutely amazing. The location is so awesome. You literally go out the back door and you are on the slopes. We loved that aspect of the condo.

The bad is first no one cleared the snow from our condo driveway or walkway. It was extremely dangerous and my family was basically unable to leave the condo because of safety issues. We had my mother in law with us and it was impossible to get her to the car. We also were not able to safely get our 2nd vehicle in the garage, even though we had chains and snow mode. We had to buy a snow shovel and $40 worth of salt just to get in and out.

The furniture in this place was completely disgusting. The couch was literally black on the seats and arm rests. The seats were completely broken and sank in when you sit down. So awful. I have seen nicer couches outside of dumpsters. The mattresses were completely unacceptable. The bunkbeds aren't even actual mattresses, they were foam wrapped around a board. The beds need to be replaced. It is completely ridiculous that a place charging $500 a night has furniture that belongs in the dumpster. I cannot believe VACASA allows a property to be this disgusting and trashed.

If it wasn't for the location, I would be demanding a refund. I am still upset that the snow situation was never taken care of and I think I am entitled to at least a partial refund.
Manager response:
Blair, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize if the condition of the home did not meet your expectations for ideal comfort and appeal. Thank you for sharing your feedback and for bringing some items to our attention that need some TLC. We have passed your feedback regarding the couch, broken seats, and mattresses to our local staff to work with the owner on improving the home for future guests. We hope we can host you again for a much more enjoyable stay.
Hugo M. Nov 2020
Well the stay at the resort was very spacious and clean... the had everything there to accommodate you .. customer service was good specially with front desk chick named Crystal Mava .. she was very helpful and attentive.. I definitely would go back ..Family and I LOVED IT.....
Kenneth S. Nov 2020
A wonderful weekend with clear beautiful blue skies, beautiful view of Bear Mountain. A nice relaxing soak in your private spa or a relaxing evening by the fireplace with a big screen TV. A nice big master bedroom with your own bathroom, nice view of the mountain, and a nice balcony to enjoy a nice morning cup of coffee.
Jason S. Sep 2020
Overall a very good place to stay. Location was great, looking right out at the slopes and very close to the golf course. The spa in the from t patio area was a very nice touch. Clean overall and enough room for all of us to stay comfortably. There were a couple downsides. 1) The couch in the living room was broken and very uncomfortable. 2) The TV in the main living room had a cable box from 1996 and the picture quality was very poor. 3) The bunkbed mattresses were very sparingly and uncomfortable but might be fine for a very young person. Overall a good place to stay and could be great with a few improvements!
Julia W. Mar 2020
We got cancelled on by airbnb with 3wks to go before our visit to BigBear and we were able to find this place on vacasa! Checkin in easy, the place was clean and full of convenient things (lots of benches and hanging hooks for snow gear), and exactly as described! Thank you!
LISA B. Mar 2020
We loved the location. Ski down to the chair lift. Location was perfect!
Richard C. Jan 2020
Great house for a couple days of skiing especially for new skiers. Easy in and out and no messing with getting back and forth from the hill.
Douglas T. Sep 2019
House was clean and had the amenities as described.
Brandon B. Jan 2019
So convenient being right on the slopes of the mountain. Board in an Board out from the backyard! Gas fireplace made it easy to enjoy a nice fire to warm up the house.
Ron F. Feb 2018
Ski-in... ski-out. Neat!
Shelley Q. Jan 2018
nothing gets better than being right on the ski slopes. hot tub was great for the cold nights, lots of room in the house and very comfortable. loved it
Bernadette B. Oct 2017
Overall this was a very nice property the location is great if you are using the big bear resort for skiing or whatever it may the security of the area and the layout of the house was great. I have no negative things to say about the property as I felt that everything was nice.

We actually went for a spartan race and originally was going to be at big bear, the location switched to Snow Summit, it would have been amazingly close and walking distance if the location had stayed at big bear, but it was still a very easy and simple drive.
Greg N. Apr 2017
This was a good place to stay. The area was secure and we felt safe along with our stuff (it's in a gated area). Nice hot tub too! The place is nice but not so perfect you don't dare bring your kids. If you don't know much about where big bear is located, look it up. You could literally surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon. It's a cool place and not that far from the valley and beaches.
Nicole D. Mar 2017
Great location.
Julian N. Mar 2017
Best spot to stay on the mountain. Literally ski in ski out and the apartment was clean and tidy upon arrival. I highly recommend this to any future guests.

Damien M. Feb 2017
Great spot close to the slopes - a very comfortable stay in a very functional house! Would certainly recommend it!
Kim H. Feb 2017
great family ski in ski out location. The two bunk beds are more suited for kids than adults, but heck, after a day up there you can sleep on anything. The master is very nice.
Jay B. Jan 2017
Rented this spot with several friends for a weekend snowboarding/sking getaway and it was the perfect place....We came in for what became the largest storm in the last five years or so, so it was very difficult getting cars in/ out because are place was up the hill, but this was completely understandable as we had freezing rain, rain and 14 inches of snow in 24 hours...the plowers worked through the night and all the next day and helped us get out. The mountain was rad, but we stayed through monday and they unforunately closed it down due to safety concerns which was dissappointing be cause we just got a foot of snow, but we were able to scoot over to snow summit to finish out the weekend. Best features of this place are the gas fireplace, dryer on site, and hot tub! would absolutely rent again, but earlier check in would be extremely useful! Thank you vacasa.
Bernie M. Jan 2017
Everything you want for snowboarding or skiing is right here. Hot tub is perfect. Cozy by the gas fire place with logs so turn it on and stay warm. Garage your car and unload with shelter. 3 bathrooms and 2 showers with one master bedroom, one guest bedroom and one bunk bed room. Stop for lunch at your place with no crowds. Just glide right in off the slope to this place and have lunch or a drink maybe use your own bathroom. Its so convenient!!!!!!!!
PAULINA D. Jan 2017
We like very much the house, great location
Masae H. Jan 2017
Big Bear Get Away
Jessie R. Jan 2017
Great location!
David C. Aug 2016
We enjoyed the peace and quiet of this unit (17). Kitchen stocked nicely. Table big enough for many to sit. Value for weekend use.
Kathryn V. Jan 2016
We LOVED the location of this unit, being able to ski down to the lifts and right back to the unit from the mountain was key. But the furnishings are pretty old and rundown and our biggest complaint was that one of the mattresses on the bunk beds was actually a BOX SPRING. One person ended up sleeping on the floor due to this, which isn't cool when you're paying a fairly high rental price. The kitchen cabinets could be cleaned better, but at least everything in the kitchen worked fine. There should be more detailed instructions about checking into the unit as well as operating the phone/fireplace/etc. We would stay in another unit at this same location, but not this unit again unless they for sure fix the mattress situation.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review. We apologize for the mix-up with the mattress and box spring; the Property Manager will look into this right away. Housekeeping will take care of the kitchen cabinets so they are spotless!
Matthew H. Jan 2016
I found this unit on VRBO and it was the perfect size for 6 people skiing for the weekend. 8 people would be a little tight. It was great having 3 bedrooms, but the bunkbeds are a little small. The master bedroom is great though (expect to hear the snow makers/grooming tractors at night). Booking was easy and the informational email sent provided a lot of valuable items/suggestions.

Alright so the pluses about the unit.. the location is absolutely perfect if you want to ski or snowboard on Bear Mountain. The unit is location in a gated community so it definitely feels safe too. And the slopes are right in the backyard (FYI you need a lift ticket in order to ski down to the bottom of the slopes from the backyard). You are able to walk through the gate and down to the lodge if you need to, its about a 5 minute walk. Parking at Bear Mountain is absolutely crazy so it's nice just to leave the cars at the house. Checking in was a breeze. You have to go by the office for keys, but the office is only about 5 minutes away from the house. The office remains open until you arrive which is really nice if you hit bad Friday afternoon traffic heading up the mountain. The grill, hot tub, and fireplace worked great and definitely made the stay more enjoyable. The fireplace can be a little tricky to light but there are directions in the guest book in the unit. Checking out was easy. You're able to request late checkouts which is nice, just ask at check in for the number to call.

And now for the few downsides.. since it is a rental property, previous tenants may not clean up as required. We arrived to full trash cans in the garage that were left by previous guests. And the place was a little dirty to our standards. The kitchen was dirty, grill wasn't cleaned, and water level seems a little low in the hot tub. Also, there is no street parking so you can only bring 2 cars. And bring some of your own kitchen essentials/toiletries if you don't like the bare minimum.

Overall, our group had a great stay and I'd recommend this place to friends for sure!

Sathananthan S. Dec 2015
The stay was very comfortable. Property was clean and tidy. Will surely come back.