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One of the most popular destinations in Southern California for a lake getaway and more, Big Bear Lake offers a wealth of things to do on land and on water. The question is, where to stay to enjoy them all? While there are plenty of traditional hotels and lodges, you might want to consider an Airbnb. There are a wide range of Airbnbs from budget-friendly cabins to luxurious estates – these are some of the coolest options you’ll find.
Ideal for a family reunion, large families or a group of friends, Eagle Ridge is a luxury abode that sleeps up to 16 people, with six bedrooms and 11 beds. It overlooks Bakers Pond and Big Bear Lake from high atop an eagle ridge, hence the name, providing spectacular views. Enjoy indoor entertainment like a pool table and shuffleboard, cozy up to a roaring fire in the rock fireplace or watch movies on the flat-screen TV. There’s also a deck with a barbecue propane grill and a hot tub for soaking with a fantastic view and an extra-spacious fully-equipped kitchen with a large center island. The master bedroom has its own full bath with a whirlpool tub, shower, fireplace and private deck. It’s also within easy access to Big Bear’s top attractions.
Grand Cameron estate offers luxury accommodation for up to 14 with five bedrooms and nine beds. Gated and fenced, it sits on 1.5 acres and is within walking distance of Big Bear village. Guests enjoy magnificent views from this tri-level home that has beautiful hand-hewn log siding, hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. Each level has its own deck, hot tub and lake view. There a home theater, a kids’ play room and a sauna too. The loft, which overlooks the living, dining and kitchen areas, has a great view of the village and lake along with a full-size pool table, wine bar and an electronic keyboard.
This gorgeous house is filled with unique, custom made furniture using local wood and has cathedral ceilings along with a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth fireplace. It sleeps up to eight with four bedrooms and four beds and includes a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, lots of counter space and a custom-made dining table that seats eight. There’s a large hot tub for soaking and a ping-pong table for a friendly game along with two flat-screen TVs that have DirecTV through Roku, Firestick and Netflix, and a DVD player.
This cozy and budget-friendly cabin offers modern luxuries and a rustic cabin atmosphere, surrounded by pine trees that provide lots of privacy. There’s a wraparound deck, an outdoor spa and a BBQ with friends. It also includes a fireplace and one complimentary fire log starter along with cable TV that features HBO, Showtime and Cinemax.
The Castle in the Forest is all about the views, with breathtaking vistas from nearly every vantage point, including the jet tub. It sits on private Lake Arrowhead about 25 miles east of Big Bear – both lake and beach access are provided with a one-time group rate fee of $29 during the summer season. Look forward to fabulous views, including sunrises and sunsets, as well as soaking in the jetted tub and pampering with essential oils, included during guest stays.
This two-bedroom cabin is a mountain wilderness-themed chalet for up to four guests, offering a magnificent view of the forest through walls of windows. Located just a short drive from the village and lake, after a day of play you can cookout on the grill, soak in the large hot tub on the back deck, and then cozy up to the wood-burning fireplace. It also has a full kitchen, Smart TV with cable channels, and free Wi-Fi.
A cozy cabin for four surrounded by pine trees for plenty of privacy, this rental is ideal for a romantic couples’ retreat or a small family scape. It includes a wrap-around deck where you can unwind after enjoying the lake or the snowy slopes. There’s an outdoor spa for soothing those tense muscles as well as a BBQ grill for cookouts. Inside, enjoy cable TV with Cinemax, Showtime, and cable while curling up by the warmth of the fireplace. You’ll have Wi-Fi access and a well-stocked kitchen with everything you need to make your own meals too.
This adorable cabin for two is right across the street from the zoo and golf course, just a few minutes walk to Bear Mountain Ski Resort, or a five-minute drive to the lake and village. Tree limbs wind whimsically through, providing lots of character while all the comforts of home are included too. When you just want to relax and enjoy your favorite shows or a movie, the Smart TV comes with Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu. During the winter season (November through March), 125 channels, including AMC, Bravo, and ESPN, are available to watch.
You’ll have plenty of space to stretch out in this 3,000-square-foot cabin. Located at the lake, it accommodates more than a dozen guests with everything you need for an unforgettable escape. Enjoy fun in every season, but as it’s ski-in, ski-out it’s particularly ideal for those who like to hit the slopes. There are flat-screen cable TVs with Netflix and a DVD/Blu-ray player in all three bedrooms plus a large Smart TV, an indoor fireplace, chef’s kitchen, and grill. It’s jam-packed with entertainment options, including Ping Pong, air hockey, and foosball tables, board games, video games, puzzles, and books. You’ll also have your own hot tub for soaking under the stars.
An ultra-luxe cabin for up to 12 guests, including multiple bunk beds for the kids, this 2,600-square-foot rental provides the perfect retreat you’ve been looking for when you want to bring your family, extended family, and friends. It sits on a half-acre and includes a patio with a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and a covered back deck with a fire table, a Ping Pong table, propane grill, furnished outdoor dining space, and a hot tub. All the essentials are included inside, with highlights a pool table, foosball, shuffleboard, a game console and gaming library, and a 52″ satellite TV with a DVD player.
This rental is just a short drive from the lake, steps from skiing and hiking the trails at Snow Summit Ski Resort. Accommodating up to six in two bedrooms with a fenced-in backyard for your four-legged friend to run around, it includes a private hot tub and all the essentials, like a fireplace to warm up by after a day of skiing. You’ll have a full kitchen with a dishwasher, a Smart TV, and games, with two furnished decks furnished for relaxing and dining too.
Located in a quiet neighborhood close to all the activities with the lake 1.5 miles away and a backyard that’s forested with trails, this fabulous rental sleeps up to four in two bedrooms. After a day of fun look forward to snuggling up by the natural rock fireplace, cooking meals in a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, and watching your favorite shows with flat-screen TVs for streaming your apps. With premium gel-top mattresses, a peaceful night’s sleep is practically guaranteed.
The slopes are just a third of a mile away while hiking trails are two blocks away from this beautiful two-bedroom bungalow. It was designed to bring the outdoors in with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing lake and mountain views. You’ll have a fireplace to curl up, a hot tub to soak in, and a wrap-around deck with a fire pit for marshmallow roasting under the stars. Cook up meals in the fully equipped kitchen or grill on the BBQ and then dine alfresco on a nice day. Horseshoes are included for backyard games and you’ll have a TV and board games inside too.
An idyllic yet affordable romantic retreat offers the perfect “cabin in the woods” stay in Big Bear valley within walking distance to The Village. The one-bedroom home has a deck with a BBQ area, propane included and a private, fenced backyard with an outdoor dining set. Inside are two large flat-screen TVs, a Blu-Ray and a DVD player with a collection of dozens of movies. The bedroom has a romantic fireplace and there’s a Jacuzzi for two. Walking paths and biking trails are just outside the door.