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Big Bear Hostel & Group Retreat Center Sleeps 50 (Yellow and Blue Group Cabins)

Bedrooms 13
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge


About the property

13 bedrooms, 6+ bathrooms, views of park,marina, lake,mountains (sleeps 20-50)

Rent one cabin for up to 30 people or both for up to 50 people! Sorry NO PETS.

Our rates vary monthly based on # of nights and season. Exact pricing is only available by email quote.

Pricing on this site is a very rough estimate for 30 person groups and may not reflect holiday periods. If calendar shows full, we may still have space for a group of 20 max. Please inquire.

* Outstanding views of the lake and marina and snowy mountains from our 40x14 foot redwood deck and top 2 floors.

* Downtown location: 1 block to shopping, restaurants, bars, lakeside park, ice cream, movies, bowling, sports shops and more!

* Propane BBQ next to deck

* Plenty of Parking

* 300 year old Juniper trees surround the deck and frame the lake view

* Game room with ping pong and Foosball

* Central heating system keeps you cozy and warm in winter

* Hiking or Snowshoe trails at the end of our street

* Snow Summit 1 mile, Bear Mountain 2 miles (Free parking at resort base areas)

* WI-FI high speed Internet in all our buildings

* All cell phone carriers get service in our location! (not true of many places in Big Bear)

* 1/2 price bike, ski and snowboard rentals for our guests next to the hostel

* Veterans Park across the street. Perfect for Frisbee, grass volleyball, crochet!

* Horseshoe Pit in front yard

* Playground

Rental Information : Our Big Bear Retreat Center Details and Pictures

Perfect for school clubs, family reunions, church retreats, running camps, colleges, team building outings

The 'Blue House' is our huge cabin that sleeps 30 people

If you have a bigger group you can rent the cabin next door as well and bring 20 more people.

(email for details)


We are right next to the village in Big Bear.

Just 1 block walk to the best bars/restaurants/shops.

The lake and marina are right across the street from us.

You can BBQ a nice dinner on our party deck while enjoying a commanding view of the marina, lake and mountains!

Come escape the So. California heat and enjoy some biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, new zip line, boat tours, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, jet boat rides, horseback rides, or ride the Snow Summit sky chair to the top of the mountain for a view of the whole valley.

Our daytime temps are in the 60's to 80's May to October

We can accommodate large groups for family reunions, church retreats, school groups, running clubs, boy scouts, girl scouts, cheerleader camps, etc..

More Details


Big Bear Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 50
  • Max. adults: 50
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , wheelchair accesible
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - Extra mirrored sink in hall to ease bathroom congestion
  • All bathrooms are off main hallways and have locking doors.
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 50
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cable TV
    Bedroom 4 - 8 twin/ single , lake/mountain views
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , single over double bunk, cable TV
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Cable TV, lake/mountain views
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Cable TV, lake/mountain views
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double , Double over Double bunk
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 11 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 13 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 12 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 5 twin/ single , Cable TV, mirrored sink in room
  • Almost all of our beds are adult size bunk beds. Bunk beds are full size twin mattresses. (6ft long) Some bunks are twin over double bed. Double bed is slightly smaller than a full size queen. Our detailed email quote will give a full bed per room breakdown.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 40 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The lake is across the street. You can rent bikes, kayaks, jet skis, boats, and go on lake tours, parasail etc. Ski, snowboard, and bike rental discounts for our guests. Ski Season is Nov - April. Ski and snowboard rental discounts for our guests.


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Big Bear Hostel & Group Retreat Center Sleeps 50 (Yellow and Blue Group Cabins)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

This was the perfect spot for our family holiday gathering.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time in the cabins. The highlights were a fantastic view of the lake and mountains. The spot is great since its right in the village and the teenagers could 'escape' the house and go walk to the shops. Like being next to a mall, but far enough away that the action is a block away. Sledding skiing and grocery stores were all within 5 minutes. The ping pong room was a hit at night.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About James

I moved to Big Bear to start a hostel and enjoy all the clean air and great outdoor activities Big Bear has to offer. We run the Big Bear Hostel in these renovated houses when groups aren't enjoying them.

James purchased this lodge in 2000

What makes this lodge unique

We are right in the center of everything Big Bear. Across the street is the lake and we have an amazing view of the lake and mountains from our deck. Just one block West is the Village. Walk to shopping, nightlife, restaurants, movies, marina, boat tours, kayak rentals. Just up the street behind us is a dirt road into the National Forest. Great for a group hike to watch the sunset, access to mountain bike trails, snowshoeing, etc. Snow Summit ski resort is just a mile away. We now have a backyard party tent with picnic tables for group meals and meetings all Summer. At night roast marshmellows in the fire pit and BBQ on the propane grills. Kids can play on the sand playground while adults "supervise" with a beverage on the deck or play a game of horseshoes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you for the awesome cabins at Big Bear Lake.

Everyone in the group enjoyed every second spent in that house."
Nov 2011
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sandy's Sports Bar (right next door)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bear Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 18 intersects Knickerbocker Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
Himalayan Restaurant + many more within 2 blocks
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Snow Summit & Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Car: recommended

Sunset guided cruise of Big Bear Lake, Pirate Ship boat cruise, Summer Chairlift for hiking and mountain biking, Gold Mine 4x4 Offroad Tours, snowshoe tours/rentals, National Forest trail starts at the end of our street, Pacific Crest Trail National Scenic Hiking Trail, PCT.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates on this site are estimates. Our rates vary with seasonal demand, holidays, midweek/weekend, and the longer you stay the cheaper it is. Please use our contact form on (link at very bottom of this page) for detailed quote.

We email you a contract. You mail back with a check. Or email/fax back with credit card details. Reservation Fee applies for paying by credit card. Refunds within 60 days of arrival only if we can rent to another group at same rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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