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Classic Mountain Log Cabin, Perfect For Romantic Couples & Small Families!

Big Bear City, CA, USA
  • Cabin1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights




INTRODUCING LIL' GREEN BEAR CABIN! A short term private home rental legally registered with the county of San Bernardino as such. Look closely at the property photo's, expand them for a closer look, compare the photo's with any and every other 2 bedroom cabin you are considering and decide for yourself, consider the grounds of the property as well, you are not going to just sit in the cabin your entire visit!! Carefully read each and every one of VRBO's authenticated reviews on the cabin, WE ARE PROUD TO BE THE RECIPIENTS OF A 98% 5 STAR RATING PERCENTAGE WITH OVER 100 REVIEWS AND ONE OF JUST A FEW VRBO LISTINGS GARNERING THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER "WONDERFUL" STATUS!!

If your coming to Big Bear, come stay in Classic Mountain Log cabin living, not simple suburban architecture, YOU CAN GET THAT DOWN THE HILL! Lil' Green Bear Cabin has often been described as something right out of a fairy tale or childhood fable! A mountain log cabin that delivers exactly what it shows. Come experience Big Bear the way it's supposed to be experienced, a classic log cabin, mountain decor and perfect grounds, seclusion, away from the crowds. Lil Green Bear Cabin awaits and NEVER disappoints!

LIL' GREEN BEAR CABIN, a 1000sf Sierra Style Log Cabin sits quietly nestled just 3 short blocks from the San Bernardino National Forest, 2 miles from the lake & amazing hiking trails, 3 miles from shopping, 4 miles from the slopes and 6 miles from the village! Away from the tourist buses of Big Bear Lake. Big Bear City gives you a chance to truly get away and live like the mountain locals for the weekend? A refreshing walk around the block is an experience in itself, one that you won't forget! There is a maximum capacity of 4 adults (up to 2 additional children are fine).

Completely renovated in 2009 with a brand new roof and wall heater system (NO CENTRAL HEAT AND NO AC) installed in July of 2017 , floor to ceiling knotty pine with 12 inch exposed strewn logs running through the living room ceiling, a classic Maltby fireplace, 2 nicely sized bedrooms with King & Queen beds sitting on rustic, log bed frames.*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE KING BED IN MASTER IS A VERY, VERY FIRM TEMPERPEDIC MATTRESS. A nice sized single bathroom, but please note there is no bath tub. For the folks who have a little trouble relaxing and need to stay close to the office, the cabin is equipt with a 30mbtys, broadband, wireless WIFI router, so the laptop/tablet can stay handy! The mountain theme decor has been praised by countless reviews (visitors). Fully stocked large CHEFS KITCHEN complete with absolutely everything you need to whip up any meal and something rarely found in smaller cabins up here: A REAL KITCHEN TABLE with high back leather dining room chairs! Custom made of reclaimed pine and large enough to seat 6. On so many occasions this is not the case, you are forced to sit on bar stools or TV trays while sitting in the living room!! A custom made leather pull out sectional, 42 inch LCD television with a BASIC CHARTER CABLE PACKAGE (another 36 inch LCD mounted in the master bedroom for the romantic couple who want to stay in bed all day while the wind blows and/or snow falls). Enjoy a glass of wine while snuggling in front of the large, maltby style fireplace on a chilly night while the avocado wood crackles.

The grounds are again well noted throughout the reviews, so many massive pine & evergreen trees on the property and 2 of the most perfect 40 foot Holiday trees ever sit in the front yard! Really special! The front yard is professionally landscaped with the most beautiful summer flower beds around, that's right an actual front yard for the kids to play.(SUMMER ONLY*SEE POSSIBLE NOTES FOR DESERT LANDSCAPING "NO GRASS/FLOWERS" TO ADHERE TO WATER RESTRICTIONS) The back yard is a park like setting, completely fenced in for piece of mind with the little ones (kids) with some very cute decorative pieces that again are fantastic for children. This cabin is extremely kid friendly! Two great porches/decks, the front porch gives you that classic experience of sitting out on 2 great redwood adarondak chairs and simply enjoy the peace and quite, while star gazing into the renown star-lit Big Bear sky. The back deck comes with a large circular redwood table & chairs and a large BBQ/Smoker (propane) for you guys who think you can get busy on the grill! You can go out for dinner anytime, but starting up the grill on a chilly night in a mountain log cabin with a bottle of Red wine while the steaks marinade........now that's a city get-a-way and a priceless memory you won't forget.

The property is motion sensor lit (front and back yard/driveway) for late night arrivals, a proper freshly slurred, asphalt driveway, not gravel or dirt, which handles up to 3 vehicles. We have put our heart into this cabin and are very proud of it. It is professionally managed from bedding to towels it will be delivered to you in spotless condition with all the clean, fresh conveniences of home. We have a 8 year old son so again we pride ourselves on the cabin being kid friendly whether it be the lil back yard 'play park', the horse shoe pit or front yard circular grass play track, we have thought of everything to assure you that upon the completion of your stay you will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. The greatest compliment we have ever received was in a review one of your guests posted in the spring of 2012 (see review section) simply stating that 'This is not like staying in a rental cabin at all, but more like staying at a friends home!'

We proudly offer you....... LIL GREEN BEAR CABIN!


The Green Family of Lil Green Bear Cabin.

Randelle, Gabriela and Dakota

Keywords: cozy, rustic, romantic, isolated, private


Randelle Green

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Randelle Green

'The Green's' of Lil' Green Bear Cabin! Randelle, Gabriela and Dakota James. Gabby and I met in Los Angeles in November of 2005 and were married on Maui (Hana) on October 10th, 2010 (10/10/10). We have a 9 year old son named Dakota James who absolutely loves the cabin. Gabriela is a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. I am a Real Estate Broker running 2 Brokerages, one in the LA area as well as Big Bear.. We love spending time together, traveling, Hawaii, Solvang (wine country) and escaping to the mountains every chance we get. We love our lil piece of the mountain and know you will too! May God Bless You, Randelle Green

Randelle Green purchased this Cabin in 2010

Why Randelle Green chose Big Bear

It has been a dream of my wife and I to own a log cabin up in the mountains of Southern California, so in 2010 we purchased Lil Green Bear cabin. We enjoyed it ourselves for the first couple years and just now (1/25/2012) have decided to put the cabin into the vacation rental market. We have made sure the cabin has all the conveniences of home. It is our goal to build a reputable business out of sharing our lil piece of the mountain with others. We are well aware that rental homes are built on referrals and we hope each and every guest is more than satisfied and will keep coming back for more. Enjoy your stay at Lil Green Bear Cabin!!

What makes this Cabin unique

What really sets Lil Green Bear Cabin apart is the front and back yard space! Professionally landscaped in the summer/spring allow the most beautiful flowers to blossom. The property sits back to allow an actual front yard for the kids to play, which is also fenced (log) to create boundaries. We have a 9 yr old and for him to be outside running around the front yard where we can watch him from the redwood adarondak chairs on the porch is priceless. The same goes for the backyard, a totally enclosed back yard 'play park'. People forget to think about the grounds of the property, who wants to stay inside all day, you come up the mountain for the fresh air and to feel the altitude. Parking is excellent at the cabin, something not always the case. A traditional black asphalt drive way allows you to park conveniently as opposed to some gravel pull up area! Motion sensor lights in the front and back make it safe, and simple for late night check ins. Try finding your way to a new address and foreign place in the pitch black! Dining room, again so many 2 bedroom cabins don't have one, just some bar stools or even worse TV trays for your dinner. LGB has a traditional custom made dining table which comfortably sits 6, it is made from reclaimed pine. The bedrooms are surprisingly large with actual sitting areas, classic mountain log bed frames. The inside was completely remodeled in 2010 with a wide open floorplan, chefs kitchen, and 12 inch (width) exposed logs running through the living room ceiling. A wonderful maltby fireplace. The unique benefits to this 1,000sf 2 bedroom cabin are endless. We simply encourage you to compare the photo's, inside and out, read ALL reviews, VRBO is a legitimate service. And the pictures tell it all.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Dakota's Den
        1 queen, Second guest room
      • Living room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Very comfortable leather, living room pull out sofa sleeper
      • Master
        1 king, 'FIRM' memory foam
      • The 2 nice sized bedrooms are beautiful and tastefully decorated in great mountain detail. Large, thick log bed frames,knotty pine wainescotting, leather tufted sitting area's, closet space. Freshly painted in 2011, newer carpet, steam cleaned monthly, windows letting the mountain light in!


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Really cute, clean and compfy! Montain decor! Walk in shower
      • Cute & clean, fresh paint, tastefully decorated in mountain theme, great lighting, walk in shower small window.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Large, open floor-plan, seats up to 6 on leather sectional sofa. Floor to ceiling knotty pine with 3 huge, 12' exposed, strewn logs running the length of the ceiling.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Newer stacked dryer in designated room.
                    • Heating
                      Wall heater with new thermostat, two 1500 watt space heaters for each bedroom
                    • Internet
                      Wireless, broadband, Wi-Fi connection (30 Mbyts)
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linen's are provided, wonderful, warm, flannel with plenty of cozy comforters and blankets.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                      Rarely found, long, classic, black tar, on property drive way, freshly slurred, fits up to 3 large vehicles.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Room behind gate for RV/boat/trailer. *inquire with owner.
                    • Towels Provided
                      High quality, cotton towels are provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Newer stacked washing machine in designated room.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Classic, large, travertine 'Maltby' style fireplace.


                        • Kitchen
                          Large, open chef's kitchen, fully stocked with everything one needs.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          coffee maker with coffee grinder.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked in 'gold pan' rustic, mountain theme (dishware)
                        • Dishwasher
                          Full size dishwasher (newer)
                        • Freezer
                          Standard full size freezer (newer)
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Fully stocked, pots, pans, cooking utensils.
                        • Microwave
                          Standard 750w microwave (newer)
                        • Pantry Items
                          Assorted spices, sugars, etc.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Standard full size refrigerator (newer)
                        • Stove
                          Standard full size stove/oven (newer)
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              A unique feature of Lil Green Bear is within the open kitchen/dining space sits a full size rustic, reclaimed pine dining table, 6 high back, brown leather dining chairs!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  A nice selection of reading material is found on the guest bedroom's book shelf
                                • Games
                                  A large selection of boardgames are found in the guest bedroom's closet.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Both televisions have basic satellite cable. (Dish Network)
                                • Television
                                  2 great TV's: In the living room watch the 42' LCD flat screen and in the master bedroom watch the mounted, 37' LCD flat screen while resting in the bed or relaxing in the sitting area bedside.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Back deck is large, with nice views of the pine/evergreen trees, looking out over the 'back yard park' area and large seasonal apple tree. Trax surface and large redwood patio furniture set.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The front yard is professionally landscaped (see photo's) really amazing, seasonal but spectacular!!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      A large smoker/grill running of propane is found on the back deck
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Front porch is classic Big Bear, looking out over the professionally landscaped front yard and beautiful trees. 2 large adarondak chairs to sit on while star gazing.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • live theater
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • fitness center

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • A classic log cabin right out of a childhood fable or fairytale. A storybook cottage for the ages, A legitimate mountain experience! Perfect for the romantic couple, small family or group. Amazingly kept!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              101 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Cutest, most awesome, little cabin in Big Bear

                                                              Todd E.

                                                              This is the second time we stayed at the Lil' Green Bear Cabin and again had a wonderful time. Great for families with kids. Big enough for everyone, cute enough to be a cabin.

                                                              The best home away from home. Enchanting....Perfect!❤️

                                                              Glenda M.

                                                              This cozy cabin home has all the necessities and more. Perfect in every way! Love the attention to detail with the decor. Great atmosphere, great location, great owners. Our family had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to our next stay.

                                                              Great Weekend Getaway!

                                                              Eric C.

                                                              My wife and I stayed at Lil Green Bear Cabin for a birthdays. This is our 5th year doing so and first time at this Cabin. The property was wonderful. Slept great with such a comfortable bed. Enjoyed home cooked meals by the fire place and coffee on the front porch. We loved everything about this property and can't wait to see it again with some snow. The owners are great and quick on responses. We even were allowed a late check out. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay.

                                                              Beautiful cabin; perfect for a weekend in Big Bear

                                                              Cliff C.

                                                              Lil' Green Bear Cabin is a very warm, charming place to stay. We really enjoyed staying there on our trip to Big Bear.

                                                              Great family getaway stay at the Little Green Bear.

                                                              Chris W.San Marcos, CA

                                                              This place is exactly as the pictures show. It's cute, it's quiet, it's exactly what we were looking for. I took my wife and 2 kids to Big Bear so they could enjoy the mountains (we live year round in San Marcos, CA close to the beach). My son has skied before but this was a first for my daughter. I booked the cabin based on feedback and photos and couldn't have been happier. The kitchen is bigger than I expected with a table and four chairs that fit really well. All the appliances work well. The heater is awesome. The fireplace added some rustic charm. I was even able to watch the Patriots beat the Jaguars at the cabin with no problem. The couch is comfy. The master bed is awesome with lots of room for luggage and a chair to read. Don't hesitate to book this cabin if you want an affordable escape with all the benefits of cabin life in the mountains of Big Bear.

                                                              We love staying here whenever we come to Big Bear. It is perfect for our family of 3!

                                                              Nichol E.

                                                              The bed in the master bedroom is sooo comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped and our 6-year-old loves playing in the backyard. The neighborhood is quiet, but not too far from all of the fun activities Big Bear has to offer. The cabin is always clean and the owners are friendly and efficient. We never stay anywhere else!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Nichol for your kind words, it is always our pleasure to have you and your little family up to the cabin! See you next time.

                                                              Randelle & Gabby


                                                              Big Bear City, CA, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Holiday week rates ($250 per night) *inquire with owner.

                                                              101 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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