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Remodeled Pet Friendly Chalet w/Lakeview, Fenced Yard, Fireplace, & deck

Big Bear Lake, CA, USA
  • Cabin1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

3 bedroom/2 bath with large great room, gourmet kitchen, and lakeview deck.

Enjoy partial lake views from our recently remodeled "Sierra Style" chalet, just steps from the lake, less than one mile from the village, and three miles from Snow Summit.

2 bedrooms/1 bath in main house

Detached guest cottage has third master with large, flat screen television and full bathroom.


Perfect for family gatherings or entertaining, the Bear's Lair has a spacious great room with lofted ceilings, original stone fireplace, and gourmet kitchen with granite counters, modern, stainless steel appliances, and kitchen island with seating for four.

Kitchen is well equipped with gas stove, dishwasher, Kitchenaid mixer, Vitamix blender, Keurig coffee maker, and professional waffle iron. Living room has large sectional sofa that comfortably seats six, a high definition television with cable, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu, and a huge video and game library.


The cabin offers ideal indoor/outdoor living, with a sliding glass door off the great room that opens to a spacious deck with partial lake views, large picnic table, and adirondack chairs.

In warmer months, the deck is a wonderful place to to entertain family and friends while enjoying cool summer evenings and lake breezes and partial lake views. A large gas grill (BBQ) is located directly off the deck, allowing for easy summer dinner.

In the winter, the deck ensures convenient access to the powerful Jacuzzi brand hot tub, which comfortably seats 6 people. The hot tub is covered by a gazebo, which eliminates the need to shovel snow off the hot tub in the winter and protects the hot tub's occupants from the sun in the summer.


The cabin sleeps 6 comfortably in three bedrooms (two king beds, one double).

The spacious master bedroom has a California King bed, partial lake views, and a high definition television with cable TV.

The second bedroom has a double bed and a small wall mounted television.

The bedrooms share an updated hallway bathroom with spacious sink and vanity and a combination shower and tub.

The third bedroom and bath, with a king bed and large wall mounted television, is in the guest cottage immediately behind the main house. Very spacious and perfect for adult or other children.


Paved parking for two cars is available directly off the Lake View Drive (in front of the cabin), ensuring quick access to the roads on snowy winter mornings.

Rear parking is immediately next to the guest cabin, in the rear of the house.


We warmly welcome your friendly four legged companions at no additional cost. The back yard is fully fenced (security tested by our Siberian Huskies!). Please be aware, however, that over half of the yard is taken up by the deck, hot tub, and grill, so there is limited space for dogs to run.

We apologize, but for liability reasons we require that all dogs stay in the house, in the yard, or on leash. Dogs with a history of aggression are prohibited.


If you are interested in renting a boat for all or part of your stay, please inquire about our Malibux VLX Wakesetter, which is docked at a local marina.

Boat rental is an additional $300 for 3 hours, plus gas and a $500 deposit. If you want to rent the boat, we will refer you to our captain to confirm dates and times. Packages are available! Boat is set up for wakeboarding/waterskiing AND wakesurfing (it has Malibu's most recent wake hull and creates an incredible 'wave' - switchable from port/starboard in seconds with the press of a button!

If you want to bring your own boat, please contact us about boat parking in the neighboring parking area and for referrals to local marinas.


Open flames of any sort - including, but not limited to, bonfires or fire pits - are ILLEGAL and thus strictly prohibited. We will cooperate with local police and fire departments in prosecuting any violations.

We do not warranty that household electronics, including the hot tub, will work. We have many guests and some are not as careful as we would like (or one would expect) with these items. If something is not working we will try to replace it as soon as possible, but we are not able to offer further refunds. If something major breaks (hot tub, stove, refrigerator, WiFi, living room television) we will offer you your choice of moving to another one of our rentals (if available), discounting your next visit, or allowing you to cancel the remainder of your stay at no additional charge.

We try to keep the cabin well stocked, but we cannot promise it will be restocked on a regular basis or that it will have everything you need when you check-in. What we can promise is that we will reimburse you for anything you buy for the house (after receiving prior approval for anything over $20) and will respond quickly to any issues that may arise. If the cabin is out of toilet paper, please buy some and we will happily reimburse you. If the BBQ is out of propane, please take the tank to the 711, have it refilled, and we will reimburse you. If we are out of salt . . .well, you get the idea. Please keep and submit receipts.


If you have a vacation rental in Tahoe, Mammoth, Las Vegas, Park City, Hawaii, London, Paris, Costa Rica, or any other awesome destination, please inquire about housing swaps!


10% discount for active military.

Third night free (subject to availability) for a pre or post deployment visit; if you let us know when booking, we are happy to offer a free night when available as a thank you for your service. If we don't have availability, or you don't have time, let us know anyway and we will figure something out as a gesture of our sincere appreciation for your service.


To prevent any ambiguity about what was said, we ask that communications occur via text message or personal message through VRBO. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

*****LARGE GROUPS*****

For larger groups, we also offer our neighboring cabin, the Snow Den (VRBO # 892145). Together, the two cabins can sleep parties of up to 10 adults comfortably - with a couch large enough for two more adults/children in the Bears' Lair. Sharing a common driveway, combined the two cabins are ideal for large family gatherings over the holidays.

*****Discounts cannot be combined. Rates are not final until first payment is made. ******


Alex Vorobiov

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Alex Vorobiov

Alex and Christina live in Santa Barbara with their three Siberian Huskies. Alex enjoys snowboarding and is passionate about conservation. Christina grew up in the Tahoe foothills but did not learn to ski until they bought their first cabin in Big Bear. In the summer, they love getting away to Big Bear to enjoy time wake boarding, and in sprint and fall, they enjoy mountain biking, especially the downhill part at Snow Summit.

Alex Vorobiov purchased this Cabin in 2016

Why Alex Vorobiov chose Big Bear Lake

The Bear's Lair is an ideal year round retreat that combines the charm of an original Big Bear chalet with the convenience of a renovated home that offers modern amenities including central heat, hot tub, and dishwasher. The cabin is ideally suited for year-round family gatherings and entertaining. During the warmer months, slide open the glass door to the fenced backyard and enjoy a cool breeze from the lake, which is just steps away. The yard offers perfect indoor/outdoor living, with a spacious deck (adjacent to the kitchen) with picnic table and partial lake views, a gazebo with a new Jacuzzi hot tub, and a large gas BBQ. In the winter, curl up on the spacious sectional next to the cabin's original stone fireplace. Or, enjoy the convenience of a central heating system that warms the house immediately. The cabin has a paved parking area, directly off Lakeview, making it easy to get on the road during winter snow storms.

What makes this Cabin unique

As longtime pet parents, we value your four legged family members and make every effort to ensure the cabin suits their needs. We never charge more for pets! The cabin is perfectly situated, with lake access less than five minutes away and less than one mile from the village. Perfect for family gatherings, especially with grown children, or couples traveling together, the Bear’s Lair includes a private guest house with a comfortable king bed and en suite bath. It also has a large great room, sectional sofa that seats 6+ people, and a deck with picnic table that seats eight immediately off the kitchen. For larger groups, we also offer a neighboring rental, the Snow Den. Together, the cabins can accommodate up to 10 people.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Second Bedroom
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Small rear bedroom with bunk beds - twin over double bed.
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Partial lake view, closet.
      • Guest Cottage
        1 king, Includes en suite bath


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
        • Guest Cottage Bath
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Partial lake view
            • Lakefront
              Across the street from Big Bear Lake, with lake access less than 5 minutes away.
            • Rural
            • Village
              Walking distance (less than one mile) from the village.
            • Water View
              Partial lake view.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Fireplace
                          Stone fireplace.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central HVAC
                        • Internet
                          High speed wireless
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Keurig coffee maker on counter; drip coffee maker under sink.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, kitchen island with seating for four, gas oven & stove, dishwasher, Kitchenaid mixer, Vitamix blender, Keurig coffeemaker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Kitchen island seats 4
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Basic Cable with HBO
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Televisions in living room and master bedroom have TiVo with Comcast cable, Netflix, Amazon Prime video, HBOGo, and Hulu. Third bedroom does not have cable.
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Boat
                                          Available for an additional fee. Please contact us for details.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are approximately three miles away.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Massage


                                                        • churches
                                                        • cinemas
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • marina
                                                        • recreation center
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • zoo

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • sledding
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • Babysitter
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • laundromat
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • jet skiing
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                                    • ice skating
                                                                    • skiing
                                                                    • snowboarding
                                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • water skiing

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      35 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      2018 Spring Break

                                                                      Stewart Y.

                                                                      Cabin was very nice and well supplied. We were bummed that theRe was no snow left to play with. But we made the best of our 3 day get away. I highly recommend this cabin.

                                                                      Great Cabin!!! Must stay!

                                                                      Chelsea J.

                                                                      Very clean and newly remodeled! Perfect location, very pet friendly, and all around a great place to stay. We will be back!

                                                                      Excellent location!

                                                                      Perfect place to get away from the city, great view and close to everything. Planning on coming back in the summer.

                                                                      Great family weekend getaway

                                                                      Jane L.San Diego, CA

                                                                      We had a great weekend in this Big Bear house! There are two bedrooms & one bathroom (I'm not sure when the guest house, the 3rd bedroom, will become available, it is currently closed), and a large living space with large couches, wood burning fireplace, a kitchen area, and a kitchen bar with 4 barstools. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen fully stocked. The place was beautiful decorated. The outdoor area had a spa that was perfect for post-snowboarding tired legs!

                                                                      Excellent family friendly cabin!

                                                                      Ross H.

                                                                      We loved every bit of our stay. The kitchen and living room were modern and cozy, bedrooms were spacious. The fenced yard and hot tub were perfect for us. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone, especially with small children or a pet.

                                                                      Updated cabin with comfy sofa!

                                                                      Jodi C.

                                                                      Great home with a huge and comfortable sofa. Excellent kitchen with dishes and cookware. Bring your own spices and condiments. Nearby access to the lake by foot and a quick drive to town. Lots of DVDs and a small enclosed yard, great for pets.

                                                                      The only downside is that the heater is a little loud.


                                                                      Big Bear Lake, CA, USA

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. If you think you may need to cancel your trip, we encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance. To keep costs lower for everyone, we have chosen not to include trip cancellation coverage in the reservation price and do not give refunds for any reason, including weather.

                                                                      35 Reviews
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