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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms ~ Master Bath ~ Second Full Bath ~ Sleeps 8

Before I rave about Sugar Bear a few points that are helpful using Homeaway/VRBO:

*** If you are trying to book today the site won't allow it, however, I will : ) Just send me a message via the "Contact Owner" and if it's free we can arrange it.

*** We have two cabins right next door to each other, in case we are booked here or you'd like to bring the whole gang you can check out Sugar Cub Lodge. Just cut and paste this property id above in the search for location top of the page: 4285330

Now all about The Bear...

Everything is first class, modern comforts yet still a true mountain cabin with stone fireplace and pine wood accents galore! It is our goal to keep Sugar Bear a great mountain escape...walk in, fall in love and enjoy! We love the private street, just a few cabins down the street and it's National Forest, best sled hill steps away. No cars, but plenty of birds, beautiful oaks and clean mountain air! Views off decks make for great outdoor relaxing! Tennis/b-ball/skateboard park an easy walk. 15 Minute drive to skiing, dining, the Village yet away from it all.

Large HD Flat screen tucked away in a pine armoire. Comfy King size beds (we get many compliments on these!), first class kitchen and great room for entertaining. Top of the line spa on a private redwood deck, only you and the stars!

And...take it for granted Sugar Bear is always immaculate! As owners we are picky....expect the best!

What renters love about Sugar Bear:

~~The high pine log ceiling in the great room

~~Tasteful decor, comfy and personal, true home away from home

~~Kitchen layout near the living/dining/island bar

~~Kitchen contents for cooking up a great meal

~~Cleanliness and lack of clutter

~~Books, movies, games, puzzles and for both adults and kids

~~Beautiful views off the front porch and back deck

~~The spa!

~~Sled hill and park steps away!!!

~~We have a plug in the garage for the Tesla : )

Please do read our reviews, our guests say it best!

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Tara

It is our goal to keep Sugar Bear (search for 928937) and Sugar Cub (search for 4285330) two great mountain retreats…walk in, fall in love and enjoy! You can always assume our cabins are immaculate and in tiptop shape. Come to take in the views of the oaks and pines, listen to the birds and the beautiful sound of the strong mountain wind. Hiking, boating, skiing or hunkering down in the cabin for good meals, beautiful views, movies, game time, spa time. We love it all and we welcome you to experience all Big Bear has to offer. Sugar Bear and Sugar Cub Lodge await you with open paws!

Tara purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Tara chose Sugarloaf

What a great question! Why did we buy this property….you will know the minute you open the door, : ) A true log cabin with spectacular mountain decor creates the perfect escape. We love the private street, dead ends at National Forest with a sled hill steps away. Rarely see a car, although plenty of birds, beautiful oak trees and clean mountain air! Rent both cabins and bring the entire gang.

What makes this cabin unique

Log, Log, Log, great sunlight in the cabin, wonderful covered front porch with a view of the tree tops. The Spa. The Great Room Mountain Style. The Great Kitchen. No Junk Drawers! The Empty Garage! Steps to the National Forest with a great sled hill and the park in the opposite direction with tennis, basketball and a skate board park!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Submitted on our previous website:

"I almost don't want to tell anyone about this because I am kind of selfish about things I love, but being that this is the holiday time of year, one good deed deserves another. The place is fun, great looking / feeling and peaceful. The high ceilings and wood put you at ease right away. I sat at the kitchen bar for hours reading and sipping wine. My two kids were in heaven. Tara has a ton of games, puzzles and toys for them to play with. They didn't touch what we brought up. The kids room is so fun, my son now wants bunk beds. Watched the laker game and all sorts of football on the flat screen and slept like a stone in the master bed. What is really unusual is that everything is where you need it. The toilet backed up once and in the first cabinet I looked...there was a plunger. Problem solved. Needed to make some tea... tea kettle was in the first place I looked. Its like you're at home, with snow. Could go on about the nice hot tub on a snowy night, lounging by the fire or walking to the Natl. Forest, but then YOU might book my next trip here. Tara is nice and easy to deal with and left very clear instructions. We have booked many vacation homes and these were the most easy to decipher. Kudos!"
Dec 2010
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Sugarloaf Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath & Hand Towels Provided ~ Bath Soap & Shampoo Too
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath & Hand Towels Provided ~ Bath Soap & Shampoo Too
  • Beautiful floor tiles. Clean, white counter tops.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Kids Love This Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Beautiful Bed!
    Master - 1 king , Beautiful Pine King Bed ~ Great space!
  • We get plenty of compliments on our King beds! Linens provided with down comforters. Very comfortable! Kids room has their own TV and DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We are continuously adding amenities to keep Sugar Bear top on your list for a mountain getaway. We try to think about the little things that can make a big difference. Such as... ~Our kids small table and chairs...just next to the adult dining table! ~Books, puzzles, movies, games. ~Kitchen is combed over to make certain things are looking good, : ) ~~~Thanks for considering our mountain cabin!~~~


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average rating of 4.9574466 based on 63 reviews

Best of the Best in Big Bear!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in Big Bear mountains. Tara's cabin was over the top!! The cabin looks just as it appears online and she has covered every aspect of keeping our entire family entertained from the youngest family member (4yrs old) the teens (12,16) to the adults with games, books, movie videos, cable, even Netflix is an option. Also, I love to cook and her kitchen was very well stocked with all that I needed and some. This is definitely our family vacation home for Big Bear!! Thank you Tara for sharing your beautiful home with our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I love hearing that the entire family enjoyed the cabin : ) That is the best compliment. Also, so happy you loved the too! Such a fun kitchen to gather a crowd...thank you again and love to have you back any time!
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Absolutely spotless

  • 5 of 5

I was amazed at how immaculate this place was! It’s cleaner than my own house! Fully stocked, cozy, quiet, hot tub!! I enjoyed 2 full days of “me time” while my family spent their time on the slopes. Since i was car-less i figured i’d uber into the Village for a little shopping and lunch but i enjoyed the cabin so much i never left! The owner Tara was awesome and answered every question quickly. Beautiful location too. I look forward to coming back in the Spring or Summer. Just a little too cold out for my preference.

I highly recommend this place to anyone interested in a little get-away. Wish i could have stayed a week instead of just 3 days!

The rules of your stay may seem a little strict at first but once you’re there you will totally understand why!

I’m a clean freak so I had no problem keeping it neat and organized. And if we didn’t have to leave super early the day of our departure there probably would have been no need for a cleaning service because i would have loved cleaning it top to bottom!

Thank you Tara for providing such a beautiful place for us to enjoy my sons 20th birthday.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing review! Thank you : ) I too have a difficult time leaving and I love that you appreciated the tidiness! It relaxes me, so I get it. LOVE to have you anytime. So glad you had a great celebration at the Bear for your son's 20th! Happy 2018 Lori!
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Great place to stay and Owner Professional

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our friends go to and relax. We were able to go hiking and enjoy restaurants that Big Bear had to offer. The house was clean and Tara provided everything that we needed. We definitely will come back here with our friends again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Mountain Weekend for our Family!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Tara, for hosting such an amazing rental! My whole family, from the grandparents to the toddlers, loved it. We took advantage of the spa and ping pong table, and couldn't have asked for a better way to spend a weekend getaway in the beautiful mountains!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sugar Bear Cabin is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our families had a great time. Very nicely appointed cabin. Lots of games, toys for the kids. Kitchen is fully stocked; all in all a wonderful weekend. Thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Overall everything was great with the property, we had a amazing time!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Summit & Bear Mountain
Car: necessary

Check the map and you'll see how close we are to National Forest~ Peace & Quiet!

Other Activities that make our cabin location unique==

~~Sled Hill steps away that is Scenic & Fun!

~~New Park with tennis, basketball, children's playground & a skateboard park!

~~Level & quiet flat streets for easy walking or bike riding

~~Not too many people around, : )

Great Summer Activities Nearby==

Discovery Center ~ Canoe Tours, Outdoor Concerts (Mountain Style), Guided Nature Walks (fun for little kids too), Hiking Trails, Friday Night Campfires (fun for all ages), Scheduled Activities

Rent a Boat

Make a snowmen, go sledding, and then warm up in our cozy cabin. The kids and adults love finding new movies and books to enjoy during their stay. Check out our links for information on summer and winter activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $350

Please inquire with owner for last minute deals or small party discounts. Most often given for off season only, fall and spring.
No check in or check out on Christmas/New Year's Day or Eve...I don't want my cleaning staff to work on those days.

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.