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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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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Clean and fun!

  • 5 of 5

Forgive the rambling, but I have so many good things to say. I love Sugar Bear! We were hoping to play in the snow, but there wasn't any around. We had a wonderful time anyway because there was so much to do in the cabin! We played games, played basketball and ping pong in the garage for hours, cooked food in the clean and well-stocked kitchen, hung out for an afternoon in the jacuzzi, and spent quality time with family. My son (9) loved the piano and spent a lot of time making up music. My niece (17 mo) loved the toys and books. We loved that they had a high chair and Pack-and-Play for her. The cabin is very clean. My son has really bad allergies to dust mites and he didn't sneeze or sniffle at all. I love that everything is well-organized. Communication was clear and price is fair. Thank you for another wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your rambling! Loved hearing how much you enjoyed the cabin. Happy Sugar Bear had all you needed! You love the cabin for all the same reasons we do : )
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Very nice home

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful with a very warm cabin feel to it. The only thing we didn't like was the floors being a bit squeaky, but that's not a deal breaker. The kids room was a bit tight but again liveable. All in all we had a great vacation. Everything was well equipped and clean. Thanks for providing a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Overall Experience

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin experience - agree with the other reviews that things were clean, comfortable, well stocked. Tara was wonderful and quick to respond. We actually liked that we were a little outside of town, cabin is a few hundred yards away from the Nat'l Forest, which we spent hiking and even sleddable if enough snow. We will definitely come back to this rental in the future! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

everything was great. you may want to check back yard gates as when the wind picked up., we had to go secure them

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place was PERFECT for our mini-vacation up to the mountains. Great location, well kept, and a turn-key solution for our little escape. Tara was very helpful, responsive, and professional. Everything worked wonderfully and our comfort level was off the charts. This gem was close to the city, slopes, and sledding area yet it was tucked away enough to be segregated from all bustle and commotion. We would without a doubt stay at this property again. Thanks Tara!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wowza! Thank you for leaving such a detailed review of your time at the cabin, means so much cause I say all that but when a guest says it...that's what counts! Love to have you back anytime and will definitely remember this glowing review!
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Great cabin. Well equipped and taken care of cabin

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin with everything you need and more. Plenty to keep you entertained or keep littles entertained so you can enjoy some peace and quiet. Private hot tub is great. Owners are responsive and helpful. Beds are super comfortable. Location is great to get away from the crowds, but still close enough for a hike, some groceries, or to take the trip into town. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.