Where to stay around Big Bear, CA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,726 vacation rentals near Big Bear. From 1,669 Houses to 738 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Big Bear for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Big Bear?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Big Bear:

  • Whispering Forest: 155 vacation rentals
  • Woodlands: 17 vacation rentals
  • Meadowbrook Estates: 115 vacation rentals
  • Boulder Bay: 739 vacation rentals
  • Summit Estates: 356 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Big Bear?

VRBO offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Big Bear. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • North Shore Recreation Area: 3,199 vacation rentals
  • Big Bear Discovery Center: 3,196 vacation rentals
  • Gold Mountain Memorial Park: 2,779 vacation rentals
  • Green Spot Picnic Area: 2,775 vacation rentals
  • Juniper Point: 3,201 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Bear listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Big Bear?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 1,669 Houses in Big Bear. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Big Bear include:

  • Bungalows: 738 rentals available
  • Cabins: 738 rentals available
  • Cottages: 738 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Big Bear?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 131 vacation rentals with pool available in Big Bear. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Southern California's lakeside mountain oasis

    Nestled on the eastern shore of Big Bear Lake, this sleepy unincorporated town feels light years away from the hustle and bustle of Southern California city life. Surrounded on all sides by the sprawling San Bernardino National Forest, the quiet town of cabins and small homes branching off from a quaint main street puts almost nothing between you and nature. Skiing and water activities dominate the scene, offering endless fun for visitors of all ages and enough fresh air to ensure you'll get a good night's sleep at your Big Bear Lake vacation rental.

    Get your adrenaline pumping in Big Bear City

    Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts offer thrills for beginners and pros alike, with family-friendly slopes and expert hills to shred. When temperatures rise, trade in your skis for wheels at Snow Summit's massive bike park. If you never graduated past the training wheels, they have a climbing wall, ziplining, and trampolines, too. You could get lost for days on the endless hiking trails in the surrounding forest (so maybe grab a trail map first). If you're less of an adrenaline junkie, Big Bear Lake is a prime spot for swimming and boating fun, plus some truly top-notch fishing.

    The hills are alive and the fish are biting

    Most visitors flock to nearby Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts for year-round fun, with skiing dominating the winter and biking taking over in the warmer months. Big Bear Lake is a great place to take a dip or try your hand at reeling in your own dinner when the temperatures rise. A Big Bear City vacation rental also puts you near everything from huge cities to serene nature, with Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and the otherworldly plant life of Joshua Tree National Park all within an hour or two of the town.

    Beat the heat in Big Bear City

    Since skiing is king in Big Bear City, it's no surprise that you'll see plenty of the fluffy white stuff in the colder months, with temperatures from November through April dipping down into the 20s. Snowfalls are heaviest from December through March, and usually top 4 inches in January and February, so pack up your skis to start the year off on the slopes. Temps are more mild from May to October, with the mercury only rarely breaking into the 80s in the peak summer months of July and August. It's heaven for anyone who hates the heat.

    A town of soaring peaks and sparkling waters

    At over 6,700 feet above sea level, your Big Bear City vacation rental will wrap you in crisp, clear mountain air (though it may take a minute to adjust to the elevation if you're not used to it). The San Bernardino mountains top 11,000 feet at their highest point, making for some spectacular views. Big Bear Lake is home to bass, trout, and countless other freshwater fish. Nature lovers have a treasure trove of plants and wildlife to discover on the hiking trails in over 800,000 acres of the surrounding San Bernardino National Forest.