Discover a selection of 3,000 vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $64 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Big Bear Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Discover year-round fun in Big Bear vacation home rentals

Big Bear is a hub for alpine recreation, offering a shimmering lake for summer watersports and challenging slopes for winter excitement, as well as beautiful cross-country trails for any season. Whether you want to test your skills at a fishing tournament, take to the water on a paddleboard, ski the slopes, or take in the mountain scenery, there’s something for every inclination near cabin rentals in Big Bear.

Things to do

Experience the outdoors from getaway cabins in Big Bear

No matter the season, Big Bear has a range of activities for families and adventurers. Cabin rentals can be found near landmarks like the Snow Summit Ski Resort, a bustling ski resort with 31 runs, night riding, terrain parks, and a climbing wall, and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, a wildlife zoo for rehabilitation and conservation of native species. The Alpine Slide and Magic Mountain has winter bobsledding fun and summer waterslides to escape the heat, and Big Bear Snow Play has winter sledding and activities for kids.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities near vacation homes in Big Bear

With year-round sunshine, hundreds of miles of forest trails, and seemingly endless shoreline and skiable acreage, Big Bear is an adventure playground for all seasons. Hiking on forest paths, horseback riding through the landscape, or tearing through dirt on a mountain bike are ideal for most seasons, and hitting off-roading trails and challenging terrain in 4x4s is great for thrill seekers. In winter, skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and snowmobiling are popular activities. The waters in Big Bear are teeming with fish, and you can get out on the water for kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, and parasailing.


Seasonal weather in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is well known for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in February, November, December or January, when snowfall averages 3 inches and temperatures average 36°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Big Bear Lake

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Big Bear Lake. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pine Knot Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Meadow Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Big Bear Discovery Center (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Boulder Bay Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Snow Valley (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Yucaipa Regional Park (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Big Bear Lake

The nearest airport is in Los Angeles - Ontario Intl. Airport (ONT), located 40.8 mi (65.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), which is 21.6 mi (34.7 km) away.

Restaurants and bars

Best dining in Big Bear

From gourmet dining to homestyle cooking, Big Bear offers a range of cuisine options for every appetite. Steak houses, seafood, pasta, pizza, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and deli restaurants with a culinary twist give you a chance to experience familiar favorites or discover brand-new tastes as adventurous as the region itself, all near the vacation home rentals in the area.

Family friendly

Family fun near Big Bear vacation homes

Big Bear has plenty of fun activities for adults and kids alike, all within reach of the vacation rentals. Boulder Bay Park, a lakeside area with canoeing and kayaking on the lake and live music at the bandstand, and the Big Bear Discovery Center, a nature center with exhibitions, tours, demonstrations, and an amphitheater, are two top attractions for kids. You could also visit Big Bear Lake, a large, crystal-clear lake for outdoor recreation like fishing and hiking among native wildlife, and Meadow Park, a lakeside expanse with sports courts, fields, picnic areas, and a playground. For little explorers, try out Gold Rush Mining Adventures, a science center with real gemstone and gold mining to inspire young minds and honor the Gold Rush era.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Big Bear Lake?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Big Bear Lake:

  • Around 16 miles from the center of Big Bear Lake, it's hard to top "Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage, "just For 2". It has 1 bedroom and a range of conveniences like a smart TV and a blender.
  • Another excellent choice is "Cabin - Romantic Hide - A - Way For Two In Our Secluded Canyon. Please See Our Reviews", which is around 35 miles from Big Bear Lake. Featuring 1 bedroom, a nearby casino and a dining table, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Big Bear Lake vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Big Bear Lake?

For a memorable vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Big Bear Lake. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Take a few days off to get back to basics at "New+private Cozy+tiny Home". Located in Big Bear, internet services and free WiFi are a couple of amenities on offer here.
  • "Tiny House In The Mojave Desert Near Las Vegas" comes with a range of comforts, such as air conditioning and pet-friendly services. Located in Sandy Valley, you'll be able to live large in this small but nicely designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Big Bear Lake?

Whether you're seeking a simple retreat or something a little more luxe, you'll find a nice selection of log cabins to rent in Big Bear Lake. Experience a mix of adventure and comfort at one of these popular options:

  • Stay at "Beautiful 3/2 Log Cabin, Game Room" in Summit Estates and during your waking hours enjoy skiing and kayaking and your nights unwinding in comfort in your cozy cabin.
  • Alternatively, consider "Rustic Modern True Log Cabin". Try some horse riding or snowboarding or simply put your feet up at this Winter Park property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Big Bear Lake?

Clock off on Friday afternoon and then pack your carry-on bag. If you're ready for some relaxation and fun, these rentals in and around Big Bear Lake promise the perfect weekend getaway:

  • "4000sf~large Kitchen~1000sf Game Rm" is a favorite option around 16 miles west of the center of Big Bear Lake. You won't have to venture far to find an unforgettable experience around here. Get outdoors and explore Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area and Snow Summit. Activities like hiking and biking and golf will add a nice finishing touch to your mini getaway.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Free Night Relaxing Tree House Vibes 1 Mile To Village And Lake". About 1 mile east of Big Bear Lake, activities around here include cross-country skiing and sledding. More interested in sightseeing? Find time in your schedule for Pine Knot Park and Black Mountain Fire Lookout.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Big Bear Lake?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to convenience, character and location. Take a look at these studio apartments for rent in or near Big Bear Lake and immerse yourself in the local culture:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage, "just For 2". This property is a superb base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including a washing machine and an oven.
  • "Tree Top Cottage - Romantic Hot Tub Wifi Pets 125. 00" is another tempting option. Settle in and take advantage of an iron and ironing board, a nearby marina and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to discover more of Big Bear Lake. Cultural sights like Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theatre Company and Community Arts Theater Society will help you get a feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Big Bear Lake?

From time to time, you just need to take some time out, even if it's only for one or two days. Experience a nice combination of sightseeing and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Big Bear Lake:

  • "Free Night Relaxing Tree House Vibes 1 Mile To Village And Lake" is near the heart of Big Bear Lake, which means there are tons of things to keep you on the go. Discover top attractions like National Orange Show Events Center and San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino when you're not kicking back in your cozy property.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Bungalow In The Boulders Bottlerock House", another terrific option. Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University should be on your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Big Bear Lake?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your honey away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Big Bear Lake:

  • Located around 16 miles from Big Bear Lake, "Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage, "just For 2" is an ideal place for lovestruck couples. Beauty services and a fireplace are just some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Sun And Fun @little Lodge/great Rates" is another terrific option that's guaranteed to impress. It's about 2 miles from Big Bear Lake and has skiing facilities and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Big Bear Lake?

You'll find some spectacular mansions for rent in and near Big Bear Lake. If you're in search of somewhere spacious with a big dollop of wow factor, these architectural stunners will not disappoint:

  • Located 30 miles to the northwest of Big Bear Lake, "Adobe Mansion With Room For 46 On Private Oasis" is the place to go to put your feet up in the lap of luxury. Amenities offered here include golf and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, step your vacation up a notch and stay a while at "Wolf Creek Luxury Estate By Destination Big Bear : Luxury Mansion Walk To Skiing". It's about 3 miles to the east of Big Bear Lake and comes with a fireplace, beauty services and more.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Big Bear Lake?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most coveted. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Big Bear Lake and spend your days splashing about. Just remember to take your flamingo floatie:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make yourself comfortable at "Super Cool Cabin Relaxing Tree House Vibes 1 Mile To Village And Lake". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including childrens activities and a fridge.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Cabin - Gorgeous House And Views, Sledding Hills". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of a dishwasher and a microwave oven.

Wondering what the weather is like in Big Bear Lake? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 65 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on places to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Big Bear Lake vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Big Bear Lake?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with people you love. Stay in one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Big Bear Lake and bring the whole gang along:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Sun And Fun @little Lodge/great Rates", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 guests. This retreat is around 2 miles to the west of Big Bear Lake and features amenities such as a separate dining area and a toaster.
  • Another great choice is "4000sf~large Kitchen~1000sf Game Rm". This property is 16 miles west of Big Bear Lake and comes with free toiletries, a living room and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your invitation list.

If you want to see some family-friendly attractions around the area, you have plenty of choice. Victoria Gardens, SkyPark at Santa's Village and Splash Kingdom offer fun for all the gang.