Where to stay around Big Bear Lake, CA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,559 vacation rentals near Big Bear Lake. From 1,553 Houses to 693 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 Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

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

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 Lake:

  • Moonridge: 1,335 vacation rentals
  • Boulder Bay: 671 vacation rentals
  • Summit Estates: 341 vacation rentals
  • Fox Farm: 595 vacation rentals
  • Castle Glen Estates: 527 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 Lake?

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

  • Big Bear Lake: 2,452 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain: 2,444 vacation rentals
  • Snow Summit Ski Resort: 3,124 vacation rentals
  • Boulder Bay Park: 3,147 vacation rentals
  • Meadow Park: 3,005 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Bear Lake 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 Lake?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 1,553 Houses in Big Bear Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake include:

  • Bungalows: 693 rentals available
  • Cabins: 693 rentals available
  • Cottages: 693 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 Lake?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 129 vacation rentals with pool available in Big Bear Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Charting the waters of Big Bear Lake

    The dramatic setting of Big Bear Lake, nestled on the lakeshore in the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains, makes it a magnet for lovers of the great outdoors. This friendly city provides the ideal base for every activity imaginable, from skiing and snowboarding in winter to mountain biking and freshwater fishing in summer. Big Bear Lake vacation rentals are especially in demand on weekends, when southern Californians hit the highway to shake off the stresses of work with a breath of fresh mountain air and some comforting down-home hospitality.

    Big Bear Lake—a favorite fishing spot

    Fishing is one of the prime attractions of Big Bear Lake. This vast expanse of freshwater is home to abundant trout, bass, and catfish. Anglers can rent a pontoon and test their skill against their wily prey, or hire an experienced fishing guide to maximize their chances of a productive catch. Big Bear Lake vacation rentals on the lake offer keen anglers the chance to pursue their hobby to their heart’s content without straying far from home. The Big Bear Troutfest draws huge crowds to the marina each September, offering prizes in various categories along with the chance to compete for prestigious trophies.

    Big Bear Lake, past and present

    There are many ways to enjoy this beautiful recreational lake, from kayaking and parasailing to narrated boat tours. Climb aboard a replica pirate ship and hear tall tales of pirates and adventurers, or gain insights into the lake’s history, which dates back to 1845, on board the Miss Liberty paddlewheel. Continue your voyage into the past with a visit to the Big Bear Valley Historical Museum. This fascinating collection of artifacts and exhibits chronicles the city’s rich heritage from its roots in the indigenous Serrano tribe, through the Gold Rush era, to its transformation into winter-sports hot spot.

    Big Bear Lake—a winter wonderland

    The high elevation of Big Bear Lake sets it apart from the rest of southern California in terms of snowfall. This unique climate provided the incentive for the opening of the region’s first winter-sports resort as far back as 1921, and snowfall has been recorded in every month except July and August. The winter vacation season usually runs from late November to late March, when demand spikes for Big Bear Lake vacation rentals near the slopes. Peak temperatures in July are often accompanied by refreshing mountain rain and cool evenings, providing comfortable conditions for outdoor activities.

    Forest trails around Big Bear Lake

    Book a Big Bear Lake vacation rental near the San Bernardino National Forest to be close to a protected wilderness of mountainous terrain that includes 2 of the tallest waterfalls in southern California. The mountains are home to many species of coniferous trees, the ubiquitous ponderosa pine among the most striking. The Big Bear Discovery Center contains a museum of local natural history along with wide-ranging information about the ecology of the National Forest. Guided eco-tours and interpretation programs are just some of the ways to discover this environment.