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5 Best Big Bear Airbnb Cabins to love for a quiet mountain retreat

These spacious mountain cabins are close to all the action in Big Bear, CA

Big Bear, California is a small mountain city nestled within the San Bernardino National Forest. With a large gorgeous lake, family-friendly ski resort and quaint village center, Big Bear makes for a fantastic weekend getaway. It is one of the few places near Los Angeles and Orange Counties that have snow in the winter.

What screams mountain escape more than a quiet stay in a cozy cabin? While there are an abundance of options, I have put together five awesome Big Bear Airbnb rentals that are spacious for a family or group of friends with excellent locations close to all of Big Bear’s best attractions. 

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Upscale Lakefront Home w/ Hot Tub & Billiards

Big Bear, CA

Entire Home  –  10 Guests  –  3 Bedrooms  –  7 Beds  –  3  Baths  –  Lakefront  –  Hot Tub  –  Laundry  –  Kids Activities  

At this Big Bear Airbnb, you get an entire 2,689 square feet lakefront house that sleeps 10 people with seven beds in three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed with an en-suite bathroom that includes a jetted tub. The second bedroom has a queen bed and futon while the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds and a futon. More sleeping is available in the second living space with a pullout sofa and futon. There is another bathroom located off one of the guest rooms and another half bath in the common area. Shampoo is provided, but there is no hair dyer. 

The house features a Great Room with high ceilings, billiard table, game console, children’s books and toys,  leather sofas, flat screen TV and a wall of windows to take in those gorgeous views. The full chef’s kitchen has everything you need to make some amazing meals at home. There is a breakfast bar with seating for four and a dining table with seating for eight.

You can also enjoy a nice meal outside on the beautiful deck, weather permitting. Enjoy the deck anytime of the day by taking a dip in the hot tub or enjoying one of the many seating areas. There is also a covered porch, and picnic table swing. Not only do you have views of the Metcalf Bay, but you are also close to Big Bear Village with many shops and dining options as well as Snow Summit Ski Resort.

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Cozy Home with Hot Tub – Walk to Snow Summit

Big Bear, CA

Entire Home  –  8 Guests  –  3 Bedrooms  –  7 Beds  –   2 Baths  –  Laundry  –  Hot Tub  –  Game Room

This Big Bear Airbnb is a cozy log cabin located on a private cul-de-sac and walking distance from Snow Summit, Pacific Crest hiking trail and a number of dining options. The home sleeps eight people with seven beds in three rooms. On the first-floor there is a bedroom with a queen bed on a natural log frame, a window seat, and a 26” TV. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a log framed queen bed and a 26” TV and a third bedroom with two twin beds, two rollaway beds, and a 26” TV. There are bathrooms located on both levels of the house.

In the rest of the house you find a warm woodsy atmosphere with a living room bursting with warm lodge decor, armchairs, futon and a wood-burning fireplace. For entertainment there are a large flat-screen TV, DVD player, board games and children’s games, books and toys. The full kitchen also has a breakfast bar with seating for three and a dining room with a natural wood dining table set for six. For more fun there is a detached two-story garage that has been converted into a gaming center with gaming console, ping-pong, dartboard, pool table, foosball and plenty of seating. The fun continues outdoors with a deck equipped with a gas grill, six-person hot tub and dining table as well as a front porch with seating for two

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Modern condo by skiing and lake w/ well-equipped kitchen & entertainment

Big Bear, CA

Entire House  –  8 Guests  –  3 Bedrooms  –  6 Beds  –  2.5 Baths  –  Bunk Beds  –  Laundry

This clean, bright and cozy duplex is a great option for those looking to be close to Snow Summit, Big Bear Lake Village and the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Sleeping up to eight people, this Airbnb in Big Bear has a total of six beds in three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds while the third bedroom has a queen bed, two double beds and a single bed. There are two and half bathrooms stocked with essentials and a hair dryer. 

The cozy living room features warm woods, leather sofas and armchairs, TV and stone fireplace. Off the living room is the full kitchen with a breakfast bar with seating for three and a dining table with seating for six. This is a great option for families or a group of friends looking to stay busy while Big Bear. While there isn’t a big deck outdoor space, there is a night little porch for enjoying a morning cup of coffee.

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Spacious Alpine Retreat w/ Lake & Mountain Views

Big Bear, CA

Entire House – 8 Guests – 4 Bedrooms – 4 Beds – 2.5 Baths  –  Laundry  –  Game Room  –  Fenced Backyard – Lake Views

This lovely Big Bear Airbnb is a four bedroom cozy mountain cottage with great views of the mountains and lake. The home sleeps up to eight guests with four beds. The master bedroom has a king bed, balcony access and en-suite bather with jetted tub and shower. Two other rooms have a king bed as well, with one of those rooms also having balcony access. All rooms have smart TVs and ceiling fans. The last bedroom has a full bed. There is an additional guest bathroom located upstairs with a tub, shower and stocked with essentials including  a hair dryer. The half bathroom is located downstairs off the kitchen. 

The rest of the house features a dual living space with gaming consoles, wood-burning fireplace with a gas starter, sofa and loveseat. The game room also has a sofa and two armchairs as well as a huge smart TV, more gaming consoles and lots of games. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with a kitchen table with seating for four as well as an additional dining table with seating for four. Outside, you can enjoy the days and evenings on the balcony to take in the views or let the kids play in the fenced backyard while you grill up some grub. This home is also close to Big Bear Village, Snow Summit, Alpine Magic Mountain and Big Bear Lake.

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Escape to this Modern chalet near hike/bike trail!

Big Bear, CA

Superhost  –  Entire House  –  8 Guests  –  3 Bedrooms  –  6 Beds  –  2 Baths  –  Bunk Beds  

This Swiss Summit Chalet features modern hip decor and is located right in front of Snow Summit as well as near the access to Town Trail. This a unique style of condo with the bedrooms being located on the downstairs level. The master bedroom has a king bed. TV, ensuite bathroom with a huge shower. The second bedroom has a queen bed while the third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. The second bathroom is located on this level down the hall with a walk-in shower.

The upstairs level features a great room that is cozy, yet sophisticated. The great room includes the kitchen, dining area, TV, wood-burning fireplace and lots of comfy seating as well as games, books and toys for entertainment. Outside there is a patio with lounge chairs. You are located near all of Big Bear’s best attractions and dining, so finding fun things to do will not be a problem.

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That’s a Wrap!

What is fun about a Big Bear mountain getaway is that you can enjoy this town anytime of year. Big Bear Lake is fun for fishing, swimming and boating during the summer while the famous Snow Summit Resort is perfect for winter sports. 

So what are you waiting for? Book an Airbnb in Big Bear today and start having fun. For information for things to do in Big Bear, see our ultimate guide to Big Bear with kids

Don’t forget to check out our other Airbnb picks from nearby cities, like Airbnb in Las Vegas, Airbnb in Newport Beach and Airbnb in Palm Springs

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