Destination guide

Cosy Big Bear Lake will entice you

The area's churches and entertainment are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Big Bear Lake. Renowned for its lake, skiing and mountain views, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Big Bear Lake

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy Big Bear Lake for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Big Bear Lake a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Snow Summit (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Gold Mine Golf Course (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Bear Mountain (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Bear Mountain Golf Course (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is well known for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in January, February, May or March, when snowfall averages 44.78 inches and temperatures average -6°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Big Bear Lake

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Big Bear Lake is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pine Knot Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Swim Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Meadow Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Aspen Glen Picnic Area (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • North Shore Recreation Area (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Big Bear Discovery Center (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Big Bear Lake

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.), which is 40.8 mi (65.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Big Bear Lake?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,359 holiday lettings around Big Bear Lake. From 734 cabins to 108 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Big Bear Lake?

Nestle yourself up in the hills and be ready for inspiring sunrises, otherworldly stargazing and loads of fresh air. HomeAway has 1,446 alpine holiday properties available. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway is teeming with other options to discover, including:

  • 962 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 654 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 619 resort holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Big Bear Lake?

Our house holiday rentals are real properties for real travellers. With plenty of space and privacy, they're perfect for those who want to live like a local. There are 1,497 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £39 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cabin: 822 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £48 per night.
  • Condo: 99 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £51 per night.
  • Townhome: 79 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £78 per night.

Can I stay in Big Bear Lake in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a holiday with the extended family or spending a week away with your old school crew, it's always lots of fun staying under the same roof! The best news is that HomeAway has places to suit. Why not take a peek at the 227 house holiday rentals available here? They're the most popular choice for big groups of guests. The lodging options that can provide for large groups here include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 555 rental properties appropriate for that size. Book a night from just £48.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 418 holiday rentals that are ideal. You can book one for as little as £59 per night.
  • Going away with a group of 10? We've got 288 rental accommodation that match your requirements. Prices begin at just £89 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your cousin and all your buddies to Big Bear Lake.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Big Bear Lake?

Show the door to dull cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms! Delight in the ease of living like a local in a value-for-money holiday rental instead. Check out all the diverse options available for you now on HomeAway. Meadowbrook Estates is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 122 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £109 a night, it's not difficult to see why. There are another 5 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around South Redlands. The average price in this area is £116 per night.

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