Where to stay around Big Bear?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,123 vacation rentals near Big Bear. From 1,918 Houses to 773 Cabins, 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 HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Big Bear?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Big Bear. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Big Bear Lake: 2,733 vacation rentals
  • Lake Arrowhead: 556 vacation rentals
  • Southern California: 30,445 vacation rentals
  • Big Bear Lake: 3,184 vacation rentals
  • Desert Hot Springs: 6,775 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Big Bear! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Big Bear?

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

  • Big Bear Lake: 2,733 rentals
  • Lake Arrowhead: 556 rentals
  • Desert Hot Springs: 6,775 rentals
  • San Bernardino: 594 rentals
  • Crestline: 537 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Big Bear?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Big Bear are:

  • Big Bear City Airport (L35): 2,942 vacation rentals
  • Big Bear, CA (RBF): 2,926 vacation rentals
  • San Bernardino International Airport (SBD): 680 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Big Bear?

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

  • Big Bear Lake: 3,184 rentals
  • Snow Summit Ski Resort: 3,157 rentals
  • Lake Arrowhead Village: 2,736 rentals
  • Bear Mountain: 2,993 rentals
  • Lake Gregory Regional Park: 809 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Bear listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Gorgeous Vacation Houses Available in Big Bear

No matter what time of the year it may be, a vacation in Big Bear provides you with an escape to serenity, surrounded by the natural beauty of the San Bernadino National Forest, the glass-like beauty of Big Bear lake and year-round recreational opportunities. Located at an elevation of 7,000 feet up in the San Bernadino Mountains, Big Bear is a place to experience all four seasons and the beauty they bring. A terrific option for enjoying your vacation in Big Bear is a short-term rental of a vacation house. Some rental vacation homes in Big Bear include enough room to sleep up to 10 people and allow pets, with such amenities as swimming pools, beachfront or mountainside locations, outdoor grills, spas, hot tubs and much more.

Cool Off in the Summer at Big Bear Lake

In the summer months, Big Bear Lake in California offers a wealth of different water sports and activities, including all of the following:

  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Fishing
  • Jet-skiing
Meadow Park Swim Beach at Big Bear Lake provides the best and safest area to swim at Big Bear Lake. With an expanse of sandy shore, a gradually increasing depth level and a well-demarcated swimming area, the Meadow Park Swim Beach is the place to take the whole family for swimming. There is a life guard on duty, public restrooms, a snack bar, a floating dock and water toys available for you to enjoy. Big Bear Marina offers you the ability to rent jet-skis, pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes. The marina also has handicap-accessible options if you require them. You can get all of the equipment you need to enjoy your favorite water sports or to enjoy a relaxing day fishing on the lake.

Shop and Dine to Your Heart's Content in Big Bear City

When you rent your vacation house in Big Bear, you should take some time to head into Big Bear City. The picturesque mountain town is filled with eclectic shops and boutiques, offering unusual gifts, top fashions, handicrafts and more. There are restaurants offering culinary delights to suit the most discerning palates. You can select from many cuisine options, including American, continental, Chinese, pizza, Italian, Thai, Indian, vegetarian and more.

Hit the Slopes in the Winter for Great Skiing in Big Bear

A huge draw for winter visitors are the more than 435 acres of high-quality, skiable slopes. There are 26 different ski lifts at Big Bear Mountain. You can also choose to strap on a pair of cross-country skis so you can enjoy exploring the natural beauty.

Weather in Big Bear

The average weather in Big Bear depends on the season in which you go there. The area allows you to enjoy all four seasons, with snow-friendly temperatures in January averaging between 21 and 33 degrees, and summer-fun temperatures averaging up to 81 degrees in July. You can expect mild temperatures in the spring and fall, with average temperatures around the mid-50s.

How to Get to Big Bear

There are several options for reaching Big Bear from Los Angeles. You can rent a car or use your own by taking Interstate 10 out of the city until you reach Interstate 210 past San Bernadino. From there, take I-210 to Highway 18/330 to Big Bear. You can also choose to take Highway 38 from I-210 instead, which is a longer route but is often less congested. Other transportation options include taking a shuttle van from LAX to Big Bear, which is a good option when you have between five to 10 people in your vacation party. Finally, you can take the Metrolink train to the end of the San Bernadino Line from the L.A. Union Station. At the San Bernadino Metrolink station, there is a bus stop for the Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority Bus. You must call ahead to schedule your pickup, and you can then take it to Big Bear.