Birch Bear Lodge is ready for you! With incredible 180 views of both ski resorts, the Lake and the golf course, you will have a fantastic time at Birch Bear. Two large private decks on both sides of the Lodge: one with a Jacuzzi with color changing lights is nestled in the pines, and a second one with unobstructed 180 views, for eating, relaxing, having drinks and watching the incredible sunsets (seasonal gas grill provided). Birch Bear is a perfect base for both the year round activity athletes, and for those who want spacious relaxation quarters to 'stay inside', read, gaze out at the mountain views or write your first novel! For romantics or those on 'working vacations', Birch Bear is your private treetop hideaway. Something for everyone - separate Studio with carpeted game room - ping pong, pool table, cosy luxurious lodge with fireplace, huge dining table for friends surrounded by picture windows looking out to watch Bear Mtn. skiers coming down, and the snowy valley. A modern granite kitchen, fully stocked, new bathrooms and mountain decor. Five minutes to ski/board at Bear Mtn. (and the small zoo), and 10 minutes to Snow Summit. The Lodge itself is nestled in privacy, surrounded by trees and stars.
The Lodge is a 2280 sq. ft. home, with free Wifi, 3 big bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a Studio/Game room (also a Queen sleeper with bath). With a huge rock fireplace for a cozy wood burning fire, new luxury furnishings, cozy bedding, granite kitchen, flat screen TV and TVs in most bedrooms (expanded cable channels for football!), DVD players, Birch Bear is a luxury mountain home for you and your guests. Gather round the large wooden dining table - there's room for our permanent guests - mascots 'Birch' & 'Bear', giant furry stuffed bears. The Game Room (studio attached to the jacuzzi deck), has a Pool table and Ping Pong, as well as puzzles and games. Plenty of space with room to play or just escape in luxury.
"Caribou Cave" - Queen bed plus bath and wide tub, granite counters
"Leopard's Lair" - Queen bed plus 2 twins, private balcony, TV, double closets, overlooks the living room below.
"The Hideaway" - Master suite, King bed, TV, 9 foot picture window. Second bath in natural stone and granite, wide tub.
Separate dining area with huge table opens into the kitchen area. Fully stocked new remodeled granite kitchen with ice maker, micro, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender, slowcooker, nice glassware, cooking utensils and dinnerware.
Two car garage plus parking area & 'mud room' for equipment.
Birch Bear is close to Bear Mountain slopes (5 min.), Snow Summit (10 min), snowplay, hiking and biking trails, the Lake (7 min), restaurants, grocery (Von, Stater Bros), and pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS). The Village, with movies and restaurants is 10 min. away.
EARLY CHECK-IN AND LATE CHECK-OUT: We know that you're anxious to get here, and may want to ski/hike on the day you need to check out! Please contact us early with your request and we will try our best to accommodate you. We can usually let you check in by 11:00 am and have a late check out around 3 pm. The Spa and the Lodge are professionally cleaned before EVERY guest. You are honored guests and we try to have everything ready for you!
In early 2012, we stood on the deck of what would become Birch Bear and looked at the 180 degree unobstructed view of the slopes, the Lake, golf course and the whole valley in front of us. It was breathtaking and the most magnificent view in Big Bear. The extensive renovation took 6 months and we look forward to welcoming you to Birch Bear!
Jacline Evered, Birch Bear Holidays LLC purchased this lodge in 2012
Each year we came to Big Bear to enjoy the mountain air, hike the trails, and enjoy the environment. We found a home that needed a lot of TLC, but the view was worth saving. A lot of hard work followed, a lot of fun and a lot of pride in this fantastic Lodge. Some say Birch Bear has the 'best view in Big Bear' for its 180 degree views of the ski resorts, golf course and the Lake.....from top to bottom, including the new Spa with color changing LED lights and waterfall,its ready for visitors!
View, view, privacy and views! From pre-dawn sunrise of pink sky, mist covering the Lake like a cotton blanket, clearing to sunny blues skies over glistening snow on Bear Mountain. Slopes with skiers so close you feel you can count them, to the soft white lights winding down the night ski slopes on Snow Summit, to the quiet pines... There is no place like Birch Bear.
This rental went beyond our expectations. The management of this property is on top of everything and excellent communication. Well worth the money and drive. Recommend to everyone!!
The house is nicely put together, everything you need for a cozy stay. Kitchen well stocked with essentials, beds comfortable. Amazing views and a convenient neighborhood to get to lake, both ski areas and shopping.
Birch Bear was a terrific cabin. Beautiful view, comfortable accommodations, and a great spa. We had plenty of room to spread out with the kids and the sun/mud room was SO nice to have for all of our ski gear. The owners are very nice and accommodating, responding to my email within about 5 minutes when I asked where I could find more paper towels. If the conditions are icy, definitely take the advice and bring chains because it's a steep driveway but that's what you have to do to get such a lovely view!
Our family - grandparents, our 2 year old son, nanny and my husband and I stayed at Birch Bear over the New Year. What an amazing experience! The views are truly incredible! We were able to watch the torch ceremony on the slopes at Snow Summit from the family room - so cool! The lodge is cozy, but very well laid out and spacious. Beds are really comfortable, towels and linens are nice and updated. The owner obviously takes good care of the Lodge and has added special touches (i.e. there was tasteful but cute holiday decor throughout, there are two large stuffed bears, which my son loved, there are several games and puzzles, and the kitchen was equipped with all we needed and then some!) We really enjoyed the hot tub and the game room, and the location is hard to beat - close to both Bear mountain and Snow summit in an upscale neighborhood with incredible views! Jacline was so easy to work with and followed up to ensure all was well. Overall, we would highly recommend this Lodge. We will be back!!
My extended family and I stayed at Birch Bear Lodge over the Christmas holiday and it was wonderful. The huge picture windows allowed such spectacular views of the slopes and Big Bear Lake and beyond. The home was very updated and modern but still warm and cozy. Jacline was an excellent host, very friendly and extremely helpful. We have rented other vacation homes in Big Bear and Birch Bear Lodge was by far the best. We would definitely stay here again. It truly exceeded our expectations!!! Thank you Jacline for a memorable and awesome experience.
I want to start off by saying that the owner was very kind, helpful and quick to respond. The house itself was beautiful, with amazing views, and clean. It was beautifully decorated for the Christmas season and felt very much like home. We have stayed in two other homes in the Big Bear area in the past and this was my favorite home and owner. The only caution I would say is in the driveway. It is a bit steep and with ice on the ground can be a bit tricky getting up and down, but other than that it was a perfect stay! We can't wait to come back :) Thanks again!
Big Bear Lake is a year round sport, relaxation and recreation spot. Snow sports in winter, fantastic hiking and mountain biking in spring and summer, walking, Octoberfest and lots of area activities in Fall. Great for friends and family reunions, or quietly recharging your batteries. Don't miss the Zipline!