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Birch Bear! Incredible views, Ski close Lodge, Color spa, Pool table, Privacy

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,280 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 7 Treetop Luxury Lodge with private patios, spa

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 separate Studio/Game room.

With a huge rock fireplace for a cozy wood burning fire, 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 depending on schedules. The Spa and the Lodge are professionally cleaned before EVERY guest. You are honored guests and we try to have everything ready for you!

More Details

Jacline Evered, Birch Bear Holidays LLC
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Jacline Evered, Birch Bear Holidays LLC

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. It needed extensive remodeling; we started over, preserving the fantastic views and 7 months later, Birch Bear Lodge was open for guests. We hope you can come enjoy this paradise on the mountaintop!

Jacline Evered, Birch Bear Holidays LLC purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Jacline Evered, Birch Bear Holidays LLC chose Big Bear Lake

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 top to bottom, including the new Spa with color changing LED lights and waterfall,its ready for visitors!

What makes this lodge unique

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.


Upper Moonridge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3-Studio - toilet , shower
  • Two full baths in Lodge, both with extra wide soaking tubs, two sinks each, new granite tops, natural stone tiling, and antler lighting. Studio has 1/2 bath with new stone shower surrounds.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1-the Hideaway - 1 king
    Bedroom 2-Leopards Lair - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3-Caribou Cave - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Birch Bear! Incredible views, Ski close Lodge, Color spa, Pool table, Privacy
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Everything we needed was there

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect. Great views, perfect space for our toddlers and young ones to play. Kitchen had everything we needed to prepare food. Plenty of towels and blankets for all of us. We had a wonderful trip and would stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a wonderful time at Birch Bear Lodge! It's a magical place with incredible views and once you are there in the cosy rooms with big picture windows or relaxing in the hot tub, you don't want to leave. It's just as fun in summer and fall when you can barbeque out on the deck, high above the trees and walk the nearby trails. Please come and visit again - the game room is waiting for another tournament! Thanks for writing and see you again soon!
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The Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Property was beautiful, views were amazing. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views, Comfort, and Fun at Birch Bear!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at Birch Bear! The kitchen and baths were nicer than ours at home. The cabin was so cozy and warm. The sofa was super comfy and the beds were just perfect for a good nights sleep. The views were spectacular! Sitting in the family room you could see Big Bear Lake and the slopes! Our kids really enjoyed the pool table and tv's in all the rooms. Jacline, the owner, made our stay so pleasant. She sent very helpful instructions to prepare for our trip and what to expect when we arrived. The house was just as stated and we were beyond impressed with the care and hospitality Jacline expressed to us! We will definitely return and highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, We're delighted that you had a fabulous time at Birch Bear. The view is only part of the magic, add the comfy furniture, TV's, pool table and cosy beds and you have a perfect luxury base for your holiday. You were there during the worst snow storm this year and watched the snow from inside the cosy Lodge. Please come back when you can experience all the rest we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon and welcome to the Birch Bear family!!!
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Great Times at Birch Bear

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Birch Bear cabin! The views were stunning, the cabin was cozy and comfortable, the game room was fun and the Jacuzzi was delightful. The pictures do not do this place justice; it exceeded our expectations and is our new go-to cabin for Big Bear. Jacline was quick to respond to our questions and ensured for a smooth arrival and departure. She was warm, friendly and professional. We loved that there was plenty of room for our group of eight: ample room around the table, plenty of comfy seating and comfortable beds to boot. You can't go wrong with this location - it's a winner!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled that Birch Bear had everything you hoped for, plus a bonus snowfall during your stay. It's a magical place; a luxury base for enjoying the mountain air, where time seems to stop and you can make fantastic memories with your family and friends. Thank you for choosing the Lodge and welcome to our Birch Bear family! See you again soon !
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  • 5 of 5

The house is very beautiful! Loved the view and the game room.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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LOVED IT*** Great Get Away Weekend filled with Family Fun!!

  • 5 of 5

What a GREAT WEEKEND getaway!! We loved it!! We have a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenage boys 15 yrs/ 13yrs) and we needed a nice relaxing family fun getaway! Birch Bear cabin was amazingly comfy cozy just as advertised and Jacline made the overall process super simple! The cabin had all those small details to make the stay convenient and worry free. We appreciated the nice "how-to" notes left in key areas of the cabin .. super helpful and took any of the thinking too hard out of our hands :) simple pleasures.

beds -- perfectly cozy ! just right. we all slept really good.

living areas - very clean, cozy, nice ambiance not over decorated .. just a relaxing roomy environment.

kitchen - lovely . has all the convenience and great size. loved cooking in it!

jacuzzi- ahhh yes yes felt great.

Jacline - the owner .. she was quick to respond to emails , texts etc. extremely helpful and we were impressed at her goal to ensure our stay was what we expected. We asked for local eating recommendations and she gave us two great places! she was right - great food!

VIEWS VIEWS -- large windows throughout with beautiful lake AND slope views! deck - perfectly happy to sit there and watch sunrises and sunsets! morning coffee admiring the views and ending day with hot chicolates enjoying the sunsets .. yep !

best part -- GAME ROOM! separate building with pool table , ping pong and more ! Our teenage boys hung out here and LOVED IT! made some great family memories here. Thank you Birch Bear !

Our stay was just as we were looking for - relaxing, comfortable, fun games, views, easy!

We will be back to Birch Bear Cabin!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a wonderful stay at Birch Bear mountain paradise. We try to make Birch Bear Lodge a place where you will have fantastic memories of relaxing on a mountain top, in cosy, private surroundings, whether watching skiers coming down the slope, or seeing the perfect sunset from the deck. That's why the Master suite is named "The Hideaway" - best escape ever! So glad you enjoyed all the extra space of the Studio/game room - fun for all ages, and the clean modern kitchen and dining area. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 18
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bear Mountain
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Upper Moonridge Lodge Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

When booking is accepted, we will send you the rental agreement. For Holiday Periods, the balance is due 60 days (not 30) prior to the Holiday. Guests are encouraged to use e-check if possible. Please email me with any questions at:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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