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

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Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Upper Moonridge Lodge Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 7-8 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 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!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jacline Evered, Birch Bear Holidays LLC
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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. 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

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 Lake.....from 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.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Birch Bear! Incredible views, Ski close Lodge, Color spa, Pool table, Privacy
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Thousand Oaks

Birch Bear Lodge, Best 4th of July!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Very relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport Beach, CA

Exceptional - from the views to the hospitality - and the slopes are just a minute or two away!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

The BEST at Big Bear

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Time with Beautiful Views!

  • 5 of 5

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!

The Kyle's

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you had an amazing time. Birch Bear Lodge aims to exceed your expectations with the accommodations, views, quality and cleanliness of the Lodge. We hope you and your family will make it an annual tradition as many of our Birch Bear family come back each year for another fantastic stay!
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Post Thanksgiving
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Pre holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Holiday
Jan 5 2017 - Jan 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150

When booking is accepted, I will send guests a detailed accounting with the rate, the two City tax amounts (total of 11%), the cleaning fee and refundable security deposit. Please be aware the HomeAway response may not include these (or include some but not correctly). Please note for Holiday Period, 25% is due on booking and the balance due 60 days (not 30) prior to the Holiday. 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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Upper Moonridge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2280 sq. ft.
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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - 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
  • The 'Hideaway' - 1 king , Master, upstairs,TV,desk,9' window with incredible views
    'Caribou Cave' - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom, 2 lrg. windows, bathroom
    'Leopard's Lair' - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs huge room, TV & DVD, pvt. balcony, Bear Mtn. views
    Adjoining Studio/Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Game Room with Ping Pong, Pool Table, games, sofa, bathroom
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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