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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 Pool Table & Hot Tub!

5 Star fantastic private Lodge with incredible views of both ski resorts, the Lake; 3 min. to Bear Mtn. **We refund half of your VRBO Booking fee back to you, and offer complimentary early check-in, depending on the schedules **. Watch skiers coming down Bear Mtn. and snow falling all across the valley from this spacious, warm, cosy and beautiful Lodge/home. A separate adjoining carpeted Studio Game Room has ping-pong & pool table; Two large private decks await: one with Jacuzzi Hot-Tub with color changing lights nestled in the pines, and the other with unobstructed 180 views, for sunsets and catching rays. Make snow men on either one! Warm, cosy luxe Mtn. decor, large living room and giant dining table with a place for all; modern kitchen & baths, Birch Bear Lodge is a perfect vacation home!

Skiers: Birch Bear is located next to Bear Mtn. and 10-15 min. to Snow Summit. Huge picture windows (with central heating!) are perfect for guests wanting to 'stay inside', read, gaze out at the mountain views or work from home. Multiple TVs, DVD, fireplace.

Our guests return year after year to Birch Bear Lodge as there is no place like this that has something for everyone in your group. BB, with its million dollar views is centrally located, minutes to stores, restaurants, pharmacies, and the "Village". The Studio is a huge bonus room for hanging out. .

The Lodge is a 2280 sq. ft. home, with free Wifi, 3 big bedrooms, 2 full baths, and the separate Studio/Game room (add'l bath). 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 player, you'll have a memorable time at Birch Bear. New washer and dryer. The accommodations"

"Caribou Cave" -Downstairs - Queen bed plus bath and wide tub, granite counters; has views over the Valley and out to the Spa

"Leopard's Lair" - Upstairs, the largest bedroom - Queen bed plus 2 twins, private balcony, TV, double closets, overlooks the living room below.

"The Hideaway" - Upstairs 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 also close to snowplay areas, hiking and biking trails, the Lake (7 min), restaurants, grocery (Vons, Stater Bros), and pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS). The Village, with movies and restaurants is 10 min. away.

EARLY CHECK-IN AND LATE CHECK-OUT: If the schedule permits, we offer complimentary Early In and Late check-out. Please contact us early with your request and we will try our best to accommodate you. The Spa and the Lodge are professionally cleaned before EVERY guest. You are honored guests and we try to have everything ready for you!

About those taxes and fees....We refund the VRBO booking fee to you after your stay. Its our way of saying thank you for choosing Birch Bear.

All VRBO bookings are required to collect 8% City of Big Bear Lake tax and 3% Big Bear Tourist Board tax.

More Details

Birch Bear Holidays LLC
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About 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!

Birch Bear Holidays LLC purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Birch Bear Holidays LLC chose Moonridge

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.


Moonridge Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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


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Cozy Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Birch Bear was perfect for our family getaway. The decor and personal touches in the house made us feel right at home. The amazing views were enjoyed from the large balcony made for perfect sunsets. It created a great environment to spend the weekend with loved ones. Jacline was super helpful and responded quickly to inquiries. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a fantastic time at Birch Bear Lodge! Relaxing on the patios with "forever views" will be remembered long after you are home again. It's a special place to enjoy friends and family and we hope you will come visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Birch Bear - Jacline
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  • 5 of 5

Our family loved Birch Bear Lodge. The accommodations were beyond our expectations and we look forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean. We have been to many houses and this one was the best so far. Rooms specious, kitchen stuffed, beds and bathrooms clean, great decks and breathtaking view.

The only thing I didn't like was that the game room is in a separate building (second floor above the garage). We expected it to be attached to the house but it's not. It was a bit inconvenient that kids had to put on shoes and coats to go there to play.

But I did like the house overall. Didn't see anything not working or broken. Lots of light on the first floor, big windows.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We WILL be Back!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I loved this house! It felt so cozy & comfy. Very clean when we arrived & stocked with most the necessities you need. Views were amazing & we enjoyed every minute of our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Vegas

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so comfortable and pleasant and the owner really nice. The views were spectacular. The whole family loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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