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Cosy Big Bear Lake will entice you

The area's churches and entertainment are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Big Bear Lake. Renowned for its lake, skiing and mountain views, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Big Bear Lake

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy Big Bear Lake for its skiing, snowboarding and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Big Bear Lake a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Snow Summit (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Gold Mine Golf Course (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Bear Mountain (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Bear Mountain Golf Course (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake is well known for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in January, February, May or March, when snowfall averages 44.78 inches and temperatures average -6°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Big Bear Lake

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Big Bear Lake is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pine Knot Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Swim Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Meadow Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Aspen Glen Picnic Area (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • North Shore Recreation Area (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Big Bear Discovery Center (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Big Bear Lake

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.), which is 40.8 mi (65.6 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Big Bear Lake?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,510 holiday rentals around Big Bear Lake. From 819 Cabins to 1,413 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Big Bear Lake is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Big Bear Lake?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Big Bear Lake:

  • Fox Farm: 583 holiday homes
  • Summit Estates: 326 holiday homes
  • Ironwood Estates: 238 holiday homes
  • Boulder Bay: 682 holiday homes
  • Castle Glen Estates: 550 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Big Bear Lake?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Big Bear Lake. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bear Mountain: 2,271 holiday rentals
  • Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain: 2,982 holiday rentals
  • Lakeview Shopping Center: 2,917 holiday rentals
  • Bowling Barn: 2,943 holiday rentals
  • Pine Knot Park: 2,940 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Bear Lake listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Big Bear Lake?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 819 Cabins in Big Bear Lake. Our other popular types of Big Bear Lake holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,413 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 819 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 111 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Big Bear Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 166 holiday homes with pool available in Big Bear Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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