Looking for Airbnbs in Big Bear? You’ll love these cozy and stylish vacation rentals. They’re perfect for visiting during the winter when it’s a snowy wonderland or for summer lake life. Southern California cities are busy and it takes less than 2 hours to get away from it all and decompress in the fresh mountain air. Plan a romantic mountain escape for two, a weekend with the kids, a bachelorette weekend or a summer family reunion at a Big Bear luxury cabin.
If you’ve been following our blog or YouTube channel, you probably know that we spent a year on the road before buying and converting a sprinter van. We also remodeled a Lake Arrowhead Airbnb cabin, sold it and made the move to Portugal. It’s given us tons of first hand experience with what makes a comfortable, beautiful vacation rental.
We carefully combed through all the Big Bear cabins on Airbnb, literally ALL OF THEM, to find the best of the best. We’ve even stayed overnight, which you’ll read below. So skip the hotels, and get an entire cabin to yourself!
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Luxury Cabins & Airbnbs in Big Bear
Modern Luxe Ski Retreat
The Modern Luxe Ski Retreat is a 3 bedroom bright, spacious cabin ready to be the backdrop to your weekend away. The location is so convenient – 5 minutes from Snow Summit, and a mile from the Big Bear Marina or the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. If you’re bringing kiddos, they’ll also love the onsite playground.
Guests love the heated bathroom floors in the magazine-worthy bathrooms. The comfy beds sleep up to six guests, including a fun bunk room for the kids. Each room has a flat screen TV as well as one in the living area for everyone to enjoy. The kitchen is fully stocked and in the middle of the action making it a great place to spend time together.
The Cabin on Catalina
The Cabin on Catalina is the epitome of a Big Bear luxury cabin rental with beautiful decor and attention to detail. Three bedrooms comfortably accommodate 6 people and are furnished with brand new AWARA mattresses. Those traveling with kids will appreciate the children’s dishes, toys and games along with the big backyard for hours of play. Adults will love the well equipped kitchen, high speed internet and hot tub for relaxing at the end of the day.
If you are looking for Big Bear cabins by the lake (the most convenient location) so you can be close to the ski slopes, the lake and all Big Bear attractions, this luxury vacation property has it all. One word of caution though, after staying here, you may want to redecorate your own house. Just saying!
Nordik Eskape Scandinavian Treetop Cabin
We headed to the Nordik Eskape Scandinavian Treetop Cabin for a short winter getaway and had the best time. The Scandinavian design and 22′ ceilings made it stand out from all the other Airbnbs in Big Bear. There are beautiful treetop views throughout the cabin. The decor is so incredibly cute and the attention to detail was reminiscent of a high end hotel.
Walk to the market or restaurants in Big Bear City, enjoy the forest views from the large deck or snuggle by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. You’ll also find great books and games for your enjoyment. This A Frame cabin is perfect for 2-4 people. Downstairs is a cozy living room with sleeper sofa, dining area, perfectly equipped kitchen and a full bathroom. Upstairs is a master bedroom with an incredibly comfy queen bed and ensuite bathroom.
Amazing Cozy Cabin in Big Bear
The Amazing Cozy Cabin in Big Bear an affordable Airbnb that has enough privacy for 2 couples or a family with bigger kids. This fully remodeled house has 2 queen bedrooms, a pull out sofa bed, and full bathroom. The kitchen is stocked with all the essentials but if you forget something, just take a quick walk to the small grocery store.
The large yard is a favorite feature of the home. Guests love to hop into the jacuzzi after a long day of skiing or mountain bike riding. You’ll find great hiking and mountain bike trails nearby. A 10 minute drive will get you to the lake, slopes or downtown village. This cute cabin gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
Close to Ski Slopes Big Bear Airbnb Cabin
The beautiful Close to Ski Slopes Big Bear Airbnb Cabin is located within a 3 miles radius of Bear Mountain Ski Resort, Snow Summit Ski Resort, Big Bear Lake, and the Downtown Village. It sleeps 2-4 people with one queen bedroom, a queen sofa bed and one full bath. If you are looking for a peaceful Big Bear Airbnb, you’ll get it here but do note that there are 70+ steps to get up to all the pretty pine tree views.
One of the best features of this lovely cabin is the wrap around porch with a dining area, fire pit and jacuzzi. If you are visiting during winter, you’ll appreciate the cozy fireplace and high end kitchen for making great meals and spending time together.
Black Gold Cabin 1930s Basecamp for Adventurers
Looking for an authentic mountain cabin with luxurious touches? The Black Gold Cabin: 1930s Basecamp for Adventurers is one of the most unique Airbnbs in Big Bear. It exudes rustic charm, while providing all the modern conveniences like a fully stocked kitchen and rainfall shower. There are 2 bedrooms and a cozy reading nook that doubles as a yoga area complete with mats.
Nestled away from Big Bear city, it’s walking distance to hiking trails. A 15 minute drive will get you to ski resorts and any activity you want to do. Guests rave about their experience and desire to return.
Pet Friendly Airbnbs in Big Bear
Modern Big Bear Luxury Cabin
This 1,500 sq. ft. Modern Big Bear Airbnb Cabin is filled with stylish decor and cozy vintage touches that will make you feel right at home. The kitchen is fully stocked, so you can cook up a storm, and there’s plenty of space to hang around in front of the fire and play games.
The beds are incredibly comfortable with luxury linens. A 4-bunk loft bedroom is a dream for the kids with their own TV. The queen bedroom is more private making this is a great rental for a group or family getaway.
Your pups can join you and safely play in the fully gated yard. And this rustic charmer is close to the village and hiking trails, so you can explore Big Bear to your heart’s content.
Indie’s Modern A-frame Big Bear Airbnb
Indie’s Modern A-frame is the cutest little Big Bear Airbnb that has recently been renovated to look like it’s right out of a magazine. The white paneled walls, natural wood touches and dramatic fireplace are the perfect backdrop for a weekend getaway from the big hectic city. Sugarloaf Mountain trails are a mile away for hiking and sledding. Restaurants and skiing are just a short drive away.
There is a bedroom with queen bed and a cozy A-frame loft with another. The well stocked kitchen has everything you need to cook delicious meals. Outdoors, you can enjoy the outdoor patio with a hot tub and fire pit. There’s also an inflatable kayak available for the lake.
Hill Haus Big Bear Airbnb Cabin
The 70s inspired Americana decor at Hill Haus is just the beginning of the fun you’ll have at this 2 bedroom cabin complete with bunk beds. You’ll find records, games, puzzles and thoughtful snacks left for your enjoyment. Best of all, it’s dog friendly if you want to bring your pooch along and there’s an enclosed yard to keep them safe.
With a convenient location that’s a 5 minute drive from most everything, you’ll probably be out skiing, sledding or doing something enjoyable at the lake. Then wind down in the jacuzzi or in front of the fireplace in the evening. The vibes from this artsy Airbnb cabin will definitely add a little something extra to your Big Bear trip.
Decked Out Mountain Cabin
One of the best Airbnbs in Big Bear to bring Fido along, the Decked Out Mountain Cabin is pet friendly AND located walking distance to town. Get the full Big Bear experience in this updated chalet just up the hill from the lake. The decor is retro chic with a perfect mountain vibe.
Guests rave about the comfy beds and responsive hosts. The home has 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 5 people. A well equipped kitchen and the spacious deck lend itself to great indoor/outdoor living. The other big bonus for summer travel is air conditioning in both bedrooms.
Final Thoughts on Airbnbs in Big Bear
In winter lots of people prefer staying in Big Bear because of the close proximity to ski resorts. We’ve tried to give you options throughout the whole area. For Airbnb options closer to Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs, you’ll find them toward the end of our post on the 25 Fun Things to do in Lake Arrowhead.
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