10 Big Bear Airbnbs for a Scenic Mountain Lake Getaway!

Planning a visit to Big Bear Lake? If you are looking for accommodation options for your Southern California mountain lake getaway, we’ve rounded up the best Big Bear Airbnbs for you.

One of the prettiest weekend getaways from San Diego or the LA area, Big Bear Lake is fun in every season. And if you are planning a longer Big Bear vacation, you’ll not want for things to do at this four-season escape.

Sunset at Big Bear Lake in California

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Big Bear Lake does have wonderful options when it comes to hotels and lodges. But if you are looking for room to spread out, the privacy and seclusion of your own place, and the option to cook, then one of these Airbnb stays may be the dream rental for you.

Big Bear Lake Airbnb Cabin Rentals

Nestled in the San Bernadino National Forest, Big Bear Lake is incredibly scenic. In winter, Big Bear offers excellent skiing and snowboarding, and other fun winter activities. The rest of the year, you can enjoy a variety of warm weather activities, such as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and boating.

Big Bear Lake in Bernadino National Forest in winter

Even if you just want a place to get away from it all, Big Bear Lake offers beautiful surroundings in which to relax and unwind. And there are so many charming cabins from which to pick, for that serene mountain retreat ambience! From rustic to luxurious, you have a variety of Airbnb cabin options at Big Bear Lake.

We have not personally stayed in these Airbnb properties, but we would jump at the chance to stay at any one of them. We have curated our list based on descriptions, photos, and guest reviews on Airbnb, and we’ve already zoomed in on a couple that would work perfectly for our next visit to Big Bear.

Here, then, is our handpicked list of the best Big Bear Lake Airbnbs:

Mid-Century A-Frame Cabin in Big Bear

Sleeps 5 : 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath
Location: North side of Big Bear Lake, quiet neighborhood
Superhost: Yes

Big Bear Airbnb Cabin with Large Deck
The deck has mountain views PC: Airbnb

This stunning mid-century cabin is located in a serene neighborhood, but is just minutes from the lake, San Bernadino National Forest, ski slopes, shopping, and dining.

Inside, you will find two bedrooms on the main level, and a third in a lofted area. The loft bedroom features stunning views and a cozy sitting space. There is a full kitchen, and a wood-burning stove in the living area to keep you warm as you relax.

Outside, there is a spacious deck with mountain views. If you wish to cook outside, there is a grill, and seating to enjoy your meal.

Additional Amenities: Netflix, washer and dryer, wifi, free parking

Guests say:

This place is wonderful! Stylish and well appointed with everything we needed for a perfect romantic get away. The location is great with easy access to an awesome hike with great views and a quick drive to town” — Rachel

An amazing retreat for Big Bear. Well thought out touches and stylish ambience suiting the environment. Close enough to town but far enough from the hustle. We had a great stay and highly recommend to all…” — Joel

Charming Big Bear lake Cottage

Sleeps 4 : 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
Location: Close to Big Bear Lake, golf course, Big Bear and Snow Summit ski areas
Superhost: Yes

Big Bear Lake Airbnb Cottage with Nice Deck
Cottage exterior with beautiful deck PC: Airbnb

This cute chalet cottage has a spacious great room with stone fireplace, a well-stocked kitchen, and a queen bed in the cozy bedroom. A queen Murphy bed is available if needed, as well as a single rollaway bed.

Outside you will find two large deck areas to enjoy the views, and an outdoor spa with a privacy wall. The cabin is conveniently located to dining and shopping, and activities in Big Bear, yet in a quiet neighborhood with a secluded feel.

Additional Amenities: Cable TV, wifi, free parking, washer and dryer

Guests say:

Such a great cabin for a getaway! In a beautiful location and the hot tub on the deck really made for a great way to relax outside. Would come back for sure.” — Jacob

The cabin is located only a short drive to the lake and has a great view of the forest from the back deck. Even though there were other cabins near by, it felt cozy and private. The hot tub was absolutely perfect when it got chillier in the evenings and the kitchen was ideal for cooking, which we did a lot of during our stay.” — Jennie

Cozy Big Bear Airbnb Cabin

Sleeps 6 : 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
Location: Short drive to Big Bear Lake and ski slopes, walking distance to local market and burger place
Superhost: Yes

Big Bear Lake Airbnb Cabin Interior
Living Area and Open Kitchen PC: Airbnb

This beautiful cabin features two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. The living area features a comfortable couch, and a fireplace to keep you warm while you relax after a day outdoors. There is a full kitchen.

Outside, you will find a hot tub surrounded by pine trees, and a barbecue grill if you want to do some outdoor cooking.

The location of the cabin is quiet and secluded, making for the perfect retreat in the mountains.

Additional Amenities: TV with Roku, wifi, free parking

Guests say:

Cutest little stay! Has an adorable little yard and everything was extremely clean and welcoming! Great, cozy weekend getaway!” — Callie

Wonderful cottage! This place is on a very nice street in Sugarloaf and it is decorated so well I want to live there! Plenty of towels (some set aside for the hot tub), nice hot tub and a great living area with plenty of room…it was nice to see a cottage with a table that comfortably fits 6 people.” — Pattie

Studio Cabin in the Woods of Big Bear

Sleeps 2 : Studio · 1 bed · 1 bath
Location: Short drive to Big Bear Lake and ski slopes, quiet area with low traffic
Superhost: Yes

Living Area Big Bear Studio Airbnb Cabin
Interior of Studio PC: Airbnb

This cute studio is located in the woods, and makes for the perfect getaway for a couple. The lower level studio is completely private, with its own entrance.

Outside, you will find a small deck with a barbecue grill. Inside, there is a full kitchen if you choose to cook. The sitting area is spacious, with a comfortable couch. The bed is a queen.

Additional Amenities: Cable TV, wifi, free parking

Guests say:

This was by far the best place I’ve stayed at! It was the coziest little studio in Big Bear that made us feel at home. Everything was so clean, and there were little notes spread around the cabin with tips.” — Matt

We absolutely loved this place! It was so clean and organized when we came in. Everything was beyond our expectations! We really enjoyed the studio since it was everything we wanted and in such a convenient location. It was super close to downtown Big Bear and the lake.” — Taylor

Big Bear Lake Studio Cabin

Sleeps 2 : Studio · 1 bed · 1 bath
Location: Located in Sugarloaf, a short drive from Big Bear Lake and ski slopes
Superhost: Yes

Big Bear Airbnb Studio
Well-appointed studio interior PC: Airbnb

This quiet, cozy studio is completely private, with its own entrance, patio, and fenced yard. It is convenient to area attractions, shopping, and dining, yet quiet and secluded for a peaceful couples getaway.

Inside, you will find a charming sitting area with a fireplace, and a comfortable queen bed. The kitchenette has a microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and coffeemaker, but no cooking facilities.

There is an outdoor spa to enjoy stargazing, and a fenced yard. Dogs are allowed.

Additional Amenities: Cable TV, wifi, free parking

Guests say:

The jacuzzi under the stars was the best! Amazing intimate atmosphere. Felt like home away from home.” — Kaylene

Highly recommend! A beautiful, cozy stay with the most thoughtful touches. The home is beautifully decorated and feels like you’re staying in a high-end boutique hotel. This was the perfect place to rest after a day on the slopes. We relaxed in the hot tub and cozied up by the fire. Will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Big Bear!” — Makenna

Beautiful Airbnb Cabin in Big Bear

Sleeps 4 : 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
Location: Moonridge Mountain, close to slopes
Superhost: Yes

Beautiful deck Big Bear Airbnb Rental California
The deck is gorgeous! PC: Airbnb

This cabin is completely renovated, with modern conveniences, but maintains its charming rustic vibe. It is a perfect couples retreat or a comfortable stay for a small family.

Outside, the cabin features a wraparound deck, perfect for relaxing in the outdoors. A spa offers the opportunity to relax, and an outdoor grill allows you to cook if you choose.

Inside, you will find a queen bed in the bedroom. The living area is bright and airy, and well-appointed. There is a full kitchen. Large windows bring in the views and lots of light.

Additional Amenities: Wifi, cable TV, free parking

Guests say:

We really enjoyed this amazing cabin, from the amenities to the comfortable space! It was so welcoming and loved that there were board games and hot chocolate. What more do you need? My family and I will definitely be staying here again!!” — Patricia

This place is wonderful! The decor is so cute, everything was very clean and all the amenities allowed us to spend a lot of time in the cabin. We use the spa every single day! :)” — Dawn

Cozy Big Bear Lake Tibet-Themed Cabin

Sleeps 5 : 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
Location: Short drive from Big Bear Lake and ski slopes
Superhost: No

Airbnb Cabin Interior Big Bear Lake California
Cabin Interior PC: Airbnb

This cozy cabin features lots of warm wood and a vaulted ceiling. Enjoy an indoor fireplace in the living space and a beautifully decorated interior. There is a full kitchen if you wish to cook.

Outside, you will find a lovely large deck and a beautiful backyard, both surrounded by pine trees. There is a large spa/hot tub for relaxing soaks, and a hammock for relaxing. Pet-friendly.

Additional Amenities: TV, wifi, free parking

Guests say:

This cabin was everything that was described and more. My family and I booked for a couple of days because we were not planning to stay long but hours after our arrival we regretted that decision and wished to have booked more days.” — Isi

Small, but definitely cozy. Exactly what we needed for our family weekend. So close to all the attractions, no need to turn on the TV.” — Marisol

Big Bear Cabin Hideaway

Sleeps 6 : 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath
Location: Located near Bear Mountain, short drive from Big Bear Lake
Superhost: Yes

Interior Big Bear Hideaway Airbnb
Beautiful living space PC: Airbnb

This beautiful cozy A-frame cabin is large enough for a family or a small group. The deck outside is large and great for relaxing in the outdoors. There is a hot tub as well, and a grill for cooking.

The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a queen bed. The living area is large and well-appointed, with comfortable couches, a 55-inch TV, and an indoor fireplace. There is a full kitchen.

The hosts have provided numerous entertainment options, from DVDs and board games to a retro video gaming table.

Additional Amenities: Wifi, two flat parking spaces, Netflix

Guests say:

Really enjoyed our stay. The place was really cozy and clean. Loved the VHS and DVD options, it was a great touch. Would definitely stay again.” — Tiffany

This cabin is so cute and charming! Super close to everything and even walking distance to a coffee shop and donut place. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. The balcony was perfect for relaxing in the hot tub, doing yoga, or playing games on the picnic table. We would definitely go back!” — Britt

Big Bear Cabin With Spa

Sleeps 4 : 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 baths
Location: Located near Bear Mountain in Moonridge, short drive from Big Bear Lake
Superhost: Yes

Interior Big Bear Airbnb Cabin
Beautiful Living Area PC: Airbnb

This stylish Big Bear Airbnb cabin is located on a secluded cul-de-sac, walking distance from the slopes at Bear Mountain Resort. It is the perfect romantic couples getaway!

The lofted bedroom has a queen bed. The living area is well-appointed, with comfortable seating and an indoor fireplace. There is a full kitchen.

Outside, in the backyard, there is a hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a day outdoors. There is a covered carport for parking.

Additional Amenities: Cable TV, wifi

Guests say:

The space really exceeded my expectations! It felt a lot bigger in person. The vibe of the cabin is great and the neighborhood is wonderful. Great for a couple or small group.” — Samuel

Great value! Open space with virtually everything you need for a quiet getaway. Shops and downtown are a few minutes away, but the stay still feels secluded.” — Ryan

Cozy Big Bear Cabin in the Woods

Sleeps 4 : 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
Location: Located a short drive from Big Bear Lake and ski slopes
Superhost: Yes

Outdoor Fire Pit Big Bear Airbnb
Nice outdoor fire-pit PC: Airbnb

This cute cabin is perfect for a couple or a small family. The bedroom features a queen bed. The interior has a rustic vibe, yet with all mod cons. There is an indoor fireplace to help you stay warm as you relax.

The outside is beautiful. A large deck looks out onto pine trees and is perfect for winding down after a day outdoors. There is a fire pit, and outdoor seating.

Additional Amenities: TV, wifi, parking on driveway

Guests say:

Such a great place to stay and explore Big Bear! Nice and cozy and we were lucky enough to get a ton of snow while there! Would definitely stay here again!” — Paul

Great cabin! My husband and I stayed for a week and appreciated the well-equipped kitchen and the fire pit on the deck. Everything was very clean and pleasant. The neighborhood was quiet and we enjoyed hiking in the ecological preserve just a few blocks away.” — Laura


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Dhara loves to explore her home state of California. With her husband Kishore, she has done numerous road trips in the state in every season. She hopes to share her love of the Golden State with you, and help you find your own exciting experiences here.

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