Big Bear Lake is a great, family-friendly destination in Southern California. It's a popular place to visit year-round with fun summer activities including fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. During the winter months there are two ski resorts in the area - Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Both skiing and snowboarding are popular.
Airbnb vacation rentals are a great option for families in the area as they are particularly convenient if you want more space, extra bedrooms, and a kitchen to cook family-friendly meals. A large number of places to stay around Big Bear Lake can be found on Airbnb. We have reseached the best cabins and mountain houses at Big Bear Lake, and we've listed the best cabins and places to stay for families of various sizes.
This 3 bedroom classic A-frame house is a great option for smaller families. It's important to note that it's not an appropriate choice if you're traveling with kids age 2 or under, but for older kids, this is a nice option. The property has a convenient location near dining options, shopping, skiing in more. It's also in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood. Nearby you'll find many great hiking trails.
The property's kitchen is well furnished and open, which is great for socializing. There's also a gas grill and a nice dining area where the whole family can eat together.
Luxury Mountain Retreat
This beautiful 3 bedroom cabin is a great option for families of up to 7 people. It offers a nice space with comfortable furnishings and a quality kitchen where you can prepare meals. The cabin also has an impressive outdoor space with a hot tub, table, and swinging chair. There are games that the whole family can enjoy as well. The house is located in Castle Glen Estates, which is a popular place to stay.
Blue Spruce Chalet
This 3 bedroom house is a nice option for families of up to 8 people. It's conveniently located about 5 minutes from the lake, the village, and there are many hiking trails in the area. Families also enjoy it's location near Big Bear Zoo.
The property has a nice outdoor space with 2 large decks and a hot tub. Inside there's a rustic style with a fireplace and large dining area that the whole family can enjoy.
Big Bear A-Frame Cabin
This 3 story A-frame cabin has 2 bedrooms and can fit up to 10 people if you include the air mattress and couch. In one bedroom there's a king-sized bed and the other bedroom has a queen sized bed and bunk beds. There's also a space downstairs with a pool table, card table, and dart board. The property has a nice outdoor space with a deck, grill, and outdoor seating.
The house is just one minute from the resort and golf course. It's about 6 minutes from Snow Summit and the lake and less than 10 minutes from the village.
3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Hot Tub, Nice Outdoor Space
This 3 bedroom cabin is a nice option for families of up to 8 people. It has a homey atmosphere and it's large enough for groups of people to be comfortable. The cozy style makes it the perfect place to relax after a fun day of exploring. The cabin is also well located at the base of Snow Summit. It's central and near the village, lake, and the ski slopes. The outdoor space is nice for hanging out and there's a hot tub that's large enough for the whole group.
Mountain Chic Chalet
This 3 bedroom house can sleep up to 9 people including double bed bunk beds in the bonus room as well as a sofa bed. The property has an updated kitchen, nice fixtures, and high end appliances. There's also a pool table, foosball table, and more fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. Outside there's a backyard that's great for kids and adults to play in the snow and a hot tub that's large enough for up to 8 people.
The house is located less than a mile from the Bear Mountain Ski Resort and 1.5 miles from Snow Summit.
Big Bear Lake Retreat
2 Bedrooms/1.5 Bathrooms, Nice Outdoor Space
This home is located in a peaceful area that's perfect for families that want a quiet escape. It's a short drive from the ski resorts and not far from the village and lake. It's a nicely maintained home with nice furnishings, a comfortable bed, and a well stocked kitchen. Couples appreciate the large space and quiet location. The property also has a nice outdoor space with a large deck, firepit, grill, and a nice view of the lake.
For more information on accommodation in Big Bear Lake, check out The Best Romantic Places to Stay for Couples at Big Bear Lake: Affordable Airbnbs
and The Best Airbnb Cabins and Houses for Large Groups at Big Bear Lake, California