Towering pine forests, a pristine lake, excellent ski resorts, and woodsy accommodations, make a perfect setting for a Big Bear romantic getaway. Sip wine by the fire on a cold winter’s night, dine in luxurious ambiance, or hike to a high point in the mountains with a beautiful view of Big Bear Lake. All around Big Bear you will find places that inspire romance; we’ve put together a list of our top five spots for a romantic getaways in Big Bear, CA so you can spend time with your special someone instead of having to hunt around for the best places.
With its beautiful views of quaint Big Bear Village, intimate atmosphere, and delicious food, Peppercorn Grille makes for a perfect romantic dining experience. Dine on sumptuous fare in a private booth or on the flower-framed heated patio. Candlelight completes the romance picture. Open for lunch and dinner, Peppercorn Grille offers an incredibly delicious menu of Italian dishes and unique international meat, seafood, and vegetarian entrees.
The Pines Lakefront
Offering the only truly fine dining in Big Bear, The Pines Lakefront originated in the 1920s. With unobstructed views of Big Bear Lake, patrons looking for a romantic Big Bear getaway can enjoy dining inside in cozy fireside ambiance or outside on the cozy wind-protected patio. Their impressive menu offers Black Angus beef, a large assortment of poultry, pork, and seafood dishes, and an assortment of game including elk, venison, and wild boar.
Castle Rock Trail
Pack a picnic and a bottle of wine and pull your boots on to discover this romantic Big Bear getaway. The breathtaking views of Big Bear Lake from the top of Castle Rock Trail make for a serene and romantic place to spend time with your loved one. The trail going in is mostly uphill, but you will find the spectacular panorama to be well worth the effort. It’s not a grueling uphill climb, and the path through the tall pine forest is replete with splendid rock outcroppings and plenty of forested romantic places off the side of the trail.
Boulder Bay Park
One of Big Bear’s newest park additions, Boulder Bay Park on Big Bear Lake is loaded with beautiful rock formations and has several islands made entirely from boulders. Placid lake waters, a beautiful pristine shoreline, and a huge dock for fishing or just taking in the view makes for a wonderful romantic picnic spot. The park is a popular place for snow play in the winter, and is just as wells suited for a perfect Big Bear romantic getaway when it’s covered in white.
Big Bear Village
Take a stroll through the quaint historic town of Big Bear Village. The Village’s lovingly restored structures dating back to the mid-1800s gives an atmosphere of romantic antiquity; all throughout the Village you will find eclectic boutiques, galleries, and little family owned eateries. Every Friday night the Village comes alive with an arts and crafts fair, great shopping, and live music. Each week features new cooking demonstrations, and periodic events such as wine walks and treasure hunts.