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Excellent Family Vacation Rentals
Accommodation is one of the most impactful considerations when selecting a vacation destination. When you choose Big Bear, you’ll have access to numerous high-end Big Bear cabin rentals, ideal for groups of all sizes. Big Bear Cabins has been a mainstay in the Big Bear lodging space for years, offering an impressive list of properties, including cozy two-bed homes to massive 19-bed rentals. Relish the ultimate home-away-from-home feel, thanks to ample amenities that deliver a premium experience. Our homes feature comfortable living rooms, ideal for relaxing after a long day exploring the beauty of Big Bear. Enjoy the convenience of fully stocked kitchens with all the necessary cookware for hassle-free meal preparations. Rest in modern, elegant bedrooms with comfortable mattresses and plush, clean bedding for a refreshing night’s rest. When you want to freshen up, access modern, functional bathrooms for all your sanitary needs. After each stay, all our properties undergo enhanced cleaning practices to maintain CDC-approved standards.
Diverse Culinary Scene
Hit the town and treat your taste buds to some of Big Bear’s best cuisine at one of the numerous eateries. Check out Saucy Mama’s Pizzeria, Peppercorn Grille, or Sweet Basil Bistro for the best Italian dishes. If you prefer keeping things Mexican, head to El Jacalito Grill, Hacienda Grill Mexican & Sports Bar, or Azteca Grill Restaurant. The best eateries for breakfast include Teddy Bear Restaurant, Grizzly Manor Cafe, and North Shore Cafe, while Himalayan Restaurant and 572 Social Kitchen and Lounge offer sumptuous dinners. Satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings at Copper Q, North Pole Sweets & Treats, or North Pole Fudge Company.
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
This renowned recreational center offers fantastic, year-round attractions, perfect for the whole gang. Enjoy South California’s sole bobsled experience as you navigate your sled down quarter-mile cement tracks. The Mineshaft Coaster offers an epic downhill descent down a one-mile course featuring dips, hairpins, twists, tunnels, and 360-degree corkscrews. Relish a gas-powered adventure on the go-kart track in double-seater, 5.5-horsepower racers as you zip around the circuit. Other attractions worth checking out include The Soaring Eagles, a miniature golf course, and Snow Play during cooler months.
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
The Big Bear Alpine Zoo has been a mainstay since 1959, serving as a rehabilitation institute and haven for orphaned, injured, and imprinted wild animals. The famous zoo is home to over 40 animal species, including American white pelicans, bald eagles, black bears, Arctic foxes, and fallow deer. The zoo has numerous daily programs focused on different behavioral enrichment activities in which you can participate. The zoo lies at 42801 Moonridge Road and operates from 10 AM to 4 PM, giving you ample time to spend with the animals.
Thrilling Hiking Trails
Big Bear has vast landscapes with over 20 trails, ideal for a serene walk with your loved ones. If you want a less strenuous hiking experience, check out Alpine Pedal Path, Bow Canyon to Moon Ridge Loop, or Jens Lake Trail and enjoy sub-two-hour hikes. Cougar Crest Trail, Champion Lodgepole via Castle Rock Trail, and Bertha Peak Trail offer a slightly longer hiking journey, with all routes taking between two and around three and a half hours. Skyline, Plantation, 7 Oaks features an 11-mile trail that provides the most demanding hiking challenge across the San Bernardino Forest. Before heading out for your hike, ensure you have comfortable, robust hiking shoes, warm clothing, and high-energy snacks for much-needed fuel as you trek along.
Scenic Biking Trails
If you’re a fan of two-wheeled exploration, Big Bear’s majestic outback is chock-full of scenic biking trails. Bear Lake Woodland Trail offers a 1.6-mile route, ideal for a short-distance biking excursion. Hit the Butler Peak Trail, Club View, or Skyline Trail and relish the thrill of longer trails. Beast Trail offers an 11.3-mile route with epic landscape views, perfect for a multi-hour biking excursion. The most convenient way to enjoy a bike ride is by hiring a rental at one of Big Bear’s bike stores. Chains Required Bike Shop is one of the town’s most-renowned bike stores, offering high-quality rentals and repairs. Other reputable rental shops include Big Bear Mountain Electric Bike Rentals and Bear Valley Bikes.
If you prefer exploring on four wheels, there’s always the option of a gas-powered off-roading excursion. Big Bear has some of the best 4X4 trails in the state, with self-drive options or guided tours. Big Bear Off-Road offers thrilling options, including a Jeep Experience where you drive along off-road terrain under the supervision of a professional guide. In the UTV Experience, enjoy conquering the Big Bear terrain in a top-notch high-performance Can-Am X3 as you follow a professional guide. The trips last for three hours, taking you past breathtaking landscapes.
Hearth-Pumping Zipling Tours
Get strapped in and soar through Big Bear’s forests at up to 35 miles per hour as you relish the lovely views. Action Tours offers fun-filled ziplining excursions across nine high-speed ziplines with impressive Mount San Gorgonio and Johnson Valley views. The experience starts with transportation to the ziplining site, where an off-road vehicle transports you two miles into the forest. All ziplines have San Bernardino County building certification, ensuring you and yours enjoy a safe adventure. The tours accommodate kids aged eight and up, making it a suitable activity for the whole family.
Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve
Get the ultimate nature experience at the Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve and explore the beauty of one of Big Bear’s best wildlife spotting locations. The surrounding area has numerous species, including bald eagles, mountain lions, and black bears. The preserve stretches across marshes, open waters, and wetlands, giving you access to aquatic bird species such as herons, ducks, geese, and egrets. The preserve’s boardwalk extends above the marsh, offering easy access to the wetland habitats without disturbing the fragile ecosystem.
Book One of Our VRBO Rentals in Big Bear Today
Vacationing is an excellent way to escape the rigors of the daily grind and reconnect with your loved ones. California’s Big Bear is one of the nation’s foremost holiday spots, drawing an average of three million annual guests. This Golden State gem is the perfect go-to for a laidback family getaway, thanks to its umpteen outdoor thrills, scenic landscapes, and excellent culinary scene. As you prepare for your California escape, look to Big Bear Cabins for the best lodging in town. We offer high-end Big Bear cabin rentals with lovely views and ample amenities for groups of all sizes. Contact us today to secure your Big Bear holiday home and relish a fantastic family holiday in the heart of the majestic Californian outback.