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The 5 Best Places to Book a Stay in Big Bear

We’re attracting snowy mountain vibes for 2024 and thankfully we’er not too far away from a winter wonderland escape. Big Bear Lake is one of the most scenic and beautiful places to escape to for a weekend getaway, staycation, or just some time to unwind. In the winter, you’ve got fresh powder. In the summer, lush greenery and leisure activities. Honestly, us Angelenos can agree Big Bear is the perfect place to explore for its natural beauty and stunning views. If you’re staying in town there are plenty of outdoor activities to look into such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, & mountain biking. But the biggest question before getting to Big Bear is always : where do we stay? What hotel should we book? We’re so excited to give you this guide on where to book a gorgeous cabin like stay in this cozy town. Check out the 5 best places to stay in Big Bear.

1. Marina Riviera

Location: 40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Discover the perfect retreat at Marina Riviera, an inviting lakefront sanctuary nestled right in the heart of town. The hotel is walking distance from the local shops, cafes and restaurants, and scenic walking trails. Their rooms also offer  lakefront views from your balcony, a cozy fireplace in your room and is pet-friendly! Read more about them in our full feature here.

2. Noble+Proper Cabins

Location: 670 Jeffries Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

With relaxing and cozy interior vibes, the Noble+Proper Cabins are a great option for staycations and for those travelling to the Big Bear area. Located less than 10 minutes from Pine Knot Village, the cabins are close to restaurants, shopping, and offer great amenities to guests. Some of those amenities include BBQ grills, picnic tables, a hammock, and even bicycles for use. Nearby, is also the ski resorts and lake. Comfy plus cozy with a luxury cottage ambiance, Noble+Proper is a great place to relax and unwind.

3. Winterland Cottage

Location: 42354 Snowcrest Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

This cute cabin is located in the Fox Farm area in Big Bear. Although only 920 sq feet, Winterland Cottage is newly renovated, and comes with two bedrooms, fenced yard, outdoor hot tub, BBQ pit, garage, and more. The cabin is also pet-friendly as it allows dogs. Bring your furry companion with you and check out this family friendly cabin! It should be noted that Winterland Cabins also have two other options for lodging including Winterland Chalet, and Whispering Pines.


4. Grey Squirrel Resort & Vacation Rental Homes

Location39372 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Featuring 19 cabins with a rustic vibe, Grey Squirrel Resort offers many options and is the perfect getaway for some vacation time. The resort also features a heated outdoor swimming pool, pond, guest laundry, free Wi-Fi, and a bird sanctuary. Close to dining, shopping, sightseeing, and Big Bear Lake, the resort is a great option for families, couples, and anyone who needs a refreshing getaway.

5. Big Bear Cool Cabins

Location: 586 Bonanza Trail, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Big Bear Cool Cabins offers multiple vacation properties to choose from surrounding by beautiful views and breath-taking trees. Locations may vary but all surround Big Bear Lake. Options include lakefront cabins, hot tub cabins, game table cabins (featuring pool tables, etc) and even pet-friendly cabins with amenities such as patios, BBQ grills, swimming pools, and more. Check out their website to view their options.

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