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If you’re looking for a mountain escape (and let’s be honest — who isn’t?) you’d be worse off than heading to Big Bear Lake for a weekend retreat. Stunning mountain views, skiing, snowboarding and hiking are all accessible in the area. On top of that, there’s skiing, boating, wakeboarding, and great restaurants.
Big Bear is an ideal winter getaway; it’s small enough to stay secluded, but sees enough tourist traffic for you to make some new friends — if you want. The best Airbnbs that Big Bear offers access to both National Parks and ski resorts.
Without further ado, here’s our list of the best Airbnbs in Big Bear.
Best Airbnb Big Bear Cabins at a Glance
Best Airbnb Big Bear Cabins – Best Of
The Most Romantic Airbnb: Twin Pines Chalet
4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
This property is a stylish cabin perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. Dreamy A-Frame style upper bedroom and fireplace was made for chilly evening snuggles. While perfect for couples, this cabin also is a great fit for small families, with its two queen-sized beds. It’s located only one block away from miles of trails perfect for hiking or mountain biking. It’s also close enough to ski resorts to make it practical for a ski or snowboarding trip.
The Coziest Airbnb: Alterra House Mid-Century A-Frame
5 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath
This gorgeous home is the ultimate cozy A-Frame cabin experience. It offers panoramic views of Big Bear Mountain and the snow summit from its large deck. It’s located in a quiet neighborhood and is just a short walk away from the National Forest that offers miles of hiking trails.
Best for Groups: The Moonridge Cottage
8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths
The Moonridge Cottage has enough space for 8 guests. This mid-century getaway will make it feel as though you’ve been transported into Mad Men. It features a wood-burning fireplace, a sunken living room, and a vintage record player. It’s also filled with plenty of board games and a Super Nintendo console for a cozy night in. It also complete with a grill, hot tub, and hammocks.
Best Value: Honey Bear Cabin Getaway
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 1 bath
This cozy little was built in the 60s originally and has plenty of charm and character. It’s one of the best value Airbnbs on this list. The cabin is perfect for smaller groups who want to save some money and plan on making full use of all the outdoor activities that Big Bear has to offer. The cabin can sleep a total of six. There’s no AC, but it’s perfectly temperate in the fall.
The Most Unique: The Kitchy Cabin
8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 2 baths
One of the most unique Airbnbs in Big Bear the Kitchy Cabin indeed lives up to its description as a ‘gorgeous mountain getaway’. This stylish Airbnb is quite possibly the most beautifully decorated spaces we’ve ever come across. Lush pastels, a high vaulted A-Frame ceiling, and tasteful brass accents make this cabin worth spending some serious time in. The cabin features a hot tub, game room, and a balcony attached to the master suite.
A-Frame Airbnb Big Bear Cabins
Whiskey Ridge Chalet
4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath
This boho-style A-Frame cabin features a moody, toasty cabin vibe with its gorgeous interior and soaring skylights. Featuring front and rear decks, bbq grill, soaking tub, and is just four minutes to ski resorts and ten minutes to the local village. It’s a great spot for a honeymoon getaway or a family retreat.
Unique and Modern A-Frame
3 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
This cozy A-Frame is the perfect couple’s getaway. Its unique layout includes a spiral staircase that leads up to a plush king bed. This snug space will keep you cozy and warm through snowy winter nights. Located near many attractions, including restaurants, stores, and Snow Play, it’s an excellent base for exploring Big Bear.
The Owl’s Nest
4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
Along with its beautiful interior, the full spa is really what sells this cabin in the mountains. It’s the perfect intimate gathering space, featuring full flat-screen TVs and a master bedroom with a brand new luxury mattress. The loft can be accessed via a ladder and there is a back deck with a six-person hot tub as well.
Retro / Mid-Century Airbnb Big Bear Cabins
Big Bear Treehouse
5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath
Another “treehouse” style home, this property is truly unique and stunning. It’s tucked away deep in the forest but lies just a few minutes from ski resorts and restaurants. The space also features an overhead rain shower. The cabin sleeps a total of 5 and features direct access to the National Forest with plenty of hiking trails.
Stokhaus – Retro Retreat
4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
This space features a bright orange wood-burning fireplace as the focal point of the space. There’s plenty of seating space in the living room, as well as a vintage vinyl selection. The dining room is lit by a massive glove chandelier. This space is big enough for four guests — perfect for a small getaway with friends.
Hip Retro Cabin Stunning Bear Mountain Views
9 guests · 3 bedrooms · 7 beds · 3 baths
This Airbnb plus property has some of the best views on the list. A rustic, cabin feel merges with a 70’s mid-century look in the interior. The exterior features several private decks with break taking views of the surrounding topography. The inside features a ping-pong table and two bedrooms.
Big Bear Airbnb with the Best Views
70’s Hillside Cabin
10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 baths
This retro-inspired cabin has plenty of character. Wall-to-floor wood grain and firm leather furniture characterize the interior; the cabin itself was a 70’s construction, and the owners really leaned into it. The cabin sits atop a half-acre of land making it one of the best Airbnbs in Big Bear for truly epic balcony views. It’s also a quick walk from the zoo and golf course.
5 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 2 baths
This unique mountain house delivers on some serious panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and ski slopes. It’s around 1000 square feet with an open floor plan, huge windows, and high vault beam ceilings. It’s the perfect spot for stargazing, relaxing, and skiing in the wintertime.
Rustic Big Bear Airbnb Cabins
Running Wolves Lodge
7 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths
Running Wolves is a rustic-style cabin nestled in the heart of Moonridge mountains. A rustic-yet-trendy interior replete with leather furniture and raw wood makes this cabin truly memorable. The upper deck is surrounded by trees and great views of the surrounding scenery. Among the best amenities are a hot tub and telescope for stargazing on the deck. The interior features a large fireplace next to windows that offer a ton of natural light.
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1 bath
This adorable cozy pink cabin features two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with two twins — perfect for a family getaway. The outdoors features a BBQ grill, an enclosed trampoline, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It also has plenty of kid’s books, toys, and dinnerware, along with a pack-and-play travel crib.
The Cabin on Catalina
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths
This bright, airy cabin is a refreshing change from the deep, woody interiors of most cabins. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a rustic interior, this cabin lies in the heart of Big Bear. It’s also minutes from the slopes, restaurants, and other attractions of the area. The space also boosts super-high speed wifi, which can be a little hard to find in a remote area.
Winter Getaway Cabin
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath
This cabin is truly as the name implies. Featuring a full spa, fire pit, and BBQ grill, it’s the perfect place to hit the slopes during the day and unwind at night. There’s also plenty of natural light in the space, which is a refreshing change from the stuffy feel that cabins can have.
Modern / Minimalist Big Bear Cabins
Chic Cabin Home in the Heart of Big Bear Lake
10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths
This Airbnb Plus property is perfect for a ski getaway as the slopes are right outside the front door. When you’re done skiing, the cabin’s fireplace and TV are the perfect places to unwind and relax with family and friends. Included in the space are also a full kitchen, washer and dryer, and free parking.
Nordik Eskape Scandinavian Treetop Cabin
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 2 baths
This property is the perfect balance between adventure and intimacy, with thoughtful touches of minimalist Scandinavian Design. This property is the perfect location by which to enjoy the mountains in any way that you see fit. Features easy access to snowboard and ski trails, as well as hiking trails. The home also features hammocks and a spacious deck for relaxing and taking in the beauty of the mountains.
Big Bear Mountain Majestic Modern Retreat
10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3 baths
This ultra-modern home has a ton of amenities, especially for the health-conscious traveler. The space is decidedly contemporary with its sharp, clean lines that define the exterior and plenty of abstract art in the interior. If you’re looking for a Big Bear Airbnb with a full range of features, look no further. This property includes a basketball court, CrossFit gym, multiple gas fireplaces, a pool tub, steam room, massage table… Should we go on? It’s also a perfect destination for large groups looking for a ski trip.