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What Are The Best Rental Amenities in Big Bear Lake, CA?

Amenity Info in Big Bear Lake, CA

Above shows the popular amenities in Big Bear Lake and the number of the rental properties associated with each amenity. In Big Bear Lake, 2470 rentals offer Internet or Wifi, 2241 rentals offer TV, 2175 rentals offer Bed linens provided. So, if you need Internet or Wifi during your vacation, use the Internet or Wifi filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Pool, Garden or Backyard.

Which Price Range Is Considered As A Good Deal in Big Bear Lake, CA Area?

Vacation House & Cabin Rental Price Information in Big Bear Lake, CA

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Big Bear Lake has the largest percentage (20.06%) of homes in $150 - $200 price range.
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What Are The Most Liked Rental Accommodations in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Best Accommodation Types in Big Bear Lake, CA
Before visiting Big Bear Lake, it is a good idea to explore all the accommodation types in this area, and pick the one that fits your group well. All the available accommodation types are: House, Cabin, Condo, Townhome, Apartment, Cottage, Chalet, Lodge, Resort, Studio, Estate, Chateau / Country House, Villa, Bungalow, Guest House, Hotel, Recreational Vehicle, Mobile Home, Farmhouse, Bed And Breakfast, Castle. House is the most-liked rental type, with the largest percentage of 62.39%. The biggest home in this area available for rent is around 12917 square feet.The least popular accommodation in Big Bear Lake is Castle rentals
How Many Rental Accommodations Are Pets Friendly in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Big Bear Lake, CA
38.57% of vacation homes in Big Bear Lake are pet friendly. If you have pet allergies, make sure to check the home property and see whether it is a pet-friendly vacation home or not.
Where Should We Visit in Big Bear Lake, CA Area?
Must Visit Places In Big Bear Lake, CA

When you have only limited times to spend in Big Bear Lake, we highly recommend you to visit those famous places:

Must-Visit Trails in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Top Trails In Big Bear Lake, CA
If you like outdoor activities, we highly recommend you to visit those famous trails: Alpine Pedal Path, Woodland Trail, Snow Summit Trail, Pine Knot Trail to Grand View Point, Town Trail, Bertha Peak Trail, Alpine Pedal Path Trail, Cougar Crest Trail , Delamar Mountain Trail, Holcomb Valley Road.
Where Are The Campgrounds in Big Bear Lake, CA Area?
Most Visited Campgrounds In Big Bear Lake, CA
The best RV campgrounds here in Big Bear Lake are: Holcomb Valley Campground, Hanna Flat Campground, Grays Peak Group Camp, Serrano Campground, Buttercup Group Camp, Pineknot Campground, Deer Group Camp, Oso Group Campground, San Gorgonio Campground, Barton Flats Campground.
Which Airports Should I Choose To Get To Big Bear Lake, CA?
Airports Options in Big Bear Lake, CA

1 airport(s) close to Big Bear Lake are:

What are the activities in Big Bear Lake, CA that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

It may seem like a pretty normal thing to do but taking the family on a picnic is much more fun at Big Bear Lake. Ski Beach/Meadow Park has a nice beach area where you can take a cooler filled with food, a blanket, or chairs and relax for the day. There are several play zones in the park and the lake provides opportunities to feed ducks or take a hike.

Pick up a trail map and take a hike. There are many different hiking trails in the area with varying levels of difficulty. See one that seems long? Just walk a portion of it to get the feel of the great outdoors. Pack a magnifying glass to look at small things closely as well as binoculars to see a closer view of the birds soaring overhead.

Head to Juniper Point for some lakeside fun. Bring blankets, umbrellas, and food to eat so you can spend the entire day relaxing with a good book, digging in the sand, or cooling off in the lake. You can also fish in the lake, just be sure to pick up a license first.

Sign up for an educational bird walk, held on the first Saturday of each month from May to October. The free walks leave from the Chirp Nature Center and are just under two hours long. Refreshments are provided when you get back from the walk.

Be sure to take the family to Magic Mountain with the only year-round bobsled experience in California, the Alpine Slide. You take a scenic chairlift to the top and then travel down a quarter-mile track. The Soaring Eagle gives you great views of the valley or races around the go-kart track. The Mineshaft Coaster is the only mountain coaster in the state. You get stunning views as you travel up and then control your speed through dips, tunnels, 360-degree corkscrews, and several hairpins turns. Magic Mountain is located at 800 Wildrose Lane.

Big Bear Snow Play & Ropes Course offers new adventures for each season. From November to Easter, enjoy the longest tubing run in Southern California. Get to the top on the Magic Carpet walkways and be sure to try the Glow Tubing on Friday, Saturday, and holidays. In the spring and summer, get a real racing experience at the Big Bear Speedway, a fun go-kart track where you can ride a single kart or a double. Compete against the clock, reaching speeds of 30 miles per hour on the track. All year, you can enjoy the Big Bear Ropes Course, a challenging aerial adventure that has you crossing bridges, climbing through obstacles, and balancing on ropes. It is a self-guided obstacle course spread over 6,400 square feet on two levels. Big Bear Snow Play & Ropes Course is located at 42825 Big Bear Boulevard.

What are the must-visit places in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Must See Attractions

The Big Bear Pirate Ship offers daily tours of the lake, authentic pirates, and live entertainment. Each trip on the pirate ship is different and each captain has their own personality which makes this a fun, exciting activity each time you visit. The pirate ship is located at 398 Edgemoor Road.

A visit to Big Bear Lake would not be complete without a visit to the only attraction honoring the gold mining history of the area. Gold Rush Mining Company offers adventures where you can strike it rich yourself. You can mine for treasures in a themed exploration, digging in a pit, cracking open a geode, excavating from hardened material, or pan for gold in a water sluice. Whatever you find, you get to take home. Find them at 40016 Big Bear Boulevard.

Whether visiting in the summer or winter, you will want to visit Big Bear Mountain Ski Resort. In the summer, enjoy the 9-hole golf course or just relax away from the heat of the season. In the winter, enjoy 748 acres of skiable terrain with trails of all levels.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Hidden Gems

Nothing is more exciting than ziplining among the trees and Action Tours offers just that in Big Bear Lake. Hop on a shuttle to Onyx Summit where you then climb onto off-road Pinzgauers to take you to the course. Once there, you are fitted in a harness, gloves, and helmet as an instructor provides information on the best way to enjoy the nine ziplines available.

Sail around the lake on tours provided by several marinas in the area. Each tour provides interesting facts about the local area. Some of the things you will see include where the original Frankenstein movie was filmed along with the cabin where War Games was filmed. You may also see a few houses owned by celebrities who call Big Bear home.

The Big Bear Discovery Center is a great place to learn more about the area. Rangers provide details about trails, weather conditions, dealing with bears, and more. There are even concerts and shows at the Discovery Center throughout the year. They are located at 40971 North Shore Drive.

Only one of two in the United States, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located next to Big Bear Ski Resort. At this small zoo, you can see black bears, arctic foxes, snow leopards, and bald eagles. Most of the animals housed in the zoo are native to the Big Bear area. The zoo is found at 43285 Goldmine Drive.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Local Events & Festivals

On Independence Day, enjoy the fireworks spectacular in Big Bear Lake. The display is rated one of the best in California and can be seen for over 22 miles.

The Memorial Day Grill & Chill Festival is a sanctioned KC BBQ State Championship Competition with over 30 cooks competing for a $10,000 prize. You can sample portions of barbecue, relax with a cold beer in the Chill Garden or check out the Artisan Marketplace. There is also a Kid’s Zone to even keep the little ones happy.

Held in September, the Fishin’ for $50k Trout Derby is a chance to win five tagged trout, worth $10,000 each placed in the lake prior to the derby. There are also 25 trout with $200 tags. Awards are given for weight classes as well in categories like men, women, boys, and girls.

The Chili Cook-Off, held in July, draws more than 40 cooks who battle for the Top Chef title and prize. Taste test some delicious chili, enjoy a beer or cocktail in the Chill Garden, and visit the Artisan Marketplace where you will find unique gifts of all types. There is also live music and a Kids Zone.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Art & Culture Places

The Big Bear Historical Museum, located at 800B Greenway Drive, allows you to explore the colorful history of the area with exhibits that include restored buildings, artifacts, and more. Costumed guides walk around, guiding you through the years of Big Bear Lake, giving you a glimpse back in time.

What are the nightlife spots in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Nightlife Spots

Whiskey Dave’s with live music every weekend, 22 televisions, six pool tables, and Foosball is a great nighttime location. They have a full lunch and dinner menu with a kitchen that is open late. The kitchen serves pub fare including burgers, tacos, and sandwiches. They are located at 40740 Village Drive.

AV Bar and Nightclub offers a DJ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, playing HipHop, Top 40, EDM, and more. They have a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails. You can find them at 664 Pine Knot Avenue.

Club Bombay, located at 672 Pine Knot Avenue, offers live music on weekends in a comfortable wood-accented bar with a beautiful fireplace. Enjoy specialty whiskey cocktails, beer and wine.

How to get around in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Transportations

The closest airport to Big Bear Lake, California, is LA/Ontario International Airport, about an hour and a half from Big Bear Lake.  The best way to get to the lake is to rent a car.

What are the travel peak seasons in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperature in Big Bear Lake is

  • January – low of 22F (-5C); high of 47F (8C)
  • February – low of 22F (-5C); high of 48F (9C)
  • March – low of 25F (-4C); high of 52F (11C)
  • April – low of 29F (-2C); high of 58F (14C)
  • May – low of 35F (2C); high of 67F (19C)
  • June – low of 42F (6C); high of 76F (24C)
  • July – low of 49F (9C); high of 81F (27C)
  • August – low of 48F (9C); high of 80F (27C)
  • September – low of 42F (6C); high of 74F (23C)
  • October – low of 33F (0.5C); high of 65F (18C)
  • November – low of 26F (-3C); high of 55F (13C)
  • December – low of 21F (-6C); high of 48F (9C)

There is an average of 53 inches of snow each year in Big Bear with the most snow falling in January.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Big Bear Lake, CA?
Trip Planning

Start your first day with breakfast at Stillwell’s Restaurant before heading out on a hike around Alpine Hills. If you are there in the winter, hit the slopes at Big Bear Mountain Resort. Grab lunch at the resort if you are there in the winter or at Nottingham’s after your hike. Head to Big Bear Marina and hop on a boat or take the family to the Bowling Barn. Then enjoy a nice, quiet dinner at Sweet Basil Bistro to end your day.

The next day, start with breakfast at Mountain Munchies before heading to Magic Mountain for a morning of thrills. Stop for lunch at Tropicali’s and then visit the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. End with dinner at The Pines.

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