Mountain Escape in Comfy Cabins
Big Bear Lake’s glossy lake glistens 6,750 feet above sea level, and the surrounding San Bernardino Mountains boast 8,000-foot peaks that are lined with dozens of trails. And Big Bear Vacations' collection of more than 300 cabins is well positioned to take advantage of all the area’s natural bounty.
Though the cabin properties included in this deal vary, many have rustic, countrified furnishings, easy access to area activities, and views of Big Bear Lake. Additional features may include stone fireplaces, jetted tubs, and kitchens. Click here to see the Big Bear Vacations listings—note that properties valid for this deal are listed here.
This deal also includes a two-hour kayak rental and a Scenic Sky Chair ride for two. The rides take people up to an elevation of 8,200 feet, high above the San Bernardino National Forest.
Big Bear Lake, California: Outdoorsy Resort Community in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada
Big Bear Lake is situated nearly 7,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest and the snowy peaks of the San Bernardino Mountains. Los Angeles is less than 100 miles to the west, which is probably why Big Bear Valley has served as a backdrop for so many films and TV shows, including The Parent Trap, Doctor Dolittle, and Bonanza.
The lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and swimming during the warm months. You’ll find miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails in the surrounding forest. The 2-mile Castle Rock Trail weaves through groves of pine and cedar trees and past a waterfall before rewarding trekkers with a panoramic view of the water. But Big Bear isn’t entirely rustic—head to the village, located on the south shore, for restaurants, shopping, an arcade, a bowling alley, and a visitors' center.
True to its name, the area once supported a thriving grizzly bear population. Though that’s no longer the case, you still might see bald eagles, mule deer, coyotes, gray foxes, and even the occasional bobcat or black bear. For a guaranteed glimpse of wildlife, visit the Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge, a rehabilitation facility for injured and orphaned mountain lions, grizzly bears, wolves, and other animals.
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