Just a few hours from the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles lies one of the best kept secrets in California. Perched in blissful seclusion among the rolling peaks of the San Bernadino Mountains, Big Bear Lake is the perfect spot to get away from it all. Here you can take to the slopes on a romantic ski weekend, experience the coming of spring as you explore the vast forests on miles of pristine trails, or spend a blissful warm summer day on the largest recreational lake in Southern California. No matter when you visit, Big Bear Resorts has the perfect accommodations in this alpine haven for any vacation, from cozy lakeside cabins to spacious 5-star luxury vacation rental homes.
Peace in Nature
Whatever season you choose for your visit to Big Bear Lake, you will instantly be captivated by its closeness to nature. The rugged peaks dip into enchanting valleys, and the deep forests seem to call to you, whether blanked in snow or freshly shed autumn leaves. The lake is the crown jewel, nestled into the scenic landscape and featuring expansive shorelines and plenty of marinas and fishing spots (year-round in some places). Truly, this is a place to get away from your troubles and leave the rat race behind.
Big Bear Lake offers plenty of excitement too. The area gained its popularity thanks to its long ski season, exceptional downhill runs, and pristine snow. And while it is a four-season destination, winter is still king here. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit Ski Resorts offer combined lift tickets that allow skiers and snowboarders alike to frolic in a winter wonderland. Ski and snowboard the 400+ acres of groomed runs and challenge the vertical terrain that rises more than 1,800 feet, all on some of the best natural powder you can find (and a state-of-the-art snow making system should Mother Nature have an off day). Cross-country trails allow you to explore the idyllic surroundings and see another side of the mountain.
Open Season on the Lake
As the ice and snow melt, the focus moves to Big Bear Lake. Boasting full-service 6 marinas, the lake is perfect for fishing, powerboating, waterskiing, kayaking, and much, much more. From the festivals of spring to the height of the summer season, nothing beats a day on our beautiful lake. All of our cabins and luxury homes are mere minutes away from its tranquil shores, offering the perfect base for your summer vacation in the mountains.
Big Bear Lake and the surrounding area might be a “best kept secret”, but we know once you experience it for yourself it won’t stay that way for long. So join us for a hike, take a horseback ride around the lake, parasail over its inviting waters, while the day away on a pontoon, or brave the breakneck speeds of the black diamond slopes. Big Bear Resorts has luxurious accommodations for any size party and any length of stay, all in the heart of the action. Book your stay, today!