Big Bear Lake cabin rentals

Make sure your weekend getaway to a Big Bear Lake cabin rental is full of fun and good memories by packing the right things.  A vacation rental is perfect for family and friends looking for lots of space, privacy and the conveniences of home.  Whether you are planning on renting a boat, hitting the slopes or just kicking back on the deck under the trees at your vacation rental, here are 5 things to pack when coming to Big Bear Lake.

1.) Sunscreen

Kids enjoying the lake at Big Bear

Enjoying a Rental From GetBoards

Even when the temperatures are low, Big Bear Lake cabin rentals are closer to the sun with thinner atmosphere.  It’s very easy to get a sunburn especially while relaxing on a boat on the water, enjoying your FREE rental from GetBoards, hiking on one of the beautiful trails and especially in the winter on the slopes.  Be sure to pack sunscreen when coming to your vacation rental in Big Bear so you can have a great getaway without going home looking like a lobster.

2.)  Shoes

Packing a pair of sneakers or hiking boots is a good idea when coming to the mountains.  If you plan on venturing into the woods or walking around the yard at your Big Bear cabin rental you can prevent injury from stubbing your toes on rocks, sticks and even rattlesnakes.  Sandals are perfect for summer months down by the water or strolling through The Village, but it’s best to protect your feet when exploring Mother Nature’s beauty.

3.)  Beach Towels

hot tub at a vacation rental in Big Bear Lake

Soak in a Hot Tub With Great Views

If you plan on enjoying your Big Bear Lake cabin rental hot tub, be sure to pack a few extra large towels.  Your vacation rental is stocked with towels for bathing, but it’s always a great idea to have a few extras on hand for outdoor activities like going down to the beach or an evening soak in the spa.

4.)  Phone Charger

Don’t forget to pack a phone charger to make sure you can take your vacation photos and share them on Facebook with family and friends.  Big Bear Lake cabin rentals are located amongst tall trees and mountains which can cause phones to search for service, draining phone batteries faster than you might be used to.   When leaving your cabin, make sure to check all the outlets so you don’t leave anything behind.

5.)  Toiletries

basic supplies at cabin rental in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Cabin Rentals are Stocked With the Basics

Vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake are stocked with the basics such as dish soap, a roll of paper towels, trash bags and toilet paper, but don’t include bathroom toiletries like shampoo, conditioner and soap.  Go ahead and pack your favorites before leaving home, as well as a good moisturizer.  The air in the mountains is much dryer than the valley and after a day in the sun and fresh air you will want to make sure your skin is feeling good.


Plan your next getaway to a Big Bear Lake cabin rental. Whether it’s just a weekend couple’s retreat or a family reunion, Destination Big Bear has cabin rentals to fit your needs.  From luxury cabin rentals, pet friendly or budget vacation rentals on Big Bear Lake, let our experienced local booking agents help you plan the perfect trip by calling (909) 752-0234.