Cabin Rentals – Go with the seasons

Big Bear Cabin Rentals – Go with the seasons

4 seasons photo collage

Big Bear Lake and the surrounding area in the San Bernardino National Forest offers many opportunities for seasonal enjoyment for residents and visitors.  If you are looking to own a vacation rental in Big Bear, you can enjoy the beauty of the area all year round, just a few months or only on weekends.  Cabin rentals in Big Bear are one option to own a little piece of the mountain while supplementing a second mortgage or making the most out of your investment.


Winter in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake cabin rentals are ideal for winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.

Winter months are the prime time for Big Bear cabin rentals.  Located 7,000 feet in the mountains, Big Bear offers the chance to have fun on the slopes at Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and nearby Snow Valley.  Big Bear vacation rentals are popular this time of year with travelers coming in from cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs and Las Vegas.  Big Bear is a convenient drive from the surrounding desert areas to have fun in the snow.  Christmas and New Year is also a great opportunity to rent out your Big Bear cabin to families wanting to get together and celebrate the holidays.  The Village has plenty of shopping, restaurants and entertainment to enjoy this time of year for not only visitors but residents as well.


Spring in Big Bear Lake

The snow begins to melt in the spring in Big Bear Lake.

Late snowfall and warmer temperatures start to come along in the spring leaving the months unpredictable for cabin rentals in Big Bear.  Last minute bookings tend to be more popular, especially for visitors wanting to get in one last trip down the slopes.  The days start to get longer and the sun begins to warm up the afternoons with cooler nights for snuggling indoors.  Big Bear is a great getaway when the valley starts to heat up early, or if travelers are passing through.  Later spring months provide the chance to catch some waterfalls on mountain hikes and the fish begin to bite out on the lake.  Spring is a quieter time for residents and visitors looking for a slower pace.


Summer in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake has summer activities like boating, kayaking and fishing. Fun to be had while staying at your Big Bear cabin rental.

Summer kicks off with Memorial Day featuring garage sales and trout fishing on Big Bear Lake.  The fun continues on in the following months with car shows, parades, wine walks in The Village, mountain biking, outdoor concerts and boating.  Fourth of July is a citywide celebration with a spectacular fireworks display over the lake and family bar-b-ques.  Temperatures can seem warmer than normal, thanks in part to Big Bear’s altitude.  This also means cool nights and plenty of time to enjoy time on the water with a pontoon rental or kayak.  Summer can be a slower time for cabin rentals in Big Bear but tends to be popular for families and groups of friends looking to escape the heat and congestion of larger cities.  Many home owners choose to spend these months in their Big Bear vacation rental themselves or reserve their cabin for easy weekend getaways.


Fall in Big Bear Lake

The mountains turn beautiful colors in the fall. Enjoy from your vacation rental in Big Bear Lake.

Fall starts the slowdown once again.  Last minute bookings are popular around Labor Day weekend for visitors wanting to squeeze in one last getaway before the school year begins.  Oktoberfest has been a Big Bear event since the 1970’s and features both adult and kid-friendly activities.  Halloween in The Village is fun for children with plenty of Trick-or-Treating and costume contests to be won.  Families looking for a nearby destination will find plenty of cabins in Big Bear to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.  Snowfall is possible at any moment and the city starts to prepare once again for the winter months.  Big Bear cabin rentals begin to book up fast as the mountain turns white with snow.


If you are considering owning a vacation rental in Big Bear Lake, or would like to discuss adding your property to Destination Big Bear’s cabin rental program, please call (909) 752-0234 to speak with our property manager.  Destination Big Bear specializes in managing private homes and cabins in all price ranges, from rustic cabins to luxury cabins.


written by Nanette Murray.

Nanette Murray moved to Big Bear Lake after vacationing from Los Angeles where she lived for 3 years.  Originally from the mid-west, she has lived in numerous cities including Dallas, TX, Minneapolis, MN and Seattle, WA.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking, yoga, baking and spending time with her family and adopted Chihuahua.