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Bear Mountain Resort & Rentals

Bear Mountain Resort in its early years was known as Gold Mine Mountain. When Snow Summit purchased the resort they re-branded it Bear Mountain. The twin mountains are just one mile apart and are connected by a free shuttle. Mammoth now owns them both.

Bear Mountain Vacations

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If you live near San Bernardino or in Southern California there is no excuse not to vacation in Big Bear at Bear Mountain. Rest and relaxation makes these mini vacations to the local mountain perfect for couples, families, a weekend getaway or a corporate group bonding trip... anyone looking for something rustic and a place to get away from it all.

"Great Service, Sandy! It was reassuring to talk to you on the phone. Looks like we have all we need for a good stay... Thanks again" Mary Lee 4/17/2013

Bear Mountain is primarily known as a winter resort and has grown in popularity because of it's terrain parks. While both Bear Mountain and its twin sister Snow Summit are mixed use mountains allowing both snowboarding and skiing, Bear Mountain is favored by snowboarders. Both mountains are operated by Snow Summit, and one lift ticket buys admission to both. They are tied together by a free shuttle and are only one mile from each other. It's a perfect winter getaway for the Southern California and Baja California skiers.

While even we think of Bear Mountain as a winter resort, the golf course in Big Bear and the Big Bear zoo are at the base of the mountain. Surrounded by unbelievable soaring landscapes, towering trees, the sounds of frogs chirping, the creek side, and the Big Bear Lake is an unspoiled scenic environment.

Bear Mountain Rentals

Getting familiar with the Big Bear area means understanding the different communities. Bear Mountain is situated in the town of "Moonridge" which is part of Big Bear City. Snow Summit is in the city of Big Bear Lake and both are side by side. While it doesn't make much difference, when we label our Bear Mountain cabin rentals as being in "Moonridge", that only means the rentals are closer to the slopes, and likely on the mountain which is just east of the resort. Here you will get drop dead gorgeous views of the lake, or on the other side of the street, the forest. at any price range.

Our accommodations are comfortable and come with cozy wood burning fireplaces, BBQ grills for patio cooking, or maybe an outdoor Jacuzzi. Many of the Bear Mountain rentals are both kid friendly and pet friendly. Just look in the amenity list to see if it listed as a pet friendly rental. Unlike hotels, each Bear Mountain rental is unique and so there will be different facilities at each. If something more posh is to your liking, there are also Big Bear luxury home rentals available

All our Bear Mountain vacation rentals come with full linens, towels and are set up ready for a vacation.

"I just wanted to thank you for setting us up this weekend. We had a great time. The property was good a a great deal. Can't beat that... " Cheri 6/1/2012

With over 400 rentals, we have cheap "crash pads" as we affectionately call them as well as high end accommodations The best way to get started finding your vacation cabin is to do a search with the search box at the top of the page. Searches are done by date and we only show what is available. You can book your cabin online, or call us for some assistance. The price is the same, and we're very friendly. Use our amenity check boxes to help narrow down the choices. The cabins come in different configurations, from 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, to larger homes that can sleep up to 16 people.

We offer an assortment of ski in out high end luxury Big Bear rentals which are right near the ski resort in Moonridge. Other great areas are Sugarloaf especially if you want a view, or if you want to be by the Big Bear Discovery Center then stay in Fawnskin. You're never far from anything and you can get there via biking, walking, driving, or even motor boating across the lake which is a fun way to move around.

Wonderful time can be spent with your family and your friends as accommodations are comfortable and come with features such as hot tubs, game tables, Internet or covered patios. (Which make great places to sip an after ski beverage!) Many of the Most of our Bear Mountain rentals accommodations are both kid friendly and pet friendly. Just look in the amenity list to see if it listed as a pet friendly cabin rental. Unlike hotel lodging, each is unique.

The most popular rentals near Bear Mountain are the log cabins. With a very rustic mountain style this really does make your vacation something special. These are super posh, very well appointed private homes on the lake or near Snow Summit or usually in the hills above the Bear Mountain resort. The two areas are only 1 mile apart. Other great areas are Sugarloaf especially if you want a view, or if you want to be by the Big Bear Discovery Center then stay in Fawnskin. You're never far from anything and you can get there via biking, walking, driving, or even motor boating across the lake.

Rentals at Bear Mountain are the ideal rest and relaxation kind of getaway from a hectic Los Angeles life.

Big Bear Resort and the San Bernardino mountains are reachable quickly and easily from any of the major California Freeways. Big Bear is only 2.5 hours from downtown Los Angeles, and only 1.5 hours from Orange County. You don't have to go far or travel hours and hours to experience nature and have a complete change of scenery. Come on up and join us.. stay the weekend or a full week. We'll take care of you.

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