Big Bear Boarding House is a place where friends and family come to get away, celebrate, and relax. You can experience authentic Big Bear adventures.
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Big Bear Boarding House is an authentic Big Bear Cabin. It's suitable for up to six guests looking for a true Big Bear adventure. The decor is modern rustic and was carefully crafted to maximize relaxation and comfort. The cabin is around 850 square feet so you'll feel comfortable and have plenty of space to unwind.
"We have stayed at many places in big bear and will never stay at another place again. This is the only place you ever book in big bear." -Sean, Feb, 2017
"Over the years, I’ve stayed in my fair share of cabins in Big Bear, big and small. But the folks at Big Bear Boarding House have got that hospitality thing down pat." -Linda Ly, Garden Betty, Feb. 2016
The cabin is nestled between Big Bear Mountain (less than a mile) and the Big Bear Lake village (2 miles away). There's a lot of adventure steps from the cabin. Take the shuttle bus at the end of our street to Bear Mountain and avoid traffic. Walk to the end of our street and experience the sights and sounds of the National Forest! There's miles of trails to wear out the kids and the dog. Work on your swing at the golf course and range at the end of our street. Take the kids (big or little) to the zoo! Bears, foxes, wolves, mountain lions, owls, eagles, and more are about a ten minute walk! You won't be left with nothing to do, unless of course you want to.
Here's a few common questions and answers that will help you decide if Big Bear Boarding House is a good fit for your getaway.
Is Big Bear Boarding House a good place for children?
We've had several families stay with us and they've found the Big Bear Boarding House perfect for children. There's a large entertaining space in the living room, and the guest bedroom is equipped with plenty of entertainment if the adults are in need of some "adult" time. The washer and dryer also comes in handy in case of accidents or if the kids just want to rock their favorite outfit every day.
Can we cook at Big Bear Boarding House?
You'll love the flexibility of being able to go out or stay in to cook. Our kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, plates, glassware, utensils. If you're unsure about what we might have, ask us. The gas stove and oven has the ability to help you whip up a meal for 6 or a beautiful brunch. You'll have no problem feeding the hungry bears.
We provide a coffeemaker, toaster, and microwave.
Is the fireplace functional?
Oh yes! It'll keep you warm on the coldest of nights. Grab some firewood from a local gas station or grocery store (you can find it just about anywhere), and enjoy an evening in front of the fire.
Should I bring linens or towels?
Nobody wants to travel with their sheets and pillow cases. Our linens will rival any hotel and our cleaning crew will take care of everything when you leave. We provide linens for the three queen beds, and we ensure EVERY piece of bedding is washed before your visit. We'll also make sure there's plenty of towels for everyone.
What's the television/movie situation?
TV is optional in Big Bear, but you won't miss anything on our 55 inch HD T.V. Want to watch a movie? You've got Netflix, and all the premium channels at your disposal. Hanging on a Sunday? Don't miss any NFL action. We have NFL Redzone. The DVD and Roku is in the guest bedroom. It gives guests or kids a chance to watch their favorite comedy or classic Christmas DVD (We provide a few of our favorites for your enjoyment). There's plenty to watch, if you want to.
What kind of experience can my pet expect?
We love dogs (check out our pics), and we understand how hard it can be to travel when you have to leave your furry friend or friends at home. We have a pet bed, and blanket for your convenience. As far as activities are concerned we'd recommend you check out some of the hiking trails up the street from the cabin. They're sure to tire out even the most athletic pups. We do not allow cats.
If you're interested in booking, but haven't quite made up your mind contact us for more information.
You have the whole cabin, deck, and yard to yourself.
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We provide a rustic getaway with plenty of privacy. If there is a problem or if you have questions we are a phone call or text away. We're here to help you have a can't miss Big Bear Experience.
Please note the maximum number of cars we can accommodate is two.
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Welcome! We are very excited to have you as guests in our home! Just a reminder that it is our personal getaway as well so please treat our home with care. Here are the basics.
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Bear Valley Community Hospital
41870 Garstin Dr
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Who can survive without the internet? Not us. password available at check-in.
It's been a long day on slopes or cruising around town. It's time to relax and watch some T.V. We provide cable and premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.) for our guests. The grey remote controls both the T.V. and cable. Use the “system on/off button" to turn everything on. If you happen to change the input on the T.V. you can use the black Vizio remote to select “Cable Box." This will get you back to your favorite shows.
Start fire by removing all ash. Use rolled up newspaper and a few pieces of dry wood, you may use 1-3 fire starter sticks as long as they contain no chemicals and no charcoal. Do not burn anything else (trash, cardboard, etc.) Make sure both of the levers are pushed all the way in, (there is no need to pull them out or to adjust them.) Keep the door closed. When the fire is completely extinguished please put the ash in the metal bucket outside and securely fasten the top.
We love dogs and we know you do too! We understand that sometimes our pets want to sit on the couch or bed. Please use the dog blanket provided (folded on the small bench to the right of the T.V.) for your dog to sit on the couch or bed. Thanks for cleaning up after your dog. We do not allow cats.
Please, please do not smoke in our cabin. If the cleaning crew smells smoke after your visit there is an excess charge of two hundred and fifty dollars.
All trash and recycling must be removed by you to one of the 2 disposal stations in Big Bear. We apologize for the inconvenience but this is a city ordinance.
Fire House #2 (across from the Civic Center on Big Bear Blvd.)
Big Bear Disposal, 41974 Garstin Road
If trash is not removed from the cabin there is an excess fee of one hundred dollars.
The thermostat is on the living room wall under the snowboard. It's smarter than me and programed to keep you warm, but you can adjust it if necessary.
Bathroom Window & all Windows:
Please ensure that you close the bathroom windows and all windows in the house. If Windows are left open the pipes will freeze and burst.
There is a charcoal grill provided for you to use on our our stone patio. It is a charcoal only grill and please put the ash in the metal bucket outside and securely fasten the top.
By law, you are required to carry chains in your vehicle when traveling the mountains in winter months, even if they are not required to be on your tires. Highway Patrol may stop you, at any time, to confirm they are in your vehicle. Vehicles with 4-wheel drive also need to carry chains. If you have any questions about the road conditions, or whether or not chains are required, the best number to call would be The Big Bear Road and Snow line at (909) 866-ROAD (7623)
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We love traveling, and adventure. The latest trip of note was to Austin and surrounding areas. I know what you're thinking, yes I stopped by the Magnolia Market. Don't miss it if you're in town.