Escape to Big Bear: Your Ultimate Guide to Relaxation

Discover the serene beauty of Big Bear, California, nestled in the picturesque San Bernardino Mountains. Whether you’re seeking peace and tranquility or an escape from the hustle of daily life, Big Bear offers a perfect blend of relaxation and natural beauty. This guide will help you explore the best activities for a rejuvenating getaway, highlighting why cabin stays are ideal for a peaceful retreat.

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Experience Summer Serenity and Relaxation in Big Bear

Scenic Lake Cruises: Start your day with a sunrise lake cruise on Big Bear Lake. Experience the calming breeze and the soothing sounds of nature while taking in the stunning mountain views. It’s the perfect way to shed the stresses of daily life.

Yoga by the Lake: Join a lakeside yoga session led by skilled local instructors. Practice mindfulness and achieve inner peace in the midst of Big Bear’s natural splendor.

Spa Day at Altitudes Massage & Spa: Pamper yourself with a day at Altitudes Massage & Spa. Enjoy massages and spa treatments that rejuvenate your body and mind, all set against the tranquil backdrop of Big Bear.

Stargazing at Skyline Taphouse: End your day at Skyline Taphouse. Sip on craft beers or herbal tea while stargazing from the outdoor deck, the perfect evening relaxation activity.

Why Choose a Cabin in Big Bear?

Secluded Comfort: Opt for a cabin to enjoy secluded comfort away from the crowds, surrounded by towering pines and the sounds of nature.

Nature’s Embrace: Cabins integrate the natural beauty of Big Bear into your stay, offering an authentic wilderness experience without sacrificing comfort.

Private Outdoor Spaces: Many cabins feature private decks or patios, ideal for morning coffee or evening stargazing.

Hot Tubs Under the Stars: Enhance your relaxation with a private hot tub experience under the starlit sky, adding a touch of luxury to your cabin stay.

Plan Your Stay: A 3-Day Relaxation Itinerary in Big Bear

1st Day: Lakeside Bliss and Outdoor Exploration

  • Morning: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at The Teddy Bear Restaurant.
  • Late Morning: Experience paddleboarding on the tranquil waters of Big Bear Lake.
  • Lunch: Dine at Nottingham’s Tavern, offering a diverse menu perfect for a midday break.
  • Afternoon: Hike the scenic Castle Rock Trail for breathtaking views.
  • Dinner: Relax at The Bone Yard Bar & Grill, known for its delicious barbecue.

2nd Day: Thrills and Chills

  • Morning: Breakfast at Grizzly Manor Café, famous for its generous portions.
  • Late Morning: Head to Snow Summit Bike Park for mountain biking adventures suitable for all levels.
  • Lunch: Picnic at the scenic Alpine Pedal Path.
  • Afternoon: Unwind at Boulder Bay Park with activities like sunbathing and frisbee.
  • Dinner: Enjoy a lakeside dinner at The Pines Lakefront, with its excellent menu and beautiful views.

3rd Day: Scenic Views and Village Wonders

  • Morning: Start with breakfast at Oakside Restaurant & Bar.
  • Late Morning: Take a scenic chairlift ride at Snow Summit for stunning aerial views.
  • Lunch: Visit The Peppercorn Grille for a delightful lunch.
  • Afternoon: Explore The Village’s boutique shops and art galleries.
  • Dinner: End your trip with a meal at The Himalayan Restaurant, offering a cozy atmosphere and diverse cuisine.

Come to Big Bear

Your journey to relaxation starts in Big Bear, where every season offers its unique charm, from the tranquil summer waters to the serene winter snowscapes. A cabin stay enhances your experience, making every moment spent in Big Bear a step towards rejuvenation. Discover the natural beauty and peaceful ambiance of Big Bear and turn relaxation into an art form.

Book a Cabin today!

Choose from 50+ cabins for your Big Bear vacation! There’s a rental for everyone with pet-friendly options and cabins right on the lake. Every couple and family are sure to find their perfect vacation retreat with homes ranging from one to seven bedrooms. All our rentals are different and feature amenities such as private hot tubs, spacious kitchens and fabulous locations.