BEARS ZEN - Close to SLOPES, VILLAGE Big Bear Lake

Close to SLOPES! Walk to LAKE / VILLAGE, Private Hot Tub! Pool table

Pets Welcome







1 FREE Ski or Snowboard beginner 1 day RENTAL plus 15% off remaining rentals for others in your group with this cabin

This is a fantastic 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 story retreat, with private Hot Tub and views! Walking distance to the VILLAGE and close to the LAKE! With Pool Table, WiFi, and even an Massage Table! Just bring the Masseuse! Expansive decking, charcoal BBQ and so much more! The front of the home has a wrap-a-round deck for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the Big Bear sunsets. Have the benefit of it all on your vacation and enjoy your stay in this fantastic home which is just above the Village shops, restaurants and marina, plus those views! Just minutes by car to either Snow Summit or Bear Mountain Ski Resort! Whatever the reason, you have just found one great vacation destination!

The Bear's Zen, formerly known as the Knickerbocker Lodge, is all about location, convenience, luxury and family fun. Backing up to the National Forest this home is close to everything. Just steps to a beautiful hiking trail 2N08 and just a few blocks from the Big Bear VILLAGE, with shopping and dining and entertainment and minutes to the lake area or the bike park at Snow Summit!

SLEEPS 11- 4 bedroom, 3 bath
Bedroom 1 QUEEN Master with Flat Screen, Spacious Bathroom with MASSAGE TABLE and private balcony with views while enjoying your massage!
Bedroom 2 KING large spacious room
Bedroom 3 QUEEN Bed and a BUNK BED (Twin and Full)
Bedroom 4 FULL Bed


Have the benefit of it all on your vacation and enjoy your stay in this fantastic home which is just above the Village shops, restaurants and marina, plus those views!

Incredible trees, distant lake view and it looks like a mountain model home. Enter into your vacation home on the 1st level to a magnificent living room with a wood burning stove fireplace, TV/DVD/Wireless Internet, extra dining table including a pool table and access to the expansive front deck with patio seating, BBQ and sweeping trees and forest views.

The fully equipped and decorated kitchen includes a Viking range, all stainless steel appliances, and plenty of room for all the chefs to have fun and work their culinary magic together. Head over to the formal dining area that seats eight with treed views to enjoy. Have the use and the convenience of the barbecue located on the front deck patio. Off the living room is located the media room with large flat screenTV/Blu-Ray DVD and comfy furnishings.

This second level offers three wonderful bedrooms and another full bathroom situated in the hallway; the first bedroom offers a queen size bed and the second bedroom is set up with a full size bed. The 3rd bedroom offers a full size bed and a bunk bed set (lower bed is full ) plus access out to the side deck and spa. The beautifully decorated master suite is located upstairs on the third level with a queen size bed, huge master bath with a massage table, flat screen TV and DVD. A private balcony off the suite provides access to enjoy the amazing Bear Bear Lake Mountain and distance lake views.




All linens provided
All homes come with fresh towels and fresh linens and plenty of cozy blankets. Our dedicated cleaning crew has prepared this vacation home

All basic kitchen items provided

Dog Friendly ($25 per dog per night, 2 dog max)
Pet bed to keep dogs off furniture required.

Application # BCA-104507 12/04/21


  • Combination tub/shower
  • Double
  • King
  • Queen
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Tub
  • Twin/ single
  • Autumn foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery tours
  • Zoo
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Leisure Activities
  • Antiquing
  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Paddle boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic drives
  • Sight seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
Local Services And Businesses
  • ATM/bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
Location Type
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool Spa
  • Hot Tub
Sports And Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Jet skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Roller blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
  • Water tubing
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets considered
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
Suitability Chkbox
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Weddings
Arrival Day
  • Flexible
Catering Options
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
House Cleaning
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
Health And Safety
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
  • DisplayRate - $245
  • Location - Big Bear
  • LocationField - Big Bear Lake Front Cabins
Quality Rating
  • Quality Rating - 4 Star
Ski or Lake
  • Ski or Lake - Close to Slopes
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Spring Mar 26, 2021 5/31/2021 - 6/24/2021 2 $295 $2065
Summer 2021 (All Units) 6/25/2021 - 7/1/2021 2 $285 $2385
* July 2- 4 2021 7/2/2021 - 7/4/2021 3 $895
Summer 2021 (All Units) 7/5/2021 - 9/2/2021 2 $285 $2385 $10110
Summer 2021 (All Units) 9/6/2021 - 9/11/2021 2 $285
Fall 2021 9/12/2021 - 11/18/2021 2 $350 $2640 $11259


It was awesome
Great time, clean, very nice. Family loved it.
Alfred W.
Apr 2021
So much fun!
The house was absolutely gorgeous! The jacuzzi was amazing while being surrounded by snow ... the way the heat rose while a slight breeze rolled off the top of the cover was super cool to with the open mountain view behind you can watch the squirrels & birds playing as if you’re not sitting right there....all the rooms have a nice view & with the pool table, nice size kitchen & dining area, plus your choice of tv or cable AND being literally down the street from the Village; no way could you be disappointed! Our only regret is we didn’t book for a longer period of time... can’t wait to go back ��
Apr 2021
The place was awesome. Perfect for our great, we'd come back again.
Jan 2021
Great stay
We had an amazing stay.
Jan 2021
Best Weekend Getaway
Everything was clean, and very spacious. Would definitely recommend to a friend and would definitely go back!!
Dec 2020
Big Bear Bday trip!
It was very relaxing, cozy and gorgeous! We were able to enjoy sledding with all the snow and so much space around! The fire place was a hit while some of us played pool and ping pong! Would definitely recommend to others!
Nov 2020
Spacious comfortable cabin, great location!
The cabin is very spacious and comfortable and comes equipped with all of the kitchen basics. The location is perfect for walks down to the village or to nearby trails. The property managers were very nice and helpful!
Bertha G.
Oct 2020
Family Retreat
Wonderful Stay. Shared house with our grand children and our children. House was roomy and well insulated. Temperature outside fell to 25, yet we never had to raise the thermostat above 64. Loved the kitchen and ping pong table. All had fun.
Jay M.
Oct 2019

Manager Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so pleased that you had a 'wonderful stay with your grandchildren!" Let us know when you would like to return and if you book directly with us you can save up to 15% We look forward to your return.

great space, needs better attention to detail while cleaning.
Overall we had a great time at Bears Zen cabin. There was lots of room and the kitchen had almost everything we needed. The only negative was that some of the beds looked like the bedding hadn't been washed, there was hair and stains on some of the sheets. Some of the furniture also had some stains.
Mar 2019
Great stay!
My friends and I had a wonderful stay. The location was great and there was plenty of room in the house for our group of 10. I would definitely stay there again!
Lindsay S.
Mar 2019
Tania N.
Jan 2019
Great Mountain Escape!!!
Wonderful house within walking distance (about 15 minutes) to village so you are far enough away for peace and quiet. Great kitchen for family and friends to cook/share time together. Spacious living room to relax by the fire. Plenty of beds and house kept us warm during the cold nights!
Justin F.
Nov 2018
Beautiful Place of Retreat
Our extended family gathered at this beautiful home which had every possible modern convenience. Some enjoyed the hot tub, while others were delighted with the pool table. There were 11 of us with adequate space for all of us to fit comfortably in this beautifully furnished modern cabin home.
John H.
Nov 2018
Big Bear Zen- Family Vaca
We had a great time, the cabin was spacious and everything worked properly. We will definitely return we had a great time. This cabin is the perfect spot 2min drive to the village and 6min from Snow Summit. For the kids Alpine Mountain that is 4 min away from the cabin.This is a great place to stay at we will return soon.
Rosemary L.
Mar 2018
Cozy house close to snow summit and shops.. good kitchen. Overally a great experience.
Vanessa V.
Jan 2018
Christmas in Big Bear
Overall we had a good time, now that we know that we need to bring many more items with us, we will be better prepared next time.
Walkable to town, however the walk back is a challenge, after one time we choose to drive to a parking lot at the bottom of the hill much more pleasant return.
The fireplace insert did not allow us to use most of the wood we had delivered; a much smaller rack is needed. Also the handle of the fireplace gets very very hot, should have a fireplace mitt there, a bellows would also be a nice help.
The kitchen lacks many necessities so plan ahead if you are planning to do any cooking or baking. BRING KITCHEN TOWELS, there were only 3 small hand towels and a well used sponge, nothing to dry or wash dishes with and BRING HOT PADS, there are 2 there that will result in burnt hands.
If you experience the hot tub not hot, call, we did and discovered it had been left in economy mode and they helped us switch it on.

Theresa O.
Dec 2017
The right neighborhood (the one withe the tree house) was stalking at us and he was complaining about everything, calling the cop, even 5 p.m we playing the country music, he came over and complaining. Suggest him to be move out of the area,,,really bad experienced for us.
Johnny M.
Aug 2017

Manager Response: We are so sorry to hear that you had this experience. This vacation home is on a hill with plenty of space around, for privacy. We will say that there is a city ordinance that does not allow amplified music of any kind. We are sorry to hear about your experience and would have loved to have been able to address it during your stay.

Great time!
Wonderful time at a wonderful location. Could not have asked for anything more. Only complaint was that it was missing a spatula. What a complaint, huh! Would highly recommend!
Aug 2017
Great Summer Rental
We had a great time at this property. Very clean and spacious. Lots of sleeping options. Kids had a blast playing pool and exploring the woods. Quick walk to town. Will consider property next visit to Big Bear.
Jul 2017
Super comfortable with GIANT master and bath!
We had a great stay at Bear's Zen for the weekend. Loved that there's plenty of room for all and that it's walking distance to the village (we were a scattered group who wanted to do different things). We had a problem with the water heater, which once noticed, was fixed in a few hours. Sitting on the front porch and watching the jays in the morning was a highlight!
Amanda H.
Jun 2017

Manager Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Bear's Zen. We are pleased that you found the cabin to be spacious, walking distance to the Village and delightful in the morning during your visit from the morning Blue Jays. Welcome back again soon.

Near Everything but far enough Away!
Denise R.
Jun 2017

Manager Response: Thanks for taking the time to let us know that your experience at the Bear's Zen was "GREAT! and Near everything but far enough away!" We are pleased that you rated the cabin so well in Overall Satisfaction, Service, Cleanliness, Location and Property Condition. We look forward to your return again soon.

Great Cabin in a Perfect Location!
We went up to Big Bear looking for a little getaway and this cabin gave us exactly that! It was a group of 11 of us and everybody had enough space and had a great time. The hot tub is awesome with the trees in your backyard and the pool table (although small) also added a good little touch.
Cindy C.
Apr 2017
Great Spring break getaway
We had a great time! The location is perfect, near the village and hiking trails. There was plenty of room. I would definitely come back!
Apr 2017
Very Comfortable
We were celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday, away from the hustle & bustle of the city & we had a very nice time in this home, and with this location in general. Trying to keep teenagers content may be a challenge, however, not this weekend; we were quite comfortable with all the rooms to spread out, the cozy fireplace, the jacuzzi, pool table, the large dining room to play game on & of course the ideal location so close to town. We'll be back!
Thank you!
Kathleen L.
Apr 2017
Great family cabin!
We wanted to take a short trip up to Big Bear for the kids to experience their first snow. There were 4 adults and 2 kids. We had a blast and the cabin worked perfectly for us. The cabin is split up in a way that gave each us our own space to breathe. Close to town and lake (not really walkable but easy drive). Would definitely recommend it!
Tony B.
Mar 2017
great getaway
It was clean and nice floorplan for our family.
Leslie L.
Jan 2017
Great trip
Few minor problems, but overall a great stay. There was a fair amount of ice on the driveway and walk up to the house the day we arrived so it was a bit challenging on arrival both getting the cars in the driveway and getting up to the house on foot. The steps up to the front of the house were not particularly well lit so that made it a bit more dicey.
Once inside the place is very well laid out. Great communal spaces. Great overall feel. Great location close to the village and to Snow Summit - a very easy/quick drive back and forth.
Could have been cleaner and better stocked. We had to go buy dishwasher detergent and laundry detergent the first day and there were no kitchen towels that we could fine.
Very nice that there was a high chair there for use and a great big dining table to fit all the people. All the beds and bedding were comfortable and clean and there were plenty of towels.
The outside space is really wonderful for the snow. There was a fenced in balcony that we could let out dog out on to look around and not get lost in the wilderness. There is great sledding right outside the door and a great hillside to explore.
Will definitely consider staying again!
Kelly K.
Jan 2017
Amazing Cabin
We came on the weekend of a big blizzard so the drive up was not ideal - however the cabin had warned us of this multiple times and even offered us 50% off to come the night before to avoid this. Unfortunately we could not get off work, so the drive was pretty brutal.

Once we got to the cabin, it was beyond worth it. We had 10 people, and fit very comfortably with room to spare. Big kitchen (loved the stove!) with plenty of room for people to cook and mingle.

Due to the storm, the snow was so high that we were able to sled off the hill directly outside the back door. Some of us even snowboarded it - which was nice because we weren't able to make it up the mountain due to the storm.

In our rush to leave I ended up leaving something extremely important in the cabin. I called them frantic and they went above and beyond keeping constant communication with me until they could get the driveway plowed and access the cabin. They ended up overnighting it to me.

Overall great experience despite the storms.
Hot tub was great, dining table perfect for big meals and the living room was soo cozy.

We will definitely be returning as soon as we soon as we all can.
Lindsey M.
Jan 2017
Youth retreat
The cabin was better than I imagined, it was so cozy and an awesome place to stay at in the winter. It was so beautiful to have a winter wonderland as our backyard. It was truly an amazing expierience.
Gabriela G.
Jan 2017
Great Weekend at Bears Zen!
This rental is perfect, we had a group of 6 couples and 2 small dogs. The layout of the home is very spacious and you don't feel like you're bumping into each other even if you have a full house. Everything was well maintained and the property was very clean. Pool table was great and there was a hot tub available (we didn't have time to use it). The house is in a very convenient location near the village and you can definitely walk there in about 8 minutes however, to walk back up that hill can be a challenge! Overall I would recommend this rental to others and we will most likely be back!
Jessica P.
Oct 2016

Manager Response: Awesome! So glad that you enjoyed the Bear's Zen! Welcome back soon!

Great Getaway
My Family and I stayed for a weekened and the house was great better than we expected, the house had alot of space and everyone had there own rooms and beds very quite and nice area just minutes away from downtown and the lake, I will most deff be staying her again.
Carmen R.
Jul 2016
Wonderful getaway
My family had a great time. The cabin was perfect and completely met our needs. We are definitely coming back in the winter. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your cabin. The kids loved the pool table!
Esmeralda B.
Jun 2016

Manager Response: Wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to share your great experience with our future guests. Come back soon!

Bears Zen
We had a wonderful time. The location was unbelievable and the cabin was well kept. I would definitely recommend BigBear Lake Front Cabins.
Russ P.
Mar 2016

Manager Response: Yes! So glad that you enjoyed this awesome cabin! The location is GREAT and glad that you enjoyed it so much!!

Perfect weekend getaway!
The cabin was the perfect place for my friends and I to experience big bear! The home was spacious, clean and comfortable! The jacuzzi in the back was the perfect ending to a busy day on the slopes. Close access to summit mountain and the village. I will be back again!
Jan 2016

Manager Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the Bear's Zen cabin, in the Village. It's a great spot and a perfect getaway. Great that you enjoyed your time there and in Big Bear. Come back soon!

Bears Zen is Awesome
My family spent a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in this cabin. With the well-appointed kitchen, I was able to cook a fabulous Thanksgiving meal. The cabin was clean, well-maintained, had plenty of room to be comfortable and provided everything we needed. I love being able to walk to the village as well. To add to the magic, it snowed while we were there. I absolutely LOVE this cabin and will definitely stay there again.
Debbie G.
Dec 2015

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