BEARS ZEN - LAKE & VILLAGE Big Bear Lake
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
FLAT SCREEN TV's
BLUE RAY/DVD PLAYER
WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE
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.
NO GARAGE ACCESS- 6 CARS maximum
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.
- Combination tub/shower
- Twin/ single
- Coin laundry
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Paddle boating
- Scenic drives
- Sight seeing
- Fitness center
- Massage therapist
- Medical services
- Outdoor Grill
- Hot Tub
- Ice skating
- Jet skiing
- Mountain biking
- Mountain climbing
- Roller blading
- Ski lift privileges
- Ski privileges optional
- Water skiing
- Children welcome
- Non smoking only
- Pets considered
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Smoke detectors
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Fire extinguisher
|Fall 2019||9/8/2019 - 11/21/2019||2||$133||$982||$4187|
|Winter I 2019 (All Units)||11/22/2019 - 11/26/2019||2||$395|
|* Thanksgiving 11/27 - 30 2019||11/27/2019 - 11/30/2019||4||$695|
|Winter I 2019 (All Units)||12/1/2019 - 12/19/2019||2||$395||$3165|
|* Christmas Dec 20 - 26 2019||12/20/2019 - 12/26/2019||3||$695||$4865|
|* Dec 27, 28, 29, 2019||12/27/2019 - 12/29/2019||3||$895|
|* Jan 1 to 4th 2020||1/1/2020 - 1/4/2020||2||$695|
|Winter II 2020 (All BUT Araby)||1/5/2020 - 1/16/2020||2||$395||$3365|
|* MLK Weekend Jan 17-20, 2020||1/17/2020 - 1/19/2020||3||$695|
|Winter II 2020 (All BUT Araby)||1/20/2020 - 2/13/2020||2||$395||$3365|
|* Presidents Wknd Feb17 2020||2/14/2020 - 2/16/2020||3||$695|
|Winter II 2020 (All BUT Araby)||2/17/2020 - 3/12/2020||2||$395||$3365|
|Spring 2020||3/13/2020 - 5/21/2020||2||$250||$1884||$8040|
|Spring 2020||5/25/2020 - 6/11/2020||2||$250||$1884|
|Summer 2020 (All Units)||6/12/2020 - 7/2/2020||2||$265||$2215|
|Summer 2020 (All Units)||7/5/2020 - 9/3/2020||2||$265||$2215||$9390|
|* Labor Day 2019 3 night min||9/4/2020 - 9/6/2020||2||$420|
|Summer 2020 (All Units)||9/7/2020 - 9/13/2020||2||$265||$2215|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Manager Response: Awesome! So glad that you enjoyed the Bear's Zen! Welcome back soon!
Manager Response: Wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to share your great experience with our future guests. Come back soon!
Manager Response: Yes! So glad that you enjoyed this awesome cabin! The location is GREAT and glad that you enjoyed it so much!!
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!