Walk to VILLAGE & LAKE & steps to VILLAGE! Hot Tub! Lake! Pool table! WIFI!

Pets Welcome







***Get 1 FREE KAYAK / BIKE RENTAL / PADDLE BOARD 1 day rental and 15% off entire group for additional rentals 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.


  • Combination tub/shower
  • Double
  • King
  • Queen
  • Shower
  • Twin/ single
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • 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
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic drives
  • Sight seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
Local Services And Businesses
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
Location Type
  • Village
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool Spa
  • Hot Tub
Sports And Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Jet skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Roller blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski lift privileges
  • Ski privileges optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets considered
Suitability Chkbox
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Family
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Spring 2019 5/27/2019 - 6/27/2019 2 $226 $1699
Summer 2019 (All Units) 6/28/2019 - 7/3/2019 2 $295
* July 4 to 8 2019 7/4/2019 - 7/6/2019 2 $495
Summer 2019 (All Units) 7/7/2019 - 8/29/2019 2 $295 $2205 $9410
Summer 2019 (All Units) 9/2/2019 - 9/7/2019 2 $295
Fall 2019 9/8/2019 - 11/26/2019 2 $245 $1814 $7749
* Thanksgiving 11/25 - 28 2019 11/27/2019 - 11/30/2019 4 $495
Fall 2019 12/1/2019 - 12/12/2019 2 $245 $1814
Winter I 2019 (All Units) 12/13/2019 - 12/19/2019 2 $295 $2465
* Christmas Dec 20 - 26 2019 12/20/2019 - 12/26/2019 3 $695 $4865
Winter II 2020 (All BUT Araby) 1/1/2020 - 1/16/2020 2 $295 $2665
* MLK Weekend Jan 17-20, 2020 1/17/2020 - 1/19/2020 2 $495
Winter II 2020 (All BUT Araby) 1/20/2020 - 2/13/2020 2 $295 $2665
* Presidents Wknd Feb17 2020 2/14/2020 - 2/16/2020 2 $495
Winter II 2020 (All BUT Araby) 2/17/2020 - 3/12/2020 2 $295 $2665
* MEMORIAL WKND 2020 5/22/2020 - 5/24/2020 2 $495


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
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
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
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
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.

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