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

Pets Welcome







***1 FREE KAYAK / MTN BIKE Rental & 15% off entire group for additional rentals with this cabin rental!***

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 SKI SLOPES! 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 slopes 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

Pet Friendly ($35 pet fee) please bring a pet bed to keep pets off furniture.


  • 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
  • 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
Show All
Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
Fall 2018 9/6/2018 - 11/20/2018 2 $206 $1638 $6965
* Thanksgiving 11/21 - 24 2018 11/21/2018 - 11/24/2018 4 $495
Fall 2018 11/25/2018 - 12/12/2018 2 $206 $1638
Winter I 2018 (All Units) 12/13/2018 - 12/19/2018 2 $425 $3115
* Christmas Dec 20 - 26 2018 12/20/2018 - 12/26/2018 3 $695 $4964
* New Years 12/27 - 31 2018 12/27/2018 - 12/31/2018 3 $895
* Jan 1 to 5th 2019 1/1/2019 - 1/5/2019 2 $795
Winter II 2019 (All BUT Araby) 1/6/2019 - 1/17/2019 2 $437 $3209
* MLK Weekend Jan 18-21, 2019 1/18/2019 - 1/20/2019 3 $465
Winter II 2019 (All BUT Araby) 1/21/2019 - 2/14/2019 2 $437 $3209
* Presidents Wknd Feb18, 2019 2/15/2019 - 2/17/2019 3 $495
Winter II 2019 (All BUT Araby) 2/18/2019 - 3/14/2019 2 $437 $3209


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.

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 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

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