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Papa Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA

31 reviews
Max occupancy: 5 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom  plus loft 1 bathroom 1 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
335 Arroyo Unit A, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Dog-friendly cabin with lake views - walk to lake, close to hiking and town!

This modern cabin with a rustic vibe is waiting for you and your family to come experience all the outdoor activities and in-town convenience you can find at Big Bear. Bring the dog along, and enjoy lovely lake views from the deck.

Located within walking distance to a finger of Big Bear Lake, you can be at the water's edge in no time. You won't be at a loss for fun outdoor adventures any time of year with spring and summer offering hiking, fishing, kayaking, and golfing and winter offering skiing, boarding, and snowshoeing, to name but a few. And with the crisp autumn air comes the perfect opportunity to do some biking or horseback riding while you take in the splendor of the leaves changing color. Big Bear is also home to a plethora of events like festivals, farmers markets, bike rides, dances, and outdoor concerts.

This cozy cabin welcomes you and provides all the comforts of home with free WiFi, flatscreen TV with DVD player and Netflix streaming, and a selection of games, as well as a sprawling patio and a deck with a gas grill. It is well equipped for a family or a few close friends, and one dog is also welcome for an additional nightly pet fee.

Reserve this beauty today and set yourself up for a fabulous Big Bear retreat with the people you love the most!

*Please note: The kitchen has a stove and microwave but no oven. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Kitchen & dining








DVD player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Board games

Downhill Skiing


Gas grill : Private



Enclosed yard

31 reviews

Kristin S. Sep 2019
The cabin was clean,cute, cozy and well equipped.loved the area and Would definitely stay again.
Kathryn K. Sep 2019
Took my husband & son up to the Papa Bear cabin during Labor Day weekend for my husbands birthday. Vacasa was very good at communication. They Said we wouldn’t be granted an early check in but was able to check us in an hour early anyways so that was great!! They were extremely friendly & easy to get ahold of. The cabin was far away & up a flight of stairs from where you can park your vehicle so if you have problems walking or lifting, this cabin is NOT for you. We were ok but had a huge load of stuff to unpack so it was a bit much even on us. Upon arriving everything was very cutely decorated & clean (minus a bunch of cobwebs). The owner needs to do a good bug spraying throughout the inside & outside of the house because we killed at least 12 large spiders in our 2 1/2 days there. Which if you have a toddler who’s rolling around on the ground, it could be scary!! The cabin felt very cozy & was very cute! The kitchen only has a toaster oven & not a regular sized oven which I didn’t seem to notice from pictures so be sure to plan your meals around the lack of a large oven for cooking. No biggie for us. The weekend was a pretty hot one & we would normally have brought our own fans because we know most cabins lack an A/C unit but we lacked space in our car & just hoped we’d have some available to us. The only one there was a very poorly circulating tower:( However, I did not ask the rental office if there were others in storage to go grab. The only other comment I’d have would be the upstairs beds are like sleeping on springs...., the downstairs mattress was very comfy though. All in all we DID have a wonderful time & wanted to stay longer but unfortunately they were all booked up which was sad for us but great for them 😊 in conclusion, we’d definitely recommend this cabin but be sure to remember (parking is far & up stairs, no large oven, lots of spiders, bring your fans & extra padding for upstairs beds) thank you for a wonderful weekend & my husbands birthday was wonderful!!!!
Manager response:
We are glad to see you had a wonderful birthday celebration! Spiders are part of the ecosystem here. We will continue to do our best to repel them and clear out their webs. We have suggested mattress pads to the owners. Thanks!
John A. Jul 2019
Close to town and the lake yet in a quiet area. Fully stocked kitchen and bathroom supplies. Bbq in the balcony. Comfortable beds.
Rob E. Jul 2019
This home is equipped with everything we needed for a great stay. The Deck is awesome with a peekaboo of the Lake. We would stay here over and over.
Ronald B. May 2019
We really enjoyed the cabin, it is a perfect size with all the necessities. I would definitely come back.
Nicole U. Feb 2019
The house we originally reserved had an issue so we were moved to this home at the last minute but we were happy we were! The heat was on when we arrived which was great as it was cold! The house was very comfy and as advertised. They made good use of the space. Our kids 8 and 6 LOVED the loft and preferred to spend their time playing there. The steps are a little steep just of note in case that is an issue for anyone in your party. Location was great. A little tricky locating when we arrived after dark, but seeing it in daytime it would not have been a problem. Neighbors were friendly. We would stay again!
Yvonne M. Jan 2019
This house was so warm and inviting! It was the perfect little place for a nice, relaxing weekend. We took our dog, who absolutely loved everything about the snow- the house is in a great location- next to a lot of convenient stores and restaurants but also tucked away to enjoy the silence!
John A. T. Jan 2019
Quaint, peaceful and relaxing, just what a cabin should be, lake right there, village too and if it has snowed, which it did during our stay you can sled right there, no need to leave, will rent again!
Nobuko F. Nov 2018
We don’t know the reasons but we both slep very well for both nights. The cabin was very cozy. We didn’t even think of turning on the tv but we enjoyed looking up stars and chatting.
Dakota H. Nov 2018
This cabin was so beautiful and more than we expected. Sleeps 4-5 but it was just the 2 of us. We stayed in Papa bear which is 1 of 3 cabins near each other and it offered privacy. The location was perfect! Not much of a view but everything was within a couple minute drive. So many cute decorative touches throughout the cabin and WiFi was included so we could stream movies at night. Everything you could possibly need is here besides food. Highly recommend and hope to visit again.
Kerey Q. Jul 2018
The cabin has charming decor, blending old-fashioned country style with several antiques and modern conveniences.
Irina P. Jun 2018
The property is nice and clean, great location near the lake. The house has everything you can possibly need, including the kitchen items and DVD/Netflix! Great management, we needed fixing the bulb in the kitchen and the maintenance guy showed up in 10 minutes and did even more than we asked for!
Nice yard and patio, our dog loved them... We will come back soon!
Josh D. Jun 2018
Cute home
Jill B. Apr 2018
The cabin was warm and comfortable. My daughter loved the privacy of the loft bedroom. We watched several movies together on the big screen in the living room and played games. The kitchen was well-stocked, but we missed having a dining table to sit down and have family meals.
Rosalio C. Mar 2018
My family and I loved staying at this location. We arrived and found everything we could have possibly needed. The rooms as well as the whole cabin was beautiful. We loved the feel of the cabin and spent the days there comfortably. We will definitely be returning and recommending this location!!!!
Goli E. Mar 2018
We had a great experience
Sebastian T. Mar 2018
We really enjoyed the cabin. It was very cute and cozy... We will definitely consider coming back. Also, the neighborhood was nice and quiet.
Sue C. Mar 2018
We were pleased to find a dog friendly rental with a nice yard for walking the dog. The downstairs bedroom might have been a little musty. A family member’s allergies were affected when sleeping there. The loft was great and perfect for a family with kids. The kitchen was well stocked except for the dish washer not working. There really isn’t a lake view as advertised, however the walk to a view was short.
Adam A. Feb 2018
Clean, convenient location, easy check-in, helpful property management. A little dark inside and low ceilings upstairs but overall very satisfied.
Aldair L. Feb 2018
Had a great experience! The kitchenware was in great condition .Very clean& great outdoor space!
Kristen L. Jan 2018
We had a great time and loved staying here
Hovanes B. Jan 2018
We loved every part of our stay here, from the excellent staff to the attic bedroom. Excellent experience for our family. We will return when there' snow!!
John R. Dec 2017
Great time!
Robert M. Dec 2017
Great Place. Very homey
Agustin D. Dec 2017
Nice cabin for a party of 4.
Very nice, comfortable, close to Big Bear Mountain facilities.
Clean, all accessories and amenities needed for the stay.
The neighbor's dog is not a problem if you stay away of it.
Good heater and very good conditions to enjoy the stay.
Jared T. Dec 2017
Though it's not a huge deal breaker, there is no oven at the property only a stove top. Also, the dishwasher is missing parts within so it does not work. Lastly, the majority of dishes and cups were dirty and need to be washed before use. The location was clean and there is a lot of food left behind by past visitors. The cabin in conveniently placed and is located just seconds from the lake. Overall a nice cabin and would consider staying again.
Cory W. Nov 2017
Loved the place, perfect big bear experience
Lisa B. Oct 2017
This is a darling cabin. Many of the amenities that we thought would be here as advertised were not, no oven, no wood or gas burning fireplace, no cable TV just wifi TV. All of those items could of been workable if it wasn't for the neighbors dog we named "Kujo". The dog attacked our labradoodle, and on the following day chased us into our cabin while growling and barking through the glass kitchen door. After that we always had to walk by where the dog was secured on a patio to get to our car where we were aggressively barked at coming to or from the cabin. Cabin was so very cute just to many negatives to overcome.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this stay had any negatives at all. Cable was mistakenly listed on our site, and we apologize for that error as that is not an amenity this owner provides. The fireplace, unfortunately, was just removed for safety reasons. We would like to sincerely apologize for the experience this guest had with the neighbor's dog. We are working together with the owner to address this problem with the neighbor. Thanks!
Sofya O. Aug 2017
I think it is a good cabin for 2 or 4 people.