USA California Southern California Big Bear Listing #12070

Moon Shadow - Big Bear, CA

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37 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 1 bathroom No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Quiet Mountain Cabin with Private Hot Tub, Steps from the National Forest

Fall in love with this classic California cabin in the heart of Big Bear and just steps away from the national forest! The front porch here overlooks the quaint neighborhood, and the back deck offers views of the pines and rocky hills. The rustic, refurbished interior frames all the comforts you'll need to feel at home during your mountain getaway.

You're a quick drive away from the lake, and not too much farther from the slopes of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. About a mile and a half away from this home, you'll find hearty warm sandwiches and a friendly atmosphere at BJ's Restaurant.

Whether you're skiing, hiking, or boating during the day, unwind later with a soak in this cabin's own private hot tub. Cook out on the charcoal grill here, or simply sit under the stars as evening sets in. Inside, a full kitchen and dining area await your quiet dinners in, while a wood stove keeps the mood cozy.

Cable TV, a DVD player, and free WiFi keep you connected during your stay in the woods. A private washer and dryer here allow for easy loads of laundry. Please be aware that 4x4 driving may be required here during the winter.

Treat yourself to a vacation in this wonderfully outfitted family cabin!

County permit number: CESTRP-2021-01911

County tax number: 3864

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Mountain view


Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private


37 reviews

Katherine S. Mar 2022
This was a cozy cabin to rent -perfect for a single or couple for a quick get-away! I like the privacy at the end of a canyon road. Any questions or concerns were promptly answered. The hot-tub was a plus! :)
Dorothy C. Nov 2021
This cabin is perfect for a get away from the
LA madness. The quiet street and well appointed interior makes for an easy relaxing vacation. The jacuzzi is wonderful once you figure out the panel. Our only nick on this cabin is having to take your trash with you 🙁
Gabriela D. Sep 2021
Check out time is at 10am. That is a huge inconvenience and felt super rushed. Worse way to end what supposed to be a relaxing getaway.
Lydia A. Jun 2021
The cabin was perfect for two gals to hang out in for a whole week! (Saturday- Saturday)
We enjoyed the jacuzzi as much as possible and utilized the games that were available to us. The last day we enjoyed out on the back deck, doing a jigsaw puzzle and taking in the sun. Weather was perfect.

The cabin is situated within easy distance to the grocery stores and other personal needs, which was less than a 10 min drive away.

Beds were comfortable and I enjoyed the bed area in the loft! No AC however the breeze through the open windows was enough to push out the warm air. Fans were available to circulate the air as well.

The only issue we had, which is the reason for the half star, was the refrigerator. Unfortunately it was not cooling down properly, the freezer would not freeze anything and we finally had to call in on Monday to have it looked at. The help number was quick to respond and sent maintenance out the next day but it did not help. Some of our perishables had to be tossed. They offered various suggestions to remedy and we agreed to have a mini fridge brought in. They were very conscientious to our needs.

I would book again for another week if i know that the refrigerator has been replaced/fixed.

Thanks for a memorable stay!
Manager response:
Hi Lydia! Thank you for your review. We brought your feedback to the attention of the local staff regarding the refrigerator and we are happy to report that the owner is in the process of repairing the fridge. We hope to host you again soon!
Cecilia B. May 2021
Great cozy cabin with everything you need, in excellent location.
Desirae R. Apr 2021
The place came loaded with goodies. Great area and the hot tub with the cherry on top. The fireplace brought the all the warmth you could possibly need.
Jose D. Nov 2020
We could not find instructions to operate tv
Casey O. Nov 2020
Comfortable cabin near good hiking. Quiet neighborhood and well maintained property.
Sarah V. Sep 2020
My boyfriend and I loved this weekend getaway home.
The home was clean, a perfect size, and centrally located.
If you're going to stay at this location and planning on doing some cooking make sure to bring your spices, cooking oils, coffee and tea. There's plenty of grocery stores and restaurants near by if you didn't come prepared. Overall, I would recommend a stay here. The jacuzzi worked perfectly and it was a nice touch. Spa and regular towels were provided too.
Lisa S. Aug 2020
We really enjoyed out time at Moon Shadow. We spent much of the day on the back porch among the trees, the birds, and the chipmunks. The home is located about a 5 minute drive from the lake. We enjoyed morning walked on the Aspen Pedal Path. Lovely time!
Sandy P. Jun 2020
I will start with this, it was a long weekend to celebrate Fathers Day, my sons 3rd bday and my 37th bday as well! We had never been to Big Bear so we were not sure what to expect.

We had a little issue trying to get in, but the rental office was super responsive and patient! We had a wonderful experience, when it could have been a bad start to the vacation. They got us in within minutes and we had a wonderful trip!

This cabin is about 3 minute drive from the North Shore of the lake and about 5 minutes from grocery shopping, yet you feel like you are deep in the woods! We spent most of our time on the shaded patio - in the hot tub or using the BBQ when at the cabin.

Although this cabin does have wifi, it only has a basic small screen TV, so it is perfect to unplug and be outside while there. It is spacious enough for a family of 5, stayed cool in June and honestly was just perfect! I would absolutely book it again!
Juan G. Jun 2020
Unfortunately, this beautiful cabin was not adequately cleaned upon arrival. The bed linen was not changed and had several strands of hair and debris on the sheets. The pillowcases smelled of hair products. The cleaning staff did deliver fresh linen the following morning, however, this haphazard attempt included four sheets and zero pillowcases. Considering the Corona pandemic, this unsanitary predicament left us extremely uncomfortable and vulnerable. Additionally, the living room table was sticky and the front of the microwave and stove were dirty. The shower head had webs on it as did other parts of the home to include the wood beams.
The second evening of our stay, we noticed a serious infestation of moths. I killed no less than 10 with an electric fly swatter before my girlfriend noticed at least 20 congregating at the peak of the ceiling above the loft. Several others flew around the living room as we attempted to watch a movie. Additionally, there was a roach in the bathroom.
Also, the patio door jams and needs to be fixed and realigned. The house has a lot of potential and is understandably aged, but the lack of cleanliness and pest control is unacceptable. The house is in dire need of a full deep cleaning and adequate pest control. I hope that the owners/property managers can rectify these issues prior to the next customer’s arrival.
Manager response:
Juan, we appreciate your feedback. We apologize if the cleanliness of the home left something to be desired, and we will follow-up with our housekeeping team to see that future cleans are completed to our standards. We hope to host you again soon.
benjamin B. Feb 2020
This is exactly what you think of when you think 'cabin'. From the super cute decor, the hot tub that over looks the dry creek bed, to the loft that entertained our kids for hours. Our family loved everything about this home and we will definitely be back.
Alicia N. Nov 2019
We were really happy with this cabin! The hot tub was amazing. The decor was so cute...cabin like but not kitschy. Very romantic and cozy. The only negative is that the fees were pretty high for only staying two nights but that seems like how it goes now with short term rentals.
mark p. Oct 2019
The cabin was easy to find. clean and with all amenities needed. Beautiful we totally enjoyed our stay. Worth every penny.
Colleen C. Aug 2019
Cute clean house. The hot tub was a hit.
Jacob M. Jul 2019
Absolutely loved this house! It was the perfect size for two people and everything was clean and neat. We had everything we needed and definitely enjoyed staying here. 10/10 would recommend.
John Y. Mar 2019
Clean, remote, inexpensive.
Lynda R. Feb 2019
This cabin is perfect for a couple or small family. Three houses down from National Forest it is perfect for hiking. It is on the quiet side of Big Bear without traffic and crowds. Cabin is cozy and the jacuzzi is excellent! We will be back again.
Kyle L. Oct 2018
My wife and I enjoyed our stay late September, 2018. The house was exactly how it was described in the photos and description. It was very private, barely saw any neighbors. The couch was comfortable and the bed downstairs was too. We didn’t make use of the upstairs beds. Great, private jacuzzi. Great location too on the quiet side of town. We found a nearby hiking trail and got a few good walks. The check in/check out process was very smooth. We will definitely be back.
Jared L. Aug 2018
First class staff at Vacasa, Janice is awesome.
Lori L. Aug 2018
Only down fall is no air conditioning first day was very hot in house. And no blow dryer. Fully stocked be on that.
Joseph C. Jul 2018
We spent three wonderful nights at this cozy retreat nestled away from downtown Big Bear. The upgraded bathroom and well equipped kitchen made this a home away from home. The patio is perfect for enjoying breakfast in the morning and stargazing at night. The clean & well maintained spa is an added bonus after a day of mountain adventures. We look forward to returning to moon shadow on our next visit to Big Bear.
Gerard H. Jun 2018
Enjoyed the privacy and relaxation
Joshua M. Jun 2018
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Moon Shadow. After exploring the town we spent time relaxing in the hot tub, grilling, star gazing from the back patio. It was the perfect weekend getaway.
Douglas R. Jun 2018
The home had all amenities needed. spa was great with full privacy.
Sharon J. May 2018
this home is awesome, nice and quiet and has all amenities
Ryan W. Apr 2018
Very cozy and cabin-ey in a super quiet part of town. Super impressed with everything! Loved hanging out in the hot tub during the cold nights. Hope to stay here again, wouldn't even look anywhere else!
ricardo a. Apr 2018
Fred B. Mar 2018
The price and the cabin were perfect
Luis R. Mar 2018
We had a great time in this cabin, It was very clean, the beds were comfortable all in all we had a great time we would totally book it again but maybe with a smaller group. The cabin is on the smaller side we had a group of 4 adults 2 kids and it was confortable but the kids didn't really have much room to play. The only thing I didn't really like was the fact that the dining table was literally next to the stove U have to be real careful if u are cooking and someone is sitting in one of the chairs but that's kind of the layout of the house so not anyone's fault. Also the kitchen is stocked but missing a few items a baking sheet & maybe a small griddle for pancakes. The hot tub was amazing we all really enjoyed it. We totally recommend this cabin we even have a few family members looking to book it soon. We also really enjoy booking with Vacasa.
Jeramie R. Mar 2018
Perfect house to vacation, upgraded interior and exterior, neat and clean. Loved the private spa on back deck.