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This charming Big Bear A-frame is the cozy mountain escape you’ve been looking for. Just a three-minute drive from Bear Mountain Ski Resort, Bear’s Lair puts the skiing, outdoor activities, and natural beauty this area is known for at your fingertips.

Spread out between three rustic bedrooms and a bright common space illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room features unique touches like a telescope and wood-burning fireplace, while the spacious kitchen is easy to keep stocked with convenient grocery shopping just five minutes away. Whether you’re here for the lake, the slopes, or just some R&R, Bear’s Lair will have you and your group living a Big Bear lifestyle in no time!

AvantStay provides an upscale experience with services that elevate your stay and save time so you can enjoy every moment. Guests have access to a 24/7 support team. Whether it’s fridge stocking or in-home massages, AvantStay offers a variety of upgrades & experiences to enhance your stay.

Local Attractions: Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snow Summit Ski Resort, Big Bear Zoo, Castle Rock, Big Bear Discovery Center, North Pole Fudge & Ice Cream Company, Dank Donuts, Big Bear Lake Brewing Company, Tropicali, Big Bear Zoo.

Head only 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles to Big Bear, CA when you need a healthy dose of fresh air, exercise, and rejuvenation. Packed with endless activities, Big Bear offers big-time adventure: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing & tubing in the winter and water sports, horseback riding, golfing, hiking, & mountain biking in the warmer months. You name it, Big Bear’s got it.

Home Truths:
- This home does not have AC.
- Use of outdoor activities are prohibited from 10 pm – 7 am.
- No amplified sound is permitted outside at any time. Indoor sound cannot be loud enough to be audible at the property line.
- Guests are responsible for disposing trash at local dumpsite in accordance with City of Big Bear policy. Charges may apply if left on property
- This home does not have a washer and dryer. There is a nearby laundromat called Wash & Wear next to the Vons grocery store.
- This home accepts a maximum of 2 pets. But pets must be approved in advance and are subject to an additional fee of $150 per pet and a deposit of $300. If undisclosed pets are brought into the home without AvantStay’s approval there is a fine of $500 per pet.
- This home is within walking distance of the shuttle that can take you to the ski resort (10 mins).
- AvantStay plows and clears the driveway and one pathway to the front door. We provide shovels for guests to use should they wish to clear paths on any other part of the property.

Parking Details:
3 cars can park onsite.
No garage access.


The room configuration is as follows:
Primary Bedroom / Queen bed
Bedroom 2 / Queen bed
Bedroom 3 / Queen bed & bunk bed


Accidental Damage Protection: A non-refundable accidental damage protection plan has been included in the price of your reservation. Under this plan, you will not be held responsible to pay for accidental damage or loss to the rental property resulting from you or others in your party up to $2000. This plan does not cover intentional acts of a guest, gross negligence, or willful and wanton conduct, and/or damages caused by pets. This plan is not available for reservations 28 days or longer or reservations that require a security deposit.

Live check-ins are required for all our Big Bear homes and you will be asked to sign a Big Bear Good Neighbor Policy prior to your stay. Upon arrival to Big Bear our staff will meet you at our local AvantStay office and provide your check-in details. Please note that the reservation holders will need to be available for the live-check-in.

This is a smoke-free property. Violation of the no-smoking policy will result in forfeiture of the security deposit, a $300 smoking fee, and liability for any fire or property damage costs.

As part of our commitment to being good neighbors, occupancy limits and quiet hours (9pm-8am) are strictly enforced. No speakers or sound systems will be provided for use in our properties. Violation of any noise ordinances will be subject to fines that can reach up to $10,000 per violation.

Events or parties are not allowed without prior written approval and an additional fee. Any unauthorized parties or events will be shut down and a fine will be assessed. Please inquire for more information about our event policies and fees.

There is nothing more important to us at AvantStay than the health, safety, and experience of our guests & staff. We’ve enhanced our cleaning and sanitation protocols and are taking extra care to disinfect all surfaces between reservations with hospital-grade disinfecting solutions.

As a reminder, we do work with 3rd party vendors to maintain the property, and although we adhere to the strictest CDC guidelines and advise all contractors to wear PPE equipment, we can not always enforce. We strongly advise guests to please deny access if any vendors fail to meet and adhere to these standards.

IDs will be requested for verification after booking. All bookings over 30 days require a security deposit.

We report and prosecute all Credit Card Fraud.

STR permit number #VRR-2023-0778

Technology

  • Internet Access
  • TV

Comfort

  • Fireplace
  • Heater

Amenities

  • Garage
  • Pillows
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Patio
  • Smoke Detector
  • Childrens' Activities
  • Private Parking
  • Balcony

Kitchen

  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fridge
  • Pans
  • Plates
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher

Policies

  • Pets Considered
  • Pets Paid

Bed & Bath

  • Bath Towels
Square Ft: 0
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1 Full, 1 Half

Bedroom #1
1 Queen


Bedroom #2
1 Queen


Bedroom #3
1 Bunk, 1 Queen