Exceptional Big Bear, CA Vacation Rentals | TurnKey

Exceptional Big Bear Vacation Rentals

Every Home. Every Stay. Every Time.℠

Professionally cleaned before every stay
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Why Big Bear guests love staying with TurnKey...

"A Dream"..."
Timothy B. 3 days ago
New Listing! “Foxy Bear” - Relaxing Woodsy Retreat
"We had a great stay at this great cabin. The location is very central and the cabin is cute and cozy. We used the BBQ and jacuzzi and enjoyed sitting outside in the patio. I wish the fireplace was gas, but besides that no complaints. We'll rent again!"..."
Big Bear TurnKey Guest 3 days ago
Cozy 3BR Home - Walk to Snow Summit
"Our group of 4 was incredibly impressed by this place. The design and layout of the house was perfect. Way more space than we needed, but it was perfect for hanging out at the house pretty much the whole weekend. Turnkey was great at communicating and automatically giving us early check-in and late check-out without even asking. The house was a 10 minute drive from the main village, but there were lots of fun little spots even closer that we enjoyed. We'd definitely return to this house again."..."
Scott S. 4 days ago
New Listing! Luxe Cabin: Walk 5 Mins to Bear Mtn
"This rental had everything we could want! It had hotel amenities, like complimentary toiletries, but it also had lots of extras! The VHS collection of Disney movies and stacks of awesome books made it feel that much more like home. It was a wonderful, restful stay."..."
Andrea F. 4 days ago
2BR Cabin w/ Hot Tub & Pool Table
Every Home. Every Stay. Every Time.
Professional Cleaning
Hotel quality linens
Starter set of toiletries
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Secure, keyless entry
24/7 local support

Local Big Bear Support Team

With support from our local, Big Bear team, you can relax and focus on creating one-of-a-kind vacation memories. We’re standing by 24/7 to make sure you experience the smarter way to vacation rental.

24/7 guest support

The TurnKey Promise

Every Home. Every Stay. Every Time.℠ That’s the TurnKey promise. With TurnKey Vacation Rentals, you’ll always find unique vacation rental properties with a consistent, fine-hotel experience.

We guarantee all listing information is accurate and up to date. Upon booking, you’ll be provided timely and helpful communications regarding your trip. If you need anything before, during, or after your stay, our 24/7 local team is ready to help!

At TurnKey properties, 90% of guest reviews are 4-5 stars, and we maintain a 93% guest satisfaction rating of cleanliness upon check in. And don’t worry … you’ll never have to clean up after your stay.

Selecting a TurnKey property, you can truly relax and know you’ve made the right vacation rental decision for your travel needs. TurnKey is truly the smarter way to vacation rental.℠

How to pick the perfect vacation rental in Big Bear

Located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of its namesake, Big Bear Lake, California is a small, year-round resort city that sees hundreds of thousands of visitors every weekend. With it’s jaw-dropping lake views, it’s easy to see why the scenic city served as the backdrop to iconic films such as Gone With the Wind and Old Yeller. Folks flock to Big Bear Lake to fish, hike, bike, horseback ride, and ski during the winter.

Follow these tips to help you pick the perfect Big Bear, CA vacation rental for your travel plans.

  • Where to stay to go fishing.To fish for trout, bass, and catfish, visitors should obviously stay along the lake. But there are a few specific areas around Big Bear Lake that locals tout as the best fishing spots. Stay near the Big Bear Marina, Boulder Bay, the triangle from Big Bear Marina to the Solar Observatory to Grout Bay, and the Stanfield Cutoff from Big Bear Boulevard to North Shore Drive.
  • Where to stay to hike and bike in the San Bernardino National Forest.For easy accessibility to hike and bike trails in the San Bernardino National Forest, stay on the north side of the lake. Trails in the area range from easy half-mile loops, such as the Woodland Trail 1E23 in Minnelusa and Cougar Crest Trailhead in Fawnskin, to the expert-level, 15-mile John Bull Loop further north and deep inside the forest.
  • Where to stay to go skiing.Big Bear is home to two ski resorts, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Bear Mountain—which draws a younger crowd, offers a large beginners area, and is home to the only half pipes in California—is located southeast of the lake. Snow Summit caters more to families and is located southwest of the lake. The ski resorts themselves aren’t actually ideal spots to look for lodging; instead look for nearby privately owned lodges, cabines, and bed and breakfasts.
  • Where to stay to for the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival.In the fall, the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival showcases over 100 films from around the world in different venues across the city. The heart of the festival, however, is located at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, located on the southwest side of the lake on Big Bear Boulevard, so plan to stay in a rental in that area.
  • How to choose your own Big Bear rental experience.Visitors have ample options for lodging during their trip to Big Bear, although unlike other resort towns, they won’t find much housing at ski resorts. While there are plenty of lodges, cabin rentals, and bed and breakfasts around town, five-star hotels are uncommon. Instead of looking for a hotel, check out one of the private rentals or resort-style lodges. Look to stay near Big Bear Boulevard if you want quick access to both the lake, restaurants, and shopping, or stay further south near the ski resorts if you only plan to hit the slopes while in town.
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