If you're looking for affordable Big Bear vacation rentals, consider HomeExchange for your vacation accommodations. HomeExchange offers beautiful vacation rental alternatives in Big Bear Lake, California, for a fraction of the price and a more authentic getaway than traditional rentals.

Whether you crave a trip to Big Bear Lake for its famous Bear Mountain ski resort, quaint village, rugged mountain trails, or stunning views of the night stars, there's plenty to do for the whole family!

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Big Bear Lake vacation homes

Nature lovers and adventurers will feel right at home in Big Bear Lake— but budget travelers might not! A week of accommodations at Big Bear averages more than $2,000. Thankfully, with HomeExchange, you can cut the costs of vacation accommodations while staying in a real home, with recommendations from locals.

Big Bear vacation rental alternatives for a California mountain getaway

Here is a sampling of the beautiful Big Bear vacation rental alternatives available with HomeExchange.

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Modern, stylish Big Bear vacation rental alternative

This Big Bear Lake cabin was "designed by adventurers, for adventurers" with everything you need a comfortable, well-equipped getaway. This home includes a room dedicated to working on equipment with a workbench, ping-pong table, and mudroom with racks and storage. The home is almost as beautiful as its surroundings, with bright interiors and clean, contemporary lines.

Beautiful, serene condo in the heart of Big Bear Lake

This condo has everything you could need for a Big Bear vacation: an updated kitchen, plentiful windows, and a lake view from the master bedroom balcony. The condo is in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood on Big Bear Lake, with access to a community indoor heated pool, hot tub, exercise room, and more.

Mountain views from Big Bear vacation rental alternative

This log cabin-style home has stunning mountain views, which guests can enjoy from the back deck, jacuzzi, or chef's kitchen. The Big Bear vacation home also boasts a game room, BBQ, and games and music to entertain the whole family.

Cozy Big Bear Lake cabin with beautiful views

This cabin is centrally located in the heart of Big Bear Lake, nestled in a quiet and secluded neighborhood. From this Big Bear vacation rental alternative, you're just five minutes from the village, marina, and ski slopes, with a fully-equipped home to relax in at the end of the day.

Ski-in-ski-out condo in Big Bear Lake

This idyllic getaway is perfect for winter or summer, with a cozy, modern feel steps from the slopes. From this getaway, guests can enjoy easy access to amazing skiing, restaurants, zipline, mountain biking trails, boating, and much more!

Spacious, open Big Bear vacation rental alternative

This spacious Big Bear HomeExchange is located in the Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake, just two minutes from Bear Mountain. Guests can enjoy a crackling fire in the fireplace after a day on the slopes, or a BBQ on a large deck during the summer.

How to get started with HomeExchange

The principle of home exchanging is simple: swap your home with someone else and enjoy the wonders of each other's city! HomeExchange also has a points exchange system, offering even more flexibility to members and facilitating non-reciprocal exchanges. Learn more about GuestPoints here.

Signing up for HomeExchange is free, so you can start communicating with members as you organize your next vacation. You are only required to pay the annual membership fee when you're ready to finalize your first exchange.

With the membership, whether you are a host or a guest, you can be sure that you will be supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and covered in the event of unforeseen events with our guarantees.

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