Going on an outdoor trip and staying in a rustic cabin always excites me. I simply love the ambiance and the overall feel of it. If you only have a few days to spend in an area with a big group, and don’t feel like going through the hassle of setting up tents, then renting a cabin is the way to go! It’s also the perfect choice if the place you’re visiting is too cold for camping outside, like places with snow.
On our weekend trip to Big Bear Mountain during the spring, we stayed in one of Destination Big Bear‘s cabins called Summit Mountain Getaway: Snow Summit. This was conveniently located in the middle of everything, and was only steps away from Snow Summit Resort (a very popular skiing and snowboarding resort in Big Bear). If you wanted to check out the lake, or any of the hiking trails in Big Bear, you would only be a few miles away.
We booked this cabin via AirBnb, and it comfortably fits 10 people. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all in all (2 of which with baths). The Master’s Bedroom was gorgeous. It had a hot tub you can relax in, and a balcony where you can sit and enjoy your morning cup of coffee.
The kids room had 1 double decker bed, and 1 pull-out bed; and the 3rd room could fit 2 people in the queen sized bed.
The living room also had a pull-out bed built in the sofa, and it was big enough to fit 3 people.
All bathrooms were clean and equipped with soap, shampoo, and toilet paper; and there were lots of towels for us to use.
The kitchen was also fully functioning (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher), and we’re glad that they had pans, pots, plates, and utensils available for us to use. The only issue we had was that some of the sockets didn’t work so we had to plug all the appliances somewhere else, to be able to make it work.
The dining area, although spacious, could only seat 6 people. It would’ve been nicer to have extra stools available so we could all eat at the same time.
The cabin also had a garage that could fit two cars. Although we didn’t use it during our visit (because it was closer to park in front of the cabin), I’m pretty sure this would work best during the winter, to protect your car from getting all snowed-in throughout the night.
With all 10 of us there, it didn’t feel tight inside. Everyone had good ample space for sleeping, as well as storage space for all the stuff that we brought. We also got to enjoy the use of their fireplace and hot tub, and they even had wi-fi available and cable television.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay! We may have ran into some lighting issues upon our arrival (most of the lights in the cabin didn’t turn on), but management was very quick to respond and even came to our cabin right away to switch out all the light bulbs.
I will definitely consider staying here again, the next time I visit. Hoping to be able to go during the winter season, so I could see what the place looks like with snow!