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01 - Brown Bear

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Introducing the Bear Suites Village Inn's charming Brown Bear Suite, a unique vacation spot nestled in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village.  

This upper unit, accessible only by ascending a full flight of stairs, will surely add a touch of exercise to your stay, making every arrival a mini adventure.

Inside the suite, a fully-equipped kitchen awaits, ready to assist in whipping up your favorite meals. Adding a touch of coziness is the gas fireplace, perfect for warming up after a day of outdoor activities. 

The lodge's prime location puts you within a stone's throw of restaurants, the Village Theater, coffee shops, and boutique shops. You're also just a few steps away from a convenience store for any last-minute necessities and the sparkling Big Bear Lake itself, setting the stage for countless water-related fun.

When it comes to rest, the suite offers a bedroom adorned with a comfortable queen bed, with the only bathroom conveniently located within. Additionally, the living room houses a day bed with a twin trundle, offering extra sleeping space. 

While the unit doesn't come with air conditioning, the fresh mountain air serves as nature's perfect cooling system.

Make your vacation extraordinary with a stay at Bear Suites Village Inn - Brown Bear Suite, where comfort and convenience go hand in hand with the charm of Big Bear Lake Village.


On-site parking at the property accommodates one vehicle.

According to city ordinance:

  • Street parking directly in front of the lodge is permitted.
  • However, during snowy conditions, you cannot park on the street.
    • It's imperative to avoid leaving vehicles parked, stopped, abandoned, or unattended on any city street.
    • There is a large Free Parking area located off of Bartlett, between Beaver Lane & Village Drive if you need additional parking.

Location Description

Bear Suites Village Inn
boasts a prime location in the heart of Big Bear Lake’s Village. This prime location is mere steps to everything one could want. 

Distance to key places:

  • Lake: a couple of hundred feet
  • Nearest boat ramp: 0.5 miles
  • Snow Summit: 1.9 miles
  • Bear Mountain: 3.7 miles
  • Grocery Stores: 2.3 miles
  • Closest dining: steps away

Immerse yourself in the Big Bear experience. This haven for outdoor enthusiasts offers a myriad of activities that change with the seasons.

When winter dusts the landscape with fresh snow, engage in thrilling activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing.

Summer shifts the playground to the lake, where water sports abound, and the trails, are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Golf enthusiasts won't be left out, with courses available to test your skills.

Big Bear Lake is your year-round ticket to adventure and fun.

Bear Suites Village Inn Rules

Welcome to the rules for Bear Suites Village Inn - Brown Bear Suite. Our aim is to maintain a harmonious environment that aligns with local Code Compliance and respects the comfort of all guests. As part of this effort, we've established some friendly but firm and inflexible house guidelines.


  1. Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests (4 adults max).
  2. Parking: Space for 1 vehicle. Exceeding the limit may result in fines of up to $1,000.
  3. Pets: Pets Allowed (Max: 2 pets).
    • Pets require pre-approval: Post-approval, a $20 fee per pet applies (charged post-booking).
    • Unapproved Pets: incur a minimum of a $1,000 fine.
    • Pet Guidelines:
      • Kennel pets when unattended.
      • Keep off furniture/beds.
      • Clean up after them.
      • Charges apply for pet damages.
    • Coyote Warning: Coyotes are extremely prevalent in Big Bear, even in the most densely populated areas. If you see one, you can bet they’re part of an unseen pack. These animals are bold and territorial. They pose a significant threat to pets. For their safety, never leave your pets unattended, even in fenced areas, especially after dark. Coyotes are known for their ability to overcome barriers, including high fences. And they’re even known for attacking pets that are on a leash. We cannot overstate the need for heightened vigilance concerning your pets' safety.
  4. Check-In: Conducted at The Village Office for a warm welcome and local code compliance.
  5. Noise: Quiet hours from 9 pm to 8 am. You are not allowed to be outside, in a hot tub, play music or create any noise from inside of the residence that could be heard outside of the home. If these rules are violated, Code Enforcement could impose fines of up to $1,000 or eviction.  (We have no control over Code Enforcement’s decisions.)
  6. Air Conditioning: None. Enjoy natural mountain breezes through open windows.
  7. Ants: Sometimes our ants can be a bit over-friendly. To keep these small visitors at bay, we suggest promptly cleaning up right after each meal and don’t leave food out. (We do use ant bait & ant traps… and the ants tend to look at those as snacks.)
  8. Trash: You are mandated by ordinance to dispose of your trash at the designated trash site. If you require assistance, we can arrange a pick-up service for a nominal fee.
  9. Video Surveillance & Noise Monitors: We employ external video surveillance and noise monitors at most of our properties. (We do not have video or audio monitoring inside of the residences.)
  10. No Smoking/Vaping: We have a very strict No Smoking and/ or No Vaping policy on the grounds of all of our properties.
    • If any guest smokes or vapes on the premises during their stay, a minimum cleaning fee of $750 will be charged automatically to the Credit Card on file to cover the cost of carpets cleaning, dry cleaning of all bedspreads, curtains, etc. And the security deposit will be forfeited.
  11. Age: Minimum booking age is 18. 
  12. Parties: No parties allowed; parties will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of the security deposit. Additional cleaning fees may apply.
  13. Communication: For questions or concerns, we're available via phone or email.

Note: Code Enforcement enforces all of the ordinances in Big Bear Lake. We have no control over the decisions they make, up to and including fines and evictions.

Note: Any eviction will result in the loss of your security deposit and you will not be entitled to a refund.

Note: Based upon availability and to provide flexibility for our guests, we offer early check-in and late check-out options. There is a fee associated with this service. If you’d like to check in before the usual time, please inquire with front desk, as well for late check-out. 

Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any queries or concerns; we're just a phone call or an email away.

For a comprehensive understanding, we encourage all guests to review the Terms & Conditions, Check-In and Check-Out procedures, and Guest Policies.

These guidelines are designed to ensure a smooth stay and protect the appeal and integrity of our homes.

By adhering to these, you're helping us maintain a peaceful and enjoyable environment for all.

Thank you for choosing SoCal Vacations as your Big Bear vacation rental partner.

IDs will be requested for verification after booking.

City of Big Bear Lake STR Permit


Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Cleaning Disinfection
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Smoke Detector
Deadbolt Lock
Outdoor Lighting
Emergency Exit Route
Emergency Medical Contact
Emergency Police Contact
Emergency Fire Contact
Living Room
Hair Dryer
Parking space
Bed Linens
Window Guards
Fireplace Guards


Overall, a great value — convenient, relaxing.

Couldn't be better located to Big Bear Lake Village— close to lake and steps away from all the restaurants and shops. Even a lake view looking at an angle from the front window! Staff is very nice, helpful, and responsive. Unit is very spacious and comfortable with a full kitchen and free parking in private lot behind the inn. The back bedroom is very quiet at all hours. The front room is up above a busy shop on the main drag of the village. We were there midweek and out hiking during the day, so it wasn't a problem, even though we are sensitive to noise. Overall, a great value — convenient, relaxing. I'd stay there again!

10 October 2021

Our stay was great!

Great little lodge in the BEST location. Highly recommend for a couple or a family with small children!

25 January 2022


Enjoyed our stay. Will be back on our next trip to Big Bear.

06 March 2021


Good location to restaurant and shopping.

06 March 2021


Absolutely loved staying here! Perfect location in the village, walking distance to everything. Check-in was easy and the host was very responsive. The place was clean and cute. The heater works really well and the gas fireplace was an added bonus. Overall, would definitely recommend this place.

06 March 2021


Amazing spot right in the heart of the village. Super cozy. My family absolutely loved it.

06 March 2021


Expect a great and clean room. Your not going to be disappointed

06 March 2021


Unbeatable location. Very hospitable and responsive host. Had a great stay!

06 March 2021


Great location. Quick responses from the host.

06 March 2021


Great location and easy check in!

06 March 2021


Great place right in the middle of big bear.

06 March 2021


Brown Bear was exactly what we needed for a last minute overnight trip to Big Bear Lake! It was exactly as described in the listing, and the location was even better than expected (right on the main street in the village, but not tons of street noise coming in). Loved having a full kitchen with a stocked cabinet (pans, dishware, baking dish). Would definitely stay here again! BTW — parking is located behind the listed address 🙂

06 March 2021

Cute and Cozy!

Cute and cozy place to stay in Big Bear Lake! It had everything we needed and met all of our expectations. Great location in the village. The hosts were very communicative. We would love to stay there again in the future.

15 September 2021

Had an amazing time

“Had an amazing time during my stay! Enjoyed my cabin very much, especially the kitchen where we made some delicious meals. Wish we could've stayed longer.”

27 March 2021

“Thanks for hosting us! We had such a good time and loved the location.We've already recommended this stay to some friends plann

“Best location in Big Bear if you want to stroll, check out all the restaurants and bars, and get some shopping in. Our unit was facing the street so we felt like we were part of the action all day. The unit was actually much larger than we expected which was great and has all the amenities you could want, although you'll probably spend most of your time out and about given when the stay is. Highly recommend!”

02 June 2021

Incredible location right in down town Bear.

Tons of bars and restaurants within walking distance. It was quite noisy up until around 9-10pm just because you are right in the middle of it all. 10am check out seems a little early but I think that's standard for the Big Bear area

10 February 2024

Great place

“Great place and location. You will find everything you need. Host is very attentive and friendly. Since it's next to business it can be a bit loud at night if you are in the living room, but it wasn't inconvenient for me.”

11 June 2021

Great spot to stay in the heart of Big Bear.

Always felt at home and never really had trouble with noise in the middle of the night, despite being in the middle of town. The team is always responsive and helped with questions I had in regards to location, weather, and the like. Definitely a great home base if you're looking to stay in Big Bear with plenty in walking and driving distance.

11 February 2024

A great host and a nice place to stay.


10 February 2024

Cant get much better!

Easy check in, smooth process, and INCREDIBLE location.

11 February 2024

Perfect location

Cozy little apartment right in the heart of the city.

11 February 2024

Everything was great!

Great spot in the village. We had a great time. Plenty of dining options and entertainment near this place. We will be back.

11 February 2024

Greta place

will stay again!

11 February 2024

Great stay!

We loved it.

11 February 2024

We had a great stay!

First time staying in Brown Bear, comfortable stay. The bed was a little creaky but it served it purpose just fine. This a great spot if you want to by the shops and restaurants and don't want to have to drive every where. Loved that it had a fireplace and full kitchen. Short drive to some local hikes and the lifts. Kudos to the girls at check-in, very friendly and welcoming!

13 November 2022

Short big bear trip

Great property, In town and close to restaurants, shops. Would recommend for a short trip/weekend.

07 February 2024

fantastic host

Very responsive, room is clean and exactly as described, location is just perfect

10 February 2024

Absolutely loved our stay!!

All the contact we had when making our reservations and staff were top notch! The Brown Bear room was so cozy, clean and comfortable! We even decided to stay another night : ). Loved being right in the village! Restaurants, shopping and lake are all walking distance, so no need to drive. Highly recommended! I know we will be back for sure!

10 February 2024


My boyfriend and I LOVED our stay. It was our first time going to Big Bear together and we were so pleased with the location & friendliness of the staff. It's literally in the heart of The Village so you'll be a walk away from many great restaurants and the lake. The place itself is clean & cozy, the amenities are a plus, and parking is a breeze. We look forward to going back and staying here again very soon.

10 February 2024

Great place to stay!

The location was perfect, close to the lake and many shops and restraunts were right next door. Check in was a breeze, the office communicated everything clearly, kindly and responded quickly.

10 February 2024

Highly recommended.

Great location, easy walking distance of shops and restaurants in the village. Easy check-in and parking on site.

10 February 2024

Our stay was comfortable

The location is conveniently located.

10 February 2024

Great place!

Right by the lake and lots of restaurants.

10 February 2024

very comfortable.

Very easy to access. And right in the village. I loved it!

10 February 2024

Great place!

Loved it!

10 February 2024

Lovely Place!

Had a great stay there 🙂

10 February 2024

We will definitely be back again.

Amazing location, very clean, super responsive host!

10 February 2024

Would stay again

Loved the location, it was right in the “village” and had walkable access to so many restaurants and shops! Place was great big kitchen and easy parking.

10 February 2024

Very recommended place to stay if you are visiting Big Bear Lake.

Spotless clean, very comfy, lots of restaurants and stores around. Thank you so much.

10 February 2024

Augustine's place was the perfect spot for a one-night stay.

It had everything we needed plus more. The location is especially convenient for a night out. I would recommend staying here if you're thinking of enjoying the nightlife.

10 February 2024

Great village location

This is our second time staying here and everything was great. You can't beat the location of being right in the village and able to walk to everything. The property is clean, spacious and comfortable. Will definitely stay here again.

12 February 2024

Brown Bear

The Brown Bear unit was in a perfect location overlooking the main street! Could walk anywhere since you're right at the beginning of the downtown. Felt like a mini apartment. The upper unit didn't have a hot tub, my understanding is that the lower units do...and the only downside to the unit was that the bed was extremely squeaky. Other than that, great spot for the price!

12 February 2024


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