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02 - American Black Bear

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Introducing the unique American Black Bear Suite at Bear Suites - Village Inn, a charming vacation sanctuary right at the center of Big Bear Lake Village. 

This upper-level suite demands a bit of an adventurous spirit, as you will need to conquer a full flight of stairs to access your cozy retreat.

Once inside, you'll find a kitchen complete with all the essentials to assist you in creating your favorite culinary delights.

An addition of warmth and ambiance comes in the form of a gas fireplace, providing the perfect setting to unwind after a day of exploration.

Strategically located, the lodge gives you easy access to a variety of local attractions. Restaurants, the Village Theater, quaint coffee shops, and unique boutique shops are merely a stone's throw away.

For last-minute needs, a convenience store is just steps away, and the beautiful Big Bear Lake is within walking distance, promising a wealth of water-based fun.

When it's time to retire for the night, the suite offers a tranquil bedroom equipped with a cozy queen bed, and an ensuite bathroom for your convenience.

In the living room, you'll find a day bed with a twin trundle for additional sleeping space.

While air conditioning is absent, nature compensates with its own cooling system - the fresh mountain air.

Experience the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and the unique charm of Big Bear Lake Village with a stay at the Bear Suites Village Inn - American Black Bear Suite.


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: 3.2 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 - American Black 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).
    1. Pets require pre-approval: Post-approval, a $20 fee per pet applies (charged post-booking).
    2. Unapproved Pets: incur a minimum of a $1,000 fine.
    3. 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


The place was exactly as advertised, super clean and in a perfect location on the heart of the strip. Would definitely be return

Perfect place! Exactly like the pictures and super clean. Our room had everything we needed and more. Located right on the Main Street we were only a 5 minute walk away from everything. Would definitely stay here again!

13 November 2022


Great location and the host communicates well with quick response time. Will definitely stay again.

12 January 2022


Thank you for an amazing stay & hope to be back soon!!

06 March 2021


Nice location right in the village.

06 March 2021


Lovely space right in the village! We had a wonderful overnight stay.

06 March 2021


Location was amazing. Layout was so cozy and made for a fun family getaway, we had fun in the snow, dinner than shopping around the cute village and ended the night inside watching movies. Better than we expected. Can’t wait to go back.

06 March 2021


Great place to stay the weekend.

06 March 2021


You cannot beat location/value on this place! It’s located on the Main Street in the village which was a treat. The place is super spacious as well and the host was very responsive. My friend and I literally planned a second trip to stay in this Airbnb while on this trip. We were to excited to share come back!

06 March 2021


Quaint place; right in the middle of a lot of shops and restaurants which is great if that's what you'd like. Walking distance to a beach, and not too far from some hiking trails.

06 March 2021


Great place! Loved how convenient it was location wise. Best you can get for the $.

06 March 2021


Place is lovely, surrounded by lots of options for food and drinks, market near by, and the place is super cozy. Listing says one bed, there is a king bed in the bedroom and then a twin bed and futon bed in the living room. Fireplace was a nice touch as well.

06 March 2021

“Thank you for letting us stay.”

“Good for one night stay, not long term though. Easy, affordable, and right in the heart of the village. Host was very responsive. Place was clean. Little outdated, I expected that from the pictures.”

26 March 2021

“Thank you hosting us, we enjoyed our stay! We loved the location and how convenient everything was.”

Perfect weekend gateway! Located conveniently right in the village next to all the restaurants and shops. It's an older style Inn, but it's clean and had plenty beds to choose from. Definitely would stay again.

21 July 2021

“Thank you for an amazing weekend that I had there! Thank you for helping me with knowing where to go and what to do with a simp

“This place is an amazing value for what you get. The location is perfectly located close to shopping, restaurants and the lake. The host is super easy to work with, pleasant and always responds to your texts.”

16 June 2021

“Prepare for a great time.”

“Thank you for an amazing weekend. Everything from the location, the communication and the simplicity of the check in made it that much easier to have fun. Thank you!”

23 May 2021

Thanks for an excellent stay. Hope to be back soon.

Perfect no-frills location for anyone who wants to be in the mix. This is literally in the Village (the street where all the shops and restaurants are). The unit we stayed at was upstairs, king bed, full kitchen and easy check in. We arrived after the office had closed but got the code to check in from a quick phone call. You can walk downstairs and walk to all the bars. Right below the unit is the office which was nice because we did not have to worry about disturbing downstairs neighbors overnight. There is also a place downstairs that sells boba. Not a luxury unit but great value, location, and communication. Felt safe and clean.

09 September 2021

Great Value

would absolutely come back!

11 February 2024

Great! My family and I loved our stay here!

Place was great and clean! Perfect for our family and had everything we needed! Would definitely come stay here again. It was also so close to everything. It was beautiful!

06 November 2022

Would have liked to stay longer!

We had a last-minute excursion to Big Bear planned. It was quite warm and comfortable here. The location was excellent as well. There were so many things that were near to us.

11 February 2024

Would 100% recommend to stay at

such a cozy place to stay at, everything we needed and wanted to do was walking distance, very friendly host and check in people.

11 February 2024

I would definitely stay here again.

Fantastic location beautiful place great communication

11 February 2024

We had a great stay

Loved being able to walk out and be in the heart of it all!

11 February 2024

I would definitely stay in this place again & again.

It's in the city center & it just is very convenient & safe to walk around town.

11 February 2024

Will definitely book again

Very nice and cozy place, it can get a bit hot but nothing the fresh breeze can't fix!

11 February 2024

Perfect location

Walking distance to shops and restaurants.

07 February 2024


Great place in a great location. Literally IN the village of Big Bear. Only about 50 feet from bars, restaurants, and other stores. The space is pretty great too, it has a big TV, big bed, and a big common space. It also has great heating and a natural AC just by opening the window in the cold air lol.

11 February 2024

it's in a great location!

The host was very responsive

11 February 2024

all about location location

It is an excellent place

11 February 2024

We absolutely loved our stay at Big Bear Lake.

The apartment is on the village high street so in the real heart of everything. We were lucky to be staying on Halloween which was the best experience ever! We'd love to come and visit again in winter

11 February 2024

Overall a great experience ✨

Clean and cute space right in town, walkable to a lot of different shops as well as the lake. Agustin was super responsive and was able to provide easy instructions for late check-in.

11 February 2024

Definitely would stay here again!

Amazing find- terrific location, great price. Even had a cute little desk where I could set up my laptop.

11 February 2024

Clean, beautiful and it even has a fireplace!

Great little cabin in awesome location.

11 February 2024

Ultra Cozy

will be back on my next stay.

11 February 2024

Awesome stay!

Cute little apartment. Fit our needs. Excellent location. Enjoyed having cookware including pots and pans, baking ware and an oven!

11 February 2024

The place was cozy and clean.

I really loved how close you are to everything! They made sure I found the place and got settled in with great instructions.

11 February 2024

Great stay in the village.

A few things stuck out about this place— very clean, responsive and proactive host, in the middle of the village, and easy parking. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

11 February 2024


Stayed here 3 years in a row, always loved it

11 February 2024

This place was perfect.

Adorable room and perfect distance to walk basically anywhere we wanted to go. Loved that we had windows overlooking the street and the hosts were very sweet and responsive.

11 February 2024

Very walkable location, Tesla superchargers nearby !

We brought a service animal along with no issues. Friendly and responsive but not overbearing hosts. We will definitely be staying here again for our annual big bear trip !

11 February 2024

The space was very comfortable and set up well.

Great location! Walking distance to numerous restaurants and bars.

11 February 2024

Has its own parking lot, highly recommend, definitely staying again!

We absolutely adored this place!! It's like stepping into a little hallmark movie. Great location with walkable spots, right in front of the lake. Friendly and responsive hosts, clean and spacious place with everything you need!

11 February 2024

Spent a weekend in August and it did not dissappoint.

Comfy bed, simple no frills but comfortable apartment right in the middle of down town. Summer august temp was mild, able to sleep with the windows open, they had an AC unit but I did not need to use it. walkable to lake rentals and downtown dining, excellent location, highly recommended.

11 February 2024

We loved it!

We went to a friend's wedding really close to where we stayed. The Airbnb was adorable, cozy and just perfect. It's got all the basic things you would need even coffee which is a huge plus for me. Everything was clean. We even got to relax at the end of the night and watch Netflix. I would recommend this to a couple or for a party of 4. It totally gives me cabin vibes.

11 February 2024

Lovely place and location.

We enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again in the future!

11 February 2024

Amazing location, right in the middle of the village!

Lots of restaurants, bars, shops, you name it! The airbnb itself was everything it was described as, looks just like the photos and was very clean when we showed up. The host was also extremely responsive and answered any question I had promptly.

11 February 2024

Definitely recommend

Very cosy airbnb, right on the doorstep of the village. Great price and responsive owners.

11 February 2024

Perfect location in the heart of Big Bear Village.

We were able to walk almost everywhere from our place. The place was spacious and had a homey atmosphere. It was everything we needed

11 February 2024

We loved this place and plan to come back.

It's central to town, has everything you need, and is easy to get into. It has its own parking, too.

11 February 2024

Thanks for being accommodating

my family and I enjoyed ourselves.

11 February 2024

Convenient, clean location

This was a fantastic place to stay! It was clean and roomy. Checking in and out was fast and easy. The only concern would be that the kitchen only has the bare basics, so plan to bring your own things (spices, tools, etc) if you plan to do much cooking. This is not a problem for me as I was there quite briefly and ate dinner at Saucy Mamas next-door (Delicious!!) The location was super convenient, and it was nice to have parking right there.

07 February 2024

Great find!

This apartment was such an amazing find. Great location, spacious, easy check-in/check-out, convenient onsite parking, easy communication with rental company. Definitely saving this to book again for future big bear trips!

07 February 2024

Excellent location

the amenities were perfect for what we needed. lots of walkable restaurants and shops and a very peaceful neighborhood.

11 February 2024

This apt is right in the heart/walkable portion of Big Bear.

There are tons of shops, stores, restaurants and trails from your door. The parking spot was awesome. I was here for a trail running race and the apt was a two minute walk (1 block) from the start/ finish. There's a gas station nearby for water and snacks and a grocery store about a mile up the road. Great location, I would stay again. Host was very responsive and helpful because my flight got in late. The office is right downstairs so it was easy to pop in .

11 February 2024


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