The Village in Big Bear Lake
Located in the heart of Big Bear Lake you’ll find a charming shopping district known as Big Bear Village that combines alpine-style architecture with modern amenities. The Village is the main hub in Big Bear for shopping, dining and entertainment. Big Bear Village recently endured a makeover to make your experience in our mountain town even more enjoyable. Some of the major improvements include heated sidewalks, seat walls, outdoor fire pits, landscaping, decorative signage and lighting.
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The historic, rustic log, main lodge was built in 1920 by William Knickerbocker, the first Big Bear Lake Damkeeper, as a private home for his family. It features ten standard bedrooms, each with private baths and queen beds and two large luxury suites.
Cabins for two to four people with wood burning fireplaces, in-room hot tubs, close walk to Village shops and restaurants, sledding and snow play area and kitchenette or kitchen.
Big Bear Parasail company is the only place on Big Bear Lake to enjoy a thrilling parasail ride, rip around on quality wave runners and ride in a cool New Zealand style Jet Boat. Let The Good Times Fly!
We offer the best mountain lake fishing and water sport adventures in Southern Ca.
The Sherwood Forest houses 16 romantic spa units. We offer our guests a wide variety of upscale rooms. You can enjoy splendid lake views, cozy gas burning fireplaces, relaxing spas, and the utmost in comfortable furnishings.
Location: 869 Knickerbocker (@Knickerbocker Mansion in Village area)
Cuisine Type: Continental/Seafood/Steak
Amenities: Open Fri & Sat only, Reservations Recommended, Catering, Banquets, Outdoor Seating
New Zealand style jet boat rides are 30 minutes long, and include a narrated tour of Big Bear Lake’s most notable landmarks such as Garstin Island and the Solar Observatory.
1.5 hour narrated tour of Big Bear Lake. Enriched history dating back to 1845. Movie star homes and more!
Location: 40797 Big Bear Blvd. (in Village Area)
Cuisine Type: American/Steak/Seafood
Amenities: Bar, Entertainment, Outdoor Seating
Location: 40629 Big Bear Blvd. (Village area)
Cuisine Type: Fresh Italian
Amenities: Takeout, Bar, Catering
Village Music, A Joyful Noise.
The Bowling Barn offers year round entertainment with 16 bowling lanes open to the public daily. We offer bumper bowling for the youngsters and glow bowling every night.
The Wishing Well is a small charming inn in the very heart of our delightful mountain village. Enjoy a quiet, relaxing hide-away with so many comforts and special accents. We offer lake views and a large common patio perfect for socializing.
Indoor fun for the whole family! Activities include laser tag, arcade and an indoor ice skating rink.
The Cave in the Village is creating “A Better Big Bear” with night life and social activities. Enjoy live concerts and entertainment every weekend!
Location: 40729 Village Dr.
Cuisine Type: Deli/American
Amenities: Takeout, Breakfast, Party Platters, Vegetarian menu, free wireless internet
Your one-stop-shop for souvenirs and gifts since 1924.
The Robinhood Resort is located in the Village and across the street from the lake. We offer lake views, cozy fireplaces, private in-room spas, a beautiful new restaurant, and 120-person capacity banquet center.
Location: 553 Pine Knot Ave.
Cuisine Type: Contemporary American
Amenities: Outdoor Seating, Online Reservations, Takeout
Village Reservations Service offers 125+ properties for rent including 5 star lakefront estates, secluded cabins and condos with various in demand amenities such as hot tubs, high speed internet, saunas and pool tables all for your enjoyment during your stay in Big Bear Lake during winter, summer or fall.
Learn the history of Big Bear from a Certified Segway Tour Guide. Private and Large Groups are welcome. Geart way to explore the beautiful forest and nature at it's best.
Looking for some fun on Big Bear Lake? Stop to rent one of our pontoon boats (22’ and 25’), fishing boats, kayaks and performance pontoon boats.
Location: 40760 Village Dr.
Cuisine Type: French Bistro
Amenities: Private Parties, Large Parties, Catering, Weddings, Takeout
As you stroll through Big Bear Village you'll find an array of unique stores and boutique shops filled with great gift ideas for your loved ones. Of course, you’ll want to pick out something special for yourself whether it's a one-of-a-kind art piece or a new outfit that will get heads turning. Perhaps you want a memento that’ll remind you of the great trip you had in Big Bear. There are hundreds of gift ideas that you won’t find at a typical shopping mall or mainstream outlet centers. The Village offers a one-of-a-kind experience with beautiful art galleries, furniture showrooms and craft stores. There are a variety of clothing stores in the Village that appease to all walks of life and they constantly keep up with the current trends.
The Big Bear Village is also dotted with a wide assortment of restaurants, eateries, candy shops, ice-cream parlors, and pubs. Take a timeout from your day on the lake or on the mountain to relax in the Village for a good home-style meal, or treat yourself to a fine dining experience. You'll find just about every type of cuisine including Italian, Continental, French, Mexican, American, Thai, steak house, Mexican, Nepalese, seafood, deli, BBQ and pizza.
Of course nothing goes hand in hand better than food, even if it's just to snack on some popcorn or fire-roasted peanuts. You can't help but be tempted by a variety of desserts at the restaurants or at a gelato stand or ice-cream parlor. It's your vacation, which means this is the best time to splurge on the sweets. There’s nothing like a little sugar rush to give you a boost when you're shopping for that special gift.
Big Bear Village is also the main center for entertainment. Every weekend you will find a concert, comedian or other live act at The Cave. This state-of-the-art concert hall is an intimate experience where every seat in the house gets you up close and personal with the artist. The movie theatre in the Village also offers a cherished experience to enjoy the latest flick on the silver screen. There are a few different places in the Village to sit down for an ice-cold beer, a glass of red wine or a cocktail. There is a bowling alley and an indoor amusement center on the far north end of the Village great for family outings. Another attraction to consider while visiting Big Bear Village is to take a stroll across the street to the lake or one of two parks. The Village also features several lodges which put you within walking distance of all the action.