A couple sits on a rock in the autumn forest in Big Bear Lake. Green and golden foliage surround them, it is the fall season.

Planning Your Romantic Getaway

Posted: 09/14/23

A getaway to Big Bear Lake is especially memorable in the fall with beautiful foliage and that crisp mountain air. Welcome to fall in BIg Bear!

Big Bear is the ideal Southern California destination for a romantic getaway. A host of lodging options range from hotels, quaint cabins, Bed & Breakfasts, and more. Choose from a luxury, lakeside home or a rustic, forested cabin. Perhaps a full-service hotel is more your style, or a detached cabin that gives you more privacy. Did you know you can even live your favorite fairytale in a King Arthur or Cleopatra themed suite when you book at the Castle Wood Cottages!

A Victorian Bed & Breakfast

Nothing says 'romantic getaway' like traditional bed & breakfast lodging. Greet each morning with a bountiful breakfast and enjoy evenings in cozy accommodations at Apples Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Big Bear Lake Hotels

Full service hotels and lodges in Big Bear range in scenery and style. Post up lakeside at the Marina Riviera, or right in The Village at the Robinhood Resort or The Lodge at Big Bear Lake.

Private Cabins in Big Bear

Reserve a private home and enjoy a home away from home experience! Browse hundreds of vacation rentals with local agencies and owners.

A couple sits at a wooden counter with glasses of wine inside a cabin with a view of Big Bear Lake outside the windows.

Head out for a delicious dinner for two and have your pick from a variety of cuisines and dining styles! You'll find everything from Chinese to Japanese, Himalayan to Thai, Mexican to Italian, and French to classic American.

Exotic Cuisine

  • Dynasty - Dynasty is serving up some authentic Chinese dishes everyday for lunch and dinner.
  • Himalayan - Experience the exotic flavors of Nepal, India, and the Himalayas in the heart of The Village at Himalayan!
  • Captain’s Anchorage – Make port and dine into some of Big Bear’s best seafood when you make port at Captain’s Anchorage!
  • Also check out Royal Thai, Sweet Basil, and the new Santana & Mavericks!

American Eats

Pub Grub

Stop in for an afternoon drink and experience one of Big Bear’s delicious taverns at:

A plate with salad, a piece of bread, and a cup of dressing from Oakside restaurant in Big Bear Lake, CA.

There are endless ways to enjoy fall in Big Bear but we highly recommend experiencing the amazing fall colors our forest boasts in the autumn months! Enjoy it by zipline, Jeep, horseback, bike, and more!

Action Zipline & Segway

Hop on a Segway and take in the beautiful changing colors around town or zip through the trees at high speeds as you try to hit a target during their October Pumpkin Smash Tour!

Boat Tours

Admire the changing seasons from the lake when you board one of Big Bear Lake’s many tour boats! Click HERE for info lake tours and locations.

Big Bear Off-Road Experience

Trek through the Valley with Big Bear Off-Road Experience. You’ll get a chance to learn all about Big Bear history while admiring the fall colors!

Scenic Sky Chair

Take an easy ride on the Scenic Sky Chair to get an aerial view of Snow Summit’s fall forest. From the top of the mountain you’ll be able to take in spectacular panoramic views (and fall colors) throughout the Big Bear Valley and Santa Ana River Valley.

Seasonal Shopping

Browse fall attire and souvenirs in The Village! Shops from Bear Essentials to Barrel 33 are featuring some scrumptious goodies and oh-so-stylish attire this fall season. Stop in and see what looks good.

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