Not a mountain man. Just a man in the mountains.
Nestled into the heart of Big Bear, our rustic Retreat Center and Hostel is the perfect place to escape from the city and into a cozy, natural, and peaceful space. Big Bear Retreat Center and Hostel sits on a beautiful hillside at the entrance of Big Bear Village. The great location puts you within walking distance to great hiking trails, breweries, restaurants and lake activities like boating and jet skiing.
Enjoy a social family vibe with extra privacy for good measure. Choose from renting private rooms with private or shared bathrooms, or dorm style rooms for single travelers and small groups. You’ll still find plenty of other travelers hanging out and relaxing in the common areas of the Hostel and out in the yard. Whether you just want to relax and take in the scenery, get in some outdoor play, or work in peace we’ve created a variety of amenities both inside and outside the Hostel to provide guests with an incredible experience.
For larger groups, plan the perfect Big Bear mountain retreat with your friends and rent out the entire facility. With a diverse option of outdoor entertainment, Big Bear is an ideal destination for groups looking to gather together.