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.

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    657 Modoc Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Find the right experience for your stay

Private Rooms

Perfect for: couples, solo travelers

Vibe: peaceful, cozy, comfortable

Starting at only $55

Single Bed In A Shared Dorm

Perfect for: groups, solo adventurers, families, hikers

Vibe: social, communal, affordable

Starting at only $25


Perfect for: outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, 

Vibe: natural, peaceful, refreshing

Starting at only $20

Hostel Facilities

Getaway From The City

Relax In The Mountain Air

Welcome to Big Bear Lake
Mountain and Nature just outside the city. Get out in the wilderness and explore the San Bernardino National Forest.
Four Seasons of Weather
Southern California's largest four season mountain town offers snow in the winter and sunshine on the lake in the summer.
A Lake In the Mountains
Hike trails around the lake and to the tops of mountains. Rent a boat at the Big Bear Marina and go for an adventure.
Two Ski Resorts
Strap on your boots and board and hit the slopes. Big Bear ski resorts offer unique trails and parks for all skill levels.

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