Entire Rental Unit in Big Bear Lake

22 guests - 7 bedrooms - 17 beds - 5 bathrooms

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    657 Modoc Drive,
    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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ITH Big Bear Lake Retreat Center Is The Ultimate Mountain Group Rental


Nestled into the heart of Big Bear, our rustic Retreat Center is the perfect cabin rental to escape from the city into a cozy, natural, and peaceful space.  The Retreat Center sits on a beautiful hillside above the lake at the entrance of Big Bear Village.  The great location puts your group within walking distance to great hiking trails, breweries, restaurants, and lake activities like boating and jet skiing.

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Built in the early 1900’s by the Bank of America family, the facility has spaces for all types of experiences regardless of your group’s itinerary to create a social, friendly, and fun atmosphere.  The variety of common spaces on the property makes for the perfect environment to host events.

Inside the Retreat Center, there are private rooms with private or shared bathrooms, as well as dorm-style rooms with bunk beds.  There are two lounges each with its’ own fireplace for your family and friends to gather and socialize. A full kitchen and multiple dining areas allows your group to prepare delicious meals for entertaining.

Regardless of the itinerary for your Big Bear vacation, the ITH Big Bear Lake Retreat Center is the ideal basecamp for your group’s mountain adventure.

Where You’ll Sleep

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Private Bedroom With Ensuite
1 Queen Bed
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Private Bedroom With Ensuite
1 Queen Bed
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Private Room
1 Queen Bed
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Private Room
1 Queen Bed
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Private Room
1 Queen Bed
Bunk Bed
Dorm Room
2 Bunk Beds
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Dorm Room
4 Bunk Beds

Where You’ll Be Staying

Big Bear Lake is southern California’s best four season mountain town! Come for the snow and stay for the sun. Located less than a 3 hour drive from major cities like Los Angeles and San Diego, you can easily get up the mountain and find peace in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest.

Amenities at the Retreat Center

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Mountain View
Big Bear Lake View
Lake View
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Pool Table
Hot Tub
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Parking for 9 Cars

Guest Reviews

Caydin ChenCaydin Chen
14:51 11 Apr 24
This is a well overdue review but thank you to Jackie and nick for making my time there so comfortable. This is a great location to stay in big bear, especially on a budget. I loved meeting everyone that came through. The great room in the cabin is truly remarkable, with a big fireplace in the center. I recommend bringing your own towel. Can’t wait to come back for next season!
Pat KennedyPat Kennedy
19:58 09 Apr 24
Very affordable and clean Hostel. The hot tub was really nice after a long day of snowboarding. Free breakfast and a good game room. Great place!
Abhishek PaulAbhishek Paul
01:12 08 Apr 24
If I had one word to describe this place, it would be amazing. The environment is amazing. The location is amazing. The staff is amazing. The customers are amazing. Come solo or with friends or with a significant other. I promise you won't regret it.
Max MMax M
14:29 10 Mar 24
One of the better hostels I've been to, great living areas with games and entertainment. The supplied bedding was nice and comfortable, and we stayed at a nice temperature at night. I'm only giving four stars because there were no single use towels, which in a hostel setting is pretty odd. They even had a sign on the wall that told you not to share towels to prevent the spread of the norovirus. Other than that, it was a nice stay.
Juliana TanJuliana Tan
05:51 31 Oct 23
Chill place with cabin vibes! The staff, Jackie, was very friendly and welcoming - she made the whole experience better. Room and bathroom were clean. Will recommend this to solo/couple travellers to Big Bear!
Melissa Juliet LawsonMelissa Juliet Lawson
05:08 31 Oct 23
Jackie the manager there is amazing! Beautiful amenities and had such a fun stay!
Jessie PauloskiJessie Pauloski
15:13 31 Aug 23
My boyfriend and I stayed in Big Bear and absolutely loved it!!! Jackie is an incredible host who facilitated great conversations, took us swimming in the lake (incredibly refreshing), and showed us her favorite Indian food restaurant, the perfect way to end a great day!!! The lodge offers a hot tub and pool as well as VERY comfortable beds and a huge porch, perfect for hanging out with Yogi and listening to the crickets and birds!
Malcolm McCreadyMalcolm McCready
15:01 31 Aug 23
Beautiful hostel! I had a wonderful time staying here, the staff was fantastic, the location is perfect and most importantly it was clean. Cant wait to go back!
Callaghan SwearengenCallaghan Swearengen
20:02 10 Feb 23
I wasn't sure what to expect when visiting ITH Big Bear. Initially I thought it was just a good deal. However, this place surpassed all expectations. The staff are great, the beds are super comfortable, and the vibes are immaculate. This place isn't a hostel - it's an experience. Making plans to go back ASAP.If you are looking for a solid bang for your buck place to stay, traveling solo, or just want to have a wholesome experience - ITH Big Bear is the place.Cheers to Bruno and friends for making it possible.
Garrett ChallburgGarrett Challburg
20:39 08 Jun 22
Best hostel experience I’ve ever had! The staff was super friendly (Adrian and Bruno were incredibly helpful!) The hostel was clean and cozy. Beds were comfy, showers were clean and had great water pressure. The game room and great room were perfect for kickin back and relaxing. Less than a 5 minute walk from the village which has great food and bars. I’d choose this hostel over any of the hotels nearby (even if those hotels weren’t 10 times more expensive.) I couldn’t have asked for a better stay! Thank you ITH! I’ll be back for ski season!
Chris GChris G
19:44 24 May 21
These guys are awesome, the hiker bix and pantry top notch, good people and activities all around, plus snack and coffee with reasonable rates. Call ahead, and thank me later.
Brenna AndersenBrenna Andersen
17:41 18 Feb 21
I absolutely love this place! I was traveling solo so I am so thankful I booked here. It was like a community. We all had dinner together and painted and they were so sweet to my pup. The staff rocks!!! I cannot wait to come back. I felt like I was spending a weekend in a mountain house with friends. Thanks ITH!
Jaimeson MusichJaimeson Musich
19:12 22 Oct 20
Came here just to camp at a nice spot and a view and this place far exceeded any expectations. The amenities at this hostel are amazing; instruments, billiards, and included breakfast. Staff are great and really nice (stupidly unprepared for how cold sleeping outside would be, they helped me with a ton of warm blankets). I've worked in Hostels before, this place is special. Thanks guys 😁
Pam Millan-GronlundPam Millan-Gronlund
17:36 12 Oct 20
We loved ITH and will be back. It was affordable, comfortable and I loved the community vibe. The fireplace was a plus as well. The staff was wonderful. If you're looking for a high-end hotel move on - if you want something more homey and warm, this is the place!
Carlsbad beachCarlsbad beach
23:57 04 Sep 20
The best low key and clean 5star

Booking Policy

  • Maximum occupancy of 22 guests
  • Maximum of 9 cars are allowed
  • 2 night minimum stay is required
  • A $500 security deposit is required to book the Retreat Center. The deposit is fully refundable if no damages occur during your stay.
  • A valid credit card and drivers license is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Full payment is required 14 days prior to your arrival date, otherwise you will forfeit your deposit and the reservation will not be confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

  • A $500 security deposit is required to book the ITH Big Bear Lake Retreat Center.
  • We have a 14 day cancellation policy. If you cancel your stay 14 nights prior to your arrival date, you will be refunded 100% of your security deposit.

House Rules

  • All guests must follow house rules and be respectful of neighbors
  • All guests must follow local Big Bear noise ordinances and vacation rental laws.
  • Outside guests beyond the maximum occupancy of 22 guests are not allowed.