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6 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Big Bear Lake, CA (2023 Guide)

Kathryn Copeland

By Kathryn Copeland

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Traveling can be such an amazing experience but also stressful. One of the stressors is what you should do with your pet while you’re away. So, why not bring them with you?

An increasing number of hotels and vacation rentals are going pet friendly. If you are considering booking your next vacation in Big Bear Lake, California, we have a list of the best places to stay that will welcome your dogs and cats (and maybe ferrets!).

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The 6 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Big Bear Lake, CA

1. Hillcrest Suites & Cabins

πŸ—ΊοΈ Address: πŸ“ 40241 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
πŸ• Open Times: Check-in, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; check-out, 11 a.m.
πŸ’² Cost: Starting at $99 per night; $40+ dog charge
πŸ• Off-Leash: No
  • Offers suites in a lodge and cabins
  • Particularly dog friendly
  • 10% discount if you show proof that your dog is adopted
  • Offers many specials to celebrate dogs, teachers, veterans, and nurses
  • Centrally located: close to the Alpine Slide, marina, brewery, and hiking trails

2. Black Forest Lodge

πŸ—ΊοΈ Address: πŸ“ 41121 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
πŸ• Open Times: Check-in, 3:30 p.m.; check-out, 11 a.m.
πŸ’² Cost: Starting at $65 (depending on the time of year); $60 pet fee
πŸ• Off-Leash: No
  • Allows medium-sized dogs
  • Only two blocks from the lake
  • Walking distance to shops and restaurants
  • Heated outdoor pool and spa
  • Includes ping pong tables, volleyball, and basketball courts

3. Holiday Inn Resort the Lodge

πŸ—ΊοΈ Address: πŸ“ 40650 Village Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
πŸ• Open Times: Check-in, 3 p.m.; check-out, 11 a.m.
πŸ’² Cost: Starting at $118.74 per night; $150 pet fee
πŸ• Off-Leash: No
  • Easy walk to Big Bear Lake
  • Offers a shuttle bus to ski lifts
  • Short walk to The Village with shops and restaurants
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, and game room
  • Full-service restaurant and lounge on site

4. Big Bear Lakefront Lodge

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πŸ—ΊοΈ Address: πŸ“ 40360 Lakeview Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
πŸ• Open Times: 3 p.m.; check-out, 11 a.m.
πŸ’² Cost: Starting at $105; $30 per night per pet
πŸ• Off-Leash: No
  • Only one pet under 25 lbs. allowed
  • Includes boat dock for your own boat or jet ski
  • Has a child play area
  • Access to a BBQ/picnic area
  • Quick walking access to restaurants, shopping, and skiing

5. Hotel Marina Riviera

πŸ—ΊοΈ Address: πŸ“ 40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
πŸ• Open Times: Check-in, 3 p.m.; check-out, 11 a.m.
πŸ’² Cost: Starting at $175; $100 per dog per stay
πŸ• Off-Leash: No
  • Overlooks Big Bear Lake
  • Each room has a private balcony or patio
  • Free parking
  • Short walk to The Village
  • Private beach, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, and outdoor fires

6. Big Bear Frontier

πŸ—ΊοΈ Address: πŸ“ 40472 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
πŸ• Open Times: Check-in, 4 p.m.; check-out, 11 a.m.
πŸ’² Cost: Starting at $85 (depending on the time of year); $15 pet fee per night
πŸ• Off-Leash: No
  • Offers rooms and separate cabins
  • Cabins and rooms are pet friendly
  • Walking distance to Big Bear Lake
  • Amenities include a BBQ area, swimming pool, bar/lounge, heated pool, and hot tub
  • Short walk to Big Bear Village

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Conclusion

Big Bear Lake, CA, is an absolutely gorgeous place to visit, but unless you live close by, you’ll want to book your stay to give you more time to explore.

Always double-check on the pet policy before booking. While these hotels are all pet friendly, some only allow one pet, and others have a limitation on the size of the pet. But all hotels should allow service animals and not charge an extra fee. That said, you can be charged if the dog causes any damage. While the Americans with Disabilities Act prevents discrimination, hotels still have the option of not allowing a dog to stay.

Hopefully, you’ll find the perfect place to stay with your pet and enjoy the beautiful Big Bear Lake with your best friend.

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