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Walk to Ski slopes from this cozy mountain cabin with views


Property Details

Updated: Jul 18, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Big Bear Cabin with Jacuzzi. Walk to Bear mountain Ski resort, fun sledding hill and Zoo! Beautiful views of Bear Mountain Ski Resort from cabin, large deck, and jacuzzi. Sleeps 8-10 people comfortably. 'Like' our Facebook page to see tons bof pics and hear about last min specials: Thompson Timbers Cabin

This is the perfect mountain cabin retreat for families to enjoy together! Thompson Timbers Cabin in Moonridge is located in an exclusive neighborhood just above Bear Mountain Resort (3 min walk to slopes) with 3 bedrooms plus a loft, and jacuzzi you may never want to leave this mountain retreat! The village and lake are a short 5-10 min drive. The Cabin is a great for a couple of families to share. The spacious Master bedroom has a king bed, TV with cable and DVD/VCR, plus a window seat (with down-filled cushions) that can also be used as a comfy toddler bed. The 'Alpine Family Retreat' Suite is on it's own level and is decorated in blue Swiss Chalet decor and has a queen bed, a window seat (toddler bed) and a crib. There is a bathroom next to this room with a shower and a washer/dryer. The 'Cozy Bear's Lair' bedroom is decorated in warm wood lodge decor and has a queen bed plus a TV with DVD/VCR. This room is perfect for a couple or even 2 children. There is a bathroom with a shower attached to this bedroom. The kids loft is the perfect getaway for your kiddos. There are 2 twin beds and 2 full beds which make it the ultimate in cabin-style slumber party fun! One word of caution, the stairs to the loft are a bit steep so are not appropriate for very little ones. We have a baby gate at the bottom to help keep those extra small monkeys downstairs!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Toni and my husband Pete and I feel so fortunate to own this cozy cabin nestled amongst pines trees overlooking Bear Mountain ski slopes. We have been sharing our mountain getaway with renters for 15 years now and truly love knowing that other families are making special memories there as well.

Our family enjoys retreating to the cabin as often as we can and when we can't it brings us joy to know other families are able to enjoy the cabin with their family and friends!

Pete and I have 2 daughters (age 7 and 10) and a 2 yr old Golden retriever named Molly. Our family enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, the beach and traveling to fun new places. We also rent our beach home in Carpinteria which has allowed us to travel during summer with our family. Although our absolute favorite destination is still Thompson Timbers cabin! This is our 'happy place' where all worries seem to disappear :)

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17 Reviews

based on 17 traveler reviews


A hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this lodge for a family vacation in February. This lodge was really easy to book and the owners gave great directions, making it very easy to find. This lodge has 3 bedrooms and 1 loft which was perfect for our family of 4, parents, brother in law, and friend. We did travel with our 16 month old, so just had to be a little careful with the stairs. There was a crib in the bottom room which was perfect and there were also some heaters for the chilly nights. My favorite part of the lodge was the outdoor deck which had a great and clean hot tub. This was perfect after snowboarding all day. There was also an outdoor heating lamp which was an added bonus when hanging outside. There was also a gas grill which we did not use this time. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed. The rooms and bathrooms were all clean and comfortable. There was also a washer and dryer which was also very convenient. The location was great also, it was a short 5 min or less walk to get to the base of Big Bear. I also loved the ambiance of the lodge which had great décor and personal touches.

Overall, my whole family enjoyed their time there and would love to come back and stay there soon! To be honest, another great thing about this place was the owners. Toni was always readily available to offer any suggestions and answer any questions we had. To top it off, we forgot our child’s security blanket there. Toni went out of her way to find it and ship it back to us within a couple days. That was really such a kind gesture and just goes to show what great people they are.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such amazing guests and taking such great care of our cabin! We feel so lucky to have had your wonderful family choose our cabin to rent and truly hope you can all return again soon! And thank you for the yummy "thank you treats" mailed all the way from ️Hawaii! What an unexpected and pleasant surprise for us!!
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Perfect family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and 2 children had a wonderful time at Thompson Timbers. We arrived in a snowstorm and walked in to a pre-warmed, cozy cabin. We jumped into the beautiful jacuzzi as soft snowflakes drifted down on our relaxed heads. We all slept very well on the very comfy beds. The three bedrooms accommodated the adults well and the loft gave the kids a fun place to play and sleep, but to also be "with" the adults in the living room below. The decor is mountain rustic, but the technology is anything but that - the Wi-Fi is blazing fast even with all of us on it, and there are flat screens with On Demand movies/TV - not that we spent a lot of time with that as we literally looked out at the magnificent Bear Mountain ski area and easily walked to the lifts. Meals were easy to prepare as the cabin literally has everything you need and there is a beautiful large table that had room to spare where we all enjoyed our meals. But perhaps the best part about the whole weekend was how easy it was to arrange everything with Toni - she was so helpful and even made sure we came up the mountain the fastest way, didn't sit in traffic and brought chains! Thank you Toni - we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh it was such a pleasure having your sweet family rent our cabin and we are so grateful for your business! Makes us truly happy to share our special cabin with such amazing people! We hope you can make it a tradition to come back!
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So Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 7th straight year renting at Big Bear in the winter. Each year we've rented a different cabin because none of them have been quite right. This year though, we found the PERFECT CABIN in Thompson Timbers. We'll never stay anywhere else! There were 6 of us (3 adults, a high school aged girl, and two elementary-aged boys...oh, and a golden retriever). Everyone was perfectly comfortable. The boys LOVED the loft (and the tire swing, and the boulders to climb on outside). The rest of us loved having separate bedrooms with truly comfy beds. The layout of the cabin was excellent - we never felt cramped. We walked to the slopes and to the Alpine Zoo. We hiked up behind the cabin (also walking distance). We relaxed in the jacuzzi each evening. Also, something small but really nice in a rental cabin was that this really felt like someone's home. It was well decorated, there were felt like staying at a dear friend's home...not at a rental property...which made it that much more relaxing and inviting. Lastly, Toni was an absolute DREAM to work helpful, kind, responsive, generous, etc. I wish all owners were as gracious as she is. We'll be back...hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy was such a wonderful guest who makes me so happy we share our cabin! I am truly grateful that we have amazing sweet families who love our cabin the way we do! Thank you Betsy for this heartfelt review!
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Will be returning to this gem of a cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a group of 5 couples for our New Years getaway and we will definitely be returning to this cozy mountain cabin! First of all, the location is absolutely amazing! You can literally walk to Bear Mtn resort and have an awesome view of the slopes right from the outside wrap around deck! The cabin was so warm and inviting - as soon as we stepped in the doors we felt right at home. The decor gave you that true cabin woodsy feel and there is plenty of space for everyone! We really enjoyed the luxury of using the Jacuzzi and the cabin had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Best of all, the owner is such a pleasure to work with and provides all the info you need for your vacation in Big Bear. I highly recommend staying at this property and can't wait for our next trip to Big Bear so we can enjoy the all the accommodations this cabin has to offer!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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greenville, michigan, usa

Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location for our family Christmas. Eight adults, two small children and a little dog. Everything was absolutely perfect. Lots of room for everyone and so very cozy. Loved the hot tub and view of the mountain. Would recommend this to anyone. Hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Rented in Dec 2012 for two families (4 adults / 3 kids). It's a clean and cozy cabin and a lot of sleeping space (yes, easily can sleep 10) ... kids especially liked the loft. Living room is not big, but overall there is enough space for two families to move around, play board games, etc. Cabin is located close to Big Bear Mountain and importantly for us, on the outskirts of the city so we could easily find a good place for sledding in a short walking distance. Toni, the owner, was very responsive and easy to deal with. I should mention that I got full deposit back (although that was not the case with one of my prior rentals in Big Bear). I would definitely recommend and consider for future stays.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This cabin was our 'dream location' as it is just a short walk from ski slopes of Bear Mountain and nestled in a small neighborhood that backs up to National Forest on one side and sits just above Bear Mountain. The cabin was an original owner cabin that was a lot of fun to redecorate and make changes to like a large wraparound deck with jacuzzi. The cabin is the perfect size to enjoy with 2 or 3 families or cozy enough for just the 4 of us as well. We never tire of going to the cabin and wether we are off hiking/biking/skiing or just reading a good book by the fire watching the snow, we always thank our lucky stars that we own this amazing rustic retreat!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Moonridge Golf at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Bear Mountain Ski Resort at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

* Boat Rides on the Lake

* Alpine Slide for year round fun for family

* Trout Fishing (Big Bear Lake is one of biggest trout fisheries in So Cal)

* Horseback Riding

* Moonridge Zoo

* Moonridge Golfcourse

* Bowling

* Movie Theaters in Village (2)

* Arcade in Village

* Mountain Biking on trails or biking on bike path around lake

* Hiking

* Summer Concert Series

* Live Theater Performances at Performing Arts Center

* JazzTrak Concert Series

* Fourth of July Celebration with one of best fireworks displays in US

* Stagecoach Rides through Village on horsedrawn carriages

* Arrowhead Outlet Shopping

* Nearby historic town of Fawnskin

* Tuesday Farmers Market

* Discovery Center...Nature Walks and Campfire S'mores Storytime

* Boat Rentals

* Bird and 'Critter' watching

* Snow Summit Chairlift to top of mountain for non-ski season views of lake and great hikes.


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Nightly Rate: $250 - $500
Weekly Rate: $1500 - $2250
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

WINTER WEEKENDS: $375 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

So warm and inviting and the minute you step inside you feel as if you are somewhere far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Kids and adults all seem to be charmed by the rustic A frame classic interior and the loft is usually a big hit with kids! There are 3 separate bedrooms that offer privacy for adults each with queen beds and master with a king bed

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, upstairs bathroom is attached to Cozy Bears Bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, downstairs bath is across from Blue Bedroom...has W/D


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king, Master bedroom has king bed in spacious room
  • Blue Bedroom (Alpine Family Suite) - 1 queen, 1 baby crib, Queen bed w/ crib and window seat that can be toddler bed
  • Cozy Bears Bedroom - 1 queen, cozy bedroom with queen bed (no room for extra bed in room)
  • Loft bedroom - 2 double, 2 twin/ single, loft is above living room and has 2 twin beds & 2 full beds


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Amenities Include: * jacuzzi on deck with amazing views of ski slopes and mountains * Fully Equiped Kitchen with stovetop/oven, microwave, dishwasher, full fridge etc plus all pots/pans and kitchen items. * wood-burning stove * Wireless Highspeed Internet * Washer/Dryer * ipod docking station and cd player stereo in living room * Flatscreen TV in living room with High Definition * TVs with dvd/vcrs in most bedrooms and living area plus Cable (HBO etc) * stereo with cd player * child-proofed and stocked with tons of 'kid/baby' stuff...crib, highchair, booster seat, umbrella stroller, baby gates, tricycle, toys, games, baby bathtub, sippy cups and kids plates, nightlights (3), humidifier * 3 bedrooms plus a sleeping loft * 3 parking spots (side by side)

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