Pilot's Chalet SummerPilot's Chalet WinterDining AreaKitchen50" HDTV and FireplaceLiving RoomBedroom 1 KingJacuzziBr 1 King 42" Flat Panel HDTVBedroom 2 KingSecluded in the PinesBr 2 King Flat Panel 26''Bedroom 3 QueenBr 3 Flat Panel 36"Bath DownstairsBBQ & JacuzziSnow Summit from Big Bear LakeSnow Summit Trail Map
“ Excellent ”
74 Reviews
228 W Fairway Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Cabin
Per night: $150 - $450
Per week: $900 - $2,700
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Big Bear City vacation cabin rental
Beautiful 3br/2ba Chalet within walking distance to Big Bear City Airport. Watch planes take off and land from the spacious deck in the 6 person Jacuzzi. This Chalet sleeps 8, with 2 King beds 1 Queen bed and a Queen sofa sleeper. Big fenced yard. And YES, your pet is welcome upon approval.

Enjoy movies in Surround Sound on the NEW 60' HDTV while sitting in front of the large woodburning/gas fireplace. The home is fully equipped and includes a 30” gas grill BBQ plus a washer and dryer in the 2 car garage. There are plenty of games for the kids and adults. Each bedroom is appointed with a flat panel HDTV and DVD player. There are plenty of movies to choose from our extensive DVD library. Don't forget your laptop, this cabin has high speed wireless internet.

Cabin has NFL Sunday Ticket Max on Direct TV for the 2013/2014 football season.

Linens and towels provided, even shampoo and soap if you forget yours. Just bring the food, stock the fridge, relax and enjoy. Full aray of spices, flour, sugar, etc to suffice your culinary needs.

You'll love our cabin which is nestled amongst the pines. Big fenced yard for the kids or your pets. Sleds and snow bogies in the garage plus fishing poles if you forgot yours.
Area Information
Big Bear is nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains and is defined by its rustic traditions, rich history, and pristine views. Host to two of Southern California's largest ski resorts, Big Bear provides four seasons of abundant recreational opportunities.

Big Bear Lake is a unique mountain resort community located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. About 21,000 residents make their home here full-time.

Altitude ranges from 6,750 to 9,000 feet. There are over 300 days of sunshine each year. Summer temperatures average around 80 degrees during the day, and 45 degrees at night. Winter brings about 100 inches of snowfall, and temperatures which average in the low 40's during the day, and mid 20's at night.

Pine and oak forests flourish in Big Bear's alpine environment. The area provides a natural habitat for approximately 30 wintering bald eagles and 29 species of rare plants, ten of which are indigenous to the area.

Our lake is a fresh water lake seven miles long. The average width is 1/2 mile, with a maximum depth of 72 feet and over 22 miles of shoreline.

The community is full of recreational opportunities such as fishing, water sports, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, tours and winter sports. It's home to one of the nation's only alpine solar observatories. Big Bear also features a public zoo, a nine-hole golf course, seven public campgrounds, great restaurants, entertainment and lots of shopping. Big Bear's airport is open 24 hours every day and is equipped for night landings. AirTaxi/Charter service is available.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 19 2014 Jan 05 2015 $450 $450 $2,700 - 4 Nights
Jan 05 2015 Jan 16 2015 $229 $279 $1,375 - 2 Nights
Jan 16 2015 Jan 20 2015 $325 $325 - - 3 Nights
Jan 20 2015 Feb 13 2015 $229 $279 $1,375 - 2 Nights
Feb 13 2015 Feb 16 2015 $325 $325 - - 3 Nights
Feb 16 2015 Apr 19 2015 $229 $279 $1,375 - 2 Nights
Apr 19 2015 May 29 2015 $150 $200 $900 - 2 Nights
Jul 06 2015 Aug 29 2015 $150 $200 $900 - 2 Nights
Aug 29 2015 Sep 01 2015 $225 $225 - - 3 Nights
Sep 01 2015 Nov 21 2015 $150 $200 $900 - 2 Nights
Nov 21 2015 Nov 30 2015 $325 $325 $1,800 - 3 Nights
Nov 30 2015 Dec 19 2015 $175 $225 $1,050 - 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: DAMAGE DEPOSIT - of $500 is required on a credit card. Deposit is only authorized and held on a credit card until completion of rental. Release of deposits are outline in rental agreement.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $85 cleaning fee and 8% lodging taxes for all stays less than 30 days, $130 cleaning fee for monthly rentals, additional fees for more than 8 persons ****HOLIDAYS REQUIRE A 3 OR 4 NIGHT MINIMUM**** Early check-in's and late check-out's require an additional fee and must be arranged and paid in advance.


  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Pool
    (4 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
  • Tennis
    (4 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Water Park
    (4 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Zoo
    (4 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Lake
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (4 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (4 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (4 miles)
  • Hunting
    (15 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (4 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Alpine Slide/Water Slide
Cross Country Skiing
Discovery Center
Events - Almost every weekend year round
RV Parks & Marinas
Skiing & Snowboarding at Snow Summit & Bear Mountain
Snow Play
Solar Observatory

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Big Bear City, California

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Ruth Porter

Costa Mesa Ca.

Chili Cook-off Ruth and Jennifer

The cabin was great Very clean, stocked with everthing you needed. All furniture and amenities wer just perfect. TVS in all rooms were flat screen big fireplace for winter months and a very large clean jacuzzi Loved it

Kathleen Masselink

Lakewood, CA

Great Stay!

We had a lovely time at the Pilot's Chalet. The jacuzzi and fireplace were our favorite features. The location is next to the airport, but plane noises never bothered us. The photos of the cabin made it look larger than it is, but it ended up being a great place to stay for the weekend.

Shelli Kahl

San Marcos, CA

Very nice stay, thank you

Plenty of room, neat and clean. Would stay again.

Cyndi Morris

Lake Elsinore, CA

Mini family vacation

This cabin worked perfectly for my family and I. We have a 7 month old and two year old, and this cabin was just the right size. The beds were comfortable, the downstairs was cozy and my son could play safely in the yard. My only complaint is that there was no snow, but that was completely out of our control. We would definitely stay here again.

Pam An David

Garden Grove, Ca

Exciting Weekend

We stayed in this beautiful cabin the weekend that Dorner decided to escape to Big Bear. As if that wasn't thrilling enough, it dumped a foot and a half of snow. We felt totally safe in the warm and cozy cabin. It was roomy for the six of us. We absolutely loved the jacuzzi. Everyday we went boarding at the close Snow Summit Ski resort. We had a perfect weekend. We would highly recommend it. We were pleasantly surprised. Completely satisfied.

lara cummins

Lakewood, CA

Relaxing family vacation

This cabin is cozy and comfortable. It is kid and dog friendly. It has tons of movies for you to watch. The jacuzzi on the deck is relaxing at night amoungst the trees. It is also neat to watch the planes.

Christine Craft Joseph

San Clemente Ca

Awesome family fun getaway

The pilots chatet was great. Very cozy and equipped with everything you need. It accommodated 2 families very well and nice and close to the slopes! We all had a blast! Loved the hot tub on the deck too!


los angeles, ca

Still Nice n Cozy!!

Came here on 14-17 clean and easy as always no hassle, this time jacuzzi was boiling hot lol.. too bad not enough snow but me and buddies had a awesome time none the less. thanks again shaun! p.s. put some playing cards!!! lol and shot glass sets please :)

Josie Vo

Irvine, CA USA

Amazing and easy time in big bear

Checking in was the first step and the location of the office is really easy to find. The process of checking in is just as easy and I felt very welcomed upon stepping into their office. The trip to the cabin from there is about a 15 minute drive. The neighborhood is very cute and intimate. I would recommend this house to anybody who is looking for a nice replaxing vacation time. This house is very nicely furnished and floor plan is super nice and very cozy ad spacious at the same time. The nice 2 space garage is also very accomadating.

Tina Kaur

Simi Valley, CA

Great Place for a family winter vaca!

My family and I stayed here for Veteran's Day. We had a great time. This cabin is perfect for kids. There are a number of activities to keep the kids occupied. From the obvious playing in the snow to the children's movies, games, and books. The kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms are fully stocked. There's also a washer/dryer available which was a plus. Another convenience was that the cabin is very close to the village and lake. It was very quite, we didn't hear any noises from the airport. A few of the issues we encountered were; the downstairs toilet kept running and blocks easily. If you take the room downstairs and you're a light sleeper, you'll hear the refrigerator running all night. Also, the sofa sleeper isn't all that comfortable. There is a jacuzzi which we didn't get a chance to use. There isn't a whole lot of privacy because it's on the front deck. I would have liked to have a little more yard, but overall the experience was comfortable and accommodating. Very cozy and warm. Shaun was very helpful and prompt with her responses. She also provided clear and accurate directions. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Tina, Thanks for the input. Will look into the leaky toilet immediately. As for sofa sleepers? Unfortunately, I have never found one to be very comfortable and always strive to make my property as comfortable as possible. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed my cabin and look forward to assisting you in the future with your vacation needs.

Donna Jean Suchor

Aguanga ca USA

Big bear family fun

We all had a great time. House had everything . Food stator bros was close lots to do there. We are planing are next trip for 2013 . Need more adult board games :-)) love this place thanks for making are family trip great an fun . Will do it again

Jeannie Kolstad


Pilot Chalet, in Big Bear, CA

This Pilot Chalet was such a magical surprise when I arrived! It was so beautiful inside and out and left me with such a relaxing vacation! By far, this was my favorite cabin "hideout!" I had such a good time during my stay!!!!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed the Pilot's Chalet. Hope you got lots of hiking in before the snow fell. Look forward to renting again to you in the future.

Hailey Menking

Santee ca

Cozy, warm cabin great for winter or summer! Spa!

We stayed here end of September. Me and my husband, another couple and 3 other friends. It was an awesome cabin and the biggest plus was having a fenced in backyard for our dogs and a hot clean jacuzzi on the deck. The indoor fireplace heated up the house very quickly and it was very warm and comfortable inside. You will want to use the humidifiers as big bear is very dry, owner provides them so all you have to do is fill with water and plug them in. Very spacious bedrooms made it more enjoyable with two upstairs king beds, downstairs queen bed with a pull out in the living room, there was plenty of room for all us of comfortably. Location is very prime as we could walk to many stores/restaurants and only a few miles to drive to Vons. China island was about a 15-20 minute drive but very worth it. I would definitely stay here again and my friends and I plan to come back very soon and check out what it's like in the winter. Shaun was very helpful with a quick last minute transaction and explained everything more than well so we ran into no problems. Great place to go if you wanna have a nice relaxing time but at the same time a blast. Very enjoyable weekend

jeff steele


very kid friendly cabin

This cabin was very nice, lots of movies and games for the kids. Bedrooms were roomy, nice hot tub, and big double door fridge. Quiet neighborhood, only bad thing I can say is the distance to town and the lake, but less traffic where we were.

Amy Wilson Pinkelman

San Diego

Lovely time in Big Bear

The Pilot's Chalet was a lovely place to stay to get away from the city for a couple of days. There was plenty of space for 4 adults and 2 children. The house was clean upon our arrival and when I couldn't figure out how to turn on the viable for one of the tv's Shaun was super fast getting back to me and helped me get things straightened out. The weather was a little warm the week we were there so my only negative was that there was not a ceiling fan downstairs in the family room. The jacuzzi was awesome and we would definitely stay here again!

Christine Staricka

Bakersfield, CA

Excellent Vacation Rental

Our family of 5 plus Doberman stayed 4 days, 3 nights in the Pilot's Chalet. So quiet and restful! Because it is in a residential area, it's very peaceful there - Even the few landings and takeoffs at the airport were hardly a bother. It's a little distant from the tourist attractions, but there are restaurants within walking distance. House itself is exactly as described- we had plenty of room to spread out and relax. Netflix had been added just prior to our stay - that was an unadvertised bonus we loved! The house is really completely furnished- it's almost like housesitting because everything you could need is already there. We never ran out of clean towels. Used the hot tub every day and had no problems. The board game selection could be updated/expanded a little: might be a good idea to bring a few of your own like we did. All the instructions are clear and easy to follow. Loved having wireless access in the house, too. Big Bear Museum is 5 min from the house and well worth a few hours of your time. It was our first time in Big Bear and this turned out to be the perfect place to stay! Many thanks to the owners, who clearly put 100% into keeping it a top-notch rental home! And we will be using a family photo we took there in the house in front of the fireplace for this year's Christmas card!


Oxnard, Ca.


My family and I had a great time! It gave us some bonding time that I would never trade for anything. Pilots Chalet has an Airport across the street, dont let that scare you. Its actually a plus. It was nice seeing the planes land and take off. I will be returning for sure! PS. One tip, if you want to do some water activities go to the North Shore.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Octavio, Look forward to vacationing with us in the future.

Nancy Bonsey

Lakewood, CA

Birthday Weekend

We would definitely rent this place again. We would suggest having directions out on how to run tvs. Also, a later checkout would be nice. Getting there late on Friday and having to check out at 11:00 on Sunday only gave us one full day, really. It was very clean and comfortable.

Aaron Dechario

Carlsbad, CA

Best Snow of 2012

Awesome snow for riding. The chalet is so great to stay in with the fireplace and gated yard for the dog.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Aaron, it's always a pleasure to have your group stay at the Pilot's Chalet.

Ameet Amir

Indio CA

Great Cabin

Great place! My friends and I had a wonderful time at this cabin! It was very clean, the beds were comfortable, the jacuzzi was very nice, and the tv and dvd collection were great as well! are stay there was Perfect. Shaun was very friendly and also very understanding. The house was very comfortable and neat. There was more than enough room for our party of 4. The living room was very homey and had a great movie selection for us to choose from. Overall, we had a great trip and we wold love to go back some time to this great cabin! -Ameet

Diana Uhler

huntington beach, ca

Great cabin!

We arrived at hte cabin around 5pm on Friday night. Everything was already turned on, ready for our arrival. We had more than enough towels, sheets, and room for everyone! We all had a great time, next time we will definately rent this one again! We all had a lovely time! Iloved the fact that the cabib is pet friendly. Thank you!

Freddy Padilla

San Diego, CA

Birthday Stay

Great cozy cabin with all the essentials. Pretty much a home away from home for anybody.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time on your Birthday

Yolanda Doan


cozy cabin!

This cabin had everything from extra blankets, towels, shampoo, temperpedic bed etc. Cabin was clean, organized & felt like home! I loved the fireplace & the large stack of extra woods along the fence ! Def. Stay here again!:)

Hernán Reza

Los Angeles, CA

Amazing getaway!

Perfect would be the only word necessary to describe our stay. Shaun was very friendly and also very accommodating. The house was very comfortable and neat. There was more than enough room for our party of 8. The living room was very roomy and had a great movie selection for us to choose from. Overall, we had a great trip and are already planning to return to this great cabin!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Hernan, I'm happy to hear you and your friends great trip. Let me know when you want to come again.

Levon Ulikhanyan

Los Angeles

Greatest vacation ever

It is very nice and convinient. Feels like own home!!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Hi Levon,
Glad you and your family had a great time. Look forward to assiting you agin in the future.

Jillian Beckelman

Long Beach, CA

Excellent Home for 3 Couples Wanting to Relax!!

I will keep it short and simple....our stay was PERFECT! From the personal interaction with the home owner prior to arrival, throughout our entire was all wonderful! The home has EVERYTHING you need and more....all you need to bring is food, drink and snowgear! Jacuzzi was awesome and enjoyed nightly after a day on the slopes! Beds are soooo comfy and the couch and fireplace made our entire weekend as that room was simply perfect and so cozy. DVD selection is endless with a huge TV and surround sound.....we had a lazy, relaxing New Years Weekend with 2 other couples and we all had our own privacy, and also had plenty of space to come together to play games, enjoy meals and that awesome fire!! Cant wait to go back!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks again for the cookies you left. My son loved them. Looking forward to helping you with your future vacation needs.

Maria Adrian Lobato

los angeles,CA

best of one of many that i have rented in big bear

This cabin really made us feel like home ,worth every penny we paid .

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Hoping you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Look forward to helping you with any future accommodations.


w covina, ca

loaded cabin!!!

I just stayed here last weekend, this cabin was full of ammendities, nice size cozy and comfy, only complaint was the central heating, top was med to cool, bottom floor was burning, then if i turned it down the top level was too cold and the bottom floor was comfortable warm. But overall excellent place,

Alex Lyzlov

Los Angeles, CA USA

Good Time

I went to this place a few time, and it was great. It has something for everyone. I went there with family and we had a great time and I went there with friend and it was as just as good. Not I'm planing to go there during snow season and I'm sure I will have a great time!!! I strongly recommend it for anyone!!!! Alex

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Alex, I look forward to helping you with your future accommodations.

Brandon Parrett



First of all if you are reading this review........STOP NOW!!!! hurry up and make a reservatrion before they are all booked up. This place is amazing!! the downstairs portion of the cabin is more then enough room for 10 people to have a good time. the rooms are warm and cozy and the beds are super comfy :) i was a little hesitent to bring my dog, but that was no problem.the whole entire property is fenced off so i was able to let my pooch run around outside while i was enjoying the fireplace and coco. If anybody out there is thinking of staying in Big Bear....STAY HERE!!!!!! i would totally rent this place again and again and again and again.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time

julie guerriero

Azusa, CA

Nice Weekend

Fully stocked cabin. A little smaller than we had thought, but very well maintained. Lots of movies for the kids and an overall good weekend.

Bryan Rupley

thousand oaks, california

great getaway in the mountains!

We stayed at the pilot's chalet for 2 nights and it was great!! Comfy, roomy, and very beautiful we loved it here. Great pre-rental service, we felt at home as soon as we stepped in. We will definitely try to rent here again!


San Diego


It was a clean and cozy cabin. I would stay there again.

Meghan Medlin

Orange, CA

Great cabin

We had a group of 9 people that visited the cabin, great quiet neighborhood with lots to do. We all slept with plenty of room, were able to cook/go outdoors etc. When we arrived though the people before us had obviously been doing shots as there was salt/lemons all over and the hot tub was extremely dirty. Overall though, great cabin, fully equipped, decent location to the lake etc. We had a really good stay, thank you!

Sooz Chen

Las Vegas, NV

great place for friends

I spent a birthday wknd here with friends and had a blast! The house literally had everything we needed and more, including extra fishing poles! There were lots of spices and condiments, which was great, as we grilled a lot! the only minor issue we had was a leak in the bbq grill hose, but we were able to replace it, and the owner gladly reimbursed us for it. the beds are super comfy, and there are ceiling fans in the bedrooms, which kept us super cool...and the jacuzzi was awesome at night. my puppy loved the yard, and it was nice to be able to let him roam. :) the airport noise was not a problem, as there were not many planes going by. oh yea, i highly recommned the mexican place right across the street for breakfast burritos! :) i would definitely stay here again, possibly a snowboarding trip in the winter! thx for everything!

Kyle Nishimura

Pomona, CA USA

GREAT Cabin - A++ Experience!

We had a wonderful time up in Big Bear and the cabin definitely completed the experience. I loved how everything was so clean and there were many pots/pans/dishes available to use when we cooked our food. The propane tank was empty and almost immediately was told we would be reimbursed if we got it refilled which was very much appreciated! The surrounding neighborhood doesn't look too good so we were worried at first, but this cabin definitely stuck out amongst the surrounding houses (phew)! I've rented out many cabins before, but I must say this was a very easy, affordable, and nice cabin to get. I would hands down recommend this place for any of you looking for a nice get away! Thanks again and hope to book future cabins with you in the future!!

Jamie Sloan

San Diego, CA USA

Fun and Relaxing

I recently stayed with five close girl friends and we had a wonderful, relaxing 3 day weekend. The property is located near hiking trails, the lake and the village. Although it was also located near the air port, it was not at all distracting and we maybe heard one to 2 plans the whole weekend. It's a great option for the price and we look forward to going back.

Jess Carranza

Camarillo, CA

Awsome Cabin

As soon as you walk in you know you made the right choice. This cabin is awsome in every detail. The cabin was fully equipped with everything we could possibly want or use. The cabins decoration, furniture, appliances, Flat Screens ( in every bedroom), games, VHS, DVD's were first class in every way. There was absolutely nothing we wanted or needed that wasn't in the cabin. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were home. If your looking for a cabin in Big Bear this one is it, stop looking because you won't find a nicer cleaner one than this. This was our first stay but you can bet it won't be our last.

maria falgione

Los Angeles, CA


We had a perfect weekend of playing in the snow with our two big dogs! This cabin is clean, cozy, has a great jacuzzi outside and is convenient to everything. Exactly what we wanted!

Jamie Morgan


Winter wonderland

This cabin was amazing! It was very clean and felt homely. We had 8 people in the cabin and we had plenty of room. The kitchen was large and full of dishes to cook our meals in. The rooms were great sizes and the master room(which i stayed in) was roomy and so comfortable! Overall this is a cabin I want to stay in at least once a year!

Katie Cornett

Santa Monica, CA USA

Feels like home!

I have now stayed in this cabin 3 years in a row, and it is starting to feel like home! The group of friends that go with me always have a great time with the big tv, hot tub, and great location. The decor is cozy and inviting, and the owner is very helpful in ensuring you have everything you need for a great stay. I absolutely recommend this cabin!

Kaley Davis

Murrieta, CA USA

Great stay!

The cabin was awesome! The beds were very comfortable! The jacuzzi was also amazing. The DVD collection was great as well. I hope I'll get to stay here again someday soon.

Paul Trinh

Los Angeles, CA USA

Home Away from Home

This place honestly is one of the coolest cabins i have been too. It's like a home away from home. You certainly feel like you are living or temporarily staying in a lived in home (especially with the amount of tools, board games, movies, tvs, sleds, etc that are housed in the garage). The place definitely surpassed my expectations. I knew this place was awesome when I needed a food processor and I found one in the unit. I knew it was awesome when it had curbside trash pick up (what place does that?) Book this place, you'll love it. Shaun is the most attentive person whom is always readily available to answer your questions you may have. The cabin has everything you could think of. Humidifiers for the dryness of big bear, 2.5 miles or so from the ski resorts. I will be booking again in the future. THANKS AGAIN SHAUN! :)

Sarah Nguyen

Ontario, CA USA

Big Bear Pilots Chalet

Great Cabin. I brought everything with me up to the cabin, thinking that they only had plates and utensils. It was a nice surprise to see the kitchen loaded with spices and pots and pans. The one thing that is most important to me when going on a vacation is the bed. All the beds in this place were wonderful. It was like we were in a hotel, but it had a homey feel to it. Both bathrooms were heated, so it didn't get cold at all.

Kym Tilton

Lakesdie, Ca. USA

Great Get Away Retreat

Everything was wonderful- all the amenities a family could ask for. Games and movies for the kids was great.The Airport is no big deal. The Fire Station close by is comforting. The neighborhood was quiet. The hot tub was a great extra. Thank you for providing such a wonderful place. Hope to visit it again.:) Kym Tilton

Sherri Calas

Torrance Ca.


We had a Fantastic Stay, It had Everything we needed, Super Cozy and Clean.

Art Gomez


Beautiful Cabin

This was the 1st time I stood in a cabin and it was a great experiance. It was well maintained,with everything you need outside of food and clothing. I will be back to vacation here again. I would highly recomend this cabin to anyone headed out to Big Bear.

hb family

Huntington Beach, CA

Been there twice and will go again!

My family and pets have stayed here twice and are very pleased with the Pilot's Cabin. The entire cabin is very spacious and well appointed. We stayed at way to many rentals where you get one towel and roll of toilet paper, not here all that is necessary and more is provided. The cabin and fenced yard have been clean and we are happy to have the humidifiers, movie assortment, well stocked kitchen, puzzels and books for my child, and large very comfortable bedrooms. The only wishes would be a higher fence for the dogs and more sports channels (ESPN & Fox) on the TV.


Huntington Beach, CA USA

Everything you will need +

We probably didn't need to bring anything but our clothes and some food!! The home was cozy and had movies, games, and the kitchen had every appliance, condiment and paper product and cleaning supplies. The location was also excellent. We have definitely saved the info on this one, we'll be back!!

Christine Serrano


Wonderful time

It was a wonderful stay in a very nice cabin. Very roomy and was just like home..Had everything you needed to be comfortable..Thank you so much for everything.


Sunland, Ca

Felt like home

We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was very relaxing and most of all, my 2 boys had alot of fun. It felt like a second home to us. I'm looking forward on the next time up there

wendy Danielson

Riverside ca

Big Bear vacation

Everything was perfect. The girls from the group home had a wonderful time.

Ron Brewer

Santa clarita, calif

My Stay

Had a very nice time. Cabin was nice and clean. Airport was a little noisy in the morning.TV's in some rooms only had DVD. Overall, a very relaxing stay.


Palmdale, CA

Just like home..

This house was great!! It has a cozy feel of home. It was fully equipped with everything that you would need, and very spacious. We were there for 8 nights and my family was very comfortable, they also enjoyed the great movie selection. We enjoyed the sitting on the deck in the hot tub, watching the planes come and go. I would recommend this house to anyone wanting to get away and enjoy the mountains. We will going back there again.

April Hardcastle

Ontario CA

Very well taken care of.

We had a great time at this cabin it was very clean and had all the amenities we were looking for. The kitchen was well stocked and there was even movies and games for the kids to play with. The only thing that it lacked was a big enough yard for snow play. Allthough the hot tub was great! Thanks for having us!

ken stewart

yorba linda

met my expectations

Cabin met all out expectations. Liked the flatscreens in all the bedrooms. Mattress in the master was a little lumpy. Great cental location.

Dusty Magrann

Los Angeles

Pilot's retreat

Perfect location, close to snow summit, grocery stores & all the extras near by. Loved the jacuzzi after a long day on the slopes. The cabin is perfect with all the amenities I needed!

Michael Birnholz

Los Angeles, CA

Fantastic Rental

My girlfriend and I stayed here for three nights. The house was very clean, well appointed and comfortable. We cooked meals like we were at home, snuggled up in front of the amazing fireplace, and watched movies on the very nice entertainment system. Bear and Summit were only five minutes away and we cannot wait to get back there.

Calista Mendez

So Cal

Wonderful Cabin!

I would recommend this cabin to anyone! - Flat screen TV’s throughout - Fully equip kitchen - Large cozy beds - Convenient parking - Great DVD collection - Fireplace and Jacuzzi - Plenty of towels and blankets My friends and family had a great time and we will definitely stay here again.

oscar alcaraz

oakland, ca

flats screens and jacuzzi

this was the best cabin ive ever been in. flat screens in every room, jacuzzi and bbq on the front porch. what more can you ask for? great dvd collection as well. wonderful and spacious place/

Jessica Rodriguez

San diego, CA

Amazing cabin

We definitely had an amazing time the cabin is Beautiful, fully equiped and in a perfect location! Even though the cabin is close to the airport there is no noise pollution! The kitchen is fully equiped it needs update though, the stove takes a while to heat up and we could not find a whisk or Ziploc bags but other than that it is great! We loved this cabin so much!

Rashmi Umdekar

San Diego, CA USA

Great cabin with everything you can think of!!

My group of friends spent a weekend at this awesome cabin and we were definitely amazed by this cabin! I have never seen a cabin so well equipped as the other reviews have stated! It was very well kept and clean as well! The detailed instructions left by the owner were great too & the owner is very responsive in regards to any questions/concerns you may have. It had almost anything you could think of! I'd highly recommend this cabin!!

Randy & Lyn Sprague

Buellton, CA USA

Best-equipped cabin in Big Bear!

Our family opted to spend Christmas '09 at this beautiful cabin and we were NOT disappointed in the least... We were blown away by how well-equipped for fun this rental was as we arrived: * HDTVs in each room, plus the living rm. * Satelite TV & Wireless Internet * Coffee pots, tea pots, dishes, silverware, utensils, sheets, plenty of pillows, blankets & towels in abundance. * Well-maintained facilities and a Jacuzzi to die for! * In pristine condition and maintained at that level for all guests! I'd recommend this property and it's owner in the highest possible context.


Phoenix, AZ

Great Thankgsgiving at Pilot's Chalet!

This was our first time in Big Bear and had no idea what to expect. The Pilot's Chalet was extremely clean and was a very comfortable place to stay. Great location...easy access to town. The kitchen was equipped with every thing we needed to make our thanksgiving dinner. Shaun is very accessible and accomodating. The only down side was the water pressure in the upstairs bathroom. Great TVs! We would stay again


Los Angeles, CA

Great Value For The Money

Our stay at the Pilot's Chalet was great. The cabin was well equiped and inviting. The kitchen had everything we needed and flat screens in each room were a nice touch. After being out in the cold all day it was nice to come back to an easy-to-use heater and warm fire . . . not to mention the jacuzzi. The toddlers in our group had no problems navigating around the house. They loved it. Last, but not least, you can't beat the price. We look forward to our next stay!

Anne R.

Escondido, CA

Great Cabin

Loved our weekend getaway at the Pilots Chalet. Kitchen fully stocked, lots of linens, even shampoo (which we forgot)! Thanks for a great cabin. We are looking forward to coming back when it snows. Really appreciated being able to bring the family pet along. Highly recommend this cabin, Shaun was very accommodating.

Alli Union

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Awesome Getaway

A group of us stayed at this condo and we all absolutely loved it. The condo is cozy and has everything you need. We are planning on making another trip and will definitely stay again.


Los Angeles

Far out the best house you can rent...

This is my second time i stayed at this house this summer. Outside BBQ, jacuzzi, Big screen TV, huge DVD collection. Lake only 1 mile away and Big Bear village is around the corner. Do not wait book NOW!!!

R. Peterman

Tampabay, Fl.

Almost home away from home

We enjoyed our stay. Plenty of interior room, full kitchen...awesome. We thought the adjacent airport would be a noise henderance, but not at all. very friendly people, nice grounds n fun jacuzzi. Only thing we wished for was either cieling fans (for we stayed during the summer) and/or a/c, and/or screened in porch so the doors could stay open for the night air cause it did get pretty warm late night. O, and thanks for the inexpensive was well worth it, and if every in Big Bear again...this will be our choice.


San Diego, CA

Big Bear Vacation

This cabin was wonderful! My family and I had the best time in this cabin. The jacuzzi was awesome, very clean. The beds were comfortable, flat screens in every room, all kinds of movies, games, toys, fireplace for the smores, BBQ for our steaks... This trip was awesome. We enjoyed the cabin more then the lake. Which is less then 1 mile away from the cabin with a starbucks on the way. We were very comfortable in the cabin, it was like a home away from home. It was awesome and we look forward to doing it all over again.


san diego

great relaxing cabin

feel like you're a thousand miles away from the hustle of your everyday life at this big bear cabin! Very relaxing environment, BBQ, hot tub, big screen TV, wood burning fireplace, toys for the kids......what else could you want?


San Diego, CA

Great Cabin! Highly Recommend!

Nice cozy cabin, with lot's of room. We will definitely be visiting again this winter! Kid's had a great time, as did the adults. Can't wait to go back!!!

william springer

henderson nv.


everything you need to relax and have some fun. just bring yourself and let the stress melt away.

Robin Wilkie

San Diego, CA

Big Bear-Wish it were my home away from home

Great Place to Stay- Pet Friendly-Kid Friendly- Loved my time there-Close to town, t.v. in every room, DVDs for the kids, and adults. Garage to store motorcycle, jacuzzi, washer and dryer, fireplace, grill gas. House was spotless, quite neighborhood.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

I stayed at Pilots Chalet and by far was the best Cabin that I have ever stayed at! It was clean and really comfortable and homey and the location was perfect and really beautiful! I had such a blast during my stay and felt really relaxed and content the entire vacation! Thanks again Shaun and I will definitely rent this cabin again in the near future!

Best to you!
Jeannie Kolstad

Our Family had a great time at Pilot's Chalet. We had some bonding time that I would never trade for anything in the world. Your home has created memories that I will cherish forever.

Thanks Again!! - Octavio, Oxnard, Ca. July 2012

Shaun, Thank you so much for Renting us the VERY PLUSH cabin in Big Bear. I love your cabin. Also already trying to get some dates with my kids and such to come back up next month. Mark
July 26, 2012

Thanks a lot for giving us the chance to fill at home in big bear!!
We really enjoyed the stay!! Levon

Thanks again Shaun for a great experience! I hope to work with you in the near future when my friends and I make another trip up in the winter! ~ Kyle 8/7/2011

Great place!
My friends and I had a wonderful time at this cabin! It was very clean, the beds were comfortable, the jacuzzi was very nice, and the tv and dvd collection were great as well! I thought that since it was located next to an airport that we would hear a lot of loud noise but it was actually very quiet! We're all hoping to stay at this cabin again in summer!


Thanks for everything, we loved the cabin and plan to book it again next year for our family holiday vacation.
Mike - Chula Vista, CA

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Shaun McMahon

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    Foothill High, San Diego State University, University of Phoenix
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    Travel Group International & Shelter Cove Marina
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    Born and raised in Southern California, I've always had a love for the water. I'm an avid traveler and love finding unique destinations to stay. I started my Boat & Breakfast business in 2009 and am now expanding my fleet. I scuba dive, sail, try to live a healthy lifestyle and love spending quality...
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