Living RoomDining RoomKitchenMaster BedroomJacuzziVery close to Parking AreaSteps to Snow SummitPoolWalkway to PoolWalkway to CondoGrassy Pet AreaPet AreaSnow Summit - SummerSnow Summit Map42" HDTVFull/Twin Bunk
“ Excellent ”
26 Reviews
861 Thrush Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Townhouse
Per night: $150 - $450
Per week: $900 - $2,700
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Big Bear Lake vacation townhouse rental
Beautiful 2br Townhome Ski-In Ski-Out in winter, Mountain Bike in the summer; Located right at the base of Snow Summit Ski Resort. Sleeps 8, fully stocked kitchen with all the amenities. Cental heat, Washer/Dryer for your convenience. 3 TV’s, DVD/VCR’s, Blue-Ray DVD, Stereo, Cable, BBQ, Woodburning fireplace and plenty of games for all ages. Private 5 person Jacuzzi, heated pool during summer and club house with Pool Table and Saunas. Pets upon approval. Wireless internet is available, so bring your laptop and stay connected.

Enjoy walking out your front door and being steps away from the best hiking, skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. Located at the base of Snow Summit Mountain Resort, next to the high speed Quad - Chair #2 and the San Bernardino National Forest, it doesn't get any better or closer than this. Hundreds of miles of trails in the San Bernardino National Forest are right out your front door.

Just minutes from Big Bear Lake, enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, lake tours, parasailing or rent a pontoon boat. 5 Minutes to the Village, shopping, Starbucks: Minutes to whatever you need.

For Summer try horseback riding at Baldwin Lake Stables and petting zoo, golf, or Off-roading, or even a Zip-line adventure. If you are brave enough, try tobogganing down the Alpine Slide! Whatever excites the adventurer in you, Big Bear is sure to have!
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.

About Big Bear Lake

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
Nov 30 2014 Dec 19 2014 $175 $225 $1,050 - 2 Nights
Dec 19 2014 Jan 04 2015 $450 $450 $2,700 - 4 Nights
Jan 04 2015 Jan 16 2015 $235 $335 - - 2 Nights
Jan 16 2015 Jan 19 2015 $350 $350 - - 3 Nights
Jan 19 2015 Feb 13 2015 $235 $335 $1,400 - 2 Nights
Feb 13 2015 Feb 16 2015 $350 $350 - - 3 Nights
Feb 16 2015 May 23 2015 $150 $175 $900 - 2 Nights
May 23 2015 May 27 2015 $175 $175 - - 3 Nights
Jul 06 2015 Aug 29 2015 $150 $175 $900 - 2 Nights
Aug 29 2015 Sep 01 2015 $200 $200 - - 3 Nights
Sep 01 2015 Nov 21 2015 $150 $175 $900 - 2 Nights
Nov 21 2015 Nov 30 2015 $250 $250 $1,500 - 3 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: DAMAGE DEPOSIT - $500 is required on a credit card. Deposit is only authorized and held on a credit card prior to the rental start date, then released upon completion of rental provided no damage. 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: $70 cleaning fee for all stays less than 30 days, $100 cleaning fee for rental 30 days or more ****HOLIDAYS REQUIRE A 3 OR 4 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY**** NO CHECK-IN OR CHECK-OUT ON CHRISTMAS DAY Early check-in's and late check-out's require an additional fee and must be arranged and paid in advance. Add'l fees will be charged for any approved pets.


  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Sauna
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ski In/Out
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool Table
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Appliances

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

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

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Big Bear Discovery Center, Big Bear Lake Museum, Alpine
Slide and Big Bear Snow play are all within a 5 to 10 minute drive, plus lots of local events and activities going on each and every month. Heated pool, rec room on site. Walk to Snow Summit high speed quad chairlift which takes you to the Summit. Mountain Biking right out your front door. Close to Big Bear Village, Big Bear Water Park and many other attractions.

Reviews for this vacation townhouse rental in Big Bear Lake, California

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Jonathan Cheesewood

Gothenburg, SWEDEN

Best living i've ever had

This condo fits everyone. I stayed there for 2,5 months between january to march with 5 friends in ages 19-22. Everyone enjoyed the stay and rated it to the best experience ever. Thanks to all the features such as jacuzzi, internet, dishwasher etc.etc. And since the condo got great connections to everything in Big Bear we we're able to stay there even without a car. Perfect condo with almost everything you want and need for either a weekend with the family or weeks with your friends. Couldn't ask for more during my stay in this living!

Bill Coulter

Riverside Ca.


We had a lovely time at your condo.It was just so nice to get away from our busy lives and just relax in the mountains. Everything was super clean and well cared for! We loved the pool and really loved the private hot tub! We look forward to vacationing there again! I'd give you 10 stars if I could!

Martha Brzozowski

Scottsdale, AZ

small but nice

We were a family of 5 the beds were ok and it was very homey ... but it was a bit of a tight squeeze and the maid service did not do a good job of cleaning the bathroom when we first got there. However, It is VERY convenient to get to Snow Summit especially when you have three small kids ! Overall it was a great place to stay !

Guy Rockers

Los Angeles, CA USA

Fully Loaded Cabin Close To Car & Ski Lifts

Nice ski-cabin style decor with lots of charming accents and wood ceilings and walls! We LOVED our stay! Fully stocked kitchen with ALL spices needed for cooking and ALL cooking supplies! Excellent coffee maker with reusable gold filter - if you bring filters, the coffee maker takes "cone-style" filters. Small toiletries provided in bathrooms (nice touch in case you forgot to pack something) & there is a hair dryer too! Towels for 4 provided (I recommend bringing an extra set for hot tubbing & wash towels as needed in the wash machine/dryer). Buy wood at front office and enjoy the gas ignition fire place! HUGE TV in living room with sound system for watching movies. 5 person hot tub - crucial for muscle recovery after hard day skiing. (I prefer slightly stronger jets, but the 3 jet grouping in the middle seat is great for sore muscles). Unit close to parking, makes unpacking and packing your car a snap. Walk 1 block to lift - I suggest leaving skis outside the bar by lift 2 at the base and walking back to the unit for lunch. Great to take everything off and dry wet ski clothes in dryer before heading back to slopes! If you bring kids with you ... there's a chest of toys in the master bedroom closet & even videos in the right drawers of the 2nd bedroom dresser!!! Great TVs in both bedrooms. Lots of hooks for coats downstairs. If you bring a dog - I highly recommend bringing a baby gate to keep your dog in the tiled kitchen while you are skiing (then you don't have to worry about them getting into the fireplace, falling through the railing by the stairs, or doing anything that could damage themselves or the unit). Our dog LOVED his vacation! He felt right at home and we could tell he was so grateful we brought him because he was an extra good doggie on our trip! He enjoyed being with us in the snow and loved sniffing all the new mountain smells around the ski village. So happy we could bring him! Only have one problem to report with the unit ... the door won't slide shut on the upstairs half-bath (at least we couldn't get it to slide). Overall - great cabin-style unit with everthing you need to unwind after a day of skiing located close to your car and to the slopes! We look forward to returning :-) Thanks for a great stay!!!!!!

Snowboard Gear

San Diego

Gotta Love Condo to 1st Run in 5 Minutes!

Location location location. I stayed at the ski in ski out condo right at Snow Summit last year. I've stayed at many places in Big Bear and this condo was very clean and spacious with nice amenities. The best part was the private jacuzzi to soak in after snowboarding all day. We brought food to cook and never had to drive anywhere! I just booked another weekend this year. I highly recommend this place!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Mark, alway happy to accommodate you and your friends.

frederick carrion


Perfectly Convenient Vacation

We couldn't be happier with our experience. The accommodations made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. Everything worked fine from the coffee maker to the Jacuzzi. The place was outfitted with an assortment of sleds, a bunch of games and even toys for my 5 year old. Wow. Somebody really cared enough to think of every thing. Shaun was a breeze to deal with. Looking forward to next ski season. I don't know if the ski-in/ski-out property at Snow Summit can be beat at Bear mountain. We loved it. Thanks, Frederick, Irene, and Sara Carrion Calabasas,California

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Fred, glad you and your family had a great experience at my Ski-in/out Snow Summit condo. I look forward to working again with you next ski season.

Peter Novick

San Diego

Pretty Good

Everything worked and the location was very convenient. The condo is definitively showing its age and needs some TLC, but nothing that really detracted from the experience. The web page says that there is internet access, which is partly true in as much as you can weakly access the rec room modem, but it was hit and miss.

Gary Spivack

Pacific Palisades, CA

The Spivacks

really enjoyed it. Quiet-calm---but right next to the slopes. Had everything we needed. Hot Tub was great----look forward to returning

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Gary, look forward to assisting you and your family with your future vacation needs.

Amy Livingston

Carlsbad, CA

Summitt Mountain Get Away

The condo was nice, close to Snow Summit, reasonably clean and well-maintained. The staff was very helpful. We would stay there again although the snow was not great. I felt uncomfortable having to actually pay the $500 cleaning deposit rather than leaving a credit card number.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time and enjoyed the condo. Wanted to clarify that your credit card was held only as an authorization for the duration of the stay, and it is not a cleaning deposit but a damage deposit.

Kathy Montgomery

Del Mar, CA USA

Great location

I took my 2 sons and grandchildren to Big Bear and the Snow Summit town homes are gret. The accommodations were perfect nd we loved th location. We loved the fact we could walk to the slopes. We will definitely stay here agin on our next visit. We wil also recommend to all our fiends.

T Zemke

San Diego, CA

Great Location

The location of the condo is great for Snow Summit. The arrangements with the owner were super easy and check in was just a quick at the condo office. The condo is older and could use some love but it was comfortable and everything worked great. We would stay again my only advise would be to bring your own bath towels, trash bags, paper towels and dish towels

Claire Tzavalas

Los Angeles, CA

Convenient and comfortable

Couldn't be more convenient to Snow Summit. 3 min walk to lifts. Well equipped, comfortable and very clean. Could use a couple of upgrades, new carpet/kitchen cabinets but overall we were very comfortable and enjoyed our weekend. Would def book again, great value for money.

Chris Ballard

Rancho Mirage, CA

Mountain Biking in Big Bear

Recently stayed in the Snow Summit Condos and did some mountain biking. The location is great, one minute bike ride to the lift up the mountain and one minute back to your condo when you’re beat from the day. Had a clean and hot jacuzzi on the deck and everything in town is close by...great place to stay!

Scott Amundsen

Orange Co

Perfect for us

My wife and 12 yo son had a blast at Big Bear. The condo was great and just the perfect size for us. Everything was updated and fresh. We enjoyed the hot tub as well!

Kirsten Sampson Stafford

Dana Point, CA

Snow Summit summer vacation

We were happy with our stay at this cabin for our summer mountain vacation. It fit our family of 6 perfectly. The kitchen is stocked with everything you will need to cook. I would remind people to bring x-tra toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap as there wasn't enough provided to last beyond a day. No problem to pack it, just wished I had. The rec room was great for playing pool, and the pool was warm and clean. My husband and kids used the spa at the condo and thought it was terrific. There are great games and movies at the condo as well. The condo is a very short walk to the Snow Summit lift chair to take to the summit and hike down. The hike has breathtaking views from the top, and when we finished our hike we were "home". Also has a nice running/biking trail right behind the condo. Summer in Big Bear is refreshing with lots to do.

Michele Lequire Parr

Temecula, CA

great stay

We only stayed for a night, but we would have enjoyed one more night to actually enjoy the place. Great location, short walk to tickets and slopes. Perfect for family of five. The parking lot is right there which is great, because you do not need to move your car. The only draw back is the black mud that you track into the condo because the grease and dirt from the parking lot. The place had everything you needed. We were there for such a short time that I did not complain about the cleaning. I emailed the owner about checking with the maid service because the cleaning job was poorly done. The floor in the kitchen was very, very sticky and the maid left the mop and cleaning supplies on the deck. The bedding was clean and in gerenal it was clean. We look forward to staying there again. We will be back.

Richard Paczan

Washington, DC

Ski Weekend

We enjoyed a very nice weekend at a cozy slopeside condominium. The hot tub, BBQ and home theater were awesome.

Fay Kitchell

California, CA

Best Ski-in/Ski-out place

This is a greeat condo. this is our second time here and the owner is great. She even offers discounts for repeat renters. Full amentities, close proximity to slopes, we love this place

Stacy Thomas

Imperial Beach, CA USA

Fabullous Time!

This is such a great condo. The ski in/ski out location could not be anymore perfect. My family loved it! And we can't wait to book another stay! Everything s so cozy with plenty of room for everybody. Next time we're bringing cousins too. Love it.


Irvine, CA

Great Vacation Rental

Everything about this place was great. It's a townhouse with a cabin feel, it is literally located at the base of Snow Summit and so it has easy access to all things Big Bear. It was the perfect size for 6 people and the jacuzzi was awesome. We were all very pleased to spend our Holiday weekend in this townhouse. Just one sour note is that the couch bed is not comfortable at all, plan on sleeping on the couches or bring a blow up mattress for living room sleepers. Also, make sure to bring your own cleaning supplies, like a sponge and/or hand soap etc. to ensure freshness.


La Quinta, CA


I loved this place!The condo had all the amenties of home, a private spa and pool access. I plan on returning next year. My only issue is with dog owners that don't pick up after their pets.

Veronica Valadez

Santa Clara

Worked great for us!

We stayed with 2 adults and 3 kids at this condo over a weekend. The kids swam in the pool and were happy to have bunk beds and a TV with DVD player in their room!

Eric Mukes

Ventura, CA

Late March Ski Trip

The condo was very comfortable for me and my family. The location is great and so convenient to the slopes, stores, gas station, etc. The on site rental office staff treated us awesome and took care of all of our needs. The jacuzzi was enjoyable for our sores muscles. Highly recommended for your trip.


Orange County, CA.


The condo was great and was so close to the slopes. It's about 50 yards from Ski Lifts to the Condo - very convenient. It's a charming condo that fits a family of 4 easily.

charlene welch

Palm Springs, CA

Peaceful Retreat in the Pines

The condo was immaculate when I arrived, well-equipped kitchen, spotless bathrooms. The breeze on upper deck was wonderful for late afternoon glass of wine and BBQ. My dog loved the paths through the forest to the Village, we hiked every day. Quiet, and close to the Summit Lifts, nice pool. I would definately return.

Mary Rosendale

Pasadena, California

Peaceful retreat

Stayed here over the crazy July 4th weekend. We were close enough to Big Bear Village and the lake that we could get to either in 5 minutes, but secluded enough that we never heard traffic noise or, even, our neighbors. Had a completely relaxing, soothing weekend. Kitchen has everything you'd need, you don't need to pack a thing except food. We used the gas grill AND the private jacuzzi and DVD player every night. The bathrooms and kitchen were spotless. Our little dog was perfectly happy and the entire area is dog-friendly. Enjoyed walking along the pine-scented paths just outside the door. We were so happy inside our little condo that we never used the pool but it was right around the corner if we needed it. You can walk to the Snow Summit chair lifts from the condo front door. Would come again for a peaceful, relaxing weekend - so close to the City the drive was a dream. Shaun was great and very helpful and accommodating. Great find!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

My family stayed in the condo for 2 nights the week before Christmas. The boys made a very short walk to Snow Summit to snow board. We were within easy walking distance of stores and ordered pizza on night. Full Kitchen allowed us to cook the remainder of our meals in. All good including a live fire and free movie rental check outs at the management office. We found this gem from a friend who rents a week each summer which is also a blast we're told. Shaun @ TrekProperties was a breeze to work with. we'll be back. Dec 2011 Mike Kormos

Love this place, come every summer for 2 weeks...maybe I'll try the snow sometime. Thanks Charlene T.

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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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