Big Bear Lake - Shore Acres Lodge

If you’re looking for a rustic hideaway with a panoramic view of Big Bear Lake, as well as lake access, look no farther than Shore Acres Lodge.

Owned and managed by Big Bear Vacations, this historic lodge consists of twelve mountain-style cabins located on two acres of pine-shaded heaven. Originally operated as a gentlemen’s fishing and hunting camp in the early 1900s known as Potters Camp, today the lodge caters to vacationers of all types looking for a unique mountain experience; from couples to families to large groups for gatherings, reunions or even lakefront weddings and receptions.

These Big Bear cabins are fully equipped with wood burning fireplaces, BBQs and sun decks. In the season, you can enjoy relaxing in the lodge’s swimming pool and spa while the kids play in the playground located on site or, for the fishermen, the property has its own boat dock. Whatever your choice of activities, these Big Bear cabin rentals are the perfect place to enjoy the majesty of the mountains with first class seating—directly on Big Bear Lake.

It's What’s on the Inside That Matters Most


Cabins are the same as people; if they are only beautiful on the outside, what’s the point? Our cabins offer the same beauty and substance on the interior as they do on the exterior and might even end up being the highlight of an already amazing vacation!


Polished wood planked ceilings stretch out over kitchen’s that are clearly the heart of the home. The modern appliances, custom cabinetry, and granite countertops of these kitchens make creating meals an easy and fun task.


Living areas with plush furnishings, stone fireplaces, and views of the lake are our cabins’ gathering spots. Watch a movie on the flat screen television or look out the windows at the ever-changing scenery that exists beyond the walls of glass. Put together a puzzle with your kids on rustic wood coffee tables or step out on that deck and hop into a hot tub with the love of your life. The hot and bubbling water will feel great against skin cool from the night air and again, there’s that scenery, only now there’s no glass barrier between you and the soothing noises of a lake at night.


The bathrooms are spa-like in their rustic simplicity, while the bedrooms are uncluttered and serene, allowing for deep sleep and happy dreams. Our attention to detail is obvious wherever you look. From the largest lodge cabin to the coziest escape for two, Big Bear Vacations wants to ensure that your California vacation stands out!


Pet Friendly


Many of our cabins are pet friendly, allowing you to bring your loyal companions for their own trip of a lifetime. And once you’re here, we don’t expect you to keep them kenneled up while you explore Big Bear. It’s not just our cabins that are pet friendly; the entire village understands that people need dogs in their lives, and as such, it is easy to find things to do that both you and your pet can do together!


Boathouse Lakefront Tavern offers outdoor seating right on the water and welcomes Fido with plenty of enthusiasm! All the beaches around the lake are pet-friendly, just be sure to keep your fur babies leashed where posted. Waggin’ Tails of Big Bear is a pet supply store stocked with natural dog foods, pet accessories, and hourly pet sitting for those times you may do the unthinkable and visit some place that DOESN’T understand the bond between dog and human!

What to Do for Fun Near Shores Acres Lodge

Big Bear is a fantastic place to visit year-round, but the specific activities you can enjoy will depend on when you decide to make your way here.

In the summer, Big Bear Lake is the ultimate outdoor destination. You and your guests can spend joyful hours in the sunshine and cool water of the lake. Swimming, trout and bass fishing, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, and boating are all popular pastimes on Big Bear Lake. Begin by purchasing a fishing permit and a boating permit from one of the many local marinas, such as Big Bear Marina, Pine Knot Marina, or Holloway’s Marina.

 At these marinas, you can also rent equipment and charter boats—even replica pirate ships like the Time Bandit or old-fashioned paddlewheel boats like the Big Bear Queen or the Miss Liberty—for fishing, sightseeing, and private events. Parasail charters are also available at Pine Knot Marina.

 Near the lake, there are a number of delectable restaurants and charming boutiques. The Village is the main hub for dining and shopping, with eateries like Peppercorn Grill, Sweet Basil Bistro, and 572 Social Kitchen and Lounge. If you’re in the mood for drinks, try Bear Mountain Brewery for craft beer, Black Diamond Tavern for live music and cocktails, Murray’s Saloon & Eatery for karaoke and bar games, or Sandy’s Sports Restaurant for a brew with a side of sports games on television, bar games, or videogames.

 Pick up a unique souvenir from shops like Brown Bear Gift Shop, or come away with a new outfit from Paisley Boutique. Big Bear Sporting Goods and Goldsmiths Sports have all of the gear you could ever want for your outdoor adventures.

 For family-friendly activities, the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain turns into a mini-water park during the warmer months, providing visitors of all ages with hours of fun splashing and sliding. Big Bear Funplex has laser tag, indoor ice skating, and arcade games, while the Bowling Barn has regular and glow bowling for fun any time of day.

 During the winter, Shores Acres Lodge is close to the best ski resorts in town: Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. At the same time, the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain turns into a wintertime toboggan alpine coaster over mountainous terrain. Big Bear Snow Play is also close by, providing lift-serviced snow tubing for people of all ages. You can even go tubing at night, as the course is lit up. Grab complimentary hot chocolate between riding down the hill!

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Contact our reservations team to learn more about the myriad of activities and attractions that you can enjoy in Big Bear when you book your stay at Shores Acres Lodge at in our Big Bear cabins today!

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