We needed a getaway so we got one with Getaway House Big Bear. We came in August when there was a hurricane rolling through. We carefully drove up the mountain and loaded all our stuff in the cabin. It was nice, cute, quaint. We were so glad there was a heater/AC unit there to keep us warm during this storm. There were no leaks or anything!
The place is quite small for 2 people and a medium dog but we made it work. Can't really complain much since they had a comfortable, decent-sized bed (full size I think), mini fridge, stovetop, sink, and a separate bathroom area.
First night, all we did was drink in the cabin since it was a hurricane. We made sure to take OHCap, this new hangover pill to make sure we were alright to hike the next day.
It's always great being surrounded by nature. You have two options to choose from...either the forest or mountain view. We opted to pay up for the mountain view--but this is where my slight complaint is. We had a cabin that was like half mountain/half forest. There were other cabins there where the window next to the bed literally looked outward away from the mountain and had great views.
We also didn't have hot water the first night we were there so we couldn't shower. They did come quickly the next day to help us out with this and got it fixed quickly.
There are many trails nearby so we went on a long hike. Overall, I'd def come back.