Accommodations: Kentucky Lake Vacation Rentals

Big Bear Resort offers a wide range of accommodations that cater to every need. Whether it’s a party of fishing buddies on a tight budget, a family vacation, a family reunion, or a romantic get-away, Big Bear Resort has what you need to make your trip to Kentucky Lake a fun and memorable experience. Surrounded by the majestic waters of Kentucky Lake, Big Bear encompasses 52 acres of rolling woodlands. This breathtaking location provides the scenic backdrop for secluded campsites or lakeside lodging in our cottages, chalets, townhouses and condominiums.

Pets are allowed! There is a $20 a day charge effective 2021 season. No deposit is required.

Resort Amenities

Big Bear Resort Units are Housekeeping Units.  This means that we provide the following items.

  • Fully furnished
  • Equipped with cable TV
  • Bath and Kitchen Towels which are exchanged every other day.
  • Beach and Pool towels are NOT provided.
  • The Laundromat is located on the back of the resort office building.  Condos have washers and dryers.
  • Each unit has a broom, mop and vacuum.
  • Each unit has a full kitchen with microwave, stove with oven, refrigerator and dishwasher.  We provide kitchen sink soap and dishwasher soap.   The units all have Mr. Coffee Pots and the big units also have single serve Keurig pots.
  • We do NOT provide condiments, paper towels or shampoo and body wash.  All bathrooms have bar soap.
  • Service animals welcome. Pets allowed in selected units. Please ask.
Chalet exterior.


Units #20B and 20C

Big Bear chalets offer a spacious, cozy, option that provides comfort and style for up to 9 guests. Nestled among the wooded slopes, these units offer privacy and comfort among the rolling landscape that reaches to the lake. The pool, marina and private beach are just a brief walk.


  • Sleeps up to 9 people
  • Kitchens equipped with appliances, cookware, utensils, and silverware
  • Central air and climate control
  • Cable TV
  • Bedroom balcony overlooks the resort, sloping down to the lake. Large deck for barbecues and relaxation.

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Woodland Villa - Guest sitting on the patio.

Woodland Villa

Unit #14

The two-bedroom villa, nestled within the woodlands of Big Bear Resort is a great place to get away for some peace and quiet. A living room fireplace adds to a tastefully decorated atmosphere. A backyard deck sets the stage for outdoor socializing and barbecue events. A few steps to our private beach or a short walk to the pool and marine puts you in the midst of

water activities at a moment’s notice.


  • Sleeps up to 6 people
  • Kitchen is equipped with appliances including microwave, dishwasher, cookware, utensils and silverware
  • Central air and climate control
  • Cable TV

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Marina Townhouse living room.

Marina Townhouses

Townhouse 1 – Townhouse 8

Marina townhouses offer a spacious and accommodating environment for you stay at Big Bear. Units will sleep 8-10 people (extra bed is a sectional sofa) and are great for families or groups seeking modern convenience in our resort atmosphere. Marina townhouses make a vacation with family or friends a memorable one.


  • Sleeps 8-10 people
  • Kitchens equipped with appliances including microwaves, dishwashers, cookware, utensils, silverware
  • Central air and climate control
  • Cable TV
  • Steps away from the private beach
  • Short walk to pool and marina

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Executive Cottage - exterior.

Executive Cottage

Executive Unit 17

Enjoy this spacious 4-bedroom lodge-style cottage at Big Bear Resort. UP to 12 people can sleep in roomy comfort, making this a great place for groups and large families. Perced on a scenic ridge overlooking the resort to the marine, a bedroom balcony makes waking up to Kentucky Lake a refreshing experience!


  • Sleeps up to 12 people
  • 3 bedrooms have king beds, 1 bedroom has 2 doubles and 2 single mattress sofas are in the living room
  • Kitchen fully equipped with microwave, cookware, utensils and silverware
  • Central air and climate control
  • Cable TV
  • Short walk to beach, pool or marina

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Fish Cottages exteriors.

Fisherman’s Cottages

1 & 2 Bedroom Cottages

It’s almost like going back in time. These quaint vintage-Americana cottages are some of the original buildings created for the Big Bear Resort back in the 50s. These rustic concrete cottages sit among the wooded slopes and have housed guests here at Big Bear for decades. Each has resort amenitied such a pool, marine and private each just a

short walk away. It’s a lake cottage with tons of memories and modern amenities.


  • Sleeps up to 4 people
  • Kitchens are equipped with cookware, utensils, dishwashers and microwaves
  • Wall heat and window air conditioners
  • Cable TV
  • Sealy Posturepedic queen bed
  • 39” flatscreen TV
  • Charcoal grills and lawn chairs on patios

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Log Cabin - Exterior.

Log Cabin

Unit 40

Our original log cabin offers a rustic option for those who want something a little different. The log cabin sleeps up to 15 guests so it’s great for a large party of fishermen or vacationers who are looking for a throwback to the past.

Originally built in 1802 and restored to accommodate modern conveniences, guests in your party can enjoy all the comforts of home while reliving a bit of history. Nestled among the wooded slopes, resort amenities include pool, marina and private beach just a short walk away.


  • Sleeps up to 15 people
  • Kitchen equipped with cookware, utensils and silverware, dishwasher, microwave, two refrigerators, double-oven and large kitchen table.
  • Central heat and air
  • 54” cable TV
  • 3 bedrooms have a king, a double and a twin. One bedroom downstairs and two upstairs.

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Side of a condo and lake view.

The Condominiums

Units 7B, 1B, 2B, Treetops

The Dens Condominium Units are privately-owned premier accommodations on the lake. Our luxury condos feature enclosed balconies or decks, fireplaces, spacious kitchens, elegant living rooms and some with Jacuzzi tubs. Did we mention that the view are superb? The Dens Condominiums truly make a vacation to Kentucky Lake a luxurious one.


  • Most sleep up to 8 people and the base rate is for 4 people
  • Kitchens equipped with appliances including microwaves, washer/dryer, and dishwashers. Cookware, utensils and silverware provided.
  • Central air and climate control
  • Cable TV
  • Chaise lounge
  • Short walk to pool or marina
  • Non-Smoking units

There is limited parking in this area so we ask that extra cars be parked in the resort front parking lot. The cars must be parked in front of the garage.

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Fisherman's Motel - king bed.

Fisherman’s Motel

Units 15

Sleeps up to 2 persons

There is limited parking in this area so we ask that extra cars be parked in the resort front parking lot. The cars must be parked in front of the garage.

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Fisherman's Apartment - living room.

Fisherman’s Apartment

Unit 16

The fisherman’s apartment is located on the lake side of the resort office building. It has one bedroom with a king size bed, a renovated bath with tile shower, a living room with a fireplace and a full kitchen.

Sleeps up to 2 persons

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