Winter Activities on the Ranch
Nestled at 8200’ in the San Bernardino mountains, Cienaga Creek Ranch offers some of the best snow conditions in southern California. With 40 acres of limitless hills and trails for sledding and snowshoe excursions, you can enjoy the great outdoors without having to leave the property. The Pacific Crest Trail runs along the edge of the ranch for those who want the ultimate shoeshoe experience.
The San Bernardino mountains are home to some of the most scenic jeep trails in the country. Many of the Big Bear jeep trailheads are a short drive from Cienaga Creek Ranch on highway 38. Explore the Coon’s Creek settler’s cabin or one of southern California’s only natural Aspen groves; both are accessible from a trailhead located on the ranch. End the day on the jeep trail back at your cabin where you can enjoy a barbeque on the front deck while gazing at a star-filled sky.
Hiking and Biking
Hikers and mountain bikers will love the many trails surounding Cienaga Creek Ranch. Explore old logging roads around the ranch and take in views of San Gorgonio, Coachella valley, and Lucurne Valley at one of the many vistas along the way. The Pacific Crest Trail offers great hiking and mountain biking right on the ranch property as well.
Big Bear Lake is just a short 20 minute drive from Cienaga Creek Ranch. There you will find 2 ski resorts, 2 snow play parks, an alpine zoo, stables for horseback riding, and numerous lake activities in spring through fall months. A year-round zipline course is just a few minutes’ walk from the ranch for those with a real sense of adventure.
Big Bear Village
With over 120 local vendors, Big Bear village offers a unique alpine shopping, entertainment, and dining experience. Many restaurants have pet friendly patio sections; just remember that they may not be available during the winter months.
Pet Friendly Restaurants
Nottingham’s Tavern- Big Bear village
Peppercorn Grille- Big Bear village
572 Social- Big Bear village
Saucy Mama’s Pizzeria- Big Bear village
Bone Yard Restaurant- Big Bear village
Teddy Bear Restaurant- Big Bear village
Alpine Country Coffee Shop- Big Bear Lake
Broadway Cafe- Big Bear City
Thelma’s Twin Pine Restaurant- Big Bear City