Mountain Room Escapes

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Mountain Room Escapes
Entrance to the mountains
Reception area
Store inside


Founded in 2016 by local Big Bear resident Matt V., Mountain Room Escapes has become a captivating destination for those seeking an immersive puzzle-solving experience. Matt is a school nurse in Apple Valley who envisioned creating a family-friendly and exhilarating activity for the Big Bear community. 

Mountain Room Escapes redefines the traditional escape room concept with its innovative approach. Each themed puzzle room adventure is a test of wit, teamwork, and strategy set against the clock's relentless tick. The escape rooms here are not just about finding clues and solving puzzles; they are about stepping into a story that unfolds with each solved riddle. 

The escape rooms are designed with a local touch, integrating the charm and mystery of the mountains into each game. The challenges are intriguing and diverse, ensuring each visit offers a new and exciting experience.

The venue offers customization options and individual scoring, adding a personal touch to the experience. Moreover, for those planning special events, Mountain Room Escapes provides tailored packages to suit different needs, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable time for all participants.

Fun Facts & Cool Features

One of the most striking aspects of Mountain Room Escapes is its themed rooms, each offering a unique experience. The Alpine Ski Lodge brings the thrill of the slopes to life. At the same time, the Inventor's Workshop challenges participants with brain-teasing puzzles. 

The Escape the Cabin adventure takes players on a classic escape room journey with a mountain twist. Each room is meticulously designed to provide an immersive experience, blending the excitement of escape with the charm and mystery of the mountains​. 

Additionally, Mountain Room Escapes is constantly evolving, with new experiences like Moonbeam Manor set to open, adding to the variety and excitement. 

The variety of games caters to groups ranging from 1 to over 100 players, accommodating different group sizes and preferences. The complexity of the games varies, making them accessible for beginners and challenging for advanced players. 

Mountain Room Escapes also hosts weekly events like game nights and Trivia, adding to the community feel and offering visitors more reasons to return. 

When your Big Bear getaway needs an escape or team building, head to Mountain Room Escapes.

Getting There

Here's how you can get to Mountain Room Escapes from Big Bear Lake: 

  • Head south on Pine Knot Avenue towards Big Bear Boulevard. This will be a short distance, approximately 75 feet.
  • Turn left at the first cross street onto Big Bear Boulevard.
  • Continue along Big Bear Boulevard, passing landmarks like Domino's Pizza.
  • Mountain Room Escapes will be on your left.
  • Address: 1121 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314


The cost for these escape room experiences range between $25 and $40 per person. 

Special nights and events vary in price. For example, the Trivia night-themed "Anime" was $5 per person. 

Prices are subject to change; check their website for updates.

Local Tips

  • Plan to arrive at Mountain Room Escapes 10 to 15 minutes before your scheduled time. 
  • Most rooms accommodate up to 10 team members. For larger groups, call ahead and make arrangements.
  • All games at Mountain Room Escapes are private. You will only be in a room with the people you book for, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • The entire escape room adventure, including the game, orientation, and debrief, lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. This is slightly longer than the typical escape room experience.


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