Plan Your Fall Big Bear Getaway

Life is slowly returning to normal, and we’re seeing families rushing to book getaways in our most popular destinations. Our September dates are filling fast, so we’re encouraging all our new and returning guests to plan ahead. This fall and winter are shaping up to be very busy, so be sure to get your reservations in early for your fall Big Bear getaway.

While many events are slowly rolling back out, there are several areas in Big Bear that are fully reopened and welcoming guests.

Get Your Feet Wet in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake remains the center of attention for many guests and with good reason. Fishing is open, and if you’ve never had a pleasure of serving up fresh fish for dinner that you just caught a few hours earlier, you’re really missing out on one of life’s great pleasures. You can buy your fishing license online before you arrive, and you’ll have options ranging from fully guided fishing tours, to boat rentals, to just relaxing along the bank of the lake as your bobber floats lazily with the breeze.

If you’re looking for a more immersive lake experience, rent some wave runners, paddle boards or kayaks for the whole family at Big Bear Marina. The wave runners are positively addicting. It’s all the fun of a motorcycle with the added fun of splashes and none of the scrapes and bruises from falling over. Of course the kayaks and paddle boards have their own fun as well. Family races and tipping over dad will be laughs you’ll all long remember.

Get Your Feet Dusty on Big Bear Trails

You’re going to love the contrast you’ll feel when you pull on some comfortable shoes and take to the hiking trails in Big Bear. This is about as polar opposite as you can get from sitting on the 405 at 3pm. There are over a dozen hiking trails in the Big Bear area, and each one offers a closer view of the beautiful surroundings. On your fall Big Bear getaway you’ll be so glad you traded in the smells of hot exhaust for the crisp air you’ll inhale during your hike. Take along a pair of binoculars, and you may spot some woodpeckers, hawks, and maybe even a bald eagle.

Kick Your Feet Up and Relax in Your Five Star Vacation Rental

There’s never a shortage of things to do in Big Bear, but there is a shortage of great places to stay while you’re doing them. Book your stay early, so you can start planning your getaway. And whether you’re looking to get wet, stay dry, or just stay in front of the fireplace, you’re sure to have a relaxing time.

Check out our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

Staycations are Back

We’ve been happy to see so many people eager to get back out again. It was a quiet few months, and we’re excited to be back connecting people with some great relaxation in our Southern California destinations.

Big Bear is nearly booked solid through much of September, but we still have some great properties available, especially if you can plan a weekday getaway. Our Grand 8 Bedroom Estate at Castle Glen has lots of weekday openings, and it’s a great choice. You’ll enjoy 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms spread out over 6700 square feet. There’s room for 16 guests, with a theater room that has two-level seating and a 10 foot viewing screen, a game room, a foosball table, and a 7 person spa. The floor-to-ceiling fireplace and soaring 35 foot ceilings are sure to impress. You can book online and see more photos at this link.

Our newest addition in Big Bear is Cabin 49, the New San Gorgonio Lodge. This has 4 bedrooms with 3.5 baths and room for 12 guests. This is located close to Snow Summit which transforms in the summer months to one of Southern California’s premiere bike parks. It’s also close to The Village and the lake for fishing as well as browsing the shops and restaurants. It’s got quartz countertops, two fireplaces, an outdoor hot tub, and a big beautiful pine sprouting right through the deck. This beautiful property was just completed last year, and you can be among the first to enjoy its luxury.

Check out our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

Get Some Turf Under Your Feet With a Golf Vacation

You’ve been cooped up for months. The highlight of the family’s week has been a trip to the grocery store just to remember what it feels like to be outside again. You’re really ready to spend time outside again. A lot of time. And we’ve got a great idea. How about pack the clubs and plan a golf getaway?

Our most popular golf destination is La Quinta. We have over a dozen luxury properties with fairway views. And if you’re at all familiar with the area, you’ll know La Quinta is home to some of the best golf courses found anywhere in the world. Several of the more popular ones are open to the public with no membership requirements. Each luxury property features a private pool, so your time off the links will be as relaxing as your time playing. In addition to golf, there’s plenty of other activities locally or just a quick drive away in Palm Springs. You can enjoy great shopping, theaters, and some of the finest food in all of California.

But Southern California also has a hidden gem for golfers in Big Bear. During the off season, the Bear Mountain Ski Resort converts to a beautiful 9 hole golf course. You’ll enjoy an invigorating time playing in the 7000 foot alpine setting against the backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. The course features a full-service pro shop, a practice area, and a 300 yard driving range. You’ll want to book your tee time in advance at this link, and we’ll be happy to help you locate a great Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate nearby to relax in when you’re not out golfing.

You can book your stay online or view all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta and Big Bear.

Join the Crowd Socially Distancing

It’s been a long few months, and we’re seeing a near stampede of families eager to get out and enjoy some time away while still taking measures to keep safe. And with many families looking at a future that has the kids spending time on Zoom classes, lots of families need a some new options. With a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear you can both get outdoors and keep the kids attending their online classes. And it’s hard to imagine a better option than having a quiet morning while the kids complete their schoolwork followed by an afternoon of family hikes, fishing on the lake, relaxing barbecues, and a night of stargazing under the crisp Big Bear sky.

One of the great things about hiking in Big Bear is most of us already have all the gear we need. Most trails are well maintained and there’s no need to invest in expensive hiking boots. Of course, it’s a bit more fun to immerse yourselves in the experience with some great footwear, but it’s usually not needed. And the surroundings are spectacular. Wildlife abounds, and it’s not uncommon to spot bald eagles. Though the namesake bears are usually a bit more elusive, the trails will sometimes be shared with fox, deer, racoons and coyotes. Combine this with the crisp mountain air along with the rustling of the wind through the trees, and you can start to see how relaxing this will be. 

The summer months offer opportunities for the anglers and golfers in the family as well. Rent a boat or try your luck from the lakeshore. Rainbow trout and largemouth bass are the most common catches, and there’s nothing that beats a dinner cooked up with your own fresh catch of the day. Just add a bit of butter and garlic can be all that’s needed to create a memorable dinner for the family.  Bear Mountain Ski Resort is transformed into a 9-hole golf course that’s perfect for all skill levels. And there’s nothing quite like the beauty of playing through the backdrop of the majestic backdrop of Big Bear. 

Your next getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect holiday getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

Have You Booked Your Ski Getaway Yet?

Have you booked your ski getaway yet? Big Bear has had a great ski season so far, and both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit will remain open through March. But time is growing short. Every year we have regular guests who get busy and miss their opportunity to have a ski getaway. Don’t let this happen to you.

We’ve got some great opportunities for you to make sure this year is a great one for your family and friends to have a great getaway. Here are a few great options:

Big Bear Vacation RentalFrom the moment you walk up the steps and are greeted by our pair of whimsical carved bears, you’ll know you’re in for a treat with our Cabin #3, Five Star Snow Summit. This is located at the base of Snow Summit, and you’ll be on the slopes in just a minute or two without having to hunt for parking. There’s room for 9 guests in its 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. You’ll love the rustic mountain decor, and will enjoy relaxing in the hot tub after a long day on the slopes. It’s also a short way from The Village with its unique shops and restaurants. See more photos and details, and book online at this link.

Big Bear Vacation RentalLocated next door to Cabin #3 is our Cabin #9, 4 Bedroom Summit. This luxury cabin has 4 bedrooms with 2.5 baths with room for 11 guests. The slopes are adjacent to this one as well, so you skip the driving around looking for a parking space and walk right over to start skiing. Enjoy a game of pool or some foosball, and be sure to feel how relaxing the hot tub is after a day on slopes. Combine this with Cabin 3 and you’ll have room for 20 people to enjoy your getaway. Check out more photos and details or book online at this link.

Big Bear Vacation RentalBut wait, there’s more. We also have a third cabin adjacent to these first two. Do you have a group of 25 or so looking for a fun ski getaway together? Our Cabin #16, Pine Lodge Outdoor Spa is right next to the first two above, and with this one, you’ll also enjoy having the slopes at Snow Summit just moments from your door. You’ll also enjoy the short drive to the Village for its great shops and nightlife. And time spent relaxing in the spa during the chilly evenings under the stars will be a memory you’ll long cherish. Choose just one of these cabins or all of them for your extended family, church group, or office ski party. Click here for more info on this one.

Your next ski getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect holiday getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

 

More March Fun in Big Bear

You might think that with all the great skiing to be found in Big Bear, there wouldn’t be much else going on. You’d be wrong.

There’s more March fun in Big Bear than you can possibly cram in during your stay, but we’re going to help you fill your schedule off the slopes. Here’s another sample of fun things to do during March in Big Bear.

Line Dancing Female Legs in Cowboy Western BootsPull on your dancing boots.Wyatt’s Cafe and Saloon is truly the simple place where the good folks of Big Bear gather. They take the dancing indoors during the colder months. Doors open Fridays at 4 PM with a live band on the stage beginning at 6 PM! Come enjoy the friendly atmosphere with Wyatt’s serving up ranch style food. Wyatt’s is lighting up the night for you to cut up the dance floor with live bands every Friday and Saturday night all year. Wyatt’s is located at the Big Bear Convention Center, and there’s more info here.

PrintOn Saturday March 14th, skiers and snowboarders will assemble at Snow Summit for the annual USARC Ski-A-Thon. This hot FUNdraiser of the winter season is the Skiathon, enabling winter fanatics to have fun on the slopes while working toward the estimable end of supporting the USARC. The funds raised in the annual Skiathon offset the expense of purchasing adaptive ski equipment, training 200 volunteers and professional staff members, and subsidizing the cost of every lesson! A great time supporting a great cause. More details and registration here.

Which Ones PinkThe Cave in Big Bear has a full slate of great bands appearing all month during March. On Saturday March 7th, you’ll enjoy an evening with Cash’d Out, a tribute to Johnny Cash that will have you walking the line straight to your best memories of a man in black. Pink Floyd fans will want to set aside March 21st for Which Ones Pink, one of the best Pink Floyd tribute bands you’ll ever encounter. Finish out March with Guttermouth on March 27th and Catch 40 oz. to Freedom during their appearance on March 28th. You’ll enjoy a professional tribute to Sublime with the greatest hits from now and then. Visit The Cave’s website for more details and ticket information: https://thecavebigbear.com/

As you can see, there’s lots to keep you entertained when you’re not on the slopes in Big Bear during March, and every event will be better when you end your day back at your Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear.  Check out our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect holiday getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

 

March in Big Bear

In addition to all the great skiing, there are plenty of other great things to do during March in Big Bear. Here are just a few things you’ll enjoy during your stay with us.

Polar Bear PlungeIf it’s March in Big Bear, it’s time to freeze your fanny with the annual Polar Plunge Saturday, March 7 to raise funds for Special Olympics Inland Empire. For just a minimum of $50, you can participate in the coolest event of 2020 – the Polar Plunge. Not only will you brave the cold waters, but you’ll have the opportunity to earn incentives, party with friends, and be freezin’ for a reason to help support Special Olympics. Join the Polar Plunge Registration Party at Santana & Mavericks from 6 – 9 PM and get to know your fellow plungers! 40771 Big Bear Blvd.. More details here.

Boy ScoutsThe 16th Annual Bear Mountain Scout Weekend will take place on March 7-8, 2020. This offer is available to active Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. All scouts participating on Scout Weekend will receive a Bear Mountain Scout Weekend Patch 2020.

Give your Scout the opportunity to test their knowledge and on-hill skills while earning their Snow Sports Merit Badge at Bear Mountain’s annual Scout Weekend. BSA Merit Badge counselors will be on hand to evaluate Scouts and help them work towards Merit Badges. To participate, Scouts must bring their Snow Sports Merit Badge completed workbook and Blue Cards.

watching wildlifeEnjoy the Discovery Center Nature Hikes every Saturday and Sunday in March. Meet the volunteer at the trailhead noted on the schedule. Volunteers can be identified by their green shirts. No registration is required and guided hikes are free. In the event of inclement weather, the hike will be canceled. Hikers are advised to wear layers in the winter months and good hiking boots. Be sure to bring water and an Adventure Pass to park at any trailheads. Passes may be purchased at the Big Bear Visitors Center. More details at this link.

You can start your next getaway by viewing all of our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect holiday getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

What Are Your Spring Break Plans?

We’re just a couple months out of the Christmas holidays, and we’re already getting calls from guests looking to place reservations for Spring break. It’s good to plan ahead, and this is a great time to sit down with the family and discuss your Spring break plans. As you probably anticipated, we’ve got some great suggestions.

VLE02If you’re in the mood for something exotic, how about planning a getaway on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta? We have over a dozen luxury condos right on the beach, and the weather is often near perfect. The ocean water temperatures usually hover in the 70s, and our resort at Villa la Estancia has all the amenities you’d expect from luxury condo towers right on the beach. No need to wait to feel the sand in your toes or take a refreshing dip in the surf. And you’ll have a great time exploring the local eateries, shops, and night life in nearby Puerto Vallarta. Or bring your clubs to book some green time on the championship golf courses that are just a few minutes away. Check out our condos and book online at this link.

GolfVacationHow about a golf vacation in La Quinta this spring? We’ve assembled a group of the finest properties adjacent to the championship courses there. And with Palm Springs just a short drive away, you’ll enjoy some of Southern California’s finest restaurants and tourist destinations during your stay. Add a trip up the arial tramway for an afternoon in the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park at the top of the 2.5 mile cable ride. There are few things more relaxing than spending the morning under the deep blue skies with the mountain views beyond followed by relaxing just off the fairway with a cool drink on the patio of your Five Star Vacation Rental. It’s a perfect recipe to help you recharge your batteries and reconnect with your family. Check out our La Quinta properties and book online at this link.

FamilyHiking_StockBut Big Bear is our most popular destination. We’ve assembled a great collection of quality luxury homes and cabins to choose from for your Spring break getaway. And springtime in Big Bear is simply beautiful. You’ll enjoy crisp evenings, and there are miles and miles of well-maintained hiking trails for every level of hiker. For the anglers in your group, the Big Bear fishing season starts in early April and continues throughout the summer. And there’s plenty of great shopping and eating choices in the Village with some great night spots as well. And the golf course at Bear Mountain comes alive in May when the Big Bear driving range opens on May 8th.

We’ve got great choices, and you just need to make yours. And whatever destination you choose, you can be sure we’re working to make sure you time with us is enjoyable and will leave you feeling pampered.

Check out all our La Quinta vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere check out our vacation rentals in  Nuevo Vallarta, and Big Bear. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Getting Serious About Having Fun

We have the great pleasure of talking to people on a daily basis about their plans to have some fun. And we’re always delighted when we hear back from some of them about the great time they had with us, and how much it meant to them to create the memories and recharge their batteries. It’s really gratifying, and we’re convinced there’s nothing wrong with getting serious about having fun.

Family relaxing on the grassYou’ve probably seen the same studies we have. There’s actually quite a bit of research that shows how much we all benefit from relaxation. It’s a really amazing elixir. Relaxation gives us more energy by increasing the flow of blood  around our body. We feel calmer, have clearer thinking, and relaxation can promote a general positive feeling. It increases our memory and helps our decision making. Our heartbeat slows, our tension is eased, and our blood pressure is lower. If relaxation were a drug, it’s something every doctor would prescribe for us. So, take it from us, your vacation doctor, you should get serious about having fun.

If you need an excuse to schedule some time away, there are a lot to choose from. Anniversaries are always great, and they don’t need to be just for weddings. We’ve seen people plan getaways around the day they first met, their first date, and you can get even more creative from there. Celebrate a promotion, a new baby, national pizza day, or the Annual Kumquat Festival that is surely happening somewhere at sometime convenient for your plan. You get the picture. All you really need is a desire to make it happen and those with whom you want to have it happen. Lather, rinse, repeat.

young woman hiker relaxing in the woodsAnd of course you know we’re going to offer you some of the best places on the planet to enhance your relaxation. Our cabins in Big Bear offer some of the best locations and finest luxury you can find. Beach lovers will want to find their way to our surf side resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. And our golfers and desert lovers will delight in the time they spend in one of our luxury golf course homes in La Quinta.

So when you’re ready to get serious about having fun, you can start by viewing all of our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect  getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

 

Plan Your Next Getaway

With the new year upon us, we’ve extended our online booking calendar out to all of 2020. This is a great opportunity to plan your next getaway early. Most of us only get a limited amount of time away each year, and it’s important to take full advantage of it. With a little bit of early planning, you can make a truly memorable getaway this year.

Choose Big Bear for Scenery and Skiing

If your idea of relaxation involves lots of outdoorsy stuff like hiking, skiing, and enjoying nature, choose Big Bear for the scenery and skiing. Weather permitting, ski season usually stays open until early April. It’s a busy time for us, and it’s wise to book your stay as early as possible. We have lots of great options that will keep you just as happy off the slopes as you are on them. Few things are more relaxing that settling down in front of the fireplace at the end of a long day of skiing. Add in some time in the hot tub and a relaxing meal, and the moment is complete.

But Big Bear is also a great choice for the rest of the year. Spring is spectacular and opens more opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking and biking. The Big Bear Zoo is also a great destination for an afternoon learning about the diverse animals found in the Big Bear area. And each of your days spent exploring are capped off with a relaxing day in your Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear.

Choose La Quinta for Desert Beauty and Golfing

La Quinta is a great choice with lots of luxury properties available outside Palm Springs in Southern California. Choose La Quinta for desert beauty and golfing. Most of our La Quinta properties are located on the fairways of the world-class golf courses spread throughout the area. Most have their own private pools and spas as well. And La Quinta is has lots of great entertainment opportunities available from model rocketry, community picnics, to kite flying competitions.

Palm Springs TramNearby Palm Springs has great options for find dining, museums, and the tram takes you on a 2-1/2 mile cable journey through rugged canyons and mountainside to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park at the top. It’s a great way to spend the day, and you’ll bring home lots of amazing memories.

You can make 2020 better than ever by planning your next getaway with us in a Big Bear or La Quinta vacation rental. Check out our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect holiday getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.