Three Reasons to Plan a Big Bear Getaway

Big Bear is our most popular destination and there are probably about a hundred good reasons why you should plan your next getaway there. But we’re going to point out just three reasons to plan a Big Bear getaway.

Big Bear Has Great Skiing

Two of southern California’s most popular ski destinations are Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. This season is likely to be a busy one with lots of skiers looking to hit the slopes early and often. Lift tickets will be limited and likely harder to get as the season comes into full swing. Since 1952 families have headed to Big Bear to enjoy the thrill of downhill runs. Lift tickets get you access to both locations, and there are slopes suitable for all skill levels. New skiers can take advantage of the ski lessons offered, and there are ski rentals for newcomers to hit the slopes for the thrill of their first runs.

Big Bear Has Great Scenery

Big Bear has dozens of miles of hiking trails, and Big Bear Lake is a year-round destination. Fishing and boating are a great way to leave behind the daily grind down the mountain and totally immerse yourself in the mountain’s ecosystem. With Five Star Vacation Rentals, you’ll enjoy this pristine surrounding in some of the finest luxury to be found anywhere in Southern California. You’ll delight in leaving behind the city traffic and crowds is enough to jump start your enjoyment. Start your morning with a steaming cup of coffee looking out over treetops, Big Bear Lake, and the mountains beyond to get a real sense for how relaxing this can be.

Five Star Vacation Rentals Offers Luxury Relaxation

Leave behind the usual search for a hotel along with the accompanying shared spaces and loud neighbors. Never again be awakened at 3 AM by a loud conversation in the hallway outside your room. Trade out the early morning hunt as you go searching for a restaurant with a relaxing stroll down your private hallway to your private kitchen to enjoy breakfast surrounded only by the people you choose, not a bunch of strangers. Get a fire going in the fireplace and relax with some warm coffee or cocoa as you discuss the plans for the day or just have relaxing there by the fireplace be your plans for the day.

We’re here to help you create this kind of getaway for your family a luxury Big Bear vacation rental. You can look at all our Big Bear options 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 VallartaLa Quinta and Miami, Florida.

Break Out the Skis. It’s Time!

Our regular guests will need no reminder, but we’ll post this anyway. We’ve got snow in Big Bear, and you’re going to want to get your reservations placed. Yes, we’re pleased to announce it’s time to break out the skis.

We love winter in Big Bear and our skiers this year have even more incentive to hit the slopes. This has been a year many of us are eager to leave behind, and we’re pretty sure a few runs down the slopes will help. We’re already seeing our winter bookings coming in, so we recommend you get your reservations in early to make sure you get that much needed time on the slopes. Here are a couple of guest favorites:

Cabin 9 is just 200 yards from the Snow Summit resort, and you’ll love the chance to walk to the slopes rather than trying to find a parking space. Rolling out of bed, grabbing some coffee, a quick breakfast and hitting slopes without even looking for your car keys is a pretty cool way to start any day. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with Cabin 9. It’s on a quiet cul-de-sac and it’s a perfect spot to relax after a long day on the slopes. The big jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom is perfect to soothe any sore muscles, and you’ll all love gathering around the fireplace to wind down with stories from the day.

Cabin 29 is also close to Snow Summit. And with its 9 bedrooms and 9.5 baths there is room for 16 guests. Each of the 9 bedrooms has its own bathroom, so there’s plenty of privacy for large families. And the kids will love the freedom of having their own private suites with a bathroom. The two master bedrooms have Jacuzzi tubs, so mom and dad can have some real luxury of their own at the end of the day. The slopes at Snow Summit are close by, so this is a great choice for a family ski getaway. The restaurants and shops of The Village are also just a few minutes away making this one a perfect choice for your Big Bear getaway.

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 VallartaLa Quinta and Miami, Florida.

 

 

Ring in the New Year with Five Star Vacation Rentals

Usher out 2020 in style by booking your stay at a Five Star Vacation Rental. Share your New Year’s resolutions with your family and host your own private countdown with streamers and the bubbly beverages of your choice. Join us in resolving that 2021 will be a great year full of new opportunities and great hope. And what better way to do this than to ring in the New Year with Five Star Vacation Rentals?

Our year end bookings are filling fast, but if you hurry, you can still reserve one of our luxury properties in Big Bear or La Quinta. Here are a couple of properties that are still available as we write this:

In Big Bear, our Cabin 9, 4 Bedroom Summit is a great choice for skiers. Grab your skis, and you’ll be at the slopes in under 5 minutes. And with its 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, there’s room for 11 guests to enjoy its comfort. When you’re not on the slopes, you can relax in front of the fireplace, lounge in the master bath’s jacuzzi tub, or play some family games with the pool and foosball tables. You’ll love the luxury feel of the granite counters throughout, and the hot tub will help soothe any aches or pains from your day on the slopes. Check out more photos and details or book online at this link.

Golfers love how close our La Quinta properties are located to the local courses. There are a wealth of golfing opportunities in La Quinta and our PGA112 overlooks the 8th hole of the Nicklaus Private course. You’ll enjoy your own private pool and spa, and it sits adjacent to a seldom-used community pool you can take advantage of as well. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, and the guest bedrooms are equipped with 58″ 4K televisions. The fire pit out back will be a favorite place to assemble after dinner to feel the breezes start to cool and enjoy some warm conversations with your family. Be sure to check out the cupboard full of games to enjoy some cards or a board game before bedtime. You can book your stay online and see more photos at this link.

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.

 

Plan a Special Holiday Getaway With Five Star Vacation Rentals

This year is the year many families have declared they’re going to go on at least one great family getaway. We’ve been seeing it more and more as families want to have some fun and relaxing experiences during these challenging times. This winter is a great time to plan a special holiday getaway with Five Star Vacation Rentals.

At Five Star Vacation Rentals we strive to provide a great experience with lots of relaxing and luxurious touches along the way. This holiday season is shaping up to be one of our busiest in memory, so we’re recommending all our guests plan ahead and book early to make sure you can get that special trip planned for the family.

Big Bear is our most popular destination, and the holiday season in Big Bear offers lots of great activities in a beautiful forest setting. By Christmastime, Big Bear often has a generous blanket of snow. And on the years it doesn’t, you’ll still be greeted with exhilarating cold, clean, mountain air amid the towering trees. For us city dwellers, an early morning walk in the chilly air amongst the trees and mountains in Big Bear is a rare treat. And for the skiers, the treat is even greater when it’s followed by a run down the slopes at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit.

Off the slopes, there’s still plenty of fun winter activity. One of our favorites is the Alpine Slide. Their new Mineshaft Coaster brings a coaster experience to Big Bear with hairpin turns, tunnels and 360 degree corkscrews. The coaster will take you down a mile-long track through the trees. They have their own snow making equipment on site, so as long as the weather is cold enough, you can also enjoy their snow play options with inner tube downhill runs, and their signature Alpine Slide where you can recreate a luge experience as you race down the mountain on the specially designed track and sleds.

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and 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 November Big Bear Getaway

We’re so excited to see more families making plans to get out and enjoy activities together. And with the holidays just around the corner, our bookings are filling up for Thanksgiving and Big Bear. But don’t despair, we still have some openings, and it’s a great time to plan your November Big Bear Getaway.

The weather is hard to predict, but we usually see some snow by November. And even when there is no snow, there’s plenty to do. Here are some of our favorites:

Spend some time at the Big Bear Zoo. We’re always pleased to hear from guests who discover this gem during their visit to Big Bear. The zoo is small enough to enjoy in just an afternoon, but big enough to offer some great examples of local wildlife. You can enjoy seeing bears, coyotes, a badger, a bobcat, eagles, and much more. It’s a very intimate experience, and unlike any zoo you’ve probably visited before. For more information, admission fees, and hours, please visit their website: https://www.bigbearzoo.org

The Big Bear Alpine Slide is open year round with a variety of adventures and rides depending upon the season and the weather. They recently completed the Mineshaft Coaster, and it’s a hit. You’ll hop on your private sled and you’re in control of the brakes for the gravity-propelled ride down the state-of-the-art stainless steel tube track. The track stretches for a mile and you’ll get up to speeds over 25mph. And this is just one of the fun activities you can enjoy during your visit. Each of the rides brings a new thrill, and discount tickets are available for multiple rides. Check out their website for more information: http://alpineslidebigbear.com/

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and 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.

Some Great Choices For Your Next Getaway

We love talking to guests and learning about their plans. Over the years, we’ve hosted weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, church retreats, and lots of just plain family fun. It’s always a delight to help people find the right property for their getaway, and we’re going to take a look at a couple of our guests’ favorites.

Cabin 49 is a recent addition to our family of properties. We call it the “Brand New San Gorgonio Lodge.” It was built in 2019 and sits on a treed lot within a 10 minute walk of Snow Summit. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with room for 12 guests. Its great room has a wall of windows looking out on the forest, and there are plenty of comfy places to relax near the fireplace. There’s a slipper bathtub in the master suite just waiting for you to slip in and feel all your stress dissolve away. The wood accents and live edge counters will be a constant reminder of the beautiful forest just outside. Click here for more details and to book online.

As the colder weather starts moving in to Big Bear, one of our personal favorites is Cabin 12, “Indoor Pool and Spa at Beautiful Lakeside Retreat.” As the name reveals, this cabin boasts an indoor pool and spa. As your family splashes around in the private pool, be sure to tell the kids how when you were their age, you had to walk all the way to the city pool and share it with a hundred other kids. And then splash them a bit just  for fun. It’s sure to be a getaway you all remember and will want to repeat. Check for available dates, get more info, and book online at this link.

Your next relaxing 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 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.

November Things to do In Big Bear

Are you ready to get out of town? We’ve been getting lots of calls from people saying exactly that. As our start inching back toward a more normal existence, one of the things we all miss most is travel and time to relax with those closest to us. It’s a great time to check out all the November things to do in Big Bear.

Oktoberfest has its closing weekend on November 5-7th. Many people have this on their calendar to come back each year, and we’re happy it’s continuing this year. You’ll enjoy lots of fun, great international beers, and you can polka till you drop. It’s the one event every year we get to break our our lederhosen without having the neighbors post strange things about us on social media. You can plan to find mugs of beer bigger than your head, and fun activities for everyone, including a bunch for the kids.

Women in Big Bear looking for a fun group paddle board activity or just want to learn the basics of paddle boarding, can meet every Thursday at 5pm at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor. Scheduled to run Thursdays until November 26th, Captain John’s hosts this event that they affectionately call, “Babes on Boards.” For a $5 fee, you’ll get a board rental and can join with more experienced boarders to get some pointers. Be sure to bring an appetizer and plan to watch an awesome sunset. More info:
Captain John’s Fawn Harbor
39369 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 866-6478

Wyatt’s Grill and Saloon is offering patio dining Wednesday through Sunday and features country music on Wednesday nights. They hope to restart their line dancing fun soon, but for now you can enjoy some great food most nights and some great music on Wednesday nights. They’re also delivering to most areas of Big Bear. More details here.

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.

Plan Your Winter With Five Star Vacation Rentals

Many of our friends are lamenting that 2020 seems like the year that just won’t end. But we’re not worried. Whether your year has been good, bad, or somewhere in between, we promise the calendar keeps marching on, and this is a great time to plan your winter with Five Star Vacation Rentals. Do this, and your year will have some great memories.

We’re already seeing our Thanksgiving and Christmas bookings start to fill up. And New Year’s in Big Bear is always a blast. Starting with Thanksgiving, grab one of our remaining cabins or estates and make your plans. Our cabins have full kitchens, but there are also several great catering choices in Big Bear for Thanksgiving as well. So whether you want to spend time in the kitchen cooking up family favorites, or have this year be the one where you let someone else do the cooking, you have some great choices.

Christmas is a pure delight. And even more so on years when we get a good snowfall. We can’t predict how it will be this year, but snow or no, we can predict your family will have an amazing time in your Five Star Vacation Rental on Christmas morning. Imagine gathering with friends and family around the fireplace and watching the kids tear open their presents as you relax and take in views of the forest or Big Bear Lake. It’s a holiday treat your family will want to repeat.

Once the new year is upon us, a whole new chapter of fun opens. Once the snow starts falling, the ski slopes open and snow activities begin. You can go sledding, have a snowball fight, or teach the kids how to make their first snowman. Winter in Big Bear is magical.

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.

 

 

Make This Holiday Season Special

This has been a year unlike any other, and if your family is like ours, you’re really looking forward to some real quality time together this holiday season. We’re already seeing our Thanksgiving and Christmas reservations come in, and this is a great time to plan ahead to make this holiday season special.

This Thanksgiving will see many families gathering with a renewed sense of thankfulness. We’re happy to see so many families resuming normal activities, and we have many great options for your get together this holiday season. All of our properties have full kitchens, so you gather all your family chefs to create a great feast.

But maybe your family could really use a year off from cooking duties. Big Bear has some great dining options. Some will be offering full meals to take out, so you can have a great meal gathered around your own dining table, without any of the cooking. It’s a great option.

Looking beyond Thanksgiving, we’re anticipating a great Christmas in Big Bear this year. We often wake up on that morning to fresh snow, but even without snow, it’s a magical time to be in Big Bear. Winter in Big Bear means cold mornings that are great for a brisk walk before breakfast. It’s a special treat watching the kids open their presents as you look out over the forest

Your next holiday 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 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.

 

 

Imagine Some Relaxing Time Away in Big Bear

Right now a lot of us are spending time imagining how much different things have turned out, and how much better we hope they’ll be. It’s only natural. Life has taken some unexpected turns for many of us, and we’d really welcome some change. We can easily imagine some relaxing time away in Big Bear, and we’re here to help you make that happen.

Big Bear offers lots of great things to help your stay be a memorable one. You can start with a quiet walk in the woods to help the calm and serenity of Big Bear settle in with your family. Chipmunks, squirrels and raccoons are commonly seen around the hiking paths. And as winter approaches, bald eagles become more common. Big Bear is hosts the largest wintering population of bald eagles in Southern California, and it’s a real treat to watch these majestic birds soar overhead throughout Big Bear.

And even the more common activities you do to relax every day take on a new significance once you settle in to your Big Bear Vacation Rental. Movie nights are just more fun when you’re sitting in the comfort of your cabin nestled in the woods. And game night will never be the same as you listen to the breeze outside rustle through the forest and soak in the warmth of the fireplace. This will be a time your family long remembers. This is why so many of our guests return regularly to create new memories.

Your next relaxing 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 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.