February Events in Big Bear

February is a great month to plan your Big Bear getaway. Skiing is in full swing and the local shops and restaurants are open for business. It’s a perfect time to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway, and include some snow play for fun while you’re here. Here are just a few February events in Big Bear you can enjoy during your stay.

The Gold Rush Mining Company offers an immersive winter experience that has proven to be a real hit. Journey into the snow cave where active snow falling events occur daily, find a crystal that represents your birth month, zodiac, numerology, or planet, discover hidden treasures in the heated water sluice all the while under a canopy of sparkling crystal icicles, crack open a snowball revealing never before seen sparkling crystal centers or go on a winter expedition where you can take home all the treasure you find and more. Check out their website for more details.

When was the last time your family enjoyed a night out bowling? The Bowling Barn in Big Bear has been a favorite community destination for years. Bowling is a great family outing, and a truly delightful rite of passage in many families. Many of us remember all the gutter balls we threw followed by the exhilaration of getting a strike. Add a few snacks, and some really cool shoes, and it’s a night most families will find themselves plotting to repeat. Be sure to check out their nightly glow bowling where they dim the lights and turn up the music. They also have an arcade, full service bar, and snack bar.  Check out more details at the website: https://bowlingbarn.com

And these are just a couple of fun events you can enjoy when you’re not skiing or enjoying some of the other snow play events during your visit.

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.  Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

Some Five Star New Year’s Resolutions

Most of us are darn near gleeful at the thought of leaving 2020 behind. It’s been a year of challenges and we’re filled with hope for better things in the year ahead. And one of the ways many of us greet the new year is with resolutions. Here are a few of ours:

Cherish the People In Our Lives

When we distill everything down to what’s most important in our lives, we can never get very far away from those we love the most. And our circle of important people often includes our friends, family, coworkers and sometimes just special people we meet along the way. We’re hoping the new year will provide us more chances to express our affection for these people and keep in touch with them more regularly. We hope you’ll find those opportunities for the people in your life as well.

Really Enjoy Life

As we surround ourselves with increasing amounts of technology, we can also get wrapped up in a world that can rob us of some of life’s more refreshing and truly genuine moments. We’re resolving in this new year to actually find some roses along the way and then stop to smell them. And we’re going to pet kittens to hear them purr, find something fun to surprise someone we love with, listen to the wind, the birds, and the ocean. And we’ll make it a point to do silly things once in a while, because it makes our kids laugh.

Enjoy Relaxing Time Away

It’s our business, but it’s also our pleasure. Our motivation for getting into this business is the motivation that keeps us visiting our own properties. We love getting away, feeling pampered, and enjoying the amazing surroundings found at our properties. When we’re in La Quinta, we love an early morning game of golf, followed by an afternoon lounging by pool adjacent to the fairway. Our days in Big Bear often start with a cup of coffee overlooking the forest view followed by an afternoon stroll through the forest and a relaxing evening by the fireplace with wine for the adults and hot chocolate for the kids.

However you and your family decide to celebrate the New Year, Five Star Vacation Rentals will always be ready to provide the quality luxury accommodations in some of the most sought after destinations. View all of our La Quinta properties at this link or browse our choices in Big Bear.  You can book online 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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.