Aunt Clarissa Called. She’s Coming For Thanksgiving.

We all love Aunt Clarissa.  And we’re pretty sure every family has their own Aunt Clarissa.  We really do love her.  She has an opinion about everything, and advice for almost anything.  She makes it a point to spend every holiday at our house, and we’re pleased to have her.  But she has a bad back, so she can’t be expected to sleep on the sofa.  Or the hideaway bed.  Or in a nearby hotel.  For the last couple of years we’ve abandoned our bedroom, so she can get the best bed in the house.  Somehow each year, it seems we end up sleeping on the sofa in our own home.  But we really love Aunt Clarissa.

This year we’re doing things differently and so should you.   Stop subjecting your family to the annual tradition of inviting all the relatives over for the holidays while you scramble for sleeping space on the various sofas, rollaways, or air mattresses on the floor.  In addition to making your home look like some new challenge on American Ninja Warrior, you end up with a week’s worth of work after everyone leaves just to get back to normal.  Be honest.  Don’t you sometimes dread the holidays when you know there’s going be so much extra work and lost sleep as a result of just wanting to spend time with your extended family?  Well, this is the year to put a stop to it.  This is the year you can finally start truly enjoying the holidays and relax with family and friends.

Call Five Star Vacation Rentals and let our specialists help you locate a luxury vacation rental cabin or estate in Big Bear.  We have a collection of the finest quality Big Bear cabins you can possibly find.  Our cabins range in size perfect for groups from a small family to a big multi-family reunion.  Aunt Clarissa can have her very own room without relegating you to the sofa.  We’ll help you choose the one that’s just right for your plans.  But don’t delay.  We usually get completely booked for the holidays.

Call us at 310-800-5454 and we’ll be glad to help you with your plans.  You can also browse our properties in Big BearMammothPark CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California Beaches or  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. We realize that you put a lot of time and effort into planning your getaway, and we’re confident that your stay with us will be a great memory for everyone in your party.

Meet the Newest Members of the Five Star Vacation Rentals Family

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Temperatures are starting to dip in Big Bear and we’re expecting the season’s first snow anytime. We’re almost booked solid for Thanksgiving, and we just added two new properties.

Sinatra’s Villa is a beautiful log cabin just a 5 minute walk to Snow Summit and quick drive into the Village. You’ll love the soaring ceiling in the great room, and the large deck has amazing forest views. It has 3 bedrooms with a loft, so there’s plenty of room for your party of up to 8 people.  We’ve packed this cabin with great diversions including a pool table, foosball table, Playstation, and a TV in every room.  We’re sure this one will quickly become a favorite, so be sure to book your stay right away.

Our second new addition is Pine Nest Chalet. This is a new purchase, and has all new furniture and appliances. And it’s a perfect choice for all our football fans. We’re including the NFL package, so you can get in some great time away in Big Bear and catch some great football games at the same time. Just add some beer and pizza, and this may well be the most relaxing vacation retreat you’ve ever had. After the game is over, you’ll have fun shooting some pool with the family, or dive into a lively game of darts.   You’ll also enjoy the beauty of the forest with the while you relax in the hot tub and take in the tree top views.

You can view all our Big Bear cabins at this link, or call us at a 310-780-3411.  We’ll be happy to help you put together the ideal getaway. We’ve got luxury vacation rentals in Big Bear including Park CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Regardless of which one of our luxury getaway locations you choose, you can be assured that we’re working to make sure your vacation will be one you’ll want to repeat again every year.

Be sure to download our new IOS and Android apps. These are a great tool to let your view our properties and book them while you’re on the go.


Bring Your Family To Big Bear For Thanksgiving

The holiday season is upon us, and you may already be feeling some of the usual pressures.  Where will you find room for the new relatives?  How many different tables will you need to set up this year?  Will you need to limit your number of guests?

If your home is the usual holiday destination, it can be daunting to accommodate them all each year as your family grows with new kids and spouses.  Well, we’ve got a perfect solution.  Rent one of our Five Star Vacation Rental luxury cabins in Big Bear!  It’s a great option for big families, and provides the entire family with a memorable treat.  But as you can imagine, we are usually booked solid for that weekend. Be sure to call us right away to grab one of our luxury vacation rentals.

You’ll have a few tasty options for your Thanksgiving getaway.  Stillwells Restaurant inside the Northwoods Resort is a popular destination for many folks.  Just imagine having a great Thanksgiving meal (or their usual scrumptious buffet) and have absolutely zero dishes to do when you’re done.  Stillwells requires reservations, so be sure to call well in advance (909) 866-3121 ext. 7885 to be sure you get space set aside for your group. You’ll enjoy great food, relaxing time with your family, and the freedom to walk away from a huge pile of dirty dishes. It’s almost too good to imagine.

Another great option is to serve your family and guests a pre-cooked meal at your vacation rental cabin.  Both Staters Brothers and Vons in Big Bear are offering full Thanksgiving meals with all the fixings.  You can choose from Turkey, Ham, or Prime Rib.  For larger groups, mix and match to provide a greater variety for your family.  You’ll also need to order these in advance.  You can reach Stater Brothers at (909) 866-5211, and Vons at (909) 866-8459. Be sure to buy some nice disposable plates and cups, so your Thanksgiving clean up will be mostly with a trash bag instead of a dish rag!

And for our dyed-in-the-wool gourmets, rest assured that virtually all of our luxury vacation rental cabins and estates have kitchens equal to the task for your Thanksgiving preparations. Many of our units have double ovens and gas ranges. Be sure to check out the specifics with us. Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you find the best cabin for your getaway.

We often have snow on the ground during Thanksgiving, so be sure to plan ahead and pack your skis.  This could be a weekend you’ll remember for a long time as a great time with family, some great food, and amazing skiing.  The only unpleasant part of the entire experience is when you have to pack up and return to the real world.

Looking for a Thanksgiving getaway elsewhere? We’ve got you covered. We can also help you book your Thanksgiving getaway to one of our other destinations in Park CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  We’re committed to making sure your holiday will be a great memory for your entire family.  Call us at 310-780-3411 for more details or to book with us on the phone.