Labor Day in Big Bear

We really hate to see the summer come to an end, but we know it’s inevitable. We’ve been watching the back to school ads popping up everywhere, and we’re already reworking our schedules for getting the kids back in school and fitting in the various sports and clubs. But take heart, there’s still time to schedule a great Labor Day in Big Bear.

If you’re planning to arrive on Friday for the long weekend, there’s plenty of great events to kick off your stay. Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue. Fine art and craftsmanship will be featured in a variety of mediums. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, listen to the music and browse the wonderful artwork. Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. No charge to wander.

On Friday evening, we recommend Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon Honky Tonk Fridays at the Big Bear Convention Center. The doors open at 4pm and the live band gets things rolling at 6pm. You’ll enjoy some great music and dancing.

On Saturday, August 31st, we recommend a visit the 10th Annual “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center. All cars are welcome to register and participate, and you can expect to see a wide variety of restored classics, customs, and oddities as well. This is always a huge hit, and many of the owners hang around to answer questions and explain their restorations.

You can book your stay online or view 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 holiday 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 La Quinta.

Make Your July 4th a Blast in Big Bear

You’ve got lots of choices for your July 4th celebration, and Big Bear may well be the best one. Every year Big Bear rolls out the biggest fireworks display in all of Southern California. Many families make this an annual event, and you may do likewise after your first visit.

Screen Shot 2019-07-01 at 1.52.34 PMThere are a lot of reasons why Big Bear’s Independence Day is so spectacular. The fireworks are certainly one of the main reasons. The beauty of the fireworks is more amazing because they’re fired from a barge on the lake, and the reflection off the water unlike anything you’ve probably seen before. The show can be seen from pretty much anywhere along the shore, from boats on the lake, and many of our properties are perfect for viewing from their decks.

Woman asian Marathon running race, Run up the mountain road.Of course every 4th of July must include some great barbecue, family events, and other activities. You can start your day with the second annual 4th of July Fun Run at Meadow Park. This is a truly fun run with prizes being awarded for the best costumes. Choose the distance that suits you best from 5K, 10K, and 15K, with strollers and walkers welcome on the course.

After the run, you can take in the festivities at the 25th Annual Independence Day Fair at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center. There will be booths with local artisans, live music, and specialty foods and gifts. The kids will enjoy the bounce house, face painting, crafts and lots of treats. Admission is free, and it’s a great way to enjoy some fun shopping and entertainment before the fireworks start later. Open from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Barbecue pork ribs on a grillWhen you’re ready to settle in for some great barbecue and a good spot to watch the fireworks, plan to head over to the Rotary Club’s annual barbecue. Tickets include a range of tasty options from hot dogs and hamburgers to barbecued chicken and baby back ribs. And the ticket price also lets you stay to enjoy the fireworks from one of the best settings anywhere along the lake. You’ll want to bring your own chairs and dress warmly, because it may get chilly.

You can book your stay online or view 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 holiday 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 La Quinta.

 

A Summer to Remember Starts Here

You’re just coming off of spring break, and you may not be thinking too much about the summer, but we’ve always been in favor of early planning. And planning a summer to remember starts here. We have luxury, adventure, and just plain fun waiting just inside the door of our amazing Five Star Vacation Rentals. Here are a few ideas to spark your early summer plans:

Memorial Day in Big Bear

Barbecue pork ribs on a grillVeterans Park in Big Bear will host the annual Memorial Day event. It’s a great time to meet with or join fellow veterans and celebrate the great sacrifice made by some, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we do. It’s a great barbecue to celebrate the brave men and women who have served to protect our freedoms.

Plan for Father’s Day June 16th

We’ve had a great ski season this year, but as that winds down it’s a great time to start planning your summer getaway.  And there are some events coming up that that you can make even more special by spending them in Big Bear. This may be a great time to show dad just how much you appreciate all he’s done for you over the years. Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 16th this year, and few things will make dad feel more appreciated than whisking him away for a fun and relaxing weekend in Big Bear.

July 4th in Big Bear

Big Bear FireworksThe Independence Day spectacle in Big Bear is considered the be the largest fireworks display in all of Southern California. The fireworks are launched over Big Bear Lake, and can be seen from venues all around the lake. There will be lots of barbecue, fishing, hiking, and general relaxation going on. We’re usually booked up for this holiday. And since it falls on a weekend this year, it’s wise to plan ahead and book your stay early.

You can book your stay online or view 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 summer 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 VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Don’t Miss Ski Season in Big Bear

Spring is in the air, and that means we’re in for some great changes. But it also means we’re heading into the last weeks of ski season in Big Bear, so now’s the time to make sure you don’t miss ski season in Big Bear.

We’ve had a great season so far, and there’s still plenty of snow remaining. Due to heavier than usual snowfall, the slopes are remaining open this year through Easter. This will give you more time to enjoy some downhill fun. And we have some great choices for where to stay while you’re in Big Bear enjoying the snow. Check out these great vacation rentals:

8238470737Our Cabin #9, 4 bBedroom Summit has room for 11 guests in its 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It’s in a perfect location just 200 yards from the Snow Summit slope, so you’ll be able to maximize your time by just rolling out of bed and hitting the slopes within minutes. When you’re not on the slopes, you’ll be relaxing on a quiet cul-de-sac with a pool table, foosball table, backyard barbecue and a hot tub. And if you’re looking for away to have your large group getaway, we also rent the two adjacent cabins for room enough for 26 guests. Call us for details.

4765600595Cabin #16 sits adjacent to Cabin #9 and can be rented separately or together for larger groups. This one is also just a couple minute walk from Snow Summit and a quick drive to The Village. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with room for 8 guests. It boasts a beautiful rock fireplace, a pool table, and a sunken 6 person hot tub.  And the wood decor throughout will enhance the rustic luxury you’ll find around you here.

View 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.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

Dreaming of a White Christmas in Big Bear

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas in Big Bear, we’re ready to help you make that happen. We’ve still got a handful of cabins and estates available for Christmas, but we’re almost certainly going to be booked solid, so you’ll need to hurry if you want to make this happen for your family.

Cabin23view2We’re excited that snow is already falling in Big Bear, and the ski slopes are open. This means your Christmas visit to Big Bear can include some fun skiing, snow boarding, or just having some fun family snow play. And there’s really nothing quite like having the family wake up on Christmas morning to a snow-covered landscape outside. If conditions allow, you may even have get the chance to build your family’s first snow man. And that is a moment most kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

snowplayBig Bear Snow Play is one of Big Bear’s most popular winter attractions. It features one of Big Bear’s biggest slopes, and is the go-to destination for inner tube downhill fun.  They’ve also got a “Magic Carpet” ride to get you from the bottom of the long slope all the way to the top without losing your breath. They’re open daily from 10am – 4pm with evening hours on the weekends. They’re even open on Christmas day from 11am to 4pm. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of racing down a slope on a tube, it’s a thrill you’re definitely going to enjoy.

Time is running out to plan your white Christmas in Big Bear.  You can do your own custom search for the specific dates you’d like to stay on our Big Bear page. 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.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

 

 

Got Summer Plans Yet?

Have you made your summer plans yet? The time is slipping away, and we’ve got some great choices to help make your getaway truly special this year.  Here’s a small sample of some of the fun events and activities you can enjoy when you book your summer getaway in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals in Big Bear:

Family On Walk Through Beautiful CountrysideHiking Big Bear is a great opportunity for your family to turn off your phones, pull on some good walking shoes, and enjoy some great family time. There are trails throughout the Big Bear area with a variety of distances and exertion levels designed to fit every hiker. They range from hikes lasting less than an hour to hikes designed to challenge even the most seasoned hiker. Some of the paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible and feature stops along the way to learn more about the botany, geology, and wildlife of the area. There’s more info on the available trails at this link.

The company of young people are sitting around the bonfire and singing songsHikers and outdoor enthusiasts will want to pay a visit to the Big Bear Discovery Center. They have fun programs scheduled throughout the summer including night hikes, campfire presentations, gold panning, and more. Many of their activities are scheduled with volunteer naturalists to answer questions and provide fascinating insight in to the beautiful plants and wildlife that surround us here in Big bear. Check out their calendar for more info on the many fun events they have available during your visit.

RennaisanceFairThere’s still time to catch this year’s Renaissance Faire running weekends through August 12th. This annual event offers a great collection of costumes, period entertainment and some of the best foods found anywhere on the planet for the past several hundred years. This is a family event where you can stroll among minstrels, royalty, and enjoy stage shows featuring magicians, period music, and some very funny acts.

We’re really proud of our lineup of luxury cabins and estates in in Big Bear. We learned long ago that vacation time is a rare and special time for most families, and we dedicate ourselves to making sure your time with us is the best possible. You can view them all our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for special Father’s Day with your family.  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 getaway whatever the occasion may be.  Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

 

 

Make This Father’s Day Extraordinary

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and this presents an opportunity to show dad exactly how much you appreciate all he’s done for you. Make sure he knows you remember all those awkward calls you made in your youth when you were a bit short of rent money, needed help buying your books for school, or found yourself stranded with a broken down car in need of a quick rescue. For all these reasons and a thousand more, you can make this year the one he remembers for a lifetime.

Five Star Vacation Rentals has a number of great choices that can meet and exceed whatever activities dad likes best. If he’s a golfer, we have some great luxury villas right on the fairway in La Quinta. We just added a few truly spectacular properties that will have dad’s eyes getting wide as he smiles looking out over the beautiful green expanse just waiting for him and his clubs. Check out all of our La Quinta properties and book online at this link.

Is dad more of a laidback-relax-on-the-beach kind of guy? How about setting him up with a relaxing stay at our Villa la Estancia resort in Nuevo Vallarta?   This high rise vacation spot is right on the beach and offers a complete resort experience with a swim-up bar and just a momentary walk to the adjacent beach. There’s golfing nearby as well as lots of great shopping and local cuisine in Puerto Vallarta. If dad wants to try his hand at some serious fishing, there’s marlin and tuna charters leaving regularly out of the Puerto Vallarta marina. Check out more photos and details at this link.

Of course, Big Bear is our most popular destination, and there’s always something for dad to enjoy here. Big Bear Lake has some great fishing and water sports. Rent a boat for the afternoon, and do some fishing or just drift around enjoying the sound of the water gently lapping at the boat while you all enjoy a picnic on the water or quietly relax with a good book in the cool breeze over the lake. Later, you can treat dad to some steaks prepared just the way he likes them in the gourmet kitchen of your Five Star Vacation Rental. The entire family will enjoy the benefits of celebrating dad, but make sure you go all out to give him the special time he deserves. This link has our Big Bear vacation rentals.

We hope this sparks your desire to carve out some time to make a special getaway just for Dad.  Take a look at all our Big Bear properties at this link: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/big-bear-rentals. We also have some great luxury choices waiting for you if you choose to visit  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark City, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere. If you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

What Kind of Big Bear Vacation Would You Like?

Spring is a great time in Big Bear, and this is a perfect time to drop everything and take that long-delayed family vacation you’ve been meaning to schedule. The mountain air feels especially crisp most mornings, and each day presents new opportunities for getting some relaxing time with your family or friends in a luxury Five Star Vacation Rental.

Cycling takes off during spring in Big Bear. The Big Bear Cycling Association keeps an active schedule going, and there is something on the calendar most days. Rides are available from beginner to experienced, and all of them will have you riding through the beauty of Big Bear surrounded by the trees and lake on many of the rides. Of course you can also take out on your own. Big Bear has several bike paths you can follow on this map. If you’d like to join with other cyclists for one of the planned outings by the Big Bear Cycling Association, you can view their calendar of rides at this link.

Avid hikers can also find some great trails in and around the Big Bear area. Several of our vacation rentals are located near great hiking, and you can also use this map to locate more. Hiking Big Bear during the spring is especially beautiful as the local greenery flourishes and the wildlife activity increases.

Family of Feet warming at a fireplaceOf course there’s always the option to just do nothing. Our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals and estates are designed to cater to this need best. Enjoy the serene beauty of Big Bear, but also be sure to just plan some down time to recharge your batteries and get some relaxing time with the family.  Start the day with a great breakfast cooked in your own kitchen. Pick one of our cabins with some great games, and you can enjoy a friendly game of pool or foosball. Later on you can all adjourn to the hot tub and soak for a while before dinner.  Finish the evening in front of the fire while sharing funny stories. We hope you get the picture, and we’re here to help you put your family in that photo.

We hope this sparks your desire to carve out some time for your family to enjoy a getaway to one of our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals. Take a look at all our Big Bear properties at this link: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/big-bear-rentals. We also have some great luxury choices waiting for you if you choose to visit  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark City, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere. If you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Celebrate Your Summer Events With Five Star Vacation Rentals

Despite our wish to prolong the season, we’re moving quickly through spring. We’re seeing some new flowers and trees growing and some of us are reacting to more pollen in the air as well.   It’s a great time of year, and one that moves us forward toward the events of summer. And this is one time of year when many big events take place in our lives.

Region capture 26If you’ve got a significant graduation on the horizon, a great way to mark the occasion is with a family getaway to one of our Big Bear vacation rentals. What better way to celebrate the hard work and accomplishment of your graduate than with a relaxing time in the serenity of a Big Bear cabin or estate? Let them sleep late, and greet them with a breakfast of their favorite fixins prepared fresh in your gourmet kitchen.  Pick one of our properties with a hot tub, and add that into the mix for relaxation. Enjoy some leisurely shopping in The Village, and plan on a nice meal at one of the great restaurants there.  Make it a weekend or an entire week, and your graduate will appreciate the relaxation and quiet solitude you can find here.

Region capture 27If you’re planning a traditional June wedding, Big Bear is a great place for your ceremony and your honeymoon. There are a number of great locations to have your wedding, and we have the perfect solution for gathering your entire wedding party for the occasion. We have adjacent properties that can host up to 28 people. That’s room enough for all the in laws, maids of honor and best men, and a handful of grandparents as well. And there are few better places to enjoy your honeymoon after the big event. Spend some relaxing time hiking in the surrounding hillsides, dining and shopping in The Village, and enjoying the luxury of a Five Star Vacation Rental.

And June weddings also launch June anniversaries. You can make this year the one you plan something truly special to celebrate your marriage. And while it’s common to celebrate the big numbers like 10, 20, 30 years or more, there’s no reason that your 2nd, 4th, 7th or 9th should be excluded from a great time in a luxurious Big Bear vacation rental from Five Star Vacation Rentals.

Check out all our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere check out our vacation rentals in  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute 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.

 

Plan the Perfect Christmas in Big Bear

dirty dishesMany of us woke up this morning with a few extra relatives in town with some of them under our roofs. We also greeted the day with the faint aroma of yesterday’s turkey feast still lingering around the kitchen. And whether or not you’re one of those who runs out to find the great sales this weekend, one thing is for certain: Thanksgiving is behind us, and we’re on that fast track to Christmas and Hanukkah. It’s a fun time, but it’s also a time when many families feel extra stress over the commitments and expectations that usually come with the season. This year you can leave the stress behind by and plan the perfect Christmas in Big Bear.

Enjoy more quality time with your extended family in Big Bear in a Five Star Vacation Rental. We still have a handful of luxury vacation rentals available for the Christmas weekend, but they’re going fast.  Christmas is one of the most amazing times in Big Bear, and you can plan a family getaway that will have all your relatives vowing to do it again next year.

Big Bear Village pulls out all the stops for Christmas. It turns into a whimsical nostalgic winter wonderland with plenty of cheerful reminders of the excitement of the season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting every weekend from 10am to 4pm, and the Village merchants help add to the festive spirit with great lights and decorations as well.

Christmas is a delight for the snow aficionados as well. The ski season is open, and the slopes are usually in great shape come Christmas time. Break out your skis or rent some when you arrive. All of our Big Bear properties are a good choice for skiers, and some are within walking distance to the slopes. There’s also plenty of fun snow activities without skis as well. The Alpine slide has a great downhill sled ride and inner tubes for more sliding fun.

But the center of your Big Bear visit will likely be your time spend in the luxury of your Five Star Vacation Rental luxury cabin or estate. Each of our properties is a cut above the rest designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Most have hot tubs and games stocked to allow plenty of quality family time as your spend time relaxing around the fire and enjoying each others company. And we have properties with room for any range of guests, so you can plan your holiday getaway for just your immediate family or something to include all the far flung relatives across the country. You can make your plans confident that you’ll be providing a great memory for your entire group as they delight in the luxury of the accommodations making a perfect Christmas in Big Bear.

Check out all our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link. In the mood for a getaway elsewhere? We’ve got some other great destinations too. We also maintain rentals in  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property will ensure that you experience the absolute 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.