February in Big Bear

Big Bear is always a fun destination. The natural beauty here is a major attraction for many city dwellers. Big Bear is most often what comes to mind when people talk about the advantages of Southern California living. The cities can be a hot mess of traffic jams, long waits at the store, long hours at work, and a general feeling of too much to do and too little time to do it. But within a couple hours of most Southern California areas, you can arrive in Big Bear with the crystal waters of the lake, the cool breezes through the trees, and a much more relaxing pace. It’s a perfect retreat from your everyday pressures, and coming up in February, there are a number of things to enhance your stay with us here.

BaldEagle2On February 10th bird lovers will have a unique opportunity to help count one of Big Bear’s most celebrated winter guests, the bald eagle. The Big Bear Discovery Center teams up with the US Forest Service to conduct the Bald Eagle count each year. Volunteers should dress warmly and provide their own binoculars. Meet at the Big Bear Discovery Center at 8am for training, and the count goes from 9am to 10am. If you miss this count, the final count day will be on March 10th. Visit the Discovery Center website for more details.

The Cave is considered by many to be Big Bear’s premier live music venue, and February does not disappoint. If you love tribute bands, you’re going to have some great choices. On February 2nd enjoy the Kiss tribute band, Kissed Alive. Paint your face, and pull on your platform shoes for a night that’s sure to rock your world. On February 3rd, you’ll be treated with Motley 2, the Motley Crue tribute band. And on February 17th, put on your rose colored glasses and join Kenny Metcalf as he presents Elton John for your enjoyment. Other performers during February include Fishbone on the 10th, Fatal 80’s with Gretchen Bonaduce on the 16th, and Dokken on the 24th. Visit The Cave’s website for ticket and schedule information.

Couple in loveMake your Valentine’s Day stay in Big Bear even more romantic with a night out  at the 5th annual Sweetheart Ball. The Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation hosts this fun annual event with proceeds going to charity. This year’s theme is “Give Where You Live.” Be sure to reserve in advance. Call Dawn Hartmeister at (800) 926-0409 or dawnehartmeister@gmail.com. The Sweetheart Ball will be held at the The Lodge Ballroom on Wednesday evening, February 14th, starting with cocktails at 5PM and Dinner at 6PM.

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.


Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaway With Five Star Vacation Rentals

WomanHoldingHeartWe’re less than a month out from Valentine’s day, and this is a great time to make your plans. Why not make this year special by planning a getaway to a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate? It can make a huge difference, and will likely be a getaway you’ll long remember.

There’s nothing wrong with tradition, and most of us are reliable when it comes to making sure our loved ones get a nice card, a romantic dinner and maybe some candy and flowers. But you can make it so much more. How about planning a getaway that includes waking up to a panoramic forest view with Big Bear Lake in the background? With our Big Bear cabins you can start the day with a fresh breakfast prepared in your cabin’s gourmet kitchen. Relax a while, and then take a stroll on one of Big Bear’s scenic hiking trails. Later you can visit The Village and enjoy browsing the dozens of unique shops with memorable items and gifts crated by local artists. Spend romantic evenings relaxing in front of the fireplace. Choose one of our cabins with a hot tub, and you can enjoy the brisk evening nights while relaxing alone together.

NuevoVallartaOr choose one of our beachside Nuevo Vallarta condos in Mexico for a truly exotic getaway. Take a quick cab ride into Puerto Vallarta and you’ll soon be shopping for great local souvenirs or enjoying some great seafood at a little cafe. As the sun gets lower in the sky, you can enjoy watching the sunset over the ocean from the balcony of your suite. Plan a fun evening out and head to one of the local destinations for some live music and dancing. Cap the evening off with a brief stroll down the beach as you listen to the waves crashing nearby. This is romance taken to a new level.

We still have plenty of openings for Valentine’s week, and we’ll be happy to help you book your stay. Just give us a call at 310-780-3411.

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.



Planning a Great Valentine’s Getaway

WomanHoldingHeartMost of us have barely finished putting away the Christmas decorations, and we’re already watching the new year unfold before us. Life comes at you fast, and a little bit of advanced planning can make a huge difference.  Valentine’s Day is just a month away, and this is the perfect time to start planning for a very special treat for you and your sweetie.

Valentine’s Day in Big Bear is a great experience. The excitement over flowers and candy is multiplied when you give her those shortly after you arrive at your luxury vacation rental. Imagine cooking up her favorite meal in the full kitchen and then relaxing with a glass of wine in front of the fireplace later. It’s a recipe for recharging your relationship.  Bundle up and take romantic walk through the forest outside, or just queue up an old romantic movie to watch as you pass the time. The options are nearly endless, and all of them will be more memorable and enjoyable when you experience them while you’re relaxing in the luxury of a Five Star Vacation rental.

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Time in Big Bear can be a very romantic. Big Bear Village has some great restaurants and unique boutique shopping opportunities.  Plan a quiet dinner with a slow walk through the Village, and you’ll find yourself relaxing in the cool evening air. And with the cold air, you’ll find romance as well.

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.

There’s Still Time For a Great Valentine’s Day

We hate to be a nag, but Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.  And as we’ve told you in the past, this is a perfect opportunity for you to do something really memorable for your sweetie. We all know that cards, candy and flowers are nice, but isn’t it time to break out of that mold?  Why not choose this year to really deliver a great message of love with a getaway to a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin in Big Bear?

Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, so it’s a unique opportunity to plan a romantic getaway for just the two of you.  There’s still time to call the in laws or Aunt Margie to come and watch the kids for a couple days while the two of you scoot away for a much-needed romantic weekend. Just rent a handful of movies and leave them a credit card to order pizza.  It’s really much simpler than you think.  And by Friday night, you can be relaxing in front of a crackling fire in your luxurious Five Star Vacation Rental cabin.

Enjoy a romantic meal in one of the Village’s many little restaurants, or grab a couple of ribeyes on your way up the mountain, so you can cook up something yourselves in the fully-equipped kitchen you’ll enjoy.  With the kids and your stress left safely far away, the two of you can enjoy some true quality time with each other.  Grab your skis for some great fun on the slopes, or spend the weekend ordering take out, so you never have to wander far from the warmth and glow of the fire.  Whatever you choose, this has all the makings of a weekend you’ll both remember and smile about for a long time to come.

You can view all of our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link.  Here are links to our other destinations in Park City, and Mammoth Mountain,  Southern California Beaches and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  We wish the best, most romantic Valentine’s Day possible for your and your loved one.  We’ll be happy to help that happen, so call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan a great vacation or weekend trip.

Was One of Your New Year’s Resolutions To Stop Procrastinating?

Some of us are worse than others, but we all are prone to procrastination.  It seems it’s just part of the human condition.  Sometimes there’s really no good reason for it. Other times we have very important reasons like looking up the meaning of the word, “apanthropinization.”  And still other times it’s just Saturday and we’re entitled to disengage from any meaningful interaction with the reality of our lives.  Well, we’re here just like your old Aunt Valentina to encourage you to stop putting off your plans for some very important dates ahead.  But unlike her, we’re willing to step up with some solutions beyond simply wagging our finger in your face.

To make things simpler for you, we’re giving you a heads up today about some important dates that offer great opportunities to end your procrastinating and plan a great getaway to Big Bear.

Have you checked the calendar?  Valentine’s day is less than a month away.   Please tell us that you’re not seriously still thinking that after years of the same old CCFDO (Candy, Card, Flowers, Dinner Out), she’s not entitled to something a bit better this year.  And have either of you considered the possibility that a grander expression of your love and appreciation may well result in a grander expression of love and appreciation back your way?  We can’t imagine any possible down side to that.

Another good reason to hop on this one is that we may well be sold out for Valentine’s Day.  The date falls on a Saturday this year, so a weekend getaway will be even more popular than in previous years.  Prove to your spouse that you can conquer procrastination and book your Valentine’s Day romantic getaway today!  Once you’ve secured one of our luxury vacation rental cabins in Big Bear, you can begin to plan for that moment as you’re being smothered with grateful kisses.  You can briefly break away from that affectionate embrace and with all modesty state, “You know, I’ve been planning this for weeks.”  Mission accomplished.

Next on the agenda is Spring Break.  We’ll have more on that in a later blog post, but it’s another busy time for us.  You’re wise to plan ahead.  Most schools will observe Spring Break starting the last week of March, so — don’t make us say it — don’t procrastinate!  Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you find the ideal vacation rental for your getaway.  Did you know that we have strategically acquired several luxury properties that sit side-by-side?  This is perfect if you want to plan a big outing for multiple families or large groups.  Call us and we’ll check to see what’s available for the dates you have in mind.

Call us at 310-800-5454 and we’ll be glad to help you with your Valentine’s Day or Spring Break plans.  Browse our properties in Big BearMammothPark CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California Beaches, or  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Call us at 310-800-5454 to make your plans.  We will help you conquer your procrastination and create a truly memorable getaway for you and your family.