Hurry. There’s Snow in Big Bear

SnowBoarderWe see it just about every year. March rolls around, and we start seeing the snowpack in Big Bear fade away. We also start getting calls from people who delayed their ski trips. Sadly, some delay too long, and another year goes by without some quality time racing down the slopes. You can be sure this doesn’t happen to you if you’ll just take a few minutes now to carve out your slice of winter in Big Bear.

We’re already seeing an increase in our snow bookings. And with the arrival of big new storms during the past weeks, we’re sure to see the trend increase. In case you’ve forgotten all the snow fun that awaits, let’s take a moment to review:

Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are southern California’s premiere downhill ski destinations. The storms this season have contributed to conditions that many only dream about. A huge base helps keep the runs pristine longer. Temps are dropping below freezing most nights, so the massive snow making machines are supplementing the slopes with fresh powder most nights. It’s a great time to visit.

While we’re often inclined to enjoy winter in Big Bear from the comforting warmth of a hot tub or by the crackling fireplace in one of our luxurious vacation rentals, there are some additional fun things to do in Big Bear.

Big Bear Snow Play offers downhill inner tubing with a delightful twist. They have a “magic carpet” that takes you effortlessly from the bottom of the run back to the top. It’s a great feature. It’s pretty much all play and no work. Enjoy a thrilling ride down one of southern California’s longest downhill inner tube runs, and then relax on the magic carpet ride back up the hill to do it again. Sign us up!

Big Bear Alpine Slide is another favorite. Experience the fun of a luge run down the hill. You’ll navigate one of the twisting banked concrete runs in your sled as you race to the finish. This could be how future Olympians are born.

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.

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Stick With

Oh sure, we all agree we need to drop that extra weight.  But let’s not waste a perfectly good New Year’s resolution on something as boring as that.  Let’s give wings to our resolutions, so we can embrace them, cherish them, and allow our inner child to jump up and down about them.  Here’s one everybody can get behind: “I’m going to rent a Five Star Vacation Rental luxury cabin in Big Bear and go skiing!”  Now you’re talking our language.

When you get back from the slopes . . .

We’re right in the thick of ski season, and we suggest you don’t delay getting your reservations. Our bookings in Big Bear always run near capacity during the ski season, and every year we have some folks who miss the season entirely because they delay getting their cabin booked with us.  Don’t be that guy.  Resolve today that you’ll allow nothing to stop you from enjoying some of Southern California’s finest skiing followed by relaxing in one of Southern California’s finest cabins.  It’s a combination that is unbeatable and leads to many return trips.  You’ll quickly learn why.  There’s really nothing that compares with soothing some of your tired muscles after a long day on the slopes by soaking in one of our hot tubs.  And when you finally dry off and wander back into the cabin, you’ll be amazed at the great luxury that surrounds you.  You and your guests will enjoy the finest quality lodging available in Big Bear, and then wake refreshed the following morning to do it all again.  It’s a wonderful way to recharge your batteries.  Want to save some money both on your skiing and our cabin? Book your stay during the week.  The slopes are less crowded, and the weekday rates are lower both on our cabins and on the slopes.  Give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to help you plan a great getaway.

And as if wonderful skiing weren’t enough, Big Bear also has a wide variety of snow play activities to keep you busy off the slopes as well.  Kids and adults alike love the thrill of the downhill runs at Big Bear Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play.  Big Bear Alpine Slide has downhill runs on sleds in tracks that will have you feeling like an Olympic luge champion.  And you can also have some good old bouncing fun on the inner tube slide hills at both locations.  Big Bear Snow Play has a great “Magic Carpet” that whisks you back to the top of the slope after each run in a Plexiglass-enclosed moving sidewalk to protect you from the elements.  Both spots are open for the entire snow season, and offer a great alternative for families with little ones who may not be ready for the slopes, or just in search of a very fun time.  Visit their websites for more info on hours and tickets: and

And there’s always fine dining and great shopping available in the Village.  An afternoon stroll through the shops there always includes some delightful gift ideas and usually something that will easily find it’s way into your decor back home.  It’s a great way to spend some time away from the slopes and just relax with the family.

But whatever is involved in your idea of a perfect getaway, we’ve got you covered.  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  Park City, UtahPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to help you make the reservation for your next getaway.

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

Grab Your Skis — Bear Mountain Is Open!

Well, it’s official.  The Big Bear ski season has commenced.  We started seeing some snow in the last couple of weeks, and Bear Mountain opened just in time for Thanksgiving.  This marks the beginning of our busiest time of year, so be sure to book your Big Bear vacation rental cabin early.

As we write this, Bear Mountain is the only ski resort open in all of Southern California.  And we just happen to have a few dozen of Southern California’s finest vacation rental cabins, condos and estates.  Booking your Five Star Vacation Rental cabin is a perfect way to maximize the great experience you’ll have with your Big Bear ski getaway.  Our return guests can tell you about the amazing experience of having a fun day on the slopes followed by a relaxing evening in one of our luxury cabins.  It’s especially delightful to relax in the comfort of a hot tub to soothe some of the inevitable bumps and minor aches you may feel after getting back on the slopes for the first time this season.  Most of our cabins have hot tubs, so be sure to ask one of our customer service agents to find the exact right cabin for your getaway.  For the best value, be sure to buy your lift tickets online before you arrive.  They’re offered at a discount at this link.

And there’s plenty to do off the slopes as well.  The kids will surely love a down hill run at the Alpine Slide.  It’s Southern California’s only true bobsled experience, and it’s an annual tradition for many families. They’ve also got one of Southern California’s best tubing hills, for a bouncing great time.  Visit their website for prices and hours: .

And for mom and dad, there are plenty of great shops and tasty restaurants in Big Bear Village.  So if you can pry yourself away from the slopes for a while, you can have a great afternoon of relaxing shopping followed by some of the finest dining experiences available anywhere in California.  And of course, you’ll have the delightful anticipation each day that you’ll end up back at your Five Star Vacation Rental luxury Big Bear cabin.

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,  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 you view our properties and book them while you’re on the go.