Plan Your July Big Bear Getaway!

Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to head up to Big Bear for some great family fun.  July is one of our favorite months on the mountain, because there’s so much going on.  Here’s just a sample of the fun you’ll have when you book your July getaway in one of our Five Star Vacation Rental luxury estates and cabins in Big Bear:

July 4th Celebration

Each year Big Bear hosts one of California’s largest fireworks displays, and it’s really an amazing event.  We all love a good fireworks show, but combine that with the beautiful reflections off the lake and the towering pines that ring the horizon, and you’ll soon see why so many people make this short trek every year.  The weather in July is usually great, and you can enjoy a relaxing time away from the heat and smog of the Southland while taking in one of our favorite patriotic holidays.

Take In a Show

Perhaps America’s most popular classic play, Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” is playing throughout July at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center. This play is great for the entire family, so grab your surrey, and make your way through corn that’s as high as . . . well you get the picture! For more details:  http://www.bigbeartheater.org.

Get Down With Some Bluegrass Music

Big Bear Bluegrass Festival runs July 12, 13 & 14, this year, and offers some of the best boot-stompin’ music to be found anywhere. The festival features fun hayrides and more than a few colorful characters wandering about in overalls with washboards. You’ll be amazed at the great music that can be created with utensils and laundry accessories! This is another event tailor made for the whole family, and we expect that you’ll all be dancin a jig quite soon after the music starts. See more info on their website at http://www.bigbearbluegrass.com.

Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Biking . . .

Summer explodes with outdoor activities, so you’ll want to bring comfortable shoes, and plan on spending lots of time exploring.  the Big Bear Zoo continues to offer special activities including feeding tours going behind the scenes with the zookeepers.  Visit BigBearZoo.com for more details. Big Bear Cycling has scheduled events all month long to get you out on the roads with the wind in your face.   Visit their website at www.bigbearcycling.com for details.   And you can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and more on the lake.  It’s a great time to book your stay for a week or longer.

Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  And for more options, be sure to check out our luxury rentals in  Park City,Palm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Regardless of where you may go, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable.  We value your vacation time, and are working to make it the best for your family.

Prudent Tax Planning With A Great Vacation Getaway

Tax time is just about over, and we’re all breathing a sigh of relief.  If you had to pay, the pain will be subsiding soon.  If you’re getting a refund, well, let’s just imagine a few of the possibilities.

Most of us treat our tax refund as a gift from heaven, and that’s almost how it seems.  Though upon closer examination, we find the postmark betrays a much earthier origin.  For many of us, it’s perhaps the only piece of mail coming out of Washington that we actually enjoy opening.  All year long we labor and watch the numbers on our paycheck continue to grow larger in that column devoted to our taxes.  It’s nice to finally get a few of those dollars back.  And here at Five Star Vacation Rentals, it always puts us in the mood to celebrate.

We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate than with a stay in one of our luxury vacation rentals.  Our avid blog readers are well aware that we have some of the finest luxury estate getaways for you to choose from.  Big Bear is our most popular destination, but we’ve got great properties in  Park CityPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico as well.  And regardless of which one of our destinations you choose, you’ll have the comfort knowing that we’ve devoted ourselves to providing you with only the best quality properties to ensure you feel pampered and relaxed for the duration of your stay with us.  Here are a few suggestions we have for prudent investments with your tax refund.

1.  Make sure you spend the money in a way that is the polar opposite of how you actually feel about taxes.
This is perhaps the most fun of all.  We cringe and grumble over our tax burden.  When we’re together with friends, it’s often the topic of our conversations. We would love to pay less taxes, and our tax refund check is a small reprieve toward that end.  So, it can be amazingly delicious to use that money to pamper your family.  We see near daily reports of how the government spends our taxes frivolously, so what better response than to invest that money into the pure delight of our family?

2.  Book a stay at one of our getaways for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
You really don’t need an excuse to plan your getaway to one of our luxury vacation rentals.  As the ancient Greek historian Herodotus wrote in the 5th century BC, “If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.” For the sake of your sanity, please call us today to book your getaway for no other reason at all.  We value your stability and sanity, and we’re here to help.  Please call us before it’s too late. 310-780-3411

3. Book a stay with us to celebrate some of your most important occasions.
Our lives are filled with milestones that we mark to help us remember the most important events.  We all have a birthday, and there’s really no better way to celebrate it than booking a luxury getaway in one of our vacation rentals.  But that’s just the start.  We have anniversaries, graduations, honeymoons, promotions, engagements and much more.  Pack your bags, and grab a camera, because your stay with us will become one that your entire family will remember and yearn to repeat.

As you can see, Five Star Vacation Rentals has some great luxury destinations ready to help you relax like you’ve never been able to before.  You can choose a luxury Big Bear Cabin, or a condo on the beach in Villa la Estancia.  Whether you’re looking to getaway for some upcoming event, or for no reason whatsoever, please call us at 310-780-3411.  We’ll be happy to help you create a fantastic getaway that will delight your entire family.

 

Meet Five Star Vacation Rentals’ Newest Luxury Big Bear Cabin

We’re very pleased to announce the newest addition to our Five Star Vacation Rental lineup of luxury estates.  No. 44 Dreamscape Villa is nestled in the forest in the Moonridge area of Big Bear.  It offers tree-top views and is very close to many of our favorite Big Bear attractions like Ski Slopes, Big Bear Snow Play, and the lake.

This cabin is pure delight and luxury crafted at the hands of Bob Dixon.  Bob has been building distinctive properties for nearly 40 years and some of Big Bear’s most desirable cabins started on the drafting tables at Dixon Construction. You’ll be delighted with the attention to detail as you relax in the log-themed decor and marvel at the majestic views from the deck.

We’ve filled the house with great diversions including a Foosball table, and a new Sony LED TV.  As the evening gets late, you will likely find yourself in front of the custom fireplace while you fix some steamy hot chocolate in the modern gourmet kitchen.  Be sure to spend a little while in the warm relaxation of the spa before you head off to bed.

Come morning, you’ll be back in the kitchen to cook up a perfect breakfast for the entire family.   One of you should sneak out early so the rest of the family can wake up to the wonderful smell of fresh coffee brewing.  We keep the kitchen stocked with all the cookware and utensils you’ll need to make anything from a simple omelet to a gourmet quiche.

After your first night, you’ll be faced with the dilemma that confronts most of our guests.  The cabin is so cozy and luxurious, you’ll consider just staying in for the entire day to drink in the wonderful architecture and amenities.  But Big Bear is full of fun things to do outside, and that’s likely why you choose to come in the first place.  We’ll leave it to you to resolve this dilemma as you wish.  But inside the cabin, or outside in wonderful Big Bear, you and your family will surely have a vacation to remember.

You can view more details about our new Dreamscape Villa at this link.  If you’re planning your winter getaway somewhere other than one of our luxury Big Bear cabins, we can help as well in the following areas:  Park City, UtahPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. At Five Star Vacation Rentals we realize that your time away on vacation is important, and we treat it that way. We are constantly working to ensure that your stay in one of our luxury rentals is an experience you’ll always remember fondly and want to repeat often.

Call us today at 310-780-3411 to book your next getaway.

 

April Events in Big Bear

Spring is quickly closing in on us, but we’ve still got plenty of good skiing weather here in Big Bear.  With a couple of late storms, we usually have good skiing conditions lasting into late April.  And there are some great reasons to start planning your April getaway to Big Bear now.

Each year Bear Mountain and Snow Summit invite Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighters & Active Military to take advantage of Honor Our Heros/Uniform Days.  The last opportunity this season will be on April 3 & 4. It’s the resort’s way of showing appreciation for the hard work and sacrifice of these folks.  Just take your valid work identification to any Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket window and you will receive a $38.00 lift ticket. Up to a $21 savings!

CATS presents “Mark Twain and the Shakespeare Mystery” A One-Act, One-Man Show by Robin Field. The shows will be on April 5, 6, 10, 12 and 13 at 7:30 PM. Matinees at 2:30 on April 7 and 14. For more details please call or visit their website:
Location: CATS Warehouse Theater at 1117 West Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

Enjoy the natural beauty of Big Bear with ongoing events at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Gather the family for a 30-minute Nature Walk on Saturdays at 1pm and 2 pm and Sundays at 11 am and 12 noon to learn about the local plant life, wildlife and some very interesting historical facts. Great activity for fami…
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com

Every Saturday in April the Big Bear Alpine Zoo offers animal feeding tours that allow you to go along with the zookeepers as they visit each of the animals with their meals. It’s a great experience for the kids, and a rare behind-the-scenes tour that you just can’t find at most zoos. The keeper takes time to explain interesting facts about the animals as they are fed — a great opportunity to learn about our wildlife! There’s no additional cost for the tour, but regular admission rates apply for entry into the zoo. Regular Zoo Hours are 10-5 on Saturdays/Sundays and 10-4 on weekdays. The feeding tours usually last about an hour starting at 3pm.
Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.moonridgezoo.org

We’ll have more information on fun Big Bear April events in an upcoming blog.  Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your stay.  Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  If you’re looking for a getaway someplace else, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in  Park City,Palm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Regardless of where you may go, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable.

March Events in Big Bear

There’s snow on the ground now in Big Bear, but as Spring approaches, temperatures begin rising and the cold of winter is replaced with warmer, sunnier days. The comfortable weather of Spring is alluring, but it can mean limited accessibility to some of Big Bear’s snowier attractions. March is the perfect time to take advantage of Big Bear’s snowy landscape before it melts away. There are a multitude of activities in the area for everybody to explore this time of year.

One such activity is Guided Snowshoe Tours offered by the Southern California Mountains Foundation. On this tour, you can traverse through the San Bernardino National Forest with a tour guide and become acquainted with the natural features of Big Bear through snowshoeing. This is a great opportunity for individuals visiting the area who are interested in exploring Big Bear’s natural beauty, as well as for families looking for engaging and educational activities for kids. Discovering the beauty of Big Bear in wintertime is a treat for adults and kids both. For more information, call (909) 382-2790.

Several snowboarding and skiing events and competitions come to Big Bear in March, too. Whether you are interested in participating in or simply watching these events, there are certainly opportunities for interested visitors. The War of Rails is a skiing competition that takes place on March 2nd and is free to attend. For more information, call (909) 866-5766. Visitors can become involved in a good cause when The United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) also hosts their annual Ski-A-Thon on the same day. Participants enroll to snowboard or ski to raise money for USARC. Additional information is available by calling (909) 584-0269.

These and other snowy events make March the ideal time to plan a Big Bear vacation. After a day of fun activities like these, you will love the comfort and luxury of one of our Big Bear Cabins. Call us at (310) 780-3411 to begin planning your trip!

If you’d like to view our Big Bear vacation rental cabins, visit our Big Bear page at this link.  Planning a vacation somewhere else?  We’ve got luxury vacation rentals available in Park CityPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. We realize that you get very little vacation time each year, so we’re dedicated to ensuring that your time spent in one of our luxury rentals will have you enjoying every possible moment.  Call us today, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Plan Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaway

Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away, and you’re in danger of missing a huge opportunity.  Sure, candy and flowers are nice, but isn’t it time to really show him or her a better demonstration of your affection?  Flowers quickly wilt, and candy will disappear, but a romantic getaway will be something they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.  And we’ve got some of the most romantic getaways imaginable.  Here are a couple ideas:

We’ve got great winter conditions in Big Bear right now, and whether you’re a skier or not, it’s a perfect time to get away.  Imagine cooking a romantic dinner for your honey and settling down in front of a crackling fire with a nice glass of wine as you enjoy a romantic evening in one of our luxury Big Bear cabins.  Many of our cabins also have toasty warm hot tubs that will be the perfect place to enjoy the crisp night air and watch as the stars put on their nightly show in the wide open skies above the treetops.  It’s a perfect recipe for romance, and we’re sure it’s one that both of you will remember with a knowing smile for many years to come.  Recharge your batteries, and rekindle the romance in your marriage with a weekend escape to Big Bear.

If you’ve got something more exotic in mind, we’ve got a perfect opportunity for that as well.  Our beach side resort units in Puerto Nuevo Mexico are just amazing.  There are daily flights from all southern California airports, and it’s a short cab ride from the airport to Villa la Estancia.

This world-class resort offers a level of luxury found in very few international destinations.  Enjoy a fine gourmet meal at the on site restaurant, La Casona.  This restaurant boasts some of the best reviews of the entire region, and you’ll enjoy an amazing fare of Kobe beef, or fresh local seafood.  February weather in Puerto Nuevo sees daily highs usually in the 80’s, so later you can take a slow walk on the beach.  You’ll delight in the sound of the surf as the pressures from back home seem a million miles away.  Take your relaxation to an even deeper level with the resort’s spa, and you’ll see why Villa la Estancia is a prime destination for people from all over the world.  Can you imagine anything more romantic?

We’ve helped hundreds of our guest put together the perfect romantic getaway, so be sure to call us to plan yours.  But don’t delay, as Valentine’s Day is one of our busiest times, and we’ve got only a limited number of luxury units available.  You can make this Valentine’s day one that will create sighs and smiles for many years to come, and we’ll be glad to help.  Just give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll get to work!

And remember we’ve also got luxury vacation rentals available in Park City,Palm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California Beaches, and Mammoth Mountain.  Your vacation time and romantic plans are just too important to leave to chance.

Dreaming of a White Christmas? That’s One of Our Specialties

One of the great things about Southern California is the close proximity we have to so many diverse climates and activities.  We can travel east for a short time and quickly change from city living into the desert communities of Palm Springs and La Quinta.  We travel west and hit the amazing shoreline with beaches and fishing.  Just a short drive to the south, and we can enter Mexico, which we’re convinced offers the most authentic, um, Mexican food, on the planet.  And within just a couple hours drive of virtually anywhere in Los Angeles or Orange County, you can find yourself at some of the most popular theme parks and movie studios.  It’s really an amazing place, but perhaps even more so during the winter.

Big Bear skiing awaits

Winter brings a new element to Southern California that is found in very few places on earth.  Within a single day and just a couple hours drive you can go from wearing short sleeves and shorts, to skiing down a mountainside covered with fresh powder snow.  There’s really nothing quite like it anywhere else.  And for many Southern Californians, the opportunity to spend some time in the snow is something they really look forward to.  We understand.  We feel the same way.

The great thing about our Big Bear vacation rentals is the amazing amount of activities available for the family.  With the slopes at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, there’s enough skiing to keep even the most avid skier smiling for many days.  But in addition to the skiing, Big Bear has some of the best shopping you’ll find anywhere.  Local arts and crafts can be found in many of the Village shops.  There is a huge variety of local restaurants and other activities as well.  Take a look at our Big Bear vacation rentals on this page, or call us at 310-780-3411 to book your getaway.

Our Mammoth Mountain condos are right on the slopes and offer some of the best skiing you’ll find anywhere in the world.  We offer ski-in/ski-out units, so that you can enjoy every last moment  your heart desires racing down the slopes.   Our units have shopping on-site and are the best home base possible for your next ski trip.  Click here to take a look at our vacation condos at Mammoth Mountain.

Mammoth has miles and miles of ski runs

We’re also pleased to offer a beautiful Park City condo right the base of Park City Mountain located next to the Three Kings, First Time, and Eagle chairlifts.  This luxury vacation rental has cathedral ceilings and a balcony overlooking the slopes.  So pack your skis and give us a call.  You’re certain to smile until your face hurts with this one.  Here’s the direct link to our Park City condo.

We’ve got so many great choices for your snow vacation, it may seem a bit overwhelming.  Please give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be glad to help you choose the best vacation rental for your winter getaway.

 

December Events in Big Bear

December is one of the most magical months to visit Big Bear.  Most years we’ve had snow on and off for a few weeks, and the holidays are right around the corner.  We recommend you book your December getaway early to make sure you get the right cabin.  Here are a few things to look forward to during your Big Bear stay in one of our vacation rental cabins:

Skiing.  Lots of Sking

December usually has good skiing conditions at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. We’re often busiest on the weekends, so there can be shorter lift waits during the week.  We may also have a wider selection of cabins available during the week as well.  Give us a call a 310-780-3411 and we’ll help you pick out the best cabin for your getaway. There’s really nothing like having fun all day on the slopes and then have the pleasure arriving back at your luxurious cabin to relax and prepare to do it all again the next day.

Gather Your Little Animal Lovers

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo has some great events planned for December.  At noon each day one of the zoo keepers will bring out one of the animals to allow a closer look and provide more details.  It could be an owl, a raccoon, or even an eagle.  Then later at 3pm, you’ll have a chance to follow one of the zookeepers as they make their rounds feeding the animals.  It’s a great time to learn more about many of the animals and get a behind-the-scenes view of running the zoo.  There’s no extra charge for these activities, so you may want to head over at noon and stay past 3pm.  The zoo is centrally located to much of Big Bear.  Here’s a map to the zoo.

Free Nature Walks at the Big Bear Discovery Center

This is another great family outing.  The Discovery center hosts 30 minute walks each weekend that describe some of the plants, animals, and history of Big Bear.  The walks are great for families with kids of all ages.  The walks are not strenuous, so even the little ones can have a grand time exploring some forest trails.  For specific times and location, visit the Discovery Center’s website at www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com, or give them a call at (909) 382-2790.

Enjoy a Night Out With “Oliver”

Big Bear’s community theater group has its holiday performances of “Oliver” playing the end of November through December 1st and 2nd. This is a real crowd-pleaser, and one that is designed to keep the entire family entertained.  Visit their website at http://BigBearTheater.org, or call the box office at (909) 866-4970.  If your kids have never had the fun of enjoying live theater, this can be an amazing treat performed by a group of local artists.

Isn't it time to introduce your kids to Frosty?

A White Christmas for Your Family

Many of us in Southern California hardly ever see snow other than on TV.  But there is a real joy to be found in gathering with family and friends in the snowy mountains of Big Bear.  Even if you don’t plan on skiing, a Christmas in Big Bear may well be one that creates a lifetime of great memories for your family.  And if you book early enough, you may be able to get one of our larger cabins that will have room for up to 16 family members.   City kids will delight at being able to run outside and build their first snowman.  If their feet and noses start getting too cold, they can run back in and get warmed up in front of the fireplace.  When their friends ask them about their Christmas vacation, they’ll have lots of great memories to tell.

Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your December getaway.  Winter is always our busiest time, so we encourage you to make your plans early for the best selection among our luxury cabins. Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  If you’re looking for a getaway someplace else, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in  Park City,Palm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Regardless of where you may go, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable.  We know that your vacation time is very special.

Be sure to check back next week.  We’ll have more things to do during your December getaway to Big Bear.

Welcome Our Newest Big Bear Vacation Rental Cabin

At Five Star Vacation Rentals, we’re always on the lookout for distinctive properties we can offer to our guests.  We’re very choosy, so we can make sure you’ll find the finest quality and top notch luxury regardless of which of our properties you may choose,.  Our newest property is “Grand Lakefront,” and it meets our standards without any exception.

Located right on the lake, this amazing property is nestled in Big Bear’s most exclusive neighborhood. It’s perched on a hill overlooking the lake and includes 250 feet of lake frontage.  As you walk through the front door, you’ll realize the genius of the architect’s attention to design.  The entire home is built to accentuate the amazing lake views.  The home is constructed of full-round lodgepole pine logs from Montana.  The builder fully assembled the home first in Montana to check for a perfect fit.  The home was then disassembled, transported, and reassembled on the present site.  It’s a very expensive way to build a home.  But when you’re concerned with getting every last detail absolutely correct, it starts to make sense.  As you spend time in this beautiful home, you’ll begin to notice all the details that showcase the craftsmanship required to build it.  See more information on our Grand Lakefront page.

The home has 3 bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms with room for 10 guests. Two of the bedrooms open onto the outdoor patio, so it’s perfect for large parties or two families to share, so they can stay up as late as they want or sleep late without disturbing the other guests.  And when you step out on the patio, you’ll be looking out over the lake and the colorful custom landscaping.  The home is professionally decorated to enhance the feeling that you’re in your own private mountain lodge.   The gourmet kitchen will be a delight to the chef in your family, and you can enjoy your meals out on the wonderful viewing patio while you enjoy the warmth of the massive outdoor stone fireplace.

As the glow from the fire grows dim late in the evening, you can gather the kids for some star gazing.  Enjoy locating the constellations, and watch as a steady parade of shooting stars makes their appearance.  We’re convinced this will be a home you’ll want to visit again and again.  Here are some more details:

Bedroom #1 King with viewing window and private bath.
Bedroom #2 Queen with entrance to outdoor patio.
Bedroom #3 2 Queen with entrance to outdoor patio.
Large loft with 2 twin
Queen pull out sofa in gathering room

Lakefront
Full round log home
3.5 bathrooms
Outdoor Jacuzzi
Boat Dock
Fully Equipped Kitchen
2 large screen TV’s
Surround Sound
Stereo
Outdoor Stereo Sound
Wireless Internet
Game Room with ping pong table, darts, pool table, and game table
BBQ
Walk in closets
Beautiful furnishings
Washer and Dryer
Huge outdoor patio with fireplace off kitchen
Huge patio with Jacuzzi off gathering room
Large patio Lakeside
BYOB Bar
Beautiful Professionally Landscaped Grounds

Give us a call at 310-780-3411 to book your stay at this lovely home.  If you’d like to view our other Big Bear vacation rental cabins, visit our Big Bear page at this link.  Planning a vacation somewhere else?  We’ve got luxury vacation rentals available in Park CityPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. We realize that you get very little vacation time each year, so we’re dedicated to insuring that your time spent in one of our luxury rentals will have you enjoying every possible moment.  Call us today, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Planning Your Big Bear Ski Getaway With Five Star Vacation Rentals

Well, the kids and their crazy costumes have come and gone.  The seasonal changing of our clocks is just a couple days away, and it’s time for serious skiers to get about planning their first big ski getaway for the season.  And we’re here to help you choose the best vacation rental for your getaway.

Planning a Big Bear Ski Getaway

It's time to teach the kids to ski!

Big Bear is certainly our most popular winter getaway. People travel from all over the world to enjoy the amazing slopes each winter. And the community of Big Bear is one of the most desirable for the time you’ll spend off the slopes as well.

When you’re hitting the slopes, you’ll find downhill runs catered for all skill levels. It’s a great opportunity for a family outing to spend time with your kids teaching them a hobby they’ll enjoy for the rest of their lives. Years from now, you’ll probably smile when your kids tell the story of the first time mom or dad took them skiing. For a parent, there are few memories more joyous than the excited giggles of your children tumbling in the snow as they try out skis for the first time. And no matter how cold and wet you may get, you can retreat to the warm luxury of your Five Star Vacation Rental just a few minutes away from the slopes. Cold toes and frozen noses will soon evaporate into the warmth of a roaring fire or a steaming hot tub. Early the next day the kids will likely wake you up by bouncing on your bed, begging for you to rush them back to the slopes again. These are the moments that make parenting worthwhile.

We suggest choosing one of two approaches for your ski getaway.  If your vacation time is not flexible, call us today and we’ll work with you to find the best cabin for the size of your group and whatever amenities you’d prefer on the specific dates you wish.  If you have some flexibility and can getaway at the last moment, give us a call when you’re ready.  We’ll find whatever last-minute vacation rental cabins may be available for your stay.  Either way, we’ll work with you to get a great cabin at a great rate.

The ride up is almost as much fun as the ride down.

Snow Summit usually opens sometime during November.  The first runs last year started on about the 10th of November.  Watch the weather reports, and be sure to call us as soon as you get your dates.  Our cabins fill up fast once the skiing begins.   As the season progresses, we’ll be sure to blog details about all the winter fun available in Big Bear beyond the slopes.  Many of our winter guests in Big Bear have a wonderful time without ever putting on a pair of skis.

And don’t forget that we have amazing luxury rentals available in several more locations as well.  If you’re planning your winter getaway somewhere other than Big Bear, we can help as well in the following areas:  Park City, Utah, Palm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. At Five Star Vacation Rentals we realize that your time away on vacation is important, and we treat it that way. We are constantly working to ensure that your stay in one of our luxury rentals is an experience you’ll always remember fondly and want to repeat often.

Call us today at 310-780-3411 to book your next getaway.