Make This Mother’s Day One to Remember

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you really should be planning something wonderful for your wife, mother, mother-in-law, or grandma.  Or all of them!  Booking a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear is a great way to show these wonderful women exactly how much you love them and appreciate all they’ve done for you over the years.

Spring in Big Bear is a wonderful time.  Your weekend getaway can start with all the men assembling in your vacation rental’s gourmet kitchen and cooking up all of her favorites.  You’ll find our cabins have kitchens equal to virtually any cuisine you may wish to create. Whether mom wants some yummy biscuits and gravy, or steak and eggs, you’ll be able to create her favorite.  You can pack your chosen ingredients in an ice chest for the drive up the mountain, or there’s plenty of local shopping available to buy fresh after you arrive.  And for all our cooking-challenged dads, Big Bear has some amazing restaurants that will let you all enjoy the talents of a professional cook.

After breakfast, you can walk off the meal with a refreshing walk down one of the many Big Bear trails. If your family enjoys exercising on two wheels, there are plenty of scenic routes that will have you all delighting in the beauty of Big Bear’s natural surroundings.  But the best part of your stay will likely be the beautiful Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate you’ll be enjoying.  All our cabins are chosen with your comfort in mind, and each has a level of luxury that will keep you amazed.

Region capture 60We recommend you book your stay as quickly as possible.  Mother’s Day is a busy weekend for us, and we’d hate to see you miss out on the chance to treat mom to a luxury getaway.  You can check out our Big Bear vacation rentals on this page: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/big-bear-rentals.

Want to take mom to one of our other destinations?  We’ve got some great ones! Five Star Vacation Rental also offers luxury accommodations in  Nuevo Vallarta, Mammoth Mountain, Park City, Southern 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 vacation to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Top 100 Reasons to Book Your Big Bear Getaway Today

Well, forgive us our short attention span, but we’re going to skip immediately to reason number 98.  The previous 97 were all perfectly sound reasons as well, but . . . do you really need 100 reasons?  And let’s be honest, how many of you would keep reading much beyond the first five or six?

Reason 98:  Valentine’s Day + Skiing

Valentine’s Day is a very popular holiday with our guests.  It’s easy to understand.  If you book the right cabin, you’ll end up with a romantic fireplace, a great forest view, perhaps even a hot tub.  Give your mind a few moments to ponder the possibilities of these ingredients . . .  It’s going to be a weekend you’ll both remember with a sigh and a smile.  Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are both open with great skiing, so you can add this to your great romantic getaway.  It will be one you’re going to want to repeat again next year.  If you book far enough in advance, you can even get the same cabin and start an annual tradition.  A very warm and wonderful tradition.  When you add a few chocolates, some candles, and a nice meal to the equation, we’re pretty sure you’re going to have the romantic time of your life.  And this may be a great opportunity to stretch out your getaway.  Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, and the following Monday is the President’s Day holiday. But that pushes us into the next reason.

Reason 99:  President’s Day + Skiing

This year President’s Day falls on Monday, February 17th.  School will be out, and it’s a great chance to get away for some last-minute skiing and downtime with the family.  As we noted in our previous reason, Friday the 14th should be reserved as a romantic evening for you and your sweetheart.  But many of us enjoy our family time, and don’t want to miss an opportunity to get some quality time together.  President’s day weekend is a great opportunity to have some quality family time combined with some great skiing.  Be advised that most of our cabins are already booked for that weekend.  But as we write this, we still have about a dozen cabins available for a Friday night (February 14th) arrival with a Monday morning departure.  It’s a perfect long weekend you can devote to a romantic evening on Friday, followed by family fun for the rest.

Reason 100:  You Need to Give Your Productivity a Boost

It seems counterintuitive, but studies have shown that people who work constantly with very little time devoted to rest actually end up being less productive than their counterparts who take days off and schedule downtime.  But when you think about a bit, it really makes sense.  Even our cars come with a maintenance schedule designed to pull them off the road for brief periods of time to get refreshed and lubricated.  Don’t you really need to be refreshed and lubricated too?  There’s really no better place to get your human oil changed than in a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear.  We’ve been hearing that groan you let out each morning as you pry yourself out of bed, and it’s time you get that noise looked at.  A good weekend away in one of our luxurious cabins is sure to cure you, and put a new spring in your step.  You’ll be good for another 20,000 miles or so.

Feel free to invent your own reasons.  Virtually any good or bad  reason will do.  And whatever reason you choose, you can be assured that we’ll be here ready to welcome you into one of our cozy and luxurious Big Bear Vacation Rentals.  To view our Big Bear vacation rental cabins, visit our Big Bear page at this link.  We can also help you plan your holiday in one our other destinations as well. Check out our luxury vacation rentals 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 vacation rentals will be a great value for your and your family.  Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

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.

 

August Big Bear Events With Five Star Vacation Rentals

August is one of our favorite months in Big Bear, and we’re sure you’ll agree once you take a look at what’s lined up.

If you’ve never been to a Renaissance Faire, you’ve been missing a lot of fun. Each year during August Big Bear sponsors this popular event, and you should make plans to attend. The Renaissance Faire features lots of folks dressed in period outfits with plenty of great food and entertainment to match. Your family can thrill to some real-live jousting with combatants in full armor galloping at full speed toward each other. You just don’t see that sort of thing every day, now do you?  The Faire is running August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 in Fawnskin. Visit the event website at http://bbvrsinc.org.

Big Bear continues to be a great destination for all your outdoor activities.  Summer offers wonderfully moderate weather, and a great setting for exercise.  Big Bear hosts an active biking community, and there are events scheduled continuously during August to keep your wheels rolling down some of the most scenic trails you’ll encounter anywhere.  Visit Big Bear Cycling Association’s website for a full calendar of events:  http://www.bigbearcycling.com.

Fans of the TV show “Night Court” will want to mark off the first weekend of August to see Richard Moll in a moving presentation of the hit play “Inherit the Wind” at the Bear Cave Entertainment Center. This show is part of the Big Bear Summer Theater Festival which runs the weekends of July 18-20, 25-27 and August 1-3 at the Bear Cave Entertainment Center. Other performances during the festival include “The Lost Van Duzen Gold Mine (Or How I Lost my Mind), and a great tribute to the Great White Way with the musical “Songs of Broadway” highlighting songs from Broadway shows. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $30 for VIP. Available online at http://www.bigbeartheater.com or in person at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce at 630 Bartlett Road.

Big Bear is excited to welcome a new Rock and Roll venue with The Cave.  Local contractor Dave Stone bought the old Village Movie Theater, and decided to convert it to a 400 seat hall to host the finest music and comedy acts available.  He installed a dance floor, and will be serving wine and beer as well.  He’s already booked some great acts, and we’re excited to see this new venue open for business.  Take a look at their August calendar of events at this link. Some of the country’s finest cover bands will be offering hits ranging from Creedence to AC/DC.

Be sure to look at all our luxury rentals in Big Bear.  We can also help you book your 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 vacation 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.

 

 

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.

 

More Snow Fun In Big Bear

We’re in the height of snow season, so, if you haven’t already done so, we recommend that you call us to secure your reservation right away.  January is one of our busiest months, and we hate turning guests away!  Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to find the ideal vacation rental cabin for your getaway.

Bear Mountain and Snow Summit

Planning a getaway for some skiing?  Great idea!  Big Bear has terrific skiing available at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.  The two slopes are operated in conjunction with each other, so you can ski to your heart’s content at one, and then take a quick trip over to the other.  They even offer a free shuttle service between the two.  All lift tickets work at both locations, so you can just concentrate on getting some serious skiing in.  Several of our properties are within walking distance of the slopes, so you can see how this will make for a perfect ski getaway.  Don’t worry about parking or traffic.  Walk to the slopes, use the free shuttle, and return to your luxury Five Star Vacation cabin rental at the end of the day.  At the end of that day, you  can relax on the plush sofa, close your eyes, and just listen to the crackling fire.  Life really doesn’t get much better than this.

Bear Mountain and Snow Summit limit the number of lift tickets they sell to avoid long wait times.  So be sure to make your plans early, and buy your lift tickets before you go.  Here’s the link to purchase online: http://www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/rates/lift-tickets/

Snow Fun Off the Slopes

While most people think of the great ski slopes when they head to Big Bear for snow play, there’s a lot more to do in the snow without skis.

Big Bear Snow Play is Southern California’s premier downhill inner tube destination.  They have a covered magic carpet lift that transports you to the top of the slope without wearing you out.  For one low entry price, they’ll supply the tube, and you’ll get unlimited runs down the hill.  This is a great choice for families with small children who want to play in the snow, but don’t want to strap skis on the little ones yet.  Visit their website for more details: http://www.bigbearsnowplay.com/

The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain offers an entirely different sort of downhill fun. You kids will get wide-eyed when they realize that you’re taking them for a wild bobsled ride down a banked, twisty hillside track.  It looks and feels almost like the downhill runs in the Olympics, and there’s really nothing like it anywhere else in Southern California.  The runs are open year-round, so even if there’s no snow during your visit, the downhill bobsled runs will be open.  You can get more information on their website:  http://alpineslidebigbear.com/AlpineSlide.html

But the best part of your Big Bear getaway will surely be the relaxing time you spend in your  luxurious cabin offered by Five Star Vacation Rentals.  We’re convinced that our Big Bear cabins are the finest quality luxury homes you’ll be able to find.  And we’re always working behind the scenes to make sure the properties are all kept in top-notch condition.  We want to make sure that your next call to us will be to book another vacation.

View our Big Bear luxury cabin rentals on this page.  We also have luxury vacation rental homes available  in Park City,Palm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Each of our vacation rentals is sure to provide your family a vacation you’ll remember fondly for years to come.  Call us at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you book your next getaway.

 

 

New Year’s Resolutions From Five Star Vacation Rentals

In just a few days we’ll be ringing in the new year.  It’s a time that most of us look forward to a fresh beginning.  For most of us, we’re vowing to lose weight, spend less time watching television, and exercise more.  Yawn.

But we here at Five Star Vacation Rentals want to encourage you to break out and make some new resolutions. Climb out of your yearly rut and embrace new resolutions. Exercise boldness!  Here is our list of completely unbiased and self-serving resolutions.  Please write these down:

1.  Learn To Ski

There’s nothing to be ashamed of if you never learned to ski. Sure, lots of people were skiing before they could ride a bike, but that’s okay.   This is why all the major ski resorts offer ski lessons for all age ranges.  Make this the year that you finally strap on a pair of skis and learn why so many people are so passionate about this hobby.  All of the ski resorts near our vacation rentals offer lessons for beginning skiers.

In Big Bear, Snow Mountain offers group and private lessons for both skiing and snow boarding.  This is gonna be fun. Click here for more info.  Here’s our page of Big Bear luxury vacation rentals.  Most of them have hot tubs, so you can relax it the soothing warm water if you get any bumps or bruises.

Book your stay at one of our Mammoth Mountain condos first, then make arrangements for your ski lessons.  Mammoth Mountain offers private and group lessons for both kids and adults.  Visit their website at this link for more details.

Visit our Park City, Utah condo, and you’ll be facing some of the best skiing found anywhere.  And they also  have lessons for all age and skill levels.  Here’s the link to their page.  View more details about our Park City condo on this page.

2.  Ski More Next Year

Already know how to ski, but haven’t been able to get away enough?  Resolve that you will ski more, and we’ll help you with this resolution.  January is one of our biggest months for skiing.  There’s really nothing as relaxing or exhilarating as a good fast run down the slopes. You need to get away more often.

Big Bear is our most popular ski getaway.  View our Big Bear vacation rental cabins at this link.  We also have units available at Mammoth Mountain.  Here’s the link to our Mammoth Mountain vacation rentals.  And we have a great cabin available in Park City, Utah as well.  Here’ the link to our Park City condo.

3.  Golf More Next Year

You can golf year round at our Palm Springs/La Quinta and Villa La Estancia, Mexico properties.  Once the snow melts, you can visit any of our properties.  If your spouse loves golf, but struggles to find time for it, we can help.  We’ll work with you to build a perfect golf getaway you can surprise them with for their birthday, your anniversary, or Valentine’s Day.

4.  Take a Beachfront Family Vacation in Exotic Mexico

We have over a dozen luxury units available right on the beach outside Puerto Nuevo Mexico.  Villa La Estancia is a world-class resort destination that boasts 2 gourmet restaurants on site, several pools, as well as a full spa.  And just a short cab ride away, you can enjoy the local flavor of Puerto Vallarta with amazing food and great shopping including exotic products made by local artisans.  All major Southern California airports offer direct flights, so you can be there within a couple hours and start enjoying the fun.  Visit our Villa La Estancia page at this link for more details.

5. Teach the kids fishing, mountain biking or boating

Some of the best memories most of us have from our childhoods are when our parents taught us something new and fun.  Big Bear is a great destination for this.  There’s a virtually unlimited number of new activities you can do in Big Bear.  Big Bear Lake has rentals for all sorts of boats to take the family out on the lake.  You can also rent bikes at Bear Valley Bikes.  Bear Valley Bikes have bikes suitable for mom and dad as well as the kids, so you can hit the trails and explore the forest around Big Bear.  Heck, you can even have some fun teaching the kids how to bowl at The Bowling Barn.

6.  Spend More Quality Time With Your Family

This is really what we hope to provide to all our guests.  It’s fun to find an excuse to get away for a family vacation, but the only one you really need is the desire to spend some time with your family away from the pulls of work and your other commitments.  Our kids grow up fast, and we miss too much if we don’t make plans to enjoy their childhoods while we can.  Don’t let another year slip by without getting in some good vacation time with your family.

7.  Be Thankful

We may be a vacation rental company, but we really feel we’re in the business of recharging batteries.  In the pressure of our daily lives, we often get distracted by the temporary pressures that tend to drive much of the things we do each day.  A family vacation gives us a chance to wind down, and embrace the things that are most important.  We can look at our kids playing a game of checkers in the corner, and have our hearts fill with gratitude for the many gifts we enjoy.  And that is the most important resolution of all.  Be thankful for all that you’ve been given.

Five Star Vacation Rentals would like to thank all our friends and guests who helped to give us so much to be grateful for in 2012.  We wish each of you a wonderful 2013 filled with prosperity and quality time to spend with your family and friends.  Please call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you put together a great vacation that will be a wonderful time for your family.

 

 

 

 

Five Star Vacation Rentals Big Bear Guest Testimonials

Five  Star Vacation Rentals was started in a very different way than most vacation rental companies.  That’s one of the reasons we consistently find our guests calling us for return visits.  Before we ever got into the vacation rental business we were guests at vacation rentals. We’ve seen first hand the difference quality management can make in a guest’s overall experience. We’ve combined this with our background in hotel management and guest services to create a level of service that we’re confident cannot be duplicated elsewhere.

We’re continually pleased to see guests become regular visitors to our properties.  Some find a favorite rental they want to keep returning to, and others enjoy the fact that they can choose any of our rentals with the confidence that they will have a great experience regardless of which unit they choose.  Here are just a few of the many testimonials we’ve received:

Cabin #1: "Thrilled"

Softball Team Scores a Great Getaway With Big Bear Cabin #1
“Just a quick note, our softball team (35 and over) were thrilled with the cabin.  It is absolutely beautiful and fit the 10 of us to a tee.  We appreciate the great deal you gave us, and all the women wanted your website for their future stays in Big Bear.  Hope to do business with you again.”
Submitted by DeDe G.  after staying in our Big Bear Cabin #1 Bear Mountain 4 Bedroom.  Click here to see more info on this cabin.

 

Big Bear Cabin #3 is “Nice, Clean, and Cozy”

Cabin #3: "Great Rental"

“Hello Kevin,
We just wanted to send along a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for a wonderful stay at your cabin #3 this last week. We enjoyed our stay very much in this wonderful home at a very nice location. Looking forward to staying with you again soon. May God Bless!”
Submitted by John & Diana C after staying in our Big Bear Cabin #3.
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John D. and his family also stayed in Cabin #3, and sent us this note:

“First off I want to say thank you for the great rental in Big Bear this weekend. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay. We plan to rent from you many more times in the near future. Cabin was very nice, clean and cozy.
Thank you for the great customer service.”   View more info or book Cabin #3 online here.

Cabin #5 "Like Home"

Our Big Bear Cabin #5 Rental Is a Lakefront Dream
“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Cobb,
Had to take the time and thank you.  The cabin was well beyond our expectations.  It was in a perfect location andit was roomy, comfortable and felt like home.  All of us loved it.
We have also now recommended this cabin to two of our friends and more to come.  We think you will get a call in the near future from a friend of my husband asking for this or one of your other cabins.  A relative from San Diego is also planning on using this wonderful find in the near future.  We have a great number of friends who probably will be in contact.  We can’t recommend it enough.  Again, thank you.
The low hassle and professional handling of this matter was more than appreciated.”  Submitted by Patty C.  View more pictures and details about Cabin #5 here.

We encourage you to look over all our Big Bear vacation rental cabins and see the many recommendations provided by previous guests.   It’s important to us that your experience in any of our cabins builds a great memory that will have you returning year after year.

Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your vacation getaway now. Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  If you’re planning a vacation somewhere other than Big Bear, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in Park City,Palm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth 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.

New Chalet Summit Is Our Biggest Multi-Family Cabin

9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Baths, and fun for everyone

We are always on the lookout for unique and distinctive properties, so our interest was immediately piqued when we first took a look at Chalet Summit.

Here at Five Star Vacation Rentals we get lots of calls from people who are putting together family vacations, retreats, or reunions and need a property that can accommodate multiple families. Big Bear is a great destination for group events, and Chalet Summit is a perfect cabin for large groups.  Located just 2 blocks from Snow Summit, it was clearly designed to make large groups very comfortable.  We think this is one of the finest Big Bear cabin rentals you could find.

We love the floor plan of this vacation rental with its 9 bedrooms — 8 of which are master suites so each guest can enjoy the comfort and privacy of their own bathroom.  With a total of 9.5 bathrooms, it’s a perfect home for a family reunion, office getaway or retreat for your church or Sunday school group.  This beautiful Big Bear vacation cabin is just completing renovations, so it will have new hardwood floors and upgraded appliances when we start renting it May 1st.

A pool table, foosball, PacMan . . . Why leave the cabin?

We’ve made sure that your large group won’t run out of fun things to do when just hanging out around the cabin.  When you’re not having a friendly pool tournament running, you can take turns playing a classic Ms. Pacman game, Air Hockey, or Foosball.  After the kids all get to bed, you can relax in front of the gas fireplace, enjoy a classic movie on the big screen TV, or slide into the spa out back.   It’s just a great place to catch up with friends and relatives while you enjoy the great outdoor activities that Big Bear has to offer.  It’s just a few minutes walk to Snow Summit and is also close to the lake, village and shopping areas in Big Bear Lake.

The cabin’s renovations will be completed by May 1st, and we’re taking reservations now.   Chalet Summit is going to be a cabin that is in great demand. Our summer dates are already starting to fill, so be sure to call us right away to secure your reservation. View more photos and details about Chalet Summit here.  Or call us at 310-780-3411 to book online with one of our helpful reservation agents.

 

 

Be Mine at Big Bear: Why Big Bear is the Perfect Destination for Romance

Rent a cabin for Valentine's Day

 

What could be more romantic?

Surprise your sweetheart with a romantic escape to Big Bear luxury rentals, the perfect couples-only winter getaway.

Snow falling gently outside, you and your sweetheart snuggling by the fire, champagne on ice… it just doesn’t get more romantic than this! Even if you waited until the last minute to make your Valentine’s Day plans, it’s never too late to surprise your sweetheart with a romantic escape to Big Bear. Let us play cupid and help you plan the perfect romantic getaway!
Luxury Big Bear Vacation Homes Create Romance
Discerning travelers know that the right accommodation sets the mood for romance and adults-only fun. So why stay in a cramped hotel room when you could enjoy a spacious home? Get the romance started at one of the exclusive Big Bear luxury vacation homes. These rentals feature custom amenities, private hot tubs and luxurious master suites. Nothing says romance like sipping champagne in your own private hot tub or snuggling up together by the fire!
After a day on the slopes, enjoy a romantic meal together at one of Big Bear’s fine dining restaurants. Many restaurants offer special romance packages and tasting menus, such as Sweet Basil Bistro’s five-course Valentine’s Day dinner served in this intimate, charming bistro.
And whether you hit the slopes or cuddle up indoors, there’s plenty of action to set your heart a-flutter.
Top 5 Big Bear Winter Romance Activities
1. Bear Mountain Snow Summit: Old Man Winter is back, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of a packed powder-to-powder natural snow surface under beautiful sunny skies! Spend the day skiing down the slopes on Snow Summit’s beginner, intermediate, advanced or expert snow runs.
2. Alpine Slides at Magic Mountain: Take a break from the slopes and zip down the alpine slide in your own private toboggan for two. Your hearts will be racing after a ride down this authentic bobsled experience.
3. Big Bear Snow Play: Reconnect with your inner-child on the largest snow play hill in the San Bernardino Mountains! The lift-assisted inner tubing takes you straight to the top for a fun, laughter-filled glide down the mountain.
4. Action Zip Line: Get some action this Valentine’s Day with a Big Bear Action Zipline tour! Suspended high above the forest floor, you’ll zip through stunning snowy scenery, across rocky canyons, and end with an adrenaline high!
5. Helicopter Big Bear: Lovebirds can take in the stunning winter scenery with a 20-minute private sightseeing tour. Special romance packages include champagne or Perrier sparkling water, fine chocolates, a stuffed teddy bear and a long stem red rose.