Thinking About a Ski Getaway to Big Bear?

ski lifts at big bear lakeAre you thinking about a ski getaway to Big Bear this year? Planning ahead has its benefits. It’s our busiest time of the year, and our online booking is a great tool to let you see the wide selection of cabins we have available for the specific days you have in mind.  Once the first snow arrives, our calendar starts to fill immediately. So there’s no time like the present when our selection and availability is the best it will be.

A Ski Getaway To Big Bear for Non-Skiers?

ski getaway to Big BearAnd even if you’re not a skier, winter in Big Bear has a lot to offer. The holidays are amazing as the entire town takes on the look and feel of a comfy hideaway with beautiful lights and holiday decorations. The Village is a great shopping and dining destination any time of year, and during the winter it pull out the stops. You’ll enjoy unique gifts and unparalleled dining when you stroll among the shops there. Enjoying an afternoon or evening out in The Village is a great addition to your stay with us in a Five Star Vacation Rental.

Off the slopes, many of our properties are designed to make your winter say a fun adventure. Ask one of our booking agents to help you locate a property near snow features, and we’ll be happy to accommodate.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will ski getaway to Big Bear. 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.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.


Have You Booked Your Big Bear Ski Getaway Yet?

SkierThat muffled sound of delight you hear is the gleeful anticipation of avid skiers reading the Big Bear snow report. New snow has fallen, and there’s a great layer of fresh powder just waiting for your skis to meet it. The weather is cooperating with us well, and the conditions may be at their peak for the season. This is a great time to plan your Big Bear ski getaway.

If you can get time off work, weekdays are your best option. We usually have more properties available for your Five Star Vacation Rental during the week, and the slopes are a bit less crowded as well. But both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are well prepared for your visit regardless of when you can getaway.

If skiing is your passion, we’re here to help you enjoy it even more. There’s really nothing that tops a great day of skiing like relaxing in the luxury of a Five Star Vacation Rental. Choose one of our properties with a hot tub, and you’ll have the perfect way to relax and work out any soreness from your time on the slopes.

FriendsOnPorchIt’s also a great opportunity to put together a quick getaway for your extended family, church group, or a group of coworkers. Many of our properties can accommodate a dozen or more guests, so with almost no advance planning, you can all head up the mountain and enjoy a memorable time on the slopes, and some great time together in front of the fireplace or relaxing in the hot tub.

Be sure to check the road conditions in advance, and make plans if chains are required. There are a few ways to get up the mountain, and you can use this link to check road conditions:

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.

It’s Freezing in Big Bear. You Know What That Means?

We’ve had a real cold snap in Big Bear. It’s been below freezing every night, and the distant whooshing sound you hear is the snow machines working on that base every night. Yes, it’s time to pull out your skis and book your Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear.

Middle Aged Couple On Ski Holiday In MountainsBig Bear is a year-round destination, but winter is when the fun gets hip deep. Literally.  And we’re just one short week away from the start of ski season. There’s no better way to work off your Thanksgiving dinner than spending Friday on the slopes. You’ll have to hurry, though. Last we checked, we only had a couple of vacation rental cabins in Big Bear still available for the holiday weekend. You can search for available properties at this link:

If you’re not able to join us over the holiday weekend, this is a great time to nail down your plans and book your ski getaway in Big Bear for another time. Winter is always a busy season for us because of the popularity of the slopes at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. And many of our properties are located very close with some close enough that you can walk to the slopes. Can you imagine that? Roll out of bed in your luxury Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear, have a great breakfast in your cabin’s gourmet kitchen, then grab your skis and walk to the slopes. It just doesn’t get much better than this.

Woman relaxing in the jacuzzi taking a bath
Woman relaxing in the jacuzzi taking a bath

If you’re a bit sore after spending the day on the slopes, you’ll find most of our properties have hot tubs to make for a perfectly relaxing evening afterward. Top that off with some relaxation in front of the fireplace with our friends and family, and you’ll soon see why the toughest part of any Five Star Vacation Rental getaway is that morning you need to pack up and return home. But don’t despair.  The snow will continue to fall, the hot tubs will continue to greet you at the end of the day, and you’re welcome to return as often as you like. The luxury of your Big Bear vacation rental will be ready whenever you want to return.

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.

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? We’ve Got A Suggestion!

If your house is like ours, we’re still finding bits of wrapping paper and ribbons scattered around after our Christmas morning clean up.  The kids are dividing their time equally between playing with their new toys and playing with the boxes they came in.

We had the most amazing Christmas dinner.  Grandma volunteered to cook a turkey with her patented dressing, so it was like Thanksgiving 2.0.  Shortly after the last bite of pumpkin pie was consumed, the dads in attendance dutifully fell straight into a winter’s nap on the sofa and recliner.  We still think this is just a ploy to get out of helping with cleanup, but the moms were especially charitable and no complaints were heard.

As soon as the cleanup began, our thoughts turned to the week ahead and celebrating the new year with our resolutions.  We all agreed that we need to exercise more, manage our money better, and spend more time with family.  Each of these is admirable, but seem to repeat each and every year.  So this year,  we want to share with you a truly great idea that may well take care of all three of these resolutions: Get away to Big Bear in Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate.

Yes, we’re likely a wee bit biased on this, but it’s still a worthy idea.  Big Bear is simply breathtaking this time of year, and the recent storms have blanketed the mountain with a good supply of snow.  This means all the snow features are open, and you’ll have more snow activities available to keep you active.  At the bottom of the ski run you’ll be breathless both from the thrill of the run, and the exercise involved.  You can check that one off your list.

Next, we agree that wise money management is essential.  Most families are feeling some of the squeeze from today’s economy.  Thankfully, that squeeze doesn’t need to impact your plans.  A Five Star Vacation Rental cabin in Big Bear is an amazing value.  For about the cost of an average upscale hotel, you can enjoy far more with luxury, privacy, and room to breathe in a Five Star Vacation Rental.  Many of our cabins have hot tubs and lake or forest views.  Couple this with the fully equipped kitchens in our cabins, and you’ll start to see the amazing difference in value you get with Five Star.  And unlike piling the entire family into a single hotel room, your Five Star Vacation Rental has enough bedrooms to allow dad to snore blissfully loud without ever disturbing the rest of the family. That alone is worth the price of admission.

But the most important resolution is spending more time with your family.  A Five Star Vacation Rental is perfect for this.  Unlike a hotel room, with Five Star Big Bear cabins, you can cook your own meals and eat together in your dining room.  Instead of packing up the entire family, piling into the car, and then waiting to get seated in a pricey restaurant, you can just relax and enjoy a meal together in your luxury cabin.  Don’t feel like cooking?  Order take out and relax by the fire as you enjoy each other.  Another resolution accomplished.

Check out all of our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link.  And if you’re in the mood for a getaway in one of our other ski destinations, follow these links to view our other properties in Park City, and Mammoth Mountain.  Want to head to warmer climes for your getaway, check out our vacation rentals in  Southern California Beaches and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Your family could use some time away to relax and enjoy some time together, couldn’t they?  Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan a great vacation or weekend trip.

Time To Plan Your Ski Getaway

The recent storms blanketing Southern California have inflicted pain on our driving, but bring paradise to the ski slopes. The weather reports say the drought is not over, but there’s plenty of great base now. And fresh powder is falling regularly.  You need to stop procrastinating, grab your skis and call us.

Our most popular ski destination is Big Bear, and it’s easy to see why.  Big Bear has two of Southern California’s most popular ski resorts. Bear Mountain and Snow Summit both offer great slopes and cater to skiers of all ages and skill levels.  Lift tickets give you access to both slopes, and they offer a free shuttle between them.  On some days, you can ski virtually all day along on two different mountains without repeating the same run.  Save some time by purchasing your tickets in advance online. Here’s the link: Reserve your luxury Five Star Vacation Rental at this link: .  There’s nothing like spending a day on the slopes and then returning to the amazing luxury of your Five Star Vacation Rental cabin.

In the mood for a run down the slopes at Mammoth? We can help you there too.  We have two great condos in the Juniper Springs Lodge.  We love this destination because it’s a true ski in-ski out location.  For the serious skier, you have no travel time at all.  You’re right on the slopes, and can just about roll out of bed directly onto the first ski run of the day within minutes.  Take a look at our Mammoth units at this link: .

We’re also pleased to offer a beautiful condo at the base of Park City Mountain in Park City.  Located just moments from to the Three Kings, First Time, and Eagle chairlifts, this is a great destination for up to 4 guests.  It’s also centrally located for the great nightlife offered in Park City, so you can ski all day and enjoy the nightlife until exhaustion brings you back to your luxury Five Star Vacation Rental.  It will be a great feeling, though.  Take a closer look at this property at this link:

With all these great reasons to hit the slopes, the only thing remaining is to call us or book your getaway online.  Or give us a call, and we’ll be glad to book your getaway for you. Looking for a vacation somewhere else?  Check out our luxury vacation rentals in Park CitySouthern 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 be a great value for you and your family.  Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Pack Your Bags! We’ve Got Five Star Luxury Big Bear Cabins and Great Ski Conditions

The recent storms have finally passed, but they’ve left behind some great ski conditions in the Big Bear area.  If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to pack up for your ski getaway, wait no longer!  Check ahead when you come, but the roads are clear with no chains required, so it’s an easy drive to an amazing getaway.  Here’s the current report from Bear Mountain:

There are lots of  beginner jumps and rails at chair 6, while chair 5 is lined with intermediate jumps, hips, jibs, the halfpipes, and a new wall ride. Over on chair 9 there are more intermediate features as well as lots of advanced and some expert features. Chair 9 has lots of skate style down bars, wall-rides, boxes, and tubes of all sorts. We are definitely enjoying the finest park set-up of the 2012-2013 season. Freestyle camp is a great way to comfortable improve with friendly and talented instructors. We are out of the cold front which allowed for some great snowmaking, and back into classic Southern California sun shine …

And here’s the report from Snow Summit:

Park Staff has also made a few new changes to Westridge, including two skill builder boxes and a mini bank halfpipe at the top of Chair 2. After hitting the new features, you have your choice of lapping Summit Run or continuing through the park, which has a new feature count of 32 jibs and 41 snow features! The snow coverage is excellent and we’re expecting sunny skies all weekend long. Be sure to make reservations if you’re headed up for the holiday to guarantee your spot on the snow.

Snow Summit and Bear Mountain limit the number of lift tickets sold each day to reduce crowding both on the slopes and the lifts.  Your tickets will work for either location, and there’ s a free shuttle bus that runs every half hour between the two.  They’ve made every provision to make sure you’re able to get in the maximum amount of skiing on your getaway.  Be sure to buy your lift tickets ahead of time to make sure they’re not sold out.  Here’s the link to their online store:

And of course, we strongly recommend you also be sure to reserve one of our luxury Big Bear cabins for your stay.  We have both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit cabins available, so you can get as close to the slopes as you wish.  We’re experts at helping families put together amazing Big Bear family vacations.  When you couple a great day of skiing with a relaxing stay at one of our luxury resort cabins, the only thing you’ll worry about is how you’re going to get the family to ever leave such fun and luxury.  But not to worry.  We’ll gladly help you book your return stay too!  You can view all our Big Bear cabin rentals at this link.

There’s also great skiing right now at Park City and Mammoth Mountain, so be sure to call us about booking a luxury vacation rental for these destinations as well.

Just give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be glad to help you book your dream vacation in one of our 5 Star vacation rentals.