Getting a Tax Refund? We’ve Got a Great Idea How To Use It

Are you getting a tax refund this year? We’ve got a great idea how to use it. What better way to celebrate your hard work than taking a well-deserved getaway with your friends or family? And what better place than in a Five Star Vacation Rental luxury cabin in Big Bear?

Peaceful and warm image of a open book by fireplace.March and April are perfect months for heading to Big Bear. The ski season is winding down, but there’s still plenty of great things to fill your time. Or you can turn off your cell phone, grab a couple of books you’ve been neglecting for a while, and enjoy some of the most relaxing quiet time you’re likely to find. Just prop yourself up where you can soak in the warmth of the fireplace, stop occasionally for a good meal, lather, rinse, repeat. It’s a recipe for recharging your batteries and getting a fresh perspective on life.

Country Women Line DanceIf you want to supplement your stay with some great fun, we recommend you head over to the Big Bear Convention Center for some good old fashioned line dancing. Wyatt’s Grill and Saloon at the Convention Center offers a full slate of line dancing opportunities.  Wednesdays you’ll enjoy live music with free line dancing classes, and then on Fridays and Saturdays you can put into practice your new steps with their line dance extravaganzas. The music is great, and it’s the one place where you’re likely to step on somebody’s toes and laugh about it. Visit their website for more details. Cowboy boots and hats are optional, but will certainly add to experience.

If you want to make part of your relaxation spending some time in the kitchen, you’re going to love spending some time at the Tuesday Farmer’s Market at the Convention Center. The Farmer’s Market’s season opens the first Tuesday in April, and is a great resource for locally-grown fruits and vegetables. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as creating a culinary masterpiece for your family knowing the ingredients were purchased fresh and local. The market is open from 8:00am to 1:30pm each Tuesday starting on April 3rd.

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 spring vacation or 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 Your Perfect Spring Vacation

We know the nights are still bit chilly, but it’s a great time to start looking forward to the arrival of Spring. If you start early enough, you can plan your perfect spring vacation, and we’d love to help.

 Spring in Big Bear is just amazing. The pristine beauty of the surrounding forest is at its peak during springtime, and this makes your stay even more relaxing than usual. Few things are as rewarding as waking up in the luxury of your Five Star Vacation Rental and looking out your windows on the beauty of the forest around you. Squirrels, deer, and lots of other wildlife are easily spotted during your wandering around Big Bear.

Indulge us for a moment and imagine returning to your luxury Five Star Vacation Rental after a full day of hiking, skipping rocks on the lake, and shopping for some great souvenirs in The Village. You walk in the door as the sun is slowly setting in the distance. Walk out on your back deck, and you may catch a squirrel or two scampering up the side of a tree, and hear the call of a few different birds overhead. Near twilight, you may see a family of deer wander nearby, and the sound of the breeze gently weaves through the trees nearby.  You make a mental note to see if there’s anyway you could possibly make a daily commute from here to your job in the city.

Big Bear Lake bouldersWe’ll tell you that the commute is too long for most of us, but a weekend or full week’s vacation here can recharge your batteries in ways you never imagined. Just setting aside a time to enjoy the muted sounds of the forest and the fresh feeling of the cool night air will do wonders for your outlook. It’s a great time to pack up the kids and spend some family time over Spring Break.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Spring vacation is pretty busy for us, and there’s no better time to book your getaway than now.  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.



The Joys of Spring Break in Big Bear

 Nothing inspires enthusiasm in a kid’s heart quite like the promise of a break from school. Spring break is second only to summer in its ability to give a student the courage and perseverance needed to carry through weeks and weeks of school work. Spring break is coming up, in fact, and you’ve likely been fielding questions from kids about what activities are planned. Your kids don’t have to be the only ones getting a break, though. You can plan a getaway for the entire family that will refresh, rejuvenate, and reunite you all. A luxury cabin in Big Bear is the destination for all the Spring Break fun a family can handle.

Bambina su cavalloAs we’ve mentioned, March is a perfect time of year to visit Big Bear for many reasons. Though the landscapes in the town are always beautiful, there’s an ethereal charm that comes as seasons transition, and it’s an optimal time to embark on activities like a nature walk. You can wander through the mountainous forests to watch birds and squirrels. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of some larger wildlife, or spy on the deer that often frolic among the trees. Sights like this are a welcome break from the monotony of school, but they can still provide valuable learning opportunities.

If kids want to get even more up-close-and-personal with animals, horseback riding in Big Bear is the perfect chance to do so. Baldwin Lake Stables is just one provider that offers pony rides, horseback riding in nature, and a small petting zoo. Nothing beats spending Spring Break riding horses and relaxing in the comfort of a luxurious cabin in Big Bear.

Five Star Vacation Rental offers cabins with stunning views, gourmet kitchens, and unparalleled luxury. Spring Break only comes once a year, and when it does, you should make the most of the chance to plan a getaway. Our rentals truly make the difference between a good vacation and a great one. If you’re ready to have the Big Bear adventure of a lifetime, spend it in the comfort of a premium vacation rental.

Big Bear is our top Spring Break destination, but if you’re looking for a more exotic vacation, we also maintain rentals 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.

Our Prediction: The Snow Will Melt, and Spring Will Arrive

We’re usually hesitant to make predictions.  We’re just not good at probabilities.  The most profitable trip we ever took to Vegas involved missing our plane and skipping the trip entirely.  We didn’t lose a thing.  But we do have a couple of predictions, and we’re confident they don’t require any special skills to declare they’re true.

First, we know that the snow is going to melt.  Snow conditions are still good right now at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, so this is a great time to book a quick ski getaway.  If you don’t have plans for Valentine’s Day yet, you could make a romantic weekend of it.  Spend some time on the slopes and relax in front of a romantic crackling fire in the evening.  Choose one of our luxury cabins with a spa, and add a relaxing time together with the soothing warm waters to help you wind down.  It could be an amazing time both on and off the slopes.

Our next prediction has a near certain outcome as well.  Spring will arrive.  A quick review of history shows that spring has arrived almost every year for a very long time.  Spring is of course a mixed blessing.  It marks the end of winter and the ski season, but it also brings spring break.  Most local schools are taking off the last week of March.  It’s a great chance to plan a getaway for the family.  Some of our cabins can accommodate large groups, so you can take all the neighborhood kids with you.  It’s a great chance to keep the family together for a vacation in the amazing luxury of a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate in Big Bear.

Call us at 310-800-5454 and we’ll be glad to help you with your last minute ski or Spring Break plans.  Browse our properties in Big BearMammothPark CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California Beaches, or  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Whether you’re planning a weekend ski getaway or a week-long Spring vacation, we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect Big Bear cabin or estate.