March Things To Do In Big Bear

Skiing is is great right now in Big Bear, and that’s reason enough for most our guests to plan a Big Bear getaway. There’s a huge pack and we’ve been getting lots of groomed and actual snow. We have lots of great cabins near the slopes, and you can see our our Big Bear cabins and book online at this link.

But off the slopes, Big Bear is reopening and there are lots of great activities to keep you and family enjoying your time on the mountain. One of our favorites is the Big Bear Zoo. Many of our return guests make the trek to the zoo several times a year. The zoo recently reopened with some Covid restrictions, but families are welcome, and the animals never disappoint. The collection of animals is always fun with brown bears, foxes, owls, badgers, wolves, and many more. Check out their website and plan your visit at this link: https://www.bigbearzoo.org/

Big Bear Snow Play continues to expand their fun offering. In addition to downhill inner tube slide, they’ve got their Magic Carpet to whisk you back up to the top of the slope for another run. And the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain has some great attractions as well. Enjoy the Mineshaft Coaster, Southern California’s only downhill mountain coaster. The Soaring Eagle is their great new attraction that will literally have you hanging on as you’re catapulted through the air. You can also enjoy go carts and a fun game of mini golf. Check out their website: http://alpineslidebigbear.com

Check out 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 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 VallartaLa Quinta and Miami, Florida.

Plan Your November Big Bear Getaway

We’re so excited to see more families making plans to get out and enjoy activities together. And with the holidays just around the corner, our bookings are filling up for Thanksgiving and Big Bear. But don’t despair, we still have some openings, and it’s a great time to plan your November Big Bear Getaway.

The weather is hard to predict, but we usually see some snow by November. And even when there is no snow, there’s plenty to do. Here are some of our favorites:

Spend some time at the Big Bear Zoo. We’re always pleased to hear from guests who discover this gem during their visit to Big Bear. The zoo is small enough to enjoy in just an afternoon, but big enough to offer some great examples of local wildlife. You can enjoy seeing bears, coyotes, a badger, a bobcat, eagles, and much more. It’s a very intimate experience, and unlike any zoo you’ve probably visited before. For more information, admission fees, and hours, please visit their website: https://www.bigbearzoo.org

The Big Bear Alpine Slide is open year round with a variety of adventures and rides depending upon the season and the weather. They recently completed the Mineshaft Coaster, and it’s a hit. You’ll hop on your private sled and you’re in control of the brakes for the gravity-propelled ride down the state-of-the-art stainless steel tube track. The track stretches for a mile and you’ll get up to speeds over 25mph. And this is just one of the fun activities you can enjoy during your visit. Each of the rides brings a new thrill, and discount tickets are available for multiple rides. Check out their website for more information: http://alpineslidebigbear.com/

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and 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 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.

August in Big Bear: Biking, Hiking, Fairing, and Zooing

August in Big Bear is just plain packed with too much to do.  Once you get a look at all the fun we have in store, you’ll be calling us and asking for a monthly rate on your Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate.  No kidding, there really is something for everyone all month long.  Here’s just a glimpse at the upcoming events:

We devoted last week’s blog to the upcoming Renaissance Faire.  That will run weekends August 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.  Follow this link for details. Prepare to have the time of your life.

The 2015 Tour de Big Bear is scheduled for August 1.  There are 25, 50, 70, and 100 mile courses offered, and it’s a great event for the serious cyclist.  Check out this link for the course details, so you can choose the one that best fits your skill and fitness level.  Each course is well marked, and hydration points are available along the way.  It’s a great opportunity to enjoy cycling through the beautiful Big Bear surroundings.

The Big Bear Discovery Center offers weekend nature walks that are always popular with families.  The hikes are easy, and offer frequent stops to learn about the beautiful plants and wildlife that surround us in the Big Bear.  You’ll also gain some great insights into the history of our region.

Plan a visit to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo to enjoy their annual Ice Cream Safari on August 1. As you all know, ice cream goes with virtually anything, and we can think of no better mix than ice cream and wild animals. This annual event is always a big hit, and a chance for the family to take in a yummy treat while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo.

Whatever may be your reason for visiting Big Bear, Five Star Vacation Rentals will be working behind the scenes to make sure your stay with us is filled with luxury, fun, and fond memories.  Give us a call at 310-780-3411, or browse our properties in Big BearMammothPark CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California Beaches, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Whether you’re planning a weekend hiking getaway or a week-long summer vacation, we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect Big Bear cabin or estate.