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:

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:

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.