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Hello Easter, Summer’s on the Way

Easter vacation is already here, and lots of folks are getting their first glimpse of summer on the horizon. ¬†It’s amazing that the year is slipping away so quickly. ¬†This is a great time to start planning your summer getaway to one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals. ¬†Here’s just a sampling of our luxury getaways:

Mighty Bear Manor in Big Bear is a consistent favorite with our guests. ¬†The first thing you’ll notice is the huge carved bear that greets you as you walk up the driveway. ¬†Towering 16 feet tall, this huge creature offers a preview of the grand size you’ll enjoy during your stay. ¬†This cabin has the look and feel of a mountain chalet with amazing attention paid to the best furnishings to make sure you can relax in great luxury. ¬†As you relax, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the slopes and the lake. ¬†The cabin has 7 bedrooms, so there’s plenty of room for your extended family or group up to 16 people. ¬†You’ll be shooting pool, playing ping pong or just relaxing in front of one of the fireplaces. ¬†It’ll be a great time for your entire family.

Sky High Estate is another great cabin in Big Bear. ¬†With 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, there’s plenty of room to spread out for your entire family. ¬†Two of the bedrooms are masters and one has its own fireplace. ¬†Though you’ll enjoy feeling like you’re living in the trees far away from civilization, the cabin as just a few minutes walk from the restaurants and shops in the Village. ¬†You can enjoy hiking right out the backyard, or stay in and play a friendly game of pool. ¬†The views are just amazing throughout the cabin, so you’ll be torn with relaxing and enjoying the view or grabbing your hiking boots to trek out into the trees. ¬†It’s a great dilemma that will have you feeling relaxed whichever you may choose.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll highlight more of our vacation rental cabins, estates and condos. ¬†We’ve got lots of opportunities for you and your family to have a truly amazing vacation this summer. ¬†Take a look at all our Big Bear cabins at this link. ¬†And¬†if you‚Äôd like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we‚Äôre committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway. ¬†Here are links to our other properties in¬† Park City, Utah,¬†Palm Springs/La Quinta,¬† Southern California Beaches,¬† Mammoth Mountain, and¬†Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. ¬†Give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we‚Äôll be happy to help you make the reservation for your next getaway.

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Stick With

Oh sure, we all agree we need to drop that extra weight. ¬†But let’s not waste a perfectly good New Year’s resolution on something as boring as that. ¬†Let’s give wings to our resolutions, so we can embrace them, cherish them, and allow our inner child to jump up and down about them. ¬†Here’s one everybody can get behind: “I’m going to rent a Five Star Vacation Rental luxury cabin in Big Bear and go skiing!” ¬†Now you’re talking our language.

When you get back from the slopes . . .

We’re right in the thick of ski season, and we suggest you don’t delay getting your reservations. Our bookings in Big Bear always run near capacity during the ski season, and every year we have some folks who miss the season entirely because they delay getting their cabin booked with us. ¬†Don’t be that guy. ¬†Resolve today that you’ll allow nothing to stop you from enjoying some of Southern California’s finest skiing followed by relaxing in one of Southern California’s finest cabins. ¬†It’s a combination that is unbeatable and leads to many return trips. ¬†You’ll quickly learn why. ¬†There’s really nothing that compares with soothing some of your tired muscles after a long day on the slopes by soaking in one of our hot tubs. ¬†And when you finally dry off and wander back into the cabin, you’ll be amazed at the great luxury that surrounds you. ¬†You and your guests will enjoy the finest quality lodging available in Big Bear, and then wake refreshed the following morning to do it all again. ¬†It’s a wonderful way to recharge your batteries. ¬†Want to save some money both on your skiing and our cabin? Book your stay during the week. ¬†The slopes are less crowded, and the weekday rates are lower both on our cabins and on the slopes. ¬†Give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to help you plan a great getaway.

And as if wonderful skiing weren’t enough, Big Bear also has a wide variety of snow play activities to keep you busy off the slopes as well. ¬†Kids and adults alike love the thrill of the downhill runs at Big Bear Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play. ¬†Big Bear Alpine Slide has downhill runs on sleds in tracks that will have you feeling like an Olympic luge champion. ¬†And you can also have some good old bouncing fun on the inner tube slide hills at both locations. ¬†Big Bear Snow Play has a great “Magic Carpet” that whisks you back to the top of the slope after each run in a Plexiglass-enclosed moving sidewalk to protect you from the elements. ¬†Both spots are open for the entire snow season, and offer a great alternative for families with little ones who may not be ready for the slopes, or just in search of a very fun time. ¬†Visit their websites for more info on hours and tickets: ¬† and¬†

And there’s always fine dining and great shopping available in the Village. ¬†An afternoon stroll through the shops there always includes some delightful gift ideas and usually something that will easily find it’s way into your decor back home. ¬†It’s a great way to spend some time away from the slopes and just relax with the family.

But whatever is involved in your idea of a perfect getaway, we’ve got you covered. ¬†And if you‚Äôd like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we‚Äôre committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway. ¬†Here are links to our other properties in¬† Park City, Utah,¬†Palm Springs/La Quinta,¬† Southern California Beaches,¬† Mammoth Mountain, and¬†Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. ¬†Give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we‚Äôll be happy to help you make the reservation for your next getaway.

Be sure to download our new IOS and Android apps. These are a great tool to let you view our properties and book them while you’re on the go.

National S’mores Day is Almost Upon Us. Book Your Big Bear Vacation Rental Before It’s Too Late.

You look at the calendar and can’t believe that you did it again this year. ¬†Summer is retreating quickly into Fall, and you have yet to gather the family for even a single special event or weekend away. ¬†But don’t despair. ¬†Five Star Vacation Rentals is just a phone call or mouse click away with a vacation that will have your entire family cheering with delight.

National S'mores Day is August 10th

Just in case you may need some further encouragement, we’ve pulled out our special events calendar and found dozens of worthy reasons to propel you out of your easy chair and into a luxury vacation estate or cabin rental in Big Bear. ¬†Here’s just a sampling of worthy holidays on the August calendar:

As we mention in our title, National S’mores day is just around the bend on August 10th. Legend has it that this yummy treat was created by a group of Girl Scouts gathered around a campfire. Once they combined the melted marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers, they quickly started insisting, “We want s’more!” And a national treasure was born. You can keep your fancy French desserts. Just give us s’mores!

But August is full of fun commemorations you can celebrate in Big Bear. Leading up to National S’mores Day, you can enjoy National Raspberry Cream Pie Day on August 1st and National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on August 2nd. Due to a quirk in scheduling, National Watermelon Day and National Mustard Day both fall on August 3rd. We encourage you to celebrate both, but not simultaneously. We’re going to skip entirely any recommendation that you celebrate National Work Like a Dog Day on August 5th, and move immediately to National Wiggle Your Toes Day on August 6th. We can think of no better place to celebrate this one than with your feet dangling in the cool waters of Big Bear Lake.

National Bad Poetry Day is August 18th

There’s not space enough to list all the daily celebrations coming up in August, but you can choose your favorite from among National Bad Poetry Day, National Kiss and Make Up Day (our favorite), and National Frankenstein Day. And be prepared to create your own national holiday. Once you get settled into your luxurious Five Star Vacation Rental, you’ll quickly agree to create the “National We’re Going To Do This Again Next Summer Day.”

Start your annual celebration by viewing all our ¬†Big Bear cabins and estates. ¬† Or call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll gladly help you choose the perfect cabin for your family to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day (August 22nd).

And you are of course free to celebrate any of these worthy holidays at our other properties as well. Be sure to look at our luxury rentals in  Park City , Palm Springs/La Quinta, Southern California Beaches, Mammoth 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.

More August Fun in Big Bear With Five Star Vacation Rentals

One of the great things about Big Bear is that whatever time of year you plan your getaway, you’re always going to find something fun to do. ¬†In our blog last week, we took a look at a handful of activities planned for August, and we’ll mention a few more this week.

But before we go over some of the special activities in store for your visit in August, remember that there’s always a huge variety of activities available anytime during the summer. If you’ll recall in one of our earlier blogs, we featured some great activities for our adrenaline junkie guests. ¬†These include parasailing, jet boat rides, and flying on water jets. ¬†Our golfers will love the beautiful surroundings of the 9-hole, mountain-style Bear Mountain Golf Course located at the base of Bear Mountain Resort in the Moonridge meadow area. Boaters and fishers have endless hours of fun waiting for them on the lake, and Big Bear is a hikers delight with dozens of miles of improved trails just waiting for you.

As if that wasn’t enough, Big Bear is one of the finest destinations in the southwest for live-music lovers. ¬†Most performances are on Friday and Saturday nights starting at about 8:30 or 9:00pm. ¬†Designate a driver, and make a night of it by visiting some of the following venues offering the most amazing local and national talent:

The Cave
at 40789 Village Drive
Tel: (909) 878-0500

Chad’s Place
40740 Village Drive
Tel: (909) 866-2161

Skeleton Key Folk Music Center
560 Pine Knot Avenue
Tel: (909) 866-6064

B’s Boathouse
at 350 Alden Road
Tl: (909) 866-5400

Black Diamond Tavern
42172 Moonridge Road
Tel: (909) 366-0871

Nottingham’s Tavern
40797 Big Bear Blvd.
Tel: (909) 866-4644

Club Bombay
672 Pine Knot
Tel: (909) 878-0133

For more outdoor fun for the entire family, be sure to plan on taking the free nature walks offered by the Big Bear Discovery Center. These 30-minute Nature Walks are offered on Saturdays at 1pm and 2 pm and Sundays at 11 am and 12 noon. You’ll learn about the local plant life, wildlife and interesting historical facts. The nature walks are designed for young and old alike.  For more details visit

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo offers animal feeding tours on weekends. ¬†This is always a hit with the little boys. ¬†They’ll get to see first hand how the zookeepers feed the animals and learn some important lessons about the food chain. ¬†May not be for the faint of heart! ¬†It‚Äôs a great learning experience, and a rare close-up encounter with these animals. ¬†The tours start at 3:00 pm each Saturday and Sunday. ¬†Visit¬† for more info.

The Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 9th through Sunday August 11th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. This annual event is a must-see for any antique car¬†aficionados in the family. ¬†Visit their website for more details:¬†

To view our Big Bear vacation rental cabins, visit our Big Bear page at this link.  Planning a getaway somewhere else?  Check out our luxury vacation rentals in Park City, Palm Springs/La Quinta,  Southern California Beaches, Mammoth 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 your and your family.  Call us today, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Your Doctor Called. She Said You Need a Weekend Away In Big Bear.

Well, that may not be exactly what she said, but pay attention anyway.  A recent report out of the Mayo Clinic showed that stress has a tendency to invade virtually every area of our lives.  And when you take a close look at their findings, the results can be discouraging.

Many of us suffer stress due to increased workloads. ¬†Stress causes a number of symptoms including decreased memory, various pains, fatigue, and less romantic interest. ¬†But what is one of the primary effects of stress? ¬†Decreased work efficiency. ¬†So, you get stressed over having too much work, and the stress impairs your ability to complete your work. ¬†How messed up is that? But don’t despair. ¬†We’ve got a great solution for you.

A recent New York Times article showed that sufficient sleep, relaxation and vacation time can counteract virtually every adverse symptom you may be facing due to the stress in your life. ¬†And here at Five Star Vacation Rentals, we just happen to be world-class experts at helping folks like you dive into depths of soothing relaxation unlike anything you’ve ever known. ¬†Think of us as the “Vacation Doctors.” ¬†Here’s what we prescribe:

Take at least two nights. Repeat as needed for relaxation:
For a romantic getaway, try our Slope Side at Bear Mountain cabin. ¬†This is consistently one of our most popular cabins and once you arrive, you’ll see why. ¬†The cabin is located just a few lots from the edge of the National Forest, so you’ll feel like you’re right on the edge of a forested wilderness. ¬†Imagine the tranquility of an early-morning walk through the woods as you feel the crisp mountain air fill your lungs and listen to the muted symphony of birds. ¬†Sit on a log for minute, and you’ll be able to watch the squirrels scurrying across the forest floor jumping from tree to tree. ¬†No phone calls, and the nearest spreadsheet is a million miles away. ¬†You’ll feel your blood pressure getting lower as your mood gets progressively higher. ¬†You can view a virtual tour of this luxury cabin at this link. ¬†See more details and photos here. ¬†Or quickly grab the next available slot with our online booking calendar at this link.

Maybe you could use some away time with your extended family or a close group of friends. ¬†Our Castle Glen Dream Estate is a huge hit with larger groups. ¬†This rambling estate boasts 8 bedrooms with 7 bathrooms in 6700 square feet of space. ¬†Grab a handful of your favorite movies and settle in for a movie night with the gang in the theater room. ¬†Sink into the luxurious theater seating as the music rises during the opening credits, and you’ll see why this amazing cabin is quickly becoming a favorite with our guests. With room for 16 guests, a spa and amazing views, the only stress you’ll feel during your stay is when you start back down the hill to go home. ¬†But don’t worry. ¬†We’ll be ready for your next visit as soon as you are. ¬†You can take a walk through with our virtual tour at this link. ¬†This page has more details and photos. ¬†The online calendar to book your stay right now is at this link.

And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be confident that we’ve worked with equal diligence to make sure all of our properties provide a level of luxury and relaxation that you just can’t find anywhere else. Here are links to our other properties in¬† Park City, Utah,¬†Palm Springs/La Quinta,¬† Southern California Beaches,¬† Mammoth Mountain, and¬†Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. ¬†Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to help you create the perfect getaway to relieve the stress in your life. ¬†And be sure to follow us on Twitter and ¬†Facebook. ¬†This way you can be the first to know when we offer any¬†last minute specials and discounts.

More Fun Events in Big Bear for May

In last week’s blog, we detailed a few of the great events happening in Big Bear during May. ¬†You can see that blog at this link. ¬†But we really only covered a handful of the fun things you’ll have to do during your stay with us in May.

Mother's Day is May 12th

We mentioned it last week, but it bears repeating. ¬†May 12th is Mother’s Day, and it’s time you really showed her how much you appreciate all she does for you. ¬†We understand that our wives often do things for us out of a sense of duty. ¬†And other times their actions are simply because they love us. ¬†You don’t have to be Dr. Phil to realize that if you take this opportunity to provide her with a spectacular demonstration of how much you really love her, she’ll have more of her thoughts toward you filled with love rather than duty. ¬†Trust us. ¬†The loving thoughts are much, much better. ¬† You really need to do this. ¬†Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your getaway for Mother’s Day. ¬†But don’t delay. ¬†We often sell out over that weekend. ¬†Use this link to explore all of our luxury Big Bear estate cabins.

Get a Scare in Big Bear!

Returning for its third year on May 18th and 19th is the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (39707 Big Bear Blvd). This is just too much fun. If you enjoy campy, funny, and occasionally terrifying films, you’ve really got to be here for this one. The events include panel discussions with the film makers and past years have seen some famous actors showing up as well. ¬†If you’re a film buff, a film maker, or just want to have some great fun, be sure to get your tickets for this one. ¬†You can get more details and a calendar of events on their website at¬†

And for all you runners out there, ¬†be sure to book your stay for the Big Bear Lake Memorial 5K Fun Run to Benefit “Wounded Warrior Project.” The 5k Fun Run is set to take place Sunday May 26, 2013 in The Village of Big Bear Lake, CA. The 3.1 mile road run starts in The Village and takes you through some of the scenic areas and neighborhoods of Big Bear. It’s a great way to support a great cause. Visit for more details.

Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  If you’re planning a getaway somewhere other than Big Bear, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in  Park City,Palm Springs/La Quinta,  Southern California Beaches,  Mammoth 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.  Don’t risk your precious vacation time by booking anywhere else!

Plan Your Labor Day Getaway in One of Our Big Bear Vacation Rental Cabins

September is a great month to visit Big Bear, and Labor Day weekend is full of fun things to do for the entire family.   Be sure to book your stay early, since many of our cabins are already booked for the weekend.   There is so much going on, that we recommend you plan on arriving Friday night, so you can get an early start with your weekend adventure on Saturday morning.

Here’s just a sampling of the fun events for that weekend:

The Convention Center is hosting The Fall Festival on September 1st from 10am to 5pm with family fun, arts & crafts, great food and live entertainment. Crafters and artists sell goods and demonstrate their fine-tuned crafts. Browse shops for handcrafted gems like hand-carved bears, handmade dolls, hand-thrown pottery, homemade jams and unique wire-wrapped jewelry.

Amazing Hand Made Quilts

Mountain Treasures 14th Annual Quilt Show on September 1st and 2nd from 10am to 4pm at the Big Bear Middle School.  This 2 day show is sponsored by Busy Bears Quilt Guild. All quilts in the show are made by our local guild members. A variety of quilting techniques are displayed on the quilts, and many items are for sale.  Proceeds support community groups.

Moonridge Animal Park is hosting an Ice Cream Safari on Saturday September 1, starting at 11AM and lasting until the ice cream is all gone.  This positively yummy event features different flavor ice cream stations around the zoo to give you the ultimate ice cream event.  $5.00 for 5 scoops, what a deal!

Jim Curry’s Tribute to John Denver at Bear Cave Event Center at Bear Creek Resort on September 1st and 2nd. ¬†John Denver fans will appreciate the amazing talent of Jim Curry as he recreates an evening of songs and memories that you’ll surely love. ¬†Contact Jaqueline for tickets (909) 866-2253

Jim Curry's amazing tribute to John Denver

Music in the Mountains 2012 “Surreal Neil and Super Diamond ” at Discovery Center Amphitheater. You’ll delight in the music of Neil Diamond at this¬†evening of fun. ¬†Tickets: $65 VIP Event Membership package for 2 – $25 general admission adults – $10 teens.¬†Please visit website to purchase tickets and for more details.¬†Location: 40971 North Shore Drive . ¬†For more details visit the website:¬†

Family biking with the Big Bear Cycling Association is available.  The club sponsors rides for bikers of all skill levels.  Visit their website for more details and scheduled rides.

Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your Labor Day getaway now.¬†Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page. ¬†If¬†you‚Äôre planning a vacation somewhere other than Big Bear, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in¬† Park City,Palm Springs/La Quinta,¬† Southern California Beaches,¬† Mammoth Mountain, and¬† Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. ¬†Regardless of where you may go, you‚Äôll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable. ¬†Don’t risk your precious vacation time by booking with anyone else!


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.

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 Quinta,¬†Southern California Beaches,¬†Mammoth 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.

How to Create a Once-In-A-Lifetime Big Bear Vacation

Big Bear is one of our most popular destinations, and there are plenty of good reasons for that. ¬†We have some of the finest Big Bear cabin rentals you’ll be able to find, and it’s a short drive from anywhere in Southern California. ¬†Also, Big Bear is a year-round resort with world-class skiing in the winter, and boating, fishing, hiking, and golfing the rest of the year.

Since many of our guests plan ahead for months to make their Big Bear vacation memorable, we’d like to throw in a few events and activities that are easily overlooked by many visitors, but very popular with Big Bear residents.

Let's Eat In Tonight!

Unleash Your Inner Gourmet!
From April through September the Big Bear Convention Center hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market. Each Tuesday from 8:30am til 1:00pm you can choose from a wonderful variety of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. ¬†And since all of our cabins come equipped with full kitchens and cooking implements, you can plan out some amazing family meals. ¬†The Convention Center is located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd. ¬†Click here to view the map or get directions.

Enter Our Trout Tournament
The Big Bear annual trout tournament falls on Saturday and Sunday May 19th – 20th. ¬†There’s a prize pool of $8000 to be split among the fishermen who land the biggest trout. ¬† And new this year is a special tagged prize fish. ¬†If a lucky fisherman lands this fish, he’ll win $10,000. Visit ¬† more details.

Welcome to All Pirate Families

Arrrrrh!, Be Pirates For a Day
Yes, once a year you can put on your best Jack Sparrow and join a bunch of crazy pirates during Big Bear’s annual Pirate Faire. ¬†¬†It’s a great time for the entire family. ¬†The Faire puts on historical reenactments of battles and events. ¬†Deck out the entire family in pirate garb and have fun watching the kids enter the costume contest. ¬†There’s fun shopping, food, music, and plenty of grog for dad. ¬†This year’s Pirate Faire is on June 2nd. ¬†Click here for more details and ticket prices.

Enjoy Some Jazz on the Lake
Tickets have just gone on sale for the 7th Annual¬†Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival. ¬†If you’re a jazz fan, this is a great event in an unmatched setting. ¬†Each year name artists trek to Big Bear to perform on the lake in our annual Jazz Music Festival. ¬†Bring the entire family to enjoy some amazing music along with great food and refreshments. ¬†The Music Festival runs June 2-3 this year. ¬†For more details and an updated list of performers, visit the JazzTrax website.

Be sure to book your cabin with us as far in advance as you can to ensure availability. Click here to view all of our Big Bear cabins, or just give us a call at 310-780-3400.

Planning a vacation somewhere other than Big Bear?  Be sure to look at our luxury rentals in Park City, Palm Springs/La Quinta, Southern California Beaches, Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.


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.