Last Minute Christmas Plans in a Five Star Big Bear Vacation Rental

We understand last minute changes and scrambling to accommodate more guests. This time of year we get those calls every day. It’s usually exciting, though. The joy of this season is always magnified by having more friends and family around us. Last minute calls with an excited voice declaring, “Hey! I got some time off work, so I’ll be there for Christmas!” are the best kind to get. And with Five Star Vacation Rentals, we can help you gather all these important people together under one roof without resorting to spreading old mattresses around the living room or setting up a tent in the backyard.

As we write this on Friday morning, December 15th, we still have a handful of luxury Big Bear vacation rentals available with Christmas as part of your stay. Some will require minimum stays that will include days before or after Christmas, so call us at 310-780-3411 or check the individual calendars of each of these. Just click on the photo to view more details and book online:

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Kevin and Maria Cobb have been your hosts at Five Star Vacation Rentals for nearly two decades. Our personal dedication to creating a luxury experience for all our guests is something that keeps them returning year after year.

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.

Holidays in Big Bear With Five Star Vacation Rentals

We’re just a few weeks away from Christmas, and we can feel the excitement starting to build. Lights are going up, Christmas trees are spotted tied to car rooftops and twinkling in windows around town. Even the chillier evenings are welcome as they become part of the season. It’s a perfect time to enhance these wonderful feeling by planning a family getaway to Big Bear in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals.

Whether you’re planning an intimate Christmas for your immediate family or a larger event with relatives arriving from distant locations, Five Star has a property that will provide a great solution. But this is our busy season, so be sure to plan you getaway as quickly as you can. Christmas in Big Bear is magical, and your family will be glad you chose to spend it here.

In addition to your time in our luxury Big Bear vacation rental, there are some great winter activities to keep the entire family busy while you’re with us.

FamilySkiingThe ski slopes are open, and this is the most popular activity in Big Bear. We have many guests that guests returning year after year to enjoy the holidays and skiing in Big Bear. There are few things better than waking up in the luxury surroundings of your Five Star Vacation Rental, spend the day on the slopes, and then retreat back to the comfort of your vacation home. Choose one of our properties with a hot tub, and you can soothe away any aches or pains from the slopes. It’s a perfect combination.

Load up the kids every Friday and Saturday night through Christmas for an old fashioned hay ride. The fun starts 4pm and the last ride is in by 8pm. Head over to Bear Valley Farms at 1601 E Big Bear Blvd to buy tickets.

Every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Eve, bring the kids to visit Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Christmas Tree Lot in Big Bear Village. You’ll all delight in the fun and sparkling eyes of the jolly old elf. Be sure you stay off the naughty list!

nutcracker-2017The Moonridge School of Dance is presenting The Nutcracker ballet at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center on December 16th and 17th. This holiday favorite is a great way to keep the holiday spirit glowing with your entire family. Tickets are available at the box office, or visit their website for more details: https://bigbearlakearts.org/

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 enhance whatever event prompted you to choose one of our properties. 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.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah From All of Us at Five Star Vacation Rentals

christmaswrappingWe sincerely hope you and your family are finding time to enjoy the holidays. We know it can be a rushed time of year, but trust you’re going to get some relaxing time with those you love.

This time of year is always busy for us. Christmas and New Year’s are big dates for planning a getaway, and with snow on the ground, our avid skiers are lining up to get some time on the slopes.  We do still have a couple of properties available for the holidays, so if you hurry, you may be able to plan an amazing last-minute getaway for Christmas or New Year’s.

Portrait of a family saying grace before eating dinnerRegardless of where you spend it, we sincerely hope you and your family have a great holiday. We’ll be gathering with our loved ones, and getting caught up on the best memories of the past year. We have much to be thankful for, and our wonderful guests are among them.  We truly thank you for allowing us to be a part of your weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and birthdays. We share your excitement for these big life events, and get a special thrill working with you to make them even more memorable. We’re eager to see what events we’ll be a part of with you in the year ahead.

Though we typically get completely booked for Christmas and New Years, you can still 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.

December in Big Bear

December is always a magical time in Big Bear. We expect to see some snow, but its been cold enough that Bear Mountain and Snow Summit have both been making snow, so the skiers have good machine groomed conditions.  There’s also plenty to keep you busy off the slopes as well.

Fans of live theater will want to get tickets to the final weekend of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.” It closes this weekend, so be sure to check if tickets are still available. Call the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at (909) 866-4970.

Christmas in Big Bear Village a real wonderland. Santa and Mrs. Claus can be found here each weekend through December 24th, so bring the kids and their lists down for Santa to review. Village merchants get in the spirit as well with lots of colorful decorations and some great ideas for gifts and unique creations by local artisans.

baldeagleWhile Big Bear’s population tends to swell during the winter, it’s also a favorite cold-weather destination for bald eagles. This creates a unique opportunity for volunteers to join with the Forest Service to conduct the annual Bald Eagle count. Volunteers are needed to help count the majestic birds who arrive in Big Bear each year. The Forest Service will provide a brief orientation and point you to a vantage point to watch for these amazing birds. Get more details at this link: http://mountainsfoundation.org/events/2016/11/21/bald-eagle-celebration

2nd_annual_messiah_flyer_logoWe can think of no better way to get into the true spirit of Christmas than to participate in the 2nd annual Messiah singalong at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center. This is a time to join hands and hearts and rejoice over the real meaning of the season. And sing along with a great orchestra and choir in the process.  It’s certain to be an absolutely heavenly experience.  There are two performances on December 17th at 2pm and 7pm. Seating is limited, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance at this link.

While we love spending time each December in Big Bear, we have some other great destinations to choose from as well. 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.

Plan the Perfect Christmas in Big Bear

dirty dishesMany of us woke up this morning with a few extra relatives in town with some of them under our roofs. We also greeted the day with the faint aroma of yesterday’s turkey feast still lingering around the kitchen. And whether or not you’re one of those who runs out to find the great sales this weekend, one thing is for certain: Thanksgiving is behind us, and we’re on that fast track to Christmas and Hanukkah. It’s a fun time, but it’s also a time when many families feel extra stress over the commitments and expectations that usually come with the season. This year you can leave the stress behind by and plan the perfect Christmas in Big Bear.

Enjoy more quality time with your extended family in Big Bear in a Five Star Vacation Rental. We still have a handful of luxury vacation rentals available for the Christmas weekend, but they’re going fast.  Christmas is one of the most amazing times in Big Bear, and you can plan a family getaway that will have all your relatives vowing to do it again next year.

Big Bear Village pulls out all the stops for Christmas. It turns into a whimsical nostalgic winter wonderland with plenty of cheerful reminders of the excitement of the season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting every weekend from 10am to 4pm, and the Village merchants help add to the festive spirit with great lights and decorations as well.

Christmas is a delight for the snow aficionados as well. The ski season is open, and the slopes are usually in great shape come Christmas time. Break out your skis or rent some when you arrive. All of our Big Bear properties are a good choice for skiers, and some are within walking distance to the slopes. There’s also plenty of fun snow activities without skis as well. The Alpine slide has a great downhill sled ride and inner tubes for more sliding fun.

But the center of your Big Bear visit will likely be your time spend in the luxury of your Five Star Vacation Rental luxury cabin or estate. Each of our properties is a cut above the rest designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Most have hot tubs and games stocked to allow plenty of quality family time as your spend time relaxing around the fire and enjoying each others company. And we have properties with room for any range of guests, so you can plan your holiday getaway for just your immediate family or something to include all the far flung relatives across the country. You can make your plans confident that you’ll be providing a great memory for your entire group as they delight in the luxury of the accommodations making a perfect Christmas in Big Bear.

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.

Merry Christmas From All of Us at Five Star Vacation Rentals

Christmas is our favorite time of year.  It’s also one of our busiest.  Snow is falling in the mountain resorts, so we’re taking continual calls from excited guests planning the perfect ski vacation.  We’re also busy helping people plan big family getaways for Christmas and New Years.  In the midst of all of this, we’re continually reminded of the great privilege we have to work with our guests creating lifelong memories with those they love.

We pause at this time of year to remember all the things we’re thankful for.  We’re blessed by the love and support of our families as we often work longer hours than we wish.  But at the end of many days, we return home with wonderful stories of honeymoons, reunions, anniversaries and last minute romantic getaways we’ve helped to plan. It’s amazing that a collection of luxury vacation rentals continually serve as a touchstone in the lives of so many people and help create such wonderful memories.

Hanukkah started last week and continues till Christmas Eve.  Many of us are caught up in the hurried pace of shopping and preparation for guests.  We hope you’ll be  sure and slow down for time with your friends and family. It’s a great time to rekindle relationships with those we care about, and we hope the spirit of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation of the season will bless all of you.

However you may be celebrating the season, we hope that you’ll have ample time to enjoy time with family and friends beside a warm fire.  We hope you’ll smile as a child lights a candle or you breathe the aroma of a fresh Christmas tree, and fill your thoughts with the many things that make you thankful.

 

Plan a Great Holiday With Your Family In Big Bear

The holiday season is upon us.  We always love this time of year.  We get busier with shopping and making plans, but it has an entirely different flavor from those same pursuits the rest of the year.  During the holidays we’re shopping for special gifts for people we love, and we’re making plans to enjoy time with family and friends. The rest of the year shopping and making plans can be mostly mundane, but during the holidays we enjoy these things much more.

Planning a family holiday in a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin in Big Bear is a great alternative to the usual overcrowding that so many families choose.  Many of our cabins are designed to comfortably accommodate multiple families.  This means that you can enjoy this holiday season like none you’ve had before.  Instead of crowding into uncomfortable settings at home, you can all stretch out and enjoy the luxury of one of our great Big Bear cabins.   Make this the year you invite more relatives to come for the holidays.  You’ll enjoy more time just hanging out together and less of a struggle trying to find suitable beds for everyone.

Your time spent with family in your Big Bear Five Star Vacation rental cabin will be a delight for everyone in your group.  Our cabins are specifically chosen for their attention to comfort and luxury.  The kitchens each have the cooking tools needed so the chefs in your family can have some real fun preparing gourmet meals for your group.  You can plan day trips to the Village for some great shopping and fine outside dining as well.  We’ll soon have snow on the ground, so you can add skiing, sledding and snow play to your activities as well.  The hardest part of your time with us will be when you have to eventually leave to return home.  But don’t despair.  You can book your next getaway with us as soon as you get back home.

Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  If you’re looking for a getaway someplace else, 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.

Just In Time For the Holidays and Ski Season: Our Newest Five Star Vacation Rental Cabin In Big Bear

We’ve added a new luxury cabin in the exclusive Castle Glen Estates Area. As with all our new arrivals, we’re excited and can’t wait to show this beauty around to all our friends and relatives.  We’re calling this newest addition to our family, Bald Eagle Lodge, and she “weighs in” with 3300 square feet of absolute luxury.  We rushed our photographer over to get some great photos, so be sure to check them out for yourself at this link.

But to tell you a bit more about this stunner:  It’s a newer log home and had 4 bedrooms with 2.5 baths.  The view out the front deck stretches out to the lake, and from the back it’s beautiful forest and mountain sights.  We kept running from one side of the house to the other to try and decide which view we liked best.  We finally collapsed in one of the top grain leather chairs and decided we liked both views the same.  They’re just wonderful.  But as we felt the warmth of the fine leather chair envelope us, we started to forget the view and drink in the luxury of the cabin and its furnishings.

The leather furniture is just amazing.  It’s some of the finest furniture we’ve seen, and provides a level of comfort you’d expect from furnishings of this caliber.  You sit down, and you don’t want to get up.  Every time something pops into your head that requires you to get up, it will tend to slip away as the chair just cradles you against the warmth of the leather.  Start a fire in the fireplace, and you may refuse to move for hours.  But isn’t that why you rented from us? We’re here to make sure you receive the pampering and top drawer experience you’ve long desired.

As we write this blog, we still have a 4 day block available for Christmas with this property.  It likely won’t last long, but if you call quick enough, your family could be opening presents on Christmas morning in front of a crackling fire at this amazing place.  And you can certainly get one of the kids to pass out the presents as you just sit and relax in your leather chair with a great big smile on your face.  You’re going to want to do this again every Christmas.  And if this one’s already taken when you call us, don’t despair.  We still have a handful of Christmas reservations open, and we’ll do our best to get you a place that your family will long remember.

Look at our other Big Bear luxury vacation rental cabins at this link, or call us at a 310-780-3411.  We’ll be happy to help you put together the ideal getaway. We have luxury vacation rentals in Big Bear,  Park CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Regardless of which one of our destinations you choose, you can reserve your stay with us confident that we’re committed to helping your family enjoy a relaxing and luxurious 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.

If We Let You In On a Secret About Our Big Bear Cabin Vacation Rentals, Will You Promise To Tell All Your Friends?

Several years ago your intrepid blogger decided to take the entire family to the mountains for a wonderful Christmas celebration in a luxury cabin.  And knowing this business as he does, he did something that we have been recommending to our friends and repeat guests often:   Make your reservations by August.

Now August is not normally when our thoughts turn to holiday preparations.  But when it comes to planning a truly memorable and exciting holiday, you should take care of it early.  People often decide very late that they’d love to have a unique Big Bear Christmas, but if you wait too long, it may not happen.  Often times by early November we see our available dates rapidly disappearing.  And our most popular cabins are often booked solid even earlier.

So this year don’t delay your plans.  Call us early, and start planning for this year’s getaway that will have you all smiling long into the new year.  Here are a few suggestions we have for your holiday vacation:

Cabin #1 Big Bear Mountain 4 Bedroom Beautiful Slope Side Cabin

Cabin 1 is a great choice for your Christmas getaway

Consistently one of our most popular cabins, this beauty is just minutes away from the slopes at Bear Mountain.  It’s a roomy 4 bedroom with room for 13 guests. You’ll also enjoy two master suites and a large spa There is a new pool table and a 7 person spa waiting for you to enjoy after a day on the slopes.  There is something for everyone in this cabin which has a large flat screen television in the great room for you to enjoy.  One of our recent guests described this cabin as “absolutely beautiful.”  We’re confident you’ll agree.  View more details here, or call us at 310-780-3411.

Cabin #20 Grand 8 Bedroom Estate At Castle Glen

Amazing luxury and room for the extended family

We still remember the first time we saw the inside of this luxurious cabin.  The soaring 35′ ceilings are just amazing.  It has 8 bedrooms with three of these master suites in 6700 square feet of custom craftsmanship.  Everywhere you turn, you’ll see the finest granite, marble, hardwood, and stone finishes.  There are 7 bathrooms as well.  With room for 16 guests, this is a perfect choice to gather the extended family for a Christmas getaway you’ll all cherish.  The property features a theater room with a 10 foot screen, so you can gather the family to watch your DVD of It’s A Wonderful Life on Christmas eve.  View the photos and more details here.

#29 Chalet Summit 9 Bedroom Next To Snow Summit

Chalet Summit has room for 16 guests

Chalet Summit is another of our cabins that is perfect for your extended family or multi-family holiday.  It has 9 bedrooms with 8 of them master suites.  You can wave goodbye to all those years of lumpy rollaway beds and old Uncle Clarence’s horrible snoring on the sofa.  You’ll enjoy the new hardwood floors and wonderful amenities including the spa.  It’s just a few minutes to Snow Summit, the lake and Big Bear Village.  It’s got plenty of games as well including a pool table, foosball, PacMan and more.  We’ve got more photos and details on this page.

Browse all of our Big Bear vacation rental cabins on this page.  If you’re planning a vacation somewhere other than Big Bear, be sure to look at our luxury rentals in Park City,Palm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth 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.  Book your stay online, or call us at 310-780-3411.  Remember, your vacation time is too important to gamble with. Stay with us at Five Star Vacation Rentals for the peace of mind you’ll have knowing we’re working to make sure your stay is delightful and creates a great memory for your entire family.