Dreaming of a White Christmas in Big Bear

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas in Big Bear, we’re ready to help you make that happen. We’ve still got a handful of cabins and estates available for Christmas, but we’re almost certainly going to be booked solid, so you’ll need to hurry if you want to make this happen for your family.

Cabin23view2We’re excited that snow is already falling in Big Bear, and the ski slopes are open. This means your Christmas visit to Big Bear can include some fun skiing, snow boarding, or just having some fun family snow play. And there’s really nothing quite like having the family wake up on Christmas morning to a snow-covered landscape outside. If conditions allow, you may even have get the chance to build your family’s first snow man. And that is a moment most kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

snowplayBig Bear Snow Play is one of Big Bear’s most popular winter attractions. It features one of Big Bear’s biggest slopes, and is the go-to destination for inner tube downhill fun.  They’ve also got a “Magic Carpet” ride to get you from the bottom of the long slope all the way to the top without losing your breath. They’re open daily from 10am – 4pm with evening hours on the weekends. They’re even open on Christmas day from 11am to 4pm. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of racing down a slope on a tube, it’s a thrill you’re definitely going to enjoy.

Time is running out to plan your white Christmas in Big Bear.  You can do your own custom search for the specific dates you’d like to stay on our Big Bear page. 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.

 

 

 

Some Choices For Your Christmas in Big Bear

With Thanksgiving behind us, many families are starting to make plans for their family get together for Christmas. We’re usually booked solid, so we wanted to give our blog readers a heads up on some of the properties that are still available for your Christmas in Big Bear. Here are a few of the choices you have as of this moment. This selection will be changing as more bookings come in.

Cabin 6 Talmadge LodgeCabin #6, Talmadge Lodge is a great choice. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and room for 16 guests. This is a 3 story estate with views of the lake and mountains. It’s a short walk to both the lake and village making it a great choice for your family’s Christmas gathering. Spend evenings relaxing in the spa, playing pool, or having a family foosball tournament. It boasts a true chef’s kitchen with double ovens and granite counters. Book online at this link.

Cabin 10 Bald EagleCabin #10, Bald Eagle Lodge is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath cabin spread out over 3300 square feet with room for 14 guests. You’ll enjoy the lake views, and will find lots of great family fun with the pool table and spa. It’s in a great location where you can walk to the lake or enjoy a short drive to either of Big Bear’s ski slopes, and a snow play area is just a mile away. Check out more photos and details or book online at this link.

Cabin 16 Beautiful Lakeside RetreatCabin #12, Beautiful Lakeside Retreat is a great choice for families that want to stay active during their stay. With its year-round indoor swimming pool, this can be an amazing time for your family. Imagine a chilly December morning starting the day with a brisk swim in your pool, and follow up with some time on the slopes. Where else can you do that? There’s room for 16 guests in its 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Check out more info at and book online at this link.

You can do your own custom search for the specific dates you’d like to stay on our Big Bear page. 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.

 

 

December In Big Bear

We sure hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We certainly did. We stuffed the turkey, and then the turkey stuffed us. We’re still glowing from all the great food and loved ones we got to see. We’re excited about the month ahead, and we’re going to spend a few moments in this week’s blog to take a look at December in Big Bear.

Christmas socks conceptChristmas and New Years are probably our two busiest holidays of the entire year. We’re getting booked fast so you’ll want to book your getaway as quickly as possible. Along with these two holidays, there’s plenty of fun going on in Big Bear during December to make your stay even more fun.

We still have a handful of properties available for Christmas and New Years. If you’ve never spent Christmas in Big Bear, it’s an experience your entire family will love. And with Five Star Vacation Rentals, it’s a chance to book a single destination for the entire family to share during the holiday. Imagine no more shuttling relatives between spare sofas and a collection of nearby motels. Choose one of our Big Bear properties with enough room for everyone, and it’s sure to make the holiday even more special.

Santa and Mrs Claus with plate of cookiesThe kids will love you for including a visit with Santa and Mrs Claus during your stay during December in Big Bear. Our two biggest celebrities are appearing every Saturday and Sunday from 10am till 4pm through Christmas Eve. Head on over to the Big Bear Christmas Tree Lot at the Corner of Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive. And while you’re in the Village, be sure to visit some of the great shops and restaurants there as well.

regard vers la montagneBig Bear’s ski season is officially open, and that means our available cabins and estates will get booked up more quickly for the next several months. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski slopes opened last week with machine grooming over a 16-24″ base. Lift tickets are available on their website at this link: https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/.

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.

 

Christmas and New Years in Big Bear

Thanksgiving turkey dinnerThanksgiving is less than a week away, but we want to give all our blog followers a head start on their Christmas and New Year’s in Big Bear plans. This is always our busiest season, and we’re often completely booked weeks in advance. More than half our properties are already booked, so this is a great time to make your reservation.

Christmas in Big Bear is truly magical. When the weather cooperates, it can be a winter wonderland. And even if there’s no snow, it still has the pristine beauty of the forest, lake, and mountain views. There’s a peacefulness and calm you’ll find on the mountain that is nearly impossible to duplicate in the crowds and streets around Southern California. This Christmas can be a true respite and a time to carve out some relaxing family time without the distractions that surround you at home. And if we get snow, it can also be a great chance to have some fun on the slopes with your extended family.

Man trying to sleep on couchIt’s always great to see the relatives, but the logistics of housing them all can be a challenge. Many of us grew up on homes that either served as the holiday destination for far-flung family members or a convenient nearby stop with an extra bedroom or couch to house the relatives. This year can be very different, and a real treat for everyone. Instead of making arrangements for relatives to sleep in questionable comfort at a variety of different locations, you can choose a luxury vacation rental with enough beds and space for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves. Under one roof. It’s a real game changer.

Holiday mornings become an entirely different experience with your Five Star Vacation Rental. Rather than waiting for everyone to arrive from their various destinations, you can all just walk down the hall and meet in the kitchen for a fresh cup of coffee while you take everyone’s breakfast orders. The kitchen is outfitted with all you need to create an amazing omelette for everyone’s needs. It’s relaxing, it’s a great time to bond with family, and it can really be a time you wouldn’t have unless you were all under the same roof together.

Family celebrating new yearNew Year’s Eve in a Five Star Vacation Rental is a great experience, and it’s another time we’re usually booked solid. The annual Snow Summit Torchlight Parade is a visual delight as over 100 skiers and snowboarders will make their way down the slope with torches illuminating the way. And one of our luxury cabins is a perfect way to assemble a group of family and friends to celebrate the New Year safely. You can all gather around the fireplace and count down to the New Year, and travel no farther than your bedroom down the hall to call it a night. It’s a fun, safe way to celebrate the occasion.

You can book your stay online or 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.

November Events in Big Bear

You’re probably not surprised that we think anytime is a great time to visit Big Bear, but November is an especially great time to plan your Big Bear getaway. Follow along with us and we’ll give you a handful of reasons.

In our last week’s blog we detailed some of the great reasons to plan your family’s holiday gathering in Big Bear. We have a lot of great choices with many options that will handle even very large families. It’s a great chance to stop fretting over roll away beds, fold out sofas, and just concentrate on having some quality time with your loved ones. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years in Big Bear can be truly magical. Check out all our Big Bear properties at this link. The holidays are popular, so we recommend you book your stay early.

Screen Shot 2015-08-09 at 2.33.07 AMOktoberfest continues through the first weekend in November. If you’ve never been, you’ve been missing some great fun. You’ll enjoy some of the best beers from around the world as well as food that will have your mouth begging for more. There are bands, kids events, and a lot more. Check their website  for tickets and more info.

Theater fans will find a couple of great options for your November visit. The Big Bear High School Performing Arts Department is presenting the classic, “Little Women” at the Performing Arts Center on November 1st thru 3rd at 7:00 pm and a November 4th matinee at 2:00 pm. Suspense fans will want to plan for The Big Bear Theater Project’s presentation of “Wait Until Dark.” This thriller will take to the Performing Arts Stage from November 15th through 18th. Tickets are available online for both plays at this link.

Screen Shot 2018-10-31 at 4.42.47 PMWhat better way to start your Thanksgiving morning than with Big Bear’s annual Turkey Trot? This fun run raises money for the local food bank, and is a great way to work up an appetite for your feast later in the day. There are 3, 6, and 9 mile distances offered, and you’re encouraged to dress as wacky as you like. Get more details and register in advance online at this link: http://www.bigbearturkeytrot.com

Inspecting SantaThe Friday after Thanksgiving is overflowing with events as well. Santa and Mrs. Claus make their annual appearance in the Village with the tree lighting ceremony as part of the festivities. It’s also a great day to get a jump on your Christmas shopping with the 34th Annual Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center. This year’s boutique will feature over 40 arts and crafts vendors, fun events for kids, and lots of great food and drinks.

You can book your stay online or 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 Holiday Getaway Early

We know it’s still early, but our holiday bookings tend to fill up pretty fast. So this is your early reminder that the holidays are on the way, and there’s no time like the present to make your plans.

Thanksgiving in Big BearThe holidays are our favorite time of year. Families gather with loved ones often coming in from distant places to celebrate together. And we consider it a privilege to help many families find a great solution to keep all their loved ones together in a luxury vacation rental. Big Bear is a favorite destination for many family holidays, and we have properties there that can accommodate groups of 20 or more with adjacent cabins. And when the weather cooperates, it can be an amazingly beautiful time as well with snow on the ground.

Most of our properties boast full chef’s kitchens, so you can get your family’s best cooks to work on creating a feast everyone will enjoy. If you don’t feel like cooking, there are some great options for dining out for your family feast.

Nottinghams is a Big Bear staple. They have been serving Big Bear residents and visitors for decades. They offer Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts that are sure to keep everyone in your party glowing and satisfied. Reservations are a must. Visit their website for more details. You can book your reservation up to 30 days in advance.

The Peppercorn Grille is another Big Bear favorite. It has a menu ranging from sea food to pizza, sandwiches, and pasta. They’re open on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve this year. You’ll need reservations. Visit their website at this link.

Portrait of a family saying grace before eating dinnerWhichever option you choose, your family will enjoy the benefits of staying together rather than having different family members spread out across several different locations or hotels. It can be a real delight to have everyone share a relaxing breakfast together without first having to make arrangements for transportation. The holidays really should be a time spent enjoying your family rather than working out the logistics of collecting them all in one place. And with Five Star Vacation Rentals, you’ll have that part of your holiday taken care of.

You can easily book your stay at any time online or 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 summer 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.

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.