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Labor Day in Big Bear

We really hate to see the summer come to an end, but we know it’s inevitable. We’ve been watching the back to school ads popping up everywhere, and we’re already reworking our schedules for getting the kids back in school and fitting in the various sports and clubs. But take heart, there’s still time to schedule a great Labor Day in Big Bear.

If you’re planning to arrive on Friday for the long weekend, there’s plenty of great events to kick off your stay. Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and Pine Knot Avenue. Fine art and craftsmanship will be featured in a variety of mediums. Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, listen to the music and browse the wonderful artwork. Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. No charge to wander.

On Friday evening, we recommend Wyatt‚Äôs Grill & Saloon Honky Tonk Fridays at the Big Bear Convention Center. The doors open at 4pm and the live band gets things rolling at 6pm. You’ll enjoy some great music and dancing.

On Saturday, August 31st, we recommend a visit the 10th Annual “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center. All cars are welcome to register and participate, and you can expect to see a wide variety of restored classics, customs, and oddities as well. This is always a huge hit, and many of the owners hang around to answer questions and explain their restorations.

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 holiday 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.

Last Call for Labor Day in Big Bear

Labor Day in Big Bear is a great way to enjoy summer’s last hurrah, and we’re here to help you enjoy every last moment of it. ¬†It’s always a busy weekend for us, and we only have a handful of Big Bear Vacation Rentals still available as we write this. ¬†Since this is very last minute, you’ll probably want to give us a call to book your stay.

We can’t promise these will still be available, but if you hurry, here are a few of the properties you may be able to¬†enjoy this weekend:

Our cabin #6, Talmadge Lodge is a real beauty, and perfect for a getaway this weekend. ¬†It’s located just a short walk to The Village, so you can enjoy some of the great shopping and restaurants just a few minutes away. ¬†It’s built with grand style and boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 baths with room for 16 guests. ¬†You can enjoy your Labor Day in Big Bear¬†without ever leaving the cabin with this one. It has an amazing gourmet kitchen and a pool table, foosball table, exercise room, 2 fireplaces. See more photos and details at this link.

If that one’s already taken, ¬†be sure to ask about Cabin 13. We call it Ski-In/Ski-Out Bear Mountain, and it’s just as comfy and beautiful during the summer as it is with skis.¬†It has an open concept living room with nice big screen LCD, DirecTV, and a DVD player, so you can bring that collection of your favorite movies you’ve been wanting to watch. ¬†Be sure to spend a few minutes just walking around the house and taking in all the warmth of the wood in the log-style cabin. Cap it all off with a relaxing soak in the spa out on the deck. ¬†You get more info and photos at this link.

One last bit of paradise that’s still available at this writing is our Cabin #15, Gorgeous Lakeview Village Lodge. ¬†As the name implies, this amazing Big Bear vacation rental¬†boasts some of the best views of the lake from virtually every room. ¬†It has a secluded location, so you can enjoy some privacy while you relax in the hot tub. After dinner you can relax in front of the fireplace or enjoy a friendly game of pool. ¬†Make this a Labor Day in Big Bear that you’ll all remember!

Want to plan a getaway someplace else? We also maintain rentals in  Nuevo Vallarta, Mammoth Mountain, Park City, Southern 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.

Labor Day in Big Bear

Summer’s last hurrah is rapidly approaching. ¬†Have you taken your family on vacation yet? ¬†If not, there’s still time to plan something. ¬†Labor day in Big Bear is a great time, and there are plenty of activities to keep the entire family happily occupied during your stay. ¬† Labor Day falls on Monday, September 5th this year, and we’ve still got some luxury cabins available.

The anglers in your group can enjoy some of the best fishing in all of Southern California at Big Bear Lake. ¬†Trout and bass are plentiful, and will make a perfect meal prepared in the kitchen of your Five Star Vacation Rental cabin. ¬†There’s really nothing quite as tasty as a meal prepared with freshly-caught fish from the lake.

Time spent on the lake can be a deeply relaxing time. ¬†Take advantage of one of the boat rental facilities¬†on the lake, or bring your own. ¬†Some of our properties¬†have docks right on the lake, so you can go right from your vacation rental to the lake without any travel time at all. ¬†And whether your time on the lake is spent lazily floating along while you read a good book or enjoying some great fishing, this will be a time for you to relax and recharge your batteries. ¬†If this sounds like the vacation you’d like to plan, our staff can help you locate the perfect getaway.

Big Bear Kids Adventure GamesLabor Day weekend marks the¬†Inaugural Big Bear Kids Adventure Games. ¬†This is going to be great fun. ¬†Two-kid teams will navigate an obstacle course designed to thrill. ¬†They’ll face a variety of elements including¬†mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more. This is guaranteed to be an event all the participants will long remember. ¬†Registration is open to kids aged 6-14, and there are a limited number of spots available. ¬†Get more information ¬†at their website:¬†and register online at this link:¬†

If you’re interested in relaxing elsewhere, we’ve got some great options.  We also maintain rentals in  Nuevo Vallarta, Mammoth Mountain, Park City, Southern 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 vacation to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.





It’s Not Too Late for Labor Day in Big Bear

The last gasps of summer are echoing around our homes. ¬†They take the form of rushed mornings, conflicting schedules, and the recognition that life would be simpler if we had a fleet of cars with drivers for the little ones. ¬†If school hasn’t already started back up for your family, it soon will. Even if you had a family vacation over the summer, Labor Day is a great way to have one last hurrah before fully settling in with the new schedule when school gets in full swing.

Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7th this year, and the mountain is packed with great events for the long weekend. ¬†We often get booked solid, so be sure to call us right away to book your getaway. ¬†We reported on a couple of the Labor Day events in last week’s blog, so be sure to check that out (here) for more info on the Car Show and the Annual Mountain Men gathering. ¬†Here are a few more of the fun things happening that weekend:

The annual Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show takes over the Big Bear Convention Center for the weekend, and it promises to be a great event for the entire family. ¬†Browse the many booths filled with crafts and artworks created by local artisans. This one is great for the kids, because many of the artists will be creating works live at the event. ¬†You’ll see pottery thrown, dolls crafted, unique jewelry, and hand-carved bears. There will be some great food and live entertainment as well. Doors are open from 10am to 5pm on the 5th and 6th.

The Busy Bears Annual Quilt Show at Big Bear Middle School in on September 6th this year from 10am to 5pm. ¬†This annual event showcases some of the most amazing and creative works of stitchery you’ll find anywhere. ¬†It’s a great opportunity to see this centuries-old craft close up, and many of the quilts are on sale with proceeds benefiting local Big Bear charities. ¬†It’s a unique opportunity to walk away with an instant family heirloom lovingly crafted by a local artisan. ¬†There’s a $5 admission fee to benefit the charities. ¬†Visit their website for more info:¬†

The weekend also have numerous events for the cyclists sponsored by the Big Bear Cycling Association and¬†ongoing nature walks at the Discovery Center. Whatever event draws you to Big Bear, we confident the best part of your visit will be the comfort you experience in ¬†your Five Star Vacation Rental. There’s really no better way to end a full day of fun family activities than to retreat to the privacy and luxury you’ll find in one of our Big Bear vacation rentals.

You can view all of our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link.  Making other plans for Labor Day weekend?  Here are links to our other destinations in Park City, and Mammoth Mountain,  Southern California Beachesand Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Whatever your plans may be for this or other upcoming events, make sure your next anniversary, birthday, or holiday is one your family will always fondly remember.  We’ll be happy to help that happen, so call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan a great vacation or weekend trip.

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!