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Plan Your September Visit to Big Bear

The kids are just about ready to start back to school, and you’re probably telling yourself you could really use a another vacation after all the running around and rescheduling involved. We couldn’t agree more, and we’ll gladly help you plan your September visit to Big Bear.

Oktoberfest in Big BearWe’re beyond excited to see this year’s Oktoberfest arrive on September 7th running weekends through November 2nd. This year marks the 49th anniversary, and it’s on track to be the best one yet. This family event is consistently rated as Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest. Opening weekend will offer free admission to all current and former military, fire fighters, and law enforcement. And this year free admission is extended to their families as well. It’s one of the biggest events on the Big Bear calendar, and one many of our guests return for every year. Enjoying a fun day at Oktoberfest followed by a relaxing stay in one of our luxury Five Star Vacation Rentals is a perfect combination. Buy your tickets in advance and get more details at this link.

The Big Bear Cycling Association continues to have scheduled rides throughout September for all skill levels. We can’t encourage you enough to join in on these. Big Bear has so much natural beauty that flies by from inside a car. The slower pace you’ll enjoy on a cycling adventure is perfect for absorbing more of the amazing wildlife and natural beauty.¬† Bring your own bike, or rent one after you arrive. Check out the calendar of ride at¬†

Baby Goat Yoga in Big BearBear Valley Farms is quickly becoming one of our favorite¬†attractions in Big Bear. They’re offering activities that are just plain fun. If you’ve never gone horseback riding with the kids, this is a great opportunity to share that experience. And since they are a working farm, they also offer farm tours where you can get up close and feed the various animals. And our favorite new fun activity is goat yoga. Yes, you can experience having these cute critters climbing all over you while you engage in a series of stretches and exercises. But your smile muscles will probably get the biggest workout. Check out all the fun events they offer at this link.

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 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.


Pack Your Bags! We’ve Got Five Star Luxury Big Bear Cabins and Great Ski Conditions

The recent storms have finally passed, but they’ve left behind some great ski conditions in the Big Bear area. ¬†If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to pack up for your ski getaway, wait no longer! ¬†Check ahead when you come, but the roads are clear with no chains required, so it’s an easy drive to an amazing getaway. ¬†Here’s the current report from Bear Mountain:

There are lots of ¬†beginner jumps and rails at chair 6, while chair 5 is lined with intermediate jumps, hips, jibs, the halfpipes, and a new wall ride. Over on chair 9 there are more intermediate features as well as lots of advanced and some expert features. Chair 9 has lots of skate style down bars, wall-rides, boxes, and tubes of all sorts. We are¬†definitely enjoying the finest park set-up of the 2012-2013 season. Freestyle camp is a great way to comfortable improve with friendly and talented instructors. We are out of the cold front which allowed for some great snowmaking, and back into classic Southern California sun shine …

And here’s the report from Snow Summit:

Park Staff has also made a few new changes to Westridge, including two skill builder boxes and a mini bank halfpipe at the top of Chair 2. After hitting the new features, you have your choice of lapping Summit Run or continuing through the park, which has a new feature count of 32 jibs and 41 snow features! The snow coverage is excellent and we’re expecting sunny skies all weekend long. Be sure to make reservations if you’re headed up for the holiday to guarantee your spot on the snow.

Snow Summit and Bear Mountain limit the number of lift tickets sold each day to reduce crowding both on the slopes and the lifts. ¬†Your tickets will work for either location, and there’ s a free shuttle bus that runs every half hour between the two. ¬†They’ve made every provision to make sure you’re able to get in the maximum amount of skiing on your getaway. ¬†Be sure to buy your lift tickets ahead of time to make sure they’re not sold out. ¬†Here’s the link to their online store:¬†

And of course, we strongly recommend you also be sure to reserve one of our luxury Big Bear cabins for your stay. ¬†We have both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit cabins available, so you can get as close to the slopes as you wish. ¬†We’re experts at helping families put together amazing Big Bear family vacations. ¬†When you couple a great day of skiing with a relaxing stay at one of our luxury resort cabins, the only thing you’ll worry about is how you’re going to get the family to ever leave such fun and luxury. ¬†But not to worry. ¬†We’ll gladly help you book your return stay too! ¬†You can view all our Big Bear cabin rentals at this link.

There’s also great skiing right now at Park City and Mammoth Mountain, so be sure to call us about booking a luxury vacation rental for these destinations as well.

Just give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be glad to help you book your dream vacation in one of our 5 Star vacation rentals.