May Events in Big Bear

May in Big Bear is packed full of great excuses to sneak away for a relaxing time in one of our luxury vacation rental estates.  Of course, we’re convinced our wonderful cabins are excuse enough to beat feet to the mountain.  But in case you needed a bit more of a nudge, here are just a handful of great events coming up in May.

Number one is Mother’s Day on May 12th.  Okay, dad, we know she’s always pleased to get a nice dinner, flowers, and some candy.  She’ll never complain about that.  But isn’t it time to set the mark a bit higher?  Make this year the one that she’ll always remember and tell all of her friends about.  We’ll be glad to work with you to create a romantic getaway in one of our amazing cabins.  Which do you think she’d prefer:  Going out for a nice dinner and then going back home to watch TV, or going out for a nice dinner, and then returning to your luxurious estate cabin for a relaxing night in front of the fireplace and in the spa?  Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you get this romantic getaway started.

On May 4th, you’ll have a chance to combine a fun getaway with a worthy cause.  The annual Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 4th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. It’s a great opportunity to have the entire family help out a great charity while enjoying the beauty of Big Bear. For more details, click this link to visit the Walk MS website.

Weekends throughout May, enjoy 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. This is a great time for the entire family. The nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all levels of physical conditioning.  More details at

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo offers animal feeding tours on weekends.  This has quickly become one of Big Bear’s most popular events, and the kids really love it.  You’ll get to walk along with one of the zookeepers as they make their rounds feeding the various animals.  It’s 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.

On May 18th, you can break out your fishing gear and head over to Big Bear Lake for a chance at some of the $10,000 purse in this year’s Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic.  Last year’s winner landed an 11 pound trout and went home with a $2500 cash prize.  That sounds like fun to us.  Get more information on their website at

This is just a sampling of the great fun coming up in Big Bear during May.  Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your getaway.  You can view all of our Big Bear vacation rental cabins on this link.

And if you’re planning a getaway somewhere else, be sure to check out our other properties in  Park City, UtahPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  At Five Star Vacation Rentals, we’re dedicated to helping you create a great vacation.  We realize your vacation time is very valuable, and our goal is to make sure you enjoy it to the fullest.



Our Newest Big Bear Luxury Cabin Rental Is Just Steps Away From Bear Mountain Skiing

We just posted Lassen’s Lodge, our newest Big Bear luxury cabin, and wanted our faithful blog followers to get all the details.  This one is so new we haven’t had time to get the professional photography done yet.  But you don’t need Ansel Adams to understand why we’re so excited about the newest member of our Five Star Vacation Rentals family.  Take a look at the best part of this beauty:

That's Bear Mountain in the front yard

This is a view looking out from the front of the house.  As you can see, the road is the only thing that stands between you and the Bear Mountain slopes. If you got any closer, you’d have to build an igloo.  With this amazing cabin you can literally roll out of bed, strap on your skis, and hit the slopes. Well, maybe you should get dressed and eat breakfast first, but you get the idea.  We’re anticipating that this one will be booked solid for the entire ski season, so we’re encouraging all our die-hard skiers to grab open slots while they’re available.   We’re prepared to secure your ski vacation for anytime through next spring, so be sure to work out your plans and call us right away.

In addition to the great location, we’ve made sure the cabin will meet the level of comfort and luxury you expect from a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear.  The cabin has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and enough beds to sleep 12 with a maximum occupancy of 14.  The living room has custom furniture with a rock carved fireplace.  You may end up fighting over who gets to prepare dinner with the fully equipped kitchen that features beautiful granite countertops.  And don’t worry about the kids.  You can be sure they’ll be kept plenty busy with all the games we’ve packed in.  It’s an impressive list:  We have a Foosball table, a pinball machine, chess table, and plenty of other board games.

Relax in front of the fireplace
Relax in front of the fireplace

This Big Bear vacation rental is a perfect destination for all our sports fans too.  You’ll surely want to take a break from the slopes to watch the game on the huge 60 inch plasma TV with its surround sound system.   You’ll love the large dining room table for setting up snacks and pizza boxes to fuel your enjoyment of the game.

There’s also a gas barbecue on the deck and a hot tub with room for 6.  Just imagine that amazing moment when you’re up to your neck in the warm water of the hot tub, and the air is filled with the sweet aroma of the steaks on the barbecue. It’s making our mouths water just thinking about it.  After the first day, it will seem like it’s been months since you were in the city rushing off to work or spending all day on your cell phone.

And once the quiet of the evening comes and the kids are finally drifting off to sleep, you can retire to the wonderful master suite.  It has a king size bed and is a great retreat for mom and dad.  It has a fireplace and a plasma TV, so you can enjoy some time alone.   We’re certain that the only regret you’ll have about your stay at Lassen’s Lodge is that you didn’t stay longer.

We’re accepting reservations immediately, so give us a call at 310-780-3411.  You can view more photos and pricing on this page. We also have Five Star Vacation Rentals available in Park City,Palm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Each of our destinations offers a wealth of activities for your entire family.