When Was the Last Time You Took a Walk In the Woods?

busy scheduleThe kids have been back in school for several weeks now, and maybe things are settling into the usual routine around your house.  It’s an amazing exercise in logistics, but you’ve managed to work out scheduling for soccer, baseball, piano lessons and some family time as well.  But if your family is like so many others, the grind of this schedule can wear your edges thin a bit.  Even though you have everything handled, there are moments when you begin to feel you’re the one being handled by a demanding schedule with no time to just relax.

We understand, and we’re here to help.

With a schedule that’s constantly tugging at you, sometimes the best way to relax is to push it into the schedule.  It seems a bit odd to put a block of time dedicated to relaxation on your schedule, but it’s important that you make time for it. If it helps you prioritize it, think of it as some regularly scheduled maintenance. We recognize our vehicles need down time dedicated to keeping them running at optimum levels, so how much more do you and your family need this?

Family On Walk Through Beautiful CountrysideThere are few things you can find that will provide you the level of relaxation you’ll find with a Five Star Vacation Rental.  Choose one of our Big Bear cabins, and you’ll be just a few steps away from the tranquil serenity of the forest.  You can leave after work on Friday, and within a few hours the family will be soaking in the amazing luxury of one of our Big Bear vacation rentals. Head out before dinner for a short hike, and you’ll soon find yourselves talking in hushed tones as your listen to the different bird songs and watch for little animals scampering along the floor of the forest.  Just a few hours ago, the closest thing to a forest you had was that No. 2 pencil on your desk.  Now you’re all delighting in the crisp clean smell of the forest as you listen to the gentle breeze rustle through the trees.  Take a deep breath and just feel all the stress and anxiety start to melt away.

We also have some other great opportunities for relaxation at our other destinations as well. 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.


Your Doctor Called. She Said You Need a Weekend Away In Big Bear.

Well, that may not be exactly what she said, but pay attention anyway.  A recent report out of the Mayo Clinic showed that stress has a tendency to invade virtually every area of our lives.  And when you take a close look at their findings, the results can be discouraging.

Many of us suffer stress due to increased workloads.  Stress causes a number of symptoms including decreased memory, various pains, fatigue, and less romantic interest.  But what is one of the primary effects of stress?  Decreased work efficiency.  So, you get stressed over having too much work, and the stress impairs your ability to complete your work.  How messed up is that? But don’t despair.  We’ve got a great solution for you.

A recent New York Times article showed that sufficient sleep, relaxation and vacation time can counteract virtually every adverse symptom you may be facing due to the stress in your life.  And here at Five Star Vacation Rentals, we just happen to be world-class experts at helping folks like you dive into depths of soothing relaxation unlike anything you’ve ever known.  Think of us as the “Vacation Doctors.”  Here’s what we prescribe:

Take at least two nights. Repeat as needed for relaxation:
For a romantic getaway, try our Slope Side at Bear Mountain cabin.  This is consistently one of our most popular cabins and once you arrive, you’ll see why.  The cabin is located just a few lots from the edge of the National Forest, so you’ll feel like you’re right on the edge of a forested wilderness.  Imagine the tranquility of an early-morning walk through the woods as you feel the crisp mountain air fill your lungs and listen to the muted symphony of birds.  Sit on a log for minute, and you’ll be able to watch the squirrels scurrying across the forest floor jumping from tree to tree.  No phone calls, and the nearest spreadsheet is a million miles away.  You’ll feel your blood pressure getting lower as your mood gets progressively higher.  You can view a virtual tour of this luxury cabin at this link.  See more details and photos here.  Or quickly grab the next available slot with our online booking calendar at this link.

Maybe you could use some away time with your extended family or a close group of friends.  Our Castle Glen Dream Estate is a huge hit with larger groups.  This rambling estate boasts 8 bedrooms with 7 bathrooms in 6700 square feet of space.  Grab a handful of your favorite movies and settle in for a movie night with the gang in the theater room.  Sink into the luxurious theater seating as the music rises during the opening credits, and you’ll see why this amazing cabin is quickly becoming a favorite with our guests. With room for 16 guests, a spa and amazing views, the only stress you’ll feel during your stay is when you start back down the hill to go home.  But don’t worry.  We’ll be ready for your next visit as soon as you are.  You can take a walk through with our virtual tour at this link.  This page has more details and photos.  The online calendar to book your stay right now is at this link.

And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be confident that we’ve worked with equal diligence to make sure all of our properties provide a level of luxury and relaxation that you just can’t find anywhere else. Here are links to our other properties in  Park City, UtahPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to help you create the perfect getaway to relieve the stress in your life.  And be sure to follow us on Twitter and  Facebook.  This way you can be the first to know when we offer any last minute specials and discounts.