When it comes to talent, we at Big Bear Vacations like to think we have it all. From our hard working property managers, housekeepers, front desk, and executive staff to our lake clean up and trail we adopted; our staff celebrate a positive culture in the work place and give back to our community.
Recently, one of our Staff became a published author. Destiny Fay Carlton, our Front Desk Manager, has released in paperback and Kindle her first published work: The Sojourners Folklore: Short Stories, Prose, and Lore of an American Female Survivor.
In conclusion, The book is a celebration of healing as it brings the reader through the delicate pathways of life. It is a celebration of women and being a survivor. That said, we invite you to see for yourself. The book will mean different things to each reader, touching the heart and leaving the reader with hope.
Join us for Saint Patrick’s Day and your home might include a lucky pot of gold.
Our little leprechaun will be visiting 10 homes prior to your arrival and placing pots of gold filled with gold coins and goodies. One lucky guest will win a FREE two-night stay at Shore Acres Lodge.
10 Lucky homes include a POT OF GOLD
Stay 2 nights over Saint Patrick’s Day weekend (3/16 – 3/18) and your home might include a POT OF GOLD
One lucky guest wins a FREE 2-night stay at Shore Acres Lodge
*All pots include fake gold coins and prizes.
Holcomb Fire – Big Bear Lake
First and foremost Big Bear Vacations would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the firefighters that are up here battling the Holcomb Fire.
The fire is northeast of Big Bear Lake, in an area called Holcomb. It has also come close to Baldwin Lake which is part of Big Bear. There were evacuations, which have since been rescinded. We have had several calls inquiring about the safety of visitors coming up the Mountain. I’m here to provide some intel!
Fires can be scary and what you see on the news can make it seem like the entire mountain top is on fire. Well folks, it’s not. I’ll admit that I got a bit nervous yesterday. The smoke was visible, we had rolling power outages, more and more firefighters were showing up from all over the place. But today is a different story. It’s all blue skies in Big Bear today. I did some recon – I wanted to see what was happening. More firefighters means the resources we need are being provided.
Here are some statistics:
1200 acres with 10% containment
6 Water Tenders
24 Hand Crews
4 Air Tankers
On my jaunt about town I stopped at the lake to watch the helicopters. One after another, after another. They just kept coming. There were three in the lake at one time and it’s impressive. While us locals are protective of our water – we are gladly giving it up to stop this fire!
The power is up and running today. The air quality is, as it always is up here. There is not a haze of smoke hovering over us making everyone wheeze and cough. It’s a beautiful day and we are not worried about our safety, nor the safety of our guests. Big Bear Vacations strives for excellent customer service and would not put our guests in jeopardy. We want you to have fun here and keep coming back!
The only road closure is Highway 18 from Big Bear to Lucerne. That leaves two ways up and back down the mountain. Totally safe!
So go ahead and keep your reservation. It’ll be bragging rights later: “Remember the fire in 2017 – yeah we were there, it was nothing, but check out this awesome video I got of the helicopters getting water from the lake.”
If you were considering booking a Big Bear Cabin this week/weekend, but had a doubt about whether or not to come – the answer is do it! Come to Big Bear and enjoy the first weekend of summer! Let the vacation planners at Big Bear Vacations help you! 877-417-6504.
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Kim went out this morning and took this video for you to see the amount of snow Big Bear Lake has received overnight. Big Bear Vacation swill be busy clearing driveways… But just think about the skiing and snowboarding with all this incredible snow. If you have not made any reservations for this coming week or weekend, give us a call or check the availability of Big Bear Cabins here.
Another Snow day in Big Bear. Big received another 4-5 inches last night. Please contact the staff for info on how to prepare if you have any questions!
Drive Safe and enjoy the snow!
Extreme Mountain Snowfall Is Expected in Big Bear
We have had a series of snow storms in Big Bear and it has been awesome for the slopes! It’s also awesome because we need the lake to fill up for summer activities!
We have a winter storm that is projecting up to four feet of snow over the course of several days and is expected to be the biggest storm we’ve had since 2010! All of us that work in the call center at Big Bear Vacations are locals! And we have some tips to share with you.
Driving in Inclement Weather:
Big Bear Vacation Services:
This blog was a bit technical! As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. And remember – slow and steady will get you safely up the mountain!