Big Bear Vacations Blog

03/16/2018
News

Pot of Gold Giveaway

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Will you be the LUCKY Winner?  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. POT OF GOLD GIVEAWAY 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

03/8/2018
Things happening in Big Bear

Try New Things – Reinvent Yourself in Big Bear

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Tried Skiing for the First Time in 20 Years This week was a momentous week for one of our own Staff members at Big Bear Vacations. Our Front Desk Manager took a chance this week on skiing for the first time since she was a Girl Scout. Here is her story: Being a Mother with children who works full time it can be a challenge keeping up as your kids grow and develop. My son is 9 and has completed a Beginners Course at Bear Mountain. He has a new

01/5/2018
About Big Bear Lake

Plan a Winter Visit to Big Bear

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Because of the weather that southern California typically experiences, it may be hard at times to really get into the spirit of winter. Let’s be honest: Does it really feel like winter when it’s sunny and 75 degrees outside? Luckily for you, there’s a hidden winter wonderland in southern California waiting to make you and your family’s winter vacation the most memorable to date. Come up and visit Bear Big Lake and experience a winter wonderland like no other in California! A True Winter Paradise Unlike the majority of southern

12/22/2017
About Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Christmas Events

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Big Bear is one of Southern California’s top skiing and snowboarding destinations for the winter season. Whether you are enjoying one of the community’s numerous ski resorts, the shops and restaurants of the Big Bear Lake Village, or exploring the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear offers something for everyone in the winter season. Planning Christmas for the family may seem like a scary task when on vacation, but here in Big Bear, finding the closest Christmas event is just as easy as being at home. Here are our top

11/17/2017
About Big Bear Lake

Thanksgiving in Big Bear

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We all know the importance of a holiday does not necessarily come from where or how you celebrate it, but who you celebrate it with. Getting together with family is what many of us look forward to for Thanksgiving. With that being said, spending the holiday in an amazing place will go a long way in adding some excitement to the typical proceedings. One of the best places to spend a Thanksgiving in the United States is Big Bear, California. Activities to Celebrate There is always a reason to celebrate

11/9/2017
Around Town

Thanksgiving in the Village & Santa’s Grand Entrance

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Big Bear Lake Village is the bustling center of Big Bear when it comes to entertainment, food, and shopping. Rows of stores with specialty shops and yummy smells line the sidewalks. People wander through wearing their favorite scarf and wide smiles; carrying bags full of Big Bear treasures. This Thanksgiving you can leave the cooking to others and watch Santa make his first appearance of the Season. Restaurants to Dine at this Thanksgiving Featured Restaurants Open on the Thanksgiving Holiday (November 23rd, 2017): Evergreen Restaurant: 2pm- 9pm. Traditional Thanksgiving buffet-style, all

10/24/2017
Around Town

Equestrian Center, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Hay Ride

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Big Bear Equestrian Center The Big Bear Equestrian Center (formerly known as Sonny’s Stables) is ideally located next to the San Bernardino National Forest.​ Sitting on about twelve acres this stable has 6 pastures it features two riding arenas. This equestrian center is ideal for local residents that wish to board their horse in the mountains as well as short and long term guests wanting to take in the beautiful scenery of the San Bernardino National Forest on horseback. Short and Long Term rental options are offered. Off the Vine

09/27/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Fall Brings Fun in Big Bear Lake – Scarecrows are back in the Village

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We love Autumn in Big Bear Big Bear glows in Autumn. Trees delicately painted with hues of orange, red, and gold line streets. Fireplaces bring romantic light to the living rooms and bedrooms. Cups are full of steaming cocoa and other delights – perhaps brandy, baileys, and coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Scarves are on the necks of our visitors as they window shop, eat, hike, bike, and play. Crisp mornings and bright sunrises bring whispers of snow days and the plethora of Holidays to come – every single

09/6/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Music in the Mountains

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Music in the Mountains is in essence a summer concert series in Big Bear at the Discovery Center. There are usually 6 shows per year that take place on select Saturday evenings. The event is a fundraiser that benefits conservation, recreation, and education programs for our treasured public lands. It is hard to envision just how fantastic these events are. Every show features amazing talent ranging from classic rock to country. There are either co-headliners like: The Long Run, Experience the Eagles, co-headlining with Led Zepagain – a Led Zeppelin

08/25/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Big Bear Renaissance Faire

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Every weekend in August there is an opportunity to go back in time and saturate ones-self in a historic/fantasy style cultural experience. The Big Bear Renaissance Faire is located on a 4-acre site in historic Fawnskin, California. The site was once the Pederson’s Saw Mill, which operated from 1938-1965. Each weekend is themed and the titles speak for themselves: 1. August 5th & 6th – Fairy Frolic 2. August 12th & 13th – Pirate Take Over 3. August 19th & 20th –  Royal Purple Weekend 4. August 26th & 27th – Steampunk

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