Big Bear Vacations Blog

04/10/2018
Around Town

Big Bear Biking Trails

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Nestled high in the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear is well known as a haven for skiers and snowboarders. But as the weather warms, these high hills and mountain peaks welcome another group of outdoor enthusiasts: cyclists. While the adrenaline-pumping trail rides, switchback loops, and steep mountain descents of the backcountry immediately spring to mind (and rightfully so), there is a growing road biking community in Big Bear thanks to many incredible road routes, summit climbs, and scenic loops. Put the Pedal to the Path If you are new to

03/30/2018
Around Town

A Big Bear Vacations Staff Member is a Published Author

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We Have a Diverse Team 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. We Have Another Reason to Celebrate 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

03/28/2018
Around Town

Views in Big Bear, CA

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As you watch the sunrise over the glittering waters of Big Bear Lake, the towering mountains wrapped around it like a protective blanket, it can be hard to believe that you are only 2 hours from one of the largest cities in the world. We think that is why so many people love it up here: You can quickly escape the everyday trials of city life and get lost in the natural beauty of these mountains and forests with ease. Of course, if you ask a local where the best

03/16/2018
About Big Bear Lake

Where to Get the Best Views in Big Bear

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Big Bear, California is one of the most visited alpine lakes in the country. This is due to some of the best lake leisure around, great skiing, and endless other activities. But it is also because this is one of the most beautiful places in the country. The following are a couple places throughout the Big Bear area that provide the very best views of that beauty. Castle Rock Trail You can find beauty throughout this 1.5-mile trail, but the real prize lies at the end of the hike. It

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

03/12/2018
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Try new things in Big Bear

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The year-round playground of Big Bear has scores of outdoor adventures and family-friendly entertainment, all conveniently located near your luxury rental from Big Bear Vacations. So whether you are visiting for ski season or enjoying the height of summer on the beautiful lake, fun awaits families of all ages. Outdoor Excitement After the obvious attractions of the nearby ski resorts of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit and their dozens of downhill trails, Big Bear boasts plenty of other outdoor adventures. Big Bear Snowplay showcases the fun sport of snowtubing, basically sledding

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

02/26/2018
Around Town

Spring Festivals in Big Bear

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After the winter crowds and the excitement of ski season, Big Bear Lake has plenty to offer. In fact, spring is perhaps our favorite times of year. Catch the last bit of skiing and relax in style as the weather warms and the crowds thin. Witness nature’s bounty burst forth as flowers bloom and the hiking trails lose their winter coats. Spring is the perfect time to see all the lake has to offer! Open For Business Big Bear Lake is the largest recreational lake in southern California, and it

02/19/2018
About Big Bear Lake

Experience Wildlife in Big Bear

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The Wilds are Closer Than You Think Big Bear is a land of four seasons and life changing experiences. Many come up the mountain for snow adventure and even our summer concert series Music in the Mountains, however there is so much more! Bear Valley is a photography mecca with opportunities to take high altitude photos of San Gorgonio or Snow Summit, wildlife, people, events, music, lake life, and of course sunsets (we think we have the best!). Come to Big Bear and enjoy the more hidden gems with us

02/7/2018
About Big Bear Lake

Big Bear for Valentine’s Day

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With the holidays but a memory, February finds us itching for a reason to do something special. Take Valentine’s Day as your excuse to visit Big Bear, California! The mountain town is more romantic than some people give it credit-full of excitement, beauty, and relaxation, it’s perfect for a trip for two! Thrill of the Mountains Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are both in full operations during the month of February, and if you don’t think anything can up your heart-rate like the sight of your special someone, try taking