Big Bear Vacations Blog

07/11/2017
Around Town

Bear Valley Farm

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I grew up in rural Idaho where agriculture was the major staple of our little town. A town where it was normal to see someone riding their horse down the middle of the street, or tie it to the post out front. I do miss living on a farm. There’s nothing like it. Listening to the sprinklers on the crops, the frogs at night, a million stars and lots of hard work! You can get a glimpse of farm life at Bear Valley Farms. Bear Valley Farms and Equestrian Center

06/29/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Fourth of July

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As an American I always feel just a little bit more patriotic than usual during this time of year. I mean, it’s our Independence Day! I am grateful to be free and I appreciate the freedoms that I have. Last year was my first Fourth of July in Big Bear Lake and it was awesome! I had only lived here about four weeks last year when the fourth of July rolled around – some of my newfound friends invited me to go out on their boat to watch the fireworks. I was skeptical; small town,

06/21/2017
News

Holcomb Fire Update

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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 There were evacuations, which have since been rescinded.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

06/7/2017
Around Town

Around Town with Ali @ Local

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There’s a new shop in town, and it’s called Local. The theme? Taste the Aloha. Pretty awesome right? I mean you can almost taste pineapple, mango and deliciousness just by the slogan! In my new series, “Around the Town with Ali”, I’m visiting places in Big Bear to give our incoming guests an idea of what’s hot and what’s not! (Disclaimer: this is subjective – totally one girl’s opinion!) I went a bit outside my comfort zone. I’m almost always a black coffee, no cream, no sugar, kinda lady. I don’t do sweet, or tons of

05/16/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

AMGEN Tour of California

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Fun fact: Big Bear is the Cycling Capital of Southern California. Being new to the area I had no idea this title had been bestowed upon our city. It’s pretty rad. I mean I knew about the community rides every weekend and I see people riding their mountain bikes up and down Snow Summit, but I was naïve to the enormity of it. This Friday Big Bear Lake will host the Amgen Tour of California. Stage 6 is a time trial and at almost 7,000 feet elevation, it will be

05/9/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Mother’s Day

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“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln May is the month we officially celebrate our mothers. I personally think we should celebrate them daily, but I appreciate that a day is set aside specifically for them. I am fortunate to have a mother that is awesome. She is my biggest cheerleader, she’s smart, fun, funny and just awesome to be around. I could tell a million stories about why I admire her so much, but that would take years!

03/15/2017
About Big Bear Lake

Spring Break in Big Bear Lake

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Spring Fever hits me every February, (yes I realize it’s now mid-March, but my fever hits early). It’s that cusp between full blown winter and hints of warmness. I think longingly of warm sunny days, crisp nights and the knowledge that summer is just around the corner.  I realize this is a bit hasty.  I mean, it’s still technically winter, but I cannot stop the daydreams of tank tops, shorts and longer days. Spring Break is a really great time to come to Big Bear Lake. We have so many

03/10/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day, the luck of the Irish, the drinking day, the wear green in all its glory day, is almost upon us! This year, March 17 is the magical day of parties and happy and really, the day I call the precursor to spring. And….wait for it…. IT’S ON A FREAKING FRIDAY!!!! Here’s what’s up at Big Bear Vacations for that weekend: POT O GOLD – 10 lucky homes include a pot of gold – yep that’s right, you could walk into your cabin and find you actually do

02/16/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

Polar Bear Plunge

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Big Bear Vacations & the Polar Bear Plunge There are certain things that tug at your heart strings. Supporting the community and on an even bigger level, supporting all people in need is definitely up there on the “warm fuzzy” list.   Date: March 4, 2017 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Big Bear Lake, California This year marks the 6th Annual Polar Bear Plunge and it’s for a really great cause – the Special Olympics. All funds are donated to Special Olympics of Southern California. What better way to

02/4/2017
Things happening in Big Bear

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!!

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Big Bear Lake is the perfect romantic getaway. Snow, Mountains, Lake…. You can choose to stay cozy next to a fire, venture out for a day of skiing or snowboarding, or stroll around the Village to do some shopping! Lil Pine Cabin – This adorable cabin is perfect for two people that are looking for rest, relaxation and privacy. Cozy up next to the wood burning stove and watch a movie. The dining table is absolutely perfect for a candlelit dinner for two.

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