Tuesday, August 31, 2010

another big bear sunset!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Big Bear Fire

On the way back into work from lunch and I saw the fire dept in action...

From Big Bear City Fire via Twitter:

"Hwy 38 is now closed in both directions due to May Van Canyon Fire. It is still about an acre w/ mulptiple aircraft and hand crews on scene"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Big Bear City Renaissance Faire!

Big Bear Vacations and Keller Williams Real Estate are proud sponsors of this MUST DO Big Bear Event, The Big Bear City Renaissance Faire! Held every year in Fawnskin, on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, this gathering provides an exciting atmosphere of a 16th Century Renaissance Country Faire. Featuring: Queen Elizabeth's Royal Court, Knights Jousting on Horseback, Archery Tournament, Live Steel Battle, Living History Encampments & Demonstrations, Ethnic Food & Drink, Belly Dancers, Jugglers, Musicians & Singers, Midsummer Fairy Forest Children's Area.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Labor Day Special!

You deserve a break from work...Getaway to Big Bear Lake this Labor Day and RELAX in this GORGEOUS Mountain Home!We'll even throw in a FREE NIGHT!

This Labor Day Weekend.

Buy 2 Nights...get 1 Night Free on all participating Big Bear Vacations Homes, Condo's and Cabins!

End Summer the right way...with a getaway to Big Bear Lake!

Book Online Here

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New to the Program

Check out Black Beary Lodge #1222...the newest addition to the Big Bear Vacations Program.

Black Bearly Lodge is located in the Prestigious Castle Glen Estates and is an incredible place to spend your next trip to Big Bear Lake. This spacious log style home has 4 bedrooms plus 4 baths with a pool table. This home is amazing with a grand living room with wood burning rock fireplace, flat screen TV/VCR/karaoke machine, sofa sleeper, wonderful furnishings and unique decor. For more info and photos, or to book online:

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This Week In Big Bear

It's another gorgeous summer day in Big Bear Lake! A few clouds are breaking up the normally solid blue sky for a nice change of pace. We might even see a thunderstorm or two! Now is the time to come up and enjoy the lake before the seasons change!

The Current Forecast

"Expect a few afternoon clouds Wednesday but any thundershower development will be very isolated, if at all. Fair & dryer through the weekend with temperatures close to normal as highs climb into the upper 70s as overnights generally cool into the 40s. An increase in moisture may bring a return of afternoon thundershowers by early next week."

Make your plans now! This weekend is full of events...something for everyone.

Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show - The Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show at B's Backyard BBQ takes place on Saturday August 22nd and Sunday August 23rd. Presented by the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

Art on the Lake - The Arts Council strives to bring nothing but exceptional photographers, painters, jewelers, and sculpters to this annual event. There are 60 artists from throughout Southern California exhibiting and selling their work. Open to the public - no admission fee.

Big Bear Renaissance Faire - Come to the Faire to meet the Queen and her Court, see jesters and jousters, dine on the finest of Renaissance Faire, learn the ways of old, and perhaps purchase a trinket or two.

Native American Arts Festival - The Native American Arts Festival features arts and crafts for sale by the artisans themselves! You can talk with the artist/craftsperson and see how they make things. Plus experience Native American song, dance, and storytelling.

The 11th Annual Big Bear Cowboy Gathering - he Gathering always features outstanding musicians, authors, storytellers and poets and this year looks to be the best. Kicks off Thursday night with a Ranch Dinner and Get-Together featuring many of the performers.

Friday Nights in the Village - Come to the Village in Big Bear every Friday night to enjoy family entertainment, great shopping, restaurants, arts and crafts fair, live music and more in the Village of Big Bear Lake.

For information on these events or to book your Big Bear Vacation call us at 877-473-5305

Monday, August 16, 2010

#76 Down the scorpion

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#28 Tour the Discovery Center

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#71 Walk the boardwalk at Stanfield Marsh

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Meet Big Bear Vacations - Rachael

Say Hi To Rachael!

Rachael is Big Bear Vacation's Front Desk Manager! She moved to Big Bear shortly after graduating from the University of Louisville in 2007 where she majored in Business Management. You will probably talk with Rachael on the phone when booking a reservation or see her behind the front desk on a busy Friday directing traffic. She the one making sure your reservation is perfect! When she's not working you will find this 2 time Ironman Finisher hard at play, hiking, biking and running all around town!

Q&A with Rachael!

What is your favorite part of Big Bear? The different seasons!

What is your favorite house on the program? #906- Windsong Manor

What is your favorite hike in Big Bear? Cougar Crest Trail

Thanks and Hi Rachael!

50% OFF Big Bear Cabins!

This Weekend Only!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Nights are for....

playing on the beach during the Monday Night BBQ at Shore Acres Lodge!

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Seasonal Rentals

So a big ol' wrench got thrown into my plans this weekend, causing me to abandon my attempt at Mt. San Gorgonio and prevented me from adding another tick to my list of things to do. No worries though! I am planning the hike for next weekend! It looks like another beautiful week ahead in Big Bear Lake...have you made plans to come up yet?

Don't forget...Big Bear Vacations is now offering Seasonal Rentals

"Big Bear Vacations now has extended stay rentals in Big Bear Lake, Southern California's premier mountain playground. Rent one of our Big Bear seasonal vacation rentals by the month or the full season and enjoy your summer vacation rental anytime you need to escape the heat, the traffic, the city bustle or just need to "Getaway"."


Monthly Rentals Starting at $35 a night!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This Weekend In Big Bear!

Looks like another fantastic weekend ahead in Big Bear Lake! The weather has been gorgeous lately and show's no signs of changing...check out the forecast:

Sounds like a perfect weekend to tackle some of the things on our list of 100 Things to Do!

I think I might get started on #54 by hiking to the Summit of San Gorgonio...and then maybe tackle #48 with some pancakes at the Grizzly Manor! Stay tuned for pics!

Need some more ideas for something to do this weekend? How about...

Blues for the Zoo - Celebrating 50 Years of Sanctuary, a fundraiser for the Moonridge Animal Park takes place Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the Big Bear Lake Swim Beach Outdoor Amphitheater with a line-up of world class Blues, food booths and artisan fair.

Paddling Clinic at Captain Johns - The North Shore Trading Company is offering a series of paddling clinics this summer covering a progression of basic and advanced paddling strokes and safety issues, and are open to all levels of paddlers and all types of paddle craft, including canoes and kayaks.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Luxury Bargain

The best of both worlds...Get a luxury home for the price of a 3-star basic home! Today's Luxury Bargain of the Day is Eden Mountain Lodge #860!

Eden Mountain Lodge is a professionally decorated and newer fantastic home in the Castle Glen Estates. Boasting four awesome bedrooms, two of which are master suites, and 3.5 baths. This home doesn’t miss on anything!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

100 Things to Do in Big Bear Lake Pictures

I had a busy few days this past weekend so was unable to cross anything off my list...will have to get back to that today! I did receive a couple of submissions from other people taking on the "things to do" and winning freebies! The 100 Things to Do Hoodie seems to be the prize on everyone's radar and for just 15 pictures it's easy to get. Here are some of the pictures submitted this weekend.#4 Attend one of Shore Acres "famous" Monday Night BBQ's

#47 Climb an 80 ft. rock fact in Holcomb Valley

#81 Photograph Hangman's Tree

#41 Go Tubing Behind a Boat