Archive for May, 2013

Summer has officially begun here in beautiful Big Bear Lake! Our daytime temps are climbing into the 70’s and all of your favorite summertime activities are in full swing!! Escape the city and the heat by booking a Big Bear Vacation Cabin with RS Vacations and enjoy a few days in paradise! We have cabins to meet any group’s needs and we also have some fantastic packages with discounted prices on great activities! Visit us at www.RSVacations.net.

5-30-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 6-1-13Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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Remember the Fallen * Memorial Day 2013

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Bear Country Getaway


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Cozy and Fun Getaway for 6


Come on up and enjoy summer in the mountains at this cute and cozy gambrel. You will love the wood beamed ceilings and wood flooring and fun decor throughout. A new and spacious country front porch can be enjoyed any season of the year. The home is also close to the national forest!

The living room has seating around a wood burning stone fireplace. After a day on the lake, a large flat screen is provided for your viewing pleasure with DVD and WiFi as sweet additions. An adjacent fully equipped kitchen is ready for your mountain cooking. A queen sleep sofa is located in the living room and a half bath is also conveniently located downstairs.

The master bedroom upstairs has a comfy queen bed and the fun guestroom has a double bed. Each bedroom also has a flat screen TV with DVD player. Sweet! A full bath with shower/tub combo is located upstairs between the bedrooms.

No Pets.




  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5

Close to National Forest
Large New Front Porch
Wood Burning Fireplace and Wood Beamed Ceilings
Queen Bed in Master, Double Bed in Guest, Sleep Sofa in Living Room
3 Flat Screen TV’s with DVD Players
Fully Appointed Kitchen
Wood Flooring on Main Level
1000 Sq. Ft.
Parking for 1 Car

View more photos, check availability and book Bear Country Getaway online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to an amazing Big Bear Lake Vacation.

To view, download and/or print a .pdf flyer of Bear Country Getaway, please click the following link: Bear Country Getaway Printable Flyer

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File:Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day.JPGMemorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with kinfolk and others. There often is a religious service and a “dinner on the ground,” the traditional term for a potluck meal in which people used to spread the dishes out on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, living or dead.
–Courtesy of Wikipedia

Whether you get the chance to visit a loved one’s burial site, get together with extended family, or just have the day off, take some time to remember those who lost their lives establishing and maintaining the freedoms we enjoy today.

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This weekend marks the official beginning of summer in Big Bear Lake. The weather is beautiful, the sky chair opens for the season and the lake is open for business. RS Vacations still has cabins available at a great rate and with a special last-minute deal: Book 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE! Book your Big Bear Getaway Cabin online today at RSVacations.net – Come up, beat the heat and enjoy a weekend of fun in the mountains!

5-23-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 5-25-13Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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Looking to escape the city this Memorial Day Weekend and get away from it all? RS Vacations has an unbelievable last-minute special going on right now!!


3 Nights for the price of 2!!


That’s right!


 Book 2 nights and get the 3rd night


Visit us now at RSVacations.net and get the perfect Big Bear Cabin
for your family getaway.

Book securely online – the special will pop in automatically when booking. Plus, you can choose an activity package to add to your order for some family fun.  Book today!!


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Father’s Day is fast approaching, and wouldn’t it be nice to get dad something other than a tie?? Dad works hard all year and deserves a little R & R! We here at RS Vacations have just the thing to knock Dad’s socks off! How about a weekend golf getaway in Big Bear? Whether he wants to play the full 9 rounds or just practice his swing at the driving range, it’s up to him!!

Big Bear’s Golf Course is the perfect place for that special Dad in your life to unwind and de-stress. Here is all the info on the venue:


golf in the mountains_0Golf Course at Bear Mountain

Feel like a pro at 7,000 feet – you’ll be surprised at how far your ball will soar! Bear Mountain is a great destination for golf and features a challenging golf course, golf lessons with seasoned pros and a great driving range. The 9-hole, mountain-style Bear Mountain Golf Course is located at the base of Bear Mountain Resort in the Moonridge meadow area.

The course provides a tranquil atmosphere for players of all abilities, and is complete with a pro shop where you can rent Titleist golf clubs and reserve golf carts. Dine with us at the Club House Grill, which offers a variety of food for the hungry golfer. Come play in mild summer breezes, aromatic pine trees and blue skies for a unique golf experience.

Golf Driving Range

The driving range at the Bear Mountain Golf Course gives golfers the perfect opportunity to practice driving the ball. Stop by and hit a quick bucket of balls before your tee-time or just practice your swing. This 300-yard driving range is located on the north end of the golf course. The range hut can be seen from Club View Drive and parking is available off to the side of the street near the sixth fairway. Driving range hours fluctuate with the season – please refer to the Golf Report for current hours. Ball tokens are available during normal business hours at the pro-shop. Call 909.585.8002 to confirm operating hours.


After a day of golf, Dad can fire up the BBQ at your own private cabin and grill to his heart’s content. When the kids head to bed, enjoy a romantic soak in the spa or snuggle in front of the cozy fireplace. RS Vacations has cabins to fit any families needs, including this week’s Spotlight home: Pine View Escape – a beautiful cabin in a quiet neighborhood that features a Ping Pong Table and Spa. Visit us today and plan your (and Dad’s) perfect Big Bear Escape!

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Big Bear SpringLiving anywhere has its pros and cons. For example, living full-time here in Big Bear does have a few drawbacks – Target, Costco and Panda Express are all over an hour away,  😦 our grocery stores run out of french-fried onions and cream of mushroom soup at Thanksgiving, 😐 and there are so many things to do but I don’t have time to try them all because, well, I live here.

It never really occurred to me just how much there is to do in Big Bear until I started writing this blog. Although I have lived up here for 36 years now, and yes, I do get out and try new things every now and then, actually making a list of local activities really brought it home. Even though Big Bear is a fairly small area, it offers more activities and events than cities four times its size.

If you are looking for a thrill, you can rent a speed boat, zip down a zip-line, banzai down a mountain bike course, see action_aqua01the valley from a helicopter, brave the moguls on skis/snowboard down “The Wall”,  or try the newest craze ‘Fly Boarding’ over the lake with Aqua Flight.

Of course, there are tamer things to do such as kayaking, paddle boarding, or canoeing, cruise Big Bear on a segway, hike to the top of Castle Rock, rent a jet ski, take a run down the castle rockAlpine Slide, saddle up and go horseback riding, go snow tubing, see Big Bear’s back-country from a 4 x 4, go ice skating, or bike the lakeside pedal path.

How about if you just want to relax? Visit the local critters at the zoo, take a sunset cruise on Big Bear Lake, check out the local flora and fauna on a nature walk, enjoy the sand and water at swim beach, meander through The Village, get a massage, learn the local history at the museum, do some fishing, or play 9 holes of golf.

And all of these things are just the tip of the iceberg – not to mention the concert series, art shows, cowboy festival, theater productions, car shows, home tours, fireworks show, pirate and renaissance faires, wine walks, bike races, Old Miner’s Days, fishing tournaments, Oktoberfest….I could go on and on.big-bear-bar-maids

So I have now made my own ‘Big Bear Bucket List’. Things I really want to try but just haven’t made the time for. The list is really long, but I am determined to try to experience everything Big Bear has to offer. This is going to take awhile….So much to do, so little time.

If you have your own ‘Big Bear Bucket List’, RS Vacations can help. We now offer several packages with discounts on activities here in Big Bear and we’re adding more all the time! Visit us online to book a Big Bear Vacation Cabin and choose the package that works for you!!

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Pine View Escape


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Looking to ‘Get Away’ from it all?

Leave your troubles behind and enjoy a peaceful retreat at Pine View Escape in Big Bear. This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1600 sq.ft. Mountain Home welcomes you with lovely landscaping, a convenient 2 car Garage that features a fun Ping Pong Table and extensive Decks to enjoy the fresh air.

Step inside and relax in the Comfy Living Room. There is a Bay Window and pretty wood and beam walls and ceilings. Enjoy a fire in the wood burning fireplace and kick back on the Queen Sleeper Sofa in front of the large Flat Screen TV and enjoy a movie on the Blu-Ray/DVD Player. WiFi is available for your convenience. The bayed dining area features a beautiful round table with seating for six. Bar seating is also available for 2 more

The kitchen in Pine View Escape is upgraded and includes tile Floors, stainless steel refrigerator, range, microwave, dishwasher and everything that you will need for cooking on your getaway. There is also a pantry and full size front load washer and dryer for your convenience.

The downstairs guest Room features a Queen bed and lots of storage. A 3/4 bathroom with shower is located right across the hall.

Upstairs, the master boasts a luxurious King bed, large closet, ceiling fan and French Doors to your own private balcony.The second guest bedroom has a beautiful queen bed and plenty of storage. Another 3/4 bathroom with shower is located upstairs as well.

Out the back door you will find another big deck, a charcoal BBQ and a large Spa to enjoy. There is also a fenced yard for the kids to play in.

Sorry, No Pets.

Pine View Escape is your perfect Mountain Getaway. Book today and let the relaxing begin!




  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2

Quiet, Treed Location
Extensive Decks with Spa
Parking for 3 cars
2 car Garage with Ping Pong Table
Master with King and Private Balcony
2 Guest Bedrooms with Queens
Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
Flat Screen TV
Blu-Ray/DVD Player
Dining for 6 with Bar Seating for 2
Stainless Appliances in Kitchen
Charcoal BBQ
1600 sq. ft.
Fenced Yard

View more photos, check availability and book Pine View Escape online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to an amazing Big Bear Lake Vacation.

To view, download and/or print a .pdf flyer of Pine View Escape, please click the following link: Pine View Escape Printable Flyer

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This coming weekend is the last weekend before the ‘official’ start of summer here in beautiful Big Bear Lake. Clear weather and pleasant temperatures are forecast and as always, there are a wide variety of activities to choose from.

RS Vacations has great last-minute specials on our website plus we now have packages as well! Book your Big Bear Vacation Cabin today and get away from it all!!

5-16-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 5-18-13Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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