Archive for November, 2013

TurkeyHappy Thanksgiving everyone! Although we did get a little snow last week here in Big Bear Lake, it looks to be a pleasant holiday weekend ahead. The roads are clear, Bear Mountain is open and Big Bear Snow Play is open as well.  There are several special events happening too, so be sure to take a peek at the events flyer below.

Cabins are filling up fast for the coming Christmas and New Years holidays, though we do still have a few left. If you would like to experience the Holidays in Big Bear, be sure to visit our website at RSVacations.net and take a look at our lovely cabins and find the perfect place for your family. Hurry before they’re all gone!!

11-28-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

what's up 11-28-13Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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Happy Thanksgiving

from RS Vacations Big Bear!


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Big Bear Mountain officially opens for the 2013/2014 season, tomorrow, November 27,2013. (Snow Summit will be opening very soon!)

Here is the official announcement from the Bear Mountain Blog:

Bear Mountain Opens Wednesday

IT’S OFFICIAL! We’re opening for the 2013-14 winter season this Wednesday November 27th at 8:30 am!

We will have Chair 9 open top to bottom with terrain features. This will include trails: Upper Park Run, Expressway, The Gulch, and Lower Park Run. Please note that the runs off Chair 9 are intermediate to advanced. There will be NO beginner trails available on opening day as Chair 9 will be the only chair open. Plan on arriving early as ticket sales may be limited due to limited terrain.

We will be having drink specials at the Beach Bar, DJ SlipMatt spinning, giveaways from Neff, a message in a bottle contest and more!

Hours for Wednesday: will be 8:30am-4:00pm. Ticket windows open at 8:00am.

Early season pricing will be in effect.

Adult: All-Day  $40.00, Half-Day $35.00, Getaway $12.00

Young Adult: All-Day $35.00, Half-Day $30.00, Getaway $10.00

Child: All-Day $16.00, Half-Day $12.00, Getaway $5.00

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Sunset Getaway


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Cute Big Bear Cabin just Minutes from Bear Mountain, Golf Course and the Zoo

Sunset Getaway – Your Cozy, Mountain Escape

Enjoy everything Big Bear has to offer and be mere minutes from the action at Sunset Getaway. This cute, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath cabin is located in lower Moonridge, only 3 minutes to Bear Mountain Ski Resort, The Big Bear Alpine Zoo and the Golf Course. There is level parking for 2 cars.

As you enter Sunset Getaway you are greeted with cute, western decor in the cozy Living Room, which features a large, comfortable sectional with ottoman, an inviting brick fireplace and a Flat Screen TV with DVD. Enjoy your meals or a friendly game of cards at the Dining Table located here.

Sunset’s Kitchen is equipped with the things you need for your getaway. The back door leads out to the deck which has a BBQ and tables & chairs for dining outside. The updated, Full Bath is located on the first floor as well.

Upstairs you will find 2 Bedrooms. The Master features a comfy Queen Bed, Flat Screen with DVD, and private Balcony. Bedroom two has a Twin over Full Bunk Bed and a TV with DVD.

Experience a true, mountain retreat at Sunset Getaway. Great location, beautiful scenery, cute, cozy decor…What are you waiting for? Book Today!


  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
3 minutes to Bear Mountain
Parking for 2 cars
Cute, Western Decor
Master with Queen Bed
Guest Room with Twin over Full Bunk Bed
Updated Full Bathroom
Wood burning Fireplace
Propane BBQ

View more photos, check availability and book Sunset Getaway online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to a relaxing Big Bear Lake Vacation.

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

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It’s Snowing!! We are expecting several inches of accumulation over the next few days with hopes that the Ski Resorts will be open for Thanksgiving. We’ll keep you posted!! Here is the latest weather and Events postings for the upcoming weekend.

We do still have some cabins left for Thanksgiving weekend, so visit RSVacations.net and Book a Cabin for Thanksgiving in Big Bear!


11-21-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

What's Up 11-25-13Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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Thanksgiving is next week! Have you thought about spending Turkey Day in Big Bear Lake? Let me give you several reasons why you should!

  1. It is usually opening weekend for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. (No guarantees, but things look promising!)
  2. Snow Play areas are already OPEN!!
  3. The Village renovation is complete. Do some Holiday shopping while strolling through the new and improved Big Bear Lake Village. Enjoy your coffee or hot chocolate around one of the new outdoor fire pits.
  4. All of our homes here at RS Vacations have fully equipped kitchens and are ready to do some holiday cooking. Book a Big Bear Cabin for Thanksgiving today!!
  5. Book a cabin with us for Thanksgiving and we will give you a $50 Vons Gift Card to help put food on that table!
  6. Many of our local restaurants are open and serving Traditional Thanksgiving Meals – so if you don’t want to cook, no problem!
  7. The 1st Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot – A Family Run and Activity Day at Meadow Park.

Enter offer code TURKEY when you book online or mention it when booking over the phone.* Your $50 Vons Gift Card will be waiting at your cabin when you check in.

Untitled*3 Night minimum stay between 11/27/13 and 12/1/13 required. New Reservations only. Other restrictions may apply.

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thanksgiving_dinner_1280x1024Never been to Big Bear for Thanksgiving and wondering what to do? Here is a list of open Restaurants and featured Events courtesy of BigBear.com to help you out.

In addition to the listed events, I just thought I’d mention that we are expecting snow later this week and colder snowmaking temps after that, so it is POSSIBLE that Big Bear Ski Resorts could be opening for Thanksgiving! Stay Tuned!! Big Bear Snow Play is already open daily.

Haven’t booked a cabin yet? Not to worry! We still have a few cabins available for Thanksgiving in Big Bear and we have some great, last-minute deals! Visit us at RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin today!!

Featured Restaurants Open on the Thanksgiving Holiday:

Knickerbocker Mansion B&B, 909-878-9190


  • Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Time: Dinner Service
  • Cost: Ages 12 and Under – $18.50, Ages 13+ – $37.50

Stillwells Restaurant, 909-866-3121


  • Lunch Menu: 11 am – 3 pm, Buffet; Ages 5-12, $14.95; Ages 13+, $34.95.
  • Dinner Menu: 5 pm- 9 pm, Turkey, Prime Rib or Halibut; $28.95 + Childs Menu.

The Wine Room, 909-866-8705


  • Serving: Dinner Salad, Dessert & Live Entertainment
  • Time: 2 pm- 8 pm
  • Cost: Before Nov. 23 – $30, After Nov. 23 – $35

Nottinghams Tavern, 909-866-4643


  • Serving: See Menu
  • Time: 1 pm- 9 pm
  • Cost: Varies

Murray’s Saloon & Eatery, 909-866-1444

  • Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Time: 11:30 am- 7 pm or til’ dinners run out
  • Cost: Free (regular menu available at normal menu prices)

Ooh La La Bistro, 909-353-9953

  • Serving: Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, Beef Wellington or Lobster
  • Time: 5 pm- 10 pm
  • Cost: $37.50

Peppercorn Grille, 909-866-5405

  • Serving: Regular Menu and a Traditional Turkey Dinner
  • Time: 12 pm- 8 pm
  • Cost: Normal Prices

Thanksgiving Weekend Events:

Big Bear Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
New event this year on Thanksgiving Day! Bring the family to this 3, 6, 9 mile run with plenty of activities including a Pie Eating Contest!
Date: November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day)
Location: Meadow Park
Santa’s Big Entrance & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Come and enjoy live entertainment, carolers, and of course Santa as Big Bear lights up the holiday season. It is truly a magical experience and your children can come read their Christmas wishes to Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Time: November 29, 2013 from 4:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Website: http://www.BigBearLakeVillage.com
Phone Number: 909-878-4747
Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

Come Visit Santa in the Village!
The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village on every weekend leading up to Christmas. Santa Claus will be at his hut at The Christmas Tree Lot every Saturday and Sunday.

Dates & Times: Saturday & Sundays, November 30 – December 22, 2013, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: Free
Website: http://www.BigBearLakeVillage.com
Phone Number: 909-878-4747
Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.

C.A.T.S. Presents: “Christmas in the Mountains” at the PAC
C.A.T.S. presents their annual Christmas show with their stage adaptation of the musical “Screwge of Starvation Flats, A Big Bear Christmas Carol” at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. For details and ticket information please call (909) 866-4970 or visit website.

Dates & Times: Nov. 15, 16, 20, 22. 23, 26, 29,30 at 7:30; Nov. 17, 24 & Dec. 1 at 1:30
Price: Adults, $16-$28; Seniors, $15-$26; Kids under age of 18, $9-$19.
Website: www.BigBearTheater.org
Phone Number: 909-866-4970
Address: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center 39707 Big Bear Blvd.,

Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center
Let the shopping season begin! A unique high country shopping experience with a holiday flare. Sixty plus handmade vendors from throughout the Western United States. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on the list. The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend.

Dates & Times: November 29-30, 2013, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; December 1, 2013, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Price: Adults $3, seniors $2, children 12 & under free
Website: www.BigBearEvents.com
Phone Number: 909-585-3000
Address: 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

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Ski Sweet A


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Charming Spacious Cabin that is Steps to Snow Summit

Ski Sweet has just completed a “sweet” updating process. New paint, carpet, furnishings, and a dishwasher have all been added! The perfect mountain escape!!

Our Snowboard and Biking Bear will welcome you to this charming single story 2 master bedroom/ 2 bath duplex just steps away from Snow Summit. You will love the 2 spacious master bedrooms with comfy queens and 2 full size baths. Both bedrooms have sliders that open to the back deck and back yard. Sip your morning coffee while taking in the fresh mountain air while out on the front or back decks.

The great room is perfect for gathering together around the wood burning fireplace, watching your favorite movie on the Flat Screen or preparing a meal together in the inviting, fully appointed kitchen with adjacent dining. A sleeper sofa is available for additional sleeping. Amenities include WiFi and a full size washer and dryer for your convenience.

Enjoy the Winter Wonderland in Big Bear when the snow flies. Walk to Snow Summit for a day on the slopes then spend your evening relaxing in front of the fireplace. When the heat is ON down the hill, enjoy a beautiful summer day riding the Summit Chair Lift (with or without mountain bike) and wind up the day enjoying cool mountain breezes on the front deck with a summertime BBQ. The kids will be safe to play in the fenced in back yard.

Ski Sweet “A” is a short walk to the slopes and nearby rental shops, stores, and restaurants – an ideal location.

What are you waiting for? Come on up and enjoy a “sweet” time in the mountains with us!

Sorry No Pets.
Parking for 2 Cars.




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

Steps from Snow Summit and Lifts
Two Master Bedrooms with Queens
Two Full Baths
Sliders to the Back Deck from each Master
Wood Burning Fireplace
Great Room with Living/Dining Combo
Flat Screen TV, Cable, WiFi
Single Story
Fenced Yard
Deck with Propane BBQ
Full Size Washer/Dryer

View more photos, check availability and book Ski Sweet A online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to a relaxing Big Bear Lake Vacation.

To view, download and/or print a .pdf flyer of Ski Sweet A, please click the following link: Ski Sweet A Printable Flyer

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Although Thanksgiving is coming up soon and homes in Big Bear Lake are filling up fast, RS Vacations still has a nice selection of homes available for the holiday weekend. Here is a list of homes (as of this posting) that we have available for Thanksgiving. Visit our website and Book Today!

Lodge Cabins (Sleep 10+)

Northshore Family Lodge

North Shore, Big Bear
Sleeps 14 | 5 bedrooms/3.5 baths
Indoor Spa, Pool Table, Foosball, Air Hockey


Click to view larger imageBear Peek Inn

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 12 | 3 bedrooms/3.5 baths
Walk to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Spa, Pool Table



Big Bear Lake – Summit Area
Sleeps 10 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Walk to Snow Summit, Huge Deck


Midsize Cabins (Sleep 7 – 9)


Click to view larger imageAir Chalet

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 2 bedroom/1 bath
Walk to Bear Mountain, Spa, Foosball


Moonridge Chalet

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Quiet area, Foosball, Large Deck


Click to view larger imageBluebird Cottage

Eagle Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Walk to Lake & Swim Beach, Fenced Backyard


 Fox Mountain

Fox Farm, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Central location, Large master suite w/ fireplace & balcony


OMG-Our Mountain Getaway

Big Bear City, Big Bear
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths
Large Decks, Foosball, Quiet Area


Click to view larger imageCatalina Retreat

Fox Farm, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 7 | 3 bedroom/2 bath
Central location, Spa, Pool Table


Cozy Cabins (Sleep 3 – 6)


A Piece of Heaven

Lower Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Close to Bear Mountain Shuttle, Spa, Fenced Backyard


Dancing Bears

Upper Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 Bedrooms/1.5 Baths
Breathtaking Views of Bear Mountain, Quiet Area



Bär Wiesen Stadhaus
(Bear Meadows Townhouse)
Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths
On Golf Course, Walk to Slopes, Zoo


 Ski Sweet A

Big Bear Lake – Summit Area
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedroom/2 bath
Walk to Snow Summit, Newly updated


Primrose Place

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/1.5 baths
Close to Bear Mountain, Spa, Large deck



Click to view larger imageCougar Cottage

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/1.5 baths
Bear Mountain Views, Spa, Large yard w/ Lighted basketball court & swing set


Click to view larger imageBear View

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/1.5 baths
Bear Mountain Views, Large deck



Click to view larger imageRockspray Retreat

Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedrooms/2 baths
Walk to Bear Mountain, Private sledding hill, Large deck


Bear Country Getaway

Sugarloaf, Big Bear
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
Quiet area, Close to National Forest, Large deck



BearFoot Cabin

Lower Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 2 bedroom/1.5 baths
Close to Zoo, Golf & Bear Mountain


Click to view larger imageMoulin Rouge

Central Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 5 | 2 bedrooms/1 bath
Lake View, Walk to Village, Large Deck


Click to view larger imageFeatherNest on the Lake

Fawnskin, North Shore Big Bear
Sleeps 3 | 1 bedroom/1 bath
Lakefront, Private dock, Huge decks, National Forest access



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Another beautiful autumn weekend is almost upon us here in beautiful Big Bear Lake. We have daytime temps around 60 and clear skies – absolutely perfect fall weather in the mountains.

11-7-13Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

It is a relatively quiet weekend as far as events go this coming Veterans Day weekend, but there are a few things you may want to check out:


Big Bear Snow Play is open daily for the 2013/2014 tubing season, offering the only snow play now available in Southern California. Big Bear Snow Play is home to the longest tubing runs in Southern California! Enjoy thrilling downhill twists and turns for a fun packed day of tubing. Kids of all ages can hop aboard the magic carpet for an easy lift-assisted ride to the top.  

Open Daily, Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission: $25 All-Day Pass Includes Inner Tube

42825 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-0075



Kenny Marquez hosts live concerts at The Cave.

·         Friday, November 8, see Country Superstars perform a tribute to Brooks & Dunn.

·         Saturday, November 9 Country Superstars perform a tribute to Garth Brooks.

Beer, wine and food specials. Concert Time: 8 p.m., Doors Open at 6 p.m. General Admission: $20; VIP $40

40789 Village Dr. 909-878-0500


Description: cid:B5CB3210-A1B5-4C64-9831-79349C26A432November 9 and 10 mark the final days for sightseeing and mountain biking at Snow Summit. On Sunday, guests can head to Snow Summit for an end of season celebration from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. Visitors can enjoy a DJ and live music, $2 draft beers, and a raffle with dozens of prizes. Guests can also stock up on winter gear and enjoy big savings at the Sport Shop.

Snow Summit will also be offering a Veteran’s Day special on Sunday. In honor of our veterans, Snow Summit will be offering a FREE ticket good for a Scenic Sky Chair ride or an all-day Bike Park pass for all active duty military and veterans, with valid military identification. As always, active and retired military personnel will receive a 15% discount on all regularly priced items in the Sport Shop.

880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766

If you are looking to spend a quiet weekend away from the city, now is the perfect time to come to Big Bear. Great weather, no crowds and awesome deals on cabins. What more could you want?? Visit our website today and book a quick Big Bear getaway!

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