Archive for March, 2014

Catalina Retreat


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Dream Kitchen, Boat Parking, Spa, Pool Table, and 5 Minutes to the Lake!

Step inside this lovely single story newly remodeled home and see the care and details the owners have used to create a retreat for your comfort. Enjoy the vaulted ceilings with rich wood cabinetry, wood flooring and mountain antique decor as well as the added amenities of an outdoor spa, 6 foot pool table, fenced in yard and a kitchen to make you drool! From the new deck out front, enjoy the view of the wooded acreage and pond across the street which was home to the old trout farm in the Fox Farm area. This dream cabin is only five minutes from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, and only two minutes from nearby shopping and restaurants.

The inviting, warm, living room has wood burning fireplace and flat screen TV, DVD player and WiFi. For your entertainment, 6 foot pool table rolls out to allow easy access when it’s time to cue up.

The spacious kitchen is an Iron Chef’s dream! New stainless appliances including 2 ovens, large microwave, dishwasher and trash compacter adorn this gem. The owners have lovingly outfitted the kitchen with all your cooking needs in mind. Cooking lessons anyone? Adjacent to the kitchen is a lovely dining area and comfy couch to enjoy the aromas cooking up with finely crafted hand sewn decor items to add to the warmth and ambiance of this amazing room.

The master bedroom has a luxurious queen and nicely updated private bath with a shower. Guest room one has a comfy queen and guest two has a double bed with a single trundle for added sleeping for the kids. New electric blankets have been provided for each bed to keep you warm and cozy for a good winter’s night sleep. The two guest rooms share another updated full bath with a shower/tub combo.

The large spa out back is for your enjoyment and you won’t worry about the kids playing out back in the fenced in backyard. A charcoal BBQ is provided for the grill chef.

Parking for 3 cars plus with plenty of room for boat parking during the warmer months. Garage is locked off for owner’s use.

Come on up and enjoy this lovely retreat and let your cares slip away!

Sorry NO PETS.

View more photos, check availability and book Catalina Retreat 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 Catalina Retreat, please click the following link: Catalina Retreat Printable Flyer



  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
5 Minutes to the Slopes
3 Minutes to the Lake
Dream Gourmet Kitchen
Newly Remodeled
Outdoor Spa
Flat Screen TV and WiFi
Boat Parking
7 foot Pool Table
Fenced in Backyard
Wood Burning Fireplace
2 Queens and 1 Double and Single Trundle
Close to shopping
Propane BBQl Grill




*”No snow but still got to have a blast boarding! The roll out bed is very comfortable!”
—-Doris, 2-10-14

*”This is such a cool house! I love the antiques! Especially the old refrigerator in the kitchen! Very cool. Probably one of the driest winters in a long time, but still had a great time boarding, watching movies, and enjoying your hot tub. Thank you for letting us use your lovely home!”
—- Josh and Amy, Judy and Klint. 2/8/2014

*”Thank you so much for all your amenities! We’ve stayed at many 2-3 bedroom condos and this is the best so far! We will be back!”
— Judy 2/2014

*”Thanks for a great cabin experience! You have a great place, we felt like home. It was a fun and joyful trip. Thanks!!”
— Two Families 2/ 2014

*Hi Suzanne, Kenny & Laurel,
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your rental, it was the perfect size and absolutely beautiful!! I personally fell in looove with the kitchen! This was a very special weekend for us as one of our best friends joins the Navy next week so we were thrilled to be able to spend it in this amazing cabin, the Catalina retreat will always have a special place in our hearts and we would love to continue to stay there whenever we return to Big Bear to always remind us of the last weekend we got to spend with our very best friend.

Thank you too you and your staff for being so pleasant and accommodating and we look forward to staying with you again!”
—Marina C. 1/21/2014

*”The Carr, Soveral and Aleem family, from England, Portugal, USA and Australia. We had a lovely time at Catalina Retreat. New Year’s Eve was fab, and we hope to come back again next year. Best Wishes!”
—New Year’s 2014

*”We had a great time in the cabin, really enjoyed the kitchen and the spa after snowboarding sessions. WE will miss the raccoon in hte living room and the fireplace. Hector, Felipe, Mary, Carmen and Geo” (I think it says they are from Panama)

*”We are all thankful for this wonderful cabin! WE have had an amazing time! And look forward to visiting again!
—Thanksgiving Crew 2013″.

*”Thank you so much for this amazing cabin. We had a great time with the family during this New Year Holiday. The kitchen was great and perfect to entertain and cook in and our kids had so much fun playing in the backyard with all the snow.”
–Carlos, Debbie, Rebecca V- 1/2013

*”This cabin is super…I had a very splendid time. The locals are very helpful and respectful.
—Johnny N. 8/2013

*We “heart” this cabin! We are so glad to be staying in this beautiful home!! We felt your kindness as soon as we walked in.”

*We had the BEST time here! Our kids had so much fun playing in the snow. We look forward to coming back next year!

*This is our first time visiting Big Bear and we had a wonderful time in this special cabin. We love it here and thank you for this lovely home.”
—D. L. from Taiwan

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It is a little cooler in Big Bear Lake this week and still beautiful as always. Now is the time to take advantage of lower, off-season rates and enjoy the added benefit of no crowds. This weekend you can enjoy a variety of music and theatrical entertainment, take a stroll through The Village or enjoy one of dozens of activities.

Whether you are looking for a last-minute getaway or are planning ahead, RS Vacations has the perfect cabin for you. Visit our website today and book your Big Bear Vacation Cabin. We offer quality cabins and unmatched customer service. Book today!!


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what's up 3-28-14Events courtesy of BigBear.com


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springHappy First Day of Spring! We are currently experiencing perfect, spring weather in Big Bear Lake, with more in store for the coming week. Bear Mountain Ski Resort is still open as well as the Snow Play Areas for those of you that would like to have a little more winter fun this season. For the rest, the lake is gearing to open and the temps are perfect for a hike or bike ride. Come on up!!

At RS Vacations, we have some great spring deals going on in addition to our lower, spring rates. Check out the specials as well as our current activity packages here. Book a Big Bear Vacation Package today!!


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what's up 3-22-14Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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From all of us here at RS Vacations Big Bear:


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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Bear Peek Inn


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Elegant but Comfy 3 Bedroom Plus Sleeping Loft Home in Prime Location with Spa, Pool Table, Gourmet Kitchen and More….


Come and bring your family or friends up and enjoy this absolutely beautiful house that has it all! Bear Peek Inn is just STEPS from Bear Mountain Ski/Snowboard Resort and across from the Alpine Zoo (open year round with weather permitting).

Enter the front door of this mountain retreat and take in the huge living room with Grand Piano (Mathushek) for the budding and experienced musician, TV, DVD, Surround Sound, WIFI, and a queen sleeper sofa. The chefs in your group will LOVE the gourmet kitchen with ample counter seating and appliances to cook up a gourmet mountain meal enjoyed by all. The dining room has seating for 12 with a table that converts, Voila!, to a full size pool table/poker table.

The private upstairs master suite has a comfy king with twin sleeper sofa, sitting area, desk, private bath with shower/tub and TV/DVD/VCR. The spacious upstairs guest bedrooms have a queen bed each with TV’s. Guest bedroom one also has a single sleep sofa which is perfect for the kids. The large loft which overlooks the dining area with its magnificent windows to the backyard, provides an excellent “4th bedroom” with a queen sleep sofa, two closets, and TV. There are 2 additional bathrooms with showers upstairs so no one has to wait in line!

For your convenience, there is another 1/2 bath and washer and dryer in the laundry room which are both just past the kitchen. The 2 car garage is adjacent and ready for guest use. Additional parking for 2 cars in the driveway.

Walk outside on the expansive decking and enjoy the sounds of the forest and the zoo animals just across the way. The kids will love it! Coming back to civilization and ready to be pampered, enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa located in the open air conservatory just off the master suite. A Charcoal BBQ is provided for your grilling pleasure on the deck.

Parking for 4 cars.

Sorry, NO PETS!




  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3.5

Walk to Bear Mountain, Zoo and Golf Course
Across from Alpine Zoo
Sleeps 12, 3 Bedrooms Plus Sleeping Loft, 3.5 Baths
Outdoor Spa with Gazebo
Pool Table that Converts to Dining for 12
Grand Piano
Mountain Country Kitchen
1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Queen Sleep Sofas, 2 Twin Sleep Sofas
Garage Parking for 2 Cars, Driveway Parking for 2 Cars
Washer and Dryer (Full Size)

View more photos, check availability and book Bear Peek online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to a Fun, Family Big Bear Lake Vacation.
To view and print a flyer of Bear Peek Inn, please click the following link: Bear Peek Inn Printable Flyer



*We had a great time and thank you for providing an awesome experience!
–Lea N.

*The family Christmas at the Bear Peek Inn was fun and many great memories we will have in the years to come…
–Helga & Darrel

*We have never seen so much snow! The soft powder was perfect for teaching our little ones to ski. The cabin’s location is prime. We watched the buffalo and deer from the stairs and living room, and we walked to the ski resort. No other house has accommodated the 11 in our family so well.
–The Hawleys

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kiss-me-irishTop O’ the Mornin’ to Ya!

Yes, I know that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t for a few more days, but we do have a few St. Patty’s themed events happening this weekend here in Big Bear, so I thought I’d get into the fun!

The weather has been absolutely beautiful the last week with daytime temps in the 50’s and lots of sunshine. Pleasant temperatures continue with a slight warmup for the weekend and early next week.

This weekend features an Irish themed Casino Night, an Amateur Snowboarding event, a Youth Orchestra Performance, a St. Patty’s Comedy Bash and more. Check out the flyer below for more information.

Be sure to head over to our website and check out our specials page for a spring deal on our great selection of cabins. We are offering 3 nights for the price of 2 on top of our already reduced springtime rates. Spring is a wonderful time to visit Big Bear – the crowds are gone, the weather is lovely and rates are low. Book a Big Bear Cabin today!!


3-13-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

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3 Nights for the Price of 2

When you book a cabin with RS Vacations
March 3 TO May 22, 2014
STAY 3 nights at one of our selected homes and SAVE 33% (get the 3rd night FREE).
EXCLUDES Bearlagio and Inspiration Lodge

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As winter (if you want to call it that this year 😦 ) in Big Bear Lake winds down, I can’t help but look forward to springtime in the mountains. I love the warming days and cool nights, the flowers and trees blooming, the blue skies….truly beautiful.

Big Bear SpringOne of the most surprising things to me is that most people believe that Big Bear is strictly a winter destination – no more than a ski town. I can’t even count how many guests this year asked me what we do up here the rest of the year. Or, when I suggested that they visit us in spring or summer, they asked “but what is there to do?”

I guess I take it all for granted because I’ve lived here since I was 7, but truly, winter is my least favorite season in Big Bear. Don’t get me wrong, the snow is beautiful and I do enjoy skiing, but there is just so much more to do in the other months. Lake activities such as kayaking, fishing, boating and more, golfing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, the alpine slide and waterslide. The list goes on. Not to mention the art shows, wine walks, car shows, music events, theater offerings and the Independence Day fireworks show.golf in the mountains_0

While ‘June gloom’ gets you down, we are enjoying sparkling blue skies! When you are sweating it out in July, we are putting on a light sweater for our evening walks. Seriously people, it is GORGEOUS up here in the spring, summer and fall!! And guess what? It is less expensive to enjoy Big Bear in the “off” seasons as well. Do yourself a favor and come up to explore Big Bear Lake in the warmer months. You will be amazed at our perfect weather and how much there is to do up here.

RS Vacations offers cabins of every size and location. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for your sweetheart or want to have a fun weekend with family and friends, we have what you are looking for. Do you want to bring up the boat and need a lakefront with a private dock? We can help you. Looking for something close to the National Forest to do some hiking? You’ve come to the right place! Plan to do some shopping in The Village? We have cabins within walking distance. Golfing or Mountain Biking? A whole bunch of cabins close by. We also offer discount coupon packages on several activities and are adding more all the time. Check out our packages and specials page.

FeathernestUpstairsDeckView-DockKeep an eye on this blog (subscribe!!) for what’s going on and visit our website at RSVacations.net to check out our wide selection of cabins. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!! See you soon!


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Clyde’s Chalet


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Views of Bear Mountain from the Spa

Bear Mountain Views right out your back door at this charming and comfortable chalet conveniently located very close to the slopes, the zoo and a game of golf. This great home offers an outdoor spa in gazebo, pool table, and even basketball area for family fun! The huge level lot is perfect for a snowball fight or building a snow family.

Warm up by the hearth after a day of snowboarding, while playing pool or enjoying your favorite game, show or movie. A TV, DVD/VCR player as well as FREE WiFi are offered for your convenience. The family room opens to an inviting fully stocked kitchen which has separate dining and bar seating.

The two spacious master bedrooms upstairs each have a comfy queen bed, vaulted ceilings and doors opening to an adjoining deck; perfect for taking in the great outdoors. Both rooms have TV’s. A full bath is located upstairs. A third bedroom downstairs has a twin bed and twin daybed with a twin trundle that pulls out and lifts up to the height of a regular bed . Another full bath is located right off the bedroom and kitchen.

Enjoy the outdoor spa just steps off the deck, while taking in that awesome view of the slopes. A natural gas BBQ, stackable washer and dryer, and even ski rack are here at Clyde’s for your use.

Parking for 3 cars.

Book Clyde’s Chalet today!





  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2

Close to Bear Mountain, Moonridge Zoo and the Golf Course.
Outdoor Spa in Gazebo, Pool Table, Basketball Area
Double Masters with Queen Beds and Balconies
1 Twin Bed and twin daybed with twin trundle in 3rd Bedroom
Wood Burning Fireplace
Large Back Deck with Natural Gas BBQ
Parking for 3 Cars
Washer and Dryer (Stackable)

View more photos, check availability and book Clyde’s Chalet online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to a Fun, Family Big Bear Lake Vacation.
To view and print a flyer of Clydes Chalet, please click the following link:
Clyde’s Chalet Printable Flyer


*We are visiting from Australia and the cabin and area have been perfect!”
— 12/2013

*Had a fantastic President’s Day weekend here. Just moved to California this past summer from Georgia so it was our first time in Big Bear. Love the area, it’s so beautiful. Had such a good time staying at Clyde’s Chalet. Loved Buck! Hadn’t seen anything like that since the Big Bear Jamboree at Disney World. Lots of great family time together playing billiards. Thanks for opening up your lovely place to us.
–The Cate Family

*Thanks so much for having us. The house was more than we could have asked for. The views are unbelievable and the proximity to the slopes came in handy. Buck was very fun to interact with and your movie selection was great. We hope to be back soon.
–Marlee and family

*Thank you Clyde for offering an amazing, awesome and fantastic cabin. Buck made the trip extra fun. The cabin was very clean which I was most happy about. GREAT LOCATION! We will most definitely be back to hang with Buck. Till next time.

*Our group had a wonderful time here. After a long day of skiing the hot tub was a much appreciated asset. It was well worth the chill getting to and from the water. The second day a snow storm came through and we enjoyed a snow ball fight right outside and several board games inside – the pool table was awesome too! Today the skies are clear and we are off to some more snow adventures.Thank you for the wonderful accommodations!
–Phil & the gang

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Lovely, early-spring weather has returned to Big Bear Lake. The Ski Resorts and Snow Play Areas still have good snow coverage and the mild temps make a day on the slopes even more pleasant.

There are quite a few events happening this weekend including a couple for GREAT CAUSES. Big Bear’s 3 Annual Polar Plunge happens on Saturday at Swim Beach and raises money for the Special Olympics of Southern California. Also, the Ride for a Cause-USARC Skiathon happens at Bear Mountain Ski Resort which raises money for the Adaptive Ski Program. This program allows kids and adults with disabilities to enjoy time on the slopes.

Whether you are looking for a last-minute deal on a cabin for the coming weekend or you are planning ahead, visit our website and check out our selection of homes. You will definitely find something you’ll like! Book a Big Bear Getaway Cabin today!

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