Archive for May, 2014

Lovely, early summer weather is in store for Big Bear Lake this weekend with temps in the low 70’s and lows in the 40’s. Perfect for any mountain activity!

Check out the Event Flyer below for the lowdown on this weekend’s events and be sure to visit the Activities Guide on our website for links to several area activities. We are adding more all the time so check back often.

We are in that wonderful time between Memorial Day and Independence Day where the weather is great, everything is open, there are no crowds and GREAT DEALS abound! Now is the perfect time to come to beautiful Big Bear Lake and take advantage of low spring prices!

RS Vacations is offering 25% off a 2 night stay through June 12, 2014. Visit our website today and see how affordable it is to get away to the mountains. Book your Big Bear Cabin with RS Vacations and experience exceptional customer service! Our cabins are clean, affordable and have fantastic amenities!! You will not be disappointed!!



5-29-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

What's Up 5-31-14Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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Last Minute Savings – 25% off a 2 Night Stay

May 26 – June 12, 2014

Looking for a deal on a last-minute getaway to beautiful Big Bear Lake? You have found it! SPECIAL: 25% OFF A 2 NIGHT STAY on SELECTED properties: arrival May 26 to June 12, 2014.

This offer CAN NOT be used in conjunction with any other discount offered by RS Vacations.net and is valid on new bookings only. Book online and the savings will automatically be deducted! Book online today or call us at 855.366.0800 and let us find the perfect cabin for your Big Bear Getaway!

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Ain’t Misbehavin’


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Cabin with Spa just steps from Swim Beach!

Location, Location, Location!

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is perfectly located in Big Bear Lake. It is only steps to Meadow Park, Swim Beach and the Lake, and less than a mile from The Village. For winter fun, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are only minutes away.

When you arrive at this cabin nestled among the trees, you are welcomed in by a cozy deck – the perfect place to sit and take in the mountain air. Inside, you will feel at home as you kick back in front of the rock fireplace and watch a show on the large, Flat Screen TV.

The Kitchen and Dining Rooms have everything you need to prepare and enjoy a family meal. If you want to eat outdoors, you can do some grilling on the propane BBQ and eat under the stars. Later, take a relaxing soak in the Spa.

When it is time to turn in for the night, the Master Bedroom has a comfy, Queen Bed and Flat Screen TV. The Guest Room has Twin over Full Bunk Bed and a TV as well. The updated Bathroom has a beautiful, slate shower.

Summertime is the perfect time to visit Big Bear Lake, and this cabin has the location and amenities to make your trip easy and relaxing yet close to the action. Book Ain’t Misbehavin’ today!!

View more photos, check availability and book Ain’t Misbehavin’ 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 Ain’t Misbehavin’, please click the following link: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Printable Flyer



  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
Walking Distance to Lake, Swim Beach, Park and Village
Great Back Yard for play and entertaining
Propane BBQ
Wood Burning Fireplace
Flat Screen TV’s in Living and Bedrooms
WiFi, Cable, Blu-Ray, Netflix Access
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dining Table for 4
Master with Queen
Guest Room with Twin over Full bunk bed




“Wonderful cabin, beautiful and enjoyed staying here very much. Would definitely come back. Thanks so much!”
–Chris & Alli (2/14)

“A great place for a family to get away and have some fun!”
–Reasoner Family, San Diego (12/13)

“My husband and I stayed a week at this DARLING cabin for our honeymoon this summer. We loved it!! It was cozy and very nicely furnished. Everything was clean and well-kept. We fell in love with the town of Big Bear and enjoyed kayaking, hiking and walking through the village. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the cabin. And even better than that, there’s a park just down the street that we walked to every night to enjoy the sunset over the water. Our stay was quiet and cozy. It looks just like the pictures. The Maeda’s are very hospitable, kind and they gave us all the information we needed and they responded to questions very quickly. I heartily recommend this cabin. You must stay here! 🙂 It’s lovely.”
–Emily, Seattle, WA (7/13)

“Loved how homey this place was. So mesmerizing! Thank you!”
–Uzma & friends (1/13)

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Camel-o-par-whats-it? Camelopardalids. Common pronunciations are camel-oh-PAR-dahl-idz, kah-MEL-oh-PAR-dal-idz, and camel-oh-par-DAL-idz. It it’s too much of a tongue twister, you are camelopardon-ed. 🙂

A Brand New Meteor Shower!
On May 24, 2014, the Earth will travel through debris ejected from comet 209P/LINEAR in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. If the comet was actively producing a lot of dust during that time, the Earth may be treated to a new meteor shower, tentatively named the May Camelopardalids. The May Camelopardalid radiant is in the constellation Camelopardalis, which translates to “camel leopard” or giraffe.

Constellation map

Credit: NASA/MEO/D. Moser using Starry Night Pro.

Here’s the Comet 4-11
Comet 209P/LINEAR is a Jupiter-family comet discovered by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project in 2004. While orbiting, the closest it comes to the Sun is 0.9 AU (84 million miles) and the farthest it gets from the Sun is about 5 AU (465 million miles), close to Jupiter’s orbit. This year, 209P will have a close approach to Earth on May 29. It will come within a distance of 0.04 AU of our planet. That’s about 3.7 million miles – a pretty close shave in cosmic terms. But no worries, there’s no chance it will hit us.
Recent data shows that 209P is not very active, meaning it’s not releasing much gas or dust. But there is no data that can tell us how active 209P was in the 18th and 19th centuries, when we think the up-coming intersecting debris trails were created. If the comet wasn’t very active back then, we may not even have a meteor shower on May 24. But if it was, we could be in for a treat.

How can I enjoy the show?
North America has a pretty good seat for this cosmic event. First, check the visibility map to make sure it’s visible from your location. Then check the weather – if you are expecting clouds, then Mother Nature has just rained on your parade, you won’t be able to see any meteors. If the weather gods are smiling down upon you, find a safe, dark location and lay out beneath the stars. You don’t need to look in any particular direction, just straight up. Meteors can appear all over the sky. Add a lawn chair or sleeping bag and snacks and you should be set!

Information courtesy of Nasa.gov



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We had another shot of winter weather in Big Bear Lake the last few days (what’s up Mother Nature?!?), but the weather is expected to be spectacular over the Memorial Day Weekend with highs in the low 70’s and sunny skies.

Friday night’s meteor shower is just the beginning of a very “starry” weekend in Big Bear. Enjoy the show from the lake on a boat cruise or attend the ‘Campfire Star Party’ at the Discovery Center. There are also a few ‘star parties’ going on. See the flyer below for details.

Saturday brings the much anticipated “StarLight Festival” to Big Bear with exhibits, hands-on activities and a whole lot of fun for all ages. Saturday night, check out Jefferson Starship live in concert at The Cave in The Village.

Sunday, take part in the Big Bear Half-Marathon and Memorial Fun Run. The Lifestyle Expo with vendors and live music is FREE.

On Monday, take the family to the Antique Car Club ‘Show & Shine’ and Pinewood Derby.

Add to these unique events all of the dozens of summertime activities available and you get a weekend full of fun and memories!

If you find yourself in need of a place to stay, visit RS Vacations on our website and score a great deal on a cabin rental. See you soon!!


5-22-14Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

What's Up 5-24-14 v.2Events courtesy of BigBear.com

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RS Vacations Big Bear – Memorial Day Blowout Specials


50% OFF a 3 Night Stay




35% OFF a 2 Night Stay



On all remaining homes for Memorial Day Weekend!!


Visit RSVacations.net now

and book your Big Bear Cabin before they’re all gone!!


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Memorial Day, the official start of summer in Big Bear Lake, is just around the corner. Along with the dozens of activities that take place all summer long – in The Village, on the Lake, in the National Forest and all around the Valley – there are several special events going on this weekend as well.  Come on up and see what summertime in Big Bear is all about. Check out the details below.

If you haven’t booked a cabin yet, don’t worry! RS Vacations has homes available in all sizes and at special last minute prices. Visit our website and book that Big Bear Cabin for Memorial Day! See you soon!!


Memorial Day Weekend Special Events


  • Meteor Watching & Campfire at The Big Bear Discovery Center

    May 23, 2014 08:00PM – May 24, 2014 02:00AM

     Join the Southern California Mountains Foundation for an evening under the stars at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater on Friday, May 23rd at 8pm. Our first Star Party will kick off our campfire series held every Friday and Saturday through Labor Day.

    This is sure to be an exciting evening as Comet 209P/LINEAR is predicted to shower the night sky with the most “shooting stars” North America has seen in decades. The campfire will begin at 8pm with a brief presentation about our night skies, including common constellations and stars you may see during your time in Big Bear and continue into the evening with telescopes set up in our large parking lot for public viewing.

    Admission $5 Children under 5 FREE…Campers staying at Serrano Campground FREE as well

    Bring blankets, chairs and warm layers and set up your own cozy spot to gaze upon the sky above. Hot chocolate, coffee, snacks and s’mores will on be on sale.

    All proceeds benefit the Southern California Mountains Foundation and help us reach our mission of “Education, Conservation and Responsible Recreation on Public Lands.”

    Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 Highway 38/North Shore Drive

    Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org


  • Meteor Shower Cruise on Miss Liberty

    May 23, 2014 11:00PM – May 24, 2014 01:00AM

    Witness the birth of the newest meteor shower in style on a cruise aboard the Miss Liberty on Big Bear Lake. In the early morning hours of May 24th, Earth will pass through a stream of dust particles left behind by Comet LINEAR. The resulting meteor shower will likely be spectacular, and Big Bear Lake is in a perfect viewing position.

    The floating star party, which lasts from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., includes light hors d’oeuvres and a toast with champagne or a delicious hot coffee drink.

    Download Flyer

    Cost is $35 per person, and seating is limited. For reservations, call (909) 866-8129.

    Location: Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat at Pine Knot Landing at 439 Pine Knot Ave

    Contact: Tel: (909) 866-6129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com


  • Big Bear StarLight Festival in the Village

    May 24 & 25, 2014 | 10:00AM – 10:00PM

    We’re going out of this world to start summer by blending fun in the sun with a celebration under the stars! Join our star-studded crew – the AstronomyOutreach network, Astronaut Story Musgrave, who was on the Challenger’s first flight among five other notable space missions, and other science heroes who worked on projects including the Cassini Mission to Saturn and the Curiosity Rover Mission to Mars – for the StarLight Festival, sponsored by Pepsi.

    Celebrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – the future of America’s education and job growth! – as the streets of Big Bear Village fill with stargazers of all ages.

    Click to see video clip

    In addition to witnessing a rare meteor shower that will result in the most dramatic display of shooting stars in more than a decade, adults and children can participate in stellar daytime and nighttime activities. From an exclusive viewing of Apollo moon rocks to 10-foot model rockets to a flight flown Challenger Space Shuttle tile and musical performances, there’s enough fun for everyone!

    For more updates on event activities, check us out on Facebook at StarLightFestival, on Twitter @Stars_Festival or visit our website at www.StarLightFestival.com.

    Location: In the Village of Big Bear Lake and The Big Bear Elementary School

    Contact: Website: www.starlightfestival.com


  • Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season

    May 24, 2014 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

    Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season. Come and visit the museum where thousands of Big Bear historical artifacts are displayed. Adults $3, Under 14 Free

    Location: Greenway Drive, Big Bear City CA 92314

    Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8100 Website: www.bigbearhistory.org


  • Jefferson Starship at the Cave

    May 24, 2014 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

    Jefferson Starship, with founding members Paul Kantner and David Freiberg plus Grammy nominated star of “Love, Janis” Cathy Richardson, continue an astonishing 5 decade odyssey begun by Hall of Fame inductee, Kantner who also founded Jefferson Airplane.

    Opening for Jefferson Starship is The Bulldawg Blues Band. The Los Angeles based band performs a unique rock and blues revue of songs. The band’s powerful sound has taken them all across southern California, Nevada, and anywhere blues fans demand a rocking show.

    The Cave is a new, intimate music venue in Big Bear that promises to bring you up close and personal with its performers. Doors open at 6pm Concert starts at 8pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

    Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com


  • Antique Car Club Show & Shine and Pinewood Derby at Big Bear Snowplay

    May 25, 2014 | 08:00AM – 03:00PM

    Lots of Fun for the Car Enthusiast and the Whole Family! Car Show and Pinewood Derby at the Big Bear Snow Play Lot. No charge for either the show cars or spectators. The Pinewood Derby is for local 5th grade students.  Please call or visit website for more information.

    Location: Big Bear Snowplay at 42825 Big Bear Blvd

    Contact: Tel: (909) 584-4333 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org



  • Big Bear Lake Half Marathon and Memorial 5K Fun Run

    May 25, 2014 | 08:00AM – 03:00PM


    Welcome to the Big Bear Lake Half Marathon. This is road running at its finest. A scenic and challenging course full of steep up and downs, rolling hills and a two mile climb up to 7,300′ for a gorgeous run through Big Bear Lake’s most scenic neighborhoods.

    Race day also includes the Memorial 5k Fun Run, a scenic and challenging course along the border of the National Forest. Both events share the same Start and Finish in The Village of Big Bear Lake.

    This is an Open Air Big Bear event so you can expect a FUN start and finish in The Village of Big Bear Lake with Live Music and Local Vendors at the Lifestyle Expo.

    The Big Bear Lake Half Marathon and Memorial 5k Fun Run is an official proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project! A portion of each race entry fee will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year we raised $1000 for the Wounded Warrior Project at the 1st Memorial 5k Fun Run. With the addition of the Half Marathon we hope to raise a lot more this year!

    More information at: www.bigbearlakehalfmarathon.com

    Location: Starts and Finishes in the Village of Big Bear Lake

    Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.openairbigbear.com or www.bigbearlakehalfmarathon.com



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No plans for Memorial Day? Planning to come to Big Bear, but forgot to book a cabin? Not to worry! RS Vacations has cabins left for the upcoming holiday weekend. We have great specials happening too, so be sure to visit us at RSVacations.net and book that cabin!!

This list is up to date as of Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM. Houses can be booked online at any time. No guarantee of availability.


Lodge Cabins (sleep 10+)


Eden Mountain Lodge

Castle Glen Estates, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 16 | 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths
Lake View, Spa, Pool Table, Bar


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)

Blue Moon Lodge

Moonridge Area, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 9 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Bear Mountain Views, Foosball, Jetted Tub



Click to view larger imageLa Cerena Chalet

Lower Moonridge, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 9 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Walk to Bear Mountain Shuttle, Large yard for play


 Click to view larger imagePine View Escape

Big Bear City, Big Bear
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Large Decks, Spa, Ping Pong


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 imageForest Chalet

Central Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Huge back deck w/ Spa, Bar & BBQ, Foosball



Lagunita Lakefront

Lagunita Point, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Lakefront, Private dock, Stunning views



Moonridge Chalet

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


Click to view larger imageAir Chalet

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



Beagle’s Nest

Fox Farm, Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 4 bedroom/2 bath
Central location, Spa, Kid’s Play Room


Click to view larger imageBluebird Cottage

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


Click to view larger imageBearlagio

Central Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 8 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Walk to Snow Summit, Spa, Foosball


Mountain Hideaway

Upper Moonridge Area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 7 | 3 bedrooms/3 baths
Game Room w/Pool Table, Foosball & Air Hockey


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)


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


A Piece of Heaven

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


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


Dancing Bears

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



 Ski Sweet A

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


Southern Comfort

Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 6 | 3 bedrooms/2 baths
Close to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Foosball Table




Bear Country Getaway

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



Click to view larger imageBear View

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


Primrose Place

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




Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 5+ | 2 bedrooms/1 bath
Close to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf, Spa



Click to view larger imageMoulin Rouge

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


Sunset Getaway

Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 5 | 2 bedrooms/1 bath
Close to Bear Mountain, Zoo & Golf


Almost Paradise

Village area of Big Bear Lake
Sleeps 2 | 1 bedrooms/1 bath
Walk to the Lake and Village

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So you have caught a few trout in a Big Bear Lake fishing tournament. Now what? Well you cook it up and eat it, of course! Here is a well-reviewed recipe I found on AllRecipies.com:

Pecan-Crusted TroutPecan-Crusted Trout Recipe


Makes 4 servings
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup crushed pecans
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets trout
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix pecans, rosemary, salt, and black pepper in a shallow bowl. Place flour in a separate shallow bowl. Dip trout fillets in flour and shake off excess; dip fish into beaten egg, then into seasoned pecans, lightly pressing pecan coating onto fish. Arrange fillets on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes.

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