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We are looking forward to perfect summer weather in Big Bear Lake this week with highs in the mid-80’s and clear skies. Ideal weather for outdoor activities and BBQs with Dad on Father’s Day!!excellent-trout

As I have talked about all week, we have dozens of different activities available throughout our beautiful valley. Check out Tuesday’s post for ideas and links! This weekend we also have a few special events, so check those out below.

If you are planning a trip to the mountains, we invite you to book one of our wonderful cabins. We have the very best owners who love their cabins and enjoy sharing them with others so they can make lasting memories with their own families! RS Vacations offers clean cabins with a wide range of amenities and superior customer service. Book your Big Bear Getaway today!

 

6.15.17
Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

 

Weekend Events

 

Golden State Rally at Big Bear

Jun 15, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

Hwy 101 Event Co. is pleased to provide the following initial details for an exciting, inaugural, three-day rally in Big Bear Lake, CA that kicks off the summer riding season.

We are anticipating over 700 motorcycle riders to participate and are expecting riders from CA, NV, and AZ. With the emphasis on ride, shop, dine and play in the Big Bear area, the Golden State Rally looks forward to introducing rally participants to all that the Big Bear Lake area has to offer. So, mark the date on your calendar and join us in the mountains.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Holiday Inn Resort at 40650 Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (760) 766-3307 Website: www.goldenstaterally.com

 

Team Big Bear Mountain Bike Shoot Out #2 at Snow Summit

Jun 17, 2017 – Jun 18, 2017

Team Big Bear presents Mountain Bike Racing with the Big Bear Shoot-Out #2
which is also the Kenda Cup XC #6, Kenda Cup Endurance #4, So Cal Enduro #7 and Snow Summit Downhill Series #2

For more details please visit website or call (909) 633-6729

Location: Registration/Start: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.teambigbear.com

 

14th Annual Carp Round-Up at Big Bear Municipal Water District

Jun 17 – 18, 2017 | 07:00AM – 04:00PM

This two-day event is held once a year.  Two-person teams participate to catch as many carp as possible with either a pole or a bow to win cash. Prizes awarded in multiple categories including: 1st-3rd place shoreline team, 1st-3rd place boating team, biggest and smallest fish and more.  Enter a raffle to win a custom hunting bow.

CHECK-IN: Saturday starts 5:00 AM. All hunters must check-in

HUNTING TIMES:Saturday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM ‘

AWARDS: Sunday, starts at 3:00 PM . Cash Prizes!!!

Visit website or call 909-866-5796 for more information.

Location: Big Bear Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/carp-roundup/

 

“Mick Adams and The Stones” Rolling Stones Tribute at The Cave

Jun 17, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:30PM

Named one of the top ten tribute bands in the world by Backstage 360 Magazine, Mick Adams and The Stones are an authentic recreation of The Rolling Stones, live in concert!

Endorsed by former Atlantic Records President, Jerry Greenberg, Ryan Seacrest and Mark Cuban, this band must be seen to be believed! According to Jerry, “It doesn’t get any closer than this!”Mick Adams and the Stones have been featured twice on National TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.”This exciting seven piece, live recreation of The Stones in concert, features multiple costume changes, full choreography, and a media 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 6:30 pm Concert starts at 8:00 pm. Call or visit website for more details.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

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Yesterday I mused about dads and how it might be nice to surprise them with something really special this year for Father’s Day instead of getting them yet another tie. 😉 Well, today I will give you some ideas of what kind of fun you can have this weekend (and every summer/fall weekend) in Big Bear Lake. You will be amazed at how many different things to do there are in our little slice of heaven!

Don’t forget to check out our cabins at RSVacations.net! Rates are still at the off-season level (plus we still have specials!!), so there is no better time to treat Dad to a fun, mountain getaway!

 

Lake Activities

 

Fishing – He can bring gear to fish on his own, or you can treat him to a day with an expert fishing guide. Either way, he can grill up some fresh fish for dinner after a relaxing day of fishing!
Fish Big Bear

Boating – Pontoons, Fishing Boats, and Performance Boats – our local marinas have you covered for a day of fun out on the lake!waterskier
Big Bear Marina

Wakeboarding/Waterskiing/Tubing – Ready to get wet? No problem! Dad (and the rest of the family) will have a blast in the water!
Designated Wakesports

Canoeing/Kayaking/Stand-up Paddleboarding – If he likes to have fun and get a workout at the same time, there are plenty of places to rent these types of equipment.
Captain John’s Fawn Harbor

Parasailing – Perhaps Dad is an adrenaline junkie? Flying above the lake is sure to get his blood pumping!
Pine Knot Parasail

Jet-Skis/Wave-Runners – Everyone loves personal watercraft! Spend a few hours exploring the lake and have tons of fun, as well!
North Shore Landing

Lake Tours – Is he a history buff? Take Dad on a lake tour! We have two different tour boats – the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel and the ‘Time Bandit’ Pirate Ship.
Miss Liberty at Pine Knot Marina
Time Bandit Pirate Ship at Holloway’s Marina

 

Forest Activities

 

Sky Chair – The Sky Chair takes the work out of forest fun! Take a relaxing ride up the mountain, grab some lunch at the top, then hike, bike, or ride the chair back down.
Sky Chair at Snow Summit Resort

Mountain Biking – Big Bear has miles of trails, including fire roads and single-track. We also have the Snow Summit Bike Park which offers a variety of terrain for all levels ofSummitMountainBike dads!
Snow Summit Bike Park

Hiking – If Dad is a nature lover, a mountain hike is just the thing! Explore the forest and see all types of wildlife and vegetation.
Big Bear Discovery Center

Zipline/Tree Climbing – Adventure-seeking dads will love a zipline or tree climbing excursion where they can fly through the forest and over rocky canyons or rope climb one of our towering pines.
Action Tours

Horseback Riding – Does he love horses? Take him on a tour through the hills on horseback and view some gorgeous vistas.
Big Bear Equestrian Center
Baldwin Lake Stables

4 x 4 Off-Road Tours – Get off the beaten path and do some 4x4ing. Take an Off-Road Tour and give Dad a view of the back-country or let Dad do the driving on a self-drive tour. There are sunset tours, stargazer trips, and a few historical tours!
Big Bear Jeep Experience

Big Bear Off-Road Adventures

 

Around Town Activities

 

Helicopter Tours –  If Dad dreams of being in the air, this is the perfect way to tour the Big Bear Valley!
Helicopter Big Bear

golf in the mountains_0Golfing – He can enjoy the benefits of altitude on his swing and have a beautiful backdrop to play 9 holes at our local course.
Bear Mountain Golf Course

Alpine Slide/Water Slide – For the dad that just wants to have fun, a day at Big Bear’s Magic Mountain is a great way to cool off and have a blast!
Alpine & Water Slide at Magic Mountain

Go-Kart Racing – If he likes speed, take him to Big Bear Speedway and let him compete against the clock at up to 30 mph!
Big Bear Speedway

Escape Room or Scavenger Hunt – For dads that like to use their heads, try an escape room or scavenger hunt. Super fun!
Adventure Quest
Mountain Room Escapes

Bowling – Take him to the lanes for some indoor fun. Let him show of his bowling skills as he aims for 300!
Bowling Barn

Laser Tag/Arcade – Dad can recapture his youth at the Big Bear Funplex. All kinds of family fun in one place!
Big Bear Funplex

Zoo – If Dad is an animal lover, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is full of rescued animals that are local to our beautiful mountains.
Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Live Music/Nightlife – Take him out on the town and enjoy some live music and a variety of clubs and bars.
The Cave

 

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fathers-day-tie-ABFather’s Day is coming up this weekend and with it, the age-old question: What does Dad really want for Father’s Day? Answer: Many different things, but I guarantee it is probably NOT another necktie. 🙂

Most dads work full time, and on the weekends are kept busy with chores and a honey-do list a mile long. This doesn’t leave much time for Dad to relax and enjoy the things he really loves. Father’s Day is supposed to his day – a day to celebrate him and all that he does for the family. The problem is, dads can be pretty hard to shop for, which is probably why they end up with a new tie every year…

Here’s an idea: Surprise Dad with a quick getaway in Big Bear Lake. What better way to celebrate the dad in our life than to share a weekend with him doing things that make him happy and relaxed? We have so many different activities up here, there is sure to be something the dad in your life would love!

Tomorrow, I will highlight a bunch of dad-approved activities that you can choose from that will knock his socks (and tie!) off!! In the meantime, head over to RSVacations.net and check out our available cabins. No matter the size of your family (and/or if your family has some 4-legged kids), we have the perfect cabin for a last-minute Father’s Day getaway. Book your Big Bear Cabin today and celebrate Dad!!

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Today is the Summer Wine Walk in the Village of Big Bear Lake so I thought it might be fun to share this infographic that I found on wine pairings. From RS Vacations Big Bear to you: Cheers!

 

wine-and-food-pairing-chart

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KayakGroupWith the Big Bear Paddlefest coming up this weekend, I thought that this post from 2013 would be fun to share. This is a really fun sport and a great way to get some exercise. I highly recommend it!!

Kayaking is the use of a Kayak for moving across water. Kayaking and canoeing are also known as paddling. Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation (the world sanctioning body) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Most kayaks have closed decks, although “sit-on-top” kayaks are growing in popularity, as are inflatable kayaks which come without decks but which have air chambers surrounding the boat.

Whitewater kayaking involves taking a kayak down rapids, weirs and waterfalls. Sea kayaking, also referred to as ocean kayaking or touring, involves taking kayaks out on to the ocean or other open water such as a lake. It can involve short paddles with a return to the starting point (or “put-in”), or expeditions covering many miles and days. Kayaking of all kinds has become more popular through the 1990s and early 21st century.

Kayaks are classified by their use. There are eight primary classifications: polo, slalom, whitewater, surf, touring/expedition, light touring/day tripping, sprint/racing and general recreation. From these primary classifications stem many sub-classes. For example, a fishing kayak is simply a general-recreation kayak outfitted with accessories that make it easier from which to fish. A creek kayak is a certain type of whitewater kayak, designed to handle narrow gully type rivers and falls. Also within these classifications are many levels of performance which further separate the individual models. In other words, not all touring kayaks handle the same.

Kayaks and canoes are also classified by their design and the materials from which they are made. Kayaks can have hard or soft chines which require different types of handling. Each design has its specific advantage, including performance, maneuverability, stability, and paddling style. Kayaks can be made of metal, fiberglass, wood, plastic, fabrics, and inflatable fabrics such as PVC or rubber. Each material also has its specific advantage, including strength, durability, portability, flexibility, resistance to UV, and storage requirements. For example, Wooden kayaks can be created from kits or built by hand, but they are heavy to transport. Inflatable kayaks, made from lightweight fabric, can be dried, deflated, and stored in a closet.

There are several major configurations of kayaks. “Sit on tops”, as the name suggests, involve sitting on top of the kayak in an open area. “Cockpit style” involves sitting with the legs and hips inside the kayak hull with a “spray deck” or “spray skirt” that creates a water resistant seal around the waist. “Inflatables” are a hybrid of the two previous configurations, these boats have an open deck, but the paddler sits below the level of the deck. “Tandems” are configured for multiple paddlers, in contrast to the single person designs featured by most kayaks. Tandems can be used by two or even three paddlers. How a kayak is configured has nothing to do with its classification. All configurations are represented in each of the five primary classifications.

Because of their range and adaptability, kayaks can be useful for other outdoor activities such as diving, fishing, wilderness exploration and search and rescue during floods.

Info courtesy of Wikipedia

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SailboatHangCroppedWe have been experiencing beautiful, late-spring weather lately here in Big Bear Lake, and this weekend will be no exception. Highs will be in the mid-60’s with breezy conditions on Saturday and clear blue skies throughout the week. This is the perfect weather for a forest hike or mountain bike ride, fishing on the lake, or a stroll through the Village!

What is happening around town this weekend? Quite a bit! We’ve got live music, a fishing tournament, the 10th Annual Paddlefest, Summer Wine Walk, and the 21st Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run. There is something for everyone in Beautiful Big Bear Lake!!

We have cabins available for this weekend and we are still running our amazing Spring Special, so now is the perfect time for a last-minute getaway! Check out our excellent selection of cabins at RSVacations.net and book your spring getaway today!

 

6.8.17
Weather courtesy of BensWeather.com

 

Weekend Events

 

“Rumours” Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Cave

Jun 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The group was formed in the Summer of 2012 and not too long after, word got around. They were set up to play on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”. Rumours recreates the band’s legendary persona, in all its youthful glory from 1975-1987.

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 6:30 pm Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive in the Village
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

 

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Jun 10, 2017
Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments, Big Bear Charter Fishing and Big Bear Cool Cabins are hosting 5 bass fishing tournaments on Big Bear Lake this year. Championship Series events are on April 1, June 10, July 15, August 12 with a Two Day Tournament of Champions September 9-10.

For tournament details please visit the website or call.

Location: Registration and Weigh-ins at B’s Boathouse at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-866-2240 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

Paddle Big Bear at Veteran’s Park

Jun 10, 2017 | 07:30AM – 02:30PM

Paddle Big Bear is celebrating it’s 10th year in 2017! Test your stamina at 7,000 feet in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California.This is a fun race for both first time racers and elite athletes. We offer 3 distances plus a free kid’s race. Paddle your OC, Kayak, Surfski, or SUP. Enjoy the races, demos, and beach party!

For up to date information and schedule please go to website.

Location: Veteran’s Park and Pine Knot Harbor
Contact: Tel: (760) 492-8600 Website: www.paddlebigbear.com

 

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 10, 2017 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake will host the annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. This merchant organized event showcases fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses.

Location: Registration and Day of Ticket Sales at the Corner of Pine Knot & Village Drive in the The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

 

XEB (X Third Eye Blind) at the Cave

Jun 10, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:00PM

XEB brings together ex original members of Third Eye Blind. Kevin Cadogan, Tony Fredianelli and Arion Salazar’s contributions span 17 years of the band’s history.

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 6:30 pm and concert starts at 7:30 pm, Please 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

 

21st Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 11, 2017 | 07:00AM – 03:00PM

Starting at the water’s edge of Big Bear Lake, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run brings runners deep into the heart of the most scenic area in Big Bear, Holcomb Valley. Breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area, Big Bear Lake, and the surrounding valley can be seen from the miles of single track running along the Pacific Crest Trail.  The Holcomb Valley Trail Run offers three separate distances: a 33-mile race, a 15-mile race, and a 7-mile race. Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail are part of each race course. This is some of the best trail running in Southern California; so sign up early, the race has sold out the past 5 years.

Please call of visit website for more information.

Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area at Northshore Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 633-6729 Website: www.holcombvalleytrailruns.com

 

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As we get closer to the Independence Day Holiday and the summer season in Big Bear Lake, our Spring Specials will be coming to an end. You still have two weeks to take advantage of these GREAT DEALS! This includes Father’s Day weekend – why not surprise Dad with a quick trip to the mountains?!? We have Golf, Water Sports, Fishing, Mountain Biking, 4 x 4 Tours, Go-Kart Racing, and more!!

Head on over to RSVacations.net and book your spring Big Bear getaway today! Check out the details below. See you soon!

kayak2SPRING Special: 3 Nights for the Price of 2

Stay with us for 3 or more nights this spring and get ONE Night FREE!! Offer good on new reservations only and must stay between 3/28/17 and 6/22/17. Cannot be combined with any other discounts and lakefront homes are not included.

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SPRING Special: 50% off the 2nd Night

Stay with us for 2 Nights this spring and save 50% on the 2nd Night’s Rent! Offer good on new reservations only and must book and stay between 3/28/17 – 6/22/17. Cannot be combined with any other discounts and lakefront homes are not included.

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