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It has been a beautiful summer in Big Bear Lake so far, and this weekend will be no exception! High temps will be upper 70’s to 80° with a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms on Saturday. Gorgeous!

This weekend brings several special events to the Valley, and there really is something for everyone. In addition to the special events, all of our summer activities are going strong – hiking, biking, lake activities, golf, shopping, and so much more!! Check out the details below and come on up!

If you have never joined us at 6,700′ for summertime fun, come and see what you have been missing! If you have spent time here in the summer before, come on back and see what’s new!! We have lots of sunshine, perfect temperatures and tons of fun all summer long!

Please let RS Vacations provide you with the perfect cabin for your Big Bear Escape. We offer clean, comfortable cabins with the very best amenities and we pride ourselves on EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE! You will not be disappointed! Check out our cabin selection at RSVacations.net. Please call or email us if you have any questions. Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

8.10.17
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Weekend Events

 

Kodiak Kids Trail Run Series at Snow Summit

Aug 10, 2017 | 04:00PM – 06:00PM

Kodiak Kids present their annual 4 part Trail Run Series set to take place in 2017 at Snow Summit. Dates are Thursdays August 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 4pm  with 1.5 and 3 mile loops.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Website: www.kodiakkids.org

 

28th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 11 – 13, 2017 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 28th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 11th through Sunday August 13th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  3pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3938 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

 

“The Spazmatics” Ultimate 80’s Show at the Cave

Aug 11, 2017 | 06:30PM – 10:00PM

The Spazmatics were born in the spring of 1983 when physics professor Kevin Stigwood of Alta Dena High in Thousand Oaks California, lost a debate over String Theory to an upstart pupil in front of the entire student body and faculty. As agreed to by both parties, the loser would have to do anything that the winner demanded, and the victorious prodigy demanded that Mr. Stigwood perform “She Blinded Me With Science” by Thomas Dolby during half-time at an upcoming state basketball championship game.

Doors open at 6:30pm; Opening Act starts at 7:30pm Headliner at 9:00 pm. 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

 

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Aug 12, 2017

Aaron’s Big Bear Big Bass Tournaments and Big Bear Charter Fishing 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.

Location: The Boathouse Lakeside Tavern at 350 Alden Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 1 (800)475-3166 Website: www.bigbearbassfishing.com

 

16th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Aug 12 – 13, 2017 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The 16th annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place August 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin
Contact: Tel: (909) 301-1319 Website: www.bbvrsinc.org

 

John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold Tribute to the Bee Gees at the Cave

Aug 12, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world. His portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail, like no other. From the look to the falsetto you will close your eyes and say it’s Barry! John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold tribute Is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN! With the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry) , Daryl Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb, there is a sensation that will make you blurt out , Wow.. I just seen and heard the Bee Gees! Backed by a live band, the Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60’s to the late 70’s, with their unique falsettos that made them legends.

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 7:00 pm. 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

 

 

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RS Vacations wants to remind you that other than the professional show over the lake, ABSOLUTELY NO fireworks are allowed in Big Bear due to extremely high fire danger. Please don’t risk the loss of our homes! Thank you!!

Independence Day is almost here, and America loves to celebrate with fireworks. Here are a few fun facts about fireworks that you may not know.

1. The Founding Fathers were fans

Fireworks have been around since the days of ancient China. But their history in the United States is far-reaching, too. Right after the Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress, John Adams, in 1776, wrote to his wife that America’s independence “ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” Illuminations, of course, meant fireworks.

The only catch was that Adams was two days off on his recommendations of when Independence Day would be celebrated. He predicted a holiday date of July 2, the day a closed session of Congress approved the resolution of independence. Instead, the country went with July 4, the date on the Declaration of Independence.

2. Chemicals create colors

Ever wondered why some fireworks are blue and others are red? It’s all in the chemicals. Copper produces blue sparks, while a mix of salts and other substances make red. Barium yields a green glow, and sodium burns yellow.

3. America doesn’t hold the record

Americans’ love their fireworks, but the biggest display ever took place in Portugal in December 2006. In 37 launch sites spread across the island of Madeira pyrotechnics experts set off no less than 66,326 individual fireworks. In fact, Madeira snagged a Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display in the world that year.

4. Playing with fire isn’t the safest way to celebrate

As much fun as they are, fireworks are, well, kind of dangerous. In July 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recorded at least 6,300 fireworks-related injuries. About 1,200 were caused by handheld sparklers, while 400 were the fault of bottle rockets. Hands and fingers were most frequently injured.

5. Fireworks are more fun with math

Just as you see a flash of lightning before you hear the thunder, you’ll notice fireworks lighting up the sky before you hear their echoing booms. That’s because light travels about a million times faster than sound. Use this knowledge to your advantage to calculate how far you are from the explosions: As soon as you see a flash, count the seconds until the “boom.” Divide by three to get the distance between you and the patriotic pyrotechnics in kilometers.

Courtesy of: Live Science – Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer

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Mountain Hideaway

 

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Mountain Hideaway = Fun and Relaxation for the whole family!

This fantastic, 3 bedroom, 3 bath mountain cabin is located in the upper Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake. Close enough to all the action for convenience, yet far enough away to be able to experience absolute stillness. Beautiful! The home has parking for 3 cars and features warm, mountain decor throughout.

You enter on the first floor of Mountain Hideaway. Here you will find 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Bathrooms. The Master Bedroom features a comfortable Queen Bed, Flat Screen TV w/ Cable and Blu-Ray Player, and a slider to your own private Deck that leads to the treed backyard. The gorgeous, newly remodeled, attached, private Bathroom has two vanities with a brand new jetted tub and separate steam shower. This bathroom is fantastic and the ultimate relaxation after a day on the slopes or lake!! Guest Bedroom 1 also has a Queen Bed, Flat Screen TV w/ Cable and Blu-Ray, and has access to a shared Full Bathroom. In Guest Bedroom 2 you will find Twin Bunk Beds and a separate Twin Bed as well. This room also has access to the shared Bathroom.

Venture upstairs to the main Living Area and you will find the perfect place to relax, gather and have fun. The second floor boasts vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows with beautiful views, along with more lovely, mountain decor. To your left you will find a cozy Living Room area with a comfy sleeper sofa & loveseat, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Flat Screen TV w/ Cable, Blu-Ray & WiFi. When you are ready to “unplug”, there is also a table and chairs to enjoy the large selection of board games.

To the right is the Dining Room area with comfortable seating for 6 at the table plus 2 more at the bar. The large, Country Kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need to cook for the whole gang. From coffee maker to crock-pot, this kitchen has it all! Be sure to admire the beautiful views from the window over the sink!! Just off the kitchen is the Laundry Room with Full-Size Washer & Dryer for your convenience.

Straight back is a door to the spacious Deck. Barbeque, enjoy the fresh mountain air, or admire the spectacular views – including great views of Bear Mountain Ski Resort. There is also access down to the back yard; a lovely, serene space – the perfect place to see some wildlife and get in touch with nature or get competitive with a game of Horseshoes!

Back inside, are you ready to have some fun? Just off of the Living Room is the huge Game Room. Enjoy a game of Pool, challenge a friend to a game of Foosball or start an Air Hockey tournament. It’s up to you! Feel like watching the action instead? There is also plenty of seating for conversation and to sit and admire the pretty views. A Full Bathroom is located here as well.

Mountain Hideaway is a truly wonderful ‘home away from home’ for your family and friends and it really does have it all – For Entertainment: Pool Table, Air Hockey Table, Foosball Table, Board Games/Table and TV’s with Cable & Blu-Ray. For Relaxation: Spa-like Master Bathroom, Lovely views from all windows, Spacious Deck with Ski Resort views and a ‘woodsy’ Back Yard to enjoy the forest. All this plus you are only a few minutes from everything Big Bear has to offer.

Book today!!

Must be at least 23 to Book and Receive Keys – ID required for check in
Sorry, NO PETS ALLOWED
NO SMOKING INSIDE CABIN PER BIG BEAR CODE COMPLIANCE

Location: Moonridge Area of Big Bear Lake
Miles To: Snow Summit – 3 | Bear Mountain – 1.8 | Lake – 3.3 | Village – 4 | Forest – 1.5
Parking: Driveway Parking for 3 (No Garage Access)
Stats: 1900 Sq.Ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
Heating Type: Forced Air/Central
Fireplace: 1 – Wood Burning in Living Room
TVs: 3 Flat Screens – Living Room, Master Bedroom, Guest Room 1
Cable: Living Room, Master Bedroom, Guest Room 1
Video Players: 3 – BluRay/DVD with all TVs
Internet: WiFi
Kitchen: Refrigerator, Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker (Drip), Toaster, Blender, Crock-Pot, and more!
Laundry: Full size Washer & Dryer
Bed Setup: BR #1 (Master) – Queen | BR #2 – Queen | BR #3 – Twin Bunk Beds plus Twin Bed | Living Room – Queen Sleeper Sofa
Bathrooms: 3 – Master ensuite Full Bath w/ Steam Shower and Jetted Tub | Full Guest Bath | Full Bath by Game Room
Game Table(s): YES – In Game Room – Pool Table, Air Hockey, and Foosball
Spa: NO, but jetted tub in Master Bath
BBQ: 2 – Propane, Charcoal
Deck: YES – Seating, BBQs, and Forest/Bear Mountain Ski Resort Views
Yard: Seating and Professional Horseshoe Pit in woodsy yard
Notes: Somewhat steep driveway and there are quite a few stairs at this home

To get more information, check availability, and securely book online, click here. To see all of our available cabins, visit us at RSVacations.net.

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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
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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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This is it! The final week of our SUPER SPRING SPECIALS at RS Vacations Big Bear. Take advantage of our already low, spring rates plus extra savings and bring Dad up to the mountains for the weekend getaway he deserves!! The weather will be amazing!

Head on over to RSVacations.net and book your spring Big Bear getaway today! Check out the details on our specials 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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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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