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We are enjoying beautiful, clear skies and perfect temps this week here in Big Bear Lake and are expecting more of the same for the coming week. This is the perfect time to beat the heat and escape the city! We have quite a few events going on this weekend plus mountain biking, hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, and so much more!! Come on up and experience a perfect weekend getaway.

Head on over to RSVacations.net and check out our wide selection of well-equipped, clean and cozy cabins. We have all sizes available and have some great specials going on right now on top of low, spring rates. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

 

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Fishin’ for $50K Trout Derby

Jun 09 – 10, 2018 | 06:00AM – 02:00PM

June 9 & 10, 2018 are the dates to save because the Fishin’ for $50K Trout Tournament is back! Grab your family and friends and get out on the lake for a chance to win up to $50,000 with 5 tagged fish worth $10,000 and more.

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.
Contact: Tel: (800) 424-4232 Website: www.bigbear.com

 

The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 09, 2018 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake will host their annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district.

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) 878-4747 Website: www.villagewinewalk.com

 

Glow Golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Bear Mountain Golf Course is lighting up the night with glow golf tournaments – with light-up golf balls and course features – on select dates throughout the summer for just $59 per person. Registration includes green and cart fees, one (1) glow ball, and dinner, but spaces are limited, so sign-up today and get ready to play a round under the stars.

 

BEAT THE HEAT AT BIG BEAR’S COOL WATER SLIDE

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain provides a great way for families to cool off this summer with its double water slide. Choose from a single ride to a 10-ride booklet to an all-day unlimited water slide pass. Better yet, if you plan to visit Big Bear for multiple days this summer, be sure to get the kids a season pass, which is good from June 9th through Labor Day Weekend. In addition to the water slide, Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain offers other activities you can enjoy, including Southern California’s only bobsled experience, fun go-karts, and putt-putt golf. Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is located at 800 Wildrose Ln. For more information visit AlpineSlideBigBear.com or call 909-866-4626.

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AftertheSnow2018We continue our mild winter here in beautiful Big Bear Lake with daytime temps in the 50’s and lows in the 20’s. Clear blue skies and pleasant temps mean you don’t have to freeze when enjoying skiing and boarding on the slopes or tubing the snow play hills! Here in Big Bear, we have become very good at outsmarting Mother Nature! Our ski and tubing resorts make snow every chance they get so even when Ms. Nature is being difficult, our visitors still have plenty of snow to enjoy!

If sliding down snow isn’t your thing, remember that we have tons more activities and events happening every weekend (and weekday!). From hiking and biking to shopping and night life, we have something that everyone will enjoy!

We do have a few cabins left for this weekend and through the rest of the winter season, and pricing has been lowered to fill in dates. Head over to RSVacations.net and check out our cute and clean cabins. We provide top-notch customer service and our cozy cabins are clean and ready for your arrival! Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

This Weekend’s Events

 

Jefferson Starship at The Cave

Jan 27, 2018 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Descended from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Jefferson Airplane.

The members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for more than 1000 collective years. Give or take. But who’s counting?

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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Whether you have already booked a cabin with us for the coming weeks in Big Bear, or if you are still making plans (visit us at RSVacations.net for some great cabins!), you may be wondering what there is to do in December in the mountains when there is no snow on the ground. Don’t worry, there is more to do than you might think! Today I will talk about just some of the fun things to do here in beautiful Big Bear Lake-with or without snow!

Snow Summit boarderSkiing and Snowboarding

No matter what mood Mother Nature is in, Big Bear Ski Resorts take matters into their own hands. With a world-class snow-making system in place, you can hit the slopes even when the snow is not falling. As a bonus, it is much more fun to ski and board when temps are in the 50’s than when it is freezing! STAY TUNED FOR OPENING DAY INFORMATION!!

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Just like our Ski Resorts, Big Bear’s Snow Play Areas have the ability to make their own snow, and boy have they been busy at it! The coverage is great and with their “Magic Carpets”, you can enjoy an entire day of tubing fun without all the climbing!

Biking

Do you feel more comfortable on two wheels than on two planks of wood? Another positive of the mild weather is that you can take a bike ride – IN DECEMBER! Choose a comfort bike and take a leisurely spin along the lake or rent a mountain bike and hit the trails.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and explore the back-country from horseback. You will have some terrific photo opportunities as well when you get to the top and see the gorgeous, panoramic views of Big Bear Valley.

Off-Road 4×4 Tours

Get off the beaten path and see and learn about Big Bear’s rich history when you take an Off-road Tour. Several different tours are available.

Helicopter Big Bear

See Big Bear Lake from a whole new perspective – the air! Enjoy the stunning scenery of our beautiful Valley, Lake and surrounding Forest. Bring your camera!

Hiking

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Another benefit of the fall-like weather we are experiencing is that the trails around our forest are clear and accessible for hiking. Grab a trail map from the Discovery Center and set out on a nature hike with the family. From beginner to expert trails, there is something for every level of hiker.

Ziplining

Experience the sensation of flight as you zip through the forest. A real adrenaline rush for the whole family!

The Big Bear Alpine Zoobaby-raccoon

View and learn about over 180 animals at our local zoo. Check out our Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Mountain Lion, Deer and more. Feeding tours and special presentations on most days.

Bowling, Laser-Tag, Arcade & Ice Skating

Head over to the Bowling Barn and Big Bear Funplex for hours of family fun. Go Ice Skating on real ice, get competitive at Laser Tag or just enjoy the arcade. Have a blast going Glow Bowling at night!

Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Have you ever wanted to be on ‘The Amazing Race’? Now is your chance – sort of! Set out on a 1.5 hour walking adventure in and around The Big Bear Village. Using your smartphone, you will solve clues and complete challenges while learning local history and fun-facts.

Shopping, Eating and Music

Stroll through the Big Bear Lake Village and enjoy the unique shops and quaint atmosphere. Catch a movie at the local Theater, dine at one of the many delicious restaurants, take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride around town or enjoy a live concert at The Cave. When the sun goes down, grab a cup of hot chocolate and sit by one of the fire-pits or check out one of the night clubs for some live music.

The Discovery Center

If you want to find out where to hike, bike or otherwise get in touch with nature, the Big Bear Discovery Center is the place to start. Get trail maps, learn how to be prepared and take an interpretive tour through the forest. Special presentations and celebrations are happening all the time.

 

As you can see, Big Bear Lake has so much more to offer than just snow! Come on up to our sparkling blue skies, crisp air and stunning forest. You will love it!! Do you need somewhere to stay? RS Vacations has cabins for every group and budget. Check out the “Our Homes” tab at the top of this page to see what we have to offer, then visit our website to book your perfect Big Bear Cabin. See you soon!

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fall-view-of-slopesAre you looking for a way to beat the heat? We’ve got the perfect solution! Come to beautiful Big Bear Lake and experience our absolutely gorgeous late summer/early fall weather. Our high temps are in the mid-70’s right now with chance of thunderstorms each afternoon. You will absolutely LOVE IT!!

We enjoyed a wonderful Labor Day weekend here in Big Bear Lake and are looking forward to a few months of fall before the snow flies. This time of year is my absolute favorite! We have perfect weather – warm days, cool nights, and those thunderstorms!! Add to that the fact that all of the summertime activities are still going strong, there are no crowds at all, and pricing on our cabins in at the lowest of the season! It really is the PERFECT time to head up to the mountains and get away from it all.10010661_R_OKTOBERFEST_0904

This weekend we do have a few special events happening, including the opening weekend of Big Bear’s Oktoberfest! We have one of the best celebrations in Southern California, so you don’t want to miss it. Check out the details below and then head over to RSVacations.net to find your perfect Big Bear Cabin. We have a great selection for all group sizes and budgets, and all of our houses are CLEAN and ready for your arrival. Book today!!

 

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Weekend Events

 

Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

Sep 09, 2017 – Sep 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.

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

 

The Big Bear Lake Troutfest

Sep 09, 2017 06:30AM – Sep 10, 2017 05:00PM

Since 2004, the Big Bear Lake Troutfest has proven to be a popular outing for all members of your family. Come on up to the crisp clean air of Big Bear and enjoy a weekend among your fellow anglers as you fish for fun and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes!

September 9th – Registration at Visitors Center 630 Bartlett Road 5pm-9pm

Event Times:
Saturday September 9th – 6:30am – 3pm
Sunday September 10th  – 6:30 am – 2pm Awards at 3:30 pm

Click Here for Full Event Details  Or Please call or visit website.

Location: Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Rd. Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (949) 366-0030 Website: www.wonews.com

 

47th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Sep 09, 2017 12:00PM – Sep 10, 2017 12:00AM

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 47 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer!

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest runs for eight consecutive weekends, September 9 through October 28 at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: 909-585-3000 Website: www.bigbearevents.com

Jumping Jack Flash’s “Stones and Stewart” Tribute at the Cave

Sep 09, 2017 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

The World’s Greatest Rolling Stones Live Concert Re-Creation also featuring Martin Andrew as the legendary Rod Stewart!

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, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0204 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

AAUW Presents “Women in the Arts” at the PAC

Sep 10, 2017 | 02:00PM – 05:00PM

AAUW Presents “Women in the Arts” at the PAC a unique opportunity to meet local authors, artists, performers while supporting AAUW in funding educational opportunities for local girls.

Spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying a variety of art with Panel Discussions, Art Displays, Live Music, Hors d’oeuvres, Wine, and Silent Auction.

This year’s honorees are Barbara King (Pianist), Carol Mulvihill (Painter), Sharon Rizzo (Cellist/Educator), Kathy Portie (Writer/Photo Journalist), Diana Wondergem (Artist), Jeannie Antes (Artist), and Yvonne Phillips (Author)

Tickets $30 ( $35 at door if not sold out)

Location: Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center at 39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-7304

 

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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!

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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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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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