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Mother’s Day is coming up next Sunday and what better way to celebrate Mom than to bring her to beautiful Big Bear Lake for a quick weekend getaway? Blue Moon Lodge is just one of our wonderful homes and is a perfect place for Mom to relax and unwind with fun amenities for all!

Blue Moon Lodge

Gorgeous Views, Multi-Game Table & Romantic Master Suite

Lovely Blue Moon Lodge has wonderful mountain views of the Moonridge area, a romantic master suite with jetted tub, downstairs bedroom with queen bed, and a multi-game table among its many charming amenities. This 1800 sq. ft. home is the perfect setting for your family vacation or friend reunion. This home is dog friendly!

The inviting living room has a wood burning fireplace and flat screen TV with a comfortable seating and lounging area. Direct TV Premier Package, DVD Player and WiFi are all available for your media needs. The kitchen is spacious with extensive counter space to make cooking a breeze. All small and large appliances have been provided along with a fully loaded spice rack and staples to save some packing and planning on your part. There is bar seating and a dining room table also. Guest bedroom one with comfy queen is located downstairs with a door to the back deck to enjoy the mountain atmosphere. There is a full bath with shower/tub combo downstairs. A full size washer and dryer are provided for your convenience.

This beautiful home includes a master bedroom with comfortable king bed, romantic gas fireplace and flat screen TV, jetted tub in the master bath, and private balcony with a view of the ski slopes and mountains. Second guest room upstairs also has a comfy queen bed and a private balcony with a view of the ski slopes and mountains. The spacious loft game room has additional sleeping with a twin bed and double sleep sofa/futon. An Multi-Game Table (Air Hockey, Pool, Foosball), big screen flat TV, DVD player and PC with internet are all provided for your entertainment pleasure. All guests have access to master bath through separate entrance.

The front deck offers seating and views of the ski slopes and mountains; what a great spot for morning coffee. There is also a back deck that offers seating to enjoy the forest setting or watch the kids play games. There is a top- of- the- line propane BBQ and a picnic table to enjoy the mountain summers. Blue Moon Lodge also offers outside games for kids and adults alike.

Come up to the mountains and enjoy the many features that Blue Moon Lodge has to offer. What a great place to get away from it all!

For more information about Blue Moon or any of our cabins, please visit our website at RSVacations.net and take a look at what we have available. See you soon!!

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It is looking like a picture perfect spring weekend coming up in beautiful Big Bear Lake, with daytime temps in the low 60’s and sunny skies. This is the ideal time of year to visit the mountains – prices are at their lowest of the year and there dozens of activities to choose from!

Take a leisurely bike ride along the lake shore, venture into the forest, stroll through The Village, enjoy the nightlife, or just relax in one of our cabins. No matter what kind of getaway you are looking for, Big Bear has got you covered! Check out the flyer below for some special events going on this weekend.

Be sure to visit our website and take a look at all of our beautiful cabins. We do our best to give you the easiest experience possible and help you make lasting memories! Be sure to check out our specials page for details on our 3 Nights for the Price of Two Special that we’ve got going on right now. Paradise is more affordable than you think! Book Today!!

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FRESH POWDER is ON THE WAY!! Big Bear is currently socked in with the first big winter storm of the season and we are expecting snow tonight and throughout the weekend!! This is the perfect time to head to the slopes before the holidays! We have FreshSnowsnowboarding, skiing, tubing, and the Village is the perfect place to do some holiday shopping!

Whether you need a romantic cabin for two, a large home for fifteen, or something in-between, we have a wide selection of cabins available at RSVacations.net so head on over and book your Big Bear Cabin today!! We have special, lower pricing now through December 20th, so make some time for a quick getaway before the holidays!

If you want to make lasting family memories, spend the holidays with us in a winter wonderland! All of our homes have fully equipped kitchens for holiday cooking and we have cabins for all size groups and budgets. Cabins are filling up fast so book soon!

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Never been to Big Bear for Thanksgiving and wondering what to do? Below is a list of open Restaurants and featured Events courtesy of BigBear.com to help you out. We have our first chance of the season for some fresh snow on Thanksgiving Day and maybe more on Saturday. It is looking to be a great Holiday Weekend!!

In addition to the listed events, Snow Summit is open for Skiing and Boarding already, and Bear Mountain opens this Friday! Local Snow Play areas are open daily.  

Haven’t booked a cabin yet? Not to worry! We still have a few cabins available for Thanksgiving in Big Bear! Visit us at RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear Cabin today!! 

Featured Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day:

The Pines Lakefront, 909-866-5400

  • Open Thanksgiving DayTime: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Serving traditional Thanksgiving DinnerDinner menu served all dayPrice: TBD

Nottinghams Restaurant, 909-866-4644

  • Open Thanksgiving Day1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Serving traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Peppercorn Grille, 909-866-5405

  • Open Thanksgiving Day12 p.m. – 8 p.m.Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner26.99 per personDinner menu served all day

Bone Yard, 909-878-0401

  • Open Thanksgiving Day11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.Serving regular menu

Captain’s Anchorage , 909-866-3997

  • Open Thanksgiving DayServing regular menu4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Reservation recommended

Dynasty, 909-866-7887

  • Open Thanksgiving Day11:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Serving regular menu

Himalayan Restaurant, 909-878-3068

  • Open Thanksgiving DayServing Regular Menu

Royal Thai Cafe, 909-866-2808

  • Open Thanksgiving DayServing regular menu

Masala Craft, 909-273-0636

  • Open Thanksgiving DayServing regular menu

Oakside Restaurant, 909-866-5555

  • Open Thanksgiving DayNoon to 8pm Regular menu and Thanksgiving Special
 

Specialty Services & Shopping:

A Gourmet Personal Chef

Chef Allan takes care of every aspect of your special event while you relax and enjoy your own party.  Hire a Personal Chef to do all the cooking, serving and cleaning in the comfort of your home or vacation home. With a phone call or e-mail to Chef Allan, all the arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through clean-up are handled for you.
  • Phone: 909-878-0204Email: chefallan01@yahoo.com

Goldsmith’s  Boardhouse and Ski Rental

Goldsmith’s has outstanding lines of quality boards and skis for both sales and rentals. Open daily 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Black Friday sales on November 23 and 24. 

Featured Activities Open on Thanksgiving:

Action Zipline Tours. 909-866-0390 (10% OFF)

Action Segway Tours. 909-866-0390 (10% OFF)

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. 909-866-4626 Open Thanksgiving Day (Weather permitting)

Big Bear Jeep Experience, 909-420-5828

Helicopter Big Bear, 909-585-1200

Holloway’s Marina and RV Park , 909-866-5706

Big Bear Snow Play, 909-585-0075 – Open Thanksgiving Day (Weather permitting)

Big Bear Alpine Zoo, 909-584-1299

Miss Liberty, 909-866-8129 – Open Thanksgiving Day (Reservations Required) Amazing Scavenger Hunt

Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. This smartphone guided interactive scavenger hunt adventure in The Village is perfect for families and friends. Sign up online at http://www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Use special promo code: BigBearTurkey to receive 15% off your adventure. 

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Events:

Big Bear Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Bring the family to this 3, 6, 9 mile run with plenty of activities including a Costume Contest!
  • Date: November 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day)Location: Meadow ParkPhone: 909-744-7876
 

Santa’s Big Entrance & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Come and enjoy live entertainment, carolers, and of course Santa as Big Bear lights up the holiday season. It is truly a magical experience and your children can come read their Christmas wishes to Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  • Dates & Time: November 23, 2018; entertainment starts at 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.Price: FreeWebsite: http://www.BigBearLakeVillage.comPhone Number: 909-878-4747Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.
 

Come Visit Santa in the Village!

The Village of Big Bear Lake presents Christmas in the Village on every weekend leading up to Christmas. Santa Claus will be at his hut at The Christmas Tree Lot every Saturday and Sunday.
  • Dates & Times: Saturday & Sundays, November 23 – December 23, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Price: FreeWebsite: http://www.BigBearLakeVillage.comPhone Number: 909-878-4747Address: Corner of Village Dr. & Pine Knot Ave.
 

Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Let the shopping season begin! A unique high-country shopping experience with a holiday flare. Sixty plus handmade vendors from throughout the Western United States. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on the list. The Christmas Boutique takes place Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Dates & Times: November 23-24, 2018, Time: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Website:www.BigBearEvents.comPhone Number: 909-585-3000Address: 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake
 

Enjoy a Concert at The Cave: CASH’D OUT Tribute to Johnny Cash

Enjoy some live tunes the weekend after Thanksgiving at The Cave, one of Big Bear’s best concert venues featuring great tribute bands and live entertainment. A San Diego based band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close manner to the real thing as it gets. November 24th.
  • Dates & Times: November 24, 2018, Time: 6:30 p.m.Website:http://thecavebigbear.com/Phone Number: 909-878-0204Address: 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake

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Today is the day! Snow Summit Resort opens today for skiing and snowboarding fun in Big Bear Lake! When Mother Nature doesn’t provide, we make our own white stuff. 🙂

Beautiful, sunny skies are expected this weekend in Big Bear Lake with temps in the 50’s. Perfect weather to hit the slopes, go snow tubing with the kids, or stroll through the Village to do some holiday shopping. If you are planning on heading up for Thanksgiving week and are hoping to see some snow, chances are looking good for a storm starting Thursday or Friday.

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Thanksgiving is approaching rapidly and if you haven’t reserved a cabin yet, be sure to visit RSVacations.net and book today. We are filling up, but still have a few beautiful cabins available. We are beginning to fill up for the Christmas and New Years Holidays as well. Plan to make some magical memories with your family in a Winter Wonderland. Book your Big Bear Cabin for the holidays before they are all gone!

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lakesunsetbackground4.jpgBeautiful, late-summer weather is in store for the coming week in Big Bear Lake. Warm days, cool nights, and and clear blue skies! Just gorgeous!!

Summer activities on the lake and in the forest are still going strong but the crowds have gone away and most prices have dropped! It is the absolute perfect time to experience the best that Big Bear has to offer.

Come up and celebrate with us as we welcome thebigbearoktoberfest 48th Annual Oktoberfest this weekend. Have a blast and enjoy great food, music, dancing, games and of course, beer! Opening weekend is FREE for past and present military and first responders, and RS Vacations is proud to offer a 10% rent discount, as well! 

Check out the flyer below for the major events going on this weekend and then head over to RSVacations.net and book the perfect getaway cabin. We are now offering lower fall prices on all of our cabins, so again, it is the perfect time for a quick, weekend getaway! See you soon!!

 

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Tour de Big Bear

Aug 04, 2018 | 08:00AM – 04:00PM

TourDeBigBearHeld in the high country of Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, road cyclists of all levels escape the summer heat and cruise alpine roadways and trails, over high mountain passes like Onyx Summit (elevation of 8,443 feet), and around Big Bear and Baldwin Lakes. With scenic and challenging high altitude rides, professional style racing venue and a week long Cycling Festival, it’s no wonder Big Bear Lake is known as the “Cycling Capital of Southern California.”

Tour de Big Bear will again host riders to Big Bear Lake and provide rides appealing to all level of rider and athlete. Tour de Big Bear Route Options Tour de Big Bear – 25 miles – over 1300 feet of climbing Big Bear Valley Tour – 50 miles –more than 3000 feet of climbing The Grand Tour – 70 miles – over 4,800 feet of climbing THE CLIMB – 107 miles –8,000 feet of challenging climbing HC Gran Fondo – 125 miles – nearly 12,000 feet of climbing

Tour de Big Bear Weekend Events: 
The BBCA hosts a two-day cycling expo with 40+ cycling vendors, a complimentary bike valet for registered riders, entry into the New Belgium Beer Garden, our famous raffle and live entertainment during Saturday’s festivities. Tour de Big Bear is a timed event and includes the Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo and popular King and Queen of the Mountain Race Segment.  Prizes are awarded to winners of the competitive events.  All registered riders receive a goody bag, custom-designed finishers’ medal, and a high-performance, technical shirt and much more. Each Tour de Big Bear distance is staffed with Course Marshalls, numerous legendary nutrition/hydration aid stations, first aid attendants, and rider safety and repair vehicles.  Rounding out the weekend are complimentary organized recovery ride and competitive time trial race on Sunday, August 5.

Tour de Big Bear Schedule of Events

Big Bear Cycling Festival
July 28 – August 5, 2018
Enjoy the only week long cycling festival in the United States – daily rides and cycling activities for the entire family! Complete details at bigbearcyclingfestival.com

Friday, August 3
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Poker Ride – 4:00 PM
Freedom Ride Finish

Saturday, August 4
HC Gran Fondo – 7:00 AM
Tour de Big Bear – 7:00 AM

Sunday, August 5
Time Trial presented by Haute Route – HWY 18/38 @ Big Bear Dam –     8:30AM
Recovery Ride presented by Haute Route– Village at Big Bear Lake – 9:00AM
Freedom Ride Final Stage Start – Village at Big Bear Lake – 9:30AM
NEW! Spandex Stampede Gravel Ride – Village at Big Bear Lake – 8:00AM – Complete details at SpandexStampede.com

Location: Starts at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive in the Big Bear Lake Village
Contact: Website: www.tourdebigbear.com

 

ConklinExteriorFrontSummerPlease 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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BIKES, BEERS & GOOD TIMES

 

Join us for the 4th annual Crafts N Cranks – July 28 & 29 – at Snow Summit.  

Crafts N Cranks is a one-of-a-kind festival for mountain bikers, craft beer aficionados,cc_kid_bike_600x600 and outdoor enthusiasts, featuring two days of bike competitions and beer tastings, with live music and a few carnival rides mixed in for fun at SoCal’s home for year-round outdoor fun – Snow Summit in Big Bear Lake.

This year, Crafts N Cranks will serve as the official kickoff event of the Big Bear Cycling Festival – a fun-filled week of cycling-related activities throughout Big Bear. Learn more and get registered today.

Jul 28, 2018 12:00AM – Jul 29, 2018 12:00AM

CARNIVAL WRISTBANDS:
Spend a day of family-friendly fun with unlimited access* to all Basecamp Activities (climbing wall, zip line, Eurobungy® trampoline, QUICKjump), carnival rides (ferris wheel, tornado, cliff hanger), and Scenic Sky Chair.

BREWFEST:

Come sample 40+ craft beers from some of Southern California’s favorite breweries, July 28-29 from 11AM-2PM, in the Snow Summit base area. All tastings includes a souvenir Crafts N Cranks glass while supplies last.Craft beers are available for individual purchase. All guests must provide a valid 21+ ID at a the Snow Summit ticket windows to receive their tasting pass.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES:
include:
California Enduro Series
California State Cross-Country Championships
Endurance #6 – SERIES FINAL
Snow Summit Downhill Series – SERIES FINAL

LIVE MUSIC:
Concerts at Crafts N Cranks are free to the public. There will be live bands on both days of the event.  Schedule as follows

Saturday, July 28 
4:15PM-5:15PM: Live performance by theLINE
6:45PM – 8:15PM: Live performance by Guttermouth
8:30PM: North of Nightfall Red Bull movie screening

Sunday, July 29 

11:30AM – 1:45PM: Live performance by Low Lake Mountain Fire

Please call or visit website  for more details.

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd
Contact: Tel: (844) GO2-BEAR or (909) 633-6729 Website: www.craftsncranks.com OR www.teambigbear.com

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RS Vacations – Summer Special

 

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3 Nights for the Price of 2

 

Beat the Heat in Beautiful Big Bear Lake!!

Visit RSVacations.net to select your Big Bear Cabin and enjoy super savings on your summer getaway. Book today!!

This offer is good for NEW reservations only with stays between 7/18/18 and 8/29/18. Cannot be combined with ANY other offer or discount. Discount will automatically apply for participating properties. Sorry, not available for Lakefront Homes. See full details on our website.

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BigBearXeriscapeWater. The most important element in all of life. No living thing can survive very long without it and yet in many parts of the world, including here in Big Bear, drought is an ongoing concern. As humans, we use water without thought; to wash our bodies, to cook and drink, to clean our clothes, wash our cars, and to irrigate our yards. We take it for granted because it is always there when we turn the faucet. Although we often hear about conservation and water shortages, it is hard to change our habits and believe that the situation is as serious as we are told.

While there are many areas of our lives where we can use water more wisely, one of the best ways to conserve is to change the way we think about our landscaping. Now, I will admit that I love a nice, lush lawn. Grass is beautiful and nice to play on and picnic on, and it certainly has its place in backyards and parks, but I believe that there is a lot of beauty in natural landscaping as well, when done right. I am not talking about just letting the weeds take over your yard. 🙂 There is a way to use native, drought-tolerant plants and materials to create a landscape that is beautiful, interesting and water smart. It is called “Xeriscaping”.

“Xeriscaping was a term coined back in 1970s in Denver, CO, to mean water wise or water efficient landscaping. The term xeriscape is derived from the Greek word xeros, which means dry. Don’t let that mislead you into thinking we’re talking about deserts and cactus or even a drought plagued, barren landscape. Xeriscaping is a method of gardening that involves choosing plants that are appropriate to their site and creating a landscape that can be maintained with little supplemental watering.

Xeriscaping is not a style or category of garden design. It is basically some common sense guides to gardening in harmony with your site and can actually be applied to any type of garden design.” (About.com)

Seven Principles of Xeriscaping

  1. Planning and Design – Have a Plan. Take a look at your garden’s topography, exposure and soil. Don’t try to fight your site. Create planting zones and group your plants by their needs. For example, groups tough, drought tolerant plants in areas exposed to full day sun, give less tolerant plants some partial shade and keep the more delicate or demanding plants for a spot near your water source.
  2. Choose Appropriate Plant Material – You may choose to incorporate a few plants that will need to be coddled, but for the most part, selecting plants that thrive in your area during low water conditions will give you the best results. This often includes native plants that we so often take for granted. The choice of plants will vary by region, even within a single yard. You may also be surprised to see how many plants are considered xeric, once they have established themselves and when properly cared for.
  3. Soil Improvement – The old adage that if you take care of the soil, the soil will take care of the plants, is very true here. The key, as always, is incorporating generous amounts of organic matter. This will improve water penetration and retention in any type of soil. Rich, loose, water holding soil will encourage good root development and lessen the plant’s need for supplemental water. It is best to amend your soil before planting and to regularly use organic mulch, as mentioned in Step 4.
  4. Mulch – Mulching is a naturally occurring process, but as gardeners we tend to want things tidy and we rake away all the leaves and debris that coat and decay into the soil. So we have to bring in more aesthetically pleasing mulch, such as shredded bark and compost.However it gets there, mulch adds a great deal to your garden. It moderates soil temperature, holds moisture, slows erosion and suppresses weeds that would compete with your plants for food and water. It also gradually decomposes and feeds the soil. Apply about 4 inches of mulch at the initial planting and check it each season to see if it needs to be replenished.
  5. Practical and Appropriate Turf Areas – Most of us still want some areas of lawn in our landscape and many of us want way too much lawn. Think about how much water, fertilizer and gasoline it takes to keep your lawn green throughout the summer.Where to place the lawn should be part of your initial design plan, taking into consideration what you plan to use your lawn for. If you are using grass as a ground cover, there are other options that would be less labor and water intensive.Choose an appropriate grass seed for the lawn’s exposure. Different seeds do well in different regions. Kentucky Blue grass is beautiful, but it can also be a water hog where it’s not happy.
  6. Efficient Watering – Not all plants need the same amount of water and those needs may change with the seasons. If you’ve followed the steps above, you have your plants grouped by their water needs, including your lawn, and can water only where it’s needed.Drip irrigation systems are often recommended for efficient watering. These systems allow you to control when and how much water a plant gets and to direct the water only to the plants that need it.Base your watering schedule on the needs of the plants and not on an arbitrary schedule. All plants will require more supplemental watering for the first year or two that they are becoming established. However after they have acclimated and developed a good root system, supplemental watering should become much less frequent.
  7. Appropriate Maintenance – Yes, even a xeriscape garden will require some maintenance. Watering, weeding, pruning, deadheading and sensible pest management will all factor into the quality of your garden.

This coming weekend, our local “Sierra Club” will be hosting its annual Xeriscape Garden Tour of Big Bear Valley. You will get information about Xeriscape Gardening and will tour local yards where it has been put into practice. This event is FREE and I will share the details in tomorrow’s post.

If you are looking for something different to do this weekend, why not join us in Big Bear? The Xeriscape Tour is only one of several special events happening around town and it will give you a chance to get away and beat the heat! Head on over to RS Vacations.net and take advantage of our 3 for 2 special. Book your Big Bear Cabin today!

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