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In Big Bear Lake, the 4th of July is so much more than just a (spectacular!) Fireworks show! We have activities and events to satisfy everyone in your family or group. Whether you’re looking for thrills, relaxation, shopping, entertainment, or just getting in touch with naturewe have it all…and then some!

RSVLogoNoBackSmWe do have a few cabins left for the 4th Weekend, but they are filling up fast! Whether your group is big or small, we have something for you – Head over to RSVacations.net and book your Big Bear cabin today!


Here are just some of the things to do this Independence Day weekend:

Hear some great, live music: Rock out at The Cave in the Village. Listen to the hits of Tom Petty with “The Pettybreakers”, and bang your head with Metalachi! The first concert in the Music in the Mountains summer series at the Big Bear Discovery Center takes you back to boogie with “Bee Gees Gold” – Tribute to the Bee Gees with special guest Abba Fab, The Premier Abba Experience.

Take in some Art: Check out some local artists at Art on the Corner in the Village. Want to do some creating of your own? Paint a masterpiece of your own at the Paint and Sip Fireworks Edition at Barrel 33 in the Village!

AirFair2019Airplane Fun at the 2019 Air Fair: The whole family will enjoy vintage planes, classic cars, and skydiving exhibitions. Also adding to the fun will be community group exhibits, current aircraft displays, and a wide array of souvenir and food vendors. There will be attractions that are just for kids. Best of all, IT’S FREE!

Check out some great Crafts: Visit the Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show. Food, music, and activities as well. At the Convention Center.

Get out on Big Bear Lake: Rent a boat, kayak, canoe, wave runner, paddleboard or peddleboat from a local marina. Take a cruise on a pirate ship or an authentic paddleboat. See the lake from above while parasailing.

Get into the National Forest: Take a hike, a 4×4 Jeep tour, a horseback ride, ride a zipline, or ride the sky chair and mountain bike down.

Wander through the Village: Browse quaint shops, sample some amazing fudge (YUM!), watch a live cooking demonstration or have an outstanding meal in one of the many restaurants.

Have some family fun: Play 9 holes of GLOW GOLF, Zoom down the Alpine Slide, splash down the Waterslide, take a unique segway tour, go ice skating, play Laser-Tag, go bowling, visit the Zoo or Museum, or rent some bikes and ride the Alpine Pedal Path.

Relax: Get a massage, get a mani-pedi, sit out on the deck or in the spa of your RS Vacations Cabin and listen to the breeze and the birds.

fireworks1.jpgWatch that amazing Fireworks Show: Whether you watch from a boat, lakeside, or Above the Boom, you wont be disappointed!

Please join us in beautiful Big Bear Lake this Independence Day weekend and make some lasting memories with the people you love! See you soon!!

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https://rsvacations.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/mark-your-calendar.jpg?w=292&h=89Big Bear has so many events happening all the time, it can be hard to keep up! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will dedicate Tuesday’s Topic to upcoming events so that you can plan ahead to join us for the fun!

We are currently enjoying lovely, spring weather and we have a chance for some much-needed rainfall later this week and through the weekend. The lake is open and Big Bear is making the transition from Winter Wonderland into Springtime Paradise. Come on up and enjoy the clear blue skies and flowers in bloom. It’s beautiful up here!!

Check out our wide variety of cabins at RSVacations.net and find the perfect mountain cabin for your spring getaway.We have clean cabins with the amenities you want, and the best customer service in Big Bear. Book your Big Bear Cabin today and escape to paradise for the lowest rates of the year!!

Here are just some of the special events coming up in Big Bear Lake:



  • Tuesday Farmers Market Opens for the Season at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center

Apr 05, 2016 | 08:00AM – 01:30PM

Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. The Farmer’s Market also features unique arts, crafts and handmade items by local artisans. Every Tuesday from April 5th until September 27th.

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

  • Spring Culinary Event with Guest Chef T.K. Hood at the Knickbocker Mansion and Bistro

Apr 08, 2016 | 06:30PM – 09:00PM

Chef T.K. Hood from Houston will join Chef Robert Velasquez for the Culinary Event of the Season at the Knickerbocker Mansion.

Friday and Saturday April 8-9 with seating at 6:30 pm. Brunch Seatings on Sunday April 10th at 10am and 12;30 pm.

Limited Seating – Only 35 seats available.

Please call Vickie at the Mansion at (909) 878-9190 for menu

Location: Knickerbocker Mansion and Bistro at 869 Knickerbocker Road
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-9190 E-mail for Menu: victoriaharris77@gmail.com Website: www.knickerbockermansion.com

  • Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve Guided Wildflower Walks

Apr 09, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve is a wonderful spot for wildflower viewing!  Stop by and get information about what’s in bloom and get a chance to see the amazing pebble plain flowers found only in the Big Bear Valley!  Visitor Information center is staffed with volunteers and open in partnership with the Southern California Mountains Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Dates: April 2, April 9, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25

Times: 10am-2pm, Guided Wildflower Walks @ 11:30am

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: Hwy 18 east of Big Bear City. Reserve is at the intersection of Hwy 18 and Holcomb Valley Road on the north side of Baldwin Lake.

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

  • Nature Walks at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Apr 09, 2016 | 01:00PM – 02:30PM

Join us for a 30-minute nature walk on Saturdays and Sundays to learn about the local plant life, wildlife and some very interesting historical facts. Great activity for families and individuals who want to gain a greater appreciation for our National Forest. Nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all levels of physical conditioning.

Free!Saturdays (year round) at 1pm & 2pm  Sundays (year round)  at 11am & 12pm

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333

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

  • Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at the Cave

Apr 09, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are a rock band from Tempe, Arizona, USA. The band is typically referred to by the fans as the abbreviation “RCPM”. The music is known to cross genres with songs showing an Adult Alternative Rock/Pop/Americana/Reggae/Mariachi influence

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: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • Jazz at the Pines Lakefront with Mike Cross and Mark Cade

Apr 14, 2016 | 05:30PM – 09:00PM

Jazz at the Pines Lakefront. Every other Thursday featuring pianist Maike Cross and bassist Mark Cade ( plus guest sit-ins) FREE for everyone.

Please call or visit website for more information.

Location: The Pines Lakefront at 350 Alden Road
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 Website: www.thepineslakefront.com

  • “Jumping Jack Flash” Stones Tribute at the Cave

Apr 16, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

It began for them the way it always has–in a dimly lit, smoky nightclub. But who that was present at those long-ago performances by the Rolling Stones would have guessed that they’d become icons, and perhaps the most revered and enduring act of all-time? Imagine walking into a nearby historic theater and happening upon a performance by the youthful Stones!

They’re all there; Mick is prancing and gyrating, Keith is ripping licks and prowling the stage with his trusty beat-up Fender guitar. Charlie and Bill are intense as they lay down the back-beat, and Brian Jones looks regal as he lords over his stage.

But there’s something amiss; although this incredible scenario has most certainly taken place, this isn’t swinging London circa 1964 but rather, your town today.

Put down that pint, mate… take a closer look–it’s Jumping Jack Flash, the world’s greatest tribute to the Rolling Stones!

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: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • MS Walk: Big Bear on the North Shore

Apr 30, 2016 | 08:30AM – 01:00PM

The 2016 Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday April 30th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. The start/finish line will be at North Shore Elementary School.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m Official Start.

The 1k and 5k routes are 100% accessible and offer snacks and water at stationary rest stops.

Individuals and teams can walk, roll or stroll along the shores of Big Bear Lake, then be rewarded at the finish festival with food, music, face painting, team booths, and sponsor giveaways.

Those wanting to get involved can sign up as a walker or volunteer online or by calling (909) 949-1363 Ext. 66503

Location: Northshore Elementary School at 765 Stanfield Cutoff Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: 909-949-1363 ext. 66503 Website: www.walkMS.org



  • The Hall Family May Trout Classic

May 14, 2016 06:00AM – May 15, 2016 06:00PM


The Hall Family May Trout Classic will take place over the May 14-15 weekend.

$8,000 in Prizes – $75 Entry Fee -Trophy Size Trout Stocked -Great Family Fun – Kid Under 16 FREE with Paid Adult – Trophies, Drawings and Prizes!


The mission of the Hall Family May Trout Classic is to continue promoting Big Bear Lake as a premier fishery for large trout. This premier fishery depends on a constant replenishment of fish.
The funds derived from this tournament enable us to plant trophy size trout and provide an improved angling experience for this and future generations

Applications are to be mailed to the District.  Applications available on website

Mailed forms are to be received by May 1.

If anglers choose to register in person, registration is open during check-in at MWD on Friday May 13 11:00am-9:00pm

Weigh-ins are at Big Bear Marina, Saturday 5/14 12-2pm and 4-6pm and Sunday 5/15 12-2pm

Awards ceremony is at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center at 3pm

Please visit website to register and for more details.

Location: Municipal Water District at 40524 Lakeview Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5796 Website: www.bbmwd.com/may-trout-classic/

  • Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

May 14, 2016 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program KIDS FLY FREE!

The Young Eagles program is held at the Airport and flys on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon, May through September. This is a wonderful experience for young flyers. The Young Eagles program was started by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in an effort to stimulate interest in aviation for young people.

Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are offered a free airplane ride around the Big Bear area by pilots from the Pilot’s Association. Pilots must be a member of the Pilot’s Association and the EAA in order to participate in this program. We have run this program for five years and have flown thousands of children. Each child will be given a pre-flight review of the basics of flight and the main parts of an airplane prior to the flight.

No appointments are necessary, but each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult who must sign a release of liability for the child and can then take pictures of the happy flyer after their flight.

Due to inclement weather at times in Big Bear, Young Eagles flights may be cancelled at short notice.

For further information on this program call Roger Schmidt at (909)547-0832. For additional background information and activity suggestions log on to the Young Eagles web site at www.youngeagles.org.

Location: Big Bear Airport at 501 Valley Blvd, Big Bear City
Contact: Tel: (909) 547-0832 Website: www.youngeagles.org

  • Build a Birdhouse at the Big Bear Discovery Center

May 14, 2016 | 09:30AM – 10:30AM

Dates: May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 2, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 3 Time: 9:30-10:30am Bluebirds will love your yard with this well designed birdhouse that you can build! We will provide kits for individuals or families to build together during this program sponsored by Butcher’s Block.

Dates: May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 2, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 3

Time: 9:30-10:30am

Class limited to 20 people, first come first serve.   Fee: $6 per kit

Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.mountainsfoundation.org

  • Bear Awareness Day at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

May 21, 2016 | 11:00AM – 03:00PM

Come and celebrate Bear Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on May 21st to learn about bears and have fun!

For more information on Bear Awareness Day call (909) 878-4200 or visit website.

Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.bigbearzoo.org

  • “Bonfire” AC/DC Tribute at the Cave

May 21, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

Bonfire is one of the best tributes to AC/DC you will ever see. Since 2001, Bonfire’s perfect recreation of a high energy AC/DC show, has been capturing the attention of music fans of all ages. Jerry Greenberg, who was the former president of Atlantic Records, and worked with AC/DC says, “It’s as close as you will ever get to the real thing!” If you love AC/DC, Bonfire will give you an unforgettable 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 7:00 pm. Call or visit website for ticket information.

Location: The Cave at 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Contact: Tel: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • “Art on the Corner” in the Village

May 27, 2016 | 07:00PM – 09:00PM

Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28-30th
Opening Night Artist’s Reception on Friday May 27th from 7-9 pm

Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Art on the Corner at the Xmas Tree Lot at Pine Knot and Village Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

  • Big Bear Valley Historical Museum Opens for Season

May 28, 2016 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

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

Location: 800-B Greenway Drive, Big Bear City CA 92314
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8100 Website: www.bigbearhistory.org



  • Big Bear Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Big Bear Convention Center

Jun 03, 2016 09:00AM – Jun 05, 2016 05:00PM

Minerals in the Mountains – the Big Bear Lake, Gem Mineral and Fossil Show to be held on Friday June 3rd and Saturday June 4th from 9 am to 5 pm; and Sunday June 5th from 9 am to 4 pm

A chance to meet wholesale and retail sellers of high quality pieces at affordable prices. Saturday features a children’s show with prizes.

For prices please see the show page on the website www.gemsofthewest.com

Tickets can be booked in advance at reduced prices at www.eventbrite.com

To register as a vendor or re-seller; entry to the children’s show or for other information
please email mineralshow@gemsofthewest.com

Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/gemsofthewest/ 

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Contact: Tel: (909) 633-9970 or 909-585-3000 Website: www.gemsofthewest.com

  • The Village Summer Wine Walk

Jun 04, 2016 | 03:30PM – 07:00PM

The Village Business Association (VBA) of Big Bear Lake hosts its annual Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the downtown Big Bear Lake Village shopping district. The merchant organized event will showcase fine wines from around the world and the Village’s unique businesses, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to Big Bear Valley Education Trust, Christmas in the Village and numerous other events for the community.

The Wine Walk is a creative social event that combines shopping with food and wine tasting as attendees walk from merchant to merchant. The VBA Wine Walk is a growing social and economically stimulating event, which showcases the Village as a shopping destination to visitors and locals alike.

More details to be announced. In the meantime please call or visit website

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake at corner of Pine Knot & Village Dr.
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-8044 Website: www.bigbearlakevillage.com

  • “Desperado” Eagles Tribute at The Cave

Jun 04, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

With their exciting stage & visual presence, “world class” guitar work, rock solid rhythm section, and dynamic vocal work, Desperado satisfies their audiences with a “Big Stage” quality experience.As you experience this band performing, you realize that you are in the presence of a group of extremely accomplished & well seasoned, “world class” musicians. A Desperado performance isn’t just about an audience enjoying their favorite Eagles hits… It’s about that & much more.

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: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • Eco-Sunday Ecotourism Festival at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village

Jun 05, 2016 | 10:00AM – 02:00PM

The Big Bear Ecotourism Coalition presents the Eco-Sunday Ecotourism Festival at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village

Get a Taste of the Fun with “Sample” Tours with Eco Friendly Activity Promoters in Big Bear Lake. Nature & Discovery Hikes, Water Sports, Birding, Off Road Adventures, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking and Paddleboarding, and much more.

Expo and Informational Booths on Big Bear Valley eco-friendly outdoor adventures & green businesses.   FREE for all to attend.  Please visit website for more information.

Location: Expo at the Xmas Tree Lot in the Village at Pine Knot and Village. Activities will take place throughout the Valley
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-3091 Website: www.bigbearecotourism.com

  • Fishing for $50K

Jun 11, 2016

Fishing for $50K is back in 2016 and set to take place on June 11th and 12th.

More details to be announced in early 2016

Location: Registration at 630 Bartlett Road.
Contact: Tel: 1 (800) 4BIGBEAR Website: www.bigbear.com

  • “Berlin” featuring Terri Nunn at the Cave

Jun 11, 2016 | 06:30PM – 11:30PM

“Berlin” featuring Terri Nunn at the Cave

This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, featuring singer Terri Nunn, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. Their greatest success was the top-selling 1986 single “Take My Breath Away”, the love theme in the film Top Gun.  Their most recent recording “Animal” came out in 2012.

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: (877) 825-4388 Website: www.thecavebigbear.com

  • 20th Annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Jun 12, 2016 | 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

  • 4th Annual Big Bear Triathlon

Jun 18, 2016 | 08:00AM – 03:30PM

The Big Bear Triathlon is back for our Fourth Year!! Join us in the scenic San Bernardino National Forest and challenge your triathlon skills at 7,000′. We will be hosting two distances for this event, Sprint and Olympic. While the rest of Southern California is heating up we are just getting perfect with an average June temperature of 76 degrees. Get ready for your season with this high altitude event and enjoy all that the Big Bear Valley has to offer.

Olympic Triathlon to start at 8:00 AM and Sprint Triathlon at 8:30 AM.  Registration pickup and athlete check-in will begin on Friday June 27th at 4PM.

If you have any questions please check our website at: www.bbtriathlon.com

Location: Starts and Finishes at TBA
Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4840 Website: www.bbtriathlon.com or www.openairbigbear.com

  • Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2016

Jun 24, 2016 – Jun 26, 2016

In 1974 six Corvette fanatics got together and started a club for Corvette owners in the Inland Empire. Corvettes West is still based out of the Inland Empire in So Cal, we currently have over 100 members. Corvettes West hosts the largest ALL Corvette event in the Western United States, Big Bear Bash. This year, 2016 will be our 34th anniversary of this event. It is also the oldest ALL Corvette event in the Country still being host by a Corvette Club.

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2016 takes place this year from June 24th until June26th.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all.

Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Marina Resort on Friday June 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 28th at 8:30 am and a Corvette Caravan Around the Lake on Sunday morning.

For more details please call or visit website

Location: Marina Resort at 40770 Big Bear Boulevard
Contact: Tel: (951) 317-9346 Website: www.corvetteswest.com/bigbearbash.htm


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Kids today are surrounded by technology. From their phones and tablets to their video games and laptops, we live in a very electronic society. Technology is amazing and I personally love the time we live in and look forward to what new gadgets are still to come, but I also love to be in the forest and hear the wind blow through the trees, see the birds and squirrels frolicking, smell the pine from the trees and feel the crunch of bare ground beneath my feet.

SBNF signOne of the most amazing things about Big Bear is our National Forest. The variety of plant life and animals that make the forest their home will surprise and fascinate you. The forest is a wondrous place, especially to the young and young at heart, and it is so important for us to explore the world we live in. Sometimes we need to put down the gadgets and experience the wonders of the natural world.

A great way to learn more about the San Bernardino National Forest and the Big Bear area in particular is to head over to the north shore of the lake and visit the Big Bear Discovery Center. They have programs for young and old alike which include interpretive trails and hikes, kayak and canoe tours, a Children’s Forest and the Nature Discovery Zone.

From the Discovery Center website:

The Nature Discovery Zone is an outdoor adventure space designed to enhance nature play and exploration while reconnecting children to nature.

The Zone is designed to inspire creativity, connectivity and stewardship to the natural environment for children 2 to 7 years childrens-forest.180.135.cof age.  This new addition to the Big Bear Discovery Center features nine interactive areas to encourage outdoor exploration and unstructured play.  Areas include: gathering area, nature art, messy materials, building, climbing and crawling, music and movement, pathways through planting, dirt digging, quiet area, and a large open area for unstructured play.

DiscoveryCenterZoneSpring, Summer and Fall in Big Bear are the perfect times of year to get outside and enjoy the forest. The Discovery Center has programs for all ages and is the perfect place to start your forest adventure. You can get more information about their programs and hours from their website at: http://www.mountainsfoundation.org/big-bear-discovery-center

Be sure to head over to RSVacations.net and take a look at our wide selection of cabins. We have lodge cabins for your group, lakefronts, family cabins and romantic cabins for 2. We have just lowered our rates for spring and will be running specials throughout the next couple of months as well. Book a Big Bear Cabin today!

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The nonprofit Southern California Mountains Foundation is committed to conservation, environmental education and promoting responsible recreation aimed at the millions of visitors to our Southern California National Forests and Inland Empire community parks. They are also committed to the cleanup of unsightly and unhealthy trash littering our public lands.

Litter abatement is at the core of the conservation work this nonprofit performs every day. Through a team of 100 Corpsmembers and 500+ volunteers, the Mountains Foundation cleans up over 5 TONS of trash from Southern California public lands every year with a focus on the Inland Empire, San Bernardino County. The San Bernardino National Forest is one busiest national forests and; consequently, one of the most impacted forests in the nation.

According to Wildlife Fact File the magnitude of the problem is growing every day. It’s becoming more unhealthy and difficult to remove along with clean up and public education costs on the rise.

How does this impact the environment??? About 10,000,000 land animals die from litter-related causes each year in the U.S. (answers.com/animal life) Birds, mammals, and reptiles can be injured or killed by the trash we throw away. Some types of litter do not readily disintegrate and therefore remain in the environment as a threat for decades. For example, aluminum cans do not disintegrate and some plastics take decades to break down.

However, since this problem begins with us, everyone can be part of the solution. Everyone can get involved by disposing of waste properly and providing financial assistance to organizations like the Mountains Foundation to fund the on-the-ground work and, as importantly, the public education to turn the tide.

One large initiative the Mountains Foundation is working on through their Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Education and Safety volunteer program is to address large-scale dumping on National Forests. Working in conjunction with law enforcement officers, OHV volunteers are mapping dumping sites on the San Bernardino National Forest and developing the cleanup projects to remove tires, boats and parts, inoperable vehicles, and large appliances to address forest dumping and the offenders. National Forests have become popular dumping sites.

Through the Give BIG San Bernardino campaign and its conservation work 365/24/7, the Mountains Foundation is committed to bring change and clean up by facing trash head-on through public and youth education and small- and large-scale trash removal projects.

To make a donation, please visit: http://www.mountainsfoundation.org/


About the Southern California Mountains Foundation: The Southern California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that (1) supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training and hands-on service projects; (2) protects our natural resources through adult and family-led programming; and (3) provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment. The Mountains Foundation achieves its mission by raising money, organizing critical volunteer resources, and creating and managing programs focused on health, stewardship and sustainability of our Southern California mountains and urban “forests”. Visit www.MountainsFoundation.org

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Highland Hideaway


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One Story Cabin with Boat Parking

Enjoy this fully updated and lovely cabin perfect for one or two families. This one story cabin has easy access and parking on a nice level lot and the kids will love building a snowman or having a snowball fight in the freshly fallen snow. You are also close to the National Forest and minutes away from all that Big Bear Valley has to offer.

The warm wood flooring and rich wood cabinets all add to the mountain ambiance you will experience at Highland Hideaway. Your family will enjoy relaxing around the wood burning fireplace in this cozy yet elegant living room with sectional and leather seating. A Westinghouse HD TV and DVD are ready for your viewing pleasure and Wifi is offered if you need to connect with the outside world. The fully appointed kitchen will be a dream to cook in with its stainless appliances including a dishwasher. Who will mind doing dishes with a view of the great outdoors beyond? Convenient bar seating and a dining area give you plenty of options when its time to sit down and break bread together. Bedding is provided for the sectional and a queen electric blow up mattress with bedding offer sleeping options.

The lovely master offers a comfortable queen bed and the charming guest room offers a queen bed and plenty of closet space. The bath is also fully updated with a combo tub and shower. A washer and dryer is also available for your use.

The country style porch is a perfect place to enjoy the crisp mountain air and beautiful sunsets Big Bear is known for. Sit back and relish the wind through the pines and nature at its best.

900 Sq. Ft. Easy access parking for 2 cars and a boat.

Leave your cares behind and journey to Highland Hideaway for your mountain getaway!




Close to National Forest
Newly Updated One Story
Wood Burning Fireplace
Master with Queen Bed, Guest with Queen Bed
Updated Bath with Granite
Stainless Steel Appliances
Washer and Dryer
Level Lot
Boating Parking
Easy Access Parking for 3 Cars or 2 Cars and a Boat

View more photos, check availability and book Highland Hideaway online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to an amazing Big Bear Lake Vacation.

To view, download and/or print a .pdf flyer of Highland Hideaway, please click the following link: Highland Hideaway Printable Flyer

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Bear Country Getaway


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Cozy and Fun Getaway for 6


Come on up and enjoy summer in the mountains at this cute and cozy gambrel. You will love the wood beamed ceilings and wood flooring and fun decor throughout. A new and spacious country front porch can be enjoyed any season of the year. The home is also close to the national forest!

The living room has seating around a wood burning stone fireplace. After a day on the lake, a large flat screen is provided for your viewing pleasure with DVD and WiFi as sweet additions. An adjacent fully equipped kitchen is ready for your mountain cooking. A queen sleep sofa is located in the living room and a half bath is also conveniently located downstairs.

The master bedroom upstairs has a comfy queen bed and the fun guestroom has a double bed. Each bedroom also has a flat screen TV with DVD player. Sweet! A full bath with shower/tub combo is located upstairs between the bedrooms.

No Pets.




  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5

Close to National Forest
Large New Front Porch
Wood Burning Fireplace and Wood Beamed Ceilings
Queen Bed in Master, Double Bed in Guest, Sleep Sofa in Living Room
3 Flat Screen TV’s with DVD Players
Fully Appointed Kitchen
Wood Flooring on Main Level
1000 Sq. Ft.
Parking for 1 Car

View more photos, check availability and book Bear Country Getaway online at RSVacations.net today and treat yourself to an amazing Big Bear Lake Vacation.

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