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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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Everyone knows that Big Bear is Southern California’s go-to winter destination, but more and more people are starting to discover that Big Bear truly is an all-season getaway. We have special events and seasonal activities for every age, all year long and fall is no exception!

This fall, there are two unique ways to enjoy and experience our beautiful valley – Thefall-view-of-slopes FALLTACULAR and BIG BEAR SCARE. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway to see fall colors and enjoy the perfect autumn weather or looking for a fun and spooky experience to celebrate Halloween, we have many different activities and events going on around town all season long!! Check out the details below!

The best part? RS Vacations is offering 3 Nights for the Price of 2 throughout the fall season on ALL of our clean and cozy cabins! This is in addition to our lowest pricing of the year so it really is a fantastic deal!! Check out our wide selection at RSVacations.net and book your fall escape before winter arrives. See you soon!!

 

FALLTACULAR:

 

48th Annual Oktoberfest

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  • Big Bear Convention Center
  • September 8–November 3
  • All Saturdays; Noon–Midnight
  • All Sundays; Noon-6:00 PM
  • Address-Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd
  • Phone Number-(909) 585-3000
  • Price-Starting at $15

 

Segway Fall Colors Tour

  • Action Zipline Tours
  • September 8–November 25
  • 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
  • Address- 40957 Big Bear Blvd.
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-0390
  • Price-Starting at $85

 

Fall-O-Ween Festivities

  • Gold Rush Mining Adventures
  • September 9 – November 3
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Address- 40016 Big Bear Blvd
  • Phone Number: 1-(866) 372-2246
  • Price-Starting at $4.95

 

Scarecrow Festival in the Village

  • September 21 – November 4
  • Address- Village Dr. and Pine Knot Ave.
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-4747
  • Price Free

 

Grizzly 100 & MTB Gran Fondo

  • September 29
  • 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Address- Starts and Finishes in the Village at Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-8000
  • Price-Free

 

Fall Cooking Demos

  • September through Thanksgiving
  • Noon Thursdays and Fridays, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays
  • Address- The Copper Q
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-4777
  • Price-Free

 

Jeepers Creepers

  • Big Bear Jeep Experience
  • October 1 – 31
  • 5:30 PM -7:30 PM
  • Address- 42011 Big Bear Blvd A, Big Bear
  • Phone Number: (909) 420-5828
  • Price-Starting at $199

 

Soroptimist’s Hearth & Home Tour

  • October 6
  • Tour; 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting; 3:00PM–6:00PM
  • Address-Various Locations in Big Bear
  • Phone Number (949) 638-5544
  • Price-Starting at $30

 

Pumpkin Smash

  • Action Zipline Tours
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 3:00 PM tour
  • Address- 40957 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-0390
  • Price- $129

 

Fall Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo

  • Bear Valley Farms
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Address- 1601 E Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City, CA 92314
  • Phone Number (909) 547-5424
  • Price-starting at $5

 

Western Outdoor News Big Bear Lake Troutfest

  • Big Bear Marina
  • October 6; 6:30 AM–4:00 PM
  • October 7; 6:30 AM-2:00 PM
  • Address- Big Bear Marina at 500 Paine Road
  • Phone Number: (949) 366-0030
  • Price-Watching is free registration $75

 

Big Bear Yoga Festival

  • Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center
  • October 6-7
  • bigbearyogafestival.com/
  • Address- 39707 Big Bear Blvd
  • Price-Free on Saturday, $65 on Sunday, must register online.

 

Big Bear Comedy Festival

  • In the Village
  • November 9, 10
  • bigbearcomedyfestival.com
  • Address- Various Locations in the Village of Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: N/A
  • Price-$15

 

BIG BEAR SCARE:

 

Big Bear Lake is the place to eat, drink, and be scary. We’ve been communicating with spooks and spirits to bring you your favorite Halloween activities every weekend in October!

Have a terror-ific time with family and friends at Scare Valley Farms from September 15 – November 2. This high-level haunt takes you back in time to the early 1900s on a haunted hay ride through 30 acres of frightening experiences that is putting Big Bear on the map for haunt seekers everywhere. You can dial down the fear factor on the Haunted Pirate Ship, Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Haunted Maze at Bear Necessities, or creepy crawly fun at Mountain Room Escapes.

Don’t be a pumpkin on Halloween, Big Bear Lake has events and activities to satisfy the young ones or fill a night out with your ghoul-friends. Join us for the Big Bear Scare and plan your Mountain Lake Escape…if you dare!

Creepy Crawly Fun

  • Mountain Room Escapes
  • September 14 – October 27
  • All Fridays; 7:00 PM
  • Address- 40729 Village Dr, Suite 6 In village Mall, 1121 W Big Bear Blvd
  • Phone Number: (877) 584-6427
  • Price- $15

 

Scare Valley Farms

  • September 15 – October 27
  • All Fridays & Saturdays
  • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Phone Number: (909) 547-5424
  • Price-Starting at $20

Haunted Pirate Ship

  • Holloway’s Marina
  • September 15 – October 31
  • September: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • 2:00 PM tour
  • October: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Address- 398 Edgemoor Rd, Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-5706
  • Price- $22

 

Flashlight Safari

  • Big Bear Alpine Zoo
  • October 5-6; 12-13; 19-20; 25-27
  • 6:30 PM
  • Address- 43285 Goldmine Drive
  • Phone Number: (909) 584-1299
  • Price- $12

 

Ghost Stories at Mount Doble Cemetery

  • October 12
  • 6:30 PM
  • Address- 800-B Greenway Dr. Big Bear City 92314
  • Phone Number: (909) 585-8100
  • Price- N/A

 

Storytelling Gems

  • Gems of the West
  • October 20, 27
  • 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM
  • Address- 40847 Big Bear Boulevard
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-0415
  • Price- N/A

 

Halloween at The Wood Place

  • The Wood Place
  • October 20
  • 2:00 PM
  • Address- 42072 Big Bear Blvd
  • Price- N/A

 

Bat Talk

  • Bear Discovery Center
  • October 26
  • 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Address- 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333
  • Phone Number: (909) 382-2790
  • Price-Free

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • The Cave
  • October 26; 9:00 PM
  • Address- 40789 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-0204
  • Price- $10

 

Howl-oween Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Boo In The Zoo!

Wolf Awareness Day

  • October 27
  • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Address- 43285 Goldmine Drive Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-4200 or (909) 584-1299
  • Price-Starting at $12

 

Classic Horror Movie Double Feature Night

  • Village Theaters
  • October 31
  • 6:15 pm
  • Address- 602 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-5115
  • Price-$5

 

Halloween in the Village

  • October 31
  • 5:00 PM–7:30 PM
  • Address- The Big Bear Lake Village
  • Phone Number: (909) 878-4747
  • Price-Free

 

Haunted Escape

  • Mountain Room Escapes
  • October 31
  • 5:00 PM–7:30 PM
  • Address- 40729 Village Dr, Suite 6 In village Mall, 1121 W Big bear Blvd
  • Phone Number: (877) 584-6427
  • Price-Starting at $15

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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
Tour de Big Bear Check-in – Noon – 9:00 PMBBCFestival2018-768x616
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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