Fun for Any Season at Big Bear Lake, CA
A few hours east of Los Angeles, in the San Bernardino Mountains, lies the community of Big Bear Lake. This rustic location is layered in luxury, and it shimmers in the perfect Southern California sunshine. If you are looking for a family-friendly vacation, you won't find one as welcoming or as beautiful as a beach house along Big Bear Lake.
Big Bear Lake is truly a majestic natural wonder. Be sure to bring your camera on this vacation! Your lakeside beach house rental will put you in the heart of this spectacular and breathtaking setting, giving you the perfect home base from which to explore the great outdoors. Biking and hiking are great ways to enjoy the fresh mountain air; you can find particularly amazing views on Castle Rock Trail. Luckily there are a number places to rent bikes, like Bear Valley Bikes or Paddles and Pedals located on the north side of the lake, where you can also rent kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards. If you want to enjoy the lake, you can take a swim or go sailing, power boating, windsurfing, or jet skiing. If fishing is more your style, the lake is full of bass, catfish, and trout. If you want to learn how to fish the lake or surrounding streams and rivers, Big Bear Fishing Adventures offers packages with fishing guides to show you the best spots. You just might catch your own dinner, which you can prepare in the kitchen of your Big Bear Lake beach house.
There is more to do at this mountain retreat than just water and trail sports. Big Bear Lake has a little bit of mountain magic;or should we say Magic Mountain? That's right, there is a Magic Mountain Recreation Area at Big Bear Lake, with loads of fun attractions. Take a ride on the Alpine Slide, which starts off with a lift that brings you high up so you can see the beautiful Big Bear Lake scenery. Once you get to the top, you can zoom down a giant cement slide on a sled with wheels. It has brakes, so you go as fast or slow as you want. In the summer months, there is a water slide leading into a shallow pool, which is perfect for cooling off. And in the winter, a snowy hill provides a great place for sledding and tubing. To top it off, kart racing and miniature golf are available year round.
You can rent a Big Bear Lake beach house any time of year and take advantage of seasonal fun. Big Bear Lake borders two great ski resorts: Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Bear Mountain is a mecca for winter sports lovers. It is great for families and beginners, as it has an extensive area for learners to train on. But experienced, and even professional, skiers and snowboarders can find a challenge here, too. From bunny hills to rails, boxes, and walls, Bear Mountain Ski Resort is a huge 200-acre winter playground that is fun for visitors of all skill levels. Snow Summit, on the other hand, has a mix of wide-open slopes and isolated trails that appeal to skiers and riders looking for a traditional alpine experience. Best of all, one ticket gets you access to both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, so you can visit a different resort each day.
No matter what time of year you visit Big Bear Lake, you should stop by Grizzly Manor Cafe for breakfast. This small cafe serves up huge portions so you can fuel up for a day of exhilarating and exhausting outdoor activities. Their pancakes are bigger than their plates! Rent a Big Bear Lake beach house and delight in the stunning setting of your next vacation. Big Bear Lake is one of the most beautiful places on earth, no matter the season.