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FAIR WEATHER If you prefer lots of sunshine and mild to moderate temperatures, then Big Bear is your place.

Take your time to browse through Big Bear’s official Lodging and Visitors Guide, where you’ll find useful information and great ideas to help with your next vacation. BigBear.com – Once you get closer to making your final decision be sure to visit BigBear.com to refine your plans. BigBear.com offers a wide range of lodging inventory to choose from including full service hotels, private home vacation rentals, resort lodges, bed and breakfast inns and rustic cabins. BigBear.com also offers online booking, travel deals, vacation packages, events calendar, up-to-the-minute weather reports and road conditions. You may also call 800-424-4232 to speak to a knowledgeable vacation specialist.

At an altitude of 7,000 feet, Big Bear’s 300+ days of sunshine each year guarantee no “June Gloom” – you’re sure to experience plenty of “bluebird” days here. Summer temperatures average 77 degrees during the day and 45 degrees at night. Winter brings about 120 inches of annual snowfall with temps in the mid-40s during the day and mid20s at night.

When in town, go mobile – Once you get to Big Bear be sure to visit BigBear.com on your mobile device. It’s a handy tool that you’ll want to keep by your side to find local businesses and get special deals and coupons in Big Bear. Book your overnight stay on your mobile device.

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Driving Directions

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Four-Seasons Resort

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Vacation Itineraries

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Winter Activities

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Spring, Summer, Fall Activities

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Marina Guide

MAPS

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Waterfront Activities Map

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Big Bear Overview Map

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Big Bear Street Index

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Adventure Park Downhill Trail Map

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Hiking & Biking Map (with Trail Listings)

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Emergency & Transportation Directory

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Dining and Shopping Guides

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Weddings & Special Occasions

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION: LAURA PATTERSON DESIGN

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Spa & Massage

SPECIAL THANKS TO RICK KEPPLER FOR HISTORY FACTS

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Events, Entertainment & Nightlife

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Real Estate

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History of Big Bear

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Accommodations with Lodging Guide

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Produced by Big Bear Visitors Bureau © 2015 Big Bear Visitors Bureau All rights reserved Permission to use or reproduce material herein must be with the express written consent of Big Bear Visitors Bureau. BIG BEAR VISITORS BUREAU 630 BARTLETT ROAD P.O. BOX 1936, BIG BEAR LAKE, CA 92315 EDITORIAL: DAN McKERNAN AND DAWN ELIG AND PHOTOS

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CEDAR LAKE CAMP in Big Bear Lake is a 270 acre year-round group camp and retreat facility. This majestic mountain setting features a private lake and many other amenities for groups.

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Big Bear Region at a Glance To Ridgecrest

To Las Vegas

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To Yucca Valley and Palm Springs >

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EXIT 76 Waterman Ave. CA18

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East is Least!

HWY. 38 SAVES TIME During peak travel times,EAST Hwy. ENTRANC 38 thru Redlands is the fastest and easiest route to and from Big Bear. To Palm Springs >

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DRIVING TIPS

Big Bear City

How to Get Here

YEAR-ROUND • Use turn-outs to let others by! • No littering– please do not clutter roads. • Never throw cigarettes out the window.

FROM LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTIES VIA HWY. 330 / HWY. 18: From I-10 East to the I-210 West merger in Redlands, or from I-210 East, exit Hwy. 330 in Highland. Merge onto Hwy. 18 in Running Springs and follow to Big Bear Lake.

WINTER • Carry chains at all times from November to April. Be prepared to show chains at all times. • Chains go on drive wheels: front wheels of front-wheel-drive vehicles and rear wheels of rear-wheel-drive vehicles. • Keep your gas tank full.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FROM I-10 TO HWY. 38: I-10 East to Orange St. exit in Redlands. Continue straight for one block to the second stop light at Orange St. Turn left. After one mile turn right on Lugonia Ave. (this is Hwy. 38). Follow Hwy. 38 to the mountains.

SUMMER • Keep air-conditioning off to prevent overheating. • Carry plenty of water with you.

LISTEN TO FM 93.3 FOR UPDATES

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FROM I-210 TO HWY. 18: I-210 East to Waterman Ave. North exit in San Bernardino. Turn left at Waterman Ave. North (this is Hwy. 18). Take Hwy. 18 through mountain communities to Big Bear Lake. FROM SAN DIEGO COUNTY TO HWY. 330 OR HWY. 38: I-15 North to I-215 North, stay on I-215 North throughout the 60 West/215 North merger, to I-10 East. Follow above directions for either Hwy. 330 or Hwy. 38. FROM THE HIGH DESERT TO HWY. 18 (EAST ENTRANCE): I-15 to Victorville. Exit at Bear Valley Rd. East to Lucerne Valley. Hwy. 18 bears right (south) in Lucerne Valley. Take Hwy. 18 to Big Bear. FROM LAS VEGAS TO HWY. 18 (EAST ENTRANCE): I-15 South to Hwy. 247 South (through Barstow). Take Hwy. 247 to Lucerne Valley. After two stop signs turn left onto Hwy. 18 toward Big Bear. 2015 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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4 SEASONS. 4 YOU. Big Bear’s ever-changing environment flows with nature and delivers four distinct seasons not seen anywhere else in Southern California. Visit our mountain resort any time of year to admire captivating scenic wonders that broaden eyes and stretch smiles!

WINTER – Mother Nature blankets the mountaintops

with white splendor.

SPRING – Brilliant fields of wildflowers bloom in lush

alpine meadows.

SUMMER – A deep blue alpine lake and beautiful green

forests come to life.

FALL – Brings a colorful blend of autumn hues, from

golden oaks to quaking yellow aspens.

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4 Seasons Resort

Big Bear Lake is close to home — and it’s close at heart. Take a little break to recharge at Southern California’s favorite mountain resort, high above it all. It’s a place where

ESCAPE.

you can LIVE IT. UP. any way

CLOSE TO HOME.

you choose. Get away with your family, friends or sweetheart to a place that takes you far away from the daily grind. All it takes is one or two days amongst the pine-scented forest and fresh alpine air to regain balance in your life. Big Bear is your mountain lake escape. This visitors guide will help you find ways to LIVE IT. UP.

BIG BEAR LAKE © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS ALL SMILES © ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY WE LOVE SNOW © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS WILDFLOWERS © DENNIS BENTSON FALL ASPENS © KYLIE TURLEY WATER © FOTOLIA

Big Bear Visitor Center Make your next trip to Big Bear a breeze by visiting the Big Bear Visitor Center in the heart of the Village. This one-stop information center is your answer for where to eat, shop and play and has up-to-date info about what’s happening in town. Pick up maps, guidebooks and more. Best of all – a friendly, knowledgeable Big Bear local is there to assist you. Open daily 9 am – 5 pm

Free Wi-Fi 24/7

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VACATION ITINERARIES • Take a hike together and experience nature up close

• Ride a bike or walk the Alpine Pedal Path

• Paddle the hidden coves of Big Bear Lake

• Splash around at Meadow Park’s swim beach

• Catch a slow ride on the Scenic Sky Chair to the top of Snow Summit

• Water slides, alpine slide bobsled track, and go-carts

• Head into the woods for a romantic picnic

• Ahoy Matey! Board the Big Bear Pirate Ship • Enjoy a pony ride at Baldwin Lake Stables

• Take a narrated tour aboard the Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat

• Stake your claim and pan ore for real treasure at Gold Mining Adventures

ADVENTURE WITH FRIENDS:

• Sunsets in Big Bear are always best when shared with a loved one

• Take a canoe tour with a Discovery Center naturalist

• Get wet with wakeboarding, jet skiing or flyboarding

• Fire up the grill on the cabin’s deck for a family BBQ

• Ride mountain bikes on Southern California’s best single track trails

• Keep the excitement alive at the Funplex or Bowling Barn

• Bring your rod, reel and tackle box and cast away! • Off-road adventure in a Jeep that you get to drive! • Shoot a round of golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course • There’s always something lively—from festivals to concerts to karaoke night!

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• Watch shooting stars from your cabin and make a wish

GOLFING © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

• Catch a fish – reel in some real family fun!

LITTLE MINERS © GOLD MINE ADVENTURES

ROMANTIC GETAWAY:

ZIPLINE © ACTION ZIPLINE TOURS

FAMILY FUN:

STARRY SKY © TASSANNEE ANGIOLILLO

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Winter Itineraries FAMILY FUN: • Make a snowman in front of your mountain cabin • Go inner tubing at one of Big Bear’s two designated snow play areas • Snowshoe the backcountry and discover animal tracks and more • Build a snow fortress; then start a playful snowball fight • Free your inner child and make a snow angel with the little ones • Learn to ski or ride—take a lesson at Big Bear Mountain Resorts • If your kids already ski or ride, play “Follow the Leader” down the slopes • At your cabin, gather around the fireplace

ADVENTURE WITH FRIENDS: • Hit the slopes to get a dose of adrenaline! • Snowboarders can catch big air at Bear Mountain • Skiers can carve a network of groomed trails at Summit

TUBING © GREG ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

BIG AIR © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

FIRESIDE © SHUTTERSTOCK

• First time­— no problem—take a lesson with a qualified pro • Take a flight on a zipline above the snow • Horseback riding is a fun outing for the entire group • Gather together at a mountain lodge or restaurant for après ski

ROMANTIC GETAWAY: • Couples appreciate downhill fun together on the slopes! • Time stands still on a great powder day together • Browse quaint boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops in the Village • Spoil yourselves with a massage crafted for two • Sit in a steamy outdoor hot tub and watch the white fluffy snowflakes fall • Treat yourselves to a candlelight dinner • Settle in for a nightcap with sparkling wine • Wrap yourselves up in a warm blanket in front of a crackling fire 2015 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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LET IT. SNOW. Y

WARMING HEARTS WITH SNOW — Each winter, Big Bear gets a blanket of white snow

that naturally has a bit of a nip to it. Let it be known however, Big Bear’s winter snow has a special knack to warm hearts. Snow-covered mountains bring more than beautiful scenery to the table; it brings a sense of enchantment that touches the soul, bonds families together, sets up unforgettable photo ops, and creates the perfect setting for romance. Keep an eye on weather forecasts, and get ready to experience a magical winter that’s guaranteed to warm your heart.

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The slopes are calling your name! Big Bear Mountain Resorts’ Snow

Winter Activities

Summit and Bear Mountain offer two distinct mountains to suit your style of downhill recreation, so it’s easy to

WINTER.

see why we are Southern California’s

BLISS.

favorite winter resort. Together, the two resorts deliver more than 435 developed acres, 26 lifts, four high-speed quads, 1,665 vertical feet, and more than 200 park features packed with thrilling jumps, rails and funboxes. So what are you waiting for? Grab your gear and head up to enjoy real snow, real close to home.

FRESH POWDER © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS SNOWMAN © SHUTTERSTOCK SKIERS AND BOARDERS © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

Checklist before heading up to the snow… • Warm clothes including thermals, gloves, and beanie • Water-resistant pants and jacket • Goggles, sunglasses, lip balm, sunblock • Tire chains — just in case • Ice scraper for windshield • Snow toys — skis, snowboard, sled

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Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Bear Mountain Top-Notch Parks, Steeps, & Innovative Learning Programs 43101 Goldmine Dr. 909-866-5766 • BearMountain.com

Real Snow. Real Close.

Big Bear – Where You Get More

Bear Mountain and Snow Summit provide the most dependable snow conditions in Southern California, with years and years of snowmaking expertise! Big Bear Lake provides a virtually unlimited supply of water to make snow. Both resorts consistently raise the bar for quality snowmaking with investments in equipment that deliver reliable and quality snow conditions every day of the ski and snowboarding season.

When it comes to winter in Southern California, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are top-of-the-charts simply because both resorts provide a premier mountain experience. Compared to other Southern California ski areas, Big Bear Mountain Resorts offers more, which includes…

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• Interchangeable lift ticket with far more runs and skiable acres • Free shuttle service between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts • Largest freestyle parks with the most jibs, pipes and jumps! • Best beginner terrain, with the friendliest and most skilled staff

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• Double the number of chairlifts, including four high-speed quads


Big Bear Mountain Resorts

Snow Summit Southern California’s Premier Mountain Recreation Destination 880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766 • SnowSummit.com

Psst, psst… Insider Tip:

SKIER © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

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The Riglet Park Bear Mountain provides the only Riglet terrainbased program in Southern California for mini-shredders (kids 3-6) to get the hang of snowboarding in a fun, safe environment. It’s the ultimate way for kids to learn snowboarding or practice a new trick!

G OURMET D INING • W ILD G AME FINE WINES • COCKTAILS • LIVE PIANO HEATED OUTDOOR PATIO & FIREPIT

Ski Package Deals Designed for ALL AGES

(909) 866-5400 www.thepineslakefront.com

RIGLET PARK © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

Big Bear now bundles winter packages that include room nights with lift tickets at deeply discounted prices FOR ALL AGES! Young adults and children are now included in Big Bear’s Lift & Lodging Packages, which makes it more convenient for families to get discounts seven days a week for a winter-getaway trip.

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Snowshoe Rentals & Tours

Bear Mountain Resort

Bear Valley Bikes

43101 Goldmine Dr. 909-866-5766 Bear Mountain is a 200 acre winter playground with world class terrain parks and the highest lift-served peak in Southern California. We have something for everyone, from skill builder features to the streetstyle Red Bull Plaza. (see ad page 58)

40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 During the winter we continue to play on the trails, but with snowshoes instead of bikes. Stop by Bear Valley Bikes for a full line of snowshoe rentals and sales, trail maps and guided tours.

Bear Valley Ski & Board 41869 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-3268 Offering professional and friendly service for over 28 years. Ski and snowboard sales and rentals. Full line of winter clothing and accessories. Top name brands at competitive pricing. Closest shop to Snow Summit.

Big Bear Discovery Center Snowshoe EcoTours 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-3437 Join a naturalist for a guided snowshoe tour in the San Bernardino National Forest. You will learn how to snowshoe, go for a guided trek through the forest, learn about how plants and animals adapt to winter.

Goldsmith’s Boardhouse & Ski Rental

Goldsmith’s Boardhouse & Ski Rental

42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 Snowshoes and cross country skis are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors for peace and quiet. We rent and sell Atlas snowshoes. Rentals come with complimentary ski poles. We provide trail maps and advice. If you can walk you can snowshoe! (see ad page 15)

42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 Snow sport specialists. Gear testers for SKI Magazine. Master boot fitters and a member of America’s Best Boot Fitters. We have Wintersteiger technology and master training in tuning for your equipment. Walk to Snow Summit. (see ad page 15)

Snow Play – Tubing

Snow Summit Mountain Resort

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766 Southern California’s premier winter resort and your “learn to ski and ride” headquarters. We offer traditional family fun, night skiing and interconnecting runs so you never have to return to the base area. (see ad page 58)

800 Wildrose Ln. 909-866-4626 Year-round family fun, located ¼ mile west of the Village. Our recreation area features the Alpine Slide, snow play, go-karts and miniature golf. Parents pay only if you play! (see ad page 23)

Big Bear Snow Play 42825 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-0075 Largest tubing hill in the San Bernardino Mountains with two Magic Carpet lifts that take you back to the top! Nightly snowmaking and grooming. Located 1 ½ miles east of the supermarkets. (see ad page 59)

Off-Road Tours Big Bear Jeep Experience 42011 Big Bear Blvd. 909-420-5828 You drive our Jeeps! Follow a guide Jeep on an exciting and educational tour throughout Big Bear Valley. Fun for the whole family with kid-friendly mining tours of Holcomb Valley and the original Big Bear settlement.

Big Bear Off-Road Adventures 909-585-1036 Our high-clearance 4WD and 6WD vehicles transport you to remote places of awesome beauty and solitude seldom seen by visitors. Our drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area.

Helicopter Tours Helicopter Big Bear 501 Valley Blvd. 909-585-1200 Take a ride on the wild side! Helicopter tours are an exciting and relaxing way to experience the Big Bear area. Lakes, canyons, peaks and much more. Open all year. Your aerial scenic adventure awaits! (see ad page 25)

Segway Tours Action Segway Tours 40754 Village Dr. 909-366-0890 Our exciting year-round Segway two-hour guided tour is an environmentally friendly, adventurous way to approach and explore Big Bear’s rich history and the surrounding flora and fauna! (see ad pages 40-41)

Ziplining Tours Action Zipline Tours 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Ste. A 909-866-0390 Year-round great fun and adrenaline-rush adventure for entire family! Our three-hour tour includes an off-road safari Jeep ride, nine zipline runs through the treetops, and a suspension bridge! (see ad pages 40-41)

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Ski & Snowboard Rentals & Retail

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Winter Activities

Big Bear is home to Southern California’s two premier ski resorts, but skiers and snowboarders are not the only ones taking advantage of the snow. Many choose Big Bear for its array of winter activities that appeal to all ages, such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill inner tubing, sledding, ziplining and more.


Winter Activities Wildlife Zoo Big Bear Alpine Zoo 43285 Goldmine Dr. 909-584-1299 The Big Bear Alpine Zoo may be small, but it has a big heart. It has rescued and rehabilitated wildlife since 1959. Those that cannot be released back into the wild are given a home for life. You will see approximately 140 animals representing 65 species, including bald eagles, a grizzly bear family, eleven beautiful wolves, red foxes, mountain lions, snow leopards and much, much more! (see ad page 40)

Fun For Kids Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure 805-603-5620 Solve clues and complete challenges on this walking tour scavenger hunt of The Village and surrounding area. Use your smart phone as your guide. You’ll learn fun facts and see the sights, all at one low price.

Big Bear Funplex 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3866 Big Bear’s “coolest” year-round attraction. Fun for the entire family. Come enjoy ice skating, lazer tag, 18-hole miniature golf and a large redemption arcade. Grab some delicious pizza at Noble Roman’s Pizza, located inside the Funplex. (see ad page 28)

MOUNTAIN LIONS AT BIG BEAR ALPINE ZOO © BILL YOUNG

Gold Rush Mining Adventures 40016 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5678 The experience is authentic! Discover real treasures. Real gold, minerals, gems, fossils, geodes, dinosaur artifacts and dig kits. Take home all the treasures you reveal. Fun for the entire family. Open daily, rain, snow or shine. (see ad page 59)

Bowling The Bowling Barn 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695 Fun for all ages. The Bowling Barn has 16 lanes of automatic scoring, glow bowling, an arcade, snack bar, a full sports bar and karaoke. Book your next party here. (see ad page 28) 2015 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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LIVE IT. UP. HIKE – Whether it’s a mild hike on the Woodland Trail or a trek on the Cougar Crest Trail, you’ll find your stride in Big Bear. (See map on pages 34-35) BIKE – There are miles upon miles of cross-country trails to explore, or try the downhill terrain at Snow Summit Bike Park or ride around the lake on a road bike. PADDLE – Kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddleboards give you a different perspective of the lake. It’s great exercise too! FISH – The fish are biting! Rent a boat from one of Big Bear’s marinas or fish from shore near Windy Point. The catch is on! ZIP – Fly through the treetops on a zipline and feel the rush of adrenaline. WAKE – Get on the lake to ride the wake! There’s wakeboarding, cable wake parks, water-skiing and tubing.

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Get Outdoors

Continue to thumb through Big Bear’s Visitor Guide and you’ll notice an abundance of recreation choices in spring, summer and fall that practically seem boundless.

SPRING.

Big Bear’s motto LIVE IT. UP.

SUMMER.

sums it up well — considering

FALL.

Big Bear is one large playground suited for all ages and all skill levels that allows you to LIVE IT. UP. any way you choose!

ADVENTURE PARK © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS FISHING © DAN McKERNAN KAYAKING ON BIG BEAR LAKE © SCOTT HOFFMAN KIDS’ NATURE HIKE © ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY TREE BARK © LAURA PATTERSON DESIGN

Huggable trees The trees in Big Bear are downright huggable! Some notable trees worth taking a hike to include the Champion Lodge Pole (known as the largest lodge pole pine in the world) and the Aspen Grove, which shows off its brilliant display of golden leaves in autumn. To learn about these and other great hikes, go to page 35.

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Big Bear Discovery Center 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-3437 Our local mountains offer hundreds of miles of some of the most beautiful and serene hiking trails in all of Southern California. Trails range from easy day hikes to extended, more challenging backpacking expeditions.

Snow Summit Summer 880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766 Southern California’s favorite winter resort transforms into the Scenic Sky Chair and Bike Park during the off season. Enjoy panoramic views of Big Bear, downhill and cross-country bike trails and easy to moderate hikes. (see ad page 58)

Bike Rentals Bear Valley Bikes 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 We are Big Bear’s only full service, yearround bike shop. Offering sales, service, repairs, guided tours, trail maps and much more. Located west of the Village, at the top of Red Ant Hill.

Snow Summit Bike Park

Holloway’s Marina & RV Park

880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766 Southern California’s favorite winter resort transforms into a prime mountain biking area during the summer months with So Cal’s only lift-served bike park! Enjoy panoramic views of Big Bear, downhill and cross-country bike trails and easy to moderate hikes. (see ad page 58)

398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 RV Park with adjoining full service marina. Pontoon, fishing boat and WaveRunner rentals. Slips and moorings, fuel dock, tackle and snack store available. Waterskiing and wakeboarding services. Home of the Pirate Ship Lake Tours. (see ad page 31)

Camping Big Bear Discovery Center 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-3437 There are many wonderful campgrounds in the forest. Most offer seasonal use. A few offer year-around camping. Some campgrounds require reservations. Most campgrounds accommodate both tents and RV’s. There are also many opportunities for undeveloped camping.

Big Bear RV Rentals 909-833-1516 We deliver Toyhauler and travel trailers to your campsite in and around Big Bear. Rent a 19’-26’ self-contained camping trailer and let us do all the work for you.

Big Bear Cycling BigBearCycling@gmail.com Ride with us! Community bike rides.

Chains Required Bike Shop 41869 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-3268 The Valley’s largest bike shop, offering sales, rentals, repairs, parts, accessories and clothing. We carry a full line of mountain, downhill, road and kids bikes, all available for rent or purchase.

Paddles and Pedals 40545 North Shore Ln., Fawnskin 909-936-2907 On the beautiful north shore of Big Bear Lake. Bike rentals of all sizes. Direct access to the Alpine Pedal Path. Also kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, pedal boat rentals. Located on the lake, no need to transport equipment.

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National Recreation Reservation System 877-444-6777 www.recreation.gov Campgrounds available by reservation: Barton Flats, Hanna Flats, Heart Bar, Holcomb, Pine Knot, San Gorgonio, Serrano, South Fork.

Golf Bear Mountain Golf 43102 Goldmine Dr. 909-585-8002 Watch your ball fly farther at 7,000 feet when altitude is on your side! Enjoy 9-hole mountain-style golf course and driving range complete with pro shop, dining and golf lessons available from a PGA professional! (see ad page 58)

MOUNTAIN BIKING © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

Hiking

HIKERS © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

Spring, Summer, Fall Activities

Get outdoors and leave everything behind! Spend a day on a boat, or in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. If fishing is your thing, Big Bear Lake is your spot! Explore miles upon miles of forest trails via hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. If it’s adventure you seek, try flyboarding, parasailing or wakeboarding.


Spring, Summer, Fall Activities Scenic Sky Chair Snow Summit Summer – Scenic Sky Chair 880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766 Take a relaxing ride to the top of Snow Summit to enjoy breathtaking views, and dine at Big Bear’s most scenic eatery, The View Haus. You have the option to ride the chair, hike, or mountain bike back to the base. (see ad page 58)

Wildlife Up Close – Alpine Zoo Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Horseback Riding Baldwin Lake Stables & Petting Zoo

Your gateway to the great outdoors is at The Big Bear Discovery Center, an educational and informational portal to the San Bernardino National Forest! Services include Adventure Passes; maps for hiking and biking and off-roading; camping info; and Forest Service permits. The Center offers naturalist-led interpretive tours such as snowshoe tours in the winter, and nature hikes and canoe tours in the summer.

SCENIC SKY CHAIR © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

46475 Pioneertown Rd. 909-585-6482 Discover the peaceful countryside of Big Bear on horseback. Saddle up year-round for hourly, half-day, sunset rides and tours through National Forest areas. Kids will love the petting zoo and pony rides.

43285 Goldmine Dr. 909-584-1299 The Big Bear Alpine Zoo may be small, but it has a big heart. It has rescued and rehabilitated wildlife since 1959. Those that cannot be released back into the wild are given a home for life. You will see approximately 140 animals representing 65 species, including bald eagles, a grizzly bear family, eleven beautiful wolves, red foxes, mountain lions, snow leopards and much, much more! (see ad and photos of Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s famous residents on page 40)

Gateway to Adventure and Discovery

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Spring, Summer, Fall Activities Scavenger Hunt Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure 805-603-5620 Solve clues and complete challenges on this walking tour scavenger hunt of The Village and surrounding area. Use your smart phone as your guide. You’ll learn fun facts and see the sights, all at one low price.

cal-Pine chalets

Gold Rush Mining Adventures 40016 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5678 The experience is authentic! Discover real treasures. Real gold, minerals, gems, fossils, geodes, dinosaur artifacts and dig kits. Take home all the treasures you reveal. Fun for the entire family. Open daily, rain, snow or shine. (see ad page 59)

Bowling Fun for Kids Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain 800 Wildrose Ln. 909-866-4626 Year-round family fun, located ¼ mile west of the Village. Our recreation area features the Alpine slide, snow play, water slide, go-karts and miniature golf. Parents pay only if you play! (see ad page 23)

Big Bear Funplex 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3866 Big Bear’s “coolest” year-round attraction. Fun for the entire family. Come enjoy ice skating, lazer tag, 18-hole miniature golf and a large redemption arcade. Grab some delicious pizza at Noble Roman’s Pizza, located inside the Funplex. (see ad page 28)

The Bowling Barn 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695 Fun for all ages. The Bowling Barn has 16 lanes of automatic scoring, glow bowling, an arcade, snack bar, a full sports bar and karaoke. Book your next party here. (see ad page 28)

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Helicopter Tours Helicopter Big Bear 501 Valley Blvd. 909-585-1200 Take a ride on the wild side! Helicopter tours are an exciting and relaxing way to experience the Big Bear area. Lakes, canyons, peaks and much more. Open all year. Your aerial scenic adventure awaits! (see ad page 25)

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Spring, Summer, Fall Activities Lake Tours Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 See the surroundings and learn a little history. This two-hour tour aboard one of our Duffield whisper electric boats is a oneof-a-kind cruise. Come join us aboard the “Serena” for a private sunset cruise around beautiful Big Bear Lake. (see ad page 26)

Big Bear Discovery Center Canoe and Kayak Tours 40971 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-3437 Learn to canoe or kayak on a guided tour of Big Bear Lake. Cruise along the shore looking for wildlife and discuss the natural history of the Valley along with the various flora and fauna.

Big Bear Pirate Ship 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-878-4040 May to October, board Big Bear’s 16th Century Spanish galleon crewed by pirates. Passengers are steered to points of interest on a narrated 90-minute tour. Full bar on board. Available for private parties. (see ad page 30)

Miss Liberty Paddlewheel 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129 Join us aboard Miss Liberty for a 1 ½ hour breathtaking tour that highlights Big Bear’s history. The climate-controlled main salon features restrooms and a galley that serves drinks and light snacks. Also available for private parties. (see ad page 28)

Active Tours Action Segway Tours 40754 Village Dr. 909-366-0890 Our exciting year-round Segway two-hour guided tour is an environmentally friendly, adventurous way to approach and explore Big Bear’s rich history and the surrounding flora and fauna! (see ad pages 40-41)

Action Tree Rope Climbing 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Ste. A 909-866-0390 Three-hour tour at the highest point of the National Forest. Certified Tree Climbing Tour Guides teach dual rope climbing techniques. Start low; work your way up the tree to your comfort level. All equipment supplied. (see ad pages 40-41)

Action Zipline Tours 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Ste. A 909-866-0390 Year-round great fun and adrenaline rush adventure for entire family! Our three hour tour includes an off-road safari jeep ride, nine Zipline runs through the treetops, and a suspension bridge! (see ad pages 40-41)

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Off-Road Tours Big Bear Jeep Experience 42011 Big Bear Blvd. 909-420-5828 You drive our Jeeps! Follow a guide Jeep on an exciting and educational tour throughout Big Bear Valley. Fun for the whole family with kid-friendly mining tours of Holcomb Valley and the original Big Bear settlement.

Big Bear Off-Road Adventures 909-585-1036 Our high clearance 4WD and 6WD vehicles transport you to remote places of awesome beauty and solitude seldom seen by visitors. Our drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area.

Adventure Watersports Action Flyboarding 40754 Village Dr. 909-366-0890 Fly like Ironman above Big Bear Lake on our amazing flyboards! This high adrenaline water sport is a must-experience for anyone 16 years and older! The 30-minute Aquaflight is offered spring through fall! (see ad pages 40-41)

Big Bear Marina 500 Paine Ct. 909-866-3218 The place on the lake for watersports action includes a fleet of WaveRunners, and we offer wakeboard and water-ski services. (see ad page 27)

Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 Captain John’s Fawn Harbor is Big Bear’s best kept secret! A full-service marina with a small town ambiance. We offer a wide range of recreational activities for your day of fun on the lake! (see ad page 26)

Designated Wakesports 603 Landlock Landing Rd. 909-556-3345 The best source of fun on the lake! Tournament wakeboard boat charters for wakeboarding, waterskiing, or tubing. All drivers are expert instructors. Big Bear’s premier cable wakeboard park and best WaveRunner rental rates.

Holloway’s Marina & RV Park 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 Full-service marina with adjoining RV Park. Pontoon, fishing boat and WaveRunner rentals. Slips and moorings, fuel dock, tackle and snack store available. Waterskiing and wakeboarding services. Home of the Pirate Ship Lake Tours. (see ad page 31)


North Shore Landing 38573 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-878-4386 Complete watersports center with beach. Home to the oldest waterskiing and wakeboarding school on Big Bear Lake, with state-of-the-art equipment and experienced instructors. Speed boat, WaveRunner, kayak, pontoon and fishing boat rentals. (see ad page 30)

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The perfect location for getaways, groups and family reunions! • • • • • • • •

Paddles and Pedals 40545 North Shore Ln., Fawnskin 909-936-2907 On the beautiful north shore of Big Bear Lake. Bike rentals of all sizes. Direct access to the Alpine Pedal Path. Also kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, pedal boat rentals. Located on the lake, no need to transport equipment.

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET We welcome pets!

Pine Knot Parasail & Watersports 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-4359 Offering the world’s highest parasail location at 6,750 ft! Riding single or tandem, enjoy an aerial view of the lake. We also provide a full line of 4-stroke Yamaha WaveRunners. Located at Pine Knot Marina. (see ad page 28).

Individual Cabins • Vacation Rentals Hot Indoor Spa (adults only) Heated Swimming Pool F ireplaces • T V / DVDs Country Kitchens • Laundry Facility Recreation Area • Volleyball Court Shuffleboard • Chipping Green Ping-Pong • F ish Cleaning Area

ASK ABOUT OUR MIDWEEK, SENIOR AND OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS

39372 BIG BEAR BOULEVARD P.O. BOX 1711, BIG BEAR LAKE, CA 92315

800-381-5569 www.GreySquirrel.com 909-866-4335 • FAX 909-866-6271

Fishing Guide Services Big Bear Charter Fishing 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-2240 Private fishing charters on pontoon or bass boats. Catch trout, bass, panfish, and catfish. Offering trolling, casting, and bait fishing. Our expert guides will take you where the fish are biting. Equipment included. (see ad page 33).

Big Bear Fishing Adventures 400 Pine Knot Ave. 909-436-8882 Year-round fishing! Spin and fly fishing, guided fishing trips on the rivers, streams and lake. Fly fishing lessons. 1 to 4-night camping trips. Located at Pine Knot Marina in Big Bear Lake and Fly Shop in Fawnskin.

Cantrell Guide Service 400 Pine Knot Ave. 909-585-4017 Cantrell Guide Service is the longest running guide service on Big Bear Lake. We catch rainbow trout by trolling. Thousands of trout have been taken by satisfied clients. Check us out on Yelp!

Fish Big Bear Charter Service 500 Paine Ct. 909-635-7501 With over forty years of experience fishing Big Bear Lake, Fish Big Bear is a premier fishing guide service. Ride in comfort and safety on a deluxe 22 foot pontoon boat. All fishing tackle provided.

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909-585-1200 Reservations Recommended

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Big Bear Lake Marinas Big Bear Marina 500 Paine Ct. 909-866-3218 A full-service marina. Rent pontoon boats, fishing boats, WaveRunners, kayaks, standup paddleboards and more. Full service Pro Shop with gas, snacks and apparel. Launch ramp and slip rentals. Wakeboarding, waterskiing and tubing services. (see ad page 27)

Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 Captain John’s Fawn Harbor is Big Bear’s best kept secret! A full-service marina with a small town ambiance. We offer a wide range of recreational activities for your day of fun on the lake! (see ad page 26)

Holloway’s Marina & RV Park 398 Edgemoor Rd. 909-866-5706 Full-service marina with adjoining RV Park. Pontoon, fishing boat and WaveRunner rentals. Slips and moorings, fuel dock, tackle and snack store available. Waterskiing and wakeboarding services. Home of the Pirate Ship Lake Tours. (see ad page 31)

PONTOON BOAT © DAN McKERNAN

38573 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-878-4386 Complete watersports center with beach. Home to the oldest waterskiing and wakeboarding school on the lake with stateof-the-art equipment and experienced instructors. Speed boat, WaveRunner, kayak, pontoon and fishing boat rentals. (see ad page 30)

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North Shore Landing 30 38573 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), 909-878-4386 Fawnskin

Pine Knot Marina 28 439 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake 909-866-7766

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Pleasure Point Marina, LLC 26 603 Landlock Landing Rd., Big Bear Lake

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Pine Knot Marina 439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-7766 Don’t settle for less! Premier full-service marina offers pontoon, fishing boat, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Sailing lessons, parasailing, WaveRunners, watersports, slip rentals, and boat and dock sales. Marine service center and parts store. Home of Miss Liberty. (see ad page 28)

Pleasure Point Marina 603 Landlock Landing Rd. 909-866-2455 Full service marina with family activities including picnic and wading areas. Rent pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards. Wake sports, fishing charter, slip rentals, bait, tackle and snack shop. Full service repair and maintenance shop. (see ad page 26) 2015 OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE

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You can rent a variety of boats, from pontoon, fishing, sail and speed boats to canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and paddle boats, or take a lake tour and enjoy a day in the sun at any one of the many marinas that surround Big Bear Lake’s 22 miles of shoreline. Permits are required for private boats and can be purchased at any marina.

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Partial Street Index ADAMS DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 AEROPLANE BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 ALAMEDA CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 ALAMEDA RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 ALPENWIG DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 ALPINE WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 ALPINVIEW DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 ALTA VISTA AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 ANGELES BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8, 9 ANITA AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 ANTELOPE MTN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 ARAPAHOE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 ARBOR LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 ASH LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 ASHWOOD DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 BALDWIN LAKE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B11 BALDWIN LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9,10 BARBARA LEE LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 BARKER BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 BARRANCA BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10 BARRETT WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 BARRYMORE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 BARTLETT RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C4,5 BARTON LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9,10 BEAR LOOP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 BEAR LOOP ACCESS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 BEAR MTN RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8

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CHIMNEY PEAK RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 CHINOOK RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 CHOCTAW DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 CIENEGA RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3 CINDERELLA DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8,9 CLINE MILLER PL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 COLUMBINE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D9 COLUSA DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 COMANCHE DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2,3 CONSTELLATION DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 COUGAR RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7-10 COVE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 COY LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 COYOTE CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 CRAGS LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 CRATER CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 CRATER MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 CRESTWOOD DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D6 CRYSTAL MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 CURLY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 DAVOS DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 DAWN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 DEER HORN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 DEERTRAIL DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 DIVISION DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B7 DORSET DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7

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GILROY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 GLEN MTN DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 GOLD MOUNTAIN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 GREEN MTN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8 GREEN WAY BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 GREEN WAY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 GREENFALL LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 GREENSPOT BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B,C10 GREY BACK TRL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 GROVE WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 HALE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 HATCHERY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D11 HEMLOCK LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 HICKS DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 HILLEN DALE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 HILLTOP LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 HOLCOMB VALLEY RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B4 HOLCOMB VIEW DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 HOLDEN AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 HOPI LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2,3 ILLINI DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2,3 IROQUOIS LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 IRVING WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 JASPER DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 JAY BIRD LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 JEFFRIES RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 JUNIPER DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B,C7 KAYAH DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 KEAN WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 KERN AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D9 KINGSTON LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 KLAMATH RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 KNICKERBOCKER RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D5 LA CRESCENTA DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 LAKEVIEW DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3,4 LAKEWOOD DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B11 LODGE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 LOFTY VIEW DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 LONDON LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 LOOKOUT DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 LOOKOUT MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8 LOWE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 LUNA DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 MAHOGANY LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9,10,D9,10 MALABAR WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MALTBY BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 MANN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MANZANITA LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 MAPLE LN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-D10 MARLOWE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 MASON DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MC ALISTER RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B,C7 MEADOW LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8,9 MENLO DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 MESQUITE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 MICHAEL AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 MIDWAY BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10 MILL CREEK RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D4 MINTON DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 MITCHELL LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 MOHAWK DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 MOJAVE BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 MONTCLAIR DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MOONRIDGE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6,7,D7,8 MOONRIDGE WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 MOUND ST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 MOUNTAIN LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 MOUNTAIN VIEW BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,9 MT DOBLE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B8,B9 MT SHASTA RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 MT VERDI RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 MT WHITNEY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 MULLINS DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 MUROC DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 MYRTLE AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 NANA AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 NANDINA DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8,9 NAVAJO ST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 NORTH BAY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 NORTH SHORE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8,B2,4 NORTH SHORE LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4 OAK AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 OAK DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 OAKGLEN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 ORANGE AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 PAINE CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C4 PANAMINT MTN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7,8 PANORAMA DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 PARADISE WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 PARK AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5,6 PEGASUS DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 PENNSYLVANIA AVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 PETER AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 PINE KNOT DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 PINE LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10

PINE MTN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 PINE VIEW DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 PINEWOOD CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 PINEWOOD DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 PINEY RIDGE PL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 PINION AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 PINION DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 PINTAIL DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 PIONEER LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 PLUMAS CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 RACCOON DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 RAINBOW BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 RALEIGH DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 RED ROBIN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 REDWOOD DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 RIDGE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 RIDGESIDE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 RIENHART LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9,10 RIM OF THE WORLD DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 RIVERSIDE AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 ROBINHOOD BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 ROCKY MTN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 ROSE HILL DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 SAHUARO DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 SALEM DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 SAN ANSELMO DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 SAN BERNARDINO AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D9 SAN MARTIN CIR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 SAN MARTIN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 SAND CANYON RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 SANTA BARBARA AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D9 SAW MILL DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8,9 SEQUOIA DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 SHAKESPEARE LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 SHAY RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10,11 SHEEPHORN RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 SHERIDAN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 SHERWOOD BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 SHORE DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A,B9 SIERRA AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 SILVER PINE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 SILVERADO RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D8 SIOUX DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A2 SITES WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 SNOW RIDGE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 SONOMA RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7 ST CLOUD CIR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 STANFIELD CUTOFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B6 STANFORD WAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 STARR DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8,9 STARVATION FLATS RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . B6 STATE CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 STATE LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C11 SUGARLOAF BLVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7,8 SUGARPINE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B7 SUMMIT BLVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C,D6 SUNNYSLOPE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 SUNSET DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C7,8,D8 SUNSET LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 SWAN DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5,6 TEAL DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 THRUSH DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 TIGER LILY DR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8,9 TINKER BELL AVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 TRAVERTINE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C8 TRINITY CT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 TULIP LN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 TUOLUMNE RD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8,9 TURLOCK DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Emergency Numbers EMERGENCIES ANIMAL SHELTER BEAR VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL BIG BEAR URGENT CARE CALTRANS KBHR 93.3 FM SHERIFF WATER DISTRICT

911 909-866-4943 909-866-6501 909-878-3696 800-427-7623 909-584-5247 909-866-0100 909-866-5796

Community Services BIG BEAR TODAY 909-585-5533 DD AND ASSOCIATES 909-878-3456 FIRST MOUNTAIN BANK 909-866-5861 EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS, JAMIE WOLCOTT 909-866-8422 KHALSA WEB 909-585-3234 STOCKS AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR 909-866-7890

Transportation BIG BEAR CAB CO. 909-866-TAXI (8294) Need a taxi? Servicing Big Bear all year round. BIG BEAR CITY AIRPORT 909-585-3219 Services for private pilots. Open 24/7. Hangar rentals, tie-downs, auto storage and overnight parking are available. MARTA BUSES AND VISITOR TROLLEY 909-878-5200 Public transit service offering fixed route, dial-a-ride an off-mountain services.

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2.5 miles, very easy An asphalt path that wanders along the north shore of Big Bear Lake. Easily accessible for hikers, bikers, skaters, joggers, strollers and wheelchairs. It starts at Stanfield Cutoff and ends at the Solar Observatory.

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1.5 mile loop, easy A unique nature trail with 20 posted stops. Pick up a pamphlet at the entrance and take the self-guided tour where you will learn about botany, geology and the wildlife of this woodland area. You can leave your car in the parking lot if it exhibits an Adventure Pass.

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CHAMPION LODGEPOLE PINE TRAIL

.6 mile round-trip, easy The Lodgepole Pine Trail is on the south side of the lake and is a gentle walk down a path along a stream, ending up at the Champion Lodgepole Pine, one of the largest known lodgepoles in the world. Begin by driving up Mill Creek Road (Forest Road 2N10-dirt road) for 4.5 miles, turn right on 2N11 and continue one mile to the trailhead.

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2.4 miles round-trip, moderate Castle Rock Trail is one of Big Bear’s most popular trails. The trail begins one mile east of Big Bear Dam on Hwy. 18. On the south side of Hwy. 18 is a small brown sign that marks the trailhead. Park at the turnout along Hwy. 18. The elevation gain is 500’, making it a steep climb for the first .5 miles. The well-marked trail levels out for another .7 miles. At the top is an impressive granite rock outcropping providing 360º panoramic views.

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6 miles round-trip, moderate Hikers begin at the base of Aspen Glen Picnic Area, just south of Mill Creek Road. The trail meanders through stands of white fir and Jeffery pine. The trail leads to Grand View Point, altitude 7,784’. Avid hikers make the round trip hike in three hours or less. Mountain bikers take the Scenic Sky Chair to 2N10 west to 1E01 for a thrilling single track experience.

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4-5.5 miles, moderate to difficult Starts .6 miles west of the Discovery Center on Hwy. 38. You will need an Adventure Pass to park in the trailhead parking area. On the trail you will walk through a wide variety of natural environments. The first mile is a gentle uphill climb, but after a mile or so you will realize you are gaining altitude. The Cougar Crest Trail ends at the junction of the world-famous 2,600-mile long Pacific Crest Trail.

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9 miles, low intermediate A very popular novice ride that starts by taking the Snow Summit Scenic Sky Chair. This ride has a 3-mile roller coaster ride to Grandview Point Junction. There you have the option to ride 2.5 miles to Grandview Point, where the view is beautiful and well worth the extra time.

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13 miles, intermediate This trail starts with a short paved climb from the Fawnskin fire station up to 3N14. Continue 2.5 miles to Hanna Flat campground. From there, Grout Bay Trail starts at the back of the campsite and starts climbing. The trail climbs and descends, ending your ride back in Fawnskin.

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Ranger Station

Multi-use single track is 15 miles one way; it offers built-in berms, fun up-downs, and spectacular views. The middle 8 miles of the trail are relatively flat, but each end has moderate climbs. Access the trail on the east end where the pavement ends on Club View Drive, and on the west end just past the junction of 2N10 and 2N17.

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THE SKYLINE TRAIL (NEW) 10 15 miles one way, intermediate, some technical sections

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You’ll build up quite an appetite after a day in the great outdoors. Savor delicious culinary creations at one of Big Bear’s restaurants that are sure to serve up scrumptious delights to please all appetites, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bon appétit!

Dining 40260 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2337 Big Bear’s original microbrewery since 1998. Carrying six house brewed specialties on tap. Pet and family friendly. Authentic cozy mountain destination. Top quality pub food. Burgers, homemade soups, sandwiches, vegetarian choices. (see ad page 37)

Grizzly’s Bear Belly Deli

40650 Village Dr. 909-866-3121 Located in the Village, Stillwells serves fine American cuisine, ranging from New York steak to daily specials. Swing by our lounge for appetizers, happy hour, cocktails, beer and wine.

42530 Moonridge Rd. 909-585-4266 Our friendly staff will build made-to-order hot and cold sandwiches for you. Boarshead brand meats and cheeses. Burgers, fries and beer. Two dog-friendly patios. Check out our SUPER discounts. LOCALS DAY every Tuesday, and OL’ GEEZER DAY every Wednesday.

Chinese Dynasty

Grizzly Manor Café 41268 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-6226 Big food with attitude! Giant pancakes! Help yourself to coffee, while you’re up, pour everyone else’s too. Try “The Blob”–biscuits, gravy, bacon, eggs, and cheese piled together. Savor “The Mess,” or just read the walls.

40989 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7887 Dynasty serves up mouth-watering Szechwan Chinese cuisine with a wide assortment of Chinese favorites to choose from. Dynasty features a live lobster tank, house specialties, and an extensive wine list. Food to-go and delivery.

Murray’s Saloon & Eatery 672 Cottage Ln. 909-866-1444 Rustic locals’ bar featuring 11 craft beers on tap. Beyond the usual bar food, offering specialties like seared ahi, 16-oz. rib eye steak and bacon wrapped shrimp. Glutenfree alcohol, beer and ciders are available.

Nottinghams Restaurant 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4644 California cuisine featuring steak, seafood, pasta, hamburgers and salads. Full bar with live music. Outdoor patio, casual dining upstairs and fine dining downstairs. Ideal for large groups and families. Located in the Village, near the lake! (see ad page 29)

Old Country Inn 41126 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-5600 Located in the heart of Big Bear Lake minutes from the Village, this cozy mountain restaurant has a family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy their large selection of comfort foods, famous for their BIG mountain breakfasts.

Continental Bistro at the Mansion (Knickerbocker Mansion) 869 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-878-9190 The Bistro at The Mansion is open Friday and Saturday evenings and Sundays for luncheon. Enjoy the best dining on the hill, in a quiet, serene and historical setting. (see ad page 17)

Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel House 40729 Village Dr. 909-878-0015 Fresh and healthy foods with vegetarian choices. Gluten-free options. Serving breakfast and lunch. Bagels, salads and soups. Boarshead meat and cheeses, homemade focaccia, smoothies and cappuccino. Pet-friendly patio. Free WiFi. Located in the Village.

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Madlon’s Restaurant 829 W. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-3762 • 909-585-4365 A fine dining restaurant specializing in French Country cuisine nestled in Big Bear City. Serving fresh produce and the highest quality meats and seafood prepared by two Le Cordon Bleu husband and wife chef owners.

Italian / Pizza Noble Roman’s Pizza 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7499 Located inside of Big Bear Funplex. It is the place in town for parties of any kind. Pizza, wings, breadsticks, desserts, etc. Enjoy great food while playing lazer tag in the Funplex. (See Big Bear Funplex ad page 28)

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40629 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9212 One of Big Bear Lake’s most intimate restaurants, and a favorite among the locals. Featuring fresh, country Italian cuisine made with pride and integrity in a quaint, cozy atmosphere.

Nepalese / Indian Himalayan Restaurant 672 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-2907 Offering the unique cuisine of Indian and Nepalese food. Our healthy and delicious meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients, herbs, and spices. Serving lunch and dinner in a pleasant, relaxing setting in the Village. (see ad page 37)

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Dining Steak & Seafood Big Bear Lake Brewing Company 40827 Stone Rd. 909-878-0500 Located in the Village, we offer an eclectic dining menu to make your mouth water. Great selection of handcrafted brews, a variety on tap. Award winning microbrew ale recipes. Lakeview dining area with full bar. (see ad page 44)

Captain’s Anchorage

Evergreen International Restaurant 40771 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-5588 Exceptionally prepared cuisine in this steak and seafood restaurant with an expansive hilltop deck and views overlooking Big Bear Lake. Experience our passion for interesting wines. The perfect Big Bear wedding location for your special day. (see ad page 43)

Peppercorn Grille

42148 Moonridge Way 909-866-3997 Experience old-time Big Bear and enjoy historic dining with our ghost, George. Specializing in prime rib, steaks and fresh seafood. Offering extensive salad bar, a full bar and wine list and a happy hour.

553 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-5405 Enjoy dining in our intimate dining room or on our heated patio, street-side in the Village. Offering a variety of dishes including Certified Angus beef, seafood, pasta, pizzas and more! Wine, beer and a full bar.

The Cowboy Steakhouse & Saloon

The Pines Lakefront 350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 Big Bear’s only restaurant right on the lake with outdoor patio and featuring boat slips for diners. Memorable lunch, dinner and weekend breakfasts with attractive prices. Family gatherings, weddings, business meetings or any event welcomed. (see ad pages 15 & 34)

560 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8705 Located in the heart of the Village. Opening 2015.

Thai Royal Thai Café 40766 Village Dr. 909-866-2808 Serving fine Thai food prepared with the freshest herbs. Enjoy our beer and wine bar or dine street-side on our outdoor patio. Located in the Village. (see ad page 37)

Personal Chef A Gourmet Personal Chef 909-827-4558 Relax and enjoy a gourmet meal without leaving home. All arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through cleanup are handled. We take care of every aspect of your special event at your location.

WINE ON THE DECK © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

40433 Lakeview Dr. 909-866-1486 A Big Bear favorite — combining mountain elegance, hospitality and home-style food. Open for lunch and dinner. Specializing in Angus and natural steaks, ribs, chicken, seafood, pasta, burgers, kid’s meals, desserts and full bar happy hour.

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Steak & Seafood 42148 Moonridge Wy., Big Bear Lake 909-866-3997

Bistro at the Mansion Knickerbocker Mansion 869 Knickerbocker Rd., Big Bear Lake

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Even shopping is an adventure! Big Bear’s charming mountain town offers lots of quaint boutiques, gift shops, specialty stores, sporting goods, and galleries to tempt you in and around town.

Shopping Bear Valley Bikes 40298 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8000 Located west of the Village, at the top of Red Ant Hill, we are Big Bear’s only full service, year-round bike shop. Offering sales, service, repairs, guided tours, trail maps and much more.

Brown Bear Gift Shop 675 Pine Knot Blvd. 909-866-4345 A Big Bear tradition since 1924. Located in the heart of the Village, this spacious shop offers a wide variety of unique gift items, books, souvenirs, t-shirts, Big Bear keepsakes and much more.

Chains Required Bike Shop and Bear Valley Ski & Board 41869 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-3268 The Valley’s largest bike shop. Sales, rentals, repairs, parts, accessories and clothing. Full line of mountain, downhill, road and kids bikes. Ski and snowboard sales and rentals. Winter clothing and accessories. Closest shop to Snow Summit.

Goldsmith’s Boardhouse & Ski Rental 42071 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2728 Snow sport specialists. Gear testers for SKI Magazine. Master Boot Fitters and a member of America’s Best Boot Fitters. We have Wintersteiger technology and Master training in tuning for your equipment. Walk to Snow Summit. (see ad page 15)

Village Music 603 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-4449 The only music store in Big Bear specializing in vintage vinyl records. We also offer new and used CDs, music memorabilia, musical instruments and musician’s accessories. Located in the Village across from the Village Theater.

Yarn Designers Boutique 439 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-584-9715 Visit our yarn shop for inspiration and pick your own project. Thousands of yarn styles and colors. Name brand and handmade yarns, pattern books, knitting and crochet notions and classes. Located across from Big Bear City Airport.

WINDOW SHOPPING © SHUTTERSTOCK

~ the standard of health, comfort and happiness experienced by an individual or group.

Big Bear—we’ve got what it takes.

Southern California’s Premier Four-Season Resort Big Bear Chamber of Commerce 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake Office: 909.866.4607

City of Big Bear Lake 39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake Office: 909.866.5831

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© JOHN PRICE

Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s Famous Residents

Asha and Shanti – The Zoo’s

© COURTESY BIG BEAR ALPINE ZOO

newest residents are beautiful snow leopard sisters.

Hucklebeary – The Zoo’s

© SHAUNA CRANE

famous 3-legged bear is a big fan of cookies.

Aurora – The Arctic fox was

© SHAUNA CRANE

rescued from a roof in Beverly Hills.

Tutu – The annual Run for the

Grizzlies fundraiser benefits the Zoo’s grizzly family.

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Interesting Tidbits– Did You Know? Big Bear Valley has nearly

30 endemic wildflowers not seen anywhere else in the world.

Stone Summit Vineyard is

the highest-altitude commercial vineyard and winery in the northern hemisphere.

Voice of Bugs Bunny

Mel Blanc, the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck wrote and recorded a song about Big Bear Lake in 1949 in his famous Looney Tunes character voices.

Onyx Summit on Highway 38 is the highest highway pass in Southern California at an elevation of 8,443 ft.

Bald Eagles Every winter

bald eagles migrate to Big Bear Lake because the lake rarely freezes over giving the eagles ample opportunities to hunt for fish and water fowl.

Winter X Games The first-

ever Winter X Games was held at Snow Summit in 1997. It was televised to 198 countries and 38,000 spectators attended the four-day event.

Big Bear Solar Observatory

SOLAR OBSERVATORY © DENNIS BENTSON

is home to the world’s largest aperture and highest resolution solar telescope.

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Weddings & Special Occasions

Big Bear Lake offers a beautiful backdrop for your dream wedding in the mountains. Choosing this alpine paradise for a wedding celebration reflects you and your spouse’s desire to share a quality lifestyle together.

Evergreen International Restaurant

Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat

42900 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-3000 Plan your next special event in a beautiful mountain cathedral. The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake is Southern California’s largest mountain event facility, accommodating groups and events of 200 up to 2,000. (see ad page 48)

40771 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-5588 Spectacular lake views create the ideal setting for weddings and special occasions. We offer complete wedding services that include pastor, wedding consulting, wedding cakes and flower arrangements. Evergreen International Restaurant is also the best choice for wedding rehearsal dinners. (see ad page 43)

439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129 Miss Liberty offers a unique venue that can enhance your special occasion with the breathtaking backdrop of Big Bear Lake. Speak to an event coordinator about the many features available to make your event special. (see ad page 28)

Big Bear Special Events

The Inn at Fawnskin B&B

40210 Big Bear Blvd. 909-549-9578 Located conveniently in Big Bear Lake, the Events Center at Bear Creek Resort truly is a unique facility. Available for many different special events from April through October, this venue can accommodate up to 400 guests. (see ad page 22)

880 Canyon Rd., Fawnskin 909-866-3200 The Inn at Fawnskin on the quiet north shore of Big Bear Lake is known for its beautiful ambiance, warm hospitality and fabulous food. It is the perfect setting for your wedding or other special occasion. (see ad page 17)

Big Bear Special Events at Wolf Creek Resort

Knickerbocker Mansion Bed & Breakfast

41421 Big Bear Blvd. 909-549-9578 Stone Summit Vineyard creates the perfect mountain setting for your next special event! Our catering menu is designed to suit any palate and budget. With a wide array of fine food, wine and beer, the Special Events room at Wolf Creek is your resort destination. (see ad page 22)

869 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-878-9190 The Knickerbocker Mansion provides a historical setting with the National Forest as the backdrop for your special day. Chef Robert Velazquez insures an exceptional dining experience for your guests. (see ad page 17)

Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina 39369 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-6478 Captain John’s Fawn Harbor and Marina is the most beautiful and scenic venue in Southern California! Enjoy a custom sunset cruise and plenty of space for live music and catering in the secluded natural ambience of Grout Bay in Fawnskin. Let the mountains and beautiful Big Bear Lake be your background setting for your big day! (see ad page 26)

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Northwoods Resort and Conference Center 40650 Village Dr. 909-866-3121 Make your dream wedding come true. No matter how you picture it; a traditional wedding in our Grand Ballroom, or a magical rustic mountain ceremony under the stars in our outdoor pavilion. We’re here to make it happen with a full service staff and a wedding package to suit you.

Nottinghams Restaurant 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4644 Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or you’re a local resident, Nottinghams is a fantastic venue for your wedding celebration! From 12 to 120 guests, we can customize everything for you! Catering is also available. (see ad page 29)

BRIDE & GROOM AT LAKE © ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

Big Bear Lake Convention Center

BRIDE & GROOM ON THE SLOPES © BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORTS

Wedding Venues & Receptions


Special Occasions The Pines Lakefront 350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 A beautiful wedding location on the lake with a heated garden patio and lakeside gazebo. Fine food and drink plus wedding coordinator and clergy on staff. (see ad pages 15 & 34)

Shore Acres Lodge 40090 Lakeview Dr. 800-279-4906 An intimate lakefront location for your most special day. Let us help you plan all the details so you can relax and enjoy. Get ready for the perfect mountain destination wedding of your dreams! (see ad pages 2-3)

Snow Summit Mountain Resort 880 Summit Blvd. 909-866-5766 Snow Summit Ski Resort offers an absolutely stunning backdrop for weddings at the “top of the world.” The Scenic Sky Chair transports the bride and groom and wedding guests to the top of the 8200’ summit. Snow Summit offers on-site catering and other wedding planning options. (see ad page 58)

Catering / Rehearsal Dinners

Corporate & Team Training Action Tree Rope Climbing 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Suite A 909-866-0390 We offer group deals (up to 36 in a group). Three-hour tour at the highest point of the National Forest. Certified tree climbing tour guides teach dual rope climbing techniques. Start low and work your way up the tree to your comfort level. All equipment supplied. (see ad pages 40-41)

Action Zipline Tours 41693 Big Bear Blvd., Suite A 909-866-0390 We offer group deals (up to 36 in a group). Year-round great fun and adrenaline-rush adventure for entire family! Our three hour tour includes an off-road safari jeep ride, nine zipline runs through the treetops, and a suspension bridge! (see ad pages 40-41)

Personal Chef

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

A Gourmet Personal Chef

805-603-5621 Solve challenges on this scavenger hunt walking tour of Big Bear’s Village. Perfect for corporate team building or conference events or any other gathering of fun loving people. To sign up call group sales.

909-827-4558 Relax and enjoy a gourmet meal without leaving home. All arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through cleanup are handled. We take care of every aspect of your special event at your location.

Please see Dining Guide, page 38

Day Spas & Massage Please see listings, page 45

Please see lodging listings, pages 52-57

DOWN THE AISLE © ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

FOREST TABLE SETTING © LOUIS G. WEINER PHOTOGRAPHY

Honeymoons

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Big Bear’s day spas and massage services have a special recipe that calls for only the freshest natural ingredients of pine-scented forests and clean mountain air. Combine these with a professional massage therapist and you get total bliss.

Day Spas & Massage Longevity Massage & Bodywork

Mountain Mobile Massage & Spa

909-747-9696 • 42184 Moonridge Rd., #4 Provides the most extensive list of modalities offered in Big Bear. Stretch further, do more, recover faster and... relax. Customized uniquely to your needs. A lifetime of dedication to exceeding expectations. Now selling all-new Miracle pain relief products.

909-747-7156 Experience the healing touch of massage in the comfort of your own location. Certified and insured member of the AMTA will provide you with relaxation, pain relief and stress reduction. Sports and injury massage specialist.

909-800-8103 Big Bear’s 1st/best mobile massage therapy, since 2001. Choose our beautiful spa facility just steps from Snow Summit, or schedule your massage at your location for the ultimate in relaxation. No extra charge for mobile!

HOT STONE MASSAGE © SHUTTERSTOCK

Altitudes Massage

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MAR

Bald Eagle Celebration

Gin Blossoms – Live at The Cave

Polar Plunge

JANUARY 10 & 17, 2015 Special program at the Discovery Center, with informative talks and demonstrations devoted entirely to our national bird, the bald eagle.

FEBRUARY 6, 2015

MARCH 7, 2015 Brave men, women, and children take “the plunge” in freezing-cold Big Bear Lake to raise money for the Special Olympics.

FEBRUARY 8 & 22, 2015 A USASA snowboarding event at Bear Mountain that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding.

Bald Eagle Celebration FEBRUARY 14, 2015 Special program at the Discovery Center, with informative talks and demonstrations devoted entirely to our national bird, the bald eagle.

ALO – Live at The Cave FEBRUARY 15, 2015

Foghat – Live at The Cave FEBRUARY 21, 2015

War of Rails FEBRUARY 27, 2015 A ski event at Bear Mountain with a custom designed course and a big cash purse.

BALD EAGLE CELEBRATION

Sammy Kershaw – Live at The Cave

Marc Cohn – Live at The Cave

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

JANUARY 11, 2015

Unwritten Law – Live at The Cave JANUARY 16, 2015

Burton Mountain Festival JANUARY 17-19, 2015 Equipment demonstration at Bear Mountain.

Snowshoe the Bear FEBRUARY 28, 2015 Snowshoe event for all skill levels. The 5K and 10K courses start at Big Bear Village and go onto National Forest trails.

USASA Rail Jam

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers – Live at The Cave MARCH 13, 2015

Don Mclean – Live at The Cave MARCH 14, 2015

Transworld Trans-Am MARCH 14, 2015 A gathering for amateurs at Bear Mountain to push each other in a jam-style jump-jib environment.

Bald Eagle Celebration MARCH 14, 2015 Special program at the Discovery Center, with informative talks and demonstrations devoted entirely to our national bird, the bald eagle.

C.A.T.S. Presents Spring Show MARCH 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, 2015 At the C.A.T.S. Warehouse Theater.

Victor Alvarez Memorial Race MARCH 21, 2015 A pro-style Giant Slalom at Snow Summit, offering a large cash purse. There will be a silent auction with tons of prizes. All proceeds go to the Big Bear Ski Education Foundation.

Edgar Winter – Live at The Cave

JANUARY 17, 2015 A USASA snowboarding event at Snow Summit that allows men and women, boys and girls of all ages and abilities to participate in organized snowboarding.

MARCH 28, 2015

APR

BJ Thomas – Live at The Cave JANUARY 30, 2015

Volcom Peanut Butter & Rail Jam

Fishing Season Opens

JANUARY 31, 2015 Volcom’s amateur snowboard series at Bear Mountain. The event is free, on a firstcome, first-served basis. Tons of free prizes and food!

Big Bear’s marinas and fishing guide services open for the season. See pages 24, 26 & 27 for complete listings. Pontoon boats, fishing boats, gear, tackle, fishing licenses, and guide services available.

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Events & Entertainment

The natural scenery that surrounds Big Bear Lake—from lakeside to the mountaintops—creates stunning backdrops for events. Each weekend, count on something happening in Big Bear Valley. From cowboy posses to dance troupes in lederhosen, to live concerts to stories around the campfire, one thing is for certain—the folks of Big Bear know how to entertain!


Events & Entertainment Aaron’s Big Bear Lake Bass Tournament DATE TBD, 2015 Aaron’s Big Bear Lake Bass Tournament supports the stocking of Big Bear Lake with healthy largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Big Bear’s Farmers Market Opens APRIL – SEPTEMBER, 2015 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. (see ad page 48)

Earth Day Celebration APRIL 11, 2015 Celebrate Earth with a special program, interpretive booths and activities for families at Big Bear Discovery Center.

MAY

2015 AMGEN Tour of California Big Bear Time Trial MAY 15, 2015 Big Bear Lake will host the Tour’s first ever high-altitude Individual Time Trial of this Tour de France-style road race.

May Trout Classic

CONCERT LIGHTS © ZOOK PHOTOGRAPHY

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA – BIG BEAR TIME TRIAL © BRIAN HODES

MAY 16-17, 2015 This long-established fishing event has grown quite a reputation with anglers as the tournament that stocks “trophy-size” rainbow trout!

Big Bear Lake Half Marathon and Memorial 5K Fun Run MAY 24, 2015 A complete Memorial Day celebration and salute to our military with music, food and beer, the main event being a Half Marathon with beautiful views of Big Bear Lake along with a 5K Fun Run on a scenic and challenging course along the border of the National Forest.

JUN

The Cave Summer Concert Series The Cave is host to live entertainment every weekend, all year round. A full summer schedule includes a variety of acts from original artists and tribute bands to suit all tastes of music, from rock to country to pop. (see ad page 44)

Summer Village Wine Walk JUNE 6, 2015 Stroll from merchant to merchant, tasting selected wines. Hors d’oeuvres are served at most locations, and the evening is all about mingling with old friends and meeting new ones.

Fishin’ for $50K JUNE 6-7, 2015 The angler who catches the grand prize tagged trout will win $50,000! There are cash prizes and trophies for the biggest trout, and a variety of Big Bear lodging and adventure packages are awarded too.

JUNE 13, 2015 The Big Bear Heritage Parade is presented by the Old Miners Association as part of Old Miners Days’ festivities.

C.A.T.S. presents Annie Get Your Gun! JUNE 26 – JULY 12, 2015 “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” and no greater Irving Berlin score than the rousing ANNIE GET YOUR GUN! The musical will run for 11 performances.

Music in the Mountains Summer Concert Series JUNE 27, 2015 Enjoy live music all summer long among the pines and starry skies. The best tribute bands light up the stage at the Discovery Center’s outdoor amphitheater. Proceeds help heal our local mountains.

For a full listing of events and updated information go to BigBear.com

Big Bear Nightlife

Murray’s Saloon & Eatery

Big Bear Lake Brewing Co.

Nottinghams Tavern

40827 Stone Rd. 909-878-0500 We brew our own beer on-site. Full bar, plus TVs for viewing your favorite sporting events. (see ad page 44)

Big Bear Mountain Brewery 40260 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2337 Big Bear’s original microbrewery since 1998. (see ad page 50)

Captain’s Anchorage

672 Cottage Ln. 909-866-1444 Rustic local’s bar featuring 11 craft beers on tap. Karaoke and seasonal private outdoor patio. 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4644 Full bar with live music. Outdoor patio, near the lake! (see ad page 29)

The Pines Lakefront 350 Alden Rd. 909-866-5400 Full bar, fine wines and pianist plays music nightly.

Stillwells Lounge

42148 Moonridge Wy. 909-866-3997 Full bar and wine list with a happy hour in the Andy Devine Room.

40650 Village Dr. 909-866-3121 Stop by Stillwells in the Village for appetizers and an extensive selection of beer, wine and spirits.

The Cave

NIGHTLIFE FOR ALL AGES

40789 Village Dr. 909-878-0500 Featuring live music, club nights and comedy nights throughout the year in an intimate venue with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. (see ad page 44)

The Cowboy Steakhouse & Saloon

AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA – BIG BEAR TIME TRIAL

Big Bear Heritage Parade

40433 Lakeview Dr. 909-866-1486 A Big Bear favorite offering mountain elegance and a full bar with happy hour.

Big Bear Funplex 40679 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3866 Fun for the entire family, including lazer tag and miniature golf. (see ad page 28)

The Bowling Barn 40625 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-2695 Fun for all ages. Glow bowling, arcade, full sports bar and karaoke. (see ad page 28)

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JUL

Old Miners Fawnskin Doo Dah Parade & Loggers & Miners Jubilee

Fireworks Spectacular JULY 4, 2015 See one of California’s top-ranked pyrotechnic displays reflected on Big Bear Lake. Fireworks are fully supported by financial donations from the community.

Big Bear Lake Independence Day Fair JULY 4-6, 2015 The fair features live outdoor entertainment, arts, crafts, a variety of vendors, outdoor beer garden, BBQ and activities for the kids.

JULY 18, 2015 Famous as the world’s shortest parade, and one of Big Bear Old Miners Days’ wackiest traditions. The parade is followed by a BBQ and Loggers & Miners Jubilee, a festival of logging contests and more.

Old Miners Ride ‘n’ Tie Mountain Bike Races JULY 18, 2015 Recreating days gone by when burros were raced through Big Bear Valley. Now, twoperson teams of bike riders race a single bike through a 10-mile loop in Fawnskin.

Music in the Mountains Summer Concert Series

JULY 11, 2015 Paddle races, clinics, demos, vendor expo on Big Bear Lake, at an elevation of 6,700 feet.

JULY 18, 2015 Live music all summer among the pines and starry skies. The best tribute bands light up the stage at the Discovery Center’s outdoor amphitheater. Proceeds help heal our local mountains.

Old Miners Big Bear Chili Cookoff & BrewFest

Spirits of the West Brewsfest – National Day of the Cowboy

JULY 11, 2015 Sanctioned by the International Chili Society. Enjoy great chili, craft beers, and artisan wines, live bluegrass music, food, vendors and the annual Outhouse Race!

JULY 18, 2015 50+ spirit and beer sampling, action shooters, kids’ activities, arts & craft vendors and live music. Benefits St. Joseph’s Food Pantry. (see ad page 48)

Big Bear MTB Gran Fondo and Grizzly 100 JULY 25, 2015 The MTB Gran Fondo is a premier endurance mountain bike event with rides for all levels Rides for all levels. The Grizzly 100 is the Ultra Endurance Race series event for professional mountain bike racers.

Big Bear Cycling Festival JULY 25 – AUGUST 2, 2015 A weeklong cycling festival in the mountains offers guided and organized rides, bike demos, social activities, kids’ cycling events and more!

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS AND MISS LIBERTY PADDLEWHEEL TOUR BOAT © PINE KNOT MARINA

Big Bear Paddlefest

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Tour de Big Bear

AUGUST 1, 2015 Spectacular scenery and rider support awaits 25, 50, 70 or 100 mile cycling stages. Enjoy over-the-top amenities while riding portions of the 2010, 2012 and 2015 AMGEN Tour of California routes! Southern California’s favorite cycling event!

Big Bear Renaissance Faire AUGUST 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 2015 An authentic recreation of an English Summer Faire. Meet the queen and her court; see jesters and jousters; enjoy a Renaissance-style feast; shop for trinkets.

Music in the Mountains Summer Concert Series AUGUST 1 & 29, 2015 Enjoy live music all summer long among the pines and starry skies. The best tribute bands light up the stage at the Discovery Center’s outdoor amphitheater. Proceeds help heal our local mountains.

Big Bear Fun Run AUGUST 7-9, 2015 More than 500 vintage autos, muscle cars, roadsters, hot rods, and customs on display for a Show and Shine event followed by a late afternoon cruise around the lake.

C.A.T.S. presents Silent Movie Under The Stars AUGUST 15, 2015 Starring Bob Salisbury on the theatre organ! Bob Salisbury will present the classic silent movie, Peter Pan, outside at the C.A.T.S. Warehouse Theater. Dinner prepared by The Broadway Café is included.

SEP

Oktoberfest

HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN THE VILLAGE © DANNY ENGER

WEEKENDS, SEPTEMBER 19– OCTOBER 31, 2015 Eins, zwei, drei, g‘suffa! Celebrate friends, family and good times at the annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest. (see ad page 48)

Endure the Bear SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 Starts in the Village and follows pristine National Forest trails on the south shore of Big Bear Lake. Includes 30K and 15K as well as a 5K Family Fun Run & Walk.

Run for the Grizzlies SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 A motorcycle poker run fundraiser supporting the grizzly bears at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo.

Fall Village Wine Walk SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 Stroll from merchant to merchant, tasting selected wines. Hors d’oeuvres are served in most locations, and the evening is all about mingling with old friends and meeting new ones.

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival DATE TBD, 2015 Independent feature-length films, student films, shorts, documentaries, family films, animation, and digital films. 

OCT

North Shore Half Marathon OCTOBER 3, 2015 The Big Bear Lake North Shore Half Marathon showcases the scenic beauty of Big Bear Lake’s north shore featuring three running race with a Hawaiian Island beach theme.

Big Bear Lake Troutfest OCTOBER 3-4, 2015 Anglers can win big at the Troutfest, with over $100,000 worth of prizes in cash, awards, and merchandise.

Flashlight Safari Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015 (weather permitting) Bring your flashlight to view the zoo’s nocturnal animals. Learn about their feeding habits, night vision, and more.

Oktoberfest WEEKENDS, SEPTEMBER 19– OCTOBER 31, 2015 Eins, zwei, drei, g‘suffa! Celebrate friends, family and good times! Take a break from your responsibilities and surrender to the spirit of the annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest. (see ad page 48)

NOV

C.A.T.S. presents Holiday Christmas Show

NOVEMBER 13 – 29, 2015 The Christmas show runs for 11 performances at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.

Turkey Trot NOVEMBER 26, 2015 Bring the family to this 3, 6 or 9-mile run with plenty of activities. Come ready to have fun and dressed in your best bear or turkey costume. Earn your turkey dinner by burning a few calories Thanksgiving morning!

Santa’s Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting Ceremony NOVEMBER 27, 2015 An old-fashioned Christmas gathering with strolling musicians, Victorian-style carolers, children’s choirs, Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and of course, Santa Claus.

Mountain Christmas Boutique NOVEMBER 27-29, 2015 Unique high-country shopping experience with holiday flair. Vendors sell handmade goods and unique one-of-a-kind gifts. (see ad page 48)

DEC

Christmas in the Village NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 24, 2015 An old-fashioned Christmas gathering with strolling musicians, Victorian-style carolers, children’s choirs, and of course, Santa Claus.

Victorian Steampunk Winter Fest DECEMBER 5-6, 2015 Victorian Christmas shopping with Steampunk flair. Entertainment, games, food, mulled wines and ciders.

Halloween in the Village

New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade

OCTOBER 31, 2015 The Village of Big Bear Lake offers the safest place for trick-or-treating, with more than 50 places to stop for candy. Walk the village to see all the horrors and entertainment it has to offer. Dress in costume to fulfill your sweet tooth!

DECEMBER 31, 2015 Head to Snow Summit for the spectacular sight of skiers and snowboarders gliding down the mountain in a steady stream of torchlights. Later, join friends at either Snow Summit or Bear Mountain for a fun New Year’s Eve celebration.

Fall Fest SEPTEMBER 5-6, 2015 Labor Day weekend celebration of the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Live entertainment, games, artisans, and vendors. (see ad page 48)

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Jeanine Hart – Mountain Lake Properties

Real Estate Jane Brayton – Mountain Lake Properties

Gary Doss – RE/Max Big Bear

571 Pine Knot Ave. 909-915-4980 BRE#01269899 BigBearPropertyList.com My local experience is your piece of mind.

Tim Brigham – Team Big Bear Real Estate 42149 Big Bear Blvd. 909-744-4177 BRE#01346502 TeamBigBearRealEstate.com Specializing in second homes, vacation rentals and other investment properties.

Big Bear’s scenic beauty is so mesmerizing you’ll want your very own dream home in the mountains. Contact a Big Bear realtor to view your future lakeside retreat or forest hideaway.

626 Pine Knot Ave. 909-659-7200 BRE#01416748 BigBearSold.com Premier mountain living specialists.

Lauri Downing – Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s International Realty 596 Pine Knot Ave. 951-520-6331 BRE#01277799 BigBearRealEstate4Sale.com Beyond the extraordinary.

Mike Dolan & Associates – Keller Williams

Linda J. Ford – Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s International Realty

42149 Big Bear Blvd., Suite A 909-866-6453 BRE#00752899 BigBearProperties.com Over 35 years of real estate experience in Big Bear.

596 Pine Knot Ave. 909-913-1071 BRE#00785838 BigBearProperty.net Experienced in the art of selling real estate.

571 Pine Knot Ave. 888-686-7767 BRE#00783425 MountainLakeProperties.com Looking for a great cabin? We know where they are!

Annette Karnes – Karnes Realty Group – Keller Williams 42149 Big Bear Blvd. 909-800-4365 BRE#01321972 AnnetteKarnes.com Your real estate team – providing excellent customer service for a smooth transaction.

Joe & Ana Kovich – Big Bear Team Realty Big Bear Lake 909-521-0330 BRE#01380722 BRE#01827318 BigBearTeam.com Specializing in lakefronts, second homes and vacation rental properties.

Patrick Lane – Century 21 Bonnie Blue 42692 Moonridge Rd. 909-585-6535 BRE#01399770 MoonridgeRealEstate.com Selling cabins to castles with several locations to serve you!

Erin Lanza – Big Bear Real Estate RE/Max Big Bear 41114 Big Bear Blvd. 909-744-2291 BRE#01825817 BigBearRealEstate.com Your expert in revenue generating vacation rental investments in Big Bear.

Karen Lavrouhin & Noodles – Boulder Bay Real Estate 39168 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-9888 BRE#01442081 YourBigBearHome.com Sellers save 1% commission. Ask me how!

Rahill Real Estate Group – Keller Williams 42149 Big Bear Blvd. 909-547-4402 BRE#01705202 SearchBigBearRealEstate.com Masters of Internet marketing!

40588 Village Dr. 909-435-5155 BRE#01445693 RealEstate-BigBear.com Our local knowledge delivers excellent results.

Ken Simonds – Realty Executives Big Bear 42672 Moonridge Rd. 714-336-1786 BRE#01877829 KenSimonds.com Ken and Cathy are committed to going above and beyond!

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Big Bear

1845

The Valley is Discovered Benjamin Wilson led a posse to search for Indians who had been raiding ranches in Riverside. Their search led them into the mountains. Once they reached the top of the mountain range they found the valley was swarming with grizzly bear, which is how Big Bear Valley earned its name.

1855-1859

Early Gold Gold is found in Big Bear Valley in 1855. By 1859 the first recorded mining is underway at Starvation Flats, near what is now the intersection of Division and Big Bear Blvd.

HISTORY 1888-1911

New Roads and Lodging Increase Travel to the Valley The Valley’s first resort lodging, the Bear Valley Hotel is opened. In 1908 the first circular trip through the mountains in an automobile was made and was completed in an amazing, 13 hours and 17 minutes. In 1911 construction is completed on a new dam replacing the old rock dam and tripling the amount of water stored in the lake.

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Grizzly Bears Disappear Due to unregulated hunting, the grizzly bear’s native population was killed off.

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The Gold Rush and Cattle Boom In 1860, a bear hunter named William Holcomb discovered gold in the back country after tracking the bear’s blood trail to a creek filled with flakes of gold. Soon enough Southern California’s largest gold rush was on. Cattle ranching began in 1879 where the present rodeo grounds are located at Shay Meadow. Cattle would expand to a big business in the Valley.

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Big Bear Builds a Dam and Creates a Lake Frank Brown begins construction on a dam across the Valley to capture water in a reservoir to supply citrus farms in Redlands. The dam was 300 feet long, 60 feet high and held 25,000 acre feet of water. Water began flowing in 1885.

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Tourism Escalates as the Film Industry Discovers Big Bear The fledgling film industry discovered Big Bear to be an inexpensive place to make films and the popularity of Big Bear as a tourist destination boomed. An auto line started bringing hundreds of tourists to Big Bear. By 1914 the Crest Highway is completed which provided a relatively easy circular trip through the mountains. Tourism began in earnest with the onset of the automobile and the establishment of highways. In 1920 the community now boasted 600 cabins. By 1921 there was a building boom with 80 new homes, and 24 resorts and camps around the lake. In 1924 a concrete bridge was built across the dam to connect the new south shore road to the Village and the Rim of the World Highway. By 1925 better roads and transportation increased the number of resorts to over 200.

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Winter Facilities are Built and Launches a New Era In 1928 a competition ski jump was built in the hills just west of the Village near Paine Road where the Elk’s Lodge is today. In 1938, to increase winter tourism, a newly formed Park District built a toboggan run with a sling lift on “Lynn Hill” behind the Village. The new winter facilities were a big success, causing more lodges and businesses to stay open year-round. The 30s and 40s saw an explosion of skiing and in 1949 the first ski resort opened.

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Snowmaking Keeps Ski Resorts Open All Winter Snowmaking proved a viable solution for the area when Rebel Ridge Ski Area began experimenting with it. Snow Summit was the first to install it extensively in 1961. Big Bear Lake’s water supply allowed for the ski resorts to operate all winter in the case of a lack of natural snow.

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Big Bear Mountain Resorts Creates a Snowboarders’ and Skiers’ Paradise. Snow Summit bought Bear Mountain, and became Big Bear Mountain Resorts which created a dual mountain paradise for snowboarders and skiers to enjoy.

Hollywood’s Natural Back Lot Big Bear Lake has a history with the movie industry that dates back almost as far as the inception of filmmaking itself – and was once a popular escape for movie stars and other Hollywood elite. Today, this area continues to thrive as a topnotch filming location that attracts TV and film crews from all over the world to shoot against our scenic backdrop. MOVIES FILMED IN BIG BEAR 1936 • Trail of the Lonesome Pine – Fred MacMurray & Sylvia Sidney 1939 • Gone with the Wind – Clark Gable & Vivian Leigh

TV SHOWS FILMED IN BIG BEAR Bonanza Lassie (series)

1950 • North to Alaska – John Wayne 1963 • Kissin’ Cousins – Elvis Presley

Daniel Boone (series) HR Pufnstuf

1983 • War Games – Matthew Broderick

General Hospital

1997 • Dr. Doolittle – Eddie Murphy

The King of Queens

1998 • City of Angels – Nicholas Cage

The Bachelorette

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Lodging choices range from full-service hotels to charming bed & breakfast inns to rustic cabins to luxurious vacation homes. Whether it’s lakefront, in the village or at the base of the slopes, you’ll be treated to a comfortable, pleasing atmosphere to fit your taste and budget.

Accommodations 41829 Switzerland Dr. 800-335-3729 Haus with a heart and Snow Summit in our backyard. Walk 200 feet and you are there! Nordic sauna, private bathrooms, balcony, refrigerator, microwave and WiFi. (see ad page 17)

Eagle’s Nest Bed & Breakfast and Lodge 41675 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-6465 A full log Bed & Breakfast Lodge and Cottage Suites with spa tubs, and woodburning fireplaces. A full breakfast is available. Owned and operated by a husband and wife team offering personalized service. Walk to slopes. (see ad page 17)

Windy Point Inn Lakefront Bed & Breakfast

Goldilocks Cottage Bed & Breakfast 41198 Pennsylvania Ave. 909-866-6923 Storybook cottage (3 rooms with private baths) located minutes from ski areas, village and lake. Cozy hide-a-way with feather beds, TVs, DVDs. Serving mountain breakfasts. Large deck for star gazing. (see ad page 17)

The Inn at Fawnskin Bed & Breakfast

39015 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-2746 The only lakefront Bed and Breakfast on the quiet north shore of Big Bear Lake. Contemporary inn, with great lake views from all rooms, private decks, and woodburning fireplaces. Full breakfast served every morning. Romance at its best! (see ad page 17)

Condominiums & Townhomes Bear View Chalets

Escape For All Seasons 41935 Switzerland Dr. #19 909-866-7504 Closest lodging to Snow Summit Mountain Resort! Two- and three-bedroom townhomes with kitchens and fireplaces. Minutes to the lake. Spas and free WiFi in some units.

Lagonita Lodge 183 Lagunita Ln. 909-866-6531 Lakefront property with fully contained one, two, and three-bedroom condos. Seasonal dock rights, indoor pool, weekly activities, adult recreation room with free computer service, and library. 1.5 miles from the Village. (see ad page 41)

Snow Lake Lodge 41579 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4694 We offer fully furnished condos with full kitchens, living rooms and two bathrooms per unit. Fireplaces, pool and spa. Complimentary activities and free WiFi. Centrally located—walking distance to the Village and Snow Summit.

Snow Summit Townhouse Rentals

1352 Club View Dr. 714-969-1848 Best winter location in Southern California. Fifty yards to the slopes. A short walk gets you to golf, zoo, hiking and mountain biking trails. Chalets offer unobstructed, indescribable mountain and ski slope views.

861 Thrush Dr. #44 909-866-2223 Closest lodging to Snow Summit Mountain Resort! Two- and three- bedroom townhomes with kitchens and fireplaces. Some units have slope views and spas. Seasonal pool and recreation room.

Knickerbocker Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Boulder Creek Resort

Northwoods Resort

869 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-878-9190 The largest vertical log cabin west of the Mississippi, the historic Knickerbocker Mansion offers 10 guest rooms, 2 suites, conference room and restaurant within walking distance to the Village. (see ad page 17)

760 Blue Jay Rd. 877-607-9547 At Boulder Creek Resort, enjoy great views and lake access while you let us take care of the rest. Our condos provide an unforgettable environment, from which you can make your vacation truly special. (see ad page 33)

40650 Village Dr. 909-866-3121 Experience true hotel service and amenities at this mountain resort in the Village. Features rustic décor reminiscent of a mountain sporting lodge. Local artisan crafted furnishings. Pool, spa and Stillwells Restaurant on site. Walk to lake.

880 Canyon Rd., Fawnskin 909-866-3200 Located on the peaceful north shore of Big Bear Lake, the Inn offers rustic elegance in its beautifully appointed rooms, complete with lake views, warm ambiance and fabulous breakfasts. (see ad page 17)

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Accommodations Private Home & Cabins Big Bear Cool Cabins 40375 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7374 Escape to beautiful Big Bear with mild summer temperatures and snowy winters. For the time you do spend indoors, make sure it’s a premium vacation rental from Big Bear Cool Cabins. (see ad page 14)

Big Bear Luxury Properties 40641 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4691 Rustic to luxury cabins with locations near ski slopes and the heart of the Village. Lakefront and lake views available. Amenities offered include hot tubs, WiFi, pool tables. Dog-friendly. Accommodations for 2-16 people. (see ad page 45)

Big Bear Vacations 41693 Big Bear Blvd. 800-279-4906 With over 300 vacation rentals, we have the perfect place for your ideal mountain experience. Our team at Big Bear Vacations is focused on ensuring you make memories that will last a lifetime. (see ad pages 2-3)

Cal-Pine Vacation Rentals 41545 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2574 Cal-Pine offers vacation rentals in the Big Bear Lake area able to accommodate up to eight guests, throughout every one of our beautiful seasons. (see ad page 23)

Gold Rush Resort Rentals 40016 Big Bear Blvd. 800-363-8303 Our warm hospitality offers unparalleled customer service with the cleanest cabins and year-round specials. Full kitchens, baths, hot tubs, pet-friendly, rustic cabins, luxury homes throughout Big Bear. Near the Village, lake, and slopes. (see ad page 59)

Grey Squirrel Vacation Homes 39372 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4335 Rentals close to the Grey Squirrel Resort, great for groups of all sizes with access to the park-like resort facilities and seasonal pool. Homes and condominiums with lake views, or upscale with pool tables and spas. (see ad page 25)

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RS Vacations 436 W. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City 909-585-1025 Lovely, well maintained homes with our guests’ comfort in mind. Expect personal attention from our experienced, friendly staff. Convenient locations. Lakefront properties and mountain or lake view properties. Private outdoor hot tubs, game rooms and pet-friendly cabins available.

Resort Town Rentals

Bay Meadows Resort

40585 Big Bear Blvd. #4 909-878-0119 Come stay with us in a well-priced quality home. 1-8 bedrooms on the lake. Walk to slopes. Near hiking trails and close to Village. Cozy, romantic cabins, boat docks, spas, game rooms, free WiFi. Pet-friendly.

39756 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4666 Upscale accommodations. Our mission is to offer superb customer service and cleanliness. Fully equipped kitchens. Seasonal pool and spa. Sauna. Wheelchair accessible rooms. Free WiFi. Walk to lake. 1 ½ miles to the Village.

Village Reservations Service 713 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8583 Best selection of top quality vacation rentals. Specializing in Big Bear cabin rentals offering personalized service. Breathtaking lakefront estates with boat docks, and Moonridge ski chalets with most near ski resorts. Some with spas and pet-friendly. (see ad page 21)

Resort Cabins 3 Pines Lodge 39280 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105 This 1949 lodge is nestled among the pines in historic Boulder Bay. Campground style setting. Kitchens, fireplaces, BBQs. Hiking and snow sledding across the street. Walk to lake and Boulder Bay Park. Pet-friendly. (see Cabins 4 Less ad page 24)

Adorable Village Cabins 40849 Pedder Rd. 909-866-3105 Cozy honeymoon style vintage cabins, some with spas. Gas fireplaces and kitchenettes.  Just steps to the Village, and a two-minute drive to skiing. Enjoy all the activities of the Village and some marinas without driving. (see Cabins 4 Less ad page 24)

Bear Creek Resort 40210 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0220 Large updated property with recently renovated cabins that sleep 2-16. Dogfriendly, large heated pool, and full kitchens. The Events Center at Bear Creek on-site is perfect for weddings, group meetings, concerts, and reunions. (see ad page 22)

Big Bear Manor Spa Cabins 40393 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-6800 Rustic and romantic cabins with spa tubs for two. Enjoy the ambiance of wood-burning fireplaces in every cabin surrounded by river rock and knotty pine interiors. Approximately ¼ mile from the Village and the lake. (see ad page 24)

Black Forest Lodge 41121 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2166 Nestled on 3.5 wooded acres. Spa cabins, spa suites and family chalets available. Hair and nail salon on premises. Walk to Village, lake and restaurants. Two blocks from park, swim beach and tennis courts. Pet-friendly! CONTINUED ON PAGE 54 >>

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Accommodations

Blue Horizon Lodge 638 Edgemoor Rd. 909-366-0089 Great customer service. Clean, comfortable individual cottages that are cozy and quiet. Full kitchens, X-Box 360, games, and movies. Seasonal pool on 1 ¼ acres. Pet-friendly. 200 yards to lake, five minutes to the Village and slopes.

Cabins 4 Less 39166 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105 Step back in time with these very rustic cabins, part of the old Camp Hollywood studio. Campground style setting. The Christmas cabins! Fireplaces, fullyequipped kitchens. One mile to Village and lake, five miles to slopes. Pet-friendly. (see ad page 24)

Grey Squirrel Resort

Quail Cove Lakeside Lodge

39372 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4335 The Grey Squirrel Resort offers a park-like setting with heated pool (seasonal) and indoor spa. Bring your family for reunions, individuals and group gatherings. All new flat-screens and free WiFi. (see ad page 25)

39117 North Shore Dr. (Hwy. 38), Fawnskin 909-866-5957 Located on the north shore of Big Bear Lake on the water’s edge in a quiet park setting. Fully equipped kitchens and wood-burning fireplaces. Close to many great fishing spots and hiking trails. (see ad page 33)

Holiday Haven

Shore Acres Lodge

39252 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-3105 Cozy cabins nestled among the tall pines in the beautiful Boulder Bay area of Big Bear Lake. Campground style setting. Individual cabins with fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens and BBQs. Walk to lake and kayaking. Pet-friendly. (see Cabins 4 Less ad page 24)

Lakeview Lodge and Townhomes

Cal-Pine Chalets 41545 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2574 Great for families. Located on an acre of land offering individual cozy mountain cabins. Fireplaces, kitchens, cable TV, and free Internet. Centrally located one mile east of the Village, five blocks to Snow Summit, the lake and Swim Beach. (see ad page 23)

Castle Wood Cottages 547 Main St. 909-866-2720 Unique lodging experience with romanticthemed cabins in a quiet setting near the Village, minutes from marinas and slopes. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the cabin’s spa tubs warmed by the glow of a fireplace.

Creek Runners Lodge 374 Georgia St. 909-866-7473 Romantic cabins for two with large water-fall Jacuzzis. Large cabins for groups. Accommodations for up to 15-20 people. Hot tubs, kitchens, fireplaces, BBQs, horseshoes, and ping-pong tables. Across the street from park, beach and lake.

40090 Lakeview Dr. 888-838-2327 Enjoy all Big Bear has to offer on two acres of shady pine, lakefront property. Stay in one of 12 pet-friendly cabins, fully equipped with BBQ, sun deck, a wood-burning fireplace, and seasonal pool. (see Big Bear Vacations ad pages 2-3)

Timberline Lodge

728 Paine Rd. 877-346-3841 Only a short walk from the village and lake, these cabins and condos are the perfect retreat for couples and families—or let us customize your stay for large groups up to 75 people. (see Big Bear Vacations ad pages 2-3)

39921 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4141 Comfortable cabins situated amidst tall pines. Pet-friendly and offering spacious children’s play yard with original items from Santa’s Village. Heated seasonal pool, free Wi-Fi. Full kitchens available. Located across the street from the lake.

Lakewood Cabins

Tulip Lane Cabins

586 Main St. 858-753-8188 Spacious, quiet and private. Located away from the noise yet convenient to the lake, Village and Snow Summit. Very friendly staff. On-call 24 hours. Kitchen with coffee station. BBQ grill, children’s playground and free WiFi.

Majestic Moose Lodge 39328 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-2435 Enjoy the mountain and the lake from one of our comfortable, unique cabins or motel rooms. Nestled on three well-treed acres. Great for groups and families. Fireplaces, kitchens, hot tubs. One block to marina.

Pine Knot Guest Ranch Cabins 908 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-6500 Private cabins on two acres with wood burning fireplaces and in-room spas. We are pet-friendly and just a 5-minute walk to the Village. Also, vacation homes that accommodate up to 12 guests.

742 Tulip Ln. 909-866-3105 Cozy individual cabins. Two-person honeymoon style cabins with spas available. Fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens and log interiors. Walk to National Forest with free sledding. One mile from the Village, five miles to slopes. Pet-friendly. (see Cabins 4 Less ad page 24)

Wolf Creek Resort 41421 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0220 Offering private cabins and motel accommodations. The Wolf Den sleeps 34 people. Indoor spa and heated seasonal pool. Full kitchens. Vineyard and wine room on-site. Minutes from slopes, the lake and the Village. (see ad page 22)

Resort Lodges Big Bear Village Lodge 546 Pine Knot Ave. 909-366-0998 Big Bear’s most convenient accommodations, located in the Village, near the lake and across from restaurants. Huge, onebedroom, cabin-like condominium suites with full kitchens and fireplaces. In-room spas available. Lobby Indie film theater.

Guhos Ranch 886 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-866-6636 If you’re looking for a breathtaking retreat in Big Bear Lake, then Guhos Ranch is your home away from home. For over 25 years, Guhos Ranch has offered a Big Bear destination you’ll never forget.

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Hillcrest Lodge

Motel 6

40241 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-7330 Cabins, suites, motel rooms and cottage. Fireplaces, kitchens, flat screen TVs with DVD. BBQs and ping-pong. Pet-friendly. Walk to Village, Alpine Slide, bike rentals, restaurants, brewery and trails.

42899 E. Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-6666 We offer clean and comfortable rooms and friendly service with a smile. Petfriendly. Seasonal pool. Free morning coffee. Located directly across the street from Oktoberfest festivities and 3 miles from both ski resorts.

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Honey Bear Lodge and Cabins 40994 Pennsylvania Ave. 909-866-7825 Nestled in a wooded setting away from highway noise. Lake views from most of property. Large picnic and BBQ area. Playground for children. Complimentary in-room coffee and tea. Free WiFi. Walk to Village and lake.

Kleine Haus Lodge 41095 Big Bear Blvd. 909-520-7591 Perfect for romantic getaways. Spacious suites are beautifully theme decorated and include spa tubs, king beds, kitchenette and coffee bar. Walk to Village, and just minutes from the lake and slopes.

Lakefront for Less 40570 Simonds Dr. 909-866-3105 Condo complex on the lake and near the Village. All have lake views from private patios. Fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens. Two-person units and a large two-story unit. Walk to Village and marina. Two miles to slopes. (see Cabins 4 Less ad page 24)

Lakeview Forest Resort 40715 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-8200 Lakeview Forest Resort is located within walking distance of Big Bear Lake, several marinas and the Village shopping and dining attractions. The property has five cozy cabins with two bedrooms and two baths in each. (see Big Bear Vacations ad pages 2 and 3)

Robinhood Resort 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4643 Located in the Village, across the street from the lake. We offer cozy wood-burning fireplaces, private in-room spas. Restaurant on-site with a 120-person capacity banquet center, making resort ideal for groups. Free WiFi. (see ad pages 28 and 29)

Sherwood Forest 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4643 Located in the Village, across the street from the lake. We offer gas-burning fireplaces, mini-kitchens, air conditioning. Restaurant on-site with a 120-person capacity banquet center, making resort ideal for groups. Free WiFi. (see Robinhood Resort ad pages 28 and 29)

Travelodge 39471 Big Bear Blvd. 909-878-0125 Clean, comfortable accommodations at a reasonable rate. Part of the Wyndham Hotel network, the largest hotel network in the world. Complimentary continental breakfast. Seasonal pool and spa. Pool table, basketball, horseshoes. Free WiFi.

Wishing Well 40797 Big Bear Blvd. 909-866-4643 Small, charming inn in the heart of the Village, across the street from the lake. This relaxing hideaway has a large common patio perfect for socializing. Restaurant on-site. Free WiFi. (see Robinhood Resort ad pages 28 and 29)

Hostels Big Bear Hostel 527 Knickerbocker Rd. 909-866-8900 Budget accommodations in the Village. Ideal for individuals, families or group retreats of up to 50 people! Private rooms with lake views for 1-8. Full kitchens. Game room. BBQ, picnic tables, playground. One mile to Snow Summit.

ITH Big Bear Mountain Adventure Lodge 657 Modoc Dr. 909-866-2532 The oldest active lodge on the mountain, yet offering all the modern amenities. Affordable lodging for groups and nightly budget travelers! Free cooked meals and guided adventures provided. Private rooms and dorm rooms available.

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$$ 150

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855-366-0800

$$ 66

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800-693-0018 21 $ 1000

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909-366-0998

$$ 36

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909-866-6636

$$ 12

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909-866-7330

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909-866-7825

$$ 86

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909-520-7591

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800-651-4537 24 $

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Lakeview Forest Resort

909-866-8200

$$ 20

Motel 6

909-585-6666

$ 408

Robinhood Resort

800-990-9956 28/29 $$ 81

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800-990-9956 28/29 $$ 54

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909-878-0125

Wishing Well

800-990-9956 28/29 $$ 42

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909-866-8900

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909-866-2532

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Any ratings indicated by the Big Bear Visitors Bureau (“BBVB”) central reservation service personnel, on BBVB’s website(s) and/or in BBVB sponsored print material, including this guide, reflect a review by the BBVB as to the individual lodging provider’s availability of amenities and overall cleanliness only. The information used to determine the ratings is believed to have been accurate on the date of review, however, the BBVB hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and title. The BBVB’s review specifically does not include inspection for safety or compliance with applicable codes or regulations. The BBVB is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any lodging provider or for any personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting there from.

Pets Need Vacations, Too! Your lovable, four-legged friends can vacation with you, thanks to a number of pet-friendly accommodations in Big Bear Lake. Our mountain setting is ideal for pets because it allows them an opportunity to get back to nature and experience the great outdoors. Most lodging facilities in Big Bear that are pet-friendly accept all types of pets. Please see the lodging guide above for pet-friendly lodging, or log onto BigBear.com/places-to-stay/pet-friendly/

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