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Posted: 19-Apr-15
Big Bear Lake is loaded with recreation, activities and group events all year round, things to do. Best places to stay for big cabins.
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Many big groups book up to two years in advance and returning groups usually book a year in advance to reserve their specific dates for AAA approved big cabins in Big Bear. #bigbear
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HAPPY SPRING! LONG RANGE FORECAST: RAIN-SNOW DAYS on APRIL 24,25,26

The Fish are Biting, The Trails are Opening and Here are the best deals on Discounted Lodging

Spring is upon us and Big Bear Lake is welcoming the sunshine and our guests and groups with open arms. 

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If you're looking for a close getaway to a different world this Spring, here are some traveler tips...


View many Big Bear Lake Family and Group Year-Round Activities BELOW:

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BIG BEAR SETS THE STAGE

The natural alpine scenery that surrounds Big Bear Lake, from lakeside to the mountaintops, creates stunning backdrops for events, which explains why so many events are held each year at the mountain resort. Summertime is the perfect fit for festivities, with a deep blue lake at center stage, thousands of shady trees swaying to the sounds of nature, and cool mountain breezes providing a natural air conditioning system for those looking to escape the heat.

BIG BEAR LAKE OKTOBERFEST

In the fall the most notable event is the annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, the highest-altitude Oktoberfest celebration in the United States. For 44 years, this event has attracted thousands of visitors to enjoy German food, imported brews, Bavarian bands, traditional dances and competitions, such as the Queen Stein Carrying Contest.

FILM FESTIVALS

Another fall staple is The Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. It's where cinema meets the fresh alpine air. It showcases the emerging talents of screenwriters and independent filmmakers on the silver screen, all brimming with creativity. For three days audience members choose from documentaries, shorts and feature-length films, some moving, some daring, some thought-provoking, and others downright hilarious. The film festival is also a forum for those interested in all aspects of the film industry. 

TROUT FISHING TOURNAMENTS

Of course the lake is teeming with rainbow trout, which means it's only natural to have fishing tournaments such as the May Trout Classic, Fishing for $50K and the October TroutfesT. There's even a way to win some big bucks! And all it takes is some fishing gear, bait, patience and a little luck. Anglers have the opportunity to catch a tagged trout worth $50,000 at Big Bear Lake's Fishin' for $50K Trout Derby in June.

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

It only makes sense to kick off the summer months with a celebration to honor the great outdoors. National Trails Day and National Get Outdoors Day (hosted by the Big Bear Discovery Center) does just that, providing both traditional and innovative new ways to experience mother nature up close and personal. Open Air Big Bear takes it to the next level by promoting a healthy lifestyle with events to inspire people to get outside and stay active with a series of outdoor events with "altitude," such asTeam Big Bear's Mountain Bike Shootouts, Gran Fondo, Big Bear Lake Paddlefest, Grizzly Stage Race and Endure the Bear Trail Run. In fact, the Open Air Big Bear series challenges individuals to the best of their abilities to finish each race to become part of "Conquer the Bear." It's a challenge that will change your life! Those looking for a more casual pace can choose from community group bike rides sponsored by the Big Bear Cycling Association or nature walks, canoe tours, and kayak tours offered by the Discovery Center every weekend from May to October.

SUMMERTIME ROLLS

Mothers are honored at a hotrod show dedicated to motherhood at the Moms and Rods Antique Car Show. Artists display fine works of art on the water's edge at the annual Art on the Lake. Wine aficionados and casual sippers alike venture into Big Bear Village to sample various wines and hors d'oeuvres at the Summer Wine Walk in the Village. The Big Bear Alpine Zoo gets into the act with a variety of events from its Old Time Bear Country Fair to the fun-filled Ice Cream Safari.

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

Each Fourth of July in Big Bear, thousands gather around the lake's 22 miles of shoreline to witness one of California's top-rated fireworks displays. This fireworks spectacular shoots off top-of-the-line fireworks that cascade over the lake creating a brilliant display of colors. It's a lengthy show of 30 minutes in duration, and can be viewed from a boat, around the lake and throughout Big Bear Valley. Don't miss the Rotary Club BBQ that offers an amazing lakefront view (sells out early, we recommend to pre-purchase tickets online) .

MUSIC FILLS THE AIR - SUMMER CONCERTS

All summer long the air is filled with music from rock 'n' roll concerts in the park to tribute bands at the Big Bear Discovery Center's woodsy amphitheater or at The Cave in the Village. Save the date to enjoy live music in a beautiful, outdoor forest setting at one of Big Bear Discovery Center's Music in the Mountains Summer Concert series. Music in the Mountains features a diverse mix of genres including rock, bluegrass, blues, western and even Celtic. The Cave in the Village is Big Bear's newest concert venue offering weekly live entertainment from original bands, tribute bands or comedians.

SPICE IT UP, CHILI TASTING COOK-OFF

If you're looking for a little zest to spice up your vacation then mark your calendar for the annual chili cook-off every July. This event draws more than 40 cooks from all over the southwest cooking up tasty concoctions, some mild and some with a zip. Visitors are invited to taste test, enjoy live music and entertainment, food and drinks in the Bartlett Parking Lot in the Big Bear Village.

VINTAGE BIG BEAR

In August, more than 500 vintage autos, dragsters, and custom coupes climb the mountain highways to congregate in the Big Bear Village for the popular annual two-day Antique Car Club Fun Run.



SNOWBOARD AND SKI CONTESTS AND WINTER HOLIDAY EVENTS

Snow covered mountains in winter means ski and snowboard competitions at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. Christmas in the Village kicks off the holiday season with strolling musicians, Victorian-style carolers, Christmas tree lighting ceremony and of course, Santa Claus. Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders descend down the mountain at Snow Summit's annual New Year's Eve torchlight parade.

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LONG RANGE FORECAST: RAIN-SNOW APRIL 24-26. UPDATE APRIL 19
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Verified historical forecast accuracy for Big Bear Lake, US 2004 through 2014.

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west in the evening.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 55. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: A slight chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Thursday: A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 35.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Friday: A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 38.

Friday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

Point Forecast:2 Miles WSW Big Bear Lake CA
 34.23°N 116.96°W (Approx. Elev. 7047 ft.)
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Big Bear's Lake family cabins and group lodging vacation spot: at Golden Bear Cottages
Golden Bear Cottages is pleased to offer many additional services for our guests including   group and retreat planning at our office located on our AAA approved, Diamond rated rustic resort property during your vacation or big retreat with us. See us for Big Bear Retreats for College and High school Sports Teams group travel and Track Clubs.  PLAN YOUR GROUP'S RETREATS NOW

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How much in advance should groups book lodging reservations? Many large and small groups book up to two years in advance and returning groups usually book a year in advance to reserve their specific dates. Click on the link below for family friendly group and retreat vacation rentals at world famous Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake.FOR BIG CABINS CALL TODAY 1- 800-461-1023  or 
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Our resort cabins are the only Big Bear Lake lodging certified clean by the world famous Rest Assured Corporation light inspection system. Big Bear Cabins For Rent at Golden Bear Cottages Retreat:

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Activities and events in the Big Bear Valley include hiking and trail information, mountain biking, running, guided Bald Eagle tours or off-road adventures. Team travel accommodations for sports teams and groups of all sizes are available. The Golden Bear Cottages Gift Shop and Visitor's Information Center is staffed with knowledgeable family associates (real local Big Bear people) who have answers to all of your questions, including the weather. They will direct you to the best information about family and group lodging, dining and how to find special group vacation values. You'll also find maps for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, swim beaches, parks, picnic and mountain recreational areas. Back country trail maps for the entire San Bernardino National Forest.  Stop by for directions to The Discovery Center, The Moonridge Zoo, the Big Bear Museum, the Big Bear Lake Preforming Arts Center, local marina discounts at Pleasure Point and our three ski resorts. Serving the travel accommodations needs of the sports team market and the entire youth and adult sports community: Baseball team travel, Softball Teams, Basketball Teams, Cheer Teams, Running Clubs. Golden Bear Cottages is your best place for Big Bear's big group cabin lodging and accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California

Track Clubs love to run at 7000 foot elevation in Big Bear Lake, California. Providing the best altitude fitness. Located in the mountains of western Big Bear Lake ... Our largest cabin, a seven bedroom guest lodge sleeps up to 24 guests, our 5 bedroom sleeps up to 18, our newly remodeled 4 bedroom has 4 fireplaces and sleeps up to 15, our various 3 bedroom cottages sleep up to 11, we have many 2 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 and our one bedroom cottages sleep up to 6 people. When we have larger retreats and team running camps for larger church and youth groups, they use some or all of our other 27 big cabins right here on our five acre resort at Golden Bear Cottages that accommodates over 200 guests for large group retreats in Big Bear Lake's biggest group cabins.