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Local event calendar and highway information for lodging guests, groups and all mountain travelers.
Family friendly places to stay with your pet in Big Bear Lake California. Year-round AAA approved resort and cabin facilities designed to accommodate & provide amenities and activities for groups of 20 to 200 in the heart of scenic Big Bear Lake.
GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES RESORT OFFERS AAA APPROVED PRIVATE CABIN LODGING JUST A BLOCK FROM THE LAKE AND RIGHT BETWEEN ALL THREE MAJOR SKI RESORTS.
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Returns this Fall! Weekends through Nov. 3, 2018
Located in the mountain town of Big Bear Lake, our quaint celebration has always
been based on the lore of the world's original Oktoberfest. Over the years, the
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renown for its own traditions and
old-world ambience, celebrating friends, family and good times. A festival like no
other, guests are treated to authentic German entertainment; feast on Brats and
Knockwursts direct from the German butcher; and enjoy the very same beers
poured at Munich's Oktoberfest for more than 150 years!
Sleep relaxed on TempurPedic beds at cool Big Bear Lake - temperature is
22-28 degrees cooler than the valley below at world famous Golden Bear Cottages
Big Bear Resort is Southern California's home for cool mountain fun. Beat the heat and come experience cool alpine good times this week. In addition to bike park events and camps, we have Glow Golf, trail
running, movie nights, and the Kids Adventure Games coming up.
Find your groove and get into it before summer weather is over.
October 15, 2018- Big Bear preparing for possible heavy rains from future El Nino storms.
10-15-18 snow. Big Bear Lake travelers are booking FALL & WINTER dates
Autumn is one of the best times for a Mountain Lake Escape to Big Bear.
Gather family and friends to experience the Falltacular, a celebration of pumpkin spice,
the glory of mountain sweater weather and the best Oktoberfest this side of Munich.
Pineknot Trail begins at the Aspen Glen Picnic area. In the fall, you'll get an eyeful of brilliant yellow at the trailhead with the more subtle autumn colors of the oaks as you get further up the trail. The red-barked manzanita is covered in berries that attract local deer early in the morning and at sundown. Plenty of photo ops. The trail crosses the road at the 2N08, skirts alongside Deer Group Camp and you wind up at the 2N10 where another sign will direct you to Grandview Point. Follow this trail for another quarter mile and you will top out at 7,784' with spectacular views of Mt. San Gorgonio. There are a lot of elevation changes on this trail, with beautiful forest views.
Intermediate/Difficult | 6-mile hike or ride | Round trip
Golden Autumn Leaves: Castle Rock Trail: Photo Credit: Ruth Hager
Castle Rock Trail
On Castle Rock Trail you'll wind your way through a dense forest trail of pine and oak trees. Scramble up impressive boulder outcroppings for panoramic views of Big Bear Lake. The autumn leaves make Castle Rock Trail a favorite fall hike for locals and visitors. This trail has a steep climb that will get your heart pumping for the first half-mile and then levels out as you make your way towards Castle Rock.
Intermediate | 2-mile hike | Round trip
For more information on Big Bear Lake and launching visit: Big Bear Municipal Water District
Big Bear Lake is still open and the 2018 season promises to the best Fall we've seen in years.
The lake is up over five feet from last year and we still have a lot more snow in the mountains
that will produce good runoff, filling the lake even more.
For more information on Big Bear Lake and launching visit: Big Bear Municipal Water District
Summit Bike Park - OPEN 4 FALL
As the premier MTB destination in Southern California, Snow Summit has a diverse mix of trails and terrain for riders of all ages and ability levels, including a gravity fed park with lift-served access to six trails and a Skill Builder Park with pump tracks, jump line, and pro line. Riders can also explore 60+ miles of cross-country trails that are directly accessible from the Summit base and mountaintop areas.
Save on Scenic Sky Chair & Bike Park Lift Tickets...
Autumn in Big Bear is filled with fun for the whole family. From old-fashioned hayrides and a Sunflower Spiral at Bear Valley Farms to the newest high-flying fun at Action Tours, the 'Pumpkin Smash'. Peek in on the animals at night with a Flashlight Safari at the Zoo at the Zoo and learn all about wolves at Wolf Awareness Day.
Fall hikes in the forest and mountain bike rides down the Alpine Pedal Path are spectacular at this time of year. Fall Color Tours in Big Bear. Fall Outdoor Adventures in Big Bear. Trees change colors in Big Bear Lake, CA. Experience fall in its true beauty by watching the leaves change in Big Bear Lake, CA.
Another way to see the beauty of Big Bear in the fall is with a tour. See the colors of the season splashed along the shore with a 90-minute tour on board the Miss Liberty or the Big Bear Pirate Ship. Fly over the forest with Helicopter Big Bear to get spectacular views of the colorful tapestry of leaves changing on the trees below.
Glide up the mountain on the Scenic Sky Chair and get a glimpse of fall colors before the snow flies. Take a guided 4x4 tour with Big Bear Jeep Experience or Action Tours - Segway special Fall Colors Tour and drive right through the autumn leaves.
Throughout October everything gets a little spookier with the Big Bear Scare. Check out the Haunted Hayrides when 'Scare Valley Farms' comes alive with the 'undead'. Boo at the Zoo is perfect for little ones who want to parade around in their costumes and Halloween in The Village is a Trick-or-Treat tradition for the entire family… yes, even your pet.
Trees Change Colors In The Village of Big Bear Lake, CA
Fall Outdoor Adventures Big Bear. The Village in downtown Big Bear Lake is lined with scarlet red maples and bright yellow cottonwoods. Quaint shops are filled with the warmer colors of the season and the menus switch over to heartier fare. In the evening, you can stroll through the lamplit Village and warm yourself beside one of the softly-glowing firepits.
The Big Bear Village Scarecrow Festival is mid-September through early November and features creative fall scarecrow displays throughout The Village, adding even more autumn charm to our central shopping and dining hub.
Autumn Hiking and Mountain Biking Adventures in Big Bear. Fall Outdoor Adventures Big Bear.
A couple enjoys a hike in one of the many hiking spots in and around Big Bear Lake, California
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of adventures to be had. Three of the best trails for hiking in Big Bear Lake and mountain biking to view fall color are on the South Shore; Town Trail, Pine Knot Trail and Castle Rock Trail.
You can drive, hike or ride up Mill Creek Rd./Skyline Trail (2N10) to Bluff Lake Reserve for a quiet walk through some of the prettiest autumn scenery in Big Bear. Hike the Siberia Creek Trail from the Champion Lodgepole Pine and see the forest floor covered with brilliant yellow and rust-colored ferns.
For the avid camper, Pineknot Campground is open until late October and Serrano Campground is open until the end of November.
Fall Fishing in Big Bear Lake.
A fisherman enjoys a nice fall day fishing on Big Bear Lake
Throw on your favorite plaid flannel, grab your Stanley thermos, find your lucky fishing pole and head up to Big Bear Lake. The fish are definitely biting this season. Set up your camp chair on the shoreline and settle in for a relaxing day of fishing in Big Bear Lake. Along the North Shore there are popular places to drop a line, especially close to the dam. The marinas close in late October, so try one of the local sporting goods stores for bait and tackle in November.
Fall is a perfect time to surprise your special someone with an autumn getaway to Big Bear Lake. Book a rustic cabin nestled in the forest or a beautiful hotel suite with all the modern conveniences. Pamper yourselves with a romantic dinner for two followed by an in-room couples' massage. Bring your favorite bottle of wine to share in front of a roaring fireplace. For romantic outdoor adventure, pack a picnic, grab a trail map and head out to Pine Knot Trail for a day of playing in the woods. Rent a bike or kayak for a day of leisurely pedaling or paddling along the shore.
Hiking with dogs provides health benefits to both the pets and the owners, as well as deepening their bond through shared experiences. We've got you and Fido covered with dog friendly hikes in Big Bear
The Pet friendly cabins at Golden Bear Cottages have fenced yards 4 your pet
SPRING is already here, there's still time to make outdoor reservations for camping in Big Bear Lake National Forest Service camp grounds that book up in advance. Big Bear campgrounds April 1 to November 30! Both tent camping or RV camping. Big Bear's mild Summer temperatures make it a perfect escape for all ages of campers. Start planing your camping getaway by visiting: this campground reservation site
Big Bear Lake 2018 - Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer Events
Trails are open and we are here with the best deals on Lodging
Check Big Bear Weather report below Golden Bear Cottages offers our guests a propane fired group fire pit by reservation.
Big Bear Lake welcomes our guests and groups with open arms. AAA approved cabins in Big Bear Lake at Golden Bear Cottages family resort... We accommodate groups from 20 to 200 guests. Take a Big Bear lake bus tour and be our guest. Fascinating surroundings and colorful history of Big Bear Lake, California. Make your group's destination Big Bear for fun all year. Top AAA approved big cabins in Big Bear Lake
Big Bear bus schedule, Big Bear trolley and shuttle information. http://mountaintransit.org/big-bear-routes-and-schedules/big-bear-route-1/
ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Head up to cool Big Bear where the lake is filled with fun activities and the forest is perfect for learning about nature through the forest on one of our many trails.
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4 SEASON RESORT - BIG BEAR SETS THE STAGE
The natural alpine scenery that surrounds cool 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. Summer 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 46 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.
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 cool 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 as Team 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 serieschallenges 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 c ommunity 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.
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.
Snow Valley Mountain Resort is building Southern California's 1st and ONLY
High Speed, 6 Passenger, Detachable Lift which will open in December for
the 2018 Winter Season.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, photos, and video
of the All New Snow Valley Express!
FORECAST FROM GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES FOR SOUTHWESTERN BIG BEAR LAKE
Big Bear's Lake favorite family style cabins and group lodging vacation spot: world famous 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 http://goldenbear.net/big-bear-big-cabins_for-rent
Golden Bear Cottages is the only lodging resort to offer Tempur-Pedic queen beds.