"We want something cabin-y." This is something I hear ALL the time. Most of my clients want to escape from the city to their mountain home that really feels mountainous. But here's the thing, you can still get that feeling without the bears and lacquered wood. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people love that look and it is important to decorate your home to fit your taste. But, if you're looking for something current or are hoping to maximize your rental potential, kicking that traditional cabin look may be the … [Read more...]
Looking to Ditch That Big Bear Cabin Look? Here’s Some Tips to Modernizing Your Mountain Home….
Sunrise in Meadowbrook Estates.
One of the many perks that comes with living on the East side of the Big Bear...... beautiful sunrises! … [Read more...]
Big Bear Winter Fun For Everyone!
Whether you're a skier, rider, sledding junkie or exercise enthusiast... Big Bear has it all! Sure... summer time is a bit on the warmer side, but that doesn't mean you have to be stuck indoors all winter long. You may be a full-timer or here on vacation, either way there are several ways to get up, get out and breathe some fresh air. Check it out... Bear Mountain and Snow Summit: Our two local ski resorts offer a wide range of ski/snowboard lessons, terrain for all abilities and a shuttle that will take you to … [Read more...]
Want to EARN your Big Bear Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s How.
It’s almost that time. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie… yep, it’s Thanksgiving! A day we all look forward to, especially when it comes to food. That being said, maybe a little jog would make you feel a bit better about indulging? If so, this year Big Bear has officially hopped on the Turkey Trot train and will be hosting its first annual run this Thanksgiving Day. The Big Bear Turkey Trot falls under the umbrella of Open Air Big Bear, and offers 3, 6, and 9 milers ranging from $35 - $45 (see … [Read more...]
Big Bear Holiday Schedule 2013
We feel fortunate to enjoy the holidays in the mountains. Here is a list of the major events going on around the Big Bear Valley. If you are new to the mountains, remember all activities are weather dependent. Check the forecast before leaving and carry chains throughout the winter season. The Community Arts Theater presents, “Christmas in the Mountains.” This is a musical variety show featuring an original play, “Scrooge of Starvation Flats.” The show is at the town hall, in the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts … [Read more...]
Tips for Buying Land in Big Bear
Buying a vacant parcel and building a home in Big Bear means having total control over every aspect of a house, from the foundation to the flooring to the views. There are many things that need to be considered when buying land in Big Bear. Will a hillside location make building costs prohibitive? Am I overbuilding for the area? Can I keep horses on the property? What’s the potential re-sale value? Who is the local building authority - City v.s County? The following is a list of things to consider when purchasing … [Read more...]
Increasing Property Values in Big Bear
We’ve enjoyed a summer with plenty of monsoonal rain. Fall temperatures are here, along with a couple inches of snow last night. If you take a drive around Big Bear, you’ll find trees heavily laden with apples and pears. This is a great time of year to plant apple trees and berry bushes. Besides providing a delightful harvest, improving your landscaping is an easy way to increase property value and boost curb appeal. A study done by Virginia Tech in 2007 showed that good landscaping can improve a home’s resale … [Read more...]
Big Bear’s Oktoberfest
Located at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, at the far East end of the lake; Division and Big Bear Blvd are the cross streets for one of the longest lasting, and most fun celebrations of the year. The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is back for their 43rd year. The festivities are already in high gear! After last year's awesome Oktoberfest, the Burgermeister has excelled one more time! Two very special Friday nights, "Unplugged!", have been added! Beyond the bar offerings inside the main building, there are 3 Beer … [Read more...]
Big Bear’s Service Groups
For what can be considered a small area, Big Bear Lake offers a large variety of clubs and organizations offering opportunities to serve, extend your education, and meet and enjoy the company of others with similar interests. To pique your interest, here is a short list of some of the service organizations active in Big Bear. American Legion Post 584 Bear Valley Community Hospital District Foundation Big Bear Airport Pilots Association Big Bear Association of Realtors Big Bear Bridge Club Big Bear Chapter of … [Read more...]