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Big Bear Lake, CA, United States for a lodgey staycation!

Even though I’ve lived in Southern California for almost 4 years now (wow, time flies when you’re having fun in the sun!) and used to be an avid skier, I’ve never been up to Big Bear Lake. I even used to work at a hotel located near the foot of the mountain! So when I was thinking of a little staycation to go on, I decided on Big Bear.

I was hoping for some cooler weather up in the mountains since it’s been so hot in LA but nope! It was in the 90’s up in Big Bear and it stayed that way the entire time I was there. It’s ok, though. We found an adorable lodge to stay at, some exciting places to eat, see and things to do that makes you forget about the heat!

Big Bear Frontier Cabins & Hotel – Funny story. We were originally booked at another resort until we received a phone call from the resort’s manager. He told us that they were overbooked and would not be able to accommodate us at their property. He kindly booked us at the Big Bear Frontier Cabins & Hotel. I was a little disappointed because I was looking forward to the resort stay but quickly changed my mind once we got to this one. Everyone was so friendly and just from these pictures it’s obvious that they have a gorgeous, lodge-feel property. We were placed in a room right on the water; completely stunned by the view! Here I thought it was going to be a downgrade! They have entire cabins that have up to 5 bedrooms! Can’t wait to stay in them with friends!

Snow Summit – I think the most fun was had at the Snow Summit! Normally Big Bear is known for their ski resorts so a lot of them close down for the spring and summer. So I was surprised and very pleased that Snow Summit was utilizing their facility all year round for tourists and mountain bikers. They operate one of the ski lifts as a “Sky Chair” for the non-bikers up to the top and it was so beautiful! It’s 1 mile one way up to the peak where you have some gorgeous views and a delicious restaurant. From there you can hike down or bike down or for chairlift lovers like myself, ride the Sky Chair back down. The views as you descent were absolutely stunning!

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Insider Tip

Make sure your car is ready for steep hills! I saw several cars that were broken down midway!

Where I stayed / started

Big Bear Frontier Cabins & Hotel

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