Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fried Oreo Cookies

If you are an "Oreo Cookie" lover, (and who's not?) your gonna love this. This is a great summer time treat, most of the time you can find these at county fairs.

Now, you can make these in your own kitchen.  Enjoy

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Colusa Pines - a family favorite!

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Our "Colusa Pines" cabin is a great cabin for your family - and your 4 legged furry friend!  Another one of our cabins located in the Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake, close to both ski resorts for our winter friends and close to the lake and shopping for everyone, the Colusa Pines cabin is just THE best cabin for a group or family of up to 8! 

As you pull up to the cabin on the circular drive, you know you've just come "home" to your mountain adventure!  As you enter the cabin, you are drawn down the entry hall towards the open and mufti-windowed living area. The owner has equipped the living room with a flat screen TV and lots of comfortable cozy seating for everyone.  Don't forget the wood burning free standing fireplace in the corner that adds just the right touch to the room!  Floor to ceiling windows let nature and light into the expansive area that is open to the neat and well equipped kitchen that lets the cook enjoy and participate in what's going on in the living room with the rest of the group! 

Oh ... did I forget to mention that the entry hall also has a full bathroom - with a washer and dryer and  on the opposite side of the hall - the private master bedroom with a queen bed?  The washer and dryer are full sized appliances that will accommodate a families' normal size wash load if need be.  The master bedroom is spacious and well appointed.

Travel on upwards to the loft area bedroom upstairs and you will find lots of sleeping options.  In addition to the queen size bed there are also 4 twin size beds in this space - plenty of room for the kiddos and maybe grandma, too!

Step out the rear slider door to the large deck complete with a barbeque and outdoor furniture that will accommodate your group - perfect for enjoying our great spring, summer or fall weather with a meal grilled under the trees! Take a deep breath and fill your lungs with clean, sweet Big Bear air!

Colusa Pines is the best deal - economically priced, ready and waiting for you and your family to come "home" to your Big Bear Lake mountain adventure!

Monday, May 20, 2013

We're On Display

Couldn't resist. Here's another photo of our rock, mineral, and fossil display case. If you think this is good, you really need to come in and view it in person!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Fossils Discovered in Big Bear!

Yes, that's right, there was a fossil discovery in Big Bear over the weekend. The discovery was at our location, 40016 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake. Gold Rush Mining Adventures has everything that was needed to help Kaylee discover the ancient specimens that was left behind millions of years ago.

We have the photos documenting this momentus occasion. Little Kaylee made the discovery on Saturday, May 18th. Kaylee and her parents were delighted with her find.

Kaylee is taking her treasures with her along with fun memories to last a life time.  The photos below depict Kaylee's expedition.

Come on up and experience the excitement of exploration and discovery of  mother earths gifts and treasures.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fry Your Candy Bars for an Exciting New Dessert!

Wow, fried sweets, it doesn't get better than this!  Try combining two favorite things, your favorite candy bar and frying. Who said frying was only for chickens?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers of the world! Mother's make the world a special place!

My mother just turned 82 years young! We still enjoy one another and share many happy moments together as often as possible.

I count my blessings everyday! Thank you Mom for all the time you give to me and our family and for making all of our lives more blessed because we have you!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A new Twist on an Old Fashion Favorite!

We love sharing interesting and fun recipes and food ideas when we discover them. Try these, what a great way to change how we eat cupcakes.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Our Newest Cabin ... Dream Cabin .... What a Dream!!

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Appropriately named ... our new "Dream Cabin" is a perfect dream of a cabin!!

Located in central Big Bear Lake, it is just a short drive - or maybe walk - to many of our popular local attractions!

The level floor plan is on the second story of this cute little cabin (the lower level is what we locals call the "build-up" area of the cabin ... a "dream" of the owners, who, sometime in the future are dreaming to add more space - maybe a rec room,  an additional bedroom and bath).

Dream cabin is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin that will sleep 6 people comfortably. You are greeted at the top of the entry stairs to a spacious front deck complete with a barbeque, picnic table and views of the lofty pine trees that surround the cabin!  Once inside, the cozy corner fireplace beckons you to enjoy a crackling fire as you enjoy the company of your family or group of friends while watching your favorite program or DVD movie on the flat screen TV - or play a friendly game of pool on the brand spanking new pool table that the owners have provided for extra fun and entertainment!.  There is also a futon couch that will serve as extra sleeping space, if needed  The open living room floor plan with vaulted ceilings includes the well equipped kitchen and dining area within this expansive space.  Down the hall you will find a convenient bathroom and beyond, each of the 2 bedrooms are equipped with a queen bed and a twin bed;  with the "master suite" having it's own private bathroom. There is a small deck at the rear of one of the bedrooms which has access to an extra parking space.

The decor of the cabin is mountain-themed and gives off the ambiance of a clean, well appointed modern mountain cabin.    Dream Cabin also offers a wifi internet connection and to top it off, it is one of our "pet friendly" cabins so you can bring your best 4 legged friend with you to enjoy the mountain experience with the family!

So give in to the dream .... and dream a little dream of a great Big Bear adventure and come stay in our newest cabin, the DREAM CABIN!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mining Gems in Big Bear

Here's a new photo of our cabinet full of our personal collection of rocks, minerals, fossils and geodes.
The fossils are millions of years old. We find them absolutely AMAZING to think that these items have been in existance for so long and we can share them right here at Gold Rush!

We've added a few new items. This photo is highlighting the boxes displaying the raw material as you will discover it within our mining adventure and then what the mineral etc. will look like if you choose to have it faceted or cabachoned for jewelry. We even have a stone set in a ring and presented in a ring box just so you can see how it looks as a real piece of jewlery.

We are very excited to say the least and can hardly wait for guests to arrive and see what we are offering them with our mining adventures.

Stop by the office, come on in and see what we are up to.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sweetly Rocking Your World

Here's another fun recipe and video tutorial on how to make good ol' fashion rock candy. It's not difficult, but, it does take time (approx. 1 week) to build up the sugar crystals.

If you are going to try making this, make sure you plan 1 week ahead so that you will have enough time to build your rock candy to a nice size.

Have fun!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Attention Discount Hunters! This Just In!

  Looking to book a stay in Big Bear?   Looking for lodging discounts?  Well check out our "CURRENT SPECIALS" tab under the "GOLDEN SPECIALS" icon on the home page!  Here's the link!

  Our "head prospector" has just added a plethora of discount savings on several of our cabins for May and the months beyond!   So do your homework and lay some plans to save some money and come on up and take advantage of  some discounted rates!