Friday, January 31, 2014

Why Spend Valentine's Day in Big Bear??

Big Bear is a perfect place for a romantic Valentine's Day get away. From the beautiful scenery to the quaintness of the Village, Big Bear offers many opportunities for the Valentine's Day to be unforgettable.

If you are look for an outdoor Valentine's Day adventure, you can hike up to Castle Rock with a picnic and have lunch over looking the breath taking panoramic views. You can take a stroll in the Village and look at all of the great and unique stores that we have to offer. Take a private helicopter ride over the valley and see all of the amazing views that Big Bear has to offers. You can enjoy a three-hour zip line tour in the mountain terrain by Action Zip line, or enjoy a great day skiing or snowboarding at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain. If you are looking to go up to the mountains, Goldsmith's Boardshop is offering a special for "Couples Rentls;" rent one set and get the other free and 20% off jacket and pants rentals.

Are you look for a Valentine's Day inside? For a romantic relaxing Valentine's Day you can enjoy a relaxing 60-minute couple's massage in the comfort of your own cabin with Mountain Mobile Massage for only $190.00. If you aren't feeling like cooking you can hire Big Bear's local personal Chef Allan Arkin to come to your cabin and cook you and your loved one a romantic dinner. If you feel like going out to a dinner you can choose from a selection of great romantic restaurants we offer in Big Bear. Ooh Lala Bistro has intimate dinning from 5 star Chef Guilaume Burlion where you can enjoy a delicious Prix Fixe Menu. Captain's Anchorage offers a great ambiance for a romantic dinner.

Cozy up in one of our many private cabins for a romantic night in and take an enchanting stroll underneath the stars. We are currently running a special package for Valentine's Day. Stay two nights and receive 15% off the base rate or stay two nights at regular price and get the third night free. We offer many cabins that can accommodate all of your needs. Whether you are traveling with a large party or just you and someone special, we have the cabin for you! With cabins situated across Big Bear Valley, you will never be more than 10 minutes from the heart of the Village. We offer  a variety of cabins including luxury cabins with jacuzzis, pool tables, and breath taking views.

If you are looking for an easy and memorable weekend getaway this Valentine's Day. Big Bear is the place for you. Conveniently located in the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear is just a short drive from anywhere in Southern California. The small town atmosphere allows you to travel back in time and enjoy a slow paced and relaxing lifestyle. So bring your special someone up to Big Bear and enjoy a truly unforgettable Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Forecast for this weekend

YAY! It looks like we will be getting a little snow this week!!!

Forecast is calling for a small storm this week/weekend. We're hoping it becomes a larger storm :) But at least Big Bear will be receiving some snow!! Come enjoy the snow fall with us!

Be sure to check out our specials for this weekend and come enjoy some snow with us!! 

Monday, January 20, 2014


We have some great specials going on right now!! 
Here is a list of the specials we have... 

ARRIVING anytime from 

Discounted rate will be entered by our customer service agent at time of booking.


1. Stay for 2 nights and Get Your Choice of 15% OFF Base Rate
OR Add a third night for FREE!

2. Stay for 3 nights and Get Your Choice of 20% OFF Base Rate OR Add a fourth night for FREE!

3. Stay for 4 nights and Get Your Choice of 25% OFF Base Rate OR Add 2 Additional Nights for FREE!

Participating Cabins Only - Call for List. 

 Lucky Strike Savings -
 Offer Good:
02/01/2014 - 03/30/2014

RENT our "Prospectors Pick Cabin" FOR A TOTAL OF 2 CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY or MARCH and pay a total cost of $350.00 + Tax

Discounted rate will be entered by our customer service agent at time of booking.

2 Bedroom/1 Bath - Sleeps 4 + Hot Tub
TOTAL COST: $350.00 + Tax

Cupids Values for Valentines - 
Offer Good:
02/09/2014 - 02/13/2014 

Pay Only....
$99.00 Per Night + fees for participating 1 bedrooms
$125.00 Per Night + fees for all 2 bedrooms - Any Rating
$175.00 Per Night + fees for all 3 bedrooms - 3 Nugget Rating
$199.00 Per Night + fees for all 3 bedrooms - 4 Nugget Rating
$225.00 Per Night + fees for all 4 bedrooms - 3 Nugget Rating
$275.00 Per Night + fees for all 4 bedrooms - 4 Nugget Rating
$325.00 Per Night + fees for participating 5 bedrooms - all Ratings

We're sorry, this special is not available for Black Diamond Lodge.

Please call for a list of participating cabins. 

Golden Deals for March - 
Offer Good: 
02/28/2014 - 03/31/2014 

2 Bedroom Cabins: Choose from 2 Options.....

When calculating your rate on-line use:


2. RENT 2 NIGHTS at regular price & Receive a 3rd Night FREE!
(Must Call to Reserve Your FREE Night) 
 3 Bedroom Cabins: Choose from 2 Options.....

1. RENT 1 NIGHT at regular price and RECEIVE the second night at 50% OFF THE BASE NIGHTLY RATE.
When calculating your rate on-line use:


2. RENT 2 NIGHTS at regular price & Receive a 3rd Night FREE
(Must Call to Reserve Your FREE Night)

4 Bedroom Cabins: 1 Option.....

RENT 2 NIGHTS at regular price & Receive a 3rd Night FREE!
(Must Call to Reserve Your FREE Night)  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Eagles are Back!

Winter in Big Bear means lots of things and one of our most cherished events is the return of the American Bald Eagles to their winter hunting grounds!  Every winter, Big Bear Lake is a favorite spot for these majestic and beautiful birds.  That is the main reason that the lake itself is closed to boating during the winter months.

Bald eagles are usually found close to water because their diet is primarily made up of fish and ducks. As winter approaches in those northern regions, lakes freeze over and waterfowl fly south. For bald eagles, that means that the food they eat has become scarce. So, they head south looking for areas with abundant food supplies and end up wintering in sunny southern California!  

In the Southern California area there are 4 Saturdays that are devoted to counting the local eagle population.  At the first count, which was on December 21st, there were 11 eagles counted at various locations with Big Bear boasting 6 total (2 adults and 4 juveniles).  Other eagles were sighted at Lake Arrowhead, Silverwood lake and Lake Perris.  At the second "count", held on Saturday January 11th, 5 were sighted here at Big Bear Lake (3 adults & 2 juveniles).

2 more "counts" are scheduled for this winter, one on Saturday, February 8 and the final count will be on Saturday, March 8.  Big Bear Lake area volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Forest Service’s Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive for orientation. Contact the Discovery Center (909-382-2790) for information about Eagle Celebrations.

This is just one more reason why Big Bear Lake is a unique and special place to visit, winter or summer!  


Monday, January 13, 2014

Don't Let the Lack of Snow Detour You!

Don't let the lack of snow deter you from coming up and enjoying our winter paradise!
Even though Mother Nature has decided to turn her back on our mountains, at least as far as providing us with the "natural" white stuff ... there are still plenty of things to do here in Big Bear that do not require a blanket of fresh white powder!

Of course both the ski resorts - Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are open with plenty of natural and man-made snow.  The two tubing areas - Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snow Play also have their own snow pack and are ready to fill the need for sledding, tubing, tobogganing and other snow play!

Aside from snow-related activities here in Big Bear there is of course, our Alpine Zoo, the hiking and biking trails, the Discovery Center activities, eagle counts,  the Village and local night life activities, plus the clear skies, clean air and crisp temperatures.


Also check out our specials page for discounted rates on cabins for the weekend!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Out With the Old and in With the New"

Are you looking to come to Big Bear and want to try something new? Why not get some exercise along with beautiful scenery and join the Big Bear Discovery Center on their FREE Nature Walks? Every Saturday and Sunday you can take advantage of this cool, informative walk. Pack up the family today and come see why Big Bear Lake is one the best places to visit. Visit Gold Rush Resort Rentals online for lodging info and to keep up with our specials! Call us toll free at 800-363-8303 or visit us online at

Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Night Time FUN in Big Bear Lake"

Stay with Gold Rush Resort Rentals and take the family night sledding or night skiing! Going on right now, Snow Summit and Alpine Slide are offering night sessions on Friday and Saturday nights through March! Here at Gold Rush Resort Rentals we have many properties to choose from as well as many specials! Take a look at our site today and give us a call to book the perfect cabin for you! 800-363-8303


Friday, January 10, 2014

Beautiful new cabin "Boulder Bay Escape"

Boulder Bay Escape
Sleeps up to 9 

Boulder Bay Escape is a gorgeous 3 bedroom home located in Big Bear Lake just one block away from the lake. When you first walk in you will enter into the dining room with a fireplace and a wet bar. Just threw the dining room you will enter into the living room where you will have another fireplace and T.V and couch and love set. Out the back door there is a large porch with a BBQ and out door furniture for the perfect backyard summer BBQ.

One of the two down stairs bedrooms is great for the kids with a set of pine bunk beds! As the other downstairs master is equipped with a brand new tempur-pedic king bed with a queen futon also! 

When you enter the upstairs you will be entering to the game room that offers a professional air hockey table and a Foosball table and T.V with PS3, Wii and Netflix. 

Just pass the game room you will be coming in to the grand master with a tempur-pedic king bed with a fireplace and a flat screen T.V! The bathroom will feature a Jacuzzi tub!

Boulder Bay Escape is an amazing home that offers great amenities for everyone! In the winter the kids can even enjoy the small hill that the land offers for a private sledding hill!! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

"Cozy Bear Cottage" January SPECIAL!

Looking to escape the daily grind and get some much needed r&r? Look NO further! "Cozy Bear Cottage," may be the place for you! Book 2 nights and receive 10% off the nightly rate OR book 3 nights or more and receive 15% off the nightly rate. Offer valid until 1/31/14 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Give us a call to book today 800-363-8303 or visit "Cozy Bear Cottage," online at

January Winter Escape in Big Bear Lake!

Did you know that January is National Learn a Snow Sport Month? Why not take advantage of our current specials and head for Big Bear? Although there is not snow on the ground, there is plenty of snow on the slopes as well as our local sledding parks. Hey at least you won’t need to fuss over chains right? Here at Gold Rush Resort Rentals we strive for excellence and customer satisfaction! We offer many specials, and have also added quite a few new homes to our inventory. Why not take a last minute getaway and hit the slopes or sledding hills? You can even take the family on a mining adventure with Gold Rush Mining Adventures! So much to see and do in the beautiful Big Bear Valley! With that said take a look at our site today at or feel free to give us a call toll free 800-363-8303

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Last minute getaway..

Are you looking to get away for this weekend? We are currently running a great special for the this weekend! 

Wanna stay two nights only? Receive 15% off the base rate!!

Wanna stay 3 nights? You pay for two get the 3rd night free!!!

Although, There is still not much snow in Big Bear and we are not seeing any in our forecast we still have many actives to do in Big Bear. Our village was recently just re done with 3 fire-pits, new planted trees and flowers! It does look great with all the Christmas lights still hanging up! You can go out and have a nice dinner or do a little shopping! 

We also have many of our hiking trails still up! Nothing beats hiking up to the top of Castle Rock and seeing the breathtaking views of the whole Valley! 

Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are still open for business they currently have been blowing snow the last few nights making the conditions up on the mountains great for enjoying a full day of skiing or snowboarding! 

Ever wanna take a helicopter ride over Big Bear and see all the amazing views that our mountain has to offer? I could imagine this to be one of the most memorial-able activities that Big Bear has to offer! Helicopter Big Bear offers great deals on all different tours!! 

See even though we are lacking snow this winter season we still offer many activities for everyone!