Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy Presidents Day


Patriotic S'mores
makes as many or as few as you'd like
graham crackers
jumbo marshmallows
milk chocolate melting chips
white chocolate melting chips
vegetable oil if needed
patriotic sprinkles or jimmies

                    Break graham cracker squares in half and lay small rectangles out on parchment paper. 
  1. Melt milk chocolate chips in 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth, and spread on each graham cracker. 
  1. Cut marshmallows in half and place two halves on every other graham cracker. 
  1. Place another graham cracker, chocolate side down, on top of your marshmallow grahams to form your s'more
  1. Allow chocolate to harden fully. Refrigerate to speed up process and avoid milk chocolate melting during the dipping process. 
  1. Melt white chocolate chips in 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth. If white chocolate is too thick for dipping, you can add a small amount of vegetable oil until desired consistency is reached.
  1. Dip half of each s'more into white chocolate, sprinkle with patriotic jimmies and return to parchment paper to set. 
  1. Store in an airtight container and keep out of direct sunlight if serving at a picnic or the chocolate will melt! Enjoy!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Speaking of Valentine's Day ....

Announcing a new item to our gift shop!  This would be none other than our own rendition of "Cupid's Fantasy Fudge"!

By fitsnews – February 4 2009 Fudge!

Our fudge is homemade with real cream and butter plus other fresh premier ingredients!  We are not limited to just plain fudge!  Oh no .... we have chocolate/peanut butter, chocolate/caramel and "rocky road" fudge with chocolate, marshmallows, walnuts and a hint of strawberries.  

Separately packed and ready to be enjoyed, we offer 1/4 pound packages at $7.00 each.  If you buy 2, they're only $6.00 each!  Very reasonable and VERY yummy!!  We are even giving out free sample "tastes" of this heavenly treat!  Not just for Valentine's Day ... fudge is good anytime!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Featured Activity! Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure!

Here's a novel idea, next time you're up here and looking for a new adventure for your Big Bear getaway!

Our Visitor's Center, located at 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake - just 1 street west of Pine Knot (the Village main drive) is sponsoring an "Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure"!   This is a smartphone guided scavenger hunt, which, as they say in their press release, combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a 1.5 hour walking tour of our Village and beyond!  You will be given clues to solve and challenges to complete while learning some local history and fun facts. 

You can start your adventure at any time and play at your own pace.  There is a fee of about $50 for your team of 1 to 5 people and you can sign up online at:  They have special rates for large groups, active or retired military, schools and non profit groups.  There's even a way to find "hidden" discount promotional codes to save on your entry fee!

Sounds like fun!!

Valentines Day

  It's not to late to take advantage of our "Valentine's Specials"! Come up to the mountains and snuggle up to your honey next to the fireplace or sit in one of our many spas and sip some champagne and celebrate Valentines Day! Visit our website at to see our specials and don't forget to bookmark our website for future specials. For more information give us a call at 1(800) 363-8303 or (909) 866-5678  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A few Delcious Looking Valentine's Snacks

One bag of popped popcorn
2 cups of pretzels broken into pieces
Melted white chocolate
pink food coloring
Pink candy sprinkles
Place popcorn and pretzels in a large bowl.
Melt chocolate in microwave and add food coloring - stir well.
Drizzle chocolate over dry ingredients.
Gently mix with a wooden spoon.
Sprinkle with candies.
 Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreo's
Melt White Chocolate 
Dip Oreo's half way in
 Add sprinkles


Long Range Weather Forcast

Well, it looks like our winter weather will be improving to be more "winter-like" for February, at least, for now!

We have already started off this first of February with a little snowfall over the last couple of days, and temps are way down to their winter levels (29 degrees at this mid-day writing).  Our local weather forecaster, Ben Brissey is predicting that February will have more typical winter type weather than this past January gave us.  At any rate, it  will be more favorable for snow making, if Mother Nature does not smile on us with some of the "natural" white stuff!

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Don't get me wrong, the skiing conditions have been great, even without her help.  Both Big Bear ski resorts have the biggest and most modern snow making system in the country and with those resources, they have been keeping up with skiers and snow boarders, giving them great conditions, even with the warmer weather we have been having.

A good weather resource is Ben's website:  He is very accurate at predicting upcoming weather events and has been a local mainstay in our community for many years!

So, continue to "think snow", do your snow dances and think about coming up and spending a couple of days in one of our cabins, maybe like Chateau St. Moritz or Peaceful Pines - just to name 2 of our awesome cabins!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hey! All you lovers (of Big Bear) out there!!

Valentine’s Day dinner in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2013 

Hey, guys (and gals!)!  Valentine's Day weekend is fast approaching! Wouldn't the perfect gift for your sweetie be a weekend in our beautiful mountains?   From small and romantic to large and spacious, hot tubs and pet friendly cabins, close to the resorts or semi-secluded ... we have them!  Oh! and not to mention - discounts ... discounts ... discounts!! 

The same weekend is also considered "President's Day" weekend, so for most it will be a 3 day holiday as well.  One of our on-going specials running until the end of February - it's stay for 3/pay for 2 (or a discount on just the regular 2 night stay) This special WILL apply for the Valentine's/Presidents Day weekend!

So, check out the website: , find your cabin and give us a call (at 800-363-8303) and a friendly Gold Rush Team-member will help you find just the perfect cabin for your Valentine's celebration!