Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween In Big Bear

Bre here with Goldrush, Just checking in to say hello and to invite everyone up for Halloween in Big Bear. The nights are chilly which is perfect for cuddling up in front of the fire with some hot chocolate or a hot toddy!
            Come up this weekend to enjoy all the children trick or treating in the village and see who wins the scarecrow contest. We have Boo in the Zoo and Flashlight Safari at the Zoo for Halloween, where you can see all the nocturnal animals and there habits.
            Big Bear also offers haunted houses for adults as well as children themed haunted houses as to not scare then too much.
            Whether you want fine dining or entertainment Big Bear has lots to offer its visitors. From horse back riding to sailing on the lake in a real pirate ship! Maybe you want to stroll with your best furry buddy on the side of the lake and take in the scenery.
            Catch a movie at our local theater or watch a concert at our “Cave”, take a walk through the village and grab a frozen banana from the North Pole Fudge Company.
            The discovery center offer knowledge on local plants and wildlife and stargazing!
            We have many trails for beginners to advanced climbers or take your jeep off the beaten path and explore our many historical landmarks including “The Eye Of God” a huge boulder that the Serrano Indians worshiped as there deity.  
            And if your looking for somewhere to stay give us a call at Goldrush at (800) 363-8303 OR (909) 866-5678 and check out our specials on our website at
            You can count on us at Goldrush to provide you with a warm smile and a positive attitude in finding you the perfect home for all your needs and wants.
                                    Looking Forward To Your Call,
                                                                        The Goldrush Team : )

Take a gander at our specials

Howdy ya’ll! What a dag gum gorgeous day in Big Bear today! The
air is crisp and smells so purdy, the leaves are still fallin’ and everyone is
thinkin’ about Thanksgivin’. Can’t wait to have me some turkey and stuffin’!

Have you checked out our specials recently?

*In certain cabins, if you stay with us for 2 nights, you
will get 15% OFF of your base rate OR a 3rd night FREE if you stay
with us between 11/01/2014 - 11/19/2014. Take yer pick!!!

*If you stay with us during 12/01/2014 - 12/10/2014 you can
take advantage of our Early Winter Savings!!! Take yer pick of 20% OFF on a 2
night stay
OR a third night FREE!!!

*Come and stay with us during 12/12/2014 - 12/13/2014 for 2
nights and get yer pick of one of the followin’: an early arrival, a late
departure, OR a 3rd night at ½ the cost of the base rate! You tell
us whatcha want!

* If ya wanna stay with us during the most wonderful time of
the year (12/14/2014 - 12/17/2014), get $40.00 OFF on all available 2 bedroom
cabins, $65.00 OFF on all available 3 bedroom cabins, $85.00 OFF on all
available 4 bedroom cabins, $95.00 OFF on all available 5 bedroom cabins! You’ll
get this here discount off the total reservation.

*Come on home for the holidays! If ya stay with us during
12/20/2014 - 12/25/2014
Ya can certainly make one of our homes yours for your
holiday! We offer fresh Christmas Trees completely decorated or UN-decorated if
ya wanna do it yer self. Also, Santa Claus comes on by our cabins on certain
days durin’ the Christmas season, you can request your visit at the time of you
r reservation… make sure to bring yer camera!

If ya think ya might wanna take us up on one of these here
offers, just give us a call! All these here specials are only good if ya book
with us on yer telephone.

Lookin’ forward to ticklin’ yer fancy, The Gold Rush Team.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

History Of Halloween

Halloween History & Origin

Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It's one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas. While millions of people celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins and myths, the history and facts of Halloween make the holiday more fascinating.
Some people view Halloween as a time for fun, putting on costumes, trick-or-treating, and having theme parties. Others view it as a time of superstitions, ghosts, goblins and evil spirits that should be avoided at all costs.
As the Christian debate goes on, celebrating Halloween is a preference that is not always viewed as participating in an evil holiday. Halloween is often celebrated with no reference to pagan rituals or the occult.

Halloween History

Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.
All Hallows Eve is the evening before All Saints Day, which was created by Christians to convert pagans, and is celebrated on November 1st. The Catholic church honored saints on this designated day.

Origin of Halloween

While there are many versions of the origins and old customs of Halloween, some remain consistent by all accounts. Different cultures view Halloween somewhat differently but traditional Halloween practices remain the same.
Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, a Celtic culture in Ireland, Britain and Northern Europe. Roots lay in the feast of Samhain, which was annually on October 31st to honor the dead.
Samhain signifies "summers end" or November. Samhain was a harvest festival with huge sacred bonfires, marking the end of the Celtic year and beginning of a new one. Many of the practices involved in this celebration were fed on superstition.
The Celts believed the souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages at night. Since not all spirits were thought to be friendly, gifts and treats were left out to pacify the evil and ensure next years crops would be plentiful. This custom evolved into trick-or-treating

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Holiday Specials

Bre here with Goldrush, Now that Fall is upon us it's time to start thinking about the holidays and where were going and with whom. Why not come on up to the high country and enjoy the holidays in one of our many homes. Check out our specials to see if one might entice you...15% off or 3rd Night Free - Offer Good: 11/01/2014 - 11/19/2014 
STAY 2 NIGHTS and get 15% off the base rate OR choose to get a 3RD NIGHT FREE! 

Good on rental dates of Nov. 1 - 19, 2014 

Note: Discount will not be reflected with on-line booking or when doing a calculate rate on-line. Must call for discount to be entered by our reservation agent. 

Participating Cabins Only - Call for Specific Cabins 

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS 4 THANKSGIVIN - Offer Good: 11/26/2014 - 11/29/2014 



Save 20% ON A 3 NIGHT STAY 


PAY REGULAR PRICE and Get the 4th Night FREE 

Conditions Apply: 
Available on New Reservations Only 
Cannot be combined with any other promotion(s) 
Limited to specific cabins only! 

Early Winter Savings - Offer Good: 12/01/2014 - 12/10/2014 
Available on New Reservations Only - Make your reservation to Stay during any date from Dec. 1 - Dec. 10th........ 
(Discounts apply to the base rent only) 

Receive a Choice of 20% OFF on a 2 night Stay 
a Third Night FREE 


Snow Wonderful Savings - Offer Good: 12/12/2014 - 12/13/2014 

PAY FOR 2 NIGHTS, DEC. 12 & 13 - GET your choice of savings as described below. 

RENT DEC. 12 & 13TH - get your choice of... 
*an early arrival (NO EXTRA CHARGE) 
*a late departure (NO EXTRA CHARGE) 
*add a 3rd night at 1/2 OFF the base rate. 

Note: The 3rd night will be either Thursday Dec. 11th or Sunday, Dec. 14th. 

The Most Wonderful Time - Offer Good: 12/14/2014 - 12/17/2014 

Interested in only 2 nights anytime from

DEC. 14 – 17th


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






Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Calling All Miners!

Howdy Partners ....

Hey there all you miners .... young and old, why don't ya'all come on over to Gold Rush and "mine" fer some gems and minerals? We have a barrel load of great stones here that ya just might like .... and .... some of those old ancient rocks that we call "geodes". Those are the rocks that when you crack 'em open they just be full of sparkly crystals inside! Come and meet "The Cracken"!  We even have fossils like sea creatures, petrified dinosaur poop, bones and teeth that came from real dinosaurs!  Ya never know what yer gonna get .... it's always different! You can just mine for gems and minerals or put together one of our "package deals" that will have other items included that will give ya a big bang for yer buck!

Oh yeah, and we also have some of them there Big Bear souvenirs, some mighty purty rock jewelery if you're hankerin to impress a certain lady .... and a plethora of other unique gift items! Ohhhhh and don't forget the fudge ..... Yes! We have award winning fresh fudge that will make yer mouth water just by looking at it!

We're here every dern day of the week ... usually from 10 till 5 - just waitin fer ya! We're always gettin new stuff to peaque your curiosity -  so visit us often!  You can find us at 40016 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA (92315) and visit our awesome website at

miner : Gold miners

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Bre Here With Goldrush, Just a reminder that next Saturday (October 25th) we here at Goldrush will be hosting  “Bonnie Blue’s” annual pumpkin patch right here on our back lot. This is a free activity a fun for all! Every child will receive a free pumpkin!!
            Dress up in your costumes for fun prizes, free games with treats for everyone. We even have live music and hot chocolate. Fun for the whole family. This free activity kicks off at 10am and continues til’ all the pumpkins are gone.
            Looking for somewhere to stay? Give us a call at Goldrush and we will find the perfect home for you. From 1 bedroom homes to 6 bedrooms homes were sure to find the right home for all your needs. We even have a couple of specials to entice you, buy 2 nights get 25% off the base rate at the time of booking OR buy 2 nights get the 3rd for free. Hurry and call as this promotion ends on the 25th of October!
            Check out all our homes at our website at and for any questions or to reserve one of our homes give me a call at 1(800) 363-8303 OR (909) 866-05678
                                    Looking Forward To Your Call,

Fall Into Big Bear

Bre here with Goldrush,
                                                Just want to reach out to everyone to let you all know what a beautiful day we have today. The temperature is chilly and crisp with warmer temperatures through out the day. With Fall here all the leaves on our trees are bright reds, oranges and yellows! A sight to behold for sure.
            All the critters are gathering up acorns, pine nuts for the upcoming winter, it’s almost as if they know something we don’t.
            There’s plenty to do today to enjoy the weather and atmosphere in Big Bear!
            Take a walk or ride a bike, stroll through our village and check out all the hand made scarecrows that all the local vendors created and vote for your favorite. Then come back up on Halloween to see who won! The village also offers trick or treating on All Hallows Eve!
            Visit the Zoo to see our local animals that have been either hurt or abandoned and nursed back to health by the handlers at our Zoo. Go for a horseback ride at our Baldwin Lake stables and see the scenery from the top of a mountain. Maybe you’re a hiker; well Big Bear has trails for beginners as well as advanced hikers.
            Big Bear Discovery Center offers a wealth of knowledge on local plants and animals native to our area. With tree slabs hundreds of years old, a sight to behold for sure. Today they offer knowledge on bats and children can even decorate a bat cookie free of charge.
            We here at Goldrush have unique gifts for that hard to buy someone as well as fresh fudge(I love the Rocky Road) yummy. We pan for real gemstones, fossils and even shark teeth that can be up to 500 million years old. You can even find real rubies and emeralds in our ore bags. Break open an exotic geode from an inactive volcano in our custom “Crakin” that even a toddler can use. We promise a fun experience for all ages and it’s inexpensive with our Geodes starting at $3 and our mining ore as cheep as $10.
            Come on up to Big Bear for the friendly locals and cool fall temps and see what it like off the beaten path!
            For more information on our unique gift shop and mining adventures give us a call at 1(800) 363-8303 and if you’re in Big Bear you can find us at 40016 Big Bear Blvd.
            Looking Forward To Seeing You,

Friday, October 17, 2014

Escaping The City

            Bre here with Goldrush! Looking for a reason to escape the smog? Why not come up to Big Bear were the air is clean and crisp and stay in one of our many homes, where you have the comforts of home without being at home! We even have a couple of specials for you to choose from. Option #1. Stay 2 nights and get 25% off the base rate OR #2. Stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night for free! That’s right I said “FREE”!!
            There’s lots to do this weekend in Big Bear California…for starters you can walk through our “Village” and check out all of our Scarecrows that were hand made from all the businesses and vendors in the village and  vote on your favorite. The winner will be selected on Halloween Night!       
            Saturday the 18th offers visitors several activities to choose from. For starters have a wonderful breakfast at one of our fine dining establishments. Then take a stroll on one of our many trails or walk on our north shore trail and take in the beauty of our man made lake.
            Our 44th Annual Oktoberfest opens there gates at noon for family fun. Enjoy some German entertainment, food and beer. Kids welcome til’ 6pm then it’s adult time!
            Maybe you would like to enjoy the “Wolf Awareness Day” at our Alpine Zoo where you will learn all about the wolves eating and sleeping habits and find out the important role they play in our ecosystem. This event starts at 11am through3pm.
When the sun goes out and the stars come out the Zoo has “Flashlight Safari” from 7pm til’ 9pm where you can get a glimpse of our nocturnal animals!
            Still not enticed? We also have the “Panic At The Park” located in our meadow park. This event starts at 8:30 am and goes til’ 9pm. Older kids will love this ‘Haunted House’ with live action cast and scary scenery!
            For more information on all there events call our Visitors center at (800) 424-4252 or on the web at and to find the perfect home to stay in call our office at (800)363-8303 OR (909)866-5678 and to see all our homes visit our website at
Looking Forward To Hearing From You,

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Looking for a last minute getaway? Check out all our homes on our website at and for any information regarding specials or our pet friendly homes give us a call at 1(800) 363-8303.
            All our homes are located through out Big Bear, so weather you want to be close to the slopes or perhaps you want to be by the lake. Sometimes you just want to be off the beaten path away from all the people and hussle and bussle of everyday life. All our homes are unique and offer our guests the comfort of your home with out being at home!
            We at Goldrush promise you an experience you will want to repeat year after year, we guarantee the cleanliness of our homes and strive to stay on top of all issues that one might encounter while in our homes.
            All our staff is friendly and will welcome you with a smile : )
            Weather you want to sit in a hot tub and star gaze or relax and sip some hot cocoa while enjoying a warm fire. Maybe you want to play billiards and drink a beer while listening to some music on your IPAD. We have homes that will fit everyone’s needs!
            If your looking to get away for the holidays and play in the snow, give us a call as our homes are filling up quick for the holidays!!
                        Looking Forward To Hearing From You,
                                                                                     The Goldrush Team

Thursday, October 9, 2014

"Early Bird Specails"

Check out our “Early Bird” Specials for Thanksgiving


2 NIGHTS for Thanksgiving - NOV. 26 & 27 ONLY
Arriving on WED. Nov. 26 and Departing on Friday Nov. 28 ONLY

Conditions Apply:
Must be a new reservation
Must Reserve DURING Initial Contact with Reservation Staff
Must Arrive on Wed. Nov. 26 and depart Nov. 28.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Offer is subject to change at any time.
CURRENTLY Not Available for Online Reservations




Save 20% ON A 3 NIGHT STAY


PAY REGULAR PRICE and Get the 4th Night FREE

Conditions Apply:
Available on New Reservations Only
Cannot be combined with any other promotion(s)
Limited to specific cabins only!

Hurry and book your cabin now before there all gobbled up!
For more information give a call at 1(800) 363-8303 or to see all our homes visit our website at Looking Forward To Hearing From Ya’ll
The Goldrush Team

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Flashlight Safari At Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Looking for something fun and inexpensive to do this weekend? Join the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for the "Flashlight Safari" October 4th. The Zoo does this event every Saturday night in October! Experience the park's nocturnal animals, as the sun sets in Big Bear and the stars start to shine the nockturnal animals start to stir and there natural instincts take over! Bring your flashlight and see the wolves howling, foxes pacing and the owl's are a hootin'. The gates open at 6:30-7pm for the tour of nockturnal animals! And if your looking for somewhere to stay give us a call at Goldrush Resort Rentals at (909)866-5678 or our toll free number at (800) 363-8303. If you would like to view our homes or specials visit our website at this weekend we have a Live concert at "The Cave" presents the "Moonshine Bandits" for more information on this event call (909)878-0500 Looking Forward To Hearing from you!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Octoberfest in Big Bear!


It's that time of year again folks! All around the world people are getting into the spirit of October with the celebration of Oktoberfest! Gathering with people you love, having a beer or playing fun games with the kids, it's a memorable and fun experience to share for years to come. Big Bear Lake's Oktoberfest is unique because of our small town feeling and warm welcoming make you want to stay later than you planned! With tons of booths of unique goodies, mechanical bull, good food,and music it's all you could want for an exciting memorable weekend. But we still have a issue, don't we? Where are you going to stay? Gold Rush Resort Rentals offers cute little cabins hidden in the depths of nature to big mansion like houses centrally located to just about anything you'd need or want. With a friendly staff and honest prices to back them you really can't beat it. Our cabins offer hot tubs, pool tables, breathe taking view's, and so much more. You call us and we can book you the perfect home away from home for your weekend ahead. Come spend the weekend in BIg Bear and see for yourself why we love October so much! (909) 866-5678 or 1(800) 363-8303. To get an idea of which cabin you might be interested in check out our website at