Sunday, December 28, 2014

Our local mountains are the place to go for romance, we have so much to offer the perfect couple to getaway and fall in love. Gold Rush Resort Rentals is offering a special for Valentine’s Lovers. It is the Cupids Values for Valentines offer good for February 1st through February 13th. The Cupids Pulse Package includes;
·         Discounts on Participating Cabins
·         1 bundle of Firewood
·         A Romantic Candle
·         A Box of Chocolates
Find out about our Mining Adventures at or 800-363-8303, you can mine for gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils, and geodes from all over the world.
During your stay here with Gold Rush Resort Rentals for a romantic afternoon one can take a Helicopter ride with or 909-585-1200 for reservations. This adventure begins at Big Bear Airport, one takes a romantic ride through our San Bernardino Mountains, all of Big Bear area as well as our peaks, canyons, lakes, and our desert, so create a memory that you will never forget.
Baldwin Lake Stables offers a romantic sunset ride, you watch the sunset descend behind our mountains as you watch the colors dance across our valley. Reservations are required at or 909-585-6482.
If you enjoy action Big Bear offers our Action Zipline Tours and yes even in the winter one can experience high speed runs in our mountain terrain. One can reach them at or 909-866-0390.
If you love animals we have Big Bear Alpine Zoo, one can take a romantic walk through our zoo and take a look at our new Snow Leopards Asha & Shanti. You can reach them at or 909-584-1299.
If you like to play in the snow we have our two ski resorts here in town for skiing and snowboarding, Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Summit for your enjoyment, or 909-866-5766. If you are not a skier or snowboarder one can still play in the snow at Big Bear Snow Play or 909-585-0075 or Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain or 909-866-4626.
To end your most wondrous day of adventures you can take a romantic walk through our village and dine in one of our many restaurants, take in a movie, see a concert at The Cave or shop in one of our glorious stores throughout the village and bring home treasures from Big Bear Lake. Come stay with us in our magical mountains and make romance your destination!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Gifts and Stocking Stuffers at Gold Rush Resort Rentals

Here at Gold Rush Resort Rentals we have a most wondrous gift shop with items under $15.00 to meet your Holiday needs.
Jewelry - items such as Wire Wrapped Shark Teeth, Agate Engraved Pendants, Bear Gemstone Pendants, Arrowhead Pendants, and our Necklace by Design.
Treats – for the children to enjoy which include Treasure Package, Fudge, Candy Mining Bucket, Dynamite Blasting Power, Old Fashion Soda, and Dye Cube Pops.
Gifts from the Earth - include Las Choyas Geodes, Crystal Quartz Specimen, Amethyst Druzy Specimen, Agate Night Light, Rock soap, Rose Quartz Specimen, Geode with Cut Base, Vial of Gold, Key Chains, Arrowheads, Peacock Ore, Gold and Red Tiger Eye, Moroccan Geodes.
Art Supplies include colored pencils large and small, Branch Pencil Set multi colored and large and small.
Mining Gifts – include Miners Treasure Chest, Red Gemstone Bags, Gold Pan, Pearl Bracelet Dig Kit, Fossil Book, Tumble Stones, Miners Light up Bracelet, and Individual Strainers.
Dinosaur - items to choose from are Dinosaur Bone, Poop, and Tooth, Bonehead Comb, Hatch’Ems Dinosaur in Egg Shell, Assorted Dinosaur in Treasure Chest, Dinosaur Popeyed Figures, Dinosaur Gemstone Pendant, Magic volcano, Sparks Rocks, Trilobite, T-Rex Tooth, Raptor Claw, and Ammonite Replicas, as well as many other dinosaur items for sale.
Miscellaneous Gifts – include Christmas Stockings, Coffee Mugs, Shot Glasses, Color Stones, Burlap Bags, Fire Starters, and Crystal Quartz Toppers.
There are many items to choose from here in our gift shop, so come one come all and do your Holiday Shopping locally here in Big Bear Lake or while you are staying in one of our cabins. We are located at 40016 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake, Ca. 92315; you may reach us at 909-866-5678 or 800-363-8303 or and check out our Mining Adventures! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

We're Doing the "Snow Dance"!

Well, here we go again, waiting for Mother Nature or Father Winter, whichever you prefer, to grace us with some of that "white stuff" that keeps our little town going in the winter!

"Big Bearians" do what's called the snow dance in late Fall and Winter .... it's done in a variety of different ways ... mentally and physically .... clothes on, clothes off - we figure which ever way works is best!

 But seriously, folks it looks like we just might get a taste of it this upcoming weekend!  We've got our fingers, toes, legs, and eyes crossed that the weather forecast will be "spot-on" and get us started on a great, snowy winter!

With that said, we still have some vacancies for Christmas reservations with specials that just might be the ticket for a great get-away for you and the family, or group of friends. or just you and your "significant other".  Check out the specials page at:  We have before Christmas specials, fill the gap specials, New Year's specials galore and more!

So why doncha help us out and do a snow dance of your own!  We could sure use the help - besides it's good to get that old heart pumping, get the blood flowing ... take care of 2 birds with one stone so to speak!  Dance on ..............

Friday, December 5, 2014

... horseback riding through the snow in my Winter Riding Tips article
Horseback Riding in Baldwin Lake
The crisp cold air, the wind on your face and you feel completely free! Riding a horse is a powerful feeling, you feel as though you are able to become one with this magnificent beast. Horses and humans do share an ancient relationship, the first domestic horses were about four thousand years ago from the Asian nomads. They remain loyal to humans and they hold a place within many cultures still today. Horses have been linked to heroic exploits in war as well. Horses graze and there are about four hundred different species of horses and there are some that remain in the wild. Wild horses gather in groups up to twenty, a stallion, which is a mature man horse will lead the group, female are called mares, and young horses are called foals. When young male horses become about two years of age the stallion will drive them away, they will in turn roam with other males until they are able to gather their own females to create their own herd. The Przewalski’s horse is the only horse that has never been domesticated and today they only exist in captivity, the last wild Przewalski horse was seen in Mongolia in 1968. Here is a list of facts about horses;
·         Horses are able to sleep either laying down or standing up
·         Shortly after a horse is born they are able to run
·         Domestic horse can live for about 25 years
·         Horses have about 250 bones within their skeleton
·         Horse are herbivores
·         A horse has the biggest eyes of any other mammal that lives on land
·         Horses eyes are on the sides of their head so they are able to see about 360 degrees
·         Horses gallop at around 27 miles per hour
·         The fasted recorded speed was at 55 mile per hour
·         There are about 60 million horses in the world
·         Scientist believe that horses has evolved from a smaller creature from about 50 million years ago
·         A young male horse are called colts and a young female horse is called a filly
·         A pony is a small horse
Baldwin Lake Stables here in Big Bear is open year round, the rates are by the hour, they offer one to four hour rides, however, reservations is suggested. There is also pony rides and a petting zoo for the kids, as well as a half day lunch ride along the Pacific Crest Trail, or if you want romance there is also a Majestic Sunset ride. So, hop on line Partners and make your reservation at or call them at 909-585-6482. As you plan to make your reservations to go horseback riding, come stay at one of our cabins here at Gold Rush Resort Rentals, you can reach us at 800-363-8303 or and during your stay with us come see our mining adventures where you can discover real gem stones and fossils, you can take a peek at so come and enjoy all the fun here at Gold Rush Resort Rentals.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter in Big Bear Lake

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Good Day Everyone and Happy Holidays,
Have you ever wondered what winter is like in Big Bear Lake? Big Bear Lake in the winter is a most wondrous place, a winter wonderland in fact! Big Bear Lake offers many activities for everyone to enjoy, a place where loved ones can create memories to last a life time. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain offer the top of the line ski and snow boarding, in fact they have teamed up with Mammoth Mountain and are offering ski packages for all three resorts. And, for those that do not have equipment there are several rental agencies here in town to choose from, and many that offer discounts on such equipment. For those that just want to fly down a hillside on tubes Big Bear Lake offers Alpine Slide and Big Bear Snow Play for those whom love playing in the snow. Big Bear Lake also offers the Alpine Zoo, a place where one can see all of our beautiful animals and how they live throughout the winter. Let us not forget to mention our magical village, filled with many shops to explore for gift buying, taking a romantic walk, or wine and dine in one of our delicious restaurants. Our village offers a movie theater, several clubs to dance the night away, and Big Bear Lake also offers a concert venue called The Cave. Up coming events for the month of December and January include;

  • December 6, 13, & 20 Santa Claws at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo
  • Christmas in the Village with Santa Claus Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm November 29th through December 21st.
  • The Cave in the village upcoming concerts for winter include;
  • December 6, Iron Maidens - the worlds only female tribute band to Iron Maiden with Slaves Against the Machine
  • December 13, Young Dubliners - playing Celtic Rock with a twist of the Irish
  • December 20, The Dan Band
  • December 27, English Beat
  • January 3, Cash'd Out
  • January 10, Katchafire
  • January 11, Marc Cohn 
  • December 31, New Year's Eve - Torch Light Parade at Snow Summit Ski Resort
  • December 31, New Year's Eve Totally 80's Bash - with Missing Person'sDale, Bozzio, Bow Wow Wow, When in Rome, and Gene Loves Jezebel
So, you see Big Bear Lake offers something for everyone to enjoy, even if it is sitting by the fire and enjoy watching the snow fall, or watching your children build a Snowman. Come visit us here in Big Bear Lake and make us your second home! And, please check out our website for renting your cabin to make your stay memorable, you can find us at