Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Log Cabin- Simplicity is Beautiful

When I think of the log cabin, I think of early America. I think of America being discovered and hopeful settlers building these simple homes on their claimed land- starting farms, ranches and families if they didn’t already have one.
I think of the heart and character of early Americans- every one of them an immigrant. They came to this country with big dreams in their heads of freedom and unlimited possibilities. Only thing that would hold them back is their selves, but if they worked hard enough, they could have anything. This is something not possible where they came from.
They were chasing the American dream and the log cabin provided shelter. It provided a place to stay warm, rest, eat, and make memories and a home in. There are countless stories of hardship and things that had to be overcome in order to have this.
These simple homes were easy to build. All they had to do was to cut down some timber and lay one log on top of the other. They filled the cracks and spaces in with mortar or mud. They typically had only a single room, some became more complex with additional rooms and even 2nd stories. These cabins were rustic, yet cozy. They did the job and became home to so many people.
Think about it, most people spent their first Christmas as a free person in the comfort of a log cabin, had their first child, got married and spent that marriage in this simple home they built with their bare hands. It’s amazing how much things have changed.
Now days, it’s practically unheard of for someone to own or even live in a cabin. They are more of something neat and different that you can book a short vacation in. And people do so in hopes to reconnect with traditional family values and to bring them down to earth again, to help connect them to nature and the roots of this nation.

The log cabin is an American Icon, definitely. It represents a new but rough start. The cabin represents firsts of lots of things, beginnings- new beginnings. The cabin represents what hard work can get you- freedom and something to call your own. The log cabin is simple, but sometimes that’s the best way- simplicity. Simplicity is beautiful.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Right now we are celebrating Fall-O-Ween at Gold Rush. You might ask yourself what exactly does that mean. Well right now at Gold Rush all our decorations for fall are up, as well as our Halloween decorations. We have many new Halloween items, as well as our Boo-Buckets. 

Our Boo-Buckets start out at $25 and go
up to $55. Each Boo-Bucket has gems and minerals as well as some Halloween items. With each bucket you get something special to put your goodies in. 

We have amazing gemstone bats that are $11.99, but if you buy any two Boo-Buckets the necklace is free. 

We also have Magic Cauldrons and Mini Jack Pumpkins that you get to fill with your choice of 10 stones as well as a bag of candy. So if you love Halloween as much as we do, or you just want to come pan for gems and minerals Gold Rush is the place for you. 

Panning for gems and minerals is fun for all ages. Let your inner child out. Right now the weather is beautiful so when you are done mining for your gems and minerals there are some other great things going on in town.

We have the famous Oktoberfest going on every weekend until Oct 31st. The Cave has great live music with world famous acts, and Big Bear has some amazing restaurants. Big Bear is a great place for the whole family. And if you didn’t know Gold Rush also rents cabins. We have many cabins to choose from with locations all over Big Bear. 

From now until Nov 19th we have some great specials on our cabins. You can choose from 15% off the base rate or buy 2 nights get the 3rd night free. Just click on this link and visit our website.  If you rent a cabin with us you will also save 10% off any mining adventure. What are you waiting for?