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Stories and Tips Big Bear Lake

Have dinner wtih George, the ghost

Written by C. A. Fliedner on 12 Sep, 2002

The Captain’s Anchorage is one of Big Bear’s finer dining establishments. This local landmark, built in 1946, looks like a setting out of an old movie. Rustic with an old log cabin feel, I especially loved the river-rock fireplace and paintings painted directly…Read More


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Gold Fever Trail

Written by C. A. Fliedner on 06 Sep, 2001

Okay, so I still haven't sold you on paying a visit to the Holcomb Valley. Go to the Discovery Center and ask for a map of the Gold Fever Trail Self-Guided Tour. Besides giving you a brief overview of the area's gold rush…Read More


Fourth of July in Big Bear City

Written by Barber E. Lane on 29 May, 2003

Over the years, we have spent two Fourth of July holidays in Big Bear City. They were both memorable for different reasons. The first time we were staying at Lagonita Lodge (see my other entry in this journal) and our unit's location was…Read More


Dining in Big Bear ** UPDATED! **

Written by thecopes on 28 Aug, 2002

My impression is that Big Bear is not really known for fine dining, so we didn't have great expectations. Expect mostly decent family dining and you won't be disappointed. Here's a rundown of the places we went to. Two other places that…Read More


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Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City, CA

Written by kstraveler on 21 May, 2004

We found the Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City area to be a wonderful recreation area. The area is excellent for camping, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking, and lots of other activities. In winter, there are ski lifts for skiing and lots of…Read More


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Joshua Tree National Park

Written by kstraveler on 21 May, 2004

On our way to Big Bear, we stopped at Joshua Tree National Park. This was our first trip into this park and we found the desert scenery to be most unusual. There are beautiful granite formations and lovely mountain ranges rising to about…Read More


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A Visit to the Zoo

Written by kstraveler on 21 May, 2004

On one of our lazy days, we weren't in the mood for a hike, so we headed for the Moonridge Animal Park. This is a very small zoo and the animal residents are all injured or orphaned wildlife. If the animals are capable…Read More


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A Trip Down the Mountain

Written by kstraveler on 21 May, 2004

When our week in Big Bear was over, we used highways 18 and 330 to make our way to I-10. This was one of the most scenic and beautiful highways we have ever traveled, and its beauty was enhanced by the abundance of blooming…Read More


Big Bear

Written by ramboy on 24 Jan, 2003

Big Bear Mountain is the local mountain paradise for the San Diego, Riverside, San Bernadino, and L.A. county residents. Big Bear offers just about everyone something different. At Snow Summit, you can ski and snowboard in the winter. In the summer, you can ride…Read More


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Places to stay

Written by toomuch on 05 Aug, 2001

As a year round resort, there are many places to stay in Big bear, here are some URL`s to check out, I hope you find something suitable in this fine resort link link link link A complete listing can be found at: link …Read More


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