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13
Nov

Big Bear Snow Play & Alpine Slides Are Open!!!

Snow! Snow!! Snow!!! 

Make it a full winter day of snow play when you choose your inner tubes and ride the magic carpet to the top of the hill. Try racing down the slope with your friends. Snack shop and restrooms on site. Wowrentals would like to invite you to check out these activities in Big Bear this winter. Enjoy!

Opened Daily from 10am-4pm

Cost: $20-$35 all day

Big Bear Snow Play

42825 Big Bear Blvd.

(909) 585-0075

Alpine Slide

800 Wildrose Ln.

(909) 866-4626

 

Don’t forget to book you vacation estate for the whole family this winter at Wowrentals 

01
Oct

October Is Here

 Holidays are around the corner, have you chose your Big Bear Cabin yet?

Wowrentals homes are booking quickly for the holidays, don’t forget to book yours today.

Have any questions?

 Our fantastic Wowrentals team can help with any questions you might have.

Please feel free to reach us at (909) 366-5525 or email us at reservations@wowrentals.com

We look forward to hearing from you. 

18
Sep

Farmers Market In Big Bear Lake

If you haven’t already check out

Big Bear Lakes Farmers Market at the Convention Center

every Tuesday this is your LAST chance…

Ending September 25th 

Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all summer long. The Farmer’s Market also features unique arts, crafts and handmade items by local artisans. Check them out!!

Every Tuesday until September 25th.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Wowrentals is having great nightly rates for slow season right now. Check out our luxury properties!!

27
Aug

48th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

 

 

Wowrentals would like to invite you to Southern California’s #1 rated Oktoberfest!
Join the extended family for a true German celebration featuring live German music, food, entertainment and beer. You can’t miss it.
Over the years, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become popular for its own traditions and old-world ambience, celebrating friends, family and good times.   A festival like no other, guests are treated to authentic German entertainment.
 
Join Wowrentals at this year’s Oktoberfest, and don’t forget to book one of our extraordinary properties in Big Bear Lake!
Starting September 8th through November 3rdat the Big Bear Lake Convention Center, located at 42900 Big Bear Boulevard in Big Bear Lake. The times are Saturdays 12 noon to 12 midnight and Sundays 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.
Call for any questions (909) 366-5525 
02
May

Big Bear Luxury cabins Virtual Tours!

Let’s check this out! we are updating our 3D Virtual tours in all our properties, this amazing videos are only for you!
It will walk you through our houses and see if they are the right fit for you and your family!

This is a 360 degrees image of Lakefront lodge on Metcalf Bay, if you want to see the 3D tour check our website: https://wowrentals.com/vacation-rentals/20-lakefront-lodge-on-metcalf-bay/

 

We added a new house into our program! Is a beautiful just remodeled log style cabin by the lake, check it out and let us know what do you think!
https://wowrentals.com/vacation-rentals/30-cove-cabin-on-boulder-bay

The Virtual tour will be ready in just a few minutes here https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=XzvBaKoMsmY

DON’T MISS IT!

Eagle Ridge Retreat

11
Apr

Spartan Racers: Book 3 Nights & Get The Third Night FREE!!!

Wowrentals would like to inform you that Spartan Returns to Big Bear Lake on May 19-20, 2018 with a Beast and Sprint Weekend.

Care to take a guess why ski areas make such great venues for Spartan Races? Hills! You won’t be short on elevation gain during this race. Taking place on Snow Summit Mountain the race can access elevations as high as 8,200 ft and take you back down 1,200 ft of vertical drop.

You’ve never faced obstacles like this before. Spartan Race Big Bear is May 19 and 20 at Snow Summit where thousands of athletes converge to test their stamina and skill in one of three categories.

 

 

On Saturday, May 19, highly-skilled athletes take on the Spartan Beast, a 12-14 mile race with more than 30 signature Spartan obstacles. The Beast tests not only endurance, perseverance and grit, but also the mind.

The Spartan Sprint on Sunday, May 20, is a 3-5 mile sprint with more than 20 signature Spartan obstacles.

Both days feature Spartan kids races with half-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile courses.

Spectator tickets are available both days. Visit www.spartan.com or www.bigbearmountainresort.com for more information.

Those who are watching the racers can enjoy the Scenic Sky Chair and basecamp activities including a zip line, climbing wall, Eurobungee and quick jump (all for an additional $15 add-on to your spectator ticket). Stop by 20 activation booths for swag, branded gear and more. Finish the day with a jam session at the DJ stage.

 

WowRentals is offering a discount to all Spartan racers. Stay in one of our beautiful cabins for 3 nights and you will only pay for 2 nights! That’s right, anyone who is racing in any of the Spartan events and books 3 nights in one of our cabins will get the third night FREE!

 

Contact Wowrentals for more information! (909) 366-5525

 

 

RACE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

7:30am Elite Men Beast

7:45am Elite Women Beast

8:00am – 8:45am Competitive Beast Start Times

9:00am – 12:00pm Morning Beast Start Times

12:15pm – 2:00pm Afternoon Beast Start Times

Last Heat: 2pm

 

SUNDAY

7:30am – 8:00am Competitive Beast Start Times

8:15am – 9:45am Morning Beast Start Times

10:00am Elite Men Sprint

10:15am Elite Women Sprint

10:30am – 10:45am Competitive Sprint Start Times

11:00am – 12:00pm Morning Sprint Start Times

12:15pm – 5:00pm Afternoon Sprint Start Times

Last Sprint Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day)

 

Waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes.

 

 

04
Apr

Big Bear Cabin with wonderful views!!

Last Sunday, I was going around our houses inspecting and closing up, my last house was Lake View lodge in Castle Glenn and I couldn’t avoid to take a sit for a few minutes and appreciate the view we have from there, I took a picture (more like 10 actually) and I wanted to share it with you since won’t be nice from me to keep it only for myself!

If you are planning on going away for a few days, let us help you out finding the right place for you, we have many options and most of those ones are including views like this one!
You can visit our website and check all our options!

We have a ton of activities in Big Bear right now and being in slow season means you can do a lot for a fair price!! DO NOT MISS the opportunity to get away with your family and spend some quality time away from the phones, tv and craziness of the cities.

JUST CALL US AND LET US HELP YOU OUT!
(909) 366-5525

Vacation Rentals

29
Mar

Employee Profile – Agustin Florido

Me and my happy family!

Hello! My name is Agustin Florido and I am the Area Manager for WowRentals in Big Bear Lake, CA.  It has been almost 3 years since I moved to US with my wife and daughter from Argentina.  Since then I achieved a lot, I learned English (which I’m still learning every day), I got my first Job at Wyndham Resorts in Big Bear and moved up quickly from there until I landed here as Area Manager at WowRentals.  Next week will be my one year anniversary and I am very excited about what the future holds.  I have really learned a lot at WowRentals and I really enjoy taking care of our owners’ amazing homes and helping make guests vacations in a Big Bear Cabin a wonderful experience.  With significant determination and honesty I know I will hit my own goals and continue to help make WowRentals a great company.

Running in the scenic mountain trails of Big Bear!

In my spare time, I am an avid ultra runner.  Ultra marathons are my get away, the mountain is my home.  Last year I was able to run my first 100K under 16hours and I managed to finish in 3rd place general and 1st in my age group.  This year I have 2 goals,  finish Holcomb valley race under 5.30 hours (50k) and finishing 100 miles under 24 hours.

I am also a volunteer search and rescue member for San Bernardino Sheriff Departament.  I dedicate over 200 hours a year doing this.  We are not simply hikers, we train a lot, we learn navigation, and do tracking, ropes rescues, hoist, alpine searches in heavy weather conditions, from ice and snow at over 6000ft in mount baldy to Joshua tree in summer under 120 degrees with the mandatory uniform, most of the time off road and off trails.  Two weeks ago we had 2 searches the same week. First one a missing hiker in Mount Baldy, my team was assigned to one of thecanyons under BackBone trail (extremely dangerous trail in winter under ice conditions, 15 inches wide, most of the time the subject won’t survive a fall there).  After hiking for 2 miles in this canyon, we hit a small waterfall, as a team leader I checked the waterfall, was no way for us to go further without a ropes team to climb the waterfall, was too risky, I climb to an edge where I thought was possible to go to the other side, it wasn’t, again, dangerous for the team with the backpacks, 1 mistake and we will be needing the rescue. I saw and I heard on the other side of the waterfall a big boulder coming down (was during 2 days rain and foggy days) there I decided wasn’t safe for us to keep going, we called our command post and we turned back, calling the name of the subject at all times and trying to see or hear something under the fog. Long story short, the subject was located next day, less then 500 feet from the waterfall we couldn’t cross, unfortunately deceased for Hypothermia, we do our best but this time we couldn’t get to him in time.

Search and Rescue in a Chopper!

Two days later in Joshua Tree, a subject had been missing for 4 days.  This time we located the subject, alive, skull fracture with multiple other fractures of limbs as he had fallen 20 feet in the rocks and survived there for 4 days.  Amazing, pay off!

Last night I got call here in Big Bear, the worse for parents, 3 missing girls, 12 years old each, they were playing outside and later reported missing as night set in.   Three hours searching buildings and off road forest at night but lucky for everybody they were found, scared but alive and now safe back with the parents.

Being a part of SAR and volunteering is just my way of making a difference.
I love every time my daughter says to me, “somebody is lost, go find them, her mommy is worried!   Get the back home”.

 

20
Mar

Start Planning Your Summer Vacation

The summer is just around the corner and Wowrentals would like to give you some ideas on what to do this summer in Big Bear Lake. There are plenty on fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Which one will you choose?

Boating/Kayaking

 

Big Bear Lake is all about enjoying the surroundings of nature. Kayaking can get you a close experience of our beautiful, Big Bear Lake. Pontoon boats are a great idea when traveling in a big group/whole family. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Call Pine Knot Marina for reservations 909-478-2500

 Designated Wakesports

 

Want to try something more thrilling? Visit Pleasure Point Marina for the latest equipment and boating on Big Bear Lake. They offer wake boarding, water skiing, tubing, water skating, and jet skiing. Call in advance for reservations. 909-866-2455

Fishing

Want to just relax on your trip? Fishing is the answer. Big Bear Lake has various spots around the whole lake you can take advantage of. Come and catch bass, trout, carp and others.

Forgot your fishing gear? No worries, visit Big Bear Sporting Goods where you can buy fishing equipment from. Phone Number: (909) 866-3222

 

Planning On Bringing Your Own Lake Equipment?

Book a Wowrentals property that is right on the lake with its own, personal dock and enjoy!

Contact Holloway’s Marina for more information on bringing your own boat (909) 866-5706 or Contact Wowrentals (909) 366-5525 and one of our helpful reservationist will answer any questions you might have.

To reserve your next vacation property this summer visit www.wowrentals.com 

01
Mar

Big Bear Cabin Rentals

Finding the Best Time to Go On Vacation to Big Bear Lake

Planning a vacation can be exciting, but also stressful, especially if you don’t know what the weather is going to be like when you get there. If you want to enjoy the many snow sports around the Big Bear cabin rentals, it’s important to know when to expect snow. If you want to go fishing on the lake during spring or summer, you should know whether it’s going to rain or if it’ll be too hot. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can glean from past weather patterns around the area.

During winter, there is certainly no shortage of snow, so ski, sled, or snowboard to your heart’s content. Throughout the winter months (January through March), you can expect:

  • Highs of 47-52◦F
  • Lows of 21-25◦F
  • Precipitation of 2.56-4.13 Inches
  • Snowfall of 14-16 Inches

Come the spring, the snow and rain settle down quite a bit and the weather gets much nicer. The spring is a great time to look into Big Bear cabin rentals if you want to do outdoor activities in warmer weather, but still want to drink a cup of hot cocoa before bed. From April to June, you can expect:

  • Highs of 59-76◦F
  • Lows of 29-42◦F
  • Precipitation of 0.16-0.94 Inches
  • Snowfall of 0-4 inches

For summer activities like fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and bird watching, summer is a great season. From July to September, average weather patterns predict the following:

  • Highs of 74-81◦F
  • Lows of 42-48◦F
  • Precipitation of 0.47-1.1 Inches
  • No Snowfall

One of the best times to visit Big Bear Lake is during the fall when it finally starts to cool off again. The season is full of cooler weather perfect for walks through nature which is alive with color as the trees begin to change. During the later winter months, snow will begin to fall, creating a wonderful, chilly atmosphere. From October to December, the weather predictions are:

  • Highs of 48-64◦F
  • Lows of 21-33◦F
  • Precipitation of 0.91-3.11 Inches
  • Snowfall of 1-12 Inches

Fortunately, no matter what season you’re planning on renting cabins around Big Bear Lake, there’s no shortage of fun activities to do. But always plan ahead so you can make the most out of your trip.