5 Travel Hacks for Your Big Bear Lake Vacation

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Are you planning on staying in a cabin rental in Big Bear Lake? Here are 5 Travel Hacks for Your Big Bear Lake Vacation!

Check Weather & Road Conditions

No matter what mother nature has in store for the weather, you can still have fun at your vacation rental in Big Bear Lake, if you come prepared.  As much as we wish there was a magic wand we could wave to make sure roads are clear, snow is on the ground or the lake is full and sun is shining at all times, the weather in Big Bear Lake is just as unpredictable as it is anywhere else.  Big Bear Lake enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, and our snow is mostly determined by the rain patterns on the coast.  Before leaving for your cabin rental in Big Bear, check the road conditions online for up-to-date information to ensure safe travels if icy conditions could be present or if snowfall is expected.

Check road conditions to ensure safe travels.

Check road conditions to ensure safe travels.

Remember- tire chains are required in winter.   Also, check the local weather forecast.   When planning your vacation to a Big Bear Lake cabin rental, it’s best to pack a lot of layers.  Days can be warm and the nights get quite cool, even in the summer months.  Lakefront cabin rentals in Big Bear Lake can be breezy with the wind coming off the water which is great for warm summer days, but can be uncomfortable in the winter months.  Pack seasonal clothes as well as a light jacket, sweatshirts and short sleeve shirts to ensure a lot of options.

Plastic Wrap Your Toiletries

Save your belongings with plastic wrap.

Save your belongings with plastic wrap.

Big Bear Lake cabin rentals are located in the mountains at over 7,500 feet. Air pressure changes are sure to be noticed in your ears and belongings as your drive up the mountain.  Save your clothing from possible toiletry bottle leaks by putting plastic wrap over the opening and then screwing on the lid.  Use caution when opening bottles and carbonated beverages to avoid liquids that might be propelled from the container.

Zip Lock Your Cell Phone

If you plan on hitting the slopes, hanging out by the water or renting a boat during your stay at a Big Bear Lake cabin rental, pack your cell phone in a zip-lock bag to protect it from accidental water damage.  Cell phone service can be hit or miss at various locations around the area due to the mountain landscape, but you don’t want to miss the opportunity for a photo to post on Facebook and brag to all your friends and relatives about the fun you are having at your vacation rental in Big Bear Lake.

Grocery Shop In Big Bear Lake

Grocery shop in Big Bear Lake

Grocery shop in Big Bear Lake

Don’t over pack and plan your meals before you leave for your vacation. Cooking at your Big Bear Lake cabin rental is a great option with barbeque grills and kitchens stocked with the basic amenities and there are two major grocery stores; Vons and Stater Brothers, as well as several smaller mom-and-pop stores for your convenience.  Once you arrive in Big Bear, you might decide to spend all your vacation time enjoying the beautiful landscape, fresh air and fun activities instead of cooking.  Big Bear Lake also has plenty of restaurants to satisfy any craving.

Reserve Early

Stay on Big Bear Lake.

Stay on Big Bear Lake.

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your Big Bear Lake vacation.  Book your fun early to ensure you get to have the vacation you are dreaming of!  Reserve a boat rental, schedule a Zip-Line adventure, or take to the skies in a helicopter.  If you plan on coming to Big Bear Lake for the 4th of July fireworks, the best cabins to book are on the lakefront to avoid post-celebration traffic.  You’ll have the best view of the show and stay in a great vacation rental on Big Bear Lake.  If you plan on hitting the slopes in the winter then make sure you book a cabin rental near Snow Summit or Bear Mountain who make real snow to ensure there is skiing and snowboarding fun all season long.

 

These 5 travel hacks for your Big Bear Lake vacation are sure to help you plan for a great getaway.  There are so many fun times to be had at a cabin rental in Big Bear Lake. Our vacation experts can help you plan the perfect trip.  Just let us know what you would like to do and we can book your luxury cabin, rustic cabin or even a pet friendly cabin in Big Bear Lake.  Call (909) 752-0234 today!