Along the northern edge of Big Bear Lake sits Fawnskin Harbor, a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Captain John's Fawn Harbor & Marina calls this serene alcove home, housing boats and doling out rental watercraft. From the harbor's docks and moorings, visitors launch pontoons, speedboats, canoes, and kayaks toward Grout Bay, a bald-eagle nesting site that also teems with great blue herons, osprey, and beavers. The wildlife sanctuary can also be infiltrated via standup paddleboard, a Hawaii-born craft that delivers a challenging core workout. Tours on an electric boat cruise the boulder- and tree-ringed bay area while passengers explore the lake, learn local history, and glimpse the lake's namesake surreptitiously brushing his coat.
Big Bear Funplex rules over a trifecta of family-friendly fun with an amusement center, The Bowling Barn’s bowling alley, and a sports bar. Gangs of friends and sadistic bowling pins can strap on rented gentle-soled shoes for an hour of bowling down 1 of 16 lanes. Automatic scoring reduces the risk of feud or pin scams, and bumpers keep the game easy for kids. After the bowling extravaganza, an amusement center package gains admission to one ride on the Himalaya mini rollercoaster, along with a rapid-fire 15-minute laser-tag session, and a ride on the bumper cars, releasing drivers from road rage and cars from blasé existences within white painted lines.
Alpine Village Inn and Resort Rentals has accommodations for every taste and budget. Our six room "Inn" is located in the heart of the village, walking distance to the lake and local attractions and features large one bedroom units with fully equipped kitchens. We also have a nice selection vacation rentals in Big Bear.
The Bath Workshop peddles customizable, natural, and paraben-free body products amid the beckoning aromas of more than 200 essential and perfume-grade oils. Friendly staffers greet customers entering the store with complimentary hand treatments before sending them off on their scent searches, selecting fragrances such as bamboo and dewberry, or mixing oils into personal blends. Natural plant-based essential oils ($1 extra), such as basil, lemongrass, and frankincense, soothe olfactory systems and aim to cure a variety of ailments, including colds, acne, or disco fever. With their chosen fragrances or essential oils in hand, patrons can customize an exfoliating-and-detoxifying salt scrub ($20–$60), or tailor-scent a shaving gel ($7–$22) to help whittle down whiskers. A jar of salt crystals ($15–$25) dissolves in bath water for an aromatic soak or seasons bland boiled cabbage.
Nestled in the majestic San Bernardino Mountains and the deep emerald pines of the National Forest, Alpenhorn covers nearly two acres of soothing sylvan paradise for city slickers seeking much needed mitigation. Compete in rigorous slumber marathons in one of the spacious queen-size rooms, each docile dwelling treating weary travelers to creature comforts such as a private balcony, toasty fireplace, and private bath with a whirlpool bathtub for two. In-room VCRs and an extensive video library of every Best Picture winner from 1937–2005 allow film buffs to compare the historic mustache lengths of Clark Gable, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Angela Lansbury. Cinephobic guests can opt to marvel at the different alluring touches found in every hibernation chamber, such as the back garden view of Edelweiss and the tree growing through the middle of Rosebay's private balcony. Gourmet breakfasts fuel lethargic mornings with fresh breads and seasonal fruit, homemade granola, European-style coffee, banana brûlé, and a hot dish such as coddled eggs or apple pancakes. The competitive mountain-man eating continues throughout the day with fresh baked cookies, hors d'oeuvres and wine in the early evening, and various liqueurs and See's chocolates late at night.