When we were seventeen HotDaddy and I got into a big argument about where we would retire one day. I wanted to live by the sea and he wanted to live in a cabin deep in the mountains. We laugh about it now, but it was a pretty big deal back when we were emotional hormonal teenagers. Luckily, we live in Southern California where the best of both worlds is absolutely attainable. The beach to the mountains is no more than two hours apart, therefore it is not difficult to make frequent trips to Big Bear Lake. We have always rented cabins or stayed at resorts, but now we have a family RV we regularly stay at Big Bear Shores RV Resort with kids. Check it out!

Welcome to Big Bear

Keep the Cost in Check:

It is totally possible to get a good deal on cabins and resorts, but sometimes you have to sacrifice quality. I actually cried once after walking into a rental cabin. Seriously. Anyway, having an RV is really cool, because the costs of RV sites are reasonable for high-quality. For example, $76 a night will get you a room at the worst motel in Big Bear, but for $77 you get a lot at a five diamond RV resort. Plus with RVing you tend to cook more, saving money from dining out three times a day.

Drop Your Bags:

Big Bear Shores RV Resort is just beyond. The lots are immaculate, the views of the lake are spectacular and the amenities are great. It is our favorite place to stay when we visit Big Bear. Rates range from $77 a night to $125 a night for lake-front. The lots are privately owned while some rent their spots out. All the lots have cement pads, most have built-in BBQ’s and some even have fireplaces.

Big Bear Shores RV Resort view

 

Big Bear Shores RV Resort clubhouse

 

Get Your Grub On:

We like to keep things simple when we RV. We have a lot of kids running around and don’t have the leisure to cook complex meals. Many of our meals are assemble-only, prepared at home and warmed up or delivered like pizza the first night. We even scatter a few restaurants in, because we like to see the village.

Big Bear Shores RV Resort with Kids eating pizza

Big Bear Shores Kids Eating

Grandma’s Pasta Salad is a favorite!

Big Bear Paolis Restaurant

Lunch at Paoli’s

Chug-A-Lug:

Stocking up a well stocked bar is always important when RVing, because there is a lot of time to sit, chat and drink. So on our RV trips all our favorite buddies are invited.

Big Bear Shores RV Resort drinks

Bloody Mary: She is fantastic! She helps us start the day off right, makes us alert, happy and really nice. Sorry coffee.

Big Bear Shores RV bloody mary drink

Spicy, savory, satisfying

Rum n’ Coke: What a guy; perfect for bring the fun around the campfire.

Cerveza: That dependable friend that can hang all day long.

Big Bear Shores RV Resort cheers

Vino: The gal you need for those mellow nights.

Fireball: Cause he is a blast and perfect partner post-cigar.

When we stay Big Bear Shores RV Resort with kids, we like to venture into the village for a drinky. Many establishments offer beer by the pitcher, because you know we haven’t had enough beer. The cocktails are great at Peppercorns. I love their Peppercorn Martini. For a small mountain village, there are a ton of exciting options and it is fun to take a day to explore. For information check out Bars and Restaurants in the area.

Entertain Me:

There is plenty to do at the Big Bear Shores RV Resort with kids, which is convenient if you don’t feel like driving around that day. For owners the amenities include access to the club house, the fitness center and the private marina slips. Renters are able to enjoy the pool and spa, the tennis courts, the basketball courts, ping pong tables, horseshoes and foosball tables.

Big Bear Shores RV Resort play ping pong

Big Bear Shores RV Resort swimming pool with kids

Big Bear Shores RV Resort family at pool

With kids you have to find ways to keep them busy and burn their energy up, so that they sleep and the parents can have some adult conversations around the fire. We like to spend days by the pool, followed by a nice scooter ride. We bring plenty of games, toys and activities to keep the kids (and dads) entertained at all times. You know I love a good theme, so I pick toys that represent our trip. If we go to Big Bear I bring the kids’ camping and bear toys.

Big Bear Shores RV Resort swimming pool

 

kids playing at camp site

daughter playing at Big Bear Shores RV Resort

Then when things get calm we fill the kids with sugar. Yep, smore time around the fire and then off to bed. It makes total sense.

To change the pace, partake in the many outdoor activities offered in Big Bear. Take a pontoon on the lake, go fishing, jet ski, hike, ski (in winter), snowboard (in winter), take a scenic sky lift ride for gorgeous views of the Big Bear Valley, parasail or mosey into the village. There is a movie theater, comedy night at The Cave, shops, restaurants, bars, night clubs, trolley rides, horse and carriage rides and much more. For more ideas check my Big Bear with Kids post, HERE.

Big Bear horse and carriage ride

Big Bear Shores RV Resort with kids

Big Bear little kids fishing

For more entertainment, visit during holiday weekend. Check out 4th of July at Big Bear Shores, HERE.

That’s a Wrap:

We just love our trips to Big Bear. Big Bear Shores RV Resort allows our family to enjoy the beauty of nature in a comfortable and reasonable setting. Furthermore, the kids love the freedom to explore and I love the serene views of the lake, because you know HotMama has got to have water nearby. It is safe to say that Big Bear Shores RV Resort with kids will be a part of our family’s regular RV resort rotation.

Big Bear Shores RV Resort with kids

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