Running for seven consecutive weekends, you can check out various events and the multiple acts and entertainment at your leisure. For more information please visit the Oktoberfest website. Oktoberfest begins Saturday, September 9 and runs for eight consecutive weekends through Saturday, October 28, The festival takes place high in the San Bernardino mountains, approximately two hours away from the greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego communities.
Entertainment - Schedule of Events. Need lodging? One hundred and four years before the start of World War I, to be exact. It was the month of October and all of the countryside had been working day and night to finish their fall harvest and prepare for the onset of winter. While the plow horses were working and the farmers' days were filled from sun up to sun down, there were some other preparations being made as well. Prince Ludwig I and his entire court were preparing for his upcoming marriage to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildurghausen. The grand wedding was to take place on the 12th, right in the middle of the harvest.
As you know any wedding can be difficult to plan, but when you're a prince it can be even more stressful. The invitations had gone out, the garments had been made and the location had been selected. The big event was to be held in a magnificent "weise" meadow just outside the gates of Munich.
As the big day approached, the countryside and town, in fact all of Bavaria was a buzz with talk of the big day. Everyone was planning on attending as they were all exhausted from the harvest and it was really the last chance before the long, cold days of winter to get out and blow off some steam. On the 12th, the ceremony went off without a hitch. The weather was perfect, the bride looked beautiful and about 40, guests were in attendance. The reception, as you can imagine, was one of the biggest parties history had ever seen with copious amounts of beer and massive quantities of food being devoured.
It was a reception fit for a prince. And this prince was absolutely ecstatic. Ludwig I was so taken with all of his guests that he planned a special treat for them. The prince knew that all of his subjects were huge fans of horseracing so he planned to conclude the event with a somewhat impromptu horse race across the great meadow. When the townspeople heard of this they erupted in a jubilant cry Zicke Zacka, Zicke Zacka, Hoy, Hoy, Hoy this is still chanted in the beer tents of today's Oktoberfest celebrations.
It was then and there that they decided unanimously to rename the wiese Theresiewiese Therese Meadow in honor of the Prince's new bride. This was their humble way of welcoming her to town. To this day that very meadow still bears her name. After a spectacular day and night - and probably more than a couple of hangovers - the great event came to an end. King Maximillian agreed, but this party was to be even bigger, better and longer than the first. The event became an annual celebration. And that my friends is how the Oktoberfest tradition began and continues today. As a side note, the beer that was poured all those years ago and that has been continually served at every Oktoberfest in Munich since will now be served at the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.
The very same beer flowing from the taps in Munich, Germany will be the very same beer flowing from our taps in humble Big Bear Lake. And like the beer, our Burgermeister just happens to be a true German original as well. You do the math. Now, about those chicken hats.
Oktoberfest Comes to Big Bear Lake Part 2 The year was when two hopeful and devoted German immigrant parents made their way from New York City to California with all of their meager possessions, their two small children and their long held dreams locked safely inside their hearts. They spent every penny they had ever saved to purchase the then Wawona Lodge now the Wolf Creek Lodge and do their best to make a go of it. It was, after all the American dream. After Hans and Erika Bandows had completed their first winter and summer season as the new owners of the lodge, with winter being one of the fiercest Big Bear has ever seen, they decided it was time to celebrate and they knew just what kind of celebration to have.
As a way of saying thank you to all of their new clients and the new friends who had welcomed them to Big Bear Lake, they decided to hold an Oktoberfest just like the one they had attended so often in Munich.
Just check with us. Be sure to familiarize yourself with all terms in advance. This is one of the few rental homes in Big Bear that actually feels like a cabin in the mountains. Our midcentury Moonridge chalet is perched on a hillside with breathtaking mountain views! The home is ideal for two couples or a small family who are looking for a peaceful getaway at a stylish chalet with all the modern conveniences! Follow us on Instagram treehauschalet for last-minute cancellations! Imagine enjoying your morning coffee from our amazing view deck then heading straight to the lift without stopping at the ticket window!
The space is a thousand square feet with an open floor plan upstairs, large windows, and vaulted beam ceilings to bring nature indoors. Throw a log in the stone fireplace, stare out at the incredible views, and create lasting memories. At night, star gazing from the deck will take you away. Enjoy cooking in the modern kitchen or do some grilling on the deck while taking in the fresh mountain air! Downstairs you'll find two small bedrooms, where they stay toasty and warm due to central heating.
Both bedrooms have a queen memory foam mattress on a log frame bed with down pillows, down comforter with cotton duvet, and wool blanket. Bedroom 2 also has a twin roll-away bed stored in the closet which can unfold to sleep a child. There is one jack-and-jill bathroom downstairs that is shared between and accessed from the two bedrooms. The bathroom layout places the sink and shower in one compartment and the toilet and laundry in another compartment, with a pocket door separating the two areas of the bathroom to add some privacy.
Upstairs you'll find the common areas under our high ceilings. There is a large sectional sleeper sofa in the living room that will comfortably seat all of you when you binge-watch Netflix on a snow day. The sleeper sofa is brand new with a queen memory foam mattress. We have plenty of extra pillows and blankets to keep you cozy. There is also a full bathroom with tub located next to the living room.
The dining table overlooks the view and was custom made by us out of solid hickory. Two benches and two eames-style chairs will seat all of you when dining in. We have both plug-in speakers and portable bluetooth speakers for jamming out. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking supplies and utensils. Linens and towels are provided.
You like games? We have a foosball table, playing cards, puzzles, and board games including Apples to Apples, Sequence, Monopoly, Scrabble, and Sorry. Out back we have a fun rope swing, string lights, tree stumps, and a homemade redwood bench for hanging out in the shade of our giant tree. We're also excited to team up with Badmoon Glamping to offer you an optional backyard glamping experience! Add some camp vibes to your Treehaus stay with a glampsite featuring another charming living area just outdoors in our backyard.
All furnishings inside include: a cozy bed for two, chairs, lanterns, and decor. This is not intended for extra guests but just a fun way to experience the outdoors and cabin life together! Inquire for add-on glamping pricing. Please note we do not have air conditioning - you won't find AC in typical s mountain cabins and it's rarely hot enough. For warmer summer days, you can open windows to take advantage of the natural cross breezes from our hilltop, augmented by our 3 portable fans.
The front deck is a great perch for Fido to overlook the neighborhood and watch the birds and squirrels, but be advised the back yard is not fenced and the neighborhood is visited by coyotes. Don't leave your pet unattended. The steep uphill driveway can park 2 cars in tandem, provided they can all fit.
At " wide between wall and railing, it is difficult for full size trucks and SUVs to unload. We recommend vehicles up to 74" in width. Ask if you're unsure whether your car will be suitable. From inside the cabin it feels very secluded. But we are in a residential area with other homes on all sides.
Located in the Moonridge neighborhood, guests will love the peace and quiet, mountain and treetop views, birdwatching, moonrises, and stargazing. This residential neighborhood has some of the best views in town, thus many of the properties have steep terrain and steep driveways like ours. You won't have to deal with traffic on Big Bear Blvd heading to the resorts on snow days, as we're super close to the Bear Mtn shuttle lot. Treehaus Chalet - Panoramic Slope Views! Totally renovated! New just about everywhere. New kitchen with granite, new farm sink and hardwood floors.
We even have wine glasses for your use! You'll be all ready for everything from a quick bite to eat or a full in-cabin family meal. Spacious open living area has separate dining with table and chairs, and retreat areas. The cabin is completely remodeled and fresh; new, yet still with that great "cabin in the woods" feel to it. Bedroom one has a queen bed. Bedroom two has two queen beds.
Bedroom three downstairs has a queen bed with a twin bunk over. Bedrooms have new "woodsy" bed frames, new mattresses, high quality linens, and cozy quilts and comforters. Two full baths make room for everybody, and towels are included. A spacious open living area has separate dining with table and chairs, retreat areas, new couches and easy chairs, new lighting and chandeliers, and room for the whole gang, all together, all at once. The cabin's location is perfect. Within a mile or two of both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain you have easy access for your skiing and boarding pleasures.
A quick three mile drive gets you to Big Bear Lake and all the water sports you can imagine. The lot is nearly one-third acre big, forested, on a rise above the quiet street, and far away from neighbors. In fact, being inside the cabin is like being in a huge, beautiful tree house with forest all around you. With separate balconies and decks you have views galore. From the upstairs balcony you have a view of the slopes of Snow Summit.
The large rear deck holds a new, log picnic table, charcoal grill, and a bubbling-hot 8-person outdoor Jacuzzi-type spa. At night, you can settle in for a relaxing 'soak' and watch the lights from the local ski slopes. You can be among the very first to stay at this cabin. Everyone who has seen Balboa has told us how beautiful it is and can hardly wait to rent it.
There is lots to do in Big Bear in every season. Clean air and friendly people make Big Bear Lake the best mountain vacation spot in Southern California. So come on up and enjoy. Winter Snow Policy: Consideration will be given to re-booking your stay if snow fall closes all three roads into Big Bear the day of your arrival. This would be available to you for the period within 90 days of your reservation. Please note: well behaved Dogs must be approved by me for this cabin.
No cats. We want to keep the cabin gorgeous for everyone to enjoy.
Admission is free. Oktoberfest gets "Unplugged". Is it a typo? My favorite place. Big Bear Village: 1 mile away.
Same day reservations must be approved by me before booking to insure cabin is clean, gorgeous, and ready for you to enjoy. Big Bear Lake Short Term Rental code requires, guests to provide a clear picture on their profile and their real name. Guests booking the cabin must provide valid ID upon check in matching their Aribnb profile. Guests booking the cabin must be present during the entire stay.
If you're ready for a great adventure, visit Big Bear Lake's Oktoberfest, CA and create some lifetime memories. In , German immigrants Hans and Erika Bandows made their way from New York to Big Bear Lake, California, where they purchased Wawona Lodge (now Wolf Creek Lodge). Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest This is the ultimate Oktoberfest package. Must be 21 years and older to redeem Beer Booklet coupons/tickets for alcoholic.
No exceptions. Awesome Woodsy cabin, close to everything. There are No Walls or Doors for the 4th Bedroom. Dogs OK. The lofty ceilings give our cabin a loft-like appeal. Windows in every direction you can imagine. This cabin was bought as our week-end retreat as we lead busy lives working in Downtown Los Angeles. Our dream log cabin is about a 4 block walk to the lake. We are blocks away from restaurants, a liquor store and antique shops too! Immerse yourself in our mountain wilderness themed chalet. Take in all that Big Bear has to offer by being just minutes from two different ski slopes.
With the lake, village, zoo, and golf course just a short drive away, there's plenty of activities nearby. Unwind in the hot tub and get to grilling on the spacious deck. And at night, fall asleep by the warmth of our wood-burning fireplace. The Owl's Nest gives guests the rugged mountain experience with the convenience of modern amenities. This cabin's abundance of windows allows for spectacular views from every room. Upon entering the A-frame, visitors will see an amazing view of the forest through the wall length windows encompassing the back of the A-frame. The living room features ample seating for your party whether it be socializing or enjoying a meal made in our fully-stocked kitchen.
Our wood-burning fireplace makes for an intimate gathering space and our full sized flat-screen smart-TV offers guests the option of Netflix or streaming apps. The master bedroom features a queen size bed with brand new luxury mattress as well as a full sized armoire.
The cabin's cozy loft can be accessed via a ladder in the main room and features a queen sized bed with brand new luxury mattress. Guests also have the option of a pull-out sofa bed in the cabin's main room with a custom memory foam mattress. The private back deck has a six person hot tub for relaxing after a long day on the mountain.
Known for some of the best views in all of Big Bear, Upper Moonridge is close to all the action while being fairly secluded. Minutes from Bear Mountain and close to Snow Summit too, you can't beat the location. Moonridge also features a golf course and a zoo close by along with multiple hiking trails. Private feel unique for the area. The large loft is up a proper staircase no ladders to climb and also has a couch and TV.
It's all on the main level when you walk in the door. Lovin' Life Lodge A-Frame of mind. This cozy vacation cabin has been completely renovated with all the modern luxuries yet it still has that rustic cabin atmosphere. You are surrounded by pine trees which gives you privacy and an outdoor feel. This place is perfect for a couples romantic getaway or a family of four vacation. This cabin has one bedroom with a queen size bed. There is one bathroom. There is an upstairs loft which features one queen size bed with a memory foam mattress.
The living room has a comfortable queen size sofa bed. The cabin is located high up on the much desired Moonridge mountain, known for it's peace and quiet. The streets in this neighborhood do have steep terrain. Great location near the golf course and Bear Mountain Resort. This cabin is fully equipped with 1 bedroom and a fold out couch for additional guests. Free wifi and views of the slopes from the hot tub!
This woodsy cabin fully furnished and includes dishes and cookware. There is a grill and a large deck with a spa with lovely mountain views. The cabin also comes stocked with condiments, spices etc. You will also find all the towels, blankets and toiletries you will need at your convenience. TCL television with Roku technology in the living room and bedroom. This is a quiet neighborhood with lovely mountain views. Plenty of parking.
A walk away from Moonridge Road. Bear Mountain, the golf course and the zoo are also very close by. Cozy Cabin with Large Deck and Spa! Show all. Popular homes. A charming and updated home nestled in a secluded cul-de-sac walking distance from the lifts of Bear Mountain Ski Resort. Cozy 1 bedroom with loft and hot tub. Close to Golf, Skiing, and Snowboarding. Located in Moonridge near everything Big Bear has to offer. This is the perfect cabin for a small family, or a romantic getaway.
Big Bear Cabin with spa walking distance to slopes. Walk to the Village studio. Lakewood Den is a rustic, square feet, two-story cabin in the heart of Big Bear Lake. Immerse yourself in our mountain wilderness themed home. Take in all that Big Bear has to offer by walking to the lake or the village. With hiking trail access and a marina also nearby, there's plenty of activities just minutes away. Relax on the massive back patio and get to grilling or lounging in the hot tub.
And at night, fall asleep by the warmth of our two wood-burning fireplaces. With two fireplaces, one in the living room, and the other in the master bedroom, the possibility for a cozy, or romantic, atmosphere is just a spark away. The living room is equipped with a Roku enabled smart-TV for Netflix, and much more!
Our kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook a delicious meal. Three decks allow for a great socializing space: a front deck on the lower level with a bench allows you to take a seat and kick your boots off. The massive back patio, equipped with a hot-tub and 5 burner gas grill, gives you and your companions a place to socialize, partake in some grilling, and enjoy the fresh mountain air. The third deck is a second story balcony off the master bedroom for you to really take in the view of the sunset through the trees. The neighborhood of Central Big Bear Lake is very quaint, and usually very quiet.
It's a great place for you to get away from the noise and the busyness of the surrounding cities. There are a few markets and restaurants within a few minute walk. Enjoy a mountain getaway in our cozy, renovated cabin a stone's throw from Big Bear Lake with the Village, hiking trails and summer fun at resorts only minutes away! Lamplight Cabin was built in It still has its original hardwood floors, but it feels new. It's warm and cozy. It sits secluded on a small hill, framed by pine trees.
When the sun has set and you start a log in the fireplace, the place glows. We stay at the cabin ourselves, as often as we can. We bring our friends and family. While we've made it feel like the secluded getaway you're looking for when you come to Big Bear, it also feels like home.
This cozy two bedroom cabin is located very close to Big Bear Village. Home is fully furnished with single bathroom and shower. This cabin is only a few blocks from the town village where all the main shopping, restaurants, and local pubs are just a few minutes away. The cabin is directly across Big Bear Lake just past the Frontier lodge. Walk to Big Bear Lake Village. Ocean to the mountains. This newly renovated Beach cabin is one of a kind. This 2 bed 1 bath home is designed with style and comfort for your pleasure. Lots of love and attention to detail was put into this home.
This cabin is one block to the lake 3 blocks to the village, all walking distance. Very short drive to Ski resorts. This Cabin is in your ideal location year round. New this Summer Beautifully decorated as a Beach Cabin. This by far is one of the best cabins I've decorated so far. You'll love it as it's very magical with the bright vivid colors to the barn door and reclaimed wood wall. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed that sleeps two and the second back bedroom has a bunk bed. One full on the bottom that sleeps two and a twin on the top that sleeps one.
The living room couch queen size sofa sleeper that sleeps two people. This smaller very cozy cabin sleeps comfortably. You're also able to sleep two more on the queen air mattress stretching it to a total of 9. There is also one bathroom that you enter through the master bedroom. It just depends on the parties preference and how close in proximity they'd like to be with their guest. This is a smaller two bedroom. The pictures show the cabin true to size with no trick photography.
Wifi being in the mountains can be very weak and unavailable in certain areas of Big Bear Lake. I pay for and provide it to my guest although I have no control over the strength of it. The cabin is located down the street from Snow Summit Ski Resort. Perfect for all of your skiing and snow boarding pleasures.
Just a three minute drive away. Walk to it all!!! To do in Big Bear This woodsy area is located neselled in the national forest among neighbors and ample trees. Unlike most cabins in Big Bear, you don't have to drive anywhere Places to eat in Big Bear In the Village. My favorite place. Real cool ambiance for lunch or dinner with live music. The Salmon and the Risotto are my favorite. Pet friendly!