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Recent Inland Empire reviews

  • Labor Day Weekend Getaway

    "The cabin is beautiful and the pictures, as good as they look, do not do justice for how the cabin really looks in person. I’ve stayed at many different cabins in Big Bear and this has been the best one by far. The cabin is spacious and all of the rooms are set up perfectly. I loved the stove. The kitchen is fully loaded, with two coffee makers and also included but not mentioned is a toaster oven and a blender. Can Freezer Coolers are also in the freezer ready for use, came in handy. Plenty of utensils, plates, cups and glasses (wine glasses too). As mentioned on other reviews, you need extra spices for your cooking. Oil, salt and pepper were provided. The cabin was clean and is well maintained with plenty of bath towels as well. The cabin is in a convenient location and close to the lake. The porch is a nice place to relax with very comfortable seating. The BBQ grill is a good size, we used it three times. The couches were also comfortable. The master bedroom, comfortable bed, spacious and the restroom is huge. We all enjoyed the cabin, thank you for allowing us to rent your cabin and for allowing us to take our dog. She enjoyed it too as well as swimming in the lake. We look forward to renting this cabin again soon. Dealing with the owner, Darin…was easy and so was the communication. Thanks again, Darin!"
    Guest: Andrea Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Incredible Forest feel with Lakeview!

    "Our family of four and friends had an fantastic time at the Waterview Lodge! Steve helped make the experience very easy, and was patient with us as it took awhile for our plans to come together. We had a great mix of activities (mountain biking, bowling, boating, and minature golf too!) There was plenty of time for relaxing in this beautiful home and the setting/location was perfect! There are plenty of trees and seclusion with relaxing views of the lake from the house. We were amazed at all of the special details and mountain decor, which makes it really feel like a vacation, a home away from home indeed! We have stayed in many places over the years here in Big Bear, and are so happy to have found the Waterview Lodge! The home had everything we needed, we barely went out to eat, plenty of room to gather and relax together ~ Very comfortable for sure! Thank you Steve for sharing your home with us! We look forward to many returns!"
    Guest: Bernz Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014
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  • Amazing Place & Amazing Home Owners

    "This property is beautiful and equipped with anything your group would need. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you would find at your own home. Cheron and Flint do an amazing job and are extremely attentive. During our stay, we discovered our coffee maker was not working around 7:00 PM, Cheron and Flint had a new one dropped off to the house in less than an hour. The house was spacious, comfortable, and felt welcoming. We had a group of 13 (ages 25-30) and would recommend this place for people of all ages. We a definitely going to try to find time to visit this property again. Also, make sure you pay attention to the wall clock next to the fireplace in the main room when the hour changes."
    Guest: Paul C. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 28, 2014
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  • Our cousins reunion weekend

    "This was the 3rd year out of the past 4 that my cousins and I met in Big Bear, at the Boulder Bay Chalet, for a reunion weekend. It gets better each year. In 2014, 20 of us enjoyed a phenomenal time, much of it due to the friendly, cozy atmosphere of the Chalet. Ten of us stayed at the Chalet, and we all used it as our meeting home. Everything worked well, and the pontoon boat was utilized to it's fullest. We ate all our meals at the Chalet, enjoyed the room, the extensive group of recreational "toys", the views, the quiet, the ample parking, the 11 second walk to the lake, the BBQ, the big screen TV, and as so many of my cousins put it, "the feeling that we were home away from home again". Many thanks to Nancy, her fine housekeeping crew, and for being an integral part of so many memories. We plan to do it annually for many years!"
    Guest: MSK Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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Inland Empire Travel Tips

Inland Empire Vacation Rentals for a Great Trip

Inland Empire in California is a beautiful area located to the north of San Diego County and just west of Palm Springs. Surrounded by hills and mountain ranges with a few natural passes, the area measures around 60 miles from north to south and 50 miles from east to west. It is one of the few places where you are less than an hour’s drive from both the beach and the ski resorts. The impressive peaks around the Inland Empire area reach over 10,000 feet, making it a great area for outdoor activities throughout the year. Keep an eye open for the wild donkeys too!

The Major Advantages of Inland Empire Vacation Rentals

Choosing a vacation rental home that is right for you and your family is one of the most important parts of your vacation. Look for a rental vacation home that is in the right location to cut down on unnecessary driving and close to all the amenities that your family may be looking for. If you plan on dining out, local towns nearby with a choice of restaurants are important. For those planning to cook their own meals, a supermarket may be more essential. Choose a rental home which has sufficient bedrooms and bathrooms to give everyone their own space, preferably without using the pull-out sofa in the living area. Finally, look for an Inland Empire vacation home that has the amenities you require. A hot tub, game room, children’s play area or even kayaks and bicycles may all provided with some vacation homes, making them excellent values.

Things to do From Your Inland Empire Lodging

The area around Inland Empire offers a wide range of outdoor activities for visitors. Hiking in the hills is a popular pastime along with horseback riding and mountain biking. The area also lends itself to motorcycling and ATV riding. During the winter months, there is plenty of snow at the higher elevations so visitors can go skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding. For a day of leisure and pampering, choose a day at a local spa.

Getting to the Inland Empire Region

There are several airports serving the Inland Empire region. The John Wayne Airport at Santa Ana is approximately 66 miles drive from the area. San Diego International Airport is 75 miles away and Los Angeles International Airport is 98 miles away.

Neighborhoods to Visit Around Inland Empire Vacation Homes

Some delightful neighborhoods to visit in the Inland Empire area include Lake Arrowhead vaction rentals, a pristine lakeside village with boating and fishing, a water park and a children’s museum.

Idyllwild lives up to its charming name as it is nestled in the pine forests of the San Jacinto mountains. The town is quiet and peaceful with specialty shops and locally owned restaurants. It is a great place for taking some hikes into the mountains too. Close to the town, the Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks attract both amateur and professional rock climbers.

One final popular recommendation is a trip to Big Bear Lake rentals where boating, sailing, kayaking and other watersports can be enjoyed in this beautiful unspoiled area. Close by is Big Bear Park which is home to a number of rescued animals.

Weather and Climate at the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire area is generally hot and sunny during the summer with temperatures in the valleys reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The mountains are cooler and more pleasant for recreational activities. Most rainfall is during the winter months when it falls as snow on the higher ground.

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