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Recent Inland Empire reviews

  • Great Family Getaway at Amazing Location

    "My wife and I brought our three children to Big Bear for the first time and stayed at the Grand. It truly is an exceptional home in an amazing location. We were just minutes from everything and the views from this home are truly unrivaled. We honestly scoured the coastline to find a home with a better view and there simply isn't one. The house was a destination itself such that when we weren't out hiking or boating, we were still experiencing the lake either sitting on the dock or on one of the many patios overlooking the lake. The house is very well appointed inside with lots of things to do (Ping-Pong, billiards, card table, bar) in the winter months, although we didn't use them much during our summer stay. The owners take extremely good care of the house and there were literally no maintenance or similar issues with the home. Our family has stayed in many high-end vacation rental homes and they all seem to show the wear and tear of being constantly rented. This home is the exception: there is very little wear noticeable on anything. Overall, I would consider the Grand one of the crown jewels of Big Bear Lake. It is very rare to find such a nice home for rent and in such great condition. Treat yourself to this amazing home and you won't be disappointed!"
    Guest: Dadof3 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Very charming, warm and cozy, a home away from home!

    "Love this house! Very charming and clean! We had so much fun! It is a home away from home! Truly! Very comfortable and family frinedly! I sure do recomand it! I would love to go back there next trip to Big Bear!"
    Guest: Megan F. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: March 11, 2014
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  • Lovely family get-away

    "Our family of four very much enjoyed the property. There were plenty of toys and games for kids and adults alike to choose from. Gorgeous view of the sky from the lovely deck which provided a great space for star gazing. Kitchen was very well stocked for real cooking. Loved the location, being only a five minute walk or two minute drive from the beach."
    Guest: Alexandra B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Completely satisfied!

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I booked this property online through their website. The house was clean and had everything that was outlined in the agreement that was emailed to me. They include certain supplies to start you off; you buy additional supplies as needed. The pictures were accurate except for the ones of the lake and dock - the lake level is considerably lower because of the drought. The dock is still functional for parking a boat but because it is nearly beached and the abundance of seaweed surrounding it made us avoid swimming in the lake. But that didn't matter since there is a very nice hot tub and awesome decks with beautiful views. The layout of the house is awesome and everything was super comfortable. Also loved the dining area with floor to ceiling windows looking out on the lake. We will definitely come back to this property!"
    Guest: nina v. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 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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