Parker's Retreat
   Blue Heaven Retreat
    Lake Shore Retreat

         German Retreat                                            Time To Get Away!


Big Bear Lake
Vacation Wonderland

There Are A TON Of FunThings To Do...
Here Are Just Some Of Them

 Of course... Big Bear Lake is one of the biggest attractions here. Big Bear Lake is eight miles long and approximately one mile across at its widest point. It has about 23 miles of shoreline and is located at an elevation of 6,743.20 feet. The present dam, built in 1912, replaced the original dam, which was built in 1884. The new dam impounds more than 73,000 acre-feet of water with a height of 72’4”.

The Lake is not a source of water for the local water supply. The only water taken locally is by the two ski resorts for making artificial snow. They may each purchase up to 500-acre ft. per

ski season. The Municipal Water District manages the lake. Private homes, several marinas, public parks and some hotels and lodges surround the south side of the lake.

But, the Lake is just the beginning for your vacation fun. Check out some of these other great activities, ALL of them less than 1 mile from Parker's Retreat...

 2 Ski Resorts - Snow Summit and Bear Mountain are two of Southern California's best resorts. Guaranteed snow...guaranteed fun! At Snow Summit alone, there are 240 skiable acres incorporating 31 trails with 14 Total Mountain Lifts, including 2 High Speed Quad Chairs, 2 Quad Chairs, 2 Triple Chairs, 5 Double Chairs and 3 Moving Carpet.

The Top Elevation is 8,200 Feet, while the Base Elevation is 7,000 Feet with a Vertical Drop of 1,200 Feet

 Golf Course - The Bear Mountain Golf Course, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Club House Grill are open daily, weather and conditions permitting. Club House hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Club House Grill serves lunch from 10:30 a.m.-3:00

p.m. The Bear Mountain Driving Range is open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. We now have a ball dispenser located at the driving range which accepts tokens or dollar bills. Tokens may also be purchased at the pro shop. Come enjoy a round of golf among the pine trees at 7,000 feet and see how much farther your ball flies. Information and tee time are available at 909-585-8002.


 Fishing at Big Bear Lake is always a great part of any adventure. Take a fishing trip to Big Bear Lake and catch your share of trout! The mountain lake offers fishing charters, boat rentals and tons of fish! Be sure to get the latest fishing report before your travels. Click on the link above to find out the latest fishing news and information.

And that's just the beginning!

When you vacation at Parker's Retreat, you'll also find...

 5 Star Restaurants, great shopping and markets

 Mountain Biking and plenty of trails to hike. Take mountain biking to a whole new level. A lot of professional mountain bikers make Big Bear their home, because they know we're famous for having some of the world's best mountain biking

trails - ranging in difficulty from easy cruising to challenging. Ride Snow Summit's breathtaking Sky Chair to the top of Big Bear to reach scenic bike trails that pack an adrenalin rush. Or cruise the gentle North Shore Bike path. Big Bear Valley also offers some of the most beautiful and serene hiking and biking trails in Southern California.

You'll never be at a loss for things to do!

Don't want to stay busy? No problem! We love to just lounge and relax here too!