Marco and I attended a wedding in Big Bear last weekend. I haven’t been to Big Bear since I was a child, and I was so happy to be there as an adult! The mountains are always beautiful, but if you’re like me, you don’t think of going there in the spring or summer. I love the snow, and I only think of visiting the mountains for skiing and sledding. But last weekend, the weather was gorgeous, and the mountains were the perfect setting for a great couple to tie the knot.
The ceremony took place overlooking the lake, and there was a lovely breeze to cool us down from the warm sun.
The wedding was a lot of fun, but the best part was hearing the bride’s three kids speak about their love for their mom and their new stepfather. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place!
We enjoyed some “after-party” time at Chad’s Place in Big Bear, which was walking distance from our hotel. Chad’s Place is a fun bar with a dance floor, and there was a great band playing that night. The band is called Slingshot, and they cover a lot of fun classic rock songs. I highly recommend it, if you’re looking for some small-town fun up in Big Bear!
We stayed at the Robinhood Resort, which is across the street from the lake.
It’s a funky, old place that looks like it is a collection of 3 or 4 motels. We had the upstairs corner room right behind the tree in the photo. It was a typical motel, with old, used furniture and carpet that feels full of chemicals. But we’ve definitely stayed in worse places, and it was a short walk to the wedding and to the bar, for a very good price! I think we paid around $90 for the night on Hotels.com.
One of the best things about our room was the room key. I love an old-fashioned key!
When we checked in, we were delighted by the lobby. It’s very rustic, with some funny twists.