Plan a Fall Getaway in Big Bear – As summer comes to a close, planning a Fall getaway is the perfect way to embrace the changing seasons. Even if all you can do is sneak away for a weekend, booking a cozy cabin and enjoying the crisp mountain air in Big Bear is the perfect way to unplug and relax.
Plan a Fall Getaway in Big Bear
Fall in Big Bear
As summer turn to fall in Big Bear, the weather cools and the abundant trees begin to change color. It’s the perfect season to enjoy this mountain town, while most of Southern California remains too hot to cozy up by the fire or break out your favorite sweater.
Average fall temps in Big Bear range between just above freezing and the high 60s, perfect for exploring without breaking a sweat. If you crave crisp fall air and a reason to don a beanie while your hometown remains hot enough for a pool party, a fall getaway to Big Bear is the perfect plan.
Big Bear Oktoberfest
For over 50 years, Big Bear Lake has been hosting one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations around. The event runs every weekend from mid September to early November, so make sure you plan your trip accordingly.
Guests enjoy festivities at both indoor and outdoor venues, including live music from German-American bands, delicious German beers, and plenty of German food to try, like the Schnitzel Dinner with German potato dumplings, a Brat Burger featuring a 100% Black Angus patty topped with Bratwurst and Swiss cheese between two pretzels, or a Vegan Beer Brat with Pickled Cabbage.
If you love to eat, drink, and be merry, Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is the place to be.
Fall Menu at The Copper Q
Visit The Copper Q in the heart of Big Bear Village to try some of their Fall Menu Specials. The delicious espresso shop offers a Honey Maple Latte, Butterscotch Cappucino, ‘Fall’-mond Latte (an almond latte), and Iced Pumpkin White Mocha for those looking for a caffeine boost, and some non-coffee options as well, like the Buttered Apple Cider.
Indulge in a Fall-Themed pastry while you’re there, like Pumpkin Brittle, Spiced Chai Cupcakes, Vegan Maple Cupcakes, or Chocolate-Swirled-Pumpkin Bars. Satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel up for a day of hiking or window shopping.
Romantic Autumn Dinner at The Pines Lakefront or Barnstorm Restaurant
Get a reservation at one of Big Bear’s best restaurants to enjoy a romantic autumn dinner. The Pines Lakefront is an upscale steak & seafood restaurant and the only lakefront restaurant in town. Guests enjoy custom, gourmet, made-to-order Bavarian dishes that are perfectly suited for a chilly autumn evening.
At Barnstorm Restaurant, guests dine at the cozy Big Bear Airport and can choose from two schnitzel dishes. The Jaeger Schnitzel includes a hearty serving of sautéed pork cutlets smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce. The Knusper Schnitzel is a breaded tender pork cutlet that is fried golden brown and topped with a poached egg. If Schnitzel isn’t your thing, try the Traditional German Sausage Plate.
Bring Home a Souvenir from Interiors on Fox Farm or Mountain Witch Tea Company
What’s better to remember your romantic fall getaway than a souvenir you will display every year around this time? Stop by Interiors on Fox Farm to peruse their fall-themed decor, including dinnerware, Halloween and Harvest themed decor, silk floral arrangements, and more.
If seasonal home decor isn’t your style, stop by Mountain With Tea Company to bring home something cozy and delicious to enjoy all season long. The store sells delicious loose leaf teas, as well as jams, honeys, apple butters, ciders, fudge, and more.
Of course, having the right accommodations is essential for any getaway. Our romantic mountain tiny home will be perfect, complete with luxury bedding, a private outdoor hot tub, and a fireplace to set the mood. Check the availability of our cabin to book it before it’s gone!