We went with my littermate Rory & his sister Cady. So, finding a property that would allow all four of us dogs was a priority! Big Bear Cool Cabins had tons of dog friendly properties to choose from
The cabin was rustic, so don't expect the Ritz Carlton. But it was perfect for a doggie vacay! The fence could use some work, as there is enough space under some spots where a dog like me could escape. I have to admit, I did take advantage of this issues!
Another restaurant the humans took us to was Nottingham's. We had a whole gazebo to ourselves, and there was plenty of room to stretch out tired selves! We had been swimming earlier, and this was a grrreat place to relax with the yummy smells coming from the kitchen!
But, the best restaurant was B's Backyard BBQ cuz not only do they allow dogs, but we can be OFF LEASH!! And, they have a beach where we were able to swim while our pawrents sat at a table eating and drinking while we chased balls into the water. Definitely the most dog friendly place we've ever seen!
Then, my Facebook FURiend Eileen at the Big Bear Discovery Center told us about two other beaches. They were pawmazing! One was Meadows Edge picnic area, and the other was Stanfield Marsh, which doesn't allow boats or people swimming. We had the place to ourselves! Many of the beaches have a lot of weedy grass stuff, but Stanfield Marsh didn't, so it was purrfect, and our favorite.
One "bad" thing... well, not from my pawspective, but they don't have any self service dog washes in Big Bear. So, if you roll in dead fish like me & Rina did, and your mom is looking for a place to get you a bath, you'll either have to use a hose, or call Liberty Mobile Pet Grooming. Diluting white vinegar with water & shampoo helps get rid of the fish odor. Not sure why they want to get rid of it, but that's humans for you.
Oh, and mom was gone for two hours one night. We couldn't figure out where she was. Turns out she was getting some spa thing with Mountain Mobile Massage & Spa.
There were lots of other things to do with dogs, but we mostly did the swimming thing. But, you could hike, rent a pontoon boat, and a bunch of other stuff. Just do a google search of "dog friendly Big Bear", and start making plans for YOUR vacation!
Check out the slideshow below for more photos of our dog friendly vacation!