My husband is an avid skier and I love to relax, so we both did just that and took a quick road trip to Big Bear Lake. He planned the whole thing, babysitting and all (Thank you, Nana and Poppy!). It was our first time away from our baby girl overnight.
Where we stayed…
We stayed at a quaint little cabin called Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay. My husband found it after much research. Once our little studio was booked, I started following Noon Lodge on Instagram. Each photo of their property and unique interior design got me more and more excited for our stay.
When we arrived in Big Bear it was snowing. So GORGEOUS. We met Fritz in the lobby and chatted about our studio and the fact that we all had a connection to the state of Michigan. It seems like everywhere we go in California, we meet someone from Michigan.
My favorite part of our stay at Noon Lodge was how personable our studio was. It was tucked away from town, and quiet, yet so close to everything! I can imagine how amazing the property is in the summer with the pool, bbq, and outdoor area. We will definitely be staying at Noon again in the future.
Where we ate…
The location of our studio was perfect. It was just about 1 mile away from the Village where we walked, explored and ate at the Big Bear Brewery Company and 572 Social Kitchen & Lounge. My husband loves trying local beers, and I love cute unique places…so these two restaurants were perfect for us.
We found a cute little place called Big Bear Local, that serves acai bowls, Hawaiian cuisine, and amazing organic coffee. We met Sanoe, the wife of the husband and wife team who run this walk-up/drive-thru joint. Born and raised in Kauai, HI (My husband and I LOVE Kauai), her and her husband moved to Big Bear and felt the need to bring a little of the island to Big Bear. They serve poke bowls, acai bowls, rice bowls, shaved ice (coming soon), coffee from Groundwork Coffee and so much more.
What we did…
To complete our stay in Big Bear, my husband and I did our favorite things (I mentioned in the beginning). He spent the day skiing at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, and I spent the day relaxing by getting a massage at Altitudes Massage & Spa.