Recap of Our 2018 Big Bear Trip (linking our cabin, too)


I got a lot of DMs about the cabin we stayed at on our recent trip to Big Bear Lake, CA. We went last year for Michael’s birthday and went again this year. We just LOVE it there. You can find last year’s recap right HERE.

This year, we stayed at a different cabin. There are SO many cute cabins and homes on Airbnb I kinda like to mix it up with each stay. I’m honestly shocked we were able to book this cabin so last minute, because it was INCREDIBLE.

It was completely renovated, but retained just enough of the original features to still feel authentic. I loved how it was thoroughly rustic, but had beautiful modern features. Like, I think I like this place better than my own house LOL.

It had a large fenced in backyard which was perfect for Shadow. And finally, one of my favorite features was how close it was to the hiking trails. There were tons of little trails right behind the neighborhood. After a long day of exploring, Michael and I (and shadow, obvi) walked down the street, entered the trailhead, and took a quick hike as the sun set.

You can find this dreamy Big Bear cabin HERE. Highly recommend.


Another fun thing about this trip was we spent a lot more time exploring the off-roading trails. Big Bear is a dream for off-road enthusiasts. There are trails for all skill levels and vehicle capabilities.

Prior to meeting Michael, the only “off-roading” I did was with ATVs at my horse barn. So, not really off-roading. Except for that one time I went *off the road* because I literally flipped the ATV onto myself. But anyways.

Off-roading has become a really fun *thing* we get to do together. I love it. It started with Michael’s old Cherokee (very Kentuckian okay, with 35s and a 5.5 in lift), then with my black Wrangler, and now with our Rubicon.

Life has been really busy here in San Diego — not to mention we’ve spent a good portion of this year apart. Getting off the pavement, exploring new trails, and enjoying the solitude of the forest together has been a gift.

OK guys, I have to go finish decorating for Christmas now (yes, I’m decorating for Christmas in early November don’t hate me!!!). If you want to save this blog post for later, or if you need some cabin inspo — you can always “pin” these images to your Pinterest. As always, you can find daily updates on Instagram. Xx

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