Stylish Angelenos Guide to Big Bear

Ashley Tibbits, the adorable gal behind Clever recently drove up to Big Bear and put together an amazing little guide we thought we would share with you. To read her full post and get even more tips and ideas visit her website CLEVER.

On the drive up they recommend a stop in Lake Arrowhead to visit our friends at Road Trip.

"Nestled amid the cutest little Alpine-style residences you ever did see is Road Trip, an expertly curated gift and framing shop that's a stylish Angeleno's dream. They'll recognize LA brands like Chaparral Studio and P.F. Candle Co. but the style of this place—hearty stoneware mugs and woodsy-scented incense mixed in with vintage finds you'd expect to see inside a cabin in a Wes Anderson movie—is just mountain-y enough to be different than anything you could find in the city."

"Nestled amid the cutest little Alpine-style residences you ever did see is Road Trip, an expertly curated gift and framing shop that's a stylish Angeleno's dream. They'll recognize LA brands like Chaparral Studio and P.F. Candle Co. but the style of this place—hearty stoneware mugs and woodsy-scented incense mixed in with vintage finds you'd expect to see inside a cabin in a Wes Anderson movie—is just mountain-y enough to be different than anything you could find in the city."

And when in Lake Arrowhead a stop at the Pendleton Outlet is a must.

And when in Lake Arrowhead a stop at the Pendleton Outlet is a must.

To snooze in style they recommend yours truly...


Here's what they had to say about Noon Lodge...

"When it comes to finding a place to lay your head for the night, Noon Lodge provides the stylish setting LA's cool crowd is craving. As a fashionable Angeleno herself, designer Lex Brooks knew what visitors wanted: kilim pillows, animal hyde rugs, inviting fireplaces, and other touches with that quintessentially mountain aesthetic, but decorated in an updated way. "We really just wanted to bring something new to the town but still honor the small town mountain feel," Brooks explains, "and we were inspired by our memories of the boy and girl scouts and the feeling of being away at a summer camp. We tried to bring in lots of those old school elements; you will find old lanterns, canteens, canoe paddles etc. throughout our cabins, all while still feeling clean and modern. We wanted to mix the feel of old and new."

 

And what is a great road trip without some good eats. 

Saucy Mamas Pizzeria in Big Bear Lake Village

Saucy Mamas Pizzeria in Big Bear Lake Village

Classic Diner Breakfast at Teddy Bear.

Classic Diner Breakfast at Teddy Bear.

They even got to try one of the newest additions to town, Local.

"Poke bowls and macademia nut milk lattes might not be what you'd expect to find while vacationing in the mountains, but that's exactly what you're going to find at Local, a reggae-blasting, acai bowl-serving little shack in Big Bear. LA's coffee snobs will also approve of the Groundworks brew served here, which you can sip spiked with coconut in their "Island Style" latte."

Such a fun little guide for a quick weekend trip. Be sure to check out the full post at Clever for even more great tips!

David Rush Travel Show

The David Rush Travel Show recently made a stop through Big Bear and stayed with us at the Lodge. They have been on the road for the past 7 years traveling all over the 50 states and abroad.

While with us they put together this fun little video clip  highlighting all our different amenities. If you have stayed with us before then you will recognize Fritz, our on site manager, who does such a wonderful job taking care of Noon Lodge and all our guests that come through.

Grant Legan's Visit

Grant Legan is an editorial photographer and traveler. He say's that he is always sourcing new experiences to inspire his work and we were happy to host him at Noon Lodge this past Fall. We hope he was able to pull some inspiration from all the Fall colors and peacefulness of mountain life when Autumn hits.

Below are some fun shots he sent over, its fun to look back on these as we are currently covered in snow. Thats one of the best parts of Big Bear, getting to experience all four seasons.

 

 

Bradley Mountain Lookbook

If you have never heard of Bradley Mountain do yourself a favor and look them up now. All of their good are handmade here in the US with the best craftsmanship making each one unique and durable enough to even outlast you and all your adventures. 

They shot their latest look book her at the Lodge and happened to be here when one of the biggest storms of the year rolled through. The photos they got are some of our very favorites ever captured of Noon Lodge.

If you are planning a trip up to Noon Lodge some of their items are a must, whether you need an overnight bag or a pack of playing cards they've got you covered.

If you are planning a trip up to Noon Lodge some of their items are a must, whether you need an overnight bag or a pack of playing cards they've got you covered.

How magical does it look all blanketed in snow?! Thanks for all these shots Bradley Mountain!

 

 

Sakura Bloom's Kid-Friendly Feature

It was such an honor to be featured on the Sakura Bloom website as their pick for one of the best kid-friendly getaways in LA! Be sure to check out their website for the full feature but here is just a peak at what they had to say:

"Noon Lodge was recently renovated in 2015 with modern finishes, prior it was a 1950s mountain retreat. You can tell with the retro yet modern influence throughout. In the summer the pool is a huge plus. Bocce ball courts and outdoor fireplace (with provided firewood!) is a nice way to get outside and meet other families. Long story short, Noon lodge makes for a perfect getaway whether you're a couple looking for a weekend peace and quiet or a family of five hoping for even 10 minutes of some!"

Visit from a Fashion Blogger

We loved hosting Stephanie Arant from the blog Unconscious Style last weekend. We always feel good when some of the most fashionable people in So Cal choose to stay with us. 

Here's what Stephanie had to say about her weekend at the Lodge:

 "I had a very peaceful weekend up in Big Bear with my husband with amazing accommodations by the Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay. I was immediately drawn to this lodge after countless hours of searching travel sites I found this quaint and cute little lodge. Their minimalistic interiors and gorgeously designed exteriors made this the perfect hip spot to take a trip to. I picked out the studio cabin with a kitchen which was great for making early morning coffee and having late night pizza delivered. While I wasn’t exactly prepared for the cold weather and it’s activities, it was exactly what I’ve been needing as of late. Stress of the Holidays and work really had me a little high strung. Sleeping in and relaxing next to a gorgeous lake was exactly what anyone would need."

Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us Stephanie! We'll see you next December. :)

A Wedding Photoshoot

When the talented photographer Jamie Arrigo reached out about doing a wedding photo shoot at the Lodge we jumped at the chance. We had been wanting to use our property for weddings and needed some good photos plus we just really like Jamie. She visited us last January with her crew Wallace & James, and we have been fans of her ever since. 

Jamie and her friend Liz set up the most beautiful table scape and floral arrangements and  made this little Lodge really good. 

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If you are interested in hosting a wedding at the Lodge check out our new WEDDINGS tab on the website. And if you are looking for an amazing photographer be sure to check out Jamie's website too!

Zach + Janie Wedding

Back in September we held our first wedding at Noon Lodge. The gorgeous couple just got their photos back and was kind enough to share them with us. The weekend turned out so beautiful and we had so much fun hosting this couple and all their friends and family. 

Congrats Zach and Janie, we wish you all the happiness in your marriage!

We are so excited to host more weddings. If you  or someone you know are interested send us an email and check out the new WEDDINGS tab on the website.

#noonturnsone

We opened the doors to Noon Lodge one year ago on the first weekend of November, 2015. We never got around to throwing a launch party so as the one year anniversary approached we thought why not throw a party now? And throw a party we did. We invited as many people as our cabins could hold and packed as much as we could into the 19 hours we had before our weekend guests started arriving.

New and old friends joined us and by the end of the night it was like we had all known each other for years. It all went by far too quickly but only solidified the fact that this will likely become a yearly tradition. Maybe even a biannual one, who doesn't love a good 1/2 year anniversary.

Highlights include cabin tours led by Tyler Lain. Camp fire lullabies sung by Phoebe Bridgers as we ate all the street tacos we could handle under the meadow lights. And some of the best tunes spun by Ian of Dart Collective, we went from sing alongs around the fire pits to a dance party under the stars. The special "NoonShine" Mule helped keep the party going as well. ;)

HUGE thanks to everyone who came and especially to those who contributed to making the party so memorable. Sid the Cat for booking us Phoebe Bridgers. Ian from Dart Collective for spinning the tunes.  And Civil Coffee for serving up the best coffee that Big Bear has ever seen and helping us all to function a little bit better the next morning.

Keep scrolling to see more pics.

 One part "Noon Juice," two parts Ginger Beer, topped with a lime.

 One part "Noon Juice," two parts Ginger Beer, topped with a lime.

Tyler Lain leading one of the Cabin tours. There were  some fun give aways to pick up along the way like Noon Lodge beer koozies, matchbooks, and a mix CD curated by Noon Pacific.

Tyler Lain leading one of the Cabin tours. There were  some fun give aways to pick up along the way like Noon Lodge beer koozies, matchbooks, and a mix CD curated by Noon Pacific.

 Phoebe Bridgers  serenading us under the meadow lights.

 Phoebe Bridgers  serenading us under the meadow lights.

Ian from Dart Collective doin his thing.

Ian from Dart Collective doin his thing.

Thanks Momma Gerlach for filling our bellies with a good ole fashioned camp breakfast in the morning!

Thanks Momma Gerlach for filling our bellies with a good ole fashioned camp breakfast in the morning!

And big thanks to Civil Coffee who are the reason anyone was functioning in the morning. 

And big thanks to Civil Coffee who are the reason anyone was functioning in the morning. 

Thanks so much for everyone who attended and an even bigger thanks to everyone who has booked a stay with us in the last year. Until next time. #staynoon

*also THANK YOU Suzi Jacobs and Tina Chiou for capturing all these shots. It's always helpful when the guests you invite are insanely talented.