Cabins In Fawnskin, California
Your visit to Big Bear Lake would not be complete without a drive around the 22 mile Lake. Fawnskin, Ca. is an authentic small mining and logging town on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake approx. 4 miles from the Dam. As the Town of Big Bear Lake has been modernized over the years with only old photos of what it was like so many years ago, there is no mistaking when you enter Fawnskin as you are immediately taken back in what it was like (and still is) to live in the early Gold Rush Days.
The famous restaurant is still operating and serves the Best Breakfast (and night life) on the entire North Shore of Big Bear. While the Fawn Lodge Hotel filled with Brothel rooms, still stands as a reminder what it must of been like to live in Fawnskin over a 100 years ago.
Fawnskin (and the entire Big Bear Valley for that matter) is also home to several we'll known celebrities and artists. The most famous celebrity's living full time in Fawnskin are Shirley Jones from the Partridge Family and her Husband Comedian Marty Ingles. They actually bought one of the few remaining prime lots in Downtown Fawnskin in 2001 to rescue it from new development which IMO it would of taken away from the old town appeal. Marty's idea was to turn it into a Park for everyone to enjoy and with the help from community donations, spent several Hundred Thousand Dollars transforming it into an eye catching theme park devoted to the 9/11 tragedy. Along with life-size statues of policemen, firemen and rescuers to name just a few. Marty was also able to obtain a large piece of metal that came from the World Trade Center One. Even though the Park is still kept in pristine condition, he has what you might say, a modernized feud going on with the Town with just about every resident taking side's. To get the latest scoop just ask any full time resident and they will be glad to give you their opinion on this beautiful (Now Private) Park that is now closed to the public.
One of the advantages of renting a cabin in Fawnskin is the location along the Lake. Some of the most Beautiful views in all of Big Bear Valley is from the Fawnskin side looking towards the Lake with the Ski Slopes in Big Bear in the background. Another attractive feature for picking a Private Cabin Rental in Fawnskin during the Winter time if too much snow is not your thing, is the snow melts much faster on that side of the Lake. You get the breath taking views of Winter in the Mountains, but not all the hassle that's sometimes just on the other side of Big Bear Lake.
A few other things to do in Fawnskin include the entrance into the National Forest that takes you to Holcomb Valley a few short miles on forest roads. Holcomb Valley is best known for the Largest Gold Rush in the State of California in the Big Bear Valley that lead to a stampede of Gold Miners and helped transform what Big Bear has become is today. There is also several campgrounds and camping sites along the North Shore leading back up in the hills. Before heading off into the Wilderness it's highly advised you first visit the Big Bear Discovery Center and obtain a self guided driving tour map of the area as we'll as any necessary camping permits and a Forest parking pass. Along this rather interesting trail you will come accross the famous Hangman's Tree that still stands today. Not far away the grave of a Miner sits peacefully along the Trail. The Discovery Center is located 4 miles East on the main road going threw Fawnskin, Ca.
Personally I have always loved this side of Big Bear Lake. It's less crowded and the Locals are some of the most nicest down to earth people you could ever hope to meet. Oh, did I mention traffic? It's a rare occasion when you can't drive right on Thur Downtown Fawnskin.
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