Sugarloaf, CA. is located on the Southeast side of Big Bear Lake when your making the 22 mile loop. Interestingly, Sugarloaf was first divided into private camping areas when it was first developed. For this reason, that's why most of the lots in Sugarloaf were first divided into 25' by 25' lots, however many of the Homes now occupy multiple lots.
Sugerloaf also has one of the highest density of Private Vacation Cabin's in all of Big Bear lake Area. During the last Census, it was estimated that only 2 out of every 9 Homes were full time residents far exceeding the nearly 50% average for the Entire Big Bear Valley. Personally I think this number has gone up some in recent years, but I'm sure the ratio still favors Second Home Owners and Private Vacation Cabins.
Compared to other areas around Big Bear Valley, Sugar loaf for the most part, is a more affordable place to find a private cabin with a wide selection to choose from. You may not have a Lakefront View of Big Bear Lake, but you will be situated in a more relaxed atmosphere surrounded by tall Pine Tree's and within only a few miles of both Ski Resorts as we'll as Big Bear Lake itself.
Shopping in Sugarloaf should be taken into consideration before heading out to that side of the lake as there is not many choices. Apart from the Easy's Convenience Store and the Roadhouse Bar and Grill across the street, that's about it. Both Von's and Stater Bros. are approx. 6 to 7 miles from Sugarloaf.
The Roadhouse Bar and Grill has a decent menu with usually prompt service. There is also a few pool tables and darts for your enjoyment. The Nightlife at the Roadhouse can get somewhat interesting especially when they have Live Bands Playing. Give the Road House a call at (909) 585-0404 to see whats going on when your in Town.
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Sugarloaf also recently built a really nice Skate Park at the Sugarloaf Park across the street from Big Bear High School. The Skate Park has become a Big Hit with the Locals despite a lot of controversy. Sugarloaf Park also has Baseball Diamonds, Basketball Court, Picnic Areas and a large playground area.
All in All Sugarloaf is a peaceful Community off the beaten path and all the traffic usually found on any busy week-end. A few miles drive can save you $$$ and still stay in a really nice private cabin rental up in the Mountains of Sugarloaf.
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