Corey and I took Connor on his first vacation to Big Bear, CA. Since it was our first family trip, we wanted to keep it short and simple—no crazy overseas trip or weeklong jaunt. I found Noon Lodge (“a historic mountain retreat built in the early 1950s” that “strikes that perfect balance between smart clean design and rustic outdoor charm.”) and thanks to the motivational push of a discount, we booked a charming cabin in the woods. Our space was cozy—with the addition of a fireplace—and the decor was on point. Scroll down for photos and a mini travel guide!
Connor ‘s Jacket: Mini Boden/Nordstrom, My Turtleneck: Madewell
And that’s some BTS of what we’ve been up to lately! It was fun to getaway but to be honest, it was pretty nice to get home. We’ve been making the most of our neighborhood and close by cities since Connor’s arrival and look forward to exploring more in our “backyard.”
MINI TRAVEL GUIDE
STAY: Noon Lodge. Not so much lodge as it is a bunch of cool cabins scattered around. Would totally stay here again. The price is right and I felt safe. It was kind of like glamping…but with a comfy bed, in-room bathroom, and fireplace. Plus we may or may not have brought some libations to sip in front of the fire. There’s also a pool, bicycles for guests, and complimentary coffee/tea.
EAT: Oohhh so many good places that we didn’t stay long enough to try. We were going to eat/drink at 572 Social Kitchen & Lounge (was way crowded!) but ended up getting sidetracked at Get the Burger…decent brews, good burgers. What else did we need?
SHOP: Crib…aka bougie baby clothes boutique. LOVE. If you’re on a budget, don’t come here.