TRIVIA TIME: Below is a Garlic & Cheese Festival inspired trivia question. Read the question and respond on our facebook post if you think the answer is True or False. We will accept answers between now and 4pm today.
The guests names with the correct answer will be put into a hat. We will select a name at random from the hat. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE 2 FREE TICKETS TO OUR UPCOMING Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival on August 19. The winner will be selected and announced later today. One entry per person please. http://bit.ly/MOCBhA
QUESTION: California produces more than 250 million pounds of garlic each year. One farm in Monterey County (near Gilroy "The Garlic Capital of the World") plants 2,000 acres of garlic and produces almost 25 million pounds annually, yet this is only 3% of the worlds’ Garlic. True or False?
Are you a Triathlete? Then we have the perfect weekend for you. This weekend Bear Creek will be hosting two separate Triathlons. Saturday July 21 is our Bald Bear Triathlon, this Triathlon will begin with an early morning .25 mile swim in our large pond, and once you complete the swim you will transition into your riding gear and prepare for the 16.2 mile loop on some local rural roads. Don’t be fooled by the short distance, this course has long steep climbs that will leave you searching for the finish. But along with these steep climbs are long twisty down hills to help you get your breath back. Once you return to Bear Creek, you will be facing a 2.2 mile run on paved and gravel trails around the resort. Don’t be mistaken by the shorter distances, you will be relieved when you are finally finished.
If you are not into road cycling but really enjoy getting dirty on your mountain bike you should check out the Xterra Dirty Grizzly on Sunday, July 22. This Triathlon will begin with a .5 mile swim in our large pond, moving into the transition area to get ready for an incredible mountain bike ride. The mountain bike course is a 10 mile loop though Bear Creeks super technical, twisty single track. By the time you arrive back to the transition area, you will think that you can’t move on. But now it’s time to get ready for a 3.2 mile trail run throughout more of Bear Creek’s single track and gravel roads.
Do you think you have what it takes to compete? If not come out as a spectator, and begin planning your training for next year’s triathlons.
ATTENTION ALL CHEESE LOVERS!! Well, more like cheese enthusiasts. Coming, August 19 during our Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival, the rolling of the cheese will take place at Bear Creek for a second year. You might be asking what is a cheese rolling? Lucky for you, I have an answer. Atop a hill, the cheese keeper will toss a wheel of cheese towards the bottom and competitors will race after it. The first competitor to catch the cheese and cross the finish line at the end of the hill will win the cheese. The rolling takes place on the bank above the big pond and WILL end in a splash. Unless you can be the lucky person who catches the cheese and doesn’t end up in the pond!
You also might be wondering, why on earth would I want to do something like this? Well, my only response to you is that it’s super cool. Check out a short video from last year’s rolling. The cheese rolling is the second video, remember that this was from last year’s event and that this year’s rolling is planned for August 19.
Still interested?Anyone who is 18 or older may participate. To race, you must purchase a ticket to the Cheese, Garlic & Summer Mountain Festival. They are only $8 per person. All contestants will have to sign a liability release. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the resort or online at bcmountainresort.com.
Now that I’ve talked you into it. Let me fill you in on the history of the cheese rolling. No, we didn’t invent the event. Cheese rolling has actually has been taking place for several years in Europe. (Leave it to the Europeans to come up with all of the fun activities: Cheese Rolling, Tough Guy etc.) The cheese rolling at Cooper’s Hill takes place each year in June. This year they celebrated the Diamond Jubilee Cheese Rolling in honor of the Queen. Check out their website, linked above. There are several video links and lots of info. Their event is pretty cool.
Have a great Monday!
Are you enjoying your summer? It seems to be moving along way to fast. Maybe it is our jamb packed events calendar, maybe not. Last weekend we hosted the Canned Classic, and this week we started right back up with our weekly Dog Dayz of Summer and The Disc Golf Shootouts.
Thursday is going to be another busy day. The Grille is hosting an Oyster Night from 4:30 to 9:30PM. These delicious Malpeque Oysters are from the cold waters of Prince Edward Island, Canada and are only $1 each. Along with Buck-A-Shuck oysters there is also Live Outdoor Music by Jim Meck and Canned Beer Specials from $2 to $3. There are over 21 different cans available, with such a large variety you will not be disappointed.
Summer is in full swing and the Fourth of July is upon us! I don’t know about you but the Independence Day holiday reminds me of the good old US of A, backyard barbecues, beer and games. Our special events team decided to capture the spirit of summer and host the CANned Beer Classic.
The event is THIS SUNDAY, July 8 at the resort and is FREE admission! Sorry, those of you who are under the age of 21 are not permitted at this event. From 12-5, guests can enjoy a few cold ones, some great bbq food, live music and fun backyard games. (All beverages should be enjoyed responsibly of course!) All in our backyard, the biggest yard around!
I know, I know, you are probably thinking.. canned beer?!?! That’s right canned beer is making a comeback and has quickly become the packaging vessel of choice amongst some of the most popular microbreweries. Guests will pick and choose which canned brews that they would like to enjoy and pay for them along the way. Check out our beer selection here. No upfront costs are involved. The best part is that the first 500 guests will receive a FREE Bear Creek koozie!
If this event couldn’t get any better just read this: We are hosting an array of backyard games that we are lovingly referring to as the deCANthalon! Guests will create teams and compete in games like beanbag toss, horseshoes, quoits and much more. The winners will receive these super cool trophies:
What are you waiting for? Grab your SPF, your lawn chair and your friends and check out the CANned beer classic this weekend!
See you there!
You won't want to miss this! Our Hot Deals are back for two weeks! This time around, we’ve made a few changes and discounted our longtime favorite Dorney Deals package. This Hot Deal: Tix + Lodging + $25 Dining Card is your best chance this summer to hit Dorney Park and Bear Creek!
This package is valid on the evenings of June 24-June 28 and July 1 - July 5. Hurry, availability won’t last. Call 1-866-754-2822.
Book now, the fun is waiting!
I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine and warm weather, when it's not raining! This post is about our upcoming seafood specials at The Grille!
Are you a seafood lover? If so, The Grille is where you’ll want to be later this month. Monday, June 18 is the kickoff of Lobster Week! All week we are featuring special like lobster bisque, whole steamed lobsters, lobster rolls and more! You won’t want to miss Lobster Week, you’ll love the food and the prices too!
To add to the fun, Crab Night will be held the next week on June 27 in the Rock Garden. Reservations are required and there is a minimum crab order per party. The best part is that with your reservation, your group will receive complimentary soup or salad and fresh steamed corn on the cob. Enjoy an outdoor crab feast with your closest friends and family. Call The Grille at 610-641-7149 to reserve your Crab Night or Lobster Week meal now!
Not a seafood lover? No worries, The Grille will be serving their regular dinner menu in addition to our seafood specials. Don’t miss this once a year event!
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Mud season is over and the resort is in full bloom. The roses are stunning, the trees are lush and the wildlife is humming. I am so happy to come to work in the morning, turning into our driveway and coming over the crest of the hill to get the panoramic view of the pond, hills, trails, every day it still strikes me as beautiful. As an Event Planner at Bear Creek it is my job to develop a fun and exciting atmosphere, to create a vibe of excitement and to bring energy to our resort. This summer we have a full schedule of activities designed to bring the community into our resort and to make us a much sought out destination! I hope that you will come and join us this summer to see what all the fun is about.
Every Tuesday we are working with Cold Nose Lodge for Dog Dayz of Summer. Bring you pup and take a hike in our base area and afterward take a break in our rockgarden. Muttinis for the humans and treat samples for the dogs!
Outdoor dining on our multi-tiered deck has begun, and will continue all summer. A FREE community concert series will be held the 4th Thursday of every month as well as outdoor movies, check out the events page for all the details.
Summer Festivals begin in July with the CANned Classic, an introduction to craft beer in a can with a salute to the good old American backyard games on July 8, and the return of the Cheese and Garlic Summer Mountain Festival on August 19th. Can you say Cheese Roll?
With so much to do and so much to offer be sure to make your summer plans to include a day at Bear Creek!
Guess what! Our Hot Deals are back for two weeks! This time around, we’ve put together an awesome $155 (+tax) lodging, dining and spa package with a little bit of wine included! The Hot Deal: Weeknight Getaway is your best chance this month to hit the Trail’s End Café, The Grille or The Spa! No matter which you choose, The Grille or The Spa, the pools and hot tubs are always included and there are even more savings to follow!
This could be you!
Why not make it an impromptu girlfriends getaway?
If you choose the $25 credit for The Grille, you won’t want to miss our yummy Buy One, Get One Entrée special and outdoor mountainside dining. Or, do like I would, and choose the $25 credit to The Spa, you’ll want to take advantage of our May Spa Specials. Looking for entertainment? Check out our events calendar.
This package is valid on the evenings of May 7-10 and May 20-24. Hurry, availability won’t last. Call 1-866-754-2822 or book online. If booking online, be sure to use promo code HTDL.
Since the start the plan was to have two full 18 hole courses at the resort. Last year we finished the first 18 but ran out of time before the busy winter season to finish the second 18. Since the winter season ended earlier than expected this year, this gave our Mountain Operations team a head start on the new course. There was a lot of planning involved but they just could not come up with a location for another full 18 hole course. This is when they decided to split the current course and add new holes to form two separate 18 hole courses.
The First of the 18 hole courses begins in parking lot 4, throwing uphill adjacent the driveway. This course includes 9 completely new holes and the old holes 1-9, which are now 10-18. The new nine holes are shorter than some of our former holes yet still technical. The longest of the nine is 444ft while the other 8 are in the 200-250ft range. This 18 hole course is a great warm up game before starting out on the other 18 hole course which will consist of old holes 10-18 and 9 newer holes.
The Second course is still being built but should be completed in the next few weeks. This course will include previous holes 10-18 which zigzagged throughout the ski trails and had drastic elevations changes, uphill and short downhill drives. The added nine will include some of the same elevation changes along with challenging wooded and open holes. Don’t be fooled this course is very technical and you will be relieved when you reach hole 18.
With the additions to the courses, we now believe that we have something for every type of player. If you are looking for a quick game then the first 18 are great, but if you are looking for a more challenging course then the second 18 is what you should check out. So when you get the chance stop by and play a few rounds.