Tag: Captain’s Anchorage

Ghosts in the Bear…

      Big Bear, CA,  February 8, 2014 – Perhaps you’ve seen movement out of the corner of your eye from time to time, or the flash of a misty figure on a dark night. Or maybe you’ve found your dog staring at something you couldn’t see. If you’ve had one of these experiences, you may have met one of the many ghosts that are said to inhabit Big Bear right along with us. Our most famous ghost is undoubtedly George, the accountant at the Captain’s Anchorage, who died long ago under mysterious circumstances. Long time employees tell stories of their clothing being tugged on, whispering in their ears, bottles falling off shelves, and music playing when no one is there.There’s a woman in Sugarloaf who claims that a group of Serrano Indian spirits walk through her kitchen on a regular basis. And of course there is the story of the Indian maiden who threw herself off Castle Rock when her warrior prince didn’t return from battle. Hikers and rock climbers have reported seeing what are thought to be echoes of the moment she fell. Some of the other spooky spots in Big Bear where you might have your own encounter include the Miss Liberty Tour Boat and the Big Bear Mountain Brewery. Miss Liberty is docked near the spot where two children are thought to have died...

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Big Bear History with Dinner at the Captains Anchorage

Big Bear, Ca  March 26, 2011 12:00 pm – Where in Big Bear can you enjoy a steak, seafood, and perhaps visit with a ghost?  The Captain’s Anchorage asks you to form your own opinion about the ghost, but is sure you will find their food flavorful.  The restaurant was built in 1946 and your dinner includes a healthy portion of Big Bear history.  Formerly known as the Sportsman’s Tavern, the location has endured fires, gambling, and multiple ghost sightings.  The current bar area is named for former owner, Andy Devine, best known for his role as Jingles on the Wild Bill Hickok show in the early 1950’s.  In the Andy Devine Room, current day visitors can enjoy drink and food specials during the 4:30 – 6:30 happy hour each evening, Sunday – Friday.  The main dining room is open from 4:30 until 10:00 pm nightly, with Angus steaks, prime rib, chicken, seafood, and pasta dishes, each including the soup and salad bar with the meal.  If you’re brave, try the Ship Wreck, a rich brownie smothered in vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, pine nuts, and whipped cream.  To make your reservations, call 909- 866-3997.  The Captain’s Anchorage is located in the triangle at Moonridge Road and Big Bear Blvd, in the City of Big Bear Lake.  Visit their website at captainsanchorage.com for details about the menu and the...

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