Golden Bear Cottages

194 reviews
 39367 Big Bear Boulevard, P.O. Box 1731, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315US

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5on Expedia, Mar 18, 2018
loved the hot tub in the cabin. ws will come again more »
4on Trip Advisor, Mar 14, 2018
Excellent value - just a few things missing
We booked a cabin here in the last minute and expected very little from it but in the end, we concluded that this is a great resort. The whole complex
is very well thought with many amenities that even in winter you will find them appealing. The hot jacuzzi was still on even though it was snowing outside! That is something!! They accept pets and that is also a big plus. The cabin itself was bigger than we expected, we were only 3 people but the cabin could accommodate easily 6 or more. Fireplace, TV and kitchen appliances, they all worked well and they were very useful during our stay. Just a few things to note: we stayed in cabin 7 (knotty pine?). The kitchen tools and pans were very few and not the most appropriate. The electrical outlets in the kitchen were misplaced, the cords were not long enough, you had to make the coffee on the floor, and so on. There was no basic condiments here, like salt and pepper. Cooking oil would have been nice too, but no such thing. Not enough glasses, if you happen to have full capacity, bring your own cups. Our feeling was that the cabin need a major revisiting, in terms of what needs to be added/fixed.
The location is not close to downtown attractions nor to the ski resorts, you have to drive there. In summertime, Boulder Bark proximity is a big plus, but in winter, not many attractions nearby.
Overall it was a very good stay, we enjoyed it and we look forward to come back (now that we know what to bring with us).
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Business Response:
Thank you for staying with us. We will definitely take into consideration your suggestions. We can’t wait to see you again.
5on Facebook, Mar 11, 2018
Great place for family get aways!! Awesome location and friendly staff! more »
5on Expedia, Mar 05, 2018
Sweet cabin stay with two kids and the husband.
Wonderful time, cute cabin, all the comforts, porch with swing, space for kids to play, nice small kitchen to cook. Only issue was that the fold o
ut bed and actual bed were hard. Once we got settled in, it was fine. Loved the jacuzzi. more »
Business Response:
thank you so much for staying with us. Please come again!
3on Facebook, Feb 20, 2018
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5on Trip Advisor, Jan 20, 2018
After a wonderful summer visit to beautiful Golden Bear Cottages we couldn't wait to return!
We had a family reunion last summer at Golden Bear Cottages. It was so wonderful that our entire
family decided to return in the winter during the snow season. We booked seven cabins for this weekend and have been holding our breath due to low amounts of snow this winter. Much to the excitement of all of our families it's snowing like crazy this weekend! Once again all of the children are having a fabulous time at Golden Bear! There is plenty of room on Golden Bear's property to sled. Some of the older kids are snow boarding today at the mountain - a real treat for kids from states that never see snow. As for a lot of the adults, they are staying in by the fireplaces, relaxing and having a great time visiting. You just don't get any better than Golden Bear Cottages. Our entire family has already made plans to be back early next summer! We love Golden Bear!! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jan 16, 2018
Loved the TempurPedic beds and the family friendly atmosphere
Our family stayed in their beautiful 5 bedroom two story cabin called Bearberry Manor for the long MLK holiday weekend. We had a fab
ulous experience. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook and serve our meals (fresh coffee, utensils and dishes, not food), the TempurPedic beds were very warm and so very comfortable. Both of the bathrooms had a large Jacuzzi tub and shower. The staff was incredibly friendly, and the location was close to everything in Big Bear that we wanted to do. We will recommend the owners and clean mountain cabins at Golden Bear Cottages to all our friends and family. more »
5on Expedia, Jan 11, 2018
Pros: I love the cozy cottages.I have rented many private homes in Big Bear and the deposits and cleaning fees are often very high for a short stay
Stayed early December 2017.Very
quiet time in Big Bear between major Holidays.Cottages were very clean in spite of age of hotel.The beds are exceptional,and appliances were adequate.Loved the fireplace,ambiance and coziness of our 2 cottages.I would absolutely stay again. more »
Business Response:
thank you for staying with us. We really enjoyed having you here. See you soon
5on Expedia, Dec 31, 2017
It was very cozy.
Pros: It was a cozy mountain cabin. Exactly what we wanted. The jacuzzi in the room was awesome.
Location: Close to Big Bear lake. Minutes from downtown and ski resorts.<
br />It felt very cozy. The front desk and housekeeping were very friendly and helpful. Great value. Checking in and out was very quick and easy. We look forward to staying here again soon. more »
Business Response:
Thanks for staying with us. Please come back
3on Trip Advisor, Dec 27, 2017
Holiday Family Trip
The concept of being in a small cottage enjoying a open fire was amazing. Our family of 17 had a blast at 9k elevation surrounded by nothing but trees and cold air. We were h
oping for a white Christmas, but that did not happen this year. Lisa and her staff we very helpful. Our visit started off a bit rough, but they came through at every call to accommodate our stay. more »
5on Facebook, Dec 24, 2017
We have stayed at cottages several times, very nice & spacious.
Near places where we can use our sleads
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5on Facebook, Dec 22, 2017
Just returned from our third church group family retreat at Golden Bear Cottages. We rented 12 cabins including their huge 7 bedroom retreat and lots of other big 2 and 3 bedroom cabins. Every time we have visited the resort we have been treated like we were the only ones there even though the resort was full of guests. Whenever you go somewhere with a big group (over 100 adults and children) someone always has a special request. Well, Golden Bear Cottages staff took care of the special requests immediately and with a smile. The maids were all attentive and the office staff is the best. Thank you and merry Christmas to you too more »
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 27, 2017
Very cozy place to stay
The cabins are well decorated and very clean. They are close by to the center of town for shopping and restaurants.
They usually have a special if you spend a few n
ights with them. They offer good parking if you have a big family or group gathering.
Very enjoyable place to stay in Big Bear.
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5on Trip Advisor, Nov 17, 2017
Great place
It's a great place to go as a couple or with family. Very warm and peaceful. Beautiful location and great staff! Been here 4 times and hoping for many more visits. Beautiful sce
nery. We went in the slow season and was given a wonderful upgrade without even asking. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 10, 2017
Like being on vacation with extended family
I can't tell you how many times my spouse and I have stayed in Big Bear, but we only book a room at the Golden Bear Cottages. Why! because it is
like coming home to your very own vacation cabin. Once we check in, the serenity is second to none. There are many cabins to choose from. I have enjoyed every cabin I have ever had. My most like cabin is the Honey Pot, not sure why, but it is lovely for romantic getaways. It is a family owned and ran business, but the only business they really care about is making you feel as if you are family - you almost never want to leave. I highly recommend any family to stay at the Golden Bear Cottages, it is the best place on the mountain for so many reasons. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 10, 2017
Relaxation at its best
Just checked out of our cozy cabin that my wife and I️ stayed in for 4 nights. The cabin was quaint and clean. We had all of the necessities plus more. The cabin even ha
d a large Rick fireplace that we enjoyed every evening after dinner. The front office staff was really helpful and gave us great suggestions on where to eat and explore. We will definitely be good my back to Golden Bear Cottages. It is our new favorite spot in the mountains! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 03, 2017
Excellent place for a family vacation
We stayed for a five day family vacation at the Golden Bear Cottages resort. During our stay our kids and my wife were in and out of the office and gift sho
p daily. We got to know the whole staff it seems. Everyone was helpful and attentive to every request. We had to keep going back for the Wi-Fi log-in info because my kids kept loosing it, and they came back to the cabin every time with a smile on their faces saying that the people were so nice. Our cabin #22 had the best beds beds we have ever slept in (better than home). I asked about the beds and the owner said they had just replaced all the queen beds in April with Tempur Pedic mattresses. The appliances were nice, the kitchen amenities were complete and the custom rustic log design furniture belong in a mountain cabin. The maids were efficient and always kept the cabin clean. We had a wonderful and reasonably priced family vacation. Thank you for everything! more »
4on Expedia, Oct 24, 2017
Decent spot!
It's close to downtown and the price is reasonable. If you haven't been to big bear beers can be pretty expensive $7.90 a pint for an IPA or $5.00 for a domestic ... if yo
u are looking to save money buy your booze and food at the store. There are barbecues and a full kitchen. None of the food was that amazing at restaurants. However, it's a beautiful town and there is a lot of outdoor activities! really enjoyed staying here! more »
Business Response:
we are glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you again
3on Expedia, Oct 23, 2017
Close to the village.
Pros: Convenient location.
Cons: Update the decor. And make sure lighting works.
Location: Not too far from the village or lake.
We went for our anniversa
ry. requested 1 queen bed with kitchenette. They UPGRADED us to a 2 bedroom with kitchen. The bedrooms were upstairs. with no television in either room. This cabin literally would sleep 10. a queen and king bed in both rooms and couch also slept 2. However there was only enough seating. for 5 or 6 . We think the couch was made custom for that room but was not very comfortable, The cabin was old but even though, it could still be nice if they updated the paneling and made sure all the lights work. It was very dark. I did like the open beam ceiling and the kitchen was basically functional. All appliances and even the dishes, bowls and cooking utensils were adequate. A tv channel guide would be nice. more »
Business Response:
thank you for the suggestions, we will be taking your suggestions into consideration
5on Facebook, Oct 23, 2017
Don and Lisa were wonderful. #25 was big and warm. Went up for softball. The girls did team bonding. They have volleyball, horseshoes. They have a cute little store in case you forgot something. Would recommend to anyone. more »
4on Facebook, Oct 14, 2017
The Cabins are nice but need upgrade on some of them. more »
4on Facebook, Oct 14, 2017
Always a great time in the cabins, but some of the rooms need new beds! more »
5on Facebook, Oct 12, 2017
Lisa is awesome she got back to me right away and answered all my questions I can't wait to stay here more »
3on Expedia, Sep 18, 2017
A layer of dust with Huge spiders
The room was quite nice besides having to knock down all the cobwebs and killing a few spiders. After that sitting on a bed and seeing a layer of dust all the w
ay across the beds. Its like room keeping hadn't been there in a decade. I would say hotel is nice over all and room keeping needs a whole new system in cleaning it's rooms. :-( more »
Business Response:
unfortunately cobwebs come within a few hours here in the mountains. However, we will make sure and check better prior to check-in to make sure they are cleared out of any cabins. thanks for the reminder
4on Trip Advisor, Sep 12, 2017
Just what we needed
We have done many day trips up the Mountain, but this was the first 3 night stay.
There are SO MANY places to chose from, and I chose Golden Bear based upon Lisa who ac
tually answered the phone with my questions. We didn't want a room in a hotel, and I needed a Non-Pet Friendly place to sleep.
I can't speak for the other Cottages, but # 18 reminded me of places my family stayed back in the day in Wisconsin on fishing trips.
It's an older rustic looking cabin, but it was clean, not a cobweb in the cottage, had enough room for two, and just what we needed.
If you want a new hotel type place, then go there. but if you want a cool, historic place to stay, then I have no problem recommending this place.
It's Glamping is what the Wife wanted, and Glamping is what we got.
Bonus was the hot tub by the pool.
Don was a pretty cool Guy too...
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39367 Big Bear Boulevard, P.O. Box 1731, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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Welcome to Golden Bear Cottages

Golden Bear Cottages, the best place for lodging accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California. We have 28 cabins to choose from on a historic big five acre resort. Rustic cabins nestled among 200 year old big pines just a block from Big Bear Lake. You will find our clean AAA approved cabin and cottage rentals as cheap as local mountain hotels. A cozy smaller studio or a one bedroom cottage is perfect for romantic couples, and our bigger 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 bedroom cabins are the better size for families or bigger groups. Clean AAA historic mountain cabins and resort lodge where the service is friendly and your family pets are welcome.If you plan on bringing your pets, make sure to choose a designated cabins where pets are welcome in fenced pet yards. Top AAA approved diamond rated big rustic mountain resort just a short walk from the lake and marina for great mountain fishing and boating on the 3000 acre Big Bear Lake. Because of our historic prime location, Golden Bear Cottages resort has the most snow in Big Bear year after year! See the 'Map of Property' for the location of each cottage. A few of our family friendly services are shown on this page, including our easy and secure online reservations by using the box at the left. Please use the Photos button above to see pictures of each cabin. Look at the Specials too for our great vacation rental deals!more »

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