Golden Bear Cottages review summary

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16 reviews with no rating
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364 reviews
5on Google, Jan 15, 2020
Big Bear Lake has so much to offer all year long and Golden Bear's accommodations are spacious, top notch real log cabins with fully equipped kitchens, private bedrooms with units that accommodate 2 - 12 people or more if I'm not mistaken they have a really big cabin for groups.
I dare you to find a better value, even in the peak snow season, you literally can get a house for the same rate as a hotel room. If you see an online deal whether Groupon or Travel sites I suggest you call them and try to book the same rate directly through them, it will allow you much more flexibility in your choice of accommodations.
Family owned and operated, registration is inside their thoughtfully curated onsite gift shop, we were there for Octoberfest and a screening of Rocky Horror in the spirit of Halloween and the down time we spent in the cabin is what I enjoyed most of all. My only request next time will be a unit with a big comfy sofa, the log furniture was super cute, but hard to snuggling up to a fire and good movie. Bathroom had a full size tub, clean and amenities were awesome.
Mattresses are very firm in our unit, it feels like frozen memory foam but if you lay in the same location your body will sink into it and honestly, what I thought initially was not good, but it was so good for my back and body, give it a chance, ts different but good!
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4on Google, Jan 13, 2020
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Business Response:
Thank you so much for your kind words, Aurelio. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Golden Bear Cottages
4on Expedia, Jan 09, 2020
The overall experience was good. We had an issue with the check in where we were checked in three hours after checkin time. But besides that The cabin was cozy and warm. The layout was good. The area where our cabin was had a huge backyard so with kids we basically just rode sleighs and made snow mans the whole time. Not having to leave the property. BUT those beds! The mattresses were horrible, some sort of foam that when you ley there it sucked you in and it was so uncomfortable.
Overall we had a good time!
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Business Response:
We were so blessed to have you. Please come see us again
4on Google, Jan 07, 2020
This location has amazing personal service. They will coordinate with other vendors in town to get you what you need. They ensure your stay with them is what you want it to be. The cabins are very clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced. I greatly appreciated their service and support. more »
5on Expedia, Jan 06, 2020
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Business Response:
Thank soo much
5on Google, Jan 05, 2020
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5on Google, Jan 05, 2020
Such an incredible family owned and operated place to stay. We were able to bring our dogs for this stay which was amazing. They are very competitive price wise during the holidays. You won’t be disappointed staying there. more »
5on Google, Jan 05, 2020
We visited Golden Bear Cottages for a retreat for our organization in mid November. We had a fantastic time staying at their cabins and were not far away from many other things to do throughout the city. We will definitely be coming back in the years to come! A big thank you to Lisa and Don so accommodative. more »
3on Google, Jan 05, 2020
The location is great! The service was good. The cabin was small. Although the website says it accommodates 6 people, I don't suggest more than 4 people to stay in the 2 bedroom. More than 4 will feel crowded. Rooms were ok, door in one bedroom would not close because bed was on the way. Second room, door would not close properly, as there was no latch. Take toiletries, because non provoided. And there is no hair dryer. Other than that, it was Okay more »
5on Google, Jan 04, 2020
Loved our cottage! We had the 3 bedroom. Very spacious and clean! We recieved wonderful service from the staff. If coming during winter do reccomend bringing a separate space heater cause the room upstairs was cold. But we absolutely love it here and will make this our regular spot! Very reasonably priced! more »
5on Google, Jan 02, 2020
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on Facebook, Jan 02, 2020
Spacious cabins for a great price! Family owned & operated, great place to stay! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jan 02, 2020
Best Cabins in Big Bear hands down.
Me and my wife love this place. Anytime we come up here it's the only place we stay. This family run business is done right. Lisa and her family treat yo
u just like family. Very helpful,super friendly and down to earth. Cabins are clean comfortable and charming. They have Cabins for every size family even one for up to 50 people I believe. Location is key it's close to the Lake with a boat launch just a block way for lake access. You can access all Big Bear has to offer easley from this property's location. Grocery stores,gas stations,Downtown Big Bear area with plenty of Mom and pop shops, bars,clubs,restaurants, movie theater, fresh beef jerky,candy shops,Locally made beer taverns ect. This spot is bomb believe me and its matched with equally superior customer service.One more thing they also have a nice gift store locatedin the lobby were you can get souvenirs and also fire wood. Because all there Cabins have fire places...Tell em the( Lacy's) sent you. You be so glad you made this choice for your trip up the mountain. more »
5on Google, Jan 02, 2020
Great place to stay. We had a great time, cut little kitchen, we had a nice fire. I would definitely go back! Everyone was so nice! more »
5on Google, Jan 02, 2020
We enjoyed our stayed at golden bear cottages. Check in was easy and they accommodated with an extra night. The cottage was nice and cozy. We are definitely planning another trip. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Dec 19, 2019
Top Notch Family Cabins
I have been staying in Big Bear at least twice a year for the last 18 years, now with my 5 children. We have tried all kinds of cabins, and AirB&B. This place blew our mi
nds. Lisa in the front office helped me change my plans twice. She was happy and responsive while assisting me. The cabin was clean, well maintained, warm, beautiful, spacious, and perfect for our family. The best part was the open area around the cabin that my kids used to play in the snow! I will not stay anywhere else but here from now on. I appreciated the kindness of the rest of the staff. I highly recommend Golden Bear Cottages for family or romantic getaway. You will not be disappointed. more »
4on Expedia, Dec 19, 2019
Clean, cozy and comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff. Pet friendly accommodations, access to a full kitchen and close to town. more »
Business Response:
thanks so much for staying with us. Please come again
on Facebook, Dec 18, 2019
I recomend this place because it was very clean, this was an amazing experience, people in the main office were so kind. more »
5on Google, Dec 07, 2019
We had a short one day trip to big bear, we decided to stay for a night and found here, checked it out and found out its a cool place
The person in the front was so nice and helpful
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Business Response:
Thank you
5on Google, Nov 29, 2019
Love it reasonable price for a family of 9 and it's so so wonderful got snowed in a little bit but other than that perfect more »
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 24, 2019
Great Experience
We visited Golden Bear Cottages for a retreat for our organization in mid November. We had a fantastic time staying at their cabins and were not far away from many other things
to do throughout the day. Great for small and large groups. We will definitely be coming back in the years to come! Big thank you to Lisa and Don for being so accommodative. more »
5on Expedia, Nov 21, 2019
I have been coming to golden bear cottages since I was a child and it’s amazing to now bring my children for a fun mountain vacation. I only live a short distance away from big bear, but go out of our way to book a golden bear cabin a couple times a year. Fun, relaxing, close enough to the village with a short drive and far enough away to avoid traffic/congestion. Only time my family and I stay elsewhere is if Golden Bear is full. more »
Business Response:
thank you for staying
5on Expedia, Nov 11, 2019
I booked this cabin for a quick weekend getaway for my husband and our two fur babies. What attracted us to this cabin was the fact that the pet fee was only $10 per pet, per night. Often, the pet fee is more than the cost of the room. Once we arrived, the cabin was very nice and more than we expected. We were so happy to learn that our cabin had a small fenced in backyard for our dogs to go out in the night. What a difference this made! All we had to do was open the back door, wait for them to do their business and then close the door. This was a game changer for us because we did not have to go for a midnight walk, in our pajamas, in the winter! The wood fence is eight feet high, so we did not have to worry about local wildlife. We are definitely going to stay here again. It is the perfect place for dogs and kids! more »
Business Response:
we were so glad to have you stay with us. Please come see us again
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 10, 2019
Game Changer!!
I booked this cabin for a quick weekend getaway for my husband and our two fur babies. What attracted us to this cabin was the fact that the pet fee was only $10 per pet, per nigh
t. Often, the pet fee is more than the cost of the room. Once we arrived, the cabin was very nice and more than we expected. We were so happy to learn that our cabin had a small fenced in backyard for our dogs to go out in the night. What a difference this made! All we had to do was open the back door, wait for them to do their business and then close the door. This was a game changer for us because we did not have to go for a midnight walk, in our pajamas, in the winter! The wood fence is eight feet high, so we did not have to worry about local wildlife. We are definitely going to stay here again. It is the perfect place for dogs and kids! more »
5on BBB, Nov 07, 2019
This was the best stay we’ve ever had. We are so thankful for all of the hospitality and kindness of the staff. The cabin was adorable as well. We will definitely be back. more »
Business Response:
Thanks very kindly for staying with us. We can’t wait to have you with us again