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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much I can say about the Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake CA. My family and I had the privilege of staying at one of their cabins this past week and it was a wonderful experience! To start the location is perfect! It is only minutes from the village, and downtown area! If you are wanting...

1Thank Joe O
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The staff was very friendly and the cabin we stayed in was just perfect my wife and daughter loved it. It was very well kept and you cant complain at all it was just excellent. Thank You very much Golden Bear awesome experience.

1Thank Jonathan U
LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

We are so thankful for you staying with us. We look forward to seeing you next time

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I visited golden bear cottages on my birthday. I had a wonderful time. Lisa has ALWAYS Ben accomidatating to me and ALWAYS remembers me by name. I appreciate that. I'm remembered and just not another customer. Her dad don engaged me in conversation and took the time to appreciate me. I will always return to their cabins. Not just a...

2Thank steelers92570
Oxnard, California
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I was in a serious bind and needed to find a cabin after seriously disliking the one I got at Cabins4Less. Golden Bear Cottages gave me a great deal on their honeymoon cabin. So amazing. So grateful!!

2Thank McWilde_44
San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Dirty,dark,no view, broken screens, broken blinds, mattress must be as old as the facility.If you must stay there I would highly encourage you to visit the room before putting in money down. or have them send pictures of your room.bathroom & bedrooms in 2 story on different floors.

Thank Mary13101563
LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry that this guest was unhappy with their cabin. All photos of all cabins upstairs and down inside and out are posted on our website. We have an amazing AAA rating and truly are one of the cleanest well kept lodges in Big Bear. We are sorry that we couldn't please this guest. We wish them well

Apple Valley, California
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had cabin #14 (Bear's Paw) for 2 nights and loved it. Past reviews show many people not liking their rooms. Come on this place is almost 90 years old. So you will get ants and bugs all year around. I will be coming back again some day.

1Thank kiowakid
LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

We are so god you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you. God bless you

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived around 2pm and was met with a very warm welcome. I had booked via Expedia and their paperwork wasn't very clear, staff were great in helping clear this up. Cabin was located just behind reception surrounded by some fantastic trees, basketball court behind, with nice pool. Located on the main road, there is a little traffic noise, but this...

1Thank Darryl M
LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

It was so nice having you with us as well. It's refreshing to meet such kind and amazing people as yourself. God bless you.

Reviewed 27 September 2016

The property location is ideal as it is close to so many wonderful activities like Snow Summit, hiking trails, the Village shops and so many other things to do. The Cabin provided so much space for our large group of Softball girls and their Families and is fully stocked with everything you could need. We had full days of activities...

1Thank chasof4
LMDU, Owner at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. We loved having the group up in big Bear and can't wait for you to come see us again!!

Ontario, California
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed with my family of 4 at their 2 bedroom cottage with full bathroom and kitchen. Cute, small, and cozy from inside and out. Each cottage has a specific parking in front of it. There are a small pool, ping pong table, a volleyball and basketball areas, and a small playground for kids. Please see the pictures.

1Thank Shivneh
LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you here. Please come see us again

Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We had a amazing time. Lots of things to do. Can't wait to go back there. The cabin was big enough for 6 people. The pool was great. They proved everything that you need to cook with. Nice and peaceful day and night.

2Thank Andrea L
LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

Thank you. We are excited to have you back as well!!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Golden Bear Cottages, the best place for lodging accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California. We have 29 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 big 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 designated cabins where pets are welcome in fenced pet yards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Bear Cottages Resort

Address: 39367 Big Bear Blvd, Mail: P.O. Box 1731, CA 92315
Region: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Price Range: ₹ 7,662 - ₹ 37,570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Bear Cottages Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Golden Bear Cottages Hotel Big Bear Lake
Golden Bear Hotel
Golden Bear Resort
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“Please avoid staying here, maybe frat guys would like it.”
 of 5 bubbles Mary13101563, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead to get the best rate. Use Hotel.com for cheaper rates”
 of 5 bubbles kiowakid, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cabins are large, so choose according to actual family size”
 of 5 bubbles charityromero6, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We travel with pets so we selected one towards the back of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles debbiegc, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The Pooh corner cottage is amazing.”
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 of 5 bubbles 843heatherp, 19 Dec 2015 | Read review
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