Resorts >Golden Bear Cottages
39367 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA | Directions 9231534.253405 -116.884772
Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
Our family enjoyed a wonderful family reunion this Fall at Golden Bear Cottages. Their entire staff was extremely helpful throughout the year-long group planning process of this big reunion (approximately 200 family members). Each individual family was made to feel "special" by everyone from the owners, to the front office staff, to the maids and maintenance people. We were treated like royalty as a group with every request being taken care of promptly and professionally. The cabins were each beautifully decorated, clean and so charming! Everyone had such a great time that we are already planning another family reunion for next year at Golden Bear Cottages. Our family came from all over the US. We all voted and this is the only place that we have ever liked so much that we plan to make it an annual Golden Bear Cottages reunion! This CitySearch Member: liked friendly people, clean surroundings and Christian family values!
'Thanksgivings we remember! We spent 4 days at Golden Bear Cottages both of these past 3 years for the Thanksgiving holiday. The first time we went to Big Bear lake we were looking for a clean family vacation retreat, and we really found a good one here. We truly enjoyed the hospitality at Golden Bear Cottages. Our 3 children were constantly in and out of the office to borrow sports equipment and ask questions about when the lifts open and so many other things, and the great people there make them feel comfortable each time. Their request was that we return to Golden Bear every year for the holidays. We have already booked a three bedroom cottage for our extended family for this Thanksgiving. It will make our fourth straight year at Golden Bear and we can't wait to get there again. Our family review rating: This is the best place to stay in Big Bear Lake. See you soon!'
The best place to stay for families and groups in Big Bear Lake. Our family has been vacationing there a couple of times a year for over a decade. We just came back from a family reunion at Golden Bear. Everyone enjoyed it so much that we booked our next family reunion for 2013 at Golden Bear too!
Bad deal! – Upon arrival, our cabin had a weird smell. We assumed its because of the fireplace and we weren't use to it. On the day of our departure, we discovered aged old dog feces in the closet! We told the front desk, they said sorry and gave us a gift card. I don't think so! A couple days later they overcharged us for our stay! What a horrible experience.
We love Golden Bear Cottages!! – Our entire family just left beautiful Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake, California. They hosted our family reunion for the first time. Even though we usually change locations every year, the whole family decided to come back to Golden Bear again next year (and some of our family members who live closer are planning to come back this winter). Golden Bear has the perfect facilities to host a family reunion of or size, which was about 200. The owners and their entire staff were absolutely phenomenal! They catered to all of our needs and bent over backwards to make sure we had a great time. All of the cabins were clean and well stocked and the maids made sure that we always had clead towels and that our cabins were well kept. Even though we were all more than content to spend most of our time on the beautiful grounds and in our quaint, rustic cottages at Golden Bear we planned one special outing in Big Bear each day for those who wanted to participate. We were amazed at the number of things there are to do in Big Bear! In the 15 years that we have been having our big reunion we have never enjoyed a more serene and beautiful location with so many activities available to family members of all ages. I am a photographer and I enjoyed taking pictures of the beautiful wildflowers and even got shots of a mama and baby bear who were out at 6:00 a.m. Several of our famiy members enjoyed a Civic Light Opera performance at the Performing Arts Center. Others went on the scenic skychair and caught the most beautiful views of the entire valley below. Some of our younger family members did a lot of hiking and found that there were trails for all levels of hikers. Biking and quad riding went over really well with some of our more hearty famlly members. Many of our elders enjoyed the sunset cruise around the lake. I don't think any of us realized how many multi-million dollar mansions were around the perimeter of the lake! It was breathtaking. There was also lots to do for the chidren. Their favorite places were the zoo, the Discovery Center, and of course, going in a boat on the lake. All in all this was the very best reunion we have ever enjoyed - and we owe it to Golden Bear Cottages. Our families will be booking their cottages for August 2012!!!!
Last summer we made our first visit to Golden Bear Cottages Christian family resort. It was perfect for our family of 5.. We were upgraded to a large comfortable cabin without even asking... The 'Shaggy Bear' cabin was beautiful, clean and well stocked with clean towels and kitchen utensils. The owner is very sweet and gracious.. We can not wait to return... My boys (15, 13 and 5) are already asking when can go back and we just came back home yesterday! Looking forward to our next trip to Big Bear and the Golden Bear Cottages. We give a top accommodations review to Golden Bear Cottages.
Love the cabins all over again – Yes, we loved the Cabins again! We live just down the hill in Apple Valley and we were delighted to find such a beautiful place to stay in Big Bear that is so close to home. This was our third visit to Golden Bear and we stayed in cabin #6 'Pooh's Corner'. Since it is one of the pet friendly cabins, we again brought our 10 year old poodle. We enjoy the convenience of the pet yard for her at the back of our cabin. As always the cabin was immaculate and very cozy. It was decorated just perfectly with mountain-like decor. When we checked in, the same family staff was so friendly and professional. They always treat us like family, and we ended up staying an extra day again. The rates are still reasonable, so we were able to afford to enjoy lots of Big Bear Lake activities. We always brag to our friends and family about Golden Bear. They now stay there too, when going to Big Bear for their getaways. Thanks again.
Review from a family who has been there many times – We have going to Golden Bear Cottages for 25 years and continue to go back as much as time and money permits. The owners - are all the nicest people. They bend over backwards to help you have the best experience staying with them. The cabins are always very clean and well maintained as is the entire six acre resort property. With the heated pool and spa, horse shoe pit, basketball court, ping pong, volleyball court, and play ground its easy to keep as active as you want. If you want to relaxe you can BBQ next to your cabin or sit in the pool or jacuzzi. We like to sit by the pool and play Yatzee. We highly recommend staying at historic Golden Bear Cottages and tell all our friends and family if they are in Big Bear they should stay at Golden Bear Cottages!!! We joined their Vacation Club last visit so we can return to Golden Bear more often! Our children have even worked at the resort in the summer over the years to help with their school expenses. Thank you
ANOTHER OVER CHARGE by Golden Bear Cottages – My family and I reserved a large cabin for Thanksgiving. Golden Bear Cottages charged our credit card for the deposit when we made the reservation. Months later when we stayed and they charged our credit card the other 1/2 of the bill.
Once home, we did not have a chance to go over our credit card statement since it was around the Holidays and we had many visitors from out of town. Later we found they charged us a third time (HUNDREDS OF DOLLORS over what they should have.)
I contacted the office and faxed copies of credit cards statements their Office Manager but she is not returning calls and HAS NOT REFUNDED OUR MONEY. Although she could see THEY OVERCHARGED us, she said we should have contacted them sooner.
Since then, we have found MANY other individuals posting reviews that had their DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS OVER CHARGED! Seems they have a habit of this!
I would NOT RECOMMAND staying here! There are MANY other very nice places in Big Bear –
DON"T THROOUGH AWAY YOUR MONEY!
Update: Golden Bear Cottages LOSSES in court for OVER CHARGING! Without much effort anyone can see their history of OVER CHARGING 'guests.' Read past reviews and the Better Business Bureaus "F" rating As of 5/12/2010 they listed "22" complaints of OVER CHARGING. See if the number has gone up www .la.bbb . org /Business-Report/ case/Golden-Bear-Cottages-13065236. They also did this to me & I had to take them to court! Only after being served court paperwork did they refund me the principle amount. A few days after that they refunded me another 'part' of the interest and court fees. I followed through with the court case to obtain the small balance owed and to make sure others know they can not trust Golden Bear Cottages! I won the case and will make sure Everyone Knows -DON'T TRUST Golden Bear Cottages!!!
Accurate Editorial Review – Our review coplies accordingly: Big Bear Lake's leading cottage rental company with resort, lake, spa services, heated pool, barbeque area and more. We enjoy the serenity and agree with Golden Bear owner's approach to preserve the beauty of California's pine forest. A must to visit when traveling to Big Bear Lake. Great for team building retreats and group reunions.
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