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Golden Bear Cottages Resort

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07/06/2017 08/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Big Bear Lake, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottage we are staying in has carpet that looks as if it belongs in a mechanics garage. I don't think it has ever been cleaned. The windows and sills are filthy and the cabinets all feel tacky. It is located right next to the main highway and is terribly noisy. I can't believe it has a AAA approval. The...

Thank TammyL2758
LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

This review is very unfortunate. The guest stayed with a large group that we are fortunate enough to have visit us twice a year. This is he best group that we have and we truly value their opinion. We were unaware of this guests complaints and if we were made aware of them, we would have upgraded them to a...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were a party of 6. We booked a cottage that slept 10. We had a full kitchen with a 10 seat farm table. It was two story with 1 bath down stairs. These cottages are old, but well maintained. Up stairs there were two large bedrooms with 2 beds in each. Down stairs there was a comfortable couch that...

1Thank Susan K
Ramona, California
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We brought a combined church youth group to Big Bear and these cabins fit our needs well. However, I was less than impressed with some of the attitudes we encountered, especially considering how much others on here rave about the owners. Good: The cottages did give us a group rate and they were well equipped with kitchen items. The maids...

1Thank MarkUSNA1998
Reviewed 19 January 2017 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...

2Thank 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.

2Thank 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...

3Thank steelers92570
Oxnard, California
Reviewed 24 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!!

3Thank McWilde_44
San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 23 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 30 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...

2Thank 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.

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $122 - $771 (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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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Big Bear Region
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“Avoid the big cabin in winter...or when it rains.”
  • Inside the large cabin
MarkUSNA1998, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Please avoid staying here, maybe frat guys would like it.”
Mary13101563, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead to get the best rate. Use Hotel.com for cheaper rates”
kiowakid, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cabins are large, so choose according to actual family size”
charityromero6, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We travel with pets so we selected one towards the back of the property.”
debbiegc, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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