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Golden Bear Cottages Resort

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39367 Big Bear Blvd, Mail: P.O. Box 1731, CA 92315
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Victorville, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at the Golden Bear Cottages. We enjoyed the rustic cabin and the location. It was so peaceful and relaxing! We enjoyed playing games in our room. We will stay here again! Tony and Kim Colver

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents first brought me to Golden Bear (then Kirkbride's) in the early 60s. I met my first girlfriend here as a teenager and later spent time here with my mom before she died. My oldest daughter learned to swim in their pool. I loved this place then and love it now. It has been cared for and upgraded over... More 

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so disgruntled about all of the people that write negative things that I wanted to share my personal experience while staying at Golden Bear Cottages. My significant other and I went to stay in a cabin in the beginning of June this year. We loved the cabin(which we got a free upgrade on when we checked in). It... More 

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

thanks Leo! We absolutely love you guys! We are so please to have been able to upgrade you. Cant wait to see ya next trip! More 

Balboa Island, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my 5th trip to Golden Bear Cottages in the past 3 years. I stay in a different little cottage each time and Grizzlies Den is absolutely my favorite! The owners and managers have become like second family to me. They always treat me with respect and like I am part of their family. The cottages are all very... More 

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

Im glad you enjoyed your cabin! We hope to see you another time More 

Orange County, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited big bear with some old friends that we hadn't seen since college. They have 2 children and we have 3. We stayed in two cabins side by side. It was the most fantastic experience. The kids chased squirrels and swam in the pool tirelessly. We BBQed every evening and really enjoyed the cleanliness and calmness of the property.... More 

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

We are so pleased to have had you stay with us. We hope that you and all of your friends come see us again!! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Golden Bear Cottages this past week for our family reunion and loved it! Our family members all had different cabins (I THINK WE RENTED A TOTAL OF 20 OF THEIR 24 CABINS ON THEIR PROPERTY).The cabins were all very clean and quaint. My wife and I and our 4 kids stayed in a 4 bedroom cabin and... More 

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

What an amazing family this guest had. The whole family was so nice and so kind and appreciative of all that they were given. We are always so blessed to have great groups come and stay here and we hope they plan another get together here. Welcome anytime! More 

Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had stayed in private rentals in Big Bear last year, but we found Golden Bear to be more affordable. Our family sized cabin was a three bedroom with two baths and Jacuzzi. The kitchen had all the amenities you would need on a family vacation. There was also a dining table and chairs that conveniently seated up to 10.... More 

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

We are glad you love it here! We loved having you. See you next trip! More 

Tulare, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in cabin #3 for two nights. It's much nicer than I thought it would be. Although it's tiny it's a cute, comfortable, accommodation with everything the three of us and a small dog needed. There's a separate kitchen, a fireplace, and small but comfortable bedroom. It's a rustic, quiet, cabin and our stay was very pleasant.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed the "cuteness" of your cabin. It's guests like you that keep us going. Thanks for staying and we will see you next time. More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at this place is a perfect example how poor management can ruin a good place. The owners, who also run the office are extremely rude. The tone and the manner they address you cannot be considered acceptable by any standards. Do not expect any room service except towels change. The beds are not made, and the owners inform you... More 

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

We do have a minimal maid service which is told to the guests upon booking. Also, our confirmation states that a standard security deposit will be held for all reservations and then released after departure. The only time a guest is ever charged anything after they leave is if there is damage done to the cabin that is not covered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here with a group for a birthday celebration. The cabins are very clean but dated. There is only one small bathroom (which is downstairs and the bedrooms are upstairs) with no counter space. Since we were sharing the cabin with another couple that meant we had to keep all our bathroom items somewhere else. The kitchen has enough... More 

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

We so pride ourselves in our relationships with our guests and them loving it so much they want to come back. I'm glad that you had a good time. Next time we will put you in a cabin with 2 bathrooms!! More 

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