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Golden Bear Cottages Resort

Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Big Bear Region
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39367 Big Bear Blvd, 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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    4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My wife and I booked a cabin here for a ski weekend recently, and decided to bring our little Sheltie dog. Didn't realize at the time of booking that only some of the cabins allow pets, and naturally had picked one that didn't. We explained our situation to Lisa at the front desk, and boy did she go the extra... More 

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    Highland, California
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    22 reviews 22 reviews
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

    Fireplace chimney was clogged, Needed weatherstripping on front door Tub set in way too high with no safety bars, nor step to get into and out of tub Very friendly proprieters. Provided good utensils in kitchen for cooking. Snow inadequately cleared from front door of cabin or office. Excellent location. Wifi did not work for 2 of 3 days of... More 

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    Camarillo, California
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    4 reviews 4 reviews
    3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

    Golden Bear Cottage #18 was perfect for traveling with a 2 and 4 year old to experience and play in the snow for 4 days! We were there over NYE. We parked right outside our cabin and had a front yard play area - not to mention the resort play area right in our back yard that had a swing... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

    I can not say enough great things about Golden Bear and the friendly people who work there! We had a long drive up to Big Bear, but felt right at home when we checked into our cabin. The sweet girl at the front desk was very welcoming and helpful. The cabin was darling and they had already turned the heat... More 

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    Wrightwood, California
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

    we stayed here with our 3 kids and have never had so much fun on a vacation. we felt so blessed to be given an upgrade to a bigger cabin for no charge. The Office people were so nice and we loved cabin 16!! Thank you Golden bear We will be back for sure

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

    If u want to have a good time away from home the best place to go is at the GOLDEN BEAR cottages in big bear . The place is awesome it's very nice and very clean. Cabins are pretty big and cozy,and let's not talk about the indoor Jacuzzi tubs they were amazing. Staff was very nice and polite specially... More 

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

    we are sooo glad that you had a great time and remembered to write about it! so many times, ALL of the hundreds of guests that come and stay and have a great time, dont think to tell people how awesome it was because they are happy. We appreciate you sharing your experience. Thank you and we will see you... More 

    San Gabriel, California
    1 review
    2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

    I stayed there with my family during the winter. We left as soon as I got off of work. I knew we would be arriving late that night. We called to let them know. They waited for us several hours. My kids loved this place. We felt very safe there. We plan on returning next year.

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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    34 reviews 34 reviews
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    24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

    My experience with Golden Bear Cottages was very disappointing. I wish I had read the reviews before I rented the cottage. I was told by the receptionist over the phone that the cabins are "rustic", but I didn't know that they hide the lack of renovations and filthiness behind that word. The cabin was dusty, some of the towels looked... More 

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

    the most amazing thing to me as I read these reviews, is that most of the guests (including this one) want an amazing deal and they want to stay at the RITZ! When I spoke with this guest, I did explain that the cottage was rustic and that we are indeed not the RItz Carlton. I also gave her 50%... More 

    North Hollywood, California, United States
    1 review
    6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

    Really nice cabins... rustic, fully furnished, away from it all yet only a mile or 2 from everything you could need. Use the link to see a short video I posted on you tube... this is the cabin we rented in September 2014. http://youtu.be/YocqyocTMts?list=UUVOgiU2GbNohXN4PtVn0v4w

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

    we loved having you! Can't wait to see you next time!! More 

    Colorado
    1 review
    2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

    This was one of the worst lodging experiences (if not the worst) I've ever had. We went in August 2013 for my daughter's wedding. (The drop-down field doesn't go back that far so I selected October) I was told the Cottages were close to the lake and to the wedding facility. Hardly - it was 25 minutes away across the... More 

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

    i'm sorry that this guest had issues. When she was here with us, she had nothing but compliments and we even upgraded her to a larger cabin as a courtesy to accomidate her mother. Her reservation was in our computer system as a recurring reservation ( as many of our guests come on a monthly basis for work purposes, etc).... More 

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    Additional Information about Golden Bear Cottages Resort

    Address: 39367 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
    Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
    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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    #2 Top resorts Hotel in Big Bear Region

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    • Free Parking
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