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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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    San Diego, California
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

    Staying at this place is a perfect example how poor management can ruin a good place. Very few people manage to make me mad like the management of this "resort". The owners who run the office are extremely rude. The tone and the manner they address you reminded me the movie scenes where Gestapo officers question captured Resistance fighters about... More 

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    Phelan, California
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We recently stayed here over the Fourth of July weekend, and had a fantastic time! We stayed in the smallest cabin and it was still nice, clean and everything worked well. If I were to change anything about the room it would be the mattress, it could use a little updating, or some extra padding. We had a fireplace in... More 

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    Manhattan Beach, California
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

    Let me start by stating the positive... Our family had amazing weekend getaway and all the staff at Golden Bear was very nice. Now for the constructive criticism... We will not be returning to Golden Bear unless we can be assured that improvements have been made to the upkeep and overall maintenance at the property. Furthermore, I feel that we... More 

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

    When this family checked in, they were lovely. I saw them a few times during their stay and again we had great conversation. When they booked the cabin, they bought two nights and received the third night free. The jacuzzi cabin is no more expensive than the regular 2 bedroom cabin. This guest's husband did come in at check out... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

    Just what we were looking for in a peaceful rustic cabin in the mountains would recommend it to anyone. I know where to go when we come back to the mountains. Close to everything but outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown. Our 5yr old said that this was her favorite place!!!! Having the fenced back yard for our... More 

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

    We are so glad that you had a great time! We cant wait to see you again! More 

    San Leandro, United States
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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

    Very comfortable, cozy cabin. Needed to stay one night. Staff was very friendly and accomodating for my walk-in booking. Arranged a late check-out so that I wasn't stuck waiting at the Ontario airport for my late afternoon flight.

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    Papa Donato, Owner at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

    It was our pleasure to accommodate your special needs. We are happy you had a good flight and we certainly appreciate your review. God bless. More 

    Ventura, California
    1 review
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

    We brought a group of 50 Middle School students one weekend and a group of 50 High School students the next weekend, and the location was perfect! The staff was friendly and helpful, the accommodations were the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern amenities, and the kitchen in the big cabin was large enough to cook for 70 people!... More 

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

    We enjoyed chatting with you and having you stay with us. It's always so nice to hear the nice things that people feel about us. Thank you for sharing More 

    2 reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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

    We love that you embraced the rustic feel of our lodge. We work really hard to keep the feeling of the woods and the mountains at our place. Thanks for loving and embracing us! More 

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

    Thank you for sharing your mountain experience. We appreciate feedback and will make sure that yours does not go un noticed. We hope to see you again. Thanks again for caring enough to share. More 

    Camarillo, California
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 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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    LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

    We loved your family! Im glad the kids had a blast. We are so blessed to have a place that families can come and enjoy each other in this beautiful mountain resort. See you next year! More 

    2 reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
    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 

    Was this review helpful? Yes 4
    LMDU, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

    Thank you so much for your feedback! This was an absolutly cozy weekend to be in Big Bear! We are glad that you spent it with us!! More 

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