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39367 Big Bear Blvd Mail: P.O. Box 1731, CA 92315
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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#8 of 21 hotels in Big Bear Region
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
3.8
Service
4.0
Value
3.8
Golden Bear Cottages Resort, the best place for lodging accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California. 25 vacation cabin rentals to choose from on our historic big five acre resort. Rustic cabins nestled among 200 year old big pines just a block from Big Bear Lake.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Badminton
Boating
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Hiking
Horseback riding
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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joanne w wrote a review Aug 15
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cabin needs somethings replaced...not quiet on the street at all ....dog barking each day we were there....no a/c sometimes it gets a little warm during the day had all the windows open even thru the night....lot of traffic on the blvd....big bear has grown and its time to go to other places....some restaurants are way over priced, i mean way over priced........dont think i will go there again....
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: do not stay on the street....nor in the back a barking dog is on another property
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Responded 3 days ago
I’m sorry for your experience in big bear. Unfortunately we are a pet friendly resort and we cannot control others dogs. Also we are sorry it was to hot for you. We wish you well in your future travels.
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crystal espino wrote a review Apr 2022
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The last 4 years we have stayed in different cabins at the golden bear cottages my daughters birthday every year for the last four years we absolutely love it here from a one bed room to a 7 it is our favorite place to stay they have great beds always clean everyone of the staff is wonderful helpful it’s so clean 10:10 would recommend
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Angeli910 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Check in at Golden Bear Cottages was completely seamless! The front desk staff was helpful and welcoming. My family and I stayed in cabin #13 we were a large group. The cabin provided 6 beds and 3 bathrooms. Plenty of room for kids to run around and have a blast while adults while adults grilled and relaxed on the picnic tables in large fenced in patio. Kitchen included all amenities including pots, pans, dinnerware, cups and coffee. The location was 5 min drive from The Village and Big Bear Lake which was really convenient. My husband and I enjoyed the off-roading trails of Holcomb Valley only 10 mins away! We opted for a late checkout on Sunday and the owner Don was very hospitable, kind and accommodating. All in all we enjoyed our stay at Golden Bear Cottages and cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Jacqueline A wrote a review Mar 2022
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We had a good time. We rented out one of the largest cabins - cabin 25 -- and unfortunately it was right on the main road so like the other reviews, there is a lot of traffic noise at night. Cons: The cabin is old and rustic. We appreciated that- it's what we look for in CABINS! However, there are some things that were a bit unsettling- The top floor is completely at a slope. It was uncomfortable at first going upstairs because you felt as though you're on a boat and this uneven top foundation means the entire bathroom sink, tub, and beds were on a slant. The cabin is extremely creaky but that's to be expected for a wooden house. A lot of the amenities didn't work... the downstairs tub doesn't work, half of the toaster didn't work, only one burner on the stove wanted to turn on, there was a huge draft in the living room via the improperly sealed windows. The dishwasher kept tilting forward pretty badly when you'd pull out the racks. We don't expect anything to be perfect but it would be nice to fix smaller things like these. PSA- the bath tubs are NOT ada or children friendly. They are lifted a good foot off the floor level and we're difficult for even myself (at 5'9" to get in and especially out of). Pros: The staff was absolutely WONDERFUL. Went above and beyond to help us start the fire pit outside (even though somebody else had just messed it up before us), making sure our needs were accommodated, overall extremely kind and felt like family taking care of you. I 100% look forward to going back, just maybe at a different cabin because this one was a little strange. The facility was very clean and pretty well maintained. The little playground next to us, the pool, and the fire pit area is absolutely gorgeous and it was a lot of fun to play around for the kids. We stayed with a group of 16 (11 kids) and there was a good amount of bed space and overall living space for all of us. There were barely enough dishes of each for all of us - 16 of each dish and utensil. This was perfect for us but I could see how it's a big problem when accommodating more than 16 people at a time and you don't have enough silverware, lol. Overall, amazing trip and not much to complain about. Will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages
Responded Mar 30, 2022
We loved having you and are excited to see you next time.
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casey w wrote a review Mar 2022
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at first we had some issues with our booking because we had to cancel the initial date due to a family emergency. the cabin manager was so helpful and allowed us to reschedule for another date. we are so glad that we did. the price was so affordable and the cabin was clean and felt just like home. the lady at the front counter even upgraded our cabin at no extra cost. i will book directly from now on but we will definitley be coming back to stay here again and again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Wayne T wrote a review Mar 2022
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Don't trust the receipts you receive. They might charge different amount. We booked a cabin via hotels.com. The refund policy was till Mar 25. After reading terrible reviews about how they fraudulent charged people in the past, we felt uneasy and decided to cancel our reservation on March 9. They didn't refund us. Apparently even though we booked through hotels.com, we still need to check their website. If so, what's the purpose of using hotels.com to get businesses? Even shadier, hotels.com receipt shows the charge $311, and they charged us $373. If I didn't check my credit card, I wouldn't know. We submitted all records on our end and disputed the charge with the CC company. Today they charged us again and we had to call the CC to dispute again. Stay away from this place. So glad we didn't stay there. So yeah manager at Golden Bear Cottages, don't give me the BS reason that when we book through hotels.com, you receive our CC info and have the right to charge whatever you want. It's only an authorized charge if it's an agreed amount. Without acknowledgement, its' fraudulent charges.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages
Responded Mar 18, 2022
Sorry for your experience. When booking in a third party, we have very specific policies. If you cancel less than 45 days from your check in date- we collect 50% of your total plus your cleaning fee (which is disclosed in the booking page on third party.booking sites). If a guest cancels within this 45 days)- the first 50% is non refundable. When a guest disputes the charge with their credit card - and it is a valid charge, then it is not fraudulent. When a booker agrees to the terms and conditions, they are authorizing the 50% charge. We always offer a rain check for that first deposit if the guest is within the no refund period. We have never spoken to you nor can we find your reservation. We’d love to assist you. Please call us and we can make sure this is resolved.
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Letty wrote a review Feb 2022
Los Angeles, California4 contributions4 helpful votes
My kids and I checked in a day late, as I was on the way to Big Bear I missed a call from the office letting me they saved my room and were still expecting us. Once we got there I was very pleased, a true cabin feel and we loved our stay. Our cabin had everything we needed for our stay, it was very spacious and clean. Will definitely be going back for our yearly Big Bear 🐻 trip. The gentleman at the office was very attentive and pleasant.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring plenty of logs for the fireplace.
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages
Responded Mar 1, 2022
Thank you so much for staying with us. We really enjoyed having you. See you next time.
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theresa d wrote a review Dec 2021
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After 25 years I reuinted with a small group of friends and we chose to go to the October fest and stay in big bear. We chose to stay at Golden Bear cottages in a large cottage. We thought it was ideal for our group. It was so clean and full of amenities for us. It felt like we were at home in a mountain cabin. We cooked,played games, laughed, sat by the fire and ate way too much. We are going to plan another reunion very soon. I booked a stay for presidents day with my own family. They gave me a great discount and we are so excited to visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages
Responded Dec 4, 2021
Thank you so much for choosing us!! We are so glad that your group had a great time. See you next time.
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Nora V wrote a review Dec 2021
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My family and I stayed over Thanksgiving. We had actually booked last year on hotels.com and cancelled brcause one of us got covid. They let us use it almost a whole year later with no difficulty. They even upgraded us. We felt like this was so kind of them. The cabin was great. It was homey and spaceious. We even cooked a whole Thanksgiving dinner and had a friend from the area come and join us. We have now found our new spot to stay in big bear. Thank you Golden Bear and the whole staff. Warm wishes and Happy holidays
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages
Responded Dec 4, 2021
Thanks so much for rescheduling. We were so glad you spent the holiday with us. Please come again.
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mogulbai wrote a review Dec 2021
South Bay, CA4 contributions4 helpful votes
Don't stay here. I booked it through Expedia. They overcharged me and didn't refund the deposit even if you canceled it within the free cancellation window. I needed to go through credit card dispute process, They lost it through this initial dispute process but used my card info to charge me twice afterwards. I needed to dispute it again and again. Of course, Expedia did not help me at all.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages
Responded Dec 3, 2021
When a guest books on Expedia they provide their credit card information. It is used to charge the guests deposit for their stay which the guest agrees to. They also agree to all of our cancellation policies and refund policies before submitting their information. Expedia upholds our policies as well and if a person cancels within the timeframe of no refunds then a rain check is given. If the guest disputes the charge it is upheld by the credit card company because they agreed to pay. There is no stealing of credit card information. It is provided by the guest directly. The guests will be held responsible for the deposit and given the opportunity to use it another time with no expiration.
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$193 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaBig Bear Region
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Bear Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Bear Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Castle Rock Trail (1.8 miles), Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge (4.8 miles), and Big Bear Lake (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Bear Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Bear Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Bear Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Bear Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Bear Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grizzly Manor Cafe, Peppercorn Grille, and Himalayan Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Golden Bear Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Golden Bear Cottages have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Golden Bear Cottages offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Golden Bear Cottages?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Golden Bear Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Golden Bear Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.