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Golden Bear Cottages Resort

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
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 19 hotels in Big Bear Region
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Golden Bear Cottages, the best place for lodging accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California. We have 29 cabins to choose from on a historic five acre resort. Rustic cabins are 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. Our 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Hot tub
Heated pool
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Kathy Svic S wrote a review Oct 2020
Rancho Palos Verdes, California17 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff was very accommodating, we were upgraded to the 5 bedroom cabin. My grandkids had a great time playing on the grounds. There is a park very close to the cabins, and has a great bike path for the kids. I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Renzo M wrote a review Oct 2020
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Been coming to these cabins for over five years now. I usually bring my High School Cross Country team here, but this time it was just my family. Nice cabins, friendly helpful staff. Looking forward to when we return again soon
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: If you have a pet make sure to look for the “pet friendly” cabin
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort
Responded Oct 25, 2020
ThAnks Lorenzo. We do enjoy having you stay with us. Thanks for always coming back!!
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Aidee wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed in a 2 bedroom cabin with a loft. The cabin was very spacious and had more beds than our family could use. The kitchen was well equipped with kitchenware to use; we made waffles on our first morning there. The staff was friendly. We especially enjoyed the desk and our cabin even had a back patio (we didn't use it). We will definitely be staying there again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort
Responded Oct 10, 2020
Thank you for staying with us. We are excited for you to come back!!!
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kevinmccloskey wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Angeles7 contributions23 helpful votes
We had my 50th birthday celebration at Golden Bear Cottages the first weekend of October, 2020 and it was AMAZING. We reserved 12 cabins and Lisa was so amazing as we worked through all of the details of putting a big party together. All of our guests had such a great time and I am sure we'll be back. Here are a few of the highlights of this resort. - Lots to do - our group made the most of the "play area" - volleyball, basketball, ping pong, swimming, horseshoes and a playground. It was perfect for our daytime events on Saturday. - Rustic, great cabins - the cabins all feel like authentic mountain retreats. Comfortable furniture, stocked kitchens, working fireplaces and beds a-plenty. A little dark, but that's the feel of most cabins. - Wonderful group area - The group picnic area perfect for our Saturday night dinner and casino night. The resort allowed us have the fire pit going and the overhead lights were beautiful. - Great location - we were able to walk to the lake and easily get into town. I would highly recommend Golden Bear Cottages for a couple, family or large group party!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort
Responded Oct 10, 2020
I’m so glad that your party went off with a bang! It was a pleasure helping you and having you choose us for your venue. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Bajiamir wrote a review Oct 2020
Moreno Valley, California68 contributions42 helpful votes
My husband and I, selected the cozy (smallest) cabin Fuzzy Bear, and loved it! It’s close to the highway but the car traffic did not bother us. Being both retired, we travel during the week for short vacations/less crowded everywhere. We had a great time in a great location with great Golden Bear Cottages owner/staff; everyone was friendly. We enjoyed sitting out on the porch having coffee/tea or breakfast. It was nice to prepare our meals in the small but full kitchen that included coffee/condiments. The furniture/bed was comfortable, and the cozy cottage accommodated the two of us just fine. It was nice to have a fireplace for the cold nights. The location is a short walk to the lake and marina and we brought our fold up chairs for visits to the lake. The neighborhood around the lake was great for morning exercise walks. The cottage was rustic along with a few maintenance issues (reported) but very clean and neat, and we loved the floor (no carpet). No closet but hooks and a dresser/drawers that accommodated us just fine. We would return again and recommend the Fuzzy Bear Cottage for two.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from lisa duran, General Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing us!! We would love to see you again
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$119 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Bear Cottages Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Bear Cottages Resort?
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 Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Bear Cottages Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Bear Cottages Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Bear Cottages Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Bear Cottages Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grizzly Manor Cafe, Peppercorn Grille, and Teddy Bear Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Golden Bear Cottages Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Golden Bear Cottages Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.