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australia
Reviewed 18 June 2008

BEWARE! the owners lied to our faces! we agreed on a price and they charged us an extra $500 after we left, and another $880 two months later!! and then claim that we agreed to it and even PROVIDED DOCUMENTS AND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS FRAUDULENTLY SIGNED BY ME to 'prove' we agreed. and then tried to play the card that...

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8Thank travelerozzie
lisaduran, manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

The reason these last two June 18 reviews seem so similar is because members of the same troublesome wealthy family wrote them. This large family of guests put more demands on our maids and maintenance staff than any group that have stayed at our resort in the last 10 years. They continually refused to have maid service at the regularly...

Manhattan Beach
Reviewed 18 June 2008

they are crooks. they charged my credit card an extra $500 a week after we left, and worse, they fordged my signiture to do it. if you stay there, be prepared to get ripped off

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7Thank mkhoro
lisaduran, Manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

Read this review carefully and you will see the classic case of someone who believes they can get something for nothing by complaining long and loud enough. This guest called late on a Saturday afternoon for a last minute reservation. We told them we a economy cottage and a larger, more deluxe cottage with a jacuzzi available, but even after...

sunny side up
Reviewed 16 June 2008

Its amazing how the ratings are either a 1 or a 10. you either love it or hate it. I hated it!!!!!! We phoned made reservations at 4 pm drove there got in around 6:30. Noone was in the office so they left it in an envelope. Our cabin was across the street in a strip with 3 other cabins....

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7Thank pennell
lisaduran, manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

Read this review carefully and you will see the classic case of someone who believes they can get something for nothing by complaining long and loud enough. This guest called late on a Saturday afternoon for a last minute reservation. We told them we a economy cottage and a larger, more deluxe cottage with a jacuzzi available, but even after...

So. Cal.
Reviewed 12 June 2008

We were introduced to this resort by some friends, several years ago. We have been coming back every year for the last five years. The staff is friendly and helpful. The owner always makes a point of checking to see if there is any special needs of our group, and does a great job of making sure we are taken...

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Riverside
Reviewed 8 June 2008

Been going for 8 years always enjoy it very family oriented , owners are terrific and very friendly. Will always go back to the same location. Please try for your self and see. Best place in Big Bear.

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11Thank turgeon
portland
Reviewed 3 May 2008

we stayed at the gbc for our family reunion which we do every 5 years. This is the first time that the family has met in southern california and we absolutly fell in love with the golden bear resort and the staff there who were very welcoming. The cabin that we stayed in was quaint and homey. Most of all...

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13Thank lulubellll
San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 April 2008

I reserved a weekend stay at the cottages through their website. Before submitting my credit card (cc) number, the final page quoted me my “total with fees." My email confirmation confirmed the same amount to be charged to my cc. A couple of days later, I checked my cc statement and I was charged $50 more than the confirmed amount....

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8Thank FreqTravelers
Los Angeles
Reviewed 20 April 2008

I booked a weekend in Big Bear as a birthday present for my fiancee. Overall we had a good time, but I wanted to write a review about the cottages. The staff were very friendly, and were easy to deal with. We didn't really complain about the cabin, but probably should have. We stayed in the Honeypot Cabin. The layout...

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9Thank christytravel_8
los angeles
Reviewed 22 February 2008

I have been taking groups of 15-20 people up to Big Bear for the past 3 years and we have stayed at Golden Bear every year. Their cabins are great and there are so many sizes to choose from. The staff is kind and can help you out in all of your activities. From hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing, they can...

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20Thank adamlala
Laguna Beach, CA
Reviewed 18 February 2008

THESE PEOPLE ARE DISHONEST! We booked a room in December, 2007. Upon arrival, we checked in and paid with a credit card. We went to our room and almost fell over as a rat ran across the floor. The cabins are run down, dirty, and noisy. We went back to the front desk to tell them that we couldn't posibly...

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lisaduran, manager at Golden Bear Cottages Resort, responded to this review

After careful review, this person never stayed with us. It sounds like they are really confused about a trip to somewhere in Big Bear a couple of months ago. Not here!

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Golden Bear Cottages, the best place for lodging accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California. We have 29 cabins to choose from on a historic big five acre resort. Rustic cabins 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 where the 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Bear Cottages Resort

Address: 39367 Big Bear Blvd, Mail: P.O. Box 1731, CA 92315
Region: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Price Range: $119 - $517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Bear Cottages Resort 3*
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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“Avoid the big cabin in winter...or when it rains.”
  • Inside the large cabin
 of 5 bubbles MarkUSNA1998, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Please avoid staying here, maybe frat guys would like it.”
 of 5 bubbles Mary13101563, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead to get the best rate. Use Hotel.com for cheaper rates”
 of 5 bubbles kiowakid, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cabins are large, so choose according to actual family size”
 of 5 bubbles charityromero6, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We travel with pets so we selected one towards the back of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles debbiegc, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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