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Posted: 04-May-14
Christian family group retreat and top rated vacation resort, big cabins in Big Bear Lake,
#1 non hotel family friendly Cabins in Big Bear Lake Region




Our location is one block from Big Bear Lake. Shown on the map: Hwy 18 at Metcalf Bay (in red)... Big Bear Lake's best family cabin rentals, and best the Christian lodge for families, groups and conferences up to 200 people in Big Bear Lake, California. If you plan on bringing your pet, make sure you are choosing a cabin where pets are welcome here at Golden Bear Cottages resort.

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Southern California's Most Popular Mountain Lake

"Golden Bear Cottages, you have done it again. You've provided a place of peace. Don, Karen, Lisa and Len your kindness does not cease. You all shine God's love so beautifully with the warmth that you show whenever we visit Golden Bear. We feel like we're welcomed home. We truly thank you from our hearts for being a blessing and a friend. The Lord bless you and keep you until we see you again. With love from Steve and Jacey Horvath and the Grandchildren" Steve and Jacey Horvath  from Alta Loma, CA

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Big Bear Lake CA retreat center and Christian retreat conference center, message to guests: Christian retreat ideas, Christian Family resort for all groups. Church Retreats & Reunions of all kinds in Big Bear Lake, California. How to Plan a Christian Retreat. Average daily family and group lodging cost per person is only about $29 in the off-season and $35 in the high season at Golden Bear Cottages family friendly and group resort in Big Bear Lake. Affordable Cabins and Vacation Rentals, Special and Packages. ... Memorable vacations and all the friendship your heart desires begin with our Affordable Accommodations!

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This is your one stop resource for a "non-hotel" AAA approved resort.
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Cabin rental, big cabins in Big Bear Lake vacation property description is provided by the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association

Golden Bear Cottages Resort resemble story-book cottages that are perfect for couples, and for small, medium and large size families or groups. The historic resort cabins at our AAA approved  lodging  property are easily identifiable as a group of free-standing rental cabins at 39367 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake. Golden Bear Cottages can easily be recognized as its own quaint village. Come, bring your family or group and enjoy our outdoor spa, heated pool and recreation areas. Big Bear's ONLY RusticVacations.com USA Top 20 Family Vacations award winner:
#1 non hotel family friendly Cabins in Big Bear Lake Region.


Planning a church retreat can be exciting and fulfilling. To make things go as smoothly as possible however, be sure to call  our group planning representatives at the Golden Bear Cottages reservations office. 

Please have a wonderful vacation season. Remember: giving and sharing with our fellow man will bring you the greatest reward and satisfaction. When planning your Winter holiday getaways, remember this quotation from naturist John Muir..." The mountains are calling, and I must go."


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Message for the final days of 2012 id from LUKE 2:21-52
Jesus Presented in the Temple
 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. 22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord" ), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons." 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 "Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel." 33 The child's father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: "This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too." 36 There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. 39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
 41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. 43 After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you."  49 "Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

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Our first Bible message for2013 comes from Romans 10: 8-13. 'God's message is near you, on your lips and in your heart... the message of faith. If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. The scripture says,'Whoever believes in him will not be disappointed.' This includes everyone, because there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles; God is the same Lord of all and richly blesses all who call to him...'Everyone who calls out to the Lord will be saved.'

Matthew 28:18-20: Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." ...

1st Corinthians 30-31: God has brought us into union with Christ Jesus, and God has made Christ to be our wisdom. By Him we are put right with God; we become God's holy people and are set free. So then, as the scripture says, "Whoever wants to boast must boast of what the Lord has done"
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Thank God daily for all you have. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
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Golden promises... from Golden Bear Cottages Christian Family Resort

Our goal is to "lead you when you travel to the mountain, protect you at night and advise you during the day. We hope that our instructions will be for you like a shining light while allowing you (our guests) to enjoy a relaxing Big Bear Lake alpine experience." We strive to make our resort an antidote to all that is excessive, formal, artificial or contrived. By focusing on the very essence of life we have been given by God, we hope to offer our guests a welcome retreat in tune with the spirit of the  mountains  and all the friendship your heart desires.



Before Jesus sent out the disciples to take the message of the gospel to all nations, he assured them of his promise to send the Holy Spirit. That promise motivated them to continue with one accord in prayer (Acts 1:14). God's promises are provided to stir us and inspire us to pray. Those precious promises - there are hundreds throughout the Bible - show us things God has purposed and wants us to ask for, just as he wanted his disciples to ask for the Holy Spirit so they would have power for ministry. These golden promises teach us about how to pray, and they build our faith. "If I am to have faith when I pray," said American evangelist R.A. Torrey, "I must find some promise in the Word of God on which to rest my faith.…If there is no promise in the Word of God, and no clear leading of the Spirit, there can be no real faith." Today, ask the Lord which of his promises he wants you to pray about. The Holy Spirit will fill you with power from on high to accomplish what needs to be done.

THANK YOU, FATHER, for the promises in your word. May they be incentives for me to continue in prayer so that your will may be accomplished and your kingdom will come in my life, family, nation, and world. Holy Spirit, thank you for dwelling within me and for filling me with your power. Let my prayers be pleasing to you, Father, as your Spirit leads me in praying in light of your promises.

Adapted with permission from The One Year® Book of Praying through the Bible by Cheri Fuller, Tyndale House Publishers


"Escape to Pray!"  during your church group retreat at Golden Bear Cottages Christian family friendly resort 

Please take time to review the Guest Services Handbook in your cabin at Golden Bear Cottages. In it you will find the best Big Bear Lake restaurants and things to do, and we have inserted a daily Bible study from both the New and Old Testament for your DAILY help and enjoyment.




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We have decided to reach out to family of guests and friends and ask you to do something that has been troubling us for a long time. Our nation has been on the slippery slope for a long time. If you look around, you will find corruption, greed, moral decay, and a steady move away from the things that made us great. The principles upon which this nation was founded are no longer our backbone. However, we can reverse this trend.



From the Old Testament II Chronicles 7:14 in God's word states"If my people pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they have been doing, I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins, and make their land prosperous again."


From the New Testament 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 "We are allowed to do anything, so they say. That is true, but not everything is good. We are allowed to say anything, but not everything is helpful. No one should be looking out for only his own interests, but for the interests of others". Good News Bible


  We are convinced that as Christians we must pray for our nation and its leaders and ask for forgiveness. So we ask you to join us in this plea to our Lord. Would you please ask this prayer every day this month.

  Imagine if this new story reaches only 100 persons and they each share it with ten others. We could lift up millions of prayers to God, our creator. He will hear us and, in faith, will answer.

  Let us just add a quote from Ronald Reagan,"If we ever forget that we're one nation, under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

  We truly believe this is why the United States of America is in the shape we are in today. Most people have forgotten that we are one nation, under God. Let us, as Christians, stand up and remind people of this.


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Remember us in the future for your church group retreats... Golden Bear Cottages is a family friendly Christian resort in Big Bear...cabin availability and rental rates... check here to see rate calendar...We welcome all church groups and have enjoyed hosting group retreats from many faiths; planning retreats with Budists, Jews, Hindis, Muslims as well many 100's of Christian church groups and family reunions yearly. Golden Bear Cottages has special discounted rates to church and non-profit groups for your events and retreats. Christian family resort and conference center. We have both indoor and outdoor meeting facilities for small conferences from 20 to 200 people. We can offer you wonderful retreat lodging and activities deals in the off-season and will find an affordable way for your group to come for a mountain retreat. We provide help on how to:  Plan a Christian Retreat, so that all of us together may praise with one voice the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Planning a church retreat can be exciting and fulfilling. To make things go as smoothly as possible however, be sure to call  our planning representatives at the Golden Bear Cottages reservations office. Specials for all church groups and family retreats include: mid-week ski and snow boarding discounts at all 3 local ski resorts, and mid-week boating discounts of as much as 20% at Pleasure Point Marina only one block away. As a special off-season offer to your church's men's retreats, Big Bear Lake women's retreats, school teams or youth groups can stay for 1/2 the regular low off-season rate Sunday through Thursday in the Spring and in the Fall (Look here for church group price list).   We have 28 private Big Bear Lake cabins on our five acre resort, some as large as seven bedrooms and a rustic meeting room that accommodate a group as large as 55 persons indoors. The entire Big Bear Lake resort accommodates over 200 people. So, we are sure to have the right size cabins for your church or school group.   We have limited openings, so please call one of our friendly family reservations planners: Lisa, Len or Don today to review your group's needs.   You may also visit our Big Bear Lake groups and retreats website at...  BigBearRetreats.net  ....for more family event and group meeting information... and to see what many previous guests and Christian families have to say about their mountain retreat experience, view the following link guests reviews and comments

LOOK here for Golden Bear Cottages Christian groups and church retreat discount price guide. 
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Group Meeting Space is available ---  we have 28 big group and small family cabins
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SPECIAL MID-WEEK LODGING RATES FOR THESE GROUPS: RUNNING CLUBS AND SPORTS RETREATS, CHEER CAMPS, COLLEGE CLUB AND FRATERNITY RETREATS, CHURCH BIBLE STUDY GROUPS AND YOUTH LEADERSHIP RETREATS, CHRISTIAN CORPORATE BUSINESS PLANNING MEETINGS AND RETREATS, OFF-ROAD CAR CLUB EVENTS AND MANY MORE...Serving the travel accommodations needs of the sports team market and the entire youth and adult sports community: Baseball team travel, Softball Teams, Basketball Teams, Cheer Teams, Running Clubs. Golden Bear Cottages is your best place for lodging and accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California.



  Golden Bear Cottages is truly an historic Big Bear Lake mountain retreat property, not a five star hotel. If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet resort with a heated pool and spa, lots of outdoor activities and a Christian family staff that truly appreciates you and your family or group then this is the place for you! Our AAA approved historic cabins have had families and retreats returning year after year for over three quarters of a century. It's a Big Bear tradition, a mountain retreat experience that you will remember forever . Special group lodging offers for your lodging and special events are provided in partnership with the Big Bear Lake Marketing Association.




 Did you know that over 60% of our Groups and Retreats are returning guests and referrals? We are flexible and sincerely appreciate your church, family and school group retreat business. Did you know that we are the only 4 season resort cabin property with a large rustic meeting room with a fireplace. It will seat up to 75 persons. See
Big Bear Lake group events and big cabin photos.  We also have a large heated pool and spa for your group's use in the Spring, Summer and early Fall. For a large scale map of the resort, click on the  'Map of Property' button   on the Home Page. Church Retreats & Reunions of all kinds in Big Bear Lake, California. How to Plan a Christian Retreat... we are ready to help.

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Have you ever dreamed about having your own mountain cabin or cottage for a getaway by the lake? You really need a relaxing vacation in the mountains, but don't want to buy property and for sure don't want to go through the hassle of purchasing a time share. Our Big Bear Lake Vacation Club is the answer for you! You don't need a big down payment or a loan. The price is only a small fraction of a time share. The starting package is less than $3,000 an gets you a 5-day or longer vacation every year for up to 5 years. Call our friendly Christian staff today at 1-800-461-1023 and get bonus weeks in Big Bear added for free.  
Look here for more information on the Big Bear Vacation Club ...at Golden Bear Cottages

For weather, road or snow conditions see information below. Please call us anytime at 1-800-461-1023, be safe and God bless you.


View this  'Previous Page'  link or the one at the top of this page for more Big Bear Lake news, local weather and driving directions.  For other family vacation and group lodging specials view here. For National Forest Events and concert series"Music in the Mountains" look here

Did you know that over 60% of our Groups and Big Bear Lake retreats are returning guests and referrals? We hope to make you a lifelong friend and member of our family of satisfied returning guests too!
winner 2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013 USA Top 20 Family Vacation Awards
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AAA approved cabins, AAA member discounts, Best family cabins, and Best lodge for families.
CHRISTIAN FAMILY RESORTS, CHRISTIAN MOUNTAIN RESORTS, CHRISTIAN GROUP RETREATS, CHRISTIAN FAMILY REUNIONS, CHRISTIAN FAMILY VACATIONS, CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN RETREATS, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GROUP RESORTS, CALIFORNIA FAMILY RESORTS, FAMILY RESORT VACATIONS, FAMILY RESORT FOR BEST GROUP VACATION... We also serve the travel accommodations needs of the Christian school sports team market and the entire youth and adult sports community: Baseball team travel, Softball Teams, Basketball Teams, Cheer Teams, Running Clubs. Golden Bear Cottages is your best place for group lodging and accommodations in Big Bear Lake, California.

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Big Bear annual events lodging reservations- returning groups advance reservation policy:
Group Special Rate Policy - Golden Bear Cottages limited time offer for 3 or more day annual events.

Reservation Policy for our very special friends and valued returning guests, please read and take advantage of

our 33% discount reservation policy for returning 3 day group events at Golden Bear Cottages Resort.

This is your special group reservation deal, it allows us to manage our other group's requested dates and ensures that the retreat lodge and as many cabins as you need at Golden Bear Cottages Resort are reserved for next year's event:

 

  1. Free Night - To receive a free night, guest must book their cabin before leaving this year or prior to the booking deadline set by Golden Bear Cottages. The Free night can be used (with a minimum of 2 paid days) on either the day before the annual event or the day at the end of the event.
  2. Deposit for next year's event must be a minimum of 25% or $100.00. A second 25% will be due 90 days from event departure date. The balance will be due 30 days prior to the arrival date of next year's event. This deposit guarantees your cabin dates, and there are no refunds, but another group member may take your cabin if there is a reason you cannot attend next year's event. We will provide an automatic free date change if event date changes.
  3. The group leader may be entitled to one free night for each 10 cabins booked by their group. Maximum of 3 free days if the entire lodge property is booked by your group. (some cabin size limitations may apply, please confirm your availability with our office).
 

Thank you for taking advantage of our special returning group offer for our very special friends who attend these annual group events. There are some weekends, holiday and high season dates that will not be available. You may view group cabin rental and all reservation policies online at  http://goldenbear.net/returning_groups_advance_reservation_policy

Golden Bear Cottages owners,  Don and Karen DiCarlo, Lisa and Len Duran
Our goal is to "lead you when you travel to the mountain, protect you at night and advise you during the day. We hope that our instructions will be for you like a shining light while allowing you (our guests) to enjoy a relaxing Big Bear Lake alpine experience." We strive to make our resort an antidote to all that is excessive, formal, artificial or contrived. By focusing on the very essence of life we have been given by God, we hope to offer our guests a welcome retreat in tune with the spirit of the mountains
and all the friendship your heart desires.

Ever dreamed about having your own mountain cabin or cottage for a getaway by the lake, join our Vacation Club. Call us at our Golden Bear Cottages office 1-800-461-1023.
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