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Golden Bear Cottages is the BBB's top rated Mountain Lodge,
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AAA Approved cabins - JUNE 2020
Address:  39367 Big Bear Blvd (Hwy 18), Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Golden Bear Cottages was originally opened as a fishing and hunting lodge in 1917 and full resort lodge in 1927. It has been continually operating since then. Multiple cabin construction was started in 1915. Over the years it has become a historic landmark in Big Bear Lake. Don and Karen DiCarlo and Lisa and Len Duran are only the fifth private family to own this property in over 90 years (purchased by this family in 1999). These 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 mountain village of one to seven bedroom cabin accommodations.  Bring your family or group and enjoy the outdoor spa, heated pool and unique non-hotel outdoor recreation areas. AAA approved cabins and Travel website:
2. What is this company's mission?
Golden Bear Cottages family owned resort staff considers it a great honor to carry on the role of protecting and sharing the beauty of the California historic big pine forests with their guests. Their goal is to nurture an environment in harmony with the nature and history of the mountain while allowing our guests to enjoy a relaxing Big Bear Lake alpine experience. They strive to make our resort an antidote to all that is excessive, formal, artificial or contrived. By focusing on the very essence of life, they hope to offer relaxed family and group lodging guests a welcome non hotel retreat experience in tune with the spirit of the mountains in Big Bear Lake.

3. What does this company specialize in?
Individual family and group accommodations. They are very proud of the fact that over 60% of their business are a returning guests or referrals. Golden Bear Cottages Resort resemble story-book mountain cabins and cottages that are perfect for couples, and also for small, medium and large size families. Golden Bear Cottages is also the perfect mountain setting for group retreats and reunions. As a Christian family resort they specialize in fishing and boating vacations, men's and women's group retreats, Bible study retreats, youth retreats, college retreats, sports team travel accommodations, family reunions and business team building retreats and conferences. Golden Bear Cottages is the only lodging resort in the Big Bear Lake area to offer Tempur-Pedic queen beds and pillows for our guest's comfort.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and describe his/her past activities?
The owners of Golden Bear Cottages Resort are all local Southern California residents. The family has always been entrepreneurs and have previously owned many other retail, shopping center and sports related business in Southern California.

5. What is this travel company's most popular travel package and why?
Weekday AAA approved family vacations can come with ski tickets or boating/fishing coupons during each season. Owners Don and Karen DiCarlo, Lisa and Lenny Duran constantly come up with the best AAA approved vacation big cabin rental deals in cool Big Bear Lake

6. What are the exclusive offers from this lodging company?
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Golden Bear Cottages Resort Vacation Club offers guests a flexible 5 year vacation offer at 40 - 50% off

7. What are the best compliments this travel company has received from a client?

"Very flexible, courteous, friendly ownership! My friends and I are serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego and we travel to Golden Bear Cottages on weekends in the Winter whenever our schedule allows. Instead of making the 3-hour drive back to San Diego one day, we decided to rent a nice big cabin. Golden Bear Cottages Resort just happened to be the first place we stopped, and we have been in love with it since. Once, we were snowed in on the mountain and we couldn't leave, and they gave us a generous discount on our cottage to ease our burden".   Signed, Mike Mitchell and friends in the U.S. Navy. San Diego, CA
"For our returning group: another great retreat at Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake. Once again, thank you so much for an amazing stay. We always appreciate all the extra service, and sincerely love your hospitality and friendliness. Each of our group leaders commented that each member of your staff were so accommodating to us. You always provide our group the best place to stay. The Tempur-Pedic beds are amazing! Thanks again for the late check-outs for group members who had later travel arrangements back to San Francisco. Your resort property and variety of cabin sizes, big and small, is always perfect for our group planning retreats. We will see you again for our next group event in Southern California.'   Jacquelyn Lindeman, California Youth Connection" San Francisco, CA

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AAA approved historic cabins are clean, comfortable and located within a 5 acre forest area of 300 big pines just a block from the lake.
Golden Bear Cottages is an historic non hotel mountain property that's usually cheaper than a hotel. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation resort with heated pool & spa, lots of outdoor activities and a staff that truly appreciates you and all of your family or group of any size, then this is the right place for you!

They accommodate groups from 20 to 200 guests. Take a Big Bear lake bus tour and be their guests. Fascinating surroundings and colorful history of Big Bear Lake, California. Make your group's destination Big Bear for fun all year. They have the top AAA approved big cabins in Big Bear Lake.

Plan on bringing your pet? Make sure you are choosing a special pet cabin where pets are welcome.
The specially
designated Pet Friendly cabins at Golden Bear Cottages resort have a private fenced pet yard.
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  • We disinfect kitchen brushes and sponges with detergent and warm water.
  • We ask our cleaning team to pay particular attention to the door and drawer handles, because evidence suggests COVID-19 can be transmitted less easily from soft surfaces than hard surfaces.
  • Ultraviolet light can help fight spread of coronavirus. We use it as we clean
  • We are limiting exposure which is why we think this is a great time to implement technology to facilitate "self check-in and check-out", which is now offered to all who ask.
  • According to the WHO, coronaviruses may survive on surfaces anywhere between a few hours to several days, which we have separated new guest check-ins three days after previous guests.
  • We have hand sanitizer. We ask that you sanitize your hands upon entering our office and wash your hands often.
  • Ultraviolet light can help fight spread of novel Covid-19 (coronavirus). 
  • We use the UV Light during cleaning as recommended William Bryan of the Department of Homeland Security
The world famous Golden Bear Cottages resort was the only Big Bear Lake accommodations chosen to appear in the National Geographic Traveler magazine.
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  Over 200" of snow this season. Great for the trees and the lake too!

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Full week family vacation rentals in the Spring and Fall start at $998 for a full week. Some restrictions apply
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