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Big Bear Lake Vacation Club: better  than timeshares
The Best Vacation Club in Big Bear Lake, California is at 
 Golden Bear Cottages
-- a family owned and operated AAA resort
Owners Don and Karen DiCarlo, Lisa and Lenny Duran have come up with the best AAA approved Big Bear Lake vacation cabin rental deals

NEW Golden Bear Cottages Vacation Club.  Affordable mountain vacations in Big Bear Lake:
5 years of affordable mountain vacations starting at under $3,300 total...
Starting at under $700 a year for a full week VACATION in cool Big Bear Lake AT GOLDEN BEAR COTTAGES


Vacation Club Rentals and Timeshare differences

(Wikipedia encyclopedia) Consumers unfamiliar with the concept of a vacation club rental may confuse it with the seemingly similar, but distinctly different, timeshare. A Vacation Club rental is a term in the travel industry meaning renting out a fully furnished cabin, cottage or home on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to a hotel. Vacation Club rentals are becoming increasingly popular because of the privacy and total vacation cost savings. A timeshare is a piece of real estate-often a condominium-that is jointly shared by multiple owners. While different types of timeshare ownerships exist, in general, each owner bears a portion of the responsibility, along with the right to a segment of time in which he or she is granted sole use of the property.

A Vacation Club rental is a fully furnished property, such as a cabin, condominium, cottage or family-style home. However, a true vacation rental is not for sale to the guest; rather, the property owner of the vacation rental merely allows the guest to rent the property for a predetermined length of time. For some guests, the benefits of vacation rentals offering more space (multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, separate living areas), more amenities (fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor patios with BBQ's, some with private hot tubs), and convenient locations (close to the lake, skiing/snowboarding) make it the right choice for vacationing.
  You will find our AAA approved cabin & cottage rentals as cheap as local mountain hotels and our
Vacation Club rentals also provide greater privacy than a hotel. Vacation in one of our AAA
approved non hotel cabins near Big Bear Lake.

In North America, most cabins or cottages are used for weekend or vacation getaways by city dwellers. These cabins and cottages are generally located close to lakes in forested areas or the by the ocean. They are used as a place to spend holidays with friends and family; close to activities including  snow skiing and  snowboarding, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, waterskiing,  fishing hiking, and  sailing'.

BEST CHRISTIAN FAMILY RESORT BIG BEAR LAKE: not your typical boring hotel.

Big Bear Vacations: A Focus on Families at Golden Bear

Discount rates big bear lake cabins for rent, best family vacation rentals, Clean historic mountain cabins, Group Retreat Lodging Accommodations, Big Bear vacation home lodging, Cozy mountain cabins lowest price, wide variety of cabins. Review vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake online by clicking on the Golden Bear Cottages logo above or call our Big Bear Lake rental office at 1-800-461-1023

Golden Bear Cottages Vacation Club members will have these advantages: 1) choosing just the size cabin or cottage that fits your needs, 2) having a choice of yearly 5 day vacation club packages that are usable in most seasons (with some blackout dates), 3) price is guaranteed for 5 (five) years, 4) the price and flexible payment plan based on current published rates, 5) you may stay longer in any one year as long as you still have days left in your reserve and the dates are available, 6) Initial club members receive a discount by joining the club, and will receive an additional 5 bonus days (for a maximum of 35 total days in your package) to use in Big Bear Lake at Golden Bear Cottages. It is the most reasonable way to have a great mountain vacation every year (for about half price of what you would normally pay). Plus,  Golden Bear Cottages Vacation Club members are entitled to receive discounts on many popular add-ons including boating, shopping, off-roading and skiing/snowboarding seasonal offers available exclusively to returning guests. Best yearly Big Bear Lake California Vacation deals are at Golden Bear Cottages.

Yes, it's the Best Place to Stay in Big Bear Lake, and it's not a hotel
Golden Bear Cottages Resort resemble story-book cottages that are perfect for couples, small, medium and large size families. 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 village. Come, bring your family or group and enjoy our outdoor spa, heated pool and recreation areas.

For More cabin & cottage rental information: watch a You Tube video here

Inquire at Golden Bear Cottages resort office at 1-800-461-1023 about how to find the best and most economical cottage that fits your family's needs.  The historic real mountain cabins at Golden Bear Cottages resort are clean and tastefully decorated with country mountain charm. The cabins of all sizes are comfortable and located within a five-acre forest area of historic pines. Golden Bear Cottages is truly an historic mountain property, not a five star hotel. If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet mountain resort with a heated pool and spa, lots of outdoor activities and a family staff that truly appreciates your family or group then this is the place for you! Click on the website at... see guest  reviews and comments

Dreaming 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. Maybe you should try our new Vacation Club. And get the bonus week in our historic non hotel added for free. Please ask for our introductory special discount when you call us at our Golden Bear Cottages office 1-800-461-1023 and save up to 50%. This Vacation Club offer is a new option to our very affordable daily cabin rentals. For your own mountain cabin or cottage for a getaway by the lake, join our new Vacation Club. Call us at our Golden Bear Cottages office for information at 1-800-461-1023.  
...Vacation Club discount package prices are shown in red in the boxes on the far right...

Golden Bear Cottages Vacation Club.  Affordable Vacations in Big Bear Lake:
5 years of affordable mountain vacations starting at under $3,000 total...
That's under $600 a year for a week's Vacation Club in cool Big Bear Lake

NEW Golden Bear Cottages Vacation Club Payment Plan

Big benefits. Small payments
Even if you don't have all the cash now, a flexible and affordable yearly vacation is well within your reach-just 10% down with our new payment plan.

Installment plan program:
Payment schedule:  10% at time of booking, and 10% of balance per month for 10 months.

The Payment Plan is available for those who wish to spread their payments out over time.  The Plan requires a 10% down payment, it also includes a $50 processing fee at time of purchase.  The remaining balance will be charged in ten additional equal installments for ten consecutive months (actual dates of payment processing may vary).  The same credit/debit card will be charged for all payments (keep this in mind when you choose your card - it must have an expiration date of one year from purchase date or later).  The Payment Plan is designed for credit/debit card purchasers.  But, you can make your down payment with cash or check and then pay the balance monthly with the credit card on file.  The entire purchase must be completed using the same credit/debit card originally processed.

There are NO REFUNDS on Vacation Clubs - even if the dates are never used. There are also NO REFUNDS on installment payments you have made if you choose to cancel your Payment Plan prior to completing your payments.  

To sign up for the Payment Plan or if you have any questions, please call our office 1-800-461-1023

 Vacation Club Payment Plan rules and conditions updated August 1, 2017

                           Cabin                            Description                                                   Max.Occ.   Reg.   Club Rate

Honey Pot

1 Bedrm and private spa room

1 Bedroom-Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, Full kitchen, Full bath, Fireplace, Spa room. Fenced yard, Pet friendly. Honeymoon/ anniversary cabin. (cottage #5)


$ 6870


$ 4595

Pooh's Corner

1 Bedrm w/ spa

1 Bedroom-King-Queen, Queen futon, Fireplace, Dining, Kitchen & Full Bath, Large Spa tub for two. Fenced yard for Pet. (cottage #6)


$ 6870


$ 4595

Knotty Pine,        and two others

2 Bedrm Med Size

2 Bedroom & Loft-Queen bed, Queen-Twin, Twin. Fireplace, Full kitchen & Dining, Full bath. Fenced Pet friendly yards. (cottages # 7 and #19 and #24)


$ 5970


$ 3995

Bears Den,           and four others

2 Bedrm Large

2 large Bedrooms-both with King-Queen, or Queen-Queen beds, Fireplace, Full large kitchen & dining, Full bath. Fenced yard for Pet. (cottages #8, #9, 21, 22)


$ 7470


$ 4995

Lazy Days

2 Bedrm w/spa rm

2 Bedroom-Full-Full beds, Queen-Twin, Bath, Fireplace, Full kitchen, Dining, Spa Room. Fenced yard for Pet. (cottage #10)


$ 7470


$ 4995

Racket Club,       and three others

3 Bedrm, 2 Bath

3 Bedroom-Multiple Queen bed, Full, and Twin beds, Fireplace, Full kitchen, 2 baths, Spa tub Room. Large Fenced Yard, Pet friendly. (cottages #11, 17 and #26)


$ 9870


$ 6595

Igloo, and     Bearcat Cottage

Studio with spa

Studio- Queen bed, Love seat or Dinette, Full bath with large spa tub for two, Kitchenette, Fireplace (cottages #12, 15)


$ 4470


$ 2995

Little Bear,

4 bedroom, 3 bath with bar

Large group cottage with fenced compound and private outdoor recreation activities. Large Full Kitchen and separate Bar, 2 King beds, 2 Queen beds, Bunk bed, 2 Futon sofa beds in Large Living Room, 3 baths with showers, Large Dining Room, 4 fireplaces, fenced, Pet Friendly (cottage #13)


$ 14,970



Bear's Paw,  and     Grizzley's Den

Big Studio w/ spa
Large Studio-Queen bed, Queen sofa bed, Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Full bath, Large Spa tub for two (cottages #14 and #18)


$ 5070


$ 3395

Koala Bear Manor

2 bedrm with spa

2 Bedroom-Full-Full beds, Queen-Twin, 3/4 bath, Fireplace, Kitchen & Dining, Large Spa tub for two (cottage #16)


$ 7470


$ 4995

Cottonwood Cottage

2 Bedrm x-large

2 large Bedrooms-both with King and Queen beds, Queen futon in Living room, Fireplace, Full bath, Large Kitchen, Dining Room (cottage #23)


$ 7470


$ 4995

Bearberry Manor

5 Bedrm, 2 Baths, with 2 Jacuzzis

5 Bedroom- 2 Queen beds ( in 3 bedrooms), Queen-twin ( in 2 bedrooms) Fireplace, 2 Full Baths, 2 Spa tubs, Large Kitchen and Large Dining Room (cottage #25)





$ 11,995

Fuzzy Bear,         and one other

Private cozy cabin

Large Studio-Queen, Twin or full futon in Living Room area, Fireplace, bath, Full kitchen & Dining (cottages #20 and #27)


$ 4470


$ 2995

Golden Bear Manor

Tri-level Retreat

7 Bedrm, 4 Bath

7 Bedroom- 4 bath, Tri-level retreat Cabin, x-Large Dining & Kitchen designed for large groups, with meeting areas for up to 50 people. 3 fireplaces. Private Game Room is now also included with pool table, foosball and two poker tables and an extra bathroom, exclusively when renting the large vacation retreat cabin(cottage #28). This bonus/meeting room area can also be set-up for meetings or dining.






$ 20,995

                        *Bonus 5-day vacation week. Vacation dates subject to availability.

Our Big Bear Lake Vacation Club: It is much better  than timeshares!
The very best vacation deals in Big Bear Lake California are at Golden Bear Cottages.

5 years of affordable mountain vacations starting at under $3,000 total...
That's under $600 a year for a week's Vacation Club in cool Big Bear Lake

BIG BEAR NEWS... best Vacation deals in Big Bear Lake California are at Golden Bear Cottages :
"AAA approved cabins".

Golden Bear Cottages BBB Business Review

The Big Bear Lake Marketing Association(BBLMA) through it's local and regional partnerships is responsible for the development and daily management of 13 websites consisting of Big Bear Lake lodging, accommodations, resort cabins, vacations, news and reviews. We daily update over 30 news stories about Big Bear events and weather. We manage over 3990 landing pages of discount coupons and vacation planning. The websites have over 1880 current photos of the drive to the mountains, the four seasons, resort cabin interiors and exteriors, and events of local interest for travelers and group retreats; featuring small and large Big Bear lake cabins for rent. Our top rating for family vacation lodging and groups: Golden Bear Cottages Resort is a founding member in excellent standing with the BBLMA.

Highly rated Big Bear Lake Vacation Property
Top TripAdvisor ratings as of December 2016:
#2  Romantic Hotels in Big Bear Lake Region
#2  Top resorts Hotels in Big Bear Lake Region
#2  Business Hotels in the Big Bear Lake Region
#1  Family friendly Cabins in Big Bear Lake Region
#1  Family friendly non-hotels in Big Bear Lake Region
#1  Family friendly vacation club in Big Bear Lake Region

 Experience exceptional service in one of our 28 non hotel cabins in Big Bear lake. 

AAA approved Big Bear Lake's  better  places  to  stay: AAA GOLDEN  BEAR  COTTAGES, A TOP FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED  RESORT

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