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M14141, established in 1924, are nestled among historic 200 year old pines on six scenic acres in Big Bear Lake, CA. AAA approved; Diamond rated, and certified clean cabins by the famous Rest Assured Corp. Our cabins range from economy size studios for couples to 1,2,3,5 and 7 bedroom cottages for families, weddings and retreats. All size cabins come complete with kitchens, fireplaces, maid service and all of the amenities.

Outdoor recreational facilities for adults and children include a beautiful heated pool and spa, sand lot volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, basketball, shuffleboard, and a large, secure cedar play area with swings and slides for children. Just 300 yards from the lake and marina, it is the perfect to stay for fishing and boating. Our gift shop has firewood, snacks, board games and over 2000 movies for rent.
Questions and Answers
Outdoor recreational facilities for adults and children include a beautiful heated pool and spa, sand lot volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, shuffleboard, and other features.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M14141 was originally opened as a resort lodge in 1927. It has been continually operating since then. Over the years it has been a historic landmark in Big Bear Lake. We are only the fifth family to own this property in over 84 years. 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. Come, bring your family or group and enjoy our outdoor spa, heated pool and outdoor recreation areas.

2. What is your company's mission?

M14141 considers it a great honor to carry on the role of protecting and sharing the beauty of the California historic pine forests with our guests. Our 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. 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 hope to offer our family and group lodging guests a welcome retreat in tune with the spirit of the mountains.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Individual family and group accommodations. We are proud of the fact that over 60% of our business is a returning guest or referral. Golden Bear Cottages Resort resemble story-book 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 we specialize in men's and women's group retreats, Bible study retreats, youth retreats, college retreats, family reunions and business team building retreats and conferences.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

The owners are local Southern California residents. The family has always been entrepreneurs and have previously owned retail and sports related business in Southern California.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Weekday family vacations with ski tickets or boating coupons during the season.

6. What is the best compliment you 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 M14141 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 cabin. M14141 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". M. Mitchell and friends U.S. Navy

Reviews and Comments
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 1  Derrick Vasquez Great Family Reunion 2008-11-18
I had wanted to take my mom and dad to Golden Bear Cottages, located in beautiful Big Bear Lake, for a long time. I had heard very positive things about this ... view more resort for a long time. Since so many of my family members wanted to go along as well, we decided to rent the biggest cottage. We live in nearby Southern California cities so this getaway is perfect for us, just an hour from home, yet it is exactly like being in a different world! The weather was perfect, in the low 70's, while the weather at home was in the high 90's. The evenings were clear and crisp – the first time we had worn light jackets in months! Our cabin was perfect for our family. We had plenty of room in the huge kitchen for everybody who wanted to cook in our family “chicken cook off” to join in! There was a huge dining room that seats 22 plus a game room with poker tables, pool table, and foosball. Our three level cottage was comfortable for all who either came to visit or for everyone who stayed for the week. Many of our family members spent much of the week at the pool and outdoor spa. The setting in the centuries old pine trees is breathtaking! The kids played ping-pong, basketball, volleyball, and other sports at the resort. They have a gift shop, movie rentals, a huge selection of board games, and karaoke plus a library of books for those who may forget to bring something to read. We had never seen so many great amenities at a vacation destination. We will definitely make this an annual event for our family.

 2  Mike Mitchell Very flexible, courteous, friendly ownership! 2008-11-18
My friends and I are serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego and we travel to Big bear on weekends in the Winter whenever our schedule allows. Instead ... view more of making the 3 hour drive back to San Diego one day, we decided to rent a cabin. Golden Bear 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. Another time we planned to rent cottages for a group of 30 and planning it a month prior wasn't any proplem. Soon after, our military schedule changed and we were unable to meet our reservation date. That wasn't any problem for the Golden Bear group. They understood our predicament, helped us pick a later date, and credited our account for any unused portion. We had made attempts to stay at Golden Bear plenty of other times throughout the season, but soon learned that reservations book up fast. I definately know why, some other places on the mountain were far less accommodating and more expensive too! Thank you, Golden Bear from all of us!

 3  Anthony F. DiCarlo 80th bithday celebration was a success 2008-11-18
Thankyou, Golden Bear Cottages for your special attention during recent 80th birthday celebration. My wife Eileen was so appreciative for the gift basket, and ... view more the dinner reservations were superb. We can't wait to come back to see you soon. God bless you all.

 4  Frank You can sleep well and fish well 2005-11-30
I was able to walk to the marina from my cabin. I even got a discount on my boat for staying at Golden Bear. My family enjoyed all the activities at Golden ... view more Bear, and didn't miss me at all while I was fishing. Later we enjoyed the evening sitting in the outdoor spa together. This was a great place that satisfied all of our families needs. Reccommended!

 5  Karen Pleasantly surprised, treated like a queen 2005-11-07
While my husband and son went fishing, I had the most wonderful massage in the salon. Then,I took a jacuzzi. When I was finished, I spent the day reading in our ... view more cabin. It was clean and beautifully appointed. It was a weekend I will remember. I can't wait to return

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