Golden Bear Cottages is an historic Big Bear resort perfect for your next family or group retreat. Set on in San Bernardino National Forest, Golden Bear is a AAA Diamond-rated resort with four seasons of outdoor adventures. Its 29 historic cabins dot a six-acre property offering fully-restored, elegant lodgings with all the amenities of home. Onsite you'll find a refreshing heated pool and Jacuzzi with giant outdoor TV, perfect for catching a sports event or movie. Hike into the national forest or catch a shuttle to the three, centrally-located ski resorts. Water sports like fishing and skiing are another favorite pastime with a marina just 300 yards away. With its outstanding services, luxury lodgings and ideal setting, you won't want to vacation anywhere else but Golden Bear Cottages!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Pets Allowed
- Property Size 29 units
- Conference Facility
- Kids Allowed
- Nearby City Big Bear Lake
- Nearby Water Big Bear Lake
- Open Dates All Year
The entire family, including your pets, will love Golden Bear's well-equipped lodgings with full kitchens, rock fireplaces, private parking and fenced-in yards. An outdoor heated pool and hot tub with nightly movie screenings, endless trails in the national forest and nearby lake fun make for an incredible family vacation.
Just 300 yards from Golden Bear rests Big Bear, one of California's largest alpine lakes. Its consistently cool temperatures make for great fishing year round, whether that be casting from shore or exploring its 3,000 acres by boat. Its abundance of trout, catfish, bass and more keep fishermen coming back year after year.
Built from 1917 - 1927, Golden Bear's cottages have been completely restored to reflect the beauty of their original structures with specialty woods creating artful knotty pine interiors, complemented by hand-picked antiques. Each cottage is the perfect blend of rustic mountain charm, historic details and modern amenities.
Golden Bear Cottages is the perfect mountain haven with quaint Big Bear Lake village just one mile away, an immense alpine lake one block away and surrounding mountain ranges bursting with year round outdoor adventures right outside your door! Fishing, skiing, hiking, biking – it's all here, and it's all waiting for you!
Golden Bear Cottages does offer pet-friendly accommodations for those who prefer to travel with their four-legged companion. Please contact for more information regarding rates and restrictions.
As the closest resort to Snow Valley and centrally located to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, Golden Bear is your ideal choice for Big Bear Lake skiing and snowboarding. Its packages boast anything from discounted lessons to free lift tickets, and a shuttle comes by every half hour to take you to your paradise of powder.
After a day in the mountains — hiking to panoramic vistas, skiing miles of slopes, or fishing on alpine waters — you'll love coming home to Golden Bear for a specialty massage from one of Big Bear Lake's finest therapists in your private cabin or the resort's salon. It's the perfect way to end your day in total relaxation.
Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets
From cozy studios for couples to large five- and six-bedroom cabins for the ultimate social retreat, Golden Bear's cottages are suited to every style vacationer and every size group. Half of its lodgings are pet-friendly with fenced in yards for Fido to run. The other half, boast personal Jacuzzis to relax in every night.
- Game Room/Arcade
- Gift Shop
- Swimming Pool
- Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
- Freshwater Fishing
- Wildlife & Nature
- Coffee Maker
- Horseback Riding
- Banquet Room(s)
- Laundry Facilities
- Banning Municipal Airport (BNG) / 22.4 miles
- Apple Valley Airport (APV) / 28 miles
- Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) / 36.6 miles
* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights