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Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake

Sleeps50
Bedrooms 15
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 15 Bedrooms + Loft, 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 50)

Welcome to the Papa Bear of the Bear Family Haven! The Papa Bear offers a wonderful destination for large family reunions, group getaways, ski and snowmobile groups, or a business retreat.

The Papa Bear has plenty of room for your gathering. With 6500+ square feet, 15 separate bed rooms, and 8 1/2 bath rooms, there is plenty of room for everyone. The Theater room has 100+ inch screen. The loft area has a pool table and a PA system for family meetings.

The kitchen is beautifully done with all stainless steel appliances. There is an over-sized pantry, two refrigerators, two ranges, two double ovens (4 total), and two dishwashers.

There are three full-sized front-loading washers and dryers. Two sets are on the main floor and one set in the loft area.

The Papa Bear is located on Bear Lake Blvd in the heart of Garden City. The property has direct access to the beach via 150 South (this is the Beach Access road that goes directly to the Public Beach).

For smaller groups, see our other listings on VRBO. The Baby Bear Cottage sleeps up to 8. The Mama Bear Cabin is just right for groups up to 15. Or, for really large groups, you can rent all three cabins as they are all adjacent to each other on 1.25 acres of land.

During the non-summer months, we offer the Papa Bear Lodge for smaller groups at a reduced rate. Basically, it’s all of the main floor (7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms), the upstairs loft and gathering area (pool table, foosball table and 1/2 bathroom). In short, it’s the entire lodge except the four upstairs suites.

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More Details

Owner
Michelle
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Michelle

Michelle and I have been looking to buy or build here for years. Bear Lake is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Salt Lake City. It's just right to get away and still not be too far from home.

Michelle purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Michelle chose Bear Lake

We've been coming to Bear Lake for many years. We usually had to rent 5 or 6 condos in order to fit all of us. We figured that other large families probably had the same experience, so we decided to build a lodge where we could all stay comfortably.

What makes this lodge unique

We really enjoy coming to the lodge to relax and enjoy our family. There's lots to do while at the lodge. We all enjoy watching a movie in the theater room. The kids enjoy getting in the hot tub pretty much any time (winter or summer). It's about a 5 minute walk to the beach, so we can walk back and forth between the cabin and the beach whenever we feel like it. There are 2 restaurants next door, and about 10 more restaurants 3 blocks to the north.

Amenities

Garden City Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 50
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • There are four bathrooms on the main floor. Each suite upstairs has its own private bathroom. There is an additional half bathroom in the upstairs loft / game area.
Bedrooms:
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 50
  • Note: there are (10) king beds, (12) Bunk Beds and (1) porta-crib. See floor plan map for details.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Piano
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fully Equipped Home Theater, Large private picnic area on the back patio, volleyball area on the lawn. Children's playground in the front yard. Gas fire pit in the back yard.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews
4

We liked the property alot. The amenities were great as well as the location. Would stay again!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The supplies in the cabin were great.

The only suggestions I would pass on are;

Replace the brooms, they are old.

Add more washcloths, they were far and few.

Check the light bulbs every so often, there were several out upstairs.

We did see mice in the kitchen but could see a few traps around.

Again, we really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great cabin for family reunions

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time staying at Papa Bear. The location is great. Close to town, the marina, the park, etc. The outdoor space is great for kids. The layout of the cabin is really good for several families. It was clean and had everything we needed. We had over 40 people and it was very comfortable. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay was perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion in the Papa Bear Lodge this weekend and the entire family loved it and want to return again. All appliances, amenities, beds, etc. were exceptional in quality. In fact a few of my adult children said the bed in the Papa Bear Lodge was better than their new bed at home. Michelle and Jordan were great to work with and were extremely responsive to all questions and concerns.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was very clean and everything was as advertised in the website.

  • 5 of 5

We found everything in pretty good condition, the grounds were clean and green.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a large family reunion. Would go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Michele was great to work with

  • 4 of 5

a very nice property with great views and was very close to all of our running events

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Salt Lake City
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bear Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US-89
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bear Trapper Steak House
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Beaver Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Bear Lake
Car: necessary

The Papa Bear is located on Bear Lake Blvd in the heart of Garden City. The property has direct access to the beach via 150 South (this is the Public Beach Access road that goes directly to the Public Beach).

For smaller groups, see our other listings on VRBO. The Baby Bear Cottage sleeps up to 8. The Mama Bear Cabin is just right for groups up to 15. Or, for really large groups, you can rent all three cabins as they are all adjacent to each other on 1.25 acres of land.

Ski: We are located 17 miles from Beaver Mountain Ski Resort. We offer ski/lodging packages that include free lift tickets. See our website for details. Click on Specials.

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Rates & Availability

Garden City Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August 14-18, 2017
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Off season
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$999
$6,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Off season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$999
$6,500
 
 
Christmas 2017-New Year 2018
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Off season
Jan 3 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$999
$6,500
 
 
Early Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Jun 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Summer 2018
Aug 21 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Christmas 2018-New Year 2019
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Early Summer 2019
May 24 2019 - Jun 13 2019
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Late Summer 2019
Aug 20 2019 - Sep 3 2019
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,117
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

**During the summer months, we rent only in blocks of Monday through Friday or Friday through Monday.**
Standard rate is for Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Cleaning is included. Tax and refundable damage deposit is additional.
For groups of 25 or less, call for info about the Partial Lodge (1/2 price). Partial Lodge is not available during Summer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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