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Mama Bear, Family Cabin, Sleeps 18, Walk to the Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Log Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

The Mama Bear Cabin is a beautiful log cabin. It is approximately 2,400 square feet and is two stories. There are 4 bedrooms, one of which is dormitory style. It sleeps up to 18. The main floor has a large great room with large TV, DVD and VCR, well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and laundry room.

The upstairs has three bedrooms total. The master bedroom has its own private bathroom, and the other two bedrooms share a bathroom. There is a bathroom next to the enclosed sunroom (bunkroom) as well.

The Mama Bear cabin 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).

There are 2 restaurants next door, and 10 more restaurants a few blocks north of the cabin. It is a nice, easy walk.

For smaller or larger groups, see our other listings on VRBO. The Baby Bear Cottage sleeps up to 8. For large family reunions or group functions, the Papa Bear sleeps up to 50. For *really* large groups, you can rent all three cabins as they are all adjacent to each other on 1.25 acres of land.

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Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

What makes this cabin unique

We love to walk down to Bear Lake. It's a short 5-10 minute walk. No big roads to cross, just walk across the property and then down 150 south.


Garden City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , shower
  • There is one full bathroom on the main floor and two full bathrooms upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Spacious master room with king and bunk bed.
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Upstairs bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    Dormitory - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 3 bunk bed , Two of the bunk beds have a double futon on the bottom.
  • There are 3 bedrooms upstairs: Master (king + bunk bed), Bedroom #2 (king) and Bedroom #3 (one king and one twin bunk). On the main floor there is a large dormitory style bedroom with three bunk beds: one is a standard twin over twin, and the other two are twin over full futons. There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Mama Bear, Family Cabin, Sleeps 18, Walk to the Lake
average rating of 3.9473684 based on 19 reviews

Not great.

  • 2 of 5

We were a little disappointed in the size of the cabin, it seemed a lot bigger in pictures.

I also had to ask for my refundable deposit back a week after our stay. More of annoyances but we won’t be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. In response, the size of the cabin is one of the first things in our listing description. I'm sorry you felt it was smaller than you thought it would be. The refundable damage deposit is automatically refunded by VRBO 7 days after check out. You requested it sooner than that; I manually initiated the refund as soon as you requested it. I feel this two-star review is unwarranted: we have no control over your perceptions, we accommodated your request for an early deposit refund, and we made extra effort to return a pair of sunglasses left behind after your stay.
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Beautiful property, helpful and friendly people, everything needed for a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for a family reunion

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

The location is great. We liked being close to town, the marina, the park, etc. The cabin was clean. The finishes are outdated, but it's comfortable and roomy. The family room is a little dark but very large. The outdoor space is great and the kids love the play equipment. Wifi is shared with Papa Bear cabin and it wasn't that great.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun for 3 families

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! We had 3 families for our stay and it was comfortable and fit us all. They were great to work with us on what we needed and no one had any complaints. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Mama Bear. Everything worked out great for our New Year's vacation and we would definitely go there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the property! It was close easy to find and had a lovely large yard.

  • 4 of 5

3-1/2 stars out of five. We loved the hot tub (and thanks for supplying towels), the large gathering room, and we (12 of us) all fit around the dining table! The kitchen was stocked well enough with dishes, pots, pans and cutlery, and we were glad to use the outdoor barbecue. The bathrooms were adequate for our group as well. We also really enjoyed the outdoor chairs to gather and chat on the lawn. And we were glad to have a wagon for the kids!

The only downside was the bed situation. The house sleeps 16 but most of those are bunks which wasn't helpful to couples which was most of our family. Only two of the four couples were able to sleep together. Also, we found mouse droppings in the master bedroom closet upstairs....

But overall, we enjoyed the Mama Bear. Thanks!

(Thank you for a speedy return of our damage deposit as well.)

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. While we have had the floor plans and bed configurations posted from the beginning so there would be no surprises, we recently have had guests complain about the number of bunks. We have added another king bed. Sorry we weren't able to move it in before your stay! :)
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Salt Lake City International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bear Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bear Trapper Steak House
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Beaver Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Bear Lake

Our cabins are on the lake side of Bear Lake Blvd. It is a short 5-minute walk to the beach.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.12%

Standard rate is for Fall, Winter & Spring.
Summer discounts:
4 nights $425 per night
5-6 nights $399 per night
7+ nights $375 per night
Cleaning is included. Tax is additional, as is the $500 refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund