The Golden Bear Lodge was a wonderful venue to celebrate my son's 30th birthday, or for that matter, any vacation or event. We had friends and family ranging in age from 7-70 and we were never at a loss for things to do. Right from the moment of contacting Jesse to rent the lodge, he made the process easy and was always available by phone or email to answer my questions. He was pleasant and eager to please to make our weekend the best! He made it clear what their rental expectations were in order to provide us with the best possible facility.
Upon entering the lodge, we were stunned by the beauty of the lodge and the surrounding area. Every area of the lodge was spotless and very well maintained. The kitchen was very well-equipped - and that's coming from a bunch of Italians who like to cook:) There was enough seating for everyone to sit at the same table and have a meal. The deck itself made it easy to enjoy everyone's company whether you were on the deck or in the kitchen. The deck furniture was aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and seated 8 of us very well. The cook-friendly grill was used and we noticed we were low on propane. I made a call to Jesse and the problem was taken care of easily and efficiently. The grill was of a large capacity and easy to use.
The game room/video room was every kid's dream and adult's dream too! Big and small spent hours down there on the games, playing pool, shooting baskets or just watching TV. There was plenty of room to sprawl out and enjoy the sounds of the lights, bells, and whistles!
Every bedroom was a great size and accommodated all 20 of us beyond our satisfaction. The mattresses were very, very comfortable and the bedding and linens were of a high quality.
Everyone enjoyed the pond! We had lots of expert fishermen among us who loved to try to catch the big one! Many hours of that weekend were spent at the pond, whether it was actually fishing or as a spectator to see who could catch the big one.
Ten adults from our group went to Battlezone in Mansfield, OH for paintballing. They had a fantastic time and couldn't stop talking about it. My husband and son have done paintballing at other facilities and said this was the best one to which they had been.
I would highly recommend the lodge to anyone who wants to stay in a beautiful lodge that is highly appointed and well-equipped. It is a wonderful place to create many new memories.