PAPA BEAR, FAMILY REUNION LODGE, SLEEPS 50, WALK TO THE LAKE

Michelle

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Sleeps50
Bedrooms 15
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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PAPA BEAR, FAMILY REUNION LODGE, SLEEPS 50, WALK TO THE LAKE

Sleeps50
Bedrooms 15
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Bear Lake Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 15 Bedrooms + Loft, 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps 44-50)

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Michelle (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps50
Bedrooms 15
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129583vb
-(801) 706-7030 (Utah, USA)
Bear Lake Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
5

Incredible cabin, great location, the kids loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in the Papa Bear Lodge was absolutely incredible. The property met and exceeded our expectations. It was clean, spacious, and perfect for a large group. The kids loved all of the fun amenities (foosball, pool, playground, playroom, theater), and it was large enough that we didn't feel like we were on top of each other all weekend. The kitchen was great for preparing large meals and was very well equipped. The property manager was on top of things, and was there to greet us when we arrived.

The beach was close enough to walk to, wasn't rocky like some of the other beaches we've been to at bear lake, and had the very gradual downslope that makes it great for younger kids and parents trying to corral the kids. We also ended up doing several other fun activities that were a short drive away, including hiking and horseback riding. We rented waverunners and paddleboards on the south end of the lake because were were late in the season and all but 1 location had shut down, but I saw a rental location just north of the cabin that was very close and convenient, and had only closed the Saturday prior. Even then it was only a 10 minute drive to get to the beach on the South end.

If you're after one of the famous bear lake shakes, I'd try the Chevron gas station on Hwy 89 just as you come into Garden City. Yes, the gas station. It's about 3 minutes from the cabin.

The only issue we had (and it was minor) was that the fire pit in the backyard is gas, which is super convenient, but doesn't get as hot as a wood fire, so cooking over it (hot dogs, s'mores) doesn't have quite the same results.

We had no issues with booking or payment. We had to change our arrival date, and they re-booked us without any issues.

We are definitely planning to use this place again, possibly a weekend during the winter as it's just a great "getaway" location.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129583vb
-(801) 706-7030 (Utah, USA)
Bear Lake Utah
MtnHome, ID
5

Perfect Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
The lodge was a dream!! Everyone loved it and wished we all had more time to stay there!! We had 7 families ages 73-6 months. It had lots of room for privacy and yet great gathering spaces! I told my husband that I want one just like it for our retirement home! The playground was fabulous for the kids. Beds were very comfortable & linens were really nice. The kitchen was wonderful! The whole place was very clean and well kept. All the little extras made it that much nicer too, ie pool table, foosball, toddler play upstairs, and theater room was great. The hot tub was a huge hit. The location is nice, walk to town and lake & within short 4-10 min drive to beach. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Michelle was great to work with and made it all come together perfectly! We hope to make it back again for another reunion!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed it!
business
Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129583vb
-(801) 706-7030 (Utah, USA)
Bear Lake Utah
arizona
5

Great for big families!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in the papa bear lodge twice now, it fit our very big family comfortably. Our kids loved having the big play structure, hot tub, and volleyball court on site. Love the great views of the lake, and within a five minute walk to the lake. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone with a big family.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129583vb
-(801) 706-7030 (Utah, USA)
Bear Lake Utah
5

Fantastic Cabin

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at the Papa Bear Lodge with our family twice and we have loved every minute of the stay. It is centrally located to all kinds of fun activities including four wheeling and boating. The grandkids love the hot tub, swing set and volleyball area. The kitchen is amazing and well stocked! We would encourage any large family group to choose the Papa Bear Lodge!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129583vb
-(801) 706-7030 (Utah, USA)
Bear Lake Utah
SLC
5

50th Aniversary Party

  • 5 of 5
We were so happy with the accommodations of this spacious, well laid out, well stocked cabin. Close to the lake, lots to do for all ages, which we had, all ages. We had a wonderful time, loved the place and highly recommend for large groups.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129583vb
-(801) 706-7030 (Utah, USA)
Bear Lake Utah
4

Women's Retreat

Women's Retreat
  • 4 of 5
This facility is awesome!! We stayed in the large cabin and two smaller cabins. We used this facility for a women's retreat. We had a total of 68 women. The accommodations were great for our group. The large cabin is in great condition. The two smaller cabins need quite a bit of work. The Bear Trapper Restaurant caterer all our meals and did a fantastic job. The management company is excellent and on top of making your stay comfortable:)
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bear Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Christmas 2014-New Year 2015
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 29 2015 - Jun 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
June 12-15, 2015 Fri-Mon
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$5,500
Flat fee
 
 
July 17-20, 2015 Fri-Mon
Jul 17 2015 - Jul 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$5,999
Flat fee
 
 
July 24-27, 2015 Fri-Mon
Jul 24 2015 - Jul 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$5,999
Flat fee
 
 
Aug 7-10, 2015 Fri-Mon
Aug 7 2015 - Aug 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$6,150
Flat fee
 
 
Aug 14-17, 2015 Fri-Mon
Aug 14 2015 - Aug 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$6,150
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 17 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Christmas 2015-New Year 2016
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Early Summer 2016
May 27 2016 - Jun 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 13 2016 - Aug 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
July 1-4, 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$6,599
Flat fee
 
 
July 8-11, 2016
Jul 8 2016 - Jul 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$6,150
Flat fee
 
 
July 15-18, 2016
Jul 15 2016 - Jul 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$6,150
Flat fee
 
 
July 22-25, 2016
Jul 22 2016 - Jul 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$6,150
Flat fee
 
 
July 29-Aug 1, 2016
Jul 29 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$6,150
Flat fee
 
 
Raspberry Days, Aug 5-8, 2016
Aug 5 2016 - Aug 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$6,599
Flat fee
 
 
August 12-15, 2016
Aug 12 2016 - Aug 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$6,150
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$999
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.55%
Notes **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.
For groups of 25 or less, call for info about the Partial Lodge (1/2 price). Partial Lodge is not available during Summer.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bear Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • 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:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • 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.
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