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Michelle

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

Garden City Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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.

Keywords: Cabin

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Michelle (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Utah

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
5

Beautiful property - perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic experience for our family reunion - the kids loved the jungle gym so close to the house they could be easily supervised. The lodge was well-equipped and beautiful with room enough to exactly fit all of us. We loved the location so close to the lake and everyone had a wonderful time!

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Provo, UT
5

wonderful property for our family reunion - family of 45

  • 5 of 5

House was AWESOME for what we needed. Great pre arrival communication and help. On call support/help was available throughout stay and very responsive when we had small issues or questions. House and grounds were clean spacious - layout was great. We had 45 staying in the house but never felt like we were on top of each other. Outside play area wasn't as big as I envisioned from the pictures but it was very functional and worked great for the kids. It was very shady and inviting - the kids spent a lot of time outside. Kitchen was great - large and spacious and accommodating for the 45 of us. Meals were fairly easy to prepare and have a good serving flow. Movie room was awesome and we squeezed most of us in there for family slideshow. Common areas were great - there are two so during downtime there was room and activities for all. Great access to lake/beach - 30 second drive to get gear halfway and then we hauled it down the road (5 minute walk). There is a wagon at the house to help. We set up camp and traded jet skis all day long. 5 Minute walk each night to get raspberry shakes. Great trip. Great facility. $$ well spent for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We had 36 people in this lodge for 4 days and we definitely had room to spare. It's a great location, the house felt clean, and well kept. It's nice having the beach so close to the house. We will be using this property for future large retreats for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ogden, UT
5

We love Papa Bear Lodge!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's 5th time to stay at Papa Bear Lodge, and we love it!! We've gone every two years, and the grandkids can hardly wait for the next time. It's wonderful for our large family, with big, spacious rooms, theater room, great kitchen, upstairs play area, and playground. The caretakers (Jordan and his wife) are wonderful! I've recommended Papa Bear to friends, and they've also had a great experience there.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lake View Terrace, CA
5

Papa Bear our best reunion site in 8 reunions!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best site we have found for our reunion in 8 different times It was roomy enough and well equipped. We had a great time. Only complaint was the lake so we chose another beach. Theater room was great; also the game tables and toys. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Pleasant Grove Ut
5

The best trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this place! Owners had Jordan meet us and give us an orientation he was available for anything and took incredible care of this beautiful home. Everything was perfect about our stay and I would recommend it and I'd do it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Christmas 2016-New Year 2017
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
June 12-16, 2017
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,117
 
 
June 19-23, 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$7,799
Flat fee
 
 
June 26-30, 2017
Jun 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$7,799
Flat fee
 
 
July 3-7, 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$8,499
Flat fee
 
 
July 10-14, 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
$7,799
Flat fee
 
 
July 17-21, 2015
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$7,799
Flat fee
 
 
July 24-28, 2017
Jul 24 2017 - Jul 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$7,799
Flat fee
 
 
Jul 31-Aug 4, 2017 (Rasp Days)
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$8,499
Flat fee
 
 
August 4-7, 2017 (Rasp Days)
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$6,799
Flat fee
 
 
August 7-11, 2017
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$7,799
Flat fee
 
 
August 14-18, 2017
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$7,799
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Christmas 2017-New Year 2018
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,299
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,117
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$999
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.8%

**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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Garden City Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
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:
  • 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.

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