About the property
- Lodge6501 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cabin, 15 Bedrooms + Loft, 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 50)
Come stay in a delightfully rustic and comfortable lodge. Walk to the lake and to restaurants. It has 15 bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms, 3 full-sized washers and dryers, a theater room, hot tub, gas fireplace in main floor living, pool table and foosball table in upstairs loft, well-equipped kitchen, and two bedrooms with gas fireplaces and soaking tubs.
Papa Bear Lodge is an ideal gathering place for family reunions or other large groups. With its 15 bedrooms and 8 1/2 bathrooms, there is room for everyone. There are two queen sofa sleepers in the upstairs loft area; all other beds (in bedrooms) are either king beds or twin bunks. Maximum occupancy is 50; there are beds for 48.
Entire lodge is rented to one group at a time. Outdoor playground, hot tub, fire pit, and gas grills are available for use.
Our site manager is available to answer questions during check-in. He lives about 5 minutes from the cabin. You can also contact me if you have any questions.
Close to restaurants, city park, lake, hiking, community pool.
Please keep in mind that we have neighbors and ask that you respect quiet hours from 10 pm until 8 am.
Car needed to get to Garden City. There is a walking and biking path along Bear Lake Blvd. KOA (about 1 mile away) has bike and 2-, 4-, or 6-person bike cart rentals. Wintertime snowmobile trails, skiing, and sledding are close by as well.
From mid-June to mid-August, rentals must occur in blocks of either Monday through Friday (4 nights) or Friday through Monday (3 nights). For all other times, the only requirement is a 3-night minimum.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
We love to spend time with family and friends.
Why Michelle chose Garden City
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 within easy walking distance.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
It was perfect for our big family. Wonderful facility.
We had a great time there and really appreciated having a place so huge and nice for our reunion.
Fit all our family and then some. Lovely home and well equipped.
perfect family getaway spot
very friendly and easy to work with. accommodations are supperb.
We spent Thanksgiving here with a large group of family members. There was something (and space!) for everyone! The adults enjoyed visiting in the spacious living room while the kids played pool and enjoyed the movie theater and the hot tub. The adage of "too many cooks in the kitchen" did not prove true while 8-10 people worked in the kitchen to get Thanksgiving dinner ready. The kitchen is well equipped for holiday cooking and baking.
The cabin itself is beautifully organized and clean and the beds are very comfortable. We hope to return soon!
Best property at Bear Lake!
We have stayed at several properties at Bear Lake/Garden City, including all 3 of the Bear Family Haven lodges. Each property (Baby Bear, Mama Bear, and Papa Bear) are wonderfully equipped and maintained. The care takers are friendly and available at all hours for any needs. The lodges at a perfect location, too. We will never stay anywhere else! Papa Bear is a huge lodge perfect for large gatherings. Plenty of room! The kitchen is beautiful and great to prepare meals for all. Game room, theater, and plenty of gathering spaces make this our favorite vacation spot we love it!
Big enough and comfortable for a weekend
We'll kept easy to use
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Damage deposit: $1,000.00
Peak Midweek ........... $7,399 (Check in Monday, check out Friday)
Peak Weekend ........... $5,999 (check in Friday, check out Monday)
Peak Holiday Midweek ... $8,299 (Check in Monday, check out Friday)
Peak Holiday Weekend ... $6,599 (Check in Friday, check out Monday)
Value Season ........... $499/$999 (per night partial/whole lodge respectively)
Value Season Holiday ... $649/$1,299 (per night partial/whole lodge respectively)
Peak Season is Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Value Season is after Labor Day weekend until Memorial Day.