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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

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

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Overview

Utah 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.

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 21 traveler reviews

Papa Bear, Family Reunion Lodge, Sleeps 50, Walk to the Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Papa bear lodge

  • 4 of 5

we had a great time. It was so big and roomy that even with 40 people it was never crowded. Everyone was so good to work with. Special thanks to Michelle and Jordan. You were so amazing!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Cozy and Functional

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 27 women for the weekend. The cabin is very cozy and inviting, and fit our group well. A fully stocked kitchen (excluding food) helped with meal prep, and the bathrooms were clean. The wrap around porch is perfect and charming, and the standard beds were comfortable with extra blankets for those who needed them. The spa was as expected and relaxing, with the added bonus of spa towels provided. It's a short walk down to the lake, and doable even with paddle boards in tow. The theatre room was a great bonus and the huge screen adds to the experience. We walked to "Coffee and Crepes" and enjoyed a beautiful morning sitting outside while someone else cooked! There are several other restaurants within walking distance. Beautiful hiking is a short drive from the cabin. The owner is very accommodating and quick to respond to questions. She helped make the whole experience very enjoyable. We would stay at Papa Bear again if the need arose.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewiston, UT
5

Perfect for big groups

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our family reunion and just loved it. All the different rooms offer great privacy when you need it. The front porch, game room, living room, theatre room, and fire pit all offer great places to gather and visit as a group. I have stayed in VRBO rentals in St. George and Cedar as well, and this one is by far my favorite. Walking distance of 2 min to the Lake or a bear lake milk shake can't be beat. We took advantage of the short drives to the canyon, golfing, and many ATV trails. I can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for our Church Group Activity

  • 5 of 5

The Papa Bear cabin was perfect for our large group of Young Single Adults. With all the beds and baths everyone felt comfortable and had plenty of space. We had the girls upstairs and the boys were down. We played volleyball outside, watched movies in the theater room, told stories around the fire pit, bbq'd hamburgers on the barbeques, had devotionals in the gathering room.... It was great :) Great location for accessing the lake and going on morning/evening runs as well!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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

Bear Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 13 2016 - Aug 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
July 29-Aug 1, 2016
Jul 29 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$5,999
Flat fee
 
 
August 12-15, 2016
Aug 12 2016 - Aug 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$5,999
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 19 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
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

Utah Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
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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