Incredible home on 9 acres - great fishing (bass, bluegill, catfish) - swimming(2 water slides) - zip line - fire pit on the beach - gas grill - paddle boat - 2 fishing boats - walking path around lake - plenty of parking (perfect for family reunions) - master bedroom has 2 queen beds - loft has 4 single beds - large family has 3 large leather couches - additional living & sleeping area available - rustic lodge with great views
Beautiful Views - Quiet - Relaxing
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had our wedding at Bear Cave Lake. It was a wonderful experience.
Even better than expected!
We had a great time at Bear Cave Lake! Ultimate frisbee team stayed here while in town for a tournament, with several little kids in tow. Had fun with the giant water slide and zip line and the lake in general. Kids spent a lot of time in the dance tunnel (not pictured, but there's a big concrete tunnel connecting patio to the barn, and there's a disco ball in there). Kitchen was well equipped. Attic space was stuffy and hot when we arrived, but fan/AC unit up there had things very comfortable by bedtime.
Was hard to contact owners through homeaway messaging, would recommend facebook messaging them instead (search for Bear Cave Lake).
It was a dream come true and the most fun we’ve had at a wedding
It was everything we were looking for! It’s not far from everything in town but it felt like we were alone in the country. Everything was beautiful and well cared for. Highly recommend this venue for a wedding. And the staff took very good care of us! They were helpful and kind. They sincerely wanted us to be happy.
Gorgeous wedding venue!
We had the most beautiful wedding at BCL in their barn! It was a great location because we were all able to get ready in the house which made it easier to get some of our pictures done prior to the start of our ceremony. Dawn & Andy are outstanding, genuine, and loving people who want nothing more than for your day to be everything you dreamed of and they will do anything and everything to make that happen. You won't find a place like this anywhere else!
Great family vacation!
Lake - something for everyone. Quiet kids snorkeled in the middle of the lake, swam, kayaked the perimeter looking for frogs, and picked up the ziplining kids. Adventurers did the zipline over and over. The big waterslide could be done from the top (very fast!) or from the middle. The zipline was wonderful - after the initial fear, we got the hang of landing on the water and it was really addictive! Ages 11-46 enjoyed. :) The zipline needs to be detached and reattached each time. It's pretty helpful to have kids in paddleboats picking up the zipliners - easier to detach the zipline and get zipliner back to shore, but it detaching and getting back to shore can be done solo (if you are an adult who swims.) The lake is deep, so you need to be able to swim or wear a life vest. When we stayed, there were two adult vests, two kid vests, and several toddler vests for beach fun. Plenty of room on the beach for the youngest ones.
Agreed that it's not always private, but the owners do a good job of trying not to impact your stay with work being done on the next door rental. They are accessible - just keep contact.
Indoors was wonderful. Our family had a great time, had plenty of room. We were surprised by the new flat screen TV above the fireplace (not pictured) and the DirectTV service. There were plenty of couches and throw blankets so we could all hang out comfortably in the evenings.
Location is about 20 minutes from Aurora train station - we just couldn't get organized enough to take the train into the city, but it's definitely an option if you are looking for a relaxing place as short-term work commute.
One drawback was the water - a sulfur smell. Sometimes that is municipal and isn't year-round - I don't know. Had we known, we'd have picked up a few gallons for coffee/tea and drinking water.
We would definitely go back - we had a great time!
It was the perfect weekend for our families to spend together!
The kids can't wait to come back next summer! The weather was perfect - something for everyone! We had an amazing weekend! The barn was perfect for our mom's 90th birthday celebration with family & friends! Thank you!