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Mama Bear, Family Cabin, Sleeps 18, Walk to the Lake

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cabin in Garden City - Mama Bear

Log Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

The Mama Bear Cabin is a beautiful log cabin. It is approximately 2,400 square feet and is two stories. There are 4 bedrooms, one of which is dormitory style. It sleeps 18. The main floor has a large great room with large TV, DVD and VCR, well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and laundry room.

The upstairs has three bedrooms total. The master bedroom has its own private bathroom, and the other two bedrooms share a bathroom. There is a bathroom next to the enclosed sunroom (bunkroom) as well.

The Mama 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).

There are 2 restaurants next door, and 10 more restaurants a few blocks north of the cabin. It is a nice, easy walk.

For smaller or larger groups, see our other listings on VRBO. The Baby Bear Cottage sleeps up to 8. For large family reunions or group functions, the Papa Bear sleeps up to 50. For *really* large groups, you can rent all three cabins as they are all adjacent to each other on 1.25 acres of land.

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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What makes this cabin unique

We love to walk down to Bear Lake. It's a short 5-10 minute walk. No big roads to cross, just walk across the property and then down 150 south.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Mama Bear, Family Cabin, Sleeps 18, Walk to the Lake
average rating of 3.9285715 based on 14 reviews

Loved the property! It was close easy to find and had a lovely large yard.

  • 4 of 5

3-1/2 stars out of five. We loved the hot tub (and thanks for supplying towels), the large gathering room, and we (12 of us) all fit around the dining table! The kitchen was stocked well enough with dishes, pots, pans and cutlery, and we were glad to use the outdoor barbecue. The bathrooms were adequate for our group as well. We also really enjoyed the outdoor chairs to gather and chat on the lawn. And we were glad to have a wagon for the kids!

The only downside was the bed situation. The house sleeps 16 but most of those are bunks which wasn't helpful to couples which was most of our family. Only two of the four couples were able to sleep together. Also, we found mouse droppings in the master bedroom closet upstairs....

But overall, we enjoyed the Mama Bear. Thanks!

(Thank you for a speedy return of our damage deposit as well.)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. While we have had the floor plans and bed configurations posted from the beginning so there would be no surprises, we recently have had guests complain about the number of bunks. We have added another king bed. Sorry we weren't able to move it in before your stay! :)
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Cozy, homey

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable for our size family. Smaller than the photos imply. I think the living room photo on the original website when i booked was actually the living room of the Papa Bear cabin because i thought it would have a fireplace, but i could be mistaken. It just looked so much smaller in reality, but was large enough for our family. The grounds were a bit shabby with weeds around the house especially in the back walking to the hot tub, it would be nice to have a paved pathway so you didn't have to walk in dirt and leaves that track into the house (our bedroom). The bush by the back door is so over grown you have to push branches out of the way just to go down the steps.

We were upset to find that the shuttle to the beach did not run at all while we were there and in fact, the gate was locked so we had to lug everything all the way down to the beach. Many people were upset that came to the gate planning to at least be able to unload and come back to park. Extremely difficult with babies and small children, coolers, and easy-ups!!

Overall we enjoyed each others company of course, but will probably try an easier to access beach next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great place for families to be together

  • 4 of 5

We love staying at Mama Beat cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great facility.

  • 4 of 5

The housing was really good. We loved the great room for visiting, and that was allowed because of the children's toys that were there. We hadn't packed any, but all of our grandchildren enjoyed getting into the toys. The air conditioning in the upper rooms was lacking, but the lower rooms were very comfortable. The kitchen would be crowded if we had 20 to eat, but the outside tables took up that slack. The fire pit and barbecue were very nice to use. We had to provide our own firewood. The yard play structure for the children was adequate but does lean, leading to a question of safety. I preferred the ramp to the front door, rather than stairs. The wagon at the front door was a plus for getting to the beech and hauling things into the cabin.

The access to the beech isn't far, but I felt bad that deer flies almost devour you as you walk down. That doesn't have any thing to do with the cabin, but traveling south to the public beech beyond Rendezvous resort is really nice and takes no more time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience. There was everything there i hardly had to bring anything besides food. My whole family thought it was such a clean nice place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the cabin--it was roomy and well furnished.

  • 4 of 5

We held a writer's retreat here and enjoyed it very much. We stayed over in February and loved the quiet and the view. We really enjoyed the large kitchen and living area. I was impressed with the space and would love to come back with family for a large gathering.

The only hitch was that one of our party would have preferred not to climb stairs. While there was a bedroom on the ground floor, the beds in it were modified bunk beds in a closed-in porch that would have worked better for kids. Accessibility is often a challenge in travel but we were able to make it work.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Salt Lake City International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bear Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bear Trapper Steak House
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Beaver Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Bear Lake

Our cabins are on the lake side of Bear Lake Blvd. It is a short 5-minute walk to the beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Garden City, Utah

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
22 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016/New Year 2017
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Tax Rate 10.8%

Standard rate is for Fall, Winter & Spring.
Summer discounts:
4 nights $425 per night
5-6 nights $399 per night
7+ nights $375 per night
Cleaning is included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Garden City, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • city centre ...
  • lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is one full bathroom on the main floor and two full bathrooms upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Spacious master room with king and bunk bed.
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Upstairs bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Dormitory - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 3 Bunk Bed , Two of the bunk beds have a double futon on the bottom.
  • There are 3 bedrooms upstairs: Master (king + bunk bed), Bedroom #2 (king) and Bedroom #3 (one king and one twin bunk). On the main floor there is a large dormitory style bedroom with three bunk beds: one is a standard twin over twin, and the other two are twin over full futons. There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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