USA Bear Lake Idaho St. Charles Listing #22698

Bear Country Lodge - St. Charles, ID

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13 reviews
Max. occupancy: 14 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 2 Futon, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Two-story lodge with large dining area

This rustic lodge is the perfect way to get away from it all. With a spacious layout, you can break bread with a large group in the full kitchen and enjoy all that Bear Lake has to offer. A sofa bed in the living area and a fold-out bed in the loft provide extra sleeping spaces. There's plenty of room to relax in the cozy living area or just up the spiral staircase into the loft. If you're interested in getting out, there are plenty of activities close by to keep everyone entertained.


Bear Country Lodge is within walking distance to restaurants, a short distance to Bear Lake West Golf Course, and a scenic drive to the Minnetonka Caves.


You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining







Cable : Dish Network

DVD library

DVD player

Blu-Ray player

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Board games

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared


Gas grill : Shared


13 reviews

Kyle T. Jul 2021
We had a wonderful family outing with 16 family members. We were happy with this cabin for the most part, but wish there were just a few things understood in the description before we booked. First, the good things: There was plenty of room, beds, etc... for our group. We were also happy that the place provided towels, soap and shampoo, garbage bags, paper towels, etc... And wifi and dish network were an added bonus. We were also very happy with the cleanup requirements... which were minimal. I've always wondered why we pay a big cleaning fee for these types of rentals, but then are required to do most of the cleanup before we leave. Not at this place... it was a cinch. Mostly just start any dishes, take out the trash and get the dirty linens/towels down the the washing machine and start a load. All these things were good.

The downside was the description and pictures. Yes, it can accommodate up to 18, but it's deceptive how it accomplishes this. The various rooms look different/bigger than they are in the pictures. Also, this cabin isn't all by itself... it's in the middle of a bunch of other little cabins that you'll have to share parking with and listen to their noise. They provide pans and other utensils in the kitchen, but they are terrible. They are old and worn and there's not the right number of utensils to serve a large group. In the pictures, it looks like a nice cabin, but really it's just a thrown together building that kind of just looks like a cabin. It's fine... just very poor workmanship that was disappointing. Also the doors to two of the bathrooms are warped and don't quite fit into their doorways. This makes it hard to open and shut especially for little kids or older family members. Also, the crossbeams on the ceiling in the front master bedroom is all moldy. There's obviously been a water problem, though we didn't witness it. The couch in the living room has a recliner in it, however it was broken. It was tough to get all the way up and impossible to get it down. And finally, the big table in the dining room was great... it accommodated our whole group, but it was a little taller than a normal table, so the chairs were't the right height. Basically, an adult's mouth was level with the table, but the younger kids had to sit on their knees to make it work.

All the said, it was actually a really good stay for us and we'd probably rent there again. It's just a "know before you go" vs expectations thing. We definitely expected a nicer place.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Kyle. We are glad you had a nice stay overall but are so sorry for the details that were amiss. We are so sorry to hear the supplies in the kitchen may be in need of attention. We have made the local staff aware of your concerns and they will take an inventory and replace or add any items as necessary. We have also made our local staff aware of your concerns regarding the bathroom doors and they will work diligently to correct or replace them as necessary. The overhead beams are scheduled to be cleaned and the recliner in the couch will be addressed. We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement and we hope to have another opportunity to impress you in the future.
Sarah M. Jul 2021
I had my whole family come and I've got to say it was a wonderful stay. Looks just like it shows. Far away from large crowds which we all loved. And we met some great people who were in smaller cabins next to us.
Jason A. Sep 2020
Plenty of room for a bigger family get-together. Washer/dryer to clean up everything before leaving. Fire ring outside and a couple gas grills, picnic tables.
Juan E. Aug 2020
We had a great time. It was all just awesome. Muy family and i enjoyed it. Can't wait tio go again. It'll be soon. Thank you for everything..
Candance B. Jul 2020
Nice kitchen set up. Two refrigerators so plenty of space for food. Plenty of sleep space. Clean and quiet. Very wasy check in and check out. They were good at communicating before, during and after.
Napoleon Z. Jun 2020
Cabin is big, close to north beach
Elias A. Sep 2019
I loved the cabin. It was very exciting when we arrived, and when we walked in it felt like Home! Enjoyed our stay. And would do it again.

Nicole G. Aug 2019
Cabin was great. Plenty of room for all 15 of us!
Terri S. Aug 2019
We love the space for our family
Debra I. Jul 2019
We loved the space. Close to the north beach and Minnetonka cave. And huge fire pit and smoker was a bonus! Wish the living room had more sitting space and was larger. And the kitchen wasn’t very workable due to counter space and plugs not available on the one counter.
Sherrie V. Jul 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the lodge & cabins! People did think the lodge is where to check in.