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Who We Are

Step into Gold Mountain Manor and be instantly transported back in time. You will easily feel a sense tranquility and know that the stay of your dreams is just beginning as Cathy warmly greets you.

She’s the innkeeper, hostess and owner and will make you feel like family or an old friend from the moment she greets you. You’ll arrive to the sweet aroma of Cathy’s signature home-baked chocolate chip cookies. Don’t forget to refresh yourself with a glass of sweet ice tea or fresh mint lemonade and your vacation has officially started.

Get to Know Her

Cathy Weil retired from the Outdoor Industry some years ago. As a self-proclaimed outdoorswoman, she is now truly a “mountain gal.” Want to know anything about a hiking trail? Just ask. Cathy has hiked most every trail in Big Bear. Do you have the urge to kayak? Cathy can steer you to the best areas of beautiful Big Bear Lake. As an experienced kayaker she might just join you on an early morning or full moon paddle. She’ll have you paddling the entire lake before you’re ready for a second helping of cookies. She also has the best tips for biking, boating, fishing or off-roading. Come to the Manor in the winter and learn about the best places to snow shoe, ski, snowboard or to go sledding with the kids, big or little. There’s always a warm fireplace waiting for you back at the Manor.
Qila and Cathy at Gold Mountain Manor in Big Bear City, CA

Isn’t It Romantic?

Big Bear is a great place for romance, Big Bear is a great place for romance, to celebrate an anniversary or even for a wedding. Cathy knows how to put the finishing touches on a romantic getaway or a fun-filled weekend wedding celebration. Having coordinated hundreds of wedding at Gold Mountain Manor, you can leave the details to us.

Watch a sunrise or sunset and take spectacular photos as you walk just a ½ block up the road into the San Bernardino National Forest. Cathy can also set you up for a romantic picnic near the lake. Just ask!

Out of the Ordinary

If you are lucky to be here at the right time of year, Cathy will show you the “Owl Tree” so you can see all the owls come out at dusk, swivel their heads as they watch you, and you can also watch the young owls fledge for the first time.

Ever been kissed by a wolf? There’s a first time for everything. Have Cathy set up an appointment at Wolf Mountain Sanctuary, to meet the rescued wolves. Intelligent and beautiful, they will find a place in your heart. It’s just 20 minutes away by car.

There are just so many things to do. Get a massage. No need to leave your room. Cathy will set up an in-room session. Experience a personal Reiki session in the forest. Enjoy a great dinner at one of Big Bear’s inviting restaurants. Go dancing or hear live jazz –right in the heart of Big Bear. As a foodie herself, Cathy might just prepare one of her own signature dishes for you to try. At breakfast, be prepared to be “wowed” and a little overstuffed. You might want to take that hike in the forest after your meal.

Loves Dogs

If there are two things Cathy loves more than her guests and kayaking, it’s her two beloved dogs, Qila and Qiska. Sometimes mistaken for mini huskies, these Alaskan Klee Kais are her forever companions. If you need an away-from-home doggie fix, Cathy just might have the dogs to help you out. The Qs love to snuggle, play ball, hike, snowshoe and kayak. As cute as they are smart, they’ll have you wrapped around their paws in no time.

Remember, Cathy and her staff are ready and able to help with anything you may need during your stay. Just ask. Everything is waiting for you at Gold Mountain Manor.

Cathy and dogs at Gold Mountain Manor in Big Bear City, CA