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Gold Mountain Manor is a historic log mansion bed and breakfast built in 1928 on an acre of Ponderosa pine forest in Southern California’s high country – the San Bernardino Mountains.  Located in the alpine environment of the Big Bear Valley, this Big Bear lodging is situated in close proximity to a multitude of outdoor pursuits, mountain art and culture, and unique shopping. 

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Here is what people are saying about us:
Asked of Molly Sims, actress and supermodel: What’s your favorite getaway?  “Staying in this little cottage called Gold Mountain Manor.  You can stay in a bed called the Thunder Bed, made of this tree that came down in a bad storm.”
—An excerpt from People magazine and InStyle magazine

“The tranquil atmosphere, as well as the well-appointed accommodations, make any stay at Gold Mountain Manor a soothing retreat, but the warm, old-fashioned hospitality is truly the specialty of the house.  In addition to the sumptuous, multi-course breakfast served every morning on the porch, guests are treated to freshly-baked treats in the afternoon, home-made milk bath in each room that Weil makes herself and wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening”
—An excerpt from Orange Coast Magazine

“Chasing the curve of a dry lake bed, state Highway 18 persists west, fenced in by a pair of mountain ridges.  Our first stop is Gold Mountain Manor.  Standing on an acre of ponderosa pine forest, the three-story, 7,000-square-foot bed and breakfast was built in 1928 by architect Guy Sherman Maltby for a Los Angeles movie investor.  Behind a brilliant red door, innkeeper Cathy Weil walks the polished maple floor to greet us.  She carries her signature gooey chocolate oatmeal cookies, their scent catching up to us as we reach for the tray”
—An except from the Las Vegas Review Journal/CERCA Travel Pages by Cathleen Calkins

“Gold Mountain Manor knows how to treat guests…The seven room Adirondack-style lodge is made for romance; surrounded by old cedars and ponderosa pines, its on the flight path of pelicans, egrets, great cranes, and eagles an next door to the San Bernardino National Forest.  After hiking or snowshoeing, an in-room candlelight massage can be arranged before a freefall into a down-comforter-covered bed.  Breakfast is the big meal (peaches and cream a favorite), and the den, which has satellite TV, a pool table, and furniture made of local woods, provides another lazing venue.”
—An excerpt from Los Angeles Magazine

“By the time you reach Gold Mountain Manor, a 1928 log-cabin inn on the north side of pine-rimmed Big Bear Lake, two hours east of Los Angeles, the transformation from cranky commuter to mellow mountain dweller should be complete.  Any remaining stress can be treated with the owner’s homemade milk bath dissolved in a claw-foot tub.  Wrap yourself in a plush robe and doze off next to the in-room fireplace.  Wake to a candlelit breakfast of banana fritters and strawberry crepes.  Then hike it off on a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, which passes through the San Bernardino National Forest in the inn’s backyard.”
—An except from Outside magazine by Kimberly Lisagor

“For an intimate, romantic, and old-fashioned feel, step back into another era…another time.  For those that love the outdoors, this is an ideal honeymoon location.  It’s a four season resort.”
—An except from the San Diego Style Weddings

“You fall in love with the Manor, the staff and Cathy as soon as you are introduced.  Starting the day with one of her breakfasts adds to the delight of your getaway.”
—An except from the Inland Empire Business Journal

“Newlyweds and couples of all ages – especially those who like to combine an active life style with romance – are in for a rare treat at Gold Mountain Manor.”
—An excerpt from