The Black Bear

Originally Bear Lake was called Black Bear Lake by Donald Mackenzie for the incredible number of black bears. Donald was an explorer for the North West Fur Company who discovered the lake in 1819 while scouting for fur-bearing animals, largely beaver, to satisfy urban demand for hats. The name was later changed to Bear Lake after both black bears and grizzly bears were decimated by settlers concerned with protecting sheep and cattle. Our Black Bear Yurt’s décor is about honoring the previous dominant predatory animal of the valley, black bears.

Sleeps up to 12 (Families with children will be more comfortable then 12 adults-7 total beds-1 king, 1 queen, 5 doubles)


Complete Kitchen includes dishes, pots and pans, utensils, toaster, coffee maker and filters, kettle, baking dishes, measuring cups, grater, can opener, wine opener, knives, cutting boards, etc.
Full Bathroom with 2 separate private toilets and large walk in shower
Full sized Washer and Dryer
Kids play loft/extra sleeping area
55 inch HD 4K TV and Roku
Electric Fireplace
Wifi Internet
linens and towels provided (beach towels not provided)
Two large private bedrooms one with a king bed and double bunk bed and the other with a queen bed and double bunk bed (total per bedroom can sleep 6)
Living/Dining room
Gathering platform above yurts is for all guests to enjoy unmatched views of the Bear Lake Valley. 2 BBQ grills, fire cauldron (bring your own wood), tetherball, corn hole, and 4-square are also available for guests.
Dogs are welcome for a $25/night fee per dog.