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Bedrooms 6 / Bathrooms 4 / Sleeps 15 / House
Bedrooms: 6  Bathrooms: 4   Sleeps: 15  Type: House

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Bear Necessities
TripAdvisor property ID 2258868

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Book this 6 bedroom house in Bessemer today! A total of 15 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 31 reviews.

The manager responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 19, 2018.

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Big Powderhorn Lodging Association
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19 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Bessemer,-michigan Attractions




  • Fireplace

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Sauna


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 4 Unknown types


Reviews (31)

Excellent – based on 31 reviews Excellent
31 reviews

Very Good

“Fun stay at Bear Necessities”

Reviewed 27 Mar 2014

We skied 2 years ago at Powderhorn and I noticed Bear Necessities. Glad we decided to book this place.There was plenty of room for 15 plus people, with age ranges from 3yrs old to 60yrs old. Stayed for 4 days and enjoyed every minute of it. Looking to get signed up for next year.

“Wonderful Weekend”

Reviewed 14 Mar 2014

This is a beautiful lodge in a great location for a large group. A little pricey but it rents out quickly so it's worth it!

“Excellent as always!!!”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2014

Every year you welcome us with open arms!!! You treat us as family, going out of your way to make our trip special every year!!! Bear necessarties is one of the prime places to stay on the resort. We have selected the bare necessities because it is the best location for the amenities that we seek being hillside is awesome. We can come and go as we please without making a huge production of trying to each everyone on the same page!!

“Another Great Season at Bear”

Reviewed 19 Feb 2014

We have been coming to Powderhorn for at least 25 years. We have stayed at other locations but we keep coming back to Bear. I think we have been at Bear at least 18 of the 25 times. We really like the remodel and the TV room and the opposing sitting room. Things we don't like is we come up in a 34 ft RV and we can not park it on the upper driveway. It is just too steep. We have gotten it stuck and slid into the trees and so on so plan on carrying all your gear up a lot of stairs. Shuttle service very nice. We are always there during the week and this year they had enough lifts open so we could ski the whole hill.

“Great place to stay!”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2014

We have been coming to Powderhorn for 23 years and 11 of them have been at Bear Necessities. We love the ski in-ski out option. The large kitchen is wonderful for a full house of guests. Bedrooms very spacious and comfortable. Hot tub is great after a long day of skiing. Comfortable living room with a lot of seating. We, however, have grown out of the Bear Necessities and are trying out Sno Summit next year.

“A little slice of Heaven”

Reviewed 13 Feb 2014

This is our 3rd year at Bear Necessities and each time we step foot in this beautiful condo we feel so blessed. Our group of 10 women, have stayed at many different condos over 22 yrs but once we found Bear Necessities we found our home. This condo is huge but still intimate; the 2 living rooms gives everyone plenty of space never feeling we are on top of each other. The view of the run from the warmth of the living room is fun. The kitchen is plenty big for several cooks and well stocked with every pot or pan you need. The dinning room is perfect for a sit down dinner. As you enter the condo there is a large area for boots and jackets so we never have to bring those clothes into the condo - really helps you stay organized. Plenty of bedrooms and the hot tub and sauna. Only suggestion..would love to have a 2ed hot tub outside:)but really this is the best condo we have ever stayed in and it will be our home once a year for many years to come. Now a word about the staff...outstanding!! Everyone is friendly, welcoming and helpful. This service starts with lodging desk staff to the guys who shovel the deck and check the hot tub. We always take the little bus to the Pub and Grub one night during our that service and that once we arrive our cars don't have to move. The hill is great and always in great condition. I have found Powderhorn goes above and beyond as far as service...even this year when one of the girls forgot a pair of problem...Powderhorn shipped them. Thank you Powderhorn and see you next year!

Response from the manager Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are so glad we could help make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible! We look forward to seeing you again next season!

“Another year at Bear Necessities”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2014

We had another great stay at "The Bear". The accommodations are excellent, the staff was wonderful and very helpful, the lift operators were friendly. The kids even enjoyed a few rides down the hill on the sleds. They said it was a long walk back up the hill and wished the chair lifts were running after 4 PM. Great place, great friends and a great time.

“Great house for our group of 12.”

Reviewed 20 Dec 2013

Our group has been staying at Powderhorn for years. This is the first time we've stayed at Bear Necessities. The living area, the bedrooms, and being trailside worked well for us. The only thing this house is missing is a big dining table to seat the entire group, but the bar stools around the kitchen counter were nice for additional seating.

“The Best of all Worlds.”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2013

We have stayed in many chalets at Big Powderhorn and Bear Necessities tops them all. It's spaciousness accommodated our large family. Having two living rooms is great when you have a large group with different interests. It is clean, bright and beautifully decorated. We loved the ski-in/ski/out availability. We will definitely try to stay here again. It is difficult to reserve this chalet.

“We Love this Place!!! It's Paradise!!!”

Reviewed 7 Mar 2013

We have rented Bear Necessities for our annual Girls Ski Trip for the past 2 yrs...(we stayed at Skyward prior which is nice but Bear Necessities is much larger, better layout for us and more updates). The layout of this condo really makes it perfect for our group of 10 gals. The huge open concept kitchen with snack bar seating for 10 makes a perfect gathering place for a few or dinner for all. The layout, with the double living rooms, is great for group socializing/ movie watching/ game playing in one LR and quiet reading in the other. The bedrooms are large and comfortable. Love the hot tub (which is inside). The condo has multiple decks great for enjoying the day outside. Of course, this is a ski in/ ski out condo so the hill is just feet away-got to Love that!! The staff at Powderhorn are fantastic! From Tony who checks our hot tub each day, the front lodge staff, ticket lady, the bartenders and waitstaff at the Main Lodge, to the guys who man the lifts...all make your vacation perfect!! They are all wonderful; friendly very helpful, and down right fun! We love this place and will return each year.

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