Bears on the Mountain 2019
This was an outstanding weekend, Gee, and it was everything you said it would be. Any of us that are living in rural New England know the difficulty of meeting quality men who are looking for more than a quick hook-up via an online site. You have given us an opportunity to come together with such a great group of men to explore the friendship that we are all craving. The opportunity to be ourselves for a weekend rather than a pic and profile on someone's social media is a rare thing in 2019. Thank you for that and for allowing me to interact and get to know such a friendly group of men. I had never been to Stowe, VT before; it is a typical, quaint New England town. Small but with everything you would need for a weekend getaway. The Golden Eagle Resort was extremely attentive to our group and did what they could to correct any issues. I agree with you in that because everything we needed and actually did as a group was RIGHT THERE that it brought us closer together and gave us more of a chance to get to know each other. Sometimes a game night works out and sometimes it doesn't. It may depend upon the game selection or the members at the table. But the bottom line is that it was our first opportunity to learn about each other, study and learn names via the name tags, and just relax into the weekend. I'm so glad that we had a massage therapist again this year. He worked his magic on me as I was constantly falling asleep because of his relaxing touch. Your show is always a highlight,and I enjoyed your theme and song selections featuring River, Mountain, and Woods. Movie night in our PJs was great fun too. And pool time -- 30 bears in bathing suits with no attitude nor fear. Bliss. Bad thing about the weekend -- having to go home. Thanks for the opportunity and the memories.
Once again, another great Bears4music weekend. This time in Stowe Vermont. Great location, great group of guys, great food and great entertainment. Who could ask for more? Gordon goes all out to plan every detail flawlessly. From the great mix of fun guys hand-picked to attend, to the amazing talented musicians who gave us their best in a really nice resort with great food and an amazing staff who bent over backwards to make our stay memorable. A shout out to the Golden Eagle Resort for such an amazing stay. The guest rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The Conference center and spa provided the perfect venue for the meet-n-greet, the pool party and the onesie movie and pizza party. So many great memories of this weekend will be shared by all who attended. Everyone was made to feel welcome. Gordon has cultivated a loyal following of attendees who know how to make newcomers feel welcome. And the always successful mandatory game session at the meet-n-greet breaks the ice in a unique and fun way. By the end of the weekend, I may not have met or spoke to everyone but every time I go, I do get to know more new friends. And the food! Wow. The Golden Eagle descended on the meet-n-greet with a appetizer spread fit for a room full of hungry bears. The breakfasts were amazing. Those blueberry pancakes with lemon curd was out of this world. The crab cake benedict was a crowd favorite and did not disappoint me either. And I have very high standards for crab cake benedicts. Lol. And a great shout out to Shawn for keeping us all well hydrated all weekend. It was so nice to have a professional bartender and it can’t be easy to keep a roomful of bears with drinks in their paws.
Good weekend, mostly unstructured and no pressure on or from anybody; the resort and its staff were amazing, couldn’t ask for better service. The planned events went off without a hitch. Great weekend away.
Hello Gee, First of all thank you so much for all the effort you put into making this weekend possible, I want you to know that I just loved the show, such talent and so professional, it has been awhile since I have seen live theater/music and did not realize how much I had missed it. Gee as you know this was my first time attending your event in the 12 years you have had it, yes I came with friends and was feeling comfortable, but I was blown away by the way the attendees were all so very friendly and welcoming. I had such a great relaxing weekend where I could just be myself around like men. I did not try to hold in my belly once all weekend, very freeing, The private pool party was also very freeing for me, I was not shy about taking off my shirt. The show was so professional and fun, music I knew! Thanks for taking the time in making these weekend possible. Big Bear Hugs;
Hello Gee, I wanted to thank you again for all your help and hard work. It was an amazing experience. The only circumstances I would have is that there was too much down time. I spend a lot of time by myself and really enjoyed the times we were all more or less hanging out together like at breakfast and the scheduled events. Maybe group outings like shopping and visiting the town and restaurants during the day together would have been nice. I hope this makes sense to you lol. I'm really not good at expressing myself in an email format. I always feel like I don't fit in and this weekend I actually felt like I kinda did. I definitely want to spend more time with my peers. I would love to do it again. If you have any further questions or concerns please let me know. You are an amazing performer and kind people.
I have been attending Gee's events for many years and always look forward to them. This year was a really special weekend in Stowe, VT. I hung out with old friends and made new friends. Gee always makes sure that everyone is having a good time. It was especially a good time because we were really lucky to stay at a lodge that had a super attentive staff to accommodate all of our needs. Not only were all the bears like family but the lodge staff felt like family too. It's a no pressure weekend and I have made lifelong friends through these weekend events. Favorite parts of the weekend are laughing and joking with the guys, doing things together such as sitting by the fire outside, swimming in an indoor pool and laughing with the guys in the hot tub. A biggest part of the weekend is dinner and a show put together by Gee and some of his very talented friends who have the most incredible singing voices. It is such a treat for me…….I look forward to next year's bears event.
I was a little apprehensive about signing up for a bear 3 day weekend and I figured if it wasn’t for me I could just leave and drive home. I chose the option of a roommate and I’m glad I did. We had some great conversations .Gee was right on about this being a relaxed no pressure event. Pizza, movies and cocktails in onesy or loungewear..talk about laid back! Will definitely be back next year!!!
To my surprise the event was an eye opener; not what I had expected. On a whole, the group was easy to get along with; cultural differences and age was never an issue. Met some wonderful new friends, I hope to meet on my next visit. Gordon Michaels was the perfect host, engaging with everyone insuring that no one was felt left out. I would encourage anyone thinking about joining this group in the near future you will not be disappointed. Your new member
Good Morning Gee, I just wanted to take a moment out to thank you for having this yearly event. I had such a great time seeing people I have met in previous years as well as making new friends this year. As always, the event held true to its mission statement and I didn’t feel as timid as I normally would during [larger] social events. Everyone was so friendly that I was able to be more open and was able to socially interact with those who attended. I recommend other cubs (like myself) to take a moment to be open minded in attending these social gathering events that Gee puts together as you will get to meet new friends and making lasting friendships. Thank you again Gee. Sincerely
The weekend was the most amazing time I've had in a long time. The Concert, Music Companionship and being with friends were all so moving. The venue was TOP NOTCH. The staff went above and beyond to make it the best time ever for all of us. I enjoyed this event so much. Hoping next year is as AMAZING and more people join us.