I'm very happy Tripadvisor added this lodge!
Cabana Ursilor (Bear's lodge) is a small, warm lodge, far from regular busy centers, in one of the hottest ski destinations in Romania: Patinis. The construction looks very attractive and feels cozy from outside, it's even cozier inside! Inside it's almost 100% wood construction, which I particularly love (see the pics!).
It has a very interesting stairs that I've never seen before: the wood steps are just half as wide as the stairs, alternating left and right, so there is only ONE way to climb them! Feels sort of like in a ship or something. Very steep too (unfortunately I didn't take pictures of it)
There are rooms with shared bathroom but we stayed in rooms with full bathroom, around US$70 per room, also with a large sized balcony looking SW.
The sunset view from the front rooms is just magnificent
You can use their kitchen, although we, my girlfriend, her parents and I stayed only one night and we didn't, except for a coffee in the morning.
If you stay long enough, you could spot bears that come from the woods right across the street. That's were the name comes from: Ursilor = Bear. They even have food buckets across the street to lure them to come and the tourists would have a chance to see them. Unfortunately we didn't.
They have a big lovely and fluffy welcoming couple of dogs that guard the lodge at night, maybe barking a little more that they should.
Nice family lodge.