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Arnold Black Bear Inn

Certificate of Excellence
1343 Oak Circle, PO Box 109, Arnold, CA 95223
Arnold Black Bear Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Rafael, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Out of all the Bed and Breakfasts we have enjoyed, the Black Bear Inn is the one we find the most comfortable and relaxing. If you love the mountains, the setting is elegant simplicity on the edge of the forest. Bruce and Wendy embody hospitality and warmth. They are such special people it's hard to stay away. Gerri and Joe... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Wendi & Bruce for your hospitality and care. We appreciate all of the fine tuning you have done to make a guest welcome. We are grateful. Only the best of everything! Clean & private hot tub, great wine & cheese plate, Termperapedic mattress cover, Direct TV, view of the trees, quiet location close to BIG TREES.

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Canton, Michigan, United States
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A matter of days ago we celebrated a wedding there. I was apprehensive as a smoker, a distant relative, a night owl, and new to California's high country. Our room had a couple chairs and a table just outside the door and Wendi brought us an ashtray. They worked very hard to help prepare the grounds for the upcoming event.... More 

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Simi Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a wonderful experience! The Black Bear Inn owners, Wendi and Bruce, are awesome. They made our stay amazing from dinner recommendations to setting up the the reservations. Bruce's breakfasts are delicious and beautifully displayed and the wine and cheese in the early evenings set the tone. The hiking trail (The Arnold Rim Trail) is easily accessible from the Inn... More 

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Black Bear Inn is a wonderfully peaceful Inn nested in the pines and just a short drive to Big Trees Park. The Inn keeper's selection of background music added to the experience. The rooms are well furnished with very soft beds, a gas fireplace and bathrooms with separate tubs and shower. We enjoyed our restful stay so much that... More 

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Chico, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stayed at the Black Bear Inn 3/27-3/28/2015 and thought we were in Heaven. The facility is great. Nice quite and peaceful. Loved the hot tub. The room was spacious and everything is very clean. The food is exceptional. We had a special dinner customized for us and it was absolutely delicious. We basically had our own chef prepared dinner.... More 

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Murphys, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was the second time my husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the Arnold Black Bear Inn. We began our day skiing at Bear Valley, and the inn welcomed us in the early evening with cheese and wine (a special beverage for my husband who does not drink), a relaxing wind down in the great room, followed by a... More 

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Moraga, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

just a very nice place to lay back and enjoy life----food,breakfast and dinner outstanding breakfast in the price--dinner call ahead---Wendy and Bruce make it a special place by there love of there home

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Seriously, five stars are not enough to rate this spot. The place is absolutely gorgeous, the rooms are immaculate, and the beds are incredibly comfortable. But, believe it or not, that is not what I love the most about the Black Bear Inn. Bruce and Wendi are super friendly hosts, and are willing to go that extra mile to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

The Arnold Black Bear Inn is easily the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in. The inn itself is gorgeous, with a comfortable sitting area in the great room, where wine and cheese are served each evening. The well groomed grounds are perfect for any outdoor event. The rooms are beautifully appointed, with very comfortable beds and a... More 

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