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Arnold Black Bear Inn

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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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Murphys, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 3 weeks ago 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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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Black Bear Inn for years and we have never been disapponted. The beds are amazing and the whole place is just relaxing. Bruce makes wonderful breakfast and Wendy has never steered us wrong on recommending restaurants to try in Arnold and Murphy. I highly recommend paying them a visit.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Arnold Black Bear Inn is a really special place. Comfortable and homey, luxurious and pampering. The breakfasts were delicious and filling, and Wendi and Bruce were super friendly and welcoming. Hot tub was great, as was the wine and customized cheese plates in the evening. We were super lucky to get to stay there! Will definitely be back.

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Oakland, California
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wendi & Bruce always make us feel at home & like we are family :) We have stayed here numerous times when we are in the Arnold area for skiing at Bear Valley or golf with friends. The atmosphere is very warm & welcoming + Bruce is an excellent chef so the breakfasts are GREAT. This stay we were celebrating... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed recently for two nights. The accommodations are excellent as are the hosts Bruce and Wendi. The rooms have everything you need to be comfortable and relax. The breakfasts prepared by Chef Bruce were AWESOME! A great base to visit local attractions, including Yosemite which is only a couple of hours, beautiful drive. I highly recommend you give this... More 

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you here - come back again! More 

Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We selected the Black Bear Inn because we could charge our Tesla there. However, I can tell you that this is THE place to stay. The place is nothing less than totally awesome. Bruce and Wendi were exceptional hosts. Bruce's cooking has no match to anyone I know with the sole exception of a certain lady named Alice Waters in... More 

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your pretty Tesla, and connecting us with other Tesla-owners - we are happy to host, and charge, your cars! More 

Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The best part of hiking in the mountains is enjoying natures beauty. The second best thing is ending an 8.5 mile hike at the Black Bear Inn. A jacuzzi tub to relax our tired legs, wine and cheese served by our warm and friendly hosts, what could be better. Chef Bruce served the most delicious gourmet breakfasts and the accommodations... More 

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