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Black Bear Inn

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5528 North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read this review! My three colleagues and I stayed at the Black Bear Inn in late March 2015. The accommodations, the grounds, the staff and everything about this Inn was magnificent. Let's start with the accommodations: Each room was well appointed with all of the comforts a traveler needs to include soft pillow-top beds, fireplaces and amazing views of the... More 

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Anchorage/Ketchikan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

As a resident of Ketchikan, I am always looking for a "staycation", a place that will make me feel like I'm visiting another area and the Black Bear Inn is that place for myself and my husband. We've stayed twice (hoping it's going to be three soon, HINT! HINT! HUSBAND!) and each time we've chosen The Eagles Nest. It's so... More 

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Msdetail, Owner at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Jim and I want to thank you for your very kind words about the Black Bear Inn. It is wonderful to learn that our local guests enjoy our place as much as we do. When we started building the Inn, back in 2005, it was our hope that locals would see us as their 'home away from home' and would... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I'm so remiss in writing this review. It's now almost November and we stayed at the Black Bear Inn back in July for four (4) nights with another couple. Let me tell you not just how wonderful this place is, but how great Nicole is as well. We haven't stayed at a lot of B&Bs, so this was new to... More 

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Msdetail, Owner at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank You So Much for the very kind review. Ketchikan is on a beautiful Island filled with friendly, interesting,and talented people offering outstanding tour activities. It is my pleasure to assist our guests with there adventure planning and to make sure that their trip is everything that they hoped for. Jim and I are indeed gratified when people tell us... More 

Upstate New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After traveling from the east coast to Alaska and being dropped off at the Black Bear Inn, we were hoping for a warm welcome and shown to our room to relax. We were dropped off at the wrong door (how did we know) and greeted with a "Who are you?". After dragging our luggage around the building to the correct... More 

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Msdetail, Owner at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

I wish you had not judged our Inn on what seemed like an unfriendly greeting from me. I know I was cleaning rooms when you arrived and I do remember being surprised to see people coming through the back yard from the service road, dragging their bags in the rain. I wondered why anyone would drop our guests off out... More 

Marathon, Florida, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We had an enchanting time at the BBI. Jim and Nicole have overlooked absolutely nothing in this charming B&B. From the outdoor kitchen where we prepared a fresh fish grilled dinner with music and an outstanding view of the water, to the outdoor patio and beautifully appointed rooms with fireplaces; this is a do-not-miss Alaskan experience! Thanks Jim and Nicole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Spent a few nights there this past August. Excellent accommodations with gracious host, Nicole & Jim Church. Grounds & amenities were superb, breakfast was enjoyable. Rates were competitive. Great conversations and excellent recommendations for activities & restaurants. Turned out my brother stayed there back in 2008 and had similar experience.

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Munich, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We cannot thank Nicole and Jim enough! We had booked another fishing experience that ended up with negetive reviews and decided we were going to abort that trip and look for something else. So thru Trip Advisor, I called Black Bear Inn and talked to Nicole who helped us book fishing trips and all you can eat crap dinners.... And... More 

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Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First, Nicole and Jim were fabulous! We loved staying at their B and B and it had beautiful views, great beds, and a wonderful way to do breakfast. We loved that we didn't have to have breakfast at a specific time - they always had fresh fruit, many cereals, bagels, eggs, English muffins, etc. etc. We LOVED being able to... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We truly enjoyed our visit to Ketchikan. We had a busy itenerary which included sea kayaking, float plane touring and catching Alaska Marine Ferry in the middle of the night. Thanks to Nicole and Jim's serve yourself breakfast we were able to put together a light " to go" breakfast to take with us for the ferry. Nicole did make... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Managed to get a cancellation and very glad we did!. Great room with view over the water with float planes and ferries, Very comfortable with very posh bathroom! Breakfast was self service with a very wide choice of cereals, breads, eggs, everything you could want. To get around you need a car which Nicole will organise for you. Otherwise cab... More 

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