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Dancing Bears Inn

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40 Montana Avenue, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It can be difficult to find a place to stay in the dead of winter on the east side of Glacier National Park. Most places are closed until summer. Luckily Dancing Bears Inn is open year round. Our room was clean and warm, with a comfortable bed and a flat-screen TV with a lot of channels. The only negative I... More 

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Mena, Arkansas
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Well this is a little slice of home away from home. All of the staff are friendly and nice My room was neet and clean. They have a nice breakfast in the morning off .I really enjoyed my stay here and I will be back as soon as I can .

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Dancing Bears Inn took excellent care of us! We happened to be in Glacier during a historic 8-inch snowfall.We barely made it from West Glacier to Dancing Bears...where we met Vince, who was managing. Because of the weather the previous tenants had not vacated our cabin (they were stuck in the snow.) Vince took care of both groups. He allowed... More 

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Moran, Wyoming
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were traveling with family so needed a larger yet affordable place and the off-site properties managed by the Dancing Bears fit the bill. We rented a home for two nights in East Glacier that allowed us to visit the park yet handle our own meals and had space for kids. The home was well appointed and maintained.

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Encinitas, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Occasionally you'll find a budget motel with free coffee. But this place had a full on stocked breakfast that you could snack on whenever. The assortment was great- yogurt, granola, fruit, berries, cereal, breads, jams, frozen croissant sandwiches that you could microwave, etc. Way better than any other continental breakfast. Also, the room was stocked with menus of nearby restaurants... More 

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Laveno-Mombello, Italy
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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I only spent one night at the Dancing Bear but I enjoyed it! Room was cozy and bed comfy, the staff was nice. As a plus you can get good food a few steps away, at the Two Medicine grill. Last but not least, at this time of the year (mid October), it is one if the few places to... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What an amazing little motel. We stayed in one of the Queen cabin rooms with the jetted tub and it was quite comfortable. The managers, Kim and CJ, were probably the most helpful and knowledgeable managers we have ever met. You could tell they are both passionate about what they do and that is surely a nice change from some... More 

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Madison, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

But...wow...not a wonderful night's sleep. We stayed in a queen room/double cabin and the thin walls and adjoining door to the next unit meant we heard the other couple talking, laughing, and their tv shows. This was in addition to the trains, late-arriving guests, and the howling wind. Maybe the rooms in the strip building would have been quieter. On... More 

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California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This might be the smallest room I've stayed in. Maybe for one person, not two. It's very close to a couple of restaurants. (Within a block). Breakfast is all day long. It's close to Glacier NP. Most of the facilities (hotels and restaurants) were closed on the train/NP side of the tracks, so finding this was nice.

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Marietta, Georgia
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60 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A friendly place to stay, the manager and the rooms are---friendly. They provided us with bear spray while we were there, which we are glad that we did not have to use. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the manager very helpful---and friendly.

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