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Black Bear Inn

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505 West Ramshorn, P.O. Box 1333, Dubois, WY 82513
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$10 off room rate
Black Bear Inn
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32 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Omaha
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our family lucked into this place on a road trip. Ten years later we made a point to stop and stay again because our memories of this place were so lovely. You all get to decide- you can support large corporations, or you can support individuals who put themselves out there and give a part of themselves so that you... More 

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

Thanks you sooo much for the beyond kind review. If you came ten years ago, you visited my husbands parents. :0) We love them, and miss Papa, I am so thankful that you liked it as much when you came back. We so want to honor them by making the motel better every year we run it! Come see us... More 

CANOGA PARK
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Small but comfortable room. Not a lot of room to store things, but it was clean and had the necessary amenities. The shower was very cramped and the room needed some maintenance. The door lock was loose and at one point the plumbing for the entire room (sink, shower and toilet) backed up.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us Ivan! I will be sure to check the door handles to make sure they are solid. Come back anytime and we will make s'mores! Hugs from the Bear. Liz More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The inn is adorable. The owner, Liz, is so friendly and you can see her personality throughout the rooms, making it feel more like staying at a friend's house than staying in a motel. The rooms have teddy bears in them and other sweet touches. It's also right on both Main Street and the Wind River, so I could walk... More 

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

Holy Smokes! Thanks so much for the kind words about the Inn and me. So loved having you. Come back anytime! Hope your travel home was great! God Speed! Liz (for the Bear) More 

Coaldale, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This family-run motel offers great personalized service. Liz, the owner, has great recommendations for the area, including dining and shopping. We enjoyed several meals at places she recommended. The rooms are "homey" and comfortable at a good price. There is no TV service, but a TV and DVD player is in each room, with a large selection of DVD movies... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We so enjoyed meeting you and appreciate your recommending us to others. It is folks like you that make running the motel so much fun! :0) Have a great Autumn. Hugs, Liz (for the Bear) More 

Lander, Wyoming
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
62 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I live 75 miles from Dubois but wanted to get away into the mountains for a day or two, and found the Tripadvisor reviews on the Black Bear Inn. It was the best value among rustic motels, and is on the main street of town so you can walk to different places. However, I was there the first week in... More 

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LizFurman, Manager at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

What a nice review Maxine! Made our day! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us~come back anytime we loved having you! (End of May - End Sept. that is :0) God Speed! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We will stay here anytime we travel this direction. As a matter of fact, even if just passing through we would stop and say hi even if not in need of lodging. Everyone made us feel welcomed and you just would not understand how welcomed unless you stay here. The rooms are clean and the beds were very comfortable. The... More 

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LizFurman, Manager at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Laura! Wow! You made our whole day! What a nice review! Come back anytime, we loved having you! Thanks so much for taking the time to write in. God Speed! More 

Godley
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I loved this place, the owner,Liz was an amazing woman, truly helpful & attentive. The free S'mores & campfire every night was such a wonderful treat !! The prices were wonderful,great home-style hospitality. The room was older,but VERY clean & large...There are no television stations or cable (which is quite nice at times) She has free videos & DVD's you... More 

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LizFurman, Manager at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Holy Smokes! Such a nice review, thanks so much! Proving once again that the best guests come to our motel! Come back soon! Can't tell you how happy this review made us! :0) THANK YOU! More 

All over the world
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We loved our stay at the Black Bear Inn. Liz, her family, friends and staff made us feel incredibly welcome and as well as s'mores by the river they even gave us some dinner! Rooms were large and cosy and particularly like the rubber ducks. The only downside is that we stayed the one night. Thank you for your hospitality.

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LizFurman, Manager at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Wow! What a nice review! You can stay! Thanks so much for taking the time to write in. It made our day! Come back soon. The rose hips are just about ready to pick. September in Dubois is gorgeous!!! So thankful for great guests like you! God Speed! More 

the West
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
33 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Staying at the Black Bear is like visiting a favorite aunt or grandma's vintage home from the cozy, thick towels and soft, sun dried sheets on the bed to real flowers growing in pots right outside your room. Liz has a campfire each evening on the riverbank where guests gather to share stories and make somemores against the comforting sound... More 

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LizFurman, Manager at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing us here on Trip Adviser. Your review made our day! It is guests like you who make this all worth it!! Hugs from the Bear and come back and see us again soon! More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I made a reservation for our friends from Germany, and they said they really enjoyed their stay. The staff was very friendly and the rooms were comfortable and clean. Thanks for making their stay with you so good.

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

Thanks Jayne! We loved your friends (exchange students) from Germany. They were so fun by the campfire making s'mores. :0) Such a cute couple! Send them back anytime...only next time come with. :0) Liz More 

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