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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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  • 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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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were arriving in Dubois after a long (and fun) day at Yellowstone. We pulled in after 10:00 at night and a friend of Liz's at the office greeted us very warmly. She called Liz, the owner, who appeared instantly with a smile and our key. We asked if there were any stores open, but Dubois closes down at 8:00... More 

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

You guys are so nice! Thanks so much for the kind review. Made our whole day!!!!!!! Come back and see us anytime! (Between June 1 and end September that is. :0) Guests like you make this so much fun! Hugs from the BEAR~! :0) More 

Barboursville, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an older motor-hotel that's maintained and cared for. The room had a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. There's also a TV and VCR, which we didn't use, although I expect there are interesting movies available. Bed and pillow comfort were fine. Unfortunately, we missed the smores. I'll mention something that was kind of a "delighter"; traveling across Wyoming... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! You are the best! I hate bugs on my windshield too soooo....vinegar and water works great. Some of the bugs splat as big as hummingbirds. Come back and see us so you can make s'mores! Hugs from the BEAR! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay. The beds in the room were comfortable. My kids enjoyed the bears in the rooms. My wife and I loved having coffee in the room. The smores at night by the river was awesome. The staff were very friendly and had lots of information about things that were worth seeing. Staff sat and... More 

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

Thanks Mick, We loved having you too!!!! Come back and see us soon! That river is the best part by far for us too. Thanks again for taking the time to write to tell us what you think! Liz More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a quaint motel in a good location on the river and walking distance to restaurants. It appears to be in the process of updating. Staff were friendly. Smores are available at night. There is a large selection of movies to see in your room There was no TV. Breakfast is not part of it. There is a patio... 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 here at the Bear! We are working hard to make it better all the time. Come back and see us when you can. We love our guests!~ Liz (for the Bear) More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

what we all expect from an ole style motel... without 'Norman Bates' running it! My room was very comfortable and homey... but I had things to do and places to see (like Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons behind)! I was welcomed to join the owner/family for dinner at evenings and later round their happy camp-fire -- very hospitable!. Wyoming... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind review~! We love our guests here at the Bear and enjoyed your company very much! Do come back and see us. We have been working hard, you will hardly recognize the place. New stain, walkways fixed etc etc etc. Thanks again! Liz More 

Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a lovely time staying at the Black Bear Inn. It is conveniently located, just far enough from the parks to have a true WY experience. The property is comfortable and the owners are wonderful, often helping us to identify things to do and places to eat.

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

Thanks so much! We loved having you. Come back and see us when you can. Wish you were still here. The rainbow this evening was breath taking! Hugs from the Bear! Liz More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We booked two nights here and it was one of our best vacation decisions. Liz was friendly, good-hearted and very helpful. She told us about things to do and places to visit in the area. The room was great and the bed comfortable. Highly recommend the Black Bear Inn!

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

Thanks so much for the kind words! We so appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Come back and see us again! Hugs, Liz (for the BEAR) More 

Omaha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

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