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5672 Blankenship Road, P.O. Box 492, West Glacier, MT 59936
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Bear is the best of both worlds. It is a few minutes from the Park entrance but in a beautiful, secluded spot that is consistent with the landscape in northern Montana. We had gorgeous views from our room and the huge porch on the main floor. The sunsets were a beautiful sight. My husband and I were the only... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lodge exceeded expectations. I booked the economy room on the main floor. It was huge with a TV, large bathroom and new tempurpedic mattress. We had excellent dinner recommendations and delicious choices for continental breakfast, Susan the owner was very helpful. Great Bear Inn is a large modern 3 story chalet with a pool table in the basement, living... More

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Fulton, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great. The Inn was done in great taste reflecting the surroundings. The owner Susan was very helpful and entertaining. The dogs just added to the charm. The continental breakfast had a good selection all around. The recommendations we were given for dinner were all as described. The room was of a good size and the bed was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed here in sept and couldn't have been more satisfied w my experience. My husband and I had a beautiful room downstairs which was immaculate. Maid service was provided everyday, as well as laundry room right down the hall. Susan the owner, is incredibly funny and most accommodating. Any request we had was met with a smile and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were greeted by the owner, Susan, upon arrival. It is special to have that personal touch when you are not familiar with your surroundings. Susan immediately oriented us to the wonderful amenities at the Inn as well as the surrounding activities and eatery choices we could make during our stay. We even were handed complimentary anti-bear spray ( just... More

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second stay at the Great Bear Inn may have been even better than the first. The property is beautiful, the views gorgeous and it is quite close to the Park. Susan is delightful. She, Ryan and the menagerie of sweet animals make it a one of a kind experience - fun and homey, comfortable and exotic. We plan to... More

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san antonio, texas usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were there for a week starting Sept 15th. We were celebrating our 32 anniversary and wanted something a bit unique. We are world travelers, and have stayed at every type of hotel imaginable, bed a breakfasts, etc. Great Bear is indeed a unique experience. The lodge itself is beautiful and decorated with everything from a grizzly... More

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North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I travel, there are two types of hotels/places to stay: the kind that is the vacation and the kind you are crashing at for a night on the way to somewhere else. The Great Bear Inn is the former and it made our vacation an unforgettable trip which I will remember for a lifetime. It would totally not have... More

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Lake Forest, IL
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61 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a lot to like at this property. As others mentioned, service was responsive and immediate. Room was well decorated and the bed was very comfortable allowing for a great nights rest. There are a few things we think that keep our rating a notch under "the best". Somewhere between our reservation and arrival, the property transitioned from a... More

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Thegreatbearinn, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your constructive comments and will strive to improve. We will now offer dinnerware, ceramic coffee cups and silverware along with our paper products. This will still allow for many of our guests who like to take their breakfast on the road... Speaking of roads, our website clearly states that we are two miles off the main highway on... More

Costa Mesa, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked this inn several months ago at rate of $325 for grande room, breakfast and dinner included. It was selected because of the inclusions of dinner and the ability not to have to drive at night and hence enjoy wine with our meal. On arrival, we were advised that dinner was not possible due to accident of son. We... More

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Thegreatbearinn, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

From the moment we were unable to provide our dinners (the chef broke his back)...all our guests were sent notification. Refund of their dinner value was credited to their accounts or deducted from their final billing. We provided a list of preferred restaurants in close proximity along with directions to each one. A few of our guests unfortunately did not... More

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Additional Information about The Great Bear Inn

Address: 5672 Blankenship Road, P.O. Box 492, West Glacier, MT 59936
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Location: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Great Bear Hotel West Glacier
The Great Bear Inn West Glacier, Montana

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