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5672 Blankenship Road, P.O. Box 492, West Glacier, MT 59936
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The Great Bear Inn
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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Crystal, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the beautiful and peaceful atmosphere of this resort! Our cabin, Eagle's Nest, was charming and inviting. It was clean, tastefully decorated, and well stocked for our stay. We felt at home! The service was friendly, responsive, and accommodating. The only problem is that we could not stay longer. We are definitely returning to The Great Bear Inn, and... More

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Mercer Island, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Bear Inn is a beautiful facility. The rooms are nicely furnished and the beds are wonderful. We received a refund for the dinners we had paid for and were delighted to try out the Belton Grill. I could have given this inn a five star rating except for a few easily fixed shortcomings. Breakfast was a make it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cabin and main lodge have all the amenities of home. Well maintained grounds, well maintained lodging.Staff are prompt to help if needed. Great Bear Inn is very easy to find even with Google maps it sits just far enough back in the forest for the secluded cabin feel, but just minutes from good dinning and activities. Two of the... More

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Petaluma, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the accommodations and the entire atmosphere. The Inn Keeper sets a wonderful, friendly and homey retreat. The rooms are clean and well stocked. The area is absolutely gorgeous with great access to the park. We will go back and visit again.

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Austin, TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It appeared the owner was trying to run the place without the help she needed. It is located off the beaten path, hard to find and you can only get there via unsaved and pot holed roads. We had purchased breakfast and dinner with our room but the cook, owner's son, was hurt and the cost of the meals were... More

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

It is frustrating to receive this type of review as it shows that this person never read our website, nor brought the directions on our website as suggested prior to their arrival. Our website clearly states that we are located one mile off the main highway on a county gravel road and that there are no facilities in West Glacier... More

Houston, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely mountain retreat, but would not recommend. not having dinner was a letdown, we were not given the option of cancelling. we did get refund for not having dinner. Part of the charm, we thought was having dinner there as most country Inns. Susan was very nice, but a little lax on details. the back deck was lovely, but only... More

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

Again, Please read our website prior to making a reservation...Our website clearly states in three places that we are located off the main highway on a county gravel road and that there is nowhere in the West Glacier area where you will not hear train whistles nearby as this is Train Country which is part of it's charm. To overstaff... More

New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are big fans of this place, having visited before and having recommended it highly to friends (who also enjoyed their stay). But our latest stay slightly disappointed. Unfortunately the chef was unable to cook (these things happen, of course), so we ate elsewhere in the area. This meant that part of the charm of the Great Bear was lost:... More

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Risca, Wales, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although a very nice place - and in a cracking location we found it a bit strange to be told we had to be in bed at 10 PM - after travelling all day and after eating dinner we were using the facilities (pool table) and then told at 10PM to make it our last game.

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

Although British and Americans speak the same language, there must be a huge communication breakdown here. We would never tell a guest to "go to bed". We simply reminded this person that the Billiards Room Hours end at 10:00 as we have guests on either side of this room. Susan Sullivan Owner The Great Bear Inn More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here the first week of August. We tried to get a place inside the GNP but all the hotels were booked. After doing research on Trip Advisor, I came across The Great Bear Inn and we decided to give it a try. Very happy that we did. We stayed in the Chief Mountain Room on... More

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Arnolds Park, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Great Bear Inn for 4 nights, I wished it was longer! Undoubtedly the most comfortable place we have ever stayed and the best night's sleep. The Spirit Bear room was not a room, but a beautiful large suite with a private walkout patio and stone fireplace..we loved it! Sue was a great hostess and the dogs... More

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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): $$
Also Known As:
The Great Bear Hotel West Glacier
The Great Bear Inn West Glacier, Montana

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The Great Bear Inn proudly provides deluxe lodging accommodations in a spectacular setting, surrounded by the grandeur of Glacier National Park. Choose from deluxe rooms in the main lodge or, beginning summer 2011, comfortable cabin accommodation on our property.The unspoiled beauty of Montana awaits you just outside our magnificent Inn. Glacier National Park is less than ten minutes away. Hiking, white water rafting, fishing, hunting (seasonal), and horseback riding - the recreation possibilities offered by Northwest Montana are endless and the beauty is unlike anything found anywhere. The Inn is tastefully decorated in a style consistent with our location at the doorstep of Glacier National Park. An Oversized Continental is provided each morning. ... more   less 
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