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The Great Bear Inn

5672 Blankenship Road, P.O. Box 492, West Glacier, MT 59936
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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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Columbia Falls, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and I needed some time together and away from the house and work. Our weekend at the Great Bear Inn was more than we had hoped for! The personal care from the staff was outstanding, and the food....what can I say other than 'the best ever!' The accommodations lacked absolutely nothing. The fireplace in the bedroom was an... More

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Yorba Linda, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Brought the family for a 7 day vacation and we had a blast.Nestled between the pines it was easy to forget the hustle and bustle of city life. The staff is awesome and accommodating and we were made to feel at home day in and day out. We are excited to have found this place and have already begun our... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We spent 10 days at The Great Bear Inn while visiting Montana. The Inn is just minutes away from Glacier National Park. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Jackson and Emmitt two of the many dogs that patrol the property. They are there to protect the Inn and the guests from the bears. At first, we were a little intimidated... More

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East Fallowfield, PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed for a week at the Great Bear Inn and loved the place! Our room (Grande) was huge and so comfortable, with a great view. But what really made it special was the atmosphere and staff...so friendly and attentive. We had only signed up for 3 of the 6 nights for dinner when we made... More

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Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I vacation in the West Glacier area every September and we love staying at the Great Bear Inn! This year our stay was shorter than normal but we were still able to enjoy the unique ambiance and personal attention from the owners and staff of this beautiful mountain lodge. We actually stayed in two different room types... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I recently spent 10 days at this inn. We had rain, snow, and a government shutdown of the glacier national park. However, we loved the inn and the Montana hospitality. We were shown how to use bear spray, told about sites and other areas of interest once the park was shut down. The food was wonderful. We... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I did a lot of research, looking for a really nice, comfortable place to stay just outside Glacier NP. The Great Bear Inn was the only place I found that was both very comfortable and very close to the park. We stayed in a cabin just across from the main house. We found it very comfortable, convenient, and peaceful. The... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a mixed bag.... too expensive for what it is.... someone's home made into a "Bed and Dinner" lodging. The room we had was nice and large, bed comfortable, though the room was located off the bonus room area. The staff was friendly. I am extremely upset that my dietary restrictions (which were communicated beforehand) were ignored. The web... More

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

We regret that your needs were not met. I cannot find any reservation with you listed as a guest in our Grand Room to determine where the mistake generated from. We have so many guests who do not mention any food restrictions until dinner is served, yet our chefs are always happy to replace that meal with another immediately. We... More

Hudson, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The room was above average. It was very large & well furnished. It was actually bigger than necessary. The view of the mountains & the well landscaped hotel grounds was great. It had a very nice patio with chairs & table. The staff was very friendly & tried to do everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. The only... More

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

We regret that you were not completely happy with your stay here. Perhaps if you would have familiarized yourself with our website you would have known that we offer a Self Serve Continental Breakfast to our guests; the definition of which is coffee, tea, juices,and rolls. We expanded ours to include kasha cereals along with an assortment of other cereals,... More

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Great Bear Inn is in the top five of special places I've stayed. The location is perfect- close to West Glacier and tucked in the woods off the main road. The hospitality is genuine and warm and the service is excellent. The five friendly dogs running amuck are in charge of greetings and bear protection. We didn't request to... More

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Also Known As:
The Great Bear Hotel West Glacier
The Great Bear Hotel
The Great Bear Inn West Glacier, Montana
Address: 5672 Blankenship Road, P.O. Box 492, West Glacier, MT 59936
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Location: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty lodging in West Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Now imagine having all of your dinner arrangements available at the Great Bear Inn. You won't need to make dinner reservations and drive thirty minutes to the nicer restaurants in the area or wait to be seated. The Inn is tastefully decorated in a style consistent with our location at the doorstep of Glacier National Park. ... more   less 

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