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Black Bear Guesthouse
926 Black Bear Lane, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #6 of 46 Tofino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed for only 2 nights but it was a wonderful experience. We felt at home and very comfortable. The breakfasts were incredible. The suggestions on places to visit and restaurants to eat at were awesome. Can't say enough about the hospitality - jay & Bobbi and of course Audie know how to make you feel welcome.
The room was beautiful and the bathroom - wow!
The stay just wasn't long enough, but will definitely go back.

Room Tip: We stayed in the King room upstairs - awesome view of the inlet - so quiet and private.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BlackBearGuesthouse, Owner at Black Bear Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thanks for the great review guys, we appreciate the feedback and are so happy to hear you had such a good stay! Come back soon to enjoy paradise!
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This was our first stay in a B&B and it was OUTSTANDING. Having never stayed in a B&B we were very apprehensive, with Bobbi and Jay they are perfect hosts. Informing us of all of Tofino's highlights and made us so welcome to their home. Their home is beautifully furnished and very west coast. We stayed for 4 nights and felt that it was too quick, once you become acclimatized to zen of the west coast, you do not want to leave this paradise. This stay was highlighted by their beautiful 11 month daughter Auley, she gives the most beautiful smiles and giggles!!
Another new experience at the B & B is the breakfast, Bobbi's breakfasts are better than any five star top hotel breakfast!!!
Not only tasty, but very filling and organic, lunch is not necessary

This B & B is truly a love story for my wife and I
We love the location,
We love the hosts,
We love the accomadtions,
We love the exquisite breakfasts
And we would love to return very soon!!!

Thank you for the wonderful experience, it was truly appreciated!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BlackBearGuesthouse, Owner at Black Bear Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Wow guys, what a fantastic review!! Thank you so much and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. We really appreciated such detailed review that highlights areas of the B&B we really focus on. Would love to have you come back for another relaxing stay at the Black Bear Guesthouse!
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My father was visiting from Alberta and wanted to see Tofino. The last time I was there was 16 years ago and I had no idea where to stay. Looking at accommodations, I came upon the Black Bear Guest House and decided to give it a chance; I'm so glad I did! Fabulous, large, and well presented breakfasts were offered. Super friendly hosts that instantly made us feel at home, I honestly felt like I was staying at a friends house, not a B&B. Jay, Bobbie and Auley are terrific; they were so welcoming to me, my father and my two boys. I loved the fact that I could bring my 2 and 4 year old here and let them pick berries, climb and wonder around without feeling like they were being a nuisance. The rooms were wonderful, clean, spacious and the bathtub heavenly. I'm already planning our next trip back, this time with my husband and our boys so we can have more adventures and fun! We will be back and no we will not stay anywhere else in Tofino from now on.

Room Tip: The inlet and black bear rooms are perfect for a family, while the Osprey room is perfect for that r...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BlackBearGuesthouse, Owner at Black Bear Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Hi guys! Come back for a visit soon! Was so great having your family here. Your boys were so lovely and are welcome anytime :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

View was great. Bobby and Jay take you in like you are close friends. Very nice experience for first time in tofino. They gave so many great tips about where to go and what to do. So clean and the house is just about brand new with very comfortable beds.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Staying at the Black Bear guest house is a little like having a secret corner of the world all to yourself. The views are wonderful, the hospitality is exceptional. Bobbi and Jay are so eager to share a wealth of information and highlights of the local area. Most enjoyable is sitting around the fire pit at the end of the day, after exploring what must be some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the world!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This was our family's second time staying at the Black Bear Guesthouse and it's hard to believe but I think this stay was even better. Beautiful sunrise over the inlet every morning and walking distance to Chesterman Beach, one of Tofino's best. Bobbi and Jay are great hosts and made us feel right at home.

Room Tip: We stayed in the upstairs suite, large and private. All the comforts of home.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in the Osprey room of the B&B and we are ready to move in! Bobbie, Jay and Auley were very welcoming to our little family and we felt right at home. The inlet side of Tofino is amazing! Waking up with our baby in the middle of the night was fabulous because we got to take in the starry skies, crescent moon and 2 sunrises! Breakfasts were delicious with fresh fruit , the best homemade granola ever and hot eggy options too. We would love to come back!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 926 Black Bear Lane, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Black Bear Guesthouse, a brand new Westcoast designed home, overlooking the beautiful calm waters of Clayoquot Sound. Offering two accommodation options, a full self catering vacation Suite for the traveller looking to book their home away from home and a simple, clean comfortable room and private bathroom for the budget conscious guest. Guests are welcome to walk around the property to view the Inlet tidal waterfront. The Bay is a protected wildlife sanctuary with river otters, bald eagles, osprey, harbour seals and if you're lucky you'll spot a local grey wolf. Come experience the tranquility of the Inlet side of Tofino. Whether you're here to relax, rejuvenate or seek adventure, Black Bear Guesthouse is your home away from home. We are within a few minutes walking distance to popular Chesterman Beach with its long sandy shoreline and great surfing. The town of Tofino with all its amenities, restaurants and boutique galleries is only a 5 minute drive down the road. ... more   less 
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