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“Beautiful house, beautiful location and wonderful hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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Black Bear Guesthouse
926 Black Bear Lane, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #5 of 47 Tofino B&B and Inns
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
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“Beautiful house, beautiful location and wonderful hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed here this weekend, absolutely amazing house, so clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. With spectacular views.
Bobbi and Jay (& Olly) wonderful hosts, so friendly and Teresa's breakfast were delicious!
They even accommodated my request of gluten free at the last minute without any questions.
Thank you for a wonderful stay for our first trip to Tofino, we will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Panoramic view of Chesterman Bay with quiet solitude to match the views. Friendly and informative hosts. Did I mention the great wholesome breakfasts? Clean, comfortable, nothing missing! enjoy your visit there as much as we did!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Family visit. Great location, peaceful, with wonderful view over the Inlet. Bobbi was great hostess, cooked and served delicious breakfasts. Spotlessly clean comfortable rooms and great to have lounge area available for sitting/talking. Felt very comfortable, welcomed and relaxed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Our family stayed for four nights over Easter in the suite. The apartment was spacious and fully equipped with everything we could have possibly wanted, and more. The hosts, Bobbi, Jay and their young daughter, were very hospitable and knowledgable about the area. Riding their bikes on Chesterman beach was one of the highlights (as well as eating at Tacofino - 3 times in 4 days haha). Thank you for a lovely stay, we look forward to a return visit soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
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BlackBearGuesthouse, Owner at Black Bear Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
So glad you guys enjoyed your Easter holiday vacation. Thanks for the great review!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed for a week during the Pacific Rim Whale Festival and left engaged!! This place won us over. Bobbi and Jay are wonderful hosts, you don't see them until you need them, at which point they are a your door to help. We stayed in the guesthouse, complete with it's own hot tub! Luxury in the woods, candles, plush robes, plastic wine glasses for late night soaks. Cheater an beach provides amazing sunsets, be sure to take advantage of the beach cruiser bikes, provided by the Black Bear suite, and rove the beach. The fireplace added wonderful ambience. These hosts went the extra mile, pointing us in the direction of the crab dock, cleaning the crabs for us (city folk), and cooking them on an outdoor propane stove.
It's been an exceptionally beautiful week!
Jay also drives a Zodiac boat and brought us to see grey whales!!
I can't say enough. If you seek serenity, luxury, space, light (tons of windows and sky lights)... this is the place for you. They have paid attention to all of the details so that you can relax and unwind.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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 4, 2013
Wow! Such a fantastic review, thank you! Was really lovely meeting you both and we are so happy your stay exceeded your expectations. We'll look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. All the best guys!!
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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was my first visit to the area and I chose the Black Bear Guesthouse by chance.......but now will visit again by choice! It was a "girls" weekend break and everything was wonderful! We had the suite with our own kitchen and it was perfect. We made daily visits into the hot tub and were blown away by the peace and tranquility. Jay made sure we knew where to go and when and Bobby too added positive ideas. We walked Chesterman beach,had a champagne brunch at the Inn, had appies and a drink and watched the sun set from long beach lodge,ate fabulous meals in Tofino. We even had the privilege of watching The Resident Grey wolf chase the water birds and tromp across the tidal flats from our windows! The Bed is super comfy and the pull out bed too! We were happy to have access to yellow slickers as we took a hike to the Ucluelet Lighthouse enjoying the whole seaside experience.....again Jay's suggestion......Best host and hostess and look forward to going again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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BlackBearGuesthouse, Owner at Black Bear Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thanks or the great review ladies! So glad you enjoyed your stay and was great having you stay with us! Come back and visit soon!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Lovely accomodation with glorious view over estuary hosts lovely. great breakfasts. beach not far away. definately recommend it. lovely deep bath and luxorious bath robes . only thing could add was tea making facilities in room although you can get a hot drink from hosts. S and m

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 926 Black Bear Lane, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Clayoquot Sound > Tofino
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Tofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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. The Inlet 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 andstunning views. Whether you’re here to relax, rejuvenate or seek adventure, Black Bear Guesthouse is your home away from home. We have 3 guestrooms and offer a hot or fresh baked breakfast every morning to start your day. 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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