My wife and two sons had a very nice stay at the Arnold Black Bear Inn. The soaring wood beamed ceilings (no nails used) were beautiful to view as we sipped tea in front of the large stone fireplace in the serenity of the great room. The food and wine was excellent, Chef Bruce prepared the most amazing butternut squash bisque, with roasted garlic and chives. The Calaveras room was spacious, nicely decorated, and super clean. Hosts Bruce and Wendi were very gracious and friendly. Bruce is also a very talented painter, and his works are displayed at the inn.
The Inn is conveniently located about 25 minutes from Bear Valley skiing. I also liked the fact that just down the road there is an auto supply store where you can get necessary items (such as windshield wiper fluid that doesn't freeze) and my snow scraper, which I forgot to bring.
The Black Bear Inn is convenient, just off the main road, but feels quiet and private. We will be back again, next time with friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Sequoias, amazing scenery and quiet surroundings. You can experience all this and more year round at the only Bed & Breakfast in Arnold, California. The Black Bear Inn is a 5,200 square foot timber frame constructed inn on 1.3 acres in a park-like setting. Our five guest rooms have private baths, king beds, fireplaces, radiant heating and cooling, satellite television. Included in the room rate is a full, gourmet breakfast in the morning, and custom cheese trays & local wines each evening. Custom dinners also available upon request - call for menu options and pricing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arnold Black Bear Hotel Arnold