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412 Spruce St., Mackay, ID 83251   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Mackay B&B and Inns
Winter Springs, Florida
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“Glad we stayed here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

After reading the great reviews on trip advisor, we decided to give The Bear Bottom Inn a try, even though it wasn't exactly 'on the way'. It was fantastic! We rented two rooms for our family and stayed one night while we visited Craters of the Moon national monument. Very comfortable beds, friendly people, good selection of beer in the restaurant, and a cute little town:-)

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at the bear bottom inn every spring working out of town and Barb & Marg make it seem like home. Beautiful cozy rooms, not to mention 12 delicious beers on tap and also wine. And sometimes marg will cook u a delicious meal just cause she appreciates her customers. So if you want a beautiful cozy room, delicious beer and wine and even a couple awesome story's. I recommend the bear bottom inn to anyone passing through Mackay, ID.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

When traveling through small towns, finding a great place to stay, isn't usually much of an option. BUT, The Bear Bottom Inn was a "WOW". I do have to say that Margi (owner) and Barbara (Margi's Mom) are a big part of what makes the inn such a delight, but, that said, I don't mean that there isn't more to enjoy. The rooms look pretty simple from the outside, but, the interiors are so comfortable. Log beds with comfy mattresses and quilts to cozy into to. The thing I got a kick out of were the big cereal bowls and silverware for all of us that drag breakfast cereal along with us. What a touch! Everything was sparkling clean - including the quilt!
When we first made our reservation, Margi asked if we would like her to fix us dinner. Hmm, everything is such an unknown! We decided to join the other guests, and what a perfect meal, great hosts, great restaurant/bar and gathering place. Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, glass of wine - great comfort food on the road.
Margi is a great host with a terrific personality, adamant about cleanliness, and has a great little spot in Mackay. I hope to return and would recommend The Bear Bottom Inn to anyone.

  • 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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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The rooms, the staff, the tavern( great selection of draft beers), what a great experience !!!
I will go there again for sure, LOVED IT !!!
The owner can give you nformation on ATV rentals, where to go fishing, mountain hiking and you might be able to talk her into cooking you a great meal, she's a great cook !!!

Room Tip: Just joking about the pool & fitness center,they don't have one. Don't look for the inn...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Stayed at Bear Bottom while at a workshop outside of town. Margi is the friendliest person in town and runs a great business. We felt at home just walking in. Comfortable beds in a clean larger room. Quiet location off of main road was an added bonus.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We thought that this was a great find while traveling Hwy 93 on motorcycle. We needed a place to stay that had air conditioning due to the heavy smoke from forest fires and the owner of the Wagon Wheel Motel sent us down the street to Margi's Bear Bottom Inn. Clean rooms with great beds on a quiet street and the owner Margi could not do enough for us. The internet was a little bit of a problem but it worked. All this for a reasonable price under $80.00.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

My family and I recently returned from a trip to Mackay and were fortunate enough to meet Margie who runs and owns the Bear Bottom Inn. We didn't know what to expect from a town that had a population of less than a 1000 but it was everything we had ever hoped for. The local people were so welcoming and Margie was such a hospitable host at her motel and restaurant/bar. We will definately be returning and this is the best place to stay in Mackay.

Room Tip: phone early as limited rooms available and you don't want to miss out on this Motel
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about The Bear Bottom Inn

Address: 412 Spruce St., Mackay, ID 83251
Location: United States > Idaho > Mackay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Mackay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each room has 2 double-sized beds, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, A/C, WIFI and LED flat screen TV. Furnishing are lodge-pole pine. They are non-smoking rooms. Next door to the rooms is the rustic 100 year old Inn. The Inn features one home cooked entree choice- Tuesday thru Saturday. It has a unique pub with 12 micro brews on tap and a premium wine selection by the glass or bottle. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Bear Bottom Inn Mackay, Idaho

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