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505 West Ramshorn P.O. Box 1333, Dubois, WY 82513
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#3 of 9 hotels in Dubois
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4.8
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4.6
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4.7
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4.7
OPEN JUNE-SEPTEMBER, the Black Bear Inn is a comfortable motel in Dubois, Wyoming, located in the heart of Wind River Country, minutes from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, known worldwide for unsurpassed beauty and unequaled recreational opportunities. We serve COMPLIMENTARY S'MORES nightly by the river campfire. Wind River FlyFitter, a fly fishing guide service and store, hails from the motel and teachs FREE FLY FISHING CASTING LESSONS daily. You can book a trip into our little slice of paradise and catch rainbow trout (or brown, cutthroat or several other varieties).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Fishing
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Snack bar
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
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Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English
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Greta H wrote a review Aug 2022
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The s’mores that you can toast each evening are so delicious and you could even use girl scout cookies instead of a graham cracker. My family agreed that on out trip these beds were the most comfortable of all the beds we slept in. The owner was very kind and there were teddy grahams on each bed (packaged of course). Overall the place was great! Thank you for letting us stay!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 5 days ago
Oh my Goodness! I just saw this review! Guests like you are why we ALWAYS say the Bear Has the very nicest Guests!!!! Thanks for your kind words and come back as soon as you can!!!
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Marcia wrote a review Jul 2022
Chicago10 contributions5 helpful votes
The Black Bear Inn is a clean and quiet place to stay. Liz, the owner, is super helpful and accommodating. Guests are invited to gather near their riverside fire pit to chat and enjoy complimentary s'mores. A very friendly place... Not just a room. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Liz Cowen Furman, Owner at Black Bear Inn
Responded Jul 13, 2022
Folks like you are why we always say the Bear has the nicest guests! ❤️♥️❤️ Come back as soon as you can!
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Nikki C wrote a review Jun 2022
Arkadelphia, Arkansas25 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here in June. The entire trip was wonderful. It’s quaint and comfortable but gives you “olden days” feel. The s’mores by the rushing River was awesome and my kids loved it! I liked picking up a movie in the office that was fun to do together. It’s nice to have an option outside of the more expensive town down the road.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Liz Cowen Furman, Owner at Black Bear Inn
Responded Jul 13, 2022
Thanks so much for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at the Bear!!! Come back as soon as you can! Now every time you come you’ll get $10 off your room as part of our Bear Family!! ❤️♥️❤️
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VML wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions3 helpful votes
This motel is rustic for sure, but our room was very cozy, clean, and comfortable. The owner Liz welcomed us like we’d been friends for years. We enjoyed the s’mores and visiting with other guests at the fire pit right next to the river. We were in Dubois to see the National Museum of Military Vehicles before heading into Yellowstone, and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. But next time we plan to include time for fishing!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jul 13, 2022
Thanks so much! Come back as soon as you can and do include time for fishing as this is fly fisherman’s paradise!♥️❤️😉
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bbb456 wrote a review Feb 2022
Aberdeen, Idaho23 contributions6 helpful votes
We got an early start and drove East from Idaho, beautiful fall leaves in the mountains. We got to the National Museum of Military Vehicles, about 10 mi East of Dubois just as it opened and spent all day there. It was highly worth the time and entrance fee. We learned so much we didn’t know. Would suggest bringing a sack lunch to eat in your car. They’ll stamp your hand & you can come back in & continue looking around. Supper at Cowboy Cafe was excellent. We checked in to the quaint Black Bear Inn, friendly owner, everything was clean & comfy & quiet. The next morning we took Union Pass Road South off of hwy 26 to almost Pinedale. Beautiful dirt backroad. Would do this all again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Liz Cowen Furman, Owner at Black Bear Inn
Responded Feb 26, 2022
So happy you had a great trip! Autumn was extraordinary last year! Come back as soon as you can!!!
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Dr. Don & Caryl wrote a review Aug 2021
Corrales, New Mexico8 contributions2 helpful votes
The Bear was a lovely little motel with great character and charm. Our hostess was very accommodating and friendly. The unfortunate news was that the smoke from the western fires was pervasive and was joined by high temperatures and the room did not have air conditioning. The motel was constructed with block walls and held in the heat and the small fan was inadequate for cooling; hence we did not sleep well. Other than that, the Bear is truly a flash from the past and worthwhile.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Liz Cowen Furman, Owner at Black Bear Inn
Responded Feb 26, 2022
So sorry to hear you didn't sleep well. The fires were brutal and unusual at that time. Usually it is beyond comfy. Hope you come back sometime when California isn't on fire and the smoke is blowing over us.
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Maggie R wrote a review Aug 2021
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This place is so very sweet. Liz and her family care deeply about this spot and it is evident they care about their guests. From the free nightly s’mores to the detailed town info binder, the Black Bear Inn will help you feel right at home in the cute cowboy town of Dubois, WY. The rooms are maybe a lil dated, but they are spotless, thoughtfully decorated, and unique! This is a refreshing take on my previous experiences in “motels,” truly felt like a welcoming community space with charming touches. The river spot next to the fire pit was a highlight too! Electric car charging on site!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Liz Cowen Furman, Owner at Black Bear Inn
Responded Feb 26, 2022
Thanks so much for staying with us at the Bear! Guests like you are why we love running the inn. Come back as soon as you can and we will make more s'mores! ❤️
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Alan B wrote a review Aug 2021
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Just back from 4 days in Dubois fly fishing with friends. Stayed at Black Bear Inn. Have stayed at motels in small town fishing and hunting all over America. Black Bear is one of best ever. Liz keeps the place spotless. She puts many thoughtful little touches everywhere around the place and knows her guests. Extra floor mats for the fly fisherman. A clothesline outside to hang waders. A fire pit in a covered gazebo hard by the Wind River is a great way to unwind with a beer with friends after fishing. Families enjoy smores every night under the gazebo by the river over a fire. The setting is bucolic and sublime. Very comfortable beds, great hot water and water pressure. Kept spotless. All the guest we met were great people. The hotel has a real family atmosphere. Can't wait to go back next summer. Thanks, Liz
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Feb 26, 2022
HOLY SMOKES! I just saw this review! You are the reason we love running the Inn. Come back as soon as you can! Thanks so much for your kind review!
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GAMercer wrote a review Aug 2021
En route24 contributions21 helpful votes
If you'd like to stay in an "analog" motel that will take you back to your 60s childhood, this is the place! Actual metal keys for the doors, no cable TV, no matching decor, park outside your door, laundry lines across the way, 'smores in the fire pit by the river. We loved it, and the kind and helpful owner, but if you're used to Comfort Inns or similar, this is not for you!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Feb 26, 2022
Thanks so much for your kind review! We love running the Inn because of guests like you! Come back as soon as you can!!!
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12rick wrote a review Jun 2021
Elida, Ohio62 contributions13 helpful votes
was very pleased with the family atmosphere. felt like we were home spending time with neighbors. upon checking in they were having computer issues using the credit card machine and instead of making us stand around and wait gave us key to our room and said we could do paperwork later. room was very comfortable and location is within walking distance of places to eat. would recommend highly
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded Feb 26, 2022
Computers! They are great when they work! Thanks so much for staying with us at the Inn, and for your kind review! Guests like you are why we love running the Bear. Come back as soon as you can!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Bear Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Black Bear Inn?
Nearby attractions include Wind River Flyfitter (0.02 miles), National Bighorn Sheep Center (0.3 miles), and Giant Jackalope Exxon Country Store (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Bear Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Black Bear Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Black Bear Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Bear Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Bear Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cowboy Cafe, Noon Rock Pizza, and Lone Buffalo Steakhouse.
Is Black Bear Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Dubois.
Are pets allowed at Black Bear Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.