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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Black Bear Inn exceeded our expectations on every front. From the the open timber lodge to the manicured gardens; the common spaces were immaculate. The hospitality and food were stellar. Bruce and Wendi made us feel right at home. Our room was comfortable and well appointed. We enjoyed returning from a hike in Calaveras big trees to wine and cheese at the Inn and then a soak in the jacuzzi.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

This was our third visit to the Black Bear Inn, and we had a wonderful time as always. Bruce and Wendi are friendly and accomodating. The Inn is beautiful and clean, the grounds meticulously maintained, and the inn is so relaxing. The rooms are lovely, and the beds are very comfortable. The breakfast is scruptious and elegantly presented. It's just a perfect little getaway. We have stayed at many B & Bs, but none compare to the Black Bear Inn. We would heartily recommend the Black Bear Inn to anybody. Thanks, Wendi and Bruce. See you next year. Cheryl & Ray, Sunnyvale, CA

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent. Choose the one that suits you.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ray f
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We recently returned from a 9-day stay at the Arnold Black Bear Inn; this was our second visit. Our first trip was so wonderful that we decided to return to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Since we had done sightseeing last time, we chose to spend most of our time sitting on the porch outside our clean, comfy and restful room reading or...... The surrounding environment is filled with Oak, Incense Cedar and Pine trees, the grass and gardens are impeccably kept by Bruce and it is calming and peaceful. Besides taking care of the "yard", Bruce's talent as a chef is demonstrated by his gourmet, scrumptious, and, for us, vegetarian breakfasts. We, also, had the pleasure of enjoying two very creative and wonderfully delicious vegetarian dinners. Every meal looks like a painting on the plate.
Wendi's smile is infectious and her earnest generosity to make us feel comfortable is unforgettable. Requests are accommodated by Wendi with her winning smile and "it's not a problem." Sometimes there is the unmistakeable smell of something good baking in the kitchen, which is usually one of Wendi's fun and delectable desserts that cannot be resisted.
Wendi and Bruce have found the perfect "recipe" for running an inn that each day makes you feel glad to be there. It is an extremely long drive for us but we feel that we are going to visit close friends and when we experience the warmth of their welcome, the drive is immediately forgotten and we settle into the pleasure and contentment that is offered at this very special Inn. Thank you Wendi and Bruce, we'll see you again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Donna G
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

It's hard to describe the hospitality, beauty, and peacefulness of this place in words. The grounds
were simple beautiful, the rooms were comfortable, clean, and beautiful, and the owners...you just have to meet them. Their friendliness and warmth were amazing. The food was fantastic (Bruce is a professional chef). We will be back-many times! Thank you, Wendy and Bruce!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Doris C
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

From the first time we made contact with Bruce and Wendi, they were wonderful. The inn is absolutely beautiful inside and out. Our room was very beautiful and clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. We enjoyed gourmet breakfasts in the morning and wine and cheese in the late afternoon. They made excellent recommendations for dinner and even called in to reserve a table for us. There is a hammock on the back porch that is big enough for two and excellent for stargazing on a clear night (especially if there is a meteor shower like there was when we were there). All around it is a great place to stay and Bruce and Wendi went over the top to make us feel welcome. We are already planning a return trip in February to enjoy a nice winter weekend.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank John L
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