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Arnold Black Bear Inn

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San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay in Arnold, the Black Bear Inn is just for you. The hosts, Wendi and Bruce are very accommodating and gracious, and at your service to assist in any way possible. My wife Vivian and I have stayed there many times, and have always reluctantly departed, feeling refreshed and satisfied....

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

So glad we (at least) have snow for you this year! Looking forward to seeing you again in April - red wine will be waiting!

Weehawken, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay so much! Everything about the inn was wonderful - it is a truly lovely place. The breakfasts were delicious and the wine and cheese in the afternoon was such a nice treat. The location is great for day hikes to see the redwoods. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely recommend and hope...

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Serving Wine & Cheese in the afternoons is one of our favorite parts of the job!! Looking forward to seeing you again.

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 21 February 2017

From the moment we stepped into this 'Heaven on Earth Place,' we were welcomed by granduer. Bruce and Wendi are 'Masters of Detail'. Usually at a B & B, one can find excellence in the quisine offered or the overall decor or the grounds or the room or the service. Rarely have we found such all-encompassing perfection crowned with sparkling...

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Aw, thanks! We really appreciate the feedback, and are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again - and helping you celebrate your big anniversary!

Arnold, California
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have visited this inn regularly for the last 6 years and I am still amazed that there is always something new. They continually strive to update and refresh a place that is already welcoming and relaxing. It was the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day with a dinner at Dogwood, the new restaurant in walking distance. The doormat changes...

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, and taking the time to notice the details! We love what we do, mostly because of special guests (friends, family now) like you!

Oakhurst, California
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Wonderful stay. Bruce and Wendi were so welcoming. Love the rustic mountain decor. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Great for a couples get away or for a group stay. Great breakfast and the wine and cheese tray was a delightful treat.

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay - thank you for the feedback!

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Bruce and Wendi are really Great!!!! Professional and Courteous, very helpful and nice People with extensive knowledge of The area, beautiful living /dining room area, The Breakfasts prepared every morning were excellent!!!!! My Room was Plush and immaculate, and The Jacuzzi was Awesome after My Daily Hikes!!!!!

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback. We enjoyed meeting you, and look forward to your next visit (and maybe being neighbors some day!).

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Extremely comfortable and quiet room. Well appointed. Bed was great. Excellent breakfast. Everyone was nice and helpful. They were very helpful when our car couldn't get up the snowy driveway And got the snow blower out to clear the way.

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

So glad we could get that pretty red car out of the driveway! Thanks for visiting - hope to see you again!

Rancho Murieta, California
Reviewed 10 January 2017

CalTrans does wonders.... No chains required to get here!!! The Black Bear Inn was great and very relaxing!! Easy travel to get to and the food prepared was delicious!! The rooms were cozy and very clean.... The library of books were incredible and watching football playoffs away from the hustle and bustle of a Sports Bar was AWESOME!!

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - we really appreciate feedback! We loved having your group here - come back to snowmobile!!

Manteca, California
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our total experience this last week was perfect----couldn't ask for more. A+ grade. Looking forward to our return trip in 2017. The rooms were warm and cozy; the lodge was relaxing and welcoming; the food was beyond wonderful. What more can we add: GREAT host and hostess!

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

It was so nice to finally meet you! We enjoyed chatting, and getting to know you. Looking forward to more visits.

Daly City
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Because it's like Duke giving away the Bush's Baked Bean receipe or the location of your favorite fishing hole! You want relaxation? This is the place! You want quiet? This is the place! The most friendly, accommodating inn keepers? Yup! Outstanding food? That too! It truly is a special place and worth every earned star. We will be back...no doubt...

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Wendi D, Owner at Arnold Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

My favorite review by far! So witty! We really enjoyed meeting you both, and getting to know you. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for sharing your feedback - we really appreciate it.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Arnold Black Bear Inn

Address: 1343 Oak Circle, PO Box 109, Arnold, CA 95223
Region: United States > California > Arnold
Price Range: ₹ 14,656 - ₹ 22,473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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