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Arnold Black Bear Inn

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Manteca, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. More 

Daly City
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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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. More 

Tuolumne, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Black Bear Inn is a wonderful getaway for couples-- enjoy Calaveras Big Trees and end your day at a divine Inn with kind owners, hot tea, delicious treats, cozy rooms and relaxation. I visited twice in one year with my boyfriend -- we can't wait to visit again. Both Feb. and Oct. temps are perfect, plus stunning colors in nature!... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback - we really appreciate it. We enjoy talking with both of you, and of course are very fond of your artistic talent! Please stay in touch :) More 

Buffalo, New York
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49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The owners Wendi and Bruce are passionate about the place, and they want you to be as well, going out of their way to be hospitable. The rooms are lovely, the lobby/great room spectacular, landscaping (complete with patios and hot tub!) beautiful and the breakfast Bruce made was superb.

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay - hoping you stay longer next time! We love our east coast guests. Thanks again Michael. More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our hosts Wendy and Bruce were super helpful and friendly. Rooms were very clean and cozy. The complimentary wine deserves a special mention. Really excellent and a welcome treat after a long day of exploring the giant Sequoias. Would absolutely recommend and might come back.

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

We do hope to see you again - we realize it's a long trip from Bavaria! We enjoyed meeting you both. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. More 

Los Gatos, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I just celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary with a three night stay at the wonderful Black Bear Inn. It was unbelievable!! We sold a cabin in the area that we had owned for 25 years and hadn't returned to Arnold for 3 years. Instead of having to work on our mountain property, Wendi and Bruce treated us... More 

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Even though this is a bit pricey, we loved our stay at the Arnold Black Bear Inn. Wendy was so friendly and made us the prettiest, tastiest cheese and cracker spread (you can choose from a wide variety of cheeses), along with good wine, after our long and tiring drive. It was great to sit out back and look at... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit, and Dogwood (so convenient)! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review - we love feedback! Looking forward to seeing you again. More 

Tracy, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Enjoyed the stay at this property. The hosts Bruce and Wendi where friendly and polite and knowledgeable of the area. Once Wendi heard it was my birthday she offered a piece of chocolate cake to be left in the room on our return from dinner. Very kind and thoughtful act. That act was above and beyond. The property was very... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate it. Hope to see you both again soon - maybe for your next birthday! More 

Tattersha
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

A beautiful Inn, very friendly hosts. Beautiful room. Lovely welcome with a glass of wine, cheese and cold meats. Looking forward to the recommended breakfast. Beautiful gardens with a romantic gazebo. Ideal place for overnighters like us

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

Thank you for the review - so nice to meet you both. Hope your golf game was equally enjoyable! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We stayed at Black Bear Inn after spending several days at Yosemite. We picked the hotel somewhat randomly, wanting somewhere near Calaveras Big Tree State Park, never has a random pick worked out so well. Our room and the property were great, but more impressive was the high level of service provided by Bruce and Wendi. Not only did they... More 

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

Thank you for the review, and the kind words - we appreciate it. Come back and enjoy our other beautiful seasons! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $385 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
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“Every room is designed with perfection-- any room is special!”
 of 5 bubbles kfrancis33, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you like to sit out side over looking the grounds ask for a room on the front side of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles ame391, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room opened onto the garden and close to the outdoor spa”
 of 5 bubbles alisond310, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any of the five rooms are beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 406vickim, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Calaveras was a very nice room. Although I would have enjoyed the room with the Jacuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles G8600WJamandam, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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