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Ketchikan, Alaska
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

As a resident of Ketchikan, I am always looking for a "staycation", a place that will make me feel like I'm visiting another area and the Black Bear Inn is that place for myself and my husband. We've stayed twice (hoping it's going to be three soon, HINT! HINT! HUSBAND!) and each time we've chosen The Eagles Nest. It's so... More 

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Msdetail, Owner at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Jim and I want to thank you for your very kind words about the Black Bear Inn. It is wonderful to learn that our local guests enjoy our place as much as we do. When we started building the Inn, back in 2005, it was our hope that locals would see us as their 'home away from home' and would... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

I'm so remiss in writing this review. It's now almost November and we stayed at the Black Bear Inn back in July for four (4) nights with another couple. Let me tell you not just how wonderful this place is, but how great Nicole is as well. We haven't stayed at a lot of B&Bs, so this was new to... More 

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Msdetail, Owner at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank You So Much for the very kind review. Ketchikan is on a beautiful Island filled with friendly, interesting,and talented people offering outstanding tour activities. It is my pleasure to assist our guests with there adventure planning and to make sure that their trip is everything that they hoped for. Jim and I are indeed gratified when people tell us... More 

Upstate New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

After traveling from the east coast to Alaska and being dropped off at the Black Bear Inn, we were hoping for a warm welcome and shown to our room to relax. We were dropped off at the wrong door (how did we know) and greeted with a "Who are you?". After dragging our luggage around the building to the correct... More 

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Msdetail, Owner at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

I wish you had not judged our Inn on what seemed like an unfriendly greeting from me. I know I was cleaning rooms when you arrived and I do remember being surprised to see people coming through the back yard from the service road, dragging their bags in the rain. I wondered why anyone would drop our guests off out... More 

Marathon, Florida, USA
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

We had an enchanting time at the BBI. Jim and Nicole have overlooked absolutely nothing in this charming B&B. From the outdoor kitchen where we prepared a fresh fish grilled dinner with music and an outstanding view of the water, to the outdoor patio and beautifully appointed rooms with fireplaces; this is a do-not-miss Alaskan experience! Thanks Jim and Nicole... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Spent a few nights there this past August. Excellent accommodations with gracious host, Nicole & Jim Church. Grounds & amenities were superb, breakfast was enjoyable. Rates were competitive. Great conversations and excellent recommendations for activities & restaurants. Turned out my brother stayed there back in 2008 and had similar experience.

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We cannot thank Nicole and Jim enough! We had booked another fishing experience that ended up with negetive reviews and decided we were going to abort that trip and look for something else. So thru Trip Advisor, I called Black Bear Inn and talked to Nicole who helped us book fishing trips and all you can eat crap dinners.... And... More 

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Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

First, Nicole and Jim were fabulous! We loved staying at their B and B and it had beautiful views, great beds, and a wonderful way to do breakfast. We loved that we didn't have to have breakfast at a specific time - they always had fresh fruit, many cereals, bagels, eggs, English muffins, etc. etc. We LOVED being able to... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

We truly enjoyed our visit to Ketchikan. We had a busy itenerary which included sea kayaking, float plane touring and catching Alaska Marine Ferry in the middle of the night. Thanks to Nicole and Jim's serve yourself breakfast we were able to put together a light " to go" breakfast to take with us for the ferry. Nicole did make... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Managed to get a cancellation and very glad we did!. Great room with view over the water with float planes and ferries, Very comfortable with very posh bathroom! Breakfast was self service with a very wide choice of cereals, breads, eggs, everything you could want. To get around you need a car which Nicole will organise for you. Otherwise cab... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We had a great stay. Nicole did a wonderful job of outlining and scheduling a number of fun things for us to do. They were available for anything we needed but let us keep to ourselves and have a great anniversary week

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elegant waterfront Bed and Breakfast and 2 vacation Rentals built for guests who want privacy and expect the finest furnishings and amenities. Rent one of the 3 B&B rooms, the whole house as a Vacation Rental, the one bedroom luxury Vacation Rental Apartment or the 2 bedroom Vacation Rental Cabin. No minimum stay required in the B&B. A 2 night minimum stay is required in the Vacation Rentals. All of the Bedrooms in the Inn have private covered porches and entrances overlooking the ocean, large baths, fireplaces, refrigerators, and free high speed wireless internet. The Inn Can accommodate up to 16. There a beautiful grounds and a Covered outdoor Spa and BBQ eating and cooking area on the waters edge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Bear Inn

Address: 5528 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9008
Region: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Price Range: $233 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Bear Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“I love the rooms with a porch overlooking the water.”
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“Ask Nicole”
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“All rooms were high quality”
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