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Arnold Black Bear Inn

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this charming B&B online a couple of years ago and gave it a go -- and instantly knew I'd keep coming back. First of all location location location...it's tucked away in a nook fairly close to Highway 4 so it's a perfect location to be near both the neighboring wine country foothills as well as higher elevation Bear...

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Davis, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This 5 guest room B& B. is the best B&B we have ever visited. We have stayed in over 50 B & Bs over the last 9 years. The grounds are immaculate and the great room is soaring with a huge fire place. There are lots of books for reading and tea, coffee and hot chocolate at any hour. The...

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Ben Lomond, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can tell the love and pride Bruce and Wendi put into their Inn. From the décor, which makes you feel at home and the yummy breakfasts which is a 5 star. All the little details were appreciated. Wine and cheese in the eve, beautiful grounds in a quite location. Great location for a hike, shopping and restaurant's. Husband had...

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

Thank you for the kind review - so nice to know that our love shows to our guests! Your husband really did pick the perfect day to ski - 24 runs - that's EPIC!! Hope to see you again.

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inn is appealing from the outside and downright impressive inside! The wood beams and plush leather sofas and chairs make for a comforting environment that is much appreciated. The chair to the right of the big stone fireplace cradles while giving a beautiful view of the entire gathering room and the kitchen. From the immaculate kitchen Bruce makes heavenly...

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

Thank you for the kind and detailed review - we really love what we do, and it's nice to know that it's appreciated. We look forward to your next visit!

Lodi, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to stay at this wonderful inn annually in celebrations of my wife's birthday. You will find the hosts attentive to your every need including making dinner reservations and suggesting day trips. I look forward to our next visit.

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

Great to see you both again - we always enjoying taking care of you. Birthdays are definitely something to celebrate, so we'll see you next year!

San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 7 March 2017 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 26 February 2017

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 20 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!

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“All the rooms has outstanding views of lawn and trees. A small stream runs through the pproperty.”
RobertR22, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful. We enjoy those rooms facing the forest but the backyard is bordered by the forest and near the hot tub.”
376mitchs, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room had a view of the redwoods hugged by manicured lawns with a walking bridge that spanned a briskly flowing creek.”
landc68, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All but the accessible room have jacuzzi tubs and there is a hot tub off the patio.”
anselandyosemite, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Every room is designed with perfection-- any room is special!”
kfrancis33, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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