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Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Went with the family, but could also be great for couples. Had a nice bar, Jacuzzi, and indoor pool. The restaurant was amazing, the rooms were also nice as well. Had a laundry room that was unattached that was nice. We stayed in the lodge not one of the cabins. Bathrooms and showers were nice and well kept. Not overly...

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We have been coming here for 15 years and we really enjoy staying at Bear Lodge. However, this year I thought the rooms were looking more worn than I remembered. We like to stay on the ground floor as we are always on our motorcycle and it's easier for loading/unloading every day. I know these are the original rooms but...

2Thank RitaMpls
Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We loved staying on top of the Big Horns while on our way to Yellowstone. I wish we would have stayed more than one night. The location is perfect, and it has all the amenities to meet the needs of a family: pool, bar and restaurant. The place was very busy, but it was the peak of summer tourist season....

1Thank Jason L
East Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Absolutely beautiful! I loved the resort! The staff and Mrs. Young were very gracious, friendly and a lot of fun! I felt at home within minutes! I ordered steak for dinner. It was awesome!! Breakfast was delicious! Our cabin was wonderful! Thank you so much for all that you do!!

Thank Emmy T
Billings, Montana
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The room was rustic but we expected that. We enjoyed watching kids catching fish in the pond that's on-site. The lodge is historic and the location is unique. I had a great prime rib in the lodge restaurant and my wife had an excellent steak. The restaurant service was good, one of the two waitresses literally running around in the...

3Thank Mike T
Gillette, Wyoming
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I tried booking a wedding at Bear Lodge Resort recently and it was a complete fail. I had previously stayed here and thought it would be a great place for a wedding. However, it took me almost three months to finally get to talk to the owner (who is the only one that has permission to book weddings) about reservations....

16Thank jenm9247
Reviewed 2 September 2014

After reading many reviews, I was not looking forward to staying here. However, it turned out better than expected. We stayed in cabin 10 and it was clean enough. I expected a horrible cabin, but it was nice. Two full size bunks and a wood stove. There was a small table with 4 chairs. The only real problem I had...

3Thank Greg A
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We arrived during a very period on a Saturday afternoon. The gentleman on reception was very overworked and flustered but after a wait we were given a room at the rear of the Lodge. The interior of the Lodge is a little tired but our room was perfectly acceptable. It did not have any extra luxuries but was clean and...

4Thank pdcaw
Cloquet, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We made the mistake of not trusting the reviews. I have read bad reviews of places before to find that they were not as bad as made out to be. This place is deffinitly as bad if not worse than the reviews state. We stayed one night of our 3 night reservation in a rustic cabin (cabin 14 to be...

8Thank Ted J
Cloquet, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Even after reading several reviews we took a chance on our family vacation on the Bear Lodge Resort and reserved a rustic cabin for 3 nights, mainly due to location. Biggest mistake we've ever made in taking our children anywhere. We were expecting the exterior to look like it did, so no surprises there. But the interior of the cabin...

6Thank kyj147

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“I would not recommend staying at or eating at Bear Lodge Resort or Elk View Inn.”
BadBeds, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I wouldn't recommend staying here. Internet is not good. No cell phone service. A/C works well.”
Phoenix_AZShredder, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the 2nd floor and make sure everything works.”
aterrys, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Keep driving”
A3557KLandrewa, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I would try a cabin if you wanted to stay. Don't stay close to the bar on first floor unless you are a smoker.”
798kristinal, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
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