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Arnold Black Bear Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Arnold B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Arnold, California
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132 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“The best Bed & Breakfast ever!”
Reviewed 5 August 2011

It's hard to say what the best part of this wonderful place is, but it includes:
Bruce and Wendi the owners and their hospitality extrodinaire
The FOOD
The wine
The smell of pine trees
The quiet comfortable (and newly done) rooms
The afternoon wine and cheese
The great hot tub
Bruce's cooking
Wendi's breakfasts and desserts

And the occasionally real bear! (He visited the night before we arrived.)

We went for three nights and ended up treating ourselves to a 4th. The banner near the entry speaks of rest and relaxing and that it truely was.

If you ask early and he can, get Bruce to cook dinner for you. Otherwise they will help you find a variety of good local places and their menu and wine favorites at each.

You may be on your way to big trees, skiing, fishing or hiking, but don't miss Arnold. It's a fun little town with lots of wonderful people ready to help you have a great vacation!

(This is also an awesome place for a wedding or special occasion.)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Modesto, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2011

The Inn is indescrably beautiful nestled in the trees and rolling meadows. The rooms are quite comfortable. The baths are modern. The shower was incomparable. The breakfast was deliscious. The hosts were very accomodating.

Room Tip: The Okanogan room has a great view of the grounds.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Martinez, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2011

Sit on your patio and enjoy the afternoon wine and cheese and let the day slow down.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Apple Valley, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2011

This was our first trip to the Calaveras County area and, unsure of what to expect, we made reservations at the Arnold Black Bear Inn. Upon arrival we were welcomed and treated as friends by Wendi and Bruce. The wine and cheese in the evening was great but the chef’s breakfast each morning on the patio is worth the stay by itself. The rooms and surrounding grounds were clean and well maintained. We are already making plans to visit again and bring family with us.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

Every need was taken care of. Beautiful room, wonderful location and fabulous hosts. The wine in the evening was great, the breakfast delicious (would have liked more bacon) , every thing was great. We look forward to returning with more friends next year.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Chico, California
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

This is our second time at the Black Bear Inn and the new owners have managed to improve on an already great experience. The rooms are comfortable and the property itself is just immaculate. I'm not a huge fan of the B&B style, but I would never hesitate to come back for another stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Foster City, California
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

This is our first trip to the Arnold area. The Black Bear Inn was picked from the excellent reviews. We are extremely happy with our choice. The room is tastefully decorated and very clean. The garden has beautiful landscape. Both the afternoon wine/snack and the morning breakfast are impeccably served. The friendly owners provided us with many useful local sightseeing tips that made our trip especially enjoyable. The inn is definitely a top-notch B & B. It is within a short drive to the Big Tree State Park and Lake Alpine. We certainly would stay here again when we return to this area.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Arnold Black Bear Inn

Property: Arnold Black Bear Inn
Address: 1343 Oak Circle, PO Box 109, Arnold, CA 95223
Region: United States > California > Arnold
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Arnold
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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