This Lodge is nestled on the edge of a pine forest about 1/3 of a mile off highway 4 leading to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. My wife and I were looking for a beautiful, quite, and restful Inn. Black Bear met all of our expectations wonderfully. The building is spacious. We were amazed to find that, given its size, it contains only 5 guest rooms; all of them large and outfitted in a semi rustic pine-wood motif. The “lodge” is actually a bead and breakfast inn. The managing innkeepers, a husband and wife, were very warm and friendly. They serve wine, cheese, and other nibbles from 4:30-6:00 P.M.; breakfast was gourmet French-toast with fresh fruits, juices, coffee and tea. The main building is surrounded by lawns with walkways through them, about 1.3 acres. Go to the black bear website for more facility details. We were only able to stay one night, but wish we could have stayed for a week at least. We enjoy fine hotels and bead and breakfast Inns; we most highly recommended the Black Bear.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Arnold Black Bear Hotel Arnold