Nestled in the small town of Arnold off of Oak Circle is a wonderful B&B with five rooms, a grand entrance, and beautiful grounds. When we entered, we were warmly greeted by Wendi in a beautiful common area with high ceilings, exposed wood beams, a wonderful fire place, beautiful leather furniture, and a unique collection of coffee tables. Stunning.
We stayed in the Okanagan, which was beautifully appointed and comfortable with sliders opening up onto a immaculately kept green lawn. The night we stayed, there was a Chef challenge dinner planned. Though we did not have seats to the dinner, the event looked like great fun. Wendi was kind enough to warn us when booking that the common areas might be loud until 10 pm. While the atmosphere was festive, we were not at all bothered by the joviality and appreciate Wendi's acknowledgement of the party.
Bruce, Wendi's husband, is the cook and gardener. The grounds have a golf course feel. The breakfast was a wonderful combination of almond-crusted french toast and fresh fruit. Simple but tasty.
The only downside is the price, but this place is wonderful for a special event.
- 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