The whirpool and fireplace were awesome!! These were the reasons we picked our room, and they didn't disappoint.
The TV had been upgraded from the pics on the site, and it swiveled on the wall mount so you could watch it from the whirpool.
Breakfast and snacks were very yummy.
The mattress was comfy.
The bathroom had been upgraded from the pics on the site, and looks very nice.
The innkeeper and her daughter were super sweet and attentive. I mentioned to her that I didn't eat pork or beef and she went out of her way to buy and cook me turkey bacon!
Everything seemed very clean and cozy.
The property is very pretty, and there's plenty of space on the patios for just enjoying the views.
The provided robes, toiletries, etc. were nice.
We saw (and killed) a cockroach in our room when returning one evening. We only saw the one, and the place didn't seem dirty or anything, but still a bit unnerving.
The wifi was SUPER slow. I tested it at .45mbps.
The room did NOT have premium channels like the site claims. Was really looking forward to watching HBO.
There wasn't a pull-out couch in the room like the site claims. Would have been a huge issue if we'd planned on that bedding accommodation, but the chairs they put in its place were not comfy. Would have much preferred a couch.
The porch was not private like the site claims. It's by the parking lot so EVERYONE walked through it going to/from their cars. One guest even opened our sliding door when they arrived thinking it was the way into the house. eeeeesh.
Several of the blind slats to the sliding door were missing, so you had a direct view of the whirpool when walking through our porch. Again, eeeeesh.
The site claims you get a "brass king bed", but it's actually a king bed on a rolling frame with no foot/head board. This wouldn't be a huge issue except that there is a recessed window right behind the bed, so you and your pillows are just falling into it all night.
Noise really travels in the place. One night someone was in the common room, the room right above our bed, until like 1-1:30am making lots of noise. Woke me up several times. Another night I could hear one of the other guests snoring.
All-in-all, we liked our stay, but I was pretty annoyed at some of the stuff the site claims that didn't match up with what was provided. If something is really important to you in booking a room here, I recommend that you call to ensure it's actually provided. I probably would have reconsidered the value for the cost if I'd known there wouldn't be premium channels, the porch wasn't private, and the couch was replaced by uncomfy chairs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ‘Lil Black Bear Inn is located on State Road 46 East in the beautiful hills of Nashville, IN voted by Midwest Living magazine readers as “the most picturesque stretch of highway in America.” Our intimate six-room inn offers privacy, pampering, warm hospitality, and great food. Stay with us for a relaxing getaway, whatever the reason or season. Comfortable bedrooms with custom furnishings and local original artwork, several rooms with private whirlpool spa baths, in-room refrigerators, full breakfast, free wireless internet, satellite TV with flat screen TVs free movie library, free parking, central air/heat, CD player, alarm clock, radio, aromatherapy toiletries, bottled water, Belgian chocolates and more. Ask for a room with a whirlpool spa or one with a view of the woods or pond. We are also a pet friendly inn. We can arrange for candlelight dinners on our decks and patios or in-room dining. We also offer gift and fruit baskets, floral bouquets, spa treatments, in-room deep tissue massage therapy, chocolate covered strawberries, chilled beverages, box lunches, picnic baskets and more… In the morning, awaken to a sumptuous country breakfast, accompanied by juice and gourmet coffee. Breakfast is on the house, of course. In spring and summer afternoons, we also offer complimentary cookies or brownies and sun tea or lemonade; in the fall and winter afternoons, we serve brownies and hot chocolate. Our goal is to pamper you so you can relax, unwind, renew and recharge. Gift certificates, specials and packages are available for anniversaries, birthdays and honeymoons. Please tell us if you are celebrating a special occasion – honeymoon, anniversary, and birthday or simply escaping for a couple of days. We’ll do everything we can to make your getaway extra-special, always. ... more less
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