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“No bears in sight, but a good stay!”
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Dancing Bears Inn
Grandville, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“No bears in sight, but a good stay!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Context: Staying here as a launch point to hike trails in Two Medicine, Glacier National Park

Pros: Clean, roomy cottage like room, with very helpful on site staff. Breakfast area open from 6 AM to 10 PM, with juices, milks, breakfast burritos, yogurt, fruit, bread for sandwiches - quite a selection and open a significant amount of time, into the evening (yes, 10 PM).

Cons: Parking space is a bit tight, but workable; no clear table top eating area where food is located, so most eat in their room, which is no problem; the Inn is located off from a dusty, dirt road, and there isn't really scenery to be gazing at.

Comment: Great place where I would clearly stay again. The Inn had us dancing with the bears!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2014

What a pleasant experience. The couple who manages the hotel are SUPER, always available with a cheerful smile. Breakfast is really more than breakfast as it's out ALL day. Great way to grab something for the next day if you have an early departure time. Cabins are cozy and no noise bothered us. What a really quaint place to hang your backpack after a day of exploring.

Room Tip: No real difference in rooms. All are cabins in the same general area.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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RicochetMontana, Guest Relations Manager at Dancing Bears Inn, responded to this review, 30 January 2016
Thank you very much for staying with us. We look forward to your next visit!
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Jacksonville, Florida
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130 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

There were limited options in East Glacier and we were unfamiliar with the area. Hotel is old and furnishings show it. But the place was clean and staff very nice. Located close to east entrance of Glacier and there was a good restaurant (Luna's with the best homemade Huckleberry pie) nearby.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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RicochetMontana, Guest Relations Manager at Dancing Bears Inn, responded to this review, 30 January 2016
Thank you for staying with us!
We will work on the items pointed out to provide you with a 5 star stay the next time you visit us.
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Helena, Montana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Randy and Desarae were awesome.

Hot water didnt work, so got upgraded to a really nice house.

This is the perfect place to stay if you want to enjoy the park but do not want to camp/RV. I was here for work so I did not get to play. But if I ever get the chance to return, and need a room, I will be going here! The managers were just awesome, top notch experience. They both went out of their way to make us as happy, could not have asked for more.

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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RicochetMontana, Guest Relations Manager at Dancing Bears Inn, responded to this review, 30 January 2016
Thank you very much for staying with us. We look forward to your next visit!
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Baker City, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The on-site managers were very helpful.

The breakfast spread was quite good.

The hotel parking lot is paved, but none of the nearby streets are, so dust baths are common.

The parking layout is absurd. One side of the car must be tight against some wooden posts, so staying within the lines and being able to open both doors on that side is unlikely.

An very active rail line is a couple hundred yards away, so the not too obnoxious rumble of freight trains occurs frequently.

The rooms are a bit on the dark and cramped side, but comfortable enough.

The building is of older construction, with thin walls. Doors can be heard opening and closing depending on the consideration of your fellow guests.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms close to the lobby. Try to get a room in one of the detached buildings.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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RicochetMontana, Guest Relations Manager at Dancing Bears Inn, responded to this review, 30 January 2016
Thank you for staying with us!
We will work on the items pointed out to provide you with a 5 star stay the next time you visit us.
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Great motel for the price. Clean., clean, clean, and cozy but out of date. I loved it. You can walk to town in minutes. When I first drive up I did have concerns, but it was a nice place. A very nice married couple run the motel and they were very helpful. The tiniest cutest cleanest breakfast bar you will ever see but it was just fine for us. I would go back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Lewisj03
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USA
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

. I made a reservation online for one bed/jetted tub/shower in room 15 for $136.80. When I checked in yesterday they assigned us one bed(queen size)/shower/ kitchen in room 8 for the same amount. I was upset but didnt complain. The bathroom and kitchen was awesome. It was remodeled. The big plus is pet friendly. The owners was awesome.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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RicochetMontana, Guest Relations Manager at Dancing Bears Inn, responded to this review, 30 January 2016
Thank you very much for staying with us! We will strive for the 5 stars on your next visit.
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Property: Dancing Bears Inn
Address: 40 Montana Ave, East Glacier Park, MT 59434-5039
Region: United States > Montana > East Glacier Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in East Glacier Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dancing Bears Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a very nice family run motel. We pride ourselves on small town hospitality and clean updated comfortable rooms. We offer a continental breakfast, satellite TV, free WiFi, air conditioning, fridge and microwave. We also have irons, hair dryers, coffee pots and irons available upon request. We also have rooms with jacuzzi tubs. Our goal is to make your stay with us a great one and are here to serve you. We are local to the area and love to help you plan you vacation in Glacier in any way we can, whether it be helping you set up a tour with one of the tour bus companies or giving you tips on great trails to hike or place to see. We hope that when you leave Glacier your trip is a memorable one. ... more   less 
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