October in Northern Idaho and Montana can be some of the most beautiful, quiet days we have. After a pleasant day kayaking on the Clark Fork River we made our way to Amber Bear Inn and was greeted by Nancy and Mike and welcomed into their beautiful B&B. We were really surprised and thrilled with our room. Any request was promptly accommodated and we felt completely at home. Nancy has done an outstanding job of making the room homey and comfortable. It was so nice to pad down to the dinning room and have the coffee already made and waiting for us in the morning. Breakfast was delicious....no skimping on quality or portions! Nancy and Mike are very knowledgeable people on many subject which made for great conversations. What a thrill it was to look out the window and see a black bear searching around for the last of the apples. Don't forget to check out the cute gift shop. Oh, yeah, we will definitely come back and soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amber Bear Inn is a small, boutique, one-of-kind, rural Inn located on a 400 acre wildlife sanctuary in the Bitteroot Mountains. The Inn is located 4 miles off busy State Highway 200 and away from the noisy railroad tracks that run parallel to the highway. It is backed up to Kootenai National Forest, and there is direct access to the Forest for hiking, snowmobiling, and ATV access. Nature trails are groomed into the estate. A free boat launch on the Clark Fork River is 2 minutes away and is a gateway to fishing, kayaking, tubing, and sking.This is a quiet forest setting with rooms boasting magnificent views. There are 7 fireplaces in the Inn, free high-speed video-streaming wifi, satellite TV in every room, and a full-service restaurant. Breakfast is included and is ordered off the restaurant menu at the lodger's convenience. The restaurant is open to non-lodging guests by reservation only to maintain a tranquil setting. We offer an international selection of beer and wine.The owners live & work onsite and are one of Montana's oldest families, boasting 7 generations and over 100 years of State residency. We welcome you to our home & our State. ... more less