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Bear's Lair Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 6 Gig Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gig Harbor, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“This place is wonderful!”
Reviewed 6 July 2011

This is one of the loveliest bed and breakfasts we have ever enjoyed. Jen is so friendly and helpful and the breakfast was superb. Bears Lair is a few miles north of Gig Harbor and is a convenient location for visiting any of the areas on the lower part of Puget Sound. It's also easy to get to Seattle from here, using the hourly Bremerton Ferry. All of the lengthier reviews posted earlier by others are completely accurate!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

Stayed at the Bears Lair B&B a few years ago while searching for a home in Gig Harbor. Jen and Giulio owners have created and built this beautiful B&B 13 years ago.
Giulio is a master craftsman and Jen is s fabulous cook and gardener. And we can't forget "Buddy" ...official Bears Lair greeter for the last 13 years! Buddy is loved by all the guest and he even receives Christmas cards.
I loved the beautiful surroundings and enjoyed the fabulous breakfast created by Jen.
I would highly recommend Bears Lair B&B ( Three Star Rated by AAA ) .

Jean

  • Stayed June 2011
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Novato, California
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

I'd toyed with the idea of joshing, "Don't go!" simply because there is no place else I can think of staying for my planned return journeys to Gig Harbor and I am so darn selfish I want to make sure there's room for me. That confession out of the way, I can do nothing but echo the praises already present. The grounds are glorious: Jen and Giulio have carved their little haven out of the woods and it is beautiful. Even old Buddy wags his tail with a warm welcome, he being of course their 14-year-old mascot golden retriever. I'm not a "dog person" and even I loved Buddy!

Aside from physical aesthetics, the heart-full touches from Jen & Giulio cannot be praised loudly enough. I'm rather shy at times and would be immensely ill-suited for the B&B business. Jen and her husband are really REALLY nice. They're really REALLY welcoming. If I crow any more loudly I'll sound like a cartoon, even to myself.

If you're headed to that portion of the Peninsula, call 'em. Book a room, any room. You will be glad!

Room Tip: Just talk to Jen - she's a dream.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Escondido, California
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

As first-time B&B'ers, we really didn't know what to expect. From the moment we arrived to our departure our gracious hosts (Jen & Giulio) made us feel welcome and met our every need. Daily breakfasts were outstanding and the rooms were very clean and well appointed. We're planning a repeat visit to the Bear's Lair in early May and recommend it to anyone staying in the greater Gig Harbor area.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Port Orchard, Washington
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Reviewed 2 December 2010

We were pleasantly surprised to find such a nice place for a get-away. So many nice touches accented the marvelous decor and warm atmosphere.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 1 October 2010

The Bear's Lair B&B has the best accomodations, best staff, the best food and frankly the best everything!! My husband and I rented the Carriage House for our wedding night, which is a quaint little cottage they have, that sits apart from the main house. We eloped in the beautiful gazebo they have that sits over a pond. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to get married! The owners were very accomodating and made every effort to ensure our wedding day was as special as possible. They did more than we could have asked for, and at no additional cost!
The breakfast that was served the next morning was very hearty and tasted like a professional chef had made it! It was also brought to our room (exactly at the time we requested). The cottage has all the comforts of home, including all the linens, a fully equipped kitchen, a separate living room, a laundry room, a private deck off the dining room, completely separate parking, a garden path leading up to the front door, and much more. There are also plenty of places both public and private to sit and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. We could go on and on about how wonderful this place is, in every way!!!

We will recommend the Bear's Lair Bed and Breakfast to everyone we can.....and we will definitely be back for a visit ourselves!! Definitely the best place we have stayed in all of our travels! We also would like to thank the owners, Jen and Giulio. You both are the best and we wish you all the happiness and success life can bring....you deserve it!!

~Brian & Janelle

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Montrose, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2010

The Bear's Lair is like foraging through the woods and finding where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs live! The grounds are immaculate and groomed in an English-Cottage style. The custom made residence has an old world appeal, with custom woodwork throughout. We stayed at the carriage house, which is great if you are bringing children. The owners were kind and very informative, but gave us our space when we needed it. Breakfast was incredible and abundant. Jen's special bran muffin is to die for!

You would not expect to find this hidden treasure nestled in the penninsula, but once you do, you never want to leave!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Bear's Lair Bed & Breakfast
Address: 13706 92nd Avenue Ct NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98329-7066
Region: United States > Washington > Gig Harbor
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Gig Harbor
Number of rooms: 4

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