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Bear's Lair Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 6 Gig Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Another wonderful stay!”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

It's easy to keep coming back to the beautiful house that Jen and Giulio built. Warm hosts, lovely breakfasts, attractive and welcoming rooms -- what more could you want! But there is more ... every detail was lovingly created by your hosts - the finely handmade furniture, cabinetry and hand-laid tiles, the lush landscaping -- the only thing wrong is having to leave. Though surprisingly close to town, the "lair" feels like a country hideaway, with towering trees and fragrant gardens. We're already looking forward to the next visit!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Olympia, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2012

This was a beautiful little B&B. My girlfriend and I stayed here to get away for the weekend, and we were very happy. The owners were extremely friendly and even upgraded our room for us since they didn't have a full house. We were upgraded to the Rose Room, which was very nicely decorated, with a big bathroom and comfy bed. The overall atmosphere is very relaxing and the breakfast served the next morning was delicious. The owner, Jenn, even leaves out homemade sweets in the dining area for you. The location was not as 'in the woods' as I was expecting, but it was quiet and surrounded by trees. The gazebo that lights up at night was very pretty. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Rose Room a couple months ago and we could not have been happier. The room was quite beautiful - everything seemed perfectly placed. When we went out, the owners came in and neatly arranged the blankets and pillows on our bed and even picked up some clothes I had left on the floor (so they wouldn't get stepped on!). These owners really care about their guests and do not hesitate to make the stay as perfect and delightful as possible. I would highly recommended the Bear's Lair Inn to anyone looking to have some relaxing and enjoyble R&R.

-Brianne and Elliott -- Bellevue, WA

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

When we drove up the main house and grounds looked like a fairy tale. We really enjoyed our night at the Bear's Lair B&B. The carriage house has a full kitchen, large bedroom, murphy bed in the living room, laundry room, everything you could want. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast in the little sunroom off of the deck. The hostess is warm and friendly. Location is a short drive to Gig Harbor. We wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

This is a wonderful B&B, well appointed and excellant breakfast. The owners, Jenn and Julio, are great people and we enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed the place. Oh, and not to forget Buddy, the most affectionate pal who wags his tail and welcomes their guests.

I would definitely recommend this place and would return whenever I am in the Seattle Area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gig Harbor, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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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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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