Black Bear Inn      
1343 Oak Circle, Arnold, CA 95223, USA     , (209) 795-8999
 
 

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  5. The TUSCANY Room - Warm colors and a sense of Italy are featured in this suite, ...
  6. The CALAVERAS Room - Our largest suite includes a beautiful pine bed and a cozy,...
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$225
- $345


Book a Room $225 - $345

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Description

Sheltered in its own pine-forested world just off Highway 4 in Arnold, California, big things and little things both matter here. The little things are carrying the provided lantern to the outdoor hot tub amid millions of stars at night, choosing favorite cheeses from a long list of evening offerings for a custom appetizer platter and sitting on a private patio breathing in the natural scent of cedar. The big things are the immense timber beams in the gathering room, expansive lush lawns, dreamy king-sized Tempurpedic mattresses with large down comforters, and deep sunk-in Jacuzzi tubs for two. Within a stone's throw from fine restaurants, art galleries and gift shops, the grand entrance leads to the iconic mountain lodge, with elegant rooms, a sunlit morning breakfast area, and a two-story great room replete with billowy leather couches, fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking natural beauty. Hike, kayak, and explore the area, relax and read in the hammock.

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Rates

$225 to $345

Off Season: $225 to $345

Payment types accepted include Visa, Discover, Master Card and cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Hors d'oeuvres
    • Wine

Amenities

This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 4 with hot tubs. The types of beds available include King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Amenities on Premises

horseshoes & pit, bocci ball

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Seminars
    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Corporate Retreats
    • Scrapbooking Weekends
    • Dinner Parties
    • Holiday Parties
    • Wine Pairing Dinners

Parking

parking lot on site (covered & uncovered spaces), handicap space

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Sierra Skin Care & Massage
(209)795-1099

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

2 night minimum on weekends and holidays

Cancellation

A seven-day notice required for cancellation. If the cancellation is made with less than seven days notice, then the full room rate for all nights booked will be charged unless the room is rebooked. Prior to seven days notice, cancellations will be accepted with a $50.00 processing fee. Departures before the scheduled departure date will constitute a cancellation, and monies will not be refundable. Full-in rentals (3 or more rooms) booked for groups incur a 30 day cancellation policy.

Check-in/Check-out

3:00 / 11:00

Smoking

Smoke Free Property.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Caverns
    • Zip Lines

Historic Interest

Other Awards:

Best Bed & Breakfast in Calaveras County 2012


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Recommending to everyone we know!

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Everything was perfect. This is an amazing place. The meals were wonderful and Wendi and Bruce were very gracious hosts. We will be recommending staying here to everyone we know.
Dan & Joann Q
11/11/2012

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Fall Wedding

We promised we would leave you a note, but it's hard to express in words how appreciative we are! Your hospitality is second to none and made this wedding unforgettable. Your meals, friendly smiles, and Wendi's amazing iPod mix made for a lot of memories. We will definitely be back, hopefully as soon as our birthdays in April. Thanks again for everything!
Brian & Heather L
10/27/2012

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We will be back!

Thank you for a great weekend. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of your lovely Inn. This was our first trip to Arnold, but I am sure we will be back again.
Josh & Jane G
10/7/2012

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rested and refreshed

Now I feel rested and refreshed! What a great venue for a getaway! We have been coming to this area for over 40 years and this was by far the most restful visit. Your place is wonderful, wish I could take home your yards! The food was fantastic and you two are great hosts.
Pam & Dean B
9/27/2012

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Above & Beyond

We are so glad my fingers found you on the internet. Although you aren't far from Sonora, it was like coming to a whole new place, far away. A much needed escape from the changes in our lives recently. The Inn is beautiful, your hospitality is above and beyond. Hope to get back here for a cooking class.
Laurel & Manny G
8/30/2012

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the art of inn-keeping

We really enjoyed sharing a little bit of your dream this weekend. You have a lovely home here and you give some of yourself through sharing it with others. Thank you for your thoughtful and warm approach to the art of inn-keeping!
Cynthia & Devorah A
8/20/2012

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Warm Welcome

Thank you for the warm welcome to the Black Bear Inn. We will be back again. What a perfect place to relax.
Jim & Joyce N
8/16/2012

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Stargazers

We so enjoyed our night here - starting with your warm welcome and Calaveras County wines! The music festival was fun, the vista points were amazing. Thank you for your hospitality!
Daphne & Beau S
8/5/2012

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coming back

What a wonderful visit we've experienced! Thank you so much for the hospitality, the food, the atmosphere, and the company! Can't wait for another visit.
Arlynn & Scott S
8/3/2012

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Fantastic Food

Thank you both so much for the wonderful hospitality; the room and grounds are so peaceful. The food - fantastic, and your company so enjoyable! We definitely will be returning.
Ardys & Wayne D
7/26/2012

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Return Guests

As always a wonderful stay at our very, very favorite place. Wendi and Bruce - we appreciate your hospitality, loved our afternoon wine & cheese, and breakfasts were fabulous. We'll be back soon.
Leo & Dodie G
7/20/2012

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You take the cake!

We have traveled many places and stayed in lovely hotels, lodges, and B&B's. You take the cake! This is a wonderful, relaxing place. California has never seen such a beautiful place and such gracious hosts. Your town is filled with nice people and delicious food. Thanks for your hospitality and kindness. You are both filled with talents!
Cheri & Jim C
7/18/2012

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wine and cheese

This little slice of land was a retreat and renewal, like a cottage in the woods to come home to, that kind and gracious hosts left wine and cheese to enjoy.
Marco D
7/5/2012

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life saver

The discovery of your lovely Black Bear Inn was literally a life saver. On our 10th annual canoe trip with 10 people, I ruptured discs in my neck, so my husband brought me to this cozy haven after a 6am canoe crossing of Spicer, a visit to your family clinic, and the pharmacy - he left me in your comfortable Inn for the night. I was in a pain induced daze when I got here, and after a luxurious soak and a much needed nap, I'm on the road to recovery.
Janet M
6/29/2012

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36th Anniversary

Thank you for helping to make our 36th wedding anniversary a wonderful memory. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. Wendi and Bruce, you were meant to do this - we wish you the very best and hope to see you again.
Kathy & Milo B
6/22/2012

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made an ordinary day special

It seems that everything wonderful about this wonderful place has already been covered in this book by the previous guests... It wasn't our birthdays or anniversary or Thanksgiving or any type of such celebration. All you did was make an ordinary day special, in every way. Thank you, and continued and heightened success. What an amazing place!
Dean & Norma S
6/13/2012

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right at home

We've been traveling for two weeks - have stayed in everything from Air Force lodge, Inns, to 5-star hotels and the Black Bear Inn is by far our favorite. What a perfect way to end a vacation. Wendi and Bruce made us feel right at home. The dinner and breakfast were fabulous. The grounds are beautiful and the stay was so relaxing and peaceful. We will definitely be back.
Kevin & Marianne D
6/1/2012

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out of this world

What a beautiful place you have. The breakfast was out of this world. We plan on coming back to see you. Thank you so much for everything!
Joyce M
5/24/2012

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attention to detail

Beautiful grounds, peaceful atmosphere, delicious food, and attention to the smallest details will keep us coming back to this wonderful spot. Kudos Bruce and Wendi - you've done an amazing job!
Ken J
5/23/2012

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Heaven on Earth

What a beautiful slice of Heaven here on Earth! Thank you for the warm and caring hospitality. Your care and attention to detail is very present and much appreciated. I am grateful for the opportunity to have experienced such a stunning place. Best of luck for continued success.
Yvonne S
5/13/2012

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Scheduling our next visit

Thank you for taking such great care of us during our weekend away! Your hospitality, beautiful Inn, and amazing food is more than we could have asked for! We can't wait to schedule our next trip.
Matt K
5/4/2012

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Divine Grounds

Our time shared with both of you was just wonderful. We truly enjoyed the wine & cheese, along with the two gourmet breakfasts. Your house is beautiful and the landscaping and grounds are just divine. Thank you so much for a very special time - celebrating Michael's 59th birthday here was wonderful. We will return, and tell all our friends about the Black Bear Inn!
Ilene S
5/3/2012

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Breakfast & Wine

We had a short stay but you guys made us feel at home. Wonderful breakfast and fabulous wine!
Amith M
4/28/2012

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Arnold Rim Trail

We had a great time - thank you for everything. We really like having such a great trail right outside the door. We'll be back to see you soon!
John S
2/26/2012

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Valentine's Weekend

What a great place to get away from all the stresses of normal life. This was our Valentine's Weekend and where better to spend it than in the mountains with the clean & clear sky.
Adam B
2/19/2012

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Girls Weekend

You both were amazing hosts and made my birthday extra special. We will cherish our memories here. Everything was fabulous!
Nicole & Kristi L
2/12/2012

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Comfortable

What a wonderful inn - very comfortable and relaxing. We are visiting from Toronto, and hope to visit again!
Nick & Mabel T
1/27/2012

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First Date

Our lovely first outing - no snow, but hard to complain about such brilliant blue skies and generous hosts! Aloha!
Mary & Tom H
1/7/2012

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Thanksgiving Memories

You have made our Thanksgiving holiday one that I am sure will be one of our favorite memories. Dinner was outstanding, breakfasts were divine, wine & cheese great, and your hospitality quite remarkable in spite of the Chef's knee injury! Thank you so much for making our stay so very special.
Myrna D
11/26/2011

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Wonderful Room

Thanks for the wonderful room and the delicious meals. Wish we could have stayed longer, will be back soon!
Leanne & Pat C
11/10/2011

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on the

We have been to many B&B's and Black Bear Inn has made it's way up to the "Favorite" list. Bruce and Wendy give a top-notch experience! Be sure to ask them for the best places to hike!
Steve & Mona Liza B
9/9/2011

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Two Nights is Not Enough

This is our first of many trips to the Black Bear Inn. We have had the most relaxing trip and two nights is certainly not enough. The dinner was amazing and the company made it very special. It is obvious that both Bruce and Wendi have found their calling. Thank you for sharing your dream with the rest of us.
Greg & Marie H
9/4/2011

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40th Anniversary Dinner

What a wonderful 40th Anniversary we had at the Black Bear Inn. This is such a beautiful place, in a beautiful setting, with such friendly and attentive innkeepers. The food was delicious and our 40th Anniversary dinner was superb. The candlelight, music, and individualized menu was a great touch and it will be a night to remember. We look forward to coming back soon!
Dan & Ellen D
8/26/2011

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Family Reunion

This was fabulous! What a gorgeous room and setting. Food was amazing! We particularly enjoyed being together with the family and relaxing. Thank you for ordering the snow - it was an added bonus!
Sarah & Ron M
11/12/2012

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French Toast - best ever

What a wonderful stay. Absolutely 5 star! Your french toast was the best ever. Dora wants to climb Ebbett's Pass to work off the calories! We will be telling all our friends in Alberta, Canada that they MUST stay here when they visit the Sierra's.
Bill & Ina T
9/26/2012

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Family Reunion

Black Bear Inn is our idea of what a B&B should be... all great! We wish you continued success and hope to return someday.
Sandi & Paul B
9/10/2012

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Warm Hospitality

We enjoyed your beautiful setting and your warm hospitality. The food, oh the food! Delicious! It was great to have Arnold East (MD) meet Arnold West (CA).
Pam & John N
8/24/2012

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Beautiful Lodge

Thank you so much for this wonderful experience and your beautiful lodge. The food was amazing and the environment was very peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed this stay and hope to be back soon.
Jimmy & Mikayla S
8/18/2012

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Sense of Harmony

Thank you for the peaceful place to stay. There was a sense of harmony with the hospitality you showed to all your guests. We were blessed to find your B&B. There are no accidents in life.
Julie & Tim M
8/15/2012

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Romantic Getaway

Thank you for the wonderful setting for our romantic getaway. Beautiful setting, wonderful hospitality, excellent food. Add in a concert and a meteor shower... We had an amazing time.
John & Lisa M
8/12/2012

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First Time in Area

Thank you for our wonderful stay. This was our first time to this beautiful area. Also, thank you so much for breakfast - what a great way to start our day!
Greg & Leesa F
7/25/2012

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traveled from Germany

Thank you so much for your care, the delicious breakfast and the wonderful place you have made here.
Christian A
7/25/2012

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Culinary Artistry

Thank you so much for combining the serene outdoors, these majestically comfortable suites, your culinary artistry, and your warm hospitality together to make our brief (and very needed) stay both relaxing and rejuvenating!
April & Jeff V
7/20/2012

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5-star breakfast

The obvious is certainly evident when you check into your Inn, peaceful, beautiful setting, and a careful attention to every detail, both in the common areas and private suites. Even more important to us is your skill as innkeepers. You are knowledgeable, warm and friendly, and so open to sharing your own personal stories as to how you became innkeepers. The breakfasts and their presentation were 5-star - you spoiled us!
Barbara J
7/5/2012

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paying attention to details

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We have never visited this area, what a beautiful place... The most memorable part is all the attention you gave us, paying attention to all of the details. Robert had a terrific birthday; the dinner you prepared was incredible, an imprint in our memory banks. We will be back. Thank you for such a relaxing, spirit enhancing experience!
Judy & Robert N
6/30/2012

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Dream place!

This was absolutely delightful. We will be back and we will bring friends. Thank you for the wonderful service. This was like a dream place!
Ned & Leslie P
6/22/2012

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one of a kind

This was our first time here and I'm sure we will be back. Bruce and Wendi are the best hosts. I am not a big fan of B&B's, but THIS place is one of a kind. Great location, lots of outdoor activities to keep you busy. Thanks for the great time!
Sean & Kathy Z
6/3/2012

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Delicious Food

Had a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect and the food was delicious!
Laurene & John Z
5/8/2012

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25th Anniversary & Vow Renwal

Here to celebrate my dear friends' 25th wedding anniversary and renewing of their vows. Had a lovely simple ceremony in the meadow and a wonderful dinner party on the back patio. I love this room - I'm stealing ideas for my new bedroom in my new home! Can't wait to return to the Black Bear Inn!
Lori W
4/22/2012

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40th Anniversary

Just a couple of fools in love! Been here many times and will be many more. On to Bishop to go fly-fishing; how about that? 40 years and she wants to take me fishing - what a life!
Steve & Suzanne W
3/30/2012

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Winter Wonderland

Another wonderful vacation at the Black Bear Inn! The Inn is well maintained inside and out, like being in a winter wonderland (snowing at this very moment!). But the best and most important ingredient are the innkeepers - Wendi and Bruce! They are the consummate host and hostess - making our stay even more enjoyable! Will recommend to all friends and relatives!
Patt & Jeff W
2/27/2012

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32nd Anniversary

Thank you so much for such wonderful accommodations. The most relaxing weekend we have had in a long time. Celebrated our 32nd anniversary and it couldn't have been better. Felt like you opened up your home to us.
Brad & Shirley R
2/19/2012

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Girls Weekend

I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful hospitality! I have never eaten so well and been so well taken care of. Your Inn is so comfortable and inviting. I can't wait to come back!
Kelley W
2/10/2012

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50th anniversary

Thank you for helping us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We have had a relaxing and wonderful time. We love the mountains and your lodge and hospitality made our visit really special. We enjoyed visiting the ski area and exploring Murphys. Great food, wine, and activity advice. We couldn't ask for more!
Doug & Margaret M
2/2/2012

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a delightful adventure

Two drowning rats coming to the Inn for refuge... The door was opened and we were welcomed with warm arms and wonderful wine to help numb our devastating event. Bruce and Wendi helped turn a bad situation into a delightful adventure filled with spectacular food, wine, and more wine, and shared stories. A personal touch of charm and genuine kindness.
Dave & Tamara K
1/18/2012

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Another wonderful experience

Another wonderful experience at the Black Bear Inn! Not that we ever expected anything less from you two - you've always been the best host/hostess with the mostess! Thanks for everything!
Jacque & Kirk D
1/14/2012

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Dreams do come true

Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. Couldn't think of a better way to ring in the new year than with you! So many laughs and new memories created. We are so proud of you, and the fact that you are living your dream. Dreams do come true!
Kim & Eddy M
1/2/2012

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beyond my wildest dreams

Wow! Thank you for an absolutely wonderful time! This place is beautiful just stunning with all the amazing woodwork. The food was incredible. I cannot think of a better place or a more competent couple to be the host and hostess of my first surprise birthday party ever! My birthday night was great, but the surprise party last night was even better. I'll remember my wonderful husband, friends, and your nice efforts to make it a special occasion forever! The entire experience was beyond my wildest dreams.
Sherry P
12/21/2011

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Wedding Night

Thank you for making our wedding night a relaxing and memorable experience. This was our first time staying in a B&B and we are very impressed! Happy Thanksgiving!
Mark & Emily L
11/23/2011

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60th Birthday

This was a great way to celebrate my 60th birthday - a weekend with family and friends. Good drink, great food, wonderful setting. Thank you!
Stephanie D
11/13/2011

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Culinary and more

Wow! What an amazing experience we have had. Both of us have thoroughly enjoyed every moment from the time we passed the giant bear paw to sitting on our porch in the cool evenings. Wendi and Bruce, you both are a truly amazing duo spreading warmth, tenderness, exceptional kindness, and display of your talents... accommodations, culinary, and more! We are blessed to have met you and experience your little slice of heaven. We feel rested and reconnected.
Dave & Shannon M
10/15/2011

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High Class

Thanks Bruce and Wendi - truly a high class affair, and an amazing time. We'll be back! You've both made a big impact on the Laughton family.
Karl L
10/14/2011

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once again...

Once again a lovely time. We love the new decorations. Thank you for everything.
Howard & Vicki J
10/10/2011

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56th Anniversary

Today is our 56th wedding anniversary and there can be no better place to be than at the Black Bear Inn. wendi and Bruce, you are truly perfect hosts and those who come here are blessed by your hospitality, culinary delights, the beautiful accommodations and grounds, and your amazing warm and friendly personalities. We feel as if we have two new friends and will never forget our time spent in this paradise.
Kay & Robert P
10/8/2011

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Fabulous!

We love this place and it is obvious that both of you love it also. Your time and effort in treating all like friends is greatly appreciated. Love what you did to the kitchen area! The music as we came "home" last night after the concert was a nice touch. Hope to see you for my birthday in January!
Rae & Butch B
10/2/2011

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Alan Jackson concert

The wife and I came for two nights and we had a relaxing, wonderful time. Saw Alan Jackson on Friday night and relaxed the balance of the weekend. We loved the breakfast and the peaceful surroundings. Bruce and Wendi were wonderful hosts. Next time we will probably have dinner here as well (I expect a great meal!). We would love to spend a few more nights but need to get back to reality!!
Jim & Kristine A
8/28/2011

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Engagement Party

Thank you for helping make our visit memorable. The engagement party for Emily & Dan was just perfect. The food, presentation, and ambiance you provided was exactly what we had in mind. We look forward to seeing you again. In the meantime, we wish you good health, joy, and continued success.
Nancy L
6/29/2011

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Thank you from Sweden

Thanks for making our stay such a pleasant one! Your friendliness and helpfulness has been deeply appreciated. We'll miss you but upon return, know we'll see you again at this wonderful house!
Fredrik T
6/14/2011

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See you again

Wow! Time to go home... Thank you. It is so wonderful to visit and be treated so well. We love this place, but most of all, we love the time we spend in your home with you. Both of you are very wonderful people - see you again!
Russ W
6/12/2011

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rare and beautiful Inn

I hope to bring our growing family back to experience a very rare and beautiful Inn! Thank you!
James C
6/6/2011

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a week we will never forget

A week has passed at the Black Bear Inn. A week Amy and I will never forget! The food, beyond what we would have guessed. The service, more than we hoped. The company, like family, only better! Trading fishing stories with Bruce; cupcakes with a candle and secret ingredients; a special meal on our last night. Countless ways Bruce and Wendy may our adventure in Arnold a trip to treasure. The attention to detail in the rooms and the grounds left our minds at ease as we explored.
Amy C
6/9/2011

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Wedding Weekend

Thank you for such a wonderful weekend! The wedding was beautiful and you went the extra mile to make it special. We love the Inn and look forward to returning.
Courtney P
6/4/2011

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our wedding day

Thank you for making our wedding special, even despite the rain. We love it here and felt very welcomed. Thank you for everything!
Scott P
6/4/2011

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Everything was a 10+

Wow! We knew that our planned get away was going to be enjoyable, yet, we had no idea to this degree! We are definitely refreshed as we wind down on our last day with you. Thank you for welcoming us so graciously into your home. Everything was a 10+! From the comfortable bed, the warm and cozy room, the wonderful, peaceful feel of every corner of your B&D, both inside and out. Each breakfast hit the spot and dinner was delicious. What topped it off was your relaxed company. Life is good! It's always so interesting when paths cross or connect in ways one does not anticipate. Happy one year anniversary!
Michael C
4/14/2011

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First Ski Experience

You both are great and run a high quality Inn! We are so glad we found you, as my daughter has bad indoor allergies and your place is incredibly clean and dust free! Wow, it really does make a difference. Breakfast was super and kept us going all day. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
John L
4/9/2011

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Absolutely...

Absolutely wonderful Inn. Absolutely wonderful Hoteliers. Absolutely wonderful vacation. It was a special birthday! We came as strangers and leave as friends.
Marty L
4/8/2011

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37th Wedding Anniversary

What a wonderful anniversary celebration! Thanks to our kids for such a great gift. Wendi and Bruce, you have an amazing place here. The comfort, hospitality and the food is over the top. We're so glad we decided on dinner for both nights! Thank you for making our stay so memorable. We will see you again!
Dave G
4/1/2011

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Amazing Hospitality

Thank you for the amazing hospitality. I didn't think you could beat the nut-crusted French toast - then you came out with the chicken apple sausage cooked in apple cider! Thanks again for everything - we look forward to seeing you this summer!
Sean I
3/29/2011

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birthday retreat

We stayed last night in the beautiful Calaveras Room, here at the Black Bear Inn. We were celebrating my birthday with a short retreat. Thank you for the card, and for welcoming us. After getting settled, we enjoyed a yummy dinner in town. Later, we relaxed in the hot tub. We were spied on by an adorable raccoon. Breakfast this morning was amazing. Thank you for everything.
Jen J
3/17/2011

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Fishing Tips

We felt welcome and at home during our stay here. We are leaving refreshed and peaceful and look forward to our next visit. We appreciate the fishing tips, the wonderful breakfasts and the wine & cheese plate you left for us after a long day exploring this amazing area!
Maria H
8/26/2011

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The Real Deal

What a nice treat to be able to escape life and find retreat in your amazing Inn. We truly enjoyed our short stay and are excited about a snow trip in the winter. We have stayed in many B&B's, Inns, and boutique hotels over the years and must say yours is the real deal, the complete package. From the beauty and comfort of the Inn, to the amazing hosts, Black Bear Inn is a real gem!
Joe T
8/5/2011

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10+

Thank you for creating a fabulous Inn with a relaxing atmosphere. We rate our entire experience a 10+! The grounds are beautiful! What a peaceful setting too. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the chocolates are a great touch.
Greg S
7/25/2011

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easy to unwind

We had a wonderful stay in your Inn. It has such a relaxing feel and it is very easy to unwind here. The room was very comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were amazing and the wine & cheese plates in the afternoon were the perfect snack. We look forward to visiting again, hopefully sooner than later!
Kris H
7/4/2011

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mini vacation

Thank you for your warm hospitality. This was a very relaxing mini vacation. You have a beautiful Inn. We will be back. PS: The breakfasts were superb!
Kathy A
8/11/2010

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Black Bear Inn is perfect

You will be very successful as you have the main thing down - you love people and it shows! Black Bear Inn is perfect. We had a wonderful stay.
Vianne B
8/12/2010

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regret we can't stay longer

What a wonderful place you have! We saw Faith Hill at Ironstone on the way here last night. Today we visited Mercer Caverns, which was the absolute best place to be on a 95 degree day. The heat forced us up the road to beautiful Lake Alpine. The end of the day brought us to a great restaurant for dinner. We relaxed in our room surrounded by the jazz concert sounds on the other side of the trees. Our only regret is that we didn't bring swimsuits for the hot tub, and we can't stay longer. You are the best!
Jim H
7/23/2010

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can't wait to return

Thank you so much for welcoming us to your Inn. The Inn is so beautiful, but it is after all a building - what makes this Inn so special is you! So welcoming and caring; you've made our anniversary so special. Breakfast was wonderful and your dinner recommendation was spot on. Can't wait to return. This really is a little piece of heaven!
Elizabeth L
7/13/2010

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a great night away

Thank you so much for the great night away! The wine & cheese was delightful and the nut crusted french toast was scrumptious! What a peaceful escape from reality.
Monica L
7/10/2010

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elegant grounds & divine trees

I am so thankful for my stay here in beautiful Arnold. My friend has successfully chosen just the right spot, and I hope someday to return here with my sister and daughter. The grounds are absolutely elegant and the trees divine! I really appreciated your kind and gracious hospitality and dishes. I'll always dream of your delicious blueberry pancakes, wine & cheese deliveries to my room and all the rest and relaxation at this lovely Inn.
Diane P
7/7/2010

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July 4th Weekend

Thank you for being such gracious hosts for our July 4th weekend! Your culinary talents are deeply appreciated Bruce, and Wendi - your hospitality and spirit so encouraging... thanks for all your ideas about our son's upcoming wedding! Hope to see you again. Enjoy your slice of heaven here in Arnold.
Lynda H
7/1/2010

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out of this world breakfast

Thank you so much for making our stay so wonderful. We enjoyed your hospitality. You truly have found a gem, here at the Black Bear Inn. We have been truly blessed to have met you both. Thank you for your gracious advice on places to go. Every place you suggested for dinner was delicious. You made our 31st wedding anniversary so special. The breakfasts were out of this world. We'll be back for more. Best of luck to you both with the Inn. The food and wine was delish!
Cindy M
6/16/2010

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there will be a next time

If we had know how incredible your home was, we would have stayed longer! Oh well, next time - and there will be a next time! Thanks for everything.
Lyle L
6/7/2010

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Bed & Dinner

Thank you Wendi & Bruce - what a wonderful and relaxing weekend! We LOVED staying at your beautiful Inn and can't wait to come back when it's a bed and dinner. You have both honestly found your niche in life.
Denise B
5/29/2010

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Slice of Heaven

What a slice of heaven this wonderful Inn is! I feel so blessed to have celebrated my 33rd anniversary of my 29th year here. This by far was the best birthday EVER! So many thoughtful touches! In our beautiful room was a birthday card awaiting me. For my birthday dinner, Bruce prepared filet mignon that just melted in your mouth... dessert by Wendi was a heavenly individual lemon cheesecake. All this set up in the backyard with soft music playing and candle light. Topped off by some time in the hot tub! Wendi made a personalized menu, with "Happy Birthday Sandie" at the top; it beautifully described each dish we were to have. We had the backyard to ourselves and enjoyed the delicious dinner and music. It could NOT have been more special. I will cherish it always. Our two breakfasts were heavenly also! Blueberry pancakes one day and Bruce's specialty French toast today. Right now I'm sitting outside our room and am counting my blessings! These two days with my honey, these gorgeous mountains and Inn. Topped off with delicious and beautifully presented food, and two of the most thoughtful, kind hearted, creative owners.
Sandie S
8/17/2011

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All the Trimmings

The perfect place for a much needed respite. A first class Inn - in a friendly, beautiful town. Black Bear Inn has all the trimmings. Wendi and Bruce are a delightful and talented young couple. The food, specially prepared, and thoughtfully displayed, was healthy and plentiful. Thank you both for an experience we will cherish.
Larry V
8/12/2011

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The Black Bear Inn does not disappoint

This is our second visit to the Black Bear Inn and the first after the remodel. As we expected, the Black Bear Inn does not disappoint. The colors, fabrics, and atmosphere are warm, inviting, and luxurious. The breakfasts also are a treat, with Bruce's gourmet approach and presentation, you can't wait for night to fall just so you can get up for breakfast! We always arrive on our motorcycle, so the jacuzzi is a welcome pleasure and relief! We look forward to staying with Wendi & Bruce again
Sarah S
8/22/2011

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We Leave Rested & Blessed

May the Lord bless you and return the peace and love you so generously pour out. We appreciate all that you have created in this place. We leave rested and blessed. The breakfast was amazing - WOW! Love the coffee!! We'll be back for sure - looking forward to seeing you again.
Bob E
8/2/2011

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A Wonderful Birthday and More

Wendi & Bruce are the best! Thanks so much for a wonderful birthday stay and much more! Thank you for sharing the celebration for Carla's life and your wonderful community. We are pleased to have been able to be a part of it. Watch out for bears and keep your camera ready! Can't put words to it... the calm, the food, the friends.
Debby D
7/27/2011

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Family Reunion

Thank you Wendi & Bruce for our wonderful family reunion stay. It was luxurious having the whole Inn to ourselves. Our kids and grandkids had a blast! Our gourmet breakfasts and fantastic barbecue were delish and very memorable!! We will be returning. Thank you again for making a chapter in our family memories album an enjoyable one.
Grace C
7/11/2011

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Peaceful, Relaxing and Beautiful

You are wonderful! You are very hospitable. We so enjoyed our stay here. Peaceful, relaxing, and beautiful. The food, wine, and atmosphere were delightful. We had a great time with the 4th of July celebrations. We are so envious! We will be back again. If you need a relief couple, we would be willing to assist!
Kathy P
7/1/2011

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The Perfect Innkeepers

Wendi & Bruce, AKA "The Perfect Innkeepers." We had a wonderful celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. your hospitality was so sincere, and your home is beautiful. Amazing food, friendship, and attention to detail. We both are already planning a second visit sometime in the fall.
Malissa A
6/27/2011

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Our Wedding Day

Today was our wedding day and one of our gifts was to stay here on our wedding night - what an amazing gift! After the stress of planning a wedding, this stress-free and luxurious place was everything we needed and so much more. The Inn was beautiful and perfect for our first night as husband and wife!
James P
6/18/2011

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Aloha & Mahalo

Aloha Bruce and Wendi! You have made our stay most special (especially with the "gold pineapples") and memorable. We know that we shall return, so we won't say goodbye... Aloha and mahalo a nui lou. Stay pono (Seek the right paths always). PS: Should you decided to visit Maui, let us know!
Larry K
6/14/2011

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Our Daughter's Wedding

My family is here for my daughter's marriage. We love the Inn, and Arnold. Wendi & Bruce have done a great job! FOOTNOTE: You guys knocked it out of the park!
Penny S
6/4/2011

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Compassionate

Thank you so much for all of your kindness. You have been so compassionate to my friends' needs, making this a very special memory for us both. We will be back!
Tina H
4/30/2011

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B&B Adventure

We LOVED our stay here. This is our first B&B adventure and it has inspired us to start traveling and visiting others. We will definitely be back here. My entire family lives in Virginia so you can be sure when they visit this will be where they stay. Thanks so much for everything. It was all awesome, down to the smallest details.
Naomi B
4/9/2011

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wish we could have stayed longer

Had to reschedule this visit twice due to illness, but great thanks for Bruce and Wendi for being so accommodating. Had a wonderful stay with great food and warm hospitality - wish we could stay longer!
Casai D
3/5/2011

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Special Birthday Dinner

Thank you so much for your warm and friendly hospitality! The special birthday dinner you served was delicious! Black Bear Inn is beautiful and you have created a very relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. We have discovered a special place, and we definitely want to return! Many blessings to you and your guests.
Greg C
1/7/2011

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Happy New Year

Thank you both so much for sharing your beautiful Inn, food, and hospitality with us. We had a wonderfully relaxing time and look forward to staying longer next time... and soon I hope! Best wishes for a blessed new year.
Gary P
1/4/2011

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second visit

This was our second stay, and we love the Black Bear Inn! I can't think of a nicer way to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Thank you so much!
Trina V
12/28/2010

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the silence of snowfall

A wonderful opportunity to appreciate the silence of snowfall, wine with good friends, and great food shared with family holidays. A beautiful moment in time...
Teresa F
12/18/2010

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Going Away Party

The party for Randy & Karin was wonderful. Thank you for making it such a delicious, memorable occasion. We don't want to leave! We were hoping to get snowed in and almost succeeded! We'll be back!
Erica F
11/22/2010

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Exploring California

We had a fantastic time exploring California (from Maine), and were so happy to find your wonderful place. The breakfast was delicious. Have a great first winter in your new paradise.
George S
10/23/2010

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perfect hosts

A wonderful stay! Wendi & Bruce are perfect hosts, charming, warm, and hospitable. A restful interval before going back to work. We hope to visit again soon.
Martin C
10/15/2010

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nothing short of fabulous

Where do we begin? The changes you have made are nothing short of fabulous! It was a pleasure meeting you both; I love the way you interact with each guest, making everyone feel so special. Our wine & cheese on the patio, and the view, were breathtaking! Thank you so much for the anniversary card. We look forward to coming back next year.
Howard J
10/2/2010

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relaxing getaway

We are so glad to have found you and your wonderful Inn! We have had such a wonderfully, relaxing getaway, and we will definitely be back again. You two are such wonderful, welcoming hosts... the setting is beautiful; your picture-perfect breakfasts are so memorable; the kitties so charming, and dinner a wonderful treat! Thank you! Don't forget to call for golf when coming to the Monterey Peninsula!
Georgia H
8/19/2010

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Love, from Spain

The most pleasant present for us is having found that we come from Barcelona, Spain and there are such wonderful people in the USA!
Enric P
8/13/2010

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30th Anniversary

We came here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary on August 21; but we also celebrated our 1st grandchild: Elodie Ann born today. Two wonderful events! Bruce, you must be one of the last renaissance men: great skills & talents, wonderful landscaper, caretaker with interesting hobbies. Keep up the great work! We had a wonderful time with great food, advice, and comfort. Thanks so much Wendi & Bruce! We look forward to returning and will tell everyone we know about your wonderful place!
Ruth G
8/21/2011

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Culinary Getaway

Fabulous, awesome, restorative, peaceful, over-the-top dinner, for a quick weekend get-away you have given us a year's worth of stress therapy! We look forward to sharing this experience with other family members in September. Take care of each other so we can continue to enjoy this magical collaboration. We'll always remember the dinner!
Steve B
8/20/2011

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Peace & Relaxation

We were sitting outside the room last night... watching a splendid full moon until 10:30. What a wonderful and peaceful place to relax completely. We have been coming here for years and will continue to do so!
Mary I
8/14/2011

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We don't want to leave

Tonight is our last night at Black Bear Inn and I don't want to leave. This was our first trip to Arnold and Murphys, and our first B&B, though it feels more like a spa than a B&B. The owners, Wendi and Bruce, are the nicest couple and their attention to detail in the way they decorated the Inn, the breakfasts that Bruce prepares and the wine & cheese, and even the great quality shampoo that leaves your hair silky, are worth every penny to stay here. Wendi even recommended a local masseuse so I could get a massage, and even made the reservation. Bruce made dinner reservations for us at Tallahan's. They truly love what they do and it is reflected in the first class service. We love this place and are extremely impressed and will stay again. We've fallen in love with Arnold and the Black Bear Inn.
Anastasia V
8/3/2011

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Already booked our next visit

This is our 1st B&B. We just made reservations to stay here again in a month - the same room :) That said, WOW! This place is "the Ritz." Wendi & Bruce... AWESOME, in every way. Where do I start from there? We were welcomed like family, waited on hand and foot, and it was made known, if we had any need, any time: they were immediately on it!! Great attention to detail from the decor to the food on our plates. Oh and the food - whoa! Beautiful and totally delicious! Loved the tub. The bed was heavenly. Spent lots of time on the hammock. Soooo relaxing, romantic, peaceful, warm... There's so much more... words cannot describe. Thank you Wendi & Bruce so much!
Kimberly T
7/29/2011

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Absolutely wonderful

Unfortunately today is check out day and we don't want to leave this beautiful, relaxing Inn! our stay has been absolutely wonderful! The room was perfect, the garden and woods are beautiful and the breakfast was beyond delicious! Thank you Wendi and Bruce for your hospitality, warmth and friendliness. We will definitely come back, but next time we'll bring family to share in the great experience.
Mandy M
7/29/2011

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Bed and Dinner

Just when I thought all the nice people were no longer in existence, I walked into the Black Bear Inn. Wendi & Bruce are the nicest, most precious, two people I have met in a very long time. The Inn is so beautiful from the garden and woods to the room... The bed is to die for. Our breakfast was AMAZING! Thank you Bruce. Can't wait for our special dinner this evening. This mini vacation was a little slice of heaven. Can't wait to come back. P.S. Dinner was amazing! Ingredients went so well together - from the wine to the bacon-wrapped filet. Bruce you are an awesome chef and I would eat your food any time. Thank you!
Debbie F
7/21/2011

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Sad to leave

Sad we have to leave. Glad to know this wonderful haven flourishes in the mountains and we can return. We had such a lovely and relaxing time here at the Inn (the wine and cheese plate is just the thing), in Big Trees Park, and the live music in Arnold. Just the way a vacation should unfold. So many thanks to Wendi and Bruce for the welcome and the work they put into such a restorative retreat.
Pat B
7/8/2011

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Fabulous Experience

From the time we entered this Inn, we knew this was going to be a fabulous experience. The decor is perfect, the grounds are gorgeous, and Wendi and Bruce are the ultimate host & hostess (chef, baker, decorators, companions)! Thank you for making this our favorite ladies' trip! We'll be back. Perfection!
Nancy R
7/6/2011

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Jewel of Arnold

We're lucky to have happened upon the "jewel" of Arnold. Will definitely be back in the future with family and friends.
Britta M
6/19/2011

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French Toast to die for

What a wonderful stay at the Black Bear Inn! we liked Susie's Diner for lunch, but the French Toast here for breakfast was "to die for!" We enjoyed the ambiance, the beautiful art work, and the friendly hospitality. Thank you for a truly wonderful experience!
Bob L
5/1/2011

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Gifting of Hospitality

Many thanks for your "gifting" of hospitality and using it to bless "others!" These "others" love warm, welcoming and beautiful places to rest and only by the direction of the internet. When I asked "great places to lodge and snowshoe in Murphys," Black Bear Inn popped up! These "others" will be back!
Micky R
4/2/2011

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Return Guests

Thank you (again) for a wonderful stay at the Black Bear Inn. Everything was perfect :)
Andy E
3/26/2011

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Valentine's Weekend

Thank you, Wendi and Bruce, for a fabulous Valentine's Weekend Getaway and 23rd wedding anniversary! Graciousness abounds at the Black Bear Inn. Fantastic food, excellent room, friendly, understanding innkeepers, and most importantly... best night of sleep ever! You've thought of everything and we can tell you care!
Tom B
2/12/2011

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saved us from the snow

Thanks Black Bear Inn for saving us! My best friend and I were here to do wedding planning and our cabin was snowed in! What a nice surprise to come here and get pampered! We had a great best-friend time!
Laura M
1/7/2011

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50th Birthday

Fun, relaxing, delicious, luxurious stay at the Black Bear Inn for my 50th birthday. Thank you Wendi & Bruce!
Catharine H
12/31/2010

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Retreat from the City

Our stay at the Black Bear Inn truly was a retreat from the city. Wendi & Bruce are friendly, meticulous, and generous hosts. We are returning home relaxed, content, and rejuvenated. Thank you for such a lovely stay. We're already planning our return!
Janell P
12/16/2010

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Mini Retreat

This huge sierra storm, power outage, etc. has turned into a lovely mini retreat for us, thanks for Wendi & Bruce. They graciously even served us some delicious soup, cheese, and crackers when everything in town was shut-down. With more family members coming for Thanksgiving and still no power, they provided wonderful rooms and gracious hospitality for all... Wonderful place, wonderful hosts, delicious food, thank you!
Ron M
11/22/2010

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Top Notch!

Top Notch! Total peace and restfulness abound. Many thanks for your gracious attention.
Cindy M
10/24/2010

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Sheer Luck

Found this place by sheer luck on the internet. What a gem it is! Had the outdoor spa all to ourselves the entire time, fabulous food, completely enjoyed every moment. We are already planning another stay!
Doug K
11/7/2010

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Delightful stay

Dear Wendi & Bruce, What a delightful stay! You made us feel as if we were a part of your family. The hospitality, great food, and wonderful surroundings made this a special and memorable experience.
Sue G
10/18/2010

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Perfect

An amazing first (of hopefully many) stay at the Inn. Wendi & Bruce, not a thing could have been improved on, everything was perfect! Congrats on your new Inn and on following your dreams!
Chris C
9/28/2010

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3rd Anniversary

We came here to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. What a gorgeous surprise it ended up being. We will definitely be back.
Jill H
10/10/2010

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Cooking Tips

We had a wonderful time. Great way to spend our 17th wedding anniversary. Bruce and Wendi are great. We will be back with friends, and for cooking classes! Thanks for the great breakfast and cooking tips - looking forward to our next visit.
Joel G
9/17/2010

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Foodie's Haven

Beware all ye who enter here. never again will you judge a B&B the same. You have landed in a Foodie's Haven, where meals* disguised as pieces of art materialize at your table. Where the peace and quiet are only broken by the sounds of friendship and caring. A space where you can really slow down, think, and just be. *Be sure to eat dinner here!
Carol G
9/24/2010

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sinfully good

We've had a great two days here. The Inn is really a peaceful haven, and we have been well pampered. The breakfasts have been sinfully good. We appreciate Wendi & Bruce's recommendations for local dining sites. Don't miss the Calaveras Big Trees - a world class treasure minutes away!
Peter W
9/12/2010

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84th Birthday

WOW! What a wonderful place to spend my 84th birthday. Your accommodations are super in every respect, your hospitality and culinary skill match and exceed any we have found in our B&B experiences. Thank you for all you have done.
Bob W
8/29/2010

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all the small touches

Thanks so much for a wonderful 2 days! We loved the food - a real special treat! It is so quiet and peaceful here, and so beautiful! Thanks again for all the small touches that made our stay so special - you do a wonderful job making everyone feel "at home."
Bill B
9/9/2010

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Exceptional

Super hospitality, fantastic breakfast. The whole experience at the Black Bear Inn has been exceptional! The attention to detail from the beautiful grounds to the plush robes was greatly appreciated.
Jeannie S
8/20/2010

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Wedding Vows

As we followed the Black Bear tracks with excitement, there was the Black Bear Inn, nestled in a beautiful meadow, surrounded by the tall trees, with an immaculate garden. So tranquil and beautiful, we were taken back. Like a flash, a sudden calm took over and we were so relaxed. What a perfect place to share with the person you love so much. The hospitality was superb and top notch. We hope to return one day to gaze into each others' eyes as my sunshine and I exchange our wedding vows.
Jason J
8/7/2010

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drive by surprise

We were just driving by, looking for a room for the night. We walked in and felt as if we were home. Our hosts were the nicest folk and all they wanted to do was allow us to enjoy without worries. Our one night stay here at the Black Bear Inn will last in our memories and we will be back again to create more.
Lonny M
7/24/2010

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very accommodating

Wonderful Inn! Very accommodating! We have been to B&B's all over the US and Canada, and will definitely return to the Black Bear Inn. The hosts are fabulous!
John K
7/16/2010

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