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Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Pros: The whirpool and fireplace were awesome!! These were the reasons we picked our room, and they didn't disappoint. The TV had been upgraded from the pics on the site, and it swiveled on the wall mount so you could watch it from the whirpool. Breakfast and snacks were very yummy. The mattress was comfy. The bathroom had been upgraded...

2Thank manderzpanders
Trafalgar, Indiana
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

This is the old innkeepers Lois and Marvin Scrogham. We wanted to say Thank You to all the great an wonderful customers we had May 8, 2013 - February 10, 2014. You were all the greatest and we will miss you dearly this next season. We wish you all the best. Thank you again! Lois and Marvin Scrogham Former innkeepers...

1Thank SuperTripleL
Bethel, Ohio
Reviewed 18 December 2013

I bought a voucher on Groupon for the 2-night stay as a gift for me and my boyfriend to have a relaxing and romantic weekend not too far from home. I also ordered the candlelit dinner in our room for the night we arrived and a bottle of champagne being chilled. The innkeepers had everything perfect! The fire was lit...

6Thank Tina B
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 24 November 2013

My boyfriend and I decided to take a weekend trip to Nashville after we saw a Groupon offered for Always Inn. We thought it would be a great opportunity to check out the town before the weather got too cold and to take a day trip to IU, where I went to college. We didn't arrive until late on Friday...

3Thank Courtney C
Zionsville, Indiana
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We have stayed at several B&B's and this was probably our worst experience. The Inn could use many updates, but we were disappointed with the amenities that it lists, but were not available to us, and the minimal service offered at Breakfast. There are no chocolates or snacks in each room, only 2 bottles of water in the fridge, wifi...

4Thank frequentraveler13638
fredadanzig, Owner at Lil Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Dear Suzette and Chris: So sorry that you were disappointed in your stay at Always Inn Brown County. I was at the inn the day prior to your arrival and the internet worked fine. I have shown Lois and Marvin how to reset the modem if that happens again. They are country folks who are not electronically savvy, but they...

Noblesville, Indiana
Reviewed 24 November 2013

My wife and I decided to leave town without the kid for a romantic one night getaway. We had never been to Brown County and decided that is where we were going. We found what seemed like a good deal on Groupon for a one night stay at the Always Inn Bed and Breakfast and booked our room. When we...

4Thank Consumer00001
fredadanzig, Owner at Lil Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with me on the phone yesterday about your stay at Always Inn Brown County. The power going out at breakfast time was unfortunate; it came back on at 11:40 a.m. I am refunding each room $20 since a full country breakfast is included. We have had no complaints about the television reception. The...

Reviewed 17 November 2013

Our host and hostess made our experience a very pleasant one. They made us feel right at home. The rooms were very charming and the breakfast was great... (thank you marvin and louis) for an overall pleasant, and relaxing vacation... The johnson's

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London, Kentucky
Reviewed 6 November 2013

After reading through all reviews we thought maybe this would be a nice place to stay and give a chance, we were wrong this was terrible and scary to begin with the Inn looks nice from the road and we were very pleased and even seen a deer in the side yard while driving up the drive I was so...

3Thank Kathy C
fredadanzig, Owner at Lil Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

As Always Inn Brown County approaches its 25th anniversary of serving visitors and neighbors, we strive to continuously improve by responding to the good and bad feedback from guests. When a reviewer suggests that other guest reviews are misleading and/or "written by the innkeepers," it suggests that the reviewer is either mean spirited or misinformed. Each of us has to...

Nappanee, Indiana
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We loved staying at the Always Inn! The innkeepers were very nice and welcoming. The breakfast was great, and the place was very nice. It seemed like they really cared about us! We loved eating breakfast with the other guests, they were so nice. We had so much fun! The chocolate chip cookies available all day along with the oatmeal...

Thank RHamman
Plymouth, Indiana
Reviewed 26 October 2013

First, I can not say enough about Lois & Marvin (innkeepers). They really make you feel welcome and at home. The family style breakfasts were delicious and meeting the other guest was fun. The rooms were nicely decorated and extremely comfortable, my husband and I found the beds very comfortable. The grounds were beautiful (weather not so much). I truly...

Thank Kathy D

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The ‘Lil Black Bear Inn is located on State Road 46 East in the beautiful hills of Nashville, IN voted by Midwest Living magazine readers as “the most picturesque stretch of highway in America.” Our intimate six-room inn offers privacy, pampering, warm hospitality, and great food. Stay with us for a relaxing getaway, whatever the reason or season. Comfortable bedrooms with custom furnishings and local original artwork, several rooms with private whirlpool spa baths, in-room refrigerators, full breakfast, free wireless internet, satellite TV with flat screen TVs free movie library, free parking, central air/heat, CD player, alarm clock, radio, aromatherapy toiletries, bottled water, Belgian chocolates and more. Ask for a room with a whirlpool spa or one with a view of the woods or pond. We are also a pet friendly inn. We can arrange for candlelight dinners on our decks and patios or in-room dining. We also offer gift and fruit baskets, floral bouquets, spa treatments, in-room deep tissue massage therapy, chocolate covered strawberries, chilled beverages, box lunches, picnic baskets and more… In the morning, awaken to a sumptuous country breakfast, accompanied by juice and gourmet coffee. Breakfast is on the house, of course. In spring and summer afternoons, we also offer complimentary cookies or brownies and sun tea or lemonade; in the fall and winter afternoons, we serve brownies and hot chocolate. Our goal is to pamper you so you can relax, unwind, renew and recharge. Gift certificates, specials and packages are available for anniversaries, birthdays and honeymoons. Please tell us if you are celebrating a special occasion – honeymoon, anniversary, and birthday or simply escaping for a couple of days. We’ll do everything we can to make your getaway extra-special, always. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lil Black Bear Inn

Address: 8072 State Road 46 E, Nashville, IN 47448 (Formerly Always Inn Brown County Indiana Bed & Breakfast)
Region: United States > Indiana > Nashville
Price Range: $173 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lil Black Bear Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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