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The Great Bear Inn

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
Reviewed 14 July 2016

West Glacier offers three basic lodging choices: hotels in the park, rv/camp grounds, and offsite hotels and inns. Great Bear is a great choice for those who don't want to camp. The inn includes 2 cabins and rooms in the main building. We stayed in the main building in the Great Bear Grande Room. The Inn is impeccably maintained. Our...

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We never get tired of guests being pleased with our accommodations. Thanks for the heads up on the bridge for billiards. We used to have one.....hmmm! Susan

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Each day after hiking, we looked forward to this quiet location! Our cabin had super comfortable beds for our weary muscles. Our 12 and 15-year-olds loved the WiFi and the cozy loft to hang out. Danny was very welcoming, and I saw staff picking fresh berries on the day we left. Beautiful place!

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review.....Hope you can return sooner than later. Susan

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I stayed here with our family group. We took up one cabin and two lodge rooms. The lodge rooms were really nice. They are a big step up from the cabins as one should expect given the price differential. The nice thing about the cabin is that it has a kitchen as well as washer / dryer. We slept in...

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We will always go out of our way to accommodate our guests. Glad you liked Three Forks Grille. I always get a little nervous referring restaurants as people have such varying tastes. Danny who is our manager has done a beautiful job running the Inn in my absence. He always gives it...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The great Bear Inn is fantastic. When we checked in Danny gave us bear spray to use in Glacier. A very nice touch. Our room was fantastic, the bed comfortable. Great shower too. Breakfast in the morning was adequate for our needs. We ate dinner in one night which wasn't a problem. We used the barbecue, had wine and the...

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Douglas, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 July 2016

My husband and I stayed here for six days in mid-June for a "babymoon." We were worried we got in late for check-in - around 5:30ish - but Danny was expecting us and was so friendly showing us around and making sure we had bear spray once he heard we'd be hiking in the park during our stay. We had...

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you so enjoyed your stay with us. Anyone who loves my dogs is a friend for life! They are very well trained and socialized, however they are also there to keep predatory wildlife away from the property. I do however put them in at night as dogs vs. grizzly bear with cubs is not pretty.......Thanks...

Iowa City
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My husband and I spent several nights at this beautifully maintained property. The owner is away, but Danny did a fine job promptly meeting us and attending to guests. We had the room on the main level that accessed the large deck that runs across the house. We enjoyed drinking wine on the deck as well as lingering in the...

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed our accommodations. We will work on improving the continental breakfast presentation. We do however, also serve oatmeal, gluten free cereals, and a large variety of other cereals, hard boiled eggs, juices, coffee, tea, bagels and cream cheese, English muffins and a variety of jams and jellies, and fresh strawberries...

Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived in the early evening and our expectations were immediately exceeded. This is a gorgeous property, tucked away in the woods off of Route 2, just a few miles from the West Glacier entrance to the Park. The main house is immaculate, with plenty of things to do--from cards and pool to the free wifi. Owner Danny quickly greeted...

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We work very hard to create this environment for our guests. We are always thankful when people appreciate it. Interestingly, children who stay with us are so busy running on the lawn with the dogs (the sprinklers are an added bonus) that we have little trouble keeping them happy. Children are usually...

Reviewed 22 June 2016

This was an amazing place to stay for our honeymoon. Was off the beaten path which was perfect for us. The room was amazing, they even put rose petals on the floor and the bed which was an unexpected surprise. They had a wonderful breakfast in the morning. The coffee was not the best or so my husband says, I...

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is our pleasure to always make sure that our guests know that they are indeed, special. Congratulations again on your marriage, and many happy years ahead. Susan Owner The Great Bear Inn

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were the only guests at the Great Bear Inn when we stayed--the season hadn't quite begun--so I can't speak to how it may be when there are more people, but we felt very welcome and attended-to. We had positive interactions with all the staff in person, on the phone and via email. We had great communication when booking our...

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you had a pleasant experience with us. Since we not a large hotel we are able to give our guests the attention we feel they deserve. Thank you again for the very nice review, and tell your friends!!! Susan

Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights here the first week of June. Peak season had not started so we were the ONLY guests in this huge inn. It is beautifully appointed and decorated!!! Beautiful had log fireplace. They no longer serve meals but provide a decent continental breakfast. The staff is very accommodating. We enjoyed a few games of pool in the...

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Susan S, Owner at The Great Bear Inn, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always so nice to know that guests are happy. Thank you for your kind words..... Susan

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Great Bear Inn proudly provides deluxe lodging accommodations in a spectacular setting, surrounded by the grandeur of Glacier National Park. Choose from deluxe rooms in the main lodge or comfortable cabin accommodation on our property. The unspoiled beauty of Montana awaits you just outside our magnificent Inn. Glacier National Park is less than ten minutes away. Hiking, white water rafting, fishing, hunting (seasonal), and horseback riding - the recreation possibilities offered by Northwest Montana are endless and the beauty is unlike anything found anywhere. The Inn is tastefully decorated in a style consistent with our location at the doorstep of Glacier National Park. An Oversized Continental is provided each morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Great Bear Inn

Address: 5672 Blankenship Road, P.O. Box 492, West Glacier, MT 59936
Region: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Price Range: $328 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Great Bear Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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The Great Bear Inn West Glacier, Montana
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“Might want to have a room on the back side if you want to keep your windows open due to the trains passing through at night.”
danellew2014, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Be prepared for train horns, as they pass close to this hotel. Very popular mode of transport in these parts.”
gurneymedic, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All lodge rooms offer excellent accommodations, and they also have 2 cabins to rent.”
kccjcc, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room with two queen beds is very spacious.”
SojournExpert, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The wifi did not reach the cabin, but is available in the lodge.”
sunlightHK, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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