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Black Bear Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Saint Germain
Reviewed 13 June 2012

My family and I have been coming up to Northern Wisconsin since the 1960's and love it up there. After reading the outstanding reviews on the Black Bear, and no longer wanting to stay at our usual spot in Boulder Junction, we decided to try a new place. Boy, are we glad we did!!! It was like night and day. The staff are all professional, polite, and friendly. They made us feel like family from the time we booked our trip, until the time we left. The cabin we had (Mallard) was clean, well equipped, and had an unbeatable view of the lake. The meals we had in the Bears Den Lounge were fantastic! Beef brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, Catfish fingers, and the large burgers are highly recommended. The bar stays open late too, so after a tough day of fishing (LOL) it was great to hang out there, relax, and share fishing stories. As far as the fishing goes, our trip was in early June and we did great fishing the reeds. A 31" Musky within 30 minutes of being on the lake. We also ended up with some great Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Crappie during our stay.
Within minutes of the lodge you have access to anything you or your family would need to please everyone. Theaters, miniature golf, hardware, bait & tackle, fancy coffee, ice cream, antique shops, etc. etc. One of my personal favorites was the Monday flea market in St. Germain. Great variety of vendors there.

Needless to say, we are looking forward to next years vacation.
I can't say enough about the Black Bear Lodge and it's top-notch staff. You will NOT be disapointed!
Thanks.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

I was up at the lodge recently for a wedding. The property was beautiful. Our lodge room was clean, spacious, and in great conditon. We were able to walk right out our back door to the lake. The have kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats that can be used for free. All of the staff we encountered were super friendly and accommodating. This is a beautiful location for a wedding and well worth the money to stay here!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

My son and I came up to Germain for a long weekend snowmobiling trip. We had never been in the area, so I researched the various places to stay and eat before hand. Black Bear Lodge was highly praised by many different people on the web, so I took the chance and it turned out great.

At check-in we arrive a little late (they close the check-in office pretty early) and they called us on the road to verify our arrival time. They gladly stayed a little late for us and were very friendly and helpful upon our arrival. The seemed glad to have us and were very friendly/helpful).

The cabin we got was right on the (frozen) lake, which provided quick access for the snowmobiles. The cabin itself was perfect for what we needed. It was pretty basic, but clean and well kept. Our only complaint was that the flat screen was just a little larger than our laptop and from across the room, it was a little small. Although we were not there to watch TV, so it wasn't too bad for the little time we used it. Otherwise, everything worked out great.

For a snowmobiling trip this place is perfect. It's right on the lake and is part of the local trail system for immediate access anytime. You can even park your sleds right at the cabins.

We will be back again next year!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

This will be my third time rating for this lodge as sometimes things change from one year to the next. This lodge has new owners and they seem to want to keep things the way they have been in the past. This is a good thing as we love this lodge and come up every year for a week of snowmobiling. The personnel is friendly and helpful. The units clean and have ample supplies for all your needs. We look forward to next winter when will be back to this lodge in the northwoods.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

we have been to black bear lodge four times in resent years,the staff is wonderfull, the grounds are great and we love the nearby eateries. We enjoy the winters for snowmobiling and the fantastic trail system that the northwoods has to offer. we are allready planning our trips for the upcoming snowmobile season! if you have never riden the trails in the area,put it on your bucket list! bring on the snow!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

My husband and I took a motorcycle trip through the north woods from Minnesota to Michigan. I had looked up possible accommodations on the internet. We weren't sure how far we would travel the first day. Four hours west of St. Germain, we called Black Bear to see if there was a suite for us to stay in. The reservationist put me on hold to speak to housekeeping. They had a large party there for a week, and she wasn't sure if the suite would be cleaned in time for us. Well, yes, they had a room!
We stayed right next to the Bears Den, which is the bar and restaurant. It was exactly what we were looking for. The suite was roomy, clean, and stocked with dishes and coffee for the morning!
Joe, the bartender was friendly and attentive, not pushy. We ordered a pizza, hand made, and delicious!
We enjoyed watching the slide presentations on past guests, as well as the first snowmobile.
We think this would be a great place to stay for winter sports, fishing, or just a relaxing time as it was for us!
~Jessie

Room Tip: suite cabins and condos available
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

Excellent customer service. Make continued upgrades to the facilities and services available. Great to have the Bears Den open on-site.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Black Bear Lodge

Address: 1330 Halberstadt Rd, Saint Germain, WI 54558-8748
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Saint Germain
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Saint Germain
Price Range: $124 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Black Bear Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family resort and restaurant overlooks Little St. Germain Lake and offers cottages and lodge homes year 'round. Abundant peace and quiet, sports and activities, amenities too numerous to mention, and the best guest service staff in the business. Golf and fishing packages, family reunions, weddings, business retreats. ... more   less 
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