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The Great Bear Inn
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Nature, amazing views and those pancakes!
User: jerikay71 from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 13, 2020
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, my husband and I decided a road trip was the safest way to travel and beautiful West Glacier called our name. After searching for a private setting immersed in nature and close to West Glacier National park (the inn is an easy drive to Glacier park, only 7 miles from park entrance) I came across the Great Bear Inn. The name doesn’t even do this amazing B&B justice. It should be renamed to The Phenomenal Great Bear Inn! We used our Waze app to route us to The Great Bear and we came through Columbia Falls to a winding road that took us over the Whitefish river (we even spent time during late afternoons exploring the river area since it was so close to the inn (less than a half mile away from the inn!) and about a mile after crossing the river we turned into the winding gravel driveway to the Great Bear Inn. The drive up to the inn was scenic. Bunny and Larry have even created a gnome area complete with a gnome zip line! We arrived to take in breathtaking views and the B&B nestled between mountains and trees. There are two separate cabins on the property you can rent outside of the in. Ample parking and views that last for days. We stayed in a room on the second floor in the inn. The entire complex is well maintained, there are gardens that supply produce for the breakfast table, wild huckleberry’s are picked to make amazing Huckleberry pancakes every morning, and our entire breakfast each day was cooked fresh soon as we walked into the breakfast area. Breakfast tasted amazing each of the 4 days we were there. The beds are comfortable, rooms are clean and comfortable and we found nothing but welcoming relaxing comfort. Larry and Bunny are friendly, full of knowledge and recommendations on what to do and see and we spent many a fun morning chatting with them about our lives and current topics. Hands down this hidden gem is 5 star and we will be back fall of 2021! Where else can you go and find a sad faced pancake from your hosts on your last day staying with them, showing they didn’t want us to leave!

Perfect Honeymoon or Family Vacation Spot!
User: danaschu25 from:
Published Date: Oct, 7, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
My husband and I stayed at the Great Bear Inn for our honeymoon and we were in absolute heaven all week!!!! The B&B is gorgeous inside and out and you can tell so much thought went into all the decorating and small touches inside in the rooms and the main area. The lawn and landscaping are groomed perfectly. The breakfast every morning was amazing and always a good variety/spread. We had a great time mingling with other guests over hot coffee and huckleberry pancakes. The room is HUGE compared to other hotels and there is a fireplace that makes the room very cozy and romantic. The bathroom is also very large along with the shower. Everyday our trash was emptied and towels were replenished as needed. There were wine glasses available upstairs to enjoy a glass in the room or on the patio/deck outside. Bunny was kind enough to lend us Bear Spray throughout our stay. The last day we had no more groceries and with so many places closed (end of session) we were having trouble finding lunch. Bunny and Larry made us sandwiches, snacks, and a water for just $10 each! We decided next time we would just buy lunch from them all week! Another great part about the Great Bear Inn is the location.. if you stay in Whitefish or Columbia Falls the drive to the Going to the Sun road gets a little far! From here you can be in Apgar in 15 minutes. Bunny and Larry- thank you for such an awesome stay!!!
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Wonderful accommodations and breakfasts!!!
User: lisatM6170PD from: Woodstock, Georgia
Published Date: Sep, 29, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
The Great Bear Inn was the perfect place to stay for our trip to Glacier National Park! We are a family of four and we booked a double room in the main lodge, but one of the cabins was available when we arrived so Bunny and Larry offered it to us at a very special rate. This gave our adult daughters their own space and a room away from their snoring father! LOL Everything was neat and clean and the views can't be beat! Breakfast every morning was wonderful and plentiful- we always left with full bellies ready for a day of hiking. Bunny and Larry were very accommodating and the perfect hosts! I highly recommend The Great Bear Inn!
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Amazing stay at Great Bear Inn
User: kaylas966 from: Benton, Arkansas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 27, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
We had a wonderful stay at Great Bear Inn. The location is perfect - very short drive to Going to the Sun Road at Glacier National Park. Great breakfast each morning. One day we rushed out right at 6AM to go hiking and they even offered to pack us a quick to go breakfast! So kind. Our rental car developed a low pressure tire during our stay and when we asked Larry for a recommendation on a gas station to air it up close by, he even offered to air it up for us with his air compressor! Definitely above and beyond service!

The best of the West!
User: misscocoa from: Red Oak, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 26, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
Had an amazing stay! Our Spirit room was huge and comfortable. The private patio view was awesome. Bunny and Larry are great, they are always available. Full Breakfast was super good. Everything you could want and all you want. Only a few miles from West entrance. Located 2 miles off main road. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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