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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We just returned from a 2 night stay at the Great Bear Inn and really enjoyed our stay here. he Inn provides a great base to explore West Glacier . It is in a peaceful setting, the rooms are very comfortable and the dinner was delicious. We hope to return again soon!

Thank Sandra P
Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We spent 5 nights at this fantastic small inn, celebrating our 25th anniversary. We stayed in the Standard Room, which was perfect! Quiet, comfortable, with a great big tub to relax in after a day of hiking. The staff felt like old friends and the other guests were all nice. The dinners, seated at a big table with the other...

Thank CATravelinPair
Signal Hill, California
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed for five nights at the Great Bear Inn. We were greeted by big, very friendly dogs. Our comfortable room was light, spacious and quiet overlooking a forest of dense pines. The three course dinners were delicious and healthy. The Great Bear is a beautifully detailed lodge with a comfortable meeting area where people could gather around the large...

Thank apple039
Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This Western lodge has an excellent, peaceful location, with a nice view, and the decor is very interesting in a thematic way; very consistent with the intended ambiance. The Grand room that we (2 people) stayed in was very spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed. We had a great stay for 3 nights. The dinners that accompany the room are truly gourmet...

2Thank cuisinator007
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I had the privilege of staying at the Great Bear Inn during my vacation to Glacier National Park. The staff was very attentive and welcoming upon my arrival. It was then I realized this place was more than just another “Bed and Breakfast.” It felt like a second home! The rooms were spacious and had all the modern conveniences that...

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We were originally booked for only one night. After the first night we could not resist staying a second night. Everything was perfect. The minute we were met at the door, it felt like we were with friends we had known forever. The care from all of the staff was beyond outstanding. If we even mentioned anything we might like,...

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1Thank Donna H
Collinsville, Illinois
Reviewed 17 May 2014

If you want comfort of home, awesome meals, to feel very protected then the great bear inn is for you. The staff is so amazing this will be our 5th trip back. So close to one of the most amazing sites I've ever seen, the West Glacier. The Great Bear Inn has everything you'll ever need away from home. Can't...

2Thank Dawn W
Yakima, Washington
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Our two night stay was very very relaxing. We were close to Glacier Park so it was very convenient to visit and a short drive to Whitefish and to the ski area. The Inn is off the road so once back in for the evening you will want to have dinner there. The food was excellent prepared by the chef...

1Thank Travelingtrisha14
Columbia Falls, Montana
Reviewed 5 November 2013

My wife and I needed some time together and away from the house and work. Our weekend at the Great Bear Inn was more than we had hoped for! The personal care from the staff was outstanding, and the food....what can I say other than 'the best ever!' The accommodations lacked absolutely nothing. The fireplace in the bedroom was an...

1Thank william n
Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Brought the family for a 7 day vacation and we had a blast.Nestled between the pines it was easy to forget the hustle and bustle of city life. The staff is awesome and accommodating and we were made to feel at home day in and day out. We are excited to have found this place and have already begun our...

4Thank Alan G

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $321 - $392 (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 Hotel West Glacier
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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