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Black Bear Inn

4010 Bolton Access Road Mountain Access Road, Bolton Valley, VT 05477 USA (Show map)
4.4
51 Reviews
$89 - $375
per night

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About

Set high in the Green Mountains, the Black Bear Inn offers a warm and restful atmosphere each season of the year. As you ascend our mountain road, you'll be charmed by the peace and beauty that surround our area (and maybe a moose or two!). A warm Vermont greeting welcomes each guest, as well as hot country breakfasts each morning featuring fresh muffins and local maple syrup. Many of the inn's 25 rooms and suites feature private outdoor hot tubs, firestoves, and balconies with Adirondack views. Families are always welcome at the inn, and will sleep comfortably in many of the inn's larger rooms and suites. After a day of sightseeing, hiking, or skiing, you may want to return to the inn for a three-course dinner prepared by our own Chef Brian O'Neil. Also consider a bottle of wine from our extensive, Wine Spectator award-winning list. We are Vermont's only ski-on/ski-off inn, slope-side to Bolton Valley Resort. Also just minutes from Burlington, Waterbury, and Stowe. Pet-friendly and Green Hotel Certified.

Rooms & Rates

Standard Room 1

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Standard Room 5

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Standard Room 7

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Standard Room 8

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Standard Room 2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Standard Room 3

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Super Deluxe Room 4

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Room 9

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Deluxe Room 11

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Room 15

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Deluxe Room 17

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Room 19

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Deluxe Room 20

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe Room 18

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Super Deluxe Room 12

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Super Deluxe Room 13

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Super Deluxe Room 14

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Hide-A-Way Room 21

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Coach House/Honeymoom Sui

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

MountainTop Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double

Superior Room 10R

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Superior Room 16R

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Hide-A-Way Room 22

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.6

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51 Reviews

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Great Mountain Retreat

4.4 on September 04, 2013

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Black Bear Inn. The staff is very friendly and offered several suggestions for things to do in the area.


A quite and relaxing place to stay

4.2 on August 07, 2013

This was my second time at the Black Bear Inn and it was just as nice as my first. The breakfast is great and I appreciate the dog friendly rooms. I am sure I will be back :)


My best vacation experience yet!

4.4 on July 18, 2013

I've stayed at a handful of b&bs and hotels, and the Black Bear Inn was hands-down my favourite place to stay! There's the wonderful, still beauty of the mountains, of course. It was also so cozy and friendly; I loved all the little bears in the decor, the helpful direction sheets, the fun books out, the games, etc. One aspect I LOVED was how CHILD-FRIENDLY it was! I have never been so comfortable traveling with my son. The lobby has a toy chest in the corner, which we utilized daily, and there's a hammock and monkey rings outside. Wonderful! We also got a room with bunk beds and a queen bed (which, with a private bathroom and balcony, is considered a very cheap, basic room - did I mention yet the great value??) - bunk beds and preschoolers are a match made in heaven; it was like an indoor gym set. Awesome. The food was also excellent - we are all gluten-free due to allergies and we ate well, attended to with marvelous focus on detail and comfort. I also enjoyed an early morning swim, maple syrup in my coffee, and the total peace of being literally "above" the hustle and bustle of Burlington, where we spent most of our days; it was a wonderful retreat to provide the balance we all needed - and it's super easy and direct to drive to. Overall... we LOVED it, and would definitely go back!!


Such a super relaxing retreat!

4.6 on July 12, 2013

My fiance and I needed to get out of town for the weekend. (Our jobs have been sucking our souls out for months.) Aside from a small hiccup with booking directly through their website (which is being attended to) I had no complaints at all, aside from their wifi being down, but that had nothing to do with the Black Bear Inn, as there had been storms in the area that affected their service provider's infrastructure. There was a wedding going on and they had booked most of the hotel, but the owners of the B&B sent me a letter immediately after booking to let us know the nights their in house restaurant would be closed for the private party, which was totally fine. We booked one of the deluxe rooms with a private hot tub and it was AWESOME. Everything was clean and rustic, like a good ski lodge should be. The full breakfast included was fantastic. The grand marnier french toast and homefries were legendary. I'd be willing to pay a little extra if I could get a bloody mary or mimosa with my breakfast. My only suggestion would be to label the switch that controls the air conditioning unit, it took us a little while to figure that out, and I wish the hot tub was moved a little further away from the door, so there is a little room to stand on the porch, if you get too warm from the hot tub, but you still want to hang out and converse with your partner that is still in the hot tub. Make sure your car is in good working order, because the road to the Bed and Breakfast is steep, but you really cannot beat the view. We will be returning again when the seasons change.


Snowy April weekend

4.8 on April 19, 2013

We recently enjoyed a long weekend in this inn and it was lovely. We were in room 21 which is a hideaway room. Our only complaints with the room is that we were next to the stairs, the bathroom door didn't latch close (though it did stay closed), and we couldn't fully open the hot tub cover without it falling off, but we opened it halfway and it was fine. The meals were excellent, as was the service. The location was beautiful and the lobby area felt very comfy and inviting.


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains

Airport

Burlington, VT (BTV) 18 miles

Area Attractions

Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne Museum, Vermont Wildflower Farm, Ethan Allen Homestead and Museum, Cabot Cheese Headquarter, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Outdoor Pool (seasonal), Outdoor hot tub, Pet-Friendly Rooms, Ski-in/Ski-out Access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Ski-in/Ski-out property, On-site outdoor pool, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited In select pet-friendly rooms

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum during certain holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposits of 1-2 nights required at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel within the 21 days (30 for Fall foliage and holidays) to your arrival date, you will be charged for the full number of days reserved. We will of course not charge for any nights that we are able to resell.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brian, Jill & Layla Drinkwater

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Hot Country Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00 am-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, Dinner by Reservatio


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BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

  • Nightly Rate $89 - $375
  • Reviews (51) 4.4
  • Rooms 25
  • Accepts Gift Cards
  • Phone 1-8024342126 1-8024342126
  • Fax 1-8024345161
  • Toll free 1-8003956335 1-8003956335
4010 Bolton Access Road , Mountain Access Road, Bolton Valley, VT 05477 USA (Show map)

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