Lil Black Bear Inn

8072 State Road 46 East , Nashville, IN 47448 USA (Show map)
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About

The ‘Lil Black Bear Inn is located on State Road 46 East in the beautiful hills of Nashville, IN voted by Midwest Living magazine readers as “the most picturesque stretch of highway in America.” Our intimate six-room inn offers privacy, pampering, warm hospitality, and great food. Stay with us for a relaxing getaway, whatever the reason or season. Comfortable bedrooms with custom furnishings and local original artwork, several rooms with private whirlpool spa baths, in-room refrigerators, full breakfast, free wireless internet, satellite TV with flat screen TVs free movie library, free parking, central air/heat, most rooms have CD player, alarm clock, radio, aromatherapy toiletries in our spa rooms, bottled water. Ask for a room with a whirlpool spa or one with a view of the woods or pond. We are also a pet friendly inn. We can arrange for candlelight dinners on our decks and patios or in-room dining. We also offer gift and fruit baskets, floral bouquets, spa treatments, in-room deep tissue massage therapy, chocolate covered strawberries, chilled beverages, box lunches, picnic baskets and more… call or email us for pricing. In the morning, awaken to a sumptuous country breakfast, accompanied by juice and gourmet coffee. Breakfast is on the house, of course. We also offer complimentary Homemade baked goods coffee.teas,and hot chocolate. Our goal is to pamper you

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great time but don't trust your tom tom gps to find it

5 on August 29, 2018

Very friendly. Enjoyed our stay very much.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you look forward to seeing you again .

- Jim (innkeeper)


We Will Be Back

4.6 on August 27, 2018

We enjoyed our short stay at Lil Black Bear Inn. The hosts were very friendly and full of ideas for us to enjoy while in the area. The breakfast was amazing and the laid back atmosphere was perfect for a quick get-a-way to recharge. We would highly recommend a stay at this B&B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you again.

- Jim (innkeeper)


Cozy place

3.8 on August 04, 2018

Was a nice cozy place for a honeymoon. The price could have been a little cheaper. The rooms look totally different in the website then in reality. So was a little disappointed but the room was fine. Great hospitality,friendly owners and very pet friendly. Breakfast was awesome.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us. Thank you for the review will look into the pictures do not want to miss lead thought all the new ones were up and all the old ones taken down.

- Jim (innkeeper)


Great little place

4.8 on July 24, 2018

Jim and his wife do a great job! We stayed in the Petunia room. Loved the whirlpool tub. Breakfast was WONDERFUL, and they accommodated our dietary needs. Took advantage of the discount at Chateau Thomas in town. We would stay again for sure!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us we look forward to seeing you again

- Jim (innkeeper)


Great weekend trip

4.6 on July 22, 2018

We had a great stay. Jim and Jill are great people and put hard work into making the Lil Black Bear Inn a relaxing and welcoming place. Food was delicious and we would definitely stay again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you hope to see you again.We strive to make are guests feel welcome so they can relax if even only for a day or two

- Jim (innkeeper)


Good getaway

5 on July 11, 2018

Quiet, secluded location with friendly hosts. Couldn't quite get motivated to get to breakfast but it sure smelled good!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us next time you stay you will need to get motivated and come enjoy our breakfast for yourself

- Jim (innkeeper)


Weekend getaway

5 on July 05, 2018

We enjoyed a relaxing and fun getaway in Brown County at the Lil Black Bear Inn! We stayed in the Lavender Room on the 3rd floor. The owners are very friendly and accommodating! They made the most delicious lemon squares for the guests. They were so good they had to make a few batches! My favorite part was the 2-person jet tub and the farm fresh breakfast! I also really enjoyed that they support the nearby shops in Nashville and had a sample of some delicious Carmel puff corn. We liked it so much we drove down the road to pick up a bag and got 10% off for staying at Lil Black Bear Inn! If all B&B’s were like this one, I’d never stay at another hotel! Definitely check them out and let them know we sent you!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so happy you enjoyed your stay look forward to seeing you again

- Jim (innkeeper)


great little BnB for a weekend get away

4.2 on June 28, 2018

quaint little brown county BnB. fabulous breakfast. close to psrks and brown county shops

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing to stay with us look forward to hosting you again

- Jim (innkeeper)


Lovely Inn

3.8 on May 25, 2018

Lovely little gem of a bed and breakfast that I have driven by for many years and never knew it was there. The Inn keeper was very pleasant and accommodating. Plenty of room in our room and we were in the basement! Wonderful that they take 1 night reservations for those of us who are limited in time but want to get away for just a little bit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you. Look forward to seeing you again

- Jim (innkeeper)


The Spot

5 on April 29, 2018

Jim and Jill were wonderful hosts for our night in Nashville – not too many rules, plenty of peace and quiet, delicious food, great conversations. And you have the flexibility to book for only one night if you can't sacrifice an entire weekend for your getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us we look forward to seeing you both again soon

- Jim (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Lily

The Lily Room is decorated with French and English antiques and Brown County original art. The Lily Room is located on the 1st floor, has a private porch w/ rocking chairs and table. The room offers: King bed and pull out queen couch bed,In-room, two-person whirlpool spa,Private bath with shower,Large marble-faced gas fired fireplace,Satellite TV w/ Flat screen TV,Free wireless internet,Mini-refrigerator,

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Lavender

The Lavender room is decorated in royal plum colors and Brown County original art.The Lavender room is located on the third floor of the Inn, features a private deck overlooking the front courtyard and woods and has a nice window view of the pond.The room offers:Four-poster queen bed with in-room,Two-person whirlpool spa,Large marble-faced gas fired fireplace,Private bath with shower,Central air and heat,Mini-refrigerator,Satellite TV w/ Flat screen TV,Free wireless internet

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Morning Glory

The Morning Glory Room is decorated with Brown County original art. The Morning Glory Room The room offers: Queen bed,Private bath with single-person spa tub,Electric fireplace,closet,robes hair dryer,Central air and heat,Mini-refrigerator,Satellite TV w/ Flat screen TV,Free wireless internet The Morning Glory is located on the 1st floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Moon Glory

The Moon Glory room is decorated in plums and creams and Brown County original art The Moon Glory Room is located on the middle level of the inn with a separate entrance. It features a patio with bistro table and chairs overlooking the garden and woods.The room offers:Queen bed,Private bath with shower,Mini-refrigerator,Satellite TV w/ Flat screen TV,Free wireless internet

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

Petunia

The Petunia Room is decorated in rich reds and creams and Brown County original art. The Petunia is located on the third floor of the Inn, features a private deck overlooking the woods with a view of the pond. The room offers: Queen bed,Private bath with single-person whirlpool/shower combo,Electric fireplace,Mini-refrigerator,Satellite TV w/ Flat screen TV,Free wireless internet

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Blue Bell

The Blue Bell Room is decorated in soft green and rose hues and Brown County original art.The Blue Bell Room is located on the third floor of the Inn, features a private deck overlooking the pond and woods.The room offers:Queen bed,Private bath featuring a two-person whirlpool tub and separate shower,Electric fireplace,Mini-refrigerator,Satellite TV w/ Flat screen TV,Free wireless internet

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Mountains

Airport

Cincinnati, OH (CVG-Cincinnati N. Ky.) 100 miles miles

Directions to property:

From Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY, take I-65 North to exit 68 (State Road 46). Turn left (west) towards Nashville. You’ll see our driveway sign eight miles on the right (north side of highway) Driving directions from Cincinnati and Dayton: From Cincinnati and Dayton, take I-74 West to the Greensburg exit. Turn right and travel 22 miles to State Road 9. Turn left and you’ll dead-end into State Road 7. Turn right until you dead-end into Central/2nd Street in Columbus. Turn left and go 1 mile and take the bridge to State Road 46 West towards Nashville. Lil Black Bear Inn is nine miles on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Homestay, Spa

On-site amenities

Microwave

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes $25.00 per pet per night
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night or half of a multi-night stay plus tax is charged at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Reservations cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. A service fee of $45 is charged for all cancellations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

James and Jill

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

I have been a stay-at-home mom for 28 years, after the kids went off to school I needed to find something I would enjoy doing. Being an Innkeeper puts all the things I love doing into a career. On top of that my husband and I get to work together. Our hobbies are gardening, baking, cooking, and arts and crafts.The best part of being innkeepers are the guests. After breakfast the guests sit around the table having coffee or tea, my husband and I join them and just hang out: talk, laugh, have fun.

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Meals

Breakfast

Buffet

  • Time Served: 9 AM to 10 Am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Baked Oatmeal
Been enjoying this for over 20 years filling dish that you will enjoy


Recipes

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