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Black Bear Inn

Lodge or Resort
Spring time at Black Bear Inn –

Beautiful sequoias and manicured gardens surround the Black Bear Inn located along Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway in Arnold, California. Innkeepers Bruce and Wendi Davison are dedicated to providing guests with a unique experience that combines delicious cuisine prepared by Bruce, along with a casual style, first class service and accommodations in the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains.

The town of Arnold is part of historic Calaveras County. Calaveras County gained notoriety in 1865 when Mark Twain wrote "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" during his time spent exploring Arnold which was a small logging community. It was not until 1927 when Bob and Bernice Arnold moved to town and opened Ebbetts Pass Inn that Arnold got its name. The inn served as a major stop for those traveling along Ebbetts Pass as well as accommodations for those visiting nearby Calaveras Big Tree State Park.

Today, Bruce and Wendi provide a similar service to Arnold. Known for its exceptional customer service and charming atmosphere, the Black Bear Inn and the surrounding sequoia wilderness will make your visit splendid.

Lodging Style and Amenities

Black Bear Inn offers five guest suites to choose from which include:

  • King beds with Tempurpedic mattress toppers & down comforters
  • Private baths with jacuzzi tubs and large separate showers
  • In-room refrigerators and complimentary bottled water
  • Lush bathrobes
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • LCD flat screens with satellite television
  • Private french doors, leading to a meadow or outdoor hot tub
  • Gas fire places
  • And more...

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets please.

Recreational Opportunities

With Stanislaus National Forest, Bear Valley Cross Country, and the Bear Valley Mountain Resort just a short drive down beautiful Hwy 4, guests can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.

During the Spring, Summer and Fall, you can indulge in golfing at the Sequoia Woods Country Club, taste wine at any of the local wineries, or explore Lake Alpine. There are opportunities to enjoy live theater, explore nearby caverns, as well as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and biking with Bear Valley Adventure Company.


Seasons Open

Year round


Rate Range

$218 Midweek, $265 Weekends and Holidays


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business

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