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Overview of Black Bear Inn

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Private beach, fishing
Private beach, fishing
Private beach, fishing

Black Bear Inn

2.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNational Bighorn Sheep Center3 min walk
    Popular LocationHeadwaters Community Arts Center9 min walk
    Popular LocationDubois Museum10 min walk

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Classic Room (#23 1 Queen, 1 twin/twin bunk)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Classic Room (#10, 2 Kings)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 King Beds

Classic Room (#16, 2 queens)

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Classic Room (#18, 1 King)

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Room (#14, 1 queen 1 double)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Queen Bed

Classic Room (#20, 1 queen )

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in Dubois, Black Bear Inn is on a private beach. Headwaters Community Arts Center and Dubois Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Torrey Creek Trailhead and Glacier Trail Trailhead.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Bighorn Sheep Center - 3 min walk
  • Headwaters Community Arts Center - 9 min walk
  • Dubois Museum - 10 min walk
  • Torrey Creek Trailhead - 34 min drive
  • Glacier Trail Trailhead - 34 min drive


  • Coyote Blue coffee — 4 min walk
  • Cowboy Cafe — 8 min walk
  • Rustic Pine Steakhouse — 8 min walk
  • Perch Coffee House — 9 min walk

About this property

Black Bear Inn

Beachfront motel for sun and fun
Guests at this beach motel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 16 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, desks, and free toiletries.
Black Bear Inn offers 16 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. This Dubois motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the motel include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Things to do

  • Fishing

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Private beachfront location


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - midnight
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per stay
Dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD $5 per stay
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD $5 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Black Bear Inn Dubois
Black Bear Dubois
Black Bear Inn Motel
Black Bear Inn Dubois
Black Bear Inn Motel Dubois

Frequently asked questions

Is Black Bear Inn pet-friendly?
Yes, this motel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 10 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at Black Bear Inn?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Black Bear Inn?
Check-in ends–anytime.
What time is check-out at Black Bear Inn?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Black Bear Inn located?
Nestled on the beach, this Dubois motel is within a 10-minute walk of National Bighorn Sheep Center, Headwaters Community Arts Center, and Dubois Museum. Shoshone National Forest is 11 mi (17.6 km) away.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 101 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 33 out of 101 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 101 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 101 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 101 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay
Do not let the looks deceive you. It is an older hotel but the charm alone is worrh the stay. My wife and I live in Las Vegas and are accustomed to fancy hotels, but we loved the rustic nature of this motel. The room was exceptionally clean and homie and Liz the owner was very welcoming and made sure our stay was enjoyable.if your anywhere near Dubois Wy and want a comfortable, charming motel don't pass up the black bear in.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Home away from home
Friendly, welcoming owner as we arrived later in the evening. Room was smaller, but comfortable. Didn’t have as many electric outlets as newer motels, but we managed. No breakfast provided (e knew that when we booked), but nice table and chairs to eat our breakfast we brought. Everything was clean and seemed like staying at your mom’s home! Stayed here once a number of years ago and would stay again. Easy trip once we left Yellowstone.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The Black Bear Inn is a charming multi-generational family run motel right on the Wind River. We loved it and it is run by great people. The flyshop is a great bonus! Highly recommend both.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Felt like staying at Grandmas. Both good & bad.
It was fine. Felt very clean but dated.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

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