Black Bear Lodge Motel

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Black Bear Lodge Motel

2.5 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
781 Natural Bridge Rd, Slade, KY, 40376

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKentucky Reptile Zoo2 min drive
  • Popular LocationRed River Gorge Geological Area7 min drive
  • Popular LocationRed River Gorge18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Slade, Black Bear Lodge Motel is in the mountains. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge. Guests appreciate the motel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo - 2 min drive
  • Red River Gorge Geological Area - 7 min drive
  • Red River Gorge - 18 min drive
  • Mercy Health - Marcum and Wallace Hospital - 38 min drive
  • Cave Run Lake - 47 min drive


  • Miguel's Pizza — 11 min walk
  • Red River Rockhouse — 7 min drive
  • Sky Bridge Station — 10 min drive

About this property

Black Bear Lodge Motel

Motel with free parking, walk to Natural Bridge State Park
Along with a coffee shop/café, this smoke-free motel has a convenience store and barbecue grills. Self parking is free. Other amenities include a picnic area and ATM/banking services. All 10 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus coffee makers and TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers and desks are also available to guests. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Black Bear Lodge Motel offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/café

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • ATM/banking services
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk

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Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 769 Natural Bridge Rd,
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive on the same day of booking must contact this property prior to 6 PM for check-in instructions.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Black Bear Lodge Motel Slade
Black Bear Slade
Black Bear Lodge Motel Motel
Black Bear Lodge Motel Slade
Black Bear Lodge Motel Motel Slade

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 198 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 80 out of 198 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 31 out of 198 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 198 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 198 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
I liked the location and the rustic look of the property. Unfortunately the walls were paper thin which caused lack of sleep. I figured this and brought ear plugs in advance. Also the ptac unit never would go thru heating cycles. I had to literally turn it off and on throughout the stay. The filter looked dirty. But it wasnt a bad stay but maybe expected a little more being a small mom and pop motel.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pretty quiet ..
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Staff were very friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Black Bear Lodge
Black Bear Lodge Motel was very nice for a relaxing weekend to enjoy the outdoors. Nice quiet environment.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Didn't see a REAL bear, but..... :)
A totally delightful tad-off-the-main-road place to get a good night's sleep. And the close-by venue to grab a coffee was perfect! Hope to return again!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021