About

ABOUT


Family owned means better service. 

Where it all began.
Mel and Muff Furman bought The Black Bear (Country) Inn in 1984. They ran this homestyle motel for 20 years until it was put under new management for health reasons. This was the favorite motel in town back in the day. Muff had a teddy bear shop in the lobby which was famous while Mel was the host that you would want in an unfamiliar town. Together they knew the best places to eat, shop, fish, hike, hunt, or just relax. A true country style inn. 


The next generation.
Dave (son) and Liz took over from the management in the late 2000's. Liz has been the primary operator of The Bear since then and has turned an ordinary motel into an extraordinary experience for visitors that come as strangers and leave as family. Staying at The Bear is not like staying at a standard chain hotel, it's like staying at home. 

Brand new rooms!
Many of the rooms have recently been completely renovated and the rest of the Inn looks to follow very soon! Upgrades include new floors, furniture, bathroom, fixtures, beds and much much more! Come by to see all these exciting new upgrades!
 

Meet the Mascot, TIMO!
Timo, the mini-bear mascot, is always the guest favorite! The only thing this 5 year old labradoodle loves more than all the guests giving him unlimited attention is the occasional melted marshmallow that slips off the stick!
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