Guests visit from all over the world to experience everything that Calaveras County has to offer - it's easy to spend time here, year-round. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a fan of good food and wine, an artist - you will find what you are looking for! The fishing is fantastic, the golf courses are beautiful, and the activities are endless.
Our concierge service is complimentary with your booking, and we are happy to make any arrangements you need (private wine tasting, cave tours, horseback riding, etc.). Just ask for Wendi when you make your reservation.
Our region has both winter and year round destinations. You'll find outstanding recreation, music, wine tasting and so much more.
We have several golf courses in the area that include extra natural surroundings you can't find in the city. All guests of The Black Bear Inn have privileges for access to the Sequoia Woods Country Club which is just 2 miles east of Arnold. Bring your golf clubs and get ready for some picture perfect, uncrowded courses that offer so much more than just a place to get 18 holes in.
Local theater and the arts are very much alive and well in our region. We offer performing arts packages for our guests and have fantastic events and summer concert series you don't want to miss.
Zip lining, hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, skiing, and shopping are some of the many adventures you can experience near The Black Bear Inn. Looking for an underground adventure? Cave, caverns and mine tours are just 20 minutes away! Many outdoor activities are here waiting for you to discover.
We have all the seasons here in Arnold and snow season is kind to the many skiers who visit the region. Whether it's snowboarding, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, or cross country, you've come to the right place. Stanislaus National Forest, with Bear Valley, is here as your winter playground. During summer you can get some excellent mountain bike riding & hiking in with chairlift access!
Calaveras Wine-Grape Alliance won its first Gold Medal for wine in 1872. Today, nearly 20 family-owned wineries from large to boutique are active in the county with tasting & tours. Stop in and try the ongoing Gold Medal winners wine during your visit.