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This comfortable hotel is in Downtown. Lil Black Bear Inn guarantees a quiet stay as it counts with just 6 6. In addition, Wi-Fi access is offered at the establishment's common spaces.
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Reviewed 18 september, 2021
Beautiful setting, breakfast was wonderful and Jim and Jill are excellent hosts. The Petunia room exceeded our expectations. The bed was very comfortable and we had three nights of wonderful sleep. Waking too birds and wildlife right outside the window. We will be back. Mike & Christal
Pet friendly and people friendly
Reviewed 17 october, 2015
We took one of our daughters and our dogs to Brown County for an overnight trip. Always Inn was one of a few places that allow pets that didn't require 2 nights' stay. It has a nice rustic look from the outside with several places to relax. The huge deck area could use some TLC, but has lots of room to roam. The interior was clean and functional. The bedroom was a good size with a jacuzzi tub in a corner of the room. The bathroom lacked space to put our toiletries but we made it work. The towels were decent, but smelled musty. Breakfast was a country style breakfast and was tasty and filling. The table could only seat 8 so I am not sure where they would seat everyone if more people would have been there. The innkeepers were very friendly to the humans and the dogs in our family. They went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed. Overall, the Always Inn is a fairly large B and B with a great country atmosphere. It could use some sprucing up, but I would not let that keep us from going back again.
Great place to stay
Reviewed 21 september, 2015
This B & B was wonderful, we found the place right away. I'd say the signage needs to be a little different, especially for when you are driving in the dark. Mary greeted us as we were coming out of our vehicle. Our room was fine, it was small but it served its purpose. The bathroom was a tad bit small but it was ok. The grounds were nice. We ate breakfast there for two days, it was okay. Some improvements are needed as far as that goes, but it was ok. Mary had snacks available. The B & B was about 10 mins from Nashville, and right down the road from Brown County State park. Overall the stay was nice, and enjoyable.
Barely qualifies as a B&B
Reviewed 14 september, 2015
Technically, the room had a bed and we were given breakfast. We've stayed in a variety of B&Bs over the years and this was the worst. Quality of the room: like a motel room - seriously, like a roadside motel room. All the other B&B rooms we've stayed in have had character, quality and attention to detail. Not here. The bathroom was laughable: cheap plastic surround shower, make-shift added tile pieces obviously glued in one spot right outside the shower where water had caused some damage, rusty vent, dusty/dirty exhaust fan and mis-matched cheap hardware (the faucet handles were installed incorrectly). Breakfast was mediocre. We showed up for breakfast the first morning right at 9:00 and found our breakfast had been sitting for who knows how long. Of course it was cold. So, we made sure to show up earlier the second morning and we sat down before breakfast was served. Still, some of the meal was cold. And the strawberry pancakes barely had any strawberries in them - why bother calling them strawberry pancakes? Just call them pancakes and save yourself that strawberry you were going to mix in. The place is just overall dirty with a Big Lots candle covering up the smell (no joke, room candle still had the $5 price tag). Plus, my wife noticed as I was drinking my coffee outside while waiting for breakfast that lipstick was on the rim of the coffee cup. What was even more annoying was the references to gratuities. If you want a gratuity you need to earn it. I recommend starting off on the right foot by offering a room upgrade when there are only one or two other couples in the B&B. Second, re-fresh the room while people are out during the day with fresh towels, empty trash, and add complimentary water to the room refrigerator. Have to agree with previous criticisms about the lack of good signage at the entrance off of State Route 46, especially in the dark. We relied on our GPS to help make sure we didn't drive past. It's a shame that they haven't done a better job with the place. It has a nice quiet location in the woods and the outside spaces have so much potential. I think it's due to the lack of an owner onsite. All the other B&Bs we've been to were run by the owners. The Always Inn owner lives in California and this B&B is run by a husband & wife innkeeper duo, who seem nice, but apparently are not vested in the property like an owner would be. Here's a tip: watch the TV show "Hotel Impossible" and learn from Anthony's criticisms of various hotels - trust me, many of those criticisms also apply to your B&B (including using nails in the wall for robe hooks). You can watch episodes on the Travel Channel website for free.
Great place to stay
Reviewed 6 september, 2015
Love this B&B! Great location. 8 miles from downtown Nashville. Country setting with welcoming atmosphere. We stayed for two nights. Breakfasts were wonderful and nice hospitality. We will stay here again. Thank you