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Black Bear Inn

1202 Ski Run Boulevard , South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 USA (Show map)
207 Reviews
$210 - $265
per night

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Stay and you'll find out why Black Bear Inn was voted one of the top 10 B&Bs in California. Spend your romantic getaway in a small luxury lodge in South Lake Tahoe. The inn has just five guest rooms plus three cabins. Each room has a private bath, king bed, fireplace, TV/DVD and comes with full breakfast. Hiking, biking, and all lake activities are within walking distance.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Outstanding Inn!

5 on September 18, 2014

Best cabin ever! Tasty breakfasts and beautiful surroundings with gracious hosts.

A jewel

5 on September 16, 2014

Skeptical at first when my husband found lodging "on line" but when we pulled up to Black Bear.. I was intrigued, and immediately while registering I knew this was going to be a fabulous experience. And it was... Not only was the breakfast exceptional, everyone was friendly, accommodating and the other guests were also overwhelmed with the experience. We have raved, talked up the experience and referred Black Bear to everyone who will listen. Also, a special thank you for telling us the back way to the "Eagles" venue. Will be back, and you can bet there will be no other place for us to stay.. Warmly, Teresa and David Levine, St. Louis, MO

Thank you for a perfect stay!!

5 on September 11, 2014

We stayed here for a romantic weekend and it was more than we could have asked for. You are a hidden gem, located so close to everything we wanted to do! Your attention to detail and your service was impeccable. Thank you ;-)

Wonderful stay

4.0 on September 04, 2014

I was surprised to see a full refrigerator in the sink/kitchen area. . very nice. .. . breakfast was really delicious! Loved everything about the stay. .the outside breakfast nook by the fountain, the gracious hosts. etc. The only downside was that the room smelled a bit of cleaning solution when we arrived. Certainly we appreciate the cleanliness, but my wife is a bit sensitive to this sort of thing. Could have toned down just a bit

Recommend, recommend, recommend...highly

4.6 on September 03, 2014

Our 2nd stay in September and each was was outstanding. First stay even came with a real bear! Breakfast was so good, wine "appreciation" hour was great. Owners are stellar. Location is close to everything (recommend Blue Angel Cafe - 2 blks away).

A Most Relaxing Place-Wonderful Memories Made Here

5 on September 01, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay. Very well maintained by the owners and hosts. who built the lodge and later the cabins 15 years ago. The grounds are immaculate, the hot tub clean and inviting, and the breakfasts were to die for. The hosts, Kevin and Jerry did more to make our 50th Anniversary stay incredible. We'll bask in our memories forever.


5 on August 22, 2014

Looking at the picture online, we knew that Black Bear Inn is already a very nice place to stay but seeing it and staying in it is beyond expectations. Every thing is gorgeous. The feel and the look of the lodge is so exhilarating, warm, cozy, you name it. Jerry and Kevin are so accommodating including their assistant (I forgot to ask his name). From the breakfast they serve every morning to their snack at 5:00 pm is outstanding. I can't think of any negative thing to say. The place, the cottages, the inside decorations of the bedrooms and the lobby to the outside garden are outstanding. I love the antique decorations of old wagon wheel in the yard, the lanterns, the yard lights at night, the pine trees, the winding walkways to cottages, the smell of the rooms took me back to the moment in time. My husband and I stayed at the Fallen Leaf room and Oh, we love the feel of the place, the balcony overlooking the beautiful yard and winding walkways to gorgeous cottages which my daughter and son-in-law stayed (the Bart's room or cabin) in one of them. I was so sad when it was time for us to leave. I don't know about this place but it rather put me back somewhere in time. I can't sleep thinking about it the first night we're home. Even now, I can't take it off my mind. I was smitten by the place. I want every one to experience how I felt. I would definitely want to go back to Black Bear Inn. It's not the Lake Tahoe place that I want to come back but the Black Bear Inn definitely beckons me to come back again. I love the place. Any one who has doubts about this place, throw away that doubt because you'll never regret it when you'll come to stay in Black Bear Inn, believe me. Oh by the way, even their toilet paper is outstanding.

Wonderful place for a respite.

4.6 on August 21, 2014

B&B owners Jerry and Kevin have created a beautiful and serene oasis. The grounds are spectacular and the food is mouth watering. The perfect location for a visit to South Lake Tahoe.

A gem in South Lake Tahoe

4.2 on August 19, 2014

Our stay at Black Bear Inn far exceeded our expectations. Very detail was meticulously taken care of from the towels to the knick knacks perfectly placed throughout our room and the common areas. The grounds are impeccable and the service was outstanding! Breakfast was more than a treat -- we woke up looking forward to the gourmet delicacies Jerry prepared for us each day. We can't say enough great things about the Inn and its owners. Stay here. You will not be disappointed!

August At BBI

4.6 on August 18, 2014

The breakfasts here are great and the location is good, too. You can walk to Riva's Grill and Blue Angel Cafe and a few other places from the lodge. The lodge and the grounds are beautiful.

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Location Type



Reno, NV (RNO-Reno Cannon Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Go south on 395. Merge with highway 50 in Carson City, then remain on 50 West up and over Carson Mountain range. Remain on 50 until you are in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Turn left onto Ski Run Blvd. We are one half mile down on the right.

Area Attractions

Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends, seasonally.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit is half of total lodging rate.
  • Cancellations: To receive a refund we must be notified at least two weeks prior to arrival date. For holidays no refund will be given for any cancellations made less than four weeks prior to arrival.



Jerry and Kevin

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: private outdoor patios, Breakfast Room

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1202 Ski Run Boulevard , South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 USA (Show map)

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