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Black Bear Inn

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 USA (Show map)
199 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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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.

Dream Honeymoon

5 on August 18, 2014

My wife and I spent our 4 day honeymoon at the Black Bear Inn. Our stay was pure heaven. The Black Bart Cabin was picture perfect for the two of us, the grounds were immaculate and breakfast was to die for. Wine and cheese every evening was the perfect end to days full of hiking, shopping, taking in the beauty of Tahoe or just relaxing in the hot tub. The Inn Keepers Kevin and Jerry really got the B&B business right. We highly recommend this experience and will definitely return OFTEN!!

Epic stay at Black bear inn

5 on August 14, 2014

My wife and I would like to thank Jerry & Kevin for our great stay at there inn. The room we stayed in was perfect and the breakfasts were off the Hook! Jerry and Kevin gave us great advise on parking and advise on our Aerosmith concert and places to eat in the neighborhood. Yes , Both Kevin ,Keith and Aerosmith Rocked our weekend!

Very nice but slightly disappointed

3.4 on August 11, 2014

All in all, a very nice place. Slightly disappointed in the room. I probably would have given the room 5 stars but I found the bed too soft and the lighting poor. Other than that, very clean and nicely appointed. The breakfast was also slightly disappointing but perhaps because it was carb oriented and fruit was mostly banana... not my favorite. Afternoon wine and cheese was very nice and the innkeepers were very helpful.

Lovely B&B

3.8 on August 07, 2014

Unfortunately we were only able to stay for one night, but our cabin was lovely, wine and cheese in the evening was a nice touch, and we enjoyed the hot tub as well. We will be back, hopefully for a longer stay.

Great B&B in Tahoe

4.8 on August 05, 2014

I loved this place! The breakfasts are really good (we got Gluten Free) and the owners are really helpful. The back lawn is peaceful, and the common area and rooms are decorated really nicely. My only note is that we stayed in the Frontier room (at the front of the inn toward the street) and there was some place nearby playing loud music every night. I think the noise would be less on the opposite side of the house or one of the cabins.

Perfect Place to Stay In Tahoe

5 on July 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for the first few nights of our honeymoon and it was amazing! The cabins are very cute and cozy outfitted with a little kitchen table, coffee maker and large refrigerator. We ha breakfast delivered to our out private patio and not only was the setting beautiful, but the food was absolutely amazing! Stay here if you want a quiet and romantic room with great food!

Wonderful stay

4.4 on July 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stary at the Black Bear Inn very much. I made the reservations without assistance from my wife and made a great find. She was thoroughly pleased and we both highly recommend the Black Bear Inn and look forward to returning (soon we hope)!


4.8 on July 22, 2014

A wonderful cabin in a very serene setting.

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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
  • 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

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Dogs

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

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Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase