Black Bear Inn

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

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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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Lovely breakfast; gracious hosts; noisy room

4.2 on March 31, 2016

We were the only guests at the inn for one night and wanted to stay near the Heavenly California lift so this was perfect. Except that I didn't realize the Frontier Room was on the road: very loud traffic noise most of the evening and it started up again very early in the morning. I wished I had asked to move to a room in the back as the road noise was deafening and we had not brought ear plugs! Otherwise, a good experience: the breakfast was outstanding and the wine and cheese very nice. I would go back but would not choose the Frontier Room again.


Black Bear Inn February 2016

4.4 on February 25, 2016

My husband and I recently visited the B&B in February to celebrate our anniversary. We have been to the b&b 2 previous times and both times stayed in the main building. This time we took a cabin and although it did not snow (which we had hoped) we wanted to be able to watch the snow. The "Happy Hour" which was wine & cheese. Very enjoyable to sit and chat with the other guests. Breakfast was served every morning. The best day was Sunday as they served Eggs Benedict. The other 2 days were also good. We will be back again hopefully when it snows.


Our new go-to B&B at Lake Tahoe

5 on February 24, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Black Bear Inn for a weekend of relaxing and skiing - it couldn't have been more perfect for either. Situated on Ski Run road, the B&B is less than 3 minutes from Heavenly and even has a bus stop outside so you don't need to deal with parking. They have a ski room to store boots, skis and boards in so your equipment doesn't get cold in the car overnight. The B&B itself has been designed with impeccable taste - comfortable and pleasing to the eye, it was hard to get ourselves to leave! We immediately felt at home with Kevin and Jerry - they are phenomenal hosts. The morning breakfasts (8:30-9:30) are to die for, and we loved the fireside wine and cheese (5:00-6:00) chats. We know where we will be staying on our future visits to Tahoe and highly recommend that you make the Black Bear Inn your B&B of choice!


Wonderful Tahoe B&B

5 on February 17, 2016

We were there for Valentines weekend and had a great time. The breakfast was wonderful and the place was immaculate. The 2 gentleman that run the place do an outstanding job.


This Inn is "soup to nuts" in every way

5 on January 25, 2016

As a lover of beautiful furnishings, fine food, and stimulating people, we can't say enough good things about Jerry and Kevin's Black Bear Inn. We very much appreciate the combination of their ability to present a AAA experience while making it look so casual and easy. The best recommendation we can give others is to say that we will definately return.


First Black bear inn

4.4 on January 13, 2016

Perfect getaway spot. The property is beautifully designed, the service and food exceptional. The owners have good attention to detail and professionalism, with the right amount of customer personalization to make you feel taken care of. If you're looking for a romantic trip in the mountains, this location has great privacy with access to south Lake Tahoe just past the front doorstep.


Simply amazing

4.8 on December 29, 2015

What a great BnB! We stayed at the Black Bear Inn during Christmas and it was everything we hoped for. Jerry and Kevin are the best hosts, who provide fantastic breakfasts and supported in all questions we had. Although we were almost snowed in, they constantly kept the driveways clean and snow-free. We can recommend anyone to go to this BnB - we are sure you won't be disappointed. You simply can't.


One of our favorite places!

4.2 on November 01, 2015

Love the cabins - they are a great value. The place is very well kept up, and the owners are very excellent hosts! I will go back there - often.


Best place to stay in Tahoe

5 on October 21, 2015

Quick, coerteous, and very accommodating. Stayed here for our anniversary and will definitely be back.


10th Anniversary

4.8 on October 21, 2015

The bed was a little hard and the TV's were small but other than that the place was amazing! The people and service was great. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks


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Location

Location Type

Mountains

Airport

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

Directions to property:

When driving through town on Lake Tahoe Blvd, turn toward the mountains 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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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jerry and Kevin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian


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