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
4.7

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

Definitely not going to be our last time

4.8 on August 24, 2016

We just got back from our trip this past weekend, so this is still fresh. First, we were greeted by the very warm hosts, Jerry and Kevin. When we got to our room (Stagecoach Cabin Room), we were beyond amazed. The setup, decor, and everything is just so great! There's a fireplace as well! The location is amazing, it's literally about 7 min walk to the beach! and we were super lucked out because there was Farmers Market when we did our walk. Several cafes & awesome restaurants were also walking distance. I'm trying to think of another word greater than amazing for the breakfast. Because it is beyond amazing. You can tell Jerry and Kevin really put their hearts and souls into making this B&B the way it is. The only one thing I can say that's not so awesome is the bed sheet smells a bit mildewy. But they still deserve 5 stars. That's how good it is. DEFINITELY WILL COME BACK.


Excellent Stay at the inn with great breakfast!

5 on August 14, 2016

Wonderful inn with a great staff. Breakfast was outstanding. They really pay attention to detail to ensure their guest's comfort. Room was spacious and clean, and bathroom had all the amenities. Great place to stay when visiting Tahoe!


Never a let down.

5 on August 14, 2016

Jerry and Kevin were great hosts. We were a little disappointed that the Hot tub was not operational. Jill and I enjoy a soak every night before bed. The room was great. The weather was great. All in all it was a wonderful get away.


Beautiful facilities, excellent service, and great location

4.8 on August 14, 2016

We stayed here for three nights to celebrate our 20th. It was our first time here, and also our first time to Lake Tahoe. We had an absolutely great experience, which started with our accommodations. Our hosts were excellent throughout the stay. The breakfast was an experience, and Jerry seemed to relish in going out of his way to provide a delicious breakfast each morning (while accommodating my wife's dietary restrictions). In addition, they provided wine and cheese each evening at 5:00. The wine selections were good (and restocked as necessary) and it was a nice way to spend time with the other guests. Our room was a stand-alone cabin that had a wrap around fireplace. The room was tastefully decorated and setup to provide all the basics, including a shower for two and a Jacuzzi tub. We also had a refrigerator and microwave and plenty of room to lounge if we wanted to hang around the room. We didn't spend a lot of time in the room though. The grounds at the location, as well as the main lodge, were decorated to provide an inviting and warm environment. We had our own outdoor table, and there were also plenty of benches and a patio off the main lodge to sit and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. The facility itself is centrally located in S Lake Tahoe. There were four excellent restaurants within a 5 minute walk, and we could walk to the lake in 15 minutes. We were also a 10 minute drive from the casinos at Stateline, and the Heavenly Mountain ski area (which has tons of cool stuff to do in the summer as well). My wife also enjoyed the Rejuvenating Spa that was a five minute walk from the inn. All in all we had a great time and the Black Bear Inn was an excellent place to call home for the 3 plus days we spent at Lake Tahoe. Jerry and Kevin were awesome hosts and really took pride in the facility and their service. We are definitely coming back and will stay here again.


Classy and comfy

4.8 on August 13, 2016

The Black Bear Inn is a delightful place to stay in South Lake Tahoe. The owners have created a beautiful setting with gardens and a rustic, but fancy at the same time atmosphere. We stayed in Sutter Cabin with our teenage daughters. It was perfect for us with 2 bedrooms and a spacious living room. Breakfasts are amazing. Kevin and Jerry take great pride in offering good food and tasty wine and cheese happy hour every day. I highly recommend this place!


Wonderful but noisy

3.6 on August 13, 2016

This inn is beautiful, clean, and nicely decorated. Our only problem was the street noise. Our room was very nice and the bathroom was large; both very clean. However, our room faced the street and with no a/c we had to keep the balcony door open at night. Noise from cars, barking dogs, and people yelling in the middle of the night made for a restless night. On the plus side, wine & snacks were available each day; breakfast was delicious; and the owners were wonderful! Would definitely recommend; but get a room facing the back!

Innkeeper Response
We enjoyed your visit. We do have central air-conditioning in the lodge but no in-room controls. Staying in a cabin might address your issues. Each cabin has its own A/C and furnace, which you can set to your own comfort level. We strive to make all of our guests comfortable. If there is a problem, just let us know and we’ll do whatever we can to accommodate you.


EXCELLENT

5 on August 12, 2016

THIS IS THE BEST B & B WE HAVE EVER STAYED AT, JERRY AND KEVIN GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO DO ANYTHING TO MAKE YOUR STAY OUTSTANDING, THE ROOMS ARE SO RELAXING, THE BREAKFAST'S ARE 10 STARS, AND EVENING WINE AND CHEESE AND FRUIT ARE SO FUN, GET TO MEET OTHER GUESTS AND THE GROUNDS ARE SO TRANQUIL, I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME WE HAD, CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK!!


Black bear tahoe

4.4 on August 09, 2016

Repeat guest. Jerry and Kevin are awesome. The place is a gem.


A Perfect Getaway!

4.6 on August 07, 2016

We travel to Lake Tahoe a few times a year & decided to try something different from the Casino Hotels or the timeshare thing. While the Black Bear Inn is a bit pricey, it was worth every penny. the grounds are beautiful. Jerry & Kevin are wonderful hosts, and the food is outstanding! We will definitely be back!!


Anonymous-

5 on August 04, 2016

Fantastic, innovative and massive breakfasts! Great attention to detail in the rooms--eg. flashlight in bedside table, ice pack in freezer, etc. Very friendly and accommodating staff/owners. Beautifully designed property.


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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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