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)!
Outstanding hospitality. The owners work hard at making the place a wonderful destination. They are gracious and kind and the room was exceptionally clean and well taken care of. Five star for sure.
We loved it! From the moment we arrived we felt a very warm and inviting welcome from Linda and Johan, the owners. Warm, wonderful and very attentive hosts! Sitting around the fire pit during their daily 'happy hour' with beverages/snacks we just laughed and shared stories! Johan has put together this amazing huge book with hundreds of dvd's that you can choose from if you want to borrow movies to watch while you are staying there! We borrowed 2! The grounds were so beautiful with several patios to choose from amongst all the beautiful trees. Our room (room 104) was so sweet and cozy, very comfortable bed, and a fireplace! There was even a 'Welcome' sign on the door with our names on it! From the plate of cookies left for us on our bed at arrival...the happy hour....the amazing home cooked breakfast (with everything else offered you could think of!)...it was just a fantastic stay...and would definitely stay there again any time we are at Lake Tahoe! When we left we felt we were leaving our new friends! Thank you so much Linda and Johan!
From the toast to every special touch, Black Bear Inn made our honeymoon an experience we would want to repeat. The Inn Keepers deliver a first class stay with cozy rooms, a fantastic breakfast and advice on where to go to make the most of your visit. The beauty of the grounds are as relaxing as the beds, hot tub and daily cheese and wine hour! The location is close to everything and yet nestled in a quiet oasis just down the street from the hustle and bustle...Loved every part of our stay!
The Black Bear Inn is a wonderful inn - it's beautifully appointed, very clean and fun to inhabit. And the breakfast is wonderful! The menu changes every day - even on an extended stay you won't get tired of that wonderful breakfast. The wine and cheese hour is a very nice touch - sitting out on their patio or in the garden after a full day of sight seeing was simply wonderful. Thanks to Jerry and Kevin!
My wife found this place because she wanted something romantic and the Black Bear Inn exceeded even her expectations. The tranquility of the grounds and the quaintness of the rooms is unmatched. So superior to almost any hotel, especially ones in the heart of activity, assuming that you're looking for peace and quiet. The staff is very friendly and you may tend to think of them as family if you stay even a few days. Whenever we are in Tahoe from now on, we won't want to stay anywhere else. We would live at the Black Bear Inn if it were possible.
Heavenly Valley Lodge is like Tahoe used to be. Retro old style Tahoe but perfectly maintained. The rooms are adorable and comfortable and clean. They all have a nice kitchenettes and fireplaces too! Linda and Johan are the nicest and most accommodating hosts you could possibly ask for. Linda makes a fabulous breakfast. My husband and I are vegetarian and she made us a wonderful veggie breakfast every morning. I even heard she makes gluten free food too! Happy hour around the fire pit at night was a blast!!!! We were able to meet the other guests and our dogs were also invited. I forgot to mention how beautiful the grounds are and how much time we spent outside with our dogs. They have a huge lawn area were our dog Dusty could play ball and run. Last but not least Johan has a sailboat and for a VERY reasonable fee will take you out on the lake. It was my first sailing experience and it was beautiful! I would highly recommend this lovely place and these wonderful hosts!
The Black Bear Inn is absolutely beautiful, from the towering pine pillars to the carefully chosen antiques from old Texas farms. Jerry and Kevin were warm and tireless hosts, and the wine and cheese and the delicious breakfasts were an added bonus. The Inn is in walking distance to the beach and the casinos. We will absolutely stay there the next time we are in Tahoe and will recommend it to all our friends! Thank you, Jerry and Kevin!
Last minute decision to take the trip with an unexpected extra day off from work, called and spoke to Christine that evening she had one room left so I took it. By far the best choice I could have ever made, my wife, myself and of course Bambam our Golden Retriever had a great time here and will never need to look for another place to stay in Tahoe. Christine and David are two of the most warm people you will ever meet and the property and amenities are A+, of course Bambam met Kona their yellow lab and they fell for each other. If your planning a stay in Tahoe and don't attempt to stay here at Fireside Lodge you really are cheating yourself, have fun and who knows we may see you there some day, Ken and Jen.
We had a wonderful two night stay at Heavenly Valley Lodge. Each room is decorated with a different theme, has a fireplace and is very clean. Johan and Linda are wonderful innkeepers- very hospitable, welcoming, and friendly. They are very helpful in giving advice on where to eat or what activities to do. The breakfasts served were delicious and always a wide range of food available. We had a great time and we hope we can go back there again in the near future. Thank you Johan and Linda for a great stay at Heavenly Valley Lodge.
We have been coming to the Inn for about 8 years and consider it to be one of the best places we have ever stayed. We have stayed at a lot of other bed and breakfast places and the Black Bear Inn tops them all!
My husband and I stayed at the black bear inn over a long weekend and couldn't have been happier with our visit! Everything about the lodge was fantastic including the personal service and amazing food! It is also right on the shuttle bus route and less than a mile from the California base camp for skiing at heavenly. We loved our visit and hope to come back soon!
The Black Bear Inn exceeded my expectations after my arrival and during our stay. Conveniently located in the middle of S. Lake Tahoe, it is close to everything: Ski, Casinos, restaurants and lake. Located in a residential neighborhood, the 2-story building takes a large corner lot. Rooms, clean & beautiful decorated, are much better looking in real life than their pictures on its web site. The hot tub-jacuzzy, located outdoors in a gazebo, offers the perfect place to relax, afternoon or evening, after skiing all day. A very nice breakfast area very well serviced. We enjoyed the early meals, delightfully prepared by one of the owners. Though a limited offer, it was very well prepared & served. I highly recommend this B&B for couples, romantic trip, seniors or anyone looking for a quiet inn, with beautiful decor, close to main attractions & upscale quality. I felt like staying in a private home owned by a wealthy friend.
our stay at black bear inn was outstanding..when i was booking the reservation, i was a little bit affraid, that they just took an awesome pictures and that the place will be different..we were really amazed...it was even better in person..Everything looked exactly the same or even better than on pictures...the entire place was super clean (which is one of our priorities,),.and ...the food..aaaah...we had 3 breakfast at Black Bear..and every time it was such a treat!!! we were getting spoiled by Jerry and Kevin in every way..the food was not only very good and tasty,..but it looked always so beautiful, colorful..the service was very professional in every way.. Paul, who welcomed us and was assisting us, was always very helpful with tips,and also super nice...I could go on and on.it was perfect place to celebrate the 40th birthday and we will remember it for ever...If you looking for perfect getaway...Black Bear Inn is definitely THE PLACE to stay!!!!! (just be careful...you might want to move in!!! )
We go to Tahoe a couple times a year usually. For the first time we stayed here because it was the only 5 star rating we could find in the Tahoe area. They absolutely met and exceeded our expectations. We are already planning our next trip! This b&b will always be our destination choice for future visits.
We stayed in one of the cabins (Stagecoach) -- the cabin was perfect, the fireplace was romantic, the food in the morning was top notch!! I wish Tahoe was closer to where I live to make a return trip more likely!
We stayed here over the New Years holiday. All I can say is WOW! Lots of attention to detail to the room we stayed in. It was so clean, cozy, and comfortable. All the amenities were in the room. Fresh cookies everyday. The awesome fireplace kept us warm all night. Breakfast was off the hook. I am not a breakfast person, but I did looked forward to it. There was something new each day and everything tasted fantastic. I cannot thank Linda and Johan enough. They were so kind and took care of us. We enjoyed their company both at breakfast and happy hour. We will definitely stay there again and will let everyone know. Thank you gain Linda and Johan !!!!
The location is perfect for any Tahoe adventure and the breakfasts were outstanding. The main lodge is absolutely amazing and our 2 bedroom cabin was more than expected. Thanks again to Jerry and Kevin for making this the best family vacation. We would definitely return and refer friends and family.
Linda and Jonah really spoiled us and make sure we have everything we need. The breakfast was always delicious! The room is very comfortable and clean. The location is perfect, very close to Heavenly. Also, it was one of the few hotels in Tahoe that is dog friendly, so we we're very happy to be able to bring our dog with us. Linda recommended a dog sitter while we we're spending the day skiing. We recommend it and definitely coming back!
Cabins at Black Bear Inn are so cozy and warm due to the in-room fireplace with a flip switch by the bed! Breakfast was fantastic and hearty with a variety of juices. Lodge owners and staff made me feel like I was staying with family. The loaned me DVD's for my room and cleared a path in the snow to my car! I wish I had remembered to pack my swimsuit to enjoy the steaming hot tub. Location was super convenient and within a mile to everything--ski slopes, casinos, restaurants, shopping. Although it is so close to everything, the neighborhood was quiet and there were tons of animal tracks in the fresh morning snow!
If you're looking for a quiet place to stay with easy access to skiing and the nicest hosts...look no further! Very clean and cute rooms. Bed and Breakfast with amazing home cooked breakfast! The owners are on site and make sure you have everything that you need. You can tell when someone loves their job or business, and these two are perfect for running and B&B!!!
Absolutely amazing! We stayed for three nights in early November and it was just stunning. The view, the spacious living quarters, the relaxing hot tub... highest recommendation! A steal for under $200 a night. You won't find a better deal or more relaxing place anywhere else. We will be back!