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.
Paul and Mindy are wonderful hosts, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beds were extremely comfortable and the food was incredible. Mindy even went out of her way to find delicious gluten free muffins for one of our family members who has a diet restriction. This B&B is a true gem, and we will definitely be back soon!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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!!
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.
Our experience at Black Bear Inn was wonderful from start to finish. Having caring and friendly owners onsite adds to the experience. The evening wine and breakfasts were great and the property including the garden is beautiful.
This was an excellent B & B. The rooms were nice and clean. The owners were very nice and accommodating. The breakfast served everyday was excellent!!! Would love stay here next time we visit Lake Tahoe!!
Absolutely my favorite place to stay in South Lake Tahoe. Great, high-end accommodations, outstanding personal, friendly service and 5 star food. Plus a quiet, secluded environment. What more could you ask for?
The atmosphere of Black Bear Inn is terrific. The decor of the lodge and the rooms makes you feel like you are in a high end rustic mountain setting, which you are. The breakfasts each morning were outstanding. Definitely will visit Black Bear Inn again in the future.
My husband and I stayed at the inn 4th of July weekend, we were very happy with our stay. The staff upon arrival was so warm and welcoming, the outdoor area is so beautiful I spent some time reading in the garden. The bed was SO comfortable. All and all we will be returning, no doubt about it!
Back again to stay at Linda and Johan's great B n B, this time for my wife's birthday. We totally enjoy staying with Linda and Johan, making one feel like family. Enjoy the evening cocktails, breakfasts, (even customized for dietary needs) and the welcome cookies. The rooms are all different and unique, cozy and comfortable. Will be back later in the year. If you are a biker, complementary bikes for riding the roads and trails.
My husband and I celebrated our 2 yr anniversary here and it was amazing. The owners are very friendly and sweet. The breakfast was fantastic both mornings. We were there memorial weekend. This place is located in a wonderful location near shops and restaurants. We are planning our second trip here for September. Tim and Casey
We stayed here for 2 nights after visiting San Francisco, we would have liked to have stayed longer! Our hosts Linda and Johan couldn't do enough for us, gave us recommendations on what to do and where to eat, spoilt us with great breakfasts and treated us to happy hour drinks and snacks in front of the fire in the evenings. Our room was so attractive, cosy and clean with every extra you could think of including bathrobes, coffee making facilities and a fridge. The location was great, you can walk down to the lake in about 10 minutes. I would not hesitate to recommend this lovey lodge!
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.
My husband and I stayed here for out anniversary and we're just so pleased with the whole experience. The innkeepers, Johan and Linda, we're extremely kind. There was an amazing homemade breakfast every morning, fresh cookies in our room every day and a great happy hour each evening. We will definitely be staying here again and will be referring family and friends if they ever come to Lake Tahoe.
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.
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!