I love the place I love the people specialy Linda and Johan they are amazing which make the place extra specialy. I would certainly come back to this place and enjoy the beautiful Lake Tahoe!
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!
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!!
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!
So glad we stumbled upon this cozy B&B when planning a last minute visit to Lake Tahoe. We were warmly welcomed by Linda and Johan, who were lovely hosts. Every aspect of our stay had such a personal touch, something that you don't get with standard hotels. Good location and great accommodations. Be sure to take advantage of the evening happy hour around the fire pit. Will be back again!
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.
Johan and Linda are wonderful and the service is fantastic. The accommodations are very small but the location is fantastic and you can't beat having such kind people greet you on arrival and help you throughout the stay.
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.
Linda, Johan and their Heavenly Valley Lodge are the perfect combination of feeling part of the family with their hospitality, the home cooked breakfasts and the chats around the fire-pit in the evenings. We stayed at the lodge last week and it was our third trip in three years so obviously Linda and Johan are doing everything right!
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.
We just returned from our stay with Linda and Johan at Heavenly Valley Lodge in South Lake Tahoe. What a wonderful experience we had. Linda prepared the most delicious breakfast each morning and was so thoughtful and accommodating to their guests. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and clean. Kitchenettes are stocked with microwaves, coffee maker, refrig and cabinets stocked with plates, wine glasses, etc. Each day when we returned to our room, a plate of freshly baked cookies was there for us. I can't say enough about this place. It felt so good being there, but that is mostly due to the positive energy that you feel from Linda and Johan. What a great team they make! Our daughter and son-in-law had their wedding reception there and the grounds were lovely. They have a nice sized patio that worked perfectly for dancing. I love Lake Tahoe, and when I return, it will be to Heavenly Valley Lodge. Thanks Linda and Johan!!!!!
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!
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!