Black Bear Inn

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


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.



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

Great Gem and Close to Everything

4.4 on September 27, 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed two nights here in September. Walking distance to Lake Tahoe and nearby restaurants. Breakfast is a gourmet event. Wine and cheese at 5:00 is delightful. Nice big quiet room. Missed being able to use the hot tub, but everything else was terrific.

Celebrated 30th Anniversary!

5 on September 26, 2016

This was our first visit to Lake Tahoe. An absolutely beautiful inn with owners that truly appreciate and know how to take care of their guests! Jerry and Kevin provided wonderful restaurant, hiking and site seeing recommendations. Breakfasts were delicious! Black Bear Inn will be our first choice for a place to stay for future visits!

Amazing Stay at Black Bear Inn!

5 on September 22, 2016

Jerry and Kevin are warm and hospitable hosts, and the breakfasts they create themselves are delicious and filling, the offerings changing from day to day. The inn itself is spectacular and inviting, with a huge great room centered by a three story stone fireplace and comfortable and inviting seating. The place is meticulously clean. Both Kevin and Jerry are fountains of knowledge about the Tahoe region particularly recreational opportunities and good places to dine.

Wonderful experience

4.2 on September 19, 2016

celebrating our 46th anniversary at The Black Bear Inn was incredible Jerry and Kevin were excellent host. Beautiful , Quiet, Warm and friendly. Dr. And Mrs Joe A. Dendy

Superbe - will be actively recommending to all friends

5 on September 18, 2016


Black Bear Inn is a great place to stay when visiting Lake Tahoe

5 on September 14, 2016

Bill and Kathy - Jacksonville, FL

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.

Beware Frontier room

1.6 on August 17, 2016

Frontier room window/french door fronts on very noisy active main street. Shutting door does not shut out noise which starts early in morning and goes on all night, but does shut out air. Apparently this is not news to the owners who put a standing fan in the closet. We took out the fan and had it on all night to circulate air and cover the street noise with white noise.There is no other AC in the room. The small closet that held the fan is the only storage in room. There are no chest of drawers or shelves so we lived out of our baggage for 6 days. The fireplace hearth shelf was covered with antique gewgaws, as was the mantel, which we had to move to make room for our belongings as there was no place else to put them. The bathroom, almost the same size as the main room, has a large container of liquid soap but no body lotion...really needed in this dry climate. The house itself is beautiful and so is the garden. The spa/hot tub was unusable the 7 days we were guests. The beautiful log main stairs in the owner photos had 8.5 to 9 inch risers, a difficult climb, rather than a more comfortable 6 to 7 inches. We had to use the back stairs instead. There was no guest computer access available although there was wifi and the owner did print out our airline boarding pass when requested. There was a wine and cheese hour from 5 to 6PM. No coffee or tea was offered or available. The breakfasts were more gourmand than gourmet…lots of beans and potatoes. Local restaurant menus had to be requested and the few available were out of date.

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.

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Location Type



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

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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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  • 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.
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Jerry and Kevin

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

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