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“Perfect Wedding Weekend”
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Black Bear Lodge
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Having stayed once before at the Black Bear Inn, I had in mind what an enchanting place it would be for a wedding! Thinking about our daughter's weekend nuptials, I can tell you it was everything we hoped for and more! Our wedding party of nine took over all the rear cabins which included the Sutter Cabin, which was a perfect and roomy place for all of us to gather, and the gorgeous honeymoon cabin. Jerry & Kevin; the owners, are the most gracious hosts. Jerry officiated the ceremony in the main lodge before a roaring fire. If you are seeking a beautiful and intimate site for a small wedding this is it....The Black Bear also provides many stunning backdrops for gorgeous photos. Breakfast each morning was a sumptuous treat prepared with great finesse and skill. Even the members in our group with dietary needs felt every bit as pampered as the rest of us. We can't thank Jerry & Kevin enough for giving us all a perfect wedding experience we will always remember. I know we all look forward to returning for future family celebrations!

Room Tip: The rear Cabins are all beautiful!
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

We just got back from an awesome, relaxing 4 day weekend at The Black Bear Inn. Here are my favorite parts of my stay: the fireplace in our room, having early morning coffee in the Grand Room while on my computer (free wifi), the incredibly scrumptious breakfasts, great wine & cheese every evening and great conversations with Jerry and Kevin (the owners)! I just can't recommend this place enough!

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

The owner is super nice and the place is lush. The cabins are huge and have a kitchen area, lounge and an enormous bathroom. Well worth the bucks. Super close to Heavenly. Includes breakfast and wine and cheese in the evening. Do this now. Great for weddings as well. Just a swell laid back vibe.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Great service- friendly, personal, and always ready to help with directions and suggestions for the Tahoe area. The owners are on property and clearly take great pride in their business. It might be a B&B but the appointments are as nice as a resort. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the cabins located on the property, romantic and quiet.
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

This is the 3rd time we've stayed at Black Bear Inn, 2nd time in the Snowshoe Thompson Cabin which is about the best ski area accommodation for 2 imaginable. It has a very comfortable bed, large bathroom including a whirlpool tub, and a gorgeous high-ceilinged living room. The gas fireplace warms up the room (and dries out the gloves) in a hurry. The hosts are friendly and professional, with breakfasts by Kevin being especially good. It is, however, time to upgrade the TVs to HD. Being older and somewhat out of shape, having breakfast served when the lifts open was not a negative but seems on the late side for a place a few blocks away from a major ski area.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

We celebrated my wife's 40th birthday in Lake Tahoe and were lucky enough to chose the Black Bear Inn. The entire experience here was fantastic - Kevin and Jerry, the room, the location, afternoon wine and cheese, and the breakfast. This has to be the best breakfast in Lake Tahoe!

Jerry and Kevin have a wonderful place here with a lot of great stories. I will be going back, I'm just looking for a reason and a time.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

"On the road with Brent and Kelley" we are very fortunate to find great accommodations in the many destination locations we visit with my work in central northern California.
Jerry and Kevin will definitely make you feel like your visiting friends and family . The Inn is detailed with warm wood and incredible stone work. Morning coffee and breakfast are OUTSTANDING. I love breakfast and this might have been one of the best breakfasts i have ever had. Unbelievable as it sounds a black bear mother with 2 cubs where on the property drinking from the fountain , napping a top a tall pine tree and departed that night. When i mentioned i liked biscuits and gravy Jerry popped in the kitchen and brought out * the BEST biscuits with sausage gravy I have ever had. So book it next time you head up to South Lake Tahoe.

Room Tip: The Cabins will provide privacy the main Inn will make you feel like home
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled on business
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Thank Brent A
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Additional Information about Black Bear Lodge

Address: 1202 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8514
Region: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Speciality Lodging in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range: $280 - $586 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Bear Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Black Bear Lodge is a unique lodging experience in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. With five guest rooms in the main lodge and four spacious cabins, our accommodations are perfect for a romantic getaway or a family reunion. We are ideally located just moments from the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe and the slopes of Heavenly Mountain – walking distance to some of the best restaurants in town. No expense was spared during the construction of the property. Hand hewn logs and meticulously crafted river rock gas fireplaces highlight every room. The one-acre property is fully landscaped with flower gardens and Tahoe’s famous pine trees. We’ll make sure you leave fueled for your day with fresh baked pastries, organic yogurt bar and locally roasted coffee – included with every reservation. After a day skiing, biking, hiking, kayaking, parasailing enjoy a soak in our in-ground spa. ... more   less 
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