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Black Bear Inn

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1202 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Black Bear Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a well-run lodge in South Lake Tahoe, with lots of parking, surrounded by trees, some large rooms, and a great common area with a large fire place. We were well looked after, with home-cooked breakfasts made immediately we came down for breakfast. A few blocks down the road there is the Blue Angel Cafe which we also recommend,... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My partner and I have stayed at this most excellent location several times over the past few years, and had the opportunity to stay once again this past weekend. I am a lifelong traveler, and this is by far one of the best locations I've ever experienced anywhere on the planet. The cabins are perfectly decorated and spotlessly maintained. The... More 

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Swanmore, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What a fantastic place to stay! We visited during May whilst on a road trip around the USA. The accommodation is beautiful with Jerry and Kevin having created an amazing retreat. The breakfasts were lovely and Jerry and Kevin are fantastic hosts, providing help and assistance with bike rentals and where to eat around Lake Tahoe. The afternoon drinks and... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I am a performer and I travel to Lake Tahoe for work about once a year. This trip, I had the opportunity to stay here, rather than one of the large hotels/casinos (which I abhor). When I travel for pleasure with my partner, we often stay in B&B's, so this was a big treat for me. This property is sublime.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Didn't visit - they lost my business at the first phone call. A sleepy guy answered the phone with solely a "Hello" instead of like a professional business should, so when I stated I thought I may have the wrong number, HE HUNG UP ON ME!!! What kind of business does that? I called the number back, same sleepy dude... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The property is listed for sale. We stayed there three years ago, but that was not an option on the drop-down choices for "when did you travel". We enjoyed their sumptuous breakfasts. For dinner, we walked to a nearby restaurant. Grounds beautifully landscaped.

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Near San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was our second stay at Black Bear Inn, a memorable bed and breakfast establishment. We had a pretty room on the ground floor with a bow window that looked out on the meticulously maintained garden, which though carefully groomed fits in with the surrounding mountain environment. The location on Ski Run Blvd. is central for many kinds of activities,... More 

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Manteca, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent just one night here on a recent visit to South Lake Tahoe. Would have loved to spend longer, but they were fully booked. The owners were incredibly friendly and interesting to talk to. The inn itself is a delight - loved the design of the building and could have spent hours looking at the amazing furniture. They've obviously... More 

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Novato, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Before I get to the bear story let me tell you about our stay. Can sum it up in three words: Exceptional, Great and Wonderful. - The Inn was exceptional. Conveniently located close to just about everything - The owners are great people. Respectful, professional, personable, amazing culinary skills. Every suggestion (where to eat, where to park for the concert... More 

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