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Black Bear Inn

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1202 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sarver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Black Bear Inn as a part of our honeymoon. Jerry and Kevin are wonderful hosts who did everything they could to make it the best experience we could ask for. The place has an amazing rustic feel to it. It is very clean and comfortable. The breakfast is the best around. We will definitely make a... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, very new BnB off the main road in South Lake Tahoe. Very different from most of the motel-style places all over this part of the lake. Spotless, nice and efficient rooms. Great, freshly cooked breakfast. Nice touch with free wine and cheese in the afternoons. Would love to see this place in winter.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came upon this place as I drove into Tahoe late one evening, and pulled out a travel book, which listed it as a four star--and I decided to check it out. They were somewhat closed up for the night, but a gentleman answered the bell anyway, and put me in one of the nicest suites I've stayed in. The... More 

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RALEIGH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very very nice lodge , super clean , comfortable and quiet and well located. Great hosts and the breakfast was delicious. The wine and cheese at 5 were a nice welcoming touch also. We enjoyed walking down to the lake and a couple nice bistros for dinner right across the road

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the downstairs rooms in the main lodge over the 4th of July weekend. It was clean, comfortable and cozy. The wine and snacks in the evening were great, and we enjoyed chatting with our hosts and their guests. Breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. The location was great for walking to the lake (especially for the... More 

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Austin, Tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We just returned from South Lake Tahoe and a stay at Black Bear Inn. We have stayed in many B&B's across the U.S. and Canada but this one has to be one of our all time favorites. The location is perfect for exploring the area around the lake. The inn is about 5 minutes to Heavenly Ski Resort and the... More 

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Clio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed here after the music festival. The cabin was/is beautiful. The breakfasts are great and varied. If you have a wish let Jerry know, he'll do his best to met you needs or wants. The grounds are well maintained. The spa is hot so any sore muscles will be relaxed as you will be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

First of all, I have never written a review for anywhere we have stayed, in all our travels. My husband and I went here for our first anniversary. The inn is a perfect match of rustic and luxury. The decor is so tasteful (our room had all Ralph Lauren linens). There was NO dust or mold anywhere. The breakfast was... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our family of four, my husband, myself and two teenagers (ages 13 and 15), were very lucky to have had a two night stay at Black Bear Inn in August 2014. Originally I hadn't considered staying at the inn as one of the travel guide books said - no guests under 16 or 18 permitted (I can't recall the exact... More 

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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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