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... still feeling shock at the drastic and unexpected change we had gone through in only a few hours.
Today we are clean, dry and comfortable, bursting full after an Indian buffet for lunch and ready for another day or two of relaxing in this amazing town. Being able to get in touch with Lib and the family has been a relief as well.
I am feeling very relaxed out here, ready to take on whatever lies in store for me next.
Mileage: 10 miles Altitude Gain:1500 ft. Today we awoke at beautiful Susie lake. We both were sick of instant oatmeal so we didn't eat much for breakfast. The climb up to Aloha Lake was pretty fast I think the "horses could smell the barn". We stopped at the lake striped to our skivvies an dove into the crystal blue waters. It was bracing but swimable! We then ...
... Lake. I must admit that after seeing other peoples pictures of here I was a little disappointed but I think it was down to being an overcast day. After lunch by the Lake it was my turn to take the wheel for the 5 hour drive to our next destination... San ...
... to Tahoe various times in both winter and summer, we had yet to take a boat tour so I was very excited to learn there were seats for all of us aboard the Dixie II for their 3 hour sunset dinner cruise. Not too bad at $79 a person. This was our big splurge of the month and it was so worth it! We met our friends and, after having a drink at the Zephyr Cove Resort, we boarded the Dixie II. The kids were so excited to go on a paddle boat. The views were amazing, the food ...
... a park ranger with his train of mules, this was in front of us on the road heading out of the park, a traffic jam that no one seemed too worried about. We also saw a lot of small waterfalls on the side of the road as the snow has now melted. We could also see a lot of beautiful meadows which were covered in snow the other day, but are now gorgeous open spaces with small streams winding through. Yosemite National Park has been a great few days to slow down and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Black Bear Inn South Lake Tahoe
Romantic Getaway- We will be back!
My fiance and I got married on April 1, . Jerry (the owner) performed the ceremony for us, and Kevin (owner) was our witness/photographer. We did it exactly the way we imagined eloping. The inn was was very quiet and we felt completely secluded. The attention to detail is everywhere. We stayed in the Sequoia room and couldn't have been more pleased. The bed was very comfortable (always important!) and we never heard a peep from the other guests. We felt as if we were the only ones there and the inn was full. The breakfasts were gourmet and plentiful. You definately feel spoiled. My Jerry & Kevin were very charming. Our favorite places to eat were Evan's, and Cafe Fiore. Our stay was perfect and we plan to return each year on our anniversary.
Our Favorite Lake Tahoe Inn
We love to stay at the Black Bear in when in Lake Tahoe. The breakfast is delicious, and the portions are very large. The beds are very comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. Kevin and Jerry are wonderful hosts, know the area well and are very helpful in arranging restaurant reservations. We can't wait to come back in July.
We have stayed at the Black Bear Inn every October since they opened. The accommodations are wounderful, either in the main lodge or the cabins. We particulary like the Snow Shoe Cabin, and have begun to think of it as our own home away from home. Jerry and Kevin are great host, and always make us feel welcome. The breakfast are wounderful, Brie cheese and apple omelet my personal favorite.
We plan to continue visiting the Black Bear Inn for many years to come.
What a wonderful hideaway!
We have stayed at the Black Bear Inn on three different occasions and cannot say enough wonderful things about our experiences while there. There simply is nothing to fault. We have stayed at many other hotels in South Lake Tahoe since we ski at least 10 weekends each season. There nowhere to stay at South shore that even comes close to the experience we have had at the Black Bear Inn.
The main building is truly magnificent and you do feel like you have walked into a "Ralph Lauren" catalogue. Everything is first class. Jerry and Kevin are gracious hosts and the breakfast they serve is wonderful. I especially enjoy the wine and cheese hour since it gives one a chance to meet the other guests. This is always a highlight for us.
We are looking forward to staying again and may not wait for the next ski season to go back.
The Black Bear Inn is wonderful! We have never been let down in many annual trips to beautiful Lake Tahoe. We've stayed in most of the rooms in the lodge, but our favorite is the Snowshoe Thompson Cabin out back. It is so spacious and tastefully decorated with antiques. It's like a second home! We always plan to spend at least one full day just relaxing at the BBI, usually watching an old favorite movie while the snow drifts down outside. Favorites: Eggs Benedicts, wine & cheese social hour, and our hosts, Kevin & Jerry.
Top Notch On Every Level!
What a wonderful place to stay! From waking up to an excellent breakfast in the morning, to falling asleep in the glow of a crackling fire at night, we enjoyed the hospitality and attention to every detail throughout the entire day at the Black Bear Inn!
We look forward to our next visit, and will recommend this place to all of our friends.
1st class accommodations
I have stayed at the Black Bear Inn every visit to Tahoe since its opening. It is an outstanding bed and breakfast with 1st class accommodations. The atmosphere, hospitality, and accommodations are exemplary. It is evident that the host are interested in making this bed and breakfast top of the line.
Black Bear Inn has top-notch accomodations, wonderful wine & cheese as well as an outstanding, full-service breakfast. The rooms have a fireplace that can be turned on from your bed, a seperate bath as well as a TV & DVD/VCR player. DVD/VCR tapes are available for checkout. The breakfast is prepared each morning by the gracous hosts of the inn. You will love it!
For the price ($250-400) we expected a true full service inn with special touches. Tahoe is not a pricey area as far as hotels go...so we thought this price range would get us a step above the norm there...not true. For starters, the inn is located between a discount motel and a REALLY rundown apt complex. Was not at all like it appears on their website (site crops photos in to avoid these other buildings). The rooms are fairly nice, but pretty much basic. Plain bathroom, average beds and bedding. Bargain thin towels. Nothing much for toiletries or special little touches. CHEAP office carpet for flooring in the rooms. Beautiful main room though--very charming. Very nice breakfast served from 8:30-9:30am.....but if you want coffee before then, you have to go to the Starbucks 2 mi away....none in the rooms or offered in the main lodge outside that 1hr window. VERY annoying inconvenience as this was supposed to be a full service B&B. Evening wine is served in plastic goblets. The cabins are charming (closer to the $400) but are right next door to the scummy apt building. We really wanted to like this place, but would not recommend it or return. Innkeepers are nice enough....but this is WAAAAY too much $$ for what you get. No specials either...I tried as we were there during the week during a slow time. No go. If you want quaint and charming, book the Cottage Inn over near the north shore instead...we toured that and found it to be really cute with a GREAT location on the water. Cheaper too.
The hotel is amazing, beautiful cabins and the attention to detail is fantastic. We planned our wedding here, the service was beautiful and we can not fault anything. A word of warning, if you don't want to be constantly hasseled about parking, money, and because we decided to have a glass of champagne in our cabin with some friends and family after we got charge an additional $400!
We wouldn't have minded if we would have been told beforehand.
beautiful, charming, but read the smallprint.