Shoulder Season Tahoe at the Black Bear

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The thaw is on and it’s the perfect time to visit if you’re looking for clean air, sunshine and no crowds. Come fishing, hiking, brewpub crawling, kayaking. It’s all five minutes away from our centrally located cabin in the woods.

Reserve now before someone beats you to it. Our cabin sleeps 8. Close to shopping and the clubs. The sunny meadow invites family frisbee or horseshoe tossing or strolls to the lazy meandering Upper Truckee River. Rates are low, mountain experiences high.

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The fun has just begun. A short drive from Reno, a 4-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, a 2-hour drive from Sacramento.

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Plenty of snow, more on the way

Drop everything. It’s time to head to the Lake. We’ve got plenty of snow and lots of time still left to enjoy it. The Black Bear is ready and the location is perfect should you choose Heavenly or Kirkwood.

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Reserve now before someone beats you to it. Our cabin sleeps 8 and we’re only 15 minutes away from Heavenly, 45 minutes to Kirkwood Ski Resort. Close to shopping and the clubs. The sunny meadow invites family snowball fights or snowman building.

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The fun has just begun. A short drive from Reno, a 4-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, a 2-hour drive from Sacramento.

 

Christmas at Tahoe

It promises to be white and with it all the winter activities get into motion. Skiing, skating, sleigh riding, snowball fights, paddlewheel riding or just plain sitting by the cozy fire…. South Tahoe is da place to be.

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Sleigh rides at Stateline will delight the kids.  Here are the addresses for ice skating:

South Tahoe Ice Arena
1176 Rufus Allen Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, 530-542-6262
Heavenly Village Ice Rink
Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, 530-543-1423

Our sunny meadow is the perfect place to build a snowman or wander right out the door  to the Upper Truckee for a leg stretcher.

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Reserve now before someone beats you to it. Our cabin sleeps 8 and we’re only 15 minutes away from Heavenly, 45 minutes to Kirkwood Ski Resort.

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The fun has just begun. A short drive from Reno, a 4-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, a 2-hour drive from Sacramento.

Winter is approaching

Farewell summer . . .

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Hello WINTER!

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Big Blue’s snow covered slopes await your arrival. Here at the Black Bear our welcome mat is out and we invite you to cozy up and stay. Here’s how. Just a click away . . .

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Recent five star reviews:

“Great location, nice back porch, convenient amenities. This rental has a “cabin-y” feel. It is unpretentious and homey.”

“I loved the accommodations… simple and basic and just like home.”

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Black Bear Lodge Tahoe: gold and blue

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Taken just a few days ago, Tahoe is beauty beyond words. The aspens are every color of gold and orange and the wind has been kind enough to let the leafed trees show off all their glory. It’s shoulder season now and rates are very attractive. Come visit! Stay awhile.

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Recent five star reviews:

“Great location, nice back porch, convenient amenities. This rental has a “cabin-y” feel. It is unpretentious and homey.”

“I loved the accommodations… simple and basic and just like home.”

 

Leaf peeper alert

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The aspen, willow and cottonwoods are just starting to turn their vibrant colors and the teeming crowds of summer have dwindled. Yes, it’s time to come to Tahoe to catch the magic and enjoy this special season. The water is still and clear, the Kokanee Salmon are filling the creeks and there’s plenty of room on the winding bike trails that circle the lake.

It’s particularly beautiful at Sky Meadows.  Pine needles carpet the grounds, the meadow is mowed and there’s plenty of room to play horseshoes or throw a football or frisbee. The good news: we have availability and our rates are super low.  You might even think ahead and lock in Christmas, winter wonderland time around here.

Come visit! Here are some handy links to reserve:

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7931349

https://www.flipkey.com/south-lake-tahoe-vacation-rentals/p1409633/

Recent five star reviews:

“Great location, nice back porch, convenient amenities. This rental has a “cabin-y” feel. It is unpretentious and homey.”

“I loved the accommodations… simple and basic and just like home.”

So much to do at Tahoe

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It’s one HOT summer all over California and what better place to escape the heat but Tahoe where water sports are the play of the day. From kayaking to water skiing to just plain getting in and swimming, it doesn’t get much better. Try the new see-through kayaks and test the lake’s famous clarity.

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Rent a  polycarbonate kayaks that is completely transparent from Clearly Tahoe. They equip each kayak with a book of flash cards that help identify invasive species, encouraging their customers to use and log anything they see. The kayaks aren’t designed for speed and maneuvering, like a typical sit-in kayak, but use is mostly meant for slower-placed, scenic touring. Their rentals start at $85 for two hours. For information on kayaks, rentals and guided tours, visit clearlytahoe.com or call 530-554-4664

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Then there are all the activities at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort just a 10 minute drive from our property. Epic Discovery is officially open, offering five activities.
The Hot Shot Zip Line travels 1,100 feet and reaches speeds of 45 mph. The Ridge Rider Alpine Coaster travels 3,200 feet, up to 25 mph. Then there is the Granite Peak Climbing Wall, Boulder Cove Ropes Course and Discovery Forest Ropes Course.

Wondering about the apres-activity scene? Like brewpubs? Just out is the South Shore Beer Trail map produced by the Chamber of Commerce. Here’s the route:

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Need the fast track to our vacation rental?  Just click and reserve:

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July 10, 2017 five star review: “Great location, nice back porch, convenient amenities. This rental has a “cabin-y” feel. It is unpretentious and homey.”

Don’t let August pass you by, even if you only have a two day window. And don’t forget your bikes, fantastic trails just out the door. See you soon!