Day’s end on the Lake

Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

The ever-changing Lake Tahoe. A great place to experience it is on the water. Rent a kayak, a canoe, or go for a ride on a gondola or the M.S. Dixie paddlewheel. The views of the craggy Sierra are breathtaking.

Most visitors can only get away for a three day weekend and so many say they wish they could have stayed longer. Take that as a bit of advice.. Book enough time to get invigorated or if down time is your choice, super relaxed.

We hope to welcome you soon so that you can take advantage of all the outdoor activities Tahoe is known for. Heavenly is opening up a new Ridge Rider Roller Coaster that promises to be pretty exciting or get your boots on and hike the famous Tahoe Rim Trail. It’s all within twenty minutes from the Black Bear.

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https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/49612163

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“No other words other than outstanding! We rented the cabin for the weekend for a South Lake Tahoe get away. Came with 4 humans and 2 dogs. There is an open space (not fenced) behind the house where dogs loved running amuck. It’s tucked away in a quiet, clean neighborhood, felt very safe at night. It’s a fantastic location only 15 minutes from Heavenly resort and close to numerous restaurants/stores. Turnkey made this a really easy rental process, kept me updated via text and email with rental details including updating me with a complimentary late check out time. Highly recommend! – by TurnKey Guest2021

It’s spring at Tahoe, summer is fast approaching, Black Bear is ready

Sand Harbor

The snow is slowly melting and Tahoe is gearing up for a beautiful spring. Time to hike, kayak, bike, walk and enjoy the pristine beauty of our world-class lake. Make it a three-dayer, make it a week or even longer. We’ve upgraded our tv service (you will find all your favorite channels) and the cabin has been freshly spring cleaned. Even our bbq is new.

We hope to welcome you soon so that you can take advantage of all the outdoor activities Tahoe is known for. Heavenly is opening up a new rim ride that looks pretty exciting.

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/49612163

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

“No other words other than outstanding! We rented the cabin for the weekend for a South Lake Tahoe get away. Came with 4 humans and 2 dogs. There is an open space (not fenced) behind the house where dogs loved running amuck. It’s tucked away in a quiet, clean neighborhood, felt very safe at night. It’s a fantastic location only 15 minutes from Heavenly resort and close to numerous restaurants/stores. Turnkey made this a really easy rental process, kept me updated via text and email with rental details including updating me with a complimentary late check out time. Highly recommend! – by TurnKey Guest2021

Abundant snow, great reviews

So far, Tahoe, despite the pandemic is enjoying a fantastic winter season and so is the Black Bear. We are happy all our guests have been experiencing happy winter wonderland stays and the trend continues into spring. Heavenly Valley and Kirkwood ski resorts are reporting record snow days.

We hope to welcome you soon so that you can take advantage of all the winter activities Tahoe has to offer.

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

“No other words other than outstanding! We rented the cabin for the weekend for a South Lake Tahoe get away. Came with 4 humans and 2 dogs. There is an open space (not fenced) behind the house where dogs loved running amuck. It’s tucked away in a quiet, clean neighborhood, felt very safe at night. It’s a fantastic location only 15 minutes from Heavenly resort and close to numerous restaurants/stores. Turnkey made this a really easy rental process, kept me updated via text and email with rental details including updating me with a complimentary late check out time. Highly recommend! – by TurnKey Guest 2021

GOOD NEWS: ban lifted, we’re open

Heavenly Valley, Kirkwood Ski Resorts Open

Due to the COVID pandemic all short term rentals in Tahoe have been closed. Happily, we just received word the ban has been lifted and Black Bear Lodge Tahoe can accept guests as of January 1. Ski resorts (Heavenly is just 10 minutes away and Kirkwood, 45 minutes) are open. Make sure to go online and reserve your place in the lift line and obey all the distancing rules.

We hope to welcome you soon so that you can take advantage of all the winter activities Tahoe has to offer.

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

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

HAPPY 2021!

Ski season new rules

Staying safe is what it’s all about his year and the ski resorts are implementing new rules that you should be aware of. Here are a few:

  • On mountain, our vast outdoor setting makes physical distancing easy. But in the base areas and other locations where it is more difficult to do so, there will be signage and decals to ensure guests remain six feet apart.
  • Guests will be required to wear face coverings in certain areas. This includes in lines, when loading and unloading chairlifts,, in indoor resort facilities, and for activities such as mountain coasters. Employees will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
  • Capacity of lifts will be reduced to allow for physical distancing. Guests will only be allowed on lifts with travelers in their party.
  • Employees may limit the number of guests in any area of the resort to ensure proper physical distancing (e.g. parking lots, indoor facilities, common spaces, etc.).

Heavenly Valley Ski Resort’s (10 minutes away from the Black Bear) message:

With our Pass Holder reservation system, you can rest assured knowing you will have the space you need when you visit our resorts this winter. The reservation system is exclusive to Pass Holders through Dec. 7 and is now live. Lock in your Priority Reservation Days and early season skiing and riding. Excitement is high, and we anticipate our reservation system will be busy during these first few days.  To help you navigate our site on the busiest days, we’ve implemented an online waiting room.
Don’t feel like waiting? There is no need to rush to reserve your Priority Reservation Days. We designed this exclusive month-long booking window to accommodate our Pass Holders’ requests, and we are confident that you will be able to reserve your days for the core season before lift tickets go on sale Dec. 8.

Come have fun this winter! Links to reserving our cabin are in previous posts.

It’s snowing at Tahoe. Come play!

Twelve inches, a nice base, a great start to winter activities at Lake Tahoe. If skiing, snowboarding, gaming, cocooning, or just getting away for a change in scenery, Black Bear Lodge Tahoe is the perfect target. We’re located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe near bike trails, ski resorts, the casinos, the magnificent lake. Cook your own meals, stay connected with our fast internet, play all day in the snow, enjoy the scenery (our back deck is on a very large private meadow).

The view, the possibilities . . . .

Reserve early. Tahoe has become a very popular destination!

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

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

Our back meadow has room to roam

This is the view from our back deck. If you keep walking you get to the Upper Truckee River that eventually joins pristine Lake Tahoe. This area is private, a perfect place where kids can play and leashed dogs can run. When winter arrives, get out your cross country skis, snowshoes, build a snowman or stay indoors by our cozy fire.

Tahoe has never been more popular now that COVID is still out of control. Make your reservations early!

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20322138

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

See you soon!

Escape to Tahoe Now!

Lake Tahoe CA

It’s almost shoulder season (the time when most tourists don’t visit) and there’s still some activity at the ski resorts. Emerald Bay’s (pictured) trail to it’s pristine shoreline will soon be open. Nearby Pope and Kiva beaches you’ll have practically to yourself.  Wilflowers will be popping up and you’ll thank yourself you took the opportunity to get away.

Hope you didn’t have to cancel your trip to countries hit by the corona virus but if you did, you’ll find Tahoe a pretty good alternative.

Better start looking at your calendar, ours is filling up.  Reserve now:

Rates are low, mountain experiences high.

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20322138

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

See you soon!

Ski. The season has just begun with a bang.

SNOWSKI

SKIlaketahoe

 

With Heavenly Ski Resort and Kirkwood so close, you’ll be on the slopes in no time. Lots of snow here and the time is now to reserve before someone beats you to it. Holiday times are especially popular. You’re invited, our deck is sunny, our cabin private and quiet and roomy.

Better start looking at your calendar, ours is filling up.  Reserve now:

Rates are low, mountain experiences high.

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20322138

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

See you soon!

TAHOE

Plan your Tahoe Thanksgiving or Christmas vacation now

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It’s already November and time to make reservations for your winter holiday. Black Bear Lodge Tahoe awaits your visit.

Fall at the Black Bear

Frisbee or snowshoe right out the backdoor

Located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe on a sunny meadow, we have the perfect location for accessing the best there is, be it lakeshore beaches, the Upper Truckee River, hiking and biking trails, outdoor adventures, shopping, gaming, restaurants. You don’t have to travel far once you’re cozily situated.  Such a deal for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath cabin and we’re pet friendly!

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Our deck is right on a sunny meadow, the neighborhood is super quiet and parking is right out the door. Public transportation is a block away. It’s got it all.

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Better start looking at your calendar, ours is filling up.  Reserve now:

Rates are low, mountain experiences high.

http://www.turnkeyvr.com/746889

http://www.homeaway.com/746889

http://www.vrbo.com/746889

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20322138

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

See you soon!

Janine and Jer