The Quiet Season

Although we’ve had a few small snowfalls, it’s still sunny and warm in the meadow. Walks to Trout Creek or bike rides to Tahoe Keyes are perfect ways to ease into the holidays. Take a break from work or stay connected and telecommute using Black Bear’s fast Wi-Fi. Call Bob, our manager, and find out about our current low season rates: 530-388-5253.

Snowboarding? Skiing? Got Lift Tickets?

If you’re looking for discounted lift tickets, here’s a link. If you’re looking for a vacation rental, Black Bear Lodge Tahoe is where it’s at. If you just want to snowshoe or cross country ski in pristine high open meadows, read the Alpine Sierra Trailblazer for directions.

Thanksgiving Dinner Lake Tahoe

Here are some ideas for places to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner while you’re staying at the Black Bear Lodge Sky Meadows:

Montbleu Resort and Casino Buffet

Harrah’s Forest Buffet 775-588-6611

Harvey’s 19 Kitchen-Bar 775-588-2411

Blue Water Bistro
(530) 541-0113

Fresh Ketch
(530) 541-5683

Edgewood Tahoe
(775) 588-2787

Bon appetit!

Nine days of Heavenly fun

It’s opening week at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort. “Winter Ignite” festivities continue tonight with the premiere of Warren Miller’s latest movie, “Like There’s No Tomorrow” and concert by Grammy-winner Jonny Long at Tamarack Lodge. The resort will operate for skiing and snowboarding weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekdays from 9 to 4. New this season is a full terrain park on Ante Up run including two jumps and a number of other features. If you just want to sightsee, take a ride on the gondola located near the casino village. Bring on the snow!

Talking Turkey at Black Bear Lodge

Stay and play Thanksgiving weekend at Tahoe. Opening day for most ski resorts is projected to be November 24. Cook your holiday meal in our fully equipped kitchen, or splurge at Harrah’s, Mont Bleu or the Horizon casino buffets.

Should the snow not arrive, substitute your skis with bikes and take to the nearby trail that goes for miles. Head to Richardson’s Bay, Pope Beach, Fallen Leaf Lake or take a spin in the opposite direction to Reagan’s Beach. Directions in the Alpine Sierra Trailblazer guidebook.

Check our VRBO calendar for availability.

Introducing Tahoe’s newest all-season vacation rental: Black Bear Lodge

Depending on the season, frisbee or snowshoe right out the backdoor

Black Bear Lodge’s private back deck opens to a large aspen studded meadow great for snowshoeing, tossing a frisbee, or taking a short walk to Trout Creek.  Located in the quiet community of chalets and pine at Sky Meadows in South Lake Tahoe, BBL is your perfect getaway for families.  Just minutes away are the Heavenly Valley ski resort,  Lake Tahoe Keyes beaches and Emerald Bay. Nearby bike paths and hiking trails can make your stay car-free. Casino nightlife and grocery shopping are a ten-minute drive.  This all-season two-story cabin has two bedrooms, two baths, and sleeps six. A fully equipped kitchen opens to a large dining-living room with gas fireplace which boosts the cabins central heating. Cozy entertainment indoors includes high-speed internet, 30-inch cable TV, dvd, a library of books, and game shelf.

Contact us for rates and availability:  The Tahoe Getaways, 530-388-5253 or go to