Relax or play, you’ve got tons of choices at the Black Bear Lodge


Pining for summers gone by? Our classic Tahoe cabin just might do the trick! A charming, welcoming place in the tall trees, just a short walk from the Upper Truckee River, our 3-bedroom, 2-bath vacation cabin boasts a big deck overlooking a huge grassy meadow.

We’re located next to the Tahoe Keys, within easy driving distance to Tahoe restaurants, ski slopes, and beaches—and walkable to several cafés!

Richardson's Resort Beach

Simple and practical – our cabin has everything you need, plus charm to spare. Choose a board game from our collection and gather around the dining room table. Head out to the back deck for a sunset BBQ with burgers from the grill, while the kids get sleepy exploring the shallow Upper Truckee River banks.  Click on either of the following sites to reserve.



Labor Day is approaching at Tahoe

and Black Bear Lodge Tahoe is now taking reservations for this popular holiday. We’ve just switched managers and are proud to announce Turnkey Vacation Rentals will now be handling all our business. Since they are in the process of adding our cabin to their website, all requests will be handled directly by us for the time being. Should you desire a rate quote, email us at or call 530-314-9396.

It’s still warm enough in September to play at the beach.  Here are a few favorites on the West Side.




Old Tahoe is just a short drive away

Taking a break from the beach and daytripping Tahoe should be on our lodge visitor’s list. Two recommendations: Sugar Pine Point State Park about a half hour drive and Tallac Historic Site, 15 minutes away from Black Bear Lodge Tahoe.

Hellman-Ehrman Mansion is located at Sugar Pine Point State Park just south of Tahoma on Highway 89. The campground, beach and visit to the turn-of-the-century mansion a must. The site represents the opulent post-mining period when wealthy businessmen built elegant summer homes at Lake Tahoe.


For an afternoon getaway try the short drive to the Tallac Historic site.

A century ago, what is now the Tallac Historic Site held the “Grandest Resort in the World” and the summer retreats for three of San Francisco Bay Area’s socially elite families. Today, the remains of the resort and the restored estates attract thousands of visitors annually to recapture this bygone and significant era in Tahoe’s history. The Tallac Historic Site offers something for everyone and is adjacent to Kiva picnic area and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Many paths and most buildings are accessible.

Between June and September you may join a Tallac interpreter for heritage programs, guided walks, building tours, demonstrations, behind the scenes peeks, and more.