Plan your Tahoe Thanksgiving or Christmas vacation now


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!


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.


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

Rates are low, mountain experiences high.

See you soon!

Janine and Jer






It’s hiking, fishing, boating, biking, beaching-it season at Tahoe

Planning your summer vacation ahead is a must. Especially at South Lake Tahoe where cabins get snatched up fast. ‘Tis the season for outdoor fun in the sun.


Make it happen before it’s too late. Black Bear Lodge Tahoe is situated on a sunny meadow and is close to everything: trails, the Lake, shopping, bike path, brewpubs, gaming, sailing, kayaking, beaches, gondola rides, Starbucks.


Rates are low, mountain experiences high.

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.

You’re invited! Our backyard deck is heaven.

Summer is in full swing


So much to do here at beautiful Lake Tahoe. The lake level is brimming and boating season the clear blue waters is a dreamy experience.  Kayak, stand-up paddle, jetski, parasail, rent a power boat or motor toy….it’s all fun.

If you’d like to just take a ride, the Tahoe Queen is at your service. A perfect outing for the kids.


After your day on the water, tuck yourself in at the Black Bear. You will love our location, our sunny deck, our quiet little corner of Sky Meadows.

Beat the heat, come refresh at world-class Tahoe.  See you soon!


South Tahoe: Good news for lovers of craft beer

Two brewpubs have just opened within walking distance. The Black Bear has always been loved for it’s location to adventure sport trails, beaches and shopping and now our location is even more desirable due to these fun new businesses.


Check ’em out:

Lake Tahoe AleWorX

2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd Suite #2050
Open until 11:00 PM

South Lake Brewing Company

1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Orchids Thai is just a few blocks away if you’re looking for a quieter venue.

2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe,

If you’re in town on June 10, come to the inaugural Lake Tahoe Brewfest.


Kick off the summer with craft brew tastings (4 oz.) from all over Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas, a home brewers competition, live music, arts and craft vendors, and delicious food!

Located next to the Cold Water Brewery, the festival will feature breweries from both the North and South shore of the lake, as well as other participants from Northern California and Nevada. Breweries attending:

Cold Water Brewery and Grill
FiftyFifty Brewing Company
Lake Tahoe AleWorX
Alibi Ale Works
Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery and Restaurant
South Lake Brewing Company
Outbreak Brewing Co
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Ninkasi Brewing
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Auburn Alehouse Craft Brewery & Restaurant

Advance beer tasting tickets for the event are $20 ($25 at the door) and include a souvenir tasting glass making sure that you get to bring a little bit of the Brewfest home with you. Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call starting at 11 am on June 10th, 2017. All sales are final. Visit the to learn more.

Book the Black Bear now, summer at the Lake is just getting started:


Prime Time Tahoe


Rev up your engines. The Lake is buzzing with action. After your day at the beach or on the trail, end it on our deck facing the meadow with a bbq, glass of wine and good stories all around. Make your reservations before summer is over:

There’s only one Big Blue. Come see this spectacular place. You’re invited! Black Bear Lodge Tahoe has THE location for all the fun things to do and see.

The hills are alive…with wildflowers


Just a short hop from Black Bear Lodge Tahoe there exists another world. Carson Pass is presently flooded with wildflowers. It’s an epic year.

After your trek, end it on our deck facing the meadow with a bbq, glass of wine and good stories all around. Make your reservations before summer is over:


It’s Fishing Season at Tahoe


Reserve some time at the Black Bear. Rates are low right now. Just click:



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.


Boating Tahoe? Stay at the Black Bear

Boating Tahoe

Only 5 minutes from the launch area at Tahoe Keys Marina. Or rent a boat near the Tahoe Queen entrance near Ski Run Boulevard, plenty to choose from.

Black Bear Lodge Taoe

There’s nothing like seeing the lake by boat. Suggestion: Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm a splash away and oh so scenic. Take a picnic.