Don’t let Tahoe in August pass you by


The clarity of the lake will astound you, the outdoor options endless, and as most folks know, it’s prime time right now. It never gets too hot here, in summer it’s just right, and the romantic rustle of the pines let you know you are in the High Sierra.

We like to swim at Kiva Beach, about 15 minutes from the Black Bear. Our two favorite kayaking spots are Emerald Bay, about an hour paddle and Sand Harbor, more of a drive but if you get there early…..fairytale….where all the promo shots of the Lake are always taken.

Then there’s the Lake Tahoe for hikers.  Desolation Wildnerness is just up the road and the Tahoe Rim Trail is a half hour away. Bike trails are ten minutes away and we like the ride to Richardson’s Bay.  Yes, we’re all about location at our cabin and you’ll appreciate being close to shopping too.

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

Rates are low, mountain experiences high.

See you soon!

Leaf peeper alert


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:

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.”

Fall is in the air at Black Bear Lodge Tahoe


Reduced “shoulder season” rates are in force. Time to take the drive. Black Bear is in the heart of all the action. Leaf-peepers welcome!  Promise this season will be spectacular.

Reserve now, before all the gold is gone.


The Tahoe Scene June 30

TahoeSouthBobbing boats against a casino backdrop.  Not quite Monte Carlo but expand on it with your imagination.  The air is purer here and the action wild and free. Hiking boots and sandals the norm.


After your day on the lake, 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:

Like to hike? Tahoe season will be outstanding.

tahoesierraFamily fun starts here. Plan your family vacation now. The wildflowers promise to put on an extravaganza this summer.  Black Bear Lodge Tahoe has the perfect location to hit all the surrounding trails.

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It’s Fishing Season at Tahoe


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The Tahoe Scene February 2016


Reserve your stay for February and March. Come ski at Heavenly or Kirkwood with us.

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Tahoe: Winter fun has just begun


Kids love snow. We’ve got plenty of room to play at the Black Bear. Reserve your winter vacation spot for 2016 here:

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

SKI TAHOE this Thanksgiving


Bring the family, bring the turkey, bring your skis and snowshoes.  Our full kitchen and new bbq are waiting and if you forget something, the supermarket is minutes away. So is Heavenly Ski Resort, so is Nevada style gaming, so is Big Blue.  To make it super easy, here are links where you can make your reservations.

Summer is in full swing. Happy 4th of July!

Summer at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe delivers. Though occasional thundershowers yesterday, parking lots were overflowing, beaches were filled with colorful umbrellas and water toys were bobbing along the shore.  American flags adorned bikinis, hats, and waved from truckbeds. This is the place families have been coming to for decades, one of the best holiday destinations in California.  The Black Bear is taking reservatons for August. Don’t miss out!