Fodor's Expert Review Black Bear Lodge

1202 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150, USA Fodor's Choice

Built in the 1990s with meticulous attention to detail, this entire complex feels like a grand old Adirondack lodge, with rooms and kitchenette-equipped cabins that feature 19th-century American antiques, fine art, and fireplaces. Its great room has rough-hewn beams, plank floors, cathedral ceilings, Persian rugs, and even an elk's head over the giant river-rock fireplace. One spacious cabin is especially good for families or other groups.

PROS

  • intimate
  • serene
  • woodsy grounds
  • within walking distance of good restaurants
  • serene, woodsy grounds
  • within walking distance of good restaurants
  • near Heavenly skiing
  • within walking distance of good restaurants
  • good for groups
  • wine and beer bar

CONS

  • not appropriate for children under 16
  • pricey
  • no room service
  • lacks big-hotel amenities
  • social types may find setting too sedate

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Romantic
Intimate
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 877-232–7466 | 530-544–4451

HOTEL DETAILS

9 units
Rate Includes: No meals

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