Black Bear Inn
at Lake Tahoe


(530)544-4451    RESERVATIONS  

Please be sure to read this page before booking a room.


- We honor the full amount of any Black Bear Inn
  gift certificate on any stay. With other gift
  certificates and gift cards we honor up to
  $200 per stay.

- Reservations are confirmed with a 50% deposit;
  balance due upon arrival.

- Deposit for a one night stay is 100% of lodging fee.

- For reservations for dates more than six months
  in the future, the lodging fee must be paid by
  check in its entirety and is non-refundable.

- We pay travel agent commissions when the
  guests stay four or more nights.

- We accept Visa and MasterCard. We no longer
  accept American Express.

Inn Policy:

- Office hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, seven days.

- Check-in:   3:00 - 6:00 pm
- Check-out: 11:00 am
      (Call for other arrangements.)

- California fire code limits us to two occupants
  per guest room (including infants).

- The inn is not an appropriate place for small children.

- Lodge, cabins and guest rooms are solely for
  registered guests only.

- We cannot accommodate pets, but check our
   links page for a local vet/kennel.

- Due to state law, smoking is permitted outdoors only.


Due to our size, cancellations affect us significantly. Consequently, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. To receive a refund, cancellations must be made more than two weeks prior to scheduled arrival date. For holidays, cancellations must be made at least six weeks prior to scheduled arrival date. This includes weather and/or other emergencies. For any cancellation there is a cancellation fee, which is the greater of 15% of the total lodging fee, or $75. For groups, please see below. No refunds will be made for departures prior to scheduled departure date. For reservations that are made more than six months prior to scheduled arrival, the lodging fee is non-refundable. For reservations that include any night from Dec 24 through Jan 1, 100% of the lodging total is required at the time of booking, and it is non-refundable.

Group Cancellations and Reservations:

Groups are defined as four or more guests traveling together or two or more rooms traveling together.

A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent of the total lodging fee is due at the time of booking. The balance must be paid in full one month prior to the arrival date. There are no refunds for any group cancellations including weather and/or other emergencies. No refunds will be made for departures prior to scheduled departure date.

When booking for a group, please keep in mind that the lodge and cabins are solely for the use of paying guests.


Breakfast is served 8:30-9:30 am.  We always try to accommodate guests who ask to eat early, but what we are able to provide will depend on what time you'd like to eat and how many other guests we have. We do our best to accommodate all our guests. Coffee and tea are available early every day.

We run into problems when guests want to bring their friends over. Please understand that our lodge holds just ten guests when we are full and that bringing friends over is unfair to the other guests who paid for a quiet, relaxing visit. This is especially true when guests want to bring children to see the lodge. Additionally, our parking lot is only large enough to allocate one spot per room, so we run into parking issues.

If you need anything extra like blankets, pillows. . . whatever it is, please ask us and we will make every attempt to accommodate you. We want you to be comfortable and to enjoy your stay. We are glad to help you with restaurant reservations, purchasing flowers and gift baskets, booking an in-room massage, etc and working to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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Black Bear Inn   1202 Ski Run Blvd.  South Lake Tahoe CA 96150   (530)544-4451

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