|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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South Lake Tahoe Retreat. Quiet and beautiful mountain condo with unobstructed view of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains, spectacular sunset views. Ski or snowboard directly from the front door to Heavenly Valley, the second largest ski resort in North America.
You can ski to the Boulder Chairlift from the front door or walk downhill 5 minutes to the Stagecoach Lift (0.2 miles to the run, 0.4 miles to the lift).
Five miles to major quality top rated entertainers, casinos, retail and supermarket shopping. Excellent golfing, hiking, mountain biking, and lake activities. Blu-Go shuttle service to and from the Condo and the Casinos and South Lake Tahoe night life runs every 20 minutes until 1am.
This Condo has just been remodeled! Updated kitchen with new appliances, granite counters and new 60' and 50' plasma tv sets in each bedroom. Two story Ski Out condo with the living area guest bedroom and full bath on the entry level and the master bath with full bath on the second level.
--- LIVING AREA ---
The living area has a wood burning fireplace with gas log starter. The windows look out over the lake and some of the most amazing sunsets in the Sierra Mountains.
--- KITCHEN ---
The kitchen has most major appliances including refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, oven/range, microwave oven, blender, toaster, and coffee maker. There is service for six and most cooking utensils. There is a small breakfast table with room for four.
--- UPSTAIRS BEDROOM ---
The upstairs bedroom has a Queen size Lodge Pole bed and a 50' plasma TV with Blu-Ray player. The entertainment system is set up to play DVD's, CD's, Blu-Ray discs, and Netflix. We have several movie titles for your use and there are more available through the 24 hour Blockbuster video kiosk at the local Safeway grocery store.
--- UPSTAIRS BATHROOM --
The upstairs bathroom has a large two person Jacuzzi whirlpool bath. Perfect for relaxing after a long day of skiing or hiking.
--- DOWNSTAIRS MASTER BEDROOM ---
The downstairs master bedroom has a river rock gas fireplace and large windows overlooking the lake and forest. It comes equipped with a Queen size Lodge Pole bed, a 60' plasma TV with a Sony PlayStation®3/Blue-Ray/DVD player, and cable and internet access. There are several Movie and PS3 titles available for complementary use during your stay. The Master bath features a walk in two shower head marble shower.
--- SKI / GEAR CLOSET ---
The unit has a secured Ski / Gear equipment storage just outside the unit to add more space and comfort to your stay.
--- FRONT DECK ---
Roomy deck off the living area for summer BBQ's, overlooking the Boulder Chair Lift and Lake Tahoe from more than 1,000 feet above the lake.
--- LOCAL AMENITIES ---
The complex offers a family pool and hot tub open year round. Ski, Board, or Snowshoe out the front door to Heavenly's Boulder Chair Lift in winter. Located on the Tahoe Rim Trail for hiking or Mountain Biking in summer. All in all this is a delightful spot to begin your Tahoe vacation!
--- STANDARD AMENITIES ---
Many standard items are provided: Linens, towels, Sugar, Cooking Spices, Coffee filters and much more. We have a game table with a poker chip set and many board games for kids and adults.
--- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ---
Q: How do you access Heavenly Ski Resort?
A: We are located above the Boulder Chair Lift. You can reach the lift by skiing directly from the condo to Boulder or you can take Heavenly's free shuttle service which leaves every 20 minutes.
Q: How do you get back to the condo from the Ski Resort?
A: You can return to the condo by taking one of Heavenly's free shuttle vans which depart the Boulder Lodge every 20 minutes and arrive at the condo about 5-10 minutes later.
Q: How far is South Lake Tahoe and the Casinos (Harrah's, Montbleu etc.)?
A: The distance to the South Lake Tahoe/Stateline Casinos is about 5 miles.
Q: How far is the Tahoe Rim Trail?
A: The Tahoe Rim Trail runs right past the condo. (About 100 yards from the parking lot)
Q: How can I get to and from the Casinos and restaurants?
A: bluego (dot org) offers shuttle service to and from the casinos until about 1am (530)541-7149
Q: How far are the North Shore Casinos?
A: The North shore Casino's are about 27 miles North.
Q: How far is the local grocery store?
A: The closest small grocery store is about 1/2 mile. A 24 hour Safeway is about 6 miles. Check out the map on this page for more info on what is around the condo.
Q: How far of a drive is Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Kirkwood?
A: Northstar is 39 miles, Squaw Valley is 45 miles, and Kirkwood is 41 Miles from the condo.
Q: Is it cost effective to buy a season's pass for Heavenly/Northstar?
A: Generally it is more cost effective to purchase a season's pass than daily lift tickets if you plan to ski/board more than 4 days at Heavenly and/or Northstar. Keep in mind that a season's pass must be purchased before the season begins.
Q: Do you have cable TV?
A: Yes. There is limited cable TV available on the TV's in the two bedrooms. In addition to cable we also have a Blu-Ray player in the upstairs bedroom and a Playstation 3 in the downstairs bedroom.
Q: Is there transportation to the Reno/Tahoe Airport?
A: Yes. The souththahoeexpress (dot com) offers direct service between the South Lake Tahoe casinos and the airport. bluego (dot org) offers transportation to the condo from the casinos.
Q: How much is the cleaning fee?
A: Our condo is always professionally cleaned before every rental. The cleaning service we use charges $105 for a complete cleaning.
Q: Is there free parking?
A: Yes. There is a parking lot 100 feet from the condo. Vehicles must be moved every 72 hours during snow conditions.
Q: How many beds are in the condo?
A: There are two (2) Queen Pillow-top mattresses and one (1) Queen fold out bed.
Q: Do you take Credit Cards?
Keywords: Condominium, Condo, townhouse, upgraded, cozy, centrally located, Heavenly, Heavenly Valley, Ski, Snowboard, Snowshoe, Mountain Bike, Hiking, Ski Out, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub, Lake view, Tahoe Village, Mountain View, Luxury, Kingsbury, Boulder Lodge, Stagecoach Lodge
My sister and I purchased the condo in 2000. We remodeled it and have since offered it to friends and family as a vacation home for the last ten years. Our family has had a great time at our 'Black Bear Lodge' over the years and we are now offering it to others through vrbo
Ross Ferguson purchased this condo in 2000
We first purchased the condo as a ski destination because of the ski out location and the fact that Heavenly is one of the largest resorts in North America.
We have found that Tahoe is much more than just a ski destination. The condo lies right on the Tahoe Rim Trail which is excellent for hiking or mountain biking. There are some great authentic Old West towns like Genoa and Virginia City that have changed very little in the past hundred years. We like to go fly fishing on the Truckee and Carson rivers. Cross country skiing around Spooner lake is excellent. Hiking to Echo Lake has some of the most amazing scenery around the lake. Minden, in the Carson Valley, has some of the best and most authentic Basque food you will find in North America.
The place was amazing to stay. If we make a trip again to South Lake Tahoe we would love to stay here only. It had all the facilities. Also, we could see the lake from there and sunset looked even more beautiful. Only thing is the wifi signal was kinda weak, had that been good I would have rated this property a 5-star.
We (family with 3 teens) had the greatest time staying at this property. It is immaculate and beautifully furnished and so well organized that my daughter was taking a pictures of how each kitchen cabinets were labeled inside (small glasses, medium glasses etc...). This property is perfect for families with children, especially teenagers, as it has play station and tone of games and movies and it is close to free shuttle line and slopes. The view is gorgeous and I probably ended up with too many shots of the lake taken from the living room :-). The owners are super friendly and have responded to any inquiry or concern in a very timely manner. The kind of folks that actually ANSWERS the phone when you call :-). We had the best time and we are all looking forward to go back, hopefully this summer!
huge washer and dryer - really appreciated it!
Gorgeous view of the mountain and lake below. The condo is well appointed -- everything you need to feel at home, with an amazing bathtub too. Walking distance from a perfect place to play in the snow and watch the skiers. The 2 youngest kids slept in the upstairs bedroom, the oldest kid slept in the sleeping bag on the couch bed in the living area, and the parents enjoyed the lovely master bedroom downstairs. We speak good words about this place, and insist that you stay here! Thanks to the Ferguson family for sharing Black Bear Lodge with us :-)
This was a family vacation with my 2 sons, daughter-in-law and grandson who is 3 years old. From the moment we walked down to the front door we fell in love with the place. The view is awesome and for the kids to be able to walk to the ski lift was a blessing. The condo was very clean and had everything we needed to relax for 4 days. We would do this again!
We went to Lake Tahoe from Mexico City for a 4 days relaxing trip. The Ferguson family was really friendly and helpful with the reservation process. They kindly answered all our questions and requests. When we arrived to the condo everything was even better than expected. They really take care of every detail, everything looked perfectly clean and cozy. The bed in the room downstairs is simply amazing! I wish I could have take it home =) and the gas fireplace made the room perfect. The view is simply beautiful from the deck and from the room downstairs. Thank you for everything Ferguson family! I have already recommended this Condo to some friends and I am looking forward to coming back next year.
We enjoyed a very relaxing 2 weeks at this apartment. Only 1 short flight of stairs to the front door and you have two levels of fantastic views.
Inside, the apartment is very clean, modern and practical with enough homely touches to make you feel welcome. The owners have thought of everything - welcome book, logs for the fires, easily accessible contact details, ski locker, boardgames (Monopoly in Russian!)...
We didn't try to ski out and down to the Boulder Lodge (that chairlift was only operating on the weekends when we visited) but we caught the shuttle to Stagecoach or drove (when we didn't have to dig the car out!) The skiing out of Stagecoach was fantastic and always open even when wind had shut down the Gondola and Sky express lifts.
We will definitely come back again for a ski holiday and would love to visit in the summer time and try out the nearby hiking trails.
Near all South Lake Tahoe Casinos. Check bluego for free shuttle info. Khale Community Fitness Center, located 3 1/2 miles away, offers a walk in daily rate of $7 to visitors.
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5 night minimum stay
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