"We had a large group of people (and 3 dogs!) get together for a family retreat over the 4th of July holiday, and the Hungry Bear Lodge was even better than we all could have hoped for! From the beginning, the homeowner was amazing to work with, very quick with every response and always provided helpful information (we also received our deposit back in less than a week - great!). The home itself is perfect, and most of the previous comments have already mentioned the highlights: great location, well equipped, two lovely deck spaces and an awesome yard. There was no grass in the yard (hard to come by grassy yards in Tahoe I think) but the dogs didn’t seem to mind at all - it was great just to have all the space. The home had a welcoming cabin feel, but it also felt a lot larger than I would have guessed. There was plenty of living space to gather together but at the same time it was nice to be able to go off into various areas of the home when we all needed our own space to relax after a long day! I was a bit nervous to hear that dogs were only allowed on one floor of the house (this rule is in consideration for travelers with allergies, and I definitely can respect that) but it turns out that dogs are allowed on the main floor with the living space and there was tons of room for them anyway - and I have a really large dog! I was also a bit intimidated when I heard about the bear gate, but it is super easy to use and it was obviously nice to feel safe (although we didn’t end up spotting any bears anyway!). The only “issue” we had - if you can call it that - was we had trouble working the washing machine, but with a quick email to the homeowner (she responded almost immediately) our problem was very easily solved! Everyone in my family couldn’t stop commenting on how perfect this trip worked out, and it’s mainly thanks to the Hungry Bear Lodge. I have never used the HomeAway service before, but after such a great experience with the Hungry Bear Lodge I am inspired to use it again. And I certainly would recommend staying here, we are all so happy we did!"
Guest: Maureen H.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 13, 2016