The Best Bed and Breakfasts in Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Valley Lodge in South Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Valley Lodge in South Lake Tahoe | Courtesy of Heavenly Valley Lodge / Expedia
Frank Lopez

Writer

If you’re looking for outdoor adventure in Lake Tahoe, which straddles the border between Nevada and California, and the surrounding Sierra Nevada, you can’t go wrong with the friendly, personal touch of a B&B. Whether you’re close to the action in Tahoma, on the lake’s western shore, or in tranquil Kingsbury, to the east, these cozy hideaways will make you feel at home in the mountains.

1. Olympic Village Inn

Bed and Breakfast

A bed with wooden bedside tables with plants in a room at Olympic Village Inn
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Located close to The Village at Squaw Valley, this condo-style B&B experience affords you the comforts of a kitchenette and the peace-of-mind of extra privacy. A heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna get the steam rising in winter and the views from your balcony are of the surrounding wooded valleys.

2. Fireside Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

A bed with wooden frame, a rock-hewn fireplace in a room with a fishing theme at Fireside Lodge
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If you are looking for that real log cabin experience with roaring fire, Fireside Lodge delivers a retro looking B&B with nine themed rooms reflecting the local Tahoe way of life. Sat on the edge of the forest, this is one of those time capsule residences. It is pet friendly, human friendly and a lovely continental breakfast is served in the common area every day. Evenings are spent sipping wine at the fire pit.

3. Where Eagles Fly Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Couches, a TV stand, cabinets and a kitchen at Where Eagles Fly Bed & Breakfast
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A few miles from the edge of the lake in Kingsbury, Where Eagles Fly may not be close to all the action but it offers tranquility, as well as a warm welcome. From your balcony at the top of the hill you’ll still get a view of the lake that is picture perfect. Ideally located for winter sports when the snow falls, there is a sense of pride reflected throughout this homely five-bedroom property.

4. Tahoe Cottage Inn

Bed and Breakfast

A bed with an A-line frame and white curtain, with wood panels on one wall and wood decor, in a room at Tahoe Cottage Inn
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Nestled in the pine trees, this B&B is certainly part of local history, dating back to 1938. The rooms feel like a movie set, all wooden-knot walls and large hot tubs. Situated next to a beach on the west shore, in spring and summer it is a delight to picnic or dive into the crystal waters. In winter months, the ski options are world class.

5. Heavenly Valley Lodge

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

A bed, table with lamp and chest of drawers in a room with a small kitchen at Heavenly Valley Lodge
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This award-winning B&B on the south shore is only a few blocks from the lake and has a shuttle to the ski lift that will get you there in minutes. You will be happy to return to the comforts of your room after a long day on the lake or up the mountain. Rooms are cabin-style yet super plush. The outdoor area has a grill and fire pit where you can sit and breathe in that pine forest air.

6. Doc's Cottages

Bed and Breakfast

A bed with a quilt, lamps on bedside tables and a kitchen with wooden cabinets and a table and chairs at Docs Cottages
Courtesy of Doc's Cottages / Expedia

Doc’s Cottages have been standing in South Lake Tahoe since 1929 and are part of the gloriously rustic scenery that makes Tahoe so attractive to visitors all year round. Close to all the local entertainment, this B&B offers more than just convenience. You can sit on the porch and watch lake life happily filter past you. Superb hospitality in charming ambiance is the order of the day when you stay with the owners, Angie and Lloyd.

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