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.
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.
This pet-friendly collection of private cottages dates back to the 1950s and has a traditional mountain lodge look. Each cozy and uniquely decorated cottage comes with freestanding baths and a large living space. Breakfasts are served in the common area, by a large fire in the winter, from which you can enjoy views across the lake. The owners are proudly outdoorsy and happy to help with any questions on lake or ski activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tahoma Meadows Cottages maintain a dedication to offering a peaceful stay in a time warp, with the hope of tuning you into the surrounding nature. The red cottages are pretty from the outside and each interior is uniquely decorated to reflect the lake and mountain life. One highlight is that each room contains a stand-alone bath tub, where you can luxuriate after a day of exploring the landscape.
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.