The Best Cabins to Rent in South Lake Tahoe, California

Marvel at the stunning views of Lake Tahoe from the privacy of your own cabin
Marvel at the stunning views of Lake Tahoe from the privacy of your own cabin | Courtesy of Sierra Shores / Expedia
Molly O'Brien

South Lake Tahoe is an outdoor lover’s playground, no matter the season. Come winter, there are world-class slopes at Heavenly Ski Resort to explore, while in the summer, the lake comes alive with motorboats zipping along the shoreline. Check into one of these cozy cabins for the ultimate mountain getaway, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Classic cabin in Country Club Estates, close to golf courses

Cabin

Cherry Hills Cabin
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Imagine your picture-perfect Tahoe cabin; this comes pretty close. Sleeping six people across three bedrooms, you can fit the whole family into this vacation rental, plus there’s a large kitchen/dining area with a log-burning fireplace. Situated in Country Club Estates, it’s close to two golf courses, Lake Tahoe Golf Course and Tahoe Paradise Golf Course. If strolling across the greens isn’t your idea of fun, Washoe Meadows State Park is close by for hiking and fishing during the warmer months.

2. Cozy two-bedroom cabin with hot tub in Tahoe Paradise

Cabin

Quintessential Tahoe Cabin
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Snuggle up in this rustic cabin, which sleeps four, in Tahoe Paradise. Adults will appreciate the classic four-poster bed and outdoor hot tub, while the kids can make dens among the bunk beds and watch cartoons on the 40in TV. There are also two bathrooms to avoid any unnecessary fights in the morning. Come winter, Heavenly Ski Resort is just a 15-minute drive away.

3. Luxurious townhouses with views across Lake Tahoe

Resort

Sierra Shores
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Sierra Shores is in a gated community on South Lake Tahoe, offering first-class vacation accommodations for couples, friends and families of all sizes. Choose between a three- or four-bedroom townhouse, both of which are just steps from the lake. Perks include steam showers, Viking barbecues and private hot tubs. It’s also just a short walk from the Heavenly Shuttle Stop.

4. Large lakeside cabin with its own pier

Cabin

On Lake Tahoe!! Close to Heavenly and Casinos
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Catch a glimpse of the glittering water out of the window and you’ll be sold on this cabin, plonked right on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe. It comfortably sleeps six guests across three bedrooms – and comes complete with boat dock and pier, as well as a cozy fireplace and excellent views year-round. It’ll be hard to tear yourself away at the end of the trip.

5. Plush family-friendly cabin, close to Heavenly Ski Resort

Luxury, Lodge, Cabin

Montgomery estates
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This beautiful upscale cabin is perfect for hosting groups of friends and family across four bedrooms. Hiking, biking and snowshoe trails lead straight from the front door, ideal for those with older kids. After a long day exploring the lakeside, kick off those boots and soak your tired legs in the outdoor hot tub, before cozying up to watch a movie on the extra-large HDTV. During the summer, fire up the barbecue and soak in the view with a cold beer in hand.

6. A-frame cabin with pool table and mountain vistas

Lodge, Cabin, Short-term Rental

Hot Tub, Pool Table, Lake & Mountain Views !
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Perched high on the mountainside, just a short walk from Heavenly Ski Resort, you can expect million-dollar views from this rustic-chic cabin. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it sleeps up to 14 people. Spend the evenings playing cards by the fireplace or shoot some pool in the games room. The outdoor hot tub is the cherry on the cake, especially after a long day on the slopes.

7. Ultimate luxury pad in Lake Valley

Lodge

Private Hot Tub, Close to Tahoes Famous Beaches
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Unwind in comfort at this three-bedroom, three-bathroom house, close to Pope Beach. Kids and adults alike will love the ping-pong table and professional-size horseshoe pit, plus there’s an outdoor hot tub and barbecue. Depending on the season, it’s just a short bike ride or cross country ski trip to Pope Beach, the Beacon at Camp Richardson Resort and Valhalla arts center. Heavenly Ski Resort is just a 15-minute drive away.

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