Lake Tahoe Travel Guide


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Lake Tahoe Bed & Breakfasts

Our guide to Lake Tahoe B&Bs provide the traveler with valuable information on room rates, availability, and special discounts. Use our Speed Search to quickly find a room close to the Pillar Point Harbor, downtown Half Moon Bay or other top recreational activities and tourist attractions.

To start your search, please scroll down the page and click on a Lake Tahoe city location to review a list of properties.

South Lake Tahoe Bed and Breakfasts

Black Bear Inn

1202 Ski Run Blvd.  S. Lake Tahoe CA  (877) 232-7466

Nestled on a wooded acre, the lodge and three cabins offer private baths, fireplaces, king beds, TV/VCR/DVD.

RRoom Rates: $200-500       Number of Rooms: 10   


Camp Richardson — Hotel and Campgrounds

1900 Jameson Beach, South Lake Tahoe, CA    (530) 541-1801 

Whether you prefer to "rough it" and pitch a tent, or you're looking for a more "civilized" accommodations, like our turn of the century style hotel rooms, we can meet all your lodging needs. 

Fireside Lodge B&B

515 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA  (530) 544-5515

Room Rates: $89-165       Number of Rooms: 9  

Inn at Heavenly

1261 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA  (800) 692-2246

Room Rates: $135-469       Number of Rooms: 4

Park Tahoe Inn –  book online!

4011 Lake Tahoe Blvd – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Camp Richardson — Hotel and Campgrounds

1900 Jameson Beach, South Lake Tahoe, CA    (530) 541-1801 

Whether you prefer to "rough it" and pitch a tent, or you're looking for a more "civilized" accommodations, like our turn of the century style hotel rooms, we can meet all your lodging needs. 

Sorensen's Resort

14255 Hwy. 88, Hope Valley, CA  (503) 694-2203

Zephyr Cove Resort

760 Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV  (775) 588-6644

Lake Tahoe's Zephyr Cove Resort serves as home port to the M.S. Dixie II Paddlewheeler and offers old Tahoe-style cabins, lodge rooms and a variety of family activities.

West Lake Tahoe - Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Tahoma Bed and Breakfasts

Chaney House

4725 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA (530) 525-7333

Room Rates: $155-245       Number of Rooms: 4

Cottage Inn at Lake Tahoe

Box 66 Tahoe City, CA  (800) 581-4073

The cozy cottages are nestled among the pines, just a short stroll from the lake and a private beach. Rooms are decorated with charming Tahoe appeal, and offer private entrances, private bathrooms, some with tubs, stone fireplaces, and TV.

Room Rates: $155-255       Number of Rooms: 15     

Knights Inn Cedar Glen Lodge 

6589 N Lake Blvd Hwy 28 – Tahoe Vista, CA

A Lake-close Hotel Featuring Cabins, Cottages, Suites And Guestrooms.

Mayfield House at Lake Tahoe

236 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA  (888) 518-8898

Room Rates: $125-280       Number of Rooms: 6

Norfolk Woods Inn

6941 West Lake Blvd., Tahoma, CA  (530) 525.5000

Room Rates:  lodge = $100 – $190   cottages = $150 to $230   

River Ranch Lodge Corner

Hwy 89 and Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City, CA (530) 583-4264

Shore House at Lake Tahoe

P.O. Box 499, Tahoe Vista, CA  (800) 207-5160

The Shore House has lakefront gardens, lawns, pier, and hot tub on the spectacular north shore of Lake Tahoe. Private bathrooms, fireplaces, custom-built log furniture, comforters and feather beds, some rooms with whirlpool tubs.

Room Rates: $190-290       Number of Rooms: 9 

Shooting Star Bed & Breakfast

315 Olive Street, Carnelian Bay, CA (888) 985-7827

Located on Lake Tahoe's North Shore, it is a casually elegant bed and breakfast. The rooms offer private baths and fireplaces.  A common library and TV room is available. Close to the lake, and other activities. skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, boating, golfing, fishing…whatever stirs your soul.

Room Rates: $185-295       Number of Rooms: 3   

Sunnyside Resort

1850 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA, CA 96145 (916) 583-7200

Tahoma Meadows Bed & Breakfast Cottages

P. O. Box 810 Homewood, CA  (530) 525-1553  or  (866) 525-1553

Located on the quiet West Shore, each cabin is uniquely decorated with mountain elegance and they have private baths, entrances and some have fireplaces. The common area features a wonderful view of the lake.

Room Rates: $95-295       Number of Rooms: 15     

Truckee Bed and Breakfasts

Richardson House Bed & Breakfast Inn — Truckee Inns & Bed and Breakfasts

10154 High Street, Truckee, CA  (530) 587-5388 or (888) 229-0365

The recently restored Victorian Richardson House overlooks Historic Truckee.  Walking distance to Truckee shops and restaurants, or short drive to Lake Tahoe or Reno for a variety of attractions.

Room Rates: $100-200       Number of Rooms: 8

The Truckee Hotel ─ Click for reviews and to book online

10007 Bridge Street Truckee, California 96161  (800) 659-6921

Historic B&B in the heart of downtown Truckee, within easy walking distance to shopping, dining, and the train depot. 


What’s on Tap


Lake Tahoe Festivals & Events:


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival—7/8 – 8/21

North Lake—Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment before you…

Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza—9/4/16 @ 08:30 PM

South Lake—This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes, and designs.

Big Band Jazz Concert at the Sugar Pine Point State Park—9/4/16

West Lake—Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic, low-back chairs, blankets, and be prepared to have fun.

The Great Reno Balloon Race—9/9 – 9/11/16

Reno—This is the 35th year for one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events! It attracts nearly 100 hot air balloons

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.


Top Attractions:

Winter Outdoor Activities  – 2015/16

The ski areas were finally blessed with SNOW! The recent drought took its toll, but finally were seeing some action…

Summer Outdoor Activities – 2016

Lake Tahoe  – In a couple of months, Lake Tahoe will be bursting with outdoor activities!

Desolation Wilderness Area 

Awesome hiking from late spring to late summer. 


For more information on local attractions, click on the Lake Tahoe Attractions or Recreational Activities.



The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the summer months, Lake Tahoe is inundated with tourists making driving challenging. Another issue, is the warm summer months are the best to complete road work. This combination can create very long delays in certain sections. Go to to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, It’s Still Water! California’s extreme drought has created some long-term consequences. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing may be impacted. It has also create EXTREME fire conditions, so be sure to check with local authorities about campfire and camp stove regulations.   

The Plague! It sounds medieval, but chipmunks and squirrels around Lake Tahoe can carry the Plague and health officials urge caution. Click here to learn more.

Yellow Jackets! I don’t know why it’s so bad this season, but from Tahoe City south  along the beaches the bees are everywhere! Click here to learn more.


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