updated on January 6th, 2023
Planning a vacation to Lake Tahoe and don’t want to stay in an overcrowded hotel? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best cabins in the area. You’ll find a little something for everyone here. Some of these are closer to the busy hubbub of South Lake Tahoe, some are on the opposite shore, some offer solitude and privacy, and some are more like a motel. Whatever type of Lake Tahoe cabin rental you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
Cedar Glen Lodge
If you’re headed to the north end of the lake, near Incline Village, the Cedar Glen Lodge is a great Tahoe cabin rental. This place feels similar to a motel, but instead of sharing a wall with your hyperactive insomniac neighbor, you’ll have a free-standing cabin all to yourself. They also offer traditional rooms in their lodge. On site you’ll find amenities including a restaurant, wine bar, heated pool (summer only), and year-round hot tub. They also have some rooms that are pet friendly!
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Update, April 2019: The website for Tahoma Lodge is down, but they are still able to book through different third party websites. We will be in Lake Tahoe in July and plan to see if this destination is still in business. They were a fantastic place to stay!
During a summer road trip, we stayed at the Tahoma Lodge. We were blown away by this property. It’s located on the quieter western shoreline, just across the street from the beach. The property owner was extremely accommodating and the cabins are quaint, cozy, and clean, and the rates were very fair. We can’t say enough good things about this place. An extra plus, in our books, is that they are pet friendly Lake Tahoe cabins. Every detail is covered- a binder full of information on the area, a full bookshelf, plenty of blankets, and a kitchen with all the needed supplies. If you’re looking to get away from it all, listen to the mountain breeze rustling pines, while you sit on your porch or relax in a hot tub, this is the best place for you. We plan to return very soon.
Camp Richardson is situated at the very south end of Lake Tahoe. This resort has a little bit of everything. As we’re talking strictly cabins, we’ll focus on those, but they also offer options like a campground, a hotel, and a lodge. This land was purchased in 1875, originally used for timber, and then quickly became a small campground and housed summer homes for the wealthy. Today, it’s developed into a great vacation destination with something for everyone. They have a gorgeous beach as well as a restaurant and bar that is famous for their Rum Runners. Having personally tried these drinks, they’re not to be missed! The nearly lakefront cabins offer year-round options with studios, one, and two bedrooms. Some are more rustic than others- check their website and find one that will fit your vacation.
Spruce Grove Cabins
Looking to stay in South Lake Tahoe, with all the city life nearby? You’ll be satisfied with Spruce Grove Cabins. This secluded group of cabins is within walking distance of the action, while giving you a peaceful vibe. Circled around a lush grass lawn, these cabins offer the rustic feeling and modern-day amenities. They offer free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplaces, and log swings. You can walk to the casinos, have a good night, and wander home to your cabin to enjoy the mountain air on your porch swing. They are proud to be very dog-friendly, so bring your furry friend along.
Lake Tahoe KOA
Update, April 2019: The Tahoe KOA is closed! Why, we don’t know! Lake Tahoe is such a great place to have the simplicity and ease of a KOA. In the interim, we need a new cabin to review! Know any? Contact us!