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Deciding where to stay in Lake Tahoe determines the vibe of your vacation. South Lake Tahoe lodging options are as varied as the mountains themselves, but one thing they all have in common is a door that opens to adventure.

Lake Tahoe Lodging

Lake Tahoe Lodging

Are you looking for a rustic cabin in the mountains or a luxury resort near the beach? Lake Tahoe lodging options range from budget-friendly lakeside campgrounds ideal for families, to cozy cabin rentals next to hiking trails and ski resorts to modern condos that set the perfect romantic ambiance. Whatever your preference, Lake Tahoe has something for everyone.

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Where to Stay in Lake Tahoe

As one of the most breathtaking destinations in the United States, Lake Tahoe offers a variety of options for where to stay during your visit. On the south shore, you’ll find a bustling city center with plenty of restaurants, shopping, and breweries, as well as a wide range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly motels and hotels to luxurious Lake Tahoe resorts. Meanwhile, the north shore is known for its quieter atmosphere and stunning scenery. Wherever you choose to stay in Lake Tahoe, you’ll have easy access to breathtaking views and crystal-clear waters. Make sure to check out our special offers to get the best deal for your next stay.

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Lake Tahoe Cabin Rentals

Lake Tahoe Cabins

Cabin rentals are a preferred lodging choice for families or groups of friends who desire to completely indulge in the breathtaking natural surroundings of Lake Tahoe. There are a wide variety of cabins available for rent in the surrounding area, ranging from cozy and rustic to spacious and luxurious. Many of these Lake Tahoe cabin rentals offer stunning views of the lake or the surrounding mountains, as well as amenities like fireplaces, hot tubs, and fully-equipped kitchens. Depending on your preference, you can find cabins located in more secluded areas, providing a tranquil escape from city life, or cabins located closer to the lake or downtown areas, offering a range of activities and amenities. With so many options to choose from, cabin rentals are a fantastic way to experience the beauty and tranquility of Lake Tahoe while enjoying all the comforts of home.

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Tahoe Beach Club

Lake Tahoe Hotels

Lake Tahoe offers a variety of hotel options for visitors looking for a convenient place to stay during their visit. You’ll find a range of options from more budget-friendly hotels to luxurious resorts, many of which offer stunning lake views, on-site restaurants and bars, and easy access to the area’s many attractions. Many hotels in Lake Tahoe also offer amenities such as outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, fitness centers, and spa services, ensuring that visitors have everything they need to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. With such a diverse range of options to choose from, finding the perfect hotel in Lake Tahoe is easy, no matter what your budget or preference may be. 

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Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Casino Resorts

Lake Tahoe is home to several casino hotels that offer a unique and exciting experience for visitors. The casinos are located on both the California and Nevada sides of the lake, with many of them offering stunning lake views and world-class amenities. These casino hotels typically feature a range of gaming options, from slot machines and video poker to table games like blackjack and roulette, as well as sports betting and poker rooms. In addition to gaming, many of these hotels also offer on-site dining options, live entertainment, and luxurious spas, making them a popular choice for those looking for a fun and all-encompassing Tahoe vacation experience.

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Zephyr Cove RV Park | Photo: Zephyr Cove Resort

Camping & RV Parking

There is something special about the smell of a campfire, the rustle of sleeping bags, and the bitter taste of black coffee in the morning. Lake Tahoe’s south shore has a number of campgrounds where you can park an RV or pitch a tent, and all afford the opportunity to get closer to nature. Join a volleyball match and swim in crystal water at Zephyr Cove RV and Campground, wander forested trails to Fallen Leaf Lake at the namesake campground, or bring the whole family to Campground by the Lake for beaches and biking. Discover the best places to stay in Lake Tahoe where you can reconnect with the great outdoors. Just make sure to reserve in advance during the summer months; these campgrounds fill up fast!

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Things to Do in Lake Tahoe During Summer

When the snow melts, Lake Tahoe fills and the sandy beaches glisten in the sun. That’s when it’s time to trade in your snowboards for paddleboards and snowshoes for hiking boots. Get ready to wander in Lake Tahoe.

Explore Tahoe Your Way

Lake Tahoe is a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with a wide range of activities to enjoy year-round. During the summer months, visitors can swim, kayak, or paddleboard in the clear waters of the lake, hike or bike along scenic trails, or try their luck at fishing. Golfers can enjoy a round at one of the many world-class courses, while adrenaline junkies can get their fix through activities like rock climbing or parasailing. And as the weather cools down, Lake Tahoe transforms into paradise for winter activities, with world-renowned ski slopes offering downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.

Lake Tahoe is not just a place for outdoor adventures; it is also a perfect destination for those who seek relaxation and rejuvenation. Lake Tahoe is home to many spas that offer a range of services, including facials, massages, and more. There are also plenty of restaurants to explore, from lakeside dining to quick-to-go food options. Shopping is also a favorite activity all year-round. Explore charming boutiques, art galleries, and gift stores to find items that will remind you of your stay.

Beyond the lake itself, there’s plenty to explore in the surrounding areas. Visitors can take a scenic drive around the lake or venture out to nearby attractions like historic Virginia City, the charming town of Truckee, or the stunning Emerald Bay State Park. And for those looking for a little excitement, there are plenty of casinos and entertainment venues on both the California and Nevada sides of the lake, providing endless options for nightlife and entertainment. With so much to see and do, Lake Tahoe is truly a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the best of the great outdoors.

South Lake Tahoe Lodging

If you are looking for a little mountain seclusion, there are plenty of places to stay in South Lake Tahoe just outside of the tourist corridor. Tahoe’s south shore boasts an array of hotels, resorts, cabins and vacation rentals, and campgrounds, each with its own frills and thrills.

Early-bird skiers looking to catch first-chair at Heavenly love staying in a vacation home or condo off of Kingsbury Grade. At the top of the grade perched at 7,300 feet, the Tahoe Ridge Resort offers a 360-degree view of the Lake and Carson Valley below, and is one of the best places to stay in Lake Tahoe for sunrises and sunsets.

For those seeking seclusion, the Y-area on the outskirts of South Lake Tahoe is peppered with charming hotels and cabins. Take the paved bike trail to nearby beaches, quench your thirst at Camp Richardson with a famous Rum-Runner, and put your feet up by a fire at the end of the day. Nearby, the Tahoe Keys offers superb lodging for large groups with waterfront vacation rentals that often include a dock for your ski-boat or an armada of kayaks.

Prefer a dirt floor and open sky with your getaway? The south shore of Lake Tahoe has got you covered. Choose from an array of campgrounds and enjoy all the Lake has to offer. Watch the sunset paint the sky at Nevada Beach Campground, enjoy a picnic at the Campground by the Lake, or leap off granite boulders into the Lake at D.L. Bliss State Park Campground.

Regardless of your preference, you’ll find it all on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.

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Henry Miller

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Desolation Hotel

Desolation Hotel

Stay 2 or more nights mid week June-August and get 15% off!

Expires August 31, 2024

Hotel Becket, Best Western Signature Collection

Hotel Becket, Best Western Signature Collection

Best Available Rate plus a local craft beer on tap at Becket Tavern included.

Expires December 31, 2024

Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe

Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe

Summerzcool. Save up to 30% when you extend your summer stay.

Expires September 8, 2024

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The south shore of Lake Tahoe is known for its scenic beauty, exciting nightlife, local shops, and a wide range of delectable dining options. South Lake Tahoe also has close proximity to a number of world-class ski resorts, hiking trails, lakefront concerts and more. While all parts of Lake Tahoe are beautiful, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more exciting place to stay on the lake.

Lake Tahoe is a four-season destination with amazing things to do and see year-round. In the summer, you can enjoy lakefront concerts, boat rentals to explore the lake and plenty of outdoor activities like paddle boarding and mountain biking. Fall brings beautiful golden leaves and scenic views of the lake from the numerous hiking trails and walking paths around the lake. In winter, you can find world-class skiing and snowboarding at a number of ski resorts, snowshoeing, and snowmobile rentals. The spring brings about stunning wildflowers, cool and comfortable temperatures, and waterfall hikes.

Lake Tahoe offers accommodations for every type of traveler, whether you’re looking to stay at a luxurious resort, a casino hotel, private cabin rentals, hotels, or camp under the stars. Depending on the type of trip you’re looking to take, what things you want to do, events you want to see, and places you want to visit, our list of places to stay will help guide you to have the best stay possible.

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