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Cottage Inn

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P.O. Box 66, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Ranked #1 of 5 Tahoe City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed here on three separate occasions -- twice with just husband and once with two teen daughters. We are never disappointed in the rooms. Each cabin is thoughtfully and uniquely decorated. We can recommend the wild game cabin and forest cabin. (I don't have the names quite right). Additionally, the afternoon treats AND morning breakfast on par with the... More 

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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cottage Inn is the best of the best in Tahoe, not because it is the fanciest but because of the wonderful people who work there. Angela was very friendly, helpful and made us feel welcome . She went out of her way to make sure we had a great time and enjoyed ourselves. We had the pleasure to meet... More 

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Graz, Austria
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I spent a wonderful weekend in March 15 there. It was so cozy that we deceided to extend our stay. Very good breakfast - they went out of there way to make me a vegetarian, glutenfree version. Yummy 5 o'clock tea, wine and cookies. Very friendly and welcoming conversations with the owner Susanne and her employees -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For $233.00 this was the absolute worst place i have ever strayed a night the food was obviously frozen and bland the beds were like sleeping on a rock the tv's were smaller than my laptop screen this was pur anniversary and it was such a disaster.......

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I found this Inn when looking for accomodations for 4 of us close to Squaw Valley as my husband and son wanted to ski there. We loved the Cottage Inn! I booked two cabins right next to each other since there were 4 of us, we got Cozy Corner and the Fishing one (forgot the exact name, every cabin has... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The architecture of these quaint buildings is captivating, unlike any we've seen. In the center of the compound is a large grassy area with seating, where we enjoyed the afternoon sun while taking pictures and enjoying some wine with our Florida cousins. Breakfast in the small Lodge building was great. We were told that many regulars enjoy 'cabin hopping', where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

As we arrived after a long drive at the Cottage Inn we were made very welcome by Susi. The room we got was exceptionally: our small cottage was the skier's resort, which was great. Especially the fireplace made a very cosy atmosphere. The whole resort is very nice with attention to detail. The private beach is a 3 minutes walk... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We love the Cottage Inn for it's rustic and comfortable cabins. They all have updated, modern baths and fireplaces. The breakfasts are substantial, yummy and made on site by the owner and staff. The evening wine and snack time is a great opportunity to meet and chat with people from all over. This is the only place we stay when... More 

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Campbell, CA
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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Spent one night here while attending Octoberfest at Richardson's Camp. Great location for walks and to see the lake. Room was okay. Staff very friendly. Nice breakfast, afternoon wine and food. Cost a bit up there. Each cottage room has its own layout - best to check in advance to be sure it meets your needs.

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Montecito, California
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20 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We booked a month out and on arrival discovered that highway in front of property was under construction from 4 PM to 8 AM ALL NIGHT, so we listened to jack hammers, concrete saws and construction equipment both nights. WHY DIDN'T OWNERS CONTACT US BEFORE WE CAME TO LET US KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, SO WE COULD STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE??... More 

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susanne425, Owner at Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guests, thank you for your review., and I am sorry you had a bad experience. Major parts of Highway 89 had construction this year with various locations. Unfortunately we did not have any influence as to dates or type of work performed every night so we could have told our guests However we did tell everyone checking in that... More 

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