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Cottage Inn

P.O. Box 66, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Ranked #1 of 5 Tahoe City B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011
CLIVE R Oxted, United Kingdom
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Oxted, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

We stayed in the "Old Fishing Hole" at the rear of the property. Quaint but rather small, particularly the bathroom. Bed comfortable. Coffee available in the lounge/dining area all day and complementary wine & cheese between 5&7pm.Breakfast nice but fairly basic. Service overall was totally satisfactory.

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new york city
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Comfortable rooms in a quaint setting with beach access. The only staff person we dealt with (at the desk, on our tour of the facility, as our breakfast server) was really rude and short with us and others. Asked "how can we get to the airport," she answered, "You could hitch-hike." We found our own car service. Breakfast food very... More

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susanne425, Owner at Cottage Inn, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comment. I am very sorry that you did not feel the way I would have wanted you to. after having read your comment I called in a meeting with staff to address your review. the closest airport is 60 mi away so I cannot believe that any of them would have been serious saying... More

Wiltshire, UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed here in August and we chose Cottage Inn after looking at Trip Advisor and Fodor's. The setting is idyllic: A selection of cabins surrounding a pretty lawned area with chairs and a hammock. It is also very peaceful here, with a small beach and cycle path easily accessible. We stayed in a 'Stagecoach'. The decor was carefully chosen... More

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susanne425, Owner at Cottage Inn, responded to this review

thank you very much for your nice review. I do appreciate the comment about the menus,but it is very difficult for us to get the different menus of the nearby restaurants into one folder as they all have different sizes and shapes, so it is the easiest to just put them loosely into a basket. that way they can be... More

Sonoma, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights in July. We spent the first two nights in Lazy Lake and the last night in The Fishin' Hole. Lazy Lake was cute and very comfy but close to the road and the noise from the street and other party houses was loud through the night. Fishin' Hole was tiny and squeezed between two... More

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Newport Beach, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in June and we couldn't have been happier. We stayed in the "Birds Nest" which was quite cute and cozy. The bed was very comfortable with the softest sheets and we really enjoyed the jacuzzi tub in the room. The location is excellent, within walking distance to the Sunnyside Marina which... More

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Rochester, NY
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187 reviews 187 reviews
58 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

Stayed four nights in "Sail Away", a themed room in a cottage a few steps from the office lodge. The room was quite comfortable and clean, the bath was nice. Lighting was good. The hot water took literally 4 to 5 minutes to arrive when the tap was full open, and ran out at the end of a short shower.... More

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susanne425, Owner at Cottage Inn, responded to this review

thank you very much for your comment. we try very hard that our guests have a great experience staying here. Unfortunately one of the 2 water on demand water heaters lost its pump and that was the reason why you did not have enough hot water. we found out days after you had checked out, since nobody told us about... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

We stayed here for our honeymoon for a week and a half. The location is great- you are close to Homewood, downtown Tahoe City and Alpine Meadows. If you are there in the summer, walk to the beach that is a short walk from the cottages. The breakfast is very filling and perfect to fuel up on before a day... More

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San Mateo, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

The lovely cottages, all with individual themes capture the mountain-cabin atmosphere with their exposed knotty-pine walls, rich fabrics, pine furniture, and a variety of beds (brass, willow, or pine). We especially admired the 5 deluxe rooms in Bear Lodge appropriately adorned with life sized wooden carvings of bears. The Pomin House, the original home on the property, contains a reception... More

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Petaluma, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

we stayed for only one night. arrived early and was warmly greeted by the owner, suzi. she made us feel like old friends. the room (cowboy romance) was perfect - stylish and clean, very comfortable. loved the comfy bed. woke up next morning to 6" of fresh snow. staff worked quickly to clear walkways and parking lot. well done! breakfast... More

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Denver, CO
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

We were with two other couples including my brother and sister for our annual family reunion. When I made the reservation I neglected to tell them I was an AARP member to get my 10% discount. Upon check in they refused to honor this price. I let them know my displeasure and they wrote me a check for the amount... More

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Address: P.O. Box 66, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Tahoe City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
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