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Tamarack Lodge

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2311 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
Tamarack Lodge

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are not fancy folk, and can generally appreciate a little "rustic charm" in our hotel choices. But I don't think we will return to the Tamarack lodge. My main disappointment was with the cleanliness (or lack thereof). The maid did not bring his/her A-game when they cleaned our room. There was a dirty sock left on the floor from... More 

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We are not the kind of people that need a lot of luxury, so we chose this small family run hotel just North of Tahoe City. The rooms were basic but clean and best of all had a little kitchenette for cooking. We brought way too much food with us, we had visions of cooking a full four course dinner,... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have stayed in Tamarack lodge many times on ski trips, and although it isn't at all luxurious it is very practical. The rooms aren't cramped or especially large, the beds and bathrooms are fine, and every room comes equipped with hot chocolate, coffee, and a TV. If you want to have more people there are bigger rooms with kitchens... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were actually headed to the Tahoma Lodge, but had to stay for a night here, because we couldn't get a room there for the night. The Tamarack is a clean place, and a decent place for a night's sleep. It is close to the restaurants and shops near the north lake blvd.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Tamarack Lodge was a great place to stay, great location and family run. The sweet family that owns this lodge were truly accommodating during our stay, by upgrading us to the sweet cottage for a great value, building fires for us, making reservations for dinner and just generally making our stay comfortable. Would definitely stay again!

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Rancho Cordova, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I don't know what the previous people were thinking when they gave this place more than a 1 star rating. The building is something out of a horror show, you walk up to check in and there are kids toys spread all over the side walk, office is part of someone's kitchen where the owners were eating dinner. And talk... More 

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567GerardF, Manager at Tamarack Lodge, responded to this review

I've already seen this exact review elsewhere on the internet, so like the reviewer, I'll cut and paste. The Tamarack Lodge is neither “disgusting” nor “nasty”. Nothing is “lurking in the dark”. It is an older place, and since family once again took over management four years ago, we've been making steady improvements. Yes, our carpet has some stains and... More 

Davis, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed there for 2 nights in late July. It's about a mile outside of Tahoe City. You have to cross a highway (not comfortable but it can be done) to get to a bike path which runs for miles on both directions, a nice walk into Tahoe City. The accommodations are simple and on the older side. There are... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Been going to Tahoe since I was born and stayed in a variety of motels, lodges, and hotels. For the price, the Tamarack Lodge was by far the most enjoyable stay. The family who ran the lodge was polite and friendly. I had booked a "poker" room for my girlfriend and I, but when we checked in, we were offered... More 

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Tonopah, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The very rude lady at Mother Nature's Inn gave away our room and was extremely unhelpful about it. Thankfully the very nice lady here was extremely helpful. We stayed in a private cabin with our own porch. Wonderful woods setting and very clean room.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed here for one night as part of a trip round California. I checked in slightly early but was pleasantly surprised to be given one on the cabins as the room I'd booked wasn't ready. This was a really nice touch especially as it was the first night of my trip. Located about a mile from Tahoe City it... More 

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