We loved, loved, loved this place! Bill built this house and small B&B from the ground up, and it shows in the attention to detail. This place is beautiful. Only three rooms, so it really feels intimate and inviting. It is tastefully decorated and has lots of nice spots to hang out to read a book, have a drink, play one of the many board games Bill has for guests, admire the lake views, or just relax.
We have stayed in lots of B&Bs with great morning breakfasts, but this is hands down the best we have ever had. Day in and day out, Bill cooked up a gourmet meal for us that kept us going for hours on the ski slopes. Truly delicious! He is a real pleasure to speak to and very laid back – welcoming and engaging without being overly imposing.
Our room (Bay Room) was really lovely. So sunny and bright with plenty of space and wonderful heated bathroom floors. The jetted tub was the perfect thing to come home to after a long day of skiing, and the fluffy towels, comfy robes, and nice bed completed the picture. The only thing we missed was a dresser (though there is plenty of closet hanging space), but we made due with some of the cubby holes in the bathroom, so no big deal.
Bill has a ton of local information, maps etc. on hand and provided us with great recommendations for restaurants. Our favorites were Spindleshanks in Tahoe Vista (they have live music on the weekends too) and Christy Hill in Tahoe City. Both within a few minutes drive. For ski rentals, definitely go to Tahoe Dave’s (any of their four locations, though the one in Tahoe City is the largest).
There is a lovely little beach with a nice walking path just across the street from the Shooting Star with great views of Lake Tahoe and the mountains. Also, a local Bar & Grill, store, post office, and Laundromat just down the street. Very convenient.
All in all, we loved our stay and would definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to North Lake Tahoe's calm and comfortable home away from home! A fun & friendly place to stay, with three unique rooms, private baths, hearty & healthy breakfasts, heated floors and free WiFi. The star is within walking distance to restaurants, trails, and the lake. ... more less
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