I spent two nights with Ann and Herman at the beginning of May 2013. They were both very welcoming and Ann couldn't have been nicer or more patient helping me find a really nice restaurant for a special birthday celebration at a time when many places were closed. Their place is a great set-up for singles or a couple: the two upstairs bedrooms are up a spiral staircase, they are both cozy and immaculate, with amazing views across and up Squaw Valley, and share a large bathroom between them (separate sinks in each room). Guests get full use of the kitchen with plenty of place to store food, as well as the central dining-living room and best of all, the large porch! Best porch in the world, set amongst the pines with the same extraordinary view as the bedrooms. My (birthday) friend and I spent two delightful nights talking late out on that porch. He was also made to feel completely welcome joining me for breakfasts before heading out for our day's adventure. Ann was also helpful suggesting places to visit around the lake. I have traveled many many places, and stayed in many kinds of lodging. If you want the comfort of home in the grand beauty of Lake Tahoe, Poole's Guesthouse is the place to stay. I hope I get the chance to return some day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy, Romantic Mountain Chalet where couples and singles rent 1, 2, or 3 guestrooms. Lodging style is similar to a charming Bed and Breakfast; use of gourmet kitchen and common areas are offered rather than any meals. Common areas include Gourmet Kitchen, Scenic Dining Area, Laundry Facilities and Central Living Room with 23 foot cathedral ceiling, huge scenic windows and spiral staircase.LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!Imagine yourself, sitting on a big comfortable couch in the central living room, looking out through windows that soar 23 feet above you. Winter time, it's exhilarating to see skiers attacking the world famous mountains and carving their own path down the slopes. The best part, is knowing that you are only minutes from joining them!Spring, summer and fall have their own beckoning... golf, river rafting, trails to hike, biking paths, water sports, and oh, so much more! Multi-colored wild flowers, streams and wildlife await your camera; cherished memories for days to come. A BEAUTIFUL SPIRAL STAIRCASE...Takes you between the three levels of this custom designed guesthouse. The central living room with cathedral ceiling and large comfortable furniture is the perfect place to relax and plan your next fun-filled day.KING OR QUEEN-SIZE BEDS and Satellite TV's in Every Guestroom!Just imagine... after another Great Tahoe Day, you *kick back*, cozy into your comfy bed... and discover that you have a Satellite TV System equipped with over 200 movie, entertainment and music channels! ... more less