The Always Inn Tahoe was a great find - I'm hesitant to counteract the negative reviews since we'd like to keep it to ourselves, but it was such a nice B&B that they deserve better publicity.
First, the location is excellent, it is within easy walking distance from the Royal Gorge Van Norden cross-country trailhead & the Soda Springs downhill ski place! It is also much closer to Sugar Bowl and other Soda Springs ski resorts than driving over the pass to Truckee.
The B&B house was cozy and welcoming after skiing with a warm fireplace, hot drinks, cookies, & chocolates. Our room (the alpine) was very clean & quite comfortable with a nice private bathroom - a pretty good deal for sat night in Tahoe at $150! The food was outstanding. We had dinner there as well as breakfast, and both were among the best I've ever had at a B&B. She even wrapped up and froze leftovers for us to take home including her delicious soups & homemade pecan pie.
Things to be aware of: the B&B is close to a train crossing. It never woke me, but my husband said he heard trains go by twice overnight. The other rooms would be quieter. Also it is Tahoe and there can be a lot of snow. They did a good job of snow blowing and plowing while we were there but you are not going to have a snow-free experience like you might be able to get at a major hotel. And - they have a friendly dog, it is a pet-friendly inn after all =).
We can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Always Inn Tahoe, located on the banks of the Yuba River across from the ski resorts off I-80, is ideal for family getaways, reunions, retreats, and wedding guests. Three guest rooms, large living and dining rooms, whirlpool spa baths, expansive decks, full kitchen and laundry facilities, free parking, cable, movies, games and more ... more less