My partner and I stayed for 2 nights between Christmas and New Year as we were xcountry skiing up at the Nordic center in Tahoe City. We stayed in 'Cozy Corner' and were delighted with our stay. Our room was clean, perfectly sized, and very private as there was nobody to overlook the room. The lake is across a quiet lane, and the jetty and surrounding bay was picture-perfect in the dense snow. Breakfasts were all home-made and a good size (we had homemade granola with yoghurt and stuffed french toast the first day, then a slice of cake and a scrambled egg stack with a breakfast crescent and honey butter the next - i requested veggie, and they happily added veggies instead of meat).
After a hard day's skiing we came back for the sunset and a spectacular moon rise over the lake, and then helped ourselves to a glass of wine, bowl of homemade sweet potato soup, homemade coconut macaroons, and cheese and biscuits, eaten by the fire in the lodge. The macaroons were the best I've eaten.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful (they posted back a few shirts that I'd forgotten to pack). I would thoroughly recommend the Cottage Inn and we would definitely go back.