My husband and I visited for four nights to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We had never stayed at the Inn but had heard great things about it and were looking forward to relaxing and enjoying Tahoe lake.
What a wonderful place to stay! We stayed in Sail Away which was immaculate, wonderfully decorated and very comfortable. This room has a king bed, jetted tub and the bath looks newly remodeled and is ADA. We had a slight problem w keeping water in the shower at all times since there was no lip at the shower base but a small towel cleaned it up.
The lodge and grounds are delightful. We enjoyed evening mulled wine w russian tea cakes almost every night and worked on a puzzle, played scrabble or just read and talked. There was a fire going every night and soft music playing and most nights there were a few other guests who also joined us.
The grounds were absolutely beautiful and there was snow and outdoor lights galore.
Breakfast was very tasty...yogurt or milk w granola, juice, coffee/tea, and either an egg dish (omelette of some sort or eggs benedict ) or cream cheese french toast w bacon or pancakes w sausage. All of the food was excellent.
We interacted w Susie or Sandy quite a bit and both were very helpful when we inquired about local activities. The Sunnyside Restaurant and Hotel almost right next door was a recommendation from Susie for Tuesday night beer and burgers. Wow. Great dinner for only $10.
The internet service was spotty in the room but seemed fine in the lodge. We didn't go there to be on the internet so it wasn't a big deal and honestly the internet strength is pretty spotty throughout Tahoe.
If you are just looking for a room to lay your body, go somewhere else. If you are looking for something unique, charming, European feeling, relaxing and low key, this is the place to stay.
We definitely will be back and have already recommended the place to family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cottage Inn,located 2 miles south of Tahoe City,is a cluster of charming cottages with an 'old Tahoe' feel but 'todays' amenities.All rooms have private shower bathrooms, gas fireplaces, TV/VCR/DVD, seating area, some with a 2 person bathtub for special occasions.A full breakfast is served every morning (included in stay) in the main lodge as well as cookies and snacks/wine in the evenings.Our guests have access to a private beach adjacent to our property,bike path southbound or northbound can be picked up behind the property.Secure bike storage onsite.Boat/kayak/paddle board rental nearby.Many restaurants easily to be reached within a few minutes.We are located close to major ski resorts like Homewood,Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cottage Hotel Tahoe City