What a treat to drive through stone pillars beneath towering pines overlooking the beauty of Lake Tahoe! The high wooden beams of the 1920s-era living room beckoned us with its warmth. Our room was the Master Suite - lots of space, quiet, private, upstairs, comfortable king-sized bed, charming furnishings, roomy closet and private bathroom. One joy was waking in the morning seeing sunlight highlighting the various colors of the pines. Our hosts, Lori and Gary, made us feel as welcome as welcome can be: scrumptious breakfasts, wine and nibbles at 5 p.m., and great dinner recommendations - Sunnyside, Beacon Bar and Grill, Wolfdales, River Grill, and River Ranch. What a week!