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“One of the best kept secrets” 5 of 5 stars
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601 US Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Zephyr Cove
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“One of the best kept secrets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

A buddy and i frequently head to Tahoe at least once a year. One year we paid a pretty penny for a rental home. The place was nice but for the amount of time that we were actually in the house it didn't work out. Last year my buddy was kind of bummed about the place we were staying in his only good words were that it's very close to Zephyr Cove. When we checked in I immediately fell for the place. Listen when you're in the middle class and on vacation you need a place where you can clean up and sleep. The unit I rented can easily sleep 5, has a kitchenette, fridge, dish sink etc. It's not Koeller or GE type stuff but just what you need to get by. If you're spending enough time ion your hotel to notice the type of appliances you missed it. This place is nice, decently located and you can't beat the price, Oh its pet friendly.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Penn Valley, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Last month for 3 days and 2 nights we had the pleasure of staying at Zephyr Cove's Pine Cone Resort. We had a blast. The tone was set upon our arrival where we were greeted by the most lovely of staff who were friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. Also outstanding was the suite-type rooms at Pine Cone Resort - spacious with an appliance-laden kitchen. Great because we didn't want to eat out for every meal. Less than a 5 minute drive were two beaches with easy access to the lake. This was the best vaction we had in a long time, so much better than a room at the casino. We will definitely be back next summer.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

A friend and I with out 3 dogs (2 crazy Border Collies and 1 normal Aussie) came to S. Lake Tahoe for a long week-end of rest and relaxation. The only way for us to do that was to wear out the dogs first. The Pine Cone Resort couldn't have been any better place to stay. It's old fashioned charm was wonderful, it is quiet and all doors lead to the outside. So the dogs had easy access to trees and such. Close to S. Lake Tahoe and creeks and hiking trails around the lake Also, within a mile or two of Zephyr Cove which has it's own dog beach. The owner, Robert could not have been any nicer to all of us, even the dogs. The prices are very reasonable and I (and Boomer,Mandy & Molly) would highly recommend the Pine Cone Resort to anyone traveling with their dogs and we can't wait to go back. SOON!!!

Room Tip: Some rooms are upstairs - so if you have a preference - Just ask - We had one of each.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bakersfield
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Such a cozy place to stay. Convenient for all our needs around Lake Tahoe. Close to beaches, casinos, stores and in walking distance of restaurants. Has pool and laundry mat if you want to stay "home". Staff is more than accommodating and very friendly. Will recall fond memories staying at Pine Cone Resort! Highly recommend staying there!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Pine Cone Resort was perfect for an intimate gathering of family and friends. The resort pool and picnic area are clean and well maintained. My family and friends enjoyed the BBQ and pool surrounded by towering Spruce trees and the cozy resort bungalows. The location worked out perfectly for us to catch a ride on the Woodwind II at Zephyr Cove for a Happy Hour cruise under clear and sunny skies AND a fun evening of dancing at Harrah's Casino with Arty the One Man Party playing any request you could think of! I had an amazing 30th birthday! Thank you Pine Cone Resort!

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Sacramento, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

"To Shannon and all at Tahoevacations.com: I just had to tell you, my friend and I just stayed at the Pine Cone Resort over this last weekend for the free 2 night stay that I won in the photo contest and had to let you know what a WONDERFUL time we had.. from the room, it was so comfortable and very clean, to the pool, the jacuzzi and the people..EVERYTHING was PERFECT.... I will recommend you guys to everyone I know who are always looking for a place to stay.. we took more incredible pictures which I will post (forgot my camera today)... thank you for the opportunity to come and stay at the resort and for your friendly and VERY courteous staff... we will not soon forget this great stay.. thanks again..."

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Leandro, California
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We spent 3 nights at this charming, comfortable resort. The grounds were very well maintained and all units had decks/porches nestled in the trees. If you're looking for a quiet place to escape to, yet not sacrifice comfort and convenience, this is it! While only 3 miles from the "action", it feels like mountain living. The staff was friendly, our room was very clean, and the pool and hot tub were inviting. If you want turn down service or room service, go to the big hotels/casinos. If you want to relax, enjoy the Lake and friendly, healthy atmosphere, Pine Cone Resort is the perfect place! Thank you staff for a memorable stay. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Pine Cone Resort

Address: 601 US Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Location: United States > Nevada > Lake Tahoe (Nevada) > Zephyr Cove
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Zephyr Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tahoe experience generations of families have been returning to at the Pine Cone Resort since the 1950s. Five charming chalet style bungalows sit on the mountainside underneath towering sierra pines. Heated seasonal 40 foot pool and year-round outdoor hot tub. Stay connected with free high speed wireless internet. Any time, any where: in your room, by the pool, out on the deck-- just bring a laptop with a wireless card and you're good to go! Many of our units are dog-friendly - so your four-legged friend is welcome too!Each apartment has a wood-burning fireplace, kitchenette, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. The bedrooms have both a King or Queen and Twin bed, and the living rooms all have a double sofa bed and twin bed, so you can sleep up to six people.The Pine Cone is an oasis of quiet, cool summer breezes in Zephyr Cove on the south east side of Lake Tahoe, less than a mile from the beach, and just 2-3 miles to the casinos and Heavenly Ski Gondola in South Lake Tahoe and Stateline. ... more   less 
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Pine Cone Hotel Zephyr Cove

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