We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Pooles Guesthouse

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Olympic Valley
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Pooles Guesthouse
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 21: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were very happy with the location & accommodation's . The house is very quiet and clean . In the morning she had a loaf of baked banana bread on the counter for us . We really appreciated the welcoming feeling we got .

Helpful?
Thank hiked
Brookings, SD
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We booked Poole's Guest House for our Honeymoon. The location was fantastic for sight seeing and conveniently located to fantastic restaurants. Ann was an exceptional hostess and let us know about the best food choices and all the must see-do things in the Lake Tahoe region. Ann and Herman were incredibly friendly and accommodating.

Helpful?
Thank Anya H
Melaka, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I stayed at Pooles for 4 days and loved the experience Ann and Herman were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble They were friendly, accomodating, and knowledgeable about the area. The house is beautifully clean warm and has great views. There is plenty of parking if you have a car. It is walking distance (15 mins) from Squaw... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard P
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We booked Poole's Guesthouse based upon location, reviews and price point. This was our first time staying in a guesthouse where we shared a bathroom and other common areas. Upon arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome and smiles from Ann and her husband Herman. This charming home is centered around a beautiful spiral staircase with amazing mountain views.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jckyriacou
Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Poole's Guesthouse was a great place to stay for our snowboarding trip, and it's just minutes from the ski lifts at The Village at Squaw Valley. The home is situated above the main road and affords beautiful mountain views, and the owners, Ann and Herman, were especially warm and welcoming. Our first night, we had dinner with them at a... More 

Helpful?
Thank 00sheen
Belmont, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

This is the first review I have written, ever. I couldn't get over the way I was treated by the owner. That being said, I didn't get a chance to visit, but the customer service is really lacking. Ann was very rude and treated me as if she could not care less about me as a customer. When I asked... More 

Helpful?
Thank karissanoelle
a1b2c3d4z, Owner at Pooles Guesthouse, responded to this review

Karissa, I am sorry that you did not choose to stay with us. Your email said, " I'm unable to do a 3 night stay, I work full time and am a recent college graduate as is my boyfriend. Luckily my birthday falls on a 3 day weekend but I can't drive up to Tahoe at night after work on... More 

Yorba Linda, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

If you are looking for a wonderful and peaceful place in the Lake Tahoe area, Pooles Guesthouse is just the place! The owners, Herman and Ann Poole, were very kind and welcoming with so many amenities to offer, including the use of their well appointed kitchen and a beautiful deck from which to enjoy great views of the Olympic Valley... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cherann4
Auburn, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a house where the owners live there and rent out 3 rooms. My friend and I had the Hideaway downstairs bedroom (next to the owner's bedroom). The home is clean, compact and comfortable. Quarters are snug as the owners have 2 computer workstations in the living area. We were welcomed to use the kitchen, dishes and living area......BUT... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Thelma L
a1b2c3d4z, Owner at Pooles Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thelma, maybe a shared lodging situation didn't work for you. Like any AirBnB-Style lodging, which is similar to what we offer, most guests are eager to be considerate of other guests needs. We have offered lodging since around 1993 and what we offer is a fun, affordable getaway where people arrive from all over the world and respect each others... More 

Fayetteville
Level Contributor
77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Even though this is listed as a "guesthouse," I think it's important to make a note that it could not be more literal: you really are a guest in Ann and Herman's house. The common spaces on the main floor also have their personal computers and desks where they do some work, and they sleep in a room in the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 25Stefan25
Concord, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I spent two nights with Ann and Herman at the beginning of May 2013. They were both very welcoming and Ann couldn't have been nicer or more patient helping me find a really nice restaurant for a special birthday celebration at a time when many places were closed. Their place is a great set-up for singles or a couple: the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Anniewren
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (6)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Olympic Valley hotels
0.5 mi away
Resort at Squaw Creek
Resort at Squaw Creek
#1 of 5 in Olympic Valley
4.0 of 5 stars 1,390 reviews
0.7 mi away
Squaw Valley Lodge
Squaw Valley Lodge
#5 of 5 in Olympic Valley
4.0 of 5 stars 313 reviews
0.4 mi away
The Village At Squaw Valley
The Village At Squaw Valley
#3 of 5 in Olympic Valley
4.0 of 5 stars 475 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn
PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn
#2 of 5 in Olympic Valley
4.5 of 5 stars 286 reviews
0.5 mi away
Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley
Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley
#4 of 5 in Olympic Valley
4.5 of 5 stars 269 reviews
0.6 mi away
Olympic Village Inn - A Wyndham Worldmark Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cozy, Romantic Mountain Chalet where couples and singles rent 1, 2, or 3 guestrooms. Lodging style is similar to a charming Bed and Breakfast; use of gourmet kitchen and common areas are offered rather than any meals. Common areas include Gourmet Kitchen, Scenic Dining Area, Laundry Facilities and Central Living Room with 23 foot cathedral ceiling, huge scenic windows and spiral staircase.LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!Imagine yourself, sitting on a big comfortable couch in the central living room, looking out through windows that soar 23 feet above you. Winter time, it's exhilarating to see skiers attacking the world famous mountains and carving their own path down the slopes. The best part, is knowing that you are only minutes from joining them!Spring, summer and fall have their own beckoning... golf, river rafting, trails to hike, biking paths, water sports, and oh, so much more! Multi-colored wild flowers, streams and wildlife await your camera; cherished memories for days to come. A BEAUTIFUL SPIRAL STAIRCASE...Takes you between the three levels of this custom designed guesthouse. The central living room with cathedral ceiling and large comfortable furniture is the perfect place to relax and plan your next fun-filled day.KING OR QUEEN-SIZE BEDS and Satellite TV's in Every Guestroom!Just imagine... after another Great Tahoe Day, you *kick back*, cozy into your comfy bed... and discover that you have a Satellite TV System equipped with over 200 movie, entertainment and music channels! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pooles Guesthouse

Address: 1509 Sandy Way, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > Olympic Valley
Price Range: $115 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing