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2311 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 7 hotels in Tahoe City
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4.6
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4.6
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4.7
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
In our 93rd year, Tamarack Lodge offers 21 rooms and cabins at surprisingly affordable prices. On nearly four acres of land one mile east of Tahoe City, we are at the edge of Burton Creek State Park, and are near everything you want to see in North Tahoe. There is also plenty to do right here on our own property. Families and groups love it here, and we are pet friendly too. Our "Poker Rooms" and cabins are genuinely "Old Tahoe". The cabins have full kitchen and are great for a weekend or a week. Our King and Double Queen rooms are spacious and comfortable. All rooms have microwave ovens and refrigerators; many have kitchens. Bring your boat! We have plenty of parking and boat launching is just 60 seconds away. Bring your bike and boots too. Mountain and road trails leave from here. We're 15 minutes from downhill skiing, or head out the back door with your nordic skis or snowshoes. We have been family owned since 1927, and are committed to treating you well.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Badminton
Hiking
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Skiing
Fishing
Table tennis
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Interconnected rooms available
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Mark Evans wrote a review Mar 2022
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Super great owners. A perfect location near to Tahoe City but peacefully a mile away. Cabin 16 is a gem. Newely remodeled and really realy cosy withe the gas firplace. Will always stay here whem in the area. A+++
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Bryant M wrote a review Mar 2022
Benicia, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
The Tamarack Lodge in Tahoe City is a great find. I somewhat do not want to write a review and expose it to others! Great place, Great price and Great location.. I appreciate the traditional family operation and personal touch. We stayed in one of the upgraded rooms with a kitchen and it was a great fit for my daughter and I.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Camille C wrote a review Feb 2022
San Francisco, California1 contribution
Most years I head here for my birthday (Feb 16) because I love the whole setting, It is perfect for my need for solitude and then instant access to the most beautiful mountain scenery on this earth. I mean instant. I walk out the door of my room and cross the street to a path that leads along the lake and can go for miles on foot or bike. Also, there is the trail that leads up into the forest if I want even more solitude. I love the room, spacious and the little "kitchenette" is so cozy and perfect for my breakfast and dinner whether I wan to took something or just get food to go and eat here. It is quiet and peaceful. Tamarack is about a mile from the cross-country resort and that is an added plus.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and spacious.
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J B wrote a review Feb 2022
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I stayed for 4 nights during my snowboard trip to Palisades Tahoe. The cabin was compact, but was tastefully renovated, super clean, and fully equipped. Perfect little place to chill and rest, and super close to Tahoe city and the slope.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Ed S wrote a review Jan 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota477 contributions167 helpful votes
The property is an older style lodge in a grove of huge pines and just across the road from Lake Tahoe. The owner was very helpful and friendly. You enter the room directly from the parking area, handy in bringing in luggage. Our room had been recently renovated with kind of a rustic style. The room was large with a comfortable king bed. We had a dog and there was a great area to walk it. No pet fee! The lodge is only a couple of miles from town, so convenient to local stores and restaurants. This a very nice and comfortable place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Gerard Fenech, General Manager at Tamarack Lodge
Responded Jan 25, 2022
We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we thank you for taking the time to write this review. Established in 1927 we are indeed an “older style” lodge. In fact, we’re part of Tahoe history! In recent years, we have made improvements in most of our rooms, and have found uncommonly talented craftsmen to keep the place rustic while making it modern. Situated on nearly four acres, and right across the street from a dog friendly beach, Tamarack Lodge is also a favorite among our four-footed friends. Sorry to spoil this last point, but actually there is a modest dog fee of $15 per dog per night. If you were not charged for your dog, that was inadvertent, and we are sorry for the confusion. Dogs necessitate extra cleaning, hence the charge. Thanks again. G. Fenech, Lodge Manager
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Raquel wrote a review Nov 2021
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My family and I normally reserve cabin #20 but this weekend was just for my husband and I to enjoy. We stayed at the in room #27 which has a beautiful filtered view of the lake and makes for a nice spot to watch the sunrise. My family and I have been regulars at this establishment visiting two to three times a year for over 20 years now. Most all the rooms and cabins have been beautifully remodeled by a craftsman who does some amazing work. The custom woodwork in the various rooms is beautiful and nothing short of amazing. Gerard, Frederique, and their staff are always super friendly and always helpful and accommodating. Rooms are always very clean, water taste great straight out of the tap, always enough hot water, internet service, and they're pet friendly. I can't rave enough about the lodge and it's owners.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Second level room for the view, any cabin for a couples getaway, and cabin #20 for family fun (it...
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M Smith wrote a review Oct 2021
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I called the lodge in the morning and Gerard gave us our options. 4 hours later we had checked in and the little cabin was perfect. We stayed at Sweet Cabin Sixteen and it had everything we needed. Beautifully updated and ability to use the oven for dinner and breakfast was a plus. this cabin also has a little deck which we sat out on for a cocktail before heading into town for lunch. Only bummer was that it started to snow next morning and we decided to check out earlier than we wished for to avoid any traffic delays (we were hoping to stay until checkout time to enjoy the cabin). Although drinking coffee with fireplace on and watching the snow fall was pretty awesome. we will be back. thanks Gerard for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Janine S wrote a review Sep 2021
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We have stayed in the Tamarack Lodge many times, and we love coming back! This time, we stayed in the newly renovated Sweet Cabin Sixteen; it was great having our own fully appointed kitchen and cozy living space. The owners of the Tamarack Lodge are kind and helpful. Tamarack Lodge's location is perfect; it's less than 1 mile from downtown Tahoe City with an easily accessible walking/biking path right across the street. Plus, Tamarack Lodge borders the beautiful Burton Creek State Park, so hiking opportunities are just a couple steps away. We highly recommend staying at this lovely lodge.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Gerard Fenech, General Manager at Tamarack Lodge
Responded Sep 22, 2021
Thanks Janine for coming to stay with us again, and for writing this review. Cabin Sixteen certainly has become a favorite, and we are glad you enjoyed being there. Keep in mind that the same craftsman (Martin of O’Gorman Timberwork) has now renovated seven of our rooms and will be starting an eighth soon. Several have kitchens. They all look and feel great. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again. Sincerely, Gerard Fenech Lodge Manager
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Kimbal R wrote a review Sep 2021
Sparks, Nevada1 contribution
The cabin we stayed in was very clean and well taken care off and up to date. We were able to view to other ones and they were just as nice! Lots of hot water and very tasty drinking water. The cabins are set back from the road a bit which gives you lots of privacy. The price was reasonable for the North Shore. The only "ding" against this place would be that the front entrance needs to be "spruced up a bit". Will return! Staff was very friendly!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Cabin 19 is the best!
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Response from Gerard Fenech, General Manager at Tamarack Lodge
Responded Sep 22, 2021
Thanks Kimbal, for writing this review. We appreciate the positive remarks and relevant observation. Thanks in particular for mentioning our drinking water. It comes from our own artesian well and is on tap in every room. Unfortunately, like most businesses in North Lake Tahoe, we were short staffed all summer (with three employees instead of five), and consequently we were not able to attend to appearances as much as we would have liked. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of keeping things spruced up; we’re trying to catch up now. Sincerely, Gerard Fenech Lodge Manager
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Kathryn E wrote a review Jul 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution1 helpful vote
The lodge is rustic but clean and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. A great get-away with a laid back feel and dog friendly. Beds were comfy, room was clean and best of all was the location- away from the intensity of the tourist area, but close enough to walk to Tahoe city or drive to farther destinations. We loved the cabin feel of our room.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$122 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaLake Tahoe (California)Tahoe City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamarack Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tamarack Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Eagle Falls Trail (3.6 miles), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (3.6 miles), and Commons Beach Park (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamarack Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and badminton.
Which room amenities are available at Tamarack Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tamarack Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamarack Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamarack Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fire Sign Cafe, Christy Hill Restaurant, and Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet.
Are pets allowed at Tamarack Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tamarack Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Tamarack Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (3.6 miles).
Is Tamarack Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.