My wife and I recently spent four nights at the Chaney House - here are our take-aways:
-This is an upscale Bed & Breakfast located approximately 5 miles South of Tahoe City. There are four rooms in the home for guests. We stayed in the "Russell Room", which we recommend given the following: it is upstairs, has a king size bed, and is quite spacious.
-The home is run by Gary and Lori Chaney, which are a nice couple who make you feel at home. They put out wine, cheese, and salami each night for the guests enjoyment. They also have nice chocalates in the living room (which were amazingly replaced each time after my wife and I feasted on them!).
-The home is a more quiet option versus hotels in Tahoe City. This would not be a good option, IMHO, for folks with children.
-As I mentioned, the couple goes out of their way to give the guests a great experience. We had a couple problems when we were there but the Chaney's went out of their way to make things right.
-Lori makes an amazing breakfast, with ample coffee, fruit, and various souffles. She made a noteworthy fruit parfait for one breakfast (delicious!).
-Gary knows the area so well and goes out of his way to share his knowledge with you. Please do consult him if you are not sure what you want to do. He was kind enough to relate various beach options to us - as a result, we ended up at the fabulous Meeks Bay beach (which had wonderful white sand, a snack bar, easy access, and a huge shady tree - an interesting combination!).
-The house features beautiful stone walls, a patio, a small beach (fairly rocky but ok for short swims), as well as a dock that is very useful for star gazing. The Chaney's provide beach towels and blankets (to keep warm when star gazing).
-Value was reasonable for the quality - we paid around $235 a night.