My family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Franiscan Lakeside Lodge. We were in cabin #25, which had one bedroom and a recently remodeled kitchen. Our daughters, aged 18 and 20 each had a daybed on which to sleep
After traveling from Ohio and driving nearly 4 hours from the SF area to get to Tahoe Vista, it was rewarding to see the beautiful views from our lakefront cottage.and from the adjacent pier. The lake is beautiful as well as the mountains in the distance, some capped with snow in June.
We loved being able to have a bowl of cereal for breakfast and a sandwich for lunch at our cottage. The Safeway grocery store was nearby. We had been in SF and Sonoma for 5 days prior to Lake Tahoe so were tired of eating out for every meal.
We found plenty to do in the area. There is a kayak rental place next door and that was a fun activitiy.We also went on a two hour horseback ride at the stables of Northstar. The staff at the stables were very accomodating to me because I was timid about riding and gave me a very gentle horse. They had to reassure me that the ride would not be along drop-off cliffs. I'm glad I went. The scenery was beautiful and the ride enjoyable.
We visited the local parks and ate dinner at restaurants in nearby Tahoe City. This was a wonderful getaway and a place where the 4 of us, all with very different interests, could have a good time. The lakefront cottages are beautiful,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Franciscan located in Tahoe Vista is your home away from home. With fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes in every room, resort-wide wireless access, comfortable accommodations, and access to our private beach and pier, it is the perfect destination for your next getaway. The Franciscan is located in the quiet town of Tahoe Vista, just a short drive to many of Tahoe's great attractions, including Sand Harbor, Thunderbird Mansion, Kings Beach, and some of Tahoe's premier ski resorts. We are also located across the street from the Tahoe Regional Park, which boasts miles of hiking or snowshoeing trails, a disc golf course, playgrounds, playing fields, and a sledding hill in the winter. Stay entertained at The Franciscan at our long, sandy beach, at the volleyball courts, or in the heated swimming pool. Unwind and have a relaxing evening at our barbecue area, with views of the lake. Boat buoys are also available to rent at an affordable rate for our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Franciscan Lakeside Hotel Tahoe Vista