I felt more like a guest of the family than a hotel customer at this charming old North Tahoe resort that is sure to go from funky to gentrified under the new ownership of Martha from L.A.. In fact, someone could make a great sitcom out of the story of a lady from Marina del Rey buying a vintage Tahoe resort and making it her new home. We have a son in college so it was time for a budget vacation, but we found a great value at this hotel. We stayed in an efficiency the first two nights, but decided (wisely) to upgrade to a little cabin with a bedroom and full kitchen for the second two. The decor is still a little dated and worn, but Martha has already purchased all new mattresses and bedding, plush towels and sweet citrus soap, and she's embarked on a complete redecorating project. The biggest plus here (besides the fanastic deal--two nights for the price of one in October!), was the personal, caring service. We got knocks on our doors in the evening to bring some home-baked goodies from the office. There is a lovely hot-tub, great dry sauna, and seasonal heated pool, as well as free wifi, free movies (with popcorn!), a continental breakfast , firepit and barbeques, games to borrow, and ping-pong. We were warned about food-scavenging bears and I did see one dumpster diving on Halloween night, but no harm done as Martha fearlessly chased him off with a foghorn (see what I mean about the potential sitcom?) My sleep was somewhat disturbed by a bright light outside our cabin window one night, but that was taken care of when I reported it to the office. All-in-all a very nice place, great value, and the friendliest folks you could meet!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tahoe Cedar Glen Lodge is an Eco-Friendly newly renovated, Award Winning resort with a stylish rustic Tahoe-charm. It offers an array of cozy cottages, some with fireplaces, kitchens, AC, comfortable rooms or suites and breath-taking views! The resort features a wine bar, lake access, outdoor seasonal heated swimming pool, year-round hot-tub, sauna, fire-pit, picnic areas, barbecues, nightly campfire, volley ball, ping pong, putting green, Tesla and Universal EV Charging Station, and one acre of untouched natural land. Enjoy easy access to all Lake Tahoe activities: Boating, fishing, hiking, biking, river rafting, golf, casinos, shopping and during the winter months skiing, snowboarding at world class resorts, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and much more! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cedar Glen Hotel Tahoe Vista
- Knights Inn Tahoe Vista