Lake Tahoe North Shore Lodging

by Anel Laj
View from Incline Village on Lake Tahoe's north shore.

View from Incline Village on Lake Tahoe's north shore.

Scenic Lake Tahoe - Incline Village image by JeremyWhat from Fotolia.com

The North Shore of Lake Tahoe, which straddles the boundary of California and Nevada offers visitors sumer water sports at Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Incline Village and Carnelian Bay; and winter skiing down Olympic-caliber slopes in Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley or North Star. In any season, North Lake Tahoe combines outdoor recreation with a peaceful and stress-free environment. Lodgings on North Shore Tahoe easily accommodate families on annual vacations, groups seeking outdoor adventure or couples wanting a romantic escape.

Luxury Acccommodations

Among the alpine meadows, visitors will find upscale accommodations with full-service spas, access to the ski slopes, and luxurious guest suites. The Resort at Squaw Creek, The Ritz-Carlton and many private cabins, rental homes and condominiums offered by Tahoe Luxury Properties feature lavish guest rooms with panoramic views of the lake and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Resort at Squaw Creek, a AAA four-diamond property, features deluxe guest rooms and penthouse suites, which are a good alternative to condo rentals. The Ritz-Carlton, another AAA four-diamond hotel, offers a sophisticated mountain retreat with ski-in and ski-out access. The Tahoe Luxury Properties provide a more intimate setting with a residential feel in luxury accommodations that allow plenty of space and comfort for families and large groups.

Lakeside Lodgings

Lakeside lodgings offer nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity for recreational activities along the shore of Lake Tahoe and the area's woodlands. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, a AAA four-diamond resort, and the Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge provide accommodations near the lake. Both hotels feature beach access to this alpine lake where guests enjoy kayaking and sailing. Golfing is available at the nearby Incline Village Mountain Course.

Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfast accommodations offer guests a casually elegant environment in a warm and cozy setting. They usually appeal to couples wanting a romantic getaway or small families. The Shooting Star Bed & Breakfast, the Chaney House, the Shore House, and the Cottage Inn provide a tranquil environment and charming guest rooms with distinctive themes nestled among the Lake Tahoe woodlands. All of these lodgings provide savory homemade meals every morning.

On a Budget

Visitors looking for affordability as well as adventure can find suitable accommodations with access to skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and lakeside activities. Americas Best Value Inn Tahoe City, Olympic Village Inn, Pepper Tree Inn, Firelite Lodge and the Cedar Glenn Lodge all offer guests comfortable lodgings with amenities such as Wi-Fi, pools and complimentary continental breakfasts. Many budget accommodations are within walking distance to the North Shore casinos, golf courses, ski resorts and restaurants.

About the Author

Anel Laj began her professional writing career more than 10 years ago as a sports journalist for the Los Angeles Daily News. Currently, she is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Laj received her Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from UC Berkeley. She earned her Master's in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California.

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  • Scenic Lake Tahoe - Incline Village image by JeremyWhat from Fotolia.com