June 12, 2017
Where to Stay in North Lake Tahoe
(Not a sponsored post.)
We stayed at a gorgeous property in Tahoe Vista called Cedar Glen Lodge. We were not referred here by anyone; I had just found it on the internet while searching for something different than a hotel. I have to tell you that the website does not do this place justice! The beauty of this property cannot be captured in a photograph. The owner, Martha, was there when we arrived and checked us in. She was eager to tell us where we could hike, where we could eat, and how to enjoy our stay. She had great recommendations for dining as well a spa for massages. She purchased the property on 2010 and has since done major upgrades and remodeling.
We chose to stay in “The Lodge” because there were only 2 of us and we wanted a lake view. We were not disappointed in this view from our room:
The accommodations were perfect. Adorable rustic décor combined with all the necessities including a warm fireplace that was going when we first arrived. The bedside lanterns, wood built-ins, and bear cutout room numbers just added to the charm of Cedar Glen Lodge.
The property has so much to offer even if it was too cold for us to take advantage of it all. From their website:
- Wine Bar with great views and a cozy stone fireplace
- Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe
- Beach Access Across the Street
- Continental Breakfast – Included with Stay
- Tesla and Universal Electric Charging Station
- Large Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool during the summer months
- Hot Tub all year-round
- Sauna all year-round
- Putting Green
- Ping Pong
- Lawn Area with Picnic Tables and Chairs
- Fire-Pit with complimentary s’mores
- Complimentary WiFi
The fire wasn’t going on our 2nd night, so we went in and asked Martha if it could be lit. She was so happy that we asked! She said, “The place has no soul when there is no fire.” The fire really drew the other patrons out of their cottages and when everyone gathered around, she offered s’mores to roast. Franco, who works there as a retirement job, brought me out a glass of wine from the wine bar at my request and charged it to my room. We all sat around the fire talking and enjoying ourselves. Although they said it must be quiet on the property at 10pm, Franco didn’t put out the fire until 10:30 because he saw how we were all enjoying ourselves.
The continental breakfast that is included in the stay is much more than a continental breakfast that you’d find at other hotels. There were a LOT of pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, and even gluten free bread. The lounge is so cozy that you don’t want to leave after breakfast is over. There are board games and puzzles in there if you actually don’t want to leave.
We went on the “secret hike” that Martha gave us directions to. I have to tell you that she did not tell us how incredible this hike was going to be! This path led us to the most amazing views of the lake I have ever seen! This spot is marked as being half in California and half in Nevada.
We enjoyed our stay at Cedar Glen Lodge so much that we are planning to return VERY SOON! Let’s face it, the property was perfect, but Martha and Franco are the real reason to return.
My husband and I at the top of the “secret hike” in North Lake Tahoe
Have you ever stayed at Cedar Glen Lodge? I’d love to hear about your experience!