Bed and breakfasts are one of the best travel deals around. It’s another way to get a more local experience as well, since most likely you will be staying at a resident’s establishment where you can get the scoop on the all things to do in the area. Lake Tahoe is no different. There are several small bed and breakfasts in the area that will meet all your needs. Following are the five best B&B’s in the Tahoe area.
This historic bed and breakfast consists of little red cabins nestled in the pine trees of the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. All units have a bathroom, king or queen beds and some have gas fireplaces. A family-style breakfast is served in the main lodge’s common room.
This little charmer on the West Shore of the lake is a European style chateau with a fireplace made of Truckee River rock and spacious rooms. There are only four rooms, but that makes it all the more enjoyable.
Even though this little Victorian home is located in Genoa (just over Kingsbury Grade in Nevada) it is worth the drive. I’ve stayed in this B&B several times and it is always a treat. The owners and staff are very accommodating, the furniture and feather comforters are wonderful and the full breakfast is not the only food served to guests. Upon arrival, you have your choice of complimentary wine and cheese, crackers, fruit or cookies.
This charming little B&B in Truckee is warm and welcoming. It was built in 1884 and each room is comfortably furnished with queen beds and pine lodge-pole furniture. Glasses of wine are served each afternoon at the rustic bar in front of a wood burning stove in the main room. The B&B also has a year-round spa tub.
The Richardson House is a restored 1880’s Victorian home in Truckee. It overlooks the town and the Truckee River and you can still hear the trains as they pass through town. Each room has their own distinct character and you can choose from several cozy themes. This B&B is also a perfect spot for family reunions or special events such as weddings.
Photo Courtesy of [The Richardson House]