One of the great aspects of the Lake Tahoe region is that you can find whatever lodging your are looking for in a getaway. Running the gamut from rustic basic to over-the-top opulent, these inns, lodges, motels, hotels, chalets and cabins are sprinkled generously around the shores of Big Blue and in the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Lost Trail Lodge (530-320-9268) is not only off the beaten path, it’s off the grid. Located in Coldstream Canyon a few miles south of Donner Lake, the solar-powered Lost Trail Lodge takes some work getting to – either by skis or snowshoes in the winter or via a rock-and-dirt fire road in the dry months – but it’s worth the effort.
The five-room lodge is the epitome of back-country luxury: Each room comes with a Jacuzzi tub; the central hall/gathering area has comfy furnishings and a wealth of entertainment options (except TV), and the modern kitchen– everyone cooks for themselves here]– is equipped for any gastronomical adventure. As for the outdoor kind of adventure, the skiing, snowshoeing and ice-climbing options are seemingly unlimited, and when the snow’s gone, you can hike, mountain bike or horseback ride to your heart’s content.
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