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.


The following are three properties that highlight the disparate choices of accommodations one can find in the Tahoe area.

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.

Check in at some of the other cozy Tahoe cabins on the list over at 7×7.

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