Fireside Lodge Bed and Breakfast

515 Emerald Bay Road , South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the Fireside Lodge, on the way to "Emerald Bay" and backed up to the the National Forest. Our Newly remodeled, log cabin-style lodge truly captures the essance of vintage Tahoe. We are well known for our unique, intimate, Tahoe-themed suites with fresh baked cookies upon arrival, complimentary bikes and kayaks, and snowshoes and sledding in the winter. At the Fireside Lodge we offer a very warm and friendly environment with unsurpassed hospitality that makes you feel right at home. For a truly amazing experience, like nowhere you've ever stayed before, stay at the all inclusive Fireside Lodge, for the vacation of a lifetime.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Winter Retreat

5 on December 01, 2016

On my way to Tahoe City I got blocked by bad weather. Fireside Lodge's vacancy sign shone through the snow and darkness like a beacon. I received a warm welcome and checked into the Pioneer room which is perfect for reading, writing, and watching TV. I kept the blinds open in the rooms kitchenette and watched the snow fall while catching up on some letter writing. Cell reception was nonexistent but the excellent wireless Internet connection more than made up for it. I enjoyed the breakfast, the cheese and wine, and s'mores. Fireside Lodge is a very welcoming and home-like place to stay.

Spur of the moment trip to the best place in Tahoe, hands down

5 on May 04, 2014

Last minute decision to take the trip with an unexpected extra day off from work, called and spoke to Christine that evening she had one room left so I took it. By far the best choice I could have ever made, my wife, myself and of course Bambam our Golden Retriever had a great time here and will never need to look for another place to stay in Tahoe. Christine and David are two of the most warm people you will ever meet and the property and amenities are A+, of course Bambam met Kona their yellow lab and they fell for each other. If your planning a stay in Tahoe and don't attempt to stay here at Fireside Lodge you really are cheating yourself, have fun and who knows we may see you there some day, Ken and Jen.

What an amazing stay for a couple on their first real vacation

4.8 on April 29, 2012

I never write reviews of places but truly the Fireside Lodge was wonderful. The only negative I can say is that we didn't stay there for more than one night. The rooms were adorable. They came pre-stocked with every possible toiletry one could need. Christine and Dave were amazing and so welcoming. The happy hour, marshmallow roast and complimentary breakfast with belgian waffles and toppings were all amazing. I researched pretty in-depth and knew what to expect and the stay still exceeded all of my expectations. Truly we will be back and for our first vacation together as a couple, we made some truly amazing memories thanks to the Fireside Lodge.

Charming Place to Enjoy Tahoe

4.0 on November 14, 2010

We stayed a week during "off season". The room was perfect, complete with a kitchenette. The entire place was very clean, service was excellent. We really enjoyed the "waffle bar" breakfast. The lodge, game room, books, snacks and movies are a wonderful extra. We liked the s'mores around the fireplace in the evening! We definitely will come back again!

An excellent place to stay

4.8 on August 11, 2010

My wife and I have stayed here twice, and are planning a holiday weekend stay in the future. The owners (and their dog Kona) are such wonderful hosts, you feel like you've made two great friends by the end of your stay. The thing that stands out for this place is the little extras. Not only is breakfast provided (waffles, toast, bagels, cereal, juice and coffee), but they have free snacks throughout the day (cheez-it bags, cookies etc.) which are nice to take along when you use their free bikes, kayaks or snow-shoes. An added plus is the free cheese and cracker plate in the late afternoon. A beer or glass of wine, or cocktail is available from their honor bar, and combined with the cheese plate makes for a relaxing end of the day, when sitting outside on their patio or beside the fire pit. In fact my wife and I sat there for 3-4 hours,having wine with other guests, just talking and enjoying the evening. The final touch is the smores bar in the evening. EVerything is provided, you just toast your marshmallow at the fire pit and enjoy. The price is comparable to staying in a room at the big hotel/casinos, but you get far more for you $ at the Fireside than any other hotel in the area has to offer. Plus if you are a return visitor you may get a discount on your room rate.

Relaxing, Romantic

4.6 on January 25, 2010

The owners are wonderful and kind. It is pet-friendly, though very clean. We loved our stay, very beautiful!

Great Place!!

4.6 on January 20, 2010

My husband and I stayed here in May of 2008 for our wedding with three other couples. Each room has a different name and theme. The staff/owners are exceptionally friendly and went out of their way to ensure our enjoyment. We hope to return for another trip in the future.

What A Great Time!

4.4 on September 23, 2009

The lodge was wonderful. It had a homey feel. We enjoyed the free bicycles and kayaks. Having smores at night by the firepit was the best!


5 on February 25, 2009

We wondered and researched where to stay?!? Ever do that? We were planning a winter location wedding and had a gang of family with us. We read reviews and decided on the "Lodge", we dubbed it that. They exceeded our expectations. The staff goes out of their way to help with reservations and organizing. They extend every courtesy to make you feel special and at home. The "Happy Hour" :-) became a welcome respite and ritual for us all. We met wonderful guests and the BEST dog in the world Kona! They are SUPER kid friendly from the game room or the 7pm fire pit (smores) to the slide hill out back. Our girls saved tickets to get a huge prize at the end of our 5 day stay. No detail is left unattended by the hosts. They have an awesome huge hot tub you can reserve for private use. Never a problem arranging a time to enjoy. If you want true hospitality and more bang for you buck stay here. We are already planning a summer trip and this is our place! I love it so much I wish I could post my number for reference. ¿

Excellent Sweet place!

5 on November 12, 2008

Loved the detailed rooms, friendly service and the comfy environment! The hot tub was nice and the firepit outside warm. Will certainly return. An area is wonderful, lots of outdoor activities, lake forest, hikes, bike rides were fun.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Fireplace Guestroom

Guestrooms at the Fireside Lodge include all the amenities that make you feel at home. Snuggle up to our custom-designed fieldstone fireplaces, sure to warm you up on those cool Tahoe evenings. All guestrooms have a kitchenette and are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker and CBTV/VCR/DVD. All of our guestrooms are uniquely mountain themed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

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Location Type

Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Reno, NV (RNO-Reno Cannon Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From Stateline (casino district): Drive 5 miles west on Highway 50. Make RIGHT on Highway 89 (Emerald Bay Road). Fireside Lodge is about a mile from intersection, on the right side of Hwy. 89. You will se our famous red antique pickup out front.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Edgewood Golf Course, Heavenly Ski Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, Horseback riding, Sleigh rides, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , complimentary happy hour, Kayaks, Bicycles, Snowshoes, Game Room, Fire Pit

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 10:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only ashtrays provided outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Very dog-friendly!
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum night stay may apply, please call
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations confirmed with 50% deposit paid at time of booking with balance due 60 days prior to arrival date.
  • Cancellations: ALL FUNDS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, However, reservation may be cancelled and re-booked up to one year from date of original reservation. There is no charge or fee for re-booking.
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Steven and Tracy Carta

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Serving Location: Gathering Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

We have an amazing waffle bar with lots of toppings including fresh berries, whipped cream, nuts, etc... the Fireside waffle is topped with chopped egg and bacon bits. Once you have had a waffle at the Fireside Lodge, it is hard to have breakfast anywhere else.

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