Cottage Inn At Lake Tahoe

1690 West Lake Boulevard , Tahoe City, CA 96145 USA (Show map)


The Cottage Inn, Bed and Breakfast, is nestled among the pines, just steps from Lake Tahoe. It's a storybook collection of newly decorated knotty pine cottages in fireplaces, televisions, lake views, beach access, sauna, free ski shuttles, and full breakfast. Each room has its own special theme - whether you're fishermen, skiers, cowboys, hunters or honeymooners, we're sure to have a cottage just for you. A crackling fire, homemade cookies, and fresh popcorn are always waiting for you.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Summer 2014

4.0 on August 21, 2014

What a charming little enclave of cottages only a block from Lake Tahoe. Each cabin has a different theme; we stayed at the Bears Den. It's a small intimate little cabin with it's own yard and it even has matching flannel nightshirts to wear. What fun! Happy hour and breakfast is a great way to meet your fellow travelers. Breakfast, while adequate, doesn't compare to many of the other B&B's gourmet breakfasts. Still it's a lovely place to spend several days. The front desk folks are very pleasant and happy to help in any way.

Winter Wonderland Paradise

5 on January 02, 2011

We stayed in mid-December for our 19th Anniversary, and it was all we could have hoped for and more. We stayed in the Dream Catcher, and it was fabulously cozy, quiet, romantic, and a wonderful escape. We plan on returning and staying again, many times. The breakfasts were also top-notch.

Tahoe's Hidden Beauty

5 on April 09, 2009

Our first stay was April of 1995. Our wedding day. We got snowed in. The food is great. A block away from the water. They have cookies, coffee, wine and movie rentals included in the price. Our second stay was April of 2008 for our anniversary. We stayed in our same cabin which was remodeled with a jacuzzi, It was great. Nice dinner restaurants in walking distance. Would highly recommend. We cant wait to go back. The Browns

Amazing weekend getaway!!!

5 on January 03, 2009

From the moment we pulled into the quaint little cottage village we were immediately engulfed by the cozy warmth this bed and breakfast has to offer. The staff was exceptionally warm and inviting as were the wonderful rooms. This location offers a very filling breakfast and wine and cookies in the evening. Overall this was a wonderful vacation and we will defiantly be returning soon hopefully!!!

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5 on February 17, 2008

Great place


4.6 on January 06, 2007

We stayed here in the Home Suite Home room in October 2006. This place is really charming. It is outside of the downtown area of Tahoe City but close enough to go there for dinner. The outside of the individual buildings is like being in an enchanted forest! Our room was very comfortable. (Word of caution, though...we arrived later in the evening and staff was only there about an hour more after our arrival. They had the gas fireplace of and they told us that they were having a problem with it. It is the only source of heat in the room and was contolled by a thermostat. The fireplace came on and never went off! Someone had hit the little black button below it, which you can hardly see, and it overrode the thermostat keeping the fireplace on without cycling off. It quickly became very uncomfortably warm in the room even with all the windows open! The next day someone came to look at it with my husband and they discovered the button which rectified the problem. Unfortunately, it was so hot in the room that we could not sleep that night. To the innkeeper's credit, they gave us a bottle of nice wine the next day and took $30 off the price of the room.) The room was nicely decorated and had nice little touches like scented oils for the jacuzzi tub. The breakfast they offered was very nice. A choice of juices, breads, really good granola and a different hot entre every morning. And lots of great coffee! Even though we had a problem with the fireplace, given the chance we would definitely stay here again. It was the most charming place we have ever stayed.

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Location Type

Lakefront, Mountains


Reno, NV (RNO-Reno Cannon Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

I-80 to 89 South to Tahoe City turn right (staying on 89 South) 2 miles down on left

Area Attractions

Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3.00pm
  • Check Out:: 11.00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only in smoking area only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No No children under 12
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day min. on weekends, 3 days min. 3 day weekends, 4 days at Christman
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: at time of booking 1 nights prepay
  • Cancellations: prepay minus 25.00 $ refunded when cancelled 14 days or more prior to check-in cancellations made within 14 days of arrival will get refunded minus 25.00 $ only if full stay is rebooked
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Susanne Muhr

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: In-room only upon request, Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast Room

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