I’m fascinated with Lake Tahoe. It’s a destination with epic beauty. One that’s unrivaled and unmatched the world over. And, not so long ago, I visited this earthly haven. Since then, there’s been this deep sensation of nostalgia that’s just be gnawing at me to go back. However, it’s not just a place of epic beauty that’s alluring. There are also some stunning cabins for rent in Lake Tahoe that will literally take your breath away.
I should know. I toured most of them. In fact, I spanned much of the 72-mile circumference just visiting Lake Tahoe cabins from the north side to the south side of the lake looking for the perfect property. And what I saw and witnessed was nothing short of spectacular. Now, if you’re looking for an inspiring place for your next visit, then Tahoe should definitely be a main contender. It’s ideal whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or for a trip that encompasses the entire family.
What I found was nothing short of truly epic. There are some stunning properties in Lake Tahoe. And if you plan to visit this destination in the near future, then take notice because the following information could be likened to gold. Why? Because, what I’ve found in Tahoe is that this destination is filled with companies vying for the attention of the traveler, but there are only a few that are worth their weight in gold.
One such company, which I’ve chronicled in the past, was InvitedHome. Not only do they have a stunning portfolio, but their service is unmatched. I’d liken it to the type of service you’d receive at a 5-star hotel. In fact, there’s no other companies out there doing anything remotely similar to what these guys are doing. That might be why they hit the Inc 500’s list at #39 as fastest growing companies along with the #1 spot in hospitality for Colorado. Those are some pretty serious accolades.
Finding the Perfect Cabin in Lake Tahoe
We talk about cabins in Lake Tahoe, but, really, at the end of the day they’re mostly just homes. Some do have that iconic log-cabin architecture like Houston Camp, which is a rustic set of small cabins located within earshot of the lake. But most don’t. However, the term cabin just seems far more aptly suitable for Lake Tahoe. It’s a place where rustic outdoor adventures meets resplendent indoor luxury.
Of course, if you’re heading to Lake Tahoe in search of the perfect rental, you need to decide on the north or the south. Where should you stay? Clearly, there are distinctions between North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe. While both offer up epic beauty, the south is far more suitable for summertime fun whereas the north is far more ideal for winter getaways and more refined, upscale cabins.
In North Lake Tahoe, you’ll have far more access to skiing. That’s not to say that South Lake Tahoe doesn’t boast some adventurous resorts. It does. For example, you’ll find Heavenly resort and it’s famed Heavenly Gondola in South Lake Tahoe. But for the most part, the north is for skiing. It’s also far more secluded and upscale than the south. Not to say that there’s anything wrong with the south. But if you’re into sheer elegance and luxury living, then North Lake Tahoe is for you.
South Lake Tahoe is ideal for the summers. Here, you’ll discover golden-sanded beaches and epic outdoor activities. Some of the best hiking, fishing and all-around outdoor sightseeing amidst sprawling Alpine forests can be found here. However, either way, whether you choose the north or the south, Lake Tahoe is one of the most sought-after destinations for a reason. Every square mile is unforgettable.
1. Eaglewood Cabin – North Lake Tahoe
One of my favorite homes that I toured in North Lake Tahoe was Eaglewood Cabin, a sumptuous, newly-built mountain cabin that spills out across 4,894 square feet of pure, unadulterated designer-finished luxury and class. Stacked stones and rich-wood stains enveloped you as you enter while ceilings vault and soar 30 feet into the air.
From the interior, gaze out towards awe-inspiring vistas of Lake Tahoe and snow-capped peaks in the distance that will surely take your breath away. Four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms provide ample living space for up to 10 guests in this unforgettable property.
2. The Gilded Edge Cabin – North Lake Tahoe
One step inside this epic home and you’ll realize why it’s called The Gilded Edge. Set out across 6,200 square feet of opulence, enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe from nearly every square inch of this North Lake Tahoe architectural marvel.
Some highlights of this 5 bedroom, 5 full bathroom, 2 half-bathroom designer estate that sleeps up to 10 guests are the epic lake and mountain views, vaulted ceilings, oversized picture windows that let in an abundance of light, game room with wet bar and red-velvet-topped pool table, high-end flat-screen televisions and sumptuous spa-like bathrooms.
3. Stella Nova at Northstar – North Lake Tahoe
By far one of my favorite properties. Stella Nova at Northstar is the jewel of North Lake Tahoe. It’s also where I stayed during my visit. This stunning property is a true ski-in and ski-out. If you’re at all into winter sports, then this is the place for you.
Nearby, a “tree house” amenities clubhouse that houses a heated swimming pool, pool table, lounge spaces, espresso machine, wine-and-beer-filled fridge, foosball table, flat-screen televisions and high-end SONOS sound system.
This truly modern take on the Lake Tahoe cabin provides a haven for up to 10 guests amidst 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms spread out across 2,162 square feet of modern living space.
4. Winding Creek Estate – Squaw Valley
Winding Creek Estate in Squaw Valley offers a mountain cabin in an unforgettable location. Set amidst an Alpine forest of Jeffery Pines and White Firs, abruptly interrupted by glacier-carved granite that protrudes violently from the hillsides, this home is a resplendent escape from the norm. It’s a place where you can relax and unwind in true comfort and class.
No expense was spared in this sprawling 5,656 square foot home in Squaw Valley. It features 5 bedrooms and 6-1/2 bathrooms with ample sleeping arrangements for up to 10 guests. I was mesmerized when I saw this property. I gazed out at the babbling creek that rushed down and across the inclined hillside below. Definitely the ideal location and home for truly enjoying everything that Lake Tahoe has to offer.
5. Black Bart House – South Lake Tahoe
The Black Bart House is a stately cabin located in South Lake Tahoe with over 5,776 square feet of rustic luxury living space. Flanked by towering Pine trees and engulfed in an Alpine forest, the Black Bart House is offers an epic escape close to the resplendent shores of the lake.
Historically, the name is a throwback to an outlaw who would leave poetry after his robberies. Some thought this was very gentleman-like of him. The owners, who have deep historical ties to the area, thought it would be befitting of a home of such character and grandeur to give it such a name.
In fact, the property spills out across two separate structures. This makes it ideal for families traveling with children or hired help. The guest residence houses two separate bedrooms, a shared full bathroom and even a kitchenette along with a living room.
6. Sierra Shores Townhome – South Lake Tahoe
By far, one of my all time favorite properties in South Lake Tahoe, Sierra Shores provides an epic escape if you’re looking to enjoy the lake in its full glory. This is an ideal spot to claim if you’re heading to Lake Tahoe in the summer. With direct access to the lake, along with a stunning lakefront view that offers sweeping panoramic views, it’s no surprise why this development is teeming with visitors during the high season.
Located off the main road that runs along the lake in South Lake Tahoe, this place offers an upscale environment with condos and townhomes, in 3 and 4-bedroom configurations that each have epic views of the entire vicinity. This is certainly a property to check out if you’re heading to Tahoe.
7. Meeks Bay Getaway – South Lake Tahoe
Another incredible property in South Lake Tahoe that’s ideal for sun-soaked summer fun on the lake is Meeks Bay Getaway. I was blown away by the location of his home, perched high up on the hill with epic views, yet just a staircase away from the golden sands and pale blue waters of Lake Tahoe.
Set across 3,300 square feet, interrupted only by rock and towering Pines, Meeks Bay Getaway offers 5 bedrooms, 3-1/2 bathrooms and is the ideal escape for up to 11 guests looking to enjoy South Lake Tahoe summer or winter fun in all its glory.
7. Gardner Retreat – South Lake Tahoe
Another South Lake Tahoe gem is discovered at Gardner Retreat where ceilings angle and soar over 40 feet into the air with walls of glass that let in an abundance of light. Outdoors, you’re engulfed in an Alpine forest. In the distance, snow-capped peaks and the shimmering waters of the lake just minutes away.
This property stretches across 3,013 square feet with modern interiors. Four bedrooms and three full bathrooms make it the ideal getaway for up to 10 guests to relax and unwind in true style in South Lake Tahoe. Definitely worth checking out for your next Tahoe adventure.
8. Tahoe Winds Cabin – South Lake Tahoe
The Tahoe Winds Cabin is another epic property in South Lake Tahoe that spills down the hillside. It spreads across 4,200 square feet of rustic luxury. A refined mountain cabin that acts as the perfect home away from home during your stay in Lake Tahoe. This property boasts a main residence along with a guest house connected by a short landing. That’s ideal for tucking away the children or hired staff under a separate, but very close-by roof.
Indoors, you have a total of 6 luxuriously-appointed bedrooms and 4-1/2 bathrooms with access to nearly every creature comfort. A high-end chef’s kitchen with large-slabbed granite is perfect for whipping up a storm during your stay. This is definitely one of the best homes you’ll find in South Lake Tahoe to rent.
9. Titan at Toiyabe Cabin – South Lake Tahoe
The Titan at Toiyabe Cabin is a palatial estate that spills across 7,200 square feet of opulent mountain living. The properly is entrenched in an Alpine forest of Pine and Fir trees that spiral into the heavens. Some perks include a private sauna and hot tub to enjoy at your leisure.
Indoors, 8 spacious bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms provide ample accommodations for up to 18 guests. Bright interiors with walls of glass and wrap-around balconies make this the ideal retreat for enjoying the awe-inspiring outdoor spaces that are at quite literally at your doorstep.
10. Nestled Pines Retreat – South Lake Tahoe
Last, but certainly not least is, Nestled Pines Retreat, a cozy cabin in South Lake Tahoe that boasts 4 bedrooms and 2-1/2 half bathrooms with accommodations for up to 10 guests. This rustic home is located just minutes from the southern shores of the lake and is also ideally situated for Heavenly Resort. Both of which are located roughly 10 minutes from this property in South Lake Tahoe.
Come experience a memorable escape in South Lake Tahoe at this property with your closest friends and loved ones. Flanked by an Alpine forest that boasts trees that soar into the heavens, this cozy home will be ideal for both winter and summer fun.