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Deciding where to stay in Lake Tahoe determines the vibe of your vacation. South Lake Tahoe lodging options are as varied as the mountains themselves, but one thing they all have in common is a door that opens to adventure.

Where To Stay in Lake Tahoe

Looking for a rustic cabin in the mountains? Or perhaps a luxury resort close to the ski slopes? If you’re searching for where to stay in Lake Tahoe, on the south shore you’ll find everything from lakeside campgrounds where families frolic to modern condos perfect for a romantic getaway.


Edgewood Tahoe Winter Aerial
Edgewood Tahoe

Sleep Under the Stars: Campgrounds

There is something special about the smell of a campfire, the rustle of sleeping bags, and the bitter taste of black coffee in the morning. Lake Tahoe’s south shore has a number of campgrounds where you can park an RV or pitch a tent, and all afford the opportunity to get closer to nature. Join a volleyball match and swim in crystal water at Zephyr Cove RV and Campground, wander forested trails to Fallen Leaf Lake at the namesake campground, or bring the whole family to Campground by the Lake for beaches and biking. Discover the best places to stay in Lake Tahoe where you can reconnect with the great outdoors. Just make sure to reserve in advance during the summer months –  these campgrounds fill up fast!

Resorts in Lake Tahoe

If you’re looking for a luxurious place to stay in Lake Tahoe, look no further than the south shore. When we say we’re living the good life, we aren’t just talking about our easy access to mountains, pine forests, and the “Jewel of the Sierra” – Lake Tahoe; the south shore also offers world-class resorts and lodging. Peel off your ski boots and relax by a fire after hitting the slopes, play 18-holes on a manicured golf course, or enjoy a soothing massage after a long hike. Relaxation should come easy after a day of exploring, and going on an outdoor vacation doesn’t mean you can’t stay in comfort. 

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A Night Under The Stars

Make a Splash

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe During Summer

When the snow melts, Lake Tahoe fills and the sandy beaches glisten in the sun. That’s when it’s time to trade in your snowboards for paddleboards and snowshoes for hiking boots. Get ready to wander in Lake Tahoe.

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Places To Stay in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe’s south shore offers a wide range of accommodations for every vacation experience. From vacation rentals in the Tahoe Keys, where waterfront homes often come with a dock for easy lake access, to the hustle and bustle of the casino resorts at Stateline and lavish hotels near Heavenly Village, choosing where to lay your head is no easy task. Luckily, Tahoe South can help make your decision a little easier. Here is an overview of the best places to stay in Lake Tahoe:

Discover the heart of South Lake Tahoe when you stay near the Heavenly Village where entertainment, restaurants, and shopping reign supreme. There are many resorts and hotels surrounding the Village and each has its own flavor, but all are within walking distance of the fun. Downtown hotels like Marriotts’ Grand Residences Club and Timber Lodge offer mountain views from balconies and a heated pool for splashing. While the casino resorts of MontBleu, Harrah’s, Harveys and the Hard Rock, rise from adjacent Stateline, Nevada, inviting you to bet it all on black and dance the night away. 

Walk (or clunk) in your ski boots to the Heavenly Gondola for easy access to powdered slopes, or take the family for a spin – the scenic gondola ride whisks you to breathtaking panoramic views of the Lake. Explore Van Sickle Bi-State Park where hiking trails lead to sparkly waterfalls and mountain vistas. At the end of the day, discover the tastes of Tahoe at any one of the nearby global-fusion restaurants, or simply enjoy a locally-crafted beer and live music on a heated patio. 

South Lake Tahoe Lodging

If you are looking for a little mountain seclusion, there are plenty of places to stay in Lake Tahoe just outside of the tourist corridor. Tahoe’s south shore boasts an array of hotels, resorts, cabins and vacation rentals, and campgrounds, each with its own frills and thrills.

Early-bird skiers looking to catch first-chair at Heavenly love staying in a vacation home or condo off of Kingsbury Grade. At the top of the grade perched at 7,300 feet, the Tahoe Ridge Resort offers a 360-degree view of the Lake and Carson Valley below, and is one of the best places to stay in Lake Tahoe for sunrises and sunsets.

For those seeking seclusion, the Y-area on the outskirts of South Lake Tahoe is peppered with charming hotels and cabins. Take the paved bike trail to nearby beaches, quench your thirst at Camp Richardson with a famous Rum-Runner, and put your feet up by a fire at the end of the day. Nearby, the Tahoe Keys offers superb lodging for large groups with waterfront vacation rentals that often include a dock for your ski-boat or an armada of kayaks.

Prefer a dirt floor and open sky with your getaway? The south shore of Lake Tahoe has got you covered. Choose from an array of campgrounds and enjoy all the Lake has to offer. Watch the sunset paint the sky at Nevada Beach Campground, enjoy a picnic at the Campground by the Lake, or leap off granite boulders into the Lake at D.L. Bliss State Park Campground.

Regardless of your preference, you’ll find it all on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

Henry Miller

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