The 9 Best Lake Tahoe Cabin Rentals of 2019

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Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best Overall: Mountain A-Frame in Carnelian Bay

Mountain A-Frame in Carnelian Bay

AirBnB

Bedrooms (2)

  • 2 Queen 

  • 4 people

Amenities

  • Gas fireplace

  • Wi-Fi

  • Free parking

Located close to the lakeshore in Carnelian Bay, this Superhost-owned, renovated A-frame cabin stands out for its exceptional reviews. Previous guests love its secluded location and the fact that it’s only a 20-minute drive from Squaw Valley and Northstar ski resorts. 

Inside, wooden floors and whitewashed walls add to the sense of space created by the cabin’s abundant windows. In the lounge area, you’ll find a cozy gas fireplace and a large TV, and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need including a dishwasher. In summer, make of the furnished deck to get some sun. Wi-Fi, on-site parking, and laundry facilities all add to this listing’s overall appeal.

02 of 09

Runner-Up, Best Overall: Lake View Cabin in Kings Beach

Lake View Cabin in Kings Beach

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)

  • 1 Queen

  • 1 Double bed

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 6 people

Amenities

  • Hot tub

  • Wi-Fi

  • Sports equipment

This Old Tahoe-style cabin sits on the lake’s north shore, putting it within walking distance of downtown Kings Beach. A vacant lot in front of the property allows for unobstructed lake views from every room.

Use the included bikes, kayaks, and snowshoes to explore your surroundings during the day, then come home in time to watch the sunset from the hot tub. Fire up the grill on the deck, cook s’mores around the backyard fire pit, or snuggle down in front of the living room fireplace to watch TV.

The cabin’s brand new kitchen is perfect for creating tasty family meals, while the kids are well accommodated by a pull-out sofa bed. Other amenities include Wi-Fi and free parking.

03 of 09

Best Budget: Affordable Cabin in South Lake Tahoe

Affordable Cabin in South Lake Tahoe

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)

  • 1 Queen

  • 2 people

Amenities

  • Apple TV

  • Grill

  • Cruiser bikes

Located within walking distance of the beach on a quiet street in South Lake Tahoe, this quaint little cabin is one of the area’s more affordable rental options. The exterior is instantly recognizable by its blue roof and trim; while the interior is decorated with quirky artworks collected on the Superhost owner’s international travels. 

Save money by cooking for yourself in the full kitchen or by cooking out on the deck. The included cruiser bikes offer a fun way to explore the city, while the lounge with its fireplace and Apple TV is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day. Essentials including towels, linens, soap, and toilet paper are all provided, as is on-site parking. 

04 of 09

Best for Families: 3-Bedroom Cabin in Incline Village

3-Bedroom Cabin in Incline Village

Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)

  • 1 King

  • 1 Queen

  • 1 bunk bed

  • 1 sofa bed

  • 8 people

What We Don't Like

  • Pack ’n Play

  • Pool

  • Cable TV

This lake-view, Incline Village cabin includes access to a common area with a swimming pool, hot tub, and tennis courts, which makes it perfect for families looking for some activity. You can grill out on the large back deck, or prepare hearty winter meals in the kitchen. The open-plan living and dining area has plenty of space for everyone, with a cozy fireplace, cable TV, and a game console for the kids.

If you’re traveling with babies or toddlers, amenities including a high chair and travel crib make life simple while both bathrooms have a tub for hassle-free bathtime. Other practical perks include a washing machine and dryer, and free garage parking. 

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05 of 09

Best for Larger Groups: 5-Bedroom Luxury Cabin in Carnelian Bay

5-Bedroom Luxury Cabin in Carnelian Bay

Airbnb 

Bedrooms (5)

  • 1 King

  • 3 Queens

  • 3 Twin beds

  • 14 people

Amenities

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Free parking

This Superhost-owned, remodeled cabin is situated one block from Patton Beach in Carnelian Bay. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms, it’s more than big enough for extended families or groups of friends. 

Outside, there’s a furnished deck and hot tub, while huge square windows flood the open-plan interiors with light. Gather round the reclaimed wood dining table for dinner, warm up with a movie in front of the fireplace, or challenge each other to an Xbox game. There’s also a game room with a pool table, and a spa room with an indoor hot tub and six-person sauna. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with stainless steel Viking appliances, and the Wi-Fi is both free and fast. 

06 of 09

Best Beachfront: Lakeshore Ski Cabin in Incline Village

Lakeshore Ski Cabin in Incline Village

Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)

  • 2 Kings

  • 2 Twin beds

  • 6 people

Amenities

  • Decks

  • Fireplace

  • Wi-Fi

Many of the cabin rentals in Lake Tahoe are at least a block or two from the water; but this one is part of a private gated community with exclusive-access beach, so the sand is just steps away. Rent jet skis, paddleboards, and kayaks at next-door Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe to get the most out of the lakeside luxury. 

Inside, the cabin is a masterpiece of floor-to-ceiling hickory hardwood with three bedrooms (one intended for children with adorable Western-themed decor), a gourmet kitchen, and a wet bar. Spend lazy summer days sunning out on the deck and cozy winter evenings by the wood-burning fireplace in the generous lounge area. Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and free parking are all included. 

07 of 09

Best Views: Panoramic View Cabin in South Lake Tahoe

Panoramic View Cabin in South Lake Tahoe

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)

  • 3 Queens

  • 2 Twin beds

  • 2 sofa beds

  • 10 people

Amenities

  • Game room

  • Deck

  • Hot tub

Reviews of this three-bedroom cabin in South Lake Tahoe consistently rave about the breathtaking views. The top-floor living area has full-length windows on three sides for sunset-facing panoramas of the lake and mountains. Two of the bedrooms and a fully stocked kitchen are also located on the top floor. 

Downstairs you’ll find a game room complete with a 65” TV and pool table. Sliding doors open out onto the deck, with its lake-view picnic table, grill, and hot tub. The third bedroom is located in a loft above the garage and has its own bathroom and kitchen. Park your cars in the two-space garage and benefit from complementary snow plowing in winter.  

08 of 09

Most Pet-Friendly: 2-Bedroom Cabin in South Lake Tahoe

2-Bedroom Cabin in South Lake Tahoe

Aibnb

Bedrooms (2)

  • 1 King

  • 1 double bed

  • 4 people

Amenities

  • Fenced-in yard

  • Deck

  • Laundry facilities

If you’re planning on bringing your four-legged family member with you on your Lake Tahoe vacation, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin is an excellent choice, ideal for pet comfort. Located close to Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, it has a huge, fenced-in backyard so your pets can play safely while you eat al fresco after cooking on the quaint porch. 

The single-level cabin is beautifully decorated but easy to keep clean, with laminate wood flooring in the kitchen, dining area, and living room. In the evening, light a fire and curl up on the couch in front of the cable TV. Other amenities include a washing machine and dryer, reliable Wi-Fi, and ample parking for two cars.

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09 of 09

Best Luxury: Contemporary Cabin Near Tahoe City

Contemporary Cabin Near Tahoe City

Airbnb

 

Bedrooms (3)

  • 1 King

  • 1 Queen

  • 1 bunk bed

  • 6 people

Amenities

  • Hot tub

  • Deck

  • Wi-Fi

This vintage, beautifully restored A-frame cabin is a luxurious, design-forward sanctuary just two miles north of Tahoe City. The chic, Scandinavian interiors feature pristine white walls and pale wooden floors, interspersed with statement furnishings in rich shades of black, charcoal, tan, and cream. 

You’ll find everything you need here, from coffee and spices in the state-of-the-art kitchen to towels and toiletries in the bathrooms. Unwind on the original built-in couch in the light-filled living room, or relax in the loft’s reading swing with a book or a board game. On top of all that, the furnished, wraparound deck boasts a hot tub and views of the lake and mountains.

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