The Lake Tahoe region of California is a year-round destination that is fun for watersports in the summer, skiing in the winter, and hiking any time in between. This is a very popular part of the state to visit for outdoor recreation, which means it may be a challenge to find an affordable hotel, especially if you are looking for a last-minute getaway. Airbnbs are great hotel alternatives for unique, affordable, and adorable places to stay. Here are some of the best ones around Lake Tahoe.

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Queen Room with Bath and Lake Tahoe View Dining area at Queen Room with Bath and Lake Tahoe View
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Dining area at Queen Room with Bath and Lake Tahoe View

Queen Room with Bath and Lake Tahoe View

Located in Carnelian Bay, this is a popular Airbnb can accommodate two guests with one bedroom and a private bath. It’s a private room in a cabin that is secluded with a lake view. Step right outside the door and you’ll have access to hiking and biking trails in the summer and then snowmobile and cross-country ski trails in the winter. Ski resorts are within minutes of the home. Your host has a friendly dog and allows guests to use the washer and dryer, as well as the kitchen.

Cozy Lakeside Studio Water view at Cozy Lakeside Studio
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Water view at Cozy Lakeside Studio

Cozy Lakeside Studio

Two guests visiting Lake Tahoe will also love this loft that you’ll have all to yourself with one bed and one bath. This affordable Airbnb is in the North Lake Tahoe region and close to the water and Northlake Boulevard. You may near noise from the summer traffic and winter snow removal here. The unit is not on the lake but just steps from the sand. You’ll enjoy the quite community and close proximity to the ski resorts and national forest from here. Guests who stay here can access the heated pool, barbecues, and volleyball court in the summer.

Vintage Modern Cabin in "Tahoe Tiny Home Village" Exterior of Vintage Modern Cabin in
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Exterior of Vintage Modern Cabin in "Tahoe Tiny Home Village"

Vintage Modern Cabin in "Tahoe Tiny Home Village"

There are some excellent tiny house options available on Airbnb in the Tahoe area, including this modern vintage cabin. Two guests can stay here and have the tiny house to themselves. It’s a block from the lake’s shores and has all the amenities of a larger house. It’s in Kings Beach and in walking distance to bars, trails, markets, and restaurants. You’ll share a wall with the cabin next door and have a fully stocked kitchen here. It’s also nice to use the front porch seating area and central green space on the property. This is not an Airbnb for children or pets without prior approval.

Pet Friendly 2BR Cabin near Restaurants & Heavenly Kitchen at pet-friendly cabin
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Kitchen at pet-friendly cabin

Pet Friendly 2BR Cabin near Restaurants & Heavenly

If you have up to four members in your travel group and a dog, this cabin is a great Airbnb choice. This two-bedroom cabin has a full kitchen, front porch, fenced-in back yard, and parking available for two cars. It’s off of Ski Run Boulevard and within walking distance to bars, restaurants, hiking, beaches, and the Ski Run Marina. It’s also less than a mile from the Heavenly ski resort. Bring your pup to run around in the backyard and plan to visit the casino, which is about 1.5 miles from the Airbnb.

Motorhome Guest Cottage on 10-Acre Horse Ranch Inside Motorhome Guest Cottage on 10-Acre Horse Ranch
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Inside Motorhome Guest Cottage on 10-Acre Horse Ranch

Motorhome Guest Cottage on 10-Acre Horse Ranch

Another unique place to stay in the area is this motorhome guest cottage, which can accommodate up to five guests. You’ll stay onsite at the Flying BK Ranch in a 32-foot RV with large pop-outs and plenty of space. It’s on a horse ranch in the Washoe Valley and has a full bathroom and full kitchen. The ranch is by Washoe Lake State Park, 25 minutes to the Mt. Rose ski resorts, 35 minutes to Incline Village Lake Tahoe, and 45 minutes to both South Lake Tahoe and North Lake Tahoe.

Tiny Home Minutes from Skiing, Hiking, and Beach Couch at Tiny Home Minutes from Skiing, Hiking, and Beach
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Couch at Tiny Home Minutes from Skiing, Hiking, and Beach

Tiny Home Minutes from Skiing, Hiking, and Beach

This is another popular tiny house option in the heart of Kings Beach. You can walk to Lake Tahoe and enjoy many great restaurants nearby. It’s a studio cabin with a full kitchen, bathroom, queen-size Murphy bed, and washer and dryer. Guests have access to a smart TV with Hulu live, a propane barbecue and are a short drive to multiple ski resorts.

Guesthouse 100 Steps to Lake Tahoe Interior of Guesthouse 100 Steps to Lake Tahoe
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Interior of Guesthouse 100 Steps to Lake Tahoe

Guesthouse 100 Steps to Lake Tahoe

This guesthouse is a good pick for larger groups up to six guests. This guesthouse is surrounded by nature with lovely wilderness views and yet close to everything you need in town. You’ll love the spacious outdoor deck, rustic-modern furnishings, and full kitchen here at this second story guesthouse in South Lake Tahoe. Other perks are a washer and dryer, electric fireplace, gas grill, and electric car charging.

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La Cabana Carmelita

La Cabana Carmelita

Up to three guests can stay at this Kings Beach Airbnb and enjoy this cute and cozy cabin with lake views. It has a small kitchenette, a large deck with patio furniture, and a private entrance. This is a dog-friendly option with a trail nearby and perfect for a romantic getaway.

The Dome in Tahoe Snow on The Dome in Tahoe
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Snow on The Dome in Tahoe

The Dome in Tahoe

This Airbnb is a unique dome house that suits up to seven guests. It has a large wood-burning fireplace, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and close proximity to Tahoe City and Kings Beach. Ski resorts are 20 minutes away, while Patton and Garwood’s beaches are less than a mile away.

Chalet Steps from the Lake Exterior of Chalet Steps from the Lake
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Exterior of Chalet Steps from the Lake

Chalet Steps from the Lake

For your large group headed to Tahoe, consider this chalet home that accommodates up to 10 guests with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. This newly built home is a Carnelian Bay getaway with a full kitchen, lots of space, and a large redwood deck with a table and Adirondack chairs. Stay here with kids because numerous child amenities can be provided, such as a high chair, stroller, and kid-friendly dishware. Driveway parking is offered for three to four cars, and additional parking is also available on the street.

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