Our research is editorially independent but we may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
While there are plenty of hotels and resorts in South Lake Tahoe, a cabin not only offers that quintessential feel of being in the wilderness but often other perks too. Most come with kitchens so that you can make your own meals, and you might get your own private Jacuzzi, a washer/dryer, and other desirable amenities, not to mention a beautiful view. These are some of the coolest cabin rentals you’ll find in South Lake Tahoe, and they even include a number of pet-friendly options too.
YOU'RE ALL SET!
Look out for our newsletters in your inbox soon.
This cozy A-frame accommodates up to six guests in a two-bedroom plus a large loft. Nestled in the woods, you’ll enjoy an authentic cabin feel while being close to the lake, skiing/boarding/hiking, as well as restaurants, casinos, and shops, for the best of both worlds. Your four-legged friend can enjoy it with you as it’s pet-friendly and has a fully fenced yard. Inside, amenities include cable TV, Wi-Fi, a wood-burning stove, a large projector for movie nights, a washer/dryer, a full kitchen, and more.
This seven-bedroom cabin is ideal for a large group sleeping up to 16 in seven bedrooms. It sits on a one-acre property that provides direct access to trails for hiking and biking and includes an outdoor fire pit for marshmallow roasting, a hot tub, and a six-person barrel sauna. There are yard games like Bocce ball, and guests can also relax on the 700-square-foot deck that includes a BBQ grill and patio furniture. All sorts of entertainment can be enjoyed inside too, with a 65″ TV, Pac-Man, pool table, foosball, ping pong, basketball, and board games.
Located on a large corner lot in a private, quiet setting just two minutes from the lake, skiing, shops, and casinos, this two-bedroom cabin for up to five provides the comforts of home and then some, with fabulous outdoor living spaces. Enjoy barbecuing in the summer, stargazing from the expansive balcony on a clear, cool night, and even sledding down the snowy slopes on the property in the winter. It includes a hot tub enjoyable for a soak in any season, along with a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and a washer/dryer.
This super cute cabin is located just a 5-minute drive from the lake. It sleeps up to four in two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed. Note that both are upstairs, so everyone in your party will need to be able to climb them. If that works, you’ll all appreciate having access to Apple TV for streaming your own Netflix, Hulu, and other subscriptions, a hot tub for relaxing after a long day of play, a fire pit to gather around, and a gas grill for cookouts.
The Snowy Owl is a chalet-style cabin with three bedrooms for up to six guests, located in a quiet neighborhood on a large parcel with plenty of privacy and views of the forest. It has a large deck with a hot tub ideal for relaxing after a day of outdoor adventures and exploring. Skiers and boarders will appreciate the racks for their gear in the tiled entrance. Some of the other highlights include a 55” 4K Smart TV where you can stream your Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other subscriptions along with basic cable, a Blu-Ray DVD player, and Wi-Fi, there are plenty of entertainment options. The gas fireplace provides a warm, cozy ambiance for those snowy winter nights.
Providing a romantic setting in a quiet, picturesque neighborhood, this A-frame offers two bedrooms, ideal for a couple or a small family as it’s also kid-friendly. It includes amenities for the little ones like a pack-n-play, booster seat, and a play kitchen area. The loft upstairs has a king-size bed, and there’s a bedroom downstairs with a double bed, as well as a twin pull-out bed in the living room. Other highlights include a TV with DVDs for movie nights, a soothing hot tub, board games, and a well-stocked kitchen for making your meals.
A cute cabin with lots of personality, this one will put you just three blocks from the lake and only a block to some outstanding restaurants, while Heavenly Ski Resort is only three minutes away. It welcomes dogs and has a fully fenced-in backyard so Fido or Fluffy can run around, and comes with all sorts of amenities, even toothbrushes in case you forget yours. You’ll have a well-stocked kitchen, a TV for watching movies with movies included, board games, sleds, and even dog treats. Look forward to nights under the stars around the outdoor fire pit too.
Located in a peaceful setting close to everything from the lake to Pioneer Trail and the casinos, this seasonal rental sleeps up to six in three bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed. It includes a beautiful, well-equipped kitchen that opens to a spectacular stone fireplace. After a day out on the slopes or hitting the trails, you’ll appreciate being able to unwind in the private hot tub. There’s a propane BBQ for grilling out, Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, and a fantastic backyard that’s perfect for Fido too.
Just a half-mile to the casinos and Heavenly Village, this South Lake Tahoe cabin offers an ideal location with modern amenities combined with the charms of a century-old cabin feel. It sleeps four in two bedrooms and maximizes space so you’ll have plenthy of room to stretch out along with storage options. Cook up your meals in the full kitchen with all the necessities, including a coffeemaker, microwave, toaster, stainless-steel fridge, oven, and cooktop. You’ll have a gas BBQ for grilling out, a picnic table for alfresco dining, and a washer/dryer too.
This Tahoe cabin sleeps up to six comfortably in three bedrooms, located less than a 10-minute drive from the Heavenly Gondola and only three blocks from the lake. It has a fenced yard area, a large deck, and a BBQ grill available from spring through fall. Inside you’ll find three Smart TVs with cable channels, including one in an upstairs bedroom, a kitchen with all the necessities, including a coffeemaker, microwave, blender, and dishwasher. Wi-Fi and a washer and dryer are provided too.
A three-bedroom sleeping up to eight, this cabin is close to both El Dorado Beach and skiing at Heavenly for an unforgettable retreat in any season. The living area has vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace with a stone surround, an electronic dartboard, and a Smart TV for logging into Netflix. There’s a full modern kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, deck for alfresco dining, gas grill, and picnic table. The fenced-in backyard makes it even more ideal for those who have pets, with dogs welcomed.
A three-bedroom cabin for six, you’ll be just over a 10-minute walk from the lake close to restaurants, bars, shops, gear rentals, and bike trails by booking this one. It sits in a peaceful neighborhood on the lake side of the highway and comes with a fully-fenced backyard that has a BBQ grill and fire pit. All the modern comforts are included too.
An intimate studio space, this cabin at Emerald Bay accommodates two and will put you minutes away from all the summer and winter activities. You can easily pedal to hiking trails, swimming, and boating, or hop in your car for a short drive to world-famous slopes. It’s dog-friendly with a $20 per night fee and includes a full kitchen, a Smart TV for convenient access to all streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon, and a BBQ grill. Access to laundry facilities is on-site as well.