Cabins in the Woods: Tahoma Meadows and Desolation Hotel

By: DogTrekker Staff

Tahoma Meadows: A cozy retreat for pet owners

One of the best-kept secrets in Lake Tahoe’s West Shore is Tahoma Meadows Bed & Breakfast Cottages. This charming hideaway has become a favorite among couples and families who love the outdoors—and their pets. The owners figured out early on that people want to bring their dogs along on vacation, so they decided to welcome canines, charging just $15 a night for the privilege. This simple gesture has turned them into a go-to spot for pet owners.

Pet-friendly perks and local tips

If you’re staying at Tahoma Meadows, make sure to check out the pet page on their website. It’s packed with ideas on where to take your dog and what fun activities you can do together. Want to try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing? Head to Meeks Bay ooffers r Blackwood Canyon for gentle slopes and beautiful views. If you’re up for a bit more of a challenge, Paige Meadows offers wide-open spaces and breathtaking scenery. And here’s a pro tip: ask for the booklet “Adventures with your Dog at Lake Tahoe,” at the front desk. It’s a goldmine of information on the best trails and dog-friendly spots.

Tahoma Meadows is a gateway to some amazing outdoor adventures. Whether you’re a newbie skier or a seasoned pro, there’s something for everyone. Meeks Bay and Blackwood Canyon are perfect for beginners, while Paige Meadows offers more challenging terrain for those with a bit more experience. And the best part? Your dog can run, play, and roll around in the snow right alongside you.

Desolation Hotel in Hope Valley: A hidden gem

The name sounds like the title of a Leonard Cohen song, but this is a cool spot. If you’re up for a short drive, head 20 miles south of Lake Tahoe to Desolation Hotel in Hope Valley (formely Sorensen’s). This all-season resort is like stepping into a winter postcard, with its cute cabins and snowy landscapes. Cross-country skiing is the big draw here, and there are plenty of trails to explore with your dog. Friendly, quiet, and well behaved dogs are permitted leashed on the property and in rooms with a fee of $75/night per pet. No dog can be left in a room unattended.They provide coverings for the bed and furniture which must be used. Excessive dirt or hair may result in additional fee.

The final word

So, if you’re planning a winter adventure and want to bring your dog along, Lake Tahoe and Hope Valley have got you covered. Tahoma Meadows Bed & Breakfast Cottages and Desolation Hotel in Hope Valley are not just pet-friendly; they’re pet-welcoming. Whether you’re gliding through snowy trails or relaxing in a cozy cabin, you’ll create memories with your four-legged friend that you’ll cherish forever.


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