Fireside Lodge Update

March 23, 2021 

The Fireside Lodge continues to accept reservations for bookings! We remain vigilant and continue to enforce all safety protocols as we work through the process of recovery from this pandemic.

We would love to assist you with making your booking! We WELCOME your phone calls and will answer any questions you may have about our rooms, the rates, and the many amenities that we offer.

Please contact us directly by calling us at (530) 544-5515. If you wish to book online, please visit our website at

We appreciate your continued support and very much look forward to seeing you!!

The Fireside Lodge Team – Steve & Tracy, Nicholas & Tamera, Olivia, Ben

. . . and our lodge dogs, Moo Moo & Maxwell!


Fireside Lodge Lake Tahoe is a quaint Bed & Breakfast, nestled between Lake Tahoe’s southern shore and the national forest, combining the comforts of an upscale hotel and the coziness of a log cabin. Fireside Lodge Lake Tahoe boasts beautiful rustic suites, a bevy of complimentary features and an affable staff dedicated to customer service, earning TripAdvisor’s prestigious Certificate of Excellence for years.


Explore, Discover and
Experience South Lake Tahoe

Daily complimentary
Daily Wine & Cheese
Happy Hour


Fireside Lodge Lake Tahoe's individual rooms have a unique, charming country decor, with meticulously designed and crafted river rock fireplaces and custom knotty pine woodwork. Each room offers a microwave, refrigerator and coffee-maker, a private bath with a shower, DirecTV, Blu-ray DVD Player and access to our complimentary high-speed WiFi.




Experience the romantic setting that only the Fireside can provide with:

  • Champagne On Ice (or non-alcoholic champagne)
  • A Bountiful Arrangement of Flowers
  • A Lover's Cake for Two
  • A Late Check-Out

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The Fireside Lodge is well-known to be the Most Pet-Friendly Lodge in Tahoe! We accept ALL pets!

With most of our guests traveling with dogs, the Fireside Lodge offers indoor and outdoor space for your dog to relax and roam. Lake Tahoe is one of the best places to take a vacation with your dog and explore beautiful parks, beaches, and scenic hiking trails during your stay if you desire.

Your dog is just as treasured of a guest as you are. Each dog is welcomed with a pet package that includes a water bowl, food bowl, pet blanket, towel to clean their paws, dog-clean bags, and of course, a welcome treat! We also have contacts of local dog & cat sitters that may be helpful.

Dogs/pets MAY be left unattended in the room. Pet Courtesy information is reviewed upon your arrival.

Our “Pet Clean Charge” is 35 USD per night for the first dog/pet; 15 USD per night for each additional dog/pet. This fee applies to all pets, including cats or other pets.

Guest Reviews

Exceeded expectations My wife and I recently stayed at Fireside for the second time. Having stayed there before we knew we would be well served by our hosts, the Carta family. It is nice to start your day with great food served up by happy, friendly people who obviously enjoy what they do! All of the other amenities they provide were well appreciated also. Steve, Tracy, Nick and Tamra truly go the extra mile to assure that you have a great experience. The lodge is perfectly situated on the edge of town, and backs up to Forest Service land which allows for hiking and biking to beautiful Lake Tahoe and historic Camp Richardson. We have found that the Carta's slogan "A guest the first time, a friend for a lifetime", certainly holds true for us!! If you are headed to South Lake Tahoe, there is no better place to stay than the Fireside Lodge! Judy and Rick Holm
March 13, 2021
Must stay! We had the most wonderful retreat at Fireside Lodge! Our room (#10) was cute, well-apportioned, comfortable, and very clean. The owners are true dog lovers (our boy tested them) and incredible hosts. We immediately felt at home and so cared for. It is evident that they love what they do as it shows in the property and amenities. The lodge backs up to a forest with a beautiful bike path that takes you (for a little more than a mile or so) to Camp Richardson and Pope Beach. We loved the setting and the amenities! The day begins with a lovely breakfast (our kids LOVED the waffles and all of the toppings!), then, later in the evening, Fireside has an awesome wine and cheese bar which is followed by s'mores at the fire pit. They also have a ton of games and a super fun game room!
November 28, 2020
The Best! Our hosts, Tamara, Nick, Steven and Tracy made sure our stay was the best it could be! For starts, we were greeted with a glass of wine and a tour of the property. That's the way to welcome your guests, I say! The property is beautifully appointed with lots of antiques and special touches throughout. We stayed in the Pioneer Room, cozy and comfortable. The kitchen nook window looks out into the woods, making it great cat TV if you bring your kitty along, like we did! Breakfast was delicious, but my favorite time of the day was happy hour by the fireplace. The wine flowed freely and nice nibblers to go with it! An unexpected treat was dinner on the patio cooked by chef Nick for all the guests one evening! It was all those personal touches as well as the perfect location, that will keep us coming back for more! Thanks, guys!
November 02, 2020
Perfect location adjoining the National Forest, clean, cute, cozy The Fireside Lodge is located just a mile or so south of Camp Richardson on the west shore of Lake Tahoe...perfect place to experience Fallen Leaf Lake, Emerald Bay, Eagle Falls, Mt. Tallac and much more. Dining options are very close...but the real joy of the place is it's quaint, clean, updated rooms, the free breakfast, and outside area with a gazebo, tables and chairs and a fire pit to make complimentary somemores in the evening. Bicycles are available for free and the Fireside is located very near the bike path. Complimentary wine and snacks are also provided. Each room is unique and decorated with a mountain theme...and very clean! The hosts, Steve and Tracy, Nick and Tamara and the whole crew are REALLY nice and very helpful. It's a great place to stay at a reasonable price.
October 18, 2020


Surrounded by one of the most spectacular lakes in the entire country, Fireside Lodge Lake Tahoe is home of countless activities and adventures. From winter skiing, snowshoeing and sledding, to summer kayaking, camping and biking, there is excitement for everyone at Fireside Lodge. Revel in the wondrous sights of South Lake Tahoe with seasonal pet-friendly hikes, and relax in one of the breathtaking beaches that call California home.



Suites at Fireside Lodge Lake Tahoe include all the amenities that make you feel at home. Snuggle up to our custom-designed fieldstone fireplaces to warm up on snowy Tahoe evenings. Lose yourself in endless fun in our vintage game room, and unwind after the day's adventures with our daily complimentary happy hour. Every suite at Fireside Lodge Lake Tahoe is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, insuring all the conveniences and comforts of home.

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Dogs are welcome in this hotel. We never had a dog that smoked in bed and set fire to the blankets. We never had a dog that stole our towels and played the T.V. too loud, or had a noisy fight with his traveling companion. We never had a dog that got drunk and broke up the furniture. So if your dog can vouch for you, you’re welcome too.