Caldor Fire & Covid Update

“The containment thus far on the Caldor Fire within the South Lake Tahoe area has been nothing short of miraculous. Our heartfelt gratitude to the firefighters, first responders and police and other agencies on the ground” . . . The Fireside Lodge and Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.


Please direct all inquiries and reservations requests, changes, and cancellations to If you prefer to book online, visit our website at, where you can find out answers to your questions about our amenities, room availability, and room rates.

For questions about the conditions in Tahoe as they relate to the Caldor Fire, we’re advising those considering travel here to visit Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority ( and navigate to “Visitors/Destination Update.” There you will find links to all of the information you will need (Road Conditions, Air Quality, State Parks, Weather Forecast, etc.)

We remain vigilant and continue to enforce all COVID safety protocols as we continue to work through the process of recovery from this pandemic. We appreciate your continued support.

We look forward to serving you again with our many fun and attractive amenities!

Best Regards,
The Fireside Lodge


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

The Best Tahoe Lodge For Humans and Dogs My wife, myself and our teenage son stayed at the Fireside Lodge n early June 2021. After 18 months of WFH and distance learning we all needed some time away from the house and the city. Tahoe was a perfect choice for that getaway. And upon arrival at the Fireside we felt immediately comfortable. Other families, back for another stay, were greeted as returning friends. Steve and Tracy greet their guests by first name. This is not like any hotel you've stayed at before. You can tell Steve & Tracy and family really love accommodating their guests, they are the most convivial hosts you will ever meet, and their guests love them. It's a cliche but the personal attention really does make you feel like family. Tahoe is beautiful. That much sells itself. The lake, the mountains, the trails. What isn't so great is the over the top Vegas vibe one gets in downtown South Tahoe. Not the chill mountain town you might be looking for. Fireside Lodge is perfect if you are looking for somewhere away from all that madness. It's a short drive back into to town for dinner or groceries. Or there are a few restaurants within walking distance (if you like a walk). It's a much more pleasant location all thing considered. Then take into consideration the proximity to the beaches and the activities on the West side of the lake. Pope Beach, Emerald Lake, Cascade Lake, Fallen Leaf are all just minutes away. The Fireside courtesy bikes make for a fun day out to the Kiva Beach, and be sure to stop at Camp Richardson General Store for sandwiches on the way. Delicious. After a day of hiking or biking or beach lounging there is Happy Hour back at the Fireside to enjoy. Meet other guests, discuss the music selection of the day with Steve, enjoy the selection of wine and cheese & crackers. Later, enjoy complementary smores around the firepit. Steve is always doing the rounds to make sure the ship is running right and no one is without anything the need. The dogs are always around too, looking for some loving or mischief. It's a very dog friendly accommodation. Breakfast is handled with military precision and guests are given all they need to get the day off to a good start. The waffles and french vanilla coffee are still missed around here. Tracy or Olivia are always available to offer recommendations for day activities, with local insider secrets the average tourist would not usually get to be aware of. A lovely 30-40 minute drive from the Fireside is the Donner Pass Monument if you feel like a bit of historical culture day trip. We also had an audio tour guide on the phone and spent a day taking a slow lap around the lake. A beautiful drive with incredible views of the mountains and lake. The worst thing about going on vacation is coming home. But we all hope to get back up to the Fireside Lodge one day. It's just too good to stay away for long. Edit: I really hope the fires Tahoe is experiencing now do not get to the Fireside. I know the city has been evacuated and I feel dreadful for the family. After a year plus of struggling with Covid lockdowns, keeping the Lodge open and running, to have to deal with this now. Everyone there is in our thoughts.
September 03, 2021
Like staying with family. My wife and I have traveled extensively for the last 25 years. Not only was the Carta family the most hospitable hosts we have ever encountered, they were miles ahead of whoever was in second place. It made our annual visit to Fallen Leaf the most memorable of the last 20 years. Our dog Zoe did not want to leave. 5 stars isn't enough.
June 28, 2021
Homey full of charm and so much more than a Bed & Breakfast! I stayed in the Bear's Den for 2 lovely nights the last week of May before Memorial Day. It was perfect in EVERY way. Steve, Tracy, Olivia and Nick are OUTSTANDING hosts. All the inclusions made the price point very, very affordable if you take advantage of all they offer. The bikes were great as you can bike to the popular beaches and not fight the traffic! Wine and cheese for 2 hours in the evening and a huge firepit with all the fixings for smores. The game room was great, free DVD's for your room and even board games to pay and a sauna after a long day of hiking. Peaceful and HOMEY is how I would describe it. You felt like you were visiting family and not staying in a hotel. Tracy will show you around to all the features and Steve is there is do the "manly" things, like replace light bulbs and turn on the fireplace, that he's trying to conserve electric and gas bills on, but will gladly turn it on if asked. Breakfast served by Olivia was wonderful as they pretty much don't say no to anything if they have it! I will be back and will send clients your way! I am a travel professional and this is truly one of my best finds ever and that is saying something as I have been doing this for 25 years.
May 30, 2021
The BEST little lodge! From the moment you drive onto the property you get the impression that this is going to be an unique stay. Small 10 room lodge but packed with personalized touches from the orientation tour, hiking information, clean/fun decor room, breakfast table service, wine/cheese, and s'mores around the fire pit!! This is a family ran business and this family is SO sweet and kind! Special shout out to Nick and Olivia for making us feel so welcome!
May 19, 2021


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.