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.


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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.




$100 + Tax

Experience the romantic setting that only the Fireside Lodge can provide … Champagne On Ice (or non-alcoholic champagne), a Bountiful Arrangement of Flowers, and a Lovers Cake for Two.

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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

River "Moving Mountains" ~ A slice of heaven and adventures galore! While I almost had to reschedule this trip with my Siberian Husky "River" I'm so glad in the end we said screw work and jumped in the vehicle to head down the road to South Lake Tahoe and leave the sweltering heat of Vegas behind us. I could not have asked for a more dog friendly and human welcoming from the crew at Fireside Lodge. They truly were phenomenal and River loved the fact that she had friends waiting to hang out with her everyday when she came back from her hiking adventures with mom. Honestly the best trip I could have planned to escape the hell that is my life right now. We can't wait to come back!! So many more amazing photos... but with TripAdvisor size limit could only post a few.
October 08, 2021
Motel 5 star-Hospitality unlimited! The small charming rooms of this lovingly updated motel are cozy and comfortable with a fireplace plus they have a small kitchenette and dining table. There’s a wonderful patio area to relax in plus a fire pit to roast marshmallows for s’mores (all components supplied) and cute bikes to ride on the nearby bike path! They just pile on the extras with a homemade breakfast and wine, cheese and crackers in the afternoon. Super dog friendly and amazing hospitality. Wonderful location.
October 07, 2021
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


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.