Franciscan Lakeside Lodge - Tahoe Vista, CA

Stay for Two or Four at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge on Lake Tahoe, CA

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Hotel at a Glance: Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

Set on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge blends the rustic charm of Old Tahoe with modern comforts. The property's cottages and studios are located either steps from the water or set back in the forest, and most feature remodeled kitchenettes, flat-screen TVs, and stainless steel BBQs. The ski resorts North Star Ski Resort, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows are a short drive away.

  • Steps from Lake Tahoe: The Lakeside studios and cottages are just that—right on the shore—while the Forest-Side accommodations are across the street
  • Lodgepole pine furnishings, curtains, and patchwork quilts give the cottages and studios an old-fashioned feel.
  • Fully equipped kitchenettes in every studio and room
  • Driving time to Squaw Valley skiing: 25 minutes

North Lake Tahoe, California: Ski Haven, Historic Sites, and Year-Round Outdoor Activities

Surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Nevada, the 22-mile long Lake Tahoe straddles the California-Nevada state line. But for locals, the real division comes down to the North Shore versus the South Shore. The big-ticket nightlife is down below, including major casinos where the show rooms host everything from live bands to standup comics. In the winter, the north side reigns with one of North America’s largest concentrations of ski resorts. Most of the action is split between two of them. Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, has 4,000 acres of skiable terrain spread across six peaks. Some prefer the more low-key atmosphere of Alpine Meadows, which has about half the acreage but a little more elbowroom.

Many of the resorts stay open year-round, with hiking as a popular summertime activity. The Village at Squaw Valley, designed to look like a European Alpine town, has a variety of shops and galleries as well as a museum dedicated to the 1960 Olympic Games. You can get in free with a cable-car ride and tour the collection of memorabilia and historic news clips.

Crowds of all ages gather for North Lake Tahoe's various special events, which range from wine and food festivals to rock concerts and mountain-lifting competitions. Historic sites in the area pay homage to Tahoe's past as a Native American settlement. In the nearby historic town of Truckee, trendy boutiques and fine-dining establishments sit beside local dive bars and souvenir shops along the town’s main drag.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two or four
  • Dates into May


Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 10% tax added at purchase.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Steps from the water
  • Kitchenettes in every unit
  • Stainless steel BBQs
  • Lodgepole pine furnishings
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The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 10% tax added at purchase.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Forest Side Studio

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Forest Side One-Bedroom

  • One queen bed and two single beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Lakeside Large Studio

  • One queen bed or king bed and two single beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Lakefront One-Bedroom

  • One queen bed and two single beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 38 miles from Lake Tahoe Airport (TVL)
  • By car: 114 miles northeast of Sacramento, 200 miles northeast of San Francisco

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