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Top 10 Dog-Friendly Lodgings at Tahoe

Last updated: July 2024

Dogs love Lake Tahoe. After all, there’s plenty of hiking, swimming, beaches and other dog friendly options to enjoy. For the more adventurous canine there’s even rafting and boating options as well.

Lake Tahoe loves dogs too. If you stop into the Incline Village Visitors Center or even the Tahoe City Post Office your pooch will be welcomed with a smile and a treat.

To help you find the perfect dog friendly hotel, inn, cabin or beyond here are our top 10 dog friendly lodgings in Lake Tahoe:

      1. Dog Friendly Cabin: Tahoe Moon Properties, Tahoe City

         More than 50 dog-friendly rentals from small cozy cabins to ski-in condos. Properties are equipped with dog baskets that include dog tags with rental home information, dog towels, sheets for covering beds and furniture, a sticky roller for hair removal, dog biscuits and a poop scoop and bags. Tahoe Moon charges a fee of $40/dog that covers additional cleaning.

      2. Dog Friendly Suite: Holiday House, Tahoe Vista

        Six-lakefront suites providing panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. The owner “welcomes pets to enjoy our piece of Heaven” and the property is centrally located to all things Tahoe, including beaches and restaurants. Don’t be surprised to see a German shepherd, named Sierra, out on the water on a stand up paddleboard with the property’s owner. There is a $30 flat fee for dogs for up to three days, and $10/night for extended stays.

      3. Dog Friendly Vacation Rental: Tahoe Getaways

        Tahoe Getaways offers homes of all sizes for vacation rentals throughout Lake Tahoe, with over 150 listings that are pet-friendly. To view all their pet-friendly vacation rentals select the “Pet-Friendly” box in the filter, or just click their business link above what they have available for you and your pet.

      4. Dog Friendly Inn: PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, Olympic Valley

        Pampers pets with comfy beds, doggie treats, bowls for food and water, a customized PlumpJack guest ID tag, as well as dog-friendly rooms located on the first floor for easy in and out. A $150 fee per room is assessed when you bring your four-legged friend. Nearby Shirley Canyon is a must-hike for dog owners, especially with its many waterfalls that encourage Fido to get wet. And, don’t miss one of the newest additions to the Village at Squaw Valley – Squaw Dogs is a shop featuring food, supplements, life vests, toys, leashes and harnesses that will keep your dog healthy and active for all your adventures.

      5. Dog Friendly Inn: Mother Nature’s Inn, Tahoe City

        Decorated with wildlife, nature-themed décor and renovated in 2004 to maintain its classic Tahoe charm, offers dog-friendly rooms that are also budget friendly. The property is centrally located, and guests are literally able to walk everywhere, including to coffee shops, chic clothing boutiques, and restaurants.

      6. Dog Friendly Hotel: Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

        Found mid-mountain at Northstar-At-Tahoe Resort, this five-star luxurious resort welcomes pets to enjoy the ambience that includes rooms with in-room fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, private walkout balconies and views of Martis Valley. Pet fees are $125 (non-refundable).

      7. Dog Friendly Resort: Hyatt Regency, Incline Village

        This AAA Four-Diamond resort welcomes you and your pooch, but they must be 25 pounds or lighter. Pets to this stunning locale are charged $50/night.

      8. Dog Friendly Cottage: The Rustic Cottages, Tahoe Vista

        Nestled on two acres of pine trees these old Tahoe-style cottages include many that are dog-friendly. The historic property was originally the sawmill and labor camp of the Brockway Lumber Company and was converted to vacation cottages in 1925. Pets are $20/night.

      9. Dog Friendly Hotel: Cedar House Sport Hotel, Truckee

        Baxter Baird, the owner’s adorable border collie, just may be your first greeter. You’ll recognize him from the hotel’s advertisements. The property offers rooms that are an eclectic mix of contemporary design and functionality with an organic edge geared for relaxed comfort. Dogs are welcomed with special treats, dog beds, and bowls. The dog-loving staff is also a great resource in providing guests with preferred dog venues throughout the area.

      10. Dog Friendly Hotel: Basecamp Tahoe City

        This stylish boutique hotel in Tahoe City is pet-friendly. They even have specially designated rooms for dog-owners that only charge an extra $45 cleaning fee. Just be sure to call them directly to reserve a room for you and your dog. (They don’t accept pet reservations via third-party booking sites.) Bascecamp’s goal is to provide a — you guessed it — basecamp for exploring the surrounding outdoors, including many dog-friendly activities. The owners have created a very sleek hotel that both you and your dog are sure to enjoy, with all the amenities and style of a modern resort, but at more reasonable prices.

These are just some of the top picks for dog-friendly lodgings. For even more, check out the full list of pet-friendly hotels in Lake Tahoe.