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Manzanita Home Lodge sleeps 25-60 people S Lake Tahoe CA Near All

Manzanita Home Lodge sleeps 25-60 people S Lake Tahoe CA Near All


Property Details

Updated: Aug 19, 2010
14 bedroom 14 bath + Lodge double kitchen convertable gathering dining for 60 !

DESIGNED JUST FOR GROUPS - Ski Snowboard Family Reunion, Church Youth Religeous Business Corporate Retreats School University Dorm Fraternity Sorority Wedding Receptions Club Organizations Events Sports Cross Country Backcountry Ski Altitude Training Gliders Soaring Competition Hot Air Balloon Rides Helicopter Rides Fishing Boat Launch & Kayak Canoe Rental Waterski Jetski Sailboat Ride Parasaili Paraglide Parachute Snowmobile Mountaineer Climbing Horseback Ride Golf Hike Explore Historic Ruins Education Sites Lake Beauty Sports Team Building Events Seminars Workshops Recovery Groups Car Motorcycle Clubs Hot August Nights Renaissance Faire Fall Color - ALL THESE GROUPS have LOVED this unique property!

Amenities include: yard, fireplace, cable TV, VCR, stereo, CD player, beautiful group kitchen with double stoves & microwave, washer & dryer, cooking utensils provided. Linens, comforters, firewood provided. Jetted tubs in bath, showers, private hot tub, gas grill (BBQ), sports equipment. for video tours Property & Tahoe: See a video tour of the property & meet the owners -

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More Details
  • Sleeps 60
  • 12 Bedrooms
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our Family Loves This Place and we hope you do too. 25 years ago we turned these old buildings on acerage into a Large Group Vacation Rental like the vintage Tahoe Lodge only the wealthy could use for their festive parties hospitality and events when they invited their distinguished guests to classic gatherings. In 1988 after our own 110 person family reunion 'disaster' in Tampa Florida sleeping on floors and hallways, we DESIGNED a large group accommodation property so everyone in a family or other event could stay together have plenty of room to gather cook play talk reminisce have a home base for all activities on property or in Lake Tahoe CA or NV. We realized anyone would be able to cut down driving and organization time, reduce scheduling coordination arrangement meeting rendezvous problems to none and allow for much more time being together rather than in the chaos tension and disagreements of organizing and deciding friction and grumbling we saw ruin our reunion. Enough room to spread out for private quiet and active sports play barbecue outdoor hanging out in grassy sun or under tall pines and cedars. This is the place people are MORE than satisfied with , get more than they expected and finally get what a group needs for a get away in the mountains. So we decided to just go for it. And people love it.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Welcome to our guest book. Please use this like you would the E-bay comments. Our reputation is high and growing, and 50-65% of our guests are repeats or referred by happy groups that have stayed with us before. For our new guests, we'd like to offer an unedited comments list to help them be confident of staying with us for the first time. Let us know how you liked the place, and of course, any comments for improvement in the future. Looking forward to seeing you having fun in one of God's most lovely places on earth. Seth and Rebecca
Mar 2006
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Manzanita Home Lodge sleeps 25-60 people S Lake Tahoe CA Near All
+1 -530 4162104
Gardner Mountain South Lake Tahoe
Austin, TX

Spring Break In Tahoe!

  • 5 of 5
I had my wedding in Tahoe and wanted a place that would accommodate my wedding group for the week. The Manzanita Lodge was the most reasonably priced that would hold such a large group. The rooms were cozy and the meeting lodge was a great place for everyone to get together and hangout. The staff was very nice and helpful whenever we had questions or needed anything. The lodge was in a great centralized location too. We had a blast!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Manzanita Home Lodge sleeps 25-60 people S Lake Tahoe CA Near All
+1 -530 4162104
Gardner Mountain South Lake Tahoe
Monterey, CA

Great place for large groups

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Manzanita Lodge with 13 couples and 22 kids. The main lodge/common area has been remodeled, with a large kitchen and is in great condition. We were able to socialize, watch movies on the large screen projector and cook for potluck dinners. The kids were able to play and sled safetly outside, the bbq and hot tub were used extensively and each room was clean and well maintained. If you have a large group of people, this is the place to stay. Great location-near restaurants, grocery stores, casinos and slopes. We will definately be back. Our only recommendation is to book early so you get the weekend you want.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Manzanita Home Lodge sleeps 25-60 people S Lake Tahoe CA Near All
+1 -530 4162104
Gardner Mountain South Lake Tahoe

Wonderful as Always

  • 5 of 5
We've been lucky enough to be visiting the Manzanita Lodge for the last 5 or 6 years for an annual reunion trip.The lodge is always wonderful and perfect for a group. We love being able to get everyone together in the main area for meals (easy to cook in the double kitchen) and visiting, and it's great to be able to head back to our own rooms when we're tuckered out for the day. A Big Thanks to the owners for maintaining a wonderful group location for people to enjoy!
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

This is one stop shop. Everything is here by design for your group, with no distractions as with the commercial side of town. Many groups say they only did a fraction of their planned side activities (casinos, shows, restaurants, sightseeing, wine tasting, etc.) since staying together ON property was so much more enjoyable and supported building the closeness they wanted as a main goal of the trip. It WORKS!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Reno-TahoeAP 1hr 27mn; SacramentoAP 112mi 2hr 7mn at 62 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rockwater Bar & Grill 30 sec at 0.6 Miles Nearest Golf : Bijou Municipal Golf 12 min at 4.9 Metres Nearest Train : Truckee CA 1hr; RenoNV 1h30m; SacramentoCA 1h56m at 66 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 50 and Hwy 89 1 min at 10 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Evans Restaurant 10 sec at 25 Miles Nearest Ski : Heavenly Valley 24 min at 5.9 Miles Nearest Beach : Pope Bch 1min; Camp Rich 2min; Baldwin Bch 6min; at 1.3 Miles Car: recommended

Activities (on site or nearby): DownHill and Cross-Country Skiing, Boarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Mountain Biking, Boating, Fishing, Sailing, Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet-skiing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Golf, Tennis, Racquetball, Basketball, Fitness Center, Gym, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Outlet Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Spelunking


Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 10.0%
  • Cleaning 375


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From the Owner

We are at the Nature End of Tahoe, 5 minute walk or 1 minute bike ride from all Tahoe has to offer--spectacular wilderness, best lake beaches, Camp Richardson Resort with all lakefront activities, equipment rentals, and bar/restaurant, paved bike trail going around much of the lake and town, Emerald Bay 8 miles away--on and on! Yet almost everything in Tahoe is within a 5-15 minute drive--from skiing to casino corridor. We are 1st to be snowplowed so you're not stuck for hours unable to get out to do your plans. You have easy access to all, but are still far enough away from the commercialized distractions (casino corridor, lots of entertainment, bars, shopping etc.) that our group tell us their event was the best ever. Family reunions, business and religious organizations, clubs and family weddings all love this place and its functionality---it was DESIGNED just for groups!

Property Type

  • lodge


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 5660 sq. ft.


  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
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  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom


  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 60
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 10 queens, 17 sleep sofas. Hot tub.

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