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Unique and LOVED by all-- 1 of 7 in CA, 90 in US sleeping 60 all on 1 property.

Bedrooms 12
Space 5,660 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

14 bedroom 14 bath + Group Lodge w double kitchen, gathering/dining area, 65"TV

UNIQUELY DESIGNED to satisfy and provide for a wide variety of most groups' needs and activities. Call Rebecca the owner (no agent!) to see if this will be the best place for you.

Two places on acreage 1/2 block from each other sleeping 60 and 80--140 if both are rented for even larger groups that want to gather as one. Two of only 90 places in the U.S. , and only 7 in California Home Away lists. We are in the midst of nature at the very edge of town, away from the commercial congestion and busy tourist center and casino complex, yet within 10-15 minutes of most of what Tahoe has to offer.

For 22 years these retreats have been praised by Family Reunions, Ski Cross Country Back Country Ski Trips, Church Religious Organizations and Youth Retreats, School University Dorms Fraternities Sororities, Family and friends celebrating events like weddings, birthdays, graduations, Clubs Organizations Meetings Sports Events. Sports teams, competitions & high altitude training, Rock climbing Bouldering & Mountaineering, Soaring & Glider Competition, Hot Air Balloon & helicopter Rides, Jetski Kayak Canoe Fishing Boat Rentals, Charter fishing, Parasail Paraglide Parachute Horseback Ride Golf Hike Explore Historic Ruins Education Sites Lake Beauty Ice Hockey Team Building Events Seminars Workshops Recovery Groups Car Motorcycle Clubs Hot August Nights Renaissance Faire Fall Color -

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...the list goes on and on.

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More Details

Rebecca Broche, the owner and group events counselor (not an agent).
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, Spanish available
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Rebecca Broche, the owner and group events counselor (not an agent).

Our Family Loves This Place and we hope you do too. 25 years ago we turned these vintage buildings on acerage into a Large Group Vacation Rental like the Old Tahoe Lodges for gatherings retreats parties hospitality and events. Conceived of in 1989 after our own 110 person family reunion sleeping couches and floors in sleeping bags crowded in small rented houses and condos. So we DESIGNED large group accommodations, a property desigined so everyone in your group could stay together with plenty of room to gather cook play talk reminisce have a home base for all activities on property or in South Lake Tahoe California or nearby Nevada with gambling music events shows and budget restaurants. Anyone would be able to cut down driving and organization time, reduce scheduling coordination arrangement meeting rendezvous problems, 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.

Rebecca Broche, the owner and group events counselor (not an agent). purchased this lodge in 1989

Why Rebecca Broche, the owner and group events counselor (not an agent). chose South Lake Tahoe

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!

What makes this lodge unique

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 in nature close to all Lake Tahoe activities, watersports rentals, restaurants, paved bike trail going around much of the lake and town with free trail maps for whole lake. 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 first 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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South Lake Tahoe Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 60
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • 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
  • 12 Bathrooms
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  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 60
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
10 queens, 17 sleep sofas. Hot tub.


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Unique and LOVED by all-- 1 of 7 in CA, 90 in US sleeping 60 all on 1 property.
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Great place for team bonding

  • 4 of 5

An awesome property with great amenities, great activity optins and perfect customer service!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 4

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: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0
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: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Reno-TahoeAP 1hr 27mn; SacramentoAP 112mi 2hr 7mn
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Rockwater Bar & Grill 30 sec
Nearest Golf
4.9 Metres
Bijou Municipal Golf 12 min
Nearest Train
66 Miles
Truckee CA 1hr; RenoNV 1h30m; SacramentoCA 1h56m
Nearest Motorway
10 Metres
Hwy 50 and Hwy 89 1 min
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Evans Restaurant 10 sec
Nearest Ski
5.9 Miles
Heavenly Valley 24 min
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Pope Bch 1min; Camp Rich 2min; Baldwin Bch 6min;
Car: recommended

At the Nature End of town, next to1000's acres of Tahoe Wilderness, hiking mountain and road biking trials. Tahoe's best beaches, all watersports and rentals 1.4 mi. Activities: 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $375 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $15
Espresso Machine&Grinder $40
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please call for availability price and discounts. Additional refundable contract compliance fee may be charged.

Flat rate per stay; not per person. Up to 25% to 60% discount for some midweek only. Minimum regular winter weekend stay is 3 days; summer is usually 4 days except fill in dates.

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