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Will Cogswell

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Delightful Tahoe Tavern 3BR/2BA 'Tree House' Condo - Now Booking Spring/Summer!!

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Tahoe City Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condominium/Townhouse, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 7)

Welcome To Our "Tree House at Tahoe Tavern"

Imagine your own Tahoe oasis, expansive and elegant enough to accommodate family and friends or intimate enough for a romantic getaway. If this dream setting describes your perfect vacation, look no further! The "Tree House at Tahoe Tavern" is a sprawling condo expertly designed to take advantage of its idyllic and private setting surrounded by picturesque aspen trees and scenic skylines. The "Tree House" is a restful retreat that provides an airy and ambient escape from the everyday. With three graciously appointed bedrooms that accommodate up to eight total sleeping guests, this home has the perfect layout for those who are looking for the perfect escape from the daily grind and need a place to melt the stress of the day away.

Thank you for considering our private Tahoe City haven for your vacation/weekend rental needs. A family retreat for years, we've opened up our home to guests three years ago. Ours is a home filled with character and warmth; a home where family and friends create laughter, music and lasting memories. If you like light, warmth, color and Tahoe nature, you will feel right at home in our residence!

Inside Our Relaxing Retreat

Exquisitely appointed with an abundance of light and space, you'll find our fully furnished retreat a master of warmth, comfort and serenity. Enter the townhouse on the lower level, where you will discover two restful bedrooms, one bathroom and a laundry/wet room.

As you ascend to the upper floor, beautiful artwork shows tastefully on every wall, of local artists representing Tahoe and artistic mountain scenes. With a traditional elegance and pure relaxed feel, the spacious living room presents a stunning hand carved stone facade fireplace flanked by custom cabinets with entertainment center. Gather around a toasty fire on chilly evenings and enjoy the company and conversation of friends and family or enjoy your solitude with a favorite book and drink of choice. Skylights surround the room, offering up majestic nature views and ample sunlight. Large sliding glass doors extend your living space to the great outdoors. Grill up family favorites on the gas BBQ and alfresco dining area that gives the impression of being “suspended” in the trees and overlooks greenbelt area and the tennis courts.

The warm and beautiful breakfast nook seats 10 comfortably and is adjacent to the living room in a flowing floor plan that seamlessly blends and defines rooms. Here you can take your morning coffee and newspaper as dawn's first light breaks through the lush foliage beyond the many picture windows surrounding you. A fully equipped galley kitchen is primed to handle your every culinary feat.

The master bedroom is a peaceful destination with generous layout, soothing color palate, large closets and HDTV. The ensuite bath pampers as it streamlines your daily routine with top amenities. This queen size suite offers every comfort. It is located at the front of the condominium, providing quiet and privacy from the living areas.

The Grounds at Tahoe Tavern

The Tahoe Tavern property is gated for security (summer) and is serenely beautiful for year round fun. Enjoy the heated pool (summer) that overlooks Lake Tahoe. The well known Tahoe Tavern Pier (private and largest on the lake) provides incomparable views, sandy beach, roped off swimming area, buoys and pier attendant (summer) for boating fun. There are six tennis courts and pro shop, each adjacent to our Townhouse. There are numerous walking trails throughout the property and many large grassy areas for children’s play.

Premier Location for Adventure and Memorable Experiences

The “Tree House” is located within walking distance from Tahoe City for restaurants, shopping, biking, rafting and boating, to just name a few activities. It is a short drive to Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and Homewood Resorts for skiing in the winter. It has easy winter access as the Tahoe Tavern property is snowplowed daily. Historic Truckee is only 20 minutes away. The “Tree House” is a premier destination for year round recreational fun!

Claim Your Piece of Tahoe Paradise!

We look forward to answering all your questions and providing our personal experiences. We're ready to go above and beyond for you! As owners, you will have the pleasure of dealing directly with us not a management company. Book your next vacation with us for a truly unique and unforgettable experience at the “Tree House at Tahoe Tavern.”

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Will Cogswell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Will Cogswell

The “Tree House” belonged to our parents who lived in Lake Tahoe four months out of the year. Tahoe was their “primary love” since buying a cabin on the West Shore in the late 1960’s. In 2001, when the cabin became too difficult to manage in the winter, they purchased the “Tree House” in Tahoe Tavern. Completely satisfied to stay on property they would walk the grounds and spend hours reading and playing cards in the light of the upstairs. They often talked of the “spirit and calm” they experienced while living in the “Tree House.” With such good memories, we want others to enjoy Tahoe Tavern and the year round amenities that it brings.

Will Cogswell purchased this condo in 2001

Why Will Cogswell chose Tahoe City

Our parents purchased the "Tree House" at Tahoe Tavern because the Tavern is "Old Tahoe." There is such a rich history here, as the site for a magnificent destination hotel at the end of the line for the Lake Tahoe Railroad in the early 1900's. The grounds are open and expansive with many grassy areas dotting the landscape. The access to the lake from the famous Tahoe Tavern pier is incomparable. Lastly the "Tree House" is a wonderful mixture of light, color and views that makes time spent there peaceful and serene.

What makes this condo unique

Why You Want to Stay at the "Tree House at Tahoe Tavern"

* Have the pleasure of dealing with the actual owner not a management company

* Light, windows and skylights are everywhere

* A kitchen that is set up with all appliances, pans, dishes and utensils (Just bring food!)

* A living room containing a large flat-screen HDTV and DVD player (w/Direct TV)

* Superb Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the unit

* New washer and dryer in the separate laundry room (Just like home!)

* All linens are provided

* The pristine grounds at Tahoe Tavern

* The Tahoe Tavern Pier - largest on Lake Tahoe

* Tennis, swimming and all the other on-property amenities of Tahoe Tavern

* Location! Location! Location! A 10-minute walk to downtown Tahoe City


based on 20 traveler reviews

Delightful Tahoe Tavern 3BR/2BA 'Tree House' Condo - Now Booking Spring/Summer!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Tahoe Taverns is an excellent home base for a summer week of Tahoe fun with family

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed at the Tahoe Taverns Tree House late June, and it is the perfect home base for all the summer activities in Tahoe. Tahoe Tavern has a special and long history with our family. And staying at the Tree House reminded me of why we love this place. First is location, location, location. With how crazy traffic can get around the shore, I love how everything is within biking range. Also the Tahoe Taverns dock was quite convenient when we wanted to rent a boat for the day, and we could pick up the rest of the family at the dock. If we were not on the lake, we were in the pool; both the dock and the pool at Tahoe Taverns are staffed with lifeguards, which was reassuring when you are monitoring 3 kids. We also appreciated easy access to the tennis courts and running trails for my brother - the avid distance off-road runner. The condo is nicely appointed and clean, perfect for an active family of seven. The owner was quite communicative and responsive to questions. Just after our arrival, he popped over to introduce himself and check on whether we needed anything. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I couldn't agree with you more about Tahoe Tavern's location. Easy access for walking or biking and you can't beat the 5-10 minute walk to Tahoe City. Thank you for the confirmation on the personalized experience you get when staying at the "Tree House." We look forward to your return visit!
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Just getting around to reviewing this wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of spending Labor Day weekend last year at the "Tree House," and I have been meaning all that time to write a review of how absolutely lovely it is. If you grew up in the area and visited Tahoe as a child, this is the Tahoe you remember. If you are from out of state or another country, and want to experience Tahoe as a local, this is your spot. This is a lovingly maintained family home, with plenty of space for two families to spread out and enjoy. Tahoe Tavern offers amenities such as a pool and tennis, and there is of course the lake just steps away. Commons Beach in (walkable) Tahoe City has a farmers market and open-air concerts, and right across the street from the community is the fabulous café Tahoe House. The owners are easy to deal with and communication is straightforward and timely. Cannot recommend highly enough...thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tahoe Tavern is uniquely old Tahoe. The grounds are impeccably maintained with grass, flowers and majestic trees. You can walk to restaurants, shops and fun activities for the family. We are so glad you enjoyed our "Tree House." Please come back soon!
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Great Place to stay in Tahoe City

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting at Tahoe Taverns since the 70s; our children grew up going there. There are many things to do in the area. Tahoe City has resisted the tacky type of development seen in many places.

We have stayed at the Tree House many times over the years, and it is a great unit in probably the best rental property in Tahoe.

Will is great at taking care of things from the rental arrangements to the information he gives you about the area.


  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being a repeat guest probably says more than anything you could say in a review, but thank you for both. It is always a pleasure to host guests such as yourselves. We can't wait until you return again.
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Randy and Kit W

  • 5 of 5

2015 was our second stay at the Tree House. As before, it was absolutely perfect for our large family. The family room/dining room are surrounded by trees, as the name "Tree House" well describes. The deck was large and perfect for eating/reading,resting. We even got a call from the owners, one who lives in the immediate area, to make sure everything was going well, which it was. The home and Tahoe Taverns in general are perfect for our family of grandparents, children and grandchildren - plenty of room and plenty to do for everyone. The Tree House is our perfect spot for extended family time.....

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The most meaningful testimonial of a vacation rental property is when your guests return. It was a pleasure meeting your extended family and hope you return to the "Tree House" for many years to come.
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Unwind at the Tree House

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week decompressing at the Tree House this summer. It was clean and had plenty of space for everyone to relax. We played tennis everyday at the courts nearby. We took walks into town for brunch and for shopping. The grounds at Tahoe Taverns are very well kept and security is good, even on the biking/hiking path entrance to the property. Even with the low lake levels, we had a wonderful week.

The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable and the living area is just right for lounging. We found ourselves ten minutes away from Squaw, fifteen minutes from Meeks Bay and walking distance to Tahoe City. The owners checked in with us and replied right away to questions we had.

We would love to stay at the Tree House again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you found the "Tree House" convenient for walking into Tahoe City. It's nice to not have to depend upon a car for everywhere you want to go while in Lake Tahoe. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Tree House! Peaceful, woodsy, private location!

  • 5 of 5

Tree House is aptly named. Surrounded by an Aspen grove, it offers privacy and a quiet place on the shaded deck to enjoy meals, games and family gatherings. And even a few old songs sung softly in the evening,, passed without complaints from neighbors! We discovered books, puzzles and games to keep all ages interested; wonderful dinners emerged from a well stocked kitchen and we felt very appreciative to be in a home so obviously comfortable, cared for and welcoming. Days involved swimming, hiking, walks into town and

concluded with short walks in the evening to the pool and pier where fading light on the lake and mountains was magical to behold.

This was truly a very special place where a family gathering will long be remembered.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounded like you did it all! What I specifically liked about your review was the comfort and enjoyment your family experienced by just living in "The Tree House." The light and atmosphere in the living area is extraordinary. We can't wait to host you again!
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Rates & Availability

Tahoe City Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Vacation
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend are three day minimum stays
Rates do not include cleaning ($150), taxes (10%) and refundable security/damage deposit ($500)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tahoe City Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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