"We rented the Log Lodge for the week of Christmas, 2014. Two parents, two adult sons with one wife and one girlfriend, and two grandchildren spent a wonderful week at this unique home. Probably the most relaxing Christmas ever. The home, according to the tract map on the wall, sits on 3 acres of land. Lots of room to run around, explore, play in the snow. When we arrived, there was some snow on the ground, but we had snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. For small children, there's a little hill across the street which was perfect for sledding. Older children would probably want to seek larger hills, but for us, it worked out great.
The home, and in particular the kitchen, has everything you need including a blender, microwave, all the utensils, baking and cooking supplies for pretty much anything you feel like cooking. There's also a gas grill if you want to BBQ. The home was so comfortable for us. The sofas and big and comfortable in front of the huge fireplace. We ordered firewood before we arrived from Jason (530) 386-0415 and it was waiting for us when we got to the cabin. We ordered a mix of hard and softwood and that worked out perfectly. The fireplace doesn't have a gas hook up so you need to build the fire from kindling. There's an ax and cutting area available to cut the wood down.
The location is perfect on the west side of the lake. 15 minutes from Tahoe City and a short drive to Homewood. About half an hour from Squaw Village, so you have everything you could want to do nearby. It's not directly on the lake, but there's a 20'-wide easement that allows access to the lake across the street.
The home is filled with all kinds of antique memorabilia - some of it relating to the history of the house, and some of it just interesting. Everyday we'd discover some thing new we hadn't noticed before.
For Christmas dinner, we ate at the Sunnyside Cafe, just a few miles away, and had a great dinner, with great service. Figure about $40 per person for dinner.
We would definitely go back to the Log Lodge and can recommend it highly!"
Guest: elaine d.
Date of Stay: December 2014
Review Submitted: December 31, 2014