The year-round resort town of South Lake Tahoe boasts stunning views of the lake and mountains in any season. This destination is a popular base for skiers and snowboarders in the winter months, while the summer sees hikers, boaters, and sightseers arrive in town. South Lake Tahoe straddles the border between California and Nevada, and there are several nearby casino resorts on the Nevada side. As well as being a big attaction for gamblers, the casino area—aptly known as Stateline—is also where you’ll find the most bustling nightlife anywhere on the lake.

Adventure and natural scenery around South Lake Tahoe

Visitors come to South Lake Tahoe with all sorts of fun in mind, whether it’s skiing down the slopes, exploring the mountains, or trying their luck in the casinos. Some folks just like to sit back and enjoy the scenery. Whatever the reason—or season—you're coming to town, there are so many stunning cabin rentals nearby that you’re sure to find something that ticks your particular boxes.

Cabins near the casinos

If you’re here for a flutter, you’ll find all of South Lake Tahoe’s casinos on the Nevada side of the state line. Some are out-and-out casinos, while others are attached to ski resorts or large restaurants. Each casino has its own character, from slick modern establishments to more traditional venues that hark back to the 1950s. All of them have bars and places to eat, with some offering Vegas-style stage shows and shopping areas.

Cabins by the lake or with lake views

If you want to see the lake from your cabin, there are some fantastic vacation rentals by the shores of Lake Tahoe, especially around the southern end of the lake. The selection ranges from contemporary cottages with all the latest gadgets, to rustic cabins with direct access to the beach. Some properties even have private docks for boating and fishing. Even if you don’t stay right on the shore, there are plenty of South Lake Tahoe cabins offering views across the water.

Cabins close to Heavenly Mountain Resort

On the steep slopes above South Lake Tahoe lies the skiers' paradise, Heavenly Mountain Resort. Gondola lifts up to the pistes actually start in South Lake Tahoe, so you can stay in a cabin close to the lake and still walk out to ski or snowboard. Heavenly is one of the largest winter sports areas in the Tahoe region, and it’s the highest in terms of altitude. The resort is popular for its wide choice of intermediate slopes and generally softer snow than the resorts to the north of Lake Tahoe. The winter season typically runs from November to April.

Popular cabin types around South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe has many different faces—from beach destination to ski resort, boating paradise to party town. As such, it attracts a wide spectrum of visitors who are here for all kinds of vacation experiences, so you’ll find getaway cabins catering to some wildly different tastes. Whether they come with a huge lakeside deck with a hot tub and a grill, or a rustic fire pit tucked away in the trees, South Lake Tahoe cabin rentals offer something for everyone.

Luxury cabins

If you fancy vacationing in real style, there are plenty of luxury cabin rentals around South Lake Tahoe. When you check out some of the well-appointed cabins around here, you’ll find everything from old-fashioned favorites with elegant furnishings and immaculate views, to purpose-built modern cabins with private swimming pools and cinema rooms. And if you want your own private dock, try the cabins in the exclusive Tahoe Keys district.

Cabins for families with kids

When taking the little ones on holiday, it’s important to know that your vacation home offers a kid-friendly environment. Around South Lake Tahoe you’ll find all sorts of rentals where the owners are used to having kids stay, from cute chalets in the woods to big family cabins next to the beach. Many family-oriented vacation home rentals have bunk beds, and some South Lake Tahoe cabins also have fun outdoor features like tree swings and hammocks.

Cabins for large groups

Planning a get-together with a bunch of friends? There are plenty of cabins around South Lake Tahoe that are tailor-made for large groups to enjoy. In fact, there are even a handful of mega-rentals that can cater for up to 38 guests, often tucked away in the mountains in their own piece of private forest. You might have a pool table, a communal hot tub, or even a sauna in your spacious vacation home.