If you've driven through Tahoe Vista toward Tahoe City, you seen it, the little collection of cabins off the side of the road just past the Safeway. The Rustic Cottages, once the sawmill and labor camp of the Brockway Lumber Company, have been vacation cottages since 1925 and let me tell you, they've got this hospitality thing down!
Guests can borrow sleds and discs, croquet sets and horseshoes. There's a wide variety of movies you can borrow (yes, borrow not rent!)! There are BBQs to utilize and treats to enjoy. They seem to constantly be making cookies and have fresh baked brownies on hand. The Wi-Fi is free and breakfast is even included in your stay. Guests also go home with a souvenir Rustic Cottages coffee mug emblazoned with the year of their stay to remind them to come back and enjoy it all again!
The central location of the cottages means close proximity to Lake Tahoe itself in the summer (it is across the street) and a short haul to Northstar, Safeway and the cute little town of Kings Beach (with the casinos just beyond it ) should you go left out of the driveway and Tahoe City should you hang a right.
The cottages vary in size and personality so you can get exactly what you need out of your weekend ---- there are tiny ones perfect for a romantic weekend without the kids, larger structures for a boisterous family getaway, and medium sized ones perfect for sleeping 3-4 family members.All cottages offer microwaves, TVs with HBO, coffee makers and refrigerators as well as a porch to hang out on.
One last note: The place is also dog-friendly, so bring your four-legged family members!
not so rustic cottages across the street
from a public beach, with fireplaces,
kitchenettes, microwaves, refrigerators,
and decks. You can use the huge video
library, bikes, croquet and horseshoe
equipment, sleds, snow saucers, snowshoes,
and barbecues. Continental
breakfast and chocolate chip cookies are
complimentary; dogs are okay. For this
location and amenities, these small,
fresh, and clean cottages are a steal.