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About Rustic Cottages

Nestled in two acres of pine trees in Tahoe Vista, California, The Rustic Cottages is warm, clean and friendly. The Rustic Cottages consists of nineteen old Tahoe-style cottages, all with private bathrooms. Originally the sawmill and labor camp of the Brockway Lumber Company, the property was converted to vacation cottages in 1925. Our cottages are all different–each with its own charm and modern conveniences. The Rustic Cottages is centrally located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe and just a stone’s throw away from the Moon Dunes Beach and the water’s edge. We’re just minutes from great restaurants, shopping, North Shore casinos, and the worlds best skiing.


About Tahoe Vista Lodge & Cabins

The Tahoe Vista Lodge & Cabins are located one mile west of the Rustic Cottages. Originally the Burrough’s Resort built between 1943 and 1947 by Preston McKinley Burrroghs, this property has had many names and owners over the years. The resort was saved from the wrecking ball February 2002. All of the interiors have been refurbished and have private bathrooms, full kitchens, coffeemakers, televisions with HBO and video tape/DVD players, and of course, Benicia iron beds with lodge style linens. Although not all of the rooms are freestanding cabins, the property and rooms are overall larger than The Rustic Cottages, with choices of cabins, duplex cabins, and suites. The Tahoe Vista Lodge also has a swimming pool, along with beach access.

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All Cottages Include

  • Romantic Benicia Iron Beds with comfortable Serta mattresses with lodge style linens

  • Microwave Oven

  • Refrigerator

  • Televisions with HBO and Video Tape/DVD Players

  • Coffee Maker

  • Porch with Benicia Patio Furniture

Many Cottages Include

  • Fireplace

  • Kitchen

Little Extras Included With Your Stay

  • Homemade treats, such as chocolate chip cookies, candy and brownies

  • Souvenir Rustic Cottage mugs

  • Over 500 movies on DVD and video tape for our guests to borrow

  • Free  WiFi

  • Firewood for cottages with wood-burning fireplaces

  • Croquet set to borrow and a horseshoe pit

  • Ping Pong

  • Sleds, discs and snowshoes to borrow in the winter season

If you’re looking for ultra-modern Lake Tahoe accommodations, this may not be the place for you. But make no mistake, the cottages are clean, comfortable and the Rustic Cottages is a very friendly special place to stay.

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