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North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City

Best Cheap Lodging Near Skiing?

Looking to make the trip from SF to Tahoe soon to get some skiing in. I've never been before and would love some advice on hostels/B&Bs that are close to skiing and are a good deal.

3 Answers

answered by
Julie from Tahoe City, California

Renting a condo is the best way to go, I think! You have kitchen facilities and a little more space. Lake Forest Glen, the Villas and Dollar Hill II Condominiums, are 3 complexes that are 2 miles east of Tahoe City, so close to restaurants. And about 15 min drive to squaw valley/alpine meadows. Truckee is also about the same distance to those ski resorts and way more vibrant that Tahoe City is these days.

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  1. Lake Forest Glen (attraction)
  2. Dollar Hill II Condominiums (hotel)
  3. Tahoe City (city)
  4. Truckee (attraction)
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answered by
Randy from North Lake Tahoe

Hi Annie, Arguably, the Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino( has the cheapest rates on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.  It's an old casino hotel located on the Nevada, California state line.  The rooms are clean.  Soon the hotel will be replaced by a newly approved resort.  Sadly their affordable rooms will go by the wayside.   For the record, I have no vested interest in their business.  An alternative is to book in Reno or its' next door neighbor, Sparks, at The Nugget ( or Circus Circus Hotel and Casino-Reno ( The hotel rates in Reno are very competitive, especially on weekdays.  Circus is located next to Interstate 80 and about 50 minutes from Northstar. Grand Sierra Resort & Casinov( is another alternative. Truckee and Tahoe City lodging is pretty expensive unless you use  You could make an offer on  It can yield good results.  I've had good luck using for Reno hotels. They come with discounted lift tickets so that will help with gas money. Check and for more Lake Tahoe ski related deals.  Staying in Carson City can also yield nice savings on rooms.  There is a Marriott Courtyard near the bottom of the hill and Costco is very near for very low gas prices.  Enjoy the trip.  Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to ski and enjoy the outdoors. Look for ski package deals.  


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  1. Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino (hotel)
  2. Sparks (attraction)
  3. The Nugget (attraction)
  4. Circus Circus Hotel and Casino-Reno (hotel)
  5. Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (hotel)
  6. Truckee (city)
  7. Tahoe City (city)
  8. Carson City (city)

answered first by
Noel from Chicago

Hostel Tahoe is great! 

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