Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort

Built originally in 1942 under the name James Lakeshore Resort, the original resort of cabins still exists on the north side of Highway 28. It has long been a destination for North Tahoe visitors seeking beach access. The road side cabin served as a highway weigh station in the 40's and 50's and has served as the resort's ice cream shop for almost 30 years. The lake front property has been a draw as one of the best beach front lodging and lake recreation options in the region for more than 50 years. The original buildings on this side were constructed preceding the 1960 Winter Olympics and hosted distinguished guests during that season.

Renamed Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in 1978, the family-owned Resort is nestled on the magnificent pristine beach of Lake Tahoe’s north shore. This intimate fully-remodeled all suite-motel sits on the edge of a 275 foot private beach and could not be more optimal and central for those who seek a location to enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer.  Best of all, you will be hosted and spoiled throughout your stay with the owner’s personal and authentic Greek hospitality that brings guests back year after year. 

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Latitude: 39.238628 Longitude: -120.04199 Elevation: 6246 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

32 lake view suites, half have full kitchens, the other half wet bars. Rooms have either two queen beds or a king bed and sofa bed. Lodging style is modern with elegant decor. All rooms have a semi private deck with table with a view of the lake. On property amenities include two outdoor, year round hot tubs, beach chairs, umbrellas and tables, picnic tables, BBQ area, fire pit, sports equipment including ping pong, beach volleyball, Frisbee golf, hammock and an on-property ice cream shop!

Seasons Open

Year round. Summer is high season. Winter months are also very busy.

Recreational Opportunities

From your “home away from home”, you can walk the beach with no destination in mind, sip morning coffee from your covered porch, watch your kids play on the sand, or let the day slip away while kayaking, boating, paddle boarding … or just soak up the scenery under the warm Sierra sun.  Just across the street, the eighteen acres of private trails are accessible for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.  And within a short scenic drive east or west, there are over a dozen internationally-acclaimed golf and ski resorts, gourmet restaurants, shops that showcase local artistry and arts and culture events year-round.

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Driving Directions

Highway 80 Exit 188B, State Route 267, Northstar, Kings Beach 12 miles to North Lake Blvd., State Route 28 Right on State Route 28 1.5 miles Resort on right hand side, lake side at 6834 North Lake Blvd.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Bear proof trash. Recycling program on property to separate recyclable material.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Mourelatos family bought the property in 1978 and have run the resort since. The Mourelatos family is of Greek decent and they have added Mediterranean hospitality to the accommodations and natural setting. The result is typically a relaxing experience that results in cherished memories of Lake Tahoe. A favorite location for family reunions and annual trips, the resort plays host to a very big percentage of return guests and its beach location and rooms setting make the resort a popular location for weddings.

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