The Firelite Lodge
The Firelite Lodge has been a centrally located outpost for decades of Tahoe adventures. In the 1950s it was not Tahoe's amenities and facilities that won it the Olympics, it was its 400+ annual inches of snow. The Firelite was built in the tumult of construction preparing Tahoe for the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. Its rooms housed the Olympians and then entertainers when it was owned for a period of time by Frank Sinatra. In the early 1960's The Firelite served as an overflow location for guests and entertainers of the most happening spot anywhere; Frank Sinatra's Cal Neva lodge. Since the 60's, the gambling era of Tahoe has dwindled, but its natural beauty, and love for fun have not. Located directly across from a sandy beach and small marina, allows guests dramatic views and convenient access to all North Lake Tahoe activities and attractions including biking, swimming, running, hiking, kayaking, wind surfing and skiing.
This North Shore lodge is located in Tahoe Vista, with easy access to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar-at-Tahoe and five other ski resorts, making it an excellent choice for a winter vacation.
It's also just a short walk to some of the finest Californian and International cuisine in Lake Tahoe. The lodge is just 1 mile from North Tahoe Regional Park, a starting point for hiking and mountain biking trails, is less than 5 miles from a trailhead which accesses the beautiful 165 mile long Tahoe Rim Trail, and is within easy striking distance of all of Tahoe's communities, entertainment, and events. Whatever your Tahoe adventure entails the Firelite is a easy place to start from and come back to.
What better way to start a healthy vacation than with a hearty, carb rich breakfast. The lobby is a large, newly remodeled space equipped with; seating for continental breakfast, a helpful staff, and great views of the lake. There is a seasonal pool that offers additional outside seating, and a year round hot tub for post ski soaks. Rooms and lodging amenities are developed based on suggestions from guests.
The rooms include: New King or Queen size mattresses, New large flat screen TV's, Premium channels, Free wireless internet, Mini fridge, Microwave, Coffee maker, Hair dryer, and Balconies with chairs for enjoying views of Lake Tahoe. Other amenities include a laundry facility, and vending machines.
Season Open: Year Round
The lodge also offers mountain bike rentals, trail guides and bike lessons.
Make sure to ask about the Bed, Breakfast, and BIKE specials. The lodge is among the first to include bikes in the traditional Bed and Breakfast combo.
Rate Range: $75-$145
FROM I-80 take Exit 188B Road 267 to North Lake Tahoe. Drive 12 miles to Lake Tahoe. Turn Right into North Lake Blvd (Road 28). Continue 0.9 mile to Firelite Lodge/bike rental.
DISTANCE (miles): San Francisco 190 Sacramento 100 Reno, NV 35 Truckee 12 Tahoe City 7 Kings Beach 1 Incline Village 6
The Firelite is a family owned business for the past 14 years. It offers the same amenities as larger lodging properties with the charm and feel of a family business.
In attempt to be environmentally friendly, the Firelite has switched to energy saving light bulbs, and low flow toilets. It also actively recycles, and takes pains to keep bears out of its trash and recycling facility.
The lodge's bike rental option encourages an active, healthy, green, environment by promoting bikes as a mode of alternative transportation.
No pets please.