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Best Airbnbs in Lake Tahoe: 14 Quaint Cabins For All Budgets

Wondering where to stay in Tahoe?

Whether you’re coming for snowy winter visit or a summer beach getaway, these Airbnbs in Tahoe are sure to please.

I’ve picked a variety of Tahoe Airbnbs at different price points and occupancy sizes, so that whether you’re visiting Tahoe for a solo getaway, romantic couple’s trip, or a larger group trip, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.

From romantic tiny house Tahoe Airbnbs to gorgeous lakefront cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows, here are the best cabins and Airbnbs in Tahoe for your upcoming trip.

Best Tahoe Airbnbs & Cabins: Carnelian Bay

Charming A-Frame

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An A-Frame wooden cabin in Tahoe with chairs on an outdoor deck in the forest.
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With its old-school wood design and homey interior, this beautiful A-frame epitomizes coziness.  The entire house oozes with personality – just about everything apart from the kitchenware, fireplace, and bathroom tiles is made of wood. The front wall of the house is essentially just glass, giving you a full view of the local greenery, as well as a lot of natural light to offset the darker colors of the interior. The house has two decks, and one of them comes equipped with a gas grill, making it the perfect cookout spot for a larger group of people. In addition, the outdoor hot tub is available throughout the year.

Whether you’re visiting in the winter or summer, there are plenty of places in the area worth visiting – you can chart a boat and go fishing, check out the local golf course, or go skiing in the Squaw Valley or the Alpine Meadows. The cabin is also within a few miles of several Lake Tahoe beaches – King’s Beach, Patton Beach, and Carnelian Beach West.

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Modern Mountain A-Frame

A black and wood patchwork A frame cabin in the woods in tahoe, with a green Adirondack chair in front, a popular Tahoe airbnb choice.
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This A-frame cabin has everything you need – separate bedrooms, a well-stocked kitchen area, and a TV room with a fireplace and an amazing set of speakers.

The deck is equipped with a grill, and there are plenty of windows all around the house, so you can expect a lot of sunlight and some great views.

Also worth noting are the security cameras on either side of the house – the area is relatively remote, so the surveillance adds an element of security and lets the hosts know if there’s snow that needs to be shoveled for you.

The exterior of the house is quite spacious, giving you a lot of space to park and explore without a soul in sight.

The location of the cabin is quite convenient, as Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, and Northstar are all in the vicinity, and it’s a great area overall for hiking and other outdoor activities.

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Little Black Cabin – Cubby

A small black cabin with an outdoor firepit and black seats outside on the deck, a popular Airbnb in Tahoe for couples and small groups.
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This beautiful little cabin is the perfect hub to spend your Lake Tahoe vacation in, especially if you’re a lover of bold interior design!

The interior is very fashionable, beautifully combining whites, blacks, and shades of grey, and the open-floor living room area is so comfortable and pleasing to the eye that, if it wasn’t for the gorgeous outdoor spots, you would be hard-pressed to find an excuse to get out of the house.

This is a great place to book in the winter, as the living room is also equipped with a burning stove, and thanks to the windows, you’ll be getting a lot of natural light as well as a view of the lake and the nearby mountains.

Cubby has an impressive deck that boasts 1,000 square feet, and it comes equipped with ample seating, a fireplace, and a grill for a delicious outdoor meal.

Being very close to both Tahoe City and Kings Beach, Cubby provides you with quick and easy access to just about every notable landmark and facility you could possibly want to visit.

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Remodeled Cabin

A lakefront cabin in Tahoe with a view, deck looking out with two chairs onto a brilliant turquoise water of the Lake.
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This beautiful forest cabin has a convenient location and a beautiful interior, and it’s ideal for a couple looking to explore the Tahoe area.

The living/dining room is very homely and well-illuminated, on top of having a fireplace and a beautiful window view. There’s also a gourmet kitchen and a bathroom with underfloor heating.

The kitchen and bedroom both come with a deck, each one with a beautiful view of the forest and Lake Tahoe. On top of being surrounded by beautiful scenery, the area is home to some amazing skiing resorts, including Northstar, Squaw, and Alpine.

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The property is also near Carnelian Bay and Tahoe City, so you can relax after a long day of hiking, skiing, or sightseeing by visiting one of the local restaurants.

It’s worth noting that the hosts live in the house next door, so they’re likely to be available to address any concerns you may have at a moment’s notice! At the same time, there are no shared spaces, so you can rest easily about having plenty of privacy.

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The Squirrel’s Nest

Snow-covered cabins in Tahoe with the lights to give soft lighting to the atmosphere
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The Squirrel’s Nest is a beautiful forest getaway for couples looking to connect with nature on a budget. Everything about the house screams character, from its charming wooden construction to its compact interior.

You’ll have your fair share of entertainment, as you’ll have access to a DVD player, board games, books, and a guitar. The exterior of the Squirrel’s Nest contains a private entrance, a so-called ‘secret garden’, and a patio with a barbecue grill and seating, a perfect spot to catch the Lake Tahoe sunset.

With that said, the house’s beautiful surroundings alone would be reason enough to consider it. The perimeter is covered with trees that the local wildlife call home and Lake Tahoe is the perfect spot for springtime visits – some of the highlights are Meek’s Bay, Emerald Bay, and Rubicon Bay.

Other places of interest in the area include Cascade Lake, the Upper Truckee River, and the Carson Range (namely, there’s a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe from Jobs Sister).

The area is perfect for hiking around Tahoe, but there’s plenty of incentive to visit in the winter too for some cross-country skiing and snowshoeing – thanks to its amazing location, here’s virtually no wrong time of year to book the Squirrel’s Nest!

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Best Tahoe Airbnbs & Cabins: Kings Beach

Vintage Modern Cabin in Tiny Home Village

A hipster, vintage-inspired tiny house Airbnb in Tahoe with a turquoise couch, coffee table, and ladder leading to a loft bed.
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This small, compact cabin (actually a tiny house!) is well-equipped but heavily incentivizes outdoor activities.

On top of looking great, the ground floor is very cozy and spacious – you’ll have access to both a wall heater and a smaller electric heater, and you’ll even have yoga equipment handy to take advantage of the abundance of space.

If that’s not your thing, you can share the love seat and enjoy one of the provided games, or peruse the sizable library of books, including some that will familiarize you with Tahoe.

It’s virtually impossible not to fall asleep in the loft bedroom (which you access via a steep ladder) – the combination of the comfortable memory foam mattress, the calming white colors from every direction, and the conveniently positioned window create a heavenly, relaxing atmosphere that tuckers you out after a long day of exploration.  

The outdoor area is very spacious, and you can get to the nearest beach on foot.

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Cabin de Siewers

The deck of a spacious Tahoe Airbnb with lots of outdoor seating, looking onto another Tahoe cabin across the way in a forest.
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Cabin de Siewers is a beautiful little place that takes the bare essentials and integrates them into an incredible hub for explorers of the Tahoe area.

Everything in the living room area is closely packed near the bedroom door, whereas the very entrance has plenty of open space, making the room feel both small and spacious at the same time – this is the perfect area to huddle up by the fireplace and relax!

The deck can comfortably seat a larger group of people, and on top of getting a lot of light, it has a gorgeous view of Lake Tahoe.

The real selling point of Cabin de Siewers is its amazing location – there’s a huge system of trails that connects to the back yard, providing you with miles upon miles of nature to explore. In addition, everything from the beaches and ski resorts, to the nearby town’s shops and locales, is within walking distance.

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Luxe Mountain Modern Mini Mansion Cabin

View of an open-floor plan style Airbnb in Tahoe with a ladder leading up to a chic loft bed
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The Modern Mini-Mansion Cabin is the perfect Tahoe getaway for two! Thanks to its size, the gas fireplace can easily heat up not only the living area but the entire cabin.

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Despite its relatively small size, the absence of regular stairs (in favor of a steeper ladder) and the high ceiling make the downstairs area more than spacious enough for storing things and getting around.

You can spend your time watching movies on the DVD/TV or spend time in the garden admiring the view.  

 If you want to fall asleep early and wake up at sunrise, this is the place for you – the skylight in the bedroom gives you a great view of the night sky to help you relax, and the large windows let a lot of light through to ensure you’ll be up and about early for a day of hiking and adventuring. 

Thanks to its location in the heart of Kings Beach, the Modern Mini-Mansion is right by all the beaches and ski resorts, but also bars, restaurants, and stores.

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Lake Tahoe Airbnbs & Cabins: Tahoma

Tucked Inn

A small green Tahoe cabin available on Airbnb with a fence and trellis with lowers on it.
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Tucked Inn is a charming Tahoe Airbnb which, as the name implies, is tucked inside the Tahoma woods.

The interior is equipped with just about everything you need, including a well-stocked kitchen, a fireplace, and a barbecue grill. If you have a dog, you can bring it along with you, free of charge.

The real draw of this house, though, is its location. Meeks Bay and Chambers landing are nearby, and you’ll be able to partake in a number of outdoor activities in the area, including biking, boating, and hiking.

Another option is to get in your car and drive to the nearby Emerald Bay, the crowning jewel of Lake Tahoe. 

Wintertime visitors will also appreciate the proximity of Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, and Homewood.

Also nearby are Fire Sign Café and Chambers Landing, a local bar with a lot of history and an impressive menu, great for having dinner with friends.

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Unforgettable Lake Tahoe Cabin

A wide wrap-around deck with gorgeous panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, in front of a cozy modern cabin in Tahoe that sleeps up to 9 guests
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This incredible property rivals the gorgeous natural sights of the Tahoe area in terms of beauty, and it comes with every amenity under the sun.

The 2 living areas are beautifully lit and furnished, on top of having a breathtaking view of the lake and forest thanks to the window wall – this is where you can enjoy a game of pool or get a closer look at the surroundings with the telescope.

Down on the first floor, you’ll find a shared deck with an amazing view and a hot tub. The bedrooms are just as impressive as the living area – the two master bedrooms each have their own private deck/balcony area, fireplace, and jetted tub, while the third bedroom has a unique circular window configuration that lets light in from virtually every angle.

If you want to get together with your friends and family, the fireplace in the living quarters and the large dining table are great spots, and you’ll even have a home theater to enjoy all your favorite flicks in style.

As if all that weren’t enough, the house’s location is also brilliant, as it’s very close to Meeks Bay, Vikingsholm Castle, and Emerald Bay State Park. If you can even get yourself to leave this amazing resort, the hiking trails adjacent to the house will lead you to some really amazing places.

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Airbnbs & Cabins in Tahoe: South Lake Tahoe

The Prospector Cabin (Dog-Friendly Cabin)

A charming pet friendly cabin in Tahoe with wood detailing, a green door, a BBQ grill in front and a small grassy area.
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The Prospector Cabin is a great resort surrounded by nature, where man’s best friend is welcomed with open arms. The two-floor cabin has a beautiful wooden design and a lot of character, largely thanks to its vintage furniture.

The bedroom on the second floor soaks in a lot of sunlight and has a nice view of the garden area, and positioned in the living area is the always-welcome fireplace for guaranteed warmth no matter the season.

It’s also worth noting that there are a total of 7 cabins on this property, which can all be rented together to accommodate a group of up to 20 people!

The outdoor area comes equipped with a shared hot tub (currently unavailable for health and safety reasons) and the grassy yard makes for the perfect playing area for pets and young kids, while the adults enjoy a grill cookout and a tasty outdoor meal.

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There’s more than enough room and seating to accommodate everyone, and there’s even a hammock for a relaxing outdoor nap.

In addition, you can walk to the nearby beaches, the Heavenly Ski Resort, shops, and restaurants – everything is nearby and convenient.

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Updated Lake Tahoe House with Hot Tub

A wooden Tahoe Airbnb with a picnic table, grill, and hot tub available for use in the backyard.
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This house strikes the perfect balance between remote and connected – you get the benefits of staying in a quiet area, but thanks to the nearby bus stop, you can take a ride to a number of interesting places around Lake Tahoe (some of these are so close that you might as well just walk to them, though).

The main living area is open-floor, spacious, and homely, and it comes equipped with a fireplace for added winter comfort. The windows extend from one end of the living area wall to the other, giving you a beautiful panoramic view of your surroundings. You can step out on the patio and enjoy yourself in the hot tub, or gather around the grill for a delicious barbecue.

As far as basic necessities are concerned, the nearest shopping center is within walking distance. Needless to say, the house’s location offers the optimal conditions for some mountain biking or a good hike.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can chart a boat and go wakeboarding or water skiing on Lake Tahoe, or hop in a car or bus and test the odds across the state line on the Nevada-side Tahoe casinos.

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Best Lake Tahoe Airbnbs: Crystal Bay & Incline Village (Nevada)


A small studio Airbnb in Tahoe with nearly floor to ceiling windows looking onto the brilliant blue waters of Lake Tahoe.
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The Stargazer is a lakeside retreat for two by Lake Tahoe that truly lives up to its name – the view of the night sky from the balcony is breathtaking, as is the daytime view of the crystal-clear lake water, the surrounding forest, and the mountains off in the distance.

The balcony is also a perfect spot to catch some sun rays and fire up the grill for a nice barbecue. In addition, you’ll have access to a fireplace and heater if you’re visiting in the winter.

Thanks to the window-covered walls, you also get a great view of the outside from virtually anywhere in the studio, and all the natural light makes the wooden interior that much more lively.

The Stargazer is only a short ride away from Kings Beach, Incline Village, as well as several restaurants and other locales. A welcome addition to the experience is the local transport, in the event that you don’t feel like driving. Similarly, wintertime visitors can arrange for transportation to the nearby ski resorts.

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Incline Beach Condo     


A modern condo in Tahoe with a gas range stove, kitchen island, living room with flatscreen TV and open floor plan.
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This breathtakingly beautiful condo is the quintessential Incline Beach experience. The rooms are laid out on the second floor and the view of the surroundings (from the windows and the balcony alike) is beautiful.

The open-floor area has a vintage wooden design, beautifully complemented by the carpets, tapestry, and furniture. The seating in the living room section is cozy and features a fireplace for maximum coziness. The balcony has seating and a barbecue grill, making it a great spot for an outdoor meal on hotter days.

The location of the condo is perfect for summer and winter visits, as it’s close to Burnt Cedar and Incline Beach as well as several ski resorts, including Diamond Peak.

Other interesting activities in the area include mountain biking, golf, hiking, and tennis; shops and restaurants are also easily accessible. After you’re done exploring for the day, you can relax in the community pool or the indoor hot tub.

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