For families that love to be outside, Lake Tahoe is a great place to visit. The lake is one of the most scenic in the United States, and it offers plenty of outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and more. There are a number of towns and villages around Lake Tahoe, each with its own character and personality.
Families enjoy the diverse outdoor activities and scenic areas throughout the area. If you have a family that needs more space than what a typical hotel can offer, then finding a vacation rental is a better option. Airbnb offers plenty of cabins, condos, houses, and other options if you want to have more space for your entire group. Also, with full kitchens, laundry, multiple bedrooms, and other amenities, any family would be comfortable in one of these great places. So read on for the best Airbnb's for families around Lake Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe is on the southern side of the lake and it has a number of great winter sports and outdoor activities that families can enjoy. The area has parks, skiing, snowboarding, and plenty more activities that are fun for the whole family. Heavenly Mountain is a popular destination in the winter for skiing, and El Dorado Beach is a nice spot during the warmer months when you can relax by the water and enjoy the views.
Below are some great properties for families headed to South Lake Tahoe.
The Round House
3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Private Hot Tub, Grill, Across from the Lake
This beautiful house is right across the street from the lake and offers impressive views of the waters. It's a short drive from the casinos and is a two story home with modern decor and quality furnishings. There's a nice outdoor space with a grill and even a hot tub that's perfect for unwinding after a long.
Lake Tahoe Cabin
3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Private Hot Tub, Fenced in Yard
This cozy Lake Tahoe cabin is the perfect place for a family retreat. There's a wood burning fireplace and classic cabin decor. The yard is fenced in with a private hot tub and plenty of space for kids to play.
Chateau Du Lac Lakefront Retreat
2 Bedrooms/1.5 Bathrooms, Waterfront Location, Stone Fireplace
This beautiful lake front property is located right on the water's edge and offers sweeping views of the lake. The house is located in a cul de sac, which is quiet and peaceful - perfect for a family escape. It's a two bedroom property with enough space for a small family (about 4 people). There's an impressive stone fireplace and a nice outdoor space as well.
For families that want a more peaceful location with a community vibe, Stateline is a nice alternative to South Lake Tahoe. It's a smaller town that's just to the north, but it still offers easy access to Heavenly Mountain, many parks, and more. The town feels less touristy but there are still a number of resorts, spas, and casinos nearby. Below are several great properties in Stateline for families.
Lake Tahoe Townhouse
3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, Private Hot Tub, Fireplace, Deck
This property offers enough space for a large family, or a 2 family gathering. There's a well stocked kitchen, a family room, and a living room with a fireplace. Guests love the hot tub and large deck with plenty of space to hang out.
Ski and Beach Retreat
3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Fenced in Yard
This simple but comfortable house offers a relaxing retreat to Lake Tahoe. It's walking distance to the lake and not far from the area's casinos and restaurants. Families love the fenced in yard and reliable furnishings.
Pandora's Mountain Chalet
4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, Pool Table, Private Hot Tub, Game Room, Community Pool
Located near the lake, Heavenly Ski Resort, and the Stateline casinos, this chalet offers a wooded retreat that is great for families. There's a bumper pool table, a private hot tub, darts, and a separate game room. The community also has a heated pool that is open during the summer months, tennis courts, and more.
Carson City is the capital of Nevada and it offers a great family-friendly destination. The city has a lot of history and there are a few great museums in town, including a children's museum. The area also offers access to natural beauty, hiking trails, and many beautiful beaches along Lake Tahoe. For families that want a well rounded destination, Carson City is a great spot.
Below are a couple of properties that are nice for families.
Tahoe Jacuzzi Suite
1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, Jacuzzi Tub, Mini-fridge/Microwave
This property is an option for families up to 4 in size. There's an impressive master suite with a jacuzzi bathtub in the ensuite. The property is clean and there's a mini-fridge and microwave.
Gateway to Lake Tahoe
1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, Kitchen
This 1 bedroom property has a queen bed and a queen sofa bed in the living room. It's a good size for a family of 4. The property is near skiing, hiking, and many other fun outdoor activities. It's also about a 20 minute drive from Lake Tahoe and the property is clean and comfortable.
Incline Village offers a great, family friendly ski destination that is fun for all ages. Diamond Peak has over 25 runs and is a great destination for beginners and experienced skiers alike.
Incline VIllage is located on the tip of Lake Tahoe. The town is charming and there is plenty of natural beauty in the area. During the warmer months, hiking is great as is visiting nearby Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Below are a few family-friendly properties in Incline Village.
2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Deck, Kitchen
This unique mountain house is located about 2 miles from the lake and 2 miles from skiing. The space inside this gorgeous A-Frame cabin is well designed with a unique personality, and is appropriate for smaller families up to 4 people. Inside is a well stocked kitchen and the outdoor space includes a wrap-around deck. Check out the photos!
3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Grill, Fireplace
This townhome offers space for about 6 people. It's 3 stories with 2 staircases, which can be a bit challenging for families with young kids. There's a nice kitchen, a fireplace, and a grill. The televisions also come equipped with game consoles. The community has an indoor pool and a fitness center (for an additional fee).
2 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms, Fully stocked kitchen, Parking
This cabin is a cozy and comfortable option for families of up to 6 people. It's located in the heart of Incline Village near the Championship golf course. It's also close to several skill resorts. The kitchen is well stocked and the furnishings are modern.
Olympic Valley (Squaw Valley)
Olympic Valley, sometimes called Squaw Valley, is on the California side of Lake Tahoe. It's a ski destination that is fun for first-timers and experienced skiers alike. The town really has a ski town vibe, with a number of good restaurants and a lively atmosphere during the ski season. It's also a beautiful area with plenty of year round outdoor activities.
The town is not directly on the lake, but it is accessible in just a 15 minute drive. Below are some family-friendly properties in the area.
Luxury Squaw Valley Cabin
7 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, Rooftop Deck, Fireplace
This large home is a great option for multi-family gatherings. It can accommodate up to 16 guests and has stunning mountain views. It's close to the Village and has a rooftop deck, an impressive kitchen, and more. There is a free shuttle to the ski resorts, but the location is convenient and quiet.
Quiet Squaw Valley Apartment
2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Kitchen, Fireplace, Washer/Dryer
Located just 10 minutes from Lake Tahoe and a 7 minute walk from the Village, this apartment offers a quiet retreat that is still convenient to everything. It's a great option for families up to 7 people in size who enjoy golfing, skiing, hiking, biking and any other outdoor activity.
Ski In/Ski Out Squaw Valley Condo
This 2 bedroom property can sleep up to 7 guests. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a nice balcony, and a convenient location near everything you could need.
Northstar is a town that's to the north of Olympic Valley. It's another popular ski town that's just a ten minute drive from Truckee Tahoe Domestic Airport. It offers excellent skiing and plenty of fun family activities that everyone can enjoy together. The town is about a 15 minute drive from Carnelian Bay on Lake Tahoe. Also nearby is Crystal Bay and a number of great beaches.
True North Lodge
5 Bedrooms/5.5 Bathrooms, Game Room, Chef's Kitchen, Stone Fireplace
This beautiful lodge offers an excellent multi-family destination. It sleeps up to 16 people and has impressive vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, and grand furnishings. The chef's kitchen has 3 ovens, a 6 burner stove, and 3 dishwashers so it's easy to accommodate large groups. There's also plenty of games including pool, foosball, shuffleboard, ping pong, and more.
Ultimate Northstar Ski Condo
3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, Shuttle, Washer/Dryer
This 3 bedroom condo is great for a family that's up to 7 people. The condo is modern, clean, and comfortable with nice furnishings and amenities. You'll also have access to a free shuttle to Northstar Gondola and Village just a few minutes away.
In Village Condo
2 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms, Community Pool, Kitchen
This 2 bedroom condo is in Northstar Village near the slopes. It makes a great getaway for families of up to 8 people who want to enjoy skiing and everything else that the area has to offer. You'll be near the ice skating rink, restaurants, and more. Guests also enjoy the community pool.
For more information on accommodation in South Lake Tahoe, check out The Best Airbnb Places to Stay for Couples at Lake Tahoe
and The Best Airbnb Cabins and Condos for Groups at Lake Tahoe: Places to Stay