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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

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The Franciscan located in Tahoe Vista is your home away from home. With fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes in every room, resort-wide wireless access, comfortable accommodations, and access to our private beach and pier, it is the perfect destination for your next getaway. The Franciscan is located in the quiet town of Tahoe Vista, just a short drive to many of Tahoe's great attractions, including Sand Harbor, Thunderbird Mansion, Kings Beach, and some of Tahoe's premier ski resorts. We are also located across the street from the Tahoe Regional Park, which boasts miles of hiking or snowshoeing trails, a disc golf course, playgrounds, playing fields, and a sledding hill in the winter. Stay entertained at The Franciscan at our long, sandy beach, at the volleyball courts, or in the heated swimming pool. Unwind and have a relaxing evening at our barbecue area, with views of the lake. Boat buoys are also available to rent at an affordable rate for our guests.
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Multilingual Staff
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reno-Tahoe Intl Airport38 km
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The location is wonderful, especially with its private beach. You don't have to drive the whole lake (which we have done), during busy seasons, to find a beach spot. Also, the cottage rooms, with the mini kitchen, were great to help save money on dining out.
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Response from Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful review of The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our location offers unparalleled access to Lake Tahoe, with a private beach and pier onsite for the exclusive use of our guests. All cabins offer the amenities of home--kitchens or kitchenettes, cozy sitting areas, and comfortable bedding options. Our location in Tahoe Vista is convenient year-round for a getaway, close to Tahoe attractions and ski resorts, but away from the crowds. Thank you again for your review, and we hope that you visit again soon!
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We stayed at the Franciscan Lakeside Lodge recently in Tahoe Vista, California. We rented one of the lakeside cottages. It had an open front room with a sitting area, compact open kitchen, and a dining table with four spots. The front room had a sliding door and two windows th
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Response from Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded 13 Oct 2018
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our lakefront and lakeside cottages and rooms are on the same side of the road as Lake Tahoe, and our forest-side and mountain-side cottages and rooms are just across the road. There is a stoplight and a crosswalk adjacent to The Franciscan, allowing for easier crossing of the road. All of our cabins feature kitchens or kitchenettes, cozy dining and seating areas, and outdoor decks--either private or shared. Coming outside of the busy summer months certainly does offer an entirely different and more peaceful experience--sometimes the fall and spring here are called Tahoe's "secret seasons." Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope that you visit again soon!
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The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge is a nice and clean place. Depending on what you rented, you either get a lake side or a forest side cabin. My cabin was on the forest side, good size with fully functional kitchen with many plates, pots and utensils. The bathroom was a bit small esp
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Response from Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Thank you for your great review of The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our lakeside and lakefront cabins and rooms are on the same side of the road as Lake Tahoe, and our forest-side rooms are located just across the street. All cabins and room feature fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, outdoor seating areas, and cozy accommodations. Our location on a private beach and pier in Tahoe Vista is convenient and perfect for a Tahoe getaway. We hope that you visit again soon!
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We found the lodge to be better then we expected because of the reasonable price for the Tahoe area. The room was large and there was a nice kitchen with all the dishes needed and pans and tools. There was even personalized salt and pepper.
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Response from Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded 2 Oct 2018
We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. All of our cabins feature fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, cozy living areas, and outdoor seating areas. Our location on a private beach in Tahoe Vista is great for a Tahoe getaway. We hope that you will visit again soon!
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I was a bit wary because of the prices but affordable lodging was my priority. The property has a lake front side... more expensive..... and expands across the road. Across the road it is motel style with ample parking and cute porches. Our main living area was nicely decorated b
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Response from Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded 4 Sep 2018
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our forest-side cabins and rooms are located just across the road from Lake Tahoe, and close to the North Tahoe Regional Park--which offers 124 acres of hiking trails, playgrounds, playing fields, and the Treetop Adventure Park. All of our cabins are appointed with kitchens or kitchenettes, living areas, and porches or decks. I am glad that you enjoyed the amenities, but I am sorry to hear that the room was a bit small for your needs. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope that you visit again soon!
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Pets allowed?
No, we are not pet friendly.
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"Beware of smokers sitting on the porch and smoking. Hotel should have a designated smoking area but does not."
"The kitchenette was fabulous!"
"Room number 20 is Okay, at least you can see the Lake"
"Choose a cabin that has windows on 2 sides near the lake. #14 or #20"
"Don't come here"
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PRICE RANGE
US$102 - US$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
franciscan lakeside hotel tahoe vista
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaLake Tahoe (California)Tahoe Vista
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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