Lake Tahoe Commercial Real Estate

The Finest Vacation Lodge in all of Lake Tahoe

The Finest Vacation Lodge in all of Lake Tahoe
The Cottage Inn

The Cottage Inn is three miles from Tahoe City is nestled in one of the West Shore’s most desirable neighborhoods and  spread across two beautifully landscaped acres next to Sunnyside Resort on Lake Tahoe’s exclusive West Shore

The Cottage Inn is widely admired for the style and quality of its nine beautifully-crafted buildings, some whimsical, some elegant.  All the buildings and the 23 guest rooms are pure magic.

 The Cottage INN provides dramatic street appeal and is a widely photographed site.

But the real Tahoe charm begins when you register in the main lodge building and relax in a lovely common room styled in classic knotty pine and warmed by a large fireplace.  The main lodge serves an elegant breakfast in a warm and cozy dining room with apprx 22 seats; and Happy Hour on lovely deck overlooking an expanse of lawn and garden areas   .  

The Cottage Inn’s guest rooms are impeccably appointed and creatively themed. You’ll love the “Old Fishing Hole” … “Cowboy Romance” … “Bear’s Den” … “Romantic Hideaway” and many other inspirations. 

The guest rooms are situated in one six-plex across from a private beach; the unique free-standing two-story “Twig House”;  the popular “Bit of Bavaria”; and four other remarkable duplexes surround a pastoral park-like common lawn area; recently recovered from paved parking which has been discreetly re-located.

But the centerpiece of the Cottage Inn is the Bear Lodge, one of communities most distinctive buildings.  The Bear Lodge houses five stunning one-bedroom suites in creatively crafted log-accented lodge style building with delightful surprise for guest and passing motorists 

Cottage Inn is a stroll across the street to one of the best private gated beaches on the Lake.  All guests are provided with keys to Tahoe Park beach. 


There is simply no comparable lodging property in Lake Tahoe; a superb reputation and a dedicated customer base accounts the most robust income and highest occupancy ratios of any Lodge or Inn in Lake Tahoe

The Purchase:

  • The Cottage Inn offering consists of the real estate component: a spectacular two-acre fully landscaped parcel in one the West Shore’s most exclusive neighborhoods and nine superb buildings;
  • The parcel is mapped and is fully TRPA and TCPUD compliant with completed BMPs and a sewer clearance.
  • The Cottage Inn is a lucrative business opportunity and the second component of the asking price includes substantial goodwill and all the business assets, including furniture, fixtures and equipment, training and covenants.
  • The business opportunity component has assessed by an experienced evaluator with long experience in the Tahoe Basin commercial and business opportunity field
  • The current list price of the opportunity  …  $6,900,000

Property Details

Priced at 6,750,000
The Cottage Inn West Shore
Tahoe City, CA 96145

MLS#: 20201729
Square Feet: 8600
Current Use: Vacation Lodge
Occupants: Guests
Acres: 2
View: Lake
Zoning: Commercial
Plan Area: Sunnyside
Parking Spaces: n/a
ADA Status: Compliant
BMP Status: Compliant
Sewer Status: Compliant
Loan Amt: n/a
Gross Income: 1,400,000
Expenses: n/a
Net Income: 491,000
Year Built: 1975

Status: SOLD
Sub Status: Standard