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Franciscan Lakeside Lodge

6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
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#6 of 8 hotels in Tahoe Vista
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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blessedpinay wrote a review Nov. 2020
Hayward, California35 contributions28 helpful votes
I highly recommend this place due to its wonderful location and customer service. The manager, young lady named Mariam, was very accommodating and warm. My room originally was the older cabin and Mariam offered to move me to a newer room on my 2nd day. Their cabins are not "created equal" so asked for a newer cabin. I will definitely come back here on my next trip to Tahoe Vista but this time I will book a cabin near the beach!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: asked for cabin near the beach or a cabin that is remodeled.
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Response from Granlibakken Lake Tahoe, General Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
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jrhinomo wrote a review Oct. 2020
Reno, Nevada75 contributions27 helpful votes
The Franciscan is ideal for young families looking for easy beach access and a comfortable pool. The gradual, shallow water provides a large water play area for young and old. The lodge has a dock and is next door to the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch. So, boating enthusiasts have easy access to their boats while staying on the property. Also, young families will enjoy quick access to North Tahoe Regional Park which has a great playground, open grassy fields and more. For mountain bikers, there is a terrific trail system right next to the lodge.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Rooms on the lakeside will get very sunny in the afternoon
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827pattiem wrote a review Oct. 2020
San Francisco, California7 contributions
We stayed at unit 13 at the lodge. It’s is the best location...right on the beach. The unit is a one bedroom with a small kitchen. It is decorated very nicely and the kitchen had everything we needed. We loved watching the sunsets while sitting on the deck just steps from the water. We were lucky to have great fall weather but even if it had been raining the place would be cozy to hang out in. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Unit # 13 is right on the beach. Perfect location.
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Alexa F wrote a review Feb. 2020
Newport Beach, California1 contribution
We booked last minute and were immediately taken with this magical place. The studio was perfect for a weekend away, the views were breathtaking, and the staff were so helpful - going out of their way to make recommendations and give us a great experience. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Señor Simons wrote a review Jan. 2020
Oregon Coast, Oregon16 contributions14 helpful votes
Celebrated my birthday week at the lodge. The location was amazing, we were right next to Lake Tahoe. The cabins are small, but equipped with a kitchen and small fridge. They had a free air hose so we could blow up our lake toys. It's close to the Safeway store and restaurants which also makes the location very convenient. It was quiet at night, with opportunity for many activities during the day. We had so much fun floating the lake all day and using the outdoor lakeside BBQs for making dinner in the evening as we watched the sunset! Kings Beach is right around the corner where they have outdoor concerts, volleyball and a great beach. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Franciscan Lake... L, Owner at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Responded 25 Jan. 2020
Thanks for your review and we are glad to hear you has such a great experience at The Franciscan. Our private beach and pier are great during the warmer months for a day of relaxing on the beach and taking in big blue. Please come back again soon. Subscribe to our email newsletter and social media channels to receive the best rates.
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USD 137 - USD 255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Franciscan Lakeside Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Northstar California (7.1 km), D.L. Bliss State Park (4.1 km), and Kings Beach State Recreation Area (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Soule Domain, Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant, and Jason's Beachside Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Franciscan Lakeside Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Tahoe Vista.
Are there any historical sites close to Franciscan Lakeside Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Thunderbird Lake Tahoe (9.3 km), Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (14.0 km), and Old Truckee Jail Museum (15.3 km).
Does Franciscan Lakeside Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.