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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in #10, a lakefront 1-bedroom cabin with my family. It was directly on the water! Very cute decor and very "bear" themed. The cabin was well-equipped with everything we could need.

The fridge was extremely noisy and on day 2 seemed to not be very cold. Management came out right away but was not extremely helpful, saying it felt cold to them and that's just how those small fridges work. We kept our milk in the freezer and that kept it cold enough. Never froze though. Also low-flow toilet took forever to refill after flushing. These are just minor hiccups and didn't impede our trip.

View was spectacular. The cabin was clean and comfortable. We checked out some dvds for the kids from the front office.

I would return. Definitely worth your money to stay on the lakeside of the resort as opposed to across the busy highway where you'd have no view of the lake.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our lakefront cabins offer unparalleled access to Lake Tahoe, and are situated directly on our private beach. Panoramic views can be enjoyed from the cabins' private decks. The lakeside units are on the same side of the road as the lake, and the forest-side units are located just across the road, in a wooded setting. Our location in Tahoe Vista is also unbeatable--close to Tahoe attractions, but also peaceful and far from the crowds.

I have passed your comments regarding the refrigerator and the toilet on to our Maintenance Manager, who will look into these issues as soon as possible. I am sorry that the maintenance team member onsite was not more helpful, but I am glad it did not affect your stay adversely.

Thank you again for your feedback, and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed for three nights on a last-minute booking and were very pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and friendly the place was. The cabins are very well furnished with everything you could need, while communal barbecues, the pool and lake access with sunloungers are perfect for relaxation. A couple of earring places are within walking distance, but the need to drive elsewhere is made up for by the peace and quiet of being on the North side of the lake. Highly recommended, and would be great for families too.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent getaway at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our cabins and rooms all feature fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, sitting areas, and comfortable bedding options.Our location in Tahoe Vista is also unbeatable--away from the crowds, but close to many of Tahoe's attractions, shopping, and dining. The private beach and pier are exclusively for our guests, and offer the perfect place to spend a Tahoe day. We also offer a seasonal pool, barbecue areas, and a volleyball court. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope that you visit again soon!

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent cabins v well furnished/equipped and good location to visit the sites of Lake Tahoe. A bit further away from restaurants etc as on the north side but very peaceful. Also has good lake facing communal area with nice views over the lake. Great value.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge. Our cabins offer all of the amenities of home--fully equipped kitchens, living areas, and comfortable sleeping accommodations. Our location in Tahoe Vista is quiet, but close to Kings Beach, where there are plenty of dining and shopping options. Our private beach and pier, grassy lawn, and volleyball court on the lake will ensure that all guests are entertained during their stay. We hope that you stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We fell in love with Lake Tahoe and pray we can come back and stay at the Franciscan Lodge. We rented a lakefront studio and loved hearing the waves, having a private deck, and a pier to walk. This was ultimate relaxation at the end of a 8 day California tour. Very reasonable rates and they even have pack ‘n plays for babies. Thank you!!

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

We are so glad that you made The Franciscan one of your stops on your California tour, Marjory! Our lakefront cabins are located right on the beach, and are great for a quintessential Tahoe getaway. We also have lakeside options--located on the same side of the road as the lake, and our forest-side units are located just across the road Lake Tahoe. All rooms offer exclusive access to our private sandy beach and pier, as well as volleyball courts, barbecue areas, and the Bear's Den activity room. Thank you again for your glowing review, and we hope that you are able to visit again soon!

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I came here with my two young toddlers and it was absolutely kid friendly and family friendly. The staff was super accommodating and kind. I loved the lakeside private beach access, it was safe and the views were unbelievable! Will def be coming back ASAP.

Room tip: The kitchenette was fabulous!
Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Franciscan Lake... L, Public Relations Manager at Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you for your great review of The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge! Our amenities onsite and cozy cabins are perfect for a family getaway. Our private beach and pier for exclusive guest use is a great way to enjoy Lake Tahoe while avoiding crowds and traffic. We pride ourselves on offering friendly and helpful customer service, and I am glad that you found our staff accommodating. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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