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1 room, 2 adults

The TrailHead, South Lake Tahoe

2-star2 stars
3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150, United States of America

Lakefront motel within easy reach of Heavenly Gondola
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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From 55 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Delicious food
Service is adequate
Room is all right

The TrailHead, South Lake Tahoe

from $59
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Family Suite
  • King - Jetted Tub
  • King Bed w/ Spa

What’s around The TrailHead, South Lake Tahoe


  • Heavenly Gondola - 9 min walk
  • The Shops at Heavenly Village - 10 min walk
  • Heavenly Ski Resort - 30 min walk
  • Lakeside Beach - 14 min walk
  • South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena - 35 min walk
  • Heavenly Valley - 1 min walk
  • Van Sickle Bi-State Park - 9 min walk
  • Ski Run Marina - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL) - 10 min drive
  • Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe) - 63 min drive
  • Reno, NV (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.) - 68 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

The TrailHead, South Lake Tahoe’s small print

Also known as

  • Vagabond Inn Lake Tahoe
  • Vagabond Inn Motel Lake Tahoe
  • TrailHead Motel South Lake Tahoe
  • TrailHead South Lake Tahoe
  • Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe Hotel South Lake Tahoe
  • The TrailHead Motel
  • The TrailHead South Lake Tahoe
  • The TrailHead Motel South Lake Tahoe


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100 per stay

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD $20 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 110 reviews

Good 6.0
Front desk individual was not polite. Our neighbors were smoking a ton outside the room and it smelled in our room because of it. It’s load at night because it’s right on the main road. Only plus is it’s close to the lake and shopping/food.
us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Tahoe Lionel Richie Concert
Our stay was just one night but thought the room was quaint and cozy. Very clean and staff was very friendly and easy going. We loved having our dog with us, and he was very comfortable with the pet facilities available. We will stay again, thank you for having us on a busy weekend!
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Pet friendly stay
Stayed only one night, but overall was comfortable and clean. The reception was very friendly upon check in, and it was nice that it was pet friendly (one of the reasons we chose to stay here).
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice Hotel.
great value for a tahoe hotel, walk to anywhere in the downtown area! friendly staff!
Joseph, us3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Location makes it worth it.
Pretty basic hotel. Don’t expect anything fancy. Check in and out was easy and pleasant. Was pleasantly surprised that the room had a microwave and mini fridge. Pool was unfortunately drained which was a bummer. Location is the reason I chose to stay here. It is about a 10 minute walk to The Shops at Heavenly. It’s so convenient to just leave your car at the hotel and walk down to eat/gamble/shop etc! Overall it was a good stay and I would consider staying again.
us1 night trip with friends

The TrailHead, South Lake Tahoe

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