Sunnyside Steakhouse and Lodge

1850 W. Lake Blvd., Box 5969, Tahoe City, California, 96145, USA

The views are superb and the hospitality gracious at this lakeside lodge three miles south of Tahoe City. All but four rooms have balconies and locally crafted furnishings; some have river-rock fireplaces and wet bars, and some have pullout sofas. While the lodge is great for couples, families also favor it because of its proximity to kid-friendly Homewood Mountain Resort in winter, and water sports and hiking in summer. The inviting Sunnyside Steakhouse ($$$) echoes the design of old mahogany Chris Craft speedboats. The pricey steak, seafood, and pasta menu will thin out your wallet a bit; the Mountain Grill is a less expensive option, a good choice for those with kids in tow. Be forewarned: this is not a quiet place on summer weekends. The bar is a blast, and gets packed with boaters and bacchanalian revelers.


  • complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon tea
  • most rooms have balconies overlooking the lake


  • can be pricey for families


Phones: 530-583–7200 | 800-822–2754


18 rooms, 5 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast