It's hard to beat this serene property for atmosphere and woodsy charm; it's a great retreat for families and couples. Sixteen individually decorated little red cottages sit beneath towering pine trees. Inside, they're cheerful, with fun details like model ships on the shelf and a stuffed bear on the bed; some have claw-foot tubs and fireplaces. Cottages without kitchens include breakfast in the cozy, gable-roof lodge. Down-to-earth and simple, this is one of Tahoe's best hideaways.