(Above: This Mongolian yurt in Colfax comes with a swimming pool, barbecue and a comfortable bed.)
It's time to start planning your summer Tahoe trip, but instead of booking a run-of-the-mill hotel room, why not opt for a tiny house, tipi or comfy yurt?
These fun and unusual Airbnb rentals come with luxe amenities including trailside access to the Pacific Crest Trail, waterfront access to Carnelian Bay, and even your own swimming pool. Happy camping!
The private tipi, owned by a local artist, is just steps away from Carnelian Bay and comes with a full bed with goose down comforter, lighting and electricity, and a space heater for cool summer nights. The surrounding grounds have a firepit with lounge chairs, barbecue and a private hot tub that can be filled on-demand. Water and coffee supplies are included as well as towels and essential oils for the tub. // $89 per night (Carnelian Bay), airbnb.com/rooms
This tiny house in South Lake Tahoe (only a five minute drive from the South Shore) was featured on HGTV's Tiny House Nation. The living area has a futon and a tiny kitchen with wood details, while the sleeping loft includes a queen bed with views of the forest. // $48 per night (South Lake Tahoe), airbnb.com/rooms
If you're on your way to Tahoe (and have the ability to tow), pick up your accommodations on the road! The 1,800-pound TIKI T@B camper from Sierra Teardrops in Auburn has a couch that converts into a queen bed, AC and heat, a refrigerator, sink, and running water. It also has a shower and toilet in a tiny wet bath. The rental includes sheets, towels and cookware. // $100 per night (Auburn), airbnb.com/rooms
If you want to keep it simple and affordable, this 6-person REI tent someone's backyard could be the ticket. The tent is set up for summer sleeping with an air mattress and linens. Guest have access to the home's kitchen, bathroom, living spaces, washer and dryer and wifi. // $50 per night (South Lake Tahoe)
If you have a larger group, this private Mongolian yurt in Colfax is a glamorous retreat. The yurt is decorated with Asian-inspired decor and includes a bed, living and dining area. There is a nearby cabin with a kitchen and another cabin with a bedroom and bathroom for an additional cost. Guests have access to a patio and barbecue, a swimming pool, hot tub and a shaded hammock. // $136 per night (Colfax), airbnb.com