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Holly’s Place in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Holly’s Place in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Specialties

Exclusive one-of-a-kind dog friendly cabin rentals in South Lake Tahoe.  Completely fenced for safety and fun so your furry friends can have the time of their lives and run free with the other friendly dogs visiting.
Plenty of grassy areas with loungs chairs  and picnic tables for relaxing, and even a dog pond for those water loving pups.  
The cabins all feature knotty pine and are equipped with either kitchenettes or full kitchens in the larger cabins.

The cozy recreation room has games, movies and plenty of popcorn to enjoy in your cabin or just hang out in the rec room with friends.

History

Established in 1988.

When I stumbled upon this property in Tahoe in 1986 I knew THIS PLACE was PERFECT.
From 1972 to 1994 I  traveled all over the Country to craft shows with my dog to sell my handmade leather goods and Lake Tahoe was my favorite area.  
I  knew the importance of traveling with my dog, so I had the idea of making this property into an oasis for people AND dogs to vacation.

Now after 20 years of sharing this hidden treasure with hundreds of folks, Hollys place remains as peaceful and quaint as it was when it opened.  Visitors relish in  the  warm down home atmosphere where  people and their dogs gather as a part of their family to enjoy one of the most beaufiful places on earth.  I love sharing this slice of heaven with others, so just give us a call and come on up to check it out yourself!

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.52

Address: 1201 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Comments (25):

1. Lisa G.
Okay, so this was the worst hotel experience that I've had in a long time.  But this was a last minute trip to Tahoe, and we had to bring our dog.  I found this place on the web, and it sounded good, so I called and made a last minute reservation.  Holly said she cut me a deal and gave us a cabin for $195 a night, which wasn't really what I wanted to pay for the weekend, but what the hell, it was a holiday weekend and a 3 BR cabin.  I should have known  -- too good to be true.  There was NO HEAT in the cabin, and it is JANUARY folks.  When we got there the place was filled with electric heaters, which kept shorting the circuits, and half the lighting didn't work, the dishwasher was broken, and there was tons of dirt and cobwebs in the cabin, and the walls were paper thin!  We could hear the neighbors children all night!  Plus, it was a 3 bedroom cabin, and she told us not to use the other 2 bedrooms -- she said she didn't want us using them since she was giving us such a deal on the cabin!  What a freakin joke.  After we left, she called me pissed that we had used one of the other bedrooms, and that we had left the place a mess!  What a b#$%^!  We made the beds, took out the garbage and cleaned out the fridge!  I think the only thing we didn't do was the dishes ( a few glasses).  AND SHE WANTED TO CHARGE US ANOTHER $100 for not doing the dishes!  Folks, don't stay here -- ever.  This place needs to close down, it sucks.  Even my dog thought it sucked.

19/01/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
2. stephanie s.
Holly's Place is heaven on earth for great dogs and their people -- located just two blocks from the Lake and 2 miles from Stateline! There are 2+ FENCED and GATED acres of well-maintained, safe grounds with clean and exceptionally well-appointed cabins. Dogs can run free and enjoy the spacious property while people relax, breathe the fresh mountain air and the beautiful accommodations. Comfortable beds, lovely linens, great reading material, videos, DVDs, as well as a super large lodge-like room complete with fireplace, huge wall-mounted TV, ping pong table and well-equipped kitchen - great for larger gatherings. Holly and her staff are not only friendly and helpful but available and so accommodating. Lodging ranges from studio sized cabins to 3 bedroom/2 bathroom houses with full kitchens. Gas grills come with each accommodation. We have stayed with Holly on several occasions in all seasons and each experience has been better than the previous one! We highly recommend Holly's Place for the South Tahoe traveler!

08/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Greg B.
Best place ever for dog people! Very friendly staff. Nice rooms. Beware of thin walls that don't stop TV sounds. I'll stay in the separate cabin only.

25/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Margo D.
What a terrific place. Everything was clean, well-stocked and a beautiful and quiet setting. While guests with dogs are responsible for cleaning up after their own, sometimes you just don't see what's happening - and Holly had someone on hand to regularly keep the poop picked up. That's service! We felt comfortable leaving the dogs (we had 4!) on the property when we went out for the day...and the dogs loved all the new smells. Would definitely recommend Holly's Place to anyone with pets (or not) looking for a quiet, relaxing time.

15/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Elizabeth M.
We happened upon "Holly's Place" looking for dog friendly accommodations in Lake Tahoe.  We were thrilled to see fenced and gated grounds where Pablo (who is well behaved and socialized) run "off-leash".  He had a great time playing with Holly & Karen's dogs and bounding in the gorgeous snow.  We stayed in the "Wolves Den" Cabin & found it to be one of the better crafted, well insulated, clean cabins we've experienced.  We loved the little wood-burning stove (that kept things so toasty).  A door (or so) away was a community room with a book and dvd library, popcorn, kitchen and ping/pong table.  We loved being able to browse and relax in a community setting.  We are not gamblers, but love the out doors and found Holly's Place to be well-situated for all of that: hiking, snow-shoeing, skiing, boating.  In addition, there is a community center just down the lane & across the street that has a swimming pool for those who want in-door play.  We had a fabulous time.  Pablo came home thoroughly exhausted from all the good times.  We will definitely be back!
- Emily

25/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Amy C.
Surprised to read Tawny's review since mine was the complete opposite...

Had my first stay at Holly's last weekend for my birthday.  I wanted to go to Tahoe for the weekend to snowboard (for the first time) and bring my dog to the snow (her first time).  We stayed in the Tisher cabin which is a studio cabin.  It was PERFECT!!!  Cute and cozy!  The heat was controlled by a cute little gas fireplace...I loved it!  The place was clean, so I was happy.  And my dog got to roam on 2 acres with other dogs without fear of her getting out.  A happy and tired pup makes for a happy me!

*A quick note about Holly and Karen:  They were great!  Very welcoming!  They even offered to let my pooch for potty breaks so that we could stay out on the slopes longer!  So, of course I let them.  

We will be back!

12/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. Kelly B.
I just returned from my fifth visit to Holly's Place and enjoyed it just as much as I always have! It's such a delight to visit a place that's run by real human beings who love animals. Holly and Karen open up their "home" to folks who don't want to leave their dogs in a kennel and they allow us to have a wonderful vacation with our four-leggeds who are part of the family. They are very clear with guests that we should clean up after our pets and be careful when coming and going through the gate (does that really need to be said?) so any concerns around those issues are on the pet owners, not on Holly and Karen. However, without exception, my five experiences have been with respectful guests who look out for each others pets. This isn't Harrah's, thank goodness, it's an old-fashioned cooperative experience... right down to the huge kitchen and family room that brings people together. I thank the stars that places like Holly's still exist.

06/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Janeen H.
If you are a dog lover and you are looking for a peaceful place for you dog to romp with other dogs in a safe fenced in dog vacation villa this is the place!
We found Hollys place on a whim when we arrived in Tahoe with our Aussie and no where to stay. I had my handi dandy YELP app and searched "dog friendly lodging" and Holly's came up. Don't use the directions that yelp gives you because it's wrong.
We finally figured out the address and went through the gate which keeps all the dogs safe and knocked on Hollys door and received a warm welcome. There are different little cottages as well as a 3 bedroom cabin available. There is a community "Rainbow Lodge" that has a huge kitchen as well a ping pong table TV and movies.
It kind of reminds you of what it would be like in the 60's where everybody could get together and party in a totally casual, low keyed atmosphere where all types of people and dogs could have a great time!!!
If you are looking for fancy dancy type of resort this is not it. If you are laid back, willing to be open to meet friendly dog loving people with an environment where you can just be yourself and let your dog be free to explore and be with other dogs this is it!!!
We loved it! Thanks Holly!

07/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Antonia M.
We stayed here with our 2 young labs at the end of May 2011.  It was great because we were able to visit snow and the lake in the same weekend.  Holly's Place has plenty of room for dogs to run, but owners must be careful that their dogs don't approach the gate when people come and go since the gate usually stays open for awhile.

The accommodations were cozy and the dogs had a wonderful time running around freely with the other dogs.  Holly and Karen are great and were very helpful when we inquired about dog friendly beaches and restaurants.  There is even a public dog park a few blocks away.

If your dogs need a vacation, bring them to Holly's Place !

04/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Mel C.
What a gem! Our original hotel lost our reservation and we needed to find a dog-friendly hotel that could accommodate 7 people quickly. Holly's Place was recommended and now I know why. Holly and Karen are so welcoming and sweet, the grounds are pretty with a lot of room for the dogs to roam and the rec room has comfy couches and a big kitchen full of treats. The rooms are unique and cozy. Note that this place is more like a mom and pop compound/bed and breakfast. It's not your traditional hotel experience; very unique but a great place!

20/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Randy S.
Holly's Place takes "Home away from Home" to a new level for both travelers and their dogs. Spent Thanksgiving here with them and they had a wonderful meal to share with all of the guests. The cabins are clean and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We couldn't have picked a more dog friendly place to spend the holiday. As I write this I am in the kitchen/TV room next to my dogs, one on the couch with me on a dog blanket and the other at my feet. The two acres of fenced property helps make sure my dogs are well exercised after running around the many pine trees on the grounds. We don't want to leave tomorrow but reality calls. We'll have one last night making s'mores at one of the fire-pits before leaving. We highly recommend them.

30/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. elana a.
Good: Cozy, friendly, welcoming, dogs.
Bad: out of coffee, pricey and a little stingy (they said they would charge extra if we went into the little loft which was locked up)

24/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Robbie N.
My girl and I stayed here a few mo. back. We go to Tahoe often and love this place. I think the only drawback is that it's hard to find at night if it's your first time. Would recommend if you're looking for a quiet, clean place for you and your puppy. Oh and club house is very cool just to hang out in.

24/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. David K.
Holly's Place is easy to miss, it is right next to a baseball field and playground and there is a wooden gate that you have to manually open to get in the property.  There were some traffic and noise from little league games on Fri-Sun, but nothing terrible.
    The Tischer Suite was a small studio, but very private with no directly adjoining neighbors, gas fireplace heat was super nice.  The small shower only stall was a bit claustrophobic and the small sinks in the kitchen and bath made a bit of a inconvenience but functional.
    The power went out from an overloaded circuit, running the hot plate, the microwave, tv, and 2 cell phone chargers at the same time is too much of a strain.  This was fixed in 10 min and didn't happen again.
    This is a minimalist B&B.  Breakfast was in the Rainbow Room common area was make your own pancakes on a griddle, or fruit and cookies.  The popcorn maker was really neat.
    A short walk to the Lake was a huge plus, the main street had plenty of near by stores to visit on foot.
   Holly and the other manager were really friendly, but unobtrusive.  They live on property, but sometimes difficult to get a hold of in person if you need something.  Usually there 12pm-3pm, or when someone is checking in or out.  I do not think there is daily house cleaning unless you special request it.  
    Make sure you ask for the wifi password at check-in and also an extra roll of toilet paper as there is only one roll in the room and no extra that we could find.
   Our dog had a blast, beautiful property and I would return again because it had very nice privacy.

21/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Jami F.
My family and I love love love Holly's Place. We stayed there for the first time during 4th of July weekend and it was probably one of the best places we've ever stayed. We had 2 dogs accompany us and they were allowed to roam free on Holly's property since there is a fence surrounding everything. It has a very community-type vibe and Holly and her little dog Petee are sooo awesome. It's in a good location. Walking distance to the beach and some grocery stores and restaurants, not walking distance to the casinos. I definitely recommend this place for families, dog people, and those who just like to sit back and relax!

11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Cindy G.
Stayed in the cute and cozy Tisher cabin which was just perfect for our family. We really enjoyed hanging out in the Rainbow room at night talking with, and sharing wine with a few of the other guest. Holly is awesome and makes you feel welcome and a part of her family. We are already planning our next trip back in the spring!

10/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Laura S.
We first stayed at Holly's place in Dec. 2011 to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and decided to take our 6 month old puppy. It was such a relaxing enjoyable experience so decided to go back Nov 2013. The experience was just as wonderful as the first time! Everything was clean, cozy and tidy. Our dogs enjoyed themselves the instant we arrived late Friday night close to midnight as they ran around, played with toys and were overwhelmed with excitement. It was not only a vacation for us but it was definitely a vacation for them. Great dog friendly place; can't wait to go back!

07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Rachel L.
As Cory told us, "Holly built this place for the dogs and we had to let humans come because dogs can't drive." If you are traveling with your pooch you will never find a better place to stay (I am one month and 5000 miles into a cross country road trip with my dog, trust me). They take dog friendly to the max and I will be forever spoiled.

The best part really is the adorable 6ft high fence made of large logs, which allows your dog to roam on their 2 acres walking right out of your sliding door into dog heaven. There are water bowls all around, several pooper scoopers and waste bag dispensers, buckets of dog toys, communal dog cookies (as well as some of holly's homemade treats), and all the flowers are plastic so if they dig them up you can stick them back in. It is also a short one mile walk to regan beach - one of the only off leash beaches around the whole lake. And big perk is they will dog sit for your for a nominal fee is you want to head out on the town and leave the pup.

For humans, imagine this place as the home of your aunt. It has a very distinct taste to it, as Holly's personal style abounds. For the most part it is well up kept, and the rainbow community room offers a large shared living room, well stocked kitchen and dining room. And there is always free popcorn available as a snack in their kettle popcorn maker. There are several outdoor fire pits available with wood, kindling and tons of pinecones provided. But really we two legged folks are here for the comfort of our four legged friends and that makes it all worth it.

23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Michelle C.
We stayed at this place in April, 2014. Our two little dogs love this place, because they can run all over the place and play with Holly's dogs.

We stayed in "Tisher", which is a tiny, independent studio with micro wave, kitchen, small fridge, dished, glassed, hand soup, lotion, 2 sets of clean towels for human being. blow dryer...etc. We got what we needed in this place, they even provided dogs bowl, towel, and treats.

Rainbow room has popcorn machine, guest fridge with water and coke inside, fruits..etc. You can made your breakfast here or jut hang out with others.

It's a little bit pricey, but it's very dog friendly and feels like home.

16/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Jun W.
Highly possible I will give 5 star if Holly pick up her phone. Called Holly the day before, always voice mail. Finally get hold of her in the morning gave out all my info for reservation. and noted Her me and my friend will arrive by 6pm. When we arrive by 6:08pm,then nobody is picking up the phone again. We left her tons voice message. Finally we found her place with a big sign on door. But this place/yard/cabin is completely empty. No body answer at all. No lights. Seems like a dead place. We really upset that she ditched us on vacation plan. Left us two girls in the dark out of no where.  And not even reply any call or call for the person who suppose to show up by this time 8:02pm. Me and my friends had to do last hotel booking.
tip for whoever wanna book Holly's place.
ALWAS HAVE A BACK UP PLAN!!!! Or your vacation is ruined.

21/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
21. Sina d.
Holly's is puppy owner's dog vacation heaven!

I admit, when my husband said he "booked a cabin that dogs are welcome", I kinda scratched my head thinking we might be scratchin' later. To my delight, the place is clean and rather charming. Holly and staff have taking time to not only make it pouch friendly but people friendly.  The "rainbow room" lounge has coffee brewing, bunch of couches, a huge flatscreen, karaoke machine and full kitchen and dining set up. The cabin/rooms have everything you need: including coffee maker, hot plate, micro, champagne glasses, foil, saran, wifi, hair dryer, welcome treats and towels for the pouch...

Doug, the grounds manager is a gem. He built us a fire both nights (without us asking) and lit candles outside our cabin. He joked with our 4 year old and got him to pitch in to shovel cedar chips.

It is hard to determine who had more fun:

Our son: roasting marshmallows, picking up pine cones, singing karaoke to 'born to be wild', raking cedar chips, chasing puppies or hanging out with the grounds manager Doug!
--Or--
Our dog, Zeke: eating marshmallows (not his intended diet), sniffing pine cones, barking in the wild, rolling in cedar, chasing puppies or hanging out with the grounds manager's dog, Wyatt!

If you're looking for a place to vacation and bring your dog along, this is it! A great relaxing time will be had by all.

23/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Richard G.
We THOUGHT we had been to dog friendly
hotels, resorts, etc....until we stayed at Holly's Place! This place is absolutely incredible...can't find one thing wrong with it.  Oh yeah.  It snowed on April 5th.  Holly...get hold of the weather, please.  LOL.  But even that turned out well, as our 2 poodle mixes (about 14-15 lbs) had just enough snow to jump and play in without sinking to their furry little noses. The Wolves Den cabin was warm and cozy; the Rainbow Room (community room) allowed the 3 couples there that weekend (we actually stayed 4 nights) and our 5 dogs to mingle with plenty of space left over; and property manager/greeting committee Doug (with help from Amanda...and Wyatt, his soooo friendly Lab) made our stay perfect.  And the night around the fire pit with wine and Cheetos...so fun.  If you're like us, on most vacations you can find SOMETHING that didn't work, right?  Well, on this one, the only thing wrong was that we had to leave!!  And speaking of leaving, perhaps the best thing for us was that we could, with complete confidence, leave our dogs in our cabin without any hassle from the management...unlike most hotels where you can't leave them alone at all, or if you can, they have to be in crates.  Not here.  They waited happily and comfy on the bed until we got back.  After all, as much as we love them, a couple of 3-4 hours casino visits and/or dinners out made it even better.  For the price, it's a tremendous bargain.  And for you dog lovers, you haven't lived until you curl up at night with your furry "kids" snuggled up with you, with the glow of the fireplace illuminating the cabin walls, while listening to the howl of the wind move thru the pines outside.  All in all, perhaps our best trip ever.  We can't wait to go back.

07/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Courtney S.
Loved staying at Holly's Place in the spring time last year with our dog, Apollo. Our room (purple dog) was cozy and warm and supplied with doggie towels and sheets (smart!). We hung out around the fire in the common room one night and roasted s'mores around the fire pit outside another night. Our stay was so absolutely relaxing and we will definitely be returning on our future visits to Tahoe!

16/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Terry I.
Holly's Place is a fabulous, relaxing, woodsy, cozy, dog friendly place. There are a lot of properties that say "dog friendly" but this place is truly meant for the pleasure of dogs, and they are genuinely welcome to come and go as they please. There's even a doggie swimming pool, and lots of toys around.

I arrived with my two dogs, and my granddaughter and her friend. I was immediately given a warm welcome as I inhaled the smell of the pine trees and mountain air. In fact, I was so relaxed and the dogs so happy that the first full day we never left the 2+ acre compound. Even the pre-teen girls were happy. The community rec room has plenty to keep them busy [karaoke, movies, etc.] and they just enjoyed relaxing in the sun [taking selfies].

Holly makes you feel like a welcomed guest in her home, which I thank her for sharing.

17/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Jenny C.
Holly's Place is the perfect place to stay when visiting South Lake Tahoe.
I would stay here even if I did not have my four legged kid. It is tucked away in a perfectly quiet, relaxing setting which just extends the entire Tahoe experience.
They truly welcome you and your dogs. Our guy Dakota loved it here. It was so nice for me to be able to just open the door of my room and let him out without worrying about his safety.
I cannot wait to go back and stay again.
Thanks Holly and Doug and Petey!

21/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0