Spruce Grove Cabins (3599–3605 Spruce Ave., South Lake Tahoe, 800/777-0914, www.sprucegrovetahoe.com, $165–330) boasts a gay-friendly, dog-friendly Tahoe vacation experience. With only seven cabins on the property, you’re guaranteed peace and privacy throughout your stay.
Choose from one-bedroom and two-bedroom cabins, all with full kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms with pull-out sofas to accommodate extra guests. Each cabin has its own wilderness-based decoration theme, from Snowshoe to Steamboat to Washoe Native American.
You’ll get your own bathroom, plus proper accommodations for your favorite furry friend. As one of the closest resorts to the Heavenly ski resort (right at Ski Run Blvd.), Spruce Grove gets its heaviest traffic in the wintertime.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition