The following photographs of Tahoe Cedars Lodge were taken at various times during the summer of 2001, the last year Dorothy was open for business. Please Email email@example.com if you have additional photographs of Tahoe Cedars or if you would like to share stories about your stays at this lodge. Note: these photos will take a while to load if you are connected to the Internet with a 56k modem. Right click on each photo and choose “Save Photo As” and when you view them on your computer, they will be larger versions of what you see here. And if you missed seeing our latest Tahoe Cedars update page in our Table of Contents above, Please Click Here
Taken from the other side of Highway 89
Close up of Tahoe Cedars Lodge
Photo of the Red Pier – south side
Photo looking out at The Lake – taken from the Red Pier
Taken from the Red Pier looking north
Taken from the end of the Red Pier looking east
Standing next to the Pump House looking east
Taken from where the old “cola” machine used to be located
The lower cabin – this is the closest cabin to the water
taken from near The Fireplace looking up towards the cabins
The workhorse of the property
Cabins 18 & 19 on the south side of the property
Note the old “woodie” driving by on the left
The Pump House
A quiet spot on the property
Taken from the center of the property looking towards The Lake
Taken from near the Pump House looking south
Taken from the steps looking at the lowermost cabin
The staff’s cabin
The center of the property looking at the table tennis table
The largest tree on the property – the boat drop-off sign
Cabin A – across from Cabin B
Nancy Smith says
I am the wife of John that is no longer around since 2000. Those pictures are awesome and just how I remember the lodge. I drove that Jeep many times helping John on the property. Spoke with Dorothy today April 2014 as she has another birthday coming up next month.
TCL was a peaceful & lovely place to be on the Lake Tahoe. My memories are all good and were too short (12 years). I remember Dorothy’s & John’s mother Mrs. Smith calling out to me, Mrs. Smith don’t walk on the lawn, take the path.
Beautiful setting in it’s day.
Nancy – thanks for stopping by. So many good memories at TC for so many people. My mom still talks to and visits with Dorothy on a regular basis. I will have to go with her next time. Here is our TC updates page in case you haven’t seen it:
Therese Hjelm says
My family has been going to Tahoe Cedars since 1958. My father worked for a company that closed the doors for 2 weeks during the summer, always the Friday before the 4th, for it’s employees to have a vacation with their families. Being a reasonable place to stay and a safe environment for kids, our summers were always at Tahoe Cedars. Growing up we loved being there but had always wished to see other parts of the world – but now as adults we are so thankful for the memories that Mrs. Smith and Dorothy Rayner created for us.
Part of my family just went to visit Dorothy today to have a belated lunch celebration with her. She just had her 92nd birthday. That woman has not aged one single bit. She still looks the same as we remember as kids and her mind is as sharp as ever.
I’d love to post a photo so you all can see how great Dorothy looks. Let me know how. We all love her so much.
Therese – I do remember meeting your family a few times, its been so long! You can send the photo to my email when you get a chance. Thanks!
Ron and Sandy Pope says
Spent our honeymoon here in July 1972, will be vacationing in May, we are going to stop by this site for old memories and for old time sake. I believe the lodge no longer exists, but will stop by anyway and take a few pictures.
Rhonda Huntley says
Hello Dave, Lovely site and thank you for making this accessible for other to visit. I am one of the proud owners of Cedar Lodge and would love to give some tribute to this amazing place by creating a plaque for the fireplace that is still on this property. We are going to try and repair as much as possible to the original state and would love to let others know if this amazing place.
My house is directly above the fireplace next to the fence line of the neighbors. Not sure if you have any pictures of the cabin that use to be here but would love to try and reproduce something so that this is not forgotten.