HISTORIC TAHOE INN
will come to life as you explore the many pictures throughout the
The BLUE AGAVE restaurant which was voted the "Best Mexican
Restaurant in North Lake Tahoe by the Tahoe World newspaper residents.
It is directly adjacent to the hotel and features friendly, comfortable
dining with views of Lake Tahoe from their open-air dining areas.
Even their prices are "tasty" with special-priced tacos,
quesadillas, burritos, beer and margaritas during the "Happy
Hour" from 4-6 PM on Sunday through Fridays. (see our Rates
and Specials page) Kids of all ages will also enjoy the Game Room.
historic TAHOE INN served Tahoe City as the unofficial town hall
and was home to many service organizations. It was a convenient
place to conduct business in the old hotel lobby or in the infamous
"Blue Room", or a place to drown your sorrows among friends
in "Pop's Corner Bar". It still is an ideal place to hold
meetings or receptions with rooms to accommodate 30 to 50 participants.
Tahoe Inn was built on the site of the old Tahoe House which was
built in 1868 and owned by a famous gold seeker, Robert Watson.
Mount Watson and Watson Lake, scenic areas in the Tahoe Basin, are
named after him as a reward for his efforts protecting the beauty
of the area. It was rebuilt and renamed the Tahoe Inn in 1876 and
sold to the Bechdolt family in 1923. The original structure burned
down in 1934 and was reopened in its present configuration two months
later. The Inn has been the home of a speakeasy during Prohibition
and the home of many famous and infamous guests, including gangster
the movie "Rose Marie", featuring Nelson Eddy and Jeanette
McDonald" was shot at Emerald Bay, "Pop" Bechdolt
catered the food for the cast and brought home the movie props when
the movie set was disassembled.