The high ceilings and windows (and large flatscreen TV) will make you quickly forget you're in nature.

Welcome to camp, where you decide who the counselors are.

The grounds are lush with green in the summer (and bright with white snow in the winter).

There are no lifeguards on duty at Base Camp's two hot tubs.

Base Camp's large deck is the perfect place to gather your group before heading out for the day.

At night, the gathering can continue around the fire in Base Camp's cozy living room.

The beautiful countertops and stainless steel appliances will certainly help with that too.

There is seating for 4 at the kitchen table (with a few extra chairs stowed away), plus plenty of seating outside for summer dining.

Base Camp is home to the fullest kitchen on the property.

The guests staying in Base Camp will also enjoy the privacy of a king bed in the open loft.

The full bath in Base Camp has both a single sink and spacious walk-in steam shower.

The small study in Base Camp separates the main living space from the bath. There's some hooks and benches to make removing ski gear easy for you.

Wondering why the second cabin is named Two Trees?

The woodwork in Two Trees is carefully crafted. The luxury of the queen bed and mounted flat screen allow for ultimate relaxation.

Two Trees boast a kitchenette, TV, and full bathroom just off to the side.

The bathroom has that modern feel, but a quick peek out the window will remind you just where you are. The heated floors will warm your toes on a cold day.

Welcome to Carriage House, complete with a queen bed and plenty of natural light.

Carriage House has an adjacent kitchenette and full bath as well.

You will enjoy the kitchenette in Carriage House and the small dining area for two. Late night snacks may be on the menu.

The TV is visible from the bed and the dining area. Heated floors and a single stall shower complete this lovely space.

Upper Dave's is another perfect spot for two.

The queen bed in your final cabin, Upper Daves, has a studio-like feel.

You'll have a chance to enjoy the cozy atmosphere provided by the woodstove and wall mounted TV. Let a fire in the evening lull you to sleep.

The full kitchen in Upper Dave's is more than adequate to cook up a meal for two.

Cabins represent a truly unique vacation experience in Lake Tahoe. Close enough where all can gather together, but allows for separation when desired.

The exteriors can be rather deceiving, don't you think?

The Home

Houston Camp
Your base camp for the ideal family retreat
  • Master Bedroom
  • Two Trees Guest Bedroom
  • Carriage House Guest Bedroom
  • Upper Dave's Guest Bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Full Bathrooms
  • 1701 FT2
  • 3 Parking Spaces
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You’ve always wanted to get the whole family together. Well, now you have the ideal space in which to do it. And do it right. At Houston Camp, there’s room (and cabins) for everyone, and it truly is an ideal North Lake Tahoe retreat. You’ll not only be able to spread out into one of the four cabins for any needed privacy, but also instantly come together for some quality group-time activities. And there’s certainly plenty to do in these parts.

So let’s discuss this unique layout. The main home, or Base Camp, spans two floors and features a full kitchen with the master bedroom with king on the second floor. But rest is for the weary, so you’ll want to gather your group around the fireplace or in one of Base Camp’s two(!) hot tubs. There’s even a little office space if someone just has to get some work done. The next cabin, Two Trees, has more of a true cabin in the woods feel, with a queen bed and full bath and the added bonus of a kitchenette for that late night snack. The third cabin, Carriage House, is virtually the same. The final cabin, Upper Daves, is a little bit bigger in size, and also features a queen bed. And if you’re worried about having to head to the main house to get ready for the day, worry not. All cabins feature their own bathroom with stand-up shower and even hair dryers to prepare for the activities ahead.

And oh what activities you have to choose from. By land or by sea. That’s because the camp compound is located just a 5 minute drive from Lake Tahoe itself, and near the natural beauty of both Sand Harbor and Hidden Beach. We should probably mention that Boatworks Marina and Tahoe City are nearby, too. Looking for even more recreational action? You’re just about 15 minutes away from the renowned skiing and exciting summer festivals of Squaw Valley and Northstar. And if some rainy day history is what you seek, you’re just a short drive to Donner State Park, where you can learn all about the strange western migration of the Donner Party at its onsite museum. We are confident that after one visit there, you’ll appreciate - just a little bit more - all the family and friends you’ve assembled at Houston Camp.

The Neighborhood

North Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe California

The InvitedHome Difference

  • Simple reservations

    We’ve designed our online booking to be as simple as booking a hotel room—except you get an entire, amazing home. Need help finding the perfect place? Just call. We’re here if you need us.

  • 24/7 Service

    Inspired. Dedicated. And committed to providing you with the Best. Vacation. Ever. It’s part of our peace of mind promise. So just like a hotel’s front desk, we offer 24/7 guest services throughout the course of your stay. We’ve built a team of hospitality professionals from some of the finest hotels in the world. So should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns during your vacation, rest assured we’ll have an answer or solution right away.

  • Handpicked Homes

    Every vacation you take is special. And we believe the home you stay in should be, too. Each and every home is exclusively hand picked and meets our meticulous standards. That’s why whether you’re looking for a sprawling estate or that quaint rustic cottage, you can be confident each is of the highest quality to meet your high expectations. And we certainly have no problem showcasing all the details of each home with crisp photography, accurate descriptions, and even all the little quirks that make it such a unique place to stay.

Your Escape Squad

Meet the People Who’ll Be Taking Care of You Every Step of the Way
The invitedhome team

At InvitedHome we’ve built a team of hospitality professionals from some of the finest hotels in the world. And, we provide our own management, cleaning, repair, and inspection services for every home in every destination. That means you can expect a consistently great experience no matter where you go...and have the confidence that an experienced, local team will be ready for you once you have arrived.

Guest Reviews

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Cozy cabin for everyone!

This is the perfect weekend getaway for winter or summer! We loved the different cozy spaces, cooked together and enjoyed the hot tub every day. Location is incredibly convenient to everything in North Lake, and we didn't want to leave. The host is kind and make the rental warm for our arrival - with jazz music playing in each cabin. For adult couples, this was so much fun as we had our own space. I would recommend this to everyone and hope to return this summer.

Debbie C.
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Beautiful location and home. Looks just like the pictures. Highly recommend.

The house is in great shape and beautiful. Access to the lake and dock is steep but we'll worth through the trek, will definantly return but will be prepared and bring a boat, kayaks and stand up paddle boards! That's all we were missing for the trip to be perfect. We fit 5 couples (10 people) comfortably. There were complaints about the beds being very hard so bring padding if you don't like a firm mattress. Also need to bring the basics like aluminum foil, plastic wrap, spices, etc. If you plan on preparing your meals- everything else you may need is available. The outside hot tub is extremely enjoyable after a day out and about. We were contacted by April before our visit and she was extremely pleasant and very helpful with lots of tips on where to go and will even pick things up for you before you stay if requested. Great service. Thank you for a memorable much needed friends weekend.

Gina H.

The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Lake Nearby
  • Mountain
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Unfenced Yard
  • Spa/Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Grill (Gas)
  • HD TV
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Keurig
  • Full Kitchen

What You Should Know

What We love

  • Heading to the lake (just a 5 minute drive away) for a day of relaxation.
  • Soaking in one of two private hot tubs on the property.
  • Driving just 15 minutes to some of Tahoe's best ski resorts.

What to know

  • Please be sure to bring a car with 4WD/AWD during the winter months.
  • The cabins have full electricity but many things plugged in can trip the breaker - we've labeled them in all the cabins to make it easy to reset.
  • The smaller cabins have space heaters, but they are well built and produce excellent heat.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 11:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 50% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 25 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • Pets are not allowed at this property under any circumstances
  • The maximum occupancy is 8 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 3
  • A credit card preauthorization of $750.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
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Still Have Questions?

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