What do you get when you put a modern makeover on rustic old Tahoe charm? It might look a lot like the Fireside Lodge on the very edge of civilization out toward Emerald Bay. The lodge is a newly remodeled log cabin and the suites have custom-designed stone fireplaces, refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers. Other features include an expanded continental breakfast, a cheese and wine happy hour, free WiFi, a movie library and a game room. The lodge is pet-friendly, welcoming not just dogs but other animal companions as well. It is close to many of the outdoor recreation opportunities in the area and offers complimentary access to bikes, kayaks, snowshoes and a sledding hill.