When you first learn that LewMarNel’s is affiliated with and connected to a Best Western Inn, you might picture it as a fair-to-middlin’ cafe or diner, and the fact that the Station House Inn guests receive a complimentary breakfast there reinforces that image. The seasonal lunch menu is also rather limited, although dining on the deck or poolside can be a treat. The truth, however, is that dinner at LewMarNel’s is among the South Shore’s top picks for fine dining. Don’t let the down-home décor fool you; their pasta, poultry and veal join a selection of outstanding seafood and steak (a local favorite is the Medallions Vicente), and the award-winning wine list is literally an 18-page tome. After your meal you can get right back to the fun; LewMarNel’s is just a few blocks from both Heavenly Village and the lake itself.
Station House Inn
901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA