Rebuilt with the intention to withstand generations of enjoyment, the ideals behind the design, construction, and operation of Cedar Crest Cottages are centered in sustainability.  

-The onsite hosts reduce emissions and traffic by not traveling to and from work, consolidating trips and carpooling as often as is practical.

-We ask guests to help conserve water and energy by reusing towels and bedding. Towels and bedding can be replaced upon request.

-Locally produced bath amenities delivered in bulk are available for guest use in refillable, Upcyclable containers.  

-Notepads in the units are made using recycled material.

-Guests are encouraged to recycle with recycle bins provided in each cottage. 

-Guests are encouraged to leave their cottage after closing windows and turning off all lights and unused appliances (such as coffee makers, etc.).  

-The site conforms to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency coverage and water run-off management practices to protect Lake Tahoe’s water quality and clarity.

-Landscaping features drought tolerant, native plants and the astro-turf lawn requires little maintenance.  

-Scrap stone was used for the flatwork and veneer.

-The Owl Cottage was moved from a lakefront parcel where it was scheduled to be demolished and hauled to the dump for disposal.

-Wood flooring was designed and engineered in a local fabrication shop using scrap material. Most of the floors have been finished with a natural vegetable oil-based finish that is free of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  

-Countertops are engineered quartz certified safe for food preparation with their non-porous surface resisting bacterial growth.    

-Stone bathroom tile was selected from remnant stock.

-All interior surfaces were painted with a Benjamin Moore professional-grade paint that is also free of VOCs. It is designated with their Green Promise® seal assuring consumers that it meets and exceeds industry environmental standards.

-Doors and windows were sealed with a water-based, low-VOC coating and provide energy efficiency with double paned construction.

-Insulation and radiant heating increase overall energy efficiency of each cottage.

-Sun Valley Bronze finish hardware for cabinets, doors and windows contains a minimum of 91% pre-consumer recycled content conforming to the SCS Recycled Content Standard V4-1.

-All appliances are Energy Star® labeled.

-Energy efficient LED lighting in all cottages.

-Dual flush toilets and low flow fixtures reduce water usage.

-Low-profile ceiling fans are a more energy efficient alternative to air conditioning in Lake Tahoe’s mild climate.   

-Leather sofas are made in the U.S.A. with certified sustainable, kiln-dried engineered hardwood and full-grain genuine leather.  

-Most of the wood components of the custom furnishings were crafted in a local shop from scrap material.

-The dining and armchairs are authentic Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs made by Herman Miller in the U.S.A.  

Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller.