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Our Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Story: A Little Greek Motel

June 1, 2024 | Jill Amen

I’m Alex Mourelatos, General Manager of Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. As the son of Mary and Andrea Mourelatos, who began operating the property in 1978, I have spent much of my life living, working, and dedicating myself to our family-owned and operated resort. A legacy that I am proud to share with family, friends, community, and our cherished guests. As a basecamp for all things Tahoe, we have a fun-filled summer ahead, where we will welcome back many generations and get to know many more. We hope you enjoy our story and look forward to your upcoming stay.

Leave Your Worries Behind

At Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, we believe you and your family deserve a place to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Nestled on the sunny shores of North Lake Tahoe, our charming Greek-inspired resort is where you can leave your worries behind, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that will take your breath away.

Imagine. With a little planning, you can be here too—in just a few days, or even a few hours! Lounging on our warm sandy beach, taking a refreshing dip, paddling along the crystal-clear waters, or exploring our alpine mountains and meadows

Whether in one of our lake-view suites, cozy cabins, or private tent glamping, you’ll find comfort, charm, and nature’s grace in every moment.

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in Summer

Our Family-Owned, Little Greek Motel

Family-owned and operated for over 50 Years, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is steeped in rich family history. Generations return year-after-year to a simpler time, where families gather, play, and enjoy. Outdoor games, fire pits, organized beach activities, and music harken back to the charm of yesteryear and what it means for families to visit their little piece of paradise.

As a classic, lakefront family-owned resort, Mourelatos honors its Greek heritage and tradition of good old-fashioned hospitality. This personal touch creates a warm and friendly atmosphere where guests are welcomed like family—offering a sense of belonging, like returning home, again and again. Always a unique blend of warmth, comfort, and charm, with amenities designed for you to simply relax, enjoy, and cherish. 

Watch our Little Greek Hotel” video, courtesy of our long-time guest John Polachek. Get a glimpse of what makes Mourelatos so special—where everyone can find their happy place!

Remember to check out our YouTube channel for a sneak peek into all the experiences that await you. 

In the Heart of Old Lake Tahoe

Located in ‘Old Tahoe’ in Tahoe Vista, California, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort embodies the essence of a classic retreat offering more of the nostalgic aspects of Lake Tahoe—a bygone era, combining classic charm with a deep sense of history, tradition, and stewardship.

Lovingly preserved and restored by the Mourelatos family, the resort retains many of its original features yet brings a rustic luxury and historical elegance to its timeless charm. A one-of-its-kind resort in North Lake Tahoe, it transcends the typical Lake Tahoe hotel stay by reflecting on its legacy of personal hospitality. and modern comforts and amenities to ensure a memorable stay.

Relax, Enjoy, and Cherish

Staying at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort means enjoying traditional activities that have been cherished for generations. Outdoor enthusiasts can embrace all the adventures of our alpine wonderland. Hike through dense mountain forests, bike our countless trails, casting lines in the clear streams, discover scenic vistas, or embark on a thrilling rafting trip down the Truckee River. Whether you’re lounging on our sandy beach, taking a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear lake, paddling calm waters, or climbing a mountain, the natural beauty and outdoor activities will complete your days with excitement and thrill.

North Lake Tahoe’s Original Ice Cream Shop

A legend on Lake Tahoe, our old-fashioned Cable Car Ice Cream Shop can’t help but make you re-live your childhood memories when it is open during our spectacular summer days. It’s been part of the Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort for over 30 years and is where families enjoy those quintessential moments of the simplicity and joy of the ‘good old days’.

Plan Your Escape Today

Ready to discover your happy place? Book your stay at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort and experience the magic of North Lake Tahoe. Whether relaxing by the lake, exploring the great outdoors, or enjoying good old-fashioned Greek hospitality, our resort is the perfect destination for your next getaway.  

We can’t wait to welcome you to our little Greek-inspired haven on the shores of Lake Tahoe. See you soon at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort!

As part of what sets us apart, we want to talk to talk to you!

Call us directly or email us at (530) 546-9500 or info@mlrtahoe.com. 

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