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If you’re a history buff or just on a mission to see all “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” request Room #17 at Fish Tail Lodge, where both Prince Charles and President Jimmy Carter stayed. It’s one of four heritage suites at this historic 60-room property, composed mainly of cottages set on the tip of a peninsula on Phewa Lake, which can only be reached by boat or water shuttle.

The secluded location and unique history justify why Fish Tail Lodge (est. 1969) is more expensive than most in Lakeside, and the outdated rooms are charming nonetheless. Other amenities include a small spa, pool with bar (open seasonally), garden, restaurant, and access to boats.