About the Lake Tahoe Area and More Details
Nearby Beaches: For those guests traveling during the summer, Lake Tahoe boasts a variety of nearby beaches. Round Hill Pines: Tahoe Blue Wave, H2O Watersports, Lakeside Bar & Grill, tennis courts, heated pool, picnic tables, live music in the summer. Sand Harbor: Fine white sand and rock formations. Bliss State Park: Stunning views of the lake, rock formations, great spot for camping. Angora Lakes: Uphill 1 mile hike to sandy beach w/ shallow water, rental boats and sailboats. Zephyr Cove: Best volleyball, 500-passenger vessel, 36-passenger catamaran, grassy area for groups, water sports and sunset bar. Pope Beach: Excellent for families, shallow water, picnic tables, grills. Emerald Bay Beach: Great for hiking and boating. Meeks Bay: Great family atmosphere, hiking, general store and snack bar. Other summer activities include biking, golfing, fishing, rafting, and tubing.
Nearby Casinos: Another major draw for Lake Tahoe is the gambling. Here is a rundown of the nearby casinos all within just a few miles of the house. MontBleu: Several entertainers, Planet Hollywood Restaurant, and Nero’s Nightclub. Harveys: Recently merged with Harrah’s, Four Diamond Property, a variety of gaming options. Harrah’s: Perhaps the best known of the casinos, several restaurants and lounges and fabulous views of Lake Tahoe. Horizon Casino Resort: Originally the Sierra Tahoe where Elvis Presley performed, hosts many summer events and houses a movie theater. Lakeside Inn & Casino: Friendly staff and favored among locals and tourists alike. On the north shore, you’ll find Cal Neva Resort Spa Casino: A top-rated resort with gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. Hyatt Regency: Located in the High Sierra Mountains, private beach and 16 ski areas. Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino: State-of-the-art slot machines and a variety of other games.
Ski: Heavenly Ski Resort: 10,040 feet, highest elevation in the Tahoe Basin, 81 trails, 26 lifts, 250″ of annual snowfall. Kirkwood Ski Resort: Peak elevation of 9800 feet, early season opening and late close, offers several clinics for skiers of all levels. Sierra-at-Tahoe: Includes one of Tahoe’s longest runs, Sugar-n-Spice, at 2.5 miles long, 3 express quad chairlifts, terrain for both skiers and snowboarders. Alpine Meadows: 13 lifts, average 300 days of sunshine each year, one of the country’s top winter resorts according to Ski and Skiing Magazine. Homewood: Spectacular views, new Mid-Mountain Pavilion, 59 runs. Sugar Bowl: 1st chairlift in California, 1st gondola in the country, over 500″ of snow each year, 84 runs. Northstar: Free Vertical Improvement clinics, Polaris Park offers tubing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling, 70 runs total. Diamond Peak: Family-friendly ski resort, 30 runs, several dining options.
Golf: Golfing is another Lake Tahoe activity that can be enjoyed for a good portion of the year. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course: Site of the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, part of Golf Digest’s prestigious Top 100, one of the country’s most challenging and beautiful courses. Incline Village Championship Course: Par 72, surrounded by Ponderosa Pines, spectacular lake views. Incline Village Mountain Course: Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., players need more accuracy than distance. Northstar-at-Tahoe: Robert Muir Graves championship course, narrow, tree-lined fairways, 14 water holes and well-placed traps. Resort at Squaw Creek: Par 71 championship, Audubon status as a certified cooperative sanctuary, and one of the ‘Top Ten Courses You Can Play’ in Golf Magazine. Bijou Municipal Golf Course: historic 9-hole public course set in High Sierra Alpine Meadows with views of Heavenly and Freel Peak. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course: First 18 hole course in South Lake Tahoe, offers private and group lessons, club rentals and power carts. Tahoe City Golf Course: 9-hole course, views of Lake Tahoe and greens that “break towards the lake”.