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WELCOME 6 SUMMER/FALL 2023 | Lake Tahoe Visitor Guide Contents Lake Tahoe Visitor Guide, ©2023 c2m media llc. all rights reserved. this publication may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the express prior written permission of c2m media llc. c2m media llc assumes no responsibility to any party for the content of any advertising in this publication, including any errors and omissions therein. by placing an order for an advertisement, the advertiser agrees to indemnify c2m media llc against any claims relating to the advertisement. at the time of printing, c2m media llc attempted to verify all information as accurate but assumes no responsibility for changes to independent business and service operations, or any other inaccuracies contained herein. call ahead to businesses and services for current information and restrictions. 10 Welcome! Enjoying and caring for Tahoe. 13 The Lake’s Clear Magic Tahoe’s water is clearer than it’s been in decades. 14 Bear Country Respecting forest royalty. 16 Tahoe Through the Ages Historic resorts to “America’s playground.” 19 Tahoe’s Top Summer Attractions Scenery, history, beaches and parks. 24 Recreation Map Roads, trails, bike paths, beaches and golf. 27 Diverse Towns Area communities are all different and inviting. 29 Glossary of Activities Browse all the fun to be had, A to Z. DIRECTORY LISTINGS 40 Dining 42 Activities 44 Shopping 45 Lodging 46 Services
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654 Lakeshore Blvd

Zephyr Cove, NV $13,900,000

Two legal residences perched on a secluded point offering incredible southwest and unobstructed views. This property has just completed an extensive renovation that includes the finest quality in style and finishes, a recently constructed pier and huge waterfront patio just steps to the water’s edge.


1458 Pittman Terrace

Glenbrook, NV $9,995,000

Newer built mountain modern lakefront 3,632 SF home with exceptional design and architecture. The property offers 50 feet of lake frontage, a pier allocation to be split between the neighbor to the north, two permitted buoys, a sandy beach easement through the adjoining property and a stairway to the water’s edge.


1266 Tamarack Drive

Glenbrook, NV $22,500,000

Magnificent mountain modern luxurious lakefront home with features that are impressive throughout. The home was just fully renovated with extensive captivating amenities. The property offers a private white sandy beach cove with a protected bay from a breakwater that ensures a calm swimming area and includes a deeded Buoy. Sells fully furnished.


413 Lakeview Ave

Zephyr Cove, NV $4,200,000

Brand new fully custom lake view home located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Elk Point Country Club. This brand-new home was built on the last remaining lot in Elk Point. This home offers 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths including 2 spacious master suites. The home offers 3 levels with bedrooms on each level with an elevator for true convenience.

Why Nevada? No State Income Tax | No Inventory Tax | No Corporate Tax | Low Property Taxes | No Inheritance Tax!



2128 Inverness

South Lake Tahoe, CA $4,500,000

Fabulous location situated on a west facing point in the main channel of Tahoe Keys with deep water boat slip and unobstructed view of Mt. Tallac. 5,802 sq. ft. of contemporary design living spaces with large picture windows throughout featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms, tandem 3-car garage, and a rooftop deck with 360-degree views.


2340 Del Norte

South Lake Tahoe, CA $1,750,000

Privately perched atop a private half acre knoll, this home features 3,660 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms, including a lock-off with separate entry, an office, 3 bedrooms, and 3-car garage. Five exterior decks and an abundance of windows throughout showcase spectacular panoramic lake and mountain views with forest laid out below.


1312 Knoll Lane

South Lake Tahoe, CA $1,798,000

Ideally situated on a double lot at the end of a private street, with prime location at the foot of Heavenly Mountain and close proximity to the lake and numerous shops and restaurants. This 2,786 sq. ft. custom built, single owner home completed in 2011. Features 4 flexible sleeping accommodations, 2 ½ bathrooms, den, finished 2-car garage, and a custom elevator in the entry foyer.


1647 Logan Creek

Glenbrook, NV $2,495,000

A home build for comfort set on a nearly full acre private eagle’s nest backing up to Forest Service land. This home features 3,193 sq. ft. of warm living spaces comprised of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with a 2-car garage, and ample storage. Enjoy filtered panoramic views from just about every room in the house, or one of the three spacious exterior decks. This quiet community features an exclusive homeowners sandy beach nearby.


Deep rivers and potholes

As summer dawns, parts of Tahoe will just be emerging from historic winter snowfall. The season was very hard on local roads, but luckily in Tahoe you don’t have to maneuver your own vehicle around potholes. North Tahoe’s TART system includes free door-to-door shuttles powered by a convenient app. Utilize one of the park and ride lots in Truckee to hop on the TART system. South Lake Tahoe has hourly buses and a variety of shuttles.

Riding a bike to a beach or other destination is a fantastic option, with numerous rental options and lovely bike path networks at many points of the lake (see “Bike Paths,” page 29). Transit buses often have bike racks to extend your explorations.

Be aware that streams will run abnormally high around the Sierra well into summer, with snow and run-off impacting high mountain trails. And despite all the water around, please stay wildfire aware, especially in the fall when vegetation has dried out.

Speaking of water, fill up your reusable water bottle with Tahoe’s pure, tasty tap water and skip single-use plastic bottles. Lake Tahoe’s water is actually clearer than it’s been in years (page 13). Please do your part to preserve it by cleaning up after yourself and pets and never dumping liquids near the lake or streams.

We hope the information in these pages helps you thoroughly enjoy your Tahoe time!

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12 SUMMER/FALL 2023 | Lake Tahoe Visitor Guide Visit Lake Tahoe’s only science center UC DAVIS TAHOE SCIENCE CENTER Incline Village, NV 3-D short films, science exhibits, and tours available Tuesday–Saturday Schedule your reservation TM Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit TART Connect A vacation from your car. Free on-demand shuttle service in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Download the App and request a ride today! Or, take TART regional transit throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. All rides are free! Truckee Tahoe City Olympic Valley West Shore Carnelian Bay Kings Beach Crystal Bay Incline Village Northstar Tahoe Vista
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Nature’s Clear Magic

Years of restoration work are allowing the lake to heal itself.

Nature has shown off its surprising healing powers at Lake Tahoe this year. Scientists at University of California Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) announced this spring that, due to the population collapse of a tiny, invasive shrimp, Lake Tahoe is clearer than it’s been in 40 years: 71.7 feet of clarity!

TERC is a world-class scientific research facility headquartered in Incline Village. Its interactive museum is open to the public, with a 3-D movie theatre and a replica of the Le Conte, the research boat used to take measurements on the lake year around. UC Davis scientists have been monitoring Tahoe’s water clarity and other data since 1958. Their research has been essential to a decades-long effort to save a body of water that was losing on average a foot of water clarity annually.

Researchers suspect that the invasive Mysis Shrimp are victims of a fungal infection. Their demise has, however, triggered an explosion in the population of Daphnia, a tiny zooplankton that the shrimp preyed on. Daphnia are a Tahoe water filter, extremely efficient at gobbling up fine particles and algae.

Nature has had a helping hand at Tahoe, however, an unprecedented local, state, regional and national effort to restore its watershed, giving the lake’s healing powers a chance to work.

Tahoe has healed itself in the past, recovering from the clear-cutting of 2/3rds of its forests in the 1860s and 1870s, timber used to build the Comstock silver mines of Virginia City. The enormity of the lake (larger in volume than all of America’s man-made reservoirs combined) and its granite-based soil helped Tahoe recover from the erosion of that period. A century later in the 1950s, Tahoe’s water clarity measured 105 feet!

But at that time, raw sewage was still being dumped directly into the lake. In 1957, a group of Tahoe-lovers became concerned about the effects of the sewage and unchecked development around the lake and formed the “League to Save Lake Tahoe,” raising awareness with soon-to-be ubiquitous “Keep Tahoe Blue” bumper stickers. In 1969, the concern for Tahoe’s future made it all the way to the U.S. Congress, who created the bi-state Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to manage growth within the Tahoe Basin.

For the next decades, Tahoe’s clarity continued to drop a foot a year. In 1997, Tahoe’s biggest landlord, the Federal Government, stepped in. President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore visited Tahoe that summer and, with the bi-partisan support of Congress, signed a bill that funded major restoration projects in the watershed. In the decade that followed, the decline in Tahoe’s water clarity slowed, stabilized, and then had a 4-year stretch where clarity improved by 13 feet!

This past, huge winter would be expected to cloud measurements this summer, with increased snow run-off carrying more sediment and pollutants into the lake. But with the return of Mysis Shrimp not expected for a few years, the Daphnia will continue to work their magic. When the shrimp do return, UC Davis staff and students have been dreaming up ways to harvest and process them into dog treats!

In the future, climate change is predicted to have the greatest impact on Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. TERC has created an augmented reality app, “Find Tahoe Tessie,” that includes climate change themes in interactive games, videos and quizzes. Tessie is the nickname of Tahoe’s “sea monster,” with reported sightings through the years, but none captured on film. Now using the app, young and old can snap a photo with an adorable version of our inland sea creature.

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Bear Country

Getting along with our wild neighbors.

A Tahoe bear nick-named Hank the Tank gained national notoriety last year, accused of breaking into numerous houses in South Lake Tahoe, looking for food. All Tahoe communities share their forests with Black Bears—the Lake Tahoe Basin has the second highest population density of Black Bears in North America!

American Black Bears are omnivores and can range from black to cinnamon in color. Most adults weight between 200 and 350 pounds, but some males are over 600 pounds! Bears normally try to avoid humans, but they have one of the most powerful senses of smell in the animal kingdom and are aggressive foragers. Bears look at unprotected food as an open invitation, whether that’s an open door to a vacation cabin, garbage left out in unsecured cans or bags, or dog food and snacks left in a parked car over-night. When they smell food in a parked car at night, bears can open unlocked doors or break windows and crawl inside, sometimes causing serious damage to the interior.

If you spot a bear, keep your distance and don’t disturb it. If the bear is up a tree, give it space to climb down and run into the woods. Hopefully, you’ll be treated to the sight of one of these majestic animals enjoying a Tahoe summer day, just like you and me.

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Tahoe Through the Ages

Historic resorts to “America’s Playground.”

The first inhabitants of the Tahoe region were the Washoe, Maidu and Paiute Native American tribes. Three bands of the Washoe tribe summered along the Tahoe shoreline, hunting, fishing, and collecting medicinal plants. They were master basket weavers, creating practically water-tight containers (examples are on display at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City).

The first European explorers of the region included “mountain men” trappers aided by the largely peaceful Washoe. But all the region’s tribes were soon to be over-whelmed by thousands of prospectors and settlers drawn to the Sierra by the California Gold Rush and Comstock Lode silver strike. While the Washoe continued to spend summers at Tahoe into the 20th Century, they were soon forced onto reservation land near Carson City, only gaining a presence back at their “Lake of the Sky” early in the late 1990s with the Tribe’s lease of Meeks Bay Resort and access to ceremonial grounds at Skunk Harbor on the East Shore.

The discovery of the Comstock Lode spelled disaster for Tahoe’s forests too, old-growth trees clear-cut to provide timber supports for mining tunnels in Virginia City, NV. Elaborate flumes and rail systems transported the logs over the East Shore mountains toward the mines, their evidence still visible on the “scars” on the mountainside above Sand Harbor State Park. The immense wealth of the Comstock Lode (its silver helped finance the Union’s victory in the Civil War) helped create opulent summer resorts at Tahoe City, Brockway Springs, Glenbrook and present-day Tallac Historic Site. A narrow-gauge railway connected the trans-continental rail tracks in Truckee with Tahoe Tavern Hotel & Casino in Tahoe City, the rails extending onto a pier where passengers unloaded only steps from Steamer Tahoe and other “launches,” carrying them to resorts around the lake.

Between World Wars, Tahoe’s fame continued to grow. CalNeva Resort Casino opened at Crystal Bay in 1926 and attracted the rich and famous of the day. Frank Sinatra purchased the CalNeva in 1960 and often hosted his “Rat Pack” buddies Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and others (including Marilyn Monroe and Bobby Kennedy who, according to unsubstantiated rumors, used its hidden tunnels for a tryst). The CalNeva was recently owned by software billionaire, Larry Ellison, who kept it closed to the public, but he sold the property this spring to an investment firm.

Tahoe’s reputation as a world-class winter destination was boosted with the awarding of the 1960 Winter Olympics to Squaw Valley (recently renamed Palisades Tahoe). The region now boasts 23 downhill and cross-country ski resorts, some offering a range of summer activities (Palisades, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar, Tahoe XC and Tahoe Donner).

Explore Tahoe’s history at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe History Museum in South Lake Tahoe, and Donner Memorial State Park in Truckee.

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Steamer Tahoe pulls away from Tallac House pier on it’s delivery of vacationers and goods around the lake, circa 1900. PHOTO COURTESY OF JIM BELL COLLECTION.
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Tahoe’s Top Summer Attractions

Scenery, history, trails and beaches

Emerald Bay

Tahoe’s iconic view, Emerald Bay is surrounded by steep mountain sides and dotted with an island topped by a stone tea house. Highway 89 hugs the cliffs above the lake, with parking in 3 lots, plus a few highway-side spots. Eagle Falls tumbles down cliffs below the road into Emerald Bay State Park. A 1.7-mile hike leads to the lakeshore and Vikingsholm “castle,” constructed in 1929 and one of the finest examples of historic Scandinavian architecture in the Western Hemisphere.

Sand Harbor State Park

A marvelous combination of protected cove, rocky point, giant granite boulders and a long, sandy beach, this state park fills its parking lot quickly on many summer days. Transport alternatives include five-time daily buses from Reno and free micro-shuttles hailed by a TNT-TMA app.

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Emerald Bay and Fannette Island. COURTESY PHOTO

Heavenly Village & Stateline Casinos

Heavenly Village and nearby casinos, bars and shops are Tahoe’s nucleus of man-made fun. Many spots feature live music, with 24-hour gaming across the Nevada stateline. An incredibly scenic gondola ride travels up to 9,123-foot elevation and viewing platform, mountain lodge, ropescourse and “mountain-coaster.”

Downtown Truckee

Truckee’s authentic “Old West” downtown, bisected by the Transcontinental Railroad, has an entertaining variety of quality restaurants, unique shops and modern-day “saloons.” Trails and bike paths head out in multiple directions, including along the Truckee River and to nearby Martis Valley.

Tahoe City, State Park & Museums

Lake Tahoe’s only outlet is the Truckee River in Tahoe City, where a dam controls the top six feet of the lake. Lean over the railing of “Fanny Bridge” to watch the giant trout below. Bike paths and sidewalks lead from Gatekeeper Museum throughout this scenic town of unique shops, restaurants and “watering-holes.”

Sugar Pine Point State Park

This park gives a glimpse back in history with its lovely Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, surrounding grounds and boat houses. But it is also features a beautiful shoreline and trails through a forest populated with its name-sake tree.

Donner Memorial State Park

A statue and museum at this state park tell the stories of the infamous Donner Party and other Western pioneers. A trail leads to the sandy shoreline of Donner Lake.

Olympic Valley, Palisades Tahoe

This beautiful alpine valley was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Palisades Tahoe Village features outdoor dining spots and a spectacular aerial tram, traveling up 2,000 vertical feet to a high mountain lodge with a small Olympic museum.

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D.L. Bliss State Park

Enormous granite boulders dot this scenic park, whose highlight is its white sand beach, turquoise waters and rocky coves. A trail from Bliss clings the cliffs to Emerald Bay State Park to the south.

Tallac Historic Site & Beaches

Connected by bike trail with South Lake Tahoe, the Historic Site’s white sand beaches and green lawns extend down a long stretch of lakeshore. Stroll past historic mansions or dip your toes in Lake Tahoe.

Old Highway 40

This route parallels Interstate 80 on the path taken by pioneers and the Trans Continental railroad over the Sierra Nevada Range. The highway curves up between steep cliffs to a scenic bridge and views over Donner Lake. Near the top of the pass are the original, now-abandoned train tunnels and “Chinese wall” constructed in the 1860s.

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The Region’s Diverse Towns


This bi-state community stretches for city blocks to either side of 18 miles of highways 50 and 89, with the concentration of visitor attractions close to the state border: Heavenly Village and its scenic gondola, plus Hard Rock, Harrah’s, Harveys and Bally’s casinos. The community has several beautiful public beaches.


Small resort towns dot Lake Tahoe’s north and west shores. Gambling is legal in Incline Village and at nearby Nevada state line casinos. In Kings Beach and Tahoe City, sidewalks travel past a large variety of unique shops and restaurants. Palisades Tahoe Resort and its scenic tram ride and base village are approximately seven miles from Tahoe City.


Truckee is an historically significant Old West frontier town, Intercontinental Railroad depot, and pioneering winter sports resort. Many downtown Truckee buildings are over 100 years old and now house quality shops, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries. Northstar resort is 6 miles to the east.


Downtown Reno has a number of well-known casinos, some interconnected. Riverwalk District’s shops, dining and Whitewater Park are nearby. Reno’s Mid-Town is an eclectic shopping and dining destination. Other Reno casino/hotels include Atlantis, Grand Sierra and the Nugget. Nevada Museum of Art and National Auto Museum are popular attractions.


Carson City is the state capital and home to the Nevada State Museum and Nevada Railroad Museum. The wide Carson Valley has dramatic vistas and the towns Minden/Gardnerville and Genoa, the latter Nevada’s oldest settlement.


The site of the historic Comstock Lode silver strike, Virginia City thrived from 1860 to 1875. Now the well-preserved downtown of shops, restaurants, saloons and churches, connected by wooden boardwalks, give visitors a wonderful look into the Old West.

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Reno Truckee Tahoe City
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A Glossary of Things-To-Do

Fun from A to Z.


See “Casinos.”

Art Galleries

See “Shopping”

Beaches [Also–Picnics, swimming, wading] All of Tahoe’s beaches are smaller this summer due to high lake levels following this past winter’s record snowfall. Still, many lovely meetings of sand and water are to be found around Tahoe’s 72-mile shoreline. For a quick video tour of 8 Great Tahoe Beaches, scan this QR Code.

Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is a scenic gem with 3 unique beaches. However, Its parking lots fills quickly on most summer mornings, then requiring a shuttle ride or trek down a three-mile bike path to reach the park. In South Tahoe, wide Nevada Beach and Baldwin Beach are both good bets this summer. On the North Shore, Kings Beach, Moon Dunes and Tahoe City’s Commons Beach have a wide variety of

beach, lawns and playgrounds. West End Beach at Donner Lake near Truckee features large lawns and shade trees.

Bike Parks Truckee has an excellent bike park with beginner to expert jump lines. Northstar California ski resort becomes an enormous mountain bike park in summer with jumps, features, single track and uphill transportation on ski lifts modified to carry bikes. Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe public bike parks have beginner to intermediate flow lines and pump-tracks.

Bike Paths

[Also– Cruisers, E-bikes, inline skating, jogging strollers] Smoothly paved and separated from vehicle traffic, bike paths are popular with locals and visitors alike.

Curving along the lake shore, following the Truckee River, or meandering through forests, meadows and neighborhoods, these are lovely journeys by foot or wheels. Although called bike paths, pedestrians and their dogs have right of way, so the paths are not always appropriate for cranking it up on a bike.

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Water toys awaiting another fun summer day. PHOTO BY MIKE EADINGTON

South Lake Tahoe’s network of bike paths includes scenic rides to several beaches to the west. Incline Village’s path to Sand Harbor has stunning views and accesses several small coves. Tahoe City is the center of over 19 miles of connected bike path, including the popular route along the Truckee River to Olympic Valley and the 12-mile journey down the West Shore to Sugar Pine Point State Park and Meeks Bay. Truckee’s network of paths includes the Legacy Trail, a 4.4mile ride along the Truckee River.

Bird Watching

In spring and fall, a number of migratory birds linger in this region. The larger wetlands of the Upper Truckee River, Carson Valley and Little Truckee host a wide variety of species. Year around, look to the sky for osprey, red-tail hawk and the occasional bald eagle. Or have mountain chickadee eating out of your hand on “chickadee ridge,” a short hike east of Nevada Highway 431 in Tahoe Meadows.

Boating [Also–Rentals, charters,

launching, parasailing] Boat rentals and launching, jet ski, kayak and paddle-board rentals are available at marinas surrounding Lake Tahoe, including in Tahoe City, Sunnyside, Homewood, Tahoe Keys, Ski Run and Tahoe Vista. Water sports rentals are also found near many hotels and lakefront restaurants, including the Beacon in South Lake Tahoe and Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Parasailing is available on both North and South Shores. Or board a vintage yacht for a voyage of fine wine and fine scenery with Tahoe Tastings.

Pay attention to weather forecasts and wind direction before taking any boating trip on Tahoe. Be advised before diving headfirst into the middle of Lake Tahoe from a boat on a hot summer day that the water just four feet down might be a shocking 40 degrees F colder than the air.

If you’d rather experience Lake Tahoe from the comfort of a cruise boat, the M.S. Dixie in Zephyr Cove and Tahoe Gal in Tahoe City depart daily. Sailing charters are available in Tahoe City and Tahoe Keys.

Casinos [Also– Arcades]

Stateline in South Tahoe is home to the region’s famous, large casino towers—Harrah’s, Harveys, Bally’s and Hard Rock Hotel—all adjacent to each other. All feature 24-hour slots and table games, plus entertainment, dining and lodging. Crystal Bay on the northern state line has 2 smaller casinos, with the Hyatt nearby in Incline Village. Those looking for Tahoe’s best arcades should also head to the casinos, Harveys being one favorite spot to play.

Cycling [Also–Road-biking] Reno

local Greg LeMond was the first non-European to win the Tour de France, and his legs muscles were built on punishing Tahoe climbs like the Mt. Rose Highway’s 4,400-foot ascent and 2,500-foot descent to Lake Tahoe.

For those at ease on narrow mountain roads, the region is full of challenges. Chief among them is the infamous Death Ride bicycle race, winding over steep mountain passes south of Tahoe.

The belt-notch Tahoe ride for many cyclists is circling the lake, a 72-mile journey that can be turned into a “century” with a 28-mile out-and-back to Truckee. The road around the lake features a mostly adequate, single-file shoulder, but there are also stretches with little to no shoulder on East Shore and near Emerald Bay. Ride clockwise if you want to maximize lake views. Highway 89 from Squaw Valley to Truckee has wider bike lanes and can be part of an alternate around-the-lake route that includes a 1,385-foot climb over Brockway Summit on Highway 267.

Other popular road rides include climbing Ward and Blackwood Canyons on the West Shore. Climb almost 1200 vertical feet in 3 miles on Old Highway 40 from Donner Lake over the Sierra Crest. Or to dial it back and cruise, see Bike Paths.

Dining See “Dining Directory” on page 40.

Disc Golf Challenging courses are found at Incline Village, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee and North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista.

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SUMMER/FALL 2023 | Lake Tahoe Visitor Guide 31 TRAILHEAD MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTALS 530.583.5475 | 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City truly connect 205 RIVER ROAD TAHOE CITY 530.583.3770 Hot Slices, Cold Beer, Subs, Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas and More!

Dog Walks and Swims Dogs

the world-over drool to come to Lake Tahoe. No ticks, no poison oak, water everywhere, forests to bound through, squirrels to chase, and humans picnicking and dropping scraps. Dogs are not welcome on all of Tahoe’s beaches, however, so head for Kiva Beach in South Tahoe, Zephyr Cove on East Shore, Coon Street Beach in Kings Beach, Patton Beach in Carnelian Bay, or Hurricane Bay near Blackwood Canyon on the West Shore. Dogs on lease or under voice command are welcome on most trails in the area. Water-sprinkled hiking trails include Meeks Bay creek, Glen Alpine, Five Lakes, Shirley Canyon in Olympic Valley, Truckee River Legacy, and Donner Memorial State Park.


Breweries throughout Tahoe and Reno produce award-winning “suds,” served up in brew pubs or in taprooms that also pour beer from around the world. Local favorites include Fifty/Fifty, Tahoe Cold Water and Alibi Ale. Craft brewery Tahoe National in Tahoe City. Drives The 72mile drive around Lake Tahoe can be a scenic 2 to 3 hours or an all-day adventure with entertaining side trips. Lunch stops include lakefront restaurants, food trucks, or picnic at a beach park. Other scenic drives include Mt. Rose Highway 431 and highways south of Lake Tahoe: 89, 88 and 4.

Equestrian Horseback trails rides are available from stables in Alpine Meadows, Camp Richardson, Zephyr Cove, Piping Rock and Tahoe Donner. Horses are allowed on many regional hiking trails.

Fishing [Also–Charters, fly-fishing] Charter fishing boats leave from marinas around Lake Tahoe most every morning of the summer, many seeking large Mackinaw Trout. Fly fishing spots include the upper and lower Truckee River, Little Truckee River, and upper Carson River tributaries south of Tahoe.

Four-Wheeling [Also– Off-road vehicle, dirt biking] The Rubicon Trail is an epic off-road journey, labeled “the crown jewel of all off-highway trails.” The route crosses the Sierra Crest for a technical 22-miles from McKinney-Rubicon, on Tahoe’s west shore, to near Georgetown in the California foothills. It rates a “10” difficulty on a scale of 10. Four-wheelers and two-wheelers seeking more wide-open spaces head toward Northern Nevada’s countless off-road trails and dirt roads.

Gambling See “Casinos.”

Gliding [Also– Hang gliding, ultra-lights]

Commercial glider plane rides are available from the Truckee and Minden airports. Powered hang glider rides depart from Carson City Airport. All three operations usually take customers over parts of Lake Tahoe. Experienced hang gliders sometimes launch from Slide Mountain Highway off Mt. Rose Highway 431, where summer updrafts along the steep Eastern Sierra can power record flights.

Golf Reno/Tahoe has a well-deserved reputation for great golf, from high-end championship courses to relaxed local links.

Edgewood Tahoe at Stateline is the “Pebble Beach” of the mountains, home to the nationally televised American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. South Tahoe has three additional public links.

Numerous well-known golf architects have designed courses in Truckee and Northern Nevada. Public course options near Truckee include the Jack Nicklaus-designed Old Greenwood and Peter Jacobson-designed Grey’s Crossing.

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SUMMER/FALL 2023 | Lake Tahoe Visitor Guide 33 Family-friendly | Affordable | Fun Oldest Golf Course in Lake Tahoe 251 NORTH LAKE BLVD, TAHOE CITY (behind SaveMart) Book your tee time or private event | 530.583.1516 | Tee-up at the historic Tahoe City Golf Course. Enjoy golf with a view, bocce ball, dining at Café Zenon, walking distance to downtown Tahoe City and Commons Beach. JOIN US! Open 6 days a week • Monday-Saturday 11 am–5 pm In the Cobblestone Center next to Pineapple 530.584.0220 Everything Your Dog Needs for Land & Lake Fun! Tahoe City

Entertaining and historic 9-hole courses are found at Tahoe City and in Kings Beach at Old Brockway, where in 1934 Bing Crosby created the pro-am tournament that is now the ATT National at Pebble Beach. Nearby, Incline Village has two beautiful courses.

Hiking [Also–Escaping the crowds, forestbathing, adventure treks] Tahoe has ideal hikes for most every day and every mood.

The Tahoe Rim Trail is one of three iconic trails that originate or pass through the region, the others being the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails. You can pick up sections of the Rim Trail at 12 trailheads, enjoying out-and-backs or point-to-point with a shuttle. Popular trailheads include Tahoe Meadows, off Nevada Highway 431 above Incline Village, Brockway Summit on Highway 267, Echo Lakes near Interstate 50, and Spooner Summit on Interstate 50. The Pacific Crest Trail can be accessed at numerous trailheads in the region. All three trails travel through the spectacular granite landscapes of Desolation Wilderness, the nation’s most visited wilderness area (requiring permits for overnight stays).

Many lovely hiking trails wind through the woods at lower elevations, some in state parks, others accessed from neighborhood roads. Look to our recreation map on page 24 for suggestions.

For adventurous, off-trail hikers, the Sierra Nevada Range offers endless peak-bagging and backcountry route finding. As with all travel in Tahoe backcountry, go prepared with cellphone charged and adequate water and clothing.



[Also–Single track, fire roads] The entire Northern Sierra is a mountain biking mecca of single-track and fire road fun, from classic granite descents to newly built routes that curve and bounce fluidly down mountain sides.

Flume Trail is the most iconic of Lake Tahoe routes, a breathtaking trek along mountain ridges and cliff side, including single-track following the route of an old lumber flume. This classic fat-tire ride is made more accessible with a shuttle service that cuts out the painful road climbing part of the loop.

Turn to the map on page 24 for more information on popular trails. Local bike shops are great sources for in-depth information on adventures to match your goals.

Museums Interesting area museums include Donner Emigrant Trail Museum outside Truckee, Tahoe City’s Gatekeepers Museum and Native American basket collection, and Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Incline Village.

Nearby museums and historic sites include Nevada Museum of Art and National Auto Museum in Reno, Nevada Museum and Nevada Railroad Museum in Carson City, and tours and museums in Virginia City, NV.


The South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena is an excellent indoor facility with an NHL-sized rink. Check for their updated summer schedule.

Ice Skating

Jet Skiing See “Boating”

Kayaking See “Paddling”

Kite Boarding [Also– Windsurfing, Hobiecatting] Lake Tahoe and other nearby lakes often have summer afternoon winds. Storm fronts can whip up whitecapped action off Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista and South Lake Tahoe. Wet suits are advised, even on warm afternoons, as lake surface temperatures can drop on windy days.

Miniature Golf Find mini-golf fun at Kings Beach Miniature Golf or Magic Carpet Golf locations in South Lake Tahoe and Carnelian Bay. Heavenly Village lays out holes on its plaza during summer months.

[Also– SUP and flatwater kayaking] Lake Tahoe’s crystal-clear waters—every shade of blue from near-black to turquoise—are a magnetic attraction for paddle boarders and kayakers. There are multiple Tahoe marinas that offer launching and rentals. Many of the most popular beach locations have rentals and convenient parking. East Shore’s mix of undeveloped shoreline, numerous coves, hidden beaches, and huge granite boulders make it a favorite adventure, normally accessed through Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, with rentals available. Emerald Bay is the great paddle adventure on the West Shore, accessed from D.L. Bliss State Park to the north or Baldwin Beach to the south.

As with all boating on Lake Tahoe, pay attention to weather forecasts and wind direction. For information on multi-day paddles around the lake go to

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(530) 583-9000 ll Eadington Gallery in Tahoe City, CA & High Mountain Imagery in Kings Beach, CA
“Lake Tahoe’s Premier Photographic Gallery”
Offering artist services, giclees, sign printing, custom printing and many other services. Come by and meet the makers! Exciting News! The Eadington‘s High Mountain Imagery production studio and digital imaging is relocating to Kings Beach, CA.
“Tahoe’s Premier Production & Image Studio “

Photography Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park and Old Highway 40 above Donner Lake are classic Tahoe vistas. The scenic pull-out on Nevada Highway 431 above Incline Village has gorgeous views, day or night. The Heavenly gondola provides spectacular lake vistas and Palisades Tahoe tram travels up a mountain ridge that inspired Walt Disney’s design for Frontier Land. Day trips include silver mining boomtown Virginia City, the ghost town of Bodie, and high desert landscapes around Pyramid Lake and Black Rock Desert.


[Also– Playing fields] South Lake Tahoe has an excellent recreation and swim center with three nearby playing fields. Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista have numerous playgrounds and play fields, both along the lakeshore and at the North Tahoe Regional Park. Tahoe City

Commons Beach has a playground and lawn. In Truckee, head for Truckee River Regional Park.

River Floating [Also– Innertubing, family rafting] The lower Truckee River from Tahoe City to River Ranch is a family-friendly stretch of moderate white water that is one of the region’s most popular summer attractions. Two commercial rafting operations serve this stretch—book ahead. if you launch in your own inner-tube or raft, you’ll want to leave a car near River Ranch, but not in their parking lot unless you are dining or staying there. In Truckee, inner tubers launch near the junction of Highway 89 and West River Street and float to Legacy Trail Bridge or Glenshire Bridge. Portions of the upper Truckee River near Myers can also offer gentle enjoyment for inner tubers but beware of obstacles on the float to Tahoe Keys. In early summer, be aware that river levels throughout the region may be too swift for casual floating.

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Rock Climbing [Also–Bouldering] Tahoe’s most popular climbing destinations are Donner Summit, near Truckee, and Lover’s Leap, off Highway 50 west of Echo Summit. Old Highway 40 travels up from Donner Lake to numerous granite cliffs with traditional routes of all grades. Lover’s Leap is renowned for multiple-pitch routes reaching up to 600 feet. Climbers have ferreted out excellent granite bouldering around Tahoe’s woods—look to web or print climbing guides for the continually expanding areas.

Ropes Courses [Also– Adventure parks, ziplines] Tahoe Treetop Adventure parks have three locations—Tahoe Vista, Olympic Valley and Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City—with rope courses, zip-lines and a “leap of faith.” Heavenly in South Tahoe has a fun ropes course and alpine slide at the top of the gondola lift.

Sailing See “Boating”

Scenic Rides

[Also– Aerial tram, gondola lift] Tahoe boasts two breathtakingly scenic aerial rides. Heavenly’s gondola travels from near Stateline in South Lake Tahoe straight up the mountainside and connects with another lift, trails and rides.

Palisades Tahoe’s large aerial tram is a spectacular ride up a cliff face to the resort’s High Camp lodge.

Skate Parks

Fun skate parks are found in Truckee and South Lake Tahoe.

Shopping Boutiques, art galleries, gift and souvenirs shops are clustered in Truckee’s downtown, Heavenly Village/ Stateline, Tahoe City, Incline Center and Kings Beach, all with lunch and coffee spots. Look to our Directory, page 44, for more information on shops and galleries.

Swimming [Also–Open-water] Lake Tahoe is DEEP and COLD, but its top 3 feet can become refreshingly swim-able during most Augusts and Septembers, the surface water temperature near 70 degrees F and warmer in sandy shallows on summer afternoons off South Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista and Sand Harbor beaches. To enjoy Tahoe’s water clarity, wear swim goggles or a mask. Or take a dip in the lower Truckee River, basically Lake Tahoe in motion.

There are excellent indoor public pools in South Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Incline Village

Trail Running See “Hiking”

Walking [Also–Handicap access]

Paved bike and walking paths are found throughout the region. Popular stretches include South Lake Tahoe to Tallac Historic Site and nearby beaches, Tahoe City to Meeks Bay or down the river to Palisades Tahoe, Incline Village to Sand Harbor, and Truckee along the river to Glenshire. Relatively level dirt trails include those at Sugar Pine Point State Park, Donner State Park, and behind Meeks Bay Resort. Scan this QR Code to visit the Tahoe Journeys YouTube Channel, with short videos on “8 Great Tahoe Walks” and “8 Great Tahoe Beaches.”

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Water Skiing

[Also– Wake Boarding, Wake Surfing, Lessons] On calm summer mornings, Tahoe’s surface is an almost perfect mirror to the green forests and blue sky—a waterskiing nirvana. West Shore locations are often wind protected, with lessons and rentals available at Sunnyside Marina and High Sierra Waterski School at Homewood Marina, and rentals from Tahoe City Marina. At Ski Run Marina and other locations around the lake, numerous companies rent boats for wake boarding or wake surfing—the latter fun even in minor wind-chop because it requires slower boat speeds. Pay attention to current weather forecasts before planning any boating trip on Lake Tahoe. Other area lakes with boat launches include Donner Lake and Fallen Leaf Lake.

Whitewater Rafting

[Also– Whitewater kayaking] Portions of the Truckee River Canyon between Truckee and Verdi feature Class 3 and 4 rapids. Tahoe Whitewater Tours runs commercial day trips on the Truckee River as well as Carson River and forks of the American River.

Zoos To see animals from around the world, head to Animal Ark, located north of Reno, providing sanctuary for orphaned, injured, or non-releasable wildlife.

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Bridgetender is a true local’s favorite, with excellent burgers, starters, salads and a large selection of beer on tap. Outdoors: Riverfront dining in a spacious patio and bar. Indoors: Rustic and warm dining room and bar. Take out, too! More on page 36.

65 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.3342



Elegant, unique cuisine with spectacular lake views, Christy Hill is a beloved favorite of Tahoe fine dining. Chef Andrew Shimer brings a creative touch to the ever-changing dinner menu. The restaurant’s lakefront garden, The Sand Bar, serves wine, beer and snacks. More on page 10.

115 Grove Street, Tahoe City




This family-friendly restaurant is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients from thoughtfully sourced farms and purveyors. Guests can enjoy quality dishes, an extensive bar menu, and nightly events with a view of Lake Tahoe. Indoor/outdoor dining available. More on page 28.

599 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.2233



Two locations serve up all-natural, hand-thrown, New York-style pizza, plus authentic Mexican specialties, mouthwatering sandwiches, and beer on tap. Tahoe City’s restaurant is in a log cabin with a deck on the river. The convenient Truckee location has generous outdoor seating. More on pages 28 and 31.

205 River Road, Tahoe City 530.583.3770

11782 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee 530.536.5035

Business Directory



Outstanding scenic dining! Jakes’ menu specializes in fresh seafood and delicious Hawaiian inspired appetizers. The large outdoor patios look out from Lake Tahoe’s beautiful North Shore. Serving lunch and dinner, with online ordering available. More on page 37.

780 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 550.583.0188



This restaurant’s lakeview, wind-protected deck is a Tahoe summer classic. Jason’s also serves classics dishes like prime rib, baked chicken, burgers and sandwiches. More on page 43.

8338 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach 530.546.3315



Treat yourself to drinks and dining at the iconic River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant. A landmark since the late 1800’s, River Ranch is known for the lively, spacious outdoor patio and the more intimate and historic river-view dining room and bar. More on page 22.

2285 River Road, Alpine Meadows 530.583.4264



Breakfast, lunch and dinner of allAmerican favorites and new, delicious creations. Indoors, Rosie’s features entertaining décor and popular bar. Outdoors tables have lakeviews.

571 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.8504


Brewery & Restaurant

Enjoy freshly brewed beers, wines, cocktails and delicious food, with spacious dining, entertainment space and large bar indoors and heated, lakeview deck outdoors. Located below Safeway in Tahoe City. More on page 26.

850 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City




Seasonal Asian & Californian

Since 1978, Chef Dale has developed a fusion of California and Asian influences, using ‘Cuisine Unique’ to describe the fresh and simple aesthetics. With a warm ambiance and lake views, the family-run business celebrates 44 years of exceptional food and service. More on page 14.

640 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe City 530.583.5700


10010 Bridge St., Truckee 530.587.2161


868 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village 775.833.1030


11197 Brockway Road, Truckee 530.587.2337

OLD POST OFFICE—breakfast/lunch

5245 North Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay 530.546.3205


10096 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee 530.587.4694


10770 Donner Pass Road, Truckee




625 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.1377

WEST SHORE MARKET—deli & grocery 1780 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.584.2475

ZA’S—Italian 120 Grove St., Tahoe City 530.583.9292

40 SUMMER/FALL 2023 | Lake Tahoe Visitor Guide WINNER BLUESTONE JEWELRY TAHOE CITY 495 N Lake Blvd, Suite 170 530-581-4298 BLUESTONE JEWELRY & WINE TRUCKEE 10046 Donner Pass Road, #3 530-582-0429



Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe



1900 Jamison Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe



180 Lake Parkway, Stateline 855.681.0119


1169 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe


FIRE + ICE—American

Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe



2435 Venice Dr., South Lake Tahoe



3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe


FRIDAY’S STATION—steak & seafood

Harrahs Casino, Stateline 775.586.4988


Harvey’s Casino, Stateline 775.586.6868


4125 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe



2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe



2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe



Hard Rock Casino, Stateline 884.588.7625

RED HUT—breakfast/lunch

3 locations in South Tahoe 530.544.1595


787 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe


SPROUTS CAFÉ—vegetarian

3123 Harrison St., South Lake Tahoe



4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe



117 US 50, Stateline 775.588.8588



Tours & watersports rentals

Serving up the best in Tahoe fun and natural beauty, including kayak and paddle board rentals and tours, mountain biking and hiking tours, rock climbing, corporate trips and events, even paddle board yoga. Specializing in exceptional service. More on page 18.

7010 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista 530.913.9212


Wine tasting cruises

Join Lake Tahoe’s only wine tasting boat cruise aboard the “Golden Rose”, a 1953 Chris Craft Venetian Water Taxi! 2-hour sightseeing cruises operate May – October with up to 4 cruises a day, 7 days a week. More on page 17.

2435 Venice Dr., South Lake Tahoe 530.494.9222


Interactive museum & films

On the bottom floor of the University of California, Davis’ Tahoe Environmental Research Center, this is fun for all ages, with interactive displays, wonderful 3-D films and special presentations. More on page 12.

291 Country Club Dr., Incline Village

775.881.7566 tahoesciencecenter


Rope courses & zip lines

#1 Activity on Trip Advisor! Courses for every level of athleticism with multiple tree platforms connected by zip lines, bridges, or “events.” It adds up to over 2 hours of fun for the entire family! More on page 5.

Three locations: Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Olympic Valley 530.807.1004


980 Incline Way, 775.832.1300


760 U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove 775.589.4906


6600 Donner Road, Tahoe Vista



10981 Truckee Way, 530.582.7720


1180 Rufus Allen Blvd., 530.542.6056



Lessons & rentals

For 45 summers, High Sierra has been introducing visitors and locals to the thrills of Tahoe water sports, now including water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, tubing, knee boarding and wake skating lessons. Or rent a boat, jet ski, paddle board, canoe or kayak. More on page 39.

5190 West Lake Blvd., Homewood 530.525.1214


Environmental protection

Boats entering the Lake Tahoe Basin are required to be inspected prior to launching. Clean, drain and dry all watercraft before arriving at an inspection station. There a friendly inspector will check your boat for invasive species. Locations near Meyers, Alpine Meadows and Spooner Summit (US-50, CA-89 & NV28). Optional inspection appointments are available for $15. More on page 33. 888-824-6267


Rentals, marina & repairs

Premium boat, wake surfing, jet ski, paddle board and kayak rentals. Located next to Sunnyside Restaurant, 2 miles from Tahoe City. Experience the beauty of Tahoe on the lake from an iconic Tahoe location. More on page 23.

1835 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.7201

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Rentals & Hobie sales

Take advantage of this convenient rental location at Tahoe City’s Commons Beach, with lessons and tours offered too! The nearby Tahoe City shop is North Lake Tahoe’s Hobie kayak and pedal board dealer, plus SUP sales. More on page 31.

521 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.4336


Rentals & marina services

Offering boat, slip and buoy rentals, this waterfront complex includes shopping and lakefront dining. It is one of Tahoe’s oldest marinas, recently renovated and enlarged. Powerboats and sailboats are available for rental and fishing charters leave daily. More on page 28.

700 North Lk. Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.1039


Guided River Rafting

Offering whitewater rafting tours near Lake Tahoe and beyond, led by guides

with 25+ years of experience. The safety of guests and staff is always their top priority, whether on the river or in their shuttle buses. More on page 39.

10068 Hirshdale Rd., Truckee 530.587.5777


Clear Crystal Kayak rentals

Transparent kayaks and paddleboards provide an incredible view of Tahoe’s clear waters. Rent or take a guided tour to Sand Harbor and other beaches. Kayaks come with waterproof phone cases, speakers, USB plug, binoculars, goggles, snorkels, cooler and selfie sticks. More on Back Cover.

8612 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach 201 Village Blvd., Incline Village 530.553.1771


retail, rentals & services

900 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.544.0200


rentals & tours

7010 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista 530.913.9212

TRUCKEE RIVER RAFTING—rentals & shuttle

175 W. River Road, Tahoe City 530.583-1111



Demo rentals, sales & service

One of the region’s premier bike shops, offering rentals and demos, mountainand road-bike repair, plus clothing and gear, with a staff knowledgeable about local trails and conditions.

620 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.2500


Rentals & trail system

Offering mountain bike rentals plus a large system of single-track and fire roads, Tahoe XC is fun for all levels of riders. The lodge has apparel and gear. Call ahead for bike rental reservations. More on page 31.

925 Country Club Dr., Tahoe City 530.583.5475


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Sales, rentals & service

With two locations and a wide variety of mountain and road bikes to rent. The stores have a large selection of equipment and gear, plus clothing, books and full bike service shop. More on page 36.

11400 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530.582.0909

1602 Olympic Valley Road., Olympic Valley 530.581.4707

SOUTH SHORE BIKES—rentals, sales

871 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe 530.544.7433



Community course

A family-friendly golf facility located in the heart of Tahoe City, this fun and challenging 9-hole, par-33 course is surrounded by towering pine trees with views of Lake Tahoe. More on page 33. 251 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530-583-1516


180 Lake Parkway, Stateline 888.881.8659


775.832.1146 or 775.832.1150


400 Brassie Ave., Tahoe Vista 530.546.9909


10040 Reynold Way, Truckee 530.587.3501


3021 US-50, South Lake Tahoe 530.577.2121




Jewelry & Wine

For fine jewelry or wine from the Sierra Foothill, visit Bluestone Jewelry & Wine in Truckee. Unique jewelry from local to custom designs can be found there and in Bluestone’s Tahoe City store overlooking Lake Tahoe. More on page 41.

10046 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530.582.0429

495 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.4298


Women’s Boutique

Displaying a large selection of contemporary fashions, including dresses, sweaters, footwear and accessories. Stop by this summer for 32nd Anniversary Sale bargains plus a 10% discount offer with their ad on page 4.

Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City 530.583-0120


Fine art photography

Discover awesome moments of light and landscape, captured at Tahoe and other spectacular locations by Michael Eadington and other fine art photographers. Archival-quality printing and mounting in a variety of sizes. More on page 35.

589 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.9000


Games, puzzles & toys

These stores carry an entertaining selection of board games, puzzles, toys and books. Stimulate your brain while having fun with family and friends!

Locations in Tahoe City’s Cobblestone Mall and Village at Palisades Tahoe. More on page 22.

475 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.4263

1985 Olympic Valley Road, Olympic Valley 530.584.6133


Hardware, sporting goods, clothing

Serving the Truckee community since 1977, Mountain Hardware & Sports offers a wide variety of products for camping, hiking, fishing, painting and staining, hardware and home décor. More on page 21.

Two Truckee locations:

11320 Donner Pass Road, 530.587.4844

10001 Soaring Way, Ste 105


Jewelry, gifts & clothing

Celebrating over 50 years in business, The Potlatch is the place to shop for Native American jewelry and gifts. You’ll find a wide selection of jewelry, home decor, Tahoe clothing, souvenirs, bath and body products, and more amazing merchandise! More on page 47.

930 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village 775.833.2485


Pet supplies

Located in Tahoe City’s Cobblestone Mall, Scraps has a full selection of high-quality toys, food and accessories for your pets. All items are selected with your pet’s health in mind, free of toxins, and featuring foods low in preservatives. More on page 33.

475 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.584.0220



Since 1977, Steve Schmier’s Jewelry has been creating and repairing fine jewelry, featuring exotic-colored stones, diamonds and custom designs based in years of expertise. Stop by the store to experience a treat for the eyes and heart. More on page 7.

Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City 530.583.5709


Inspiration gifts and workshops

Tahoe Boho offers organic, herbal, love... for body & soul. Handcrafted in Tahoe City, body care, jewelry and art make inspirational gifts that are as good for the world as they are for your body. Herbal classes & jewelry workshops. 769 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 650.255.6164



“The World’s Best Candy Store” has the top handmade chocolates and candies from all over the world, plus classic, nostalgic confections, and delicious ice cream in a cone. More on page 37.

769 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.583.6652

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Olive oil, vinegar, gifts

Sample a delicious selection of over 50 extra virgin and flavor-infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar, plus unique condiments and foods items. Spice up your next culinary creation or find the perfect gift. More on page 26.

10091 Donner Pass Rd., Downtown Truckee 530.550.8857


Wines & craft beer

Visit the newest community gathering spot to discover boutique wines and craft beers from the Sierra Nevadas and beyond. Weekly events are planned for the summer. Or join the Wine Club. More on page 37.

Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City



Children’s clothing & toys

A large selection of imaginative and cute children’s and toddler’s clothing, plus books, puzzles and toys. Popular brands and new discoveries, perfect for finding birthday and holiday gifts! More on page 18.

10104 Donner Pass Road, Truckee



877 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village


THE BACKCOUNTRY—sports clothing & equipment

11400 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530.582.0909

THE POUR HOUSE—fine wine

10075 Jibboom St., 530.550.9664

TIPSY GYPSY BOUTIQUE—women’s clothing

475 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.584.2210

WILD SOCIETY—boutique & gifts

8612 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach



Shopping center

Over 40 shops in an open-air, pedestrian

mall, plus a variety of dining options, miniature golf and scenic gondola rides. Dozens of additional shops are only steps away in the adjacent Village Center and across US-50 at The Chateau at the Village.

1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe 775.265.2087

POWDER HOUSE—sports wear

Multiple locations in South Lake Tahoe


SAVVY—women’s boutique

4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.541.3827


4000 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.542.4000

Tahoe Wellness Center—dispensary

3445 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe


VILLAGE TOYS—toys & gifts

1001 Heavenly Village Way #39, S. Lake Tahoe 530.541-6600




Vacation Rentals

As a guest of Natural Retreats, our local team ensures you spend less time worrying about logistics, and more time enjoying your vacation. With 300 days of sunshine a year, Lake Tahoe promises year-round adventure with world-class skiing and sandy beaches. Create memories that last a lifetime! More on page 21. 845 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 888.451.0156


1690 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.4073


6944 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista 530.546.6300

GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE—hotel, conference center

725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City


HYATT REGENCY—hotel, conference center, restaurants

111 Country Club Dr., Incline Village 775.832.1234

RIVER RANCH LODGE—hotel, restaurant

2285 River Road, Alpine Meadows



201 Squaw Peak Road, Olympic Valley



6549 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista



6821 West Lake Blvd., Tahoma 530.525.1553


10527 Cold Stream Rd., Truckee 530.582.9999


1750 Village East Road, Olympic Valley 530.584.1000


EDGEWOOD TAHOE RESORT 180 Lake Parkway, Stateline 888.881.8659


50 US-50, Stateline 884.588.7625


3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 800.877.1466


3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.541.6722

TAHOE BEACH & SKI CLUB 3601 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe 530.541.6220

TAHOE SEASONS RESORT 3901 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe 530.541.6700




Inpatient & outpatient services

The Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness is committed to treating the entire patient and not just the injury or symptoms. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Certified Center of Excellence houses orthopedics, including Spine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, ankle, foot and hand specialists, as well as rehabilitation services, performance training, and wellness programs. More on page 11.

2170 South Ave., South Lake Tahoe 530.541.3420

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Inpatient & outpatient services

An excellent rural hospital system with two locations: Truckee Forest Hospital and Incline Village Community Hospital, plus the state-of-the-art Gene Upshaw Memorial cancer treatment center, 24-hour emergency care, and women, family, children, sports performance and long-term care centers. More on page 15.

10121 Pine Ave., Truckee 530.587.6011

880 Alder Ave., Incline Village 775.833.4100

REAL ESTATE CHASE Regional experts

Chase International is one of the nation’s most successful independent real estate firms specializing in unique and distinctive properties in the Tahoe/Reno region. More than 380 compassionate and determined REALTORS® in 12 locations are committed to their clients’ success. With qualified luxury professionals and top lakefront specialists, Chase has the experience and connections to serve any client’s needs. More on page 2.

O ces in Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Carson Valley, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Reno, Sparks, Henderson and London. 530.544.2121


Luxury leaders

Craig Zager and Sam Holmes are leaders in the luxury real estate market, specializing in unique homes in Nevada along Tahoe’s East Shore. Craig is in the top 1% of all U.S. real estate agents in total sales and is a true Tahoe expert, a full-time resident since 1979 and a realtor in the area since 1989. Sam is one of the top Coldwell Banker agents in the country with intimate knowledge of a number of Nevada and California communities in Tahoe. More on page 8.

188 US-50, Zephyr Cove

Craig Zager—775.901.4663

Sam Holmes—530.314.1092



Free North Tahoe & Truckee service

Car Free Fun in 2022! Hit the trails, head to the beach, shop and dine out by riding TART for free to Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Take TART Connect: free, on-demand, curb-to-curb, shuttle service along the North Shore. More on page 12.

180 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.550.1212


Airport shuttle

One-way and roundtrips available from Reno-Tahoe Airport to North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Leave your car behind with this friendly, convenient shuttle service. Routes reach Incline Village, Tahoe City, Olympic Valley, West Shore and Truckee. 24-hour advanced reservations and group discounts.



1679 Shop St., South Lake Tahoe 530.541.7149


airport shuttle

Reno International Airport



Charter air taxi

Convenient, economical service for groups of 5 or less, flying from airports throughout the West into South Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Reno airports, with convenient connections to rental cars. More on page 23. 408.805.4359


Direct commercial flights from throughout the U.S.

Reno’s convenient airport makes getting to the Tahoe region quick and easy, with 27 non-stop flights offered by 13 quality airlines, plus car rentals and shuttles to nearby hotels and various Tahoe locations. 2001 E. Plumb Lane, Reno 775.328.6400


10356 Truckee Airport Road



1901 Lisa Malo Way, South Lake Tahoe




8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach


1100 Lyons Ave., South Lake Tahoe



390 Fairway Dr., Tahoe City




Spectacular location, exceptional value

Located just a few steps from the water’s edge, the North Tahoe Event Center offers an unsurpassed view of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. The venue can be transformed to fit any special event or meeting style. 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach 530.546.7249

BIG BLUE ADVENTURE—athletic & corporate events





10065 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 530.587.8808


969 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village 775.832.1606


100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City 530.581.6900


169 US-50, Stateline


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