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CONTENTS 2 welcome 4 water recreation 6 biking 8 hiking 10 waterfalls

12 golf 14 family fun 16 gaming & casinos 18 nightlife 22 skiing & snowboarding

24 winter recreation 26 drives & rides 30 history & heritage 32 shopping & spas 34 dining

36 weddings 42 events 45 meetings & groups 47 lodging guide 53 getting here

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WELCOME Skiing and boating. Bike trails and blackjack. Ice skating and barhopping. Whatever your passion, Tahoe South does it right. Welcome to a place with enough around-the-clock awesomeness to keep you playing all day and partying all night, all on the shore of the largest alpine lake in North America, its clear water surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada. Jaw-dropping vistas, stately groves of pines, and ludicrously gorgeous sunsets await. When it comes to wild life, we’ve got both kinds. In spades. Consider TahoeSouth.com your field guide to the great outdoors, as well as our tasty restaurants, hopping dance clubs and kaching-ing casinos. Feeling lucky yet?

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WATER RECREATION In case you didn’t know, there’s a lake up here. A big lake. We know—how unexpected. A beautiful, clear lake that you can splash around in to your heart’s content, along with plenty of other activities. Glassy and calm during mornings and evenings, Lake Tahoe is ideal for high-speed waterskiing and wakeboarding. Or rent a stand-up paddleboard and glide calmly across the surface. Paddling pros can take on the epic Lake Tahoe Water Trail, a 72-mile circumnavigation with 41 launching sites. For overnight stays, there are campgrounds and other lakeside lodging. Or take the opportunity to climb aboard a kayak, sailboat, or historic paddle wheeler for a sunset cruise. If that sounds utterly sleep-inducing, may we suggest

MARINAS Camp Richardson Marina camprichardson.com 1900 Jameson Beach Rd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-6570 Lakeside Marina action-watersports.com 4041 Lakeshore Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-9800 Round Hill Pines Marina Beach Resort roundhillpinesresort.com/ marina 300 Hwy. 50 Round Hill, NV 775-588-3055 Ski Run Marina skirunmarina.com 900 Ski Run Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-544-9500

hopping on a speedboat at Zephyr Cove going fast enough to make your lips flap in the breeze. Not predatory enough? Go fishing! With visibility to 75 feet below its surface, Lake Tahoe is home to


more fish than you can shake a pole at. Just be on the lookout for Tahoe Tessie—the dragon-dinosaur that is rumored to swim in Tahoe’s depths. Whatever kind of aquatic adventure you embark on, finish up with a South Lake Tahoe tradition: tacos at Regan Beach. If anyone looks at you funny when you’re stuffing tacos in your mouth, just nod your head sagely

Timber Cove Marina action-watersports.com 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-544-5387 Zephyr Cove Marina zephyrcove.com 760 Hwy. 50 Zephyr Cove, NV 775-589-4908

and tell them “it’s restorative.”

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BIKING Mountain bikers are a special breed of crazy, and Tahoe South’s legendary trails draw these daredevils from far and wide. Some of them even live here permanently, so your knobby tires will be in good local company. From the heart-pounding downhill track of the Saxon Creek Trail (nickname: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride) to the gorgeous Flume Trail, there are rides for every technical level. For the truly ambitious, you can link trails and ride seven summits in one day. Tahoe South has been designated as a Bike Friendly Community, so bike paths for the social spin are plentiful and so are shops staffed by experts that rent and sell high-quality bikes. The famed loop around Lake Tahoe is 72 miles of scenery: deep blue

Emerald Bay. The road also passes quaint waterfront lodging and plenty of eateries to fuel the journey. The best part about biking in South Lake Tahoe? Plunging your sweaty self into the lake after your ride. Easy beach access means you can go straight from the trails to the water. Trust us, you’ll need a rinse.


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HIKING It’s good for the soul to wander outside the range of cell phone service—or at least act like you did. Tahoe South has plenty of opportunities for hiking or trail running up glacier-carved granite slopes, finding hidden waterfalls, and discovering alpine meadows painted with wildflowers. Your inner naturalist will be delighted. The South Lake Tahoe region is crossed with an extensive network of backcountry trails that is sure to lead you to your happy place, though runners looking for paved paths will not be disappointed. For the truly dedicated pavement-pounders, the Lake Tahoe Marathon happens each September. You could spend a week backpacking through Desolation Wilderness, or just go day-tripping with a picnic. Lake Tahoe has hiking trails for the hard-core and weekend warrior alike. You could even get your forest cowboy on, with lots of equestrian trails,

In winter, show cold who’s boss by strapping on some snowshoes, and you'll be rewarded with snowy solitude and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe at its most serene. The best part of hiking or running uphill is knowing that the way down is way easier—and you’ve earned the right to celebrate with a big meal and a cocktail. Or three.


including the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail.

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WATERFALLS What could be more spectacular than rushing blue water cascading 100 feet into a pool so clear you can see the rocks 40 feet below? That’s what you’ll find at Glen Alpine Falls–just above Fallen Leaf Lake. This is just one of the many spectacular falls in and around Tahoe South. The Visitor Centers have all the maps and detailed directions you’ll need to find your way to the waterfall of your choice.

Tahoe South Visitor Center 3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd.


South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-541-5255

Tahoe South Visitor Center 169 Hwy 50 Stateline, NV 89449 775-588-4591

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GOLF Bijou Municipal Golf Course 9 holes cityofslt.us 3464 Fairway Ave. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-6097 Carson Valley Golf Course 18 holes carsonvalleygolf.com 1027 Riverview Dr. Gardnerville, NV 775-265-3181 Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course 18 holes edgewoodtahoe.com 100 Lake Pkwy. Stateline, NV 888-881-8659

Want to smack a ball with a stick in one of the most beautiful places on Earth? The Tahoe South region has six distinctive golf courses, each with its own vibe and views. Whether you’re a fan of argyle or tie-dye, you’ll find a green where you feel at home.
It’s a little-known fact that a morning of vigorous golfing can sometimes cure a hangover. So grab your clubs and get out there. You can golf with your family, golf with celebrities–or just take your first swing. And yes, spectacular scenery is par for the course. (Get it?)

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Genoa Lakes Resort Course 18 holes genoalakes.com 1 Genoa Lakes Dr. Genoa, NV 775-782-4653

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FAMILY FUN Tahoe South isn’t just for the young at heart—actual children can have a great time here, too. And if you bring your kids, no one will look at you funny when you start a snowball fight or a game of Marco Polo in the lake. A family-friendly destination, Lake Tahoe's South

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Shore offers everything from arcades to helicopter tours. We’ve got hot-air balloons, special events, and even miniature golf. Or get those kids back to nature. Take ’em biking by the lake or hiking up the Rubicon Trail. Finish the

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day with s’mores around the campfire and take part in the time-honored tradition of spooking the whole family with swear-they’re-true ghost stories.
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dinner at one of the many family-friendly restaurants. There’s just as much to do in winter: sledding, snow tubing, ice skating and school—ski school, that is. South Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts have ski instruction for all levels, as well as kids’ camps. There’s even day care for little ones as young as two months. Whatever the season, Tahoe South is an unbeatable family destination with gazillions of activities. In fact, your kids are likely to crash early from all the excitement, giving you some hard-earned grown-up time in the evening. How’s that for the gift that keeps on giving?

Kahle Community Center douglascountynv.gov 236 Kingsbury Grade Stateline, NV Children’s activities. 775-586-7271 Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum laketahoemuseum.org 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-5458 Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex cityofslt.us 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA

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State-of-the-art, NHL ice arena – kids welcome! Year-round indoor/ outdoor pool. 530-542-6056 Lake Tahoe Water Trail laketahoewatertrail.org A designated route around the 72-mile shoreline of Lake Tahoe with support facilities for recreational kayakers and canoeists. Tallac Historic Site Children’s Programs tahoeheritage.org June – August Hwy. 89, 3 miles north of the intersection of Hwys. 50 & 89 530-541-5227 or 530-541-5458 Taylor Creek Visitor Center www.fs.usda.gov Stream Profile Chamber Hwy. 89 between Camp Richardson and Baldwin Beach 530-543-2674


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GAMING & CASINOS Calling all high rollers and slot pullers, dice-kissers and poker faces. Home to world-class casinos that are refreshingly free of Vegas-style glitz, Tahoe South is the place to get your game on. You may feel slightly virtuous after spending the day in the great outdoors: time to undo that feeling. If ever there was a place to rally, Lake Tahoe South Shore is it. Our hotels and casinos attract big-name entertainment, so you can catch a headline show and follow the performance with an indulgent meal at one of our top-notch restaurants. Or bring your tired-out hiking legs into a luxury spa for a pampering massage, made even sweeter by the knowledge that you’re not sleeping in a tent. Yay for civilization!

Tahoe South has the best of both worlds: natural scenery that borders on the ridiculously beautiful, coupled with nightlife that doesn’t quit. If you play your cards right, you can experience both sides of the coin in one day (see what we did there?). All bets are decidedly on.

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NIGHTLIFE You think Tahoe South climbs into a sleeping bag when the sun goes down? Think again.


Tahoe South is just getting started. From nightclubs with go-go dancers and bottle service to hipster dive bars with excellent jukeboxes, the night is always young at Lake Tahoe South Shore.
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and fourth) wind. Give your liver a pep talk: it’s time to make some fantastically bad decisions. The night’s not over until karaoke and arm wrestling enter the picture. Tahoe South is a fan of the kinds of vacations that make you say, “I need a vacation from my vacation.” Tahoe South wants to see you in its casinos, its pubs, and its dance clubs, shaking your thang out on the floor, with a blissful smile on your face that says “sleep

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ALPINE SKI RESORTS Heavenly Mountain Resort skiheavenly.com South Lake Tahoe, CA 800-HEAVENLY 775-586-7000 30 lifts, 97 trails, 4,800 acres Kirkwood Mountain Resort kirkwood.com Kirkwood, CA 209-258-6000 877-KIRKWOOD 15 lifts, 65+ trails, 2,300 acres

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Bijou Cross-Country Bijou Community Park 1201 Al Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-6056 Camp Richardson Mountain Sports Center camprichardson.com South Lake Tahoe, CA 800-544-1801 Hope Valley Outdoors Cross-Country Ski Center hopevalleyoutdoors.com South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-721-2015

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING Sometimes you just gotta strap a board to your feet and send yourself hurtling down a snow-covered mountain.

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try trails, so you can glide down groomed slopes or take a cross-country tour of the winter woods. Oh, and après-ski? None of this lounging-

you can cap off your day on the slopes with a night on the town. With nightclubs that are going strong in the wee hours, you may not get much chance for resting those tired legs. That’s just how we roll.


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WINTER RECREATION Grab a spiked hot cocoa, a handful of snow, and embrace the chill at Tahoe South. Starting as early as mid-November Tahoe South is transformed to a snow-covered winter wonderland.


Celebrate winter in the Sierra by skiing, sledding, snowmobiling or ice skating. Oh, so you’re a special snowflake non-conformist? You think snowboarding is too pedestrian? What about these lesser-known winter activities? Human Sled Bowling (sculpt ‘pins’ out of snow, place at bottom of hill, ride sled into pins), Snowball Fight Flash Mob, or Snow Unicorn Contest (snowmen are played out, no?). You can even heed the call of the wild and go dogsledding. (Note: it is not recommended to hook your children up to a dogsled and shout “mush!” at them, even if it would be hilarious.)
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DRIVES & RIDES By car, motorcycle or bicycle, get some high-altitude wind in your hair. There are few highways on this earth as scenic as those winding out and around from Tahoe South. Up and over mountain passes or twisting along the lakeshore, this is the land of "ahhs." South Lake Tahoe is a certified bike-friendly community, with a number of meandering trails leading to some of the area's best beaches. For those wanting to break a sweat, there are world-class tours nearby. One of cycling’s ultimate challenges, the Death Ride, covers 129 miles and five nearby mountain passes, while America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride circumnavigates Lake Tahoe for 72 miles of breathtaking views. Professional, elite athletes train here in preparation for the Amgen Tour of California. And if you’re the off-road

to-technical rides, but none without incredible views. However you roll, Tahoe South has it hands down—or rather pedal down. Tahoe South is also a favorite destination for classic car club rallies, motorcycle enthusiasts, and all fans of the open road. Whether you let her rumble, or lean into the curves, you'll do it all in larger-than-life scenery.


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Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum laketahoemuseum.org 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd. 530-541-5458 Featuring fascinating history of the Tahoe Basin, it encompasses a large collection of photos and a museum shop with a large book collection, cards and gift items.

Tallac Historic Site tahoeheritage.org 530-541-5227 This is the former site of the 100-year-old Tallac Resort. In its days of glory, the resort included two large hotels, a casino, and numerous annexes and out-buildings. Today, the site is home to the Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival.

HISTORY & HERITAGE The mountain shores of South Tahoe are rich in history— Kit Carson to Pony Express to the opulent summer resorts of the glitterati 120 years back. Soak in the historic sites of the area, or sample art, music and theater it's inspired. "The greatest casino in America and marvel of the century" was how an awed newspaperman described E.J. "Lucky" Baldwin's Tallac House in the 1880s. The magnificent hotel and grounds had rooms for 300-plus, a giant ballroom and 100-foot barge that carried guests around the lake accompanied by a full orchestra. Tallac House is gone, but you can tour its grounds and view other magnificent estates of the era at Tallac Historic Site. Performances of the Valhalla Arts,

Vikingsholm Castle vikingsholm.com 530-541-6498 or 530-525-7277 Considered one of the finest examples of Scandinavian architecture in North America, Vikingsholm Castle sits on the shore of Emerald Bay with astonishing views of Lake Tahoe.

Music and Theater Festival are held here through summer in the estate's Grand Hall and Boathouse. Head a few miles up the road to stunningly beautiful Emerald Bay. Perched on top of its perfect island is a stone teahouse; a walk down to the lake's edge brings you to Vikingsholm, a castle-estate called, "the finest example of Scandinavian architecture in North America," open to visitors during summer months. Over the mountains in the Carson Valley is Genoa, Nevada's first established town. Tour the Mormon Station State Park and its museum, or belly up to the oldest continual-operated bar in the state. Drink it all in, history and spirit!


Hellman-Ehrman Mansion www.parks.ca.gov Sugar Pine Point State Park 530-525-7982 Built in 1903, the rustic but grand, wood-paneled, three-storied house was equipped with the very best utility systems, and was surrounded by carefully planted trees, lawns and flowerbeds. Today, the house, a fascinating example of the “opulent” tradition in Tahoe summer homes, serves as a house museum, complete with furnishings.

Mormon Station State Historic Park parks.nv.gov/parks/ mormon-station-statehistoric-park 2295 Main St. Genoa, NV 775-782-2590 Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent non-native settlement. A replica of the original trading post, built in 1851, houses a museum with pioneerera artifacts. Picnic and group use facilities are available.

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SHOPPING & SPAS Every good getaway deserves a serious—or not so serious—shopping spree. Whether it’s a souvenir or unique gift that breathes the spirit of the place or just a can’t-live-without-it self-splurge, Tahoe South has it. A plethora of distinctive gear shops and locally owned boutiques—as well as brand basics—you can get it, sport it, wear it, use it while you’re here. And it goes without mentioning, (ok, we will anyway), that Tahoe


South breeds some heavy-hitting artists and artisans. With galleries galore, you’ll find your favorites and not want to leave for home without buying that special piece that keeps the memories burning bright. And if that just wore you out (or not), head to your hotel for a sumptuous spa treatment that revives you for a starry Sierra night. Make a day of it at one of the many full-service spas, some offering quite exclusive luxury therapies. A quick pedicure or a full-on wellness retreat is just around the corner.

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DINING Pack your appetite to this mountain dining destination. When it's time to take a break from the ski hill, bike trail, golf course, or roulette table, don't settle for an energy drink and granola bar in these parts! Four-star

you'll find something to satisfy every taste bud. Or go big and take on an all-you-can-eat buffet. Whether you raise a glass to the spectacular view or the romantic atmosphere of a candle-lit table, kick back and drink it all in. And be ready for some personal attention: many local restaurants are owner-operated with dishes that are both memorable and wonderfully out of the ordinary. If you're in search of suds, check out one of our four craft breweries. European, new-American, Californian, or ethnic cuisine; vegetarian, familyfriendly, budget-friendly, or dog-friendly—prepare to be satisfied and delighted by your Tahoe South dining experience.


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WEDDINGS Romantic by nature, adventurous in spirit, and unique in its offerings, Tahoe South is a premier destination for weddings of every style. Whatever your vision—intimate forest gathering lit by fairy lights or dramatic gala on a lake-view-terrace —holding your wedding at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore guarantees a scenic setting. Choose from a shoreline wedding on a sandy beach and a reception at historic Zephyr Cove Resort (zephyrcove.com), or a black-tie formal at a lake view venue such as world-renowned golf course Edgewood Tahoe (edgewoodtahoe.com) or a panoramic Sierra back-


drop at The Ridge Tahoe Resort (ridgetahoeresort.com), with full-suite accommodations. Classic and casual? Pick the alpine ski lodge décor of the Hard Rock Café (hardrock.com/laketahoe) surrounded by memorabilia and a good old rock ’n’ roll beat, or standing on the lake shore at The Beach Retreat and Lodge at Tahoe (tahoebeachretreat.com) where you and your guests feast on spectacular views and fine food and beverage. Picture a private charter boat cutting quietly through Lake Tahoe’s glassy waters, as vows on the bow are exchanged. Lake Tahoe Cruises (zephyrcove.com) will make your on-the-water vision a reality.

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Adjacent to the Heavenly Village and Gondola is the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel (tahoeresorthotel.com) with elegant accommodations, delicious food and attentive staff. The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort and Spa (thelandingresortandspa.com) is a five-star boutique hotel that offers full-service everything as well as an unrivaled location at Lakeside Beach. With the Sierra mountain range framing the moment and the glowing sunshine showering you with warmth, you share your touching words of love and dance the evening away under the star-studded Tahoe sky. So, it’s settled—you’ve made the decision for a Tahoe South destination wedding and now the only question is, which one of all the great venues is for you? Check them out at TahoeWeddingSites.com and TahoeSouth.com.


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EVENTS Check out South Lake Tahoe’s TahoeSouth.com for a complete calendar of events to see what sort of shenanigans you can get yourself into. Race the Lake of the Sky The premiere flat-water stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race in the country. racethelakeofthesky.com

MAY Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975 valhallatahoe.com

BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe hardrockcasinolake tahoe.com

JUNE America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride 800-565-2704 bikethewest.com

Rock Tahoe Half Marathon epictahoe.com JULY July 4th Lights on the Lake Fireworks Tahoe South 800-288-2463 TahoeSouth.com American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Edgewood Tahoe 800-288-2463 TahoeSouth.com

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Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975 valhallatahoe.com

Valhalla Renaissance Faire valhallafaire.com

Harveys Outdoor Concert Series 800-804-5825 harveystahoe.com

Harveys Outdoor Concert Series 800-804-5825 harveystahoe.com

BaseJam Summer 2015 Outdoor Concert Series at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe hardrockcasinolake tahoe.com AUGUST Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975 valhallatahoe.com Annual Great Gatsby Festival and Tea Tallac Historic Site 530-544-7383 tahoeheritage.org Harveys Outdoor Concert Series 800-804-5825 harveystahoe.com Labor Day Weekend Fireworks 800-288-2463 TahoeSouth.com SEPTEMBER Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975 valhallatahoe.com Tour de Tahoe Bike Big Blue 800-565-2704 bikethewest.com Sample the Sierra - A Farm to Fork Event Celebrating the Sierra Nevada Region 775-588-1728 samplethesierra.com

The Great Lake Tahoe Bike Races & Rides laketahoemarathon.com Harveys Outdoor Concert Series 800-804-5825 harveystahoe.com OCTOBER Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975 valhallatahoe.com Camp Richardson’s Annual Oktoberfest 800-544-1801 camprichardson.com Kokanee Salmon Festival Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber 530-543-2674 Tahoe Art Expo South Lake Tahoe 530-544-2313 talart.org Lake Tahoe Marathon laketahoemarathon.com NOVEMBER South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe 800-427-7247 ltfoodandwine.com Valhalla Holiday Faire 530-541-4975 valhallatahoe.com

DECEMBER Festival of Trees & Lights MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa 530-543-5909 festivaloftreeslaketahoe.com SnowGlobe Music Festival SnowGlobeMusicFestival. com Tahoe Adventure Film Festival MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa 888-829-7630 laketahoefilmfestival.com Valhalla Holiday Gala 530-541-4975 valhallatahoe.com Heavenly Holidays Heavenly Village 800-Heavenly skiheavenly.com New Year’s Eve Tahoe South 800-288-2463 TahoeSouth.com THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Headline Entertainment at Harrah’s South Shore Room, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe


APRIL Spring Equinox Festival Sierra-at-Tahoe® 530-659-7453 sierraattahoe.com

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ASTON LAKELAND VILLAGE BEACH & MOUNTAIN RESORT Situated on Lake Tahoe’s south shore in a tranquil lakefront environment, this family-friendly resort featuring hotel services and amenities is the perfect getaway for any season. Enjoy sailing or kayaking the lake in the summer and skiing the breathtaking snow-capped slopes in the winter.

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MEETINGS & GROUPS With the Sierra Mountain Range and Lake Tahoe as your backdrop, Tahoe South combines a rare blend of natural open space with plenty of recreational opportunities.

It is the ideal location for your business or association meeting, corporate retreat, reunion, large group, or sporting event. With more than 100,000 square feet of dedicated


meeting space, Tahoe South can accommodate intimate groups to large events with an inventory of well-known casinos and independent properties. And really, if you’re coming to Tahoe South for your event, you have enough activity and entertainment options to make memories and cause clamoring for a repeat performance. Treat your group to the Sierrastyle hospitality Tahoe South is famous for. Go ahead, plan your next meeting in one of the most beautiful venues in the country.

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Create Your Tahoe Experience A big, beautiful lake awaits; just add memories. 2516 Lake Tahoe Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Call 530.542.5850 or 1.800.344.9364


Basecamp is a comfortable, friendly boutique hotel that prepares you for exploring the incredible lakes, trails and mountains in the Lake Tahoe Basin by providing a great night’s sleep and inspirational, cozy communal spaces to share stories and learn from other like–minded explorers.

Basecamp Hotel 4143 Cedar Ave. | South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-208-0180 www.basecamphotels.com

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Sleep? We know that’s the last thing on your mind in Tahoe South, where the party continues 24/7. We admire your fortitude. But if you must, there are lodging options for every kind of traveler. From luxurious 4-star rooms in the grandest resorts to rustic cabins beneath the pines, Lake Tahoe South Shore has a variety of places to stay. Make a reservation for whatever kind of accommodation floats your boat, and you’re all set. And remember: Just because you have


awesome digs to stay in doesn’t mean you get to go to bed early.

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hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com 50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV 89449 844-588-7625 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is South Shore's newest resort featuring 539 rooms and suites, a 25,000 plus square foot casino, multiple restaurants and bars, a vast collection of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, the largest outdoor pool experience in South Lake and rockin' entertainment.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

C See our ad on page 17 montbleuresort.com 55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV 89449 775-588-3515, 800-648-3353 Taking the natural splendor of Lake Tahoe to an even higher elevation. With plenty of non-stop gaming, gourmet restaurants, Onsen Spa, uber-cool nightlife venues and Lakeview Wedding Chapel, it’s everything but ordinary.

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tahoebeachretreat.com 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-545-4328 Escape to a unique oasis of tranquility, comfort and elegance. Conveniently located 1 mile from Heavenly on 7 majestic lakefront acres, offering 2 restaurants, a 1,000-foot pier, marina, wedding and meeting facilities, pet-friendly rooms, and a transcending Lake Tahoe experience that is second to none.

Grand Residences by Marriott® Lake Tahoe C $$- • • – 184 $$$$ See our ad on page 40 marriott.com/rnogr 1001 Heavenly Village Way South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-8400, 800-845-5279 Located at the base of the Heavenly Gondola and just steps from shops, dining and casinos. Whether you choose a studio or penthouse, you’ll enjoy the outstanding accommodations and amenities the resort offers including on-site spa, concierge, valet and more. Inn by the Lake


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See our ad on page 44 AstonLakelandVillage.com 3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-544-1685, 800-822-5969 Tahoe's premier condominium resort featuring hotel amenities. Enjoy our private beach, pools, hot tubs, fitness room, sauna, tennis courts, free shuttle. Studios to five-bedroom townhomes, all with kitchen, fireplace, balcony or deck and daily housekeeping.


Beach Retreat and Lodge Tahoe See our ad on page 28


See our ad on page 46 basecamphotels.com 4143 Cedar Ave., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-208-0180 Basecamp South Lake Tahoe is a boutique hotel built for exploring the incredible lakes, trails, and mountains in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Come stay with us and let our Basecamp Hotel lodging be the springboard for your Lake Tahoe adventure.

See our ad on page 28 innbythelake.com 3300 Lake Tahoe Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-0330, 800-877-1466 A unique resort, with a priceless view. Whether enjoying the beautiful grounds or the glimmering blue water of Lake Tahoe, the choices are endless. Complimentary fitness center. Seasonal pool and year-round hot tub.

The Landing Resort & Spa

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C See our ad on page 39 thelandingresortandspa.com 4104 Lakeshore Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-5263 Tahoe's newest and most luxurious boutique hotel. All guestrooms feature fireplaces and heated marble bathroom floors. Lakefront property. Jimmy's restaurant, room service, spa, boutique, fitness center, outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Complimentary shuttle to downtown and Heavenly Gondola.

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REA A: Emerald Bay Road/Highway 89 B: Central C: Casino Area/Park Avenue D: Kingsbury Grade and North E: Many or All Regions A PRICE $: Up to 50.00 $$: 51.00–120.00 $$$: 121.00–200.00 $$$$: 201.00 and Up

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The Ridge Tahoe See our ad on page 39 ridgetahoeresort.com 400 Ridge Club Drive, Stateline, NV 775-588-3553, 800-334-1600 Deluxe, 11-acre, full-amenity condominium/hotel, resort and spa with ski in/ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Nevada slope. Only five miles from the casinos, beaches and nightlife of South Lake Tahoe.


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The Lodge at Lake Tahoe See our ad on page 13 lodgeatlaketahoe.com 3840 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-6226, 800-874-9900 Whether you’re looking for skiing, gaming, or time at the lake, The Lodge at Lake Tahoe offers the best location to all of the fun and excitement of Lake Tahoe. Our studio-to-two bedroom condominiums provide you with ample space and comfort for your vacation.

Zephyr Cove Resort

D $$- – • • 32 See our ad on the inside front cover $$$$ zephyrcove.com 750 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 775-589-4906, 800-23-TAHOE The cabins at historic Zephyr Cove are nestled on Lake Tahoe’s shoreline and range in size from studios and cottages to 2-story chalets that can sleep up to 10 guests. Located 4 miles/6.4 km away from the Heavenly Gondola and downtown South Lake Tahoe.


Tahoe Lodging Company E $$$- • • • 100 See our ad on page 46 $$$$ tahoelodging.com 530-542-5850, 800-344-9364 The Lake Tahoe Lodging Company's wide collection of vacation rentals include slopeside condos, mountain chalets, and luxury homes, all located close to recreational activities, restaurants and shops. With such a selection, you are sure to find the right Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa B $$$- • • – 73 place to create your memorable vacation. Please visit our See our ad on page 40 $$$$ website or call 1-800-344-9364. tahoelakeshorelodge.com 930 Bal Bijou Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-2180, 800-448-4577 Tahoe's only all lakefront property on the South Shore. A beautiful lake view from every room. Heated pool (seasonal) and hot tub next to 500 feet of private beach. All rooms have fireplaces. Full-service day spa, BBQ, volleyball, and fire pit on property. $$$ • – – 180

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See our ad on page 13 tahoeseasons.com 3901 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-6700, 800-540-4874 Rooted directly across from Heavenly Base Lodge and only a mile from the beachfront of Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Seasons Resort is an ideal location for any vacation seeker looking for adventure, relaxation, or a little bit of both.




Harveys Resort and Casino harveys.com 775-588-2411 800-HARVEYS Lakeside Inn and Casino lakesideinn.com 775-588-7777 800-624-7980 HOTELS AND MOTELS 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club lake-tahoe-californiahotels.com 866-500-4886 7 Seas Inn at Tahoe sevenseastahoe.com 800-800-7327 968 Hotel 968parkhotel.com 530-544-0968 A&A Lake Tahoe Inn laketahoeinn.net 530-544-1177 Alder Inn thealderinn.com 530-544-4485 Alpenrose Inn alpenroseinntahoe.com 800-370-4049 Alpine Inn & Spa 530-544-3340 Ambassador Lodge laketahoeambassasor.com 530-544-6461

Americana Lake Tahoe americana-tahoe.com 530-541-8022

Blue Jay Lodge bluejlodge.com 530-494-4343

Ginger Mountain Lodge gingermountainlodge.com 530-544-0770

Apex Inn apexinntahoe.com 530-541-2940 800-755-8246

Blue Lake Inn at Tahoe thebluelakeinn.com 800-628-1829

Green Lantern Inn & Suites glmoteltahoe.com 866-456-6835

Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe budgetinnlaketahoe.com 530-544-2834

Hansen’s Resort hansensresort.com 530-544-3361

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort diamondresorts.com/ Lake-Tahoe-VacationResort 530.541.6122

Heavenly Inn Lake Tahoe heavenlyinn.com 530-544-2400 877-286-3413

The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing thelodgeatkc.com 775-588-6247

Heavenly Valley Lodge Bed & Breakfast heavenlyvalleylodge.com 530-564-1500

Mark Twain Lodge marktwainlodge.com 530-544-5733

Avalon Lodge Avalonlodge.com 888-544-7829 Beach Walk Cottages tahoelakeview.com 530-542-4800 Bear’s Den Inn 530-542-1812 Best Choice Inn 530-544-4114 Best Tahoe West Inn besttahoe.com 530-544-6455 800-700-8246 Best Western Plus Station House Inn stationhouseinn.com 530-542-1101 Beverly Lodge beverlylodge.net 530-544-2857 800-865-4411 Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe Thebigpines.com 800-288-4083 Black Bear Inn Bed & Breakfast tahoeblackbear.com 877-232-7466 Black Jack Inn roomsintahoe.com 530-544-3902 800-292-3902

Camp Richardson camprichardson.com 530-541-1801 800-544-1801 Days Inn Golf & Ski Resort Area daysinn.com 530-544-3445 Doc’s Cottages docscottages.com 775-588-2264 Econo Lodge Heavenly Village Area choicehotels.com 530-541-5400 800-245-6343 Elizabeth Lodge 530-544-2417 El Nido Motel 530-541-2711 Fireside Lodge Bed & Breakfast tahoefiresidelodge.com 530-544-5515 Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village forestsuites.com 530-541-6655 800-822-5950

Heavenly Valley Townhouses tahoetimeshares.com 530-541-4755 High Country Lodge highcountrytahoe.com 530-541-0508 Holiday Inn Express Hiexpress.com/slaketahoe 530-544-5900 800-544-5288 Holly’s Place at Lake Tahoe hollysplace.com 800-745-7041 Howard Johnson Express Inn South Lake Tahoe hojo.com 800-221-5801 Knights Inn knightsinntahoe.com 530-544-3476, 800-237-8882

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel TahoeResortHotel.com/ 530-544-5400 877-497-8483

Marriott’s Timber Lodge marriott.com/rnotl 530-542-6600 Matterhorn Motel angelfire.com/biz6/ matmotel 877-229-9697 Midway Inn midwayinnlaketahoe.com 800-676-7144 Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe motel6.com 530-542-1400 National 9 Inn national9tahoe.com 530-541-2119 Nickelodeon Motel 530-541-4874 Paradice Motel paradicemoteltahoe.com 530-544-6800 Park Tahoe Inn parktahoe.com 530-544-6000

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CASINO HOTELS Harrah's Lake Tahoe harrahstahoe.com 775-588-6611 800-HARRAHS

Pine Cone Acre Motel pineconeacremotel.com 530-541-0375 Pine Cone Resort pineconeresort.com 800-624-3887 Pinewood Inn 530-544-3319 Pistante’s Coyote Den pistantecoyoteden.com 530-541-2282 Postmarc Hotel and Spa postmarchotels.com 530-541-4200 800-367-7736 Rodeway Inn rodewayinntahoe.com 530-541-7150 Secrets Inn secretsinn.com 877-286-3413 Spruce Grove Cabins & Suites sprucegrovetahoe.com 800-777-0914 Stardust Lake Tahoe stardust-tahoe.com 530-544-5211


Stateline Economy Inn & Suites economyinntahoe.com 888-757-2839 Tahoe Beach & Ski Club tahoebeachandski.com 530-541-6220 866-4MY-VACATION

Tahoe Chalet, The Theme Inn tahoechaletinn.com 530-544-3311 800-821-2656 Tahoe Hacienda Inn 530-541-3805 Tahoe Valley Lodge tahoevalleylodge.com 530-541-0353 800-669-7544 Tea Garden Lodge teagardenlodge.com 530-600-2080 Trailhead Lodge tahoetrailhead.com 530-544-3642 The Travel Inn 530-544-2036

VACATION RENTALS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 4 South Lake Tahoe Lodging 4southlaketahoelodging. com 888-253-5172

Cedar Pines Resort cedarpinesresort.com 530-448-6107

Accommodation Tahoe accommodationtahoe.com 905-634-9859

Coldwell Banker McKinney & Associates, Inc. stayintahoe.com 800-748-6857

Almost Home Group Retreats/Manzanita Lodge mountainhometahoe.com 800-700-2022 Buckingham Properties Lake Tahoe buckinghamtahoerentals. com 530-542-1114 800-503-0051

Century 21 Realty at Tahoe Paradise tahoeparadiserealty.com 888-227-3247

Echo Creek Ranch tahoevacationguide.com 800-698-2463 Heavenly Tahoe Properties heavenlytahoeproperties. com 775-629-4476

Lake Tahoe Reservation Bureau tahoevacationguide.com 800-MY-TAHOE Lake Tahoe Vacation Condo lake-estates.com 888-270-8038 Lake Valley Properties lakevalleyproperties.com 530-544-7010 Lake Village Resort lakevillageresort.com 866-588-2463

Heavenly Tahoe Vacations heavenlytahoevacations.com 800-432-8365

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LODGING GUIDE Lodging Lake Tahoe lodginglaketahoe.com 800-962-1489 Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways laketahoegetaways.com 530-725-8576 Primrose Cabins primrosecabins.com 530-543-3304 Pyramid Peak Properties pyramidpeakproperties. com 877-659-9376 Relax in Tahoe relaxintahoe.com 775-410-2109

Selective Properties tahoe-estates.com 775-588-8258 800-242-5387

Tahoe Management Company tahoevacations.com 800-624-3887

Sierra Shores Luxury Vacation Rentals sierrashores.com 877-777-8181

Tahoe Keys Vacation Rentals tahoekeysvacationrentals. com 800-481-8234

South Lake Tahoe Resorts Southlaketahoeresorts.com 775-588-4811 Tahoe Escapes Vacation Rentals tahoeescapes.com 800-406-1333 775-588-8183 Tahoe Keys Resort Tahoevacationguide.com 530-544-5397

Tahoe Vacation Estate tahoevacationestate.com 916-409-0996

Tahoe Rental Connection tahoerentalconnection.com 800-542-2100

Tahoe Vacation Rentals Bear’s Den Chalet avalonlodge.com 888-544-7829 Tahoe Village Condominiums tvcta.com 775-588-5014

Tahoe Summit Village tahoesummitvillage.com 866-265-2041

Tahoewoods Luxury Lodging Vacation Rentals tahoewoods.com 415-444-0777

Tahoe Tarns Vacation Rental tahoetarns.com 818-879-1256

Tallac Realty Vacation Properties tallacrealty.com 800-705-6376


The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing thelodgeatKC.com 775-588-6247 The Richardson House at Camp Richardson Resort & Marina camprichardson.com 800-544-1801 Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Rentals zephyrpoint.org 775-588-6759

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Lake Tahoe Water Trail Find your paddle adventure at www.LakeTahoeWaterTrail.org

South Tahoe Airporter provides daily shuttle service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the resorts on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. We’ll get you to the top of the mountain with numerous departures to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Harveys Lake Tahoe, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Lakeside Inn and Casino. It’s easy, fast, and affordable. All you need to do is kick back and enjoy the scenery.

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train stations. Amtrak.com for details.

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Drive Distance: 72 Miles (around the lake)

Length: 22 miles

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Depending upon your origination point, several

A year-round, all-weather facility with professional

airports offer convenient options.

services for the general aviation and corporate executive traveler. It’s less than 15 minutes from


the heart of Lake Tahoe’s South Shore.

Only one hour from Tahoe South, RTIA is served


by most major carriers. With 106 daily flights on seven airlines serving 17 non-stop destinations.



San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose International Airports provide additional access


from Northern California.

Only 2.5 hours away, Sacramento is another option and offers a variety of carriers. Sacramento.aero/smf

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