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contents Cover photo: ŠRachid Dahnoun/ Aurora Photos This page: michael lindberg

2 welcome 4 water recreation 6 biking 8 hiking & running 10 waterfalls

12 golf 14 family fun 16 gaming & casinos 18 nightlife 22 local culture

24 drives & rides 26 shopping & spas 30 skiing & snowboarding 32 winter recreation 36 weddings

40 events 42 dining guide 45 meetings & groups 47 lodging guide 54 getting here


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 your field

restaurants, hopping dance clubs and kaching-ing casinos. Feeling lucky yet?


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guide to the great outdoors, as well as our tasty


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. At South Lake Tahoe you can water-ski, perhaps reenacting the infamous Fonzie-jumping-the-shark episode of "Happy Days." Or be a little more XGames-y and try wakeboarding. Maybe take a stand-up paddleboarding lesson and glide across the lake’s surface with dignity. 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 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

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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

MARINAS Camp Richardson Marina 1900 Jameson Beach Rd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-6570 Lakeside Marina 4041 Lakeshore Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-9800 Round Hill Pines Marina H2O Sports 325 Hwy. 50 Round Hill, NV 775-588-3055 Ski Run Marina 900 Ski Run Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-544-9500 Tahoe Keys Marina 2435 Venice Dr. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-544-8888 Timber Cove Marina 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-544-5387 Zephyr Cove Marina 760 Hwy. 50 Zephyr Cove, NV 775-589-4908

Regan Beach. If anyone looks at you funny when you’re stuffing tacos in your mouth, just nod your head sagely and tell them “it’s restorative.”


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 water, Douglas fir groves, and breathtaking views of

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. 800.288.2463

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Emerald Bay. The road also passes quaint waterfront

hiking & Running 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

including the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. 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.

(inset) DAN THRIFT; Reno Tahoe USA

forest cowboy on, with lots of equestrian trails,


Skiing and boating. Bike trails and blackjack. Ice skating and

bar hopping. 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 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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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 ©ocean/corbis; (inset) ©Justin Bailie/Aurora Photos

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


GOLF Bijou Municipal Golf Course 9 holes 3464 Fairway Ave. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-6097 Carson Valley Golf Course 18 holes 1027 Riverview Dr. Gardnerville, NV 775-265-3181

golf 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

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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?)

Genoa Lakes Resort Course 18 holes 1 Genoa Lakes Dr. Genoa, NV 775-782-4653 Lake Tahoe Golf Course 18 Holes 2500 Emerald Bay Rd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-577-0788 Tahoe Paradise Golf Course 18 holes 3021 Hwy. 50 South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-577-2121; (inset) jeff bayer–

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course 18 holes 100 Lake Pkwy. Stateline, NV 888-881-8659

Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum 3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-5458

Explore Tahoe Visitor Center: An Urban Trailhead 4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-4637 Heavenly Village 1001 Heavenly Village Way South Lake Tahoe, CA Kahle Community Center 236 Kingsbury Grade Stateline, NV Children’s activities. 775-586-7271


Lake Tahoe Water Trail A designated route around the 72-mile shoreline of Lake Tahoe with support facilities for recreational kayakers and canoeists. 530-579-2525

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 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 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.
Not in

Tallac Historic Site Children’s Programs 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 Stream Profile Chamber Hwy. 89 between Camp Richardson and Baldwin Beach 530-543-2674

the mood to rough it? Head out on the town for 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?

(inset) Camp Richardson Historic Resort; LTVA

FAMILY FUN Bijou Community Park, Bijou Skate Park and Disc Golf Course 1201 Al Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-6055

Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA State-of-the-art, NHL ice arena – kids welcome! Year-round indoor/ outdoor pool. 530-542-6056

Family Fun


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


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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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pg. XX FULL PAGE AD 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 ©Pressmaster/shutterstock; (inset) ©Hitdelight/shutterstock

with go-go dancers and bottle service to hipster dive bars with excellent jukeboxes, the night is always young at Lake Tahoe South Shore.
We know, we know. You spent all day hiking or skiing or riding a bike down a trail. Dig deep. It’s time for your second (and third, 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

NIGHTLIFE Blu Nightclub 888-829-7630 Cabo Wabo Cantina at Harveys 775-588-6611 McP’s Pub Tahoe 530-542-4435 Opal Ultra Lounge 888-829-7630 Peek Nightclub 800-427-7247 Whiskey Dick’s Saloon 530-544-3425 For a complete list of Live Music venues and more nightlife, go to

floor, with a blissful smile on your face that says “sleep is for the weak!”


It’s easy to see why Tahoe South is home to a thriving arts scene: a striking landscape saturated with color, a laid-back, natural vibe, and some good old-fashioned mountain eccentricity. It’s a recipe for a decidedly unpretentious creative community. South Lake Tahoe is dotted with working studios and exhibiting galleries, though you’re just as likely to find local artists and crafters showing their work at one of the many festivals while the weather is warm. Live performances take center stage at the annual Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival. Once a favorite getaway for Northern California’s elite in the late 1800s, the historic Valhalla Grand Hall and Boathouse Theatre have been transformed into Tahoe South's art and cultural center for more than 30 years. Tahoe South’s culture extends beyond all this artsy-fartsy stuff. For a rich history and a majestic landscape, those seeking authentic local experiences don’t have to look far. Stay at historic Camp Richardson Resort, which has provided city folk a lakefront retreat since 1924, or tour Vikingsholm, another grand estate of the 1920s in Emerald Bay. For local character and sustainable tourism, nothing beats the great outdoors. Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail or take a nature walk through D.L. Bliss State Park. Just be sure you only talk to humans— the bears don’t want to chat.

LOCAL CULTURE Hellman-Ehrman Mansion 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. Lake Tahoe Community College 1 College Dr. 530-541-4660 In addition to Lake Tahoe Community College’s wide array of art and cultural classes and performing arts productions, throughout the year the college offers several cultural festivals and art shows open to South Lake Tahoe visitors. Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum 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.

Tahoe Art League Art Center and Gallery 530-544-2313 The Tahoe Art League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of fine art and art education at the South Shore. The Tahoe Art League provides free monthly art demonstrations for the public, art workshops, classes, summer outdoor shows and fine art exhibits throughout the South Shore. Tallac Historic Site 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. Vikingsholm Castle 800-777-0369 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.

(inset) Curtis Simmons; ADAM KINGMAN

Local Culture

DRIVES & RIDES Drive and ride enthusiasts know that you can’t truly love a place ’til you’ve driven its back roads.

and you’ll be smitten. Drink in the wind as you lean into a curve, watching the highway unspool in front of you. Classic, sports and rare car hobbyists know Lake Tahoe elevates the joy of touring. Car clubs clamor to plan rallies where base camp is Tahoe South and all roads lead from and back to it at the end of the day. Hot August Nights - The South Lake Tahoe Experience rolls in here and beckons hundreds of classic cars back each year for a nostalgic trip to the days of rock ’n’ roll and cruising the drag. Leave traffic jams in the dust and explore the

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far-less-traveled two-lane highways that meander through the Sierra in several directions. Go up and over mountain passes, through dappled forest light, and catch your breath at vistas that beg to be photographed. Or just live in the moment and drive or ride on.

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Explore the Tahoe South region on a motorcycle tour,

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

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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South breeds some heavy-hitting artists and artisans.

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

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

At Tahoe South we're happy to oblige your quest for

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winter adrenaline rushes. And with 40 feet of snow and 300 days of sun a year, conditions are optimal for your winter skiing or snowboarding trip. We’ve got world-class ski resorts and acres of backcountry 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 loungingsedately-with-hot-chocolate stuff—in Tahoe South, you can cap off your day on the slopes with a night on the town.

Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort Twin Bridges, CA 530-659-7453, 14 lifts, 46 trails, 2,000 acres CROSS-COUNTRY SKIing Bijou Cross-Country South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-542-6056 Camp Richardson Mountain Sports Center South Lake Tahoe, CA 800-544-1801 Hope Valley Outdoors Cross-Country Ski Center South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-721-2015 Kirkwood Mountain Resort Kirkwood, CA 209-258-6000 877-KIRKWOOD Lake Tahoe Community College Nordic Ski Center South Lake Tahoe, CA (530) 541-4660 x 717

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.


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

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.)
Remember: a flask is not a replacement for a parka. Bundle up!

(inset) Reno Tahoe usa; Zephyr Cove Resort

a special snowflake non-conformist? You think


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, or a black-tie formal at a lake view venue such as world-renowned golf course Edgewood Tahoe or a panoramic Sierra backdrop at The Ridge Tahoe Resort, with full-suite accommodations. Classic and casual? Pick the alpine ski lodge décor of the Hard Rock Café 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 LTVA; (inset) Scott Sady 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 will make your on-the-water vision a reality.


Adjacent to the Heavenly Village and Gondola is the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel with elegant accommodations, delicious food and attentive staff. The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort and Spa 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.

Tahoe South destination wedding and now the only question is, which one of all the great venues is for you? Check them out at and

California Marriage License

El Dorado County Clerk’s Office South Lake Tahoe


530-573-3409 – hours vary

Nevada Marriage License

Douglas County/Lake Tahoe Administration 775-586-7290 – hours vary

(inset) Scott Sady; Theilen Photography,

So, it’s settled - you’ve made the decision for a

Events Check out South Lake Tahoe’s for a complete calendar of events to see what sort of shenanigans you can get yourself into. may Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975 june America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride 800-565-2704 Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975

april Heavenly Spring Loaded Heavenly Mountain Resort 800-HEAVENLY Glen Plake’s Gunbarrel 25 Heavenly Mountain Resort 800-HEAVENLY Pond Skimming Championship of Tahoe Heavenly Mountain Resort 800-HEAVENLY Annual Telegrass Festival Sierra-at-Tahoe® 530-659-7453


Valhalla Renaissance Faire Harveys Outdoor Concert Series 800-804-5825 july July 4th Lights on the Lake Fireworks Tahoe South 800-288-2463 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Edgewood Tahoe 800-288-2463 Lake Tahoe Festival of Fine Arts South Lake Tahoe 530-542-3632

Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks 800-288-2463

Harveys Outdoor Concert Series 800-804-5825

september Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975

august Hot August Nights South Lake Tahoe Experience 775-356-1956 Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975 Lake in the Sky Air Show South Lake Tahoe 530-541-0480 Annual Great Gatsby Festival and Tea Tallac Historic Site 530-544-7383 Harveys Outdoor Concert Series 800-804-5825 Sample the Sierra - A Farm to Fork Event Celebrating the Sierra Nevada Region 775-588-1728

Tour de Tahoe Bike Big Blue 800-565-2704 Lake Tahoe Marathon 530-544-7095 october Valhalla Arts, Music & Theatre Festival 530-541-4975

november South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe 800-427-7247 Valhalla Holiday Faire 530-541-4975 december Festival of Trees & Lights MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa 530-543-5909 SnowGlobe Music Festival Tahoe Adventure Film Festival MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa 888-829-7630

Camp Richardson’s Annual Oktoberfest 800-544-1801

Valhalla Holiday Gala 530-541-4975

Kokanee Salmon Festival Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber 530-543-2674

Heavenly Holidays Heavenly Village 800-Heavenly

Tahoe Art Expo South Lake Tahoe 530-544-2313

New Year’s Eve Tahoe South 800-288-2463 Throughout the year Headline Entertainment at Harrah’s South Shore Room and MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

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march Heavenly Spring Loaded Heavenly Mountain Resort 800-HEAVENLY

dining GUIDE

Shredding on the slopes or cycling around Lake Tahoe will certainly work up an appetite. Put down the granola, because Tahoe South is a mountain dining destination. With restaurant options from fancy-pants 4-star joints, to all-you-can-eat buffets, you can eat out in whatever style you please. You could feel terribly glamorous dining beachside or with a lake view— Tahoe South boasts more than a dozen locations for an eye feast–or bring the whole crew to one of the many family-friendly restaurants. There are even dog-friendly dining spots (but please leave your pet mountain lion at home). Whatever your preferred cuisine, the Tahoe South foodie


Harrah's & Harveys Lake Tahoe

community is thrilled to dish it up. Local flavor indeed.

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.



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.

Casino Hotels

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe


$$$ • – – 535

See our ad on page 7 15 Highway 50, Stateline, NV 775-588-6611, 800-HARRAHS This award-winning casino/hotel features 535 comfortable rooms, each with two bathrooms, 24-hour casino excitement, six restaurants, showroom, health club, pool, and family fun center. Live entertainment at the casino center stage.

Harveys Resort & Casino

Beach Retreat and Lodge Tahoe See our ad on page 44

$$$ • – – 734

C See our ad on page 17 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.

$$- • – – 437 $$$$

See our ad on page 7 18 Highway 50, Stateline, NV 775-588-2411, 800-HARVEYS Harveys has a rich tradition of hospitality that you’ll discover around every corner. Walking distance to Heavenly, Harveys gives you easy access to all the four-season thrills that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa


See our ad on page 34 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.

Camp Richardson Resort & Marina A See our ad on page 35 11900 Jameson Beach Road, PO Box 9028 South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-1801, 800-544-1801 Year-round resort featuring lakefront cabins, historic hotel, summer RV/campsites, year-round lakeside restaurant (The Beacon Bar & Grill), and more. The marina has boat and WaveRunner rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, SUP emerald bay cruises, marine gas and mooring. Winter has 10K groomed x-country ski trails with ski & snowshoe rentals. Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village


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C See our ad on page 28 1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-6655, 800-822-5950 At Heavenly Village and next to the Nevada casinos, Forest Suites offers one and two-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens. Experience a hot American breakfast buffet, Hi-Speed Wi-Fi, daily activities, two pools/two hot tubs and fitness center.

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Inn by the Lake See our ad on page 34 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.

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

B 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 530-545-4328 Located on 7 acres on the lake.Two on-property restaurants, a 1,000 ft. pier, wedding and meeting facilities, and acres of views. Fireplaces in each room, firepits and hot tub. 1.5 mi from Heavenly and on shuttle route.


Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort

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Marriott Grand Residence Club C See our ad on page 50 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.

$$- • • – 184 $$$$

Tahoe Beach & Ski Club

B See our ad on page 46 3601 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-6220, 866-4MY-VACATION Lakefront resort at South Shore. Studio and one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes, most with in-room hot tubs. Near skiing and gaming. On-site organized activities, fitness center/saunas, beach, outdoor pool/hot tubs and tennis.

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Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa

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B See our ad on page 35 930 Bal Bijou Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-2180, 800-448-4577 Lake Tahoe’s only all lakefront property on South Shore. A beautiful view of the lake from every room. Heated pool and hot tub next to 500 feet of private beach. All rooms have fireplaces. Full-service day spa on property.


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Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel B $$$- • – – 400 See our ad on page 43 $$$$ 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 877-497-8483, 530-544-5400 More impressive than its nine-story profile and its 400 rooms (each one a suite, no less) is the location. All the best of Lake Tahoe is literally at its doorstep. Plus, every reservation gets a comfortable two-room suites, FREE breakfast every morning, and FREE happy hour every evening.

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See our ad on page 25 3901 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-6700, 800-540-4874 Located directly across from Heavenly California Base Lodge. Comfortable suites feature private spa, 2 TVs, DVD player, gas fireplace, microwave, wet bar sink and coffeemaker, and complimentary valet parking.

The Landing Resort & Spa

C See our ad on page 43 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. Lake front property. On-site restaurant, room service, spa, boutique, fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub. Complimentary shuttle to Heavenly.

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The Lodge at Lake Tahoe See our ad on page 46 3840 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA 530-541-6226, 800-874-9900 Ideally located just blocks from the center of South Lake Tahoe, famous Stateline casinos and the best summer and winter sports venues in the country.


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The Ridge Tahoe


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See our ad on page 28 400 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.


Zephyr Cove Resort

D See our ad on the inside front cover 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.

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E See our ad on page 46 530-542-5850, 800-344-9364 Accommodation Station in South Lake Tahoe offers something for everyone. Our collection of vacation rentals includes slopeside condos, mountain chalets and luxury homes, all located close to recreational activities, restaurants and shops. Please visit our website or call 1-800-344-9364.

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Buckingham Properties Lake Tahoe E See our ad on page 50 530-542-1114, 800-503-0051 Offers a unique variety of year-round luxury vacation rentals, from deluxe cabins with lake views to elegant lakefront homes, on the scenic South Shore at the California/Nevada border. Some properties appropriate for weddings and events. Pet-friendly properties available.

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



lodgING Guide Casino Hotels Horizon Casino Resort 800-648-3322 Lakeside Inn and Casino 775-588-7777, 800-624-7980 HOTELS AND MOTELS 3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club 866-500-4886

Avalon Lodge 888-544-7829 Beach Walk Cottages 530-542-4800 Bear’s Den Inn 530-542-1812 Best Choice Inn 530-544-4114

Budget Inn South Lake Tahoe 530-544-2834 Cedar Inn & Suites 888-822-0199 Days Inn Golf & Ski Resort Area 530-544-3445

Best Tahoe West Inn 530-544-6455 800-700-8246

Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly 888-757-3337

968 Hotel 530-544-0968

Best Western Plus Station House Inn 530-542-1101

Doc’s Cottages 775-588-2264

A&A Lake Tahoe Inn 530-544-1177

Beverly Lodge 530-544-2857, 800-865-4411

Alder Inn 530-544-4485

Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe 800-288-4083

7 Seas Inn at Tahoe 800-800-7327

Alpenrose Inn 800-370-4049 Alpine Inn & Spa 530-544-3340 Ambassador Lodge 530-544-6461 Americana Lake Tahoe 530-541-8022 Apex Inn 530-541-2940, 800-755-8246

Black Bear Inn Bed & Breakfast 877-232-7466

EconoLodge Hotel 530-544-3959 Elizabeth Lodge 530-544-2417 El Nido Motel 530-541-2711 Fantasy Inn & Wedding Chapel 530-541-4200, 800-367-7736

Black Jack Inn 530-544-3902, 800-292-3902

Fireside Lodge Bed & Breakfast 530-544-5515

Blue Jay Lodge 530-494-4343

Ginger Mountain Lodge 530-544-0770

Blue Lake Inn at Tahoe 800-628-1829

Green Lantern Inn & Suites 866-456-6835

Hansen’s Resort 530-544-3361

Mark Twain Lodge 530-544-5733

Heavenly Inn Lake Tahoe 530-544-2400, 877-286-3413

Marriott’s Timber Lodge 530-542-6600

Heavenly Valley Lodge Bed & Breakfast 530-564-1500

Matterhorn Motel 877-229-9697

Heavenly Valley Townhouses 530-541-4755 High Country Lodge 530-541-0508 Highland Lake Tahoe 800-798-7311 Holiday Inn Express 530-544-5900, 800-544-5288

Midway Inn 800-676-7144 Motel 6 South Lake Tahoe 530-542-1400 National 9 Inn 530-541-2119 Nickelodeon Motel 530-541-4874 Paradice Motel 530-544-6800

Holly’s Place at Lake Tahoe 800-745-7041

Parkside Lone Pine Lodge 530-544-3316

Horizon Casino Resort 800-648-3322

Park Tahoe Inn 530-544-6000

Howard Johnson Express Inn South Lake Tahoe 800-221-5801

Pine Cone Acre Motel 530-541-0375

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort Lake-Tahoe-Vacation-Resort 530.541.6122

Pine Cone Resort 800-624-3887 Pinewood Inn 530-544-3319

Lazy S Lodge 530-541-0230


lodgING Guide Pistante’s Coyote Den 530-541-2282 Quality Inn & Suites 530-541-5400, 800-245-6343 Rodeway Inn 530-541-7150 Secrets Inn 877-286-3413 Sky Lake Lodge 530-544-0770 South Shore Inn 530-544-1000 Spruce Grove Cabins & Suites 800-777-0914 Stardust Lake Tahoe 530-544-5211 Stateline Economy Inn & Suites 888-757-2839 Super 8 Motel 530-544-3476, 800-237-8882 Tahoe Chalet, The Theme Inn 530-544-3311, 800-821-2656


Tahoe Hacienda Inn 530-541-3805 Tahoe Valley Lodge 530-541-0353, 800-669-7544 The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing 775-588-6247 The Travel Inn 530-544-2036 Thunderchief Motel 530-541-6231 Travelers Inn & Suites 530-544-0220 Vagabond Inn 530-544-3642, 800-522-1555 VACATION RENTALS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 4 South Lake Tahoe Lodging 888-253-5172 Accommodation Tahoe 905-634-9859

Coldwell Banker McKinney & Associates, Inc. 800-748-6857 Echo Creek Ranch 800-698-2463 Heavenly Tahoe Properties 775-629-4476 Heavenly Tahoe Vacations 800-432-8365 Lake Tahoe Accommodations 530-544-3234 800-250-8013 Lake Tahoe Reservation Bureau 800-MY-TAHOE Lake Tahoe Vacation Condo 888-270-8038 Lake Valley Properties 530-544-7010

Almost Home Group Retreats/Manzanita Lodge 800-700-2022

Lake Village Resort 866-588-2463

Cedar Pines Resort 530-448-6107

Lodging Lake Tahoe 800-962-1489

Century 21 Realty at Tahoe Paradise 888-227-3247

Michelsens Vacation Rentals 775-588-4811 Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways 530-725-8576

Primrose Cabins 530-543-3304

Tahoe Tarns Vacation Rental 818-879-1256

Pyramid Peak Properties 877-659-9376

Tahoe Vacation Estate 916-409-0996

Relax in Tahoe 775-410-2109

Tahoe Vacation Rentals Bear’s Den Chalet 888-544-7829

Selective Properties 775-588-8258, 800-242-5387 Sierra Shores Luxury Vacation Rentals 877-777-8181 South Lake Tahoe Resorts 775-588-4811 Tahoe Escapes Vacation Rentals 800-406-1333 775-588-8183 Tahoe Keys Resort 530-544-5397 Tahoe Management Company 800-624-3887 Tahoe Keys Vacation Rentals tahoekeysvacationrentals. com 800-481-8234 Tahoe Rental Connection 800-542-2100 Tahoe Summit Village 866-265-2041

Tahoe Village Condominiums 775-588-5014 Tahoewoods Luxury Lodging Vacation Rentals 415-444-0777 Tallac Realty Vacation Properties 800-705-6376 The Beach House at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course 775-450-4073 The Lodge at Kingsbury Crossing 775-588-6247 The Richardson House at Camp Richardson Resort & Marina 800-544-1801 Twin Pines Luxury Lakefront Home 775-450-4073 Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Rentals 775-588-6759

3. Camp Richardson 332 Resort 800-544-1801

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6. Fallen Leaf Lake SH, T 205 877-444-6777

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10. Tahoe Valley SH, T 413 530-541-2222

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7. KOA 60 800-562-3477

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11. Zephyr Cove SH, T 150 Resort 775-589-4948

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4. D.L. Bliss SH, T 168 800-444-7275 SH, T 5. Eagle Point 800-444-7275

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1. Bayview (7 day limit) 530-543-2600

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Getting Here: By Air WINGS

Lake Tahoe Airport

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

Reno-Tahoe International Airport

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 16 non-stop destinations.

Other Alternatives

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

Sacramento International Airport Only 2.5 hours away, Sacramento is another option and offers a variety of carriers.

from Northern California.


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