When you stay at our hotel, you get the best of what Lake Tahoe has to offer right outside your front door. Nature lovers will enjoy a wide range of fun outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, golf, fishing, hiking, rafting and more. You can also go the indoor route; dozens of unique boutiques await you and fun and games are the order of the day at some of the coolest casinos around.
Lake Cruising -
When you stay at our hotel, you're just a complementary four-mile shuttle ride away from the M.S. Dixie II or the Tahoe Queen. Both of these "Mississippi-style" paddlewheel boats offer year-round, daily cruises that last two hours and deliver dazzling views of the High Sierras and the dramatic splendor of Emerald Bay. An underwater video takes you 500 feet below the waters of Glenbrook Bay to tour the Steamer Tahoe, the majestic vessel that cruised Lake Tahoe for 50 years before being sunk by her owners. Lake cruises on paddlewheel boats are some of the most popular things to do in Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit www.tahoedixie2.com.
Heavenly Lake Tahoe -
Just three blocks from our hotel is Heavenly Lake Tahoe, whose name says it all. During the day, awesome skiing and snowboarding reign supreme along with upscale shopping and gallery/museum hopping. When the sun goes down, the nightlife kicks into high gear jazz clubs, headline entertainers, blues bars and round-the-clock action at the top casinos in town. For more information, visit www.skiheavenly.com.
Edgewood Tahoe -
Golfers of all abilities will find it hard to resist the pull of Edgewood Tahoe, one of the areas premiere golf courses. Set along the South Shore of Lake Tahoe and an easy pitch shot (three blocks) from the hotel, Edgewood is rated one of "America's Top Golf Courses" by Golf Digest Magazine. Edgewood Tahoe also plays host to the annual American Century Celebrity Championship Golf Tournament featuring celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Greg Maddux Jerry Rice, and many more. With four sets of tees, the course plays from 5567 yards to 7445 yards, giving everyone a great chance to test their skill. For more information, visit www.edgewood-tahoe.com.
The Shops at Heavenly Village -
With over 40 unique shops, eateries, movie theater and entertainment venues, the Shops at Heavenly Village makes shopping an experience to remember and one of the favorite things to do in South Lake Tahoe. You'll enjoy the traditional Tahoe ambiance with a distinct European village flair: heated cobblestone sidewalks, wooden archways, covered walkways, open bonfire pits, clock tower and open-air ice arena/miniature golf course. In the center of it all is the new Heavenly Gondola, providing outstanding views of beautiful Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit www.theshopsatheavenlyvillage.com.
Lake Tahoe Hot Air Balloons -
Go up, up and away in a beautiful hot air balloon over scenic Lake Tahoe and savor incredible views of the mountainous region. Hot air balloon voyages with Lake Tahoe Flights take place May through October and reach approximately 8,000 - 10,000 feet above sea level. You'll get once-in-a-lifetime views of the entire Tahoe region including Emerald Bay (the second most photographed spot in the U.S.) and other vistas including Fallen Leaf Lake and Cascade Lake. Carson Valley Flights are scheduled from December through April and can reach elevations of approximately 10,000 feet above sea level, making it possible to look over the Sierras to Lake Tahoe. Nestled between the Pine Nut Mountain Ranges and the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the far west corner of Nevada, Carson Valley was voted one of the most picturesque valleys in North America by National Geographic. For more information, visit www.laketahoeballons.com
Fishing Lake Tahoe -
Catch amazing views of Lake Tahoe's crystal blue waters, the rugged beauty of Mt. Tallac and the majestic splendor of Freel Peak as you reel in America's # 1 outdoor activity, fishing. One of the most popular things to do in Lake Tahoe's scenic outdoors, you can fly fish the local rivers, troll the lake or anything in-between. Book an experienced local guide with Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters that will lead you to the hottest spots for Kokanee Salmon, Mackinaw and Rainbow Trout. We're sure you'll go home with more than "the big-one that got away." For more information, visit www.tahoeflyfishing.com.
Truckee River Rafting -
Take a break from the casinos, museums and shops to enjoy a leisurely, self guided, 5-mile float on the Truckee River from Tahoe City. Awaiting you on the other end is the River Ranch Bar & Restaurant, where you can have lunch, drinks or just enjoy the view. A free shuttle bus will return you to your car safe and sound until 6pm daily. For more information, visit www.truckeeriverraft.com.