With a stay at Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge in Tahoe City, you'll be on a lake and close to Gatekeeper's Museum and Tahoe City Golf Course. This lodge is within close proximity of Watson Cabin Museum and Tahoe City Marina.
Make yourself at home in one of the 23 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring DVD players and CD players. Your bed comes with cotton sheets and down comforters. Rooms have private balconies where you can take in lake and garden views. 32-inch flat-panel televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. Additional features include ski storage, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the lodge's 2 restaurants.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include audiovisual equipment, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Tahoe City? This lodge has 1500 square feet (139 square meters) of space consisting of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.
As a new mother, Tanya Rose Bordner found herself suffering from the severe headaches, hormonal imbalances, and emotional lows that often accompany motherhood. She knew she needed to take better care of herself and decided to try Bikram yoga. Though skeptical at first, she found herself hooked after one class when she discovered that she felt better physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and she eventually decided to become a Bikram-yoga instructor.
Now, Tanya and her team of certified instructors—all of whom have trained for several hundred hours—strive to share the benefits that Tanya felt in that first class with others. Using two breathing exercises designed to circulate oxygenated blood, these instructors lead students through 26 postures that carve out toned muscles and pump up flexibility. The classes take place in a 105-degree room with a recently renovated rubber floor, and after each session, staff members encourage students to press an ice-cream cone or the provided frozen lavender towels against their heated brows.
Shadows from drifting kayaks spill across the bottom of the lake, the clear water offering almost no interference in the view of the lake floor. Guests float on the pristine waters as expert guides lead them through miles of waterways filled with wildlife views on guided tours. Beginners can practice their skills in an outdoor pool during lessons that cover basic paddling techniques, ocean safety, and mermaid etiquette. Guests who fall in love with the peaceful sport may purchase their own kayak or stand up paddle board at the store, or rent one and take advantage of the free instruction and gear that comes with each rental.
Truckee Hampton Inn & Suites calls skiers and snowboarders to beautiful Truckee to nestle into the homey accommodations of this High Sierra mountainside hotel. The king and double-queen standard rooms (a $199 value) are overflowing with amenities such as high-speed Internet, DVD players, premium cable TV with HBO and ESPN, as well as standard comforts such as hair dryers, ironing boards, and an in-room planetarium. Prepare for a day on the slopes by fueling stomach tanks with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet of eggs, biscuits, sausage, and french-toast sticks. Guests can also warm up by indulging in coffee and tea, available in the lobby all day, or by dunking entire bodies into the steaming hot tub.
Squaw Valley's venerated mountainsides and proximity to the northern part of Lake Tahoe make it a premier destination for outdoor recreationalists. Just outside Olympic Village Inn, beyond the mess hall where the 1960 Olympians ate, sits an open-air promenade of shops and restaurants known as the Village at Squaw Valley. The village's broad cobblestone paths meander between clapboard and stone buildings with chalet-inspired rooflines. Come happy hour, diners flock to Mamasake for specials on beer and plates of Mama's Balls, tempura-fried morsels of seafood salad, tofu, and sriracha. A quick walk north of the village, the aerial tram climbs 2,000 feet to High Camp, where panoramic views and challenging inclines attract hikers or skiers, depending on the season.In nearby Tahoe City, Truckee River Raft Co. rents rafts big enough for families, couples, and the egos of demoted sea captains. The river's burbling waters float vessels 5 miles downstream for a mostly gentle two- to three-hour self-guided journey with beer or wine available for purchase beforehand. Here and there, squeals resound as crafts pass intermittent rapids, which may toss passengers overboard into the chilly but shallow waters.Twenty minutes southeast of the inn, rings of pine and spruce and the soaring peaks of the Sierra Nevadas border north Lake Tahoe's deep alpine waters. Tahoe Sailing Charters depart daily from Tahoe City Marina for two-hour cruises aboard a 50-foot-long 1982 Santa Cruz sailboat. Passengers seated at the prow of the ship can let a toe drag in the cool water, and padded benches near the stern provide drier, more stable seating suitable for sipping complimentary beer and wine. Further north, standup paddleboards and kayaks launch from Carnelian Bay's pebbly beachfront, where folding chairs cradle idle sunbathers.