Cozy Boutique Hotel within Walking Distance from Lake and Skiing Mountains
Skiers dart across snow-covered slopes as gondolas ferry fun seekers to hilltop winter wonderlands overlooking Lake Tahoe. Down below, other travelers kick off their snowshoes to warm up in front of the fireplace or soak in the jacuzzi at Avalon Lodge. The surrounding mountain landscape plays a defining role in the décor and atmosphere of the quiet retreat, where rustic coziness pairs with abundant outdoor adventure.
Earthy hues and a homey vibe predominate in lodge rooms, which come outfitted with warm wood furniture and inviting fireplaces. A mounted flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station provide modern touches, and a bottle of champagne and two souvenir glasses facilitate toasts to romantic getaways or successful prison breaks.
Operated under the aegis of Clé Hospitality, Avalon Lodge commits to a motif of casual elegance. In the lobby, graceful floor lamps cast warm light on cushioned chairs flanking a large stone fireplace. The adjacent Market Café tempts taste buds with a selection of chips and sodas.
South Lake Tahoe, California: Scenic Splendor Surrounding Lively Lake Town
Avalon Lodge sits a walkable two blocks from several of bustling South Lake Tahoe's major attractions. After skiing, snowshoeing, and backstroking their way through Tahoe's heavy winter snowfalls, adventurers refuel with huge plates of eggs and potatoes at a locally beloved café situated near the lodge. A glass-walled gondola ride up Heavenly Mountain shows off bird's-eye views of the area's jaw-dropping scenery, and amateur photographers capture Tahoe's snow-capped peaks on guided photography tours. Groupon holders can sample wines at one of California's oldest wineries.