With the crystal-clear Lake Tahoe serving as the area's glittering centerpiece, RedAwning's properties just south of the lake complement the surrounding mountain terrain. After a day hiking among the waterfalls in Emerald Bay State Park, a cozy lodging decked out in modern amenities makes for a relaxing spot to recline on the couch and mend sore muscles next to a warm fire. RedAwning’s Lake Tahoe vacation rental properties provide an homey spot to reenergize after capitalizing on the area’s endless amount of year-round activities—from fishing at Lake Tahoe in the summer to shopping at the nearby Old West–influenced town of Truckee.
Rustic décor, a private hot tub, and a wood-burning fireplace welcome up to 12 people staying inside RedAwning’s Jacarillo Trail Lodge. Wood-paneled walls surround the roomy Beecher Cabin, which includes a hot tub and overlooks the Truckee River. Those staying at the cozy Pasadena Hideaway can take the charming three-block walk to the lakeshore, or spend the evening grilling on the patio.
Lake Tahoe: Abundant Summer Activities in the Sierra Nevada
Known for its breathtakingly translucent surface, Lake Tahoe stretches through the California-Nevada border with 72 miles of shoreline. The mountainous Sierra Nevada landscape surrounds the lake, attracting hikers to explore its rugged terrain and the waterfalls at nearby Emerald Bay State Park. Various special events take place year-round at South Lake Tahoe, ranging from Renaissance fairs to rock concerts and mountain-lifting competitions.
Though the outdoor scenery will always be the Tahoe area’s main attraction, several local towns are worth visiting. About 45 miles north from South Lake Tahoe, the western railroad town of Truckee seamlessly mixes trendy boutiques and fine-dining establishments with local dive bars and souvenir stores on its main road. Just across the state line, several casinos draw visitors to the aptly named Stateline, Nevada.