Alpenrose Inn is within walking distance of popular South Lake Tahoe attractions, including casinos, golf, and rugged hiking and mountain-biking trails. It’s also just a few blocks from the lakefront, where you can kayak, water ski, or simply lay on the beach.
Innkeeper Hannelore Conrad, who is fluent in English and German, has lived in the area for nearly two decades and her staff can recommend the best restaurants, hiking trails, and other attractions.
Guest rooms feature nature-inspired decor that varies from room to room. Rooms with a wet bar have a refrigerator, microwave, bar sink, cabinet with dishware, and a small seating area.
The inn makes an effort to be eco-friendly by using biodegradable shampoos, lotions, and soaps in recyclable packaging, water-conservation showerheads, and low-energy light bulbs.
South Lake Tahoe, California: Year-Round Haven for Outdoor Adventures and Late-Night Revelry
Lake Tahoe has no real off-season; people find ways to make use of its pristine water, beaches, and mountains all year long. In the summer, the lake's clear, freshwater surface—which straddles the California-Nevada border—is dotted with swimmers, boaters, and jet skiers. Several ski resorts with world-class slopes typically stay open from November to April, and Emerald Bay State Park is accessible year-round. A moderately easy hike to the base of Lower Eagle Falls reveals breathtaking views of the waterfalls crashing down from above.
A diverse crowd gathers at night for South Lake Tahoe's various events, which range from wine and food festivals to rock concerts and fireworks displays.