Hotel at a Glance: Heavenly Inn
Heavenly Inn is just a few minutes’ walk from the south shore of Lake Tahoe, as well as casinos, shops, and casual restaurants. When it’s time to venture out, friendly staff members are happy to provide insider tips and discounts for local activities and the best places to dine.
- Spacious suites feature kitchenettes and modern decor.
- Heavenly Mountain Resort: Before ski season begins, you can ride the gondolas just 200 yards away for panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.
- Beach access 200 yards away.
- Free extras include complimentary WiFi.
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 of spectators gathers at night for South Lake Tahoe’s various events, which range from wine and food festivals to rock concerts and fireworks displays. A few miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe sits Stateline, Nevada, where a handful of casinos host high-stakes games of blackjack and solitaire.