Hotel at a Glance: Tahoe Chalet Inn
Tahoe Chalet Inn sits a short stroll from the southern shores of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America. The area surrounding the tranquil body of water is always abuzz with activity. Savor a crisp fall day on the 18-hole championship course at Lake Tahoe Golf Course, designed by William Bell. In the winter, you can zoom down the slopes of Heavenly ski resort, just 1 mile away, or browse the boutiques of Heavenly Village.
- Bring Rex along the lodge is pet friendly (additional fees apply).
- Boutique guest rooms come with jetted tubs, fireplaces, kitchenettes with refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and free WiFi.
- Dig into a complimentary breakfast each morning.
- Distance to Nevada state line: 1 mile
- Go for a cruise on the M.S. Dixie II paddle wheeler, a 520-passenger vessel that chugs along the scenic shoreline.
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.