Lake-View Rooms near Tahoe Ski Resorts
Lake Tahoe draws visitors not only for its breathtaking scenery—the Sierra Nevadas form a ring around the water—but also for the hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, and snow tubing that takes place in the surrounding mountains. Set on a private beach, Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa provides premier access to Tahoe’s ski resorts, restaurants, activities, boating, and casinos. It’s the only south-shore hotel with lake views from every room. From here, you’re only 1 mile from hiking and the casinos and 2 miles from Heavenly Ski Resort, ranked the country’s most scenic resort by Ski magazine.
Each room at the lodge has a private balcony or patio where you can enjoy the view. Newly renovated lodge rooms feature knotty-pine furnishings, gas-burning fireplaces, and, in some units, full kitchens. Table lamps with black-bear figurines and western-inspired wall tapestries enhance the rustic atmosphere.
In addition to nearby Heavenly Ski Resort, visitors have their pick of six ski resorts in the Tahoe area. If you’re in need of a recharge, head to the lodge’s Elements Spa for a massage, body wrap, or facial.
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.