Why not celebrate the birth of our nation on the scenic shores of its largest alpine lake, sunning on the beach before a rainbow of fireworks shimmer off the water in the cool mountain air? Fourth of July celebrations don’t get any better than this…[more...]
Tahoe Things to Do
Why not try something a little different this summer? A BBQ with friends by the Truckee river is fun, or a romantic night out in the Village at Squaw, but how about switching things up even more? Soak in the stunning view at the base of Squaw Valley with an open-air mountain dinner. Gather around a farm table at Olympic Village Lodge’s garden setting, just a few steps from Squaw Valley Lodge, watching the gondola glide overhead and the sun set in the valley.
Enjoy a fresh taste of local produce with food prepared by MTN ROOTS Food Truck. Farm to table dinners begin July 3; through July 31 run 6:30pm-8:30pm and August 14-28 dinners run 6-8pm. Make your RESERVATION now while seats last!
A few cool things about this summer event:
1. This is a family-friendly event. Children are welcome! $29/each.
2. You get to take home a featured wine glass!
3. You can check out the whole menu online here: http://bit.ly/1LaJ02m
Need a place to crash after you’ve stuffed your belly with delicious food and drink? Check out our summer rates, or contact a Reservation Agent today.
This annual outdoor festival combines wine, entertainment, and gourmet food along the beautiful shores of Lake Tahoe. Soak in spectacular views, listen to live music, and stroll from shop to shop savoring varietals from over 30 local wineries.[more...]
There’s so much happening around Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July, that it’s hard to choose where to take the family for holiday fun!
In addition to the holiday celebrations taking place at Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, and Truckee, you don’t want to miss the Red, White and Tahoe Blue taking place in Incline Village, NV! Incline Village is only a short 20 to 25 minute drive from Squaw Valley, with a view you can’t beat along Highway 20 (Lake Tahoe stretches out for miles to your right).
The RWTB celebration hosts the biggest July 4th holiday festivities in the area. AOL Travel names it the #6 Best Fireworks Show in the nation! With over 450 volunteers and 400+ donors and sponsors, it’s the place to be this week (especially this Saturday).
So what can the family do, or enjoy, at Red, White and Tahoe Blue? Here’s a quick list of all the activities lined up!
- Wine & Cheese Tasting Event at Aspen Grove on Thursday, July 2
- Day on the Village Green music festival on Friday, July 3
- Reno Philharmonic Concert & Fireworks on Saturday, July 4
There’s still time to get your tickets to any or all of the events! Visit: http://www.redwhitetahoeblue.org/ for more information!
If you’re a coffee drinker, then you’ve probably heard of Coffeebar, located in Historic Downtown Truckee, tucked back on Jibboom Street next to the historic jailhouse—a Truckee landmark that makes you feel like stepped back in time 100 years.
From the local’s perspective, Coffeebar (now with three locations: two in Truckee, CA; one in Reno, NV) has a cult-like following. The coffee shop is usually abuzz with local and tourists alike, offering everything from high quality espresso to gelato, sandwiches—even wine and beer. Owner, Greg Buchheister , has a business philosophy that centers on community. You can bring the whole family in for a Saturday breakfast, catch an art show in the evening, or step out on a weeknight for wine tasting with friends. It’s not just about the coffee …
Or is it? Let’s not forget to talk about what draws in hundreds every morning for their ritual jolt. The coffee served is a craft for Buchheister and his team. They take their beans very seriously, which are roasted locally in Reno, NV by Master Roaster, Carl Staub. These organic, C1 grade coffee beans are the highest grade of coffee available on the market. You’re basically drinking the Ferrari of coffee, and you can taste it.
If you’ve not local to Reno-Tahoe and are craving the taste of a Coffeebar espresso, then it’s your lucky day! They are now offering their beans in their online store. You can have them delivered without leaving the comfort of your home.
If you’re a Coffeebar lover, what’s your drink of choice?
It’s Friday night and the mood is right for some live music on the deck of River Ranch Lodge. Kick back with friends for $2 Blind Beer grabs, and a traditional Midwestern fish fry!
For just $9.95 guests have their choice of Fried Fish specials with Coleslaw and French Fries or Grilled Fish, Chicken Fingers and Sliders too! There’s also a delicious Soup of the Day and Salad Special available for those watching their waistlines.
Various local artists play live music from 6PM to 8:30PM on the deck, with the exception of July 31 and August 28.
Did you know that River Ranch Lodge is 4 miles via bike path from Squaw Valley Lodge? It’s a flat, beautiful ride through Squaw Valley and along the Truckee River to the patio at River Ranch. You could take a long walk in the evening for dinner after a day of playing at Squaw Valley, or hop on your bike!
For more information on this event series visit http://www.riverranchlodge.com
What would summer be without s’mores? They go hand in hand. After a long day of hiking, biking, or swimming in cool Lake Tahoe, cozying up around the bonfire with melty, oozing goodness of chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers is just the ticket. If you’d like to do this lakeside instead of around fire pits in the Village at Squaw, than we have the treat for you!
This summer Monday through Thursday, June 15 and through September 10, our friends at the West Shore Cafe are offering FREE s’mores around their bonfire from 8:30PM to 9PM. Be sure to check their event calendar for exact details as summer goes on.
West Shore Cafe is located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, just a few minute drive from Tahoe City. It’s an excellent stop for food and drinks for the whole family while on the lake this summer, and a fun place to stop before heading back to the spas at Squaw Valley Lodge.