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...]
Tahoe Things to Do
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.
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. With the late spring snow in Tahoe it may feel strange to think about celebrating summer at Farmers’ Market, but it’s right around the bend! Before you know it you’ll be stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables for the summer—great snacks to take on the trail hiking or biking, while hanging out at Squaw Valley, or entertaining lakeside.
We revere winter, but summer has its special charm, its ‘epicness.’ In the local community we often hear, “I came for a summer at Lake Tahoe and never left.”
Farmers’ Markets at Tahoe City and Truckee are a great way to get to know the local farmers, vendors, and close-knit community. Chat it up with Tahoe and Sacramento Valley based vendors–maybe even bump into well-known chefs getting ready for their evening menues.
Tahoe City Farmers’ Markets run Thursdays from 8am to 1pm, May 28 to June 18 at Commons Beach; and at Tahoe Lake Elementary School June 25 to August 20. Truckee Farmers’ Markets run Tuesdays from 8am to 1pm at Truckee River Regional Park, June 2 to October 20.
Visit http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com/ to learn more!
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It’s closing weekend at Squaw Valley, and we have 12 inches of new snow to celebrate! A typical Tahoe spring: late season snow. If you’re not ready to toss in your gear yet for the season, then hurry up and enjoy the last of it while you can! Right now Squaw Valley Lodge spring weekend rates start at just $135/night! You can book online HERE or contact one of our reservation agents at 855.549.6742. Looking for other fun things to do while you’re here? Check out GoTahoeNorth for activities and events in the North Lake Tahoe area.
It’s also not too late to purchase your Tahoe Super Pass for the 2015/16 ski season! The Bronze Pass is almost sold out, so you’ll want to secure yours as soon as possible: http://squawalpine.com/
New to the Tahoe Super Pass–which gives you access to four resorts (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl Resort)–is rollover days! Read all about it HERE.