When the sun sets on Wednesday and Thursday nights, come out and catch a feature film during the Outdoor Summer Movies Series. The free events are the perfect way to spend a warm evening enjoying family-friendly fun near our Lake Tahoe hotel.[more...]
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Every year in late June Squaw Valley is flooded with some of the premier endurance athletes from around the world. They flock to the area for one of the largest ultra-marathon races, that actually starts in our backyard (just steps from the Squaw Valley Lodge). The runners travel 100 miles on foot from Squaw Valley, California to Auburn, California in the snow and sunshine–depending on what Mother Nature gives them that year.
This year’s competitors did not face snow, rather, intense heat for June 27, 2015. There were 371 starts and 254 finishers; Rob Krar defended the men’s title with a finish of 14:48:59 and the women’s first place went to Magdalena Boulet at 19:05. What phenomenal times for a race where temperatures reach the low 90’s.
Though we do lodge a lot of athletes for the race, it’s a great time to visit and watch the action live! Especially if you are an early bird and want to rise before dawn with a hot cup of coffee to send off our runners!
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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...]
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?