Autumn

Find fun things to do in North Lake Tahoe, California. There’s a fabulous variety of totally fun tourist attractions and things to do in North Lake Tahoe to suit every taste, from skiing and snowboarding in winter to fishing and water sports in the summer. Plus, there is plenty of dining, shopping and activities when it’s time to come inside. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes or hit the shops, restaurants, spas or the casino tables, you’ll find it all in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The Squaw Valley Lodge provides the perfect spot to experience it all!

Tahoe City Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch on October 18th

pumpkins at harvest time with fall leaves at lake tahoe

Pick your pumpkins to carve this fall at the Tahoe City Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch on October 18.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, fall is a great time for a Lake Tahoe getaway. Escape the city, leave your worries behind, even bring the kids along if you’re looking for a family vacation before winter hits. Enjoy the quiet mountains, beautiful harvest sunrises, the aspen trees ablaze in yellow and orange, and a hot cup of coffee on your private balcony overlooking Squaw Valley.

Since you’ll also be on the hunt for exciting, family events or activities while in the Lake Tahoe area, head to the Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at the Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City on October 18, 2014, 10AM-2PM. There is plenty of entertainment for children with face painting, a bounce house, pony rides, and carnival rides! Hungry? Be sure to purchase your activity bracelet, and you can grub on delicious BBQ!

To save, purchase your activity bracelet in advance ($12) or $15 if purchased the day of.  Contact 530.583.3440 to purchase your bracelet, or let our Reservations Agent know you would like more information when booking.

Be sure to check out our low season lodging deals, SAVE 40% on a two night stay!


Fall Into Autumn Around Lake Tahoe

Autumn Leaves in Truckee

The Truckee River aspens on fire on a cozy, fall day.

Tahoe locals like to talk about the three seasons you’ll find here: winter, summer, and construction. Although it may seem like Mother Nature skips over fall and spring, we’d like to reveal one of Lake Tahoe’s best kept secrets: autumn.

The aspen trees are ablaze in yellow–endless meadows and vistas of orange. The days are still long enough to hit the trails after work. Highway 89 isn’t a parking lot. Local restaurants and grocery stores are not zoos. There is a slight chill in the air, the Tahoe sky is on fire with cotton candy sunsets, and the hopeful anticipation of an epic winter is palpable. The animals are preparing to hunker down while you sip spiced lattes or mulled wine by the fire.

Here are some fun family activities and events to check out in Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, and Truckee!

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine, September 5-7

Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series, September 7

“Trattoria” Opening Event for Tahoe Art Haus + Cinema, September 5-6

Ironman Lake Tahoe, September 21

Cadillac Ball, September 27

Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley, September 27

Donner Party Hike, October 4-6

Tahoe City Oktoberfest, October 4

Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop, October 4

Foothill Farmer’s’ Market: Truckee Location, Tuesdays through October 14

Truckee Haunted Historic Tour, October 16

Truckee River Day, October 19

Gatekeeper’s Museum Spooky Ghost Walk, October 31

Remember, this is a great time of year to take advantage of low rates at Squaw Valley Lodge! Let our Reservation Agents help you book your fall respite today.


Autumn in Northern California

Though we pine for winter — for powder days, for that moment when your skis or board hit the slopes, we do appreciate autumn. The Truckee-Tahoe region in fall is captivating for visitors and locals alike. The Sierra Nevada dances with a rainbow of color from aspen trees, and Lake Tahoe shines a deep blue in the crisp fall mornings.  The lower foothills are brimming in harvest season: pumpkins, apples, squash, chestnuts; or you could even plan a wine or apple cider tasting!


It’s Time for an Autumn Getaway!

It’s a lovely time of year to pack your bags for a quick and quiet getaway at Lake Tahoe! With our fall promotion you can save up to 30%Rates start at $118 per night through November 21, 2012!

The crowds have ceased, so you won’t fight traffic. Autumn mornings are crisp, yet sunny. The leaves are changing color. You can unwind in our spa and gaze up at the waning harvest moon over Squaw Valley. There’s so much happening around the lake you’ll definitely stay entertained, and there’s even fun for the whole family!

Here’s a way to spend your mini-vacation:

Sip and stroll at the Truckee Wine Walk and Shop on October 6th

Book a reservation at your favorite restaurant for Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week | October 7-14

Enjoy the sights and smell of fall at Resort at Squaw Creek’s Harvest Festival | October 5-14

What’s your favorite way to ring in fall? Does it involve pumpkin spice or comfort foods?


Tahoe City Grape Stomp

“All winemakers should possess a good fertile imagination if they are to be successful in their craft.” - Max Schubert 

Friday, September 7th | 5pm to 7pm | The Cobblestone Center, Tahoe City 

The vines are heavy with grapes, which means it’s harvest season again!

If you’d like a taste of Old World Italy, then grab your three closest friends and sign up to compete as grape stompers in the inaugural Tahoe City Grape Stomp, at the Cobblestone Center! It’s $25/person but there are great prizes on the line!

Roll up your sleeves — we mean, pant legs — and get to stompin’ this September! Enjoy live music by Lady & The Tramps as you turn fresh grapes into future wine.

Click HERE to sign up!


Run Away Autumn

Fall is actually a wonderful time to get in some refreshing runs, and fight the holiday pounds we all appreciate so much. Those rich, comfort foods entice us as the temperature drops and we search for a tasty way to warm our bodies.

Well, here’s a way to make room for more of those delectable pumpkin pies, sweet potato casseroles and hot chocolates topped with whipped cream. The local region offers many “trots” and races, for all types of runners wanting to fend off the pounds this season. Dig out your gloves and beenies for fall race season!

Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run

  • Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 9:30am
  • Truckee, CA (Truckee River View Sports Park)
  • This family-friendly community event is a great fun run! All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run: a prevention program for young ladies ages 8-13. Through support in the local community, GOTR seeks to build confidence and self-esteem of women of the future.
  • www.girlsontherunsierras.org/5k-fun-run

32nd Annual Apple Hill Harvest Run

  • Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 8:25am
  • Camino, CA (ParaVi Winery)
  • Choose from three courses: 8.5 mile, 3.5 or a  .5mile Kids’ Fun Run. Dating back to 1979, the Apple Hill Harvest Run began as a way to prolong “tourist season” in Apple Hill, and now attracts more than 2,000 participants a year. All proceeds benefit local Camino schools, and a percentage goes toward the funding of two educational scholarships. Why not run around beautiful ParaVi Vineyard and benefit the education of local students?
  • www.applehillrun.org

35th Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot

  • Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 9:30am
  • Truckee, CA (Donner Lake West End Beach)
  • This is a pleasurable run for the whole family to get ready for ski season! Adults and young adults can register for the full 7 miles around Donner Lake while the younger ones run the Mashed Potato Mile. You can’t beat the course at Donner Lake; fairly flat in elevation on the North Shore, although there are some shorter hills to tackle on the South Shore of Donner.
  • www.truckeefunrun.com

Passport to Dining

It is apparent this is the best time of year for foodies. If winter is when we dream of powder, fall is when we dream of spiced coffee, apple butter and comfort foods to warm us. It is only fitting that in harvest season we are lured by countless wine and food festivals, scarves and boots to fend off the chill and a chance to see the leaves deepen in their autumn hues. In true form, Passport to Dining  is back with the chance for another fall taste of Tahoe, with an astonishing view of the lake at the North Tahoe Event Center.

Your admission includes tastings from over 25 restaurants, breweries and wineries, live entertainment, a grab bag and a chance to score all sorts of goodies at a silent auction.

What a delectable way of spending a Thursday evening lakeside with some of the finest local chefs in the region. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the North Tahoe Business Association.

THE SCOOP:

When: October 6, 2011 6-9pm

Where: North Tahoe Event Center

Why: Satisfy your palate and benefit the North Tahoe Business Association

Cost: $30 advance purchase, $40 day-of tickets


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