South Lake Tahoe, California Destination Guide – Hotels Above Par
Lake Tahoe is one of Northern California’s most sought-after destinations for so many reasons: jaw-dropping views of its piercing blue lake, scenic hikes in the Sierra Nevadas, and plenty of top-notch ski resorts. make it the ideal place for both summer and winter holidays. With a strong restaurant and bar scene to add to its plethora of outdoor activities, the Lake Tahoe South Shore area offers something for everyone. (Not to mention it’s adjacent to Stateline, Nevada, which is home to loads of casinos). If you’re intrigued by the idea of booking your next ski trip or summer vacation here, read below to find out exactly where you should go.
hotel of desolation
This 21-key stay is carefully curated to emulate the spirit of Japanese tranquility and Scandinavian design — private outdoor soaking tubs, cozy indoor fireplaces, and modern kitchenettes in every suite make up the setting. Keeping its eco-theme in mind, the hotel wanted to minimize vehicle transport with its location, allowing guests easy walking access to shops, restaurants and outdoor activities, including the ski slopes. and hiking trails.
Once a musty motel, now a sleek boutique hotel, the Coachman Hotel features a simple, modern mountain lodge aesthetic. The selection of rooms has everything you need to create your base camp: Standard King Rooms feature plush king-size beds wrapped in soft Italian linens, hand-crafted furniture and brightly tiled bathrooms ; Premium Two Queen Suites feature two comfortable queen beds and private balconies with spectacular views of Heavenly Mountain. When it’s time to enjoy the outdoors, the hotel makes it easy by offering nightly s’mores by the campfire and rooftop yoga classes. Plus, it’s within walking distance of the famous Heavenly Village.
Sitting along the South Shore, Riva grill presents a chic and romantic setting that pervades dining with a view. The restaurant primarily serves seafood-style dishes, but those who aren’t seafood fans can also order classic American cuisine (opt for one of their Bridge favorites as the Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich or the Cobb salad to satisfy your appetite).
Base Camp Pizza Co.
If you’re looking for a lively après-ski vibe, Basecamp Pizza Co. is the place to go after a day hitting the slopes. With a mix of hot drinks — try their Tahoe-Toddy with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey, Q Ginger, lemon and a cinnamon stick — gourmet pizzas — you can’t go wrong with a classic Base camp special with pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted peppers, roasted onions, portobello mushrooms and their four cheese blend – plus live music accompanying their outdoor seating area.
The baked bear
Calling all sweet tooths, Baked Bear serves up decadent ice cream sandwiches held together by freshly baked cookies and brownies (our mouths are watering just thinking about it).
South of North Brewing Co.
The laid-back, mountain vibe peaks at South of North Brewing Co. every day and night. With casual outdoor seating surrounded by fire pits, hanging lights, live music and craft beer, it’s the ultimate post-ski watering hole.
Heavenly ski resort
Truly one of the most unique ski resorts in the world, there aren’t many mountains that offer perfect views of the pristine blue Lake Tahoe – also known as the Jewel of the Sierra – while skiing . Plus, Heavenly is the only resort in North America that spans multiple states: California and Nevada. With a variety of runs ranging from blustery greens to advanced black diamonds, this mountain is as beautiful as it is accessible.
Walk through the sky village
Located at the base of Heavenly Mountain, visitors can stroll through Heavenly Village to experience some of Tahoe’s top-rated restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and chic shopping. Start your day at The little cafe in paradise with a cup of coffee and a quick bite before heading into On Tahoe Time for an eclectic interior decoration and High Chapparal for the best western clothes. End the evening with dinner at Basecamp Pizza Co. followed by drinks and live music presented by Cannon Tavern.
Ride the Heavenly Scenic Gondola
The 2.4 mile Heavenly Mountain Gondola will leave you speechless after taking in the panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Hop off the ride at the Observatory Deck for your Instagram-worthy photos and a latte at the stop’s Cafe Blue.
Edgewood Tahoe Resort Spa
Besides being a luxurious mountain vacation in South Lake Tahoe, Edgewood Tahoe Resort also offers its sumptuous Spa Edgewood, which offers a selection of rejuvenating treatments. (Try the 50 minutes Thai yoga massage to relax your mind and body after a long day hitting the slopes.)