As the year speeds by like a first-time driver on the autobahn in Germany, it is time to say farewell to summer with one last hurrah. Labor Day is just around the corner and in our minds, there is no better way to celebrate than with a visit to Tahoe and a stay in one of our Tahoe Signature Properties vacation escapes! If you are of like mind, this guide to everything that makes a day without labor the best day, this guide to spending Labor Day 2022 in Lake Tahoe will ensure that your send-off to summer will be one you never forget!

Sunrise and a Hearty Breakfast This Labor Day in Lake Tahoe

On a day meant to be enjoyed in complete laziness, we still think that at least one morning of your stay should include rising with the sun; you can always go back to bed and sleep for a few more hours! There are lots of reasons enjoying a Lake Tahoe sunrise is a great bucket list activity, starting with the fact that no fancy dress is required! Simply roll out of bed, grab a warm jacket or robe to wear over your pajamas (it is cool in the early morning hours), and wander out to your patio, preferably with a cup of coffee in hand. Your hair can be a mess, last night’s makeup can be smeared, and all that will matter is the view before you. Mother Nature presents a spectacular show, one that is repeated every morning and one that you will never forget. Going back to bed after the sun has fully risen is always an option, but if this Labor Day weekend finds you especially hungry, the Old Post Office Café, 5245 N Lake Boulevard in Carnelian Bay, opens at 7, so wash your face, get presentable and head on over for a Hangover Helper breakfast that is delicious even without a hangover! Created with eggs, sausage, biscuits, and gravy, this meal offers the perfect way to start every day and gives visitors the fuel they need to do anything they want or nothing at all!

Free Concert Fridays, Music on the Beach, Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Friday, September 2 is the last of the Summer Free Concert Fridays and it promises to be the best one. Achilles Wheel, a mixed genre performing group, is scheduled to appear, starting at 6:30 and the stories this great group has to tell will leave you feeling happy and complete. The sun is scheduled to set at 7:29 on this last Friday of summer, adding to the beauty of the music with the beauty of a sky lit in a kaleidoscope of fiery hues; this experience is one you will carry with you in your heart for years to come!

Take a Hike

It won’t be long before the lush green of summer is replaced with a blanket of pristine white snow, so you can be sure that we take these last days of the season to get outside as often as we can and the best way to start is with a hike to the Historic Stateline Fire Lookout in Kings Beach. A short trail that leads to the lookout point is easy to manage and a couple of benches at the top give visitors a panoramic view of Lake Tahoe they will never forget. A commemorative marker tells the stories of the fire watchers who once perched here, but you won’t be thinking about the fire at all as you stare out on the most beautiful landscape in the world!

Drone Light Shows

The July 4th drone shows scheduled for Kings Beach and Tahoe City were just recently postponed, much to our dismay, but what was bad for Independence Day revelers is good for Labor Day partiers as the show is now scheduled for Labor Day weekend! Drone light shows are serving as a replacement for fireworks, offering beautiful light shows that although there is no correlating bang, will still thrill all who view them! (Young kids especially love the bangless beauty of the drones!) They still haven’t announced the exact date, other than saying it will be over the weekend, but once again the skies will “explode” with color as the lake reflects the beauty of the colors below!

Barbecues with Tahoe Signature Properties

The all-American barbecue will be even better than usual when you enjoy it and incredible views from the decks of our Tahoe Signature Properties holiday hideaways! This Labor Day in Lake Tahoe, gather round firepits in the backyard, teach your kiddos the merits of living life unplugged with a board game marathon, and revel in 3 full days of having all the time in the world to devote to your family! The memories made in Tahoe will stick with you forever; reserve your favorite escape today!

Offering a beautiful blend of modern conveniences and cozy comforts, Tahoe Signature Properties is proud to walk you through our Pinecone Lodge, a spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home located in the heart of Tahoe’s most stunning landscape. The wood frame exterior blends into the trees that surround it and its many angles create drama and a serene backdrop for all that is beautiful about our mountain hometown. Outside, multiple seating areas can be found on the cobblestone patio of this Tahoe vacation rental, including a wrought iron dining set and Adirondack-style rockers that provide a comfortable spot to sit, rock, and enjoy the views of the countryside. Pinecone Lodge provides multiple decks in addition to the cobblestone patio on the ground level, including one on the second level overlooking the woods and one perched over the two garages, centered by an American flag waving in the mountain breezes.

Rustic Meets Modern In This Tahoe Vacation Rental

The urge to create a mountain-themed décor is strong in Pinecone Lodge, but at the same time, modern luxuries and state-of-the-art electronics, fixtures, and appliances keep this mountain cabin rooted strongly in this century. A plush gray sectional anchors the footage designed for the living room, offering the perfect place to nap, read, or watch the Smart TV perched on the stand across from it. Walls of windows let in light and amazing views while keeping out the cold while knotty pine tongue and groove panels blanket the vaulted ceilings. In one corner of the living room, an iron gas-burning stove will keep you warm from its place of honor on a river stone base.

The dining room centers the open concept floor plan, the table placed behind the sectional and in front of an octagonal-shaped window that is both whimsical and practical. This is where games will be played, meals will be devoured and family ties will grow stronger as you spend this special time together. The kitchen, tucked away under an open loft, mixes modern conveniences with cheerful farmhouse appeal. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a classic glass tile backsplash in shades of tan and earth add style and convenience, while an expansive peninsula serves as a breakfast bar providing overflow seating for two guests to keep the cook of the day comfortable. A Keurig coffee maker allows for quick cups of coffee, cocoa, and tea, and a toaster ensures that your morning meals will be exactly what you wanted. Iron handles on knotty pine cabinets give the room a traditional cabin appeal that will be loved by all.

Heading up the stairs, the previously mentioned open loft provides a desk that can be used for online schooling or virtual meetings, while a master suite brings tranquility and relaxation to all who sleep under its paneled ceiling. The angles of the roof are quite apparent up here, with the king bed tucked away in the eaves and a master ensuite hidden behind a heavy paneled door. A tub shower combo and dual vanity ensure that all bathing needs will be met in this suite. Bedroom number two features a queen sleigh bed over which a friendly bear presides; in a black and white portrait, of course! Offering access to an elegantly tiled bath, also offering a tub shower combo and a single vanity, shared by the third bedroom which offers another queen bed. A third seating area can be found on this level making it the perfect home for multiple families traveling together and offering a plush chocolate hued sectional, a smart tv, and a second gas-burning stove for added warmth. The bunk room of Pinecone Lodge is where the youngest members of your family will be clamoring to call their own as two lodge pole designed twin over twin bunk beds will harbor secrets, giggles, and lifelong friendships. A beautifully appointed laundry room featuring a full-size front-loading washer and dryer, storage cabinets counter space, and a laundry sink will come in handy when a full house means all ten guests are sharing the space. And finally, the decks we mentioned earlier are destined to be where guests spend a lot of their time, barbecuing on a lazy Tuesday afternoon, watching the sunset any day of the week, and sinking into the bubbling depths of the hot tub that takes a place of honor under one of the main decks. Every attention is paid to every detail in Kip’s Mountain Escape, guaranteeing that this will be one vacation that you never forget!

Making Memories in Kip’s Mountain Escape

As you explore the beauty of our Tahoe community, hiking through the woods, biking through the mountains, or simply enjoying the hospitality we are famous for, in the back of your mind there will always be this part that asks, “when can we go home to Kip’s and relax?” Reserve this special property today!

Lake Tahoe is one of the most picturesque turns in the entire United States. Don’t believe us? Just google some pictures, and you will see why!

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful mountain town located in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the border of California and Nevada. Very close to the nearby towns of South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Homewood, and Olympic Valley, Lake Tahoe is known for its bright blue waters, lush pine forests, and mountain culture. You can walk outside of your door in the morning and smell the fresh scent of the nearby flowers, trees, and fauna.

If you are an outdoor lover, you will never want to leave! Featuring thousands of miles of hiking trails, popular campsites around the lake, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Sand Harbor Beach, Spooner Lake, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you can visit here all year round to enjoy outdoor activities. For those who love skiing, head to the Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Are you a fan of hiking peaks to get great viewpoints? Head to one of the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains entrails to go on a short beginner-friendly hike, a half-day hike with amazing vistas, or a full-day hike to peaks above 10,000 feet!

No matter what you want to do, Lake Tahoe has it. That’s why this is one of the premier destinations for the beloved summer holiday – -the 4th of July. Watch fireworks light up the blue water of the lake and enjoy celebrations in the nearby towns.

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Head to Lake Tahoe to see the Lights on the Lake Fireworks Display in South Lake Tahoe!

4th of July Celebrations in Lake Tahoe

Everyone wants to watch fireworks during the Lake Tahoe 4th of July holiday weekend — and Lake Tahoe residents are no different! You can head here from any state in the U.S. to get some of the best fireworks in the entire country. With the bright lights shining over the blue waters, people with their lawn chairs spread out in the nearby areas, and great vibes all around, it is no wonder that so many people head to this Western city to enjoy a memorable and exciting holiday weekend.

The Lights on the Lake Fireworks Display is the biggest celebration during the 4th of July weekend. Almost 100,00 people will flock to the lake to watch the synchronized fireworks display. It is even the largest synchronized display wet of the Mississippi river! Make sure you head here early to camp out and get a good spot along the Lakeview Commons, El Dorado Beach, or Nevada Beach between Stateline and Zephyr Cove areas.

Guests will love the fireworks and music synth coined together. You will really feel a sense of pride as you listen to the incredible music paired with the loud bangs of the fireworks and
the bright lights above the water.

Accommodation for Your Lake Tahoe 4th of July Celebrations

Not sure where to stay during your upcoming holiday to Lake Tahoe? We recommend checking out Tahoe Signature Properties to find luxurious accommodation and vacation homes that you will never want to leave! Choose between pet-friendly rentals, lakefront accommodation options, hot-tub rentals, ski-in and ski-out properties, or luxury-amenity properties that will give you everything you could ever want and more.

If you want to bring a pup with you for your holiday, our pet-friendly rentals offer a safe and secure way for you to keep your dog safe. These rentals offer secure and gated properties that provide an area for your dog to play, without him running away!

For those who have boats or want to bring their kayaks or canoes out on the water in the morning, our lakefront powers offer backyard access and docs that are immediately accessible just a few steps from your door. This is the ideal spot to choose if you enjoy feeling the strong wind and breeze on your face as you cruise along the water.

For those who want to warm up after a night of watching the fireworks display on the 4th of July, guests can choose hot tub rentals to relax and unwind after a long day of hiking, exploring, and sitting outside to watch the synchronized display.

No matter what type of rental you choose, Tahoe Signature Properties ensure you enjoy the luxurious amenities, 24/7 services, and high-end furnishings that make our properties so unique and sought-after. Our customers keep coming back year after year due to our team of local professionals who can help you find the best vacation rental in Lake Tahoe. For tourists who want to see the incredible 4th of July holiday celebrations, Tahoe Signature Properties is the best trusted rental property company to help you sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacation!

Welcome to Tahoe Bear Den, where the mountains of California are calling and waiting! This luxurious property was meant to entertain. With four bedrooms, two baths, and able to fit ten guests, Tahoe Bear Den has ample space to host a large party, built with the space in mind that requires maximum comfort and relaxation.

With looming views all around the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the stunning nature of California is on proud display. You can peak at the trees from any window in the house and always feel like the mountains and enticing California wilderness never feel too far away and are close by for your constant enjoyment.

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Inside the Den

The inside of this beautiful Lake Tahoe rental home is the picture of ornate, modern furnishing. The ceilings are high, partnered well with soft lighting that fuses effortlessly with the natural light streaming through the many windows lining the walls of the living room. Tranquillity and style meet wonderfully in Tahoe Bear Den. The living room is quaint and cozy, complete with a gas fireplace to add to the ambiance.

Behind the living room, the kitchen peaks through a paneless window. The kitchen is grand and certainly the heart of the home. Built with a deep bar as the counter, barstools line the counter that overlooks the stove meant for the cooking enthusiasts. The panels are painted a soothing green that matches the trees outside. The open cabinets make the kitchen not feel blocked off–they make it feel bigger and less crowded. To the side of the kitchen waits a long dining table ready to hold all the food prepared in the excellent kitchen. The dining table can seat a host of guests, built to support the grand meal that comes from a gathering.

The Main Floor of This Lake Tahoe Rental Home

The first floor of Tahoe Bear Den flows like the revered waters that encompass the area of Lake
Tahoe. Just to the side of the dining room is the first guest bedroom. Furnished with both a double and a queen-sized bed, this bedroom can fit multiple guests without sacrificing comfort and space.

The other bedroom on the first floor is a second guest bedroom. This bedroom is a great room for the kids you brought along as it has a bunk bed with a trundle bed!

Upstairs

The stairs leading to the second floor are few. Tahoe Bear Den’s floorplan is open and flows masterfully together, and the upstairs is certainly no exception. Immediately upon the second floor is a carpeted upstairs living room. This room is arguably the real lounging room meant for comfort, movies, and games. The quiet restfulness that exudes from the living room, due to both its relaxing grey and rust color patterns and the deep-seated couches, creates an environment meant for peace and rest. This room instigates together time that strengthens connection and community.

The room immediately next to the loft is a nursery for families with young children. Equipped with two cribs, Tahoe Bear Den is ready to accommodate the littlest ones of the party. Their comfort has been thought of as well, as the room is calming with soft colors and no overwhelming decorations or lighting. It’s the perfect room in the entire house for resting young ones.

There is a separate flight of stairs from the second floor that goes to the beautiful master bedroom. Chic and comforting, the sage green accent walls pair perfectly with the crisp white of the sheets on the plush king-sized bed and the walls. A mounted flat-screen hangs above a generously-sized desk. This room is the only one in Tahoe Bear Den that has a connecting bathroom. Complete with a single sink and a shower with a tub, the master is perhaps the most private room in the house.

The Stunning Backyard

Tahoe Bear Den’s backyard is wooded and perfect for hammocking. The trees are spread just perfect for both the illusion of privacy as well as a camping ground. The backyard has a contained wildness to it that is but a taste of the wilderness waiting around Lake Tahoe, but when at home and resting for the day, it serves as a more than capable view of California outdoors.

Tahoe Bear Den may be rooted in the woods, but it does not forget its comfort in style. On the slightly elevated deck, a four-seat hot tub overlooks the backyard, and the long table for outside dining and hangs. The patio wraps around the side of the house where a smaller hang-out spot hides in the corner for a more private getaway from the rest of the house.

Rest Luxuriously

Tahoe Bear Den is the perfect blend between wild California outdoors and the comfort that comes with the luxury of having all the appliances of modernity. For those who want the best of both worlds, the outdoors and the niceties of having a fully functioning bar-style kitchen with plenty of room for a host of guests, Tahoe Bear Den is the vacation rental made for you. Book with us today!

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2023 Ski Season is closer than you might realize, which means it’s time to book that vacation so that you can ward off those winter blues! This year, you can make winter unforgettable for your friends and family by staying at the beautiful Lake Tahoe, where adventure meets relaxation. Whether you want to spend a few days carving the slopes or reading a book in a hot tub under the pines, there’s no shortage of things to do in Lake Tahoe during the wintertime. If you’re interested in booking a winter 2023 vacation, just keep on reading to learn why you should do so with us!

Things to Do in Lake Tahoe During Winter

Famous for its beaches and ski resorts, Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular tourist destinations located along the border of California and Nevada. It’s gorgeously nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains and provides a wide variety of activities to do year-round. If you visit Lake Tahoe during the winter, you’ll find that there’s something to do for nearly everyone in the naturally beautiful area.

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Are you a ski bum looking for things to do in Lake Tahoe? Lake Tahoe is home to some of the best skiing in the world, where you can make your way down the mountains surrounded by breathtaking views. The average winter day in Lake Tahoe has a maximum of 45 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you’ll enjoy a comfortable foray out in the snowy mountains. If you’re not into skiing but still want to explore the snow-covered world, you could try snowshoeing on one of Lake Tahoe’s popular snowshoeing trails!

Interested in another type of fast-paced adventure? Snowmobiling is another popular activity that many Lake Tahoe visitors like to try out. Hop on a sleek snowmobile and satisfy your need for speed around the entire lake. Or, see what it’s like to be pulled by a pack of sled dogs as you try out dog sledding in Lake Tahoe. There’s also skydiving, which is offered year-round in Lake Tahoe for a seriously exciting experience (just don’t forget to bundle up if you decide to take a leap during the winter!).

For something a little more slow-paced, you can take a relaxing ride through the mountains on a slow-moving gondola. From the height, you’ll enjoy some incredible views of the mountainous snowscape. Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to have a relaxing getaway; if you just want to sit back and birdwatch or take some photos of the area, you’re not alone!

Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals

Do those activities sound fun to you? If so, you’ll want to start thinking about booking your winter 2022 getaway now. Luckily, we offer some of the best, most conveniently located Lake Tahoe vacation rentals in the area.

Tahoe Donner is a small, beautiful vacation town located near all of the fun that Lake Tahoe has to offer. From cozy, lodge-style vacation homes to large modern cabins, Tahoe Signature Properties has a rental property to fit your needs for your winter getaway. Whether you’re just getting away with your spouse or you’re bringing the whole family, there’s a property to fit your party’s needs. Check out our Tahoe Donner vacation rentals here!

If you’re interested in staying near all of the skiing, Tahoe Signature Properties also offers several Northstar vacation rentals. Northstar has some of the most stunning views in all of Lake Tahoe, especially during winter. What’s more, it’s located in close proximity to many of Lake Tahoe’s most popular tourist attractions. To find your home away from home in the snowy mountains, click here and find the perfect Northstar vacation rental for your escape.

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Craving some beach views? We also have several vacation rentals located in the beautiful Kings Beach, where you can watch the bright blue waves roll in with the mountains in view in the distance. In any of our Kings Beach rentals, you can soak up a unique lakeside experience while enjoying a laid-back vacation. To learn more about these rentals, click here.

Schaffer’s Mill is a private golf course community located right at the edge of the snowy mountains. If you’re looking to play some holes, definitely check out our Schaffer’s Mill vacation rental home. It’s a lodge-style rental complete with high-end finishes and plenty of spacious areas so that you and your guests can feel relaxed and at ease.

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Lake Tahoe is a famous natural tourist destination for a reason; if you haven’t yet seen the glistening blue-green waters and the looming mountains in the distance, it’s time to book your 2022 winter getaway to this incredible area. Now that you’re aware of the plentiful activities you can get involved in during the winter in Lake Tahoe, you can start planning your trip today. To check out our top-rated Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, click here!

Are you ready to choose the vacation property of your dreams for your upcoming Tahoe getaway? You have been working so hard, for so long, and we at Tahoe Signature Properties believe that we have found the perfect Tahoe vacation rental for you, your family, and/or friends in our Donner Lake Vacation Lodge. Offering 4 spacious and tranquil bedrooms, 4 luxurious baths, and amazing views framed in every window of the space, this special property is destined to be an integral part of your vacation experience. Today is the day to start planning a Tahoe vacation for 10 in a home filled with mountain charms and all the comforts of homes, so sit back with a glass of your favorite beverage and let your imagination soar as you picture your favorite traveling companions living it up in all the spaces you are about to view.

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Rustic Luxury

Although those two words may not seem to go together, you will immediately understand how well they do when you step inside the entryway (providing a bench for easy removal of boots in the winter!)  for the first time. Soaring ceilings keep the space light as cabin touches throughout to keep them cozy and as we start our tour with the living room, relaxation is sure to follow. Sink into plush leather sofas that face a stone fireplace that reaches up to the ceiling. Two oversized windows bookend the crackling fireplace, offering peeks out onto the idyllic landscape that surrounds our Donner Lake Vacation Lodge and smart tv, tucked away in the corner provides entertainment; assuming you can tear yourself away from those views. The walls and ceilings of the home are paneled with knotty pine planks, stained to a redwood finish, but the room is rarely dark, due to the wall of windows that take up the entire back of the home. Sliding doors offer access to the wood deck outside, but for now, we are going to head to the next space in this open concept floor plan, the dining room where many vacation adventures will take place. Gather around the large wooden table offering seating for 10 (how convenient) in the form of substantial wood chairs offering gingham cushioned seats. The cushions are important as guests play games that go into extra “innings” laugh and talk for hours and spend many minutes planning out the next day’s adventures in a room that stays bright from the surrounding windows and the whimsical antler chandelier that hangs above. The kitchen, located just steps away, is a luxurious blend of modern and rustic, featuring high-end appliances in stainless steel, including a wine refrigerator tucked away under the granite-topped breakfast bar, and a coffered ceiling encased in tongue and groove wood paneling. A modern light fixture with Edison bulbs hangs over the gas range on the center island, double ovens and a microwave are tucked inside their own niches that surround a coffee bar and a wood rack built to hold your favorite wines and two bar height chairs that match the ones surrounding the dining table front the breakfast bar. A full bath down on this level offers a walk-in shower and a single granite-topped vanity.

Tranquility Found

The bedrooms in Donner Lake Vacation Lodge provide comfort in the form of premium mattresses and silky linens, entertainment in the form of televisions in every room, and a sense of tranquility that will make guests never want to leave. The king master suite on the first floor offers an ensuite bath with a separate soaking tub, walk-in shower, and double vanity, as well as a private entrance to the deck that surrounds the home. The second level of our mountain cabin greets guests with an open loft containing colorful sofas, a game table already set for a game of poker, a desk for virtual meetings or social network surfing, and another large television. This level is also home to the remaining bedrooms and bathrooms, including a second master suite (this one with a queen bed) another queen bedroom, and a bunk room that will delight and amaze the younger travelers in your group. Every space in this spacious getaway is decorated with whimsical and rustic mountain charm and the two sets of lodgepole bunks topped with red plaid blankets will give the feel of living in a very comfortable treehouse!

Go Play Outside

The deck that fully encases the perimeter of Donner Lake Vacation Lodge provides places to dine, to cook (a shiny grill is destined to capture the interest of your favorite griller!), and to sit and relax as you soak in views of paradise found. A cobblestone patio under the trees provides another spot to relax, chat, and just feel the frazzled edges of your soul smooth out, as you listen to sounds of wind whispering in the trees, the chirping of happy birds, and the lack of sirens, crowds, and other city sounds. Reserve this special property or our many others today!

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Where has the year gone? It seems as if it were only yesterday that we were recovering from the winter holidays, glad to have a bit of normality back in our lives, and then BOOM! The year is nearly half over and we are eagerly awaiting the first long weekend after three long months without! Memorial Day is a day designed to honor those who have sacrificed everything for our freedoms but it is also known as the official kickoff to summer and if your journey is bringing you to the ruggedly beautiful Lake Tahoe region and a stay in one of our luxurious Tahoe Signature Properties holiday hideaways, this guide to your “Yay, it’s almost summer!” activities will ensure that your Memorial Day in Lake Tahoe isn’t just fun and exciting, but memorable as well!

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Sunrise Over the Lake

There is never going to be a more beautiful sight than that of the sun rising over Lake Tahoe. Memorial Day weekend can still be pretty cool, with ski season having only ended a few weeks before, so bundle up before heading out to view Mother Nature’s finest performance. These last moments before dawn are quiet ones, perhaps lending themselves to your remembering your favorite hero, and as the sky lightens from inky black to gray, pink, and then a deep shade of cerulean, revealing the craggy depths of the mountains that surround you and the crystal clear waters of the lake below you, you will feel your soul calm. And once the world is bright and gorgeous, you can always head back to your summer sanctuary to grab a couple of hours more sleep; it is the holiday weekend of course!

Memorable Holiday Meals This Memorial Day in Lake Tahoe

You have lots of options for meals during your long weekend in paradise, including, of course, preparing them yourself in our fully equipped kitchens! State-of-the-art appliances and bright and cheerful spaces will entice you to try out a few of your favorite meals, but as you are on vacation, chances are most of your dining time will be spent enjoying a taste of Tahoe! The Fire Sign Café, 1785 W Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City, serves the best breakfast in the region offering large plates filled with your favorite breakfast foods, all guaranteed to do more than just fill your stomach because these comfort foods feed your soul as well! Come back for lunch and fill up on juicy burgers, thick sandwiches topped with your favorite ingredients, and on cooler days, the soup of the day which is guaranteed to warm you from the inside out! Dinner in Tahoe can be just as exclusive but a lot more friendly than big city places where you feel yourselves being judged before you walk in the door, and the Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar, 10142 Rue Hilltop in Truckee, is the perfect example. Offering tantalizing views of the mountain, this restaurant promises to give guests a dining experience they won’t soon forget. Featuring a menu filled with a variety of dishes ranging from fresh salads, sandwiches, and steaks, the food will capture your attention, but the surroundings will wow you as you glance around the ski lodge that was built by hand in the late 1920s.

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Time to Put on Your Hiking Boots

The majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe can be easily appreciated from behind the glass of oversized windows in your Tahoe Signature Properties holiday escape, but the best way to enjoy it is to get out and play! Hiking is a popular non-winter sport and our position, perched between a lake and the mountains and lying on the border of two states, can make your hikes all that much more memorable! The Historic Stateline Fire Lookout trail can give you views of all of the above, taking you up to where spotters used to look for fires, which tells you that these views are going to be beyond perfect! It’s an easy hike, paved its entire 2 and a half miles so that families with strollers or wheelchairs can enjoy a Memorial Day in the midst of all this beauty and although there is a bit of an incline, it will definitely be worth the extra effort, especially when you are standing on the state line between California and Nevada!

Freedom, Family, and Fun

As we remember the heroes who sacrificed it all on this holiday dedicated to memories, spending these moments with your family gathered around will bring the most fun, especially those moments spent enjoying the creature comforts and luxury amenities of our Tahoe Signature Properties Memorial Day escapes! Grill your favorite meats on decks that overlook the rugged landscape and then enjoy the meal outside allowing the views to fill your heart as your perfectly prepared steaks fill the empty spaces in your stomach! Reserve your favorite today!

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Every vacationer deserves the vacation home that makes their experience shine even brighter and Tahoe Signature Properties specialize in offering the properties that make your vacation dreams come true! Coming in all shapes, sizes, and styles, we understand that the perfect property is different for each person arriving on our doorstep and if you are planning a more intimate retreat, perhaps just you and your bride or groom, your small family of no more than four or just a group of friends that like each other really well, our 1-bedroom, 1-bath Northstar Iron Horse Retreat may be the condo that speaks the loudest to your soul! Located in the heart of Truckee, this charming Tahoe vacation rental escape allows guests to step outside and immediately be immersed in everything that makes the North Tahoe region special! This guide to the immense charms of our cozy Iron Horse Retreat will ensure that your soul gets the message loud and clear; THIS is the one!

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Luxury on a Smaller Scale

Not all luxuries are large ones. Sleeping in late on a Tuesday morning, sitting on a balcony watching the sun set, or soaking in a deep tub on a cold night, feeling the warmth seep into your chilled bones as you sip your favorite wine and lose yourself in a book you have been putting off reading for far too long. These small luxuries don’t cost a thing, but they offer the biggest impact, not unlike the comforts and amenities found in our Northstar Iron Horse Retreat. Walk inside for the first time and immediately feel welcomed and at home as your eyes eagerly explore the open expanse before you.

This space offers an open concept floor plan, so there are no secrets, just warmth, style, and luxury, beginning with the living room area. Large windows and a sliding glass door that leads out to the balcony keeps this room bright while a soft leather sofa provides comfort and a second place to sleep in the form of a pull out bed. The stone fireplace that sits across from the sofa is a gas one, able to be turned on with the flick of a button, giving the room a romantic ambience while offering warmth as well! This is one public space that guests won’t mind making their sleeping quarters as the fireplace adds a touch of luxury they will appreciate! A state of the art flat screen televisions hangs over the wood mantel offering entertainment on lazy nights at home, ensuring that no one misses the big game or their favorite television show.

The balcony, furnished with two padded chairs and a small table provides a perch that peeks out over the town and as you sit out here in the warmer months, entertainment in the form of people or landscape watching may be your favorite at home activity! Stepping back inside, these early spring days are still cold and meant for skiing, our next stop on your tour of comfort brings us to the dining area of this compact space. Centering the open floor plan, it resides between the kitchen and the dining room, offering serving as the center of memories made here in the Tahoe region. Perfectly sized for romantic candlelit dinners, it does offer comfortable seating for 4 so everyone in your traveling group has a place at the table. Game nights are destined to be fun ones as you revisit the board games of your youth at this space and plans made for your Tahoe adventures somehow seem more grand and filled with limitless opportunities for excitement when imagined in these chairs. The kitchen, the heart of any home, is a bright and modern space, offering knotty pine cabinets that could grace the walls of any country home, but somehow look just right in this space, contrasting beautifully with the modernity and sleekness of granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A breakfast bar runs the expanse of one side of the kitchen, adding space for 4 to sit and relax as they scroll through their favorite social network sites, sipping coffee and waiting for the caffeine to do its stuff each morning.

The single bedroom is a bright space as well, offering oversized windows that peek out onto the town below, but the wood blinds keep it private when needed. A king sized bed topped with a premium mattress and silky soft bedding ensures that sleep will be deep and dreams will be happy ones and although the bath of Iron Horse Retreat is not an ensuite one, its proximity is convenient and dual vanities, separate walk-in shower and soaking tub give the space the spa-like feel that travelers enjoy.

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Since this property is inside Northstar Village it has access to two fully equipped fitness centers, a hot tub that opens to the sky, a variety of shops, delicious restaurants, as well as activities such as skiing and ice skating; all of which are located just outside your door. Reserve this special condo today!

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As we near the month of April, we in North Lake Tahoe enter a period that could potentially be quite awkward as ski season has ended and the summer months are still a ways away. Spring, however, is one of our most favorite times of the year as the days grow longer and warmer and the first major holiday of the year takes place, by which, of course we are talking about Easter. Easter is a time of simple pleasures as family or friends join together to enjoy egg hunts and holiday feasts and although it is not often considered a traveling holiday, it is the perfect time to venture out and explore what the world, and Tahoe Signature Properties, has to offer, starting with our luxury homes, cabins, and condos! Spend your days discovering the magic of Spring in Lake Tahoe and your nights staying warm and cozy in our homes and find yourself falling in love with your Lake Tahoe Easter celebration in our favorite place on earth. This guide will give you tips on making the holiday the hoppiest as you relax and recharge in luxury and comfort!

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All Great Easters Start with the Basket

Admit it, even though you have reached the age of maturity long ago and your children are the ones who eagerly await the arrival of the Easter Bunny every year, you can’t help but fall in love with the sweet simplicity of a perfectly filled basket. Designed to match the cravings and obsessions of your kiddos, no two baskets are alike! The littlest members of your traveling party may awaken to find a soft plushy with no removable pieces that could be choking hazard, and as you layer in the goodies, perhaps you fill it with teething biscuits purchased at the local Safeway, slipping in a chocolate Easter Bunny and other varieties of candy that YOU secretly crave. Tahoe City Chocolates, 760 N Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City, is the only place to go when you want a treat that is extra special. Older kids may not believe in the Easter Bunny, but that won’t keep them from enjoying a video game or two purchased from Geared for Games, also in Tahoe City and we seriously doubt they will turn down any chocolate either! Whatever the age, the best way to start the perfect holiday celebration is with a perfectly filled basket!

Next Comes the Hunt for Eggs

An old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt is an essential part of any celebration and during your North Lake Tahoe visit, your kids will have at least 2 chances to take part in the fun! On April 16th, the day before Easter, the Center for Spiritual Living in Carnelian Bay is holding an Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun event from 1:30 until 3:30 at 215 Carnelian Bay Avenue. Featuring an egg hunt that will take place at different times for different age groups and also offering a variety of Easter activities, this event promises to be a fun way to spend a few pre-Easter hours. On Easter Sunday at Palisades Tahoe in Olympic Valley, their annual Easter and Golden Egg is back on again after a brief recess due to the pandemic and the youngsters can look not just for colorful Easter Eggs, but for the single golden egg that offers a special grand prize!

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The best part of any holiday is the meal and when it is time to start planning your Easter Brunch, many of our local restaurants are going to be open and serving their specialties! Gar Woods Bar & Grill in Carnelian Bay has been known to provide a spectacular feast as has Donner Lake Kitchen in Truckee. It is still a little early for any of the restaurants to provide their Easter menus, but we can promise that wherever you choose to go (the Fire Sign Café in Tahoe City is another favorite!) every bite you take will be memorable in all the right ways!

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Your Easter adventures in North Lake Tahoe are destined to be exciting ones, but many of our guests prefer to stay in and enjoy the luxury of our holiday hideaways! Can you blame them? Providing fully equipped gourmet kitchens that bring the joy back to your cooking experiences, large yards that are perfect for hiding the colorful eggs you and your family spent a happy couple of hours decorating as you gathered around the large dining room tables that are the hearts of our homes. Building the basket as your kiddos dream about Easter Bunnies and chocolates, sipping on a glass of wine that goes perfect with the ears off that chocolate bunny you purchased at Tahoe City Chocolates, and watching your kiddos race around the yard in their Easter best hunting for the eggs ole Peter Rabbit hid the night before. These are the moments you will remember forever, memories that will be that much more special as enjoyed in the comforts of our Tahoe Signature Properties holiday hideaways. Reserve your favorite today!

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Life on the road is exciting as you take the time to see the attractions that are unique to the small towns you cross through along the way. Enjoy a taste of the nation one dinner break at a time, and pull off to enjoy the scenic spots that are indicated on the road signs that are flying past. Using public restrooms, however, and sleeping on a different bed (some comfortable, some devices of torture you would rather forget!) can certainly make you glad that you have reached your spring vacation destination and for the moment, your nomadic roaming’s are complete. Especially when the X marks the spot of your arrival to the wonders of Lake Tahoe and the luxuries and comforts of our Tahoe Signature Properties seasonal sanctuaries! Parking the car that has served you well over the miles in its assigned location, breathing in the cool, almost wintry mountain air, and opening the door to the vacation accommodations you chose to make your own for the first time is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and this guide to the fun you can have during your spring trip to Lake Tahoe will keep thoughts of the returning road trip at bay!

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Winter’s Last Hurrah

Your journey has been a fun one, but after being cooped up for however many days, it is definitely time to get outside and enjoy that clean mountain air and although the calendar pages may indicate that it still spring, the temperatures may make you think of winter! And if your Tahoe getaway takes place in the early weeks of spring (March 21 through April 17th) you will still have the time to enjoy one last blast of winter as Northstar California Resort is not scheduled to end its ski season until approximately April 17th! Spend your days schussing down the slopes and your evenings enjoying après ski at some of our favorite spots, including Petra Wine Bar located at 3001 N Village Drive Suite 3112. Offering tasty tapas and wine flights in warm and cozy environs, if you aren’t too cold from your snow day, an outdoor fire pit adds a romantic touch to the entire experience! Another popular après ski experience in Lake Tahoe has nothing to do with wine or tapas or even relaxation! Ice skating in the Northstar rink tucked away at the base of the mountain is one of our favorite ways to end the day. This open air rink is as romantic for couples as it is exciting and fun for children and the build your own s’mores kits sold by local vendors add a sweet taste to the entire activity! Opening each day at 4 PM and closing again at 8 PM, the mountains and trees of Tahoe stand guard in the background as warmly dressed skaters glide round and round and sparkling hanging lights add magic to the scene once the sun sets for the day.


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After the Road Trip to Lake Tahoe

The closer you get to Lake Tahoe, the tighter you can feel your muscles growing making a visit to a spa practically a necessity! North Lake Massage and Skin Care, 6921 N Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista takes care of the whole person, offering massage services, facials, and special package deals that will leave you feeling like a new person! Lighthouse Spa, 850 N Lake Boulevard #20A in Tahoe City, mainly devotes itself to massage services but does also offer skin care, waxing, and body treatments destined to totally spoil all who are lucky enough to experience them. And for our Truckee guests, Zenergy Massage and Wellness, 11836 Donner Pass Road #3 offers massages customized to the needs of their patrons! Offering Swedish and Sports Massages as well as Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy, we dare you to leave feeling less than wonderful!

The View from Above

Although the Lake Tahoe landscape is stunning from all angles, the view from high in the heavens as you ride shotgun in a helicopter promises to be the one that speaks to your soul. Tahoe Helicopters take off from the Lake Tahoe Airport in South Lake Tahoe, giving you the opportunity to enjoy another road trip before you board your flight! Choose from a 10 minute peek at Emerald Bay, a 45 minute Circle the Lake tour, or, and this is a great one for special occasions, their Lake Tahoe Sunset Tour that lasts an entire hour and provides a closer look at the colors that light up the sky every evening at sunset! Also offering a few more options, your visit to Tahoe will still be something wonderful if you skip the helicopter tour but you will have one less regret in your life if you sign up today!

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