turquoise water of Lake Tahoe with mountains in the distance

North Lake Tahoe is known for its winter wonderland full of snow sports like skiing and snowboarding. When the snow and ice melt, the fun heats up. There are plenty of other fun things to do and see when you decide you need a getaway right now. Our cabin rentals in North Lake Tahoe are here to ensure you’ve got all you need for your last-minute vacation!


The mountain terrain, lush meadows, and winding trails surrounding Lake Tahoe await. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the plenty of hiking trails area around Lake Tahoe and quench your thirst for outdoor adventure. Choose an easy trail with little elevation change for kids and beginners or find something more advanced that takes you up the mountains to a view like no other. Make sure to pack hiking necessities like sun protection, water, and trail snacks. You’ll also want to pack your camera to capture all the breathtaking scenery and moments of spotting wildlife in their natural habitat. Keep in mind that many Lake Tahoe area trails are great for biking and horseback riding and be prepared to share the trail.


Anglers will want to make sure to take the time to enjoy their favorite sport on a visit to North Lake Tahoe. Charter a fishing excursion or rent a boat and some gear and strike out on your own. You can look forward to hooking kokanee salmon, lake, rainbow, and brown trout, and several others. Show off your catch for the camera, then take it back to your cabins for rent in North Lake Tahoe to grill up for a delicious lunch or dinner. Make sure to explore the feeder rivers and streams, too.


If you’re here when the weather’s right, even a last-minute trip to a lake and beach destination like North Lake Tahoe isn’t complete without some swimming. Splash around in the water or change up your exercise routine with a swim. There are public and private beaches along the shores of North Lake Tahoe where you can find soft sand and lapping waves to take a refreshing dip. Grab a mask and snorkel and check out what’s swimming beneath the water.

Driving Tour

While much of your plans likely include the lake itself – even at the last minute, you don’t want to miss the scenery and breathtaking views that surround it. It’s an easy, free, and unscheduled activity everyone can take part in. Take a drive around the lake to see the sights. The two-hour drive takes you to the many sights around the lake and area that are must-see. Stop by places like Zephyr Cove, Sand Harbor Beach, Incline Village, Cave Rock Trail Head, Emerald Bay State Park, and Camp Richardson, just to name a few. You can get out and stretch your legs and explore, making the journey last much more than a couple of hours in the car.

Scenic Gondola Ride

When the snow has melted and the ski lifts are closed, you can still take to the sky for a breathtaking view. Many of the area ski resorts offer gondola rides in the summer months. Heavenly Mountain in South Lake Tahoe provides a scenic 2.4-mile ride up to 9,100 feet! Take in views of Tahoe Basin and Carson Valley from the 14,000-square-foot observation deck. Activities and amenities at the top include a full adventure park with a ropes course, zip lines, tubing, rock climbing, an open-air mountain coaster, and several scenic hiking trails. For an aerial ride like no other on the North Shore, take the tram at Palisades Tahoe to High Camp at 8,200 feet. At the top, you’ll find a pool, hot tub, skating rink, disc golf, tennis, geocaching, restaurant, bar, and a myriad of hiking trails.


There are plenty of places around Lake Tahoe that are ripe for sightseeing. Head to South Lake Tahoe for a dose of Scandinavian architecture without leaving the U.S. The home was built in 1929 as a summer home, and its grand castle structure is one of the best seen in the Western Hemisphere. Lora J. Knight purchased the land at Emerald Bay in 1928. The Englishwoman was taken with the Scandinavian architecture and worked with a Swedish architect to build the iconic home. The home is now a national and California landmark.

Last Minute Cabin Rentals in North Lake Tahoe

You came to North Lake Tahoe for an impromptu dose of relaxation, fun, and excitement with all of your loved ones. Make sure you enjoy a stress-free, worry-free stay and book one of the magical cabins for rent in North Lake Tahoe provided by Tahoe Signature Properties. Many of our vacation homes include flat-screen TVs, cozy and stylish furnishings, and stunning master suites. Make a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then gather in the open living and dining space to share the meal. Retreat to a private bedroom for a good night’s sleep before another summer day full of North Lake Tahoe fun. For an unforgettable luxury stay, choose a premium unit that may include perks like stainless steel appliances, wood floors, and beautiful and stylish bedrooms to make your stay comfortable and memorable to keep you coming back for years to come!

Call us today to start planning your last-minute North Lake Tahoe visit!