If you’re like most of us lately, chances are your morning commute has been greatly reduced, as you no longer have to get in the car and drive. Commuting to work in the world of COVID-19 involves nothing more strenuous than rolling out of bed and padding into the kitchen! Although there are good points and bad points to working remotely, the flexibility of this new way of life leads to a whole new outlook that includes the realization that you don’t have to work from your home; you can work from ANY home! As travel prices are low, this might be the perfect time to experience a working vacation in the beauty of North Lake Tahoe. This guide to combining work and play with a stay in our Tahoe Signature Properties luxurious escapes will ensure your getaway is a memorable one that won’t cause any hassles in the workplace!
Working in Luxury
Wi-Fi is included in all of our properties, so working from any of them is as simple as opening your laptop and choosing the property screenname from the list of options. All that is left is choosing your favorite spot to buckle down and get to work! The dining room table is the most popular spot for many of our guests, but if that’s a little too mundane, the entire place is at your disposal. Pick the overstuffed chair by the window, taking frequent breaks to stare off into the distance, reveling in the view of the lake just beyond the boundaries of your cozy hideaway. You’ll never view phone meetings as boring and mundane again after taking one in the privacy of a deep soaking tub in one of our spacious and spa-like bathrooms—just remember not to enable the video on your phone if you don’t want to surprise your coworkers. And when you’re forced to video chat on Zoom, the backdrop of the mountains that surround North Lake Tahoe will have your boss and coworkers all considering a working vacation for themselves!
Lunch Time Will Be Your Favorite Time of the Day
Even if your family is out exploring while you have your nose to the grindstone, you won’t have to stick to a sandwich thrown together in our fully equipped kitchens when the lunch bell rings. Many local restaurants offer delivery options, allowing you a taste of Tahoe you won’t be able to get enough of! If time permits, getting out for a breath of fresh air and the simple pleasures of diner food served at Rosie’s Café will give you the strength of mind to handle whatever your job throws at you in the afternoon.
When the 5 O’clock Whistle Blows
Chances are you are enjoying every luxurious moment of mixing work and pleasure in our Tahoe Signature Properties vacation abodes, but when that 5 o’clock whistle blows, it’s time to explore all the fun that North Lake Tahoe has to offer! Enjoy the sight of the sun sinking over the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe from your vantage spot on the dock when you choose one of our lakefront properties, and consider making this scenic spot your workspace for at least part of the day! When the weekend comes and you have the freedom to spend the entire day exploring, you can stay on land and hike along the many trails that traverse the area or take a walk on the wild side with a day spent on a pontoon, exploring the hidden coves of the lake! Take a road trip with a 68-mile loop around the lake on the Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive, stopping for a picnic and pulling into all the vista points to stretch your legs and take a few pictures. Sharing these pictures on your favorite social networking site will ensure that those who didn’t accompany you on this trip of a lifetime will be green with envy!
You Don’t Have to Go Far
Of course, if you are tired out from phone calls, meetings, and demanding clients, you don’t have to go far to enjoy moments of peace and serenity. Our Tahoe Signature Properties vacation escapes are designed to spoil! Sink into overstuffed chairs for a nap or stretch out on our plush sofas to watch the big game on the state of the art television hanging over the fireplace for a few hours of mindlessness. Enjoy glasses of wine on the deck as the moon rises over the Tahoe landscape and late-night snacks by the light of the stove as you work on some last-minute revisions on that important report. Reserve your stay with us today and discover all the ways your Tahoe working vacation can soothe your soul!
This year has certainly been an interesting one so far, and if you are like us, one of the only things that kept you from climbing the walls was planning out the details of your summer getaway! You’ve conducted virtual tours on the internet, made lists with the pros and cons of each destination, and probably have even gone as far as to research plane ticket costs for your top destination choices! And, unlike us (because we already live here!), you’ve decided that North Lake Tahoe is the only place you want to see during the upcoming season, and our Tahoe Signature Properties summer escapes are the only places you want to stay! We’d like to congratulate you on your awesome taste and offer this guide to all the fun Lake Tahoe summer activities available to you in the Tahoe region!
Take a Hike
No, we are not being rude, we are simply telling you that one of the favored summer activities in North Lake Tahoe is hiking along the many trails! After being cooped up for 6 or 8 weeks this spring, chances are you want to get out from under a roof as much as possible. The Pacific Crest Trail is the world’s longest hiking trail, stretching out over 2600 miles and visiting three different countries and three different states! North Lake Tahoe’s section stretches about 15 miles and goes from Donner Pass to Squaw Valley, making it the perfect summer activity for hikers of all skill levels!
Or Fly Through the Sky
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park may not be the only way to get a great view of the valley, but it’s definitely the most fun, offering aerial adventures that include 27 zip lines, 60 bridges, and 10 different obstacle courses! Located at 725 Granlibakken Road in Tahoe City, climbing trees has never been this exciting, and as long as your children are over 5 years of age and can follow simple directions, they (and you!) will be able to have the time of their lives! Safety gear is included, so moms, you can relax a little, and the courses are available in different skill levels; your beginning adventurers will not get in over their heads!
Play All Day
The lake provides the best entertainment in town, and on a warm summer’s day, you’ll enjoy the coolness Lake Tahoe offers. Rent a boat from Premier Boat Rental, 7010 N Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista, and spend some hours waterskiing, tubing, or just zipping across the waters feeling the sun beat down on your shoulders as you explore all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Fishing is a popular lake activity as well, one that can be done from the water or from the shore, and if you don’t have your own equipment, most sporting equipment stores across the region will over rentals, ensuring you have everything you need to catch more than your share of rainbow trout!
Check Out the Nightlife
Next to shopping and playing, exploring the nightlife of our vacation destinations is one of our most favorite summer activities, and North Lake Tahoe offers its share of fun ways to spend the darker hours of your getaway! Fat Cat Bar & Grill in Tahoe City is proud of its locally sourced meals, live music, and its refreshing beverage menu, while Jason’s Beachside Grille in Kings Beach features all of the same plus amazing views of the lake! For those who prefer old school and personable to modern and sterile, Pete n’ Peter’s pub in Tahoe City will be their new favorite drinking hole. Spend a night with your new Tahoe friends playing pool, darts, or shuffleboard as you sip your favorite beverage from the bar!
Stay Home and Play
Of course, not all adventures have to take place away from your Tahoe Signature Properties summer escape. Some of your most memorable memories will revolve around all the fun you had “at home!” Stay up late and sleep in till the sun is high in the sky, grill up your catch from your day at the lake on the big wood deck that surrounds many of our properties, or plan a movie night in front of a roaring fire as the warmth of the day fades away into a pleasantly chilly night! For those who rent a home on the beaches of Lake Tahoe, plan on spending at least a few minutes of the evening enjoying Mother Nature’s most spectacular show: the sight of the sun setting behind the mountains that surround our lakeside paradise! However you spend your summer days, we can promise your summer nights will be one you won’t ever forget when you choose Tahoe Signature Properties for your Lake Tahoe getaway! Reserve yours today!
One of our favorite activities is traveling. Getting to experience a new place, new tastes, and new sights brings a sparkle to our eyes, even in the darkest days of winter. Somehow knowing that we will soon be boarding a plane, boat, or even automobile the next day changes our outlook on life and makes rainy days seem magical, meetings easier to handle, and chores at home more fun. If you’re planning to scratch the itch that makes you want to travel during the early days of 2020, a visit to North Lake Tahoe and a stay in one of our luxurious and warm Tahoe Signature Properties winter escapes is guaranteed to become your favorite way to start out every year—especially when you follow this guide to early 2020 Lake Tahoe events to enjoy in the area!
Sunset Snowshoe Tours in Tahoe City, January 24th
Chances are you have seen more than a few sunsets, but until you catch a North Lake Tahoe sunset during a snowshoe tour, you haven’t really lived! The cold snap of the winter air kissing your cheeks, the crunch of the tennis racket-like objects on your feet mashing their way through the snow, and the magical explosion of golds, purples, and reds that fill the sky all add up to moments you come back to in your mind for years to come. Call Tahoe Adventure Company today at (530) 913-9212 to set up your snowshoe tour of paradise.
TCT Presents: Matilda the Musical in Truckee, February 5th
An event doesn’t have to be huge to draw guests to the area, and the Community Arts Center production of Matilda is just one example! Offering a live performance of a favored children’s play, this family event is guaranteed to be one your kids will thank you for bringing them to. Tickets are reasonably priced, and the show goes on through Memorial Day, giving you plenty of opportunities to catch this classic!
Alpenglow Mountain Festival in Truckee, February 15th-23rd
Featuring everything you’ve ever wanted to know about winter sports, this 80-event celebration of winter and the humans who love to play in it is a perfect example of the North Lake Tahoe lifestyle. Offering clinics, demonstrations, and classes about winter sports of all types, including some you may never have heard of before, this festival has become the hottest event of the season and should be added to the top of your vacation bucket list!
Make the Most of Your Tahoe Getaway With These Lake Tahoe Events
Tahoe Signature Properties is proud to offer the best vacation rental properties in the area. Offering comfort, style, and a soft place to land at the end of each day, there’s no place else you’ll want to stay after enjoying Lake Tahoe events. Reserve yours today!
So you’ve made the decision to spend your hard earned vacation this year with us here in Tahoe—awesome! There are few better places in the world to kick up your feet and relax than on the shores of our beautiful lake. You’ve worked hard all year for this getaway, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want this trip to be absolutely perfect by any means necessary. We’re here to help! Here are five secrets for you to keep in mind when planning the perfect fall trip to Tahoe:
Figure Out Where You Want to Stay
One of the biggest recommendations that we can make to help make your next fall trip to Tahoe is to figure out exactly where you want to stay. One thing people seem to often forget about Lake Tahoe is just how big it is! Lake Tahoe’s shoreline is 72 miles around, and there’s a plethora of different towns that you can choose to stay in, with Tahoe City, Kings Beach, and Tahoma being some of the more popular spots.
What Do You Want to Do?
Well, this is always the big looming question over any vacation, isn’t it? And this is doubly true when you stay at Lake Tahoe because there’s no shortage of incredible activities for you to be able to take part in! One thing that we would recommend (and you can tie this in with your planning of exactly where you want to stay as well) is to prioritize what you want to do most on your vacation, and then go from there to find the best place to stay. For example, some of the best beaches of Lake Tahoe are located on the northwestern side, while if you’re planning on hiking one of the many peaks surrounding the lake, you’ll want to look at somewhere on the west side of the lake.
Non-Stop Events All Fall Long!
One of the reasons that millions of people vacation in Tahoe every year is because the area is so vibrant and alive, and this is due in part by the fact that you’ll typically find some kind of special event going on just about every weekend! Tahoe is home to a number of amazing festivals of events all fall long that celebrate local music, cuisine, culture, and more! From Shakespeare festivals and readings in Glenbrook to the annual Lake Tahoe Fall Festival in South Lake Tahoe every October, you’ll be certain to find something for everyone when you stay here with us.
Make Sure to Eat Local!
One of the best kept secrets about the Tahoe area is that we are fortunate to have an abundance of fresh and locally grown ingredients, and a number of our local restaurants take full advantage of this! Local favorites such as The Getaway Café use only the freshest ingredients available to make incredible dishes that are truly unforgettable. So when you stay here in Tahoe make sure to stop in at one of our many local restaurants to taste this difference for yourself!
Don’t Worry About Overpacking
A lot of people that we talk to want to visit the Tahoe area because of all of the great outdoor activities you can partake in here, but their worried about the amount of gear they might have to buy and bring. There are a number of great local businesses all around Tahoe that specialize in renting out equipment, so you don’t have to worry! Skis, mountain bikes, kayaks—you name it, we’ve got it for you. And hey, you’ll be supporting local business at the same time; you can’t beat that!
Once you’ve had a chance to figure out what you want to do and where you want to stay, why not give Tahoe Signature Properties a call and let us take care of everything from there? Tahoe Signature Properties offers elite rental homes and condos all through the Tahoe area, and we’ll be sure to have something that fits your exact needs! So don’t hesitate – make sure to check out all of the amazing rental properties we have available today, and contact us with any questions or to make your reservation.
For both the most hardened outdoorsman and families alike, North Lake Tahoe has become a premier vacation destination spot every year for Labor Day, and with all of the amazing things to do and see, it’s easy to see why! If you’re planning on spending Labor Day this year in North Lake Tahoe, here are five incredible things you have to check out:
Homewood Handcrafted Designs Under the Pines
Make sure to take some time on your Labor Day weekend to stop by the final Homewood Handcrafted Designs Under the Pines at Homewood Mountain Resort! Running August 31st through September 2nd from 10am to 5pm, this event brings together a group of 50 of the most talented artisans in the Lake Tahoe area to showcase their homemade paintings, jewelry, and more! Find a one of a kind piece of art all while supporting local North Lake Tahoe culture – it doesn’t get much better than that!
Rock Out with Joy & Madness on Commons Beach
On Sunday, September 2nd, this year’s Concerts at Common Beach will conclude with a free concert by Joy & Madness, a band that fuses eight-piece soul and funk together! There are few better ways to spend Labor Day than by soaking up the amazing North Lake Tahoe weather, so feel free to pack a picnic basket and blankets and prepare for a day of music and fun in the sun!
Enjoy Labor Day on the Water
Chances are if you’ve made the choice the choice to stay at North Lake Tahoe over your Labor Day holiday, one of the big deciding factors was that big beautiful lake itself! So what better way is there to spend your Labor Day weekend than by exploring its secrets and spending some time on the water? Feel free to rent a kayak and explore it’s many hidden caverns, or for some more high-octane fun you can rent a jet ski and glide across the crystal-clear waters at high speeds – the choice is yours!
Take in the Incredible Views with an Amazing Hike
The North Lake Tahoe area is world renowned for its amazing hiking trails and breathtaking natural views, and so what could be better on your Labor Day holiday than experiencing it all for yourself! There are trails available for those of all skill levels, and the amazing views of the lake itself, as well as the surrounding forests, will be well worth the effort.
Spend a Relaxing Day on the Beach
Sometimes, the best way to spend your vacation is to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach doing absolutely nothing. Why? Because you can! North Lake Tahoe is jam-packed with a number of amazing beaches along the banks of the lake that would be perfect for volleyball, sunbathing, sand castle building, and much more!
It can certainly be a hard choice deciding how to best spend your Labor Day weekend in North Lake Tahoe, so make sure you make the easy choice on where to stay. Reserve one of Tahoe Signature Properties’ elite rental homes or condos located all throughout the North Lake Tahoe area and you’ll guarantee yourself a vacation that will make memories to last a lifetime. So don’t wait – check out all of the amazing rental properties we have available for you today!
While sometimes you may want to spend all of your time in Lake Tahoe exploring the great outdoors, there can be times when the temperature rises that you just feel the urge to escape the heat and stay inside! If that’s the case on your next Lake Tahoe vacation, here are a few suggestions of things to do that can help you escape the heat.
Nestled right in beautiful Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm still stands as one of the very first summer homes ever built at Lake Tahoe! First constructed by stagecoach magnate Ben Holiday in the early 1860s, Vikingsholm Castle still stands today as one the premier examples of Scandinavian architecture that you can find anywhere in the United States. One of the best ways you can escape the heat in Lake Tahoe is to take a tour of this historic California landmark. Tours will be available from May 26th through September 30th.
South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena
There are few better ways to escape the heat and keep cool than by spending some time on the ice. At the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that! South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena is Lake Tahoe’s only year-round indoor ice arena, and they have a number of events for those of every skill level! Whether you’ve never tried ice skating before and want to take a private lesson with one of their professional coaches or want to join in on a pick-up hockey game, you’ll be certain to find something for everyone!
Lake Tahoe Maritime Center – Museum & Gardens
The Lake Tahoe area has an incredibly rich tradition and connection with the water, and if you’re looking to beat the heat and discover this for yourself, then there is no better place than at the Lake Tahoe Maritime Center! Since its opening in 1987, the museum has provided locals and tourists alike with an incredible inside look to Tahoe’s history, and the museum has grown bigger than ever expected! Today there are a vast number of amazing and diverse exhibits to experience, ranging from searching for dinosaur remains to collections of some of the most famous watercrafts in Tahoe’s history.
No matter how you plan to beat the heat in Lake Tahoe this year, one thing is for certain: you can always keep cool by staying in a Tahoe Signature Properties home! Tahoe Signature Properties is the premier property rental company in the Lake Tahoe area, and we will be sure to have a home that will fit your exact needs on your next vacation. Don’t hesitate – make sure to contact us today with any questions you may have or to make your reservation today!
The North Lake Tahoe area is full of a number of amazing events this upcoming summer. Here are our top five recommendations for the Tahoe summer events you need to take part in the next time you visit:
Tahoe City Art by the Lake
Taking place this year from August 17th through the 19th is the 10th annual Tahoe City Art by the Lake, which will feature more than 40 artisans and craftsman and highlight the spectacular work that the North Lake Tahoe area is known for! Join in the fun at Boatworks Mall for incredible local photography, jewelry, and so much more! The event is open every day from 10am until 5pm, so make sure to stop by and find one of a kind pieces!
Wanderlust Yoga Festival
If you’re looking for an event that is truly relaxing and will help open up your mind, body, and soul, then the Wanderlust Yoga Festival may be exactly what you’re looking for. Taking place from July 19th through the 22nd, the Wanderlust Yoga Festival is a four-day experience filled yoga and meditation, speakeasy talks, meditation, food, and so much more! This is truly a one of a kind experience that you need to experience to believe, and there are few more relaxing events in all of North Lake Tahoe.
Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival
For the 12th straight year the Village at Northstar will be host to the Beerfest & Bluegrass festival and promises to be a weekend full of family fun and delicious fresh brews! Taking place July 6th through the 8th, this event featured a family friendly fun run, live music, some of the most delicious craft beers North Lake Tahoe has to offer, and so much more! If you’re looking for a good time and want to experience what amazing things our local breweries have cooking up, look no further than the Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival!
Outdoor Summer Movie Series
Want a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful North Lake Tahoe weather? Well, how does a movie under the stars sound? If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you definitely want to head down to the Events Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley every Thursday starting July 5th at 8:30pm, as they will be hosting their summer movie series right under the stars! Check out new releases and family classics such as Jumanji, Cars 3, and more!
Tahoe Summer Events: Bluesdays at Squaw
Movies aren’t the only thing you can check out at the Events Plaza! If you’re a fan of good ol’ fashioned blues, we highly recommend checking out this free weekly concert series every Tuesday from 6-8:30pm, as every week will feature a different acclaimed blues musician performing live! There will also be plenty of food offerings, drink specials, and so much more!
No matter how you’re looking to spend your North Lake Tahoe vacation this year, one thing is for certain: Tahoe Signature Properties has your back. We are the premier property rental company in all of North Lake Tahoe and we have a number of amazing rental properties available for you all throughout the region. Whether you’re coming to North Lake Tahoe to hike the mountains, purchase some one of a kind art, or just want to try yoga for the first time, make sure on your next vacation that you’ll be heading home to a Tahoe Signature Properties rental and it will guarantee your next vacation is unforgettable.
Every year, millions of people flock to the Lake Tahoe area during the summertime to experience the warm weather and majesty of the lake itself, but there’s so much more to the area than just nature! Lake Tahoe is home to a number of incredible events and festivals taking place throughout the summer for those looking for Tahoe things to do, and any of them would make your next vacation unforgettable. This upcoming summer offers some great events you need to check out:
Tahoe Things to do: Tahoe City Solstice Festival
Summertime in Lake Tahoe is truly something special, full of sunshine, barbeques, and fun times galore! To help get the season off on the right foot, we recommend checking out the yearly City Solstice Festival, held June 14th through the 17th in Tahoe City and West Shore. The four-day event celebrates the beginning of summer with a farmers’ market, classic car show, the best local vendors and artisans, live music, and so much more! Get outdoors and enjoy the incredible weather with some good food and great friends, and experience the best that Tahoe City has to offer at the Tahoe City Solstice Festival!
Peaks and Paws
One of best kept secrets of the Lake Tahoe area is that there is a large number of incredible local breweries right in town, and the Peaks and Paws festival is one of the best ways to experience everything they have to offer! Bring your pups out and enjoy two days of live music, delicious food from some of the best restaurants in the Lake Tahoe area, and wine and beer tastings from some of the finest breweries in town. Your four-legged friends can be sure to join in on the fun as well, as there will be a dog-friendly guided hike into the mountains, as well as a dock jumping competition with Splash Dogs! Most importantly, all proceeds will go to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee, so make sure to stop by and enjoy some delicious brews for a good cause! This year’s Peaks and Paws event will take place on June 17th and 18th at The Village at Squaw Valley.
Wanderlust Yoga Festival
If you’re looking for one of the best ways to de-stress, relax, and feel reconnected with the world around you, the Wanderlust Yoga Festival is perfect for you! Taking place from July 20th through the 23rd in Squaw Valley, this event features a number of workshops in different yoga styles, live music, farm-to-table dining, and much more! Taking place in the breathtaking Squaw Valley, there is no better event that will allow you to unwind and experience the incredible world of yoga.
These are just a few of the incredible events, festivals, and Tahoe things to do taking place this year in the Lake Tahoe area, and if you’re planning on checking them out, you’re going to need a place to stay! Tahoe Signature Properties offers a number of rental properties and homes throughout the Lake Tahoe area, and many are even pet friendly (so you can make sure to bring your pup to the Peaks and Paws festival). Check out all of rental properties we have available, and for questions or to make your reservation, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
When people think of Nevada, of course it is the famous Las Vegas strip that comes to mind. But with one visit to Lake Tahoe and the Sand Harbor park in particular, your perception of this amazing locale will shift entirely. Here you will find some of the most potent natural beauty and recreational opportunities that this amazing world has to offer. Here are some reasons to visit Sand Harbor in Tahoe on your next vacation.
Activities, Activities, Activities!
It would be quicker to name the activities you cannot do at this amazing lakeside location. If it involves a lake, you can do it here! Boating, fishing, picnicking, kayaking, swimming, hiking and scuba diving are just a few of the countless activities that will keep you busy at Sand Harbor.
There are many events throughout the year at Sand Harbor. One of the most notable of these events is the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Not only will you enjoy the many plays that take over the beach, but the incredible background naturally provided. There are countless more events celebrating everything from art and history to music!
One of a Kind Beauty
If you find yourself on one of the beaches here, you might think you were in the south pacific, due to the cool blue waters and the white sands. This perception will fade quickly in the shade of massive mountains and lush forest. There is nothing quite like this contrast of beautiful beach and incredible wilderness. Simply admiring it will result in an unforgettable day.
Every Type of Weather
Each season offers unique weather and consequent beauty. The summer months offer the most comfortable temperatures with highs ranging from the 60s to 70s, making it the perfect time for your lake activities. The fall offers cool temperatures and incredible scene of changing leaves. The winter offers one of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, with white capped tress and snowy mountains. And of course, the spring offers wonderful temperatures and brilliant colors.
Wonderful Accommodations Nearby
You can find some of the most beautiful real estate and vacation homes in the Sand Harbor area. So when you are not enjoying the immense beauty of the natural landscape, you can enjoy the unparalleled comfort and beauty of the countless amazing vacation rentals that speckle the area surrounding Lake Tahoe.
There is plenty more where that came from! If you want to immerse yourself in some of the most incredible natural beauty, while also enjoying the comforts of world class vacation rentals, then Lake Tahoe and Sand Harbor in Tahoe is where you will find what you are looking for. Click here to book some of our nearby rentals, including Kings Beach!