The most frightening day of the year is upon us. And while you could hide out in your vacation abode from all the ghosts and goblins about, it’ll be far more fun to get about and scare them into submission with all the good memories you’ll be making here in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Check out what makes a stay in our Halloween North Lake Tahoe rentals the perfect way to spend the season!
Vacation Homes So Beautiful It’s Spooky
We offer an impressive array of Halloween North Lake Tahoe lodging, from cozy two-bedroom condos with lakefront views to spacious mountain homes with sweeping views where you might get to glimpse some of the colorful fall foliage! Our rentals come with fully-equipped kitchens, making whipping up breakfast or dinner at home a breeze, and with plenty of space leftover for enjoying Halloween pastimes such as carving pumpkins—you could even make a batch of candied apples or Halloween cookies with ingredients from one of the many nearby local grocers. Each property is different, but many of them boast multiple bathrooms—great for getting ready for a Halloween event or dressing up for one of the Halloween parties at a local tavern.
Amenities Perfect for Fall
Many of our North Lake Tahoe rentals have touches that are perfect for a Halloween vacation! Many of our rentals have a cozy mountainside aesthetic, with comfortable furnishings surrounding crackling fireplaces and sleek dark wood furnishings to set the mood for your Halloween escape. Cuddle around the fireplace at night telling ghost stories or play hide-and-go-seek with the kids. You right even pick a property with a private or shared hot tub, which can be amazing for unwinding after a long day of exploring nature. Quite a few of our properties offer flat-screen televisions, which can be ideal for taking in your favorite Halloween movie! Wherever you choose to stay, you can expect comfortable beds and relaxing bedrooms to retire to at the end of the evening, and many of our Halloween rentals also come with other comforts like basic sundries and Wi-Fi.
March in the Halloween Parade
Children of all ages will be able to march and go trick-treating in this free event on October 25. The parade begins 6 p.m. at the Truckee Train Station and will wind through downtown Truckee to the Community Arts Center at 10046 Church Street. Children will then be able to go trick or treating in the center for candy provided by local businesses. This parade is put on by the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Parks District and the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association.
Homewood Mountain Resort will put on the fright fest of Halloweekends from October 25 to the 27 from 3 to 9 p.m. each day. Paint a pumpkin or get your face painted, walk through the trick-or-treat village, take in a scary movie or go for a spooky chairlift ride. There are no entry fees, although tickets for the chairlift rides do cost between $20 to $50 dollars, depending on where, when and which ones you buy.
Don’t Forget About the Candyman
Halloween is perhaps the candy holiday of the year, so you’ll want to make sure you’re stocked up on the good stuff for yourself to enjoy in one of our North Lake Tahoe rentals. For unforgettable chocolates, truffles, popcorn, peanut brittle, fresh fudges, taffy, caramel apples and more, you’ll want to check out Sweets Handmade Candies at 10118 Donner Pass Road # 1. The shop also sells sugar-free candy, for those with dietary restrictions or who are simply looking to cut back on their sugar intake.
Play a Trick or Two
What better way to show your loved ones that you care for them than with a harmless Halloween prank or two? Slip on a pair of plastic fangs and shoot them a nice, big smile, then watch as they jump. Alternatively, give yourself a creeptastic makeover in the bathroom of your North Lake Tahoe lodging, then walk out and enjoy the reactions. Or set up a skeleton guest in your vacation rental, perhaps on a sofa or at the table. And you can’t go wrong with the classic bowlful of spaghetti that’s masquerading as brains.
An Amazing Season for Discovering Lake Tahoe
Besides all the Halloween fun you’ll be having, there’s plenty of outdoor recreation for enjoying Lake Tahoe’s natural sights. Consider taking a horseback ride with a local company like Zephyr Cove Stables, to explore woodland paths beneath a canopy of vibrant orange, red, and gold, or take a mountain bike tour where you can zip down trails leaving a riot of colorfully spinning leaves in your wake. If you make the drive to Apple Hill Farms, you can go apple and pumpkin picking, and even take some fresh honey home from their very own beehives. Of course, hiking is an excellent way to experience the fall foliage, and popular trails include Fallen Leaf Lake on the south shore, and the nearby Hope Valley.