San Francisco, CA (Vocus) February 7, 2010
OK, so we all know about the obvious winter activities in South Lake Tahoe. But not everyone rides or skis, or maybe you do but you are looking for a new adventure this year. Here is the top ten list of other things to do on your next trip to South Lake Tahoe.
1. Snowshoeing- Why the heck not! It is a great workout, easy to rent the equipment, and is the perfect way to really enjoy South Lake Tahoes winter wonderland.
2. Snowmobiling- So much fun and its easy for all fitness levels. You can ride a snowmobile solo or with a buddy, on a trail or in the backcountry. With so many options and awesome vistas along the way, snowmobiling will be sure to make a memory.
3. Sledding- Especially if you have little ones there is no better way to truly enjoy the snow.
4. Watching a good movie- Be sure to make time to chillax and get out of the snow for a while too while in South Lake Tahoe. Make a fire in the fireplace, pop some popcorn and put on a movie. All these South Lake Tahoe vacation homes have Roku players, DVD players, DVD library, and huge package of TV channels.
5. Host a dinner- Sure going out can be fun, but why not host a big dinner at your cabin. The Black Bart House vacation home of South Lake Tahoe has a gourmet kitchen featuring: a large 6 gas burner stove, warming ovens, and lots of counter space for all the prep work.
6. Tournament Game Night- Your friends and family can arrange a ping-pong, foosball or pool tournament. Order pizza, pick up some beer and a few poster boards to keep track of the rankings and you are in for a fun filled night.
7. Sleigh ride- Ridding a horse by yourself in winter weather might be difficult, but there are several Sleigh ride companies that will take you out in a horse drawn sleigh.
8. Helicopter Ride- You might have already been on the South Lake Tahoe Steam boat tour, so it might be time to see Lake Tahoe in a whole new way. What better vantage point to see this beautiful Lake and the surrounding mountains shrouded with snow then from the sky?
9. Hot Tubing- There is nothing better than the combination of the hot bubbling water, crisp cool air, and a white blanket of snow all around to enjoy. All of these vacation rental cabins in South Lake Tahoe feature a large hot tub outside.
10. Ice Skating- Well this does require some physical fitness, but ice-skating always is a fun time. Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe offers a large ice-skating rink inside its Village.
As you can see from the list, the quality of your stay in South Lake Tahoe depends on what South Lake Tahoe vacation rental home you choose. South Lake Tahoe offers a great selection of homes that will allow you to experience many of the activities on our list and so much more.
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The lake and its surrounding area which is commonly referred to as Tahoe, has an elevation of 6225 feet. Lake Tahoe is twenty two miles long and 12 miles wide and has a shoreline that extends over 71 miles. This gorgeous lake is shared by two US states, namely California which stakes claim to 42 miles of Lake Tahoe’s shoreline and the state of Nevada which has 29 miles of it. Lake Tahoe offer many vacation homes on both the North and South shore which, by the way, is the largest alpine lake in North America is renowned for its almost translucent waters that are known to evoke feelings of wonder and awe. In fact, when the famous American author Mark Twain first set his eyes on the Lake during his visit to the area in the late 1860′s he described it as ”the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”
A locale of unmatched beauty
The Lake which was created by volcanic activity was first discovered by an American called John C Fremont in 1844 but before that the Lake and its forested surrounding area was home to the Washo Indian tribe who called the Lake ’big sky lake’ in honor of its sparkling, blue and clear waters. It has an average depth of 989 feet and at its deepest point the lake reaches a depth of 1,645 feet. However the Lake is not too conducive to swimming as the waters of the lake are often very cold even during the peak summer months. Moreover it is also known to have extremely strong and treacherous currents. Another interesting fact about the lake, is that this lake doesn’t drain into an ocean even though nearly sixty-three streams flow into it, rather it drains into the Pyramid Lake located in the Nevada desert by way of the Truckee River. Apart from the beauty of the lake, the area around it is also characterized by crisp, clear air, dense forests and much tranquility.
The entire area is blessed with agreeable weather as a result of which it has now become an immensely popular year round destination for Americans. The Lake on an average enjoys 250 to 300 days of sunny weather during the year. During the winter months it tends to receive nearly 300-500 inches of snow fall and this has enabled it to become one of the nation’s premier ski destinations. The Lake Tahoe area has a multitude of ski resorts that offer a vast number of activities like snowboarding, ice -skating, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, sleigh riding in addition to skiing and cross country skiing. During the warmer months, people flock to Lake Tahoe to indulge in various recreational activities like boating and water sports, hiking, tennis, camping, ballooning, golf, horseback riding, parasailing, bungee jumping and much more.
North and South Lake Tahoe are easily accessible by various modes of transport. Lake Tahoe is located on the border between California and Nevada. This popular resort destination lies 200 miles to the east of the Californian city of San Francisco while it is just 30 miles to the west of Reno in Nevada. North Lake Tahoe which is known for its ski resorts can be accessed by car via the I-80 from San Francisco. South Lake Tahoe which is populated by many hotels, restaurants and casinos lies mainly in Nevada and can be reached from Reno by taking US 395 South and then US 50 West..
The closest commercial airports are Reno Tahoe International airport in Nevada which can be accessed via a 40 minute drive from this popular year round destination. Another big commercial airport that serves the region is the Sacramento International Airport in California which is located two hours away. Smaller airports like South Lake Tahoe Airport and Truckee-Tahoe Airport afford additional air links to Lake Tahoe.
During the winter ski months several bus services operate to various ski resorts like the Bay Area Ski Bus and the NAC ski.
Lake Tahoe can also be accessed by train on the Amtrak California Zephyr Route that makes a stop in Truckee.
Towns and Villages on the shoreline
The shoreline of Lake Town has several towns and villages each of which are known for their own distinct character and myriad attractions. Lake Tahoe is divided into two distinct parts North Lake Tahoe which is home to ski resorts and towns like Incline Village, which is a wealthy enclave that is peppered with million dollar homes, shops and restaurants. Other towns in North Lake Tahoe include the old railroad town of Truckee, Tahoe City, ski resort towns of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley which was the site of the 1960′s Winter Olympic Games amongst others.
South Lake Tahoe is a large area which is essentially geared towards tourism and lies largely in the state of Nevada. This tourist heavy area is home to several big name casinos like Harrah’s, Harveys, Mont Bleu and the Horzion which are all located in the town of Stateline in Nevada. These casinos are not only known as gambling destinations but are considered to be resorts which provide much entertainment of all the family.
Apart from these towns and villages, the area surrounding North and South Lake Tahoe also has a number of state parks like the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park which offers several recreations options to vacationers and locals alike. Sand Harbor with its sandy beaches is a preferred location in the park. It is located three miles to the west of Incline village and has boating and picnicking facilities. Sand Harbor is hosts the popular Lake Tahoe Shakespeare festival every July. Other popular locales in the Park include Memorial Point and Hidden Beach, Cave Rock, Spooner Lake, Zephyr Cover all of which have facilities for picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, trekking etc.
Some state parks located on the Californian side include the Bodie State Historic Park which is a well preserved ghost town and the Donner Memorial State Park.
Taking a ride on a historic paddle wheeler
You can get out and about on the Lake itself by riding on-board a historic three deck paddle wheeler called the MS Dixie II. This paddle wheel replaced the original MS Dixie in 1994. This paddle wheeler sets sail from the town of Zephyr cove. Similar cruises are also offered by the Tahoe Queen which sails from the town of Emerald Bay in South Lake Tahoe.
This Scandinavian styled vacation home was built in 1929 at the cost of US$ 500,000. Vikingsholm is an exponent of Nordic architecture that was built with local materials. A part of this home is even topped with sod roofs. Tours of Vikingsholm are available from Mid-June until Labor Day. This attraction which is located on the head of Emerald Bay can be accessed via a scenic hike from Eagle Point State Park though it is also accessible by car.
This all weather destination is accessed via a cable car ride that traverses over 2000 vertical feet and transports you to a village that features an Olympic Museum, ice skating rink, swimming pool, spa and restaurants.
Bars and Restaurants.
Lake Tahoe is a prime American destination and it boasts of wide variety of bars and restaurants that aim to cater to all tastes. Bars and restaurants populate both North Lake Tahoe as well as South Lake Tahoe. Some popular restaurants located here include Rosie’s and the Old Post Café both of which are located in California and are favored brunch and breakfast spots. Other well -like establishments include the Char Pit, which is a small restaurant located in the town of Kings Beach that is renowned for its hearty burgers and baby back ribs. River Ranch Lodge and Restaurant, Le Bistro, Dragonfly, Fiamma are still other dining spots which find favor with both locals and out- of-towners who come to Lake Tahoe on holiday.
If you are planning a holiday in Lake Tahoe sometime soon, you will be happy to know that you have wide range of accommodation options available here that range from the conventional hotels and resorts to charming lodges and cabins and convenient, reasonable and family-friendly vacation rentals. Usually, you will find a better deal when dealing with vacation rentals offered direct from owners.
Vacation rentals make economic sense
Vacation rentals or sometimes called Vacation Homes are in fact a popular accommodation choice in Lake Tahoe which is quite a family-centric destination. Hiring a vacation rental in Lake Tahoe often makes economic sense for a family or large group that wishes to vacation together as it reduces the expenses that are associated with booking individual hotel rooms.
Several websites as well as well known classified sites offer listings of a plethora of vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe.
What makes the Best booking experience when booking Tahoe Vacation Rentals?
One of the latest ways to book North or South Lake Tahoe Vacation homes is simply to book a home online similar to booking a room at a fine hotel.
So if you have made up your mind and want to book a vacation rental home in Lake Tahoe you may want to give http://www.ReserveMyHome.com a try. Here you can book Tahoe vacation rentals and cabins in a safe, hassle free instant booking process. Once you find that perfect get-away, click on the book instantly button where you can select your dates, view pricing and book it hassle free. Your instant confirmation is email in seconds after payment at which time you will receive your booking confirmation, dates, owner contact info for entry instructions and even driving directions to the home.
These Lake Tahoe Rentals are listed by private owners and in most cases you the rate
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) February 07, 2012
February is a great time to visit the Lake Tahoe, and Bobzio.com offers a range of private apartments, homes, lodges, chalets, and estate vacation rental homes in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Reno Nevada areas.
Travelers are looking for options in vacation rental homes when they head to the Sierras to enjoy the Presidents Weekend Celebration at local casinos February 25-26, and the Snowfest in North Lake Tahoe
Families traveling from San Francisco Bay Area can come have fun skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling, and stay in one of several well appointed vacaton rental lodgings overnight or all weekend.
The Sierra Nevada Mountain region offers mountain ranges, rivers lakes, and plenty of outdoor activities year round, which makes it a top vacation spot for families and singles. Vacation lodging in the Tahoe Area can be a three-bedroom mountain chalet overlooking the lake that sleeps six, a converted rustic log cabin that sleeps 12, or a private lake house on the Lake that sleep eight.
In recent years more and more travelers are searching for comfortable, well appointed vacation rentals instead of standardized “hospitality industry” hotel rooms. The growing popularity of vacation home rentals provided by Bobzio.com stems from the desire of many people to get out of a pre-packaged vacation environment and into something that offers a bit more luxury, and something that is personalized and private. The Internet enables both travelers and private property owners to find each other through Bobzio.com at a reduced cost, in real time.
Everyone has a different idea of what constitutes the perfect vacation, and a big part of that is the accommodations you choose. That is why Bobzio makes every type of vacation rental available, so that a family of eight can enjoy their visit and stay comfortably together under one roof, with a full kitchen, laundry room, and all the other extras one gets with a private vacation home.
At the same time, a couple on their honeymoon can find the secluded beach front cottage or chalet condo rental that offers privacy and a charming environment that makes it perfect for two.
Bobzio.com is a co-op of vacation rental owners, home swaps and area service providers. The website is free to the first 20,000 owners. All vacationers and hopeful homeswappers are welcome to search for their next destination. Bobzio.com offers all the perks for property owners and potential renters to connect. Travelers can select from an extensive collection of properties, based on location, size, price, and by a variety of features and property types.
Bobzio.com is the first and only site to allow vacationers to book vacation rental homes directly with property owners using SecurityDeposit. A service that safeguards your vacation deposit until you check in to your rental. The advantage for owners is the ability to accept credit cards without fees involved.
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