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Lake Tahoe is likely to become your go-to getaway destination for years to come. It has been the setting for several movies like “The Body Guard” and “The Godfather” as well as home to many celebrities like Liza Minelli and Charles Bronson. Homewood is on the western side of Lake Tahoe and less than ten minutes from Tahoe City. Upon arrival, you’ll be immersed in gorgeous vistas giving instant stress relief. There are amazing activities to entertain you throughout the year. The skiing is spectacular in the winter and all the winter festivities are over the top. Summertime is just as exciting with activities to keep you stimulated.Luxury rentals in the heart of Lake Tahoe
Conveniently located around the lake forest, the rustic exterior of these rentals blends perfectly with the surroundings. Inside you will be pampered with all the luxury amenities. You will have a full kitchen, balcony, cozy living room and comfortable bedrooms. Tahoe is the kind of place that is perfect for those memory making occasions and quiet retreats.Whether it’s just you and your better half or a large group retreat, these are rentals perfect for you. Sip hot coffee from the balcony while taking in the awesome vistas. Plan your itinerary for fun-packed days. Soak in the jacuzzi with a warm meal fresh from the kitchen. Your accommodations are as gorgeous as the surrounding scenery!
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The area and getting around
Hiking is a must with all the breathtaking mountains and crystalline water. It is less than a mile, round trip, to observe panoramic views of exquisite nature. Your feet will be itching to climb trails like Cave Rock on the southeast side of the lake. The lake itself offers everything including amazing fishing. There’s also kayaking, paddleboarding and swimming. In the cold months this area is renowned for excellent skiing with many hotspots to choose from. Scenic drives are about 3 hours on the fast track, but take your time, breathe in the fresh air and awesome beauty. And there’s wildlife and history to keep you inspired.Lake Tahoe is the gamer's playground
If gambling is your thing, there are at least 6 casinos to explore. Looking for luxury? Lake Tahoe was settled in the mid-1800s with luxury in mind and the tradition has continued up to today. Originally a settlement for the Washoe Tribe, the silver and gold mining craze of the 1800s and the wealth of the roaring 20s made Tahoe a go-to destination for those looking for extravagance. Tour the lake on a Polaris Slingshot 3-wheeled roadster to feel the wind and smell the forest as you speed around the lake, pulling off for photo ops. Also, check out the fine dining, wine-tasting and exciting boutiques.
Travelers and activities
Emerald Bay offers gorgeous scenery and several unique activities. Fannette Island has an old 1920s Teahouse built at the same time as the castle in Emerald Bay. Take a kayak or paddleboard to the island and climb to the top of the mountain for a refreshing tea and panoramic views. For thrill seekers there’s hang gliding and paragliding. Great for adrenaline junkies! Rock climbing is a must along with Bouldering with 11 craggy climbing sites to choose from, like the 90-foot wall and Trippy Rock. Don’t miss out on some of the best Salmon and Trout fishing in the west. Whether you charter a boat or fish from the shore, Tahoe is listed at the top.Homewood for History lovers
When the Washoe Native Americans lived at Tahoe 2000 years ago, it was a treasure overflowing with natural beauty and spiritual energy. The flourishing wildlife, plants, and fresh water sustained these people. All this changed however in the early 1800s. Follow this story and many more at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s Museum where you’ll discover 22 Lake Tahoe historical sites. Also, there are many artifacts still present at the Lam Watah Washoe Heritage and Archaeological Site. The Baldwin Museum features the lifestyle and artifacts of the Washoe tribe on the south shore of Tahoe as well.
Known as the third-deepest lake in the world, legend has it there is a “Loch Ness” monster in Tahoe dubbed “Tahoe Tessie”.
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This quaint picturesque castle was built in 1929 as Laura Knight’s summer house and is an exquisite example of Scandinavian Architecture. She commissioned her nephew, a Swedish architect, to oversee its construction. Today it is part of the Harvey West Unit of the Emerald Bay State Park and a delightful fairy tale icon loved by visitors. It truly adds to the beauty of Emerald Bay.2. Take the El Dorado Wine tour from South Lake Tahoe
On this tour you’ll visit many vineyards with a guide. Wine tasting and a visit to an orchard is also included where you can pick up some fruit as well as an educational journey into Northern California vineyards amid awesome scenery.3. Ride the rapids at Tahoe
Truckee White water rafting tour offers day trips on the Truckee River. Whether you’re experienced or a newbie you’ll have loads of fun. The staff are experienced and the equipment is perfect for the whole family. This is a memorable experience you won’t want to miss!4. Do something old-fashioned and luxurious with your besties
Climb aboard a sunset dinner cruise on an old-fashioned paddle-wheel boat touring Emerald Bay. This is the most beautiful part of Lake Tahoe with Fannette island in the middle for extra appeal. This 2-hour cruise features a delicious dinner, drinks, live music, breathtaking views and iconic selfies. A perfect ending to a perfect day!5. Get your adrenaline rush on a hot air balloon ride
For a truly unique and memorable activity, book a flight with Lake Tahoe’s Balloons. These beautiful hot air balloons are launched and landed on their boat in Lake Tahoe. You’ll have an exhilarating experience flying over the awesome Lake Tahoe amid the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. This is the ultimate panoramic view!