Build a Snowman When You Visit Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is open for snow sports!

Lake Tahoe is a winter wonderland. Skiers and boarders are flocking to our alpine paradise now that most ski resorts are open for business. Perhaps you would rather spend the day building a snowman. Use this link to find both fee and free sledding options for snow bunnies of every size.

OPEN! Boreal Mountain Resort has a 16″ base on 12/4
OPEN! Diamond has a 21″ base on 12/4
Donner Ski Ranch opens on 12/14.
OPEN! Heavenly has a 39″ base on 12/4 .
Homewood opens December 6th, and has a 15″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Kirkwood has a 56″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Mt. Rose has a 28″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Northstar has a 38″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Sierra has a 43″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Soda Springs has a 40″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Squaw Valley has a 21″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Sugar Bowl has a 27″ base on 12/4 .
OPEN! Tahoe Donner has a 36″ base on 12/4 .

Basecamp Beer Garden & Outpost Brewing Company – The best sort of funky

Basecamp Beer Garden

Basecamp Beer Garden is a casual beer establishment in the heart of the Casino Corridor of South Lake Tahoe. Its chill “hang out” vibe provides the perfect environment to make new acquaintances when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Airstream Music Stage

In the courtyard you will enjoy live music from the Airstream Music Stage every night during the summer, and when weather permits the rest of the year. Come partake of Open Mic Night on Monday and Wednesday evenings, at the indoor stage adjoining the taproom.

Outpost Brewing Company Taproom

The beer flows unhindered at the Outpost Brewing Company. They offer a nice variety of beers, including a selection of their signature beers on tap and those from other local breweries. Service is always very friendly, and the Beer Garden is extremely well maintained. Check out Happy Hour, it will not disappoint!

Tasty Bar Food

The Outpost Brewing Company provides good bar food with interesting offerings. I recommend trying the Chicken Bratwurst, goat cheese macaroni, and Kombucha on tap. If you are only here for the beer, then grab an order of Pretzel Bites. You can thank me later.

Indoor seating

Seating is abundant at the Basecamp Beer Garden. There is indoor seating at the bar, small tables, couches, and long communal style tables. Outdoor seating includes picnic tables, table groups of four or six, and clusters of lounging chairs surrounding the firepits and game areas.  There is plenty of room for dancing in front of the Airstream Music Stage.

Outdoor seating around fire pit

Basecamp Beer Garden is kid & pet friendly, so bring all your small family members. At the Outpost Brewing Company smoothies and hot chocolate are just what the kids are hoping for. Don’t forget the Pretzel Bites, a snack the whole family can appreciate. Free courtyard activities include corn hole, ping pong, and board games.

Ping Pong is one of the many free activities available at Basecamp Beer Garden

Parking can be a real drag around Basecamp Beer Garden, due to its popular location. If you are not staying at the hotel, I recommend you park at Harvey’s Casino across the street and walk over. Parking is not free but its safe and convenient. Most of the year, you can park in the rear lot of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for free. You will have to walk an extra block, but it’s Tahoe where the air is clean and the view is spectacular.

Located on the corner of Stateline Ave. and Cedar Ave.

Basecamp Beer Garden & Outpost Brewing Company are tucked back on a side street right against the California/Nevada state line. Take Hwy 50 from South Lake Tahoe toward the Nevada state line. Turn left onto Stateline Avenue. You will find the Basecamp Beer Garden at the corner of Stateline Avenue and Cedar Avenue. The address for Basecamp Beer Garden & Outpost Brewing Company is 4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California.

4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California

KAHLE PARK & COMMUNITY CENTER – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Tiny Tots playground

Bring the entire family to Kahle Park when you visit Lake Tahoe. You will find something for everyone at this high mountain respite.

Beautiful views from Kahle Park

Kahle Park consists of 19 acres of lush Tahoe forest and meadow located adjacent to Highway 50 and Kingsbury Grade/SR 207. Kahle Park is home to the Kahle Community Center. If you are arriving in Tahoe via east Highway 50, this is the perfect rest stop for the whole family.

Kahle Trail

You will find the following amenities at Kahle Park:

Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic tables
  • Group picnic pavilion
  • Softball/Baseball field
  • 2 Soccer fields
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Hiking trails
  • Sledding hills
  • Volleyball court
  • Basketball Hoops
  • Restrooms
  • Bicycle & Pedestrian path to Nevada Beach

Kahle Community Center

You will find the following amenities at Kahle Community Center:

Weight room at Kahle Community Center
  • Indoor Playground
  • Full gym with weight room and indoor running track
  • Kids club drop in classes
  • Rock Wall
  • Air Hockey, Table Tennis, Foosball and Video Games
  • Volleyball court
  • Basketball courts
  • Facility Rental
  • Indoor Restrooms
Soccer and volleyball fields

Kahle Park and Community Center is located 0.9 miles from the California/Nevada state line, in Nevada. Travel north from South Lake Tahoe on highway 50 for 0.9 miles. You will have just passed the Lakeside Casino on your left. Take the next right (at the light) onto Kahle Drive. You will see county buildings on the right, follow the drive into the parking lot of Kahle Park.

Plenty of free parking at Kahle Park

If it is a busy weekend, there is additional parking in the parking structure adjacent to the county buildings. Parking is free! Come enjoy our hospitality!

Kahle Community Center is located at 236 Kingsbury Grade Rd, Stateline, NV 89449 .

Mt Rose is Open!

Hit the slopes when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Mt. Rose has the highest base elevation for ski resorts in Lake Tahoe.

The Lake Tahoe ski season is officially open. Mt. Rose is traditionally the first ski resort in the Lake Tahoe area to open its lifts. With a base elevation of 8,260 feet, Mt. Rose is able to make snow that will last.

Snow guns working overtime to get ready for opening day at Mt. Rose.

Opening dates scheduled for Lake Tahoe resorts:

        Boreal Mountain Resort               11/13

           Diamond Peak                               12/12

             Donner Ski Ranch                         12/20

                Heavenly Mountain Resort 11/22      

                 Homewood Mountain Resort 12/14

                       Kirkwood                                  11/24

                         Mt. Rose                             10/25

                          Northstar California           11/22

                             Sierra-at-Tahoe                11/30

                               Soda Springs                      11/16

                               Squaw Valley                    11/15

                                  Sugar Bowl                11/30

                                 Tahoe Donner Ski Resort 12/13

Thank You Veterans!

Up to 40% off for veterans and active duty military who book on Caesars.com during Veteran’s Day weekend!

Caesars Entertainment values the courage and sacrifice of United States active-duty military personnel and veterans. Caesars Entertainment will deduct an extra 10% off the price of your stay (in addition to any other sale or hotel deals applied to your reservations) at their many locations including beautiful Lake Tahoe.

LAKE TAHOE PROPERTIES

Lake Tahoe properties

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

South Shore Room

Home of the South Shore Room presenting top-notch entertainment for the past 50 years. This intimate venue is the perfect place to catch a show, whether your taste runs toward rock, blues, country or the classics.

Harvey’s Lake Tahoe 

Artist rendering of planned Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe.

Home of the new Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant. Internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay is opening his third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant right here in Lake Tahoe this winter. Harvey’s Resort & Casino is renovating the historic Sage Room for occupancy of the new Hell’s Kitchen.  Now taking reservations for Hell’s Kitchen.

DISCOUNT DETAILS

  • Hotel Discount: Military Discount is available at Caesars Entertainment participating hotels located within the US. Exclusions apply. 
Las Vegas property

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • U.S. Military
  • Active duty service member
  • Veteran
  • Military spouse

DISCOUNTS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR

  • First Responders
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Government Employees

This Veterans Day make reservations to come visit Lake Tahoe!

Escape reality when you visit Lake Tahoe

Looking for some mind-blowing fun on your next Lake Tahoe visit? Book an appointment with Trapped in Tahoe, where you have one hour to race against the clock and escape your fate, or not………

The Test

Escape rooms are interactive themed rooms that demand creative problem solving skills to conquer the challenge. Your host will give you a mission and place your team in the themed room created for your particular challenge. You must find hints, explore clues, find pass codes, and unlock hidden compartments all while working together as a team.

Dracula’s Castle

Feeling trapped and freaking out? There is an “Emergency Door Key” near the exit for just such an occasion. Although the themed rooms are very authentic, there are no live actors to jump out and startle you. Expect to spend 90 minutes at Trapped in Tahoe. There is a pre-game set up, the 60-minute game, and then a debrief after the game. Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. If you are late and your team has already begun the challenge, you cannot join them. 

The Prospect

The cost is $30 per person, per experience, with a strict 24-hour refund policy.  Children under six are free. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. All minors must have a waiver signed by their guardian. Each game will accommodate between four and ten people. Share the experience with friends and family by purchasing gift certificates online for Trapped in Tahoe.

Trapped in Tahoe is located one block east of Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe at: 3320 Sandy Way, Suite 1, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96250. Make reservations online at: https://trappedintahoe.com/ or call 530-600-3882. You can also e-mail: escaperooms@trappedintahoe.com

Hell’s Kitchen is another great reason to visit Lake Tahoe

Make reservations at Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen on your next visit to Lake Tahoe.

Artist rendering courtesy of Harvey’s Lake Tahoe.

Internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay is opening his third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant right here in Lake Tahoe this winter. Harvey’s Resort & Casino is renovating the historic Sage Room for occupancy of the new Hell’s Kitchen. The new restaurant will keep the best of the old room, including the wood beams that were hewn from trees cleared when the original Harveys was built in 1940.

Wood beams were cut from the trees cleared to build the original Harvey’s in 1940.

If you love the Sage Room Steak House, no worries, the historic Sage Room will combine its culinary tradition with the flavors of 19 Kitchen & Bar. Steakhouse lovers will enjoy panoramic Lake Tahoe views from Harvey’s 19th floor.  

The Sage Room Steakhouse is moving to Harvey’s 19th floor.

Gordon Ramsey vacationed in Lake Tahoe during 2018 and “fell in love” with the Tahoe basin. “It’s a perfect location for a third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant.” The restaurant will incorporate many recipes from Gordon Ramsey’s cooking show.

Opening at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe

Harvey’s will begin taking reservations for Hell’s Kitchen Lake Tahoe in the near future. Stay tuned to harveystahoe.com for additional information. Harvey’s Resort and Casino is located on Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV

Enjoy European hospitality at Alpenrose Inn

Alpenrose Inn provides travelers with European hospitality when you visit Lake Tahoe. Nestled in the pines yet conveniently located just three blocks from Heavenly Village, Alpenrose is a true mountain oasis.

Alpenrose Inn offers a tranquil oasis mere blocks from the excitement of Heavenly Village.

Travel sites like Trivago and Booking.com show ratings of 9.0 and above for the Alpenrose Inn. Nightly rates begin as low as $99 in fall and spring, so bring the entire family! Alpenrose Inn is dog-friendly and kid approved.

The Alpenrose Inn is a boutique hotel with 19 perfectly appointed European-style rooms.

Leave your car at Alpenrose Inn while you ski Heavenly mountain, rent a Skidoo on the lake, or take in South Lake Tahoe’s nightlife.  Alpenrose is your travel hub for all things Tahoe.

Most of the rooms at Alpenrose Inn feature fireplaces.

Alpenrose Inn seeks to draw on the flavor of the European Alps with the conveniences of a private bath, cable TV, free WiFi Internet, ceiling fan, coffee maker, hair dryer and natural toiletries. Rooms with gas fireplaces and micro kitchens are available upon request.

Attention to detail is on display throughout the sparkling clean rooms at the Alpenrose Inn

Begin your day with a complementary European-style Continental Breakfast in the cozy sunroom, or breathe in the fresh mountain air on the Alpenrose sun deck.

Soak in some rays while you enjoy your complimentary breakfast on the sunny outdoor deck.

Alpenrose Inn enhances the natural beauty of Tahoe throughout its property. Enjoy one of the many relaxing outdoor venues sprinkled throughout the property.

Outdoor gathering spots abound at the Alpenrose Inn.

Located in the relaxing neighborhood adjoining the Casino Corridor, Heavenly Village, and Lakeside Beach, Alpenrose Inn is perfectly located within walking distance of year-round fun.

Fabulous food and live music are just a stroll from your room at Alpenrose Inn.

Getting There

The Alpenrose Inn is located at 4074 Pine Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, California, just shy of the California/Nevada state line. From Highway 50 take Stateline Boulevard west to Pine Blvd. Make a left (south) on Pine Boulevard. Alpenrose is located on the left (east) side of the street.

OKTOBERFEST comes to LAKE TAHOE OCTOBER 5TH & 6TH

Bring your Lederhosen when you Visit Lake Tahoe! Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe – October 5th & 6th, 2019.

Camp Richardson Resort’s 25th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

Don’t miss the 25th Annual Oktoberfest when you visit Lake Tahoe October 5th & 6th , 2019. You will be hard-pressed to find a more Bavaria-like environment in the United States than Lake Tahoe. Join locals as you dine on fabulous food, live music, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden.

Guests join the fun with traditional Bavarian styled clothing.

Beer flows freely at the 25th Annual Oktoberfest in South Lake Tahoe. Bring cash for all your food and beverage purchases. Some craft vendors will accept cards. ATMs are on site for your convenience.

Oktoberfest Pumpkin Patch in Camp Richardson

Oktoberfest celebrations at Camp Richardson Resort provide entertainment for the whole family. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. Live music at 1 pm.

Lively polka music provides the perfect venue to get up and dance.

Oktoberfest Activities Feature:

  • Sunday’s bratwurst eating showdown takes place at 3 p.m.
  • Bavarian Themed Food & Desserts
  • 40+ Craft Booths
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Live Polka Music featuring the “Gruber Family Band”
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Xtreme Air Climbing Wall
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Yodeling Contest
  • Costume Contest for you & your dog
  • Mountain Bike giveaway at 4 p.m. on Sunday
Live music

Join in the celebrations at Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe located at Camp Richardson Resort. Festival times run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily . Entrance and parking are FREE!

When you finish your afternoon of fun at the 25th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration, walk on down to The Beacon Bar & Grill on the shore of Lake Tahoe, right here in Camp Richardson. The Beacon is my favorite restaurant in Lake Tahoe. Grab a table on the beach and try The Beacon‘s signature Rum Runner cocktail.

Map to Camp Richardson’s Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson Resort is located at:  1900 Jameson Beach Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. From South Lake Tahoe go North at the “Y” onto Highway 89 North (2.5 miles) toward Emerald Bay. You will see Camp Richardson Hotel and Resort signage on your right-hand side.  

GLAZED & CONFUZED TAHOE DONUT

Grab a bite with the Da Vinci of Donuts when you visit Lake Tahoe.

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Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut is an award winning, locally owned and operated, boutique donut shop in South Lake Tahoe. They specialize in handcrafted, small batch, gourmet donuts with personality. You will also enjoy their coffee, bottled juice, and daily breakfast specials when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Enjoy the Wake N’ Bacon, Pink Floyd, or Freak Show signature offerings at Glazed and Confused.

Glazed and Confuzed donuts are made fresh all day long. Arrive at 7 am or 1 pm, you will find an offering of donuts fresh from the kitchen. Each donut is a delightful, handcrafted, work of art. The Maple Wake N’ Bacon is a hit with the teens at my house. If you are more of a traditionalist, Glazed and Confuzed has you covered with a fresh, and varied assortment of classic donuts. I recommend the melt-in-your mouth donut holes. You cannot eat just one.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Prompt, friendly service

You are family the moment you walk in the door at Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut. The cozy little shop is well staffed to quickly assist you in making the perfect donut choice.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Family Friendly Dining

The dining area is as fun and colorful as the unique donut creations served on its tables. Your eyes will feast on the eclectic assortment of memorabilia, local artwork, and thoughtful details.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Kiddie Corner

Family friendly and kid approved! Small children are catered to with their own engagement station.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Breakfast specials

If you are in the mood for some protein, check out the daily breakfast specials available at Glazed and Confuzed. Your friendly wait staff will also be happy to make you a specialty coffee or tea. Serving Alpen Sierra Coffee and Overland Meat & Seafood Company meats.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – South Lake Tahoe

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut, LLC is locally owned and operated by Anthony & Mara Cavallaro. The Cavallaros have been creating these excellent, unique, and memorable treats since 2015.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Storefront open daily 7 am – 2 pm

Getting There

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut shop is located in the Bijou Shopping center, at 3447 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA. If you are headed north on Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd, you will find it on the left side of the road just south of CVS Pharmacy and Heidi’s Pancake House.

3447 Lake Tahoe Blvd. #1, South Lake Tahoe, CA.