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  • 14 Local’s Secrets to Surviving Tahoe During the Holidays

14 Local’s Secrets to Surviving Tahoe During the Holidays

14 Local’s Secrets to Surviving Tahoe During the Holidays A holiday trip to Tahoe is on everyone’s wish-list (especially with our stellar snow!), but nobody enjoys the agitating traffic, endless crowds and staggering waits at restaurants and shops. This season allow us to let you in on a few tips, tricks and local’s secrets to help make your mountain getaway stress-free and truly spectacular. 1  Know when to come, know when to go. Weather is the single biggest reason freeways into and out of Tahoe get mind-numbingly congested. Visit noaa.gov for [...]

  • Top 10 Reasons Mommies Love Our Lake Tahoe Lodging

Top 10 Reasons Mommies Love Our Lake Tahoe Lodging

Nicole Reitter : With so many lodging choices available in North Lake Tahoe it’s tough to know which one will be the best fit for your family. But if you're a Mommy (or Daddy) serving as your household's Chief Executive Travel Planner (CETP), look no further than Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging's residences, and here's why: 1. A complete kitchen. All of our one- to four-bedroom residences include a microwave, range/oven, granite countertops, plates, pots, pans, a blender and even a full-size refrigerator for milk, essential snacks, breakfast goodies and [...]

  • The Ultimate 30-Hour Girl’s Getaway to Lake Tahoe

The Ultimate 30-Hour Girl’s Getaway to Lake Tahoe

Nicole Reitter Looking for an easy Girl’s Getaway—chock full of good eats and great times? Give us 30-hours and we’ll give you giggles, lifelong memories and, of course, plenty of photo-fodder for Facebook. Enjoy this insider, local’s guide to the ultimate girls-only over nighter: Saturday 9:00 am – Visit The Mill Juice Shop in Truckee for an all-organic, cold-pressed juice or, a delicious Hub Coffee & Espresso latte. 10:00 am – Stroll through historic downtown Truckee for the picturesque scenery of this quaint mountain town or, a new [...]

  • No Skis, No Snowboard, No Problem!

No Skis, No Snowboard, No Problem!

Nicole Reitter : It’s wintertime in Tahoe & that means most folks think of clicking into their skis or board and swooshing down the slopes. But what’s there to do if you’re unable to hit the mountain or, perhaps, simply seeking a powder break?  Check out our Top 11 No Skis, No Snowboard, No Problem fun guide: 1. Snowshoeing. The Village at Northstar offers 35 km of groomed, scenic trails, equipment rentals andtwilight, star gazing, family and moonlight guided snowshoe tours. You’ll enjoy live acoustic music with s’mores and hot [...]

  • 8 Reasons Why Families Should Never Stay at a Hotel or Vacation Rental Again

8 Reasons Why Families Should Never Stay at a Hotel or Vacation Rental Again

Nicole Reitter : In the past, families going on vacation had two options for accommodations: hotel rooms and VRBO-style vacation rentals. That’s all changing now thanks to ‘Resort Living’, a concept that’s revolutionizing family vacations. Resort Living typically encompasses condominium-style accommodations, complete with a kitchen, family room, multi-bedrooms and bathrooms; and oftentimes outdoor living space, a garage or home office. All this plus the amenities you expect and appreciate from a full-service hotel, such as swimming pools, hot tubs, a fitness center, spa, activities, front desk and maintenance staffs, as well as locales smack [...]

  • Beyond Sunnyside & Gar Woods – 13 Secret Spots Where Lake Tahoe Locals Eat

Beyond Sunnyside & Gar Woods – 13 Secret Spots Where Lake Tahoe Locals Eat

Nicole Reitter : With summer debuting in just a few short weeks, we’re anticipating many-a-Facebook-status will show friends flocking to Lake Tahoe’s sapphire waters.  We don’t blame you—Tahoe is at its most glorious in summertime; with perfect, mid/high 70’s temps; crisp, starry nights and endless recreation…  but, we do cringe a bit at the frequent Sunnyside, Jake’s and Gar Woods check-ins. While we love these tried-and-true lakefront legends, North Lake Tahoe is dripping with amazing dining establishments; many of them new and bringing exciting, fresh flavors to the mountains. This summer [...]

  • Romancing the Mountains – Top 11 Date Spots in Tahoe-Reno

Romancing the Mountains – Top 11 Date Spots in Tahoe-Reno

Nicole Reitter With Valentine’s less than 4 days away (it’s on Sunday, for those who don’t have Heart-Day on their radar) we surveyed several locals and compiled our 11 fave spots to take your special someone… ‘Pop Up Dinners’ (Truckee).  Enjoy Stella’s creative and never-to-be-repeated ‘Pop Up Dinner Series’. Happening weekly, guests savor a truly memorable, multi-course, themed meal. Some of the dinners slated for February and March include: “Basque Night”, “Go Fish”, “Northern Lights”, “Latin Grill” and “Italian Easter”. Reservations needed, cost is $97 pp. Playtime [...]

  • Tahoe/Reno Races, Tournaments & Competitions, Summer 2016

Tahoe/Reno Races, Tournaments & Competitions, Summer 2016

By: Nicole Reitter & Cintra McGauley Lake Tahoe is a world-class destination known for epic skiing, but equally spectacular is summer in the Sierra Nevadas. With perfect weather and long, leisurely days you’ve just gotta get outside! Try swimming, hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking and paddleboarding, or any of the exciting, summer 2016 events we’ve compiled. Whether you’re seeking to compete, participate or simply spectate, Lake Tahoe is calling! And check out all of Lake Tahoe and Reno's awesome, Summer 2016 CONCERTS & MUSIC as well asEVENTS & ACTIVITIES. MAY EVENTS 5: [...]

  • Vacation Rental Tip: Check The Track Record

Vacation Rental Tip: Check The Track Record

Rapidly becoming the preferred lodging option for a variety of leisure and business travelers, many still aren’t comfortable renting vacation homes as opposed to traditional hotels.  While vacation homes are typically larger and more cost effective than traditional hotel lodging, they may also come with surprises for the inexperienced. Rent your vacation residence through an organization with a proven track record. Often, we work with guests who have had bad vacation rental experiences in the past.  Nearly all of these negative experiences are a result of working with either [...]

  • 10 Local’s Secrets to Surviving Tahoe During the Holidays

10 Local’s Secrets to Surviving Tahoe During the Holidays

By: Nicole Reitter Everyone enjoys visiting Lake Tahoe during the holidays and throughout the winter, but nobody enjoys the agitating traffic, endless crowds and staggering waits at restaurants and shops. This season allow us to let you in on a few tips, tricks and local’s secrets to help make your mountain getaway stress-free and truly spectacular. 1. Visit the Truckee, Tahoe City and King’s Beach Safeways only during off-hours (early morning or late night). Or, try Save Mart—which is always substantially less crowded. 2. If you’re staying in Tahoe Donner, take the [...]