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Nearby Attractions

Guests of our cabin will never be lacking for things to do in South Lake Tahoe. South Lake Tahoe offers an array of exciting activities, virtually unlimited things to do and places that accommodate to all visitors.  Whether you are here in summer, in winter to ski, family gatherings, anniversaries or birthdays, you’ll see that Lake Tahoe and Famous Cabin is a perfect place to play.


Area Activities Nearby: Kayaking, Skiing, Casinos, Jet Skiing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Miniature Golf, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Rafting, Downhill Skiing, Cross-Country Snowmobiling, Sledding and Festivals.

Something For Everyone To Do in South Lake Tahoe

Ski Resorts

Featuring: 84 runs, 29 lifts, 4,800 skiable acres
Location: South Lake Tahoe, Hwy 50 to Ski Run

Sierra-at-TahoeFeaturing: 46 runs, 9 lifts, 2,000 skiable acresLocation: Hwy 50 to the "Y", then continue on 50 WWebsite:

Featuring: 65+ runs, 12 lifts, 2,300 skiable acres, 7,800' base elevation 
Location: Hwy 50 to the "Y", Hwy 89 S to 88 W

Squaw Valley
Featuring: 27 lifts, 4,000 skiable acres, Verticle drop of 2,850'
Location: Hwy 28 to 89 N Left at Squaw Valley Road

Northstar-at-TahoeFeaturing: 70 runs, 18 lifts, 2,420 skiable acresLocation: Hwy 28 out of Incline Village to Highway 267 Left onto Northstar Dr. Website:

Alpine Meadows

Diamond Peak

Squaw Valley

Mt. Rose

Snowmobile Rentals


Zephyr Cove

Lake Tahoe Adventure

Ski/Snowboard Rentals


Black Tie
Ski Butlers


Lake Tahoe Adventures
Sign in for ATV (9am-5pm) and Snowmobile (1 hr, 2 hr and private) tours. All tours are subject to availability. 
Location: Hwy 89, just minutes north of Emerald Bay.
Other Info: Reservations required.
Phone: 1-800-GoTahoe

Zephyr Cove Snowmobiles
Tour Area: Carson Range south of Spooner Summit
Location: 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV
Phone: 775-588-3833

Boat/Jet Ski Rentals


Tahoe Keys Marina
Ski Run Marina
Timber Cove Marina

Boat Cruises


Tahoe Queen & MS Dixie Boat Cruise
Woodwind Cruises’ Safari Rose
Blue Wave Cruises



Van Sickle Bi-State Park

Eagle Falls
The hike is only about 2 miles round trip to Eagle Lake (only about 1/3 mile to the falls), the terrain varies from steep to flat and crosses beautiful Eagle Falls on a steel footbridge.
Location: This trail starts at Eagle Falls Picnic Area, highway 89 across from Emerald Bay.
Other Info: Permits are required on this hike and a self-registration station is at the trailhead.

Marlette Lake
It's about 5 miles each way to the lake but it's mostly mild terrain (one full day will do it). Years ago, its water was diverted to Incline Village via flume and used to shoot logs through a tunnel to Washoe Valley for use in the Virginia City mines. 
Location: Trail starts near Spooner Lake Picnic Area, at the junction of Highway 28 and 50, Nevada (green metal gate on east side of 28). 
Other Info: No fishing.

Emerald Bay - VikingsholmIt's a wide, well-maintained trail, but fairly steep, about 21?2 miles round trip. At the bottom of the trail is a picnic area, as well as world-famous Vikingsholm, a replica of a Scandinavian castle.Location: Trail starts at the parking area on the north side of Emerald Bay, on Highway 89.



Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Genoa Lakes Golf Course
Incline Village Championship
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Eagle Valley Golf
Silver Oak Golf
Empire Ranch Golf
Sunridge Golf
Carson Valley Golf

Bicycle Tours


Wanna Ride


Camp Richardson Mountain Sports Center100 Rental Bikes in Stock - Repairs - Maps & Guide Books - Parts & Accessories Location: 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake TahoeOther Info: Located off the paved bike path

Phone: (530)542-6584

Anderson's Bicycle Rental
All models all sizes, we buy bikes NEW each season, located next to U.S. Forest Service bike trail, (rentals only)
Location: 645 Emerald Bay Road (Hwy 89 at 13th St.), South Lake Tahoe
Phone: (530)541-0500

Pope-Baldwin Bike PathStarting south of Emerald Bay at the Pope-Baldwin Beach the flat 3.4 mile path meanders south past beautiful Camp Richardson, the Tallac Historic Site and Fallen Leaf Lake.

Lakeview Sports
Free Trail Maps, Full Suspension, Mtn Bikes, Tandems, Kid's Bikes, Trailers, Rentals, Sales & Repairs
Location: 3131 Harrison Ave., South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Bike Path
The South Lake Tahoe Bike Path starts where Hwy. 50 first touches Lake Tahoe at El Dorado Beach and connect to other bike trails and lanes throughout the city of South Lake Tahoe and into Nevada. Part of the trail bridges over Trout Creek and the Upper Truckee River just south of the lake.

Sports Ltd.
Sales - Service/Repairs - Rentals - Equipment - Clothing - Accessories
Location: (Crescent V Shopping Center) 4008 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe
Other Info: Also located:(South Y Shopping Center) 1032 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe
Phone: (530)542-4000 (Crescent V) (530) 544-2284 (South Y)

Clock's CyclerySpecializing in Repairs - Rentals - Parts & AccessoriesLocation: 1219 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake TahoePhone: (530)542-6584

Stand Up Paddle Board

South Tahoe Standup Paddle


ATV Jeep Rentals


Lake Tahoe Adventures

Glider Rides


Soaring NV

Horseback Riding


Camp Richardson Corral

Hot Air Balloon Tours


Lake Tahoe Balloons

Private Charter

Tahoe Keys Marina
Woodwind Cruises 
Action Watersports

Train Ride


Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Helicopter Tours




Kayak Tahoe River Rafting
Truckee River Raft Co.
Tributary Whitewater Tours Shopping
The Shops at Heavenly Village Massage
Massage by Jill Folsom
Bio Spirit

Events & Attractions


America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride
Valhalla Tahoe
Virginia City
Celebrity Golf Tournament
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Thunderbird Lodge Historic Site


Gunbarrel Tavern and Eatery

The Naked Fish
Base Camp Pizza Co.

Fire + Ice

Riva Grill
Heidi’s Pancake House

Blue Water Bistro
Edgewood Tahoe
Café Fiore
The Fresh Ketch
Evan’s American Gourmet Café
The Chart House
Blue Angel Café
Red Hut Café
Sage Room Steak House (Harvey’s Lake Tahoe)
Off the Hook
Beach Hut Deli

Personal Chefs


Yummy Fixins
Personal Chef Services & Pasta Parties




MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Shuttle Service


Tahoe Limo Service
South Tahoe Express

Car Rentals



Lake Tahoe Beaches 

El Dorado BeachFeaturing: Rest rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills and PlaygroundsLocation: Between Rufus Allen & LakeviewOther Info: Boat Launch subject to lake level, no lifeguards


Baldwin Beach
Featuring: Rest rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills
Location: Hwy 89, 4 miles North of So. Lake Tahoe "Y" 
Other Info: Admission fee $3.00, no dogs allowed

Regan Beach
Featuring: Rest rooms, Picnic Area and Playgrounds
Location: West of Hwy 50 at Lakeview & Sac.
Other Info: No dogs, fires, or alcohol allowed

Sand Harbor
Featuring: Rest rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Lifeguards and Boat Launch
Location: South of Incline Village, NV
Other Info: Parking Fee

Zephyr Cove Beach
Featuring: Rest rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Boat Rentals, Cruises and Food
Location: Hwy 50 at Zephyr Cove
Other Info: Parking Fee

Camp Richardson Beach
Featuring: Rest rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills, Boat Rentals, Food and Playgrounds
Location: Hwy 89, 2 1/2 miles North of So. Lake Tahoe "Y"
Other Info: Parking Fee

Connolly Beach
Featuring: Rest rooms, Picnic Area and Boat Launch at nearby Marina
Location: Hwy 50 at Timber Cove Lodge
Other Info: No Lifeguards

Emerald Bay Beach
Featuring: Rest rooms, Picnic Area, One Mile Hike, Pier and Vikingsholm Castle
Location: Base of Emerald Bay, North of Camp Richardson, Hwy 89

Nevada Beach
Featuring: Rest rooms, Picnic Area, BBQ Grills and Boat Launch in at South end
Location: Elk Point Road near Round Hill/Hwy 50
Other Info: No dogs allowed

Here’s a list of our recommended restaurants to improve your stay in South Lake Tahoe. Most are located very close to our cabin.


Relax with an in-home massage

Nothing kicks off a vacation like a relaxing massage. We recommend Jill, her rates are very reasonable for in-home, order in advance. Massage by Jill Folsom – $65/hr, $85/1.5hr

Restaurants Recommendation:

Heidi’s Pancake House

3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-8113(530) 544-8113
Heidi’s is known in the South Lake Tahoe area for its delicious pancakes and Swiss-themed breakfast. Locals and skiers stop by this place to munch on some delicious sandwiches and burgers along with steaming hot coffee. For its regular guests, Heidi’s is a common place to meet up and chat during the early morning hours. The restaurant is also open for lunch, but locals generally prefer to visit Heidi’s for its breakfast.


The Naked Fish (Sushi)
3940 Lake Tahoe Blvd #3
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-541-FISH530-541-FISH (3474)
The Naked Fish is located in South Lake Tahoe, California right on Hwy 50 near the stateline just two blocks from the casinos. It was first opened in 1999. It is the original Naked Fish Sushi Restaurant. It has been copied by many but is not affiliated with any other Naked Fish.


The Fresh Ketch
An exquisite fresh menu of fish, meats, pastas, and more
2435 Venice Dr.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Riva Grill for atmosphere
Great beers on tap, Friday specials, in the middle of a terrific marina.


Fire & Ice
Marriott Timber Lodge
4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
With a colorful and quirky atmosphere, FiRE + iCE entices guests to have a fun and exciting time while enjoying great food and drinks. In an age when diners have grown accustomed to asking for meals to be specially prepared to suit individual tastes, FiRE + iCE allows guests full control in the opportunity to personally select ingredients and sauces to create the perfect meal. Guests present their favorite selections to the chefs behind the grill and are invited to supervise as their food is prepared.


Mo’s Place
3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd. (Hwy. 50)
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone# (530) 542-1095(530) 542-1095

Lake Tahoe Pizza Company
898 Us-50
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-1919(530) 544-1919


Ski/Snowboard service in South Tahoe
Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery
If you will need ski or snowboard rentals during your stay there is a wonderful delivery service that will bring your rental equipment to the house and custom fit you there. The also have helmets, ski pants and ski jackets available for rent and will bring retail items such as gloves, goggles and socks available for purchase. The company is Black Tie Ski Rentals and you can either order your equipment online at or call 775-588-5800775-588-5800. All reservations made 48 hours or more in advance will receive up to 20% OFF rentals


Must See:

Lake Tahoe Heavenly California Summer Gondola Ride

The Heavenly Gondola ride is a popular summer activity in Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Gondola is Lake Tahoe’s “must-do” experience, a year-round sightseeing opportunity unlike any other! The Gondola is currently operating on its Fall schedule, running daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Located one-half block west of Stateline, the Gondola is steps from most major lodging facilities. The eight-passenger cabins take guests 2.4 miles up the mountain in 12 minutes while they enjoy views of Lake Tahoe. Just when it seems the ride can’t get any better, guests arrive at The Deck – a 14,000 square foot mid-station observation platform. Located at 9,123 feet, guests are treated to views of the Carson Valley, Desolation Wilderness and shore-to-shore views of Lake Tahoe. Gondola.html

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival!



Van Sickle Bi-State Park
Highly recommend hike for its terrain, scenic views, picnic area,  proximity to major lodging and only 10 minutes hike where you can achieve stunning views of Lake Tahoe – which is really the goal of just about any hike around Tahoe area. Van Sickle Bi-State Park is worth the visit! park entrance is behind the Heavenly Gondola which goes right over the top of the park.  More info:

Echo Lakes Trail Head
Take Highway 50 to Echo Summit and turn onto Johnson Pass Road. Stay left and the road will lead you to the parking area by Lower Echo Lake.
Trail : Many different hikes can be taken from this trailhead. For a short walk, hike to the far end of Upper Echo Lake. Many longer hike options await you farther down the trail!
Attractions and Considerations : A boat taxi operated in the summer by Echo Lakes Resort cuts three miles off your trip. A nominal fee is charged for this service. Contact the Echo Lakes Chalet for more information: (530) 659-7207(530) 659-7207. A wilderness permit is required. Day hikers, pick up your permit at the self serve area at the trailhead. Overnight hikers will need an overnight permit for Desolation Wilderness. This permit must be purchased before you get to the Echo Lakes Trailhead.

Eagle Falls

The Eagle Falls hiking trail in South Lake Tahoe amounts to a total of two miles all the way around, and does require you to obtain a permit beforehand. This hike begins at their beautiful picnic area, and consists of both steep and flat terrain throughout the duration of its length. With gorgeous views of the lake and air fresher than the first day of summer, this trail is unanimous for its purely welcoming environment.



Tahoe Queen Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
Located at 900 Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Boarding begins at 6:30 PM from Ski Run Marina. Departure at 7:00 PM. Includes dancing to live music and four course dinner. Fireworks start at 9:45. Adults $189.00 Children 3-11 years $99.00. Tollfree: (800) 23-TAHOE Phone: (530) 543-6190(530) 543-6190

 Star Spangled Fourth – Lights on the Lake 2009

Located at South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Largest synchronized fireworks display west of the Mississippi. Starts at 9:45 PM. The simultaneous music broadcast can be heard on local stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490. Phone: (530) 544-5050(530) 544-5050 


 M.S. Dixie II Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

Located at 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448. Boarding begins at 7:00 PM, departure 7:30 PM from Zephyr Cove Resort. Includes dancing to live music and four course dinner. Fireworks start at 9:45. Adults $189.00 Children 3-11 years $99.00. Tollfree: (800) 23-TAHOE Phone: (530) 543-6190(530) 543-6190 


Star Spangled Fourth – Lights on the Lake 200X

Fourth Of July Fireworks Celebration Light’s Up Lake Tahoe
The American Pyrotechnics Association rates South Shore’s spectacular Fourth of July fireworks celebration one of the Top 5 displays in the nation.

Set to music, Lights on the Lake is one of the largest and most incredible synchronized displays west of the Mississippi.

Created by Pyro Spectaculars, Inc. and fired by Pyrodigital Consultants, the show runs approximately 30 minutes long and features a wide variety of patterns, lights, designs and shapes. The precisely timed blast offs are synchronized to a soundtrack and controlled via computer. Scheduled to begin at approximately 9:45 PM.

The simultaneous music broadcast can be heard on local stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490. Launched from an offshore barge, the fireworks are visible from all over town. Below are some of the sweet spots to get a front row seat.

  • The Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II: South Shore’s two Mississippi paddlewheelers offer a unique opportunity to view the light show from the water. Board the Tahoe Queen for a Dinner Dance Cruise or the M.S. Dixie II for a Fireworks Cruise. Both feature live entertainment and fantastic views of the evening’s display. Log onto

  • Tallac Historic Site: The Valhalla Arts & Music Festival will host a holiday barbecue at Tallac Vista. The quiet, off-the-beaten-track spot on Emerald Bay Road has a stunning view looking east across Lake Tahoe toward the fireworks. For more information, log onto

  • Nevada Beach: Located about two miles east of the Nevada casinos on Elk Point Road, Nevada Beach is the ideal setting for a family barbecue at the beach. A wide, sandy shoreline leads down to the sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe. Charcoal barbecues and picnic tables dot the beach. The view across the lake to the West Shore and Desolation Wilderness is unsurpassed. And the view of the fireworks display is one of the best in town.

  • Regan and El Dorado Beaches: Located right where Highway 50 meets the Lake, these connecting stretches of narrow beach are front and center for the fireworks. Arrive early! These beaches fill up with people who love to be right under the action.

  • Bijou Community Park: Set back from the shoreline on the corner of Johnson and Al Tahoe Blvds., Bijou Community Park affords a great view of the fireworks without the hustle and bustle of the beaches. Amenities at the park include restrooms, a skate park, a disc golf course, a playground, and an exercise circuit. The park is a great setting for families with young children.

  • Baldwin Beach: Located about 5 miles down Emerald Bay Road and backed by the Tallac Historic Site, this narrow stretch of white sand beach has great views looking east toward the downtown area of South Shore. Public parking, restrooms, picnic facilities, fire pits, and barbecue grills are available.


Lake Tahoe 4th of July Fireworks Schedule:

  • July 4 , 200X – North Shore Tahoe City Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration Join the north shore community for the annual spectacular on Commons Beach, downtown Tahoe City. Come early to picnic, meet your neighbors and claim your spot on the beach. Fireworks start at 9:30pm.North Shore Fire Works Schedule:

  • Kings Beach – TBA

  • Squaw Valley – TBA

  • Tahoe City – 9PM

  • Truckee (Donner Lake) – 9PM

  • Incline Village – TBA

  • West Shore Lake Tahoe – TBA

  • July 4 , 200X – South Shore, Starts at 9:45pm Star Spangled Fourth – Lights on the Lake Largest synchronized fireworks display west of the Mississippi. Details: South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150




Ongoing Entertainment In Lake Tahoe


Live at Lakeview Commons

Every Thursday, 4:30p-8:30p, Free. Come enjoy music on the beach. There are with local vendors, food, a beer garden, FREE bike valet, and stunning Lake Tahoe views!


Live Music at Jimmy’s 

Inside the Landing Resort & Spa

Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun, 3:00pm-7:00pm


Live Music at Cabo Wabo Cantina

Harvey’s Lake Tahoe

9:30pm every night except Tuesdays. Free Cover.


Open Mic Night

Himmel Haus

Sign up starts at 8:00pm, music starts at 9:00pm, free. Every Monday.



Rojo’s Tavern, 3091 Harrison Ave

9:00pm, gather your friends every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, order drinks and food and prepare to sing and dance all night long. For more information, call 530-541-4960. 


Free Line Dancing Lessons 

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe

Every Tuesday, 2:00m-4:00pm. 


Thunderbird Lodge/Whittell Mansion Tour 

11:30 am and 1:00 pm. The tours are $39 for adults and $19 for children ages 6-12. One tour per day, Tuesday through Saturday.



Pints & Paddles Cruise with Ike & Martin 

Aboard the Tahoe Queen

Every Wednesday, 5:30pm-7:00pm


Black Out Bingo

Himmel Haus

9:00pm, every Tuesday, free. This bingo is not for grandma! Funny jokes, funky music and weird prizes.


The Improv at Harvey’s 

Harvey’s Cabaret – Harvey’s Lake Tahoe

Showtimes are Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat , Sun 9pm. The Improv is for adults age 21 and over.


Party with Arty at Harrah’s  

Harrah’s Center Stage – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Sat & Sun 8:00pm – 3:00am. “Arty the Party” as he’s affectionately called, It’s the best disco, dance, R&B and soul party in Lake Tahoe!    


Cool Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Cruise

Heavenly Village

Every Friday, 5:00pm-8:00pm Brought to you by Good Sam Safe Ride, this event is open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles. There are going to be prizes and gas money drawings.


Farmer’s Market 

Kahle Community Park

Every Wednesday from 4:00pm-7:00pm. 

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