Lake Tahoe in Winter

Dog Sledding around Lake Tahoe in winter

Lake Tahoe receives an average of 10 feet of snow throughout winter, other than stunning winter scenery, all that snow creates opportunities for plenty various things to do in Tahoe City winter. Dog sledding excursions are a unique way to explore Lake Tahoe in winter, enjoy breathtaking terrain on this one-of-a-kind adventure. Stay in one of our Chinquapin rentals for a front row seat to the spectacular beauty of Lake Tahoe in winter.

Lake Tahoe Hotels with Lake View

Chinquapin offers twenty-three different units some feature lakefront access, other beautiful lake views, and lastly fantastic forest view. We also offer standard and deluxe accommodations. Along with world-class ski resorts, we provide activities such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing or dog sledding. Nothing compares to seeing a fresh coat of snow on the trees and the cool stillness of the lake that puts everyone at ease. Grab your winter gear and experience Lake Tahoe in winter!

Dog Sledding around Lake Tahoe in winter

For a scenic adventure through Lake Tahoe in winter, take a ride through Kirkwood with Running Creek Dog Sled Rides for the perfect day of fun on the slopes. They offer two different types of trips, The Meadow Loop Ride and the Adventure Ride. The Meadow Loop Ride is a 30-minute scenic tour of Kirkwood’s meadows. But if you want something more exciting, you’ll love their Adventure Ride which allows you to much with the guide. Dog sled through the high Sierra winter wonderland with Sierra Adventures. After a scenic ride, pose for pictures with the dogs.

Lake Tahoe Snowfest

Another way to enjoy Lake Tahoe in winter, bring the whole family to Tahoe Snowfest. It’ll be a fun event for the everyone, including your furry pets for the annual Dog Pull hosted by Cafe Zenon. Register your dog, to pull weighted sandbags according to their size and weight. Make sure to dress for the weather, temperatures around the lake are usually much lower than those in town. We recommend layering up and wearing hats, gloves, sunglasses, and a warm jacket for a comfortable outdoor adventure. Book your stay with Chinquapin and as you experience Lake Tahoe in winter.

Lake Tahoe condos

Lake Tahoe is home more than a dozen ski resorts. Whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or an avid winter warrior, you’ll find the right powder around our Lake Tahoe condos. We have both, easy slopes at Sierra at Tahoe Resort, and more advanced ones at Mount Rose or Heavenly Ski Resort. Kirkwood Ski Resort is another excellent choice because it’s the highest elevation as well as the highest annual snowfall of any other Tahoe ski resorts. When it comes to choosing a winter getaway for everyone in your family, Chinquapin is nestled amongst some of the best mountains and many other unique places to visit in northern California.

Staying in one of our Lake Tahoe Condos

Our Chinquapin rentals, located along Lake Tahoe’s pristine shores, can accommodate any and all of your needs, from romantic getaways to family vacations, and everything in between. We’ll help you choose from our lake view or forest view accommodations to give you the vacation of your dreams in one of the most beautiful Northern California destinations. With Valentine’s day only a few weeks away, you still have a chance to book one our beautiful condos for a quiet getaway in Northern California with your sweetheart. Snowy mountains and picturesque views of Lake Tahoe’s are only some of the reasons customers love our Lake Tahoe condos. Watch the snow fall as you cozy up by the fireplace in your condo, or head out to one of our numerous Tahoe ski resorts, for a fun day in the mountains.

Snow Adventures around Tahoe

There’s no better winter soundtrack than the jingling of sleigh bells, so take your lover dashing through the snow on an old-fashioned sleigh ride. Glide through snow-covered fields as you make your way through the mountain landscape. Sit back and enjoy the winter air as you cuddle with a blanket on a beautifully decorated sleigh. While skiing and snowboarding are out of this world here, you’ll want to take a few hours between runs on the slopes to try these other activities. Challenging cross-country trails, tubing hills, and inviting fireplaces await you at one of Chinquapin’s beautiful Lake Tahoe condos. Pack your things and join us for a romantic mountain getaway in one of our Lake Tahoe condos.

Lake Tahoe in winter

Pack the family and head to Tahoe for a ski vacation to Lake Tahoe in winter! Choose one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts, Chinquapin to plan your skiing and snowboarding adventures, as well as plenty of other fun places to visit in northern California.

Skiing around Chinquapin

Nestled between Truckee and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows Resort is the perfect skiing spot for families and winter enthusiasts. From easy-riding progression parks to wide-open bowls, Alpine Meadows brings an exciting challenge to any level of skier or snowboarder, with over a 100 trails spread over 2,400 acres, mountain adventures await at every jump. It’s the perfect spot for skiers looking to push their skills to the next level. This mountain is known for its fluffy snow and challenging terrain, making it an ideal skiing and riding spot. Lake Tahoe in winter offers some great terrain, especially if you’re willing to hike a little bit. There’s plenty of fun mountain areas around Chinquapin for you to enjoy skiing and boarding, or mountain towns with great nightlife, either way, you’ll find that staying around Lake Tahoe in winter is the best way to enjoy the snowy season.

Snowshoeing around Lake Tahoe in Winter

If skiing isn’t your thing, you can take beautiful winter hikes around the lake. The Tahoe basin is laced with snowshoe trails, and you can find your way to some incredible winter vistas in short order. Trails range in difficulty from beginner to off-course. Most ski resorts will offer snowshoes and equipment you’ll need for rent. For a mind-blowing view, you can enjoy without the hike, take one of the year-round scenic tours offered by Reno Tahoe Helicopters. They provide various flights, including an hour-long sunset tour. Bring your camera, and capture the one of a kind view of Lake Tahoe in winter from above. Of all the things to do in Tahoe City this winter, you’ll want to experience most of them, if not all of them. We have something for everyone to come and enjoy Lake Tahoe in winter with Chinquapin today!

Start your holiday season right with a Chinquapin mountain getaway, get into the Holiday spirit with local festivals and parades, while crossing off those last-minute items of your shopping list in our charming little town. Our beautiful cabins are nestled around Lake Tahoe letting you enjoy all the wintery joys of the season while skipping out on frostbite. There is something for everyone here, so join us for your mountain getaway to celebrate the joyful season today!

Mountain Getaway in Lake Tahoe, CA

Watch the snow fall while sitting by a crackling fire or tucked away under quilts in one of our comfy beds, Chinquapin is the spot for you. Gather the family for a mountain getaway and enjoy spending time reconnecting amongst nature with family and friends. As the holidays come around, you’ll love gathering the cheerfully spirits around the table of one of our rentals, while everyone enjoys the snowy scenery and fun winter activities. Whether it’s ice skating, skiing, tubing, or snowmobiling, you’ll love exploring our beautiful snow-covered landscape before retreating to the warmth of our cozy rentals.

Sleigh Rides and Relaxing Fireplacesmountain getaway

Dashing through the snow on a sleigh ride can be more than a Christmas carol for your family this Holiday season. Let yourself be carried away to the sound of Sleigh Rides jingle bells as you ride and sing a sleighing song. The powerful draft horses pull holiday decorated sleighs across snowy fields and pine forests, for the ultimate ride through the breathtaking mountain landscape. After a sleigh ride, come and sit by a crackling fire as you catch up at a local café in town, like the Brewery at Lake Tahoe or Blue Angel Café. While the skiing and snowboarding around Tahoe are out of this world, don’t miss the chance to go dashing through the snow on an old-fashioned sleigh at least once on your mountain getaway.

Our inviting fireplaces and beautiful snowy slopes are awaiting you this holiday season. So, pack up your gear and join us in Lake Tahoe today, for the best mountain getaway ever. Chinquapin is prepared to host you and your family for a unique Holiday trip in our beautiful winter wonderland. Come and enjoy the festivities of this joyful season amongst our mountain and lake scenery.

Tahoe City condos

As the temperatures start dropping at Chinquapin, we’re preparing for winter. However, before completely waving goodbye to autumn join us to see the last leaves fall or watch the first snow flurries fall as you sit by the fireplace of one our beautiful rentals. The season change combines both seasons in one visit, so make sure to book one of our Tahoe City condos for your October getaway!

Farmer’s Market

Enjoy local produce, tasty food, and live music, as you get to know locals at the Thursday morning Farmers’ Market. Keep your friends and family close and your farmers even closer, by buying fresh produce to cook delicious meals at your unit, one of our Tahoe City condos. Nothing says fall like a tasty slice of home-baked pumpkin pie, so make sure to get your groceries from the market before Tahoe city slips on its beautiful winter coat. If you’re not a baker, I’m sure you’ll find some tasty treats at the market before you start your day.

Thanksgiving at our Tahoe City condos

If you’re already starting to wonder how you’re going to be able to host your whole family for Thanksgiving, we’ve got a solution, make Thanksgiving a getaway to our Tahoe City condos.

As skiers and snow-mobile riders start flooding Tahoe city, we like to join them by kicking off our Thanksgiving Day out on the slopes, before feasting with loved ones. Stay tuned for local ski-resort openings. If you’re still deciding on Thanksgiving plans, there’s nothing better than an abundant plate loaded with turkey and all the trimmings. And here’s the best part, you don’t have to do the dishes or clean up! That’s right all the festivities without the chores. What are you waiting for- this is your invitation? Book your Thanksgiving getaway at Chinquapin today, to get the best Tahoe City condos and a stress-free Thanksgiving celebration!

Chinquapin, Tahoe

Autumn colors around Chinquapin, Tahoe City, transform our aspen forests into a striking palette of vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds. Fall is here, and pumpkins are ripe. So join us for some family-friendly fun to ring in the spooky season at Chinquapin!

Fall around Chinquapin, Tahoe City

As you wander around and explore all of the meadows, you’ll find that in addition to aspens, we have other leaf-bearing trees that add to the colorful show. Don’t be surprised to see hawks, golden eagles, coyotes, or even a bear, on your leaf-peeping adventures. Not only is Tahoe City a great area for bird watching, but the meadows and trails surrounding us are perfect for mountain biking. From thrilling rides on Tahoe Rim Trail to leisurely rides along backcountry roads. However, please note the high alpine conditions can be unforgiving for unprepared mountain bikers. Riders should plan for weather changes which can affect the riding conditions, by carrying rain gear, water, and food. Most trails travel through secluded areas where help may not be quickly available. If you don’t get around to hiking or biking this fall, join us for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing this winter!

Tahoe City Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day celebrating Halloween, the Tahoe City Fall Festival is the family event you need. Everyone is welcome to participate in games and activities. Like the obstacle course, carnival games, a pie eating contest, a cake walk and much more! So, gather the entire family and put on your best disguise for a chance to win the costume contest or come hungry, to compete in the pie eating contest. Fall Festivals offer something for everyone, from food and games to hayrides and petting zoos, the kids will love it and who doesn’t love a good pie-eating contest? Prepare for a great time by purchasing the full-access wristband, and joining us on October weekends in Tahoe City. Don’t delay, book your fall family trip to Chinquapin, Tahoe City, for a mix of exciting and traditional fun. As you ride through our autumn meadows, challenge one-another at one of our fall festival games. Make sure to take plenty of photos, so you can treasure these memorable days at Chinquapin forever!

Kayaking Lake Tahoe

Make one last summer splash on Lake Tahoe with Kayak Tahoe and Tahoe Paddle and Oar during your California getaway at Chinquapin! Don’t just look at the beautiful clear water of the lake, get on it and take in the new scenery.

Kayaking on Lake Tahoe

At Kayak Tahoe you will find the largest selection of kayaks and SUP paddleboards rentals in the Tahoe area. The Timber Cove pier also features parasailing, sailboat charters, and powered watercraft. Whether you want to glide across the lake on a crystal clear morning or head to the coast for waves they have a board for everyone, with over a hundred boards, we know once you’ll be convinced. Our current rental fleet of kayaks covers various models like sit-on-tops, recreational and traditional kayaks. Whether you’re looking to rent a kayak or buy a new SUP board, they have you covered. Find one of their five locations and get out on the water!

Guided Kayaks and Paddle Board Tours

Tahoe Paddle and Oar offers Lake Tahoe guided kayak​ and paddleboard tours from May through September, for both beginner and experienced paddlers. So, everyone can explore and enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe from the water. The experienced guides will not only take you through mazes of gigantic boulders, but they will also talk about the history of the lake and the geology of the area. They provide all the equipment you’ll need for your tour, so make sure to book your guided adventure today! Regardless of how you choose to explore Lake Tahoe, we recommend getting on the water. When you stay with us at Chinquapin, you get to book a front row seat on the shores of this spectacular lake. We’ll wait for you, but summer might not!

Lake Tahoe

Chinquapin features numerous location types, varying from lakefront and lake view rentals to forest view condos, as well as standard and deluxe accommodations. So, when it comes to booking your summer rental, why choose anything but our Chinquapin rentals on the glimmering shores of Lake Tahoe.

Chinquapin Rentals with Forest Views

Book one of our twenty-three terrific units nestled in a private corner of Chinquapin, within walking distance to all our recreational facilities. We’ve remodeled some of our Forest view rentals into a modern mountain style to accentuate the windows, framing picturesque fall colors or snowy days! All our units are fully equipped with anything you may need during your stay, from kitchen appliances to fireplaces, and everything in between.

Chinquapin Rentals with Lakefront Access

If you would prefer to breathe in the fresh air from Lake Tahoe, you can stay in one of our twenty-two Lakefront properties.  Watch boats float on the Lake as you sip your morning coffee, or taking in the changing colors as you enjoy a family barbeque on the patio. We also refurbished these Chinquapin rentals to embrace the beautiful view, not only do we accommodate the aesthetic joy of staying on Lake Tahoe, but we also offer top level houses from the kitchen and dining room to a spacious living room and a glorious bedroom with full bath. The first-floor level boasts a tranquil view of the lake. We also provide wifi and several cable television so you can connect with your daily routine while enjoying your escape at this unique lakefront property.

Chinquapin Rentals with Lake views

For our guests who like to have the best of both worlds we recommend one of our seven Lake view accommodations, which offer some of the largest four bedroom condo units in Chinquapin. A few yards from the water’s edge, these beautiful units provide spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. From the living and dining rooms with a wood burning fireplace, dining area,  to an open kitchen, and master suites – all with high beamed ceilings. On the lower floor, you’ll find the master bedroom, with a king size bed, full bath, sauna, and a private patio overlooking the Lake.  No matter which property or season you book one of our Chinquapin rentals, we know you’ll be coming back to experience a new season and unit because they truly are the best rentals to embrace Lake Tahoe’s glorious beauty.

lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe

Most places around Chinquapin are laid back so get the gang together and head into town because summer in Lake Tahoe is like nowhere else!  Between the vast, glittering lake and towering mountains, you’ll find a multitude of activities to enjoy the warm weather.  When the sun goes down, you’ll experience the exceptional events of Tahoe City’s nightlife before heading back to your rental, one of our lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe.

Sipping and Dining around Lake Tahoe

When it comes to dining around Lake Tahoe, there are many tasty options from Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro to Jake’s on the Lake and everything in between. You’ll appreciate eating on the shores of Lake Tahoe, as you take in the spectacular sunset colors. At Christy Hill’s Lakeside Bistro you see Lake Tahoe from every table while savoring Modern American cuisine with refined Mediterranean influences. As for Jake’s on the Lake, it’s a Lake Tahoe staple. Offering the ultimate Lake Tahoe dining experience since 1978, this family owned and operated restaurant invites you to soak in the scenic views of the lake as you enjoy a delicious meal. Their menu features fresh seafood, quality meats, and seasonal produce, inspired by Californian and Hawaiian flavors.

Lakefront Cabins on Lake Tahoe

Chinquapin’s lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe, offer more than spectacular views and amenities, we place you near fun events in town. Kick off your nightlife with a happy hour drink at a local hangout where that band everyone’s talking about is playing, or visit the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival or the acclaimed Summer Concerts series that features Grammy Award-winning artists. Or step up the fun and shed your usual attire for tuxes and gowns to attend an annual gala! Summer is the perfect time to let the good times roll, so make sure to book one of Chinquapin’s lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe. We’ll see you soon for your best Californian summer!

Tahoe city vacation rentals lakefront

Start your day right with a hearty breakfast in our Chinquapin Tahoe city vacation rentals lakefront, pick up one of our maps and embark on an adventurous day in Tahoe city!

Tahoe City vacation rentals lakefront

If you want to go biking and explore Tahoe city vacation rentals lakefront, Truckee River bike trail is the ideal bike trail for any level biker, so take the whole family for a bike ride,
even the dog! Please note that dogs must be kept on a leash at all time. Part
of the trail takes you through town, then you follow the riverbanks of the
Truckee River for a few miles. It’s a great family trail, as it offers
picnicking spots along the way as well as some beautiful swimming spots,
observe wildlife and wildflowers along the entire trail!

Tahoe Trails

Truckee River bike trail is open for everyone, hikers and walkers, however, please note that it is mainly a biking trail and can be lightly trafficked. If you are looking for a more
peaceful walking trail to take in a similar view, then Eagle Falls Trail is the trail for you! It leads into the heart of Desolation Wilderness, so you will need a Desolation Wilderness permit, that you can purchase at the Eagle Falls trailhead. The trail itself offers varied terrain, from shaded forests to peaceful lakes and far-reaching views of the Sierra high country. Head up the trail, and climb a steep set of stone steps, for a little bit to the falls. After crossing the high bridge, enjoy the panorama back down the canyon to Emerald Bay. From there you can continue to Eagle Lake, follow the trail uphill until
You reach a fork. At the fork, if you take the right trail you’ll go to the lake, resting in the valley below North Maggies Peak. Brave the cold and take a swim in this glacier lake! Or keep going further to reach Velmas, Dicks, and Fontanillis lakes. Any of the trails you choose to venture on will offer a great workout and great views of Tahoe city, so pack the family and a picnic and we’ll see you on the trail!

Tahoe Commons Beach

If you want to relax and have some quality fun outdoors family time in Tahoe city vacation rentals lakefront, then Tahoe City Commons Beach on the
lake in downtown is for your family!  We have you covered for any kind of outdoor family reunion or simple family picnic, enjoy sunbathing, swimming and picnicking on our beautiful sand and grass beach! With playgrounds and plenty of water and sand for the kids, you can easily spend hours here enjoying barbecues and fresh-air fun with the whole family! Believe it or not, there’s more! In the summer, Commons Beach gets even more family-friendly by hosting Free Concerts every Sunday afternoon and Free Movies on the Beach every Wednesday night.

Art is a way to see the beauty of locations and cultures through the eyes of others. The Tahoe City area is rich with culture and is full of incredible local art. When you stay with us at Chinquapin, there are a few galleries and events that will tickle your artistic fancy.

Sidewalk Saturday

On the second Saturday of every month, there is a fantastic event held on the streets of downtown Tahoe City by the Tahoe City Downtown Association. Sidewalk Saturdays are where local art and craft shops and vendors display their creations for all to see and purchase throughout downtown. You can take a piece of Tahoe City and the surrounding areas home with you. Whether it is a painting that catches your eye or an intricate craft.

Arts, Crafts, and Socializing

For a bit of socializing, meeting local creators, and enjoying the beauty of the area, attend the Arts + Crafts Social that happens every spring. Spend $10 to come and create a fun project put on by Basecamp Tahoe City. For one day in March, April, and May, you can take part in a fun community night for a little artsy fun.

North Tahoe Arts Chinquapin Art

To discover the full breadth of creations and local craftsmanship, visit North Tahoe Arts. With an ARTisan Shop to kids workshops, there is something for everyone. Find links to galleries, local events, and programs on their website. You can discover an endless variety of ways to get artistic with the North Tahoe Arts community.


The next time you visit us at Chinquapin, check out these excellent opportunities to see and experience the artistic side of our community. You will have an outstanding stay in one of our rentals to experience nature while our beautiful Tahoe City will show you our very own take on the community. Your Tahoe City artistic getaway is waiting for you here at Chinquapin.

Ski Lease in Tahoe CA

When it comes to winter fun and enjoying shredding through the powder, Chinquapin is no stranger. With all of the mountains and snowy slopes around the Tahoe City area, it is the perfect spot to find a ski lease property. You can stay for the entire season and Test your skills on every nearby slope.

Tahoe City Ski Lease

When you are thinking about finding your snowy little paradise for a season of fantastic mountain skiing, Chinquapin has the perfect accommodations. With monthly rental deals, you will be able to make our properties your home away from home. Enjoy all of the amenities during your extended stay. You may order services during your visit as well, such as cleaning services and firewood to keep you toasty. Snow removal is included so that you are not snowed in and can travel to and from easily.

Have A Little Fun Skiing in Tahoe

Chinquapin is in a prime location for a variety of challenging slopes nearby your ski lease. When you stay in one of our ski lease properties for the ski season you are surrounded by some of the best hills. Whether you like to downhill ski or trek through cross-country trails, you have access to it all. Places like Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, Squaw Valley Resort, Mt Rose Ski Tahoe, and many more are just a short drive from your door.

Strap On Your Skis or Skis you’re Leasing

If you are looking for an epic season of skiing and snowy fun in the mountains, a ski lease from Chinquapin is the perfect place for you. Give us a call at 1-800-732-6721 or visit our website for information on our available ski lease properties. Get yours booked and pack up your gear for a ski season like never before. The Tahoe slopes are calling!

Have you been searching for a beautiful place with luxury accommodations, incredible views, and plenty of lake access? Look no further. Chinquapin has various Tahoe Tavern properties for rent to meet all of your needs. From fantastic lakefront properties to beautiful forest view accommodations, you can find it all.

Kick Your Feet Up

At Chinquapin, we have a perfect stretch of lakefront property with access to the lake. You can kick up your feet and sit back for a bit of relaxation. No matter the season, the views of Lake Tahoe are nothing less than stunning. The surrounding mountains create a stunning background as well as fantastic hiking nearby. Many of our units have deck and patio areas where you can pull up a seat with a mug of coffee and enjoy a bit of relaxation in peace.

Tahoe tavern properties for rent

Soak It All In

The Tahoe City area is perfect for any adventure. Whether you are looking to take the family on a journey, escape for some personal recharging, or a romantic getaway, Chinquapin has the perfect setting. Take a boat out to feel the rocking of the waves. Stroll through town and enjoy the local life. Take to the nearby trails for stellar mountain and forest hikes. In the winter months, find fantastic skiing and snowy panoramas. Soak in all of the local landscapes and unforgettable views right from Chinquapin.

Discover our Tahoe tavern properties for Rent

Chinquapin is the ideal spot for anyone who cannot get enough of nature and lakefront views. You can find Tahoe Tavern properties to rent that will match up perfectly with what you are looking for in your trip. Visit our website to see all of our beautiful rental units and all of their amenities. It is your time to discover all that Chinquapin has to offer.


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