Visit Lake Tahoe’s State Parks

Lake Tahoe’s beautiful scenery is what makes it such a unique and spectacular place to visit. The refreshing outdoors and gorgeous weather makes for a perfect afternoon spent outside exploring the state parks near Lake Tahoe. Bring your family and your friends to make memories and enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe’s state parks.

The Top 3 State Parks Near Lake Tahoe

The state parks near Lake Tahoe are home to hiking trails and some of the most gorgeous scenery in California. Below you’ll find three state parks near Lake Tahoe that are well worth making a visit, and they’re all just a short distance from Chinquapin, your home away from home when you visit Lake Tahoe.

D.L. Bliss State Park

The D.L. Bliss State Park is extremely popular during the summer months, so if you’d like to explore this park, your best bet is to get there in the morning or the late afternoon so that you can get a parking spot. In the park, you’ll find direct access to the lake as well as a beautiful forest to wander around. 

Skylandia State Park & Beach

This beautiful 24-acre state park is located just a mile and a half east of Tahoe City. Here, you’ll find biking and hiking trails, as well as picnicking. There’s a beautiful beach in the park and a pier, where you’ll find picturesque views of the lake. If you get hot or just want to take a refreshing dip, the swimming area will be perfect for you.

Emerald Bay State Park

When you drive into Emerald Bay State Park, you’ll see Inspiration Point, where you can stop and enjoy the dramatic landscape and the historic Fannette Island. In Emerald Bay State Park, you can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, or boating in Emerald Lake. There is so much to do and so much to admire when you visit Emerald Bay State Park. 

ChinquapinPhoto of Chinquapin

At Chinquapin, you’ll find your home away from home. Each of our luxurious condo rentals has a variety of gorgeous views – whether you want a lakefront, lake view, or forest view, we have it all. Here, you’ll find peace and privacy, making Chinquapin the perfect place for a weekend getaway. To book one of our spectacular condos, please call us at 800-732-6721. 

Escape your busy and bustling schedule with a golfer’s weekend getaway! The spring and summertime temperatures at Lake Tahoe are the perfect excuse to visit North Lake Tahoe’s golf courses for a few days and have a blast!

The Best North Lake Tahoe Golf Courses

One of the many perks of staying at Chinquapin is that you’re no more than 20 minutes away from a handful of the most beautiful courses in California and Nevada. The best North Lake Tahoe golf courses listed below will ensure that you spend the weekend in golfer’s heaven!

Tahoe City Golf Course

Play nine or 18 holes of golf at this family-friendly course! Tahoe City Golf Course has everything you need, no matter your skill level. Warm-up before your round in the netted practice area, or take a lesson if you need to brush up on your skills! Golf club and cart rentals are available to all golfers. After having fun on the course, head over to our restaurant and bar, Cafe Zenon, for delicious food and drinks! To book a tee time, call 530-583-1516 or book online.

Incline Village Championship Golf Course

Golf Advisor, Golf Digest magazine, and Golfweek magazine have been recognizing this course for years. Renovated in 2003, this golf course features distinctive design and breathtaking views. The Championship Golf Course offers practice facilities where golfers can warm-up, as well as a beautiful clubhouse. Lunch and happy hour are served at The Grill at the Chateau every day during golf season, so stop by after your round for tasty food and drinks! Book your tee time online, and enjoy a beautiful day on the course. Make sure to wear proper golf arrite!

Old Brockway Golf Course

Recognized as the 2019 “Nine Hole Course of the Year,” Old Brockway Golf Course welcomes golfers of any ability to give their course a try. The course sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe, giving you stunning lake views on every hole. Visit the Spindleshanks Restaurant, a new addition to the golf course, after your round to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You can book a tee time online or call 530-546-9909.

Post Golf Relaxation at Chinquapin

At Chinquapin, we have over 23 different floor plans that are the perfect fit for any group – family reunions, family vacations, a couples getaway, corporate retreats, and more. Choose whether you would like a forest view, lake view, or lakefront view, and then live in luxury throughout your stay in our extravagant condos. The sandy beaches, secluded coves, towering evergreens, and natural wildflowers surrounding Chinquapin create one of the most beautiful settings you’ll ever see – you don’t want to miss it! To book one of our luxury condos, please give us a call at 800-732-6721.

When on vacation, one of the best ways to get a feel for the area is to attend local events and festivals. By going, you can learn what the town is passionate about, and even meet a few locals along the way. In the transition from winter to spring, one of the most popular North Lake Tahoe events is Snow Fest, a week-long Mardi Gras celebration that was designed to draw skiers to the area at the end of the season. The California Department of Tourism named this snow festival in Lake Tahoe one of the Top 10 Events in California. So, it’s worth traveling for! Let our team at Chinquapin in Tahoe City be your guide to Snow Fest and the North Lake Tahoe events that go along with it.  

What to Expect from Snowfest’s North Lake Tahoe Events 

Over 100 North Lake Tahoe events make up the festival, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Fill your day with activities like pancake breakfasts, polar bear plunges, ice cream eating contests, ice carving, and more. When evening sets in, torchlight parades, fireworks, laser shows, bar parties, and concerts cap off your day with fun.  

Lodging and North Lake Tahoe Cabins for the Festival 

Chinquapin is the best lodging for your Snow Fest travel. Our proximity to the events and our variety of North Lake Tahoe cabins to book makes us a great choice. Whether you want a view of the lake or the forest, you can also select your cabin based on how many bedrooms and what amenities would make your vacation perfect. Outside of North Lake Tahoe events at Snow Fest, there are plenty of things to do in North Lake Tahoe in winter on-site, such as snowshoeing, hiking, and skiing. For more information about Snow Fest and accommodations at Chinquapin, visit our website or give us a call at 800-732-6721. 

 

In songs like White Christmas and Let It Snow, Christmas is only complete with a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. Depending on where you live, this may or may not be your reality every holiday—but here on the shores of Lake Tahoe, we often have the fresh coating of powder that creates the perfect end-of-December scene. Our cozy cabins give you the perfect opportunity to appreciate the snow that’s outside from the warmth inside. Besides bringing that ideal Christmas setting to life, there are plenty of reasons you should spend your Christmas in California. Let our team here at Chinquapin give you a few other reasons why you should book holiday rentals in Tahoe City to celebrate.

Enjoy Christmas in California’s Beautiful Scenery 

Although some might envision California as the place to go for warm weather and palm trees, that’s not always the case. We’ve got beautiful wintery scenery around the holidays, especially around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Here, you can look out your kitchen windows as you’re preparing Christmas dinner, and appreciate the beauty of snow-covered pines and the pristine stillness of the lake. Or, go outside and take hikes through the natural California Christmas trees—or pines—surrounding the cabins. Maybe you’ll snap the perfect photo for your Christmas card this year, or you’ll be prepared ahead of time for next year’s. At night, the lights from the cabin will glow on the water, and create a reflection that you could gaze out at for hours. We’ve got all the perfect elements that add up to a classic Christmas in California. 

Escape from Holiday Hustle and Bustle 

By getting out of town, you can effectively escape from the constant stress that weighs down many people during the holidays. Our secluded cabins not only physically separate you from the hustle and bustle, but allow you to clear your mind after a long year of deadlines, social responsibilities, and other obligations. Plus, you won’t have to worry about meticulously cleaning your house and spending countless hours in the kitchen prepping for a party. Run off to the cabin and make what you want of your Christmas in California. Out of sight, out of mind. 

Christmas Vacations in California 

When looking to spend your Christmas in California, Tahoe City is the perfect answer. Chinquapin has the best holiday rentals you could ask for: with gorgeous scenery, and cozy-yet-spacious interiors for you to spend quality time with your family. For more information about accommodations at Chinquapin, and other things to do in Tahoe City during your stay, visit us on your website or give us a call at 800-732-6721.

Who doesn’t love the excuse to down a few beers and eat a giant pretzel? Luckily, Oktoberfest every year provides the perfect opportunity to be festive and celebrate with friends. When it comes to Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe, there are several festivals around town that you could visit. However, the Tahoe City Oktoberfest is only a seven-minute drive from your accommodations at Chinquapin, and is one of the best things Lake Tahoe activities in September to cross off your fall travel bucket list. 

Culinary Options at Oktoberfest

What would Oktoberfest be without beer? Of course, many craft beers will be available, with some from Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada Brewing, and more. To satisfy your growling stomach, choose from local barbecue, ice cream, rotisserie meats, sandwiches, and more. 

If you don’t like ales, lagers, or IPAs, a Tahoe City winery will provide a local favorite. Although temperatures are beginning to drop for fall, Oktoberfest beer (or wine) will warm you up.

Activities at the Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe 

As soon as you walk in, you’ll be whisked to Germany as you hear tunes from the accordion setting the backdrop for the festival. To break it up, a few bands will make an appearance as well. In between beers, browse a craft vendor village with locally made goods, and find jewelry, apparel, hats, soaps, and more. Children can partake in non-alcoholic fun and use their creative talents by painting a pumpkin for free. The Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe also offers Bavarian games to stir up a little friendly competition throughout the afternoon. 

Lake Tahoe Cabin Rentals

Visiting the Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe is one of the most fun activities in September and October. Return to your rental at Chinquapin after spending some time at the festival to sleep off the Oktoberfest beers you had, or continue the rest of your day relaxing and taking in the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Discover more things to do in Tahoe City during your stay at Chinquapin by visiting our website or giving us a call at 800-732-6721. 

Vacation should be about making time for simple pleasures that you don’t usually indulge in during your daily lives. Don’t have time to fit horseshoes games or sessions in the sauna regularly into your schedule? Now you do. Check out all of our amenities during your time here in one of our forest or lakefront rentals, and consider every one of the things to do at a resort while you’re here, whether it’s outdoor family games or solitary hikes. 

Sports and Games

Competitive types can gather here at Chinquapin and play one (or all) of our friendly fall games outside. Bump, set, and spike to win on our sand volleyball courts, toss some horseshoes for a leisurely pre-dinner activity, and volley a few rounds on our tennis post-meal after your stomach settles. 

Outdoor Activities 

The great outdoors provides exciting options, considering our prime spot on Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City. Perhaps spending time in the water is one of your favorite things to do at a resort, so dive into the lake and swim out to one of our two floating docks in the lake. Or, lounge out on the beach and scrunch your toes in the sand. If you’d rather keep your feet clean, take a dip in the pool instead. Bring your kids to the playground and push them on the swings, and delight in their excited shouts as they go down the slide. Get in your daily cardio by hiking the Lakefront and Chinquapin Trails, which outline the resort and highlight the gorgeous Tahoe City nature.  

Indoor Activities 

Spend as much time as you like sweating it out in our saunas to get toxins out before your return home, giving your body a fresh start. Browse our pro shop if you loved your stay and want to take a piece of Chinquapin home. Choose something to remind you of our lakefront rentals and your memories made within them. 

Lake Tahoe Activities in September/Lakefront Rentals 

Although there are plenty of Lake Tahoe activities in September to choose from off-site, these on-site activities prove to be a solid choice for a low-key day in Tahoe City. Be close to your selection of our forest or lakefront rentals no matter which activity you choose, as there are so many things to do at a resort here at Chinquapin. Book your rental choice with us over the phone at 800-732-6721, or visit us online.

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!

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