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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Frequent travelers likely know that an important part of vacations is learning about the local culture. When you slow down and notice the small differences between your destination and home, you’ll begin to reap a more in-depth experience and meaning from your getaways. Discovering the history of a place is often critical context for understanding culture, and a great way to do that is to visit local museums. Although you may typically only consider well-known or national museums on your trips, it’s worth your time to unearth the unique character of North Lake Tahoe. Let our team at Chinquapin point out a few museums like the Tahoe Maritime Museum to visit during your time on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Maritime Museum & Gardens
If you love spending your summers on the lake, you’ll grasp just how much Lake Tahoe has influenced the surrounding residents and citizens. This outpost’s goal is to conserve water-related artifacts from Lake Tahoe. By visiting, you’ll observe vintage boat parts, racing trophies, antique boat flags, early boating publications, and more. The Tahoe Maritime Museum houses over 30 boats, ranging from 1960s powerboats to salvaged boats from the 1890s, with an engine collection to boot.
Olympic Museum at High Camp
Do you set aside two weeks every two years to watch the Olympic games, whether it’s gymnastics or swimming, figure skating or ice hockey? The Olympic Museum at High Camp focuses on the 1960s Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. With an Aerial Tram ticket, you’ll get free admission into the museum. After your ten-minute ride gazing out over Lake Tahoe, immerse yourself in vintage Team USA uniforms, memorabilia, news articles, videos, and more.
The Gatekeeper’s Cabin, otherwise known as the home of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, also has some artifacts from the 1960 Olympics. While you’ll find other articles relevant to North Lake Tahoe’s history, you should prioritize stopping at the Watson Cabin, the oldest log structure in the area. The Tahoe Maritime Museum is located just a half-mile away, so you can hit both North Lake Tahoe museums in one trip.
North Lake Tahoe Cabins
After a day of exploring the Tahoe Maritime Museum, Olympic Museum, and more, return to Chinquapin with a new perspective of the area. Jump into Lake Tahoe from our private beach and swim out to the floating dock. Revel in the beauty of the waters from your cabin, whether you’re having your morning coffee or an evening nightcap. For more information about staying at Chinquapin and other things to do in North Lake Tahoe, 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.