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.
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.
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.
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 Fireplaces
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.
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!
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!