Rent a Boat on Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful lakes in all of California. It’s awesome to admire from the shore, from dinner, or from your condo at Chinquapin, but nothing compares to actually getting out onto the lake. From the lake, you’ll be able to see beautiful homes, your condo, gorgeous greenery, and much more. What’s even better is when you rent a boat, you’ll be able to take a dip and cool off on a hot and sunny summer day. There are plenty of great boat rentals for Lake Tahoe all near your stay at Chinquapin.

The Best Boat Rentals on Lake Tahoe

There are a few great places to rent boats from near Chinquapin, which means you’re one step closer to having an amazing day out on the lake. There are plenty of boats to accommodate your group, no matter how many! To learn more about boat rentals on Lake Tahoe, read below.

Rent A Boat Lake Tahoe

Rent A Boat Lake Tahoe prides itself on having the cleanest and most dependable boats on Lake Tahoe. With friendly and educated staff, you can have a worry-free day out on the lake in some of the safest boats. Whether you want to rent a boat for just the afternoon or a few days, Rent A Boat Lake Tahoe has everything you need! To view prices on their boats, visit their website

Lake Tahoe Boat Rentals

If you’re looking for a big pontoon, then you’ve come to the right place. Lake Tahoe Boat Rentals offers some of the biggest and nicest boats on Lake Tahoe. A four-hour minimum is required, up to ten people can enjoy an afternoon on Lake Tahoe. To learn more about their boats and pricing, visit their website

Chinquapin Condos on Lake Tahoe

You won’t find anything more beautiful than the condos at Chinquapin. When you stay with us, you’ll be right on the gorgeous Lake Tahoe. Our condos are spacious, beautiful, and perfect for any size group. Enjoy our accommodations, like full kitchens, massive porches or patios to admire Lake Tahoe’s beauty, fireplaces, and so much more. To book one of our elegant condos, give us a call at 800-732-6721.

 

When you visit Lake Tahoe, you’re going to want to spend time out on the gorgeous lake. There are plenty of ways to get out on the lake – boating, canoeing, kayaking, and more. Kayaking is a great way to soak up some sun, get some exercise, and take in some picturesque views of Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Adventure Company can take you on the best kayaking tours on Lake Tahoe; an adventure you’ll remember for a lifetime.

The Best Kayaking in Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Adventure Company hosts more kayaking tours than you could ever imagine. For a truly unique kayaking experience on Lake Tahoe, you’ll want to book through this company. Keep reading below to see the best kayaking tours in Lake Tahoe.

  • Sunset Kayak Tour: This tour is offered every Friday, where you’ll meet at sunset and get on the water to witness the beautiful changing colors in the sky as the sun disappears and the stars take over. 
  • Thunderbird Lodge Kayak Tour: On this tour, you’ll explore the Thunderbird Lodge Historic Site. This easy mile and a half tour will show you the pristine coastline to the beach at Thunderbird Lodge, and you’ll be able to get out and walk too.
  • North Shore Kayak Tour: From Tahoe Adventure Company’s beachfront location, you’ll kayak and see gorgeous views of the High Sierra. Paddle along the coast of King’s Beach and the boulders of Crystal Bay, and get glimpses of the beautiful waterfront homes on Lake Tahoe. With a stop for lunch at a local beach, this is one of Lake Tahoe’s favorite kayaking tours.

All tours will include a kayak, paddle, life jacket, instruction, a knowledgeable guide, and permit fees. To view pricing and other kayak tour options, visit the Tahoe Adventure Company website.

North Lake Tahoe Condos: Chinquapin

Just down the road from Tahoe Adventure Company, you’ll find Chinquapin. Chinquapin is the place you’ll want to stay during your next Lake Tahoe vacation, as you won’t be able to find the luxury and privacy we offer anywhere else. Our elegant condos offer beautiful views of the lake, and can comfortably fit the size of your group. Choose a lakefront, lake view, or forest view condo – there’s no wrong answer. You’ll find that no matter where you look or where you go on our property, the natural beauty is always surrounding you. To book one of our luxury condos today, call 800-732-6721.

 

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.

You can’t visit the gorgeous Lake Tahoe without spending a few hours admiring the sparkling, clear water up close. On a North Lake Tahoe boat cruise, you’ll experience the most scenic views of the dazzling trees and majestic mountains, and have a blast with whomever you’re traveling with. There are several North Lake Tahoe boat tours that will be great for families, friends, and couples, so don’t miss out on all of the fun!

The Top 3 Most Entertaining North Lake Tahoe Boat Tours

North Lake Tahoe boat tours are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening – you’ll be able to fit in a cruise no matter what your vacation schedule looks like. Below, we listed three North Lake Tahoe boat tours that we think you’ll love. 

Lunch Cruise to Emerald Bay

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the crystal clear waters of North Lake Tahoe as you cruise over to the gorgeous Emerald Bay. Since this tour is three and a half hours, we serve a delicious lunch for you to enjoy while our captain explains the historical and ecological issues of the Tahoe Basin. During the tour, you’ll get to see Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point, Rubicon Point, Fanette Island, Vikingshold Castle, and some wildlife!

Happy Hour Cruise

On this lively cocktail cruise, you’ll get to experience beautiful North Lake Tahoe with your favorite drink in hand. The hour and a half cruise is a local favorite, as all guests can get discounted drinks and appetizers while enjoying the magical North Lake Tahoe shoreline. Children are welcome to join, and this cruise is available seven days a week. 

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Glide through the sparkling waters of North Lake Tahoe on this two and a half hour cruise and take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains and some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever see! A delicious variety of freshly prepared California cuisine and beverages, including wine, is served to top off the night. The professional staff will anticipate your every need throughout the cruise’s duration, making sure it’s an unforgettable experience!

Cruise Back to Chinquapin

Chinquapin is one of the most elegant places that you can stay while visiting North Lake Tahoe. You’ll have all of the privacy in the world in your own condo tucked away in the forest, or enjoying your morning coffee with a breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe. We are sure that you will love all of our condos, and you’ll find the perfect one for you and your group. To book your reservation, call us at 800-732-6721.

 

The beauty of Lake Tahoe stuns visitors and locals alike no matter the time of year. However, something about seeing Lake Tahoe in winter is a once in a lifetime experience, especially because of the surrounding snow-capped Sierra Nevadas and quiet frosted forest. That’s why guests at Chinquapin in Tahoe City should book outings for snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe during their time with us. Let our team point out a few outfitters and snowshoe tour companies you can book for your excursions. 

Snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe with Tahoe Jack’s 

Wildlife enthusiasts should look into snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe with Tahoe Jack’s. Throughout the tour, the guide will point out animals like osprey, bald eagles, winter partridge, and if you’re lucky, a California black bear. Tours can be customized to whatever level of difficulty you desire. If you have little ones with you, complimentary sleds will pull them if the going gets too tough. 

Tahoe Adventure Company 

With Tahoe Adventure Company, snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe can get a little bougie. If you have 15 or more people, finish your hikes with a campfire and s’mores or wine and cheese to warm up and cap your outing. However, no matter what size group you have, we recommend the sunset tour, where you can see the gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows that paint the sky as the sun sets behind the mountains. 

Tahoe Snowshoe Tours 

While you can expect beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, the forest, and the mountains on almost all hikes and outings, Tahoe Snowshoe Tours provides a little something extra. On most tours, guides bring birdseed, so that you can outstretch your hand, and if you’re lucky, a bird will land right in your palm! Each of the 2.5-hour hikes about 8,700 to 9,500 feet above Lake Tahoe, whether you opt for the stargazing, full moon, or even marriage proposal tours.   

Lake Tahoe Winter Cabins | Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Winter

Don’t forget to avoid cotton when dressing for snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe! Cotton doesn’t wick moisture (snow) like wool or other materials do, and you don’t want to have soaked clothes underneath your coat if snow slips in. After you conclude your tours snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe, return to your cabin at Chinquapin and warm up by taking a hot shower or prepare a hearty, warm meal to get back to normal after a strenuous hike. For more information about staying with Chinquapin on Lake Tahoe winter vacations, visit our website or 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.

Chinquapin is one of the most spectacular 95 acres of wooded area along the beaches of Lake Tahoe. People are drawn to the natural beauty of this destination because it has a little something for everyone to enjoy. Fortunately, the location is perfect for those that want to enjoy nature, but still, have access to nearby accommodations. Once you nestled into one of the inviting Tahoe City hotels, the next order of business will be finding a few go-to restaurants that will cure your hunger and leave a lasting impression. You can’t really visit Tahoe without taking in the cuisine. Check out this compilation of must-try Tahoe City restaurants. The hardest decision will be which one you will choose first! 

River Grill

Kicking off the list of best Tahoe City restaurants is none other than River Grill. Not only will you experience friendly staff and unforgettable meals, but you’ll get to enjoy all of this with a show-stopping view of the Truckee River. Patrons rave about the sunset views and insist that the Halibut Special should never be passed up. The gorgeously plated meals, live music, and a welcoming atmosphere are sure to make this an instant favorite. 

Spoon Restaurant 

After you’ve spent a long day in the great outdoors, it’s time to replenish your body! Spoon Restaurant is a terrific option because of the inviting cottage vibe and satisfying comfort food menu. Not only will every single bite be absolutely delicious, but you’ll know you’re in good hands the moment you walk through the door. The staff at Spoon Restaurant will go the extra mile to explain the menu and go over the vegan and vegetarian options should you desire it. Plus, you can bring your own wine with no corkage fee! 

Fire Sign Café

Next time you visit Tahoe, check out the Fire Sign Café. This spot is ideal for lunch and breakfast as the hours of operation are from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. The extensive menu has a little something for everyone, but it appears that patrons absolutely love the first dish they try and often have a hard time branching out! Most of the menu is made from scratch, so you are sure to appreciate each and every bite of your meal. Plus, the wait staff is friendly, attentive, and willing to explain all that the restaurant has to offer. 

Sunnyside

The list of best Tahoe City restaurants wouldn’t be complete without this gem of a place! This beautiful place is an excellent spot to unwind after a long day of exploring. However, this is a hot spot that can get crowded during the peak season. If you’re planning to visit during dinner hours, you may need to call ahead. Patrons rave about the great service and friendly staff. You’ll definitely want to check this one out the next time you’re in the area! 

Complete your visit to Chinquapin by visiting one of these inviting restaurants. You’ll not only refuel for the day, but you’ll have a fun experience to boot!

Spring is the ideal time to enjoy a round of golf out on the links in South Lake Tahoe, and our Chinquapin resort. There are many Lake Tahoe golf courses for you to practice your swing, whether it’s Lake Ridge or Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno. You’ll have the opportunity to experience some of the best golfing in Lake Tahoe

Lakeridge Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe

Lakeridge is a premier semi-private golf course offering daily fees and a competitive membership along with excellent food and terrific service-a proven winning combination. We offer competitive Group and Tournament Packages along with full planning of Special Events/Weddings! The layout of this Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed facility offers breathtaking views of Reno, South Tahoe, and the surrounding mountains. Their signature hole, number 15, is a world-famous par 3 set high atop Lake Stanley to an enticing island green. Come see why Lakeridge has been voted “Best of Reno” for many years. You’ll have the opportunity to share some of the best golfing in Lake Tahoe with your golfer friends during your stay at Chinquapin

Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno

Wolf Run Golf Club can challenge you whether you’re a seasoned golfer or weekend warrior, all golfer will experience a round on the championship layout of this Duncan Golf Management operated facility.  This popular course includes a practice putting green, beautiful new chipping green with patio seating, a full-service club repair, and a newly remodeled driving range that feature 100- yard small game area for chips and sand shot practice. The on-site restaurant, Grill at Wolf Run, offers excellent service and food. This course is also the home course for the University of Nevada’s Golf Teams. Practice your swing as you experience some of the finest golfing in Lake Tahoe.

Golfing in Lake Tahoe While Staying at Chinquapin

Eagle Valley Golf Course in the foothills of Carson City, Nevada, just minutes from scenic Lake Tahoe, Virginia City, and Reno. At Eagle Valley, ‘you’ll find two of the ‘region’s top 18-hole-course for players to pick from. Eagle Valley East features a user-friendly layout, great for both walking and riding. Meanwhile, Eagle Valley West is a desert links-style course that challenges everyone, even the best of golfers. Regardless of where you choose to golf, you’ll experience high-quality golfing in Lake Tahoe. Don’t delay book your next trip to a Lake Tahoe golf course near our beautiful Chinquapin resort for an unforgettable trip!

There’s a wide range of activities in Lake Tahoe, throughout every season. However, Spring is the most beautiful time to visit Tahoe with your family and friends. Make sure to book one of Chinquapin’s beautiful lakefront rentals, for front-row access to all the spring scenery of Tahoe.

Activities in Lake Tahoe

As the snow melts it creates beautiful mountain waterfalls and roaring rivers, both locals and visitors alike enjoy watching mother nature change the scenery from crisp white landscapes into an explosion of colors as budding flowers grow and leaves turn to vibrant greens. Find plenty of spring activities in Lake Tahoe, like kayaking on the Lake, a cruise of Emerald Bay, or hiking in the Sierras. Paddle through the northern stretch of Lake Tahoe, from the crystal clear waters of Kings Beach to the glorious rock gardens of Speed Boat Beach. Choose between a Scenic Lunch Cruise and a Sunset Dinner Cruise, and soak up the alpine beauty of Emerald Bay, one the area’s most scenic spots. Experience the beauty of the mountains of  Sierra Nevada, as you hike through one of the various trails, whether you’re looking to spot wildlife or waterfalls, you’ll see it throughout the trails. 

Chinquapin’s Lakefront Rentals

Chinquapin features 21 different lakefront rentals, both standard and deluxe accommodations. Find your perfect cabin right on the water in a quiet and private spot, at Chinquapin. Only a short walk to the North Beach area with spectacular views of the lake and beautifully remodeled and furnished condos, to accommodate your every need. These are just a few of the spring activities in Lake Tahoe, and there is more to see and do here. There’s something for the whole family, which is what makes Tahoe so unique. Don’t merely take our word for it, come and stay at Chinquapin and find out for yourself!

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