Experience Oktoberfest on Lake Tahoe

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.

A trip to Lake Tahoe is sure to amaze, no matter what you head to Tahoe City, CA, for. From the famous Lake Tahoe itself to the surrounding wilderness, there’s plenty of nature to go around. When you’re done playing outside, though, you’ll need a place to spend the night, which is why Chinquapin is the perfect center for your Tahoe vacation. Chinquapin is 95 acres of woods located right next to the blue water of Lake Tahoe itself. From houses and condos for every size travel group to lakefront views, Chinquapin has an option for everyone when it comes to traveling to Tahoe City, CA. And we’re minutes away from the best Tahoe brewery: Tahoe Mountain Brewing.

While you’re in Tahoe City, CA, there will surely come a time when you find yourself wanting to get back to civilization for a little bit and leave nature behind to experience one of the local breweries in the area. While Tahoe City has plenty of fantastic breweries for you to explore, these are three you definitely can’t miss.

Tahoe Mountain Brewing

Known for its small-batch beers, Tahoe Mountain Brewing is one of the most popular breweries in the Tahoe City area. With an extensive list of specialty beers, including a list of limited release choices, this Tahoe brewery has everything you can ask for. They even give back to the community with their Hops For Huskies event happening the first Friday of every month, which helps save Huskies in the area. 

Truckee Brewing Company

With their trendy atmosphere and amazing food menu, it’s no secret this is one of the best Tahoe breweries. Truckee Brewing Company comes with both a long list of beers and a long list of food and is known for its quality ingredients, including filtered water from Lake Tahoe itself. When you make your way over to Truckee Brewing Company, you’ll be able to visit their Taproom, which will allow you to get the full experience of how and why they make their beers the way they do, which will truly allow you to get the most out of your visit.

Alibi Ale Works

Alibi Ale Works is easily a favorite Tahoe brewery among tourists and locals alike. Located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, here, you’ll be able to experience each and every type of beer you can imagine, from European-inspired ales to some of their more experimental flavors. At their Truckee Public House, you’ll be able to experience these beers in the beautiful setting of the surrounding historic downtown area, and in their Incline location, you’ll not only have the chance to drink all the beer you could possibly imagine, but you’ll also have the chance to see where its made when you venture into their brewery.

A Self-Guided Tahoe Brewery Tour

There is plenty to drink and experience surrounding Tahoe City, CA, and there is for sure something for every type of visitor to this famous lake. When you stay at Chinquapin during your trip to Lake Tahoe, you’ll be at the perfect central location to visit each of these popular Tahoe breweries, as well as explore Lake Tahoe’s famous wilderness. From breweries that support local dog rescues to ones that make their beer out of water filtered from Lake Tahoe itself, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to finding the Tahoe brewery for you amongst this beautiful natural landscape.

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