Reasons to Have a Cabin Christmas in California

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.

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