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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Although Spring blossoms are coming, you can catch the tail end of winter fun while you stay in one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts, Chinquapin. Before you know it, you’ll be soaking up the Cali sunshine on the shores of Lake Tahoe. In the meantime, if you’re looking for fun things to do during the unpredictable shoulder season, hot springs are always a good idea! Famous for their steamy hot, healthy, therapeutic, and mineral-rich waters Hot Springs offer a different kind of relaxation than the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe. Some are constructed as outdoor pools, some a more natural setting, but all are worth the trip.
Hot Springs Around Lake Tahoe
If you’ve never seen or experienced a hot spring, be sure to add one to your itinerary during your next visit to our Lake Tahoe resort. Chinquapin is conveniently located near two hot springs: Grover Hot Springs State Park and Travertine Hot Springs. Grover Hot Springs State Park is closer than the scenic Travertine Hot Springs, which is more isolated. Grover Hot Springs is a great way to spend a day to unwind. Once in the park, you’ll be able to choose from varying activities, such as hiking to a waterfall, follow trails to the lake or bask in the hot, relaxing, mineral-rich water with a spectacular view as well.
Lake Tahoe Resorts
We understand it’s easy to get distracted by other activities around Tahoe, just don’t forget about the Hot Springs, they make perfect day trips. Our Chinquapin resort is located along Lake Tahoe’s pristine shore, featuring secluded spots for you to reconnect with nature’s scenic sights. Chinquapin has a wide variety of homes and condominiums that’ll accommodate all of your needs. Choose between one of our lakefront, lake view, or forest view accommodations to enjoy an ideal vacation at one of the best Lake Tahoe resorts, Chinquapin. Book your stay today for the best shoulder season getaway!
Lake Tahoe receives an average of 10 feet of snow throughout winter, other than stunning winter scenery, all that snow creates opportunities for plenty various things to do in Tahoe City winter. Dog sledding excursions are a unique way to explore Lake Tahoe in winter, enjoy breathtaking terrain on this one-of-a-kind adventure. Stay in one of our Chinquapin rentals for a front row seat to the spectacular beauty of Lake Tahoe in winter.
Lake Tahoe Hotels with Lake View
Chinquapin offers twenty-three different units some feature lakefront access, other beautiful lake views, and lastly fantastic forest view. We also offer standard and deluxe accommodations. Along with world-class ski resorts, we provide activities such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing or dog sledding. Nothing compares to seeing a fresh coat of snow on the trees and the cool stillness of the lake that puts everyone at ease. Grab your winter gear and experience Lake Tahoe in winter!
Dog Sledding around Lake Tahoe in winter
For a scenic adventure through Lake Tahoe in winter, take a ride through Kirkwood with Running Creek Dog Sled Rides for the perfect day of fun on the slopes. They offer two different types of trips, The Meadow Loop Ride and the Adventure Ride. The Meadow Loop Ride is a 30-minute scenic tour of Kirkwood’s meadows. But if you want something more exciting, you’ll love their Adventure Ride which allows you to much with the guide. Dog sled through the high Sierra winter wonderland with Sierra Adventures. After a scenic ride, pose for pictures with the dogs.
Lake Tahoe Snowfest
Another way to enjoy Lake Tahoe in winter, bring the whole family to Tahoe Snowfest. It’ll be a fun event for the everyone, including your furry pets for the annual Dog Pull hosted by Cafe Zenon. Register your dog, to pull weighted sandbags according to their size and weight. Make sure to dress for the weather, temperatures around the lake are usually much lower than those in town. We recommend layering up and wearing hats, gloves, sunglasses, and a warm jacket for a comfortable outdoor adventure. Book your stay with Chinquapin and as you experience Lake Tahoe in winter.
Lake Tahoe is home more than a dozen ski resorts. Whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or an avid winter warrior, you’ll find the right powder around our Lake Tahoe condos. We have both, easy slopes at Sierra at Tahoe Resort, and more advanced ones at Mount Rose or Heavenly Ski Resort. Kirkwood Ski Resort is another excellent choice because it’s the highest elevation as well as the highest annual snowfall of any other Tahoe ski resorts. When it comes to choosing a winter getaway for everyone in your family, Chinquapin is nestled amongst some of the best mountains and many other unique places to visit in northern California.
Staying in one of our Lake Tahoe Condos
Our Chinquapin rentals, located along Lake Tahoe’s pristine shores, can accommodate any and all of your needs, from romantic getaways to family vacations, and everything in between. We’ll help you choose from our lake view or forest view accommodations to give you the vacation of your dreams in one of the most beautiful Northern California destinations. With Valentine’s day only a few weeks away, you still have a chance to book one our beautiful condos for a quiet getaway in Northern California with your sweetheart. Snowy mountains and picturesque views of Lake Tahoe’s are only some of the reasons customers love our Lake Tahoe condos. Watch the snow fall as you cozy up by the fireplace in your condo, or head out to one of our numerous Tahoe ski resorts, for a fun day in the mountains.
Snow Adventures around Tahoe
There’s no better winter soundtrack than the jingling of sleigh bells, so take your lover dashing through the snow on an old-fashioned sleigh ride. Glide through snow-covered fields as you make your way through the mountain landscape. Sit back and enjoy the winter air as you cuddle with a blanket on a beautifully decorated sleigh. While skiing and snowboarding are out of this world here, you’ll want to take a few hours between runs on the slopes to try these other activities. Challenging cross-country trails, tubing hills, and inviting fireplaces await you at one of Chinquapin’s beautiful Lake Tahoe condos. Pack your things and join us for a romantic mountain getaway in one of our Lake Tahoe condos.
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!
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.
Most places around Chinquapin are laid back so get the gang together and head into town because summer in Lake Tahoe is like nowhere else! Between the vast, glittering lake and towering mountains, you’ll find a multitude of activities to enjoy the warm weather. When the sun goes down, you’ll experience the exceptional events of Tahoe City’s nightlife before heading back to your rental, one of our lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe.
Sipping and Dining around Lake Tahoe
When it comes to dining around Lake Tahoe, there are many tasty options from Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro to Jake’s on the Lake and everything in between. You’ll appreciate eating on the shores of Lake Tahoe, as you take in the spectacular sunset colors. At Christy Hill’s Lakeside Bistro you see Lake Tahoe from every table while savoring Modern American cuisine with refined Mediterranean influences. As for Jake’s on the Lake, it’s a Lake Tahoe staple. Offering the ultimate Lake Tahoe dining experience since 1978, this family owned and operated restaurant invites you to soak in the scenic views of the lake as you enjoy a delicious meal. Their menu features fresh seafood, quality meats, and seasonal produce, inspired by Californian and Hawaiian flavors.
Lakefront Cabins on Lake Tahoe
Chinquapin’s lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe, offer more than spectacular views and amenities, we place you near fun events in town. Kick off your nightlife with a happy hour drink at a local hangout where that band everyone’s talking about is playing, or visit the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival or the acclaimed Summer Concerts series that features Grammy Award-winning artists. Or step up the fun and shed your usual attire for tuxes and gowns to attend an annual gala! Summer is the perfect time to let the good times roll, so make sure to book one of Chinquapin’s lakefront cabins on Lake Tahoe. We’ll see you soon for your best Californian summer!
Start your day right with a hearty breakfast in our Chinquapin Tahoe city vacation rentals lakefront, pick up one of our maps and embark on an adventurous day in Tahoe city!
Tahoe City vacation rentals lakefront
If you want to go biking and explore Tahoe city vacation rentals lakefront, Truckee River bike trail is the ideal bike trail for any level biker, so take the whole family for a bike ride,
even the dog! Please note that dogs must be kept on a leash at all time. Part
of the trail takes you through town, then you follow the riverbanks of the
Truckee River for a few miles. It’s a great family trail, as it offers
picnicking spots along the way as well as some beautiful swimming spots,
observe wildlife and wildflowers along the entire trail!
Truckee River bike trail is open for everyone, hikers and walkers, however, please note that it is mainly a biking trail and can be lightly trafficked. If you are looking for a more
peaceful walking trail to take in a similar view, then Eagle Falls Trail is the trail for you! It leads into the heart of Desolation Wilderness, so you will need a Desolation Wilderness permit, that you can purchase at the Eagle Falls trailhead. The trail itself offers varied terrain, from shaded forests to peaceful lakes and far-reaching views of the Sierra high country. Head up the trail, and climb a steep set of stone steps, for a little bit to the falls. After crossing the high bridge, enjoy the panorama back down the canyon to Emerald Bay. From there you can continue to Eagle Lake, follow the trail uphill until
You reach a fork. At the fork, if you take the right trail you’ll go to the lake, resting in the valley below North Maggies Peak. Brave the cold and take a swim in this glacier lake! Or keep going further to reach Velmas, Dicks, and Fontanillis lakes. Any of the trails you choose to venture on will offer a great workout and great views of Tahoe city, so pack the family and a picnic and we’ll see you on the trail!
Tahoe Commons Beach
If you want to relax and have some quality fun outdoors family time in Tahoe city vacation rentals lakefront, then Tahoe City Commons Beach on the
lake in downtown is for your family! We have you covered for any kind of outdoor family reunion or simple family picnic, enjoy sunbathing, swimming and picnicking on our beautiful sand and grass beach! With playgrounds and plenty of water and sand for the kids, you can easily spend hours here enjoying barbecues and fresh-air fun with the whole family! Believe it or not, there’s more! In the summer, Commons Beach gets even more family-friendly by hosting Free Concerts every Sunday afternoon and Free Movies on the Beach every Wednesday night.
Art is a way to see the beauty of locations and cultures through the eyes of others. The Tahoe City area is rich with culture and is full of incredible local art. When you stay with us at Chinquapin, there are a few galleries and events that will tickle your artistic fancy.
On the second Saturday of every month, there is a fantastic event held on the streets of downtown Tahoe City by the Tahoe City Downtown Association. Sidewalk Saturdays are where local art and craft shops and vendors display their creations for all to see and purchase throughout downtown. You can take a piece of Tahoe City and the surrounding areas home with you. Whether it is a painting that catches your eye or an intricate craft.
Arts, Crafts, and Socializing
For a bit of socializing, meeting local creators, and enjoying the beauty of the area, attend the Arts + Crafts Social that happens every spring. Spend $10 to come and create a fun project put on by Basecamp Tahoe City. For one day in March, April, and May, you can take part in a fun community night for a little artsy fun.
North Tahoe Arts
To discover the full breadth of creations and local craftsmanship, visit North Tahoe Arts. With an ARTisan Shop to kids workshops, there is something for everyone. Find links to galleries, local events, and programs on their website. You can discover an endless variety of ways to get artistic with the North Tahoe Arts community.
The next time you visit us at Chinquapin, check out these excellent opportunities to see and experience the artistic side of our community. You will have an outstanding stay in one of our rentals to experience nature while our beautiful Tahoe City will show you our very own take on the community. Your Tahoe City artistic getaway is waiting for you here at Chinquapin.
When it comes to winter fun and enjoying shredding through the powder, Chinquapin is no stranger. With all of the mountains and snowy slopes around the Tahoe City area, it is the perfect spot to find a ski lease property. You can stay for the entire season and Test your skills on every nearby slope.
Tahoe City Ski Lease
When you are thinking about finding your snowy little paradise for a season of fantastic mountain skiing, Chinquapin has the perfect accommodations. With monthly rental deals, you will be able to make our properties your home away from home. Enjoy all of the amenities during your extended stay. You may order services during your visit as well, such as cleaning services and firewood to keep you toasty. Snow removal is included so that you are not snowed in and can travel to and from easily.
Have A Little Fun
Chinquapin is in a prime location for a variety of challenging slopes nearby your ski lease. When you stay in one of our ski lease properties for the ski season you are surrounded by some of the best hills. Whether you like to downhill ski or trek through cross-country trails, you have access to it all. Places like Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, Squaw Valley Resort, Mt Rose Ski Tahoe, and many more are just a short drive from your door.
Strap On Your Skis or Skis you’re Leasing
If you are looking for an epic season of skiing and snowy fun in the mountains, a ski lease from Chinquapin is the perfect place for you. Give us a call at 1-800-732-6721 or visit our website for information on our available ski lease properties. Get yours booked and pack up your gear for a ski season like never before. The Tahoe slopes are calling!
Have you been searching for a beautiful place with luxury accommodations, incredible views, and plenty of lake access? Look no further. Chinquapin has various Tahoe Tavern properties for rent to meet all of your needs. From fantastic lakefront properties to beautiful forest view accommodations, you can find it all.
Kick Your Feet Up
At Chinquapin, we have a perfect stretch of lakefront property with access to the lake. You can kick up your feet and sit back for a bit of relaxation. No matter the season, the views of Lake Tahoe are nothing less than stunning. The surrounding mountains create a stunning background as well as fantastic hiking nearby. Many of our units have deck and patio areas where you can pull up a seat with a mug of coffee and enjoy a bit of relaxation in peace.
Soak It All In
The Tahoe City area is perfect for any adventure. Whether you are looking to take the family on a journey, escape for some personal recharging, or a romantic getaway, Chinquapin has the perfect setting. Take a boat out to feel the rocking of the waves. Stroll through town and enjoy the local life. Take to the nearby trails for stellar mountain and forest hikes. In the winter months, find fantastic skiing and snowy panoramas. Soak in all of the local landscapes and unforgettable views right from Chinquapin.
Discover our Tahoe tavern properties for Rent
Chinquapin is the ideal spot for anyone who cannot get enough of nature and lakefront views. You can find Tahoe Tavern properties to rent that will match up perfectly with what you are looking for in your trip. Visit our website to see all of our beautiful rental units and all of their amenities. It is your time to discover all that Chinquapin has to offer.