Lake Tahoe Resorts & Hotels

by Anel Laj
Lake Tahoe features a variety of ski resorts.

Lake Tahoe features a variety of ski resorts.

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Whether interested in skiing and snowboarding during the winter or jet skiing and mountain biking in the summer, Lake Tahoe offers outdoor enthusiasts a plethora of recreational opportunities. Visitors searching for accommodations will find that the high concentration of ski resorts and hotels provide multiple options for a variety of travelers. Finding the right vacation spot that specifically caters to the needs of couples, families or adventurous individuals won’t be hard to do.

Ski Resorts

Well known for the luxurious resorts on both the north and south side, Lake Tahoe offers skiers an opportunity to bask in stylish, lavish surroundings or family-friendly accommodations. The Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley USA, Sierra at Tahoe Snowsports Resort, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are some of the more popular destinations for travelers interested in swooshing down the slopes. These Lake Tahoe ski resorts include stay-and-ski packages for couples or families, in addition to a variety of terrain for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Travelers interested in exploring the winter outdoors should consider booking a vacation at one of these resorts since they provide services and amenities for those particularly interested in skiing and snowboarding.


For those interested in a little entertainment and nightlife, Lake Tahoe features casino hotels that provide gaming opportunities in addition to lodgings. Harveys Resort and Casino, Harrahs Resort and Casino, Montbleu Resort and Casino, Tahoe Biltmore Hotel and Casino, and the Hyatt Regency Spa and Casino provide guests with exciting gaming options, electric atmosphere and top-rated entertainment. In addition, hotels such as Harveys and Harrahs feature nightclubs, bars and lounges.

Outfitters on a budget

For individuals interested in the winter activities or summer recreational outings, as well as the nightlife at more budget-friendly prices, Lake Tahoe also provides several options. The Stardust Lodge, a AAA-approved venue whose busiest season is during the summer, offers tennis, golf club, bicycle and fishing gear rentals. In addition, other hotels such as the Vagabond Inn, a pet-friendly hotel in South Lake with shuttle services, offers AAA member, military and senior citizen discounts.


For families traveling with kids, it’s always best to find accommodations that are functional as well as near kid-friendly attractions and activities. Lakeland Village Beach and Mountain Resort, Tahoe Seasons Resort, Inn by the Lake, Holiday Lodge, Marriott Timber Lodge, Marriott Grand Residence Club A, The Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe, and the Lake Tahoe Ski Resort offer families a variety of perks such as complimentary cribs, children activity areas, babysitting services, a children’s pool and bicycles. Features like these allow those traveling with kids a more comfortable Tahoe vacation.

About the Author

Anel Laj began her professional writing career more than 10 years ago as a sports journalist for the Los Angeles Daily News. Currently, she is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Laj received her Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from UC Berkeley. She earned her Master's in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California.

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