South Tahoe vacation rentals are set on the south shore of the largest alpine lake in the USA. It’s a location with breathtaking scenery, surrounded by mountains. South Tahoe is a destination for all seasons – in the colder months a variety of winter sports are available here, and in summer you can visit lake beaches, enjoy water sports or explore the numerous trails in the area.
In winter the place to ski close to South Tahoe vacation accommodation is Heavenly Mountain Resort, home to almost 97 runs straddling the border between California and Nevada. A fifth of these are designated green runs for beginners, while more then a third of them are strictly for advanced skiers. The resort is also famous for its gondolas, which run from the lakeshore up to the resort and offer truly memorable views of the lake and surrounding landscapes in both winter and summer.
If you head for a South Tahoe self-catering vacation rental in the summer months you’ll find a transformed landscape primed for a wealth of outdoor pursuits. At this time of year it’s recommended that you hop on board the Tahoe Queen for a cruise on the lake. Water sports on offer in summer include boating and water-skiing, while the south shore is home to a number of lovely beaches, perfect for bathing and swimming.
Also found close to South Tahoe holiday villas are a number of casinos. Games found here include quarter horse racing at the Horizon Casino, one of the last places in the country where this can be enjoyed. Meanwhile for shopping you can visit the Heavenly resort, which features a range of upscale shops and boutiques.
Easily reached from South Tahoe holiday rentals is the North Shore, which would be a good destination in winter if you’d like to find an alternative ski area. Meanwhile in the summer you could head for the Tahoe City Marina, home to the famous yacht club.
There’s a big difference between summer and winter temperatures at South Tahoe self-catering vacation accommodation. Due to the high elevation, winters are long and cold here, with maximum daily temperatures of just 5 degrees Celsius on the lakeshore in January. Summers tend to be comfortably warm, with average daily highs of 25 degrees in July and August.
South Tahoe self-catering vacation rentals are about an hour from Reno-Tahoe Airport (RNO), which a regional airport with flights to and from Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix (PHX) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD). These destinations can be reached from London-Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW) via British Airways and US Airways.