Lake Tahoe is the name given to a large holiday region found o both sides of the border between California and Nevada in the southwestern USA. Lake Tahoe self-catering vacation rentals are found in a genuine year-round destination, with golfing, walking and water-based activities available in summer, and winter sport such as skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling on offer in the winter months.
Arriving at Lake Tahoe self-catering accommodation in winter, you’ll be within easy reach of a host of important ski areas. The most prominent is Heavenly Mountain Resort, which boasts almost 100 runs served by 30 lifts and straddles the border between California and Nevada. One of the largest snowmaking machines in the country can be found here, ensuring an extended ski season, from November to the beginning of May.
Squaw Valley is another famous destination for visitors to Lake Tahoe vacation rentals – this is the second largest ski area in the region, and even hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. It covers six different peaks and gets a high amount of snowfall every winter. The aerial tramway here is an attraction in its own right, reaching a height of more than 2,500 metres.
In summer, one of the best-loved activities available near vacation accommodation in Lake Tahoe is horseback riding. Various stables in the area offer guided rides through some of the most scenic landscapes, with some of the trips lasting as long as four hours. In warmer weather you could also head for one of the numerous beaches on the shores of the lake – Meek’s Bay, Emerald Bay and Sand Harbor are particular highlights.
The various towns and villages dotted around the area are well worth visiting from Lake Tahoe self-catering accommodation. Tahoe City offers a number of excellent places to eat and has a distinctive, laid-back atmosphere. South Lake Tahoe is found at the heart of an area known for its casinos, and just outside the town you’ll find a host of scenic trails for hiking and biking.
If you come to a vacation rental in Lake Tahoe between November and April you can expect cold, snowy weather, until spring ushers in altogether warmer conditions. The warmest months here are July and August when temperatures can reach the high-20s.
Reno Tahoe Airport is the closest airport to Lake Tahoe self-catering vacation rentals, and has connections to a host of international airports in the United States, including Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO), where you can connect to flights back to and from the UK.