The resort area of Tahoe Donner is situated in the north-east of the state of California, very close to the border with Nevada and a short driving distance from the popular entertainment city of Reno. This is in the west of the United States of America. As your holidays in Tahoe Donner will be spent high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains, this will mean that there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy winter sports, plus many other activities during the warmer months. Many of the self catering properties in Tahoe Donner will come in the form of a cosy and comfortable chalet; enjoying spectacular vistas over the nearby Rocky Mountains.
As the resort area of Tahoe Donner is able to cater to tourists all year round and for different reasons, people travel to the area in their thousands at any time. During the snowy winter months, there are opportunities to enjoy snowboarding, downhill skiing and sledding. There is even the chance for you to learn how to ski at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Centre. The summer sees entirely different activities for you to try your hand at and these include horse riding excursions (available from the local equestrian centre), paddle boating, swimming, tennis, and there is even an 18 hole golf course at the appropriately named Tahoe Donner Golf.
For when you are ready to venture a little further afield for the day on your holidays in Tahoe Donner, the city of Reno, across the border in Nevada, is an absolute must! If you have never been lucky enough to visit Las Vegas in the past, Reno will provide you with the perfect introduction as to what you can expect. There are numerous casinos and huge hotel complexes here, much like ‘The Strip’ in Las Vegas and the atmosphere is unlike anywhere else on earth. For when you get a little tired of the gambling scene, there are plenty of other attractions for you to visit in Reno. These include the Animal Ark wildlife area, the National Automobile Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art and for a very leisurely afternoon, visit the Virginia Lake park which is only a couple of miles outside of the city centre.
Due to the elevation above sea level, your holidays in Tahoe Donner will be spent in a climate that is nothing like what you can expect on the Californian coast. There are four very distinctive seasons here, with winter proving to be very cold and snowy and summers pleasantly warm and drier. Averages range from just a couple of degrees above freezing in January, to the low-twenties degrees in July.
As you will be keen to travel to your cosy self catering accommodation in Tahoe Donner as quickly as possible, you will be best off booking flights to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO). This airport has a good number of direct flights to the UK - mainly to London Heathrow (LHR) - and these are operated through British Airways, American Airways, Virgin Atlantic and United Airways.