Archive for the ‘Tours’ Category
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Spirits of our past are summoned to haunt the streets of historic Truckee during the adults-only Historical Haunted Tour this Thursday and Friday. The walking tour attracts more than 300 attendees and 60 volunteers and features tales of yore with a memorable and entertaining twist at Truckee’s historic gems and watering holes. Tickets are $35/person.
In Incline Village, Sierra Nevada College presents their Writers in the Woods series and hosts writer Amy Franklin-Willis this Friday and Saturday. Franklin-Willis’s first novel, “The Lost Saints of Tennessee,” has garnered wide critical acclaim. The free reading is Friday, 7-9 p.m., at the Tahoe Center of Environmental Sciences. On Saturday, there is a writing workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, via registration. Cost is $50/person.
River Ranch Lodge, just outside Tahoe City along the Truckee River, hosts the 5th Annual Fall Colors Moto Tour Friday through Sunday. Vintage car owners take to Tahoe’s roads to enjoying the changing fall foliage, winding roads and beautiful mountain scenery. The historic cars are available for public viewing Saturday, 4-6 p.m., at River Ranch.
The Tahoe Rim Trail Association hosts the last workday of the year Saturday, on the Rim-to-Reno Project located on the Mt. Rose Summit, which is off Highway 431. Volunteers will work on a new trail system, including a connector trail to Reno. All participants will receive a complimentary lunch.
The historic Thunderbird Lodge, just outside of Incline Village, now offers Cooking at the Castle classes where participants can learn to cook like a professional. On Monday, October 22, Chef de Cuisine Anne Wiles will explore the Tahoe Harvest and feature locally grown products and meats. Cost is $250/person. Pricing includes instruction, wine, beverages, supplies and dinner. Cooking classes are limited to 10.
The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation will host the 8th Annual Pink Party, called Fifty Shades of Pink, Friday, October 26, 8 p.m., at Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Eats in Truckee. The event, which benefits local cancer patients, offers two different ticket options: one for $50/person and another for $35/person.
Friday, May 27th, 2011
If you’re heading to Tahoe this summer you’ll want to add these 16 to-dos to your bucket list:
- Try stand up paddle boarding at one of the race series in North Lake Tahoe, including the Quicksilver 2011 Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival August 13-14 in Kings Beach
- Choose from a handful of Fourth of July celebrations, from fireworks on the beach to the multi-day Red, White and Tahoe Blue in Incline Village.
- Bring your blanket and picnic basket for a night lakeside at Sand Harbor State Park, where the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival performs July and August.
- Enjoy viewing antique and classic wooden boats at the 39th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance August 12-13 in Carnelian Bay.
- Take in a summer movie on the beach and outdoors at resorts and villages.
- Hit the road on two wheels, pedaling around Lake Tahoe’s 72 miles or heading up historic Old Highway 40 to iconic Rainbow Bridge.
- Experience the dark night skies with Star Tours, astronomy nights at many area ski resorts and on guided kayak tours on the lake.
- Laugh, dance, chill at some of the lake’s best nightlife and comedy acts at the area’s historic casinos in Crystal Bay and Incline Village.
- Listen to music in the mountains at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, which kicks off with the Blues Traveler July 21.
- Stretch your body and your musical boundaries at the Wanderlust Yoga Retreat and Music Festival July 28-31 at Squaw Valley.
- Groove all summer long with High Notes, North Lake Tahoe’s Summerlong Music Series, featuring free outdoor concerts daily, except Mondays, July and August held at venues throughout the region.
- Try cooking alongside celebrity chefs at the 26th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, September 9-11, held outdoors at the Village at Northstar.
- Taste the finest in culinary delights at the region’s 2nd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week, October 2-9, with 60-plus restaurants offering prix-fixe dishes at exceptional value s- $20, $30 or $40 per person.
- Toast the season with winemaker dinners at the notable, lakeside Thunderbird Lodge offering a view like no other; dinners start July 10 with the talented Chef Douglas Dale of Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique.
- Experience the solitude on the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 165-mile loop trail that meanders along the peaks and valleys around Lake Tahoe, and to the lake’s crystal, clear waters (with a visibility of 70 feet down) to water ski and sail.
- Take a swing at any of the more than 50 golf courses within a 60-minute drive of North Lake Tahoe.
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Experience a multi-day kayak adventure along the Lake Tahoe Water Trail in style September 23-26 or by special arrangement. This fall, Tahoe Adventure Company features a multi-day kayak and stay package along the West, North and East shores of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the glassy, clear waters with early morning guided paddles spotting local wildlife and learning about the unique natural and human history of this special region.
By afternoon, you’ll arrive at a lakefront hotel for a hot shower, warm meal and pure relaxation. The best hotels have been chosen for comfort and include Sunnyside Lodge, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. After checking in get a massage, take a walk along the beach, skip some stones or simply relax by the pool or on the water’s edge.
A four-day kayak adventure is a luxurious way to spend a long weekend, special occasion or simply a reason to celebrate autumn on one of the most magnificent lakes in the world. Fall in Lake Tahoe treats visitors to warm sunny days as well as calm water and is void of crowds.
In addition to thorough instruction, guides will inform you about natural and human history topics such as wildlife, geology, ecology, and native peoples. Kayaking is at a leisurely pace, allowing time to see the sites and enjoy the crystal clear water. Each day’s paddle starts after an excellent breakfast, finishes in the afternoon and is suitable for beginners. Evenings are enjoyed with delicious meals at terrific local restaurants with great company.
For more details and the day-to-day itinerary, call Tahoe Adventure Company at 530-913-9212 or visit online. Space is limited.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
North Lake Tahoe as towns and villages pull out all the stops for scary and merry Halloween events starting this week.
This Friday, October 16 the Rocky Horror Dance Party & Costume Contest on the Marina Green at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City starts off the festivities beginning at 7 p.m. with the movie showing followed by dancing and costume contest.
Tahoe City’s Harvest Festival is in full swing featuring the Rideout Community Center Pumpkin Patch Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with bounce house, dessert walk, hay and pony rides, silly games and pumpkin patch.
Tahoe City merchants are staying open late so children can trick-or-treat down “main street” Saturday, October 31 from 4-6 p.m.
Incline Village’s 2nd Annual Monster Dash is set for Saturday, October 17, 11 a.m. with a 5K fun run that starts in the Upper Village Center. Halloween costumes are encouraged for all runners, walkers and spectators.
The 30th Annual Pumpkin Patch returns to the Incline Village Elementary School Saturday, October 17 with clowns, a bake sale, bounce house and pony rides.
The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino & Spa in Incline Village hosts their first-ever Pumpkin Carving Contest Saturday, October 24, 4-6 p.m., for ages 6 to 12 years, with prizes awarded to the best jack o’ lantern creators.
The first-ever Historic Haunted Tour of Truckee is Wednesday, October 21, with a guided walking tour about the city’s Old West heritage including shootouts and it’s haunted history. The adult only tour includes a glass of wine, live music and a silent auction. Childcare is provided by the KidZone Museum in Truckee with “Professor Higginbody’s Halloween Night Out.” Cost is $10 per child for parents attending the tour and includes gooey pizza and oozy science activities for children 2 years and older. Guided tour tickets are $25 per person.
Spending the witching hours at the Village at Squaw Valley, where travelers can guess the weight of The Giant Pumpkin anytime from Saturday, October 24 through Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with prizes for the closest guess. There’s also a Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt during that same week, and trick-or-treating with merchants on Halloween. Both the Auld Dubliner and Le Chamois host Halloween Costume Bashes Saturday, October 31 featuring DJs spinning the tunes.
The Tahoe Maritime Museum on the West Shore gets into the Halloween spirit Thursday, October 29 with Family Night Out starting at 5 p.m. with children’s activities and family-friendly movie. Guests of all sizes are encouraged to wear costumes.
It’s adults only at the Devil’s Night Costume Party with AC/DShe at the Crystal Bay Casino in Crystal Bay Friday, October 30, 10 p.m. Tickets are $23 per person. The rock band Tainted Love gets partiers grooving on Halloween starting at 9 p.m. with the Creepers Ball Costume Party. Tickets are $25 per person.
A complete list of activities is available online.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Lake Tahoe is warming up with sunny skies expected all week capping off with a wonderful weekend of mid-70s.
Calling all bird watchers! The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village is hosting “Osprey in the Sierra Nevada” Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m. Lisa Fields, an environmental scientist with the Sierra District of California State Parks, discusses the osprey, a fish-eating bird, and those that nest at Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake. A $5 per person donation is requested.
Dust off your golf clubs. Northstar-at-Tahoe in Truckee opens its driving range Friday, May 15 and all 18 holes on its golf course on May 22 just in time for the Memorial Weekend holiday.
As part of Nevada Historic Preservation month, the Thunderbird Lodge National Historic Site hosts an open house Saturday, May 16 with guided tours of the property including its exclusive 600-foot tunnel. Located just minutes from Incline Village, tours begin at 10 a.m. and advanced registration is required. Cost is $20 per person.
The Spring Paddle (Kayak) Day at Sand Harbor State Park is set for Saturday, May 16. Experience the beautiful, rocky shoreline of Lake Tahoe and have lunch at Sand Harbor afterwards. Cost is $20 per person, lunch included.
The Memorial Day Weekend signals the North Lake Tahoe’s 3rd Annual Opening Day at the Lake. This four-day special event begins Friday, May 22 and runs through Sunday, May 25, and is comprised of celebrations and festivities primarily along the West Shore. Come out for restaurant deck openings, guided museum tours, live jazz and the popular Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In.
Check out our special event listings for more activities.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
Ready for summer? North Lake Tahoe is with its official summer kick off, the 3rd annual Opening Day at the Lake held on Memorial Weekend, May 22-25.
A four-day celebration filled with a variety of events takes place on the West Shore and includes:
· Deck opening celebrations at Sunnyside Resort, West Shore Café and Bridgetender
· Openings and tours of the historical Vikingsholm Castle and Ehrman Mansion
· Guided museum tour of the Tahoe Maritime Museum along with activities for kids
· Live jazz on the deck at the West Shore Café
· Open house and bingo party at the Rideout Community Center
· Olympic Heritage fund-raiser and swing band at Granlibakken Resort
· Dedication for the Olympic Events Museum at Sugar Pine Point State Park
· …and the very popular Mike Brown Seaplane Splash-In and BBQ
Be sure to pick up your event passport and get it stamped (15 stamps minimum) to qualify for numerous prizes and gift certificates such as a one-hour jet ski rental at High Sierra Waterski, $200 savings bond from Bank of the West, two-night stay at Granlibakken Resort, dinner for two at Sunnyside Resort, $35 gift certificate at Tahoe House Bakery, three adult ski lift tickets at Homewood Mountain Resort, Sherman Homes wine basket, bike rentals for four at West Shore Sports and a two-night stay at the historic Chaney House. Winners are drawn June 15 and notified by phone.
Opening Day at the Lake is spearheaded by Lake Tahoe’s West Shore Association.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
$4-million More Needed to Restore Historic Tahoe
LandmarkWith a major gift from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society has raised more than half of the money it needs to preserve the George Whittell Thunderbird Lodge National Historic District at Lake Tahoe. Completing the $10‐million campaign will end years of uncertainty as to the fate of Nevada’s only historic house museum estate at Lake Tahoe and permit the Thunderbird Lodge historic site to remain open for public tours in the Preservation Society’s stewardship for generations to come.
“These gifts from the Reynolds Foundation and other donors will form a permanent Preservation Fund to pay for the long‐term care of these historic buildings”, says Bill Watson, Executive Director for the Preservation Society. “Once the capital campaign goal is reached, the Society can turn its attention to exciting new programs like Hands‐on‐History—the Tahoe heritage program for K‐12 schoolchildren.”
Nearly 10,000 visitors tour Thunderbird Lodge each year including students from five counties in Nevada and California.
For more information about the programs of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society visit online.