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Brunch and Beyond: Treat Mom to an Unforgettable Mother’s Day in North Lake Tahoe
Mark your calendars — Mother’s Day falls on May 14, which means there’s plenty of time to plan just the right getaway for mom in North Lake Tahoe or choose to give her the gift of a springtime excursion that she can enjoy anytime during this splendid season in the Sierra.
North Lake Tahoe offers something for all types of moms, from the brunchers to the breakneck daredevils:
For the Brunching Mom
North Lake Tahoe is renowned for its delicious local fare and stunning views that make even a basic brunch unforgettable. On Mother’s Day, though, local restaurants pull out all the stops to make mom’s day truly something to remember. A few timeless classics serving up fare from the traditional to the innovative are: West Shore Cafe, River Ranch Lodge, Crystal Bay Casino Steak and Lobster House, Manzanita at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and Jake’s on the Lake. For the mom who likes a little pampering with her brunch, Granlibakken and Lone Eagle Grille at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe serve up brunch with an adjacent spa option.
For the Adventurous Mom
Day Trips on the Lake with Tahoe Adventure Company
Is mom itching to try her hand at stand-up paddleboarding, backpacking, kayaking or snowshoeing? Tahoe Adventure Company has her covered, from top-notch gear to guides who are experts in our vast landscape. Check out the Garwoods Lakeside Lunch and Kayak package, or, for something truly unique, take to the lake in the evening for one of the company’s Sunset, Full Moon, and Astronomy Paddles. Reservations required.
Whitewater Rafting on the Truckee River
Get mom’s pulse racing with a thrilling whitewater rafting trip on the Truckee River. The 2017 season is expected to reflect the abundant winter snowpack and should open in mid-May. Water levels and opening date predictions can be found here, and reservations are required.
Spring Skiing and Hot Tub at Squaw Valley’s High Camp
If mom just can’t get enough of that epic spring skiing action, there’s plenty for her to enjoy after this outrageous season. What’s more, if mom likes a little party with her powder, the breathtaking view from the High Camp Hot Tub opens for the season in early May, and Sundays feature a hot soak, cold drinks, and music from a live DJ. If mom prefers her soak solo, book her a treatment at the Trilogy Spa, offering indulgent spring specials like a Coco Butter & Chamomile Massage or Trilogy Organic Isun Facial. Learn more about all twelve of North Tahoe’s ski resorts extending their season on our blog.
For the Pampered Mom
Signature Treatment at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Spa
The Ritz is synonymous with luxe pampering. Whisk mom away for a treatment at this stunning spa featuring 17 luxurious treatments rooms, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a heated lap pool overlooking the slopes. Treatments like the Chai Spice Body Warmer and Apres Ski Recovery treatment are sure to leave mom blissed out.
In-Home Massage from North Lake Massage and Skincare
There’s no reason mom even needs to change out of her fuzzy robe and slippers on her special day — the ultimate in luxury is a trusted therapist who can deliver world class service right in your own home or hideaway. North Lake Massage and Skincare is a favorite of locals and visitors alike, with a range of services to give mom exactly the day she wants. Call (530) 546-4885 to book.
Meditational Massage at the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center at the Village at Northstar California
For the mindful mom, the Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center offers a massage that combines guided deep breathing with the long, gentle strokes of Swedish massage and a gentle rocking motion designed to take body and mind to a state of presence and peace.
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