Trick or Treat!

The leaves are falling from trees and the cool air is blowing… Many are carving their pumpkins and getting their costumes ready for Halloween! Yet there is still so much going on. Many fun activities for all ages-from music and dancing to food and wine festivals! Here are a few ideas listed below on some of the activities around town:

Want to listen to some rock and roll music? Then come and listen to Leon Russell who has written and produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon will be playing at Harrah’s Casino on October 26th 2013. Show begins at 7:30pm. For ticket prices please visit their website at: http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows/leon-russell.html#.UhuCkhush8E.

The 35th annual Freakers Ball will be MontBlu Casino on October 26th. Tickets are $30 at the door and doors open at 8pm. For more information please go to: http://montbleuresort.com/general_details.php?id=42.

Robert Irvine, a famous celebrity chef on food network, is coming into town and will be at the Food and Wine festival November 8th-10th at Harrah’s and Harvey’s Casino. For more information on ticket prices and time please visit their website: http://www.harrahs.com/ltfoodandwine.

If you like reggae music, Shaggy will be at Blu Night Club inside MontBlu Casino on November 19th. For more information on prices for tickets visit the website at: http://montbleuresort.com/entertainment.php. Cash prizes will be given for the best Halloween costumes.

Hoping some fun finds YOU this Halloween!

The Leaves Are Changing Color…

The days here in Tahoe are starting to cool down a bit and everyone is getting ready for the fall season with their warm jackets and scarves. Cooler weather in Tahoe never stop us in Tahoe from having fun though…. There’s a lot going on here to celebrate this wonderful season.

This weekend starts with the Lake Tahoe Marathon and Triathlon. You can participate in or watch the events of biking, swimming, kayaking, and of course running. Elena, who works in our administration office, will be participating in the running marathon. She has been running in this marathon for about 7 years and is about to run 13.1 miles this year! Go Elena! For more info go to: http://www.laketahoemarathon.com/.

The Kokanee Salmon Run at Taylor Creek is a fantastic event to enjoy this time of year. The salmon are spawning and there are hundreds of them swimming up the creek in a variety of colors. Walking through the trail with nature all around you and the leaves on the trees changing color is just an amazing feeling. You might even see a bear feeding on the salmon, if you’re lucky! This is a place you must go to, even if you have been there before! More information is available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPyhQoY6BdkOyoCAGixyPg!/?ss=110519&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=STELPRDB5196661&navid=150130000000000&pnavid=150000000000000&position=Feature*&ttype=detail&p.

We like to celebrate the fall season with festivities like the annual “Oktoberfest.” This year it will be on October 5th and 6th at Camp Richardson; it starts at 10am and ends at 5pm. There’s great food, great beer, games and music! For more info visit the website at: http://www.camprichardson.com/event-calendar. Another fall event is the “Pony and Pumpkin Festival” on October 12th and 13th. With pony and wagon rides, a bouncy house, live music, food vendors, and even a beer garden for the adults! Admission is free. For more information: http://www.ponynpumpkin.com/.

There’s also some great music scheduled to come our way. If you like southern rock with a little country, then come and watch Drive By Truckers inside Harrah’s Show Room on Friday Sept 28th at 7pm. Ticket prices and more details available at http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows/drive-by-truckers.html#.UhuDdhush8E. For an evening of comedy and music, see Steve Martin and the Canyon Rangers at MontBleu Casino on October 5th at 9pm. For more information on ticket prices, visit their website at http://montbleuresort.com/general_details.php?id=497. Looking for a little more rock? The Blue Oyster Cult is playing on Oct 12th at the Harrah’s Showroom. Doors open at 7:30pm. For ticket prices and information visit: http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows/boc.html#.UhuA7Rush8E.

This is the perfect time of year to take a drive around the Lake, a trip out to Hope Valley (about 20 minutes from us) (http://www.hopevalleyca.com/), or one of the many trail hikes in the area to see all the leaves on the trees changing color. Call us at the resort to make your fall reservations!

Glorious Spring in Tahoe this year!!

  Spring is not known to be particularly amazing in Lake Tahoe, many of you probably know.We often still have lots of dirty snow on the ground, and it can often still be downright cold. Not this year!! While there are a few weeks remaining of skiing up on the slopes, here at lake level the snow has all melted.The daffodils and crocus are beginning to show their lovely faces. Most of the days have been warm and lovely. The hiking trails are clearing. This will be the year to come and enjoy all the beauty Tahoe has to offer before the crowds descend in the summer.

The sunrises and sunsets have been magnificent. Many days have had light, high clouds that bring us the wonderful colors at that time of day.How about a relaxed family get together at the Forest Buffet, high on the top floor of Harrah’s to enjoy an amazing sunset this year? http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com/restaurants/forest-buffet.html

The bicycles are coming out early at the Americana as the roads and bike trails are clear and dry. Have you had the pleasure of riding the Forrest Bike trail?This is a beautiful virtually flat trail that runs parallel to Emerald Bay Road through the woods to Camp Richardson and on past Taylor Creek.The city has finished expanding the bike trail that goes through town now, so you can be on a bike path most of the way from Pioneer Trail along Highway 50 to Trout Creek, where you can pick up a dirt trail that will take you across to Tahoe Keys.From there you can ride on some fairly quiet side streets over to Highway 50 to pick up the Forrest Trail. Sound a bit too adventuresome perhaps?Anderson’s Bike Rentalshttp://www.andersonsbicyclerental.com/ is right there at the beginning of the trail.They are open for business already, and say the trail is fully open and not crowded at all.

Another thing we always enjoy this time of year is the drive around the lake. Check out the CD set from our Front Desk, and take a leisurely drive that follows the natural shoreline of the lake. The CD will direct you to the historic and scenic highpoints of the area as well.Some of our favorite stops are Sunnyside, a great place to get a bite to eat or just a refreshing beverage. http://www.sunnysidetahoe.com/ .We love to pick up lunch, and even do a little shopping at Tahoe House in Tahoe City.They make a great lunch, but also have an amazing selection of freshly baked breads, deserts and also custom sauces and seasonings for sale. http://www.tahoe-house.com/

Another highlight of the trip…as you leave the Incline Village area and make your way up Highway 28 back toward the south shore, don’t pass up Sand Harbor http://parks.nv.gov/parks/sand-harbor/. The parking lot opens beginning May 1st, and is virtually not accessible in the summer months due to heavy crowds. Take full advantage of your choice for a Spring trip and see one of the most scenic spots of the lake, right from the lake vantage point!It will most likely be too early for sunbathing and swimming, but perfect for a picnic and photography this time of year.

There are many more wonderful things to see and enjoy along the way, with the sun shining and the lack of traffic in the Spring time you can be back at the South Shore in under three hours if you choose not to stop.If you have time to stop and enjoy the many pleasures along the way, it can easily become an all day adventure. Come on up to enjoy a Spring that is unlike most, this year!


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