Easy, Active Escapes in Tahoe
Story and Photos by Ben Davidson
Kayaking on Lake Tahoe
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The Resort at Squaw Creek It will be hard to leave the room; each features a residential-style kitchen, flat-screen television and fireplace (Squaw Valley). 530.583.6300, squawcreek.com
Northstar Resort When not relaxing in a luxury condominium or a five-bedroom home at the resort, families can take advantage of golf clinics, tennis camps and pony rides (Truckee). 800.466.6784, northstarattahoe.com
The Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly Within walking distance of the beaches of Lake Tahoe, this boutique hotel offers en-suite massages and concierge services (South Lake Tahoe). 888.757.3337, tahoedeerfieldlodge.com
Lakeland Village Beach and Mountain Resort Situated on 19 wooded, lakefront acres, the family resort features a private sandy beach with a pier and boat moorings, tennis courts and outdoor heated pools (South Lake Tahoe). 530.544.1685,
Marriott’s Timber Lodge Boasting villas that can accommodate up to ten guests, the modern lodge is set at the edge of the Heavenly gondola and near many restaurants (South Lake Tahoe). 530.542.6600, marriott.com
The Forest Suites Within walking distance of the Tahoe casinos and Heavenly gondola, these condo-style accommodations are some of the largest in the area. Private beach access and swimming pools make it an ideal getaway (South Lake Tahoe). 530.541.6655, forestsuites.com
For the ultimate Lake Tahoe beach experience, check into the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino. Whether you’re going for a family vacation or a romantic getaway, this property has it all. Situated at the tip of Tahoe’s north shore in Incline Village, Nevada, and recently renovated to the tune of $60 million, the hotel exudes a sense of rustic mountain elegance.
Within the confines of the property are a brand-new health spa and fitness club, mountain bike rentals, heated pool, private beach, summer water sports center (including waterskiing and catamaran sailing on the 55-foot Sierra Cloud) and, of course, because it is in Nevada, a 24-hour casino. Camp Hyatt’s babysitting program is available for children ages 3 to 12 with planned activities, video games, a playground and a wading pool.
Dining choices vary from a casual menu in Cutthroats Saloon to Ciao Mein Trattoria, serving a blend of Italian and Pacific Rim cuisines, to the Lone Eagle Grille with traditional fare and the best sunset lake view around. At the end of an
active day, there is no better place in the Lake Tahoe region, than on the Lone Eagle Grille patio to view the sunset. Adjacent to the grill is the Lakeside Lodge, with several meeting rooms—a popular venue for weddings, corporate functions and
The 26-acre property also boasts 24 lakeside cottages—a charming contrast to the high-rise Hyatt across the street. Seasoned and knowledgeable returning guests book these accommodations early, as they are in high demand.
Late spring/early summer room rates start at $205, with lakeside cottages starting at $555. For more information and to make reservations call 800.492.8804 or visit laketahoe.hyatt.com. —N.W.
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