Monday, September 10, 2012

Vacation Destination of the Week: Lake Tahoe

The beauty of Lake Tahoe simply can't be overstated. Deep, clear water nestled in a panorama of mountain peaks, Lake Tahoe's breathtaking beauty calls to visitors long after they leave. In the midst of this natural beauty is a bustling, exciting tourist destination with all the activity you want and all the peace and quiet you need.

A vacation rental is a great way to experience Lake Tahoe. Here are photos of just some of the properties available on, just to give you an idea of what's available. If you'd prefer a resort or hotel, be sure to contact for great rooms and rates. And remember that the Tahoe area includes South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Squaw Valley and others, and that Lake Tahoe itself sits on the California/Nevada border.

While not every vacation rental comes with such a fantastic view right out your living room window, there are plenty that do. You might not have to pay as much as you think either. Look for properties that are on or very near a marina, docks, or an inlet. Also, a great view doesn't have to be of the water. Trees, mountains,  and meadows provide equally relaxing sights and sounds. The photo below is a good example.

Also consider getting away from resorts and neighborhoods. Being a little further out might reduce your cost while giving you easier access to views such as this one.

If you're looking for something in-between a vacation rental and a resort, try a property such as the Olympic Village Inn. The staff there can hook you up with a variety of activities, and it has more of a hotel and resort feel versus that of a private home.

Of course, you're in a ski, hiking, horseback riding part of the country, which means you'll probably need a hot tub to relax in after a long day of activity. Like this one, similar to those found at other South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals.

One of the best things about any vacation rental is the kitchen. You'll save a lot of money by not eating out every meal, plus you'll eat better and when you want. Here are a couple of nice kitchens from Tahoe vacation rentals:

Of course, you're on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, so you might as well consider a beachfront property (the one pictured also has a boat dock).

And, of course, you might want to get a vacation rental with a game room--the perfect place to end your perfect day in Tahoe!