If you're looking for a summer (or ski) home up at Tahoe this year, and your family really can't get enough of Northstar, several of the luxury Ritz-Carlton Residences are still available for purchase. Owners of the Residences, perched mid-mountain at Northstar California, can also enjoy extra amenities this summer at the luxury resort.
Ice cold beer and chilled white wine do the trick in a pinch, but if you want something extra refreshing after being out in the Tahoe sun, you want a cocktail – preferably something with some lime or crisp pineapple on top. Several restaurants in the Lake Tahoe area offer up what could be called Tahoe's One Hit Wonders: You only need one to knock you back into the lake.
There is really only one campground at Lake Tahoe where you can pitch your tent right on the water and be far away from car alarms and other night sounds.
Asking price: $75 million
Number of bedrooms: Nine
Lot size: 210 acres
It's been hot around here lately, and one of the best ways to remedy the sweat and lethargy is to be right on the water. It's even better if the water is cold, clear, refreshing, and nine steps away.
Anyone who has visited Lake Tahoe's beaches at the height of summer knows the drill: Get up early for a parking spot, and get ready for crowds.
An outdoor meal and a frosty drink in the mountains during summer become even better when partnered with some free, live music. This summer in Lake Tahoe, several restaurants and communities will be offering free tunes along with their menus and beer gardens. Cheers!
If you are heading up to Lake Tahoe for the weekend you might not have the time for a 15 or 20 mile hike (like the one from Echo Lakes to Desolation Wilderness at 14 miles round trip). You might also not want to deal with the sore muscles and feet afterwards. However, Tahoe does have a nice selection of great hikes that are less than five miles round trip allowing you to get in some more beach time.