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Hot Tubs Plus Dinner at Tahoe's Nepheles

Tahoe Private Hot Tub

It's starting to get cold up at the lake and while there are various ways to stay warm up in the mountains, one of the most unusual might be the private rental hot tubs at Nepheles restaurant in South Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Mountain Biking for Newbies

Tahoe Van Sickle Trail

It looks like the Tahoe snow is holding off for a while longer, so there is still time and sunshine enough to tackle a few more of the lake's mountain bike trails.

Tahoe Thanksgiving Dinners with a View

The Living Room at the Ritz-Carlton Highlands

For this year's Turkey Day, don't let your view be of your grandmother's wallpaper or the back end of the honeyed ham.

Five Tahoe Area Lakes You Might Not Know About

Washoe Lake Near Tahoe

Most visitors to the Tahoe area go to see and play around in or on Big Blue. However there are dozens of smaller lakes in the area that might not make the same impact as Tahoe and tend to stay out of the limelight.

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Updates and Specials

Powder at Boreal

Meteorologists in the region are predicting that this winter at Lake Tahoe will be a mild El Niño, an "average" winter season for the lake that is hinting at a bit more snow than last season. If you've noticed the indicators (early frosts, bright golden aspen leaves, dropping acorns and fat bears), so have the ski resorts.

Five Small Towns Near Lake Tahoe You Should Visit at Least Once

Nevada City

The Lake Tahoe area itself is a group of tiny towns around a large, blue lake and there are many ways you can experience small town life while visiting the area. However, on your way to and from Lake Tahoe there are additional small towns scattered around the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Virginia Range that are also worth checking out…especially this fall.

Indulge in Tahoe's Fall and Winter Spa Specials

Ritz Tahoe Spa

Winter is on its way to the mountains and some of the best ways to stay warm, or get warm after hiking, skiing or boarding, is with a luxurious massage or weekend spa special. Several hotels and spas in the Tahoe area are offering specials this fall and winter that will have you running for your bathrobe.

The Newbie's Guide to Casino Buffets

Casino desserts

There are not as many casino buffets in the Tahoe area as there are in the Reno area, but the Forest Buffet at Harrah's, the buffet at Montbleu and the Town Square Buffet at the Horizon in Stateline do offer some of the best food deals in the Lake Tahoe area.

Five Places to Drink with Your Dog in Tahoe

Dogs in nature

Many animal loving visitors to the Tahoe area want to bring along their dogs to hike the mountain trails, splash around in the lakes or have a beer or cocktail. Wait…a beer or cocktail? Yes, several Tahoe bars, restaurants and resorts are dog-friendly and even have special treats for your pooch.

Glide Over Tahoe with Soar Truckee

Gliding over Tahoe

If you missed out on the Reno Air Races, get your own birds-eye view from a glider plane run by Soar Truckee, located just north of Northstar. Starting at only $139 for one person, you can soar over the valleys near Truckee and up into the skies above North Lake Tahoe — all without an engine.

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