In need of a luxurious Tahoe getaway but stuck on a post-summer budget? Happily, fall is the most affordable time to visit the North Shore.
The autumn months in Tahoe are blissfully uncrowded, making this the best time of year for outdoor explorers looking to hike, mountain bike, kayak, paddleboard, or go fishing in peace.
The weather this time of year also makes for lovely al fresco dining on the waterfront. During the week, Lone Eagle Grille offers “Tahoe Tuesdays,” with live music, drink service by the roaring outdoor firepit (time your happy hour to catch the sunset), and food and drink deals to lighten your financial load.
With all the bucks you'll save by heading to Tahoe in the off-season, you can afford to indulge at the spa. Stillwater Spa and Salon, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, offers day passes for $40. Guests of the hotel will have access to the indoor spa facilities as well as the gym, hot tubs, and the swim-in, swim-out heated pool yearround. Plus, on Therapy Thursdays, you can order up an Express Massage or Stress-less facial for just $60. A welcoming glass of Champagne (Tuesdays and Thursdays only) guarantees you'll totally unwind.
Too relaxed? If you stay at the Hyatt Regency, you won't even have to change out of your spa robe. The luxurious, lodge-style hotel is set on a private beach within walking distance of the best hikes and vistas in Tahoe. The service is all high-end, but rates start at just $139 per night. You're welcome! // Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe (Truckee), laketahoe.hyatt.com