South Lake Tahoe Journals

Heavenly Lake Tahoe

An October 2003 trip to South Lake Tahoe by Kermacks

Emerald Bay Photo, South Lake Tahoe, California More Photos
Quote: This journal provides a listing of activities in around Lake Tahoe, a description of the Embassy Vacation Resort, and a brief commentary about a cruise on the lake.

Heavenly Lake Tahoe

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Overview

Emerald Bay Photo, South Lake Tahoe, California
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The 65-mile (105km) drive around Lake Tahoe through pine forests with frequent breath-taking views of the lake, is an all-day experience or longer depending on stops and activities. Some highlights include: Richardson's Historic Camp, an early and present day recreational area; the Tallac Estates, early 20th century summer estates of four wealthy families; Emerald Bay with Fannette Island and its stone teahouse; the Vikingsholm, a reproduction of a Nordic castle; Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics; Historic Truckee, where forty-niner history was made; King's Beach, a State recreation area with huge sandy beaches; the Ponderosa Ranch, where the TV series Bonanza was filmed; a paddle-wheele...Read More

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort

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Hotel | "Embassy Vacation Resort Lake Tahoe"

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort Photo, Lake Tahoe, California
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Best Things Nearby:The resort is at the east end of South Lake Tahoe and approximately one mile from the California/Nevada border. There is a large variety of activities close by, as the resort is located on the lake shore and close to a golf course, the casinos, and many restaurants within walking distance. Best Things About the Resort:The 6-storey resort is situated on the Lake Tahoe. Some units have a beautiful view of the lake, but most face the Heavenly Ski Run mountain. Each 2 bedroom unit is spacious. The bathroom off the master bedroom is huge and has its own deep tub Jacuzzi. The resort is within walking distance to several restaurants and a discount dining card was pr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2003

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort
901 Ski Run Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
(530) 541-6122

Lake Tahoe Cruises

Attraction | "Lake Tahoe Queen"

Lake Tahoe Cruises Photo, South Lake Tahoe, California
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This 2 1/4 hour cruise on a paddle-wheel boat on the southern end of Lake Tahoe was scenic, interesting and a trip to remember. The captain provided an amusing and informative commentary at appropriate times throughout the cruise. It was a beautiful sunny day in October; the colors on the water were magical, and the surrounding mountains rugged and picturesque. Our destination was Emerald Bay and we cruised into the bay and around Fannette Island seeing Mrs. Knight's teahouse on the island, and her reproduction of a Nordic castle -- Vikingsholm -- on the shore. Landmarks, such as a mountain slide, an eagle's nest and other spots of interest were pointed out. Food and drink and souvenirs were availabl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2003

Lake Tahoe Cruises
900 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
(775) 589-4906