Lake Tahoe Journals

It's a Tahoe Life for Me!

A travel journal to Lake Tahoe by Jglassb311

Quote: I have the privilege of living 3 hours west of one of the most gorgeous, fun areas on earth, Lake Tahoe. Growing up, I spent much of my winters in Tahoe and discovered its natural beauty in the summer. There is just something about that mountain air...

Resort at Squaw Creek

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Hotel | "The Resort at Squaw Creek"

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Best Things Nearby:The best thing nearby is Squaw's Ski Resort. Open until Memorial Day weekend almost every year, fresh snow, skiing, and snowboarding are all available starting early in the fall/winter season. There is also Squaw Village, with a multitude of shops, and High Camp, which offers the simple luxury of sitting in the hot tub or pool with a cold beer after a day of skiing or hiking.Best Things About the Resort:The resort is luxurious and always a warm place to come back to after a day of skiing or boarding. There is a lift to the mountain just yards away from the resort’s back doors. Because of its decadent nature, The Squaw Creek Resort's staff is attentive, fr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 4, 2005

Resort at Squaw Creek
400 SQUAW CREEK RD
Olympic Valley, California 96146
530-583-6300

PlumpJack

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Restaurant

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As we were leaving Plumpjack after my father's birthday party, a thought occured to us. Plumpjack is the wrong name for this restaurant. It should be called Skinnyandnotsogreatjack. The prices are shocking, the food is mildly so-so, and the portions very, very, VERY tiny. We arrived with our own bottles of wine and were swiftly told the corkage for each bottle would be $25. Not so shocking, because Plumpjack is a winery and wants to sell their own wine. A bottle we had brought (bought at Costco for $30) was $120 on their menu, so we figured we saved a little. We were made to wait for about 20 minutes, although we had a reservation. The decor in the restaurant is one of the only...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 4, 2005

PlumpJack
1920 Squaw Valley Road
Lake Tahoe, California
530-583-1578

Lanza's

Restaurant

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Lanza's is a family tradition in Tahoe, CA. In fact, I believe it is not just my family's tradition. Many people know and love Lanza's for the huge poritons, the right price, and the delicious food. The ambience is old-world Italian, with low-hung stained-glass chandeliers, cozy booths, and dark wood tables. Always crowded on the weekends, try to call ahead for reservations. The fresh bread, served warm with soft butter, might be the best part if the food weren't so tasty. Lanza's also does a mean house salad with their very own vinagrette. A salad comes with each entree, which is nice, so you don't have to spend the extra money for a starter. I always order the spaghetti wit...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Lanza's
7739 North Lake Blvd
Lake Tahoe, California
(530) 546-2434

Fire Sign Cafe

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Restaurant | "Firesign Cafe "

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The Firesign Cafe is another tradition when we visit Tahoe. We always go there on Sunday morning before we leave town. It is a cozy cabin, with a fireplace and a large deck (open when its warm enough). The menu is huge and it is always a hard decision. The Firesign always has daily specials, a special baked good of the day, and the best hollandaise this side of the United States. The Firesign crepes are a family favorite--$6.75 for a full order or $5.25 for a half, they are two eggs scrambled with sautéed mushrooms, green onions, and jack cheese, wrapped in two crepes and topped with Hollandaise sauce. Served with home-fried potatoes. Or try the blueberry waffles topped with blue-raspberry sau...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Fire Sign Cafe
1785 West Lake Tahoe Boulevard
Lake Tahoe, California 96145
(530) 583-0871

Truckee River Rafting

Attraction | "Rafting the Truckee River"

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The Truckee River rages during the Tahoe summers. A favorite activity of ours, floating down the river is a mellow, sun-drenched lazy Saturday adventure. We always pack a bag full of sandwiches (no mayo) and beer and make our way to the rental place right at the first stoplight in Tahoe City. The rapids in the Truckee river are probably about a class two and don't require a guide. They outfit you with lifejackets, paddles, and a boat and get you going. Lie back and enjoy the floating, and minimal paddling is actually required. The water in the river is refreshing and pretty cold all year-round, so make sure that when you jump in, you are at a place you can easily climb right back in. Beware...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 11, 2005

Truckee River Rafting
185 River Road
Lake Tahoe, California 96145
(530) 581-0123