Lake Tahoe Journals

A Destination for all Seasons

An October 2005 trip to Lake Tahoe by MrsKoiboy

Quote: The resort in Olympic Valley was charming, and there are sites to please everyone's taste in nearby areas.

Olympic Village Inn at Squaw Valley

Hotel | "Olympic Village Inn"

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Best Things Nearby:Squaw Valley Village is nice, but not all stores are open off season. Lake Tahoe should not be missed. You can drive around the entire lake in a couple of hours. The casinos, restuarants, and the town of Truckee are worth a visit. There is a horse stable nearby but it is seasonal. If you're a skier, the slopes are very close.Best Things About the Resort:The staff and activities. They really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. You can rent bikes for free, go on guided hikes, attend lectures, wine and cheese get together. The pools are kept heated and the grounds are well maintained. We were fortunate to see the fall colors on the trees.Re...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2005

Olympic Village Inn at Squaw Valley
1909 Chamonix Place
Olympic Valley, California 96146
(530) 581-6000

Tahoe Gal

Attraction | "Tahoe Gal cruise"

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The Tahoe Gal is a river paddleboat type of vessel. It holds about 150 people and one can choose different trips depending on the time of year. We were on a 3 1/2 hour Emerald Bay lunch cruise. They also offer sunset dinner cruises, happy hour cruises, and scenic shoreline cruises. I believe they run all summer and stop in October depending on the weather. I've been to Tahoe many times, but never viewed the lake from being on the river. It's fun and worth it. The resort provides discount tickets (just $2 off cruise, and $2 off lunch).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2005

Tahoe Gal
850 N. Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, California 96145
(800) 218-2464

Casinos

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Lake Tahoe is great; besides the beauty, the casinos are open 24 hours a day. If you like gaming, this is a great destination for all. We found many dining bargains at the casinos, and of course, free drinks for players. There are two gaming areas on the Nevada side of the Lake. South Shore is fancier with more casinos. The brand names, like Harrah's, are there, but we had the most fun at Wild Bill’s. Beers are $1 (too bad I do not drink beer), hamburger lunches were about $3, and hot dogs with beer about $1.50. What I liked most was finding a $2 blackjack table. This casino advertises having a $2 table at all times. It's the only one in town. They do...Read More