Get Your Golf On This Summer!

It’s summer, which means it’s time to get outside! South Lake Tahoe is a popular destination for golf enthusiasts from across the country (and world). Each July, South Lake is home to the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship golf tournament. Whether you love golf or are new to the sport this tournament always brings a good time and many celebrities to town!  Here are the details:

WHERE: Edgewood Tahoe South 

WHAT: American Century Championship 

WHEN: July 9-14th 2019 

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Even if you can’t make it to the tournament, the South Shore has plenty of amazing courses to play a game or two yourself. Whether you are a pro or playing for the first time South Lake has have got you covered. Check out these renowned South Lake Tahoe Golf Courses – it’s tee time!

Edgewood:

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Voted best golf course on the South Shore in Tahoe Quarterly’s 2019 Best of Tahoe readers’ poll, Edgewood Tahoe – Golf is a favorite amount locals and visitors alike.  This course offers a choice of four sets of tees ranging in length from 5,343 yards to 7,529 yards. Edgewood is the only course that is right on the shores of the lake.

Here at RnR Vacation Rentals we have beautiful homes near all of South Lakes major golf courses. If you’re planning on attending the Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood check out our Tahoe Woods homes at Stateline.

Bijou Golf Course

The Bijou Municipal Golf Course is Tahoe’s oldest golf course. Open from May through October, this course is conveniently located in the Bijou neighborhood and is easily accessible from everywhere in town. This is a great course whether you’re a pro or just dabbling in golf for the first time.For tee time reservations or to see the rates and fees click here

Near the Bijou Golf Course we have one of our favorite little homes Craig’s Cozy Cabin!

Lake Tahoe Golf Course

The Lake Tahoe Golf Course, located near Myers, is the best pick if your looking for a nature filled golfing experience. Tucked in a natural mountain meadow this course will delight anyone who visits with it’s the beautiful views and natural habitat. 

Whether you want to practice your swing or are looking to plan an event the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is a must see!  

Another must see is our home Duckhook Lodge . This home is the ultimate in luxury and backs up right to the fifth fairway of the Lake Tahoe Golf Course! It’s truly a golfers delight

At RnR Vacation Rentals we’re here to make happy happen! Give us a call at 530-208-5001 ex 1 for reservations to book the perfect home for your golf getaway!

It’s Springtime in Tahoe & The Waterfalls Are Flowing!

This winter brought us record snowfall here in South Lake Tahoe. We were thrilled to welcome guests from all over the world to our very own winter wonderland, but we couldn’t be more excited that spring has finally sprung on the South Shore.

There are three reasons why spring in South Lake is one of our favorite times of the year:

  1. The crowds have dispersed! Don’t get us wrong, we love our visitors and that fresh snowfall brings lots of them, but the come spring we definitely appreciate the calm after the winter storm.
  2. The wildlife is celebrating! Winter hibernation is over and the forest critters are roaming free. Not to mention all the flowers are in bloom!
  3. Last but not least, our favorite part about spring are the South Lake Tahoe waterfalls. After the snow melts the waterfalls start flowing and its truly a sight to see. Below are the best waterfalls to explore on a spring day.

The mighty waters of the Sierra Nevadas create some of the countries most beautiful waterfalls. Below are three of our favorite waterfalls that make a great day trip for your springtime stay.

Horsetail Falls: Located right here in South Lake Tahoe off Highway 50, Horsetail Falls is a spectacular sight to see. Just 7 miles from Echo Summit, the hike to the waterfall is about 3.1 miles and is categorized as a moderate difficulty level. The destination of this hike is the waterfall but the walk along the way boasts some spectacular views. Horsetail falls is a springtime must see in South Lake Tahoe

(Photo Sourced from Tahoe South)

Glen Alpine Falls: Another amazing location easily accessible to those on the South Shore. Glen Alpine Falls is a series of waterfalls that lead to Fallen Leaf Lake, a popular destination for fishing and kayaking. This trail is a lightly trafficked 5.1 mile hike and is rated at a moderate difficulty level. Don’t forget your camera on this outing because these sites are truly breathtaking. Even the family dog is allowed to join!

(Photo of Lower Glen Alpine Falls sourced from Tahoe South)

Shirley Canyon: As the snow continues to melt, the waterfalls at Shirley Canyon are flowing in full force. This location is not in South Lake Tahoe but we promise it’s totally work the day trip to Squaw Valley. For the more experienced hikers, the trek to Shirley Canyon can take about a half day to complete (just remember you can can turn around and any time and there are plenty of smaller waterfall photo ops along the way). Check out this useful Guide to Hiking Shirley Canyon for more tips.

If you decide to come for a spring time South Lake Tahoe visit we have many homes to choose from. From a cozy little cabin near the lake, to a forested four bedroom, to a home right on the Tahoe Keys – we’re here to help you find the perfect home!

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Ways We Can Protect Our Beautiful Lake This Earth Day

Visitors and residents of South Lake Tahoe know what a treasure our beautiful lake is.

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Earth Day is an important time to reflect on how we can make a difference and keep our lake beautiful, blue, and clean for years to come.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is an incredible organization based right here in South Lake that works tirelessly to “Keep Tahoe Blue“. Consider making a donation this Earth Day to local organizations like The League who work everyday to protect our amazing lake.

CLICK HERE to donate to The League to Save Lake Tahoe this Earth Day!

You can also check out all the local Earth Day festivities here.

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At RnR Vacation Rentals we work to make a difference with every guest that says at one of our homes and that’s why we’re a corporate sponsor of The League to Save Lake Tahoe.

Just last year, we hosted over 2,000 groups in one of our homes and each guest that stayed with us received a “Keep Tahoe Blue” information sheet and donation card as well as a reusable bag in order to cut down on plastic during their stay.

Another sustainable amenity we are very proud of is our reusable toiletry bottles. In the past two years of using re-fillable shampoo and conditioner bottles we’ve stopped more than 16,000 plastic bottles from making their way to the landfill.

There is no better reminder as to why we must be good stewards of our planet than to experience such a specular natural wonder like Lake Tahoe. We love our our lake and hope you come and visit soon to see her for yourself!

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Three Tips for Working Remotely in Lake Tahoe

According to the market research firm Gallup, 43% of American employees work remotely and the percentage is growing yearly. If you are part of the remote working population consider a change of scenery – a workation in South Lake Tahoe!

Lake Tahoe knows all about working hard and playing harder. You can work and play in South Shore productively with these tips for a successful workation.

Staying with RnR Vacation Rentals on your workation means you’ll have access to high-speed internet and some of the world’s best views all in one place! We have a selection of homes with work stations and relaxation available right on property. There’s nothing better after a hard days work then some good old-fashioned mountain magic.

Tip #1  Find the Perfect Work Space

Set a designated work space for the duration of your stay. This will help keep you organized and on task. At Windows on the Water there are a variety of work spaces to choose from. We especially love this one tucked away with a peek-a-boo view of the water and Mt. Tallac. When you’re in dire need of a break, there’s even a hot tub right on the deck! Nourish your body & mind; Collect your thoughts or lose them, either way you’ll enjoy it.

 

Tip #2 Block Out Time for Work and Play

Some methods of time management we’ve found helpful are time blocking and The Pomodoro Technique. What time of day are you most productive? Are you a morning person, or do you do the afternoon crunch? Once you decide that, you can assign the other times of day to fun and relaxation. Time blocking is also great for projects that have multiple steps. Pull out your calendar or planner and just block out times of the day for when to work, to break, and to play. planning

Maybe you’re vacationing with family or you have a tendency to let your thoughts wander; try The Pomodoro Technique. For this, you simply set a timer and keep a piece of paper handy. Set timer for 25 minutes of work and 5 minute breaks. When time is up, use the paper to write down other tasks that came to mind while working and the rest of the 5 minutes for rest. Staying at Heavenly Charm means you can take your break hanging out with a view.

 

Tip #3 Unplug From Social Media

socialmediaTurn off or remove social media from the workation flow. TeamLease World of Work Report reported in their study that  social media alone accounts for a 13% drop in productivity. Beyond immediately removing your attention from a task, social media can hinder your mind from becoming focused for longer periods of time.

Plus, you’re in Lake Tahoe, give your eyes a rest from the screen and enjoy the view! Bring your boat and get one of the best views around. Tahoe Keys Marina Modern is right on the water with a boat slip! Tahoe Woods 504 is just a short walk down the casinos, restaurants, and trails and beach access! These homes have a variety of workspaces and many outdoor areas to set up shop, too.

For anyone coming to enjoy what South Lake Tahoe has to offer who will also have to do some work, use these tips and take a look at our homes with designated work stations and high speed internet:

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Wintershire at South Lake Tahoe

Alice Lake Charming Luxury at Tahoe

Heavenly Grotto #9

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Calm Water Cabin

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Drink Like the Locals! Nanobreweries, Tap Houses and Bottle Shops

They say there’s something about the water in Lake Tahoe, it has won awards; We think it’s the hops! South shore is home and host of the best brews and even better times. From the long standing tap house McP’s to our newest brewery Mountain Brews, you can find a brewery just around every corner. What better way to spend the evening than with a cold one and good company?

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Just off the highway but still tucked away, is a charming old cabin turned local newspaper publisher and local nanobrewery. That’s right, on weekday this little space churns out the local paper, Mountain News, and on the weekend the  space turns into a pint-sized party! Serving short pours, this craft brewery is an unforgettable experience. Open Fridays and Saturdays 4PM-10PM.

 

South Lake Brewing Co. 

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Have a pint at the locals’ watering hole down at the Y (Neighborhood and area surrounding the major intersection between highway 50, highway 89, and Lake Tahoe Blvd.) South Lake Brewing serves up a slew of their own brews and hosts Monday Trivia Night. If you’re hungry, it’s BYO! You can also catch some local grub setting up shop in the parking lot, like brick oven pizzas or farm-to-fork burritos. When summer rolls around so do the massive shop doors opening up to the outdoor area with corn hole and picnic tables!

 

 

 

Cold Water Brewery & Grill

With award-winning beer and food, they have it all with top notch service! Not just bartenders and servers, they are barmasters and food aficionados. Brewing up some of the best beer and doing it with fun! Check out some of their awesome specials during happy hour or on flannel Fridays for $4 beers. Sunday is definitely Funday here with their full Bloody Mary bar during Sunday brunch!

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Sidellis

In a pickle? This is the brewery for you, off the marked trail and a little something for everyone. Not only do they brew their own beer, they are masters of pickling with an assortment of pickled vegetables talked about around the lake! The vibe is homey with a cabin feel, loads of games, and a backyard outdoor space when the weather gets warm. They offer a lunch/dinner menu and always have a few guest appearances on tap from other local breweries.

The Hangar 

This local taproom and bottle shop has just recently opened in 2018 and is already one of our favorites. You have options with 30 rotating beers on tap and over 50 bottle choices! They have a massive outdoor patio to match with fire pits, corn hole and oversized jenga! If you want to bring your own food this is another BYO snack shack.

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McP’s Taphouse Grill

This Irish Pub is home to traditional grub, the largest selection of beers on tap and a full bar. Located in the heart of Stateline near the casinos, they have a dog-friendly outdoor patio and live music every day. What doesn’t this place have? They didn’t forget about game day either with 19 big screens to watch on!

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Dancing into Summer!

Although spring has just begun we can’t stop thinking of all the headliners coming to rock South Lake Tahoe this summer! Don’t miss the sunshine and good vibes at Harvey’s Outdoor Arena summer concert series. South Shore is ready to groove and tickets are available now through Ticketmaster and Vividseats.

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Get a head start on your summer fun and stay with us! We have you covered with just a 10 minute walk to the venue. Check out Tahoe Woods #203 or our other homes in the area at RnR Vacation Rentals!

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The fun doesn’t end with the music! Staying in the Stateline area of South Lake Tahoe provides a full weekend of fun all within a stone’s throw. Before the show, have a bite and a brew over at Lake Tahoe Aleworx. Stateline has a variety of cuisine available, why not take it to go and cruise down to the lake with a bike rental from Powder House?

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The Secret to S’mores Indoors!

Winter’s not over yet! Whether you’re playing all day or getting snowed in, we have a treat for you. There’s no place like family gathered around the campfire- or should we say fireplace with this s’mores nachos recipe for the oven!

What you’ll need:                                Ingredients:

●cookie sheet                                       ●marshmallows

●sauce pan                                           ●graham crackers

●heatproof bowl                                 ●chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven broiler. Oven rack should be about 6 inches from heat.

2. Fill saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Remove saucepan from heat and place bowl in water. Pour as many chocolate chips into the bowl to melt for drizzle as the crowd calls for!chocochips

3.Next, place graham cracker squares onto cookie sheet followed by chocolate chips and top with marshmallows.  IMG_1046

For even more gooey goodness remove from oven and repeat a second layering. Broil until marshmallows are golden brown; time varies with broiler strength anywhere from 2-7 minutes.IMG_1078.jpg

4. Finally, drizzle the melty chocolate over the top and serve!smoredrizzle