Celebrate October with Some of South Lake Tahoe’s Best Festivals!

The temperature is cooling, and the leaves are beginning to change color – that means that some of South Lake’s best festivals are just around the corner! Here are some upcoming events you won’t want to miss:

Oktoberfest

What: Great food, music, family games and activities, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden!  Click here for more info!

When: October 6th & 7th from 10am-5pm

Where: Camp Richardson Historic Resort

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Tahoe Terror: Haunted History Tours with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation

What: Interactive haunted walkway at the Pope-Baldwin Estates, on the Tallac Historic Site grounds. Read more about the event and purchase tickets here!

When: Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where:  Tallac Historical Site Grounds

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South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival

What: A festival filled with Halloween fun, fine dining, and delicious spirits. For more information click here! 

When: October 26 – 28

Where: Harrah’s and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe

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Stay in one of South Lake Tahoe’s most beautifully decorated homes!

 

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The stunning vaulted ceilings, open concept living/dining space, and stone fireplace all make this home a one-of-a-kind

Duckhook Lodge Home Features:  

Single-story on the Lake Tahoe Golf Course in Tahoe Paradise

4 bedrooms: bedroom 1 with a king; bedroom 2, 3, and 4 each with a queen.  

2 full bathrooms   

Fully-stocked farmhouse kitchen, modern appliances, stone countertops

Parking for 3: 2 in detached garage , 1 in driveway

Approximately 2,200 sq. ft on a nearly one-acre lot  

Manicured lawn and large deck with dining for 8,  multiple seating and lounging areas

Gas BBQ

Floor-to-ceiling wood-burning rock fireplace  

Wall-of-windows with views of expansive lawn, fairway and mountains

HDTV with sound bar in great room

Central heat, Wi-Fi Spectacular Views   

BOOK TODAY!

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Check out that view! 

Duckhook Lodge is truly a work of art, tastefully remodeled and decorated with unmatched style in South Lake Tahoe. This 4 bedroom, 2-bath home is ideal for 4 couples, with comfortable sleeping and dining for up to 8 (including children), and has everything you need for a fabulous escape.

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Spend quality time watching TV, watching the fire, or simple watching the outdoors pass by

  In the early morning, watch golfers as they line up for their second shot on the fifth fairway. In the evening, watch the wildlife on their ritual as they make their way up the North Upper Truckee River that meanders through the golf course, all from your choice of rooms that showcase the view through expansive windows–great room, kitchen, or master bedroom.

Bask in the romantic glow of string lights on the large back deck where you’ll find a gas BBQ, dining table for 8 and 3 conversation seating areas where you and your friends can follow the sun as it crosses the backyard. 

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This single-story home boasts a large back deck with dining for 8, multiple seating and lounging areas as well as a gas BBQ

The farmhouse-style kitchen provides the ideal space for cooking and eating. The cleverly designed kitchen table with swing-out stools seats 4. This cozy kitchen has all new appliances, gas cooktop, natural stone counters, and beautiful natural wood floors that run throughout the common areas of the home. 

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The farmhouse-style kitchen provides the ideal space for cooking and eating, fully stocked with the tools you need to prepare delicious meals for the family.

The dining table, which seats 8, is  located in the great room. With the stunning backdrop of the wood burning fireplace and outdoor lighting that turns the backyard into a romantic scene out of a movie, there is no better place to enjoy a delicious meal with your friends and family. 

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The dining table, which seats 8, has a backdrop that can’t be beat

The large great room, with vaulted ceilings, seating for 6 and modern yet comfortable furniture provides a fantastic space to spend quality time, watching TV, watching the fire, or simply watching the outdoors pass by. 

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The stunning vaulted ceilings, open concept living/dining space, and sone fireplace all make this home a one-of-a-kind

The bedrooms are located on either side of the large entry foyer – two bedrooms on the right and two on the left. The mater bedroom, which has a king bed and stunning views of the backyard, shares the bathroom with bedroom 2 which has a queen bed. This shared bathroom has marble counters, a combination tub/shower and dual sinks. Across the foyer are bedrooms 3 and 4 each with queen beds. This shared bathroom has a a walk-in shower, marble counter and beautiful designer touches. 

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For golfers, this is your dream home on the golf course. The Lake Tahoe Golf Course is a Championship course with integrated natural elements like the Truckee River, lakes and streams. It is a beautiful, flat, and scenic course, great for experienced and beginning golfers alike. The club house is a two-minute drive.

And for skiers and boarders, this home is closest to Sierra at Tahoe, a 17 minute drive, or if you prefer Kirkwood, only 1.5 miles to the turnoff at Highway 89 to Kirkwood Mountain resort, which is another 26 miles down the road. 

BOOK TODAY!

 

 

 

 

This Event Will Amaze Extreme Sport Enthusiasts and Families Alike

Every September, crowds gather just north of Reno, NV for the National Championship Air Races and Air Show. For one week, the high desert becomes a playground for hundreds of aircrafts, their pilots and crews and aviation enthusiasts from around the world.

Adrenaline junkies beware, this race and air show will have you wanting to jump in the cockpit in no time. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircrafts and several military planes, and a world renowned air show.

55th Annual National Championship Air Races and Air Show

When: September 12th-16th 2018  

Where: Reno, Nevada

(about an hour and a half drive from South Lake Tahoe)

Who: The entire family!

The National Championship Air Races is a fun event for the entire family. Kids will love watching the air show performers, getting up close and personal with the race planes, and climbing into a real military cargo plane.

Buy your tickets today! 

 

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These Beaches Prove Why South Lake Tahoe Summers Can’t Be Beat

These South Lake Tahoe Beaches prove why South Lake summers keep families coming back year after year. You’ll have to see them for yourself!

Thomas F. Regan Memorial City Beach:

The spectacular lake views and shallow swimming water make Thomas F Regan Memorial City Beach a must see spot in South Lake Tahoe. This city-owned beach is actually South Lake Tahoe’s oldest public beach facility and keeps visitors coming back year after year. Regan Beach is a hot spot for kayaking, picnicking, and private events (you can rent space here for a fee through the City for family gatherings or parties).

And we can’t forget to mention it’s also home to the City’s only water dog park!

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Regan Beach is home to the City’s only water dog park!

Amenities:
Concession stand, playground, group facilities for rent, available shade structures, volleyball courts, public bathrooms

Dogs are allowed with restrictions on Regan Beach.

Location:
You can’t beat the central location of this beach located at 3199 Sacramento Avenue.

Some of Our Homes In Easy Walking Distance to Regan Beach: 
Bijou’s Best, Craig’s Cozy Cabin, Meadow Beach Basecamp, Tahoe Retreat on the Meadow

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Bijou’s Best is located only a 5 min drive from Regan Beach

Baldwin Beach:

With over half a mile of shoreline, kayak access to Emerald Bay, and breathtaking Sierra views, Baldwin Beach is nothing short of one of South Lake Tahoe’s finest. With easy access from the parking lot, your family can head straight to the sand, set down your umbrellas and spend the day swimming, kayaking, picnicking or just doing a little of nothing.

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Kayak to breathtaking Emerald Bay right from Baldwin Beach

Amenities:
Easy accessibility, on-site paddleboard and kayak rentals, BBQs, picnic tables, public bathrooms, and paid parking.

No dogs are allowed on Baldwin Beach

Location:
Along State Highway 89, Baldwin Beach is located 4 miles outside of South Lake Tahoe city limits.

Some of Our Homes Within A Short Drive To Baldwin Beach:  
Paul’s South Shore Escape, Tahoe Island CharmerFamily Delight at Tahoe, Mountain Magic, High Sierra House, Alice Lake Charming Luxury, Doris’s Place, Heavenly Charm, Heavenly Mountaintop, Catalina at Tahoe Keys 

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Paul’s South Shore Escape is a 13 min drive to Baldwin Beach

Tahoe Keys Beach:

The Tahoe Keys are a 740-acre water community located along a system of private channels and waterways that lead straight to the lake. Tahoe Keys is a perfect location for partaking in all your favorite summer activities as the water is right outside your door! The beautiful Pavillon Beach at Tahoe Keys is a private beach for all those staying or living in this waterfront community.

Once you bring your ID, copy of your rental agreement, and pay the small daily or weekly fee you’ll have access to this amazing view.

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Amazing views from Tahoe Keys Beach

Amenities:
Located on or near the beach – picnic areas, tennis courts (with additional fee), beach volleyball court, outdoor pool (included with beach fee)

Dogs are allowed on the beach if they remain on a leash

Location:
The Tahoe Keys Pavilion is where the beach access is located: 356 Ala Wai Boulevard.

Some of Our Homes in the Tahoe Keys: 
Tahoe Keys Marina Modern, Tahoe Key’s Marina Romance, Tahoe Keys Marina View, Tahoe Keys Splendor, Tahoe Keys Traditions, Tahoe Keys Villa, Tahoe Marina Shores, Tahoe Keys Waterfront Vista, Tahoe Keys Waterfront Fun, Waterfront Luxury Escape, Waterfront Perfection, Waterfront Serenity, Windows on the Water , Tahoe Awesomeness,Catalina, Peaceful Windows to the Water & Sierras, Tahoe Awesomeness, 

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Windows on the Water at Tahoe Key

Lakeland Village Beach:

For those that want a more private beach experience look no further than the Lakeland Village Beach and Mountain Resort. This condominium complex has its own sandy beach and boat pier on site. With complimentary BBQs and fire pits, a volleyball court, and a beachside snack bar, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

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Experience this beach just steps outside your door!

Amenities:
Private beach, pool access, tennis court access, paddle board rentals, volleyball courts, snack bar, beach BBQs and beach fire pits.

Dogs are not allowed at Lakeland Village.

Location:
Located right on the Lake at 3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Some of Our Homes in Lakeland Village:
Lakeland Village #109 – Honeymoon Studio, Lakeland Village #454- Mountain Resort, Lakeland Village #458 at the Lake, Lakeland Village #480, Lakeland Village #495, Lakeland Village #603 See and Ski Tahoe, Lakeland Village #610 Lakefront Beauty,

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If you want to be steps away from a private beach look no further than Lakeland Village #610

El Dorado Beach at Lakeview Commons:

Located in the beautiful Lake Forest Beach Park, El Dorado Beach is a popular spot for birdwatching, and natural sightseeing. Take a dip in the water, wind surf, or play horseshoes in the sand. This beach has a boat ramp and is open all year around (depending on water levels). One other great thing about El Dorado beach is the free parking!

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Enjoy free music on the beach Thursday evenings through August 30, 2018 during the Live at Lake concert series.

Amenities:
Picnic tables, public bathrooms, shade structures, free parking

Dog’s are not allowed on El Dorado Beach. The closest dog friendly shoreline is Regan beach which is down the road.

Location:
Located just down the road from Regan Beach at 1004 Lakeview Avenue.

Some of Our Homes Walking Distance to El Dorado Beach:
Bijou’s Best, Craig’s Cozy Cabin, Meadow Beach Basecamp, Tahoe Retreat on the Meadow

Some of Our Homes a Drive or Bike Ride to El Dorado Beach:  Wintershire, Heavenly Valley Estate, Heavenly Can’t Wait, Heavenly Charm    

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Tahoe Retreat on the Meadow

 

Kiva Beach:

This 200 yards of narrow, sandy shoreline is home to some unique vegetation including willows, lodgepole pine, marsh grass, quaking aspen, and Tahoe Yellow Cress plant. Kiva Beach, also known by many as Tallac Point, includes an unmaintained shoreline trail to the Tallac Historic Site. Although this beach is public and free of charge it is gated and only open memorial day week through October. The wildlife, rugged shoreline, and mountain views make this beach a must see for nature lovers.

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Amenities:
Public Bathrooms, Available shade

Dogs are allowed with restrictions on Kiva Beach. 

Location:
Kiva beach does not have a physical address. There is road access from Fallen Leaf Road at Highway 89 at the Tallac Historic Site sign. Go left to Kiva Parking.

Some of Our Homes Near Kiva: 
Paul’s South Shore Escape, Tahoe Island CharmerFamily Delight at Tahoe, Mountain Magic, High Sierra House, Alice Lake Charming Luxury, Doris’s Place, Heavenly Charm, Heavenly Mountaintop, Catalina at Tahoe Keys   

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Sit back and enjoy views of the meadow at Heavenly Charm

 

Lakeside Beach:

Yet another beautiful beach option close by to homes, shops, and Stateline is none other than Lakeside Beach. This beach has it all – a restaurant, playgrounds for the children, picnic tables, a volleyball net and a lifeguard. After relaxing in the sand or playing beach volleyball with your family take a snack break at the adjacent Beach House Grill.

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Photo of Lakeside Beach from the Lake Side Park Association

Amenities:
Bathrooms, picnic tables, volleyball net, near by marina, children’s play equipment, umbrella and chair rental, lifeguard

Dogs are not allowed on  Lakeside Beach. 

Location:
Located at 4081 Lakeshore Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Some of Our Homes Near Kiva: 
Tahoe Woods #201 at Stateline, Tahoe Woods #202 at Stateline, Tahoe Woods #203 at Stateline,

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All the Tahoe Woods homes are about a 10 minute walk to Lakeside Beach

So what are you waiting for?!

Call us at 530-208-5001 ex 1 for reservations and book your stay today to see these amazing beaches for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

League to Save Lake Tahoe 5th of July Beach Cleanup

Come join RnR Vacation Rentals at Kiva Beach as we partner with Keep Tahoe Blue League to Save Lake Tahoe in their annual Keep Tahoe Red, White and Blue Beach Cleanup event. This is one of our favorite events of the year to participate in, and we would love for you to participate too!

The shores of Lake Tahoe can get pretty messy after Independence Day, so come help us re-beautify the beaches in an effort to preserve the region and maintain water clarity.

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More Information on Kiva Beach Location

Where: Kiva Beach picnic area next to the Tallac Historic Site

Directions: From Emerald Bay Road, make a right into the Tallac Historic Site, veer right at the fork, and park in the Historic Site parking lot

When: 8:30am – 12:00pm, Thursday July 5th, 2018

What else: There will be a raffle with great prizes for all cleanup volunteers who make it through until the end

What to bring: A reusable water bottle, sunscreen and/or a hat, gloves if you have them, and a smile! (All cleanup supplies will be provided)

RSVP: On the Keep Tahoe Blue website, or on Facebook

We hope to see you out there on the 5th of July!

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The crew from last year’s cleanup

The Bears are Back in SLT (again!) – How to Stay Safe and Respectful

It’s that time of year again: the time for boating adventures, barbecuing on the back deck, and black bears. That’s right, hibernation season is over and the American Black Bears are ready to check out the new neighbors throughout South Lake Tahoe. Whether you are a year-round resident or just visiting the area for a vacation, we have a few friendly tips for you about how to stay safe and respectful of these big beautiful creatures.

There are several black bear families that frequent the neighborhoods throughout South Lake Tahoe. Their biggest goal is not unlike humans–to eat! While black bears are not aggressive toward humans by nature, they are large animals who can do quite a bit of damage while hunting down a good meal (we all know how it feels to get hangry).

Here are a few tips and tricks for sharing your vacation with black bear neighbors:

  • Don’t Invite the Bears over for Dinner
    • Never leave food outside your vacation home.
    • Clean your BBQs after each use.
    • For trash, use the designated bear box on the property, or put full garbage bags in the garage as instructed within each home.
    • Close and lock all windows and doors at night, an open window can let out delicious lingering scents from dinner.
  • Don’t Offer them a Ride
    • Clean out your car once you get to your vacation rental.
    • Don’t leave any food, food wrappers, perfumes, or scented lotions in vehicles.
    • Avoid scented air fresheners that may entice a furry friend.
  • Do Respect their Space!
    • If you see a bear in your neighborhood, do not run. Stand tall, make loud noises, retreat slowly.
    • If you see a bear in the woods, know that you are in their home. Do not run, make eye contact without staring intensely, stand as tall as possible, stay quiet and calm but large in this setting, and retreat slowly.
    • In any setting, do not get in their path or between a mom and her cubs. Let the bears do their thing while keeping a safe and respectful distance.
  • Take a Mental Picture, Not a Belfie
    • In past summers, a popular trend was taking selfies with bears–please avoid this at all costs!
    • Enjoy the unique experience of seeing a neighborhood black bear by taking a mental picture, or using your camera’s zoom feature from a safe distance.

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Black Bear in SLT Neighborhood – Taken with Zoom Feature on iPhone

While black bears’ natural habitat is in the woods, there are a few bear families that have grown accustomed to the city life–City of South Lake Tahoe that is.

Neighborhoods with known bears or bear families include: the Tahoe Island community, throughout the Tahoe Keys, Bijou neighborhoods, and most recently the Heavenly Valley area.

Bears in these neighborhoods have gotten used to perusing the streets, yards, and good-smelling vehicles for food. They are growing more and more comfortable with humans around. This does not mean you should find out what a bear hug is really all about. Instead, follow the above guidelines and soak in the experience of watching them live from the comforts of the great indoors of your vacation rental.

If you ever do encounter a bear while on vacation, don’t panic, but do call Bear League at 530-525-7297.

For more bear knowledge and safety guidelines:

 

Tahoe Brewfest 2018 in South Lake

Tahoe has been brewing up a craft beer scene for several years, and now all the local breweries are ready to make their 2nd annual appearance at the Tahoe Brewfest 2018. So get ready to pour your beer-loving hearts out and fill your pints up for the second year in a row!

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The event has changed locations and picked up a few new participants this time around. Below is everything you need to know in order to enjoy the event to the fullest this time around.

Event Details 

What: Beer galore! And some other things too. While this event is ideal for craft beer enthusiasts who want to taste-test all day with 35 breweries from South Lake Tahoe all the way down to San Diego represented, there will also be craft rootbeer, cornhole, a jumbo Jenga tournament, and face painting for the kiddos. There will be food vendors, merchandise to shop, and music playing throughout as well.

Where: Heavenly California Base Lodge Upper Parking Lot at 3860 Saddle Rd. in South Lake Tahoe. Find directions here.

When: Saturday, June 2nd from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

Cost: A general admission ticket of $35 per person ages 21+ will earn you unlimited 5oz pours in your souvenir sample-size glass from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. A $50 VIP ticket will award you unlimited pours from 12:00pm – 4:00pm in a commemorative stainless steel glass. Guests who are age 5 and under can enter for free, ages 6-20 cost $10. Purchase tickets online here.

More Information: Visit the website for further details, to purchase tickets, and see a full list of breweries in attendance.

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Need a place to rest your head after you’re all brewed-out? RnR Vacation Rentals has you covered. Check out our Heavenly Mountaintop home, just 1 mile from the event. Or for a full list of homes, take a look at our website or give us a call at 855-99-TAHOE and let us help you find the pour-fect place to stay for Tahoe Brewfest weekend!