South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival

It’s time to start cleansing your pallet and making room in your belly for a deliciously good time! The annual South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival is returning this weekend.


Where: Harveys Lake Tahoe & Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

When: Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 23rd

Cost: $10 – $150*

*Tickets must be purchased for individual events

There are eight different events throughout the weekend, ranging from a craft whiskey tasting to a concert featuring The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Detailing of Events:

  • Sake Tasting at Harrah’s Sushi Kai
    • Friday
    • 10:00pm – 11:00pm
    • $45
  • Peek Kick Off Party Featuring Grey Goose at Harrah’s Peek Nightclub
    • Friday
    • 10:20pm – 4:30am
    • Ladies free
    • Gentlemen $10
  • Grand Market Expo at Harrah’s Special Event Center
    • Saturday
    • 1:00pm – 3:30pm
    • $50 general entry
    • $80 VIP experience (see website for details)
  • President’s Dinner at Harveys 19 Kitchen & Bar
    • Saturday
    • 4:30pm – 7:00pm
    • $150
    • Special guest: Violet Grgich, wine connoisseur of Grgich Wines
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful concert at Harrah’s South Shore Room
    • Saturday
    • 7:30pm – 9:15pm
    • $35
  • Craft Whiskey Revolution at Harrah’s Summit
    • Saturday
    • 9:00pm – 10:00pm
    • $45
  • South Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Night at Harrah’s Peek Nightclub
    • Saturday
    • 10:30pm – 4:30am
    • Ladies $10
    • Gentlemen $20
  • Farewell Champagne Brunch at Harrah’s Forest Buffet
    • Sunday
    • 11:00am – 2:00pm
    • Adults $29.99
    • Children $24.99

Tickets for individual events and more information can be found at:

Make a weekend of it! RnR Vacation Rentals still has a selection of homes available this weekend, including our Tahoe Woods at Stateline home, which is just 0.5 miles to these food-tastic events at Harrah’s and Harveys.


The Tall Timber Ball in Tahoe

Looking for a fun Friday night? Wishing you had an excuse to break out your funky dancing shoes? Search no further because Valhalla Tahoe is hosting a Steampunk themed ball!

Event: The Tall Timber Ball
Theme: Steampunk in the Woods
Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 6:00-10:00pm
Where: The Grand Hall of Valhalla Tahoe
Attire: Steampunk & Grunge


The Details:
The Tall Timber Ball is part of a three-day event called Word Wave, which gathers writers, performers, musicians, and more to celebrate the art of storytelling in its many forms. The Ball itself is meant to be a whimsical way of celebrating creativity and inventiveness.


Kick off the night of the ball with a champagne reception from 6:00-7:00pm featuring author Galadrielle Allman. Allman wrote Please Be With Me, A Song for My Father Duane Allman, a rock & roll memoir which was selected as best book of the year on Amazon in 2014.


After the champagne reception, bust out your dance moves for DJ Damien in the woods surrounding the Grand Hall. There will be appetizers, beer, and wine to replenish your dancing energy. There will also be a steampunk-themed photo booth, a less-than-typical silent auction, and a costume contest for those most spirited guests.

Cost: $75 for dance only, $100 for reception and dance

Purchase tickets here, or look for more information on The Tall Timber Ball here:

For more on the Word Wave organization and events, check our their website.

Make a weekend of it! RnR Vacation Rentals has homes available for the weekend of Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 23rd, like our Tahoe Keys Splendor home which has as much character as this event promises to offer.



A Dark and Stormy Lake Tahoe Trivia Night

South Lake Tahoe is about to get questionably spooky.

The Keep Tahoe Blue organization is putting on a trivia night at Sidellis Brewery & Restaurant to benefit the League to Save Lake Tahoe.


Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Sidellis Brewery & Restaurant

Register: By clicking here to visit the Keep Tahoe Blue website

Come on down, form a team, test out your trivia knowledge, buy a beverage or a meal, and support the efforts to preserve our beautiful Lake Tahoe. An RSVP for the event is requested. Please contact for any questions you may have.

Don’t be afraid to book a last minute trip to make this spookily charitable trivia night happen. RnR Vacation Rentals has multiple homes open next week, such as our Craig’s Cozy Cabin just blocks from the event location, or our hauntingly beautiful Heavenly Adventure which can house a larger group for the stay.


New Season, New Homes!

This fall we have welcomed multiple new homes into our RnR family. We are expanding in the convenience of Lakeland Village, along the ever-beautiful waterways of the Tahoe Keys, and into the quiet Tahoe Island Park neighborhood.

One of the best things about vacationing in South Lake Tahoe is there is something to love rain or shine, heat or snow year-round in this region.

Here’s a little something to fall for with each new home (click the image of the home for more pictures and a chance to start planning your stay):

You will fall for the stunning mountain decor in this sleek 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom Marina Modern home overlooking the water in the Tahoe Keys.


Our newest Lakeland Village Mountain Comfort home with 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms has comfortable sleeping for up to 12 people, including a fun loft level the kids will adore.



You and your family will want to begin traditions that last a lifetime in this 3 bedroom/1.5 bathroom home tucked away in the peaceful neighborhood of Tahoe Island.


We are thrilled to welcome these new additions to RnR Vacation Rentals. If none of our newbies quite fit what your group is looking for, then click on over to our website and check out the rest of our homes.


Tahoe Games Bike Night

The sun might be setting earlier now that it’s fall, but the fun doesn’t have stop just because it’s dark out. Grab your bikes, grab your family & friends, and get glowing!


Tahoe Games are bringing their 5th and final Bike Night to the Lake Tahoe Golf Course. This event consists of riding approximately 6 miles around the golf course, which will be illuminated for a night of adventure. Bring a helmet and strap on your lights, because this course doesn’t shy away from the rough, sand traps, bridges, and fairways.

When: The event is on Friday, September 30th. Registration starts at 6:00pm, a practice lap is at 7:40pm, the official race is at 8:00pm, and a raffle will take place after between 9:00-10:00pm.

Where: The Lake Tahoe Golf Course

Cost: It is free to attend the event and watch the night-riders, but if you’d like to participate the cost is $20. You can register at the event from 6:00-7:30pm.

For more information and a detailed schedule for the night, check out the Tahoe Games website.

If you need a place to crash after a night of illuminated family fun, check out RnR Vacation Rentals. Our Paradise Playland and Sierra View Estate homes are within 3 miles of the event at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course.

Paradise Playland

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Fall Food Fest 2016 for the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation

Food, fun, and funding education! Fall Food Fest is coming to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on October 8th.


Event: The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation Fall Food Festival

Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $50 per ticket at any local school, from an LTEF board member, or at the door of the event

The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is putting on their annual Fall Food Fest at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The event will include music to move to, local food to indulge in, and both a silent & live auction to participate in to raise money for the educational programs of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

At this food fest, you can look forward to a sampling of food  & beverages from local restaurants such as:

  • Cafe Fiore
  • Azul Latin Kitchen
  • Sugar Pine Bakery
  • Orchid Thai Cuisine
  • Riva Grill
  • Alpen Sierra Coffee
  • Steamers
  • Don’s Bakery
  • Mañana Tequila
  • Baja Fresh
  • MacDuff’s
  • Coyote Grill
  • Sprouts
  • Tahoe Blue
  • Blue Angel Cafe
  • Artemis
  • Thomas Fogarty Winery
  • Korbel
  • Fasta Pasta
  • Mo’s Pasta
  • Sonney’s
  • Cork & More
  • Tahoe High School Culinary Arts

If you’re ready to unwind with a deliciously good time that supports the education of the region, then head on over to the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation for more information.

And head over to RnR Vacation Rentals and check out our Tahoe Woods at Stateline home, which is just a short 0.7 mile walk from this event venue, has 3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, and a beautiful modern decor throughout. 


Oktoberfest in South Lake Tahoe

Good news: if you like South Lake Tahoe, brews, traditional German food, family-friendly fun, and free events then Oktoberfest is the function for you!

South Lake Tahoe is getting culturally festive as it welcomes Oktoberfest back to Camp Richardson. The event will take place on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd from 10:00am-5:00pm each day at the Camp Richardson Resort. The festival has activities for everyone in the family.

For the kids: check out the craft booths, face painting, bounce house, bungee jump, or pick up a pumpkin early in the fall season at the pumpkin patch.

For the grown-ups: peruse the beer & wine garden, shop for locally-made products, or get competitive and take a crack at the stein-holding competition or bratwurst-eating competition.

For anyone: the Gruber Family Band will be playing traditional polka music, and there’s bound to be a space to show off your dance moves. Take a bite out of the bountiful spread of German foods and desserts.

For the dogs: bring your pooch! This event is animal-friendly (but please make sure your dog is leashed). There is a costume contest for humans and furry companions alike. Dress yourself and your dog in your best lederhosen and you might come away with a win!


Admission to this event is free, but bring some extra bucks to participate in all the food & fun!

Camp Richardson’s 22nd annual Oktoberfest is just under a month away, so it’s time to start planning your stay. RnR Vacation rentals has homes available in the Tahoe Keys, which is only 2.6 miles from Camp Richardson & the festivities. Check out Tahoe Keys Tradition, Tahoe Keys Villa, or Tahoe Marina Shores and book a fun-filled fall weekend getaway!