Dog-Friendly Activities in South Lake Tahoe

How could it be a vacation without your best furry friend by your side? South Lake Tahoe embraces puppy love with plenty of options to dine, play, and stay with your dog.

RnR Vacation Rentals has a wide selection of homes available that are pet-friendly, and we also know how to plan a day out with your pooch. Here are our recommendations for dog days in the SLT area.

Restaurants: Craving a burger with your best bud? A brew with your Scooby-Doo? Each of these restaurants is dog-friendly with outdoor seating.

  1. McP’s Taphouse
  2. Izzy’s Burger Spa 
  3. Sprout’s Cafe
  4. The Brewery at Lake Tahoe
  5. Meyer’s Downtown Cafe
  6. Blue Angel Cafe
  7. Find more pet-welcoming restaurants on Bringfido.com

Beaches: The lakeshore is just better with your four-legged friend. Take your dog on walks on the trails or along the sand lining the lake, or even let them swim at designated locations.

  1. Regan Beach —  the eastern end of Regan Beach has a “water dog park” where pups are allowed in the lake to fetch, swim, and SUP with you.
  2. Kiva Beach — dogs are allowed on leash, but no swimming for them here.
  3. El Dorado — dogs are allowed on leash, but no swimming for them here.
  4. Nevada Beach — dogs are allowed on leash on the shoreline and near the campground, but no swimming for them here.
  5. Camp Richardson — dogs are allowed on leash in the picnic areas, but no swimming for them here.

Hikes: Vacation is all about exploration, and your tail-wagger should be able to help you up the hard hills, so here are some pet-okay-ed trails.

  1. Fallen Leaf Lake (your dog can swim here too!)
  2. Echo Lake (your dog can swim here too!)
  3. Pope Baldwin Bike Path
  4. Van Sickle Rim Trail
  5. Discover more dog-friendly trails on AllTrails.com

Dog Park: South Lake Tahoe has room to roam for you and your dog throughout the Bijou Park neighborhood–you might both even make a new friend!

  1. Bijou Dog Park — We manage two homes that are just down the street from this dog park: check out our Bijou’s Best 4 bedroom and our Craig’s Cozy Cabin 2 bedroom (both dog-friendly, of course!).

Doggy Daycare: Itching for an adventure that isn’t quite as dog friendly? Leave your pup with someone you can trust.

  1. Tahoe Best Friends 
  2. Tahoe Tails and Trails 

Emergency Services: Having your fur-baby hurting can really put a damper on any vacation. Rest assured, South Lake Tahoe has emergency veterinary services available.

  1. Sierra Veterinary Hospital 
  2. Alpine Animal Hospital

At RnR Vacation Rentals, we currently manage 21 homes that allow dogs. Inquire at RnRvr.com, send us an email at info@rnrvr.com, or give us a call at 855-99-TAHOE and we’d be happy to find you the most paw-some home for your stay.

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Jack Johnson in South Lake Tahoe This Weekend with a Blue Purpose

The long awaited return of Jack Johnson’s melodious music is nearly here. His 7th studio album, All the Light Above it Too, will be released on September 8th.

Johnson will be performing new songs and old at two shows in South Lake Tahoe This Weekend.

When: Friday, July 28th + Saturday, July 29th
Where: Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Get Tickets: Still available at ticketmaster.com

Jack Johnson is not only spreading his musical vibes, he’s also spreading environmental awareness. At each concert venue, Johnson and his team are selling reusable pint cups to reduce single-use plastic cup waste. You can purchase yours to fill at the Outdoor Arena at Harveys this weekend.

JJ with Cup in Concert

Keep Tahoe Blue League to Save Lake Tahoe is also partnering with Jack Johnson and his All at Once campaign to raise money for the most green local effort–keeping the lake blue! If you donate this weekend through July 31st, All at Once will match donations, doubling the effort to preserve beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Donate here: https://donate.keeptahoeblue.org/checkout/donation?eid=66118

 

LimeBikes Hit the Scene in South Lake Tahoe

Have you been noticing a wave of bright green bikes parked around town or whizzing down the streets of South Lake Tahoe? This is not just newest hipster bike trend–it’s LimeBikes!

LimeBikes are a bike sharing network company based out California. The idea is to have bikes available to all community members to ride around various areas for a small price, without having to check the bikes into a stationary location.

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How does it work? A LimeBike trip requires three items: a bike, your body, and a smartphone app. You download the app, use it to locate a LimeBike bicycle, scan the QR code on the bike with your phone to unlock it, and hop on your ride. After you’re done riding, lock the rear wheel into place, leave the bike, and go about your next adventure.

Watch the LimeBike official video on how this process works: https://www.limebike.com/#lime

How much does it cost and how do you pay? The bikes are currently $1 for every half hour or less ride. Within the app, load money into your account using your credit card information. You can load a little money or a lot of money. If you anticipate many rides and load more money onto your account, you may be able to earn discounts or free rides. If you do not end up riding very much, the deposits are refundable. Good news: your first ride anywhere is free–the best price!

Where can you leave your LimeBike? You can leave it in any safe location. LimeBike.com suggests “places that don’t  block car traffic, impede pedestrian access, or encroach on private property. ”

Need more information? Just ask a LimeBike rep around town! There are 200 bikes in the South Lake Tahoe area, and LimeBike representatives are riding a handful of those throughout the city in order to promote the idea. You can spot them with a LimeBike backpack or other brand gear.

The LimeBike bicycles are fixed-gear bikes, which means you won’t have gears to shift. They also do not come with helmets. If you are looking for a helmet to rent, a bike that can handle an incline or rocky ridge, or a bike mechanic, then please visit one of South Lake Tahoe’s phenomenal local bike shops:

The bikes are currently on a trial basis in SLT, and they  will be disappearing in October once the weather starts to cool, so don’t miss the opportunity to try out a LimeBike today. It is time to reduce car traffic and increase cycling adventures around South Lake Tahoe. Download the app and start riding today!

Featured image by Kate Arnold at Lakeview Commons.

American Century Celebrity Golf Championship 2017

The clubs are swinging and the celebrities are among us at this year’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe South course.

For July 11th – July 16th, a mix of athletes and entertainers have brought their A-game to the shores of South Lake Tahoe to battle it out in a tournament of celeb-am competition. Make a trip to Edgewood to see Steph Curry tee up or Justin Timberlake drive one down the fairway, and try not to drool with glee on the green.

Feel like admiring the sport and adoring the players? Here’s what you need to know:

  • No need to sneak around the shores, you can purchase tickets to attend.
    • Tuesday – Thursday: $20.00 per day
    • Friday – Sunday: $30.00 per day
    • Patron Badge/Season Pass: $70.00 ( can be used any/all days)
    • Ages 10 and under free with a paying adult, 2 children per adult
  • Tickets may be purchased on-site at Edgewood’s front gate, or online by clicking here: http://americancenturychampionship.com/spectator-information/tickets-packages/
  • Some things to note: the gates will be open 7:00am – 2:00pm Friday – Sunday, and there is no re-entry with the purchase of a daily ticket.
  • If you do plan on attending the event, please visit the official website of Edgewood to learn about conduct & etiquette, prohibited items, safety, and other regulations of respect.

If you simply can’t miss out on the action this weekend, head on over to RnR Vacation Rentals and give us a click at RnRvr.com or call at 855-99-TAHOE so we can connect you with a vacation home to continue making memories in. We only have a few left, so act fast! Or plan ahead for next year and book today.

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Available now! Blitzen Bliss, Lakeland Village #480, and Wintershire at South Lake Tahoe.

Featured image courtesy of http://americancenturychampionship.com/videos-photos/.

Keep Tahoe Blue Beach Cleanup Success!

Fireworks were launched, picnics were had, sparklers were ignited, and fun was shared all throughout South Lake Tahoe on the 4th of July. This left our beaches quite messy after the celebration–but no fear, Keep Tahoe Blue was here!

All of us here at RnR Vacation Rentals had the best time partnering with Keep Tahoe Blue League to Save Lake Tahoe during their annual 5th of July beach cleanups.

Throughout the morning and along six different beaches, there was a total of:

  • 320 volunteers out there with trash bags and gloved-hands
  • 1,676 pounds of trash collected and sorted
  • 5,242 cigarette butts removed from the depths of the sand
  • 6,357 pieces of plastic found and sent to be recycled
*Totals provided by Keep Tahoe Blue League to Save Lake Tahoe 

A huge thanks to all who came out to participate! We are already looking forward to providing refreshments, raffle prizes, and smiles again next year.

Join RnR Vacation Rentals for the 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.

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

What else: There will be a raffle with great prizes at 11:45am for all cleanup volunteers, plus some free goodies for early birds

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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Live at Lakeview Free Concerts are Back for the Summer

Ready to rock into summer vacay? Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series is back for its 6th year in a row, and the lineup is jam-packed for 2017.

What: Live bands of all genres from reggae to latin music will be performing lakeside. You can also enjoy the beer garden, local vendors of food and crafts, art, and activities.

Where: Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach. Click here for a map

When: Every Thursday night from 4:30pm – 8:30pm starting this Thursday 6/22 until the last Thursday in August, 8/31.

Cost: FREE. Our favorite price! Do be sure to bring cash for purchasing food, beverages, and local goods.

Getting There: Live at Lakeview event staff high recommends hiking or biking to the event. Parking for cars will be limited, but bike parking is plentiful and free. Plus they even offer a free bike valet.

Staying There: RnR Vacation Rentals has several homes within a mile of Lakeview Commons, where the concerts are held. You would likely be able to hear the live music from the private pier of our 3 bedroom Pavati Lakefront home. You could walk just 5-10 minutes to the venue from either our 2 bedroom Craig’s Cozy Cabin or its 4 bedroom neighbor Bijou’s Best. Each of our 7 Lakeland Village homes are just 0.9 miles down the way, close enough to walk, bike, or catch the local bus.

Also be sure to check out the Live at Lakeview website where they have even more information on the event, including a helpful post about what to expect and what to bring if you’re a first-timer.

Featured image photo credit: Lauren Lindley Photography.