Set the Season Ablaze with Winter Ignite

December is here, the snow has fallen, and Heavenly’s Winter Ignite 2016 is in full swing. Wednesday, Dec 7th – Saturday, Dec 10th there will be events daily to get South Lake Tahoe and all its visitors pumped up for a winter white out — including a FREE concert featuring Cold War Kids in Heavenly Village.


Upcoming Winter Ignite Events 

When: Wednesday, December 7th @ 7:00pm

What: FNCTN Music of South Lake Tahoe is putting on Big Sound and Big Skiing

Where: The Loft at Heavenly Village


When: Thursday, December 8th @ 3:30pm – 5:30pm

What: Tamarack Live music event

Where: Tamarack Lodge


When: Friday, December 9th @ 1:00 – 3:00pm

What: Heavenly DJ Cat

Where: Tamarack Lodge


When: Friday, December 9th @ 3:30 – 5:30pm

What: Unbuckle Après Party

Where: Tamarack Lodge


When: Friday, December 9th @ 8:00pm

What: DJ & Producer Moon Boots

Where: The Loft at Heavenly Village


When: Saturday, December 10th @ 1:00 – 3:00pm

What: Heavenly DJ Cat (back for another round!)

Where: Tamarack Lodge


When: Saturday, December 10th @ 3:30 – 5:30pm

What: Unbuckle Après Party (keeping the hype going again)

Where: Tamarack Lodge


When: Saturday, December 10th @ 7:00pm

What: Cold War Kids FREE concert

Where: Heavenly Village


When: Saturday, December 10th @ 10:00pm – 2:00am

What: Hard Rock Ignite Winter White Pop-Up Party

Where: Heavenly Village


Cold War Kids

Make a vacation out of this week of lively events by booking through RnR Vacation Rentals. Our Heavenly Mountaintop home is only four blocks from the Heavenly Ski Resort. Or check out our Tahoe Woods at Stateline home and get closer to the action in Heavenly Village, just a five minute walk to Stateline and all things Heavenly.


Family Friendly Hikes in South Lake Tahoe for Black Friday

In 2015 REI, the outdoor activity gear company, started a campaign to encourage people to #OptOutside on Black Friday. This year the active company is at it again, and South Lake Tahoe is the perfect natural playground to participate in this lively endeavor. So this Black Friday, get ready to walk off your belly full of turkey by choosing a hike in the greater South Lake Tahoe area.

Here are some family-friendly ways to opt outside:

Cave Rock: 0.8 milesimg_12701MORE INFO:
Vikingsholm Hiking Trail: 1 Mile
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Eagle Lake Out and Back: 1.92 miles
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Van Sickle Bi-State Park: 2-3 Milesvan-sickle-bi-state-park-hiking-trail-bMORE INFO:,-119.9403914,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x9a9e92ab1ecee3e3!8m2!3d38.9549496!4d-119.9403914
Brockway Summit Trail: 3-4 MilesbrockwayMORE INFO:


Find more trails at REI’s website or visit All Trails.

Whether you and your family are coming up for the Thanksgiving holiday, or planning a hiking trip to the beautiful South Lake Tahoe in the future, don’t forget to visit RnR Vacation Rentals for all your rest & recreation needs.


Thanksgiving Meals in South Lake Tahoe 2016

With the snow starting to fall, the bears tucked in their dens hibernating, and the lake starting to feel icy, South Lake Tahoe is ready to be your ultimate holiday getaway. Thanksgiving is just under a week away — no plans yet? No problem! Plenty of restaurants in the region are ready to cook, clean, and serve you a scrumptious turkey dinner.

Riva Grill is offering a full three-course meal at their lakeside location from 1:00pm to 9:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. The meal will feature butternut squash bisque, holiday salad, choice of slow roasted turkey or honey glazed ham, choice of French apple pie or pumpkin pie, and even more. Cost: $36 for adults, $21 for children.


Zephyr Cove Restaurant, over on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe, is opening their doors from 12:00-8:00pm for a lakeside Thanksgiving buffet. The buffet will include roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, chocolate torte, pumpkin pie, and a full bar. Cost: $25 for adults, $12 for children. zephyr-cove-thanksgiving-237x300

Echo Restaurant at The Lake Tahoe Resort is also offering a buffet on Thursday the 24th from 4:00-9:00pm with four stations full of delicious traditional Thanksgiving food. Cost: $32 for adults, $13 for children. Reservations requested, please call: (530) 543-2129.


The restaurants at MontBleu are all putting on their own feasts. Ciera Steak + Chophouse, Cafe del Soul Mexican Grill, and The Buffet each have a unique menu for you and your family.

Ciera Steak + Chophouse
Food: Seafood cocktail, butternut squash almond
soup, and pan seared pheasant breast. Or traditional roast turkey, walnut sun dried cranberry stuffing, bourbon candied yams. Pumpkin pie or French apple tort.
Time: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Cost: $42 per personthanksgiving-at-montbleu-resort

Café del Soul Mexican Grill
Food: Bay shrimp cocktail, traditional roasted turkey with giblet gravy, apple pecan dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, harvest vegetables, and your choice of pumpkin or apple pie.
Time: 11:00am-10:00pm
Cost: $17.95

The Buffet
Food: traditional roasted turkey with giblet gravy, apple pecan dressing, hand carved roasted prime rib, seafood entrees, roast leg of lamb, maple glazed Virginia ham, candied yams, pumpkin pie, and apple pie.
Time: 2:00pm – close
Cost: $26.95 for adults, $15.95 for children

If you still need a place to stay for Thanksgiving week, RnR Vacation Rentals has available homes. Check out our Lakeland Village #433 Condo with 2.5 bedrooms/2 bathrooms and access to hot tubs, our Lakeland Village #458 Mountain Comfort with 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms and just 2 miles to Stateline where many of these Thanksgiving dinners are offered, or our Tahoe Keys Marina View home with 3 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms and a waterfront view.

rnr-color-logo     Visit our website or give us a call at 855-998-2463 today.

With Lake Tahoe as a backdrop, a skier kicks up some powder at Heavenly Ski Resort, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  New snow and favorable temperatures have enabled mid-winter snow conditions into mid-April on several Sierra ski mountains.  Great conditions notwithstanding, some resorts will close this week although Heavenly has extended their season until April 25.  (AP Photo/Dino Vournas)

Opening Day at Heavenly is Nearly Here!

UPDATE: Heavenly’s (predicted) Opening Day is Friday, November 18th  Wednesday, November 23rd and the ski resort is coming back with a bang!


Heavenly Mountain Resort is ringing in the new season with entertainment and activities to get you ready for whichever way you like to make the most of the snow.

Here’s everything you need to know about the events surrounding Opening Day:

8:30 am – 10:30am Mobile DJ will be playing hits in Heavenly Village to pump you up for your first ride down the slopes

11:00am – 1:00pm CJ Juggler will be entertaining in Tamarack Lodge

1:00pm – 3:00pm Sweetwater String Band will be playing their signature “soulgrass” style of music complete with cellos live at Tamarack Lodge

Buy your Season Pass before November 20th! There are different passes you can purchase for your varying needs and differing ages. heavenly-passes


Get ready to ski, snowboard, sled, or simply celebrate the snow by planning a trip with RnR Vacation Rentals. We have recently lowered our prices by 15% for this opening season in all our Lakeland Village homes. Our 5 Lakeland Village condos are just 1.2 miles to the gondola at the base of Heavenly. Visit our website or give us a call at 855-998-2463 today!



Mid-Week Happenings in South Lake Tahoe this Fall

South Lake Tahoe is geared up for fun year-round and all throughout the week. While there are plenty of incredibly talented chefs and entertainers around town, there are also several opportunities for you to be the connoisseur and star of the show.

On Mondays, head on over to Himmel Haus to for Open Mic Night. You can sign up to be center stage, or kick back and enjoy the show with their German cuisine and one of their many beers in hand.

Where: Himmel Haus at 3819 Saddle Rd

When: Every Monday night at 9:00pm (sign up to perform at 8:00pm)


On Wednesdays, you get to be the sommelier with free wine tastings at The Loft. Find your way to The Loft for free wine tastings from various featured wineries each week. To make the night even sweeter, you can take 25% off your favorite bottle of wine with the purchase of an entree.



Where: The Loft at 1021 Heavenly Village Way

When: Every Wednesday from 5:00pm-2am (You can reserve a table here)



On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, channel your inner rockstar and mosey on over to Rojo’s Tavern for Karaoke nights. Muster up your singing voice, or take in the best efforts of others while you savor some of Rojo’s famous BBQ.



Where: Rojo’s Tavern at 3091 Harrison Ave

When: Every Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 9:00pm until closing



Ready to rock & roll or be a wine connoisseur during the week? RnR Vacation Rentals has you covered on lodging for all your mid-week adventures. Our Heavenly Mountaintop home is only a 0.5 mile walk to Himmel Haus. Tahoe Woods at Stateline is just 0.4 miles to The Loft. Our Bijou’s Best cabin is a short 0.5 miles to Rojo’s Tavern. Check out our website and plan your stay today!


Haunted or Homey?

As Halloween approaches, can you decipher which of these houses are downright haunted and which are just plain homey?

Half of the images below are buildings that have a ghostly history, while the other half are eerily beautiful and available for you to rent through RnR Vacation Rentals.

The spooky truth:

1. Haunted: The Ehrman Mansion in Sugar Pine State Park has been startling park rangers over the years. Rangers have reports inexplicable imprints in the bed that was once the resting place for Sydney Ehrman.pine-lodge-color

2. Homey: No ghosts here! Only good times to be had by you and your loved ones in this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home we call the Heavenly Valley Estate, equipped with a loft and pool table. heavenlyestatesignature300

3. Haunted: This is the Abraham Curry House and it’s closed to the public, but open to alleged ghost sightings of Mr. Curry himself. Curry is considered the founding father of Carson City and his ghost is said to have been seen walking the halls of his former home. curry-house

4. Homey: The only thing haunting about this home is how stunning the exterior and interior are. You can stay in this homey Sierra View Estate with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and stirringly stunning views of the Sierra’s from the upper deck hot tub.30-1358-oflyng

5. Homey: This home is called Paul’s South Shore Escape, but you won’t want to escape the comforts within this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Tahoe Island neighborhood house close to bike trails and ski areas.                                                                               front

6. Haunted: The Historic Cary House in Placerville is said to be the dwelling place of four ghosts, including a man ghost who frequents the lobby, and a kitty-cat ghost who mysteriously meows into the night in room 220.02346bd52e43c3f3deffb54719e4d292

7. Homey: It’s spooky how much fun you’ll have at this completely ghost-free home right on the water of the Tahoe Keys. This is our Waterfront Serenity home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, two levels of living space, a hot tub, and a private waterfront setting.2-1882-venice-drive

8. Haunted: The Truckee Hospital may have looked homey at one point in time, but now it spreads chills with its frightening sightings of the ghost of a surgeon peering through the windows.truckee-hospital

9. Haunted: The Nevada Governor’s Mansion is still a fully-functioning government building, and even hosts trick-or-treating at the front door. But the mansion also hosts a few ghosts, including those of Governor Denver S. Dickerson’s wife Una and their daughter June.4a87670315553332631efe6619ce6b94

10. Homey: You’ll scream with delight as you enter this split level home with 3.5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a hot tub, large fenced yard, and lots of space for the family to gather and share ghost stories in our Family Favorite home.2019apalachee-1


Hopefully you found a homey place to stay, and a few haunted places to stay away from. RnR Vacation Rentals is here to house all your spook-tacular trips this season! Visit our website or give us a call at 855-998-2463 to start planning your stay today.


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.