The City of South Lake Tahoe may be known for its access to the clear blue lake, adventure sports galore, and transition to a winter wonderland, but it’s no stranger to the love of all things fall–including a good pumpkin carving. If you’re looking to get away from the day-to-day and experience fall traditions in a new setting, then we’ve got the homes and the game plan for you.
If you’re coming from the Bay Area, visit a pumpkin patch on your way into town at either Boa Vista Orchards or Mill View Ranch. Boa Vista OrchardsBoa Vista Orchards is on your way off of Highway 50 in the city of Placerville. The orchards offers apple picking, pumpkins to pick of all sizes, and a wide variety of food and drink to try. If you work up an appetite searching for the perfect pumpkin, try one of their famous apple donut ice cream sandwiches.
Mill View Ranch is located in the small town of Camino off Highway 50. The ranch has specialty pies and baked goods that will have you drooling from miles away. They also have an elaborate outdoor kids play area, open year round and decorated for the season. And, of course, you can pick up a pumpkin or a gourd to go.
Once you’re in South Lake Tahoe, you can take a day trip on your vacation out to Corley Ranch, located in Gardnerville, about an hour south east of the City of SLT. Corley Ranch is a highly rated pumpkin patch with farm animals, produce to purchase, and a hay ride for the kids or kids at heart. There is a classic large barn, adorned for fall, and perfect for snapping memorable photos.
If you’re looking to carve a pumpkin and stay local, all the grocery stores in South Lake Tahoe have pumpkins available for purchase, as well as carving kits. Check out Safeway, Raley’s, or Grocery Outlet Bargain Market for a great deal on supplies and carve-able pumpkins.
Grab your pumpkin from the patch or the grocery store and bring it back to one of our fantastic family-friendly homes today. RnR Vacation Rentals would be happy to host your fall traditions year after year. Give us a click or call at 855-99-TAHOE today!