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.

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!