Spend 4th of July with RnR Vacation Rentals

With annual fireworks erupting with vibrance over the one of America’s most treasured natural lakes, it is no secret that Lake Tahoe is a bucket-list-location for celebrating Independence Day.

Between the remaining snow pack on the ski runs and rising daytime temperatures around the lake, 4th of July 2017 in South Lake Tahoe is going to be one for the record books. You can live the California dream on your family vacation as you hit the slopes in the morning, and then go boating on the water in the afternoon.

Whether you’re excited to grab your snowboard or your paddle board, RnR Vacation Rentals has a home base for all your summer holiday adventures.

Vacation Homes Available for 4th of July in SLT

In The Keys:

  • Tahoe Keys Villa has 5 bedrooms, a private boat dock, a personal sauna, hot tub, back deck fire pit, pool table and game room, multiple living areas, and an activity for every member of the family.
  • Peaceful Windows to the Water & Sierras has 3 bedrooms, a hot tub, BBQ, and a large private boat dock with a two sitting areas to soak in the stunning views of Mt. Tallac.
  • Tahoe Keys Waterfront Fun has 5 bedrooms, a backyard hot tub, BBQ, a private boat dock, and even a kayak for your use, which is why it’s so fun!
  • Waterfront Serenity in Tahoe Keys has 4 bedrooms, a hot tub, two living areas for the whole family, and a private sitting area on the lagoon to take a break from the busyness of the holiday.
  • Grand Chalet at Tahoe Keys has 4 bedrooms, a sunken hot tub on the back deck, BBQ, outdoor dining, and a gourmet kitchen–an ideal set up for a 4th of July barbecue!
  • Tahoe Keys Splendor has 3 bedrooms, a private boat dock, indoor hot tub and bonus TV/game room, as well as a fire pit on the upstairs covered patio to watch the fireworks from.

Keys Homes for the 4th

On The Lake:

  • Pavati Lakefront is a unique 3 suite layout home with water access right out the front door. Enjoy the privacy of 3 separate suites, then come together for a meal at the patio furniture and watch the fireworks show over the lake from the pier on the property.
  • Lakeland Village #495 is a 2.5 bedroom condo in the desirable and convenient Lakeland Village community, located within 100 yards to the private beach, access hot tubs, an outdoor pool that overlooks the lake, beach BBQs, lakeside fire pits, and a communal pier to walk out on.

From the Mountains to the Forest:

  • Heavenly Mountaintop has 5 bedrooms spread among 3 levels, a deck hot tub that overlooks the sierras and glimpses the lake, BBQ, and the home is nestled at the base of a Heavenly ski run, so it has surrounding views of all Tahoe has to offer–another ideal firework-watching location!
  • Heavenly Retreat has 3 bedrooms, a pool table, BBQ, a back deck with a hot tub and plenty of seating to have a family backyard picnic.
  • Heavenly Solitude has 4 bedrooms, an upstairs and downstairs living area, a hot tub, BBQ, a fenced yard for the family dog, and even some play toys for the littlest member of the group.

Near the Nightlife:

  • Tahoe Woods at Stateline is a brand new 3 bedroom townhouse with a BBQ on the balcony, a shuffleboard inside, HDTVs throughout, and is located just 5 minutes walking distance to downtown SLT, the casinos at Stateline, and the lake.

In the Neighborhood:

  • Craig’s Cozy Cabin has 2 bedrooms, a back deck with BBQ and sitting area, hot tub, and is just 5 minutes down the road to public beaches.
  • Doris’s Place at Tahoe has a 3 bedrooms, a BBQ, front and back decks with seating, and an air hockey table the kids of the group will have a blast with.
  • Mountain Magic has 4 bedrooms, HDTVs with Blu-ray players and a large movie collection, and a spacious backyard with a swing, a hot tub, BBQ, and room to roam for all in the family.
  • Family Favorite has 4 bedrooms, an upstairs balcony with BBQ and seating for everyone, 2 game tables in the kids’ bunk room, and a hot tub in the fenced backyard.
  • Wintershire has 3.5 bedrooms, a spacious living area, large kitchen with bar seating, loft with game table, and room to get everyone together for bonding times.
  • Paul’s South Shore Escape has 3 bedrooms, brand new updates throughout, a fully fenced backyard for the family dog, and is located in a neighborhood with access to bikes trails that will take you all over South Lake Tahoe.

More in Meyers:

  • Cornelian Family Adventure in Tahoe has 3 bedrooms, a pool table, hot tub, BBQ, and quick access to biking and hiking trails.
  • Blackfoot Family Estate has 4 bedrooms, pool table, hot tub, BBQ, Sierra mountain views, and is a neighbor to Cornelian Family Adventure, so you can gather multiple families near one another to enjoy the holiday in close proximity.
  • Blitzen Bliss is a 3 bedroom home with brand new furnishing throughout, front and back decks with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and easy access to HWY 50 and HWY 89 for all your other nearby area adventures.

Meyers Homes for the 4th

Give us a click at RnRvr.com or a call at 530-208-5001 x 1 for reservations today to book your last minute 4th of July vacation, and celebrate independence with RnR Vacation Rentals in South Lake Tahoe.

The Bears are Back in SLT – How to Stay Safe & Respectful

Even though the snow is still capping the peaks around the lake, it is officially summer, which means it is time for water sports, BBQs, and black bears.

There are several black bear families that frequent the neighborhoods throughout South Lake Tahoe. Their biggest goal is not unlike humans–to eat! While black bears are not aggressive toward humans by nature, they are large animals who can do quite a bit of damage while hunting down a good meal (we all know how it feels to get hangry).

Here are a few tips and tricks for sharing your vacation with black bear neighbors:

  • Don’t Invite the Bears over for Dinner
    • Never leave food outside your vacation home
    • Clean your BBQs after each use
    • For trash, use the designated bear box on the property, or put full garbage bags in the garage as instructed within each home
  • Don’t Offer them a Ride
    • Clean out your car once you get to your vacation rental
    • Don’t leave any food or food wrappers in vehicles
    • Avoid scented air fresheners that may entice a furry friend
  • Do Respect their Space!
    • If you see a bear in your neighborhood, do not run. Stand tall, make loud noises, retreat slowly.
    • If you see a bear in the woods, know that you are in their home. Do not run, make eye contact without staring intensely, stand as tall as possible, stay quiet and calm but large in this setting, and retreat slowly.
    • In any setting, do not get in their path or between a mom and her cubs. Let the bears do their thing while keeping a safe and respectful distance.
  • Take a Mental Picture, Not a Belfie
    • Last summer a popular trend was taking selfies with bears–please avoid this at all costs!
    • Enjoy the unique experience of seeing a neighborhood black bear by taking a mental picture, or using your camera’s zoom feature from a safe distance.

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Black Bear in SLT Neighborhood – Taken with Zoom Feature on iPhone

While black bears’ natural habitat is in the woods, there are a few bear families that have grown accustomed to the city life–city of SLT that is.

Neighborhoods with known bears or bear families include: the Tahoe Island community, throughout the Tahoe Keys, and Bijou neighborhoods.

Bears in these neighborhoods have gotten used to perusing the streets, yards, and good-smelling vehicles for food. They are growing more and more comfortable with humans around. This does not mean you should find out what a bear hug is really all about. Instead, follow the above guidelines and soak in the experience of watching them live from the comforts of the great indoors of your vacation rental.

If you ever do encounter a bear while on vacation, don’t panic, but do call Bear League at 530-525-7297.

For more bear knowledge and safety guidelines:

 

Featured image courtesy of Yellowstone’s Photo Collection.

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 in South Lake Tahoe

Make this Memorial Day one to remember on your South Lake Tahoe vacation! The city is getting ready for warmer weather with plenty of events this weekend. Round up your friends and head over to Heavenly at Stateline for a music-filled evening, meander throughout the town to find arts & crafts for the whole family, and commemorate the day with veterans and the American Legion.

Heavenly Concert Series 

  • What: The Shops at Heavenly Village Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series is kicking off this weekend. The series will feature live bands every weekend. Artists will be both local and national. This weekend you can catch Steel Breeze on Friday night, Jake’s Garage on Saturday, and Left of Centre on Sunday night. The best part? It’s FREE admission!
  • Where: Heavenly Village
  • When: 5:00pm-9:00pm Friday, May 26th – Saturday, May 27th – Sunday, May 28th, and then every weekend from now until Labor Day.
  • More Information: http://www.theshopsatheavenly.com/holidays.php

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Arts & Crafts Show

  • What: Vendors will be showcasing and selling their arts and crafts all weekend long. You can browse goods from jewelry, to pottery, sculptures, paintings, prints, woodwork, photography, and more.
  • Where: All over South Lake Tahoe! Round Hill Square would be a good place to start this weekend, but click the link below for more locations and details.
  • When: Friday, May 26th – Sunday, May 28th, 10:00am – 6:00pm daily
  • More Information: http://www.artisttoyoufestivals.com/2017__Show_Schedule.html

Memorial Day Ceremony 

  • What: A ceremony to honor veterans and remember their service. Walk through the Happy Homestead Cemetery, pay tribute with flowers and flags, then join the American Legion Post 795 of South Lake Tahoe and the Ladies Auxiliary for cake and beverages and conversation afterward.
  • Where: The tribute ceremony will take place at the Happy Homestead Cemetery, refreshments will follow at the American Legion Hall.
  • When: Monday, May 29th at 11:00am
  • More Information: http://southtahoenow.com/topics/memorial-day

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Where to Stay: RnR Vacation Rentals still has homes available for this holiday weekend! Enjoy a Heavenly concert, and then return home to our aptly named Heavenly Mountaintop house. Walk all over town for the arts & crafts, then rest your feet at our conveniently located Lakeland Village #458 at the Lake townhouse. Pay your respects at the cemetery on Monday, then kick back on the boat dock at our Tahoe Keys Waterfront Fun house. Check out RnRvr.com today to scoop up a last minute deal!

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Tahoe Keys Waterfront Fun — Available today!

Featured image credit: Jayme Godwin at https://www.eyeem.com/u/jaymegodwin.

Things are Brewing in South Lake Tahoe!

On a hot summer day after boating around the lake, or a chilly evening post-slopes session, or during this in-between spring, one thing is for certain–South Lake has some of the best options when it comes to heating up or cooling off with a beer.

Best Beers & Brew Happenings Around Town:

The Place: Cold Water Brewery & Grill on HWY 50 has 8 rotating beers on tap, all brewed on-site. Try their Stillwater Stout or Tahoe Cross IPA, crafted by brewmaster Ryan Parker. Come for the beer and stay for the atmosphere of ever-friendly staff and plenty of TVs to watch the big game on.

  • The Deal: On Fridays in the colder months, wear a flannel shirt to get $4 beers on tap all day long. Once it starts heating up, wear a Hawaiian print shirt for the same deal. Cold Water is currently honoring flannels, but once June hits switch over to your Hawaiian prints.

The Place: South Lake Brewing Company is a brand new brewery located on Lake Tahoe Blvd., and they are ready to make their grand entrance to the SLT brew scene. Try their Angora IPA, Marlette Blonde, Barrett Brown, or Emigrant Saison all crafted by local married couple Chris & Nicole Smith.

  • The Event: Friday, May 26, 2017 – Sunday, May 28, 2017 is the SLBC grand opening event. Join them Friday and Saturday from 11:00am-12:00am, and Sunday from 11:00am-5:00pm for days of tasting 8 beers, playing games, and enjoying live music.

The Place: The Brewery at Lake Tahoe is located at  3542 Lake Tahoe Blvd. and provides a down-home vibe with 12 beers on tap, including their signature Bad Ass Ale, Alpine Amber Ale, and seasonal brews like the Washoe Wheat Ale. Stop in for a brewski, a bite, and a front porch seat.

The Place: Sidellis Lake Tahoe brewery & restaurant is located on Sandy Way near the Tahoe DMV and has 12 beers on tap for you to experience. The brewmasters, married couple Chris Sidell and Ellwood Ellis, pride themselves on providing a top-notch atmosphere, a scrumptious food menu, and of course great rotating beers on tap. Try their Clockwork White or Oak-O-Nut.

The Place: Stateline Brewery & Restaurant is located on Lake Tahoe Blvd. and is one of the larger brew-pubs you can visit in the area. Come for a day of tasting their White-Out Wit, Avalanche Ale, or a seasonal beer. Or plan an event in their banquet area and pair their beers with their extensive food menu.

Lake Tahoe Brewfest

The beers are uniting at the first annual Lake Tahoe Brewfest! You can expect all these breweries and more vendors to be represented at this inaugural Brewfest.

  • What: a showcasing of beer tasting from up to 13 breweries from all around Lake Tahoe along with food, live music, games, souvenirs, and more.
  • Where: Swiss Chalet Village @ 2540 Lake Tahoe Blvd
  • When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Cost: It is free to meander around the event, beer tastings cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door for a souvenir glass and 4oz. pours all day long.

Need a place to stay after sipping in all the beer experiences of South Lake Tahoe? RnR Vacation Rentals has plenty of homes available spread throughout the city. Check out our Mountain Magic home, located walking distance from the South Lake Tahoe Brewing Company. Or visit our website RnRvr.com for more home options.

Featured image courtesy of Tahoe Brew Tours.

The Amusement of Meyers

If you’re looking for a new perspective on how to vacation in South Lake Tahoe, try visiting  the charming streets of Meyers just down the highway from Lake Tahoe.

Top 10 Things to do in Meyers CA:

10. Eat: Pretty Odd Wieners. Even with just the name, this one is clearly a winner. They serve up a wide selection of scrumptious gourmet hot dogs, including elk sausage and wild boar. You can visit their eatery at 2933 Hwy 50, Tahoe Paradise, CA 96155 or their website for menu items.

9. Drink: Divided Sky. You can ride bikes over to this bar, which offers a variety of food and beverages, and enjoy the ambience inside or outdoors. Their drink menu includes beer, wine, specialty cocktails, organic coffee, and tea. They are located at 3200 Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

8. Stay: Blitzen Bliss. Our Blitzen Bliss home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is located just down the way from the local businesses and eateries of Meyers. The home is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and offers your own relaxing hideaway with a spacious fenced backyard, wood burning stove, provided board games, and movies to watch on the HDTV.

7. Play: Lake Tahoe Golf Course. This 18 hole course with Sierra mountain range views is open 7 days a week. They offer breakfast specials with your 8:00am start time, or twilight and super twilight tee times. The course is designed for competitive or social play for all ages and skill sets. For rates, visit their website. For directions, click here.

6. Shop: Lira’s Supermarket. Get everything you need for your stay in Meyers from everyday grocery items to local wines and sandwiches in the delicatessen portion of the shop. Lira’s is a local staple you won’t mind making a trip or two to. Get directions here.

5. Play: Upper Truckee River. Float, fish, frolic, enjoy! The Upper Truckee River flows from the Sierras to beautiful blue Lake Tahoe itself. You can enjoy various activities at different parts of the river, whether that’s fly fishing, floating in an inner tube to cool off in the hot months, or seeing portions freeze over in the chilly months. (Pro tip: you can walk to the river from our aforementioned Blitzen Bliss home–how fun!)

4. Eat: Verde Mexican Rotisserie. This Mexican restaurant has a “green” focus and creates meals with natural ingredients and locally sourced produce. They offer everything from chorizo breakfast scrambles, to burrito salads with mahi-mahi, to paleo plates, to whole rotisserie chickens, down to a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and of course a variety of chips and salsas. Check them out at 3141 US Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

3. Eat: Meyers Downtown Cafe. This breakfast spot has all your morning favorites like classic pancakes and eggs Benedict, with the addition of items like chicken-fried steak and avocado-accompanied dishes. They have a full kids menu with specialty hot-cocoa and mouse-shaped pancakes. Visit them at 3200 US Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, in the same space as the Divided Sky bar.

2. Stay: Blackfoot Family Estate. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has brand new updates and furnishings throughout, including 3 large HDTVs, a full pool table, 2 living areas, and a spacious fenced backyard. You can walk to many of the Meyers eateries and businesses with ease from its convenient location. Gather the whole family, take advantage of Meyers, and then return to the comforts within.

1. Play: The running and cycling path. There is a multi-use path for joggers, cyclists, scooter-ers, walkers and more that lines the span of Meyers. You can run or bike to each local item above, take in the surrounding mountain views, and breathe in the crisp air while enjoying the well kept pathways. Explore all that Meyers has to offer and beyond!

Give RnR Vacation Rentals a call at 530-208-5001 x 1 to start your Meyers and South Lake Tahoe vacation today.

 

Boom Boom Cup Hockey Tournament Coming to SLT

Come on down to the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena and get ready to watch a biscuit in the basket! Get ready to watch some hockey, that is. The Boom Boom Cup is coming to the South Shore on June 2nd – 4th.

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This event is for players and spectators alike, so grab your stick and puck or pull up a seat, and prepare yourself for some good clean fun.

When: Friday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 4th

  • Each tournament will start on Friday, two games will follow for each division on Saturday, then championship games take place Sunday
  • Each team is guaranteed 3 games, 4 games if they are in the championships

Where: The South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena

  • 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Click here for directions

Who Can Play?

  • Men’s Teams: Divisions of 21+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 65+ 70+
  • Women’s Teams: Divisions of 21+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 65+ 70+
  • This tournament is open to teams from the USA and Canada

For more details and to register your team:

The tournament will end with the awarding of the championship trophy and post-game beverages. There will also be souvenirs available to commemorate this bound-to-be-stellar experience.

Need a place to stay?

  • Bijou’s Best is only 0.1 miles to the ice arena. You couldn’t park any closer than that! Walk 2 minutes to the ice from this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom comfortable home with hot tub, BBQ, room for the family dog, gas fireplace, and beds galore to relax in after the tournament.
  • Craig’s Cozy Cabin is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home right next door to Bijou’s Best, so you, your teammates, and supporters can all walk to the tournament together. This home also has a hot tub, BBQ, gas fireplace, and a fenced yard for the family dog.

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  • The tournament’s website suggests staying in the convenient location of Lakeland Village to be close to the arena, the lake, as well as the casinos, restaurants, and shops down at Stateline. We manage seven properties in Lakeland Village, ranging from a 1 bedroom studio up to 4 bedroom townhouses. Space for every member of the team!

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Fallin’ for Spring in South Lake Tahoe

Spring 2017 in South Lake Tahoe is shaping up to be an extension of winter for all ski and snowboarding enthusiasts, but it is also sprinkled with days that are ideal for hiking fanatics. While the extra wet season has done wonders for the lake levels and snowfall on the mountains, it has also created even more plentiful streams and cascading waterfalls to adventure to.

Waterfall Hikes Around SLT

Hike: Cascade Falls – this 1.6 mile hike takes you above Emerald Bay and beyond Cascade Lake to incredible heights with excellent rocks for picnicking on.

Directions: http://www.tahoeadventuresports.com/hikeindex/west/cascade.htm

Stay: Heavenly Mountaintop – this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home keeps the theme of up-high views going as you have space to sprawl out in multiple living areas atop the mountainous neighborhood on Bridle Road.

Hike: Glen Alpine Falls – these falls promise widespread beauty rushing over a span of rocks just beyond Fallen Leaf Lake. The lower falls are accessible from the one-lane road off of HWY 89 beyond the Fallen Leaf Lake campground. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, you can do this 5.3 mile route to glimpse more falls and surrounding nature. Directions: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/glen-alpine-falls 

Stay: Paul’s South Shore Escape – this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home offers restoration in its upstairs living area with all new electronics, appliances, and furnishings, plus a spacious backyard with a hammock strung between the tall trees to continue your love of the outdoors.

Hike: Horsetail Falls – a 2.8 mile hike in the El Dorado National Forest will get you to these flowing falls with swimming holes along the way, and Avalanche Lake at the very top for those willing to brave an extra distance
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Dogs are welcome on this trail.
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/

Stay: Blitzen Bliss – this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is just 17 miles down the road from the Horsetail Falls trailhead. The home offers views of surrounding mountain tops, a peaceful neighborhood, a spacious backyard, and a cozy living room to curl up in after the adventure.

For More…

For more waterfall hikes in South Lake Tahoe and beyond, check out the app and online website All Trails, which provides a guide for hikes of varied skill levels and distances.

For more places to stay in South Lake Tahoe,  visit RnRvr.com to find the perfect setting for your group to rest their legs after a day of exploration.

Featured Image Photo Credit: http://www.gregclurephotography.com/