South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trail and Recreation Draft Master Plan Released

pairCreated in the spring of 2013, the South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trail and Recreation Master Plan is the joint effort of El Dorado County and the City of South Lake Tahoe. This Master Plan has the common goal of identifying the communities’ needs for recreation opportunities and how to improve upon them. As Lake Tahoe is internationally known as an outdoor playground for both children and adults alike, this plan has the goal of enhancing parks, recreation facilities, events, community programs and trails. The plan was created and designed with a goal to organize the recreation needs in South Lake Tahoe and then to prioritize them for future implementation.

This master plan covers a wide variety of strategies and concerns such as reducing the environmental impact to Lake Tahoe as well as protecting ecological resources throughout the area.  Additionally, the master plan has the goal of supporting economic growth and a higher quality of life attributed to enhanced recreation opportunities.

The various projects for the South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trail and Recreation Master Plan were broken up into high priority capital projects that would get started as soon as the plan was approved. A few of these projects considered to hold high priority are improvements to Al Tahoe Sports Fields, signage improvements, a Bijou bike park, county trail projects, city trail resurfacing and much more.

Those of you that may be interested in learning more information,  may want to plan on attending an open house on September 25th at 7:00pm at the Recreation and Swim Complex.  Here, members of the community as well as second home owners, can preview the plan for themselves, discuss suggestions and explore ideas as well as ask questions. To view the master plan, click here.

HomeInTahoe is on Pinterest

Pinterest-logoPinterest, the virtual cork board of the internet, has taken the social media world by storm. Whether you are planning a wedding, a vacation, or simply Monday night’s dinner, Pinterest has become a search engine of ideas for 70 million people. While 80% of users are female, both genders are finding a use for the social media site, whether it be for business or personal. With so many great ideas on Pinterest, we saw a need to create our own HomeInTahoe Pinterest page for our clients and their friends.

Lake Tahoe is such a unique mountain town and with that comes unique needs. Do you use Pinterest for home organization, upgrade ideas or DIY projects? We will be pinning things that pertain to all of that AND Lake Tahoe. While we will be featuring real estate related pins, we are going to be focusing on the over-all Lake Tahoe Lifestyle. DIY projects specific to this area (natural ice removal for car windows anyone?), cool kitchens and embracing that mountain lodge ambiance in your own home are just a few topics we will cover. If you use Pinterest for décor ideas, we have some great ideas for your Lake Tahoe home or ski chalet. If you are looking for ways to best utilize your small Lake Tahoe cabin, we have pinned different dual décor ideas so you can get the most use of your space.

Additionally, we will be pinning things that pertain to the over-all mountain lifestyle. Mountain wear, craft ideas for kids that are appropriate for the weather, skiing and snowboarding tips and activities in Lake Tahoe. If you use Pinterest, we welcome you to follow us. We have a little something for everybody.  And by all means, if you have some good ideas you want to pass our way – we’re all ears.

Lake Tahoe Events, September 2014

Summer may be over, school has started and the cold winter months are on the horizon, but the fun events are still happening here in Lake Tahoe. Take a look at the the Lake Tahoe events scheduled for September 2014.


September 5th-7th. Reno Air Balloon Races. Free Admission, For more info, visit

September 6th-The Verve Pipe at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. 7:30pm, $35. For more info, visit

September 7th-Tour De Tahoe. $125 registration fee. For more info, visit

September 11th through the 14th-Lake Tahoe Marathon & Run Tahoe Events. Registration fees range from $20-$310. For more info, visit

September 12TH-Airsupply at Mont Bleu Resort Casino and Spa. 9:00pm, Tickets range from $45.50-$55.50. For more info, visit

September 12th-14th, Center Yourself Yoga and Fitness experience at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. $179. For more info, visit

September 13th-Masters of Illusions at Harrahs Lake Tahoe. 7:30pm, Tickets are $55. For more info, visit

September 13th-San Francisco Stand Up Comedy Competition at Mont Bleu Resort Casino and Spa. 8:00pm, $33 including taxes and fees. For more info, visit

September 13th-Fall Festival & Chili Cook Off at the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Rec Center. 11:00am-3:00pm, free admission. For more info,

September 14th-22 Mile Fall Classic Stand Up Paddle Board Race across Lake Tahoe. Registration fees range from $50-$70. For more info, visit

September 16th-TOCCATA Commemorates the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Tragedy at St. Theresa’s Church. 7:00pm, $40 for preferred seating, $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, $15 for youth and student. For more info, visit

September 20th-Emerald Bay Trail Run “From Bay to Bliss”. 7:00am to 2:00pm, Registration rates range from $26-$51. For more info, visit

September 20th-Lake in the Sky Airshow at Lake Tahoe Airport. 8:00am-4:00pm, $10 for adults, $5 for kids. For more info, visit

September 24th-Barton Foundation Signature Cocktail Contest at the Riva Grill. 5:30p-8:30p, $35 tickets if purchased in advanced, $40 at the door. For more info, visit 

September 24th, Firefest 2014 at the South Lake Tahoe Airport. 10:00am-3:00pm. Free, For more info, visit

September 25th-Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra’s SeptOberfest at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. 5:00pm-10:00pm,

September 27th-28th. Tahoe Bike Classic. 7:00am, registration rates range from $35-$480. For more info, visit

Winter at Lake Tahoe: a Frozen Paradise

Lake Tahoe Winter ActivitiesYou’ve been to Lake Tahoe before: you know that it has some of the best skiing and snowboarding west of the Rocky Mountains, but not everybody likes to hit the slopes – so what else is there to do during the winters at Lake Tahoe? Answer: lots.

No doubt you’ll want to visit one of the 12 ski resorts in the area, but there are other activities to enjoy during winter at Lake Tahoe. There is ice skating, horse drawn carriage rides, inter tubing, sledding and snow shoeing. Perfect for all ages and a great alternative for those that don’t like strapping into long slats and flying down a mountain. Additionally, these options are relatively easy, great for all ages and affordable. If you do enjoy navigating a mountain at a high rate of speed, the snowmobiling tours wind you through the hills of Lake Tahoe’s surrounding national forest.

If you prefer to spend your time inside when it is cold outside, Lake Tahoe still has so many amenities. Gambling, arcades, shopping, comedy shows, improv, concerts and night clubs provide indoor options sure to please everyone. South Lake Tahoe is also home to several fabulous restaurants. The foodie in the group will surely find an epicurean experience worthy of 5 stars on Yelp. If luxurious beauty treatments are your preferred way to spend a vacation, we have several spas and masseuses ready to pamper you and help you unwind from your travels.

Lake Tahoe is a winter wonderland but holidays here are truly magical. Heavenly Village has festive events every day of the month in December leading up to a big finale on New Year’s Eve. Fireworks and the gondola drop provide a family friendly New Year’s Eve event. Tahoe’s big year end music festival, Snow Globe, takes place the last three days of the year and has featured all types of artists from Snoop Dog to Kaskade. After the gondola has dropped and Snow Globe comes to an end, the casino corridor is shut down and the streets fill with locals and visitors alike celebrating the end of one chapter and the beginning of another.

When searching for winter accommodations, consider a South Lake Tahoe cabin or vacation home. They are close to all the activities that winter at Lake Tahoe provides. You could book a hotel room, but these beautiful vacation rentals will give you the true Lake Tahoe experience and a sneak peek of life as a local. After all, what is better than hot chocolate and board games with your nearest and dearest in a cozy living room as the snow falls outside? We think winter at Lake Tahoe is the best. And, if you fall in love with the Lake Tahoe lifestyle, we can absolutely help you find your home in Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place, and there is a lot to do for the entire family – just make sure to plan well-ahead! Ski lessons book up quickly, Snow Globe pre-sales get scooped up fast, and vacation rental vacancies don’t last long, either.

Playing In Lake Tahoe in the Summer


tahoe shore

If you’re thinking about lakefront real estate in Lake Tahoe, you’re our kind of person. The region is as enjoyable in the summer as it is in the winter – only, instead of skiing, snowboarding and hot cocoa, the summers up here provide a perfect backdrop for things like canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, and more…including, well, skiing. Water skiing.

Located right on the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe often gets overlooked for the other more popularized vacation spots in these two states. But the Lake Tahoe lakefront provides a rewarding, energetic, and satisfying vacation for the whole family.

You could kayak or canoe out to Fannet Island, for instance, or take the scenic hiking trails that lead you up to Mount Tallac and some of the most picturesque views on Earth. Or you can paddle board from King’s Beach to Crystal Bay on the North Shore, or take in a round of golf on a beautifully breathtaking golf course, go horseback riding, or any number of fun things for residents.

And there are plenty of hidden gems for those who live here year round and really get to know the area over time, but we won’t spoil them here…

Of course, if you’d like to talk to us about life here in Lake Tahoe, give us a call at (530) 577-0389.

Or, if you’d rather just browse our Lake Tahoe lakefront real estate listings, please feel free!

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